Card Ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite!

blog hop banner Have you been trying to come up with card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite? If so, then you will love this post as I am sharing tons of tips of how to use the products in this suite. 

If you don’t know which suite I am talking about, this is one of the brand new suites that Stampin Up! just released this month! You can watch the video below that I prepared for another event where I showed all the beautiful projects on this suite.. 

This is a 15 min video where I go over a few tips. However down below I will share the actual video tutorial for all the cards I am showing today.

You will learn the step by step process on how to use the Gilded leafing as well as how to color your stamps with markers to get two tone images! so make sur you watch that video tutorial as well!! I know you will love all the tips I share!

But before I continue please know that this post is part of a blog hop!!! where a lot of my fellow demonstrators will share samples using something new! so be sure to blog hop with us as I know you will get a lot of inspiration to keep you crafting for a while! Believe me the line up in this blog hop is amazing and will not disappoint you!  

So let’s get started! 

Card Ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite!

A lot of times I hear from others they find it hard to come up with card ideas. They love the products but once they have them, they just don’t know what to do or where to start.

With this in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you the process I use to come up with card ideas when using a suite. 

So here is the process:

  1. Select a suite that you want to use. 
    • If you don’t have a full suite then select a paper pack, a ribbon spool that would coordinate, as well as some gems or rhinestones and a stamp set!
  2. Pick a sheet from the paper pack you want to use 
  3. Look for color combinations from the patterned paper you selected in step #2
  4. Pull cardstock in the colors you selected for your color combo 
  5. Think of what you will use as your focal point 
    • In my cards you will see that I wanted to highlight the stamped images as I wanted to showcase some stamping techniques, but this can be die cuts, stickers, etc.
  6. Look for sketches that will fit best your focal point
  7. Have fun putting together your cards!

You can see how easy this process is! believe me, try it out and let me know what you think.. I promise you that if you ever struggled coming up with card ideas this process will help a ton! 

If you to want to get even more details on how to come up with your own card ideas every single time, with ease and confidence then you might want to join my Card Making 101 program. This program will help you eliminate all frustrations to truly enjoy your precious crafting time!  This program is not open at the moment but you can join the wait list to know when it opens up again! 

Ok, so here are the cards I made using the Fine Art Floral Suite.

Are these not gorgeous??  l honestly love them all!! 

Card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite

The Color Combination 

The colors in these cards would not have been my typical pick however, because I follow the process above I always end up with so many color combination ideas to try out every single time!  

So here it is the color combo!!

So modern and so different of what I would have picked! but I love how these colors came together in my cards!

 

Give it a try my friend. Next time you are putting your cards together, make sure you pick colors from the patterned paper and you will see how easy it is to come up with so many color combination ideas!

Card Sketches & Other Details

Below you will see the sketches I used as well as other details. As mentioned before you will see below the full video tutorial to learn exactly how to make each of these cards step by step.  So make sure you watch the video tutorial below!

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For this card my focal point was the larger flower mainly because I wanted to play with the Gilded Leafing!! oh my goodness, this new product is amazing and will help you get a gold foil with a soft texture in your projects. It is easy to use, but there are a few tips I shared to help you get the best results with this product in the video tutorial below.

Additionally, this is an easy fun fold! Believe me this card is truly a wow card.. and best of all it is super easy to make!

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For these next cards I wanted to showcase the two step stamping images, as well as sharing how to get two tone images when coloring your stamps with markers. this is an easy technique that will give you a wow factor every single time!

For the card above I used Calypso Coral for the flowers, but you can see below I used Bumble Bee for the flowers. So imagine all the color combinations you can create with this beautiful set!

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So here you have it, three easy card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite from Stampin’ Up!. You can see how this suite can help you create as many cards in no time.  Let me know what you think? is the Fine Art Floral Suite a favorite of yours? What other suites are high on your wishlist? leave me a comment below, I really want to know.. 😁

 Paper Share Party!! last day to sign up is January 17 2021And if you love making cards with patterned paper and you cant wait to get all the new papers available in this new catalog, you might want to consider getting into my Paper Share Party! 

On this event, not only would you be getting a quarter of all the new paper packs (9) and specialty packs (4) but also you will be getting 9 make & takes where each of them features one of these paper packs!! so you will get lots of ideas on how to create cards using patterned paper!! I know you will love this event..

if I peaked your interest you can read more about this event here.  And if you want to join right away then email me to send you the registration link.  Last day to register is January 17th.

