Card Making · Friendship

A Card for Friends Who Brunch With You

Pancakes, French toast, coffee, tea (or chocolate milk), hash browns, and more. Who doesn’t love brunch on the weekend?

Here is a card we made “just because” we love brunch. As friends, we love to have brunch with family and friends. Brunchtime truly makes for the best conversations. I have a feeling I will be making more cards related to all things breakfast and brunch.

At this point in our crafting journey, we don’t have any metal die cuts. We don’t have many stamp sentiments either. So we like to upcycle cards and use a hodgepodge of random scrapbook paper we’ve bought or collected over the past month. Because we didn’t have a relevant sentiment, we just typed “Brunch Buds for Life” on Microsoft Word and printed it on paper.

We glued it to the card and later realized we were a bit heavy handed with the glue. Lessoned learned: we now know not to use Elmer Glue on thin white copy paper for projects like this as it may leave indentations. Yikes! We kept calm and crafted on anyway.

For the background, we punched out a few white flowers from a few off-white cardstock scraps. We glued it against the white background. Later we noticed one of the white flowers was a different shade of white than the others. You live and learn (again!).

We added mugs of coffee to complement the pancakes on the card. As a way to maximize the use of the We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board, we tried to use some of its paper punch features to cut out these cut handles. Of course, maybe it would have been easier to just cut it out myself!

As time went on, we realized this card was looking more kitschy as time went one. So we decided…might as well go extra on this! We decided brunch queens and kings need a crown. We punched out a snowflake using our snowflake paper punch and cut it in half. Viola, a crown! Add some gem or pearl stickers for interest and dimension. No turning back at this point. Go gaudy all the way!

Brunch pancakes and coffee make us feel like queens!

Okay, this card was more of a fun experiment in using cardstock to make shapes to create a thematic story about brunch. Or maybe it was something we wanted to do because it’s Saturday morning we are hungry.

Either way, I don’t think this will be the last card on the matter.

Any brunch or breakfast addicts out there?

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