Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!
Today I’m sharing one of the Daisy Delight cards that we made in Card Club this month. This one is super easy! It features unusual angles and a trendy color scheme. I used the sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.
For my Card Club, I design 5 projects and try to focus on one stamp set, coordinating designer series paper, and a limited number of ink colors. I want my customers to see all the variation they can create with just a few supplies. This month, we used the Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
The Daisy image was stamped twice with Tranquil Tide ink onto Whisper White card stock, then punched out. To create the angled edge, I simply placed a ruler and drew the lines before cutting. The “Thank You” sentiment was stamped along the angled edge in Tranquil Tide ink. A few of my club members chose to leave the sentiment off so that they could use it for a different occasion.
As a finishing touch, I scattered a few Clear Faceted Gems onto the front of the card.
The Card Club tutorial will be available in the blog sidebar tomorrow. It includes all the measurements, so you don’t have to figure it out for yourself. My customers really enjoyed this class and the simple beauty of these cards. I hope you do, too!
Most of my regular blog readers know that in addition to my crafting, I also work as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Therefore, I am always interested in anything that can help my family, friends, and patients. We have used essential oils in our practice sporadically for over 10 years. However, I’ve decided within the past year to really learn more about using oils and implementing them into our everyday lives.
So yesterday, I posted the picture above to show some of the roller bottles that I have made to get us ready for back-to-school. Let’s just say there was a good response to the post and a lot of questions that were difficult to answer with just a comment. I promised to share the instructions for making the roller bottles and the exact “recipes” that I used for each formula.
I think my crafty mojo decided it needed an end of summer vacation. I’ve got so many new goodies to play with in my stamp room, but unfortunately I’ve had no time or energy to speak of lately. This always tends to happen when life gets hectic and I’ve found a few tips that help with getting my mojo back . I’ll be sharing those tips at the end of this post, but my first tip is to attempt a simple project. I find that picking a single stamp set that I haven’t used and pairing it with a sketch is a great way to start. For today’s card, I’m using the Coffee Cafe photopolymer bundle and the 300th sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker. I might partake in the occasional cappuccino, but that’s about it. However, this stamp set is absolutely adorable and hard to resist. I love the coordinating Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and there will even be an additional stamp set to coordinate with the dies coming in the Holiday catalog. You’ll definitely want to add it to your wish list!
As you can see, the layout is very simple. The card base is Crumb Cake card stock. The layers of designer series paper measure 2″ x 4-3/4″ and 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. I accented the card with a corrugated heart, a Garden Green enamel heart, and some linen thread. The larger coffee cup was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake (cup) and Early Espresso (lid), then die cut with the Big Shot. If you are wondering about the smaller cups, they were simply die cut directly from one of the patterns in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. You’ll find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.
I’d love to hear from you. What do you do to get your creative juices flowing? Leave me a comment below.
I should have at least one more post for you this week. Don’t forget to check out the BOGO sale on Facebook. There are still over 100 great stamp sets to choose from.
Hi Everyone! I’ve been swamped at work the past few weeks so there hasn’t been much time to stamp lately. Sadly, we’ve had several patients experience the loss of a family member within the last month and I am out of sympathy cards. My husband let me know that my next stamping project needed to be restocking our sympathy cards at the office. I needed something quick & easy, but still beautiful. The Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper was a perfect fit with the sympathy greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set. I paired those two with this week’s sketch from TGIF Challenges to create this clean & simple card.
I plan to recreate this card with multiple patterns of the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. Here are the measurements that I used:
Polka Dots: 1″ x 4-3/4″
Floral: 2″ x 4″
Whisper White: 4-1/4″ x 11, scored at 5-1/2″ (card base)
Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front layer)
I stamped the greeting, label outline, and a couple of leaf images, then die cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. An additional flower was die cut from Tangerine Tango to place behind the sentiment. All in all, this card took just a few minutes to create.
If you love sketch challenges, color challenges, technique challenges, and more, be sure to check out the TGIF Challenges blog. We post a new challenge each Friday and our designers are amazing with their inspiring projects. You are welcome to upload your creations to our blog using the INLinkz at the end of each challenge. We announce a winner every Friday, too!
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