I will have this event later on available for the online only access on my tutorial store, so if you are reading this after the deadline to sign up for the event and are interested in this event, you can check my tutorial store to get the online version there.. (this would be after the event on 1/30/2021)

The Video Tutorial 

As promised, here is the video tutorial where you can see step by step how to make these cards. I show how to use the Gilded Leafing and how to color the stamps using markers to get two tone images as well as how to make a fun fold for one of the cards! so you will get a ton of ideas! I know you will enjoy this video tutorial! 

Blog Hop Line up 

And as I mentioned before today I am participating in a blog hop to showcase something new!!! , so make sure you visit all participant blogs as you will get a ton of inspiration!! 

You can click on the button below to go to the next blog or you can click the links below where you can see all participating blogs!!! 

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Jo Blackman  ●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Mo Rootes

Linda Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek  ●  Susan Webster  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ilse van Vliet  ●  Cheryll Miller  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Teri West  ● Chris Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Aurélie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez (YOU ARE HERE)

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 onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Cute Winter Cards to Make

Today I wanted to share with you three cute winter cards to make for your friends and loved ones! As I am sure they will love getting one of these during the holidays.. 

Not to mention that these cards have a more generic sentiment, so you can send these for the people who does not celebrate Christmas? that way you still keep sharing the love during other holidays during the winter.. Is that not clever? I thought so 😉

Plus this post is part of an amazing blog hop that will showcase projects for other holidays but Christmas! so I am sure you will get so many more ideas that you really want to check out all the other blogs participating in this blog hop!blog hop banner

So without further ado, here are the three cutest cards featuring the Warm and Toasty Stamp set!! and I will be honest, while I love all the critters in this set, I cant get enough of these cute polar bears!! I just love them!! 

Cute Winter Cards to make

And even better these are great for making tons of cards, as you dont have to color for hours!! lol.. Don’t get me wrong I love coloring, but when I need to make several of them for the holidays, I definitely enjoy making simpler coloring like these polar bears.. I will go into more detail later on.. 

Three Cute Winter Cards 

So for these cards I wanted to use the polar bear, but this stamp set is not part of a suite, so I needed to pick everything from scratch (in a way).. So I decided to go with the Snowflake Splendor Designer series paper (DSP)!!! 

As the name says it, it is all about snowflakes. So I thought it would go really well with the winter cards I wanted to make! 

Color Combination

The next thing I always try to decide is the color combination. Everything is so much easier when you have selected the colors you want to play with. 

So since I decided to use the snowflake splendor DSP, I proceeded to look for the pattern I liked the most. This would then help me in deciding the color combo. 

I decided to use the patterns that had pool party and whisper white.. and from the paper, I saw some patterns with the Highland Heather and Purple Posy, so I decided to use that color as a highlight color. And what best than use this color for the hat and the scarf on the cute polar bear!!!

After all I wanted these cards not to look Christmas-y, since I wanted to use these for other holiday.. So the color combo is the following 

What do you think? do you like it? I definitely loved it!! and I think that it was a great combo for these cute winter cards! 

Once I had selected the color combo, then it was easy to pick up embellishments that would go well with these colors..

This is what I love the most from Stampin’ Up!.. All their products color coordinate!!, so it is easy to just pull out cardstock, ink, embellishments in the colors from the color combination!

For these cards, it was the adhesive-backed snowflakes and the snowflake splendor ribbon which has a sheer color with these colors!  

Other Details

Finally its time to put together the cards!! so at this time I usually think of layouts. Here are the sketches I came up with for these cute cards.. 

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Usually I just start playing with label die cuts, so that I see how these look in a particular layout or sketch until I am happy with how it looks. 

I cannot recommend enough to invest in all the label dies!! seriously..  you can create sooooooo many layouts just by switching labels on whatever layout or sketch you want! I promise you!!  

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So for these cards I decided to use the Celebration dies!! these are becoming one of my favorite ones!! I used them in the past 2 blog posts.. so check them out, to see a few more examples.. you will see that these always make my cards pop!!

  • On this post, I used them for a window in a fun fold as well as a label for another fun fold card. 
  • On this post I used them to create Christmas cards 

Coloring the Polar Bears!

