This weekend has been perfect for crafting! I’ve loved being snowed in with brand new stamps and dies. The Cake Soiree stamp set is becoming a fast favorite and I was inspired to try this fun fold card by this video. This card also fits 2 challenges: CAS(E) this Sketch! and SIP Challenge.
I began by stamping the cake image in Powder Pink & Berry Burst ink onto the front of a Whisper White card base. Next, I used the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies to cut out the cake. The cake was set aside and I ran the front of the card base through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Additional die cuts (flower, leaves, and cake stand) from the Sweet Cake dies were cut from Berry Burst card stock, Old Olive card stock, and Silver Foil sheets. The “celebrate” die cut is from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. This set of dies is not available for purchase, but you can get it FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $100 order.
There is much more to this card than meets the eye. To see the way this card works and the additional stamped images, please watch this video.
You’ll find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Snow Day! Well, actually it’s an ICE day. Either way, it’s a great day to stay indoors and craft. We have a fantastic sketch this week on the TGIF Challenges blog.
To play along, simply use the sketch below to inspire your card creation and upload it to our blog. We select a winner each week and it could be you!
I finally decided to break out the Sweet Soiree Suite of products. The designer series paper is absolutely gorgeous with handpainted florals and silver metallic accents. I used a few of the papers to build the background of the card, but the real show-stopper is the cake image from the Cake Soiree stamp set. Multiple die cuts and stamped images were used to create a beautiful cake topper that looks good enough to eat!
In this close-up image, you can see the glittery dots and “icing” created with the Shimmery White embossing paste and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. The raised texture of the dried embossing paste adds an interesting aspect to the card, don’t you think?
You can check out the designers’ inspiration cards HERE.
This week is theme week at TGIF CHALLENGES, so you can use the theme of gratitude to spark your creativity. The designers have posted an amazing assortment of “Thank You” projects that you simply must see! CLICK HERE to view our post and remember, we’d love to have you play along!
The past few months have been so chaotic and I’m realizing that I’ve used very little of my Holiday catalog supplies so far. I always need to create Thank You cards during the holidays. We often have patients bring in baked goods and small tokens of appreciation. It’s nice to have the thank you cards ready to go. So for my inspiration card, I used traditional Holiday products to created a card that would work any time of the year.
The background paper is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack. I’m loving the Buffalo plaid, aren’t you? I added a Foil Snowflake, some Real Red ribbon, and a few Black Rhinestone Jewels to accent the focal point. The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set. I find it to be incredibly versatile and one of my go-to stamp sets.
Finally, I just want to tell you how thankful I am for these ladies above (and a few more that aren’t pictured). They are amazingly creative and sweet. I am truly blessed to know them and to get to work with them on a weekly basis in the TGIF Challenges.
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!
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.