If you have ever attempted any kind of scrapbooking at all, you know that the scrap paper leftover from your projects adds up quickly. What do you do with all of it? Make greeting cards! Not only does it use up scraps, you are creating customized handmade cards for important people in your life.
There are many versions of cards you can make and we will explore several here over the next few weeks. There are no rules– just have fun, use what you have on hand, and try something new.
The first thing you’ll need are envelopes–either extras you have on hand or some that you purchased. The envelope size will determine the size of the card you’re making. Simply cut your cardstock about 1/4 inch smaller than your envelope size.
Mosaics are one of the easiest ways to make a card. You’re simply covering the front of a card with different papers. They can all be the same size, a hodge podge of sizes, different shapes, layered, or even 3D.
In this first example, I used a variety of sizes to cover the card. And, I also layered a second color cardstock underneath the printed paper.
In this version, I used the same size square repeated over the card, but used 3D adhesive to help the message stand out.
This card also has the same size squares repeated on it, but in a larger size. And, by using different paper for the squares, I was able to help the message stand out.
You can’t mess up! Try out a mosaic card and let us know how it turned out!