As I was mentioning earlier in the post, I thought these polar bears were super easy to color!! Specially if you are thinking about making several of these!! And so I wanted to share with you a close up on the polar bear, so you can see in more detail how you can color these.. 

How to color with alcohol markers

I colored the images on these cards with the Stampin’ Blends, a.k.a. alcohol markers. Since these markers are from Stampin’ Up! they color coordinate beautifully with the color combo!!

Now, when the image is mainly white I love to just outline some areas of the image with either pool party light or gray granite light, that way it looks like it has some  shadows and it looks finished!  

And for any critter I love to add little cheeks with the flirty flamingo light. This is just a little circle with a light hand. They always look so cute!!

For the hat and the scarf, I used the Highlight Heather light for the main areas and then color a little shadow with the light of the Purple Posy. And to finish this cute little polar bear I added Wink of Stella in all the white areas of the hat and the scarf. And then added Crystal Effects to the nose and the skates!! This honestly added so much to the bear!!!  So give it a try!!! you will love it!

Other Card Ideas 

Warm & Toasty Card ClassAnd if you want to get even more card ideas with the cute “Warm & Toasty” stamp set, then make sure you check out the Warm & Toasty Card Class Tutorial

This Tutorial is available on my Tutorial store and It will show you more card ideas that you can make for the upcoming holidays! 

I know you will enjoy that all the cards are super easy to make.. so you can take an afternoon and make as many of these as you want.. Plus the coloring is very easy! 

I have done all the designing for you.. so you just need to cut your cardstock and follow along the video tutorials to have a relaxing crafting day!

Learn more about this tutorial and get your copy here! 

 

The Video Tutorial 

If you are interested in seeing step by step on how to put together these cards, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below! I go over all the measurements and other card making tips. I know you will enjoy it!  And if you can’t wait to make your own, at the end of this post you will see the full supply list with the link to my online store to purchase any of these items! 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am participating in a blog hop that features winter holidays so make sure you visit the blogs participating today!! I am sure you will get lots of inspirations from my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! 

 

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 onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fall Card for a Friend

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With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I thought it would be great to share with you and Easy Fall Card for a friend that you can mail in the next week of so. 

This card is actually an easy fun fold where you can make multiple of these in no time!  Additionally this is one of those cards that showcases the beautiful designer series paper that you might already have!

But before we start, Today I am participating in the Joy of sets Blog hop, where the theme is all about “Thankful for you”. So make sure you check out all the blogs participating in this blog hop as I know you will get lots of new ideas and a lot of inspiration for your thanksgiving projects!! 

So let’s get started, Shall we?

Easy Fall Card for a Friend

As I was mentioning above, my card today is around making card for our friends and family specially during this season of gratitude.. As thanksgiving approaches us, I think its important to take a few minutes to reflect about what we are thankful for.. and even more important this year that has been a roller coaster of emotions! 

This year has been totally crazy and so I really think that it would mean a lot to send our cards to our loved ones to let them know how grateful we are for them. 

So without further ado, here is my card! 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend

Fall Card Details 

When I think of Gratitude, I immediately think of Thanksgiving and Fall, and this always leads to leaves!! are you the same? 

And because of this, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched leaves dies!! these are an amazing set that help you create die cuts that can be used as embellishments, and that was the case for this card! 

I honestly think that this die set makes card making super easy as I can cut out leaves in so many colors and then just play with them to create cards.. you can see other examples of cards made with these leaves on the following posts.

For this card I used the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, mainly because it has so many color combinations. This paper pack can help you make cards for lots of occasions, so I just went thru the pack and selected the sheet I wanted to use. 

The Color Combination

Once I have selected the sheet of the paper pack that I want to use, then I pick the colors form there for my color combination. This is always the best way for me to pick colors, so if you ever struggle with this, then give it a try!! 

You will see how this gets easier the more cards you make!! 

Below you can see the color combination from the sheet of paper I selected! 

Fun Fold Instructions 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend  You can see on the picture in the left how this card opens, so let me explain the construction of this card.. you will see how easy this is!!

 You start with a card base that is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 1 1/2″ and at 4 1/4″ on the long side

Fold on the 4 1/4″ mark so you will have a regular card, and then fold on the 1 1/2″ mark toward you (opposite to the first fold).

Then cut your designer series paper at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and glue the the DSP to that second fold! (see the first picture in this post to see this.

