Sometimes, the folks who come to my class are skeptical about a card that has more than a touch of white space. My reply? “Embrace the white space.” Usually they end up being happy with the result. This month, we made a card using the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.
I think this may qualify for the world’s easiest card!
Design Notes for Picture Perfect Birthday Card:
I’ve resolved to use more of my Designer Series Papers! I often love them too much and don’t want to cut them up. Not good. For this card, I needed only a 3″ x 4″ piece of the paper. Each piece of this Sweet Soiree Designer Paper is 12″ x 12″ so I got lots of pieces from each sheet! I stamped on a piece of Whisper White with Fresh Fig ink. Stamp first. If you make a mistake, just turn the paper around. You’ll cover it with the Designer Paper. (Not that I think you would make a mistake but….you can tell your friends.) So, stamp, add the paper, then wrap the ribbon around. I like to add my inside snetiment before I complete the assembly. Again, just in case I make a mistake.
And did you notice the cute bow stamp on the envelope? Always good to dress up the envelope.
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I think that the first thing I notice is color. Maybe card colors, clothing, furniture or decor items. So, when I saw that this week’s challenge from Global Design Project was a color challenge, I knew that I would participate. The choice of Coffee Cafe stamp set was totally random!
Isn’t this a great color combination? Here’s the challenge logo. Just click on the image below to go to the site.
Design Notes for Coffee Cafe Card:
One of the first things I did was to look in the Annual Catalog to see what colors were in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Once I saw that Soft Suede was one of the colors, it was an easy decision to use that paper on my card. I stamped the cup, lid and wrapper with Soft Suede ink and cut them out with the Coffee Cups Framelits..And isn’t the shimmery ribbon a fun touch? Finally, I added a little Wink of Stella on the words to make them stand out a bit.
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Can you take just a minute to vote for my card? I’m hoping to land in the top 10. If that happens then in a few weeks, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop.
Just go to this website.
Find my card, #3.
Click on the heart to vote for my card.
It’s as easy as that!
Today I’m again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme this time is love. This past weekend I was with my BFF, Janice and her family. We always have fun together and I always feel so blessed and loved when I am with them. So, it was a no brainer that I would make a card for Janice. The sentiment from Watercolor Words describes her perfectly, “You’re the best”
I love the designer paper on this card and took Kylie’s advice to use it! #LoveItChopIt
I hope you will go on over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. If I am in the top 10 vote getters, I’ll be in a blog hop next month, something I love to do. All you need to do is find my card, and then click on the heart on the upper right hand corner. Here’s the link: Just click here.
Design Notes for Watercolor Words Card:
It was fun making this card! I found a little piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper and cut it down just a bit to fit the layer I was planning. Next, I just did some same color stamping with a flower from the stamp set on the Marian Mist piece of card stock.
The sentiment was stamped with Marina Mist ink and then cut with the Layering Circles Thinlits. I popped it up with some Dimensionals. Finally, I added some rhinestones to echo the glitz in the Designer Paper.
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Remember to vote for my card this week. Here’s the link.
When I need a get well card, I seem to gravitate to the Weather Together stamp set. Some times you want a thinking of you card, other times, you want a get well. Get Well – Weather Together, It just works.
Do you recognize the Designer Paper in the background?
Design Notes for Weather Together Get Well Card:
I always think of Designer Papers as having an A side and a B side. The A side is the one you see often, the headliner. But the B side is the one sometimes overlooked that has many uses. For example the paper I used for this card above looked a bit like rain drops. Perfect! There was another piece that had a sky like look and I used that as well.
I decided to use some Lemon Lime Twist card stock to give a little color to the card front. The umbrella also has a touch of Lemon Lime Twist.
Have you figured out the Designer Paper yet? It’s called Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. The A sides have lots of beautiful flowers and other colorful designs and coordinate with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set. You can find the whole suite of products on page 133 in the Annual Catalog. Here’s a closer look at the paper.
The cloud? From the Tree Builder Punch. It’s meant to be a tree top, but certainly is a legitimate way to make a cloud, don’t you think?
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Hope you are enjoying a great weekend and avoiding storms, wind and snow. We’ve had lots of wind here, a fair amount of rain but no snow! Yea! I’m ready for spring.
I’ve had lots of dogs over my lifetime. We’ve only had one cat, a stray named Mickey. He was quite a character and convinced me that I could, indeed, like cats. Nonetheless, I really surprised myself when I purchased, and liked, the Pretty Kitty stamp set. Really, who doesn’t love kittens? I knew the kittens would make a great sample for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.
Here’s the sketch and link to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday site.
Perhaps you did not notice. I have a new icon on the side bar of my blog page. I’ve been accepted as part of the design team for Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. (Isn’t that a great name?) I’m pretty excited about sharing my work. The blog has different challenges each week, sometimes technique other times they offer a sketch like the one I am showing today.
Design Notes for Pretty Kitty Birthday Card:
When you can’t decide which kitten to use, use all (or most) of them. I stamped three of the kittens and decided to put two on the front and one on the inside.
There are even two more kitten stamps in the set. What a dilemma!
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Hope you are having a great day!