Making a card with odds and ends found in your craft room is a fantastic way to save money and create a unique, one-of-a-kind card.
So you've found yourself staring at a pile of leftover craft supplies, wondering what to do with them. Fear not, my crafty friend! You can make a card out of those bits and pieces that will make all your crafty friends green with envy.
Raiding the Craft Stash
Let's take a closer look at a card I made Yes, this card was almost entirely made from random leftovers.
Seriously, even though it was random I really like how this card turned out. I actually had the blue “brick” wall glued to the front of the card base already. I think it provides a unique and textured backdrop for the colorful bottles and flowers and foliage, giving the
card a rustic charm that would make Joanna Gaines proud. 🙂
The flowers and greenery add more color and dimension to the card, making it stand out from the sea of boring store-bought cards. It's like the card is saying, “I'm here, I'm fabulous, and I'm not apologizing for it.”
And let's not forget about the sentiment “Sending a Little Message.” This stamped die cut was actually just laying there, ready to go. And it's perfect for any occasion. I just popped it over the front of the bottles with some Stampin' Dimensionals.
To create the table for the bottles to sit on I cut a 1″ strip of Soft Suede cardstock before embossing it with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. This is the only thing I created specifically for this card. The table adds a touch of realism to the card, making it look like a miniature photo shoot instead of a bunch of leftover craft supplies glued together.
From Chaos to Creativity
So there you have it, a beautiful card made entirely (almost) from leftover craft supplies. You just never know what kind of magic you can create when you let your creativity run wild while making a card with odds and ends.
Here's another handmade card idea using the Bottled Happiness Bundle, which you can see below. Click on a photo to order or read more about the item. And don't forget, many of these items will be retiring soon!