Then add a strip of copper foil that is 1/2″ x 5″ under the fold of cardstock

And then add the ribbon of your choice around the card, in my case I used the Braided Linen Thread  and finally embellish the front of the card. For my card I stamped the sentiment on to a die cut from the Celebration labels dies and then added the three leaves that I cut with the Stitched Leaves dies.

Embellishing the card 

  Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a FriendHere you can see the details on the label and the leaves I added to the card. 

I cut out the larger of the leaves in Cajun Craze, the medium leave in Crushed Curry and the small leave in Pretty Peacock. 

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, which I stamped in Early Espresso onto the Whisper White die cut from the Celebrations labels dies.  I used the second from the smallest to the largest of this die set. 

And to finish off my card I added Wink of Stella on the leaves to have that glittery look and added randomly four Gilded gems. 

Like I said this card is easy to make and I think you can recreate this one with lots of designer series paper, I am sure you have a collection of paper in your craft room ready to be used!

If you want to get the full supply list to make this card, you can click here and download it! 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

If you like making fall cards then check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle which includes 82 tutorials. 

This an amazing bundle that will sure give you lots of ideas when it comes to Fall cards and I know you will learn even new techniques. 

This Tutorial Bundle features only the Autumn / Fall stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!, but you can easily substitute with whatever you have available!

You can get your copy of the Autumn Tutorial Bundle here or by going into my Tutorial Store where you can find this and other tutorials available to purchase. 

 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

Ok my friend, this is it for me today.. Please make sure you visit all the participating blogs on this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy all of the projects and I know you will get lots of inspiration!!  

You can get to the next blog by clicking on the image below or on the below list of blogs participating!! 

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Thank you so much for visiting! 

November 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

Vicki Milyard

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Linda Moore

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Fiona Whitehead

Alejandra Gomez – You are HERE.

Mo Rootes 

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Three tips to make Easy Fun Fold Cards

One of the questions I get a lot is how to make Easy Fun Fold Cards, so today I wanted to take some time to share with you some of my tips.. you will see that these three cards are easy to make and easy to change to incorporate any paper collection you have! 

So let’s get started! 

How to make Three Easy Fun Fold Cards 

When thinking of fun folds, we picture complex cards, and fear that these will be super hard to make. It can get a bit intimidating.. 

However, Fun Fold cards can be super easy and still have that “WOW” factor that we all love. Specially when we want to add a little bit of interaction in our cards, and make them even more special for the person opening one of these cards. 

On the cards I am showing you below, you will see that these all look as regular cards, but it is when you open them that you see that “WOW” factor.  So here are a few tips to consider when coming up with your own fun folds.

Easy Fun Folds to try

 

Tips when making Fun Folds:

Here are a few of my best tips when it comes to making fun fold cards in an easy way! 

1.- Think of alternative ways you can fold the card base

Whether you have an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ or an 11″ x 4 1/4″ card base, you know that the card front should end up measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  So think of different combinations of folds that can result in this final measurement. 

A few examples of this could be:

  • Card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Regular fold is at 4 1/4″ 
    • Score at 2 1/8″ and at 6 3/8″ and you will get a gate fold card
  • Card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ – Regular fold is at 5 1/2″
    • Score at 3″ and at 8 1/2″ –  this is the type I made in card #1 (below)

Click here to see another example of Fun Fold on this post where you play with the measurements of the card base. 

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2.- Fold in Half Twice the card base

This is by far one of my favorite ways to make Fun Folds! Similar to the tip above, you can do this with an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ or an 11″ x 4 1/4″ card base.

This is the easiest and you don’t have to remember scoring marks, though you can make score marks if you want. You can see that I used this method on card #2. 

One thing to consider with this type of fun fold is that you could use the inside of your card, so always put a smaller piece in the inside than the piece you are adding to the front to decorate.  Also always glue the inside first and then glue the layer on the top, that way you ensure you cover the inside of your card.  

If you want the measurements to score, here you go:

  • Card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Regular fold is at 4 1/4″ 
    • Score at 2 1/8″ and at 4 1/4″ 
  • Card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ – Regular fold is at 5 1/2″
    • Score at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″ –  this is the type I made in card #2 (below)

Click here to see other examples of this type of fun fold using a different suite.

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3.- See your sketch and think which piece can be added as a fold

This tip is a bit more advanced, but not hard at all, you just need to see which piece in a sketch can be added as the fold.

