How to make lots of cards with one single sketch!

Today I am sharing with you how you can make lots of cards using one single sketch! If you have been following me for a while you know that I LOVE SKETCHES!! I definitely love using them specially to spark my creativity every time I go into my craft room. 

So if you have ever struggled with not knowing what to make when you go into your craft room, then read this post, as I know it will help you to see how using one sketch can kickstart your creativity and how you can start modifying them to come up with endless card ideas! 

So let’s get started! 

How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!

How to make lots of cards using one single sketch! 

The sketch I am going to use is a very simple, mainly because I truly believe that the simpler the sketch the better it is for you to change things up. And you will see that you can change soooo many things that you can get different looks every single time!

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You can download the Sketches here 

The first thing I know I always like to change is the direction of the card, so this can be vertical and horizontal. You can also change the position of the elements, like in this case you can see in the sketches I have the circle on the right or on the left of the card.  

A few other things you can change are the shapes of the elements, so you can do circles, or squares, or rectangles or any other shape you like. Similarly you can change a banner for a rectangle or an image that follows along the same shape.  And you can also change the number of elements, so for instance you can do one or two banners.

One quick tip is that the sketch is only a guidance to help you trigger your creativity,  once you are in your creative zone, you will see how more ideas will come your way, that might not be really following the sketch.

In this post you will see 11 cards, but honestly I could have continued for another 10 or 20, and what is best is that all looked different and cute. 

Where to start?

When you are playing with sketches the best thing is to select a few selection of products.. I love using one single suite at a time, mainly because these already coordinate. However, you can just select any paper pack, coordinating cardstock, the stamp set, and two embellishments. I would go for Ribbon and Gems for the two embellishments.

And from there you would pick the main colors you want to use for your card bases and your mats as well as the “highlight” colors.

Another tip to share, is use the colors from the designer series paper! you can never get it wrong! 

The next thing I would focus is the focal point! whether you want to use images from the paper pack, stickers, or stamped images. Selecting this from the get go will help you know how you want to use the sketch and how to incorporate the focal point to your projects. 

In my case, I definitely wanted to use the snails from the Designer Series Paper, specially cause these were sooo cute! Not to mention, that I would just need to cut them, rather than stamp and color, so this would make it so much faster!  I just took a few minutes to either die cut or cut with my scissors the different images. 

Color Combination 

For the cards in this post, you will see I followed the colors from the Snail Mail paper pack.

I love how bright the colors look and honestly I don’t think I would have put these colors together on my own. So you can see how you can come up with beautiful color combinations and maybe even new color combos from just following the colors on the paper pack!

Finished Handmade Cards! 

And so now that we have the sketch, the patterned paper, the cardstock, the embellishments, and the focal point, it is time to play!!  Let the fun begin! 

This is the time were you will how to make lots of cards using one single sketch! 

The first 8 cards are following mainly the sketch, and the last 3 cards are just trying to incorporate the scraps I had from the paper I use. 

I don’t think I shared this, but I decided to use one half of a sheet of all six of the double sided pattern paper, so after the first 8 cards, I had mainly scraps and I wanted to make sure I use as much of this paper while creating as many cards as I could.

For the first three cards you can see that I followed the sketch for the background, but I changed the shape of either the label (Circle, rectangle or other shape) and for the banner I change the position of it, or added the words in the same position as the banner would go

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For this next set of cards you can see I changed the background of the sketch where I shifted both pieces in opposite directions so I could see more of each of the pieces. I also added two banners instead of one, or change the shape of the label. 

I also used both directions of the sketch the vertical and the horizontal version, to give me different looks. 

You can see how minor changes will give you different looks.

How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!   How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!  How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!

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More Handmade Cards!

And this final set of cards are mainly using the scraps I have left over from the paper I was using. Please note that I decided to use half of each sheet from the “Snail Mail” DSP.

I did this to limit the amount of cards, and I know I could have made 20 more cards if I had just used full sheets.. 😉

For this next set of cards I am not really using the sketch, but seeing how to maximize the paper I have.. Though, you will see some similarities..  You will see in the video tutorial below a few tips on how decide how to use the left over paper you have.. 

