Monday, February 21, 2011

NEW | Card Keepers

Do you keep cards from special occasions because you can't bear to throw them away?

Do you store your cards in drawers and shoe boxes because you don't know what to do with them?

If you answered yes to the above, I have the answer for you. Scrapware's Card Keepers are exactly what you need!  Card Keepers measure 6"x8", so are big enough to hold most cards. They consist of a front and back piece in chipboard.  The cards are held in place using a ring or ribbon, or whatever you choose. The bigger the fastener, the more cards your Card Keeper will hold.

I have used Scrapware's new Arch Window card keeper to house all of my wedding cards (that have been sitting in a shoe box for nearly 10 years!). I now feel they've been given the respect they deserve.  I have covered the front in Pink Paislee patterned paper, then cut through the arch. You could leave the windows open to view the cards underneath, however I chose to stick a Basic Grey doily underneath. I then added some more Scrapware chipboard to the front to finish off.
The back of the card keeper has been covered in Scribble Scrabble patterned paper, and a little more of the Basic Grey doily.  A cream ribbon has been threaded through a ribbon slide and adhered to the back.  One of Scrapware's new Doily Frames has been added to finish.
Scrapware's new Doily Frames come in two pieces...the frame, and a chipboard circle inner.  I detached the frame, coloured it with markers and added a little glaze.
I then created a spiral rose using the inner circle, so there was no waste!  Scrapware's chipboard can easily be cut with scissors and rolled. The end result is a lot sturdier, which is great when using it for an off the page project. I then adhered the spiral rose to the centre of one of Scrapware's Marilyn Blooms. The petals of the flower have been turned up to give even more dimension. Also featured on the front of the Card Keeper is Scrapware's new Foliage shapes (there are four to a sheet!).
At the bottom of the Card Keeper, I have used Scrapware's new Iron Gates. They are super cute and intricate, and they fit perfectly across each of the windows on the front.
Products used:
CK03 Card Keeper - Arch Window
CH450 Iron Gate No. 1 (small)
CH464 Foliage (large)
CH463 Doily Frame No. 3 (small)
LB27 Marilyn Blooms
CH82 Keys

Also available in Scrapware's Card Keeper collection are one window (CK01) and three window (CK02) card keepers.
Now, I know what to do with all of my cards...time to tackle Christmas, birthdays, Mother's Days...the list is endless!

These new products and much much more, will be available on the Scrapware website soon!

Cheers, Lis.


  1. What an awesome idea and great project Lisa, love it!!