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How to Create a Card with What You Have on Hand!


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Using up my stash of crafty goodness and working with what I've got is a huge challenge - and one I happily accept! Today I am sharing a simple card tutorial that is both fun and easy! 

When I have extra journaling cards I don't know what to do with (such as 3" x 4" decorative cards or patterned papers with 3" x 4" sized designs) and that I don't wish to use in albums, I make a card! 

All you need are some papers, buttons, foam adhesive, and glue - and the options from there are endless! 

Project Supply List

Shimelle Box of Crayons Double Sided Paper: "Treat Yourself

28 Lilac Lane Fruity Fun Embellishments

White Cardstock

Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Liquid Adhesive 

Step 1: Pick and Trim

Begin by picking a patterned paper to back your 3" x 4" card with and trim to 4" x 5 ¼”.

Step 2: Add Your Foam Adhesive

foam adhesive on cardPut foam adhesive (4 - 5 should do the trick) in the center of the 3" x 4" card and attach it to your larger patterned paper background. 

Step 3: Choose Your Embellishments

embellish your cardNow it's embellishment time! You can use whatever dimensional embellishments that you would like - just pick things that coordinate with your papers. 

Step 4: Embellish!

liquid adhesiveUsing a liquid adhesive, begin at one corner and start placing your embellishments. 

Tip: Tuck larger elements under the card to make it more visually appealing!

Step 5: Continue Around the Entire Card

continue around the cardContinue around the entire card. Once finished, add in glitter glue accents, more sequins and beads, or any other elements you would like! 

Step 6: Mount Your Card Front

Once finished with your card, mount it onto a folded 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cardstock! 

This card design is so much fun and works with any 3" x 4" card - or many die cut shapes and designs as well! 

I hope that you've been inspired to delve into your own creative supplies to see how you can use them to create something truly beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

May Flaum Author Bio

Visit May Flaum's gallery to see additional project inspiration, as well as her series of FREE classes: Create a Card for Every Occasion, Mixed Media Tips and Techniques, and How to Create a Card for Every Holiday! Don't forget to visit her inspiring blog: Craft With May! A HUGE thanks to May Flaum for contributing to our Scrapbook.com Blog! 

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