Smash Your Stash - Smart Greeting Cards from Leftover Scraps

Ref: C3128908

What can you do with all the pieces of patterned paper and card left over from other projects? On this course we will look at some unusual ways we can use them to create beautiful and unique greeting cards. Your scraps can be large or small, from the same paper pad or just the same colour or a contrasting colour it doesn’t matter as our aim is to 'smash your stash' and use up your scraps.

Course aim

Provide a way of using the scraps from other projects to create unique card fronts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create at least 2 projects that reflect your creativity.
  • Measure and cut patterned papers to specific sizes and shapes to create designs.
  • Use a colour wheel to select contrasting colour schemes.
  • Identify 3 ways to embellish and enhance your projects
  • Access Zoom and Canvas course materials for this course.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

If you are a paper crafter I’m fairly sure you have all that you need - saved scraps from various projects. Pre-bought card bases or card stock to create them, glue, scissors, pencil, eraser, embellishments and sentiments.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Smash Your Stash - Smart Greeting Cards from Leftover Scraps


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