To help you pick which piece in a sketch can be added as a fold, think of the layer that is positioned towards the edge or the borders of your card. This will allow you to add a tab to make the fun fold.  

Your card base in this case is a quarter of a sheet (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and when you add the piece you selected from your sketch, you cut it 1/2″ larger (on the side that goes toward the edge) to make a tab that you can fold and glue it to the front. To cover this tab you glue another cardstock or a piece of designer series paper so the tab is in between the card base and the DSP or second layer of cardstock. 

Similar to the card above make sure that you glue the inside of your card before and then glue the top layer, to ensure you cover the inside of your card.

You can see exactly what I mean in the video tutorial as this is how I made card #3 (below)

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The Video Tutorial 

And as usual, you can watch the video tutorial below where I show step by step how to make these cards. I think that the video will clarify a lot more what I explain above.. I am a firm believer that a visual always helps.. If you have any questions by all means leave me a comment and I will answer any question you might have regarding these fun fold cards!

 

Finally, I have a question for you. If you could have a private conversation with me, what two questions would you like to ask me? – I’m really serious – go ahead and send me an email me at allie@creatingwithallie.com and tell me your question. What do you need help with? – Until next week.. 

 

The Supply List

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How to make Cheerful Birthday Cards

Hey friend, Today I am sharing with you an easy way to make cheerful birthday cards using the Zany Zebras. This set is soon becoming a favorite of mine as these little zebras are easy to color and have so much personality!  So let’s get started, shall we!!

How to make Cheerful Birthday Cards 

One of the things that help me when making cards is thinking about the feeling I want them to have. In this case I wanted to have Cheerful Birthday Cards and with that in mind I thought of bright colors. 

Once I have the emotion defined then it is easy to look for paper that inspire me that sentiment. 

When looking for the patterned paper, the stripe pattern from the Flowers for all seasons DSP called my attention immediately, as it is bright, and cheerful. 

Cheerful Birthday cards to make

The Color Combination 

As usual, I picked the color combination for my cards from the designer series paper. I love doing this as a lot of the times I can get new color combinations that I would not have come up otherwise! 

Honestly I would have never picked these colors on my own, however when I saw the patterned paper, I knew this was the color combo I wanted to try! 

Most of the times I don’t think of red and pinks together, but it worked really well. I loved that all the colors are so bright and they shout happy at me! Don’t you think? 

Card Details and Sketches

Once I have figure out the paper, the set and the color combination, I then proceed to find sketches for the cards.. I love doing this, as I can get super fun looks on my cards. Sketches are truly what sparks my imagination and creativity every single time! believe me!! 

Below you will see the sketches I used with the corresponding card, so that you get an idea of what you can do when using sketches! 

Handmade Card #1

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One thing that I did on all these cards was fussy cutting the zebras as well as their party hat, that way I could use them in all the cards as if they were embellishments. 

Additionally for the sentiments I actually die cut the banner shape with the tasteful labels, that way I had matching stitched marks in the circle and the sentiment. I honestly think that this added a little of flair to this card. 

And finally, I added ribbon and the enamel dots, which are my most favorite embellishments to add to cards. I think that just adding a bow and gems to any card will make it look amazing.  

Do you have embellishments that you tend to use a lot when making cards? if so are what are your favorite embellishments? which are the ones that need to be in every card you make? Let me know in the comments below.. 

Handmade Card #2 

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For this card, I used two sizes of circles, but you could use the same size if you want to. Just play with it and see what you like best. 

Additionally, I added another pattern to the circles as you can see from the picture. If you don’t have another coordinating pattern you could always use cardstock and add texture or stamps on it, to add some interest.. 

Handmade Card #4

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For my third card, I just loved this sketch!! I think this one is a really cute and easy one to do and some how it calls my attention a lot more.. maybe it is the ribbon around the top layer.. I don’t know, but by far this was my favorite. 

By the way if you are interested to see how to make all the cards, I have you covered my friend! I have a full video tutorial for you to see step by step how to make these cheerful birthday cards! 

Cheerful Birthday cards to make  And by the way, I wanted to share with you what you can do to the inside of your cards. I did this for all my cards. 

I just stamped a zebra into a piece of whisper white, I colored it and then add it to the card. 

One thing to share here is that more and more I make these little inserts which are 3″ x 4 1/4″. I really love this size as it is large enough to not feel overwhelm when addressing the cards. 

