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Crate Paper – Father’s Day Cards

Hello, CP friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing two Father’s Day cards using the Here+There and Wild Heart collections.

With less than a week left to the big day, I thought that simple cards would be the way to go, especially if you feel inspired to recreate them. Other than a little bit of die-cutting, the rest is pretty much layering of different elements, such as ephemera pieces, stickers, patterned papers and tags.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

For my first card, I used the Here+There collection.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

I started by trimming the card panel to measure 4”x5.5”. I wanted a dark, bold background, so I went with the Check-in patterned paper for its rich brown color. Although this is specifically a travel collection, the variety of patterns and colors works for any type of projects. I layered two additional patterned papers to create sort of a frame for my embellishments. I then went to town with the layering. I knew I wanted to include an interactive element, so I used one of the envelopes in the collection as my first layer. I trimmed a photo of our kids to size, punched a whole at the top, and added some pink ribbon to pull it out of the envelope.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

I love the paper with the colorful scooters! I trimmed it into a banner shape and backed it with the same Check-in patterned paper I used for the card panel. I then layered a tag behind it and one on top. The sentiment comes from the Good Vibes Specialty Cardstock; I think it’s perfect for a Father’s Day card! To finish the card, I fussy-cut a bigger scooter out of the City Views patterned paper to place below the sentiment, added a sticker heart, and adhered the whole panel to my white card base.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

The second card features the Wild Heart collection. I love how bold and masculine it turned out!

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

As always, I started by trimming my card panel to size (this time 4”x5.25”) and creating sort of a frame for my elements. I picked darker colors and geometric patterns, with a pop of yellow to brighten the card up. I then die-cut the letters from the Thrive paper and adhered them on top of three circles cut out of the Electric paper. I think it creates a nice contrast and really makes the letters stand out.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

“The best day” sentiment comes from the Wildly cut apart sheet, while the other two smaller ones are from the Flourish collection. Two tiny blue hearts and some twine wrapped around the card panel added the final touch.

I hope these cards have inspired you to use such amazing collections for Father’s Day cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies – Here+There: Check-in (344336), Photo Op (344329), 6×6 Paper Pad (344342), Envelopes (344348), Ephemera Pieces (344346), 6×12 Stickers (344347), City Views (344330); Good Vibes: Foil On Cardstock (344310); Wild Heart: Wildly (344420), Thrive (344431), Roar (344426), Electric (344421); Flourish: Sentiment Stickers (344401).

Blog · Cards

Crate Paper – Card Duo With Wild Heart

Hello friends! Today I want to share a new set of cards created with the beautiful Wild Heart collection by Crate Paper. I have been enjoying making cards lately, and this collection is just too fun to put down.

Whenever I have scraps of paper left, I try to find different ways to use them. One of the techniques that I love, especially on cards, is paper weaving.

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

For the first card, I built my panel with layers of patterned paper. I cut strips out of the Hustle paper and created the weaved piece before adhering it down. I used foam adhesive in between layers for dimension.

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

Next, I chose the embellishments to go on top. I like incorporating tags on my projects, so I decided to go with the gold-foiled one, to which I added die-cuts and hearts from the sticker sheet. The round chipboard sticker with the sentiment on it completed the card. Easy peasy! It literally took me half an hour to make this card 🙂

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

On the second card, I used the paper weaved piece to create a strip of paper towards the bottom.

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

This card has more elements on it. I layered some leftover leaves that I had embossed for a previous project, die-cuts and chipboard stickers. The opening in the chipboard sticker was the perfect place for the dimensional ribbon. I covered the sentiment that was printed on it with a label sticker and added the “Much Love” one.

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

I then finished the card with some sentiment stickers that I tucked underneath the chipboard piece on the left side.

Card set by @enzamg with @cratepaper #cpwildheart. #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

Sometimes it’s fun to just create simple and easy cards with paper scraps you have in your stash. Have you ever tried the paper weaving technique? I love it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Crate Paper – Wild Heart Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m sharing my very first layout featuring the new, gorgeous Wild Heart collection by Crate Paper. I love the vibrant colors and fun patterns of this line; it is versatile and perfect to document your everyday moments.

The first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box was the stamp set. So many possibilities with it. I really like the mix of big and small leaves, as well as the lovely sentiment in the same handwritten font you find throughout the collection. Here is the layout:

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I decided to heat-emboss some leaves with copper embossing powder as I wanted them to match the warm colors of the other elements. I also stamped a few in a light pink color ink, again to coordinate with the rest of the collection. In order to create a cluster on one side of the photo, I layered the fussy-cut images with die-cuts and stickers. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension. A fun rosette ribbon completed the cluster.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

For the background, I cut the Planted patterned paper somewhat in half, following along the lines of the design and placed it in the top portion of the page. I love all the fun and colorful die-cuts that come in the ephemera pack. Here I layered a few of them behind the photo; I also arranged stickers and the “love” paper clip to form another cluster on the right side.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

The glitter foam stickers are perfect to add sparkly details here and there on your page. I used the “Favorite” sentiment as my title, and added the big butterfly at the bottom to give a “finished” look to the design.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

To balance the layout, I layered a few more elements in the opposite corner of the page; a mix of stickers, die-cuts, foam elements that bring in lots of texture and interest.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to start creating with the new Wild Heart collection.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Wild Heart – Planted (344424), Stamp set (344443), Ephemera Pieces (344436), Glitter Foam Stickers (344438), Paper Clips (344440), Standouts (344439), Stickers (344435).