Saturday, November 18, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 18

Good morning!  It's hard to believe this is the last weekend before the Christmas holidays are in full swing.  One of the things I love about some of our designer series paper is the artistic looking images that you can simply cut out with coordinating framelits for Paper Snips to make quick and easy elements for your projects.  For today's gratitude card I used some of the pumpkin images from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as inspiration for the card.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used some Crushed Curry cardstock as a mat for a strip of coordinating DSP from the same package.

I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes framelits to cut a large oval out of Crumb Cake cardstock as a mat for the greeting and tucked a couple of the pumpkin images on each side using dimensionals on all the pieces.  The greeting is from the Label of Love stamp set and was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla ink and then punched out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch and attached with another dimensional.  The find touch was to tie a bow using the 1/4" Copper Trim, love this ribbon!!

By using the images from the DSP I was able to get images with a lot of detail without a lot of work, awesome!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, November 17, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 17 (Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge)

Good morning!  The weekend is almost here and I'm so excited, as usual we have a lot planned but it also means the Thanksgiving holiday is almost here and I'm looking forward to some quality time with family and friends.  I'm back with today's gratitude card and I decided to look to another sketch challenge as inspiration so today I'm playing along with the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge.  This is a great sketch and especially love the little strip along the left side which I knew would be perfect for showing off some of our designer series paper.

I started with Real Red cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper behind my Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the Big Shot and Winter Wonder Embossing folder to emboss the large snowflake and then added some rhinestones on parts of the snowflake to dress it up.

Now you may be trying to figure out where the greeting is from, I decided to tap into my past Paper Pumpkin stamps for this card (love that the stamps in these kits are exclusive and have so many uses beyond the initial kit.  The "thanks" is from one of the flower sets and then I used an image from a Christmas set for the snowy background.  The circle is out of Crumb Cake cardstock and I cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

The final touch was to add a strip of Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (using Fast Fuse is a great way to get this ribbon to stay ruffled up) and a double bow tied with Basic Black Baker's Twine.

I love how this card turned out, in fact I may be using this design again during the busy holidays if needed.  We're always so busy during the holidays that sometimes we get frustrated trying to come up with card or project ideas to fit our needs, I love to use different sketch challenges to help inspire me and make the design process a little easier (a little help is always good during the holidays!)







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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 16 (Fab Friday Sketch Challenge)

Good morning!  For today's gratitude card I decided to play along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge and the layout definitely makes me think of holiday gift packaging.  When I was trying to decide what paper to use I noticed that I had some strips of gold striped paper (from the Striped Treat Bags, we used the fronts of the bags in a class project lass week so these were the back flaps) and you know how I like my sparkle.

I started with Berry Burst cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock as a mat for the striped pieces.  I trimed down the gold striped pieces so stripes would line up (I used two flap pieces for this card).

The greeting is from the All Things Thanks stamp set and to go along with the gold foil I decided to heat emboss the greeting using Versarmark, Gold Emboss Powder, and the Heat Tool on Basic Black cardstock.  I used the Big Shot and Lots of Framelits die to cut out the greeting and attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

The final touch was to tie a bow using Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (I love the look the crinkles add to this ribbon, so fun!)

And what can I say about this greeting, whether you just want to have fun, or maybe you waited too long and can't quite remember what you wanted to thank someone for this greeting is sure to bring a smile to a friend.  This card is also great because you can use it for everyday, a special occasion thank you, or even holidays if that's what you need, perfect!


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Enjoy!

Diana
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 15

Good morning!  Sometimes we need a quick card but one that still has a little "somethin' somethin'" so our card kits are perfect for those occasions.  Today's gratitude card uses the Soft Sayings Card Kit and I just changed the greeting from the design in the kit by using a different stamp that is also part of the kit.  The cardfront is already preprinted with the flower image so you just stamp the greeting and attach a few embellishments.

Just like that, ready to go and still has a little bling which makes me happy!











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Enjoy!

Diana
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 14

Good morning!  I'm back with today's gratitude challenge card and I thought it would be fun to show the versatility of our designer series paper, specifically the Painted Autumn DSP.  I used it in yesterdays card for an all occasion card and today I used one of the same patterns again as well as the beautiful sunflower paper for this quick any easy card.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the cardfront.  I cut a circle out of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits to stamp the greeting from the Painted Harvest stamp set (love the fonts in this set) using Early Espresso ink.  Then I added the large strip of DSP along the left side.

Isn't this flower beautiful?  It's on the DSP and I just used my Paper Snips to cut around the edges of the flower and leaves and then curled the edges up before attaching it to the cardfront, how easy is that?  The final touch was to tie a double bow using some Linen Thread.

This card turned out so pretty and didn't take a lot of tools or time to make, awesome!  I believe the art of writing and sending thank you notes is becoming lots and it's so important to show appreciation, and not just in a text.  That little bit of effort is worth it!!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, November 13, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 13

Good morning!  I'm back sharing today's gratitude card and today I have a super quick and easy card that we made at yesterday's Just Cards class.  I wanted to come up with a design that uses the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper but wasn't fall themed.

I started with Garden Green cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock for the cardfront.  To that I added a circle of DSP that I cut out using the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a coordinating pattern that's just a strip across the card.

Next I used the Badges and Banners stamp set to stamp the striped badge image in Cajun Craze ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then punched it out with the Best Badge Punch.

The greeting is from the One Big Meaning stamp set and was stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla and then cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits before attaching it with dimensionals.

A super easy card that you can whip up in a flash and doesn't take a lot of supplies.  This would be a great layout that if your also making mulitples that you could prep all the pieces in advance and then assemble while traveling, waiting for kids practices, etc.

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Enjoy! 

Diana
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