I'm creating this tutorial just to give you a few ideas. Usually I incorporate stamping into the process, but wasn't as inspired today as I've been doing a ton of stamping lately.
First on the list- get something to drink. I can't get started without chai in the morning.
Then, set up your work area. Think about what utensils you will need. For this project I used: scrap paper, card stock, scissors, bone folder, vintage cards, x-acto blades (make sure it is sharp), ruler and cutting mat.
My husband was nice enough to cut some card stock for me (he's more meticulous than I am). I buy recycled card stock and envelopes. You can also buy pre-folded cards.
Next, look over the materials you have and choose things that catch your eye. Last week I found some vintage cards at an antique shop that was having a mega-sale. Cruise garage sales or flea markets- they often have paper that is very inexpensive for crafting.
I cut out designs, words or pictures that I think would work well. If I have everything pre-cut and ready to go, then I find it easier to decide what elements I'm going to bring together next.
I have a fondness for retro Christmas decorations and cards, but you may not. Choose something that suits your style.
Place all of the images/text you want to use on the paper (pre-glued) to figure out placement. Then, get your glue stick! Be sure to cover back of paper completely.
One of the cards I created today. For this card, I tore two of the piecesof paper to give the card a more textured look. The paper with text was cut with scissors from a vintage Christmas card.