How To Create Card Variations on a Theme



happy holidays and thank you

Friends! I hope you had a most lovely Christmas.

Now it's time to say thank you once again.

I know I was very blessed. I also know it wasn't Santa who thought all this through for me. So I need to say thank you. AND...being the creative that I am, I get to make my thanks. I love that.

I had some ideas for making, what I call, 'a variation on a theme' cards. It's one of my favorite ways to challenge a bit of paper crafting. Taking the same elements and changing them up and seeing how I can make different cards that way.

For these cards I utilized just a few items:

  • Pattern paper is from Storyline Chapters Project Pad
  • Of course the SlimLine Cards Set
  • Speciality paper is from Heidi Swapp Old School
  • Labels are from my stash and one I stamped with a label stamp
  • Then the Thank You Decorative Die Set. It’s another well loved die set in my stash

I also used a stencil and Distress Ink in Antique Linen to add just a few marks on the card base.

For this card I used the off cut from the circle die cut I made for the first card. I just liked the way it looked. Then I arranged the Old School Specialty Paper along with the THANKS die cut. I'm telling you...these were super easy to make. Using up scraps around my table is a weird sort of fun for me.

For this card I used two of the Nested Circle Dies to create the circle cut out. Another cut from the Old School Speciality paper is off set on that circle. I made a label from a stamp set that was sitting out on my table. And again with the THANKS cut. Of course any of these ideas can be used and changed out with different pattern paper. Another specialty paper. A change up in ink color. And of course different sentiments from the die set. The possibilities are endless for this idea.

I hope this inspires you to make 'variation on a theme' cards. I mean, you need to thank the people anyway. You might as well thank them with something made by you.

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