Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Set of Cards

I've been making multiple cards lately.  Just to have some on hand.  Usually when I sit down to make one I'll make 2 or 3 of that same card.  This time I decided to make them all a little different and make a set of cards from one stamp set.  I'm using the Love You Sew hostess set in the Occasions catalog.  I don't often get the hostess sets, I find I just never use them.  But as a crafter I was so drawn to these greetings I had to get this set!  
I made a set of 5 cards.  Using each of the greetings.  The cards are all very similar and use the same layout, I was inspired by this card, and ended up with a whole set of cards :) The greeting sizes differ a little based on the size of the greetings.  But other than that they're all pretty similar.  I used the white notecards to make them really quickly.  I kept with only a couple colors of ink for all of them, again to keep them on the simple side.  I used Watermelon Wonder and Lost Lagoon and Black Memento for the greetings.   

The 'Thanks a hole punch' card was probably the easiest card to do.  There's minimal stamping and I got to just randomly punch a bunch of holes in the card stock!  Fun!!!  All the cards have a thin strip of Black Glimmer paper on them to separate the 'stamping' and the greeting.  The black glimmer paper is no longer available but any glimmer paper or cardstock would work too.  
I'm not a sewer but I do love the little spool of thread stamp.  It's so cute!!!!  To get a clean line of stamping on all the cards I used some post it tape to mask a line on the card.  Then after stamping just pulled the tape up and attached my glimmer paper.  

The scissors are super cute!  Of course they look exactly like our Paper Snips, which happen to be the best scissors anyway! Really cute images in this set to make a fun set of cards!  Of course if you don't have this set, look at what you do have.  You probably have a stamp set with smaller images that would work great too!  
There was no specific stamp for this greeting.  So instead of stamping I simply 'embellished' the side of the card. I used some glitter tape, sadly it's no longer available, BUT I'm hoping it will be in the next catalog!!!!  Just in case though I stocked up during Sale-a-Bration so I won't run out!  I also used some Pool Party glitter ribbon for extra sparkle!  
Finally the paint brushes.  They're really cute.  I'm not sure what I'll do with this set of cards.  I may give it away or just mail the cards individually to friends.  Either way this is one cute set!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!!

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