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I’ve been toying with the idea of collage cards for quite a while. I kind of missed the idea of non-fussiness when it comes to card making and had a bunch of little pieces of ephemera that I wanted to use. 

I also purchased a new paper stack that is completely out of my comfort zone with barely a vintage tone so before I create more paper scraps I wanted to use what I already have.

These cards are made from my pre-cut paper stack only this time I decided to do a series. I think I will just package them in a pretty folder and send them as a gift. 

Below is just one of my inspiration pieces.

Tim Holtz

These pre-cut pieces are similar to surprise cuts which are a lot of fun and they came from this kit, Herb Garden. I did a post on how I reduced my paper stash greatly by doing this which you can find here. After gathering ephemera I just came up with a composition that was pleasing for each card. I embossed as well to add and extra touch. They are backed with book pages which I find gives enough strength to prevent cracking when embossing when using digitals printed on copy paper. This also saves card stock.

These stamps are from the Dollar Tree and I was also pleasantly surprised at how well they stamped, the photos didn’t really capture how crisp they are but they did stamp really well.

This idea can be expanded for a card, tag set or both to reduce your stash in a hurry. I hope these designs inspire you to try a series. 

Happy paper crafting!

This product offered as a free download sample paper pack, no sign up necessary, will download automatically to your computer. Let me know what you made and share on FB, I’d love to see it.

happy pretty little paper crafts

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Herb Garden Digital Journal Kit. 26 page digital paper collection includes journal sheets, collage sheet and designs suitable for backside printing, tags, journal cards, envelopes, stamps, tickets, labels and more for junk journals, paper crafting, scrapbooking and more! You'll love the ornate apothecary labels enclosed in simple shapes for easy cutting, use over and over again, some blank to create your own designs with stamps or other embellishments. These herbal digital designs were created from beautiful 17th century plates, 1876 Philadelphia type foundry items and other antique art collections. Approx. 184MB


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