How many of you can't resist these papers when seeing them at your favorite craft supply store? I have several packs and need to use them! I don't know why I bought them other then the glittered pages are beautiful. But I do not scrape book. So I have started to pull them and "gasp'! - cut the pages to make into cards. My birthday was back in February and a dear friend gave me this beautiful flower 'cake'. And just to let you know, it lasted three weeks before I had to take it apart.
To thank her for this nice surprise, I pulled out one of those huge pads with the glittered pattern paper inside to build a card and set of notecards for her. She likes to give tea parties and I had some images with vintage teacups from Digital Papers and put together the following cards.
The card with the green organdy bow was used to say my 'thank you' in. The other four below are the notecards that could be used for almost any occasion.
I kept the cards free of bows to make mailing them easier. The sentiment on the front of the cards can be used for adding inside the card - on your special day or and hoping you feel better soon, etc. The only stamping I did was on the front of the cards. Simple once you select the colored paper you want to use in making your card.
Here are two more cards using the DCWV paper.
You can see the shine on the front of these cards!
And I even used the scrap pieces inside to finish them off.
To think I almost donated these packs of pattern paper to the local thrift store! Now I'm on a mission to use them in creating cards. I have made a promise to myself not to buy any new pattern paper until I use what I have up. That may take me a couple of years!
The stamps used on my cards are from Papertrey Ink and Stampin' UP!