Hey there friends!! Hahaha....I accidentally messed up the dates for the SEI project that I am sharing with you today!! Woops! So, if you visited my blog earlier this morning you may have gotten a sneak peak of what I'll be sharing on April 20th! My bad! But, I have something equally fun to share with you today featuring SEI's Vanilla Sunshine collection---a fun and fresh card trio with a matching case!
The trio utilizes the Vanilla Sunshine Card 8.5"x11" paper pad with coordinating sentiment stickers. The sentiments that come with the paper pad are totally perfect and there's a wide variety to choose from. Paper comes in 8.5"x11" sheets, one sheet makes two standard size cards.
When making a card set remember to create cards for different occasions. By making cards for different occasions the recipient is always ready with something!
I wanted to focus on making cards that highlight homemade embellishments!
If you wanted to sell a trio of cards or give this as a gift, it looks nice to present it package! Old packaging can be up-cycled for a new purpose. I used an old stamp container to create the card trio case.
The cards nestle inside this case so perfectly with room to spare which is a good thing to keep in mind when thinking of packaging. You don't want to jam a pretty gift in a box.
A savvy designer knows that she should stretch her supplies by making her own embellishments! I am a huge fan of trying new things with basic products!
To make the banner for this card: Trim a dowel and cover with washi tape. Trim strips of patterned paper, notching ends and adhere to dowel. This card has gender neutral colors, a good thing to think about when invited to a shower and you have the gift, but no card.
To make the kites for this card: Create a kite template on cardstock and trim. Trace the kite onto patterned paper and trim. Trim kites into halves or quarters and adhere pieces together to create a "patchwork" kite.
To make the flowers for this card: punch circles from patterned paper and fabric swatches, adhere together with foam tape. Adhere leaves to bottom of flower.
That's it for me! Have a great weekend.