Last week, I saw these cute little turkey place cards made by Monika Davis. I loved them so much that I just had to try a couple. They use some of the awesome Plaid Tidings patterned paper from Stampin' Up! and a variety of punches and dies. They are quick and easy to make and would be a great craft to make with kids (or on your own!) to help create a festive Thanksgiving table. You'll find the link to a video below and the complete cutting dimensions and supply list. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Ridiculously Awesome Goats
Last night's Card Class and Game Night featured the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper and the Way to Goat and Ridiculously Awesome stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Have I mentioned how much I love these goats?! They're just so dang cute! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
To get the patterned paper properly adhered to the front flap, I started by gluing the thin strip of the Playing with Patterns patterned paper under the front flap. Then, I carefully laid the wider strip of Playing with Patterns DSP on the interior of the card so that the edge lined up with the right edge of the interior of the card. I put a thin line of glue on the end of the interior of the card front and then closed the card to adhere the patterned paper in just the right spot.
Cutting Dimensions for the G.O.A.T Card Design
Playing with Texture and Paper Scraps
Today's cards are all about texture! I have lots and lots of half-inch strips of white cardstock. When I trim Whisper White cardstock for the inside of my cards it results in half-inch leftover. I put these in a bin and use them for sentiment strips. But there's no hope of ever using them all up. So today, I decided to come up with card making ideas that use half-inch strips of white paper scraps. The resulting card designs are white on white with lots and lots of texture!
Be sure to go all the way through my post and look for the list of participants at the end. Then hop over to their blogs as well to see their gorgeous designs! It's such an honor to be hopping with this amazing group of designers. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
For my final card, I took longer strips, which I had also embossed, and created a basket weave. I adhered this to a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Whisper White cardstock. Then, I trimmed the edges of the strips of cardstock to match the edge of the piece of 5 1/4" x 4" cardstock. I also glued the ends of the flaps on the front of the card so that everything would stay neatly woven together. Then, I glued this to a standard Whisper White card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4").
For the greeting, I used the Joy dies and adhered the cut pieces to another rectangle cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies. I added a few pearls for a little shine.
Starting at 5:00 PM eastern (New York time), Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights Winners Hop will be going live! I hope you'll take a moment to check out all of these fabulous designers!
Patterned Paper Sale!
All of these gorgeous packages of patterned paper are on sale for the month of October. That means, you have one week left to take advantage of this Designer Series Paper sale goodness. To get your creative juices flowing, I thought I would look back on a variety of cards I've made using all of this yummy goodness. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Click on each photo to go back to the blog post about that photo with all the details, dimensions, and supply lists.
Fun Fold Card Idea: Smash Card
I love these little smash cards. It's a great fun fold card idea that is perfect for showing off patterned paper. We made them last night for Mystery Stamping and had a great time! If you haven't joined the Facebook Group and done Mystery Stamping, I hope you'll join us soon! We do Mystery Stamping every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM eastern except for the last Tuesday night of the month when we have a card class and game night. Ok, on y go! Let's get stamping.
9. Adhere the piece of 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” patterned paper to the upper left square of the piece of 8” x 8” cardstock. This should be on the inside as well.
10. Adhere the piece of 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” white or vanilla cardstock to the lower right square area.
11. Fold your 8” x 8” cardstock back into a 4” x 4” square so that the patterned paper is hidden on the inside.
12. Adhere one of the 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” pieces of cardstock to the front/top.
13. Adhere the piece of 4” x 4” patterned paper to the card front/top.
14. Adhere a piece of ribbon to the bottom of your piece of folded cardstock so that you will be able to wrap it around to the front of your card and tie it on one side.
15. Adhere the second piece of 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” cardstock to the bottom of the folded cardstock, over top of the ribbon.
16. Stamp a design, sentiment, or both on the piece of 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” white or vanilla cardstock. Color if needed.
17. Adhere the piece of 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” white or vanilla cardstock to the piece of 3” x 3” cardstock.
18. Adhere this to your card front/top and tie the ribbon.
19. Embellish as desired!