Those gorgeous paper pads, filled with so many sheets of themed coordinating cardstock, are really hard to pass up at the craft store – especially with a coupon in hand. All those yummy patterns and colors – I just want to put them all together in one project. This kind of strippy striped background is one of my favorites whenever I want to make a batch of notecards.
I bought this small pad of cream and black cardstock a while ago – it has elegant designs with fuzzy flocked accents. I put it away in a bin and promptly forgot about it, as I am wont to do. I came across it the other day and decided to slice up a sheet of each pattern into strips of random widths, then tile the strips together with double-stick tape for a set of 5″ square notecards to sell in a holiday craft boutique this past weekend. I added a sheet of plain white paper inside the black folded cards for writing on, and stamped/heat-embossed my website URL in white on the back.
I love the black and cream color combo – which is probably why I discovered I also had this nice sheet of small black and cream sentiment stickers in my stash. These cards were quick to make, they look great and bonus – they sold quickly! Craft your stash back into cash, baby – that’s how we do it!