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Chevron Card Sketch from Valerie Salmon

We’ve been seeing the chevron pattern in various paper-crafting projects these days.  With its popularity, I wanted to create a card sketch featuring this fun element. Whether you are creating these by hand, using premade borders, or even adding a chevron-printed patterned paper, you have to admit this design adds something fun and fresh to any project.  Happy crafting!

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

 

“Happy Birthday” Card

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Konichiwa collection) | Felt: Papertrey Ink (Chartreuse) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Inks (Simple Sentiments), Waltzingmouse Stamps (Say It Loud) | Ink: Stampin’Up (Chocolate Chip) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (In Bloom, Beautiful Blooms, Double Ended Banners) | Fabric: Spotlight | Ribbon: The Ribbon Man | Punch: Woodware Craft Collection (Square Punch)

Designer’s Notes: 

Use fabric as well as paper to add texture and depth to your card.

You’re Amazing” Card

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Papertrey Ink | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart collection) | Ribbon: The Ribbon Man | Brads: My Mind’s Eys | Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Script Sentiments), Button: Papertrey Ink | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Ink: Staz’On (Jet Black) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms) | Punch: Woodware Craft Collection (Square Punch) | Pinking Scissors

Designer’s Notes: 

Keep the colours you use to a limit of three or four. To keep a pleasing balance on the card, I only used two lines of chevron stripes instead of three.

“You are Simply the Best” Card

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES   Noel Mignon’s March kit- Cardstock: Bazzill-Kraft; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico-Flower Bed, Echo Park- Numbers; October Afternoon- Guest Room and Phonograph; Twine: My Mind’s Eye- Follow your heart; Brad: Echo Park- This and That; Mist: October Afternoon-Tin Type; Stamp: Technique Tuesday- Simply you by Ali Edwards; Ink: Hero Arts- Wet Cement; Fabrips: Studio Calico- Orange

Designer’s Notes: 

There are so many different fun ways to make the Chevron pattern. I love creating different looks with patterned papers. I simply cut my paper in 3/4 inch strips and by 2 inches each, and arranged them next to each other. To create the background image, I used a mask and the mist for a shadow effect. To create the flower, I simply twisted the fabrip around my finger and pressed it down. Then I layered it with some patterned paper and a brad.

 

“Today is your Day” Card

Designed by Robyn Weatherspoon

SOURCES  Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon paper, Unity Stamps, Stephanie Barnard Ink-Chocolate, Colorbox Fluid Chalk-Chestnut Roan, Donna Salazar Fairy Dust, Clearsnap Glue Gloss, Sizzix 3D Flower Die by Eileen Hull, BoBunny Jewels, Offray Ribbon.

Designer’s Notes: 

When working with dies, don’t be afraid to change the look of the cut design.  Have fun and manipulate the paper into whatever shape you want. For example, this flower die is a flat design, but since I wanted my flower to really be 3D on my card, I rolled the ends of each petal, chalked the edges for added dimension, and added glitter to make it really stand out.

“Some Bunny loves You” Card

Designed by Andrea Budjack

SOURCES    Melissa Frances – paper.  Simple Stories – paper.  October Afternoon – paper.  The Girls Paperie – paper.  Glitz – stamp.  Papertrey Ink – cardstock, ink, sentiment stamp, buttons.  Pink Persimmon – stamp.  Prairie Bird Boutique – ribbon.  BossKut – bunny die.  Giant Dwarf – felt.  Epiphany Crafts – heart punch.  David Tutera – adhesive pearl.  twine.

Designer’s Notes: 

The best thing about a sketch is using the element layers in your own way.  In this card I broke down each layer by position or quantity and laid it out based upon my own theme/idea.  By breaking it down this way you can bring so much attention to each component.

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

Get ideas.  Be inspired. 

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A Banner Sketch to Inspire You

Have fun stringing up a banner for this sketch layout.  Create a playful page using scraps of patterned paper to create it.  Try adding alphabet stickers on it, too, as part of your title.

Don’t limit yourself to the photo sizes on the sketch.  As you can see in the last two examples below, you can easily make this sketch work with just about any size photos.  Enjoy!

