From Scraps to Splendid … Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I share two card layouts with you that are perfect for using up your scraps of designer paper!! Our first layout uses 9 – 1″ squares ….

The Whisper White piece that holds these 9 designer paper pieces measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and the Real Red mat behind it is 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

The card base is Real Red and measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and the Whisper White measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … both white pieces were embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder. Before embossing it, the greeting was stamped from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

OK … Here’s the fun part. I’m sharing they layouts and I would like to see what you come up with!! You can post them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook pagewe’ll have a contest!!

Our second layout …

Strips of Designer Paper and a bow is all you need to create with this layout, but I did add a little more! The base of the card is Blackberry Bliss and the Basic Black mat was embossed with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer paper come from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper and a strip of the Black Glitter Paper. I did stamp my greeting directly onto the Blackberry designer paper … it comes from the Festive Corners stamp set.

I’ll post a notice on my Facebook page and then make sure you share cards. We’ll do a SPIN 2 WIN on all the entries. Let’s have some FUN this Friday!

See you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Pinwheel Technique & Heartwarming Hugs!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have two cute cards for you created with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper and the Pinwheel Technique. This technique is a great way to use up your designer and / or paper scraps!

This paper crafting technique is much, much easier than it looks … quite simple in fact, and I’d like to show you today …

How did you enjoy the demonstration and do you think it’s as easy to make as I said it would be? I think this technique is one of those timeless cards that we can keep bringing back!!

This first card is the one I demonstrated and includes the Heartwarming Hugs designer series as a background and the Light Me Home stamp set used for the greeting. I also tipped the Pinwheel to look a little more like a star.

The second card …

This was designed for those stampers who like the “less is more” look … a clean, crisp look. The Pinwheel really stands out against the white background.

The greeting comes from the “Itty Bitty Christmas” stamp set, and with the aid of my Stamparatus … I could stamp it 3 times to get it bold and bright. Once stamped, I embossed it with the Subtle 3-D embossing folder.

Here is the template with dimension for the Pinwheel card …

I hope the card samples inspire you and the layout helps you picture your next card! As promised in the video, I have a PDF File attached that you can download and print.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PINWHEEL PDF

Thank you so much for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing an alternative layout to the Pinwheel card.

Have an amazing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Quilt Pattern Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s card is fun and easy to create and it’s done with our stunning designer series paper. Yesterday I talked about layouts and patterns, and how we can utilize them to help us create …

Well, I had saved a “Quilt” piece on my Pinterest page and was surprised to see how many times this simple design had been saved. I saved it as inspiration for a card …

Simple … right? But there is something about this simple pattern that catches your eye. Is it the colors or the pattern, not sure but I’ve taken the pattern and used it for today’s card.

I decided I wanted to make a Christmas card with the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper ….

My designer paper strips are cut 4″ x 1″ and matted the woven pieces onto a 4″ x 4″ block. Now I know that Quilters have cut these into different sizes but it is “Simply Sunday”! You really have to respect the artistry and work that goes into a quilt.

I used my grid paper (available in catalog) to help me align my designer paper strips. Just added a touch of glue within the 1″ block and adhered my strip. The glue allows you a little more movement.

Once you have woven the pieces together and glued the ends down, you can finish gluing the pieces down. I then attached the entire 4″ x 4″ piece onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4.

The greeting was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink … it came from the “Light Me Home” stamp set. I finished off my card with a bow created with the Real Red Sheer ribbon … oh my, this ribbon is beautiful, and comes from the Poinsettia Place suite.

With a little help from your grid paper, this sweet Christmas card is easy to make and reflects the old age craft of Quilting. Use any pretty paper and you could create cards for all Occasions!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