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Hybrid Cards – Mix Fancy With Funky

February 23rd, 2010 by Avital

Hybrid Cards - Mix Fancy With Funky

I was looking at Shimelle’s new kit: Write It Down Ornate Frames, which “aired” today on Two Peas In A Bucket, and thought it would be just perfect for making a bunch of hybrid cards.

At first I thought to edit them on photoshop, add the greeting with one of my gazillion fonts, print out, add a ribbon, or some gems and call it a day. A great way to make a bunch of coordinating classic cards.

Then I thought, lets take it up a notch… It would be really cool to mix Shimelle’s beautiful, classical, traditional ornate frames with some funky patterned papers and a funky – non-traditional – design, and that’s exactly what I did.

I hope you like it and will give it a try. (Shimelle’s kit costs just 99 cents…)

Step by Step Instructions

Hybrid I Love You Card

  1. Use a photo editing program to lay the frame on the right side of a letter size document. Size it to measure 4″ by 5¼”. Print out the document on textured white cardstock, using the borderless settings of your printer.
  2. Cut the cardstock in half – to 5½” and fold in half at 4¼” to create a standard size card.
  3. Print out Creativity Prompt’s free classic journaling tags on plain non-textured cardstock. Cut out one of the tags and cut off about an inch from its right edge.
  4. For the letters I used plain and glittered fun foam that I cut with my Cuttlebug, using QuicKutz Moonlight dies, and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multi glue you can also use American Crafts Thickers.
  5. Adhere the journaling tag to the bottom right edge of the card using foam squares.

Hybrid Thanks Card

  1. Use a photo editing program to lay the frame on the right side of a letter size document. Size it to measure about 3½” wide (keep its proportions). Print out the document on textured white cardstock, using the borderless settings of your printer.
  2. Cut the cardstock to 5¼” by 4″.
  3. Use a craft knife to cut off the oval center of the frame.
  4. Cut a textured yellow cardstock to 8½” by 5½” and fold in half at 4¼” to make a standard size card.
  5. Cut a piece of a funky patterned paper at 3½” by 3½”.
  6. Lay the printed cardstock on the yellow card base and trace the oval window with a pencil. Adhere the patterned paper where the window will lay, over the pencil marks.
  7. For the letters I used plain and glittered fun foam that I cut with my Cuttlebug, using QuicKutz Moonlight dies, and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multi glue you can also use American Crafts Thickers.
  8. Adhere the printed cardstock with foam squares.
  9. Adhere the hearts. I Cut the heart with a Cuttlebug die from the glittered fun foam. (I used a VERY old punch for the small heart)
  10. Adhere the button (I would have used a yellow button if I had one…) with a couple mini glue dots.
  11. Adhere the line of yellow gems below the greeting.

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If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment here, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share :)


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2 Comments to “Hybrid Cards – Mix Fancy With Funky”

  1. I love these my friend ;-)

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