Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Cards

Happy Spring!  Today I wanted to share with you some Easter cards I made.  

For these card I needed a custom size, so I made the card bases from card stock that was trimmed to size.  To make a custom size card base, determine the desired width and length of the card.  Trim card stock to the longest length, then double the width and trim for the width.  For these cards I started with a piece trimmed to 7 1/2" x 11" for a finished card size of 7 1/2" x 5 1/2".

I embellished each card a little differently.  Ribbons were attached with brads and strong adhesive.  Some pieces were "scraps" from other projects, like the blue rhinestone swirls on the flower card.  These "scraps are perfect for little embellishments on cards.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Book Page Wreath

Today I want to share with you this fun wreath made from pages from a book.  I made this one as a decoration for my daughter's Nancy Drew themed party. 

To make the wreath I cut pages from a Nancy Drew book into square pieces.  Then I crumpled up each piece into a ball.  Then I undid each piece and hot glued it to the wreath form (I used the base of a pen to keep the pieces in place while glue cooled).  

These pages are from a newer book, but this could be made with older books too.

Thanks for looking!