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Quick and Easy Cards with Patterned Paper

Hey there! Today I’m sharing two quick and easy cards that I made with the “P13 Always and forever” patterned paper pack from Scrapbook.com.

This paper pack is great for creating wedding, engagement, or anniversary cards. It also has some really wonderful woodgrain papers that would also work well for masculine cards. The wonderful florals, butterflies, and colors appeal to the nature lover in me. I really enjoyed working with this paper pack and look forward to making more cards with it.

I love to enter card challenges so I’m linking to a couple of challenges this week. One is the Double Trouble #84 Challenge: Make a girly card for any occasion with patterned paper and add some bling. This is a new one for me, but it looks like there is some fun inspiration there.

The other challenge is the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge. Be sure to hop on over and see the wonderful creations there.

quick and easy card with patterned paper
quick and easy card with patterned paper

Another thing I loved about this pack is the generous number of repeats of the double-sided papers. So often it’s hard for me to pick and choose between which side I want to use because I love them both. It seemed like less of a sacrifice when I knew there was another sheet with the pattern that I liked.

For both cards, I also used the Happy Birthday Stamp from the Handmade Essentials Stamp Set. This is a great getting-started stamp set to have on hand for beginners or seasoned card makers. I simply love making cards and enjoy having nice sentiment sets that can be used over and over again.

The Card Base

I created two vertical A2 cards with one sheet of kraft cardstock and used my Scor Pal to score the cards. This isn’t an essential tool, but I use mine all the time and wouldn’t be without it.

If you are new to cardmaking I have a printable HERE on how to make two A2 cards from one sheet of cardstock.

The Tags

I don’t own very many dies and rely on my Cricut and Silhouette Cameo to create die cuts to use on my cards. I created my own tag cut file for these cards and you can download my file using the link below. If you use Silhouette Studio to create cut files, check out some of my YouTube videos on creating some of your own card elements. These are just a few on my channel.

Draw a Heart in Silhouette Studio

Make a Perfect Scalloped Circle In Silhouette Studio

Bird Cut File Tutorial in Silhouette Studio

The Quick and Easy Process

The first card starts out with a white layer on top of the kraft cardstock. This I cut at 4″ x 5.25″. I used a sort of sketch idea which I’m showing here for reference.

After gluing up my layers, I created two of the tags for each card and used a piece of cord to tie them together. I wasn’t totally sold on the metallic cord, but I was trying to use up things I had in my stash and was really short on any kind of twine. For the first card, I stamped my sentiment right on one of my tags.

I popped both tags up on foam tape and then added some butterflies I fussy cut from some of the patterned paper. The edges of the butterflies were inked using Tim Holtz distress ink in “Hickory Smoke.” This is an optional step, but it didn’t take long and I think it helped blend in and soften the scissors cut edges of the butterflies. The ink was a Mother’s Day gift from my youngest two sons and so it gave me a chance to use it a little.

For the second card I used some of the butterfly paper for one of the tags. I stamped on a sentiment strip and adhered it to the card with foam tape.

The gems that I added were from a bunch of craft supplies that I received for Christmas gifts. Maybe you can tell that my family totally supports my craft addiction!

Save Money on Crafting

This post contains affiliate links to scrapbook.com. I may earn a small commission when you click on one of my links and make a purchase. I only recommend supplies and companies that I know will help you along your creative journey. Be sure to check out some of the free cardmaking classes at scrapbook.com. You’ll certainly want to check out 15 Cards with 1 Stamp Set with Carissa Wiley: a free class dedicated to making cards with the “Handmade Essentials” stamp set.

You know that I love to save money on crafting. One neat thing about creating these cards is that the main supplies that I used were promotional Freebies that I got when I ordered from scrapbook.com. This is a neat way to add to your stash and try some things that you may not have thought to try.

Be sure to check out my sidebar link for any current promotional specials you may be able to grab.

I love ordering from scrapbook.com. They have all the things that I need and they ship super quick.

Share Your Card Creations in my Facebook Group

I’d love to see the cards you make! Be sure to head on over to my Facebook group and share your card creations. Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you next time!

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  1. Lovely cards for our girly challenge, Connie! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #84.

    1. Will certainly be following Suzanne! Can’t wait to see what the next challenge brings. Thank you so much!

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