Three Easy Card Ideas with the Hydrangea Hill Suite

Looking for card ideas with the Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin’ Up? look no more, as I am sharing with you three easy card ides that you will want to recreate right away!

The Hydrangea Hill Suite is such a beautiful suite.. mainly because it is all purple! and if you know me, you know I love purple!! So I couldn’t be more excited when I saw this whole collection. 

The sad part is that at the time I am posting these ideas the Purple Posy has already retired, but I now that one of the coming colors will go really well with this suite! So fear no more.. you will be able to make beautiful cards if you used the newest color being released in May 2021.. 

Learn how to make three easy cards using the Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin' Up!

Another thing to know is that for these cards I wanted to share card ideas using the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. This specialty paper is like a window sheet, but has a metallic look. And in this pack it comes in Pink and Purple! 

Color Combination

Anyway, as you can imagine I used the designer series paper as the inspiration for the color combination, which you can see below. 

This is the easiest way to put together color combinations that you know will look great. If you are ever struggling with color ideas, give this a try. I am sure you will see how easy this is! 

The Sketches & Other Details 

And as usual I am sharing with you the sketches I used to come up with this cards, you can see all are very simple. The focal point is really what make these cards to pop up, which as you can see it is a Hydrangea flower. 

You can watch the video tutorial below, where you can see exactly how I made this flower. Once you make a few, then it is just matter of adapting them to your sketches to come up with beautiful cards. 

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And I added an addition card here as a bonus.. this was was super easy as well to make.. you can see that it is just matter to embellish the circle of this card with little flowers that come from the die set from the Hydrangea Haven Bundle. 

Learn how to make three easy cards using the Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin' Up!

The Video Tutorial 

As always here is the video tutorial where you can see step by step how to make these cards. I go over measurements as well as how to put together these flowers. You will see all of these are super easy to make. 

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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Butterfly Brilliance Bundle for an easy Thank You Card

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Are you looking for card ideas using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle? Well my friend, then you are going to enjoy today’s share.. As I am going to share with you a Thank you card that is very easy to make using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle from Stampin Up!

But what is even better is that this post is part of an International Blog Hop where my follow demonstrators around the globe will be sharing even more project ideas using this bundle. So make sure you hop around with us and visit all the blogs participating in today’s blog hop. I know you will get a ton of inspiration and will have a lot of ideas to keep you crafting with this amazing bundle.

So let’s get started shall we?

Thank You Card.

For my project today I wanted to use the dies from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, mainly because I love the ones with the details!

Also these dies are stand alone dies, meaning you can use them as the embellishments. And if you know me, you know I love to use the dies to embellish my cards! So any time there are stand alone dies, I am all over them! 

How to make a quick and easy thank you card using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from Stampin' Up!

From my card you will see that I used the Flower for every Seasons designer series paper (DSP), as this one has so many flowers in their patters.. And I believe these butterflies would go perfectly with any of the designs in this pack! Don’t you agree?

After all we see butterflies in flower beds.. right?

Color Combination 

As far as the color combo for my card, I mainly used the colors in the DSP as inspiration.. You know I love to see at the designs in the DSP’s and pick from there a color combo from my cards. 

I love doing this and today was not the exception.. If you ever struggle with color combinations, give it a try, you will see how easy this goes. 

Because I am using Stampin’ Up! products, the task to mix and match becomes so easy, as all their products color coordinate beautifully. So once I have decided the color combo, then it is just matter to pull my cardstock, embellishments and ink in the same colors to have everything coordinate. 

Like I said, this becomes so much easy, when the products color coordinate.  Do you agree?

The Sketch 

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As usual, I used an sketch to come up with my card, here is the sketch I used!

I changed the teal circles for the butterflies, which you can change for anything you want! This is the part where you should have fun and change it to whatever you want. You can use flowers, or any other shape your heart desires. 

This is why I love using sketches as they really provide me with a visual inspiration that I can change in so many ways.. Just give it a try! Challenge yourself to use one sketch to come up with 5 different cards. You will see how little by little your mind starts getting creative as you try to change things around..

If you give it a try, please let me know how you liked the experience and if you found it helpful..

I always love to hear what you think of sketches and if you found them helpful to create your cards. 

Other Card Details 

As mentioned I wanted to use the Flowers for Every Season DSP, but in all honesty, this paper pack is soon retiring, and so I was playing with the scraps I have left over in this pack. 

And while looking at the scraps I realized I had the Piece of DSP with the circle in the middle, so I just cut this piece to fit the card.  I also cut a piece of the flower pattern to fit underneath. and then I cut two other strips of the bumblebee DSP to add to the borders.. all of this was really just using scraps from this pack!

