Hey lovely friends, today I’m sharing two cards I made using mostly the Whimsical collection by Paige Evans.
When my assignment is to make cards, I always want to find special and fun ways to make them. I really like traditional cards too, but when I have to make them myself, I prefer making non-traditional ones.
So this time, I wanted to make something winter related. I love the frosty colors you can use in winter projects. So I chose some patterned papers from the Whimsical collection and one or two papers from the Summer Lights collection to create the perfect color palette for these cards.
For this first card, I punched a lot of stars and arranged them in a way to create a snowflake. I planned on using more colors but then decided to stick with blue, pink, and yellow. I then adhered them to a white sheet of paper and hand-stitched through the middle of every branch. I cut the snowflake out leaving a white border, placed it on a bright blue patterned paper, and cut it out again. I repeated this by placing the snowflake on a white piece of paper again, to create the back part of the card.
I created a cute face to place in the middle of the snowflake and embellished it with a little flower sticker. For the sentiment, I used the Whimsical mini foam Thickers and wrote “For You” on one of the branches.
This card doesn’t open traditionally, where you flip the front up. Here, you slide the front part to the side. I attached the two pieces with a glittery star brad which lets you slide the front part to see what’s written in the inside of the card. Here I used a “Thank You” sticker and a star chipboard sticker.
For this next card I hand cut out letters from the patterned papers I had chosen previously, to write “Winter”, and a snowman out of white paper. I didn’t want to paper-piece the snowman in this project, I wanted it to stay white and only get the colors from the thread I would be using. I adhered the letters to a white sheet of paper, stitched around the letters, and also stitched the snowman, using colorful threads. Then I placed the snowman behind the word, the little hands, on the word, and the whole thing on a blue patterned paper. I then cut it out leaving a border and repeated the same process as on the first card.
I used the mini foam Thickers to write “Greetings” on “Winter”, to make it say “Winter Greetings” and embellished some more with flower stickers from the Whimsical sticker book. When you open the card you can see the sentiment. Here I found a cute quote on Pinterest and I wrote it using the letter stickers from the sticker book. And oops… I just saw now that I missed a word in the quote… 😉 Well, you get the point, right?
I really hope you got inspired by those cute cards and want to make some too! See you soon!