Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Florida certainly gives you plenty of reasons to love it! The weather here today was absolutely beautiful. For an unusual change, the weather wasn’t too hot. That sun came out and felt amazing! I truly enjoyed sitting outside today while I planned out today’s post.
Today, while watching the beautiful sky, I couldn’t help but think about ink. I have a project to work on and it involves my paper stash. I will be making invitations for some sweet family members. My sweet cousin will be turning fifteen soon and has decided to have a nice party to celebrate.
I will be looking at my inks and trying to figure out that out, but today, I wanted to talk about a really fantastic card that I made recently. It was designed by Connie Stewart of Simply Simple Stamping.
This card design is a few years old and I stumbled across while I was looking at her YouTube channel. I went with using a light tan color for my base. I thought using blues and browns would look so elegant for this delicate design.
I started with a sheet of tan. The measurements are on her website at simplysimplestamping.com and just a simple search can bring this project up.
I made my own designer paper. Designer paper is paper that has fancy designs on it. Rather than buying designer paper already finished, I find that I am able to tie all of my card together better, by simply making my own. In her video, Connie Stewart makes her own designer paper as well. I used some flower stamps from a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I also used the sentiment from that same set.
From there, I scored my card base, folded, and was ready for the next step. I took a paper punch that I had on hand and punched the bottom of each section of the card base. I would fold the punched section over the next section, so I could line up my punch and keep all of these punches even.
At this point, I added all of my paper and accents. It was then, that the card was complete.
What I love about this card:
1. I love how this card is like a little piece of artwork someone can display. It has a little section for you to write a message to the recipient, and that part can be kept from everyone being able to see. This little beauty can stand on its own without having to have a little stand.
2. I love the colors in this card. I absolutely love how these colors look together. I can’t help but love this card.
3. I love how easy this card was to make. When you first see this card, you tend to shy away from it because it looks so complicated. Don’t! Take the time to watch Connie’s video, you will see how easy this card is to make and you will be grabbing your paper to make this card before you even finish the video.
When I approach a new card, I always remind myself that it is a new adventure and I go at it with all that I have. I truly enjoyed making this card. It is not a huge card, it is relatively small which is actually a perk. If you give this card to someone at their office, they will be able to display it on their desk and it will not take up too much room.
If you have never made a card like this before, try it, you won’t regret it. You will wind up looking for an excuse to make this card again.
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Thank you and God Bless!
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