Make It Monday #14 Colour Blocking

Make It Monday #14 Colour Blocking

Colour blocking is a quick and easy way to create cards with some great bold colours.  Once again I’m sharing with you this years new In-colours (Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel and Call me Clover).  Check out another project using these colours HERE

Colour Blocking, Thankful Thoughts

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • PaperWhisper White CS, 2018-2020 Incolour, Thick Whisper White CS
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit, Linen Thread

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8” x 5-5/8” scrap piece
  • 2018-2020 In colour CS – 4” x 3cm (1 for each colour)

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Black Ink. Die cut greeting using Stitched Framelits dies and Big Shot machine
  2. Place each colour strip under each other onto the 3-7/8” x 5-5/8” Whisper white CS using double sided adhesive. Flip over and cut an overhang off
  3. Create a messy string using the Linen Thread and adhere to the bottom right of your colour blocking card front.
  4. Adhere greeting using stampin dimentionals over the messy string
  5. Adhere the colour blocking piece to your card base using double sided adhesive. You’re done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

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Tricks & Tips

  • Change up the stamp set or colours for a different look

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Thank you for stopping by, see you next week for another Make It Monday feature

Make It Monday #13 – “It’s A Beautiful Day”

Make It Monday #13 – “It’s A Beautiful Day”

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card ideas using “Love What You Do” stamp set and coordinating Pattern Paper.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Love What You Do
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Ink
  • PaperShare What You Love, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry CS
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit

Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • Share What You Love DSP – 4” x 5-3/4” piece and 1-3/4” x 5-3/4” piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Black Ink. Die cut greeting using Stitched Framelits dies and Big Shot machine
  2. Stamp the floral image randomly using Rich Razzleberry ink. Stamp the leaf image randomly using Old Olive Ink
  3. Adhere the 4” x 5-3/4” piece of DSP to your card front. Adhere the 1-3/4” x 5-3/4” patterned paper piece to the card front approx. 1” from the right side as shown in picture
  4. Adhere the Greeting panel using Stampin’ Dimensional’s. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


See you next week for another Make It Monday Feature

Weekend Challenge #3

Weekend Challenge #3

This week we have a sketch challenge.  I use to think sketches were hard, but after you’ve done a few they become quite easy and to be honest a sketch is now my go to for inspiration when I need a “Kickstart in my Creativity”

How to Use a Sketch 

Sketches are basically blueprints for your creativity. Sketches are made up of different shapes and elements and are basically an outline to follow.  The purpose of a sketch is to give you inspiration for the layout of your card design.

I’ve stamped the outline image of the flower from Garden Bloom stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink over the top portion of my cardbase.  The bottom portion is 2″ x 5-7/8″ piece DSP from the Garden Bloom DSP pack.

I’ve stamped my greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Rich Razzleberry Ink, and finished my card with some Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Alternative Tips & Ideas

There are different ways you can interpret this sketch try one of the following suggestions

  • Emboss a piece of cardstock with your favourite embossing folder to add texture or your favourite Patterned Paper
  • Change the orientation of the sketch design and create a portrait card
  • Replace the bow for a button

Now it’s Your Turn

Create a project using the sketch above as inspiration.  Add your project to our Facebook Group HERE

Make It Monday #7: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

Make It Monday #7: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

Vellum is a beautiful, versatile and fragile type of paper that can add uniqueness to any project. There are lots of ways to use vellum and today I’m going to share with you just one idea.

I love the  Petal Garden DSP, but I find that it is bright and vibrant, and I sometimes struggle to use it.  So I’ve challenged myself to use it.

I’ve started by selecting different patterns from the Petal Garden DSP, the flowers seemed to be to vibrant and bright for me and took away from the greeting which was my main focus on this card. So I placed a piece of Vellum the same size as the floral piece to soften it a bit.

I stamped my greeting from Thankful Thoughts stamp set and cut it out using the Layering Circle Framelits.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink –Memento Black Ink
  • PaperRich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS, Vellum
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Paper snips, Layering Circle Dies, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry CS – 9” x 4-1/2” (scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase)
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • Petal Garden DSP – small circle piece 4-3/8” x 4-3/8”, Large floral piece 4”x 4”, small floral piece – scrap piece
  • Vellum – 4” x 4”

Directions:

  1. Stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS. Die cut using the layering Circle framelits and Big Shot
  2. Adhere the 4” x 4” large floral piece to the 4-3/8” x 4-3/8” small circle piece leaving equal boarders around all four sides
  3. Place vellum over the top of 4” x 4” large floral piece, adhere the die cut greeting to the bottom right.
  4. Place adhesive behind the greeting piece and stick the vellum over the 4” x 4” large floral piece.
  5. Fussy cut a set of small flowers from the small floral piece of DSP, and adhere to the greeting as shown above
  6. Adhere scattering Rhinestones. You’re done!

