Easy Birthday Handmade cards

If you are looking for easy Birthday handmade cards to make, then make sure you check this post, as I will be sharing with you how to make three Birthday cards with a very modern look.  so lets get started! 

Easy Birthday Handmade Cards to make!

For these cards I decided to use the Broadway Birthday Bundle set from Stampin’ Up! This stamp set is not a new set and sadly it is retiring at the end of May 😕 

So if you don’t have this set, make sure you add it to your collection (below you will find a link to my store where you can get it). However, you can easily substitute this set with another set that has bold letters for the sentiment or a large die cut. So no worries if you read this post and this bundle is no longer available. 

Easy Birthday Handmade cards

For these cards I actually decided to use patterned paper, contrary to my typical process, I decided to show case mainly the stamp set with the coordinating dies.  so lets talk about the details of these cards.

The Color Combination 

The color combination that I chose for these cards were based on bright colors and so I used:

  • Coastal Cabana
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Pineapple Punch
  • Basic Black 
  • Whisper White 
  • Gold

When working with bright colors, I try to focus on mainly one color, which in this case was the Coastal Cabana, and then add highlight colors, so in this case these were Flirty Flamingo and Pineapple Punch. 

The Sketches and other details 

Birthday Card #1

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For this first card I used one of the sentiments on the stamp set and stamp it tone on tone on the card base. This made the effect of patterned paper if you will.  and as you can see I used both of the highlight colors on the card. I use the Pineapple Punch for the little sentiment so it didn’t compete too much with the Flirty Flamingo.

As far as the sentiment, I used a gold foil paper and basic black to due cut the word “wish”, and then glue them together but I moved the gold die cut towards left, that way you can get the effect of the shadow on your word without too much fuss. 

Birthday Card #2

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For this second card, I used watercolor paper to make a watercolor smudge background. you can watch the video tutorial below if you want to see how I added those speckles on the background. 

Same as with the last card, I did the same technique on the word die cuts, though this time I used gold glimmer paper. 

Birthday Card #3

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Finally for the last card, I wanted a very clean look, and in this case I only used one highlight color.  I love how the balloon on this card pop up a lot. 

As far as the sentiment, I used a cool technique for embossing only half of a word, so you can see how I got the Wish stamped word in both Coastal Cabana and Gold! so make sure you check out the video tutorial to learn this technique. 

The Video Tutorial

And finally as mentioned before, here is the video tutorial for these cards. you can see how each of these cards were made! I know you will see how easy these are to make!

The Supply List

And if you are interested on the supplies, below you can see the complete list! remember this bundle is retiring by the end of May 2020!! so hurry up and get this set right away! You can click on the images below to my online store!  I truly appreciate your support! 😍

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Watercolor technique for handmade cards

Today I wanna share with you an easy watercolor technique for handmade cards. I know you’ve seen beautiful cards that look like little pieces of art and you might be thinking it is super hard to make. However, I am here to show you that you can color like the pros following the tips I am giving you on this post and on the video tutorial below!

Watercolor technique for handmade cards 

The following encouragement handmade cards showcase the Artfully Aware stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a great stamp set with line images, which are perfect for a lot of techniques, but in particular for watercoloring with ink pads. 

Encouragement handmade cards

You will see on the video tutorial below how easy it is to watercolor with Aqua painters and ink pads. Make sure you keep reading as I am sharing with you a few tips to make sure you get the best results when watercoloring. 

Watercolor Tips

  1. Make sure you use watercolor paper – this is key as you will see that the color flows better and it will not peel your paper as you color your images
  2. Use Stazon ink as it will prevent the image lines from smudging when applying color 
  3. Stamp using a stamp position tool like the stamparatus, so that you can stamp over and over multiple times to get a crispier image. This is key to get a nice image, as the watercolor paper is thicker and with texture, so when you are stamping on it, sometimes the image is not as clear. 
  4. Play with the amount of water you apply on your Aqua painter on a scratch watercolor paper, so that you can see how the color looks and get more confident on the look you want to get. The more water you apply the lighter the color will be, the less water the richer the color will be.
  5. Let dry the image before applying another layer of color. This will help you with shadowing when coloring.
  6. Clean your Aqua painter in between colors, so that you don’t mixed colors 

Card Sketches and Other Details 

On this section you will see the sketches I used to come up with these cards, as well well as the color combo and other details.

