Card Parties and Card Ministries

Friday, July 7, 2017

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!

kiwimeskreations said...

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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