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DIY Spring Cards Using Leftover Scraps!: Video Tutorial

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, fellow crafting enthusiasts! I hope you're all having a wonderful day filled with creativity and inspiration. Today, I'm super excited to share with you a fun and eco-friendly project: DIY Spring Cards Using Leftover Scraps!

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DIY Spring Cards Using Leftover Scraps!:

You know, one of the things I love most about crafting is finding clever ways to repurpose materials and minimize waste. So, when I found myself surrounded by a stash of leftover paper scraps, I knew it was time to get creative.

Spring Unicorn Mug Clean & Simple Card by Rick Adkins

Picture this: It's a sunny afternoon, and I'm rummaging through my craft room, searching for the perfect materials to bring my vision to life. I stumble upon scraps from the Happy Easter Paper Pad and the You're a Cute Tea Paper Pad, along with some adorable mug-shaped dies – Bunny Mug, Chick Mug, and Unicorn Mug, to be precise – from Pixi Dust Designs.

As I sift through my collection, memories flood back to me of past crafting adventures and the joy that comes from breathing new life into forgotten materials. With a sparkle in my eye and a spring in my step, I dive into the world of DIY Spring Cards!

Spring Chick Mug Clean & Simple Card by Rick Adkins

Materials Needed:

Before we dive into the tutorial, let's gather our supplies:

Spring Bunny Mug Clean & Simple Card by Rick Adkins

Die-Cut Delight: 

I began by selecting a variety of vibrant scraps from my paper pads and cardstock stash and die-cutting adorable mug shapes using the Bunny, Chick, and Unicorn Mug Dies. It's like magic watching those shapes pop out – each one a tiny masterpiece waiting to be born!

Mix and Match: 

With a playful spirit, I mix and match patterned paper scraps to create simple backgrounds for my cards. There's something so satisfying about finding just the right combination of colors and patterns to bring each design to life.

Spring Chick Mug Clean & Simple Card by Rick Adkins

Sentimental Touch: 

Now it's time to add a dash of personality to our cards with sentiments from the It's a Par-Tea Stamp Set. Whether it's a heartfelt "You're My Cup of Tea!" or a pun-tastic "Have a Cup of Positivi-Tea" these stamps never fail to bring a smile to my face.

Assembly Time: 

Armed with adhesive and a creative vision, I carefully adhere the die-cut mug shapes and patterned paper strips onto my card bases. The cards begin to take shape before my eyes, each one a testament to the joy of handmade creations.

Finishing Flourish: 

As I add the final touches – perhaps a sprinkle of sequins here, a ribbon bow there – I can't help but marvel at the beauty of simplicity. These clean and simple card designs may be quick to make, but they're bursting with charm and personality.

DIY Spring Cards Using Leftover Scraps!: Video Tutorial:

If you have problems watching the video here on my blog you can always watch it on my YouTube Channel by Clicking here!

(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Spring Mug Clean & Simple Cards by Rick Adkins

Tips and Tricks:

  • Don't be afraid to experiment with different color combinations and patterns – that's where the magic happens!

  • Keep a stash of cardstock scraps on hand for impromptu crafting sessions. You never know when inspiration will strike!

  • Remember to stamp your sentiments before assembling your cards to ensure perfect placement every time.

  • Above all, have fun and let your creativity shine – there are no rules when it comes to crafting!

And there you have it, my friends – DIY Spring Cards Using Leftover Scraps! I hope this tutorial has inspired you to dig into your own stash of materials and create something truly special. Remember, the beauty of crafting lies in the journey as much as the finished product.

So go ahead, grab those scraps, fire up your die-cutting machine, and let your imagination run wild. Who knows what wonders you'll create?

Until next time, happy crafting!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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