If this is the first time you are visiting my blog please know that I love using sketches, as I really think that they make the card making process so much easier. I feel like these are recipes you can follow with any products you already have. 

That said, let me share with you a few tips when selecting the sketches to play. 

  1. Try to pick sketches that are simple and with fewer layers – this always helps a lot, specially at the beginning as it is easy to visualize when substituting the elements of the sketch with the paper you are using.
  2. Pick a color combo and select which colors will be the main color and which ones are the highlights –  this will help you identifying how to add the colors into the sketch you are using. 
  3.  Add embellishments even when the sketch does not call for it 
  4. Modify the sketch as you want, for instance, you can change the shapes of the elements on your card, instead of a circle you can add a square or and oval or a flower.

The color Combo

As usual I followed the colors in the designer series paper that I chose. This is something that never fails for color combination. Try it and you will see that you cannot go wrong when you follow the colors you see in the patterned paper you are using.

  • Soft Suede
  • Mint Macaroon 
  • Calypso Coral / Terracotta Tile 
  • Whisper White

Handmade card #1

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As I mentioned before, below you will find the video tutorial for these cards where you will find all the measurements as well as how to watercolor step by step. I think you will enjoy watching the video better than me trying to explain what I did to color it. 

Make sure you want the video, since all these cards use the same watercolored image, so you want to see how this is colored. 

The sketch is very simple and straight forward, the only thing that I added was an extra ribbon wrapped around the card to add and extra detail that would coordinate with the bow. 

Handmade Card #2

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This second card is very simple as well. The biggest trick on this one was to get two patterns that coordinate nicely together, and honestly this was the part that took me the longest when planning this card. This is to say that this card is extremely easy to make.

Try to water color all images at once, so that you can put together the cards even quicker. You will see in the video that this is what I did. That way the rest of the card making process goes even faster.  

Handmade Card #3

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This final card is even simpler in sketch, however, I love how it looks. I think that this is the magic when making cards. Make them easy but have an amazing look. don’t you think? 

One last comment I have not mentioned, use the tailored tag punch to make the banner ends on the sentiments. This has become the punch that I use the most because of how it is used for banners in sentiments. Make sure you watch how to do this on the video.

The Video Tutorial 

And here it is!! I know I have been referencing to this Video Tutorial thru out the whole post, but believe me, you want to watch it to see how easy it is to watercolor stamped images using aqua painters and ink pads. 

On this video I will share the measurements as well, so if you want to recreate the cards you can follow along the video 🙂 

Also note that the video is longer because I show you how to make all cards on this video, so watch it when you are not in a hurry  😉

 

The supply List 

If you are wondering what products I used and where you can purchase them, I have you covered my friend 😉 as below you will see the full supply list with the links to all the products. And if you click on any of the images, it will take you to my online store so you can get any of these products. 

I truly appreciate your support when you purchase your Stampin’ Up! supplies thru me 🥰 Also if you have any quesitons about these products, don’t hesitate in contacting me to help you 🙂

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How to make easy handmade cards using the same supplies

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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.   

how to make handmade cards using the same supplies

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
  • Scissors
  • Wink of Stella
  • Adhesive
    • Dimensionals 
    • 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

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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

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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

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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 

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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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How to make three handmade cards using patterned paper

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Today I will be sharing with you how to make three handmade cards using patterned paper and products from the same suite, which in this case is the Magnolia Lane Suite from Stampin’ Up! 

But before anything else, let me tell you that today I am participating in a blog hop with fellow card makers and we will be showcasing you cards with the theme of Flowers! so if you love flowers you will surely enjoy this blog hop!! 

How to make handmade cards using patterned paper 

 

Let it go! and cut your paper! 

So as I was mentioning before,  I wanna take the opportunity to share with you a few tips on making handmade cards using patterned paper. You know I love the designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper and if you are like me, you might have as well a room full of DSP!!! 

You love admiring every single sheet you have and fear to cut it! cause you love all the designs and can’t part with it.. 

I know I am that way, and in the past I would not cut my precious paper! However for the past couple of years I changed my view and decided to hoard no more paper! lol 😂 and actually use it..