Do you save your scraps? I definitely do, but I also love to go over the scraps and see how to use them in cards, rather than cutting a brand new sheet.. 😁

And for the butterflies, I actually die cut them in Basic White cardstock, and then I used the wink of stella to add the shimmery look in all the butterflies. I then glue them with the glue dots just in the body section of them. And to finish them up, I added the gold glimmer enamel dots in its body. 

As far as the sentiment, you can see that the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle does not have sentiments, so you can use anything you already have. In my case I used the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set. 

Once I stamped the sentiment in a strip of Bumblebee cardstock, I punched out the ends with tailored tag punch to make the banner shape. This is by far my favorite punch ever! I think it makes it so easy to create banners in so many sizes! 

Want to see more samples? 

Click on the images below to see a few other samples I have shared using this Bundle. Please note that the DSP that coordinated with suite has sold out, however you can recreate these cards with the stamp set and other designer series paper packs, like I did on the card I shared today. 

Finally, If you want to get any of the items I am used to make the card I shared today, scroll down this post to see the supply list. I listed all items I used with the links to my store, so you can easily purchase them. 😁 Also note that the DSP I used today is at a discount and it will soon retire, so grab it while you can still can!  As always, I appreciate your support! 

The Blog Hop Line-Up! 

And if you want to see even more samples, then make sure you visit all the participating blogs on this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy it!

Below you will see the full list of designers participating in this blog hop! I know you will enjoy visiting them while you get lots of ideas and inspiration! 



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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Kangaroo & Company Bundle and a challenge PP534

Dropping a quick post to share a cute card I made today using the Kangaroo & Company bundle from Stampin’ Up! 

Not sure if you know this from me, but ever since the beginning of the quarantine, I started waking up earlier to spend some time in my craft room before the kiddos wake up.

I did this mainly to maintain myself calm, positive and sane.. 

I definitely believe that crafting has been the one thing that helped me remain positive, despite all going on.. 

Anyhow… The kiddos went back to school and I am still crafting in the morning after they go to school and before I go to work.. So I have about 45min – 1h for crafting time.. which I love..

And today I happened to find an online challenge that shared a sketch, and I just couldn’t resist it!! 

I had to pull my supplies and work on that sketch.. specially because this was a brand new sketch to me! Plus I have been working on a few Kangaroos during the weekend and had a few of these left over. So I new this sketch would work perfect to use one of these kangaroos!

The Sketch

Here is the sketch shared in The Paper Players Challenge – PP534 by my fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator Anne Marie Hile, who makes the most adorable cards. And looking at the sketch, I can see why.. 

Her sketch is just fun to play with and it offers lots of options for you to change!! I am sure I will be using this one again and again!  

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Friendship Handmade Card

As I mentioned at the beginning I wanted to showcase the Kangaroo & Company Bundle on this card, since I have been playing with this cute set during the weekend.

So here is my card! 

Cute Friendship handmade card using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Isn’t this kangaroo adorable? I just love her.. 

A few details here.. The Kangaroo was stamped in Cinnamon Cider cardstock using the memento ink pad, and I added a few highlights to the body, to give her dimension. 

The Kangaroo & Company Bundle comes with the stamp set and the die set, so cutting the kangaroo is very easy.

Another thing to point out is that the Kangaroo die makes a cut in her belly, so you can add cute elements to her belly; like I did with the envelope. 

The stamp set has a joey (baby kangaroo) that you can also add in her pouch!  I think that would look really nice on the card as well. 

But in my case I really wanted to have a just because card, so this is why I added an envelope instead.

The designer series paper I used is the one from the Snail Mail suite. Also I cut the rectangles in this card using the rectangles dies. This made this card so easy to put together. 

Another tip to note is that I embossed the basic white cardstock, which added texture to the card. and to finish off I added the hearts embellishments as well as a little bow using the twine from the snail mail twine pack. 

Color Combination 

Since I wanted to use the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper (DSP), I decided to use the following color combination. 

As you will see the color combo came from the sheet/patterns I want to use for my card as well as the kangaroo. 

Measurements 

Bellow you will find listed the measurements I used for this card.  However, you can modify it to get other looks as well. 

  • Card base: Real Red 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Blushing Bride  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Card Front – Basic White 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • DSP (pink pattern) – 1″ x 3 7/8″
  • Banner – Real Red 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Scraps to die cut: Blushing Bride, Basic White, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock, DSP heart pattern

Final Thoughts 

Hopefully you have enjoyed the card I shared today. Even better, hope you got inspired to create a card as well.. 

If you ever struggle with card ideas, try using challenges to help you get creative. It always helps me a lot!!

One of the things I enjoy doing is using the same sketch and see how I can change it over and over again. This always helps me get even more card ideas.. some times I use the same suite but change patterns or change the elements. For instance you can use DSP where you use Cardstock and vice versa. 

You can check this post where I shared 11 cards using one sketch as inspiration. Or you can read this post where I shared how to make two cards using the same elements but changing the DSP and the Cardstock.  