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“Handmade with Love”

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES   Noel Mignon February kit: Charm school; Crate Paper-Paper Heart Collection, Friendship; Mist- Studio Calio- Sunshine; Elle’s Studio-Turquoise Pennants, Date Tidbits, Lil’ Snippets: This week-teal. Pennants-True Love; Buttons- Crate Paper: Random Buttons; Chipboard Alphabet- Studio Calico: Teal; Stickers- October Afternoon: Mini Market Teal and Cream; Yellow and White Twine-October Afternoon: Sidewalk Wrap Pack

Designer’s Notes: 

When I first saw this sketch, my initial thought was I wanted to mask the journaling area. I love how this turned out. I brought the yellow through the page with the misting. I like how it helped fill in the white space of this sketch just right. I used a Jenni Bowlin package backing to get this masked effect. I am really loving teal, yellow and kraft together, and it was the perfect colors for this sketch and the photographs I planned to use for this. The photographs were taken on my IPhone, and enhanced using Magic hour App, which is one of my favorites to use with my IPhone pictures.

“Wonderful You”

Designed by Christine Ousley

SOURCES  Patterned Paper:  Authentique; Cardstock: Authentique, Bo Bunny; Cardstock Diecuts: Authentique; Twine: Jillibean;  Diecuts: Silhouette (Title and Journaling Block), Kerri Bradford (Scalloped border); Diecut machine: Silhouette

Designer’s Notes: 

I love my diecut machines.  There are so many wonderful files to cut and the best thing about it is that I can totally customize the size, color, paper, and look of them.  Everything on my layout matches perfectly, which I love, plus I get so many wonderful ideas just looking at all the diecut files that are on the market.  They are a great inspiration and creative jump start to my page designs.

 

“Tractor Boy”

Designed by Chrissy Greenman

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Paper and Embellishments: Jillibean Soup.  Pen: Zig.  Stitching Tools: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy.  Twine, Thread, and Tag.

Designer’s Notes: 

When I saw this sketch I immediately thought, “It’s so pretty!”  After going through my pictures I decided on some of my son riding a tractor.  Since “pretty” and “boy” don’t mix I decided to change little details in the sketch to make it work for my boyish pictures.  First, I changed the curvy banners under the title to a straight row of them and added another row on the right side of the pictures.  Then, I changed the lace border shown under the title to a larger circle border.  I also picked colors that would have more of a masculine feel!  Don’t be afraid to change small details of a sketch to make them work for your pictures!

“Cape Otway”

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper, Chipboard Elements + Brad: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection) | Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts (Meadow) | Twine | Clear Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Edge), 7Gypsies (Swirl + Text) , Studio Calico (Camera), Hero Arts (Bicycle) | Ink: Versamark, Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Die: Papertrey Ink (Circles) | Marker: Staedler

Designer’s Notes: 

The original sketch has four 3″ squares. Once I decided what pictures to use for this page, the squares wouldn’t work for mine. I kept the overall size of the collage the same, but changed the individual sizes to fit my pictures. To create interest and depth into my background I delved into my stamp collection and created my own unique cardstock with several different stamps.

“Winter Season”

Designed by Virginia Wong

SOURCES  Bazzill (kraft cardstock); Pink Paislee (pattern paper, die cuts, dimensional elements); Maya Road (sheer snowflakes); Kaisercraft (pearls); May Arts (twine); stitching; WRMK Chomper

Designer’s Notes: 

For a uniquely styled banner, consider using a series of die cuts. Line up the diet cuts to your liking. Adhere using pop dots and then carefully slide the twine or ribbon under the die cut and pop dot. Voila! A banner in minutes!

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

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A Hanging Tags Sketch To Inspire!

Not only do we have beautiful card interpretations for you, but we also have two 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layout examples nicely based on this card sketch.  We wanted to show you the versatility of sketches and how easily they can be tailored to your project needs.  See the scrapbook layouts at the bottom of the post.

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“The Sweetest Thing” Card

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Patterned Paper:  Echo Park.  Glitter Cardstock:  Coredinations.  Sentiment sticker:  Making Memories.  Border punch:  Fiskars.  Heart Punch:  Fiskars.  Corner rounder punch:  Fiskars.  Other:  baker’s twine.

Designer’s Notes: 

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I decided to use punched hearts on my circular tags.  I added splashes of glitter & metallic cardstock to give the card a more festive feel.

“Thanks so much” Card

Designed by Andrea Budjack

SOURCES    Papertrey Ink – stamps, cardstock, ink.  Glitz – paper.  My Mind Eye – paper.  Martha Stewart – border punch.  EK Success – border punch.  Urban Lilly – label stamp and butterfly.  The Girls Paperie – label stamp.  Remember Me Emily – vintage button.  David Tutera – adhesive pearls (bridal collection).  Frost It Pink – ribbon.  Glue Arts – adhesive.  Tsukineko – ink.  Other -twine, eyelet, thread.

