Zsoka here and I’m dropping in to share my latest projects with you!
I had just received my package from My Favorite Things with some new stamps and dies, and I really wanted to try some of them. One of the stamp sets is all about YOU, with lots of encouraging sentiments and I thought it goes perfectly with the Dream Big collection, which also has many embellishments with this theme.
First I did all the die cutting. All my panels and card bases are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. For some of the cards I used patterned paper for the panel, for others white card stock. The letters for YOU are cut with an alphabet die, and to make them look like thickers, I cut 5 of each letter for every card and glued them on top of each other.
I die cut a window on this panel and to add some interest I layered it on another die cut panel, which is a white card stock with big polka dots. I adhered these two layers on top of a white top folding card base. I glued a die cut bow on this card, added a sentiment and some gorgeous floral ephemera pieces from the Dream Big collection.
Next up is a white on white card. I just love how clean this looks, even though I’m all about patterned paper! I actually was going to back this polka dot panel with patterned paper, but then I saw it on top of the white card base and fell in love! I popped up a die cut circle with some foam adhesive and added a bow, a sentiment and a couple of stars from the ephemera and puffy sticker packs.
This next card I wanted to keep white and dry emboss it. I just love the added texture! For the flowers I used an old Dear Lizzy die. Gosh, I love paper flowers. Well any flowers for that matter! I adhered a floral wreath die cut from the ephemera pack on top of my circle window, as well as some flowers and a sentiment from the same pack. Some of these I popped up with foam adhesive to add interest.
Another card similar to one I described above, just with a bit different supplies.
And last but not least, I have a couple of bonus cards which I created with supplies I had left. These are simpler cards, without bow. As a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo glitter drops on these.
And that’s it for today you guys! I hope I could inspire you to create your own handmade cards!
Till next time!
Hi there friends,
Zsoka here with you today, sharing some cards you could create for Valentine’s day. Since we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day however, I’ve made sure I can give these cards on other occasions too. Love is always celebrated in one way or another right?!
I’ve used the gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection for these cards. These colors just make me smile. I haven’t been working with this line since the beginning of the year so I was pretty keen on using it! A bit of change from all the holiday crafting haha!
I only wanted to make 2 cards but once the first one was ready, I just couldn’t stop!
To create the flowers I used the Hooray ribbon dies from Concord and 9th. I’ve been addicted to dies since I bought my little Cricut this past summer.
I’ve seen the idea to create a flower with these dies from Jennifer McGuire and thought it was pretty genius (it’s a ribbon die). So this is my take on her design.
I made top folding, 5.5×4.25″ card bases from white textured card stock and adhered my panels on top. These are slightly smaller than the card base and all are the same, just different colors.
I cut a bunch of flowers using different patterned papers and created similar flowers for each card, some just a single row of petals, some doubled up.
The leaves I created using different circle dies – another cool idea from Jennifer. I never would have thought of this! For the middle of the flowers I used different size circle dies and various patterned papers from this collection. Some I decorated with puffy stickers, one with a tag and twine and this one below I embossed, using a sentiment from the stamp set in the Sweet Nothings collection.
I love how these turned out! I love love love the dimension the flowers create!
Some more close ups:
I hope these cards put a smile on your face today!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Hello Fancy Pants Friends!
Now that that Hustle and Bustle of the Holiday is over, what a better time to relax than to spend some time in your craft room right? Well, it works for me. I love to just unwind with a little time cutting and pasting. I love creating hand made cards because even if I don’t have a lot of time to commit to “getting crafty”, a card doesn’t take long and satisfies my creative soul 😊
For these cards I pulled out the Family & Co Collection.
This collection has so many great pieces for layouts and altered pieces but also great ephemera pieces for creating cards.
These colorful papers are just so pretty together. There are plenty of ephemera, tags and Chipboard stickers that are great for cardmaking.
I love these little typewriters! They are so cute! If you want a different message than what is already on the little paper, it’s easy to change it out like I did here.
We have a Niece and Nephew that are moving to a new house, so when I saw these cute little houses, I knew I had to make them a “Congratulations on your new home” card.