Tuesday, April 04, 2006
THE POWER OF THE LEFT OVER
I have been known to spend an hour (OK, 2) making one special card for someone. It doesn't happen much these days. I don't have the time (or inclination). But I do like giving a handmade card. Let's face it, the really nice bought cards are over 5 bucks each these days. I would rather put that money towards a gift.
I decided recently that one of the things I really like about scrapping is putting together patterned papers (OK so some ranges like Basic Grey make that so easy for us). But why not challenge yourself to dig out those leftover papers and make a few cards. Your time limit - 5 minutes per card. You heard right! 5 minutes. It is possible:
1. Cut out a few different sized rectangles from matching leftover patterned paper (an odd number works best).
2. Randomly stick them on a piece of card -remember to overlap them
3. Add one embellishment (less is more). Heidi Swapp chipboard is great for this.
OK you could tart them up more, distress and ink, add words etc But you don't have to. LESS IS MORE!
Voila - a cool card for way under $5 in 5 minutes. You can do it.
And people seem to like them as much as the ones I sweated over for an hour (or two)!