Friday, June 11, 2021

Sweet and Simple Cards

Hey Y'all!
You know we all love those "all out" cards that have all kinds of layers and embellishments, fancy techniques, etc.  But, if you are a beginning stamper, that can be overwhelming. And then sometimes we need a quick card in a pinch.  I have started a monthly class called "Sweet and Simple Cards" that is great for beginners, or just those that have limited time but want to get that "crafting fix."  
Funny story: when I planned this class, I planned 2 cards for $10, thinking 1 hour-1-1/2 hours.  We were finished in less than 45 minutes!  I've decided in future classes to do 3 cards for $12, just to make it worthwhile for people to come to my house! Which, it is always worthwhile because you get to see me, right? lol!

The first card we made used the beautiful Hydrangea Hill DSP, which is, sadly, retiring at the end of the month.  This particular pattern is perfect to make a set of cards, just cut the 12x12 sheet into 6 4x5-1/4 pieces. I used a Basic White cardbase (8-1/2 x -5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4), and the Misty Moonlight layer (4-1/8x5-3/8). I stamped the sentiment directly onto the DSP (yes! you can do that!) in Misty Moonlight ink. I added some Linen Thread, and there you go! This is one of the most basic card layouts. If your DSP is too busy or dark to stamp on, you can modify this by stamping onto another piece of cardstock, Basic White or another coordinating color and adhere it on top of the DSP. This would be considered a "SIP" card (minus the Linen Thread)....Stamps, Ink, and Paper.


This next card also used a fun layout that can be reproduced with any DSP. The top card was my sample, and the bottom card is the one I made in class, showing them how to achieve a totally different look just by flipping the DSP.  This is a Crumb Cake cardbase and the DSP is 2-1/4 x 5-1/2, and 1/2 x 5-1/2. To simplify, cut your DSP 2-3/4 x 5-1/2, then trim 1/2 off. We stamped the large daisy image from Daisy Lane twice in Flirty Flamingo and used the Daisy Punch to punch them out, then offset them and glued together. We used the Sprig Punch to punch some Granny Apple Green and attached behind the Daisy. Stamp the "Smile" sentiment and that's it! 
See! Cardmaking can be so simple and fun! I hope today's post has inspired you to grab your supplies and get creative....go make somebody smile...if you're like me, that somebody is you when you create something beautiful. Then you get to send that card and double that smile!


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Love,
Nina

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop-Fun Folds


Hey Y'all!
It is always so much fun to share ideas with my friends from the Crafty Collaborations group, but today's hop is extra fun! We are sharing Fancy Folds! I know you are going to want to hop through each and every blog post, and add them to your Pinterest board where you will have easy access to inspiration!

The card I am sharing today is this Double Point Fold card, which is also included in a fabulous Tutorial Bundle that is FREE for every one that places an order with me in June.


I love the bright, happy colors! 


They make me smile! And, hopefully, they will do the same for the recipient! Don't you love hearing when you give someone a handmade card, "You made that?!!!" Well, these are cards that will get that reaction every time!
Aren't you excited to see what everyone else has created?




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Love,
Nina







 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop: Dry Embossing Technique

Hey Y'all!
I am so happy to be back with the Crafty Collaborators sharing another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop, and I know you are going to love this one!
I've always been a crafter...before I really got into cardmaking/papercrafting, I bought a Cricut™, and started watching YouTube videos on how to use it. There would be "suggested videos," and these people would use this hand-powered crank machine that used these folders that made impressions in the paper. It was amazing, and I was hooked. I purchased a Bigshot™, which now I have upgraded to a Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. Dry or pressure embossing is one of my favorite things to do in cardmaking....there aren't many cards that I make that I haven't used an embossing folder!
Today, I want to show you what it looks like to emboss vellum. I've used the new In Color Shimmer Vellum.




I just placed a 4x51/2 piece in the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and ran through the macine.


I had really hoped that white border would show up on the shimmery side, but it didn't.  This is what the shimmery side looked like, I ran it through both ways, with the shimmer side facing up and down in the folder. It's pretty, but doesn't have the contrast I was hoping for. 


I stamped a sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cropped it with a Hippo and Friends die. I wrapped a piece of the Fresh Freesia ribbon around the piece of vellum, tied a bow, and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia cardbase. I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals, and, Voila! A simple card that packs a punch! 
I can't wait to see what everyone else is sharing, there is so much you can do with an embossing folder! Hop along with us and hopefully you will be inspired to make something beautiful!


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Thanks for stopping by today, go make something beautiful!
Love,
Nina