Whiskey Business Cards
Whiskey Business is a great set for any whiskey lover but I love that it's an easy one to use to make guy cards. I struggle to make masculine cards.
Adding a little color with the Bronze Blend gives the perfect splash of color to the card.
I'm always a sucker for a good pun so I also love the sayings in this set. How great are these!?
Two takes on the same look!
Quick and Easy Card Designs
One of my favorite classes to do a few times a year is a 20 Card Class. The idea is always to make five each of four simple, easy to replicate designs. It's a great way to use up Designer Series Paper and replenish your stash of cards to have on hand.
This time I focused on cards that would be good for the boys and men in our lives. Masculine cards are hard for me to do! I always lean toward the flowers and bright colors.
The 2x2 squares on this one give a great focal point to the card. I can't get enough of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.
I'll definitely miss this paper. It's so pretty and I love that one side is foil and the other pretty flowers!
Another easy to create designs that is perfect for using the 1 1/2 in strips I always have left from cutting down my Designer Series Paper into card front size (4 x 5 1/4).
Mother’s Day Card Ideas
Mother's Day will be here before we know it! Time to start making those cards.
White heat embossing on black card stock gives such an elegant look to your sentiment.
This was a simple card to put together because I let the Designer Series Paper do the work! Simply cut it to your desired size and mount on a piece of coordinating card stock that is either a 1/4 or 1/8 in larger depending on your preference.
I'm still loving the butterflies! Twine is my most used embellishment. I love that it adds a little something to a card but does not add a lot of bulk.
I am sad that Strong and Beautiful is going away this month. It has so many great sayings for the women in our lives. I used it on both of these cards.
Dragonfly Garden Bundle
The Dragonfly Garden Bundle is one of my favorite from the Jan-June Mini catalog. I'm so excited it is carrying over into the annual catalog as well!
One thing that is not carrying over though is the wonderful matching Designer Series Paper. These dragonflies were punched right out of the paper! Such a convenient way to add them to a card. Both cards also feature the retiring Stitched Shapes. I've said it before, this might be the item I am most sad EVER about retiring. I use it all the time.
This card was CASEd from the tag featured on page 27 of the Jan-June mini. I took the idea and converted it to a card. Using Gorgeous Grape on Highland Heather for a monochromatic color scheme.
Lots of alternatives made using the December Paper Pumpkin kit. As usual, I cut down some of the bases and grabbed some extra card stock allowing me to make a lot more cards from one kit.
Cutting these little critters apart and then letting them hug made for a cute alternative use!
A simple design but the background paper and the subtle leaves on the stitched circle make it a pretty one.
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Sweet Ice Cream Bundle
I had a lot of fun using this bundle.
This card is a CASE straight from the mini catalog. Quick, easy and cute! I love the colors.
I always enjoy this fun fold. The key is lining up the bottom piece with the bottom edge of the base. AND making sure you only put adhesive on the parts that will be adhered to the top and bottom! Not in the middle.
A little monochromatic color scheme on this one. I enjoyed pairing Purple Posy with Highland Heather. Tip: If you don't have the ink to match your card stock for the tone on tone you can use Versamark.
I saw a few different examples of this one so I'm not sure who to give original credit to but this one is similar to Debbie Henderson's. I love using sets in unintended ways.
Which is your favorite?
Flowering Cactus Suite
I had so much fun with this class. If you are interested in purchasing the the PDF ($10) email me. It offers directions for four cards featuring this fun suite.
The felt flowers add so much to the cards. My tip is to use a glue dot to adhere them! Put the dot on your paper, peel the back, and add the felt piece to the card.
The prickly pieces die adds so much to this card. It's a fun way to add dimension.
This card was CASEd from the catalog. Don't forget to use our catalogs for your ideas. Nothing wrong with CASEing straight from the pages.
A little mixing of the Designer Series Papers is fun to do. Don't miss the fact that you can die cut some of the pieces straight from the Designer Series Paper! No need to fussy cut.
More retiring favorites...
A few more favorites I hate to see go!
Ornate Style is one of my favorite sets to color with blends. The Designer Series Paper is pretty amazing too and is on sale!
I love the sayings in the Butterfly Gala especially this one.
I had fun making this card. I stuck to black and white for creating my own background paper. Adding just a pop of color on the umbrella. Quick, easy and cute!
You'll also notice a theme--I use the Stitched Shape circles on ALL my cards! I can't believe they are going away. Get some!
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