Friday, June 6, 2014

HELLO by Fran



(Inside view)



I love cards that have many layers and lots of dimension but there are times you just don’t have the time to spend on elaborate cards.  Do you ever feel that way?  So I am working on making more simplistic cards that are appealing to the eyes.  I was inspired by a card I saw on the Internet.  Below are the details.

Details:  The card measures 5-1/4” square.  For the the odd size cards I use my Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to make my envelopes.  This was a special order through Kim.

  The three strips on the card are not any particular size.  You make them the size that appeals to you according to the size of your card base (make them a little wider than the card base).  I used a 6x6” paper pack from my stash so that the strips blended with each other.  I glued them on an angle and trimmed the edges to match the card base edge. 

The Flowers were made using a die from Memory Box called Petal Party. I used the remnants from the strips of paper to make the flowers. Then added a rhinestone in the centers for some added bling.  Love that bling! 

The sentiment “Hello” was cut on my Silhouette Portrait that I ordered through Kim.  Tip: When you have a delicate and very thin sentiment like the “hello” gluing it can be messy and frustrating.  So I squeezed some glue on my craft mat and spread it out thinly with my finger.  Then I placed the “Hello” on top of the glue using slight pressure.  You get just the right amount of glue and there is no glue mess.

Inside I just added 1/2” strips using the same printed card stock that is on the front of the card.  Added a flower using the same card stock I used on the front of the card too.  This look brings the outside to the inside.

The best part of one layer cards is they are so easy to mail and the postage is so affordable.

If there are any products I used you can always contact Kim and ask if she could special order it for you.  And remember Kim has a Lay Away Plan.  And don’t forget to check out the Cutters Creek Online store for all your crafting needs.

I hope my card inspired you to pull out your scraps of paper or that paper pack you haven’t used yet.  Thank you for stopping by the blog.



  1. Fran, what a great card. I love it.

  2. Great card, Fran! I love that hello sentiment you chose, too.


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