How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!  How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!  How to make lots of cards with one single sketch using the snail mail suite from Stampin' Up!

The Video Tutorial

And of course, you know I would share a video tutorial where I go over each of these cards and let you know how to make them. I go over how to use the sketches and what too look for in your papers.. so if you want see step by step, as well as get the measurements and other tips for these cards watch the video tutorial below. 

You will see how easy it is to make lots of cards using one single sketch! 

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On this three video series, I will go over an easy process of how to come up with as many cards ideas as you want..  Imagine going into to your craft room, grab any stamp you want or any paper pack you want to use and start making cards without wasting time trying to figure out what to make.. just enjoying your crafting time to the fullest..  If you are ready to learn this easy process then join me next week on the Free Card Making made easy workshop!

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Three Thank You Handmade Cards using the Dandy Garden Suite

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Have you been looking for Thank You Handmade Cards to make? if so, then you are in for a treat!  As today I am sharing with you three beautiful Thank you handmade cards using the Dandy Garden Suite from Stampin’ Up!

But what is even better is that this post is part of a blog hop, where a group of fellow demonstrators will be sharing ideas for Thank You cards! So I know you will get lots and lots of inspiration to keep you crafting for a while!! 

so let’s get started!

How to Make Three Thank You Handmade Cards

For my cards today, I wanted to use the Dandy Garden Suite which is becoming a favorite of mine as the color combinations in this paper are really nice. 

Also the stamp set included in this suite has a beautiful set of sentiments that has a Thank You sentiment that would go really well for the theme of my cards. 

Thank you handmade cards using the Dandy Garden Suite

I always try to pick a few set of products when coming up cards, as that helps me get my creative juices going.  I can focus on a specific set rather than get overwhelmed with trying to use anything I have.  Give it a try next time you are in your craft room.. Kinda like a challenge if you will. 

Once I pick the products, then I try to see the papers in the collection and pick the patterns I like most. This will help me get a color combination. 

Color Combination 

I think that the greens and yellows in the Dandy Garden paper pack draws me in every single time, so I decided to use exactly those colors when selecting the sheets of paper I would use, and with that I know which Color Combination to use!

Once I picked the papers, and the color combination, then it is just matter of pulling the cardstock, embellishments and inks on those colors to start playing and make my cards. 

Sketches & Other Details 

And as usual, I used sketches to make these cards.. I honestly think this is the best way to come up with as many ideas as you can when you are crafting.. if you have never used them, give them a try! I know that these always help me in getting into my creative mojo every single time! 

              sketches to play      Thank you handmade cards using the Dandy Garden Suite

As far as the dragonfly, I stamped it with memento ink and then color its wings with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. And to make it even nicer then I added wink of stella to its wings! This added a nice shimmery look to the dragonfly. 

              sketches to play      Thank you handmade cards using the Dandy Garden Suite

For the bow, I actually used the Braided linen trim in Mossy Meadow, however I unraveled the threads and then make a bow out of it! It really gave so much character to the bow..  I will be honest, this was not my idea.. this was an idea I got during the FB live when I made these cards. Vicky Hendricks suggested it and oh my! I loved how it looked!

This is what I love from crafting with friends, you always get so many ideas.. 

If you ever want to join me, I go live every Thursday night at 7pm CST on my Facebook page. I hope to see you there 😉       

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Additional card ideas using the Dandy Garden Suite

Dandy Garden Tutorial Bundle

If you love the cards I share here and fall in love with this suite as much as I did, then you might want to check out the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle. 

This Mega Tutorial bundle includes 62 tutorials only using the products in the Dandy Garden suite! 

I know you will love it and I know that you will enjoy making all the projects in this Tutorial Bundle! 

If you want to get your own copy, you can go into my tutorial shop and get it today.. Click here to purchase your own copy of the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle. 

