Creative Memories, Projects & Ideas

Merry Little Card

Cards are the perfect way to use up your scraps! And if you make them after you finish a layout, you won’t have to store the scraps! Here’s a cute little card I whipped up after I created the Merry Little Christmas Project Recipe from Creative Memories!

Creative Memories Merry Little Christmas, Card, by Tammy McEwen

Creative Memories Supplies Used:

  • Merry Little Christmas scrap papers
  • Merry Little Christmas Variety Mat
  • Beige Cardstock
  • Custom Cutting System Mat
  • Custom Cutting System Medium Circle Pattern
  • Custom Cutting System Blue Blade
  • Pine Tree Punch
  • Dual Tip Black Pen
  • 12″ Trimmer with Straight, Scoring and Victorian Blades
  • Tape Runner & Foam Squares

Instructions:

  • Use the Variety Mat as the base to the card (or similar size patterned paper)
  • Cut a piece of scrap Merry Little Christmas paper to fit nicely inside the Variety Mat, leaving at least a 1/2″ border, adhere to the center of the Variety Mat base.
  • Use scrap Merry Little Christmas paper and the Medium Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Blue Blade to cut three circles from a variety of papers.
  • Adhere two circles to the rectangle scrap paper using a Tape Runner, adhere the middle circle using Foam Squares.
  • Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut two Pine Trees from scrap Merry Little Christmas Paper and adhere one to the middle circle.
  • Use the fine point on the Dual-Tip Pen to ‘stitch’ the edges of the Variety Mat and the rectangle paper.

Creative Memories, Merry Little Christmas, Card, by Tammy McEwen

To make the card base:

  • Choose a piece of Beige Cardstock.
  • Cut to measure to be 1/4″ wider than the Variety Mat Base on each side of the card.
  • Cut to measure to be 2x + 1/2″ longer than the Variety Mat Base (approximately 6.5″ x 9″).

Creative Memories, Merry Little Christmas, Card, by Tammy McEwen

  • Use the 12″ Straight Trimmer with Victorian Blade to cut one end of the short sides.
  • Use the 12″ Straight Trimmer to score almost in half leaving it 1/8″ shorter on the Victorian edge side.

Creative Memories Merry Little Christmas, Card, by Tammy McEwen

  • Fold and adhere to the Variety Mat Base to the short side of the Card Base.
  • On the inside of the card, add a strip of paper to the bottom and a Pine Tree Punch.

Creative Memories Merry Little Christmas, Card, by Tammy McEwen

So, what do you think?  Have you tried using the Custom Cutting System an 12″ Trimmer with the Victorian Blade to create cards?  If not, do you want to try one now?  I think these are a fun way to use up your scraps!

Happy Scrapbooking!
Tammy

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