Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Design Team Project: My First Ever Impossible Card

 There are so many fun folds I still haven't tried...but now I can check off trying the "impossible card" which turns out to be pretty possible. I focused on the technique of making the card on this one. The decorations were totally simple. But the colors, the card design, and the cute dollar tree finds, made this such a super cute card. This does take a little math and I will leave down below the measurements for you that I hope along with the video will help.

This card is for Craftyhazelnut's June Patterned Paper Challenge. You can go check it out here.

You can also see the video for this over on my YouTube channel...found here. To make the card start with 110lb or more piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Find the midpoint on the 4/14 side at 2 1/8 and draw a pencil line down it. On one side of the 5 1/2 side find the midpoint @ 2 3/4 inches and draw a line up to the midpoint on the 4 1/4 side. Turn the card and on the other side measure in 1 inch on each side and draw a line up to the 1/2 point again on the 4 1/4 side. You are going to cut up all these lines. Then you are going to score on the 4 1/4 inch side between the two cut marks that are 1 inch from each end. Then rotate the right-hand side of the card folding the score lines (see the video for this part). To make the patterned paper layer cut two pieces that are 2 1/4 x 4. On the 2 1/4 side at 3/4 inch in cut up to 2 1/8 or sink the blade at 2 1/8 and cut down. Do this to the other piece as well. Be sure to note which way to cut so the pattern you want to show will face up on the card.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Use Your Stash: Make this Card With the Supplies You Have

 I wanted to explore again how you can make a card design using different products but still end up with a super cute card. Here is another Happy Birthday that is super simple. Great for beginners or veterans of card making like myself. I used watercolor paints, washi, and on the last one strips of patterned paper. So get your supplies out today to give this a try.

This would be a great one to mass produce to have plenty on hand.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Basic Card Stepped Up

 I took my basic and I mean basic card design showing you a few ways you could step it up, including colored stamped images, die cuts, and a simple stencil from Dollar Tree. Again this is a project perfect for beginners.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Floating Background Elements

 This was a card I design I have seen many do. I just had to try it myself. I used this beautiful paper from the So-So-Sweet Collection by the Paper Studio. There are things I would tweak the next time I make a card like this. I share those with you along the way in the video which you can find here. I hope you will give this card design a try as well. It is a simple but effective technique to give your card a unique look. It is simple so great for beginner card makers too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Watercolor & Doodling❤️


Ok, I am stretching. Watercoloring and Doodling are all on the same card. Be still my heart.❤️ You can do this, I know you can. Find some doodle inspiration and paint some squares in whatever watercolors or ink you have. I am serious...if I can do this so can yo

I have a video too...one minute is all it takes to watch...just go here.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

One Card Sketch: 3 Very Different Looking Cards

 Every time I go to a sketch blog or challenge I am amazed at how one sketch can be translated into so many different-looking cards. So I wanted to try that out myself today with one of the MANY card sketches I have pinned on Pinterest. It's time to put those pins to good use! I loved how different each of these cards look. I used up many elements in my craft room which was an added bonus. I thank you for joining along on my journey. You can view the video of these cards being made here.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

🎂 Washi Birthday Cake Card: Minimal Supplies


Oh my! This turned out so cute! Simple drawing, washi, a sentiment, and some flat-backed pearls. That is all that it took to make this card. The washi and pearls are from Dollar Tree. This could not be simpler. Beginners, you must try this one!

Check out the 1-minute video here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Using Up Scraps from my Scrap Bin: April

 Each month I try to make sure I am using scraps out of my scrap bin to make a card. This month I tore up some scrap pattern paper, layering it with a glue stick. For the focal point, I added an embossed damask emblem (at least that is what I think it's called). Super easy card anyone can do.

To see this made watch this short video found here.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Simple Cards Perfect for Anyone


I highly suggest using geometric shapes to bulk up your card stash. Using Geometric Shapes really helps you make simple cards that work for anyone and for any occasion. There are tons of different design possibilities. Below are two bonus cards I made from all the leftover shapes I had. You can also check out the video here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Inexpensive Simple Card with Just a Few Products


It only takes a few products to make a quick card for a friend or family member. This is something I love about this hobby. It can be a simple card but mean the world to the recipient. If you are a beginner this is one to try! I picked up some Washi Stickers from Aliexpress. That combined with some cardstock and glitter vinyl from Dollar Tree, and the sentiment was all that was needed. I can't encourage you enough that if you are new to this hobby start with black dye ink. Add some generic sentiments also. There is so much to do with just a few tools. Hope you will check out my other posts for more inspiration.

I have a video on this one...< than a minute for those with a short attention span. You can find it here.