Happy August! I thought I’d start the month out with a happy little card trio made with the “Life is Beautiful” collection.  I can’t get enough of these fun colors and patterns.

For all three of these cards I used papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. With this first card I mixed it up with pieces from the Ephemera Pack, Enamel dots and Flair pieces from this collection. They all work so well together.

Woo Hoo card 1 vicki
The bow is a die cut but those cute little swirly pieces coming from behind are from a piece in the Ephemera Pack for this collection.  It was actually the string from a kite. I needed a little something to add, but wasn’t sure exactly what. I love being able to look thru the pieces and kind of think out of the box for their uses. (I still have the kite and plan to use that on another card) 😉

Woo Hoo card 1 close vicki
For this next card, I used one of the detailed die cut (doily type) pieces from the Ephemera Pack as my main point of interest.  The background colors are so pretty showing through the cut design.  I could have left them just showing through to the original background colors, but I thought I’d add a little more interest by making the colors that show through opposite that of the background.  There are tons of great tags in the Tag Pack. I used the top part of one for a design element in the upper right corner of this card.

Hello card 2 vicki
It’s a rare occasion when I make a card and don’t use foam squares for lift somewhere.  I just love dimension. There are so many ephemera pieces that work great with foam squares to show them off even more.

Hello card 2 vick closei
For my third card, again I had fun with the darling Ephemera pieces. Whether you’re making cards, layouts, or altered projects you’ll find pieces in the Ephemera Pack that work great for any project.

The contrast of the colors with the black and white pulled into the mix make this one of my favorite collections.

Let the sun shine in card vicki
Being able to just pull out a 6×6 Paper Pad and a few pieces of ephemera to create a few cute handmade cards for friends and family is one of my ever favorite things to do.

I hope this leaves you inspired to create some yourself.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful