Thursday, August 09, 2007

Quick Cards

Whilst I was out shopping this week I called into one of those shops where you can fill a box with A4 card for very little cost. Whilst I was standing in the queue I spotted a pack of patterned paper strips and a pack of 12x12 paper in the same set. As it was wrapped in cellophane I decided not to risk buying the large sheets in case they weren't really my style but thought I would risk the paper strips for £2.99. I'm really pleased with my purchase as the paper has such lovely designs for cards for children, both girl and boy patterns and now I think I'll have to return to the shop to buy the larger sheets!!
When I got home I was so pleased with my unexpected purchase that I started to make some cards for my 'drawer' - a drawer under my desk filled with a collection of quick and easy cards that I can just grab when I forget someones birthday or need a card quickly.

Birthday Girl

Step 1

Cut A4 card into half length ways and fold each half to make a landscape card blank.

Step 2

Ink along the edges of a patterned strip of paper with black charcoal ink and adhere to your card blank.

Step 3

Ink around the edges of your card with chalk ink.

Step 4

Attach two lengths of coordinating ribbon above and below the patterned paper (I used a dry glue runner as opposed to runny glue so that it wouldn't seep through the ribbon).

Step 5

Stamp individual letters for the sentiment, trim and edge with chalk ink. Adhere to card overlapping the ribbon.

Birthday Boy

Attach strips of spotty paper to the top and bottom of the card blank and a strip of patterned paper across the middle, use alphabet rub ons to spell the word birthday and chipboard letters to spell the word boy, ink around the edge of the card with black chalk ink.

We have our very own 'birthday girl' today here at A Creative World,

Happy Birthday Maria!!!

Have fun cardmaking, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

What a great buy and lovely cards!

Paula said...

These are so cute and look really easy... may actually get back into the cardmaking! Thanks for the inspiration!

joanna said...

Really like these, Andrea - quick and easy, but really effective - just what I like!! :)

Maria said...

Fab cards and thank your for the *Andrea original* I received this morning.

21 again, of course!!!