Welcome to Celebrate December at Elle's Studio! We are so excited to start out the month with our annual event - we are interrupting our current blog schedule to bring you 25 days of holiday inspiration, projects, layouts, challenges, sketches, and gift ideas from many talented designers. So, make sure to check our blog every day for prizes, giveaways, and inspiration!
I want to personally thank Jenni Hufford for coordinating this event and for all the work she has put into it! I also want to thank all the amazing contributors that will be contributing throughout the month - you guys are going to love what we have in store for you!
Today I'm going to share with you my favorite type of cards to make! I call these "bits and pieces cards" because they hold so many cute and little bits and pieces!
Before I start, I gather up any extra scraps and tags that I have left over from other projects - or pieces I've saved because I though they would fit perfectly on these. To start, I back my card base (8.5 x 5.5 inch paper folded in half) with a piece of patterned paper. Then, I cut some kraft paper to 5 x 3.5 inches and center those on top of the patterned paper. Then, take a black pen and draw a line down the middle, and two going the opposite direction. It's okay if they aren't centered or perfectly straight - that's what adds character to the card and makes it so cute! Instead of using a black pen, you could use a sewing machine to do stitching!
Now, all that is left to do is to fill the squares with different pieces! You can use tags, papers, punches, wood veneers, ribbon, etc. The possibilities are endless! And, not only are these cards fun to make, but they are pretty easy, too! There aren't any rules with the grid - you can see that on a couple of them, some pieces took up two squares! So much fun!
I also get to share a sneak peek with you today from our December kit! These kits go on sale on the 10th of each month at 8:00 am PST and are limited edition! If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do :) On the 10th they are just $9.99 for our launch day special, and then after that they go to regular price of $11.99. We will also be restocking a limited amount of our wood veneers for the launch!
This is going to be a really fun kit and perfect for your holiday scrapbooking projects!
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