So, by now it is no secret that I love beautiful papers and prints. While I am busy discarding and tidying my house a la Marie Kondo’s book,The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have held on to almost all my paper, as it does truly spark joy! That being said, all this beautiful paper doesn’t belong stored in a craft room, so I am always looking for ways to use and share it. I made this paper art to decorate my craft studio, and I have a big project cooking up for the holidays.
I also love making cards. While these can get elaborate, with multiple papers and shapes, rubber stamps and ribbons, today I want to share a quick way to make unique cards. All you need for this project is two sheets of coordinating paper, and you will end up with four beautiful one-of-a-kind cards.
- Start with two sheets of 12″x12″ scrapbook paper in coordinating colors and patterns
- Cut 2″ off both sheets of paper, to create 10’x 12″ sheets
- Cut the sheets in half in the perpendicular direction, to create four 6″x10″ sheets
- Fold the sheets in half to make cards that are 5″x6″, which fit easily in envelopes for 5″x7″cards (for some reason, I have a ton of these collected over the years!)
- Finally, cut the 2″ strips in half lengthwise and glue them on the cards of the opposite paper, to create a simple and pretty design.
- If you are making more sets of cards, you can switch the 2″ strips around multiple ways, to create even more different patterns!
One of the things I love about this project is that there are no scraps leftover – just a set of cards ready to brighten a friend’s day!