cIt's all in the foil! This card packs a punch with the gorgeous Noble Peacock Foil paper. This foil comes in Old Olive, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock. Personally, I can't get enough of it! I also used it behind the whisper white piece of paper. I cut one bee from the Honey Bee Bundle in each of the colors. HINT: Die cut a few bees out of the foil piece before you adhere the whisper white over it. NO ONE will know the difference!
The Tin Tile 3D embossing folder makes a perfect background for the bees. It has the perfect balance of flowers and texture. It is definitely one of my go to embossing folders.
I love this card! I think this layout could be used with other dies as well. I wonder what you have in your stash that would look beautiful in the foil paper. Take a look and make a card!
Don't forget to share it with someone and make their day!
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Mother's Day was fast approaching and I needed a special card for my daughter so I chose an easel card. I especially love this style because it opens like a card and displays like an easel. For me, that is the best of both worlds- fancy and functional! I like that there is a plenty of room for a message.
This card looks more involved than it is! You start with a card base and add another piece of card stock that has the "mountain" scored into it. Then just decorate the sections. Here's how I cut my card stock:
Basic Gray 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Petal Pink 4" x 11" scored at 5 1/4" and 8 1/8"
Parisian Blossoms DSP 5" x 3 3/4"
Parisian Blossoms DSP, different pattern, 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Basic Gray scrap- Cut the largest oval from Stitched Shapes die
Pool Party scrap, Cut the 2nd from largest scalloped oval from Oval Layering dies.
Champagne Foil- Cut the Butterfly from Springtime Impressions dies
Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4" for the inside of the Basic Gray card base.
If you look at the photos you should be able to assemble this without too much difficulty.
I used the sentiment from Abstract Impressions and stamped with Basic Gray on the scalloped oval. I wrapped 14" of Pool Party ribbon around the smaller section of the easel and tied it in a double knot.
When the card is folded and ready for the envelope, you can still read the sentiment and enjoy all the papers. It makes me smile!
The champagne foil matches the DSP so nicely and there is a beautiful shine to the entire card. Below you will find a list of all the products used to make the card.
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What is something we all seem to have a lot of? Scraps! If you are like me, you hate to throw any of that pretty paper away! Last night I offered a free Zoom class through my Chat'n'Craft FB page. We had a lot of fun making cards that used up some of our scraps! Here are a couple of cards I made with square scraps....On one I cut the squares with the smallest square from Stitched Shapes dies. The other one I cut with my cutter. I love how all the little squares almost look like a quilt!
The first card we made in class used 6 strips of various patterned papers all cut 3/4" x 4 ". These were adhered to a card mat that was 4" x 5 1/4" and then adhered to a card base, after I wrapped a ribbon around the mat. The sentiment was put on a circle to provide contrast with the rectangles. Every one used their own scraps and the cards were all beautiful. A few people used only two patterns and alternated the two for a cute card front.
Here is the one that I made.
The second card used 1/2" wide strips cut in various lengths and glued to a 3 3/4" x 5 " mat. The strips were glued with a small space in-between each one and with some strips laid at right angles to the others. I use a liquid glue for this...Tombow...as it gives you some wiggle room. All the strips hung off the edge of the card base....be sure to use a silicone mat under your card stock mat or you will glue your mat to your table/paper! (Ask me how I know!!) After you cover the mat with strips, turn it over and trim the strips to the size of the mat. This whole piece is then adhered to a second mat of the same color but just a bit bigger.....4" x 5 1/4". Then adhere the matted piece on a card base and you've got a card that used up lots of scraps! Here are two I did! The one on the left has 3/4" strips and the one on the right uses 1/2" strips. I like the smaller strips better!
Both of these layouts are easy to do with whatever paper scraps you have at home. They are fun to play with and you'll be surprised at how quickly you have a card made! So get your scraps out today and start creating! You won't be sorry!
Then pop the card in the mail and make someone very happy to receive a piece of personal mail!
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