By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Do you have your eye on some of the fabulous patterned paper from CreateForLess, but are wondering how you’d use it now that the holidays are over? Take a look at that paper and figure out other themes and holidays it can be used for in your projects. This winter themed paper is perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for example and you can make it, too!
Begin by using a paper trimmer and scoring board to create a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock.
This card was made using the Winter Cottages sheet from the Snow Fun line by Carta Bella. The little red birds in the trees make it perfect to use for Valentine’s Day. This is only 1 example of patterned papers you can use.
Cut a 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” piece of cardstock to use for a mat behind the patterned paper. It will add color and make the pattern stand out more.
Now, cut a 4 ¼” x 6 ½” piece of the patterned paper and lay it aside.
Also, cut a ½” x 5” strip of the same cardstock that you used for the card base.
Adhere the mat onto the card base using a tape runner and then adhere the strip over the top of it. Place the strip a little below the center of the card to add more attention.
Next, place the patterned paper onto the card.
Stamp a simple sentiment on it and you have created a card using your favorite holiday paper in a different way.
Take a new look at the papers you still have your eye on. It may not be just for a certain holiday anymore. Now, head on over to CreateForLess and pick up your favorites!