I have a wonderful guest blogger today. She has made some very cute scrapbook things during some of my online crops at my Blog Frog Community so I'm really happy to have her guest post today. Welcome Amber from Live, Love, Green!
I have two different sizes of envelopes so the first thing you need to do is measure your envelope and subtract a 1/4 inch from both measurements. Then for paper cutting reasons double the short end. Example:
Subtract 1/4 inch: 3.75 x 5.75
Double the short side: 7 x 5.75 (this is the size you need to cut out)
Hint #1 for your common envelope sizes write down the style of envelope and the sizes of paper to cut out for future reference. I have mine laminated and posted on the wall above my desk.
Hint #2 I find it easyist to make 8 cards at a time from 4 pieces of paper 2 with bold patterns and two with minimal design for ease of stamping on later.
Hint #3 Make a few embossed tags that say general things like "Happy Birthday" and "Thank you and keep them in your stash to quickly and easily personalize on of these cards.
Just think of all of those scrap booking and crafting tools you already have in your stash, use them! Some of my favorites are my punches.
Dig through your scraps to add more dimension to your cards.
Thanks so much Amber. These cards are so beautiful. I love the bold designs. Thanks for all the great tips with cardmaking especially since I'm not as good at making cards.