Monday, April 24, 2017

Another Mother's Day Card

On Friday I showed you a really cute Mother's Day card that I had made using the Dreamin' Big paper line, which is only available for the rest of this week...hint, hint. Well today I have another Mother's Day card, that has a whole different feel, but uses the exact same supplies. 

Both of the cards feature those lovely PL cards as the focal points on the card. This makes designing the card fronts so much easier than trying to find paper to size and cut out. For this one I went ahead and used the matching complements and simply paired them up in a triangle pattern around the card front. I simply love that polka dotted paper, don't you?? 

Well thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy and please make sure to come back here tomorrow for my sign making party recap. 

Happy Crafting. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Mother's Day Card

I wanted to pop on really quick and show you a Mother's Day card that I made for a swap. 

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This card uses the " Dreamin' Big" paper pack along with a die cut from Green Duck Sales, which you can find on Etsy. To make that focal piece I took a PL card from my stash and used the "Framed" Stamp set from CTMH to stamp that lovely sentiment. I then took some thick twine and wrapped it around the card. I finalized it all by adding that lovely die cut. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a beautiful weekend!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

OSW Summer Cards!

Hey!! Welcome and thanks for joining me! Today I have a really fun and easy thing for you and it's called OSW - one sheet wonders. Now if you follow the blog then you have seen these a lot lately..well today I not only have all of the completed cards but I also have a sheet for you to print out and use at home.

So first up are the cards. I always use a double sided card for my OSW...that way I get more variety when I am putting the cards together. For this line I used the retired "Seaside" paper line from Close to My Heart. This was the last of this paper and I am so excited to start clearing out some space for the brand new paper lines!!

I also LOVE the Cricut for these cards because I can find a number of matching images and simply print and cut them out and Wah-lah easy DIY accessories. The stamp I used in this example came from the retired Scrapbooking Workshop - but with all of my designs any paper, die cuts, and stamps that you have on hand will do the trick. 

My OSW cards always make 8 solid cards and always use one full 12"x12" piece of cardstock. Also if I am planning on matting my OSW cards that requires 2 sheets of solid cardstock, so be prepared. 

 Here take a look at how I cut them out. 

Ok Sorry for the raw and straight out of the sketch book sketch :) <3 That's how I work it though!! So you are pretty much cutting your paper to equal 6 standard mats (5.25x4.) The one on the end is going diagonal, to switch it up a little, and was cut out at a 5.25x4 and then sliced in half. Next I took one of those standard squares and I chopped it into three parts so each one was equal to 4"x1.75" these will become my change up like in the "Coolin' Out" card featured above. To top everything off I then cut three strips at (4x1.5") which is your standard border across. Don't let the sketch fool you that top row is only 1.5" deep.

You can watch how I cut it out by heading over to my Youtube channel. Make sure to go ahead and subscribe when you are over there. I don't have a lot of videos up but I love to make them and have a ton on the docket.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my easy OSW cards.

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