 

The Video Tutorial 

If you want to see the step by step tutorial on how to make these cards, then you can watch the video tutorial below! I go over measurements, as well colors and other tips that I am sure will help you when you are making cards! Also at the end of this post you will find the supply list for the items I used to make these cards. If you want to purchase any of these items, just click on the images from the supply list and they will take you to my online store! 

Blog Hop Line Up 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Two Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards You Will Want to Make!

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Do you like making and sending Birthday Handmade cards? If so, you are going to like this post. As I share with you two beautiful birthday handmade cards that you will want to make for your loved ones! 

Also, please know that this post is part of a blog hop to help you get ideas and keep you inspired! so make sure you visit all participating blogs! I know you will enjoy it! 

So let’s get started! 

How to make Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards

For these cards, I wanted to featured the So Much Love stamp set, which has a beautiful flower that can be colored in different techniques. However for my cards I thought of focusing in just one technique, which happens to be one of favorite ways to color. This is using alcohol markers a.k.a Stampin’ Blends! 

For the sentiments I used the So Much Happy Stamp set, which is one of my favorites for birthdays as I can get a mix of fonts for the sentiments. That always catches my eye! 

Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers

Color Combination 

Once I know what stamp set to use, then I pick a paper pack or designer series paper (DSP) to use, as this always helps me in getting beautiful color combinations without too much trouble.

If you ever struggle with colors, I would suggest you do this. I promise you all your cards will look amazing when you follow the paper you want to use. 

So for this cards, I picked the Playing with patterns DSP, and I decided to use the purple designs.. (no surprise here, since you know I love purple!)

I added the greens in this color combo, mainly because the flower image I have has leaves.. but as you can see the main colors are shades of purple. 

3 Tips for Coloring with Alcohol Markers 

Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers  As far as coloring, like I mentioned I decided to go with alcohol markers!

I love these markers a lot more, as I can blend the tones and you don’t get the strokes of your coloring, which is something you would notice if you use regular markers. 

A few things are important to follow to get the best image when coloring with alcohol markers or stampin’ blends. 

1.- Use Memento ink for your stamped image.. this is key as this is a water/dye basis ink that will not be pulled as you color with the alcohol markers. DO NOT use Stazon, as you will smear the black lines as you color, since Stazon is alcohol based ink. 

2.- Add a light layer of the lighter color to the full image you wan to color – TIP – DO NOT over saturate the image with the color.   

3.- Add the shadows with the darker color, and do the blending in the middle section of your image. This will help you avoid any bleeding of ink outside the lines of your image. 

You can see on the video tutorial below how to color step by step in case these tips are not 100% clear, believe me, when you master these steps your images will look amazing every single time! 

Sketches and Other ideas

Once I have the image colored, then it is just matter of selecting a sketch that will go perfect for my focal point, in this case I fussy cut the flower, so I can use this in pretty much any layout.. 

The video tutorial below, shows you exactly how to make this card, from coloring to assembling.. 

               sketches to play     Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers

One thing I didn’t mention is that when I colored this flower, I also added wink of stella to the petals of the flower, this adds a beautiful shimmery look that makes your card stand out even more. 

And finally, I love adding some bling, so in this case I used the Highlight Heather stampin’ blend to color some Rhinestones. This helps to have your embellishments color coordinated, when you don’t have them in the exact color you want..  You can do this with ribbon or rhinestones. Another reason to love your alcohol markers, don’t you agree?

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Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers This second Birthday handmade card is actually using the same supplies and same technique for coloring, however I changed the layout of this card.

This card was inspired in a previous card I made using the Ornate Garden Suite. Interestingly it was another Birthday card .😁 

If you are interested in learning how to make this fun fold, you can see the step by step video on this post. This video tutorial shows this fun fold using the Ornate Garden Suite, but as you can see, you can make it with any paper pack you have, like I did on this card. 

So if you ever struggle with coming up with card ideas, just think of a card you have previously made and change things up.. different colors, different suites, or different techniques. I promise you, this will help you a lot!  

Wanna learn more about how to come up with endless card ideas?

