How to use up scrapbook paper with card sketches and freebie

My card sketch on Mondays' Christian Card Maker group was fun, using triangles for a change!  I'll show you the card I made for it and then the details: 

Here is here Sketch:

I created the Happy birthday using one of my fonts with my Cricut Explore and a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper
Only one casualty after the cut

In this shot you can see a little slubbing from the cut, due to the fact this is a white core paper.  That is okay my little trick will take care of that:

A little distress ink rubbed over the cut- I picked a color that would work with the card - you don't have to try to match the color to the paper you are cutting

Gently lift the paper

Then gently lift the lettering: See you can't even tell it is white core.  That extra step took all of about 45seconds!

I know some crafters use a Xyron machine to make letting into stickers for adhesion, I very simply use my 'Best Glue Ever' with a fine tip. 

It was harder to take this photo than to detail the glue! I love this glue for die cuts, it never buckels! 

A little storage tip: 
I always cut up a whole sheet, I know I will use it again ( I always do)

  My die cuts go in a cello envelope with a 6x8 piece of cardstock for backing and then stored in a basket.

Another little tip: I used Paper Temptress Heavenly White 120# card stock for this card ( I cut the deckle edge)
I like to purchase the White in bulk and then score and fold and have ready, for colored cardstock I buy bulk packs of assorted colors and have them ready to go too!  This just makes card making so much easier! 

Here you can see my whites and a bulk pack I have been enjoying called Sorbet.

and since you have stayed with me till the end, here is a Freebie for you to use and enjoy in your paper crafting! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


Shelly Schmidt said…
I love this beautiful card! The image is so beautiful! You have mastered this sketch- which looked a tiny bit challenging!
What a great card Ginny - love the sketch!! Somehow I missed it... but I have been sewing not cardmaking or on the computer much this week.
Thank you for that fabulous freebie - a stunning image

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