I'm pretty lazy so usually I avoid things that involve paper-piecing and fussy-cutting! However, Honey Bee Stamps' Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate (Top) is too perfect to not try this simple and fun way to use a rainbow of your cardstock scraps.
These simple cards are based on two key elements a colorful die-cut base and a bold stacked sentiment. They are easy but I would put these in the slow-cooker category vs. stir-fry in terms of the time commitment. Sometimes I shy away from cards that take a while as I'm also impatient, but I found this very relaxing and all in, this took me about 2 hours to complete both cards.
A full supply list is at the bottom of this post, but I'd like to highlight a few key items now.
Honey Bee Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate TOP
Honey Bee Smooch Stamp Set
Honey Bee Smooch Dies
Honey Bee Adore Stamp Set
Honey Bee Adore Dies
Now that you have your supplies, let's make some cards!
Making the Background
Die-cut two pieces of white cardstock (A2 Size - 4.25" x 5.50") using the Quatrefoil A2 Top Cover Plate. (I'll refer to this as the Grid in subsequent steps)
Select two more A2-sized pieces of cardstock and run each through a Xyron Sticker Machine to apply adhesive or adhere Therm-O-Web Double-Sided Adhesive sheets to one side of your cardstock. (I'll refer to this as the Base in subsequent steps)
Align and adhere the Grid onto the sticky side of your Base.
Gather your scraps and pick six colors for each card back-ground. I cut my scraps to about ~1.50" x 4.25" strips. (I gravitate to bold color, but this design would look great in pastels or neutrals)
Position each strip at staggered intervals on the Quatrefoil A2 Top Cover Plate and cut each color individually and immediately place your "cut-out pieces" into your Grid.
Making the Sentiments
Pick one of the bolder colors that you used to fill in your grid and choose a coordinating glitter cardstock.
Die-cut your Sentiment layers for the "Smooch" and "Adore" words out of the glitter, white and color cardstock. Use the color cardstock for the top layer. See Diagram below indicating what cardstock should be used with which die.
Assemble your layered sentiment diecuts.
I stamped my accompanying sentiments from the Smooch and Adore Stamp Sets onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it using white embossing powder.
Layer all of your elements as shown below and you are done!
One more glamor shot for your viewing pleasure!!
Like I've said before these are not fast cards, but they are totally worth it! Links are below for your shopping convenience.
See you soon Lovelies!
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