So give it a try..  Would love to hear how you like using sketches! 

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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Handmade Cards for your Friends

Ever wanted to come up with handmade cards for your friends, but then felt frustrated as you couldn’t come up with a card to make? Well my friend, today I will share with you how you can overcome this by following a challenge.

More specifically a color combination challenge, which is the theme of today’s Crafty Challenge blog hop. 

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So make sure you follow along and hop with us to see all the participating blogs’ projects. I am sure that when you see what we all created for this challenge, you will get lots and lots of ideas and inspiration to make handmade cards for your friends! 

Plus you know I love a good challenge, and sketches and color combinations are always calling my name!  So I am super excited to share with you the cards I made for this challenge. 

Let’s get started!

Handmade Cards for your Friends 

Whenever you feel like you can’t figure out where to start when making a card, try to look for a challenge. There are multiple challenges and these always give you an idea of where to start. 

In this case, I use the color challenge provided by Stefanie from The Crafty Medic, which you can see below 

Once I see the color combination, I usually go and look for patterned paper in these colors, as well as the cardstock. Plus I like to add some basic colors, like Basic White as well as maybe a specialty color that could go well with it, or that I can use for embellishments. 

In this case, I thought that silver would go really well with the color combo. Not to mention, that doing this helps me as well to pick gems or ribbon to go with my cards. 

Stamp sets

Once I have the patterned paper, cardstock and embellishments I want to use, I look for a stamp set to coordinate.

I will be very honest, it seems like a lot of the times I go for flowers, but you can be picking so many other sets, specially like patterns or something more generic that could go in any color.  Additionally, I love to select sentiment sets, to have extra sentiments for my cards either to go for the inside or as the focal point itself. 

And once I have defined the stamp set, then I just start playing with sketches and the products I selected.. At this point making cards, end up being super easy. 

For these cards, here are the stamp sets I selected: 

  1. Pretty Perennials
  2. Fancy Phrases 
  3. Floral Essence 
  4. Happy Thoughts 
  5. So Sentimental 

Finished Cards, Sketches and other details 

So here you have all the cards I have made for this challenge, what do you think? 

All look different and each has a different theme, but all are perfect as handmade cards for your friends, don’t you think? 

Using Color combination challenges when making handmade cards for your friends

 

Handmade Card #1

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For this first card, I used the designer series paper from the Dandy Garden Suite for a strip in the card as well as for the envelope.  I don’t think I share a lot of cards where I have embellished the envelope, but I can honestly say that this makes a card looks even more professional and as a part of a card set. Little details as this will always help you make cards look even better.. 

Also note that I used the flowers from the pretty perennials to make my own designer series paper, in the colors that were provided. If you want to learn more about how to make your own patterned paper with stamps, you can read to this post, where I actually provided lots of tips using this same stamp set, but in different colors. So you can get even more ideas for this set in other colors while making your own designer series paper. 

The sentiment was stamped in a circle from the stitched shapes dies and a little banner, using the same stamp set. And for the bow, I used the metallic edge ribbon (silver) which is white and would complement the card beautifully. 

Handmade Card # 2

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For this card, I decided to make another stamped background using the Fancy Phrases. I used the larger of the flowers, but I rotated the image as I stamped it. And to finish this card off, I embossed it  using the subtle embossing folder. 

The sentiment came from the So Sentimental stamp set, and I used the dies from this bundle to make the labels for the sentiment. 

Finally, please note that I colored the same ribbon I used in the previous card with the stamping blends. This allowed me to have the ribbon in the same color as the label. In this case it was Misty Moonlight. 

I love to do this as it helps me get all the elements in my card color coordinate, making even easier putting cards together! 

You can see another card example using this same stamp set in another blue card in this post, however this time, I did a watercolor pattern using the Aqua painters. So you can think of other ways to make your backgrounds while playing with the same supplies. 

Handmade Card # 3

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For this card I used the Night of Navy sheet from the designer series paper in the Neutral pack. Having the paper packs in the family colors always helps me for color challenges, specially if I don’t have a paper pack using the colors needed for the color combo challenge. 

So it is always a great idea to have the family color paper packs as you can use them for random color combinations you want to try.

As far as the layout, it seems like lately, I have been loving shifting the layers in an angle, so I can see a little bit more from the layers in the card. Give it a try, it changes the looks an I think it makes it look even trendier. 

Anyway for this one I use the flowers from the Floral Essence as the embellishment of my card, plus these flowers added dimension to the card, as you can curled them before gluing them out.  And for the bow, I used the white backer’s twine from the snail mail twine combo pack. 

The sentiment came from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, and the labels came from the hippo & friends dies. 

Handmade Card # 4

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And for this final card, you can see I only used the one color – Misty Moonlight with Basic White. If you are starting out, and feel intimidated by the color combination, you can always dial down and use one color with a neutral color.  

