The Art Gallery Suite is one of my favorites from the January to June Mini Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is some of the most gorgeous paper I've ever seen! I shared a video on my Facebook page that showed one of the pieces being created. It was hand painted!
The Poppy Parade stands out so nicely on this card. TIP: Be sure to use the adhesive sheets when die cutting the words. It makes adhering them so much easier than messing with glue.
This card is a simple one but I love showing off the Painted Texture embossing folder.
This card was one I received from my friend, Kim. I love her fun fold idea and using the Designer Series Paper on the inside of the card.
Stamping directly on my Designer Series Paper is something I often forget to do! I also chose to use the silver side of the Acetate Paper instead of the gold.
The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is so versatile and cool! It includes one large stamp with one large die to cut all the butterflies at once. Plus a lot of individual butterfly dies as well.
I'm offering an ordering special on this great suite! Order the stamp and dies bundle (at a 10% savings) from me and you'll get a PDF of four fun cards and instructions emailed to you. Order the full collection and I'll send you the cardstock and embellishments for the cards as well!
Use Hostess Code PWMDACRS to order and take advantage of this offer.
Coloring the stamped butterflies with Blends is another fun way to use this set. I love the pops of color! Plus, anytime I can use my Blends and get some color therapy in is a good time for me.
I also used my Blends to color the white seam binding ribbon to match the card colors.
Don't miss out of this special early release because you can only get the beautiful Designer Series Paper now! It will not be included in the annual catalog.
My favorite pieces of the paper are the sheets that include these butterflies that can be cut out with the large die! How awesome is that?
No fussy cutting required so after die cutting you can quickly create cards.
The Stamparatus is particularly perfect for this large single stamp. If you don't get it inked and stamped perfectly the first time you can reink and try again knowing it will be in the exact same place!
Kits are something I love. Even though I create cards on my own all the time I am always drawn to kits for the ease.
Usually the first thing I do is create one of each card the way the kit is designed.
Then, I typically cut up one of each card base to use in creating alternatives. Each time I do this it doubles my card options by adding a few extra pieces of card stock.
For this card I used all my leftover pieces from cutting down the card bases. This is one of my favorite techniques! And helps me use up my scraps without wasting them.
These cards are going to some of my amazing customers this month! Even the envelopes are pretty.
Honestly, I like them all! But, here are a few favorites to share with you. Remember that Sale a Bration ends this Sunday, February 28th. You can choose an item with every $50 you order. Click here to order or check out the list at the end of the post.
This Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper makes a card all by itself! However, add the In Bloom flowers and it's a gorgeous card.
The Corner Bouquet stamp set allows for quick and easy cards. Use it for tone on tone or ink it up with your Stampin' Write Markers for a beautiful look.
Another amazing Designer Series Paper pack. The Flower and Field can also make a card by itself. I love doing a little fussy cutting to get the pretty flowers to play front and center on my card.
The Darling Donkeys are too cute to miss! So many fun ways to use them. Here I colored using Wink of Stella! Just dip it in a little ink refill and color away.
This card is double duty! Both the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (which is a Level 2 item with the Berry Blessings stamp set) and the Approaching Perfection stamp set are items I've been using over and over.
If you are looking to make super quick and easy cards the Memories and More Card Pack combined with Assorted Memories and More Cards and Envelopes are the perfect answer. In these samples I've used the Dandy Garden Memories and More Card Pack and Cards and Envelopes.
Simply adhere a 3 x 4 card and a sticker to the base and you're done! Could these be any easier? No ink and stamps needed! You can use the 4 x 6 cards as well.
Plus, these cards are designed specifically for pocket scrapbooking so you've got multiple uses.
One of my favorite things to do with my Paper Pumpkin kit is to create alternatives. My advice with every kit is to cut some of the bases to double the cards you can make!
Remember that each Paper Pumpkin kit comes with everything you need to create the projects. Stamp, ink, paper and embellishments. Subscribe by the 10th of each month to get yours. Cancel or pause anytime!
