{Joker’s Wild} Card Wednesday

Has your embellishment stash dealt you a bad hand lately?  Tired of seeing…and using…the same old bits ‘n pieces on your layouts?  Well, it’s time for an overhaul, ladies!

The solution to your problem could be waiting for you in your junk drawer!  (Everybody has a junk drawer, right?)

 What am I talking about?  A deck of playing cards!

I’d bet that we all have some somewhere in our house (check the junk drawer).

They’re so versatile…you can use the front, the back, you can cut them horizontally, vertically and diagonally and stick them wherever you need a little something extra on your layout.

 Here are the cards I have:

 I found the round playing cards at a flea market for .50!  Love the martini on the front…perfect for a future Girls Night Out layout!  In addition to a standard deck, I also have a Marcella by K Alpha Deck.  These aren’t playing cards, but cards that were made as a scrapping embellishment.  I love them, and have used them often.  They’re the same size as a playing card, 2.5”x3.5”, which makes it easy to mix and match the two.  I did exactly that on this layout:


Don’t forget about UNO, Old Maid, and Go Fish.  Go to the dollar store to see their selection.  You can also find other novelty playing cards in lots of different colors, sizes and even shapes.  I saw some shaped like a flip flop once!

              Don’t fold under the pressure of finding new embellishments.  Playing cards could be your ace of spades, and will make you a Scrappin’ Queen!!

Make it work!


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6 Responses to {Joker’s Wild} Card Wednesday

  1. Lori S says:

    Oh my gosh – I am just finishing up a birthday album that I used playing cards for embellishments! Great minds think alike!

    Your layout is fantastic!

  2. Lulo says:

    Oh Lori, I’d love to see some of your pages! Show us!

  3. jiller85 says:

    This is a great idea and layout!!! I would be a little prejudice since it is my son….But like always Lu you do great work!

  4. Joyce says:

    Brilliant idea!!……gonna check out my junk drawer LOL

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