And when you do this, then you just pull cardstock and embellishments in the one color, in this case I use the Misty Moonlight for the cardstock, the designer series paper as well as the ribbon..  Color coordination for your projects always makes it easy to put the cards together, plus you will see they look amazing every single time! 

The Designer series paper I used is the one from the Dandy Garden Suite and the sentiment came from the So sentimental stamp set! 

If you want to see more Thank you cards with the Dandy Garden Suite, you can see this post. These ones are using the Green and Yellow patterns. 

Final Thoughts

Hope you have enjoyed all the projects using the color combination from this challenge. I shared with you different ways to use this color combination in your cards. So next time you are struggling with finding where to start making cards, give it a try  and play with color combination challenges.. Just look for a color combo and start making cards.. 

I try to put color combinations in my blog posts, so you can use any of these to start the process..  

Finally, If you want to get any of the items I am showing in my cards, you can get them at my store, so make sure you see the full supply list below. When you click to any of the images, it will take you to my store where you can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! supplies.. I really appreciate your support 🥰

The Blog Hop Line Up

And as mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop, so make sure you visit all participating blogs.

I know you will get lots of ideas for your next handmade card for your friends! 

See below the full 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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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.

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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.. 

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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! 

Wanna learn how to come up with endless card ideas?

If you have enjoyed this post and are excited to learn even more how you can come up with as many cards with ease and confidence, then make sure you sign up to the FREE workshop where I will take you step by step how to do this.. this workshop starts on Feb 23rd, so sign up right away!

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 Cute Friendship Handmade Cards

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With Valentines being tomorrow, I am sharing three cute friendship handmade cards that you can send to your love ones during this month… But apart from that this post is actually part of a blog hop, which theme is Friendship and Valentines.

So if you are looking for ideas or inspiration related to friendship or valentines, then you will hoping with us.. Not to mention that the group participating in today’s blog hop is amazing! I know you will find lots of ideas and will get so inspired to craft right away!

Bet let’s get started! 

Three cute Friendship Handmade Cards 

For the cards I am featuring today I decided to use the “Love You Always” suite, mainly because I wanted to use the designer series papers from this collection. 

There are three paper packs that coordinate beautifully. The Love You Always specialty paper comes in three colors, and all sheets have a beautiful foil in the same color! So the paper just looks super luxurious, making your cards stand out even more. 

The True Love designer series paper is all in white and black, so this is great for backgrounds, as well as coloring the larger images, like I did in my cards. 

And finally the Love You Always Foil sheets, as its name says it, it is foil paper. And it comes in the same colors as the Love You Always specialty paper. So these two coordinate so nice when using them together!

Cute Friendship Handmade Cards

The Color Combination 

Since I wanted to use the Rococo Rose paper from the Love You Always Specialty paper pack, I decided to go for the following color combination. 

Following the colors from the paper packs makes it easy to pick color combinations for your cards. So if you have ever struggle with color combination ideas, try to use colors from the papers you want to use. You will see that then the rest comes super easy.

 

Sketches & Other Details 

And as usual, since I had already picked the paper I wanted to use, I just needed to pick sketches to come up with my card ideas..

Below you will see all sketches and the cards I made with that in mind. 

The first two cards are fun folds, so make sure you watch the video tutorial to see how to put these cards together. Additionally, I colored the flowers from the True Love designer series paper using the alcohol markers and then cut them out with the scissors. This helped me tremendously with embellishing my cards as you can see in the cards bellow. 

For all the cards, I used the foil in the coordinated color. However, please note, that I usually just add a little bit of the foil in my cards, to not overwhelm the design but instead to highlight some areas.

If you ever want to use the specialty paper like foil, and are struggling with how to use it, I would suggest to start with little accents like banners, or detailed dies that will show little, or maybe for a word die cut as I showed in these cards. Believe me this would help you get more confident using these type of specialty paper. 

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sketches to play      Cute Friendship Handmade Cards

sketches to play      Cute Friendship Handmade Cards

Also, if you liked this post and want a couple of extra projects using exactly the same supplies make sure you see the following post! I know you will love this card and this cute treat holder that you can make in no time to give your loved ones! 

The Video Tutorial 

If you want to see how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you check out the below video tutorial. I go over all the measurements and colors that I used, as well as crafting tips that you will find helpful for when you are making cards. 

Also in this video I go over how to color with the alcohol markers to get a nice blending of the colors in your flowers, so make sure you watch this one.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below. 

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The Blog Hop Line up

And as mentioned at the beginning, this is part of a blog post with an amazing group of card makers and paper crafters, so make sure you hop with us and visit all participating blogs. 

you can click on the button below to go to the next blog, or you can click on the names from the full line up. I know you will get lots of inspiration from all the beautiful designs and this team is putting together! 

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

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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