Throwback Thursday Carta Bella Spring Market Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! It’s time for Throwback Thursday! This week, I dug deep into the Closet of Shame to create this Carta Bella Spring Market Card Tutorial. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I used loads of this 2018 collection when it first came out. You can take a peek at those fun projects HERE. I do have a video tutorial for you today, as well as a project tour of the 3 cards I managed to make from the scraps of this happy paper collection.
Carta Bella Spring Market Cards: The Potting Bench
What do you do with the leftover bits and bobs of a favorite paper collection? Do they end up gathering dust in the Closet of Shame? Well, this 6″ x 6″ Potting Bench Easel card is a great way to make something beautiful with those scraps. (If you don’t have the Spring Market Collection in your stash, I’m sure you have something that will work equally well.)
First, lay out all your collection scraps in piles, sorted by pattern and size. I did not have a single complete piece of paper left, but I had a few large scraps, loads of smaller pieces, lots of ephemera cards and a few stickers to work with. Easel cards are a great option when you are trying to use up scraps because the scored panels only measure 6″ x 3″. This allows you to use up those annoying off cuts left over from previous project.
TIP: When a panel is not quite tall enough, or wide enough to cover a card base, try splitting it in half. That’s what I did on the cover of this easel card. I loved the little potting bench and canopy image, but it was an inch too short for my card base. So I split it in half horizontally, spliced in a scrap of the dark floral pattern and created a planter box to cover up the seam.
This trio of tags fits nicely in the planter box pocket. And there’s room on the back of each tag to add a photo or a small note.
The video tutorial will also show you how to add a pocket and tea wallet to the inside of the card.
Live Life in Full Bloom Hybrid Fancy Fold Shaker Card
I’m not sure what to call this card. It is part z-fold, part Joy Fold, part shaker card, part card folio. This used up scraps from my plain cardstock file as well as Spring Market Scraps. I may have to revisit this fun design and share it in a future Throwback Thursday project. What do you think about that?
This resin frame makes a great shaker element! Simply adhere clear acetate to the back of the frame. Then add a couple of layers of foam tape over that. Next, pile up your shaker mix in the area where you plan to place the frame. Finally, remove the liner tape from the foam adhesive and press in place. I just adore a good shaker card!
Here you can see the combination of the Z-Fold Card with the Joy Fold card design. It’s hard to understand here, but you’ll see it in the project share portion of the video.
Again, the smaller panels of the Z-Fold card design allow you to use up smaller pieces of designer paper.
You can even cover the back side of the Z-Fold card. This is a great spot to tuck in a gift card!
Do you ever use the back side of your card? I don’t usually do that. But for this card, I used a bit of a border piece to make a shallow pocket for this tea wallet and demitasse spoon.
Now the card is a gift! How cool is that?
I did make one more little folio with the scraps of this lovely collection. But there were so many photos for this post already, I decided to just share it with you in the video tutorial below. It’s a new twist on the old Four Fold Folio, and it’s really fun.
Let’s Get Our Craft On!
I hope this post will inspire you to break some of your pretty papers out of your Closet of Shame and put them to good use. I know we are all trying to stretch our dollars right now, so using up what we have just makes good sense. If you plan to make this project, please let me know in the comment section below. You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Thanks for stopping by!
*Please note: many of the products I use in these Throwback Thursday posts are no longer available for purchase, so I cannot link to them. Please feel free to substitute collections and items that you have in your own crafty stash. Thanks!
- Carta Bella Spring Market
- Little Birdie Crafts
- Melissa Frances Resin Frame (retired)
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Celery Plaid Ribbon
- micro gingham
- 3/8″ gingham
- 5/8″ plaid
- Celery Plaid Ribbon
- Journey Twine
- Butterfly charm
- Mini Paper Clips
- Foam Tape
- Clear Acetate Sheets
- Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
- Pink Paper Clip and buttons from my stash