Monday, 21 May 2012
i discovered another new favourite product recently.
6 x 6 paper pads.
i bought one a few months ago of the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline collection. i only have a few sheets left. i know! i can't believe it either. i haven't shared the paper with anyone either. i have been using it all myself.
with these little paper pads, you get the entire paper collection. the designs are the perfect size to use on cards.
here is one of the cards i made and managed to remember to take a photo of:
this was super easy and quick. i used one of my butterfly paper punches to make the butterflies. cut my 12x12 cardstock into 4 sections measuring 4x8. they are the perfect size for a little notecard.
i made more than one card like this. i think i made about 8 of them?
the next set was just as simple.
i have a butterfly digital cutting file that looks very similar to the butterfly paper punch i own. using my Silhouette Cameo, i created a new file that consisted of a square and 8 butterflies. i was able to cut out 9 of them from a 12 x12 sheet of cardstock.
i cut another sheet of We Are Memory Keepers Anthologie type paper for the background. then added another Miss Caroline paper punched butterfly. with a couple of pearls to top it off.
for this project i was making gifts. i made a few different styles of cards and created a little notebook set. tied them with a length of tulle and gave them away. they were well received, so i think i will be doing more projects like this. it's always handy to have blank cards ready for use.
i am certain i saw the designs for these cards somewhere online. could have been Pinterest? a blog? they were definitely inspired from somebody....if only i could remember who! instead of butterflies, you could use stars to create a more masculine variation. or circles. or letters. or flowers. ha! yes, lots of ways to interpret this basic design.