When it comes to making cards, whether for a specific recipient or just to have in my stash, I think it’s okay to let your cards do the talking! Sometimes it doesn’t take much more than the sentiment on the front of the card (and sometimes you can fill the entire inside with many, many, many more words!). I love the “Girl Squad ” collection for cardmaking and the little journaling cards and sentiments are just perfect for them!
I used two different patterned papers with “journaling” or text…in addition to the little square sentiment cards. Of course I’ll write on the inside, but honestly, the outside says it all! Here’s how easy it is to whip up these cards:
Start with a text paper base (4″ x 5 1/4″):
Next, cut a 4″ x 3″ piece of a coordinating text paper and place it on the base:
Now add the sentiment square:
Cut a paper doily in half and place it under the middle block:
The next step is to cover the rough edge with a strip of coordinating paper and tie a black string around the entire piece:
Add a strip of coordinating washi tape across the top of the block:
Add a few stickers (I added leaves and a flower):
In addition, I used foam adhesive squares to pop up the flower:
Finally, place the entire piece on a white cardstock base:
See how easy that was? So easy, you can whip up another one in no time at all!
A couple of close-ups:
Next time you have to make a card, choose papers with text, or journaling in the design and let your card do the talking!!
Girl Squad Stickers
Girl Squad Washi Tape
Girl Squad “Hello Friends ” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Besties” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Happy Day” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Girl Squad ” Patterned Paper