Let me fold some paper and I am a happy girl! Funky folds are preferable but this one will do for today! Ha,ha!
As you look thru my blog, you will notice that in my earlier days I used minimal amount of designer paper. I just never felt that I was missing out on anything. However, with time I realized how much easier it was to create cards incorporating it into the design. This card is a perfect example of how the designer paper ( I'm using Bright Designer Series Stack) will make a card.
I just love the adhesive transfer sheet (it's been retired) and that's what I used to bedazzle the butterfly. If you don't recognize the butterfly, it's a part of the beautiful Butterfly Basics and the flowers are cut out with Floral Framelits.
I love making cards, or rather, I'm obsessed about making cards BUT... in all honestly I just love paper crafts altogether. Playing with cardstock, folding, stamping, gluing, cutting, folding some more, creating things out of a flat piece of paper - you name it and I love it.
So... I was excited when I originally found "recipe" for this wonderful basket. I know, you have heard me say it in the past that this or that project was easy but this time around.... it's REALLY easy and I mean every word of it. Let me show you my video just to prove it!
I have been on the Vintage Leaves kick for the past week and I noticed that I've been using the same leaves over and over with the exception of this one. As you may imagine it is absolutely unacceptable to omit any stamps from any stamp set so I was dead set on using that stamp in one way or another. After playing with it for a while I decided that it would totally work for a poinsettia and I think that it really did!
I embossed the leaves in gold on the Cherry Cobbler and started layering them. The bottom layer is glued directly onto the cardstock. The second layer has some pop up dots to get some dimension. To make the last layer, I took my bone folder and ran it thru the leaves to add some curvature to it and then I glued them down on the stem part only.
I'm finally beginning to smell fall in the air! It's truly amazing! After the hot summer it's a very refreshing smell, I tell you. You know that the cooler days are coming filled with baked goodies and crockpot delights. Yum! I must be hungry if I am writing about food on a card blog! Oh boy!
Today I used Hardwood stamp in Early Espresso on the Crumbcake 4 by 5 1/4 cardstock which also is the color of the card base. Vintage Leaves are just so beautiful. If you are artistic, you can create the most amazing fall colors with them. You can get them as a bundle with the die cuts, and honestly, that's where all the fun begins!
This is the Vintage Leaves stamp set from the main catalog....
... and here is the bundle with all the die cuts...
A foam wreath can be transformed into this pretty decoration for your house.
So so so super cute - The Bow Builder Punch which happens to be on sale this week. Make sure that you look thru the Weekly Deals to see what is cooking there. Here are different ways to use the bows.....
..... and here is a little video introducing the punch to you!
I found this cute broomstick on Pintrest and of course I had to make it! It's a piece of licorice in a cello bag with the opening at the bottom.
I took a 1 1/2 by 12 dsp paper and fringed it on both ends.
I actually started off by placing the double sided tape 1/3 down from the top so the top fringes were shorter than the bottom and started fringing. If you have the fringe scissors, it's a plus but you can do it without them, it just takes a lot longer.
Now, peal off the tape and it's rolling time. Starting on one end of the paper roll the candy stick until....
.... You get this!
Now fluff it up a bit and decorate with the trim and you get this totally Boo-Delicious treat!?! Fun, isn't it?!?!
BEWARE! Amazing savings are here! Between October 19 and 23 ALL stamps are 15% off (the sale excludes bundles which are already discounted). Make sure to take advantage of this sale if you are planning on making Holiday cards!
Today, I wanted to show you how to make this cute box which coordinates with the Mint Macaron Card. Mint Macaron is obviously the main player here: cardstock, ribbon and ink. I used 2 by 5 vellum and I cut it at 3. I then used the Tag Topper punch and punched the two ends that will be tied by the ribbon.
Next on the list is stamping the vellum with Flowering Flourishes stamp set in Mint Macaron and attaching it to the Mint Macaron 2 by 5 piece of cardstock. Make sure that you don't put the glue on the part that you are going to tie, otherwise you will not be able to slip the ribbon in there. The greeting is from Butterfly Basics set and was stamped using Soft Suede.
I used the same colors for the box and the Flowering Flourishes to match. Do you want to see how I made it?? Well, of course you do!! So here it is!
You can see the gold pinecones vellum in action here. The smaller banner is also from the stack. Simple and quick, yet festive. I'm really enjoying working with gold this season. It's great how fast a card comes to life when you have coordinating papers. I really love it.
The idea of One Sheet Wonder (OSW) cards is absolutely brilliant. It's a way to make a lot of pretty cards fast. Not too much detail. Basic greetings. And ONE sheet of 12 by 12 designer paper.
You start off by cutting the designer paper in various shapes. This is the pattern that I am using on my cards today and I will make be able to make ten cards with it.
Once you have the DSP cut up, you place it in various formations on a coordinating cardstock.
You may embellish it with ribbon, rhinestones, brads and such but the main idea is not to spend too much time on the card and move on. The simplicity makes the Holiday cards perfect target for it as we need to make a lot of them in a rather short period of time. Lets be honest, no matter how much we try, most of us don't get around to making the Holiday cards till Thanksgiving.
Today I am using Merry Moments DSP along with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive cardstock.