Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy New Card Designs!

Happy New Year my peeps! (a little late, but hey) How is your 2013 going so far? Ours has been a bit crazy...well, really the last 5 weeks have been crazy...or maybe we haven't de-boarded the crazy train since January 2012...

Well, now that I'm here (on the blog) hopefully life can normalize a tidbit-fingers crossed!

Before I show you my new card designs, I thought I'd share on of my Christmas presents with you. This awesome gift is from Widget, but it really was a joint effort between the Hubs, my Mother-in-law, Sis-in-law Tash and Widget (due to travel schedules, timing and me not shopping for it myself).

Yes, those are awesome serrated knife-edge dressmaker shears...totally fantastic, right?

Okay, now that I've made you  drool (at least the deep creatively inspired sewist in your head)...let's move onto the main event:

Happy New Card Designs!

 These first two are 3"x3" cards, perfect to attach to small gifts or gifts for small people (like your 9 year-old nephew). I used a mini ink pad to ink up the edges and torn paper to add a vintage vibe to the toy car design.
 I liked the 'bunting' print on the base paper used on the 'Merry + Bright' card, so I used less bold complimentary papers and playful handwriting to complete the design.
 The 'Made With Love' design is also a smaller card, measuring around 2.5"x3.5"
I used washi tape (I ordered from Pick-Your-Plum a couple of months ago)-cutting apart the phrase to use on three different lines. I also pulled a handful of colors of French netting from my stash, and attached it in layers with matching buttons.
And, to get you ready for Valentines Day, here is my 'love you' design. I used two base papers (red with black handwritten 'love' adjacent to black paper with white polka-dots), then I used a printed vellum paper to cover the entire front of the card. I traced one of the words from the red paper in an opportune spot, then made a paper plaque with 'you' written to match-added glittery flowers and attached it over a scrap piece of white lace (with a heart design) and shiny pink rickrack.

I hope these designs inspire you to create something fun-no matter what the medium!

Have a creative day!


  1. love that last one! and congrats on the scissors - you'll wonder how you ever survived without them!

  2. I am totally inspired by the Valentine card! I love everything about it--card club cards here I come

    1. Glad to be of inspiration-you can find all the papers (and flowers) used at Hobby Lobby...so it's actually an easy card to recreate, too!

  3. These look great! I love how you used the vellum on the valentines day card! It looks so professional! Have an awesome day!

  4. They look so adorable. Love 'em!

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