Monday, November 30, 2015

Making Greeting Cards with 3x4" Cards (November Destashing Post)

Hi, everyone!  For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving last week, I hope that you had a nice holiday.  Mine was great--over the course of the long weekend we saw both sides of the family, plus we found time to celebrate with friends, too.

Supplies: 3x4" cards from Jillibean Soup, teal chevron paper from Bella Blved, thin white cardstock from Pulp, woodgrain paper from Fancy Pants Design, corner punch from Creative Memories.

But before I run out of days in November, I had better share my November de-stashing idea.  It's a simple one this month, because we all need a little more "simple" in our lives at this busy time of year.  My idea is to turn leftover 3x4" cards, be they journaling cards or pocket page "filler cards," into greeting cards.  In the photo above I have a his-and-hers pair of greeting cards for your viewing pleasure.  I've mentioned in other posts that I have some relatives who are really into camping, and these cards were a big hit with them.

Additional supplies: striped paper from Fancy Pants Design, journaling cards from Jillibean Soup, clear photo corners from Scotch/3M.

Besides decorating the fronts of the cards with pocket-page leftovers, you can also use journaling cards on the inside, as a writing surface.

I like to use clear photo corners to hold the journaling cards in place.  That way, you can remove the journaling cards in order to write your message more easily, and then replace them in exactly the right spot when it's time to mail the greeting card.

Hope you like this idea!  Take care and enjoy this last day of November.  :)


Simplyplaying said...

Very cute cards Denise. I like the use of the journaling cards on the inside too. It's kinda like a little surprise as most cards have a simply blank interior.

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Отличная идея с прозрачными уголками, Дениз!
...я вначале думала это АТС, а это открытки оказывается)))
Great idea with transparent corners Denise!
... At first I thought this exchange, and this card is)))
У нас на прошлой неделе два дня было зимы (снег выпал - было красиво),
а теперь после дождей опять осень...

Carol said...

Great idea Denise! Always love getting rid of excess things around the place by using them rather than tossing them. Hope your weekend was a good one.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your attention to detail is fantastic, Denise! I can why these brilliant creations were a hit!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette Jacobs said...

A stunning idea for those PL cards ♥