Saturday, February 27, 2010

Great Design Tip for Cards

Do you ever find yourself needing a card at the last minute and no time to make one? Here's a great design tip from Tara Lehmann that might help you out.

Whenever you make a layout (either from scratch or from a kit) save your scraps. Before you put everything away, you can make a card from the leftovers. Tara likes to recreate the basic design of the layout in a card-sized version.

Here's an example from one of our class kits:

The layout features stitching, scalloped edges, die cut tags, and a stamped bird.

Notice the stitching on the left of Tara's card? She also mimicked the scalloped edges and torn strips of paper. While she was making her layout in our scrapbooking class, she stamped an extra bird and die cut another tag to go on her card later.

So before you clean up after your next project, take 5 minutes to make a quick card. Before long you will have a great collection to give away.

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