I just love the beautiful colors and patterns in this collection and wanted to share how easy it is to team each patterned paper up with what might seem like a random choice!
All three card bases were created with one sheet of 12×12 cardstock. I trimmed the cardstock at 4×12, then folded the first piece in half along the length. The remaining cardstock piece is 12×8. I trimmed this piece to create two more cardstock bases measuring at 6×8. Fold and score both pieces in half at 4″.
The first card created used an extra off cut of white cardstock.
Card 1. | Thinking of You
step 1. | Trim your choice of patterned paper to 3.75″x5.75″. I have used Simple Life Sweet Citrus to incorporate the gorgeous yellows, creams and blues!
step 2. | Punch, cut or trim a 3″ circle at the top of a 3.5″x5.5″ pieces of white cardstock. If your are a precise scrapper, I recommend using an electronic die cutting machine for accuracy. But a circle punch etc. will work perfectly fine too! Put the cardstock circle aside for the next card.
step 3. | Layer and adhere the white cardstock on top of the Sweet Citrus patterned paper. Hand stitch a row of cream colored embroidery thread around the outside edge of the cardstock circle.
step 4. | Complete your card by adhering the layers to your cardstock base. Add a cardstock sticker sentiment, one with a touch of orange in it, to the bottom of the card and two cardstock die cut elements. When choosing the cardstock die cuts, I layered pieces with similar colors as well as the extra pop of color from the orange flowers.
Cards 2. | Happy Birthday
step 1. | Trim a piece of natural colored cardstock to 3.75″x5.75″ and a piece of Simple Life Growing Floral to 3.5″x5.5″. Layer and adhere to the second cardstock card base.
step 2. | Using the leftover cardstock circle from the previous card, distress the edges with brown ink. Be sure to leave the centre of the circle white.
step 3. | Fussy cut flowers from Simple Life Magnolias and add to the front of the cardstock circle. Adhere with foam dots for more dimension.
step 4. | Complete the card by adding a birthday sentiment from the Simple Life Cardstock Sticker Sentiment, directly under the embellished circle.
Card 3. | Happy Birthday
With this card I am playing with the additional colors of brown and black, but I am still linking the patterned papers together from all three cards by using some fussy cut elements.
step 1. | Using the 4×12 cardstock base, fold and score to create a cards sized at 4×6. Round the bottom corners.
step 2. Trim the B side of Simple Life Music patterned paper to 3.8×5.8. Round the bottom two corners, then center the patterned paper and adhere it to the card base.
step 3. | Trim another piece of off-cut white cardstock to 3.5×5.5. Round the bottom two corners.
step 4. | Trim a piece of the B Side from Simple Life Growing Floral to 3.5×3 and layer on to the 3.5×5.5 white cardstock. Leave a 0.5cm gap from the top to add machine stitching. Centre and adhere to the card base.
step 5. | Fussy cut more flowers from the Simple Life Magnolia patterned paper and trim a smaller banner from the reverse side to layer beneath the fussy cut elements.
step 6. | Complete the card by adding a chalk board like sticker from the Simple Life Cardstock Stickers. The black and browns from the sticker ground all the patterned papers and allows them to work together.
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed the process of using patterned papers to their full potential.