Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Green Duck - Easter Cards

Today I am presenting you with my first batch of Easter cards for the year!! I get so excited about Easter. I love all of the pastel colors, the warmer weather, and of course the ham dinner!!

Today I decided to use my Green Duck die cuts from this months kit and make some simple Easter cards that I can pass out to friends and family. Green Duck makes it so easy to create cards, I swear it. If you have not checked the out yet make sure to head on over there. 

Ok so now onto the cards :)

See I told you two very easy cards in no time flat using those Green Duck die cuts. For these cards I used the "Hello Lovely" paper line along with the die cuts and some gems that I had in my stash. I used some very basic layouts for the paper making these cards super simple.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful! 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tech Tuesday: Curving Cursive Text

Thank for joining us for #Techtuesday where I am going to try my hardest to share something "techie."  Today I decided to make a video about how to curve text in Design Space. I know, I know there are ton's of videos out there showing this...but my video shows cursive text. I know I can hear all the "oohs and ahhs" :)

Cursive text works a little different that non-script font because after you curve it you then have to weld it together, to make it cursive. Here take a's really easy.

See I told you it was super easy :)

Do you have a tech question that I can help you out with? Make sure to leave a comment and I'll feature you on an upcoming Tech Tuesday!

Happy Crafting! 

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Give-A-Way & Hello Lovely Card Set

Thanks for stopping by today! I decided to take a sheet of the Hello Lovely paper and to practice my one sheet wonder skills! These one sheet wonders are a great way to either use up some 12"x12" papers or to make a bunch of cards with very little effort  supplies.

To make these cards I borrowed a template and design (of course with my own spin) from Craftsy. Here is what the designs and the cut outs look like.

I love this template because you waste very little paper and you get to make a dozen cards!! Here is how she designed them. 

I have decided to break up these cards into batches, mainly because I am giving away a set this week, but no worries because I will link them all together as I showcase them. 

Here is my first batch with an oldie but still a goody thrown in. 

All of the paper (except the bases) came from the "Hello Lovely" paper pack. In addition to the above template I matted most of my patterned paper. You could either mat your's or not (saving even more paper.) If you choose to mat it then just cut the matching solid paper slightly larger than the patterned papers. 

I love these packs because they make it really easy for you to mix and match both solids and pattern guess work is involved. The stamp set I used here was "Finding the Words" which is a D-size stamp set located here. This is one of my go-to stamp sets because it has the perfect sentiment for any occasion.

Set of 37
I also went ahead and used the "Springtime Complements" for the "Good Vibes" sentiment and for all of the add-ons (the flowers and hearts!) These complements are another go to, especially for this time of the year, and feature some really awesome variety. 
Coordinating stickers and white chipboard die-cuts,
including some with gold foil.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention, the freebie!! If you are interested in picking up these cards for free make sure to head on over to my fan-page and give it a "like." Most Friday's I have something really fun going on (like give-a-ways) so be sure to follow along and play in the games. For this week the only thing you have to do is comment on my posts to let me know you are there. Each comment (all week long) gets one entry into the drawing. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting. 

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