This week at Whimsical Wednesdays we were challenged to use our scraps. This is something I definitely need to work on! I have a huge box of cardstock scraps right next to my desk but I almost always forget to reach for them. Well, this weekend was my dad's birthday and I knew that I wanted to make one of the tri-fold cards from the Cricut Just a Note cartridge; I had never made a staggered tri-fold card before but I knew the smaller cuts would be the perfect opportunity to use up some of my scraps.
First I chose my color scheme and rustled through my scraps to find a few pieces of cardstock I thought would work.
The cuts that come on this cartridge are pretty basic so I tinkered with the sizing and layering so that I could cut as many layers as I wanted and build up a good bit of dimension.
I also created a inside layer for my note and used a very aggressive inking technique for this project.
I couldn't resist a little bling...
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Cricut cartridge: Just a Note
Paper: The Paper Studio - Birthday Extravaganza and Recollections cardstock