I have seen a few times making Christmas Trees out of folded patterned paper. I finally decided to try this myself. I'm glad I did. I think this is going to be my Christmas Card to send out this year. It is simple, but elegant too. The rose gold star and sentiment added just the right touch. I have a short video reveal of this card you can find here.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Saturday, November 26, 2022
How to turn stitched backgrounds into cards.
I almost forgot to share this one before the fall season was over. Another stitched card panel was completed. Here is how I made it into a card. Love the alternate color scheme. To see the 1-minute video of this card please click here.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Autumn Card Inspiration
Before I focus on Everything Christmas I had to show a few cards I made and sent out this month. Hope you are inspired...
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
This was something that was inspired from watching countless hours of cake decorators with their mastery of buttercream. I had a revelation when I thought...hey I think that would work with texture paste. It did! I will warn it takes some time for the paste to dry. I would use heavy-weight cardstock as well since the paste has moisture. This also would be a card I would hand deliver for sure. But it turned out just how I imagined it would so that is amazing.
To see how I used the texture paste see the 1 minute video here.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Heat Embossing on Patterned Paper
This is a super simple card that I did just to remind you, you can heat emboss an image on patterned paper. I like how this pattern added to the lighthouse image making it a bit more unique. See the 1-minute video of this card if you are interested here.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
This is such a super simple card to make. If you have scraps to bust through try this one. You need two "base squares" that measure 2 5/8" x 2 5/8". Then you need two contrasting patterned papers or solid cardstock if you prefer. These need to be 1 1/4 x 1/14 for a total of 8 squares. Make sure your tape or glue is toward the center. For that last square, you are going to have to sneak behind the first so this makes it easier. Then you can come back to glue down the ends. Put all of this on an A2 card base of 4 1/4 x 5 1/5. Embellish how you wish. So much fun. Want to see a bit more, see the video for this card here.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Using Cupcake Liners
Seriously using cupcake liners to make a ruffled edge is just so cool. Now I know this is not a full card. While I have been here on assignment for work, I have been making what I call "card panels" that I can later make into cards. Since I brought only a few items with me I purchased a few things from dollar tree to make these out of. The base of the panel is two index cards stuck together by double-sided tape. It has been a fun process. It once again shows me you can make great cards inexpensively. You don't have to have every tool If you are a beginner cardmaker. I suggest a good creative walk in Dollar Tree can lead to cards others will love to receive. When I finally get around to making the final card. I will add it here as a post for you. Check out my community section for that. I will have it up by Thanksgiving I promise.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
It was time for a slimline. I had not made one in a while. Love this image that was sent to me years ago in a swap. It is perfect for this size of card.
I did super simple Copic coloring. Added a sticker sentiment and die cuts from a past spellbinders card club kit.
What really made this so cute is I had the perfect color of cardstock to make the slimline card base from. It matched so well.
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