Adding in another word die helped me create the perfect card. The phrase from the Art Gallery Bundle was just what I wanted.
Don't forget about the adhesive sheets when die cutting words or intricate dies. They are a lifesaver! No more messy glue fingers or smudges on your card.
Combining multiple bases made for easy cards. Don't forget you can save the small strips you cut off to use in layering as I did above.
I really like the look of the bundle of flowers stamp. It stands alone without needing to be colored.
I have a fun lineup planned for the spring! Check out my classes and be sure to let me know if you are not getting my Evites. Hope you can join me.
Friday, March 19, 7 pm Zoom
Fun Folds Class, $15 (+$3 to ship)
PDF only $10
We’ll make four fun fold cards. Class fee includes paper and embellishments for four cards plus a PDF with instructions. You’ll use your own stamps and ink. Good for all levels of stampers.
RSVP by 3/12 with payment.
Friday, March 26th, 7 pm, Zoom
Cactus Suite, $88
Class packet without bundle, $20
PDF only $10
Class fee includes the full Cactus Suite (page 9, includes stamps, dies, embellishments and full paper pack) plus cardstock for creating four cards. You’ll supply ink and adhesive. RSVP, with payment, by March 17th. Not local? Contact me for details on participating!
Friday, April 9th, 7 pm , Zoom
Ice Cream Suite, $42
Class packet without bundle, $15
PDF only $10
We’ll make four fun cards using the Ice Cream Suite—including one out of the box way! Class fee includes stamp set, punch and all materials to create four cards. RSVP, with payment, by March 31st. Not local? Contact me on how to participate!
Friday, April 23rd, 7 pm, Zoom
20 Card Class, $30 (+ $5 to ship)
This class is a great way to build up your stash of cards! We’ll create 20 cards—five each of four designs. You’ll supply stamps, ink and adhesive but I’ll provide the rest. I’ll focus on cards great for men and birthdays but you’ll be able to customize for your needs.
RSVP, with payment, by April 13th.
314-749-1524 * firstname.lastname@example.org * Facebook.com/emkcreations * www.emkcreations.com
I reserve the right to change class details. If you need to cancel after the RSVP date then all supplies will be provided to you but no refunds given.
I can't get enough of the Sweet Strawberry bundle and the new Blending Brushes.
The new Blending Brushes are a fun and easy way to add a little color to your card. Simply blend starting in a corner and work your way up to add subtle color. It took me a few tries but I think I've got the hang of them. I recommend tapping off after adding ink and before applying to your paper.
I also love the look of white embossing on black paper.
The strawberry I punched from the Sale a Bration Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This is a Level 2 product and is probably my favorite from this years offerings.
I once again used Old Olive ink and the Blending Brushes but without adding red it changes the look. Simple but elegant!
The upcoming early release of Butterfly Brilliance should not be missed! This suite is amazing. Featuring one big stamp with one big die to cut out all the butterflies it's one you are going to need.
Although the stamp set and dies will be featured in the upcoming annual catalog the Designer Series Paper can only be bought during the early release. Available starting March 2.
This card is easy to make when using your Stamparatus. Using the Stamparatus is helpful if any of the butterflies do not stamp fully on your first attempt. Simply ink them back up and try again!
I'm off to recreate the card in multiple colors!
The Pretty Perennials bundle in the January to June Mini is amazing. Especially when paired with the Flower and Field Designer Series Sale a Bration paper! You can earn them when you purchase the bundle and Opals used to make these cards.
All of these cards were part of my Pretty Perennials class last month. The fussy cutting of the Designer Series Paper really makes this card in my opinion.
Creating my own Designer Series Paper with stamps is one of my favorite things to do. Simply pick your favorite stamps and ink and fill your paper.
A bright color combo makes for fun cards. This design idea came right out of the catalog.
The Dainty Diamonds embossing folder makes a statement when used as the backdrop to a card.
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