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature

Make a Card Monday Challenge #5

Make a Card Monday Challenge #5

Welcome to Make a Card Monday Challenge #5.  Learn more about Make a Card Monday Weekly Challenges HERE 

This week we have a sketch challenge.  I use to think sketches were hard, but after you’ve done a few they become quite easy and to be honest a sketch is now my go to for inspiration when I need a “Kickstart in my Creativity”

How to Use a Sketch 

Sketches are basically blueprints for your creativity. Sketches are made up of different shapes and elements and are basically an outline to follow.  The purpose of a sketch is to give you inspiration for the layout of your card design.

I’ve added the Whole lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the base of my project, this paper pack is my absolute favourite.  My greeting comes from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set and and have been die cut using the Stitched Framelit Dies and Big Shot Machine.

To finish my project I’ve added Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

Alternative Tips & Ideas

There are different ways you can interpret this sketch try one of the following suggestions

  • Emboss a piece of cardstock with your favourite embossing folder to add texture or your favourite Patterned Paper
  • Change the orientation of the sketch design and create a landscape card
  • Replace the Square greeting with a Round Greeting.

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Pick a Pattern

Pick a Pattern

It’s been four (4) years since I started this blog and I’ve shared a lot with you during that time.  Today, I went back to the beginning and found this project, the second blog post I wrote (or lack of)

Birthday Basics, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

I thought it would be fun to recreate this Clean And Simple Card using current Stampin’ Up! product.  The patterned Paper is the star of this project, so I went to my collection of Patterned Papers.

There are so many fabulous papers to choose from and finding one that I was willing to cut up?? Well, that was a challenge also. but I ended up deciding upon “Pick a Pattern” DSP.

Pick a Pattern DSP

I’ve kept my layout the same and change the ribbon from a bow in the original to a faux bow using Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon.  I’m loving all the new ribbon so much that I’m struggling to find a favourite.

My greeting well funny enough I’ve actually used the same Stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments, that was used in my original card. Yep it’s still around.  This set is so versatile it has a greeting for any and every occasion .

Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Pick a Pattern

Tricks & Tips

  • Lay your ribbon across your cardstock to measure the length that is needed.  This will save you using too much ribbon and prevent excess wastage
  • Use glue dots to adhere your ribbon to the back of your cardstock

Video Tutorial

I’ve created a video tutorial on how I created today’s card.  If you’re looking for written instructions you can view them in my original post HERE

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Marble Painting for Cardmakers

Marble Painting for Cardmakers

I recently did a crafting project with my 2 year old daughter Bianca using Marbles and paint to create an abstract art piece.  You can read about it on this link “Marble Painting for Toddlers”  This was such fun activity and wondered if I could do the same technique using re-inkers instead of paint.

Rolled Marbles Background Technique 

I started by add several drops of dye ink refill (one  colour) to a plastic container with a lid. Add several marbles to the container  and close the lid.  Shake the box from  side to side until the marbles are inked.  The ink drops will be replaced by ink  tracks in the container.

Stick the Cardstock to the inside of the lid of  the container, and then close the lid.  Flip the box upside down and shake the  container from side to side so that the  marbles are rolling all over the Cardstock.   Continue until you like the look of the  pattern on the Cardstock.

marble-painting-for-cardmakers

If desired, repeat the process with a  second or third colour of ink, making  sure you clean the container and  marbles in between.  Alternately you  can use a VersaMark ink refill, and then  emboss the marble tracks with clear or iridescent ice embossing powder

marble-painting-for-cardmakers

I wish you could see this card in real life, that shine from the clear embossing powder looks amazing!

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below, how to create a Mabel Painting for Cardmakers

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
Product List

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Sending Smiles Across the Miles

I love clean and simple cards and today’s project is just that.  Simple!  I’ve used the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and stamped both the large and small hot air balloon images in Memento Black ink onto  a scrap piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper (Mint Macaron Pattern).  Then die cut them out using the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit dies.

