I've been lacking a bit of inspiration in the card making department lately. The creativity is not flowing and my enthusiasm is lacking at the moment. So I decided to go through my stash and have a bit of a much needed clean up of my supplies. Boy was I surprised how much paper I have! I thought I was never going to get it all organised! I actually really enjoyed looking through all my papers and thinking things like, "Oh yeah, I forgot that I bought that paper" and "Wow, I wonder why I ever bought that paper!"
So it has inspired me to start using my stash and I am going to try and stop buying new papers and embellishments because, well, I just don't need to! One of my more annoying purchases was a pack of ten cards. I bought them because they were extra long (210mm) but would still fit in an ordinary envelope and not cost any extra to post. When I opened the packet I found out that they weren't cards, they were just long strips of card. So annoyed. I was going to put them in my boys craft box when I thought that maybe I could still use them. I folded them to make 4 inch square cards (just trimmed the excess off) and made these super quick cards using scraps from my stash.
All I did was cut squares of scrap patterned paper slightly smaller than 4x4 inches and randomly sew around edges in a contrasting coloured cotton. I then used pop dots to adhere the images (from Create a critter) which I already had made and sitting in my stash waiting to be used. Some of the smaller images meant that I had room to stamp a sentiment underneath. And there you go. It took no time at all. Quick and easy and handy to have for birthdays.
Excuse the photos, the lighting was not good and I had two little boys hovering over me and watching and creating shadows on the cards!
Thanks for looking!