Hi everyone! Nichol here today to share a couple of my favorite ideas on using 3x4 Sn@p! Cards for a traditional 12x12 scrapbook page and a card.
I absolutely love the 3x4 Sn@p! Cards (and the 4x6 Sn@p! Cards, too!) but I don't always want to use them for Life Documented layouts. No worries, these awesome little cards can be used in all kinds of fun, inventive ways!
One of the quickest and easiest ways to use the 3x4 Sn@P! Cards? Simply adhere a 3x4 card to the center of a standard 5.5 x 4.25" card, embellish and you have a great handmade card!
For this Valentine's Day card I took it a bit further and actually used 4 - 3x4 Sn@p! Cards from the Love Sn@p! Set. I used one 3x4 card as the center of my card (and pop of color on this otherwise black and white card) and die cut three others using the heart cut file (sn@p! plane, star, heart by Simple Stories) available in the Silhouette Online Store. Using the grid on the Silhouette cutting mat I was able to arrange the heart in the Silhouette Software so that the red text on the largest heart would cut and be part of my design.
Here's a look at the cards after I die cut them. Notice that I used the "B" sides or back sides of most of these, even the red one used as the center of my card. I seem to gravitate towards "B" sides of most patterned papers so it's no surprise I like the back sides of the Sn@p! Cards as well!
To make the die cuts stand out a bit, I die cut each of the hearts from solid black cardstock, slightly offset each and adhered them to my card with foam adhesive.
I customized the banner sticker by cutting part of the design off as well since the colors didn't match the design of my card.
I love that the background 3x4 red card is a subtle tone on tone "xoxo" and doesn't overpower the heart embellishments!
For my layout share today, I used eight 3x4 Sn@p! Cards to create the collage effect on this page about my youngest son.
I am currently addicted to creating, what I like to refer to as "mini canvases", on my 12x12 traditional scrapbook page layouts! In this instance, I took the 3x4 cards and added photos, embellishments, trimmed some smaller, etc. to create a collage look that is on trend and oh so fun! Breaking down the layout into smaller "pieces" makes it easy to implement any number of 3x4 cards into one space creating an overall large design!
I also included a couple of die cuts into my page. The awesome frame (awesome, sn@pshot & good stuff polariods by Simple Stories) available from the Silhouette Online Store and the open circles 3x4 card (I trimmed mine down to fit the design) from www.kerribradford.com.
Simple Stories Products Used:
- Sn@p! Love 3x4 Cards
- Sn@p! Him 3x4 Cards
- Sn@p! Her 3x4 Cards
- Sn@p! Love Stickers
- Sn@p! Him Stickers
- Sn@p! Everyday Stickers
- Sn@p! Stickers Icons
- Sn@p! Say Cheese Chipboard
- Daily Grind Collection Kit
- Say Cheese Collection Kit
- Vintage Bliss Collection Kit
- Daily Grind 6x6 Paper Pad
- Daily Grind Brads
- sn@p! plane, star, heart by Simple Stories (Silhouette Cut File)
- awesome, sn@pshot & good stuff polariods by Simple Stories (Silhouette Cut File)
I hope that these ideas have inspired you to try using your 3x4 Sn@p! Cards in new ways. Thanks for hanging out with me today!