April 7, 2011

Thursday's Tutorial from Regan !!

Hi there, Regan here! Today I have a fun tutorial to share with you! I was inspired to create these journaling cards from the Question of the Day forum on the Papercraft Star Message boards. Yep, that's right! I was saying that I rarely buy journaling cards and then it hit me... why not make your own! Better than that, make your own using scraps!!!

Here is what you will need:

Paper scraps, adhesive, glue dots, scissors and embellishments of your choice.

Cut the base of the journaling card at 3 1/4 X 4 inches and the mat at 3 X 3 3/4 inches. Choose another scrap that you have die cut or die cut a piece of scrap paper.

Next, adhere your layers.

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Trim off excess.

Last but not least, Embellish your journaling card!
I chose to use this flower that I pulled off of a card I received.

Here is the completed journaling card! Use these on layouts, in mini albums or attach to the front of a card!

The possibilities are endless for these cards! Another perk, you can customize the colors for your project! Here are some fun variations!!

I hope that you will join us for this week's challenge, we would love to see your gorgeous projects!!

Thank you for stopping by!

And stop by again tomorrow for our Executive Reveal from Beth !!


Dara Lynn said...

Great job Regan...Simple, versatile, and soooo many options!! Saving in my favs :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Lovely Job on these Regan! They really are versatile and I'm sure the possibilities are endless!

Liv said...

I love all the tutorials, sketches, and challenges that the PS team shares. I wish I had a million hours in the day to do them all!!

I have a question/request for a card that has all the beautiful and unique layers, and embellishments, but is still within the one ounce limit for a standard postage stamp. I love sending out Mother's Day cards to my friends and family around the country because, let's face it, sometimes a card from a friend will be the only Mother's Day card you get. LOL So how can I move past the standard layers and bow and create something amazing that I don't have to pay extra postage for?

Lindy said...

WOWZERS....awesome!!!!! Saving to my favs for later. Great tutorials!!!! PS always has wonderful challenges and inspiration and tutorials. THANK YOU!

June Houck said...

These are wonderful journaling cards..or postcards…thanks for this idea; love it!

Coley said...

Wow, what a neat idea! All of my journaling cards are so boring, what a great way to spruce it up. All these people are talking about "saving it to favorites," how do I do that??? Because I want to :D

Regan said...

Thank you Ladies! I am glad to see that you all enjoy the idea! I look forward to seeing what you do with them.
@Coley - Click on the title of the blog post and then up on your tool bar on the left hand side there should be a button that says favorites. Click that and then click add to favorites and it will save it.
Thanks again ladies!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant, Regan!! I love every single one of those cards!! Great idea and thank you for sharing!!