I can’t resist a deck of cards. I love the patterns, the waxy coating and how many variations in design there are. I also can’t resist when I find decks for 25 cents each! This was the perfect item to send Stephenie (www.mycraftyadventures.com) for our He Crafts She Crafts blog because cards are cheap and available.
At first I was thinking I would invent a new card game, but I racked my brain and shuffled around (get it!) and couldn’t come up with anything. Finally, BOOM! I used them to mat some art pieces. Stephenie ROCKED this challenge with her GAME TIME PARTY by creating a chandelier up style, an invitation, a utinsil holder AND a banner! I officially fold (see what I did there!) Just a heads up, it can be tricky gluing waxy cards down but I found spray adhesive works really well. I was actually able to try a NEW spray adhesive from one of my favorite companies that you can use INSIDE! Yes, you heard it here first. Spray adhesive for using INSIDE…NO FUMES! It’s out in January and it’s made by………well, you’ll have to wait, won’t you!
(LEAVE A COMMENT and you’re entered to win some goodies from both me and Stephenie)
My playing card art matting. Try gluing them at an angle!
Thought it would be fun to photograph these with a HAND! Get it?! Hand!
I love this banner and utensil jar! Easy and stylish!
She Crafts: Amazing chandelier up style!
She Crafts: The perfect invitation! You GO Stephenie!
Make sure to check out her site and give her some love!
Double stick tape or glue stick
Small piece of art
Colorful paper or card stock
Here’s how, he crafts style:
1. Spray your cards and arrange them on your cardboard.
Lay something flat on top, weight them down so that they dry perfectly flat.
2. Cut out your art and cut a small frame around it using some contrasting paper or card stock. Double stick tape it or glue stick it to the contrasting paper.
3. Adhere it to the cards
4. Arrange in your frame
5. Finish up and hang!
6. Make sure to leave a comment for me and Stephenie and we’ll pick a winner to enjoy a gift box of goodies! I’m including a BIG ASS BOOK OF BLING and Steph has the hookup for some fabulous cutting tools as well. Good luck!