Designer’s Notes: 

When I see a sketch I look at the collection of elements and being to layout my basic design.  In this sketch I was drawn to the two labels and snowflakes.  With spring on my mind I found my favorite butterfly and label stamps which I could stamp in a solid color on cream paper to match the pattern of the paper in the background.  Once those elements were created the rest of the card fell into place.  I usually include ribbon on my cards and found it went well with the punched borders and a place to tie on my tiny tag.

“Warm Winter Birthday Wishes” Card

Designed by Ingrid Danvers

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Kars (glitter) | Patterned paper: Scenic Route | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Walking in a Winter Wonderland) | Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black) | Buttons: Papertrey Ink | Twine: Timeless Twine | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Tiny Tags die, Pinking Shears Border), Martha Stewart (snowflake punches), We R Memory Keeps (Corner Chomper), sewing machine | Foam dots: Zva Creative

Designer’s Notes: 

I used scraps from a Christmas patterned paper collection to create this winter birthday card. The B-sites of most Christmas papers are often less “Christmassy” and can be easily used for winter-themed cards. For a more winter look I cut the snowflakes from glitter cardstock. Of course you can also use glitter or glitter glue.

“A Happy New Year” Card

Designed by Rae Barthel

SOURCES  Cardstock: (Rustic white) Papertrey Ink.  Patterned paper: (from Season’s Greetings collection) Echo Park Paper Company.  Accents: (Element stickers from Season’s Greetings collection) Echo Park Paper Company; (rhinestones) Michael’s.  Fiber: (Charcoal twine) The Twinery.  Tool: (Corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers.

Designer’s Notes: 

I find the color combination of red, light blue and white (or off white) to be very refreshing and reminiscent of a brisk winter’s day…. from the crisp snow and the blue sky, to the red cardinal sitting on a bare branch. This color combination was the perfect backdrop for my “happy new year” card. It might be nice to keep a few cards like this on hand to send to those friends/family who sent you a late Christmas card… rather than send a Christmas card after Christmas, you can send a “happy new year” card instead!

And now for the scrapbook layouts…

Joy” Layout

Designed by Diane Payne

SOURCES  Cardstock: Coredinations (tan), American Crafts (pink, blue, and cream), Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (stripe), Snowflakes: Maya Road, Tissue paper trim: Studio Calico, Twine: My Mind’s Eye
Word Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Brads: Crate Paper, Mist: Studio Calico, Ink: Prima, Paint: Claudine Helmuth, Kit: Studio Calico Brooklyn Flea

Designer’s Notes: 

Put all those word stickers in your stash to use and create a border around your layout. It is a fun, whimsical way to finish off a layout and draw the eye in to your photo!

“Snow Angels” Layout

Designed by Chrissy Greenman

SOURCES  Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace Designs, Alphabet stickers: American Craft (white), Adornit- Carolee’s Creations (blue), Pen- Sakura, Twine- My Mind’s Eye.

Designer’s Notes: 

Why not make your favorite card sketch into your favorite layout sketch.  All you have to do is replace some of the large embellishments with pictures.  This sketch is the perfect starting point with its simple design.  I replaced the two tags with pictures but added smaller tags next to the them to mimic the sketch.  I balanced my layout by adding snowflakes to the top left corner and bottom right corner of the layout.

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

Get ideas.  Be inspired. 

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Chalkboard Tags

In our February issue, you were treated to a peek into our Crafts Lab. We share the lab with our quilting compadres who store their miles of beautiful fabrics in baskets alongside our baskets overflowing with awesome scrapbooking tools and supplies. Though the baskets are uniform, the contents of the Scrapbooks etc. baskets are identified with chalkboard tags (see above!). So easy to make, the tags are versatile for crafting, gift-giving, identifying your own storage items, and of course, are reusable! Here’s how we made ours:

We started with an assortment of papers from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes collection.

Cut tag shapes by hand, or take the easy route and cut a tag shape (and its black cardstock shadow) with a die-cutting machine. We used a Cricut machine with the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.

Cut self-adhesive vinyl chalkboard into rectangles slightly smaller than the tags, peel and stick. You’ll find the Wallies Peel & Stick Chalkboard sheets we used here. Rough up the chalkboard piece with the long edge of a piece of chalk, wipe it off, and its ready to go.

Add a ribbon and the tag’s ready for your project, basket, or gift!

