The patterned paper was some Christmas paper I have had in my stash for a while. I only had one page of each paper, so I meant I was going to make it stretch. I got four big stars out of the polka dotted sheet comfortably (cut at 4" on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge). So, four big cards is what I have. The stamped flourish is from the Love Life stamp set. It's another one of my favorite "go to" stamp sets. I stamped the flourishes in Colonial White pigment ink. Make sure when using the pigment inks that you give it time to dry or heat set it. I usually stamp and then move on to something else. I cut stars out of Colonial White cardstock and then layered them on. I tied a little bow from our natural hemp and added a little red sparkle. I stamped my sentiment, from the Merry and Bright stamp set, in Ruby ink. Voila! Krafty and simple. Although, I couldn't get any more stars out of my printed papers, I just couldn't let it end there. I made the cute little note cards on either side. Here's a closer look.
I love mini cards. These little jewels are 2 1/2 x 3 3/4. I just cut strips for little banners, stamped the smaller flourish and added my Colonial White star. I needed some way to keep these all together so I found this neat little box that's cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. It's on page 57. I cut it at 3" and it's perfect for five of these little cards with their envelopes.
No set is complete without 3x3's :) I used the same design on my 3x3 kraft cards and made them a neat little holder for them to fit in. Thanks to Vicki Wizniuk for the template for this little holder. I use it all the time. I think it makes such a great little gift.
This holds four cards and their envelopes. I just decorated the belly band with a leftover star or two and it's now part of the matching set.
Moral of the story is....never throw away scraps :) I still had some of this paper left, so I made five more Christmas cards which I hope to get posted soon. As long as you have a good base cardstock, you can make two pieces of patterned paper go a long way.
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