Tips for Making Cute DIY Cards

Recreating the wheel is definitely not something you need to do when you are scrapbooking or making cards! All too often I think we fall into the trap of thinking we have to do something totally different every single time we sit down to make a page or card. But in all reality, it’s absolutely OK to stick with a style you love and even use previous designs or layouts as a framework or “sketch” for another project! It takes the frustration out of the process and also allows you the freedom to stick with designs you’ve tried before and love!

It’s in the choosing of your products that your page or card will turn out looking very different and unique anyway! For example, Jessy used the same basic design or “sketch” to create both of her cards below, but they feel very different in the end. One has a large title/message and the other one has smaller sentiments and a big pop of yellow. At first glance you might not even realize she used the same formula to create both. Follow her lead and create a bunch of cards at once, using the same basic design idea. You will love the process and the results!!

Handmade cards are really fun & easy to create. Often times, it is something I would create when I wanted to be creative but having limited crafting time. This is when I choose to work on a smaller canvas. Working on a smaller canvas can be really fun. Sometimes that will spark amazing ideas for bigger projects like scrapbooking layouts. And today, let me share with you 2 handmade cards I created just by featuring 3 products: ephemera die-cuts, stickers and glittered acetateI began with a white base for both cards. Then I adhered glittered acetate as a background. Once the background was adhered to the base, I stuck the paper rosette in the middle and slowly layered the other ephemera die-cuts all around it. I completed the cards with sentiments. Easy peasy and yet they look so pretty!

Do you notice that these handmade cards are somewhat similar? The “sketch” I had in mind for the first card led to the second card, where I added a couple more layers to it. I absolutely love how the glittered acetate creates a subtle background against the bright colored ephemera die-cuts. I hope these cards inspire you today. Thank you so much for coming by! xoxo JessyHappy Thursday!!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection / Chasing Dreams Ephemera / Chasing Dreams  Stickers / Chasing Dreams Gold Glitter Polka Dots on Acetate Specialty Paper


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