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Using the same image for a set of cards: Stampin’ Up! Hooray Card Set

Card sets are a group of cards that all have a similar style, and often only differ slightly with colors or sentiments.  They are great to have on hand for when you need a last minute card, and they make great gifts. Who wouldn’t love a set of handmade cards that they can share, without the work?!? From a maker perspective, they are easy because once you decide on a design, you simply create the same card over and over, with only a little bit of alteration.

The pictured card set is one that I created using the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Statements set.  What I love about the Hooray image from the Birthday Statements set is that it can be used for different celebrations….birthday, anniversary, baby, graduation.  To make the card set, I stamped the Hooray image in four different colors on white cardstock.  I then colored each one of the images with a Wink of Stella clear brush dipped in a coordinating ink pad.  For example, for the Hooray image that is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, I simply dabbed the end of my Wink of Stella clear brush onto the Lemon Lime Twist pad, and then used it to color the cake part of the image.  I used the Spellbinders Label 4 nesting die set in two different sizes for layering, as well as for the inner panel of the card.  For the jewel embellishment, I used Stampin’ Up! Clear Faceted Gems and colored them with markers to coordinate with the different cards.

Below is a list of the ink pad and cardstock colors by Stampin’ Up! that were used:

Ink Pads and Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide

Find an image that you love and create a card set to keep for when you need a quick card to send, or give the set to someone as a sweet gift.  If gifting, provide envelopes with the cards and tie with some pretty ribbon.

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Cards - Birthday

Foil….and not the kitchen kind!

Hello!  Today, I am going to talk about foil…..pretty, sparkly foil…..not the kind used to wrap up last night’s leftovers! I am sharing a video with you that shows how easy it is to make a foiled card, using Creative Vision Foilables foil and graphic images.  Foil has been on the horizon for the past few years, but seems to be coming a bit more into light as of recently.  As with anything, I am not the trend setter nor trend follower, I tend to lag behind.  Walking Dead and Game of Thrones? Didn’t even watch the very first episode until they were in their last season. #slacker

I mention my lack of following the pack because I fought the urge to get into foiling for a while.  It almost seemed too easy….I would rather slave over a card for 4 hours only to decide that now it was like my child and I couldn’t bear to give it away.  Plus, more tools to buy….although that has never stopped me before, soo that was just an excuse to rationalize that it was almost TOO simple.  Then, I tried it. And I was thinking, yes, it is simple.  Yes, it is easy.  And yes, it produces an absolutely stunning result!  Long story medium, watch my video and see just how easy it is to create a beautiful card that you would be proud of.  The best part? Since foiling is so easy, make one to keep and one to share….and you will still have spent less than 20 minutes at your craft table!

Foil birthday card

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - Birthday

Kitty Balloons!

Another stamp company that I discovered this past year was Sunny Studio Stamps.  I have only ordered from them one time, but since they were offering a 20% coupon this past weekend, I went ahead and indulged myself once again! One of the sets that I purchased was the Purrfect Birthday Stamps set, and matching Purrfect Birthday Dies.  Both were used to create the adorable card below.  And, if you are interested, the 20% off is available until tonight (March 5th, 2018) at midnight (PST). Oh yeah…when they send you your purchase, they wrap it in tissue with a cute sticker and thank you on the receipt!  Love!!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda