Recently, my stash of birthday cards have been depleting very quickly. My kids seem to be celebrating a friend's birthday every other week! They try to make cards themselves but more often than not they look to me for one, and lately, they have been turning to me A LOT.
Luckily, with the use of graphics, making birthday cards can be very quick and easy. In today's post, I'm going to show you how you can use a single graphic to make 3 different cards.
For the first card, I printed the image to fit on an A2-size card front. Next, I cut it with my Sizzix Big Shot and a rectangle metal die. I layered that cutout onto an A2-size patterned paper and adhered the whole thing onto the card base. Some bling is added to make the card sparkle. So easy!
Since you can print up to 4 images on a letter size page, you can easily make 4 cards in one go! How's that for speed-crafting? *wink*
For a different look, I also cut out the printed graphic in the shape of a fishtail banner. In this case, I used a banner metal die but if you are using an electronic cutting machine like the Silhouette Cameo, you can definitely use print-and-cut to cut the shape out.
By printing and cutting the same graphic to fit on a small tag, I came up with the 3rd card design. I had initially planned on cutting the tags out using the LD Layered Tags Cut Set but I ended up cutting with a metal die instead as I like the look of the stitched lines. If you do not have a tag-shaped metal die, you can cut using the Layered Tag Cut Set and draw in the stitched lines with a gel pen.
These 3 card ideas are just a few examples of what you can do with this graphic. I think that it'll be really cute as a shaker card too!
Have you used this graphic to make cards? If so, do share your idea! I would love to know what else I can make with it.
UPDATE (3/13 1pm PST): I posted the link to the incorrect graphic set earlier. I have edited the post to reflect the correct link.
Just Smile-Expressions- GS (graphic set)
Sizzix Big Shot
Rectangle metal die
Banner metal die
Tag metal die
Scallop rectangle metal die