One of the current trends we’re loving is the addition of confetti and sequins to layouts and cards. Sometimes you’ll find confetti stitched into little pockets on layouts or lots of miscellaneous pieces glued around a project. Both techniques are effective and achieve similar results – but they can be time consuming and require some extra planning and tools. Today we have another technique for adding a confetti pocket to share with you. Instead of stitching pockets or gluing little pieces, we love the idea of adding stickers to create a “faux confetti” addition.
It’s a really easy way to get the look without the extra steps! Here’s how:
Do you ever sit down at your craft table just to create a quick card? I sure do…and all too often, it’s a “last minute” thing for me. I’m not sure why, with all of the crafting and card-making I do, I often find myself in need of a card when I’m ready to walk out the door to a party or gathering. This is a habit I’d really like to break, and I’ve found that the best way to work ahead and be more prepared is to start incorporating a “two for one” system. The plan is simple – every time I pull out supplies to create a card, I’m going to make another card at the same time – it can be an exact replica or just use the same supplies, or even the same design. Here’s what I mean:
Recently, I needed one baby boy card to give to a friend. I pulled out my brand new “Bundle of Joy” collection from Echo Park Paper Company. I decided which elements I wanted to use and put together a card. While I had all of the supplies already out, I used similar elements to create a second card.
I used the “mirror image” of the design, along with similar elements. The cards are not exactly the same, but since I had everything at my fingertips, the second card went together really quickly! I’ll put the extra card in my basket and save it for future use.
Now I want to challenge YOU to start incorporating the “two for one” system every time you create a card. I bet you’ll build up your card supply in no time and you’ll avoid those last-minute card making sessions altogether!