Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lets Talk about cards

I love making Christmas cards....every person on my list gets their own card and I try to make them more personal. For me the easiest way to make cards is to;

take a 12x12 piece of card stock and cut 2 inches off one side so the paper measures 10 x 12 (keep the strip)
turn it so the paper is the 12 x 10
cut it in half at 6 inch mark and you now have two cards
it will now measure 6 x 10
fold in half and you will have a 6x5 card

take the strip and cut it every 4 inches (4 & 8) so you will have 3 pieces that measure 4x2

score at 2inch and you have fabulous little tags for your gifts

another easy trick is to buy patterned paper that you can cut images out I did in mine using Graphic 45.

sometimes a little glitter is all a sticker of tag from a collection is all you need.....just add a little sparkle to them your card is ready to go!

Don't forget about your ribbon or lace....they may just add that little extra your card needs....

I hope you enjoyed my post and I can't wait to see your cards!


Heather Lough said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, Laura. Great tips on making them.

Lisa Watson said...

Wonderful cards Laura!!

Audra said...

lovely cards!! :)