Today I'm blogging over on the Simple Stories Blog HERE sharing a couple of my favorite ideas on using 3x4 [email protected]! Cards for a traditional 12x12 scrapbook page and a card.
I absolutely love the 3x4 [email protected] Cards (and the 4x6 [email protected]! Cards, too!) but I have come to the realization that the Life Documented/Project Life system I was currently using might not be for me. However, I am a huge fan of the 3x4 cards and love using them on non pocket page projects! These awesome little cards can be used in all kinds of fun, inventive ways!
One of the quickest and easiest ways to use the 3x4 [email protected]! Cards? Simply adhere a 3x4 card to the center of a standard 5.5 x 4.25" card, embellish and you have a great handmade card!
For this Valentine's Day card I took it a bit further and actually used 4 3x4 cards from the Love [email protected] Set. I used one 3x4 card as the center of my card (and pop of color on this otherwise black and white card) and die cut three others using the heart cut file ([email protected]! plane, star, heart by Simple Stories) available in the Silhouette Online Store. Using the grid on the Silhouette cutting mat I was able to arrange the heart in the Silhouette Software so that the red text on the largest heart would cut and be part of my design.
Here's a look at the cards after I die cut them. Notice that I used the "B" sides or back sides of most of these, even the red one used as the center of my card. I seem to gravitate towards "B" sides of most patterned papers so it's no surprise I like the back sides of the [email protected]! Cards as well!
To make the die cuts stand out a bit, I die cut each of the hearts from solid black cardstock, slightly offset each and adhered them to my card with foam adhesive.
I customized the banner sticker by cutting part of the design off as well since the colors didn't match the design of my card.
I love that the background 3x4 red card is a subtle tone on tone "xoxo" and doesn't overpower the heart embellishments!
I coordinated the background of my card to the text die cut heart by using my newest favorite background stamp, MFT Text Background, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink. I layerd some vellum over the stamped text to help "mute" it a bit before adhering the 3x4 card and die cut embellishments.
- Freckled Fawn glitter clip
Next, I have a brand new layout share where I used eight 3x4 [email protected]! Cards to create the collage effect on this page about my youngest son.
I am currently addicted to creating, what I like to refer to as "mini canvases", on my 12x12 traditional scrapbook page layouts! In this instance, I took the 3x4 cards and added photos, embellishments, trimmed some smaller, etc. to create a collage look that is on trend and oh so fun! Breaking down the layout into smaller "pieces" makes it easy to implement any number of 3x4 cards into one space creating an overall large design!
I also included a couple of die cuts into my page. The awesome frame (awesome, [email protected] & good stuff polariods by Simple Stories) available from the Silhouette Online Store and the open circles 3x4 card (I trimmed mine down to fit the design) from www.kerribradford.com.
- Freckled Fawn smiley face sticker
I hope that these ideas have inspired you to try using your 3x4 [email protected]! Cards in new and fun ways.
I appreciate you stopping by!