Do you wanna learn how to make easy handmade cards using the same supplies? if so, you are in the perfect place as today I will be sharing with you some tips about how to make handmade cards using the same supplies.
But first let me first share with you, that I am participating in a blog hop with lots of talented fellow demonstrators across the world! Their designs are fantastic! so make sure you check all the participating blogs! I’ll be sharing the full line up below! 😁
How to make easy handmade cards using the same supplies
I love making sets of cards using a suite of products and I’m sure you will too. Mainly because when you focus on a limited set of products, it will not overwhelm you, plus it will allow you to focus and be more creative. Above all this will help you make cards easier and quicker.
You begin this process by selecting the products you want to use. After this you pick sketches to follow or find other cards for inspiration. If you go for the latter make sure you make a sketch off of that card to make this process easy. Once you have selected the sketches its is only matter of replacing those elements from the sketch with the products you want to play.
That said, it is important to mention that the simpler the sketch, the better. This makes it easy to visualize how to incorporate the products you are playing with into your card.
To clarify, when I talked about making cards using the same products, I meant the stamp set, cardstock, designer series paper and embellishments, in other words the consumables. I am not counting tools on this, as I think you might already have a basic tool kit for card making, and I know these will help you as you interchange elements from the sketches.
The Basic Tool Kit
If you are new to card making and are wondering what the basic tool kit contains, the list below will help you:
- Paper Trimmer
- Stamp cleaner
- Bone Folder
- Wink of Stella
- Glue Dots
- Tape runner adhesive
- Die cut machine
- Preferred if this emboss and die cut
- Label dies
- Stitched Shape Dies is great, as this set includes 3 basic shapes in different sizes
- Layering Circles, Squares or Ovals Dies pair really nice with the Stitched Shapes dies
- Stitched Nested Labels Dies or Stitched So Sweetly Dies for fun shapes
Selected products for this set of handmade cards
For the cards I am showcasing, I decided to use the Above The Clouds Bundle, which includes the stamp set and a coordinating punch, one sheet from the Bird Ballard designer series paper, coordinating ribbon, as well as the following color combination in cardstock:
- Pool Party
- Calypso Coral
- Daffodil Delight
- Old Olive
- Soft Suede
- Whisper White
By the way, if you ever wonder how do I come up with color combinations, let me share with you a great tip! I usually pick colors from the designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper. This always helps to have a great flow with the design of the handmade cards!
The above tip is even better when your products are all color coordinated. Therefore this is the number 1 reason why I love so much to use Stampin’ Up! products. It allows me pick a color combination, and then be able to have ink, cardstock, embellishments and patterned paper in the same colors! You cannot go wrong, plus it will save you the time and the pain of having to go to the store to pick up an embellishment you think color coordinates, only to find out the hue is different and would not work with your project.. Believe me, I know! 😉😂😁
The Sketches and Details of these cards
Below you will see the sketch for each card as well as some details. After this section you will find the Video Tutorial where I show you step-by-step how to make each of these cards.
You will find that all sketches are very simple to follow, plus you will see how I interchange the elements from the sketch with the elements of my cards.
Handmade Card #1
For the first card, I wanted to do a fun background, and I actually found a card in Pinterest, where the sentiment was around the circle. I loved that Idea and definitely wanted to give it a try.
For this to work best, you’ll need to use a smaller sentiment that can flow around the circle. However, if you want a larger sentiment, you want to make sure it is photopolymer as you will be able to shape the stamp in a curve to follow the circle shape.
Another important tip to share, is to have your ink pad well inked. Because color cardstock is not as smooth as the regular Whisper White cardstock, the image you stamp might not get transferred very sharp. Therefore if you have a well inked ink pad, you will have a much better image when stamping.
Handmade Card #2
This second card is very easy as you can see, so there is not really many details to share. However, lets talk about how I did the hot balloon as well as the background for the focal point.
I stamped the hot balloon with Early Espresso onto Daffodil Delight cardstock as well as the basket onto Soft Suede cardstock. I punched out both images using the coordinating punch. Then I colored the hot balloon using Stampin’ Blends a.k.a. alcohol markers (Mango Melody Dark) and this would give me the darker color on the hot balloon.
After putting together the hot balloon with the basket using glue dots, I then added the little banner, which was stamped in Pool Party and fussy cut with scissors. And finally I added the little heart onto the balloon.
For the sky background, I die cut a circle with Watercolor paper, and using the aqua painter and Pool Party I colored the background. Please note that every piece you make using this technique you will get a different and unique look! 😉
Handmade Card #3
Finally, this third card was super easy, the hot balloon and background were exactly the same as the one I explained above, and the sketch is extremely easy to follow, so no real tips on this one. The only thing to note is that in the video tutorial I actually showed the card that I used as inspiration, so you can see how I took a a past card and re-created it with this suite, making it look totally different!
The Video Tutorial
As mentioned before, here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these cards step-by-step! This video is longer as I show all three cards in the same video! 😁
If you loved this post about how to make easy handmade cards using the same supplies, you might enjoy the following posts for further inspiration. These cards follow the same process I show you in this post. Give it a try, I know you will find it easy to make cards 😉
Click on each of the images to see the different card ideas using this card making process
The Blog Hop Line-up!
The Supply List
Below you will all the products I used to make these cards, if you want to purchase any of these products just click on the images. These are linked to my online store where you can order any of these items. I truly appreciate your support 🥰🥰🥰
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