Creating Cards with Carta Bella's Flora No. 1

The florals in the latest Carta Bella collection may have made my heart beat a little faster when I first saw them. Then, I realized that I had no idea how to use them in my scrapbooking.

Then, it came to me: cards.

If I'm being honest with you, I've never made a handmade card before but the sentiments in the collection's stamp collection implied that this collection was just made for it. Plus, May is full of special occasions - graduations, Mother's Day, and what feels like an awful lot of birthdays.

I created two cards but with just the collection kit, I could have created dozens - for each of those collections. I chose to go with a 3.5x5 card as well as a 4x6.

For the first, I took one of the collection's journal cards and layered it with florals and stripes. I also covered the back of the folding card in a pink pattern.

I attached the top layers of the card to the base using dimensional foam stickers to give it some added depth.

I also created a matching envelope with my Stampin' Up punch board. There's just something so fun about floral envelopes. As you'll see later this month, they're kind of my favorite.

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I kept things even simpler for the second card. I used one of the collection's 4x6 cards and added a few rose gold brads as accents. I also lined the left hand side of the card with a gold and white striped border stick that came on the 12x12 Sticker Sheet.

Wouldn't this design be darling for a graduation card?

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If you have your own occasions to celebrate this month, you can get Flora in the April Lilli shop as the featured collection for 20% off this month. But, while you're there, be sure to stock up - April is actually offering 20% off the entire shop in celebration of National Scrapbooking Day.


In 2017, I am serving as a member of the April Lilli Design Team. You can see my spreads created with products from the April Lilli shop here and see spreads from other design team member's on April's blog.