I have implemented these smaller inserts on my cards, as I felt in the past that having a full size ( 4″ x 5 1/4″) would make me feel like I have to write too much and sometimes I don’t have too much to say.. Once I change this size it became easier for me to send cards. 

If you struggle with the same, then give it a try! I specially love this for Christmas cards for instance where I send a gazillion of cards and I know I will not be sending long written letters. 

The Video Tutorial 

And as promised here is the video tutorial where you can learn how to make these cheerful birthday cards cards step by step. I go over all the supplies, as well as all the measurements. 

The Supply List

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How to Make Masculine cards with Stamps and Die Cuts

On today’s post I want to share with you an easy way to make masculine cards with stamps and die cuts. I feel like more often than not, I need masculine cards. So when I saw the stamp set Loyal Leaves, I got super excited as I knew this would be a great set for masculine cards..

At the same time, I thought this stamp set would be gorgeous if paired with the Love of Leaves bundle. And in specific with the die set, as it has the large leaves that you can add as embellishments. 

Having stand along die cuts, like these leaves, is awesome as you can make your own embellishments. Therefore these will coordinate perfectly with any of your projects! You can see below how these leaves add the perfect touch to these masculine cards. 

How to make three easy Masculine cards using stamps and dies

Color Combination 

For these masculine cards I wanted to use a nature’s look focusing on the wood pattern from the designer series paper, so I went with browns and the metallic brushed card stock. 

Masculine Cards using stamps and die cuts

Sketches and Details 

A quick tip when making these masculine cards with stamps and dies is to have the die cuts ready, I actually die cut several of them in the colors I thought would go well, so in my case this was int eh metallic brushed card stock as well as the early espresso. 

This always helps to have a visual as you are putting the card together as you can be switching the leaves and see which one you like the best before gluing it onto the card. 

If you have extra leaves at the end, no worries, you can save them in a baggie and used them in a future project. 😉

Masculine Card #1

Sketches to play        How to make three easy Masculine cards using stamps and dies

As usual I used sketches to come up with the card ideas. I always recommend using sketches as these really helps in coming up with card ideas. You can so many variations to a sketch, that you can have an endless list of card designs at your fingertips. 

Believe me, give it a try and you will see how your creativity flows. 

In fact last week we had a challenge on my FB Group and from one simple sketch we made 16 cards!! all looking great and unique!! it was such a great challenge to teach others how to kick-start their creativity!  So definitely give it a try to sketches!

For this card, I wanted to add a partial stamping to the background of the card, and then a simple sentiment.  you can see that then I just embellish the card using the leaves and then a few of the gilded gems. 

Masculine Card #2

Sketches to play        How to make three easy Masculine cards using stamps and dies

On this second card I wanted to make a full stamped background. I used the largest leave from the Loyal Leaves stamp set and then stamped it with Soft Suede.

The tip here is that you need to stamp in three different tones of the same color, and the way you can achieve that is by stamping off on a separate paper and then onto the whisper white card stock, that way you get different tones of the same color. By doing this you will add depth to your background which makes it look even prettier. 

You can watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how to get this look when stamping.

Masculine Card #3

Sketches to play        How to make three easy Masculine cards using stamps and dies

Finally for this masculine card I wanted to get a simpler look and so the background of the cards is a piece of designer series paper without any stamping. and on the focal point I added the leaves.

To add more interest to the card, I stamped the sentiment onto the smaller circle and then added a banner under it. And similar to the last two cards, I added three gilded gems as embellishments. 

Autumn Tutorial BundleIf you liked the cards using these stamp sets then you might want to check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle! 

This tutorial bundle includes 82 tutorials using all the Fall stamp sets available in the mini catalog currently available! so If you like fall cards you will then love this tutorial!

Compared to my other tutorials, The Autumn Tutorial Bundle is one where all tutorials include written instructions and it comes with both measurements in metric system and imperial system, so that if you are abroad and are interested, it is easier to make these cards. 

Additionally, the measurements in the metric system takes into consideration the A4 cardstock size (8.25″ x 11.75″) and the measuments in the imperial system is for US letter size cardstock (8.5″ x 11″).

You can check all the details about the Autumn Tutorial Bundle in my PDF Store or HERE

The Video Tutorial 

And as mentioned above, if you want to see how to make these cards step by step you can watch the video tutorial below. 

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 onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

click here to go to my online store

 

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