At the end of the day, every year there are tons of new paper that get released, and therefore there are tons of paper I want to buy.. But I cannot get more paper in my house if I don’t use it. So you can see my dilemma right? what a pickle? lol 🤣 And this was the reason why I decided to cut my paper and start making cards with it!

 

Why using patterned paper in your handmade cards?

As I started to incorporate more patterned paper into my cards, I discovered that making cards got even easier and faster to make!! Seriously!!

Using the paper will help you by getting:

  • Instant inspiration from the paper you cut 
  • Color combinations,  and if you are using Stampin’ Up! it gets super easy to make the card as everything is color coordinated! 
  • Cut outs from the DSP that work as embellishments, so you might only need to add sentiments to your card, and as simple as it sound the card turns out amazing 
  • Ideas to Mix and match sheets from the same paper pack to get stunning cards just with the beautiful designs on the sheets

 I hope by now I have convinced you to jump ahead and start using your patterned paper when making handmade cards!! I know you will see how easy this gets! give it a try!  I promise you, you will not regret it! 

So with all this said, lets see how to make these cards! 

how to make handmade cards using patterned paper

These cards were made using Magnolia Lane suite from Stampin’ Up! which as you can see it is stunning! I love the magnolias and the different ways you can use this collection to have flowers on your cards!!

 

The designing process when making handmade cards

I will share here a few steps I take to make handmade cards in an easy way!

  1. Select a designer series paper or paper pack of your liking and from it select the sheets that call your attention
  2. Using the colors from those sheets select a color combo you want to use for your cards – TIP: I typically pull out a piece of cardstock for each of the colors in the paper pack and put them together to see which ones would be well together
  3. Pull out stamps or embellishments that coordinate with the paper pack you selected. Note: If you use a full suite, then this step is super easy as everything coordinates. 
  4. Look for sketches to select layouts you want to try for your cards
  5. Make the cards and have fun with it!

 

In the following sections I will be providing more information regarding the cards showcased in my post today. 

The Color Combo

So following the colors on my paper I selected the following colors for my cards

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White 
  • Petal Pink

Handmade Card #1

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For this first card you can see that the sketch is an easy one to follow. I really encourage you to start with easy sketches without many layers, this makes it easy to replace the pieces with the elements from the paper pack you are using. 

You will notice that I mix and match the designs on the DSP, and you can see how nice it looks just with the paper. I added a simple sentiment and a flower that I colored with alcohol markers. Very easy to put together and I feel like it has a wow factor.. 

Handmade Card #2

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For the second card you will see again a simple sketch. Now for this card, i used the DSP as the background for the flower I added.  Again you can see how I just added a flower I put together using the dies from this collection and a sentiment at the bottom. 

Even though the card is very clean in its design it has an elegant look and it was again supper easy to put together. See how the patterned paper is helping the cards to look great! 

Handmade Card #3

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And for this last card, I love the sketch, same as the past two, this one is as well very simple, very clean!

You will notice on this card that I use the patterned paper for the embellishments. These two flowers were from the designer series paper. You can cut them with scissors or with dies, in my case I use the dies, but if the DSP does not have a coordinated die set, you can use scissors.

I love, love, love cutting elements from the designer series paper, this makes the card even easier. As you can see I only stamped the sentiment and that was it, yet the card looks amazing If I say so myself 😉

Magnolia Lane Card Class

If you liked the cards in this post you might want to check the Magnolia Lane Card Class on my PDF Store, this class will show you even more examples on how to use your patterned paper for more cards that you can recreate over and over with any paper pack you have! 

You can read more about this class here 

 

 

The Video Tutorial 

As usual here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these cards, I give you the measurements, tips and tricks on how to make each of these cards.. Please note that this video is long as I show you how to make all three cards in this video. 😁 

If you are interested in the full supply list you can click here to download it

 

The Blog Hop Line up

Remember to visit all the blogs participating in this blog hop! I know you will love to stop to every single of them as all the projects are super cute!  you can go to the next blog by clicking on the button below or on the links below with the full line up!

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Tricia Butts

Fiona Whitehead

Brenda Nelson

Libby Fens

Susan Webster

JoAnn Pollock

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez – You are HERE 😉

Kaylin Krawczyk

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Jackie Lawless

Narelle Fasulo

Sue Allen

Sandra Mastello

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

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Mother’s Day Handmade card ideas to make

Are you looking for easy Mother’s Day handmade cards ideas to make quickly? if so you will love reading this post, as I will show you how to make three cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle perfect for Mother’s Day!!!

