Advanced,  Cardmaking,  Intermediate

A Happy Little Card

It’s always nice to have all occasion cards, ready to go for whatever comes up next. This one makes good use of little scraps that are too sweet to toss but too small for a big project.

First fold a solid color paper into the card size of your choice. Mine is 5X7″. Then if you’re like me, you’ll spend some happy time sorting through your lovely scrap.

Choose a large scrap of paper to cover the bottom portion of your card. I used a vintage piece of wrapping paper I’ve been hoarding. Now cut a smaller piece to fit across the top, and fold 1/2″ from top, then slip over the top of your card and glue down.

We’re going to use the Heart leaves die and the word “happy” from the sentiments die from the Joyous Celebrations collection. Cut one of each. For complex dies like this that have thin, small areas to be cleaned, I absolutely love the Tool-n-One die pick. It makes quick work of removing even the tiniest bits of paper.

Cut a coordinating piece of paper roughly the same size as the heart leaves piece and one slightly larger than the word “happy.” Glue down the die cuts and add them to your card.

Embellish with ribbon, washi tape, glitter, tiny flowers… whatever you have on hand.

And voila! Finished. Time to write a note and celebrate with chocolate!


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