I have some quick cards up today on the Kerri Bradford Studio blog.
I was feeling a big burnt out on layouts after finising up all of my CHA projects, so quick and easy cards were exactly what I needed for a quick project.
I recently picked up these 6x6 paper pads from Basic Grey, so I decided to work with those for my cards. I love the smaller scaled patterns for card making, although they also work great for layouts.
I though the polaroid frames from the Sliders kit would be a great starting point for all of the cards. I sized them to fit the front of a standard sized card. I did have to stretch the frame up a tiny bit (making it taller) to make it fit the card front perfectly.
Then I went through Kerri's kits and picked out some words that would work good for card sentiments, and also a few basic shapes like the butterfly, flower, and house. I arranged four polaroid frames on my cutting mat at one time, adding in the sentiments on the side of the frames or even in the center of the frames, keeping in mind that I was cutting from 6x6 pieces of paper.
I then laid four different 6x6 patterned paperson my mat and let the Cameo do it's thing.
On this first batch, I didn't cut anything from the center of the frames, thinking I might switch the papers around and add a different patterned paper square to the center of each frame. I ended up leaving the centers empty, with the white card base showing.
I cut my card bases from white textured cardstock, and spritzed the front of each with some brownish misting spray.
I adhered a polaroid frame to each card, and then coordinated a sentiment and a shape from all of the ones that I had cut. I did add some tiny alpha stickers to a few cards to complete my sentiments.
And then I finished off each card (with the exception of the house) with a threaded button. Easy peasy, and now I have a nice assortment of cards to add to my stash for quick giving.