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

The clouds were stamped in Mint Macaron Classic Ink.  To get the lighter tone, I stamped my image onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto my project. The Balloons are popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Use Those Scraps

Use Those Scraps

What do you do with the odd mix of your extra pieces or scraps of paper, die cuts, random bits of pieces from projects that you accumulate over time.  For me I look for opportunities for these and I challenge myself I also challenge you to come up with ways to use them.

 
I am like the rest of you; I have a couple of boxes of scraps from past projects that have gathered on my desk. There’s a small box of papers and a tin full of random embellishments, a few stamped images and bits of ribbons. These things have been accumulating for months and haven’t made it off my desk and onto a project yet.  So what can I do with these mismatched pieces?

Use those Scraps
Today’s projects started with the need to use some of my ever accumulating scraps of cardstock and patterned paper.  Using my 3/4″ circle punch I cut approx 5-6 circle of each Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and 5-6 circle of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper Scraps from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.

 
I stamped my greeting from ‘Tin of Cards’ Stamp Set in the bottom right hand corner using Black Memento Ink. I’ve adhere my dots randomly across the Cardbase approx 2cm up from the bottom.

Use those Scraps
 To add a bit of interest to the card, I’ve raised the Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise circle up using Stampin’ Dimensionals and stuck the remaining dots using multi-purpose liquid glue. This is a very quick and easy project to reproduce.

 

Use those Scraps

Storing my Scraps

Whether you have the most extensive collection of card-making materials or the most limited, if your supplies are not organised, you will waste a lot of money buying things you forget you have or cannot locate.  

I keep cardstock & patterned Paper scraps together (an envelope for each colour/ paper pack works great) and check these first when you need just a small piece to use in your card design. ​​​​​​​

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Find more ideas on how to use your scraps on the links below

Use Those Scraps

Creating One- Layer Card

Creating One-Layer Card

Card making at it’s simplest is a one-layer card.  While one-layer cards are the simplest form of card making, they can also be very intimidating when you go to create them.  Just one layer – no embellishments, no ribbons, no additional printed papers.  How do you create cards without all your favourite supplies?

The first step in creating a one-layer card is to keep it simple.  Of course the term simple can represent very different styles. Think about a great image and the perfect sentiment and go from there.  Don’t worry about whether your printed paper  matches your ribbon.  In fact, the main supplies you will need for one-layer card creations are usually cardstock, stamps, ink or markers.

Sometimes, coming up with a great clean-and-simple design can be as easy as limiting yourself to fewer—yes, I said “fewer”—supplies. Limitations have a way of sparking the imagination, encouraging you to consider different ways to use what you have; in other words, less can actually be more!

In today’s project I have used the Work of Art Stamp Set, I’ve taken one image and stamped it multiple times onto my project using a rainbow of colours.  The ink colours I have used are Melom Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Blushing Bride.

I wanted to add a bit of bling,  because every card must have some sort of bling, right?  I’ve changed to colour of my rhinestone by colouring them in using a yellow sharpie marker.

One Layer Card

Tricks & Tips

  • Stamp the same image in different colours for repatriation
  • Add colour to rhinestone by colouring in with a Sharpie or permanent marker

Video Tutorial

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


Looking for more project ideas using the Work of Art Stamp Set? Visit my Resource Library for more project ideas.

Gradient Sponged Background

Gradient Sponged Background

Well… I had lost my crafty mojo. To get it back, I decided to dive in and make a lot of different cards using the same technique, Gradient Sponged Background and embossing folders and it worked! 

I don’t normally make a lot of cards at once but  I got carried away. It was kinda of my “healing” from a long struggle of not creating much. I feel so much better! I hope these cards show you that you can take products you have and put them to good use to make a bunch of cards… all with a simple card design.

I have details on what products I used on each card below. On all of my cards I used the super-cool Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

OK, here the colours I used on each card:

 

Love Card:  Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry

Gradient sponged Background

Congrats Card: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Gradient sponged Background

Happy Card: Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo

Gradient sponged Background

Hello Card: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo

Gradient sponged Background

Tricks & Tips

  • Use washi tape or painters tape to get the nice even border around your project
  • If your tape is too sticky wipe your embossing buddy over it to make it less tacky
  • Start sponging off the cardstock and gradually apply colour in a circular motion

View the video below, to see how easy it is to use this technique.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Looking for more sponging techniques? – visit my Resource Library for other great tips and techniques