World of Dreams

World of Dreams
This week I have been sharing a few all occasions card designs with all of you…yes, I know Christmas is right around the corner but I wanted to change up the scenery a bit as I have probably overwhelmed you with all of my Christmas posts, right? :) This particular card was inspired by a similar card design from one of the past Stampin’ Up! catalogs. You do save your catalogs, don’t you?  I hope so! There are so many awesome project ideas in these catalogs and you can pretty much re-create them all you need to do is substitute some of the new stamp sets and products. To make this card, start with a piece of always artichoke cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3 1/4 x 3 inch piece of so saffron cardstock…tear off about a 1/4 inch (as shown) as sponge a bit of early espresso ink on the torn edge. Cut a 3 x 2 3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Randomly stamp some of the nature images from the World of Dream stamp set using always artichoke and so saffron ink. Stamp the bird nest over the top of the other images using early espresso ink.  Stamp one of the sentiments in the corner of the card using early espresso ink. Tie a bit of white satin ribbon around the entire front of the card. Cut a 1 x 4 1/4 inch strip of always artichoke cardstock and secure some antique brads to each end. Secure this piece over the top of the ribbon using dimensionals. Secure the piece with your stamped images to the so saffron piece and mount to the card using dimensionals as shown. Voila! You have a beautiful card for any occasion. Enjoy!

 

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Scrappy Ribbon Creations

Do you save scraps of ribbon, paper or anything that looks like it could be used in a crafting project?  If so, you are not alone! :) I save everything too!  And I have been busy coming up with different ways to start using all of those scraps I am saving!  So today I want to share a few fun card designs that you can put together using up some scrap ribbon.  Enjoy!

rainbow ribbon scraps

Rainbow ribbon card. Simply run your ribbon scraps across a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a fun sentiment in the corner.

clean and simple ribbon scraps

Grab a few ribbon scraps and run them on a slight diagonal across a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp some fun sentiments like these from the Bravo stamp set.

ribbon scraps flower

For this ribbon scrap card, find a scrap of green for the stem of the flower and a few scraps of purple (or any other color) you would like to use for the flower. Simply fold the ribbon ends together and secure in a circle using glue dots. Put a fancy little embellishment in the center.

ribbon scraps weave card

For this card, use a paper trimmer to cut little slits every 1/2 inch across a piece of cardstock. Then simply weave in some scrap ribbon and decorate!

 

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit

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No matter how much I try to prepare for the holidays, I always feel like they sneak up on me! This past weekend I worked on a variety of Christmas cards…yes, I need to get them in the mail…soon!  I decided to put together the rest of the cards from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit.  There are 20 cards in this kit.  The kit comes with instructions and all of the materials you need to make the cards.  And…there are extra materials in the kit as well.  Since I had a bunch of extra materials, I decided to put together a few other fun Christmas cards.

The Watercolor Winter Simply Created kit is actually part of Stampin’ Up’s Year End Closeout specials…it’s on sale for $17.49! Wahoo!  If you are running out of ideas and need simple cards (with instructions), these simply created kits are for you!  Check them out today!

 
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Serene Silhouettes

serenesilhouettes2Since I have shifted a bit from Christmas projects this week, I thought I would share another all occasions card design with all of you. I designed this particular card for a hostess that was looking for ideas using the Serene Silhouette stamp set.

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 3 inch piece of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch piece of soft suede cardstock. Use the soft suede piece to matte out the DSP. Cut a 4 x 2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock for the tag. Use the scalloped tag topper punch to round out the top of the tag. Stamp one of the serene silhouette images onto the tag using soft suede ink…then stamp it again without re-inking (this will give you a slightly lighter colored image). Next, sponge over the stamped images using hello honey (yellow) and coastal cabana (blue) inks. I highly recommend that you practice sponging on a scrap piece of paper before applying it to your project. For the finishing touches, add a bit of hello honey and venetian trim to the top of the tag…and tie the ribbon together with a bit of linen thread. Viola! You have a card for almost any occasion! Enjoy!

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Choose Happiness

choose happinessWe had our annual team stampin’ Christmas party this past weekend and it was a blast!  The entire room was decorated with beautiful Christmas decor, we had Christmas music playing and some amazing food! We had a “shoe box” swap so each of us brought a a project for everyone to make. And the theme…anything “non-Christmas” :)

The projects that we shared that day needed to be quick and simple since there were 19 of us in attendance at this event! Yes, I came home with 18 different card designs! Super fun! Anyway…for my project, I decide to showcase the Choose Happiness stamp set as I hadn’t really played around with it yet. I started with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of the card. I used crumb cake ink for all of the stamping. Simply randomly stamp a few of the images from the Choose Happiness stamp set onto the crumb cake cardstock. I sponged a bit of crumb cake ink around the edges of the card and over some of the stamped images. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of white cardstock and sponged with the crumb cake ink. I cut out the Choose Happiness sentiment with the Artisan Label punch. Next, I punched out another Artisan label using early espresso cardstock…I simply snipped it in half and secured it to the back of the sentiment just to matte it out a bit. For the finishing touch, I added a piece of Venetian crochet trim and an antique brad. Enjoy!

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