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Paper Coterie Planners

I was destined to be a scrapbooker. Maybe its more accurate to say I was destined to be a historian. I have a slight obsession with recording things, and have proof that even from the time I was young I kept scrapbooks, lists, and notes of all kinds. Many years later, the passion to record my life is still alive and well, and continues to drive me to seek out journals and calendars of all kinds.

Here is my latest love from Paper Coterie.

Humbly called a planner, this 8×8 coilbound calendar is so much more. Its a calendar, it’s a journal, it’s a list, and a photo album. You’re getting to see mine fresh out of the box. I can almost not bear to make the first mark in it, but you know I will….soon.

I’m most comfortable using a monthly format, but a weekly format is also available if that works better for you. I’ll start mine this month, but since you fill it in, you can start this planner whenever you choose.

After each calendar page is what I think will be my favorite part of the planner…..I mean journal…..I mean calendar. These two pages have lined columns marked “to do list:” (with squares to check off….which really speaks to the geek in me), “favorite moments:”, “a funny thing happened:”, “10 things I am grateful for:”, and “ramblings:”. Off to the right is a column of graph paper for sketching. I love it all.

And then there’s the photo album part. Sprinkled throughout the planner are places to drag and drop the photos that make your heart melt. I found it easy and intuitive to add mine, change some to black and white, add text, or resize.

 

 

When it arrived, I was so pleased with the quality. The paper’s thick, the photos are sharp, the covers are sturdy, and the elastic band will hold it all together. Bottom line: it makes this list-making, photo-taking, history-recording, journal-loving scrapbooker happy.

And guess what.

The kind and generous folks at Paper Coterie want to offer you a sweet deal to help you start your year off right. They’re offering our readers a $30 gift card so you can make your own planner, or whatever else you’d like to make of the many cool things they offer! Yes, you read that right. No, I’m not kidding. Here’s the fine print:

Code: SBEGIFT
Valid through Jan 31, 2012
Excludes Gift Cards
No Minimum Purchase Required
Standard Shipping Rates Apply

Enjoy your gift from Paper Coterie, and here’s to making great memories in 2012! Polly

 

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Valerie Salmon’s Lucky #13 Sketch

If you are a linear-lovin’ scrapbooker like me and like everything leveled, this sketch will beg you to step out of your comfort zone and do something a bit daring — tilting.

By simply shifting the elements at a slight angle, it turns a seemingly ordinary page to one that is worth a double-take.  So, go ahead, give this one a try!

We have several interpretations below to get you started.

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“Together. life. family. love.”

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Cardstock:  Bazzill.  Patterned Papers:  DCWV.  Transparencies:  My Mind’s Eye.  Flowers:  Prima, K & Company.  Glitter flourish chipboard:  Making Memories.  Journaling Die cut:  K & Company.  Green velvet trim:  Creative Imaginations.  Punches:  Fiskars (Corner Rounder), Martha Stewart (scallop border).  Date stamp:  Office Max.  Other:  Twine, button.

Designer’s Notes: 

I admit I don’t typically tilt elements on my scrapbook layouts, but I am so pleased about how this page turned out.  I’ll surely be doing this more.  I used two photos instead of three, to highlight the fondness that my son and my mother have towards each other.  Below the photos, I used a simpler approach by adding strips of paper and a velvet trim for texture. Although I haven’t used transparencies in such a long time, it was good to break some out for this layout.

“So Blessed”

Designed by Chrissy Greenman

SOURCES  Patterned Paper, Embellishments, Banner: Pebbles “Ever After”, Journaling Tag (“I Love You”)- Bella Blvd. Sophisticates, Small Alphabet: Adornit, Large Alphabet: SEI, ZIG pen

Designer’s Notes: 

Upon first glance at the sketch, the one thing that caught my eye was the circle border under the pictures and strips of patterned paper.  My  mind immediately went to a row of pumpkins, or apples, or Christmas ornaments, or…..etc.  Once I skimmed through my pictures and found the paper I wanted to use, I saw that one of the pieces of patterned paper in the Pebbles collection was filled with banners.  The best part was they were printed on a diagonal so it would be perfect to cut out and adhere to my layout in place of the circle border.  It’s small details like this where you can let your imagination run free.  Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and change one part of the sketch in your own creative way!

“Perfect Trees”

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES   Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes: Patterned Paper- North Pole, Star Stripe, Trees for sale and Cute Cuts; Stickers- Christmas Wishes Miniatures and Alpha and Bits; Chipboard- Ciao Chips- Simply Simona McLintosh.

