Making a Card with Odds and Ends

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

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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! 

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