Thanks to a crafty evening invite, I got a rare chance to make a couple of A5 cards, plus I was handed a cup of tea and a homemade chocolate chip cookie for good measure!
The first one was made using one of my favourite paper ranges, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love. The background card is Colorcore Rustic Cardstock, on top of that is a piece of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper. The centre of the card is made up of a Bazzill Bracket Cardstock Diecut. Simply place the diecut onto a piece of Bazzill Java cardstock and then cut around the edges. Using Ranger Distress Antique Linen Ink and a piece of sponge, rub some ink around the edges of the diecut to give some nice shading. Next, tie a piece of string around the centre of the card. Mount the diecut on foam pads and stick down as shown. Finish off the centre of the card with an Earth Love Chipboard icon from the Ready Set Chipboard Pack. The "congrats" word is from a stamp I had in my own stash.
The second card is a lift of a scrapbook layout I saw on Keisha's blog. The background of the card is an A5 piece of Bazzill Thunder Cardstock, a smaller piece of Bazzill Raven Cardstock and a smaller piece of Bazzill White Textured cardstock stuck down onto an A5 card blank. The butterflies are cut using the Making Memories Slice Machine with the Vintage Findings card. I cut two 2" butterflies from Bazzill Vellum and then two 2.5" ones from Bazzill Black Smooth Cardstock. First I stamped the vellum butterflies with black ink, you could use any type of pattern you have in your stamp collection e.g. dots, script etc. I joined them to the black butterflies with a single stitch of white thread. The smaller butterflies were stamped from an Inkadinkado stamp I had in my stash. Finally I finished the card using the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the Hero Arts Message Bubbles Stamp pack.