If you want to learn more about how to come up with endless card ideas with ease and confidence, then the Card Making 101 program is perfect for you!!

This is the program where I teach my students my proven step by step process to make one-of-a-kind handmade cards using the supplies they already have. Knowing their cards will look amazing every single time, while enjoying their crafting time to their fullest.

This program is not open at this time, however you can join the waitlist to be the first one to know when this program opens its door again! 

The Video Tutorial

If you want to see how to make the first Birthday handmade card idea shared on this post, make sure you watch this video tutorial. I go over measurements and step by step on how to color using the alcohol markers, I know you will love it! 

Also at the very end you can get the supply list, in case you want to purchase any of the items I show in this video. 

Blog Hop Line-up

And as mentioned before, this post is part of a blog hop to bring you some inspiration on your Sunday to keep you crafting! 

Make sure you visit all participating blogs as I am sure you will get lots of ideas and inspiration from this amazing group! 

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fun Folds to make!

Have you been wanting to try to some fun folds for your cards? if so, then you are going to enjoy this post as I share with you three easy Fun Folds to make!

These are super easy to make and what is best is that you can make them for any occasion! So give it a try and have fun with them! 

For these cards though I focused on Fall cards that I could use during Thanksgiving, but as I already mentioned you could customize them to any occasion you want, just change the paper and the stamp set and you are done! 

Easy Fun Folds to make

The Color Combination

For these cards I used the Gilded Autumn Designer series paper, which as usual helped me select the color combination.  This is truly an easy way to get color combos without any trouble! 

Plus Stampin’ Up! really makes it even easier as all their products color coordinate beautifully! so once you pick your colors you can pull the cardstock, ink pads and embellishments on these colors and start to play!

 

The Sketches 

Once I have selected the color combination, then I go ahead and look for Sketches!  

The biggest tip I can give you when selecting them is to pick sketches that are simple, as these offer the most of the possibilities. I said this, because it is easier for your to change shapes, colors, designer series paper, or textures. Believe me! Sketches can help you unlock your creativity.. 

Below you can see the sketches I used for my cards. 

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Fun Fold Card #1 

One of the things I wanted to do with these cards was to incorporate the window sheets! I love them, but I almost always forget about them.. so I have been trying to use them more.. you will see another sample in a future post from another card I made using these window sheets! 

If you are not familiar, Window sheets are like acetate sheets, that are sturdy enough and you can use them to do shaker cards, or in my case to make windows.

It honestly step up your cards! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

The card above open like a tri fold card. On this card, I placed the window sheet in between the Early Espresso and the designer series paper.  This makes it more aesthetic from both in and out sides. 

Also, Since the embellishments on the front of the card were glued to the window, I added the same label die cut, as in the front, to cover the back. This not only covers the adhesive from the embellishments, but also gives you another area for you to write to your recipient. You could add another stamped sentiment to it.

On the video tutorial at the end of this post, you can see exactly how to put this fun fold together! 

Fun Fold Card #2 

For the second fun fold card, I wanted to do a gate fold card! This is very easy to make, you start with a card base of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ and you score it at 2 1/8″ from both ends of your card base (on the long side). 

For my card, I just added a front panel that I decorated with the leaves from the stitched leaves dies.  Please note that when you are gluing the front panel, you just need to add it to one of the flaps, so that you can open your card! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

For the inside I added a piece of Very Vanilla and a little strip of designer series paper to decorate it. You could also stamp the inside with a larger sentiment and some of the leaves from Beautiful Autumn set.   

Specially for this type of fun fold card, it adds a lot when you embellish the inside of your card! 

Fun Fold Card #3

This one is just even easier, and I call it a hinge card.  It looks like a regular card, but the front of your card is made with a window sheet! You could use any other specialty paper, like vellum or even some of the specialty designer series paper. 

For these type or cards, you just need to cut your paper 1/2″ larger, to make a hinge so you can glue it down to the back of your card, so it opens like a regular card, but both panels of your card are of different materials! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

If you are using a see thru material, like the window sheets, it is important that you cover both sides, so that you don’t see any adhesive when opening your card. This makes your card look great from the inside as well. 

