Simple Cards: Using Creative Memories Paper

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a Creative Memories Content Contributor. I am also a Creative Memories Album Advisor. Today’s blog post is all about creating simple cards. Cards are a fabulous way to share your thoughts and feelings. In the current day of emails and text messaging receiving any kind of mail that is not a bill is exciting! Even more exciting is opening a handmade card. I often use Pinterest for inspiration. Click here to visit my Paper Crafts Pinboard. Here is my first card. Card #1 pinwheel card     Ingredients: **Creative Memories Bright cardstock Pack **Creative Memories Strut Your Stuff Paper Pack **White cardstock **Creative Memories Shape Maker System- Square Punch **Creative Memories Paper Trimmer **Creative Memories 2-way Corner Rounder **Button **Creative Memories Tape Runner **Creative Memories multipurpose Tool

Instructions:

  1. Cut Blue Cardstock 11″x 5.5″and white cardstock 4.5 x 4.5.
  2. Using the Shape Maker System-Square punch, punch 3 squares. Then cut the squares diagonally. Round the top of the triangles you have created, like so in the above photo
  3. fold the 11 x 5.5 piece of paper using the multipurpose tool. Then tape white cardstock to the inside portion of the card
  4. Then position the pinwheel as shown in the photo. Tip some of the “pins” will overlap to fit onto the card front.
  5. Then adhere a button as the center of the pinwheel.

Card # 2 Thank you card   Ingredients: **Creative Memories Bright Cardstock Pack **Creative Memories Strut Your Stuff Paper Pack **White cardstock **Creative Memories Paper Trimmer **Button **Creative Memories Tape Runner **Creative Memories Multipurpose Tool **Foam Squares

Instructions:

  1. Cut Blue Cardstock 9 x 6 and fold with multipurpose tool
  2. Cut Pattern paper 5 x 3.5 then cut the paper into 4 strips
  3. Using Microsoft Word Create a Phrase and then trim paper with phrase to 4 x 1.25 . Then using scissors trim a banner. Then adhere foam squares to the banner then adhere to card front.

Card # 3 Hi Card Ingredients: **Creative Memories Bright Cardstock pack **Creative Memories If Your Happy & You Know slide-In Cards **Tape Runner **White Cardstock **Creative Memories Paper Trimmer **Creative Memories 2-way Corner Rounder **Creative Memories Multipurpose Tool

Instructions:

  1. Cut yellow cardstock 5 x 7 and then fold with multipurpose tool
  2. Round the corners of your slide in card with 2-way corner rounder and then adhere to front
  3. Cut white cardstock to 6.5 x 4.5 then adhere to the inside of the card

Card # 4 Hello Card   Hello Card 2 Ingredients: **Creative Memories Bright Cardstock **Creative Memories Look on the Bright-Side Slide-in Pack **Creative Memories Paper Trimmer **Tape Runner **Creative Memories Multipurpose Tool **White cardstock

Instruction:

  1. Cut yellow cardstock to 5 x 10 and fold with multipurpose tool
  2. Cut Look on the Bright Side Slide in Pack 4.75 x 4, keep the excess. Adhere card to the front of card
  3. Then create an envelope or use a A7 envelope. Adhere the excess from earlier to the envelope to add interest.

I hope this post inspires you to create fun and simple cards. Shop your Creative Memories Advisor’s website to purchase the above tools. If you don’t have a Creative Memories Album you can CLICK HERE to shop my link. Sarah ~

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