Everyday Greetings with Candace Perkins

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Candace here to share a few fun, everyday themed cards to add to your stash. With everything going on in the world it is especially important to find ways to connect with and support one another. Handmade cards are a wonderful way to do this and let others know that you are thinking about them. 

Supplies | July 2020 Kit, Summer Chipboard Stickers, Hello Wood VeneerBright Polka Dot 6.5 x 8 Inch Paper Stack

For the first card I started with a white cardstock base, cut to 4.25″ x 5.50″. Next I cut a piece of the gray Bright Polka Dot patterned paper to 4″ x 5.25″ allowing a bit of the white boarder to show along the edges of the card. To add a bit more color, I tucked a coordinating piece of blue Bright Polka Dot paper behind the upper right hand corner of the card. To ensure the blue paper was visible I flipped down the corner of the gray paper and attached it with two small staples. Sometimes it is just the littlest of details that add so much to a card!

For the sentiment I tied a bit of twine around the Hello Wood Veneer and added the speech bubble sticker from the Summer Chipboard Stickers with a little handwritten sentiment. 

For my second card I wanted to mimic the look of a patchwork quilt. I thought the card design would go well with the “So Happy To Be Together” die cut from the July 2020 Kit.

I started by using a 1.25 square punch to punch out various colors from the Bright Polka Dot Paper Stack. I arranged the punched squares on white card stock base 4.25 x 5.50. To add a bit more contrast and bring attention to the sentiment, I added a black border along the bottom edge of the card. Finally, to tie the whole card together I added a bit of faux stitching and other accents along the edges of the colored squares.  

I hope this inspires you to take a bit of time and create some handmade cards for the special people in your life. I know that every little thought and special act at this hard time is recognized, needed and makes a difference. Hang in there friends!

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