Card making 1-2-3

Sometimes I have extra stickers or scraps of paper that I don’t want to put away or store. What to do? Make a few cards! You can keep it simple or amp it up, and today I’m here to share a trio of ideas to get your creative mojo started! My focus was to create some birthday cards great for anyone boy or girl, baby or adult.

Option #1 works best for a sticker or small journaling card or die cut that you want to feature on its own. Mount onto cardstock, then a contrasting cardstock, and center onto a patterned paper as you see here.

Want to amp it up just a bit? Take a look around for elements that you can cluster together. Here I took a chipboard frame, some small stickers, and of course that big beautiful stardust sticker and placed them together on some coral cardstock.

This card needed a few added layers for pop and contrast – and I just love how those few extra steps (including adding glitter glue) brought it together.

Ready to take it to the next level? Working off the same basic principle, but going a bit more free form we have the third card. This time I stitched around the edges to create a layer/frame.

I also took the most fantastic chipboard ‘make a wish’ and used it to sort out what die cuts would look nice clustered underneath.

Remember that you want a variety of colors and sizes. Once satisfied, I added a robot on foam adhesive to add a pop of fun. To add more detail I added some chipboard stars, sequins, and of course more glitter glue.

I think that glitter glue is my favorite embellishment for all projects, adding just a bit of sparkle and shine! I hope you’ve enjoyed walking through these three cards and seeing how with a few adjustments and additions can take a project from clean and simple to a bit funky.

I used a mix of Shimelle papers/stickers + 28 Lilac Lane embellishments for these cards. Want to find some of your own? (Affiliate links used) –  I’d recommend for both. and for more card ideas! I’ve got two free card making classes there for you to check out as well.

Happy Crafting!

4 thoughts on “Card making 1-2-3”

  1. These are awesome cards, May! I always love how you cluster embellishments to create a collage/grouping. I often wish I did more of that. Thanks for sharing the inspiration! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  2. I will likely end up with some Starshine stuff left over, so appreciate these ideas! (I’ve been finding it marvelous for scrapping Disney. 🙂 )

  3. There always are just a few pieces left over from each project that never seem to get used. Thanks for the reminder to use them up! These cards are great, May.

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