I have decided to step down as a member of the Boys Rule DT, although this was a tough decision to make, however I have been feeling extremely overwhelmed lately. With so much to do but not enough hours in the day, and as a result it feels like I am failing on so many levels. (I know I am not the only mom with these feelings.) I have a wish list of things that I would like to try and more things that I would like to accomplish And as much as I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Laura-Lee's great team, something has to give. Besides, honestly, I have done so little scrapbooking lately - whcih upsets me quite frankly because I love this hobby!
As I was finishing up my very last DT project using the September / October 2015 kit, I decided to make a card with some of the leftover patterned paper, it is just too nice not to use up! However, it occurred to me that I only had a partial sheet of cardstock left from the kit, and I wanted to save a chunk to use as a photo mat for another project, so I got a little creative with my card base. I thought you may be interested in this technique too.
These are the papers I will be using.
I started by cutting a piece of cardstock to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches, this will be the back of my card. Next I cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 5.25 x 5.5 inches, this will be the front of my card.
Score along the longest width of the patterned paper, at about one inch down from the top. This creates a flap that with fold around the back of the base.
Now attached the two pieces together by applying adhesive along the flap.
Voila, you now have a fun card base to work with!
This is my finished card.
Supply List - From the kit: misc. black cardstock; Kaisercraft patterned paper and stickers; grey Gelatos. - From my stash: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento black ink; Your Next Stamp sentiment stamp; Doodlebug twine; My Mind's Eye enamel dots; Crate Paper wood shape (from a prevision kit); misc tag.
Thank you Laura-Lee for having me as part of your wonderful team for the last almost 3 1/2 years, it was an amazing experience. And thanks so much to you for visiting today!