Want to use your special glimmer paper as a mat but don’t want to cover it all up and waste it?
Poinsettia Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Gold Glimmer Paper: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Evening Evergreen card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Before we dive into tips for making the most of your glimmer paper, I wanted to give you a quick tip for the die I used on the front of this card: because it has a very detailed border around it, I found it easiest to add my card stock to an adhesive sheet first and then cut with the die. Run your sandwich through your machine a couple of extra times to make sure you get a good cut and then your label will be just like a sticker so you won’t have to fuss with adding tape or glue to the back!
In this video, I’ll give you a quick tip for making the most of your papers!
Glimmer Paper Saving Tips:
- First, cut the paper to the size that you want to use as a mat.
- Then you can use a punch or dies to cut shapes out of the middle! Just be sure to stay far enough away from the edges so the cut-outs will be underneath your top paper.
- Now you have extra gold pieces to use on your card front and perhaps even a few more cards!
Ever wonder what to do on the inside of your cards?
Here’s what I did on the inside of this Christmas card…
Small strips of patterned paper are perfect for decorating the inside of your cards, and that’s a BONUS “make the most of your paper” tip!
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I hope you’ll give one of these tips a try on your next card.
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I always enjoy your cards. Thank you for your tips and ideas.
Thank you so much Karen! I’m so glad you enjoy my cards and hope they inspire you to make your own.
Thanks for the info !
You’re welcome, Jean, I hope you found it useful!