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How to Make Cards.

Some nights you may not feel like taking out all your scrap supplies and pictures but you still want to create something. A good solution is to make some cards. Cards take less thinking and time then doing a scrapbook page. And you can often get a whole bunch done in one sitting. Cards are used for all occasions; birthday, thank you, anniversary, etc. Everyone enjoys receiving a card especially if it is hand made and it looks like the person spent time making it. To make a card, cut a 8 1/2x11 piece of paper in half so it measures 5 1/2x8 . Use a scoring blade to score at about 4 . Then fold in half. Use scrapbook supplies you would use while scrapbooking to decorate the front like patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, just to name a few. Another great tool to use is a quote book. Find a quote to go along with the subject of the card and include it either in the outside or the inside of the card. It is nice to make more then one of the same card so that you won't have to make one every time you need one. It's good to have a supply. A way to organize your supply of cards is to get a shoebox and place dividers in it with all the different card titles (i.e. birthday, anniversary, etc.) Also, keep the appropriate size of envelope in the box so that they are always on hand. Card making can be just as fun as scrapbooking. If you get one great idea for a card, you can make a lot of the same cards. And you can even take that idea and change it to do another subject, just change some of the elements. Try card making one night instead of scrapbooking and see what you come up with!

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