Three Easy Mother’s Day Handmade Card Ideas to Make!

Below you will see the cards that I am featuring today. These cards uses the Timeless Tulips as well as one of my favorite designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper Magnolia Lane. 

What I love about these cards is that you can easily make them for any occasion, you just need to change the sentiment and you are set! is that not cool?  I think these cards would be great for a thinking of you, get well or birthday cards, because who would like to get tulips in the mail? 🌷🌷🌷

how to make mother's days handmade cards

 

The Color Combo

As usual, I came up with the color combo of these handmade cards just by following the colors on the designer series paper. I cannot emphasize how easy this is when you use Stampin’ Up! as all their products color coordinate beautifully, therefore it is easy to put color combos and get all items on that color combination. In this case you can see how well the ribbon coordinates with the cards.  

  • Petal Pink
  • Mossy Meadow 
  • Whisper White  

Also please note that while not in the color combo, for inks I added Terracotta Tile and Old Olive. The color combo drove my decision on cardstock and embellishments as well as the selection of the design from the patterned paper pack. 

The Sketches and other details 

Below you will see the specific details for each of these cards as well as the sketches, so that you can recreate these cards with any other suite you might have. Give it a try and you will see how easy is to make cards with anything you have on hand.  However if you want to recreate these cards exactly the same, make sure you see the supply list where I share with you which items I use. NOTEthe Magnolia Lane DSP is on the retired list so hurry up to get it as it might be gone pretty soon!

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #1

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For this first card the sketch is simple, which I truly believe helps you to customize to any suite or paper pack you might have. And if you are wondering how did I made the tulip look with two tones, you need watch the video tutorial where I go step by step. As a quick reference, I stamp the tulip in a light color and then sponge with a darker color the bottom of the tulip. In this case I use the Petal Pink for the light color and Terracotta Tile for the darker color.  TIP –  you need to have a light hand when adding the color with the sponge. 

Though the color combo calls for Mossy Meadow, I used Old Olive for the stamping of the leaves for the tulip. I did this to get a better color for the tulip, as the Mossy Meadow look really dark when put together. 

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #2

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The second card’s sketch is also simple, however, notice that I added and extra layer to the pieces, so it added a lot of pop to the designer series paper. I will be honest, I almost never do this, as I feel like it is too much paper on one single card, but it looks great as you can see. I might give it a try more frequently. 😉

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #3

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This final card has as well a very simple sketch! I love having simple sketches because they help you when putting cards with other suites. Same as the previous one I matted the patterned paper with cardstock. Also for this particular card, I have embossed the Whisper White cardstock to have some texture on the card, rather than a just plain white layer.  You will see this better on the video tutorial as the picture is not really showing the texture. 

If you like these cards, make sure you watch the video tutorial below. 

Magnolia Lane Card Class

By the way, If you like the Magnolia Lane designer series paper, then make sure you check out this card class I have available. You can get the make or take packet or the PDF Tutorial on my PDF Store or by clicking HERE. 

Please note that this class is awesome as it includes SIX different cards using mainly Designer Series Paper, which means you can remake these cards with any designer series paper you want! so make sure you check the video here were you can see all the projects  😉

 

The Video Tutorial 

As usual, here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these cards step by step. This video is for all three cards and therefore is a bit longer.  I will go over measurements as well as colors and exactly how to color the tulips, plus I will give more tips and tricks to make the cards easier. 

The Supply List

If you are ready to make these cards and want to see which items I use, check the below supply list. You can click at any of the images and these will take you to my online store where you can get any of these items. I appreciate your continuous support 🥰🥰🥰

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How to make handmade cards step by step

Are you looking for a tutorial to help you learn how to make handmade cards step by step? then you are in the right spot as I will share with you how to make three easy handmade cards using a few products. I am also including a video tutorial where I show you step by step.