In my case, you can see that I added the mat of the front panel to cover the inside of the card. 

If you like fun folds then let me suggest you two other posts to check! Remember you can customize them to any theme or occasion you want. 

Additional Fall Card Tutorials 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you like making cards for Fall, then make sure you check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle!

This is a great resource that includes 82 tutorials using Fall/Autumn stamp sets, so you will let lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!! 

I am sure you will even learn a new technique! 

If you are interested, make sure you go to the Tutorial store to check it out or you can click here to get your own copy! 

I know you will love every single one of these cards!

The Video Tutorial

If you want to learn how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below, I provide all the measurements as well as all the supplies that were used.  

You will see how easy these are! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Three Easy Fall Cards to make!

With Fall upon us, I know we all need to have easy Fall cards to make during this season! Don’t you agree? 

So with that in mind today I wanted to share with you Three easy Fall cards you can make in no time. Plus I will share with you a few tips on how to maximize your designer series paper to get more cards out of it! 

Let’s get started, shall we???

Three Easy Fall Cards to Make 

The cards I am showing today are all made using the the Tidings Plaid designer series paper.  And what is cool about it is that I only use one 6 x 6 sheet of paper from that pack to make all three cards.. I also coordinated these cards with some scraps I had from the Regals DSP pack. However you can easily change them for cardstock if you don’t have this paper pack.  Below the cards! 

Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

 

As you can imagine you can made these cards in any color combination available in the pack, all three cards are very simple to change the theme, if you don’t want to make Fall cards. Just change the sentiment and the pumpkins for some other shape and your are ready to go. 

The Color Combination 

You are probably tired of hearing this, however, the designer series paper is how I get all my color combinations and this was not the exception. I followed the main designer series paper to pick up the colors I wanted to use for this card. 

If you are ever struggling with colors, just follow this tip and I promise you, you will be golden.  No need to get all fancy with color theories and all that jazz.. you can just see your paper and pay attention to the colors you like in a pattern and go from there.. trust me you will see how easy it gets the more you do this.    

Sketches and other details 

As I mentioned in the intro, these Fall cards are super easy to make, and they maximize your paper, meaning you can make a lot of cards from just one sheet of 6 x 6 DSP. 

In this case I used a strip of 2″ for the first card and the for the second I used what was left, the key for the third card was to die cut the rectangle from the piece that I was using on card #2 so I could use that portion on card #3. 

This tip is a great one, specially is you are covering it with another element. After all no one will even notice it! And you get three cards instead of two! how cool is that!! right? 

Bellow the sketches and the cards in more detail in an effort to help you see better the elements and to make it easier for you to case. I have also provided below the video tutorial for you to see step by spec how to make these cards.

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

A few other tips for you:

  • The pumpkin was stamped with Early Espresso on a Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then added color with the stampin’ blends a.k.a. alcohol markers. This makes it easy to add dimension to our element without too much effort. 
  • The ribbon was colored using the stampin’ blends. So if you are ever thinking you don’t have the perfect ribbon for your project, think again and color with your alcohol markers. Even better, using the stampin’ blends make them color coordinate 100% with your project. 

Want to get even more Fall card ideas???

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you love Fall/Autumn cards, then I know you will the Autumn Tutorial bundle!!

This bundle includes 82 tutorials with only Fall cards!! All of them are gorgeous and I am sure you will find new techniques to try. 

You will be so inspired after looking at all these beautiful projects that you will want to craft all this season! 

Believe me you don’t want to miss this amazing tutorial bundle. 

Click here to learn more and to purchase your copy of the amazing Autumn Tutorial Bundle! I am sure you will enjoy all the projects included! 

The Video Tutorial                

 And as promised here is the video tutorial where I show step by step how to make these easy Fall cards step by step. I go over measurements and colors as well as other tips! Enjoy! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Non-traditional patterned paper for Easy Halloween cards to make

Do you want to see three easy Halloween cards to make using a non conventional patterned paper? If so you are in for a treat, as today I will share with you how to make these cute Halloween cards using any paper you might have.

