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A Flash in the Pan?

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.


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