Fluffy Puffy Leftovers

Hello again my crafty friend! Today, I’m sharing a clean and simple card, made with leftovers. I don’t know about you, but when I get an idea for a scene card, I often color and die cut more images than I end up using. It’s no big deal, I just tuck the extras into my stamp pocket, and then they’re ready for quick cards like this one. (You’ll find a card sketch below to help remember this idea.)

In this case, I had extra unicorns and clouds from when I was making these cards. Since I needed a birthday card, I pulled out a BIRTHDAY stamp, and WISHES word die, to form my sentiment. It was as easy as pie to glue the elements onto a pale pink card base, and add a few sequins for sparkle. So easy in fact, that I had to question myself. Is it really done? It only took 15 minutes, can that be right? Lol, after another 15 minutes of second guessing myself, I decided it was finished, and ready to mail. What do you think?

Cute and sweet, right? If you have leftover critters, this is an easy way to use them up. Simply ground one near the top of your card (if you don’t have another die cut element like a cloud or grassy patch to act as a ground, draw a little grey shadow underneath it). Then add your sentiment. A few gems, scattered in a diagonal line, draw the eye down and across your card. Alternatively, you could add a diagonal of ink splatter to your card base, before gluing the elements on top. Don’t forget, it’s always nice to stack up several layers of your die cut words, to help them pop.

To remember this idea, I’ve created a little sketch for you. Even though it’s scaled for a mini-slimline, you can apply it to any size card. If you want to step up your card, and the critter can sit on top of the grounding element, you can always pop it up with an Action Wobble! I hope it helps you use up some of your leftovers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share. I hope you’ll join me!

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