Take another look at this gorgeous card. Do you see paper scraps or do you see a beautiful finished card? I see both! I admit I’m a little fixated on scrap paper. I think about how to store it, how to use it, and how to get the most out of it. Adding Interest to Paper Scraps With just a few tools, you can create cards like this from your paper scraps. For this example, I’ve die cut our Multi Square Windows Thin Cut from Charcoal cardstock. I’ve use scraps of Glacier cardstock and our grey striped Mix In pattern paper to fill in the squares. I used both sides of our double sided cardstock to vary the color. I embossed all of the scraps with our Quilt embossing folder. to add texture and interest. I attached the die cut to a White Daisy card and then decorated the front with an images from the Winged Wishes stamp + Thin Cuts set. I colored it with TriBlend markers and added it to the card with 3D foam tape. Do you have tips for incorporating paper scraps into your cards and scrapbook layouts? Be sure to share them here in the comments.
Sparkly Sweet Dreams I admit it. I am obsessed with this adorable little bunny and the Snuggle Up stamp + Thin Cuts. The masculine colors are a real surprise with this card and I love how they set of the silver of the moon and star balloon, which sparkle with the subtle addition of our Shimmer Brush Step By Step Instructions Supplies: White Daisy card with envelope Sangria cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″, 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ Sapphire Cardstock 2″ x 4 1/2″, 2″ x 2″ Mix In Star pattern paper 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ White Daisy cardstock for die cutting Snuggle Up stamps +Thin Cuts TriBlend markers in Ice Grey and Pale Pink Shimmer Brush Tape Runner 3D Foam Tape Adhere Sangria cardstock to card front. Mat Star pattern paper with Sapphire cardstock and adhere to card as shown Mat square of Sapphire cardstock with Sangria cardstock and adhere as shown. Stamp bunny, star balloon and moon on White Daisy cardstock. Die cut and color with TriBlend markers. Add Shimmer Brush to star and moon. Adhere die cut images to card as shown using 3D foam tape to secure the star balloon. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Last Chance to Get For My Beautiful Friend! Time is running out! Be sure to order your July Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend, before this exclusive stamp set retires. You’ll use the sentiments and the flower border over and over. The butterfly and the dragonfly add that extra special touch to so many designs and the main image here is a card all by itself. Did you know you can add For My Beautiful Friend to your collection for just $5? Click here for more information. Want to make a Bluebird card like mine? You just need a few supplies including the For My Beautiful Friend and You Make Me Happy stamp sets. Be sure to get yours today!
Sale Ends Tonight Beat the heat with our Christmas in July sale! Get the jump on holiday projects with terrific deals on seasonal products including two of my favorites the Holly Jolly Cardmaking kit and the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp +Thin Cuts. I used both of these sets to create cards and tags last year. Check out one of my most popular projects here This sale includes tow exclusive holiday stamp sets, both new and retired products, and plenty of sparkle at up to 30% off. Sale ends at 11:59PM MT. Don’t miss these great deals. Shop now!
Creating with Winged Wishes Combine the cottage charm of this gingham pattern paper from our Mix In collection with our Winged Wishes stamp + Thin Cuts to create gorgeous feminine cards. This card comes together quickly and easily when you use nested stitched circle dies. TriBlend markers (I used Dull Green, Ice Grey, and Coral Blend) make coloring and shading a breeze. This versatile card works for so many occasions and I just can’t get enough of it. This is the stamp set I used to create my bestie’s birthday card!
Obstacles & Challenges This week I’m chatting about COVID 19 hitting too close to home, facing fear, and making sure my scrapbook is a lot more than a highlight reel. I’m also sharing a quick story about meeting a retired Brigadier General who once served as the U.S. Defense Attaché in the People’s Republic of China at the American Embassy in Beijing. Known for his diplomatic skills, this esteemed gentleman negotiated the release of two dozen American military crew members who were detained by China after their plane crash landed. You can imagine how excited I was to meet him! Join me for this week’s episode on iTunes or Google Play or find me here.