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Welcome to Day 2 of my World Card Making creations.  How are you celebrating?  Why not come celebrate the creativity of handcrafted cards by participating with me in one of the below events

Between 1 -6 October I will be posting a card with a video tutorial for you to create at home.

Today’s card features a technique using die cutting, with die cutting being such a popular part of card making these days, I felt it would be good to focus on clean and simple card created with the help of dies. And I think you will love what I have to show you!

Die cutting is perfect for clean and simple designs, thanks to the crisp, clean lines this cutting method offers. Also, there are many eye-catching techniques you can do with little effort, thanks to die cutting.

Today’s card is bold and so very creative! In this video I will shares tips on creating a repeated design to make a clean and simple design.

Starburst  Sayings, Square Framelits

Tips & Tricks to Note

  • When using a bold, clear stamp, place a piece of craft foam under your cardstock to provide just a little bit of give to your stamping surface. This will help you achieve a crisp, clear image.
  • To ensure that you don’t have any lint or dust on your stamp that could mar your stamped image, stamp the image a few times on scrap cardstock before moving on to your card.

Directions

    1. Tape the Square Framelits dies together with washi tape to create a nested frame.  Turn frame on an angle (diamond shape facing you) and measure 1″ from the center of the frame on either side.  Place one piece of washi tape on each side of the die at 1″ mark to help you position your cardstock with the die.  You should have 2″ between tape pieces
    2. Cut various colours of cardstock at 2″ wide strips. and position between the tape guides on the nested dies. Secure each using washi tape.
    3. Die cut cardstock using dies and big shot.  Remove die cut pieces from the die.  Repeat until all colours have been cut
    4. Arrange multi-colour chevrons on a large strip of washi tape (sticky side up) You will want to put the pretty side down onto the tape.  Set aside
    5. Fold your piece 21 x 15cm piece of Whisper White CS in half to create a card base (15 x 10.5cm)
    6. Stamp your greeting in the bottom left hand corner using stazon black ink
    7. Apply stampin’ dimentionals to each chevron. Turn the sticky strip over (sticky side down) and adhere chevron down.
    8. Remove washi tape.  You’re Done!

Folded Petals Card

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrate the creativity of handcrafted cards and the personal connection that they forge between friends and family. Participate with me in making and keeping personal connections by

Between 1 -6 October I will be posting a card with a video tutorial for you to create at home.

However you choose to participate, join the world in making a card, and celebrate your unique creativity!

Today’s card features and idea for “Simple Embellishments”  These embellishments can be simple to make or just result in a clean look.  Either way, these embellishments will be helpful in creating a clean and simple card.

Dictionary, Bakers TwineDictionary, Bakers Twine

Here are some tips I find helpful when creating a simple embellishments:

  • Look for ways to simplify or minimize complex embellishments.  For example, instead of including three intricately folding flowers, consider using only one.  Or if the folded flower usually uses three colours, reduce it to one colour or tones of one colour (monochromatic)
  • Add embellishments creatively. Try to find ways to use an embellishment in a new way. For example, you could braid strands of baker’s twine to create a simple “rope”.
  • Sometimes the easiest way to make an embellishment simple is to isolate it like as I have done in my card below.

First up is a card I created that demonstrates a clean and simple embellishment. With a few punch circles and a pinch of time, you can create this great flower that is perfect for a window card.

TIPS for Folded Petals Card

  • Create a template for folding all of the punched circles. This will help you create uniform pieces.
  • When adhering the folded pieces to the card, gently place them first (don’t press the adhesive down permanently). If they are lightly adhered, you can reposition them easily. Once placed how you want them, then press the adhesive down firmly.
  • There are many parts to this card. However, I would still consider this a Clean and Simple card because the most complex part of the card (the flower) is isolated by the window and the remaining areas of the card are quite “empty.”

DIRECTIONS

      1. Punch a 1″ circle out of cardstock.  Fold over 2 sides as shown in the video.  Cut off flaps
      2. Using the template created in step 1, punch and fold six 1″ circles out of patterned paper
      3. Cut and fold card (15 x 10.5cm) from Crumb Cake CS.  Cut 2 1/2″ circle window in front using circle framelits and bigshot
      4. Stamp background using Dictionary stamp set in VersaMark Ink over left side of card as shown
      5. Punch outer corners of card using corner rounder, Cut Whisper White CS, 14.2 x 9.8cm and round two right corners.  Adhere to inside of card
      6. Adhere the six folded petals inside the circle
      7. Tie Bakers twine around the top and bottom of card as shown in the photo.  Draw white dashed lines around the circle window
      8. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of cardstock cut out and adhere to the inside of the card.  You’re Done!

Come back tomorrow where I show you a creative way to use your framelits to create a clean and simple card.  Plus my 12 weeks of Christmas projects will begin tomorrow also, along with some blog candy.

Farewell to Hello Lovely

Today we farewell Hello Lovely

Here are a couple of cards I have made using this set

Georgous Grunge, Hello Lovely Georgous Grunge, Hello Lovely, Washi Tape

 

This what the full set looks like

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Lots of ThanksSupplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Lots of Thanks
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana, Primrose Petals
  • Paper: Whisper White CS

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This card I used Snowflake Soriee which is available in the carryovers flyer.  this set is available for 25% off TODAY is the last day to purchase yours

Snowflake Soiree

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Snowflake Soriee
  • Ink: Pool Party, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse Class Ink
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White CS, Winter Frost DSP
  • Accessories:  Bone folder, SNAIL Adhesive, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Regals Buttons

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