Flash cards have been around for a very long time, since the 1830’s actually! They were paper phonic cards, created by Favell Lee Mortimer to use in early literacy education and I have to say, I remember using them in school! When things clearly got financially difficult in my infant school we had an empty tobacco tin with handwritten words on strips of card, which is a little wired thinking on it now as I have similar tins, full of words now!
Anyway, I am getting side-tracked!
As with many paper items, we junk journal creators love a Flash card! BUT how do we use them? Well, I don’t like to use my originals and they are tucked away in a draw. I did make a kit so I can print and use whenever I like. I will add a link at the bottom if you want to take a look.
I am going to share a few VERY simple ways to use them now.
First is probably the easiest way, and you do not even need to sew if you don’t want to. For this, I simply added a tiny tab so that the card can be added to a pocket or tuck spot. They also work great in the slot pockets if they are small cards!
This time I used two sizes to make a dangle, adding eyelets and ball chain. This is a great way to have fun pairing words!
This set of three, I added some nature-themed stamps. I did it using my stamping platform to get a good print.
I really loved how the stamping looked, so I had a bit of fun with the Cat stamps for these cards.
Not only can you use the cards as the base for a paper cluster, but you can also add it to clusters you already have. I have a lot of these made ready to add to journal pages and tags. They also make a great large tuck spot.
This one I did not glue down, so the card can also be used as a tuck spot.
I know this is a short post but, as I was making these for my stash, I thought I would share how I am using them!
I would LOVE to see how you use them.
Take care all.