How to make handmade cards step by step

One of the things that I find helpful when making handmade cards is to select a patterned paper of my liking and use it for inspiration. This usually helps me select the stamp set to use, the colors to use as well as the embellishments. I think this why I usually buy things by collections 😁 (or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

All jokes aside, I do really think that having things that coordinate from the get-go makes all the difference in making card making even easier, and this is why I truly believe Stampin’ Up! helps you in your card making journey, as their products coordinate beautifully, from the papers, the colors, the inks, and the embellishments! so I highly recommend you to give it a try 😉

I also love mixing products from different collections, for instance on the cards shown below you will see that I used the designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper from the Ornate Garden Suite but I paired it with the Under my Umbrella stamp set, these are not related yet I feel like these go really well together. 

How to make handmade cards step by step

You can see that the patterned paper have these little flowers that coordinate really well with the flowers from the stamp set and this is why I decided to use the Under my Umbrella stamp set. 

And I mentioned before you can see that the colors I picked were selected from the same patterned paper. See how these makes the designing process easier.

The color Combo 

For these cards I use the following colors: 

  • Terracotta Tile 
  • Mint Macaroon 
  • Daffodil Delight 
  • Old Olive 
  • Whisper White 

The next think to do when making cards after you have selected the colors, stamp set and the designer series paper is to look for sketches, I find it easy to look at past cards and and see the layout. This always sparks lots of ideas! 😉

Inspiration cards, Sketches and other details 

In this section I will share the cards that sparked my inspiration the sketch for the layout and the new handmade card I created from the inspiration 

Use cards as inspiration   Use cards as inspiration   Use cards as inspiration

If you are interested you can actually see the videos when I created these cards – these were from back 2017-2018, so these were part of my first videos  😁😉

  1. It’s a beautiful day card – video – this was a Facebook live so it is longer as it for 3 cards 
  2. It’s a beautiful day card # 2 – video
  3. I am thankful for you – video

Handmade Card #1

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For this handmade card you can see in the sketch I created off of the inspiration card, that I changed the position of the circle as well as the mat of the designer series paper by using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers. Changing few elements on the design of the original card will always help to get a fresh new look. 

The coloring of the flowers on all three cards was with stampin’ blends or alcohol markers, and the biggest tip I can provide is to make sure you stamp the image with Memento ink. Doing this will ensure that when you color the image you don’t pull any of the black in the coloring. 

One tip to help you save on cardstock is to cut out the scallop circle from the mat. After all the mat is covered with the patterned paper and no one will know there is a hole in this piece of cardstock.  

Handmade Card #2

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For this card I pretty much followed the original card, other than placing the bow in the opposite side.  

One tip I can give you for this card is to pull the color from the background of the patterned paper for the banner, in this case you can see that the banner is on Daffodil Delight which goes well with the yellow color from the background of the designer series paper, don’t you think?

When I figured out that I wanted to use this paper and this stamp set, I immediately thought of this card to case (Copy And Share Everything) because of the little flowers stamps, I knew it would be great to add on the corners of this card as the original card. So look for similarities when casing, that always help when substituting elements for the new card. 

Handmade Cared #3

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For my final card you can see how two cards using the same layout look totally different. In this case I wanted to use the Umbrella punch from this bundle and thought that this card would help showcase it better.

You can create any card with a totally different theme as I showed it with this card. The first card is a thanksgiving related card, and the second one is for  friendship, but the elements remain the same. There are cut outs on the right hand of the card, a bow on the left side, a sentiment at the top, and patterned paper at the bottom.

Always look for elements to help you use what you have on hand when recreating a card. That way you don’t feel like you always have to get the latest tool or stamp set or embellishment, though I am here to help you if you want to (wink wink..😂)    

The Video Tutorial

And here it is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these handmade cards step by step. You will see as well how to color the little flowers with the stampin’ blends (alcohol markers). So make sure you watch it when you have a bit of time, as this video tutorial is about 50 min long.  

 

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Ornate Garden MEGA Tutorial Bundle!

If you liked making handmade cards and this patterned paper, you might want to check out this Mega Tutorial Bundle HERE.

I partnered with a group of talented demonstrators around the world to put together this tutorial bundle. It includes 90 Tutorials using only products from the Ornate Garden Suite! and I can promise you, You will love all of them.  😍😍😍

 

 

The Supply List 

As usual here is the supply list for all the products I use to make these cards. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, you can click on the images below, which will take you to my online store. 

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