Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Quick Cards

The Workshop on the Go card kits are fabulous when you need to whip up a card in a pinch.  The instructional brochure lists all of the materials needed and includes the cutting guide and insturctions to complete the cards.  I had about an hour of "idle" time a few days ago and decided to make one of each of the cards in the Chantilly kit.  I completed all three cards with time to spare.

These cards were fast, simple, and easy.  I love that I could start with the designs from the workshop kit and tweak them slightly to suit my taste.  I only changed a few minor things, ommitting some of the wooden badge buttons, stamping my banners on scrap cardstock and hand cutting them, and inking the edges of everything.

Stamping the banners on scrap cardstock and cutting them out allowed me to ink the edges and add dimension to the card.  The wooden badge button on the Birthday Wishes card looked a little bare to me, so I stamped a flower on it before attaching it to the card.

The banners on the Happy Birthday card are all stamped, hand cut, inked, and adhered as well.  I omitted the badge buttons from this card and added a bow of baker's twine to the ribbon.

I did a little extra stamping on the Hope Your Day is Happy card.  The workshop brochure instructs you to stamp the sentiment background in desert sand and add the sentiment in lagoon.  I decided to add a little color to the sentiment by stamping the background in sweet leaf on a cardstock scrap, cutting out the rectangular piece (which I stamped with the lagoon sentiment), and adhering it over the desert sand rectangle.  You can see the contents of the workshop kit on page 22 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book.  If Chantilly is not your paper of choice, the card patterns are also included in Make It from Your Heart Volume 1.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Buzz and Bumble Card

Ever have one of those moments when you know exactly what you want to create and you actually have the time to sit down and work on it? Last week, while I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a card by Danielle Kennedy that made me immediately think of the Buzz and Bumble Papers. Her work is stunning!  With the exception of the little bees, the card actually went together fairly quickly.

The Buzz and Bumble assortment would have been perfect for this card, but I didn't have it at the time.  To recreate the little bee silhouettes, I sketched the shape I wanted onto a scrap piece of cardstock and cut it out.  They are less than half an inch in size.  I glued small strips of the patterned papers to a strip of cocoa cardstock, adhered my pattern with temporary adhesive, and cut around the pattern.

The wings of the bees are slightly bent upward to make them appear as if they are buzzing around the card.  The sentiment is from the Honeycomb stampset and the flowers were cut from an image on the Fabulous You stamp set. I cut the beehive on the cricut from the Walk in My Garden cartridge and popped it up with 3-D foam tape.

I've been working on a few other projects that I hope to have photographed and posted soon.  Thanks for stopping by!