This post follows on from the previous post Ways with Small Card Toppers – those small “extra” toppers that is found on many sheets of card toppers now.
Use with Die Cuts
Many dies come in sets with up to 7 dies in a set and range from simple shapes to more intricate dies such as the Spellbinders Card Creator Tranquil Moments used in the card below.
These die sets of dies can be used individually or combined. If I was to use the full set alone, without further embellishment it would look a bit odd but often the smallest die in the set is just that – really small. I know it needs an extra something. Perhaps a small stamp? Or a die cut or punched flower? Or how about one of the small card toppers left over on the sheet?
This 5 x 7 inch card uses the full set of Tranquil Moments including the tag. The small round card topper placed in the centre of the mat and layered dies just finishes it off nicely. Instructions to make this card can be found in the Craftsite Gallery.
A Delightful Surprise
Here’s another idea. This card was made by Mary.
Mary used a 6 x 6 inch card blank in ivory and the matching insert paper. First she embossed the front of the card using the Embossalicious Swirl corner. Using the inset paper and a spare piece of Stardream Quartz paper Mary die cut 2 ivory and 1 quartz book pages using the Marianne Creatables Open Book plus, again using the ivory insert paper, some ivy using the Marianne Creatables Ivy and a small butterfly using the Memory Box Pippi Butterfly. The butterfly is decorated with 3mm pearls and Mary added a tassel from her stash.
But what’s this got to do with using small card toppers? Well, when the recipient opens the pages of the book………..
The card topper is nestled in the pages. This card topper is one of the smaller ones found on the Marianne Tiny’s Country Garden 1 sheet.
So now when you’ve used all the larger card toppers on a sheet don’t throw the sheet away or put it in your stash – use them to make more cards. It’s surprising how many more cards you can make.