In these cards I used the Playing with Patterns designer series paper, which has nothing to do with Halloween!! 

I shared this on my past videos, but this year’s Halloween paper from Stampin’ Up! was not really my cup of tea. It is beautiful, but I thought it was darker for my taste. I love bright colors with monsters or spooky critters the best, so I decided I was still going to make my Halloween cards using non-Halloween designer series paper for this year. 

These is my second set of Halloween cards.. If you have not see the first one you can do so here! – As you can see the first one used the Have a Hoot bundle with the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP). Similar to the designer series paper I am using on these cards, the Plaid Tidings is another great DSP pack for so many occasions and it has way too many colors so the possibilities are endless. 😉

Easy Halloween Cards to make

So where do you start when making your Halloween cards?? you might ask…  Keep reading and I will take you thru the steps

Three Easy Halloween Cards to make

First thing first, we need to decide on the designer series paper you want to use. In my case, as I mentioned before, I wanted to use the Playing with Patterns DSP.  

Once you have selected the DSP pack, go thru it and see the patterns you want to use and even more important the colors that you are liking from the pack!

This step for me is the one that sets the tone of my cards most of the times! Let me explain.. If I wanted to get a “Happy” card, I would select colors that are bright and cheerful. Like in this case I wanted to have cheerful Halloween cards.

Below is the color combo that I picked form the Playing with Patterns designer series paper. 

Once you have selected the color combination you want to go for, then it is matter to decide which color you want to use as the main color and which one as the highlight. In this case I went with what I saw in the DSP.  Crushed Curry as the main color and then use Night of Navy for highlights. But Honestly I could have gone the other way around and I can guarantee you, the cards would have turned out stunning as well.  So just play with the colors and you will see!

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Easy Halloween Cards to make

Once I had selected the colors, I went ahead and picked my stamp set, and here is the thing.. before hand I kind of knew I needed to have something I could color in any color. Specially cause I knew I was going to use a non-Halloween theme DSP.

The Flight of Fancy was a great one to use as I could use image of the witch and change the colors of the outfit to any color combination I needed. 

So it made it the perfect image to use! 

TIP – Always have in mind what you want to do.. In my case I knew I needed an image I could customize so and image I can color, would be ideal, specially cause I was going to use a paper pack that is not Halloween themed!.

Because I was going to color her using blends, I stamped the image with the Memento ink. that way the alcohol markers would not pick up any of the black ink. 

To highlight the witch’s outfit I added wink of stella to her dress and her hat, which adds a glimmer look that you will love!! so try it out!

And finally, you can just play with the layout of the card using the cardstock, DSP and images you selected. One advice here is to always use one embellishment for your card, specially one that coordinates with it. In my case I used ribbon! and I honestly think, it made the card pop!

This first card was very basic and easy to follow, but I knew for next two I wanted to try using the same image, and colors but step it up with the folds so below you will see both of the fun folds I used. 

If you want to learn how to make these fun folds, make sure you watch the video tutorial below.. here is where I would show the step by step as well as the measurements of how to make all these cards.  

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The Video Tutorial

Below you can watch the video tutorial, where you will see how to color the witch step by step. Plus you will learn how to make both of these easy fun folds! Both of these fun folds are super easy to make and you can use them for any card you card you are making.. so give it a try! 

And below you will find a full supply list, in case you want to recreate any of these cards! 

TIP – as you can see on the video tutorial the Flight of Fancy is very similar in their images, so you could be doing these cards but for Christmas and Valentines!! believe me you want this set as you will be able to make these cards for two more holidays!!! 

Are you taking the challenge and recreate these cards for the other two holidays? even better what if you use the same DSP????  that sounds like a great challenge!!! 😁😁😁

Share with me if you create these cards..

and Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to help you with any question you might have regarding card making.. I am serious, if you could have a private chat with me, and you could ask me anything about card making, what would you ask me?  Leave me a comment below or send your question at allie@creatingwithallie.com 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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