Designer’s Notes: 

I loved the way there is a stitched circle boder with this sketch…I immidiately thought of garland, so I went with that. I wanted something colorful, so I cut strips of patterned paper and making a kind of flower ball embellishment for my border. Instax pictures work AWESOME with this sketch too.

“Sweet”

Designed by Diane Payne

SOURCES   Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned paper: Sassafras, Stickers: American Crafts, Glitz, Sassafras, Glitter: Ranger, Thread: DMC Floss, Punch: EK Success

Designer’s Notes: 

The elements of this sketch are so versatile making it easy to change out photo sizes, journaling spots and embellishment locations. I used one 3 1/2 x 5 photo in place of the three small photos. I also added the journaling to one of the blocks of patterned paper and embellished the original journaling spot with stickers.

“Snow Day”

Designed by Christine Ousley

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Papers:  Echo Park. Alpha and Image Stickers: Echo Park. Circle Punch: EK Success. Computer Font: Didot.  Foam Dimensionals: Stampin’ Up!. Other:  Corner Rounder

Designer’s Notes: 

I loved the linear design of this sketch.  The slant of the pictures and papers gave me that whimsical feeling that these fun snow pictures needed.  One of my pictures was a bit bigger than the others so I put it in the middle of the row to to balance them out.  When stitching the circles on the page, I put just a little bit of adhesive on the back of each one so that they would stay in place.  Too much adhesive will gum up your needle so use it sparingly.  This sketch is so much fun and so easy to use. I know that I will be coming back to this sketch again and again.

“Just be Natural”, Designed by Virginia Wong

Duck Feeding”, Designed by Cari Locken

“Eight is Great”, Designed by Lisette Gibbons

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

 

 

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Leah Fung’s Quick Collage Christmas Card

Season’s greetings and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the season. As always, it’s a very busy time of the year for me and my family. Even so, I do try to take the time – even if it’s just an hour – to send out greetings to my family and friends around the world. This year, I’m going all digi and sending these out in emails. I got several greeting cards in my email inbox last year, and I loved it! So I decided to make a digi greeting card of my own using one of the photo card templates here on the SBE website.

(Photos by Aubrey Harns)

For this card, I used  Quick Collage 302. There are lots of other template choices as well, which I have used for both cards and scrapbook pages. Here’s a general how-to if you’re not sure how to get started.  For your cards and pages, you can follow the template exactly as it’s laid out or customize it however you like. For this greeting card, I replaced the center row with a single block of text. I also added a block of text along the bottom right.

Here are more greeting card ideas  using the collage templates.

Get creative, have fun, and enjoy the season! Leah

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Keep It Simple this Holiday Season

If you’re  having a holiday get together and want a clever invitation to spread the word, we’ve got a super simple idea for you. Tie tags printed with the party information to a glass ornament with twine. For this invite, print the greeting and party specifics on separate sheets of cardstock, punch with a scallop square punch (Stampin’ Up), join back-to-back with adhesive, and tie the tag to an ornament with bakers’ twine. Easy!

 

Though we wouldn’t recommend dropping them in your nearest mailbox, they’re easy to deliver to co-workers or neighbors, and act as a party favor and invitation all in one! Apply the same idea to cookie cutters to invite friends to a cookie exchange.

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A Card Sketch That’s Coming Up Rosettes

I love paper rosettes!  When I created this sketch, I planned to use this pretty accent on the card.  They can be purchased pre-made or you can also try your hand at making these yourself.  If you haven’t tried making one of these, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make one.  Just score at every 1/4″ of a 12″ strip and fan-fold it.  Glue the free ends together, push down into a rosette, and secure the center with a glue dot.  They are fun to create and you can customize them to coordinate with your card papers.

Happy card-making!

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“Happy Thanksgiving” Card

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Patterned papers (Scenic Route).  Rosette die (Sizzix).  Cardstock (Bazzill).  Woven label (Me and My Big Ideas).

Designer’s Notes:  

I used a rosette die that cuts and scores at the same time.  All I had to do was fan-fold the strip, join the ends together, and glue the center with a strong adhesive.  Happy Fall!

“Wish” Card

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink | Patterned Pape + Die-Cut Flower: Farmhouse Collection |  Punch: Martha Stewart : Ribbon: Kari Me Away | Die: Papertrey Ink (Tiny Tags)

 | Ink: Stampin’Up (Night of Navy) | Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Tinky Tags) | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Die-cut Machine: Sizzix Big Shot

Designer’s Notes:  

I chose a flowery (busy) patterned paper as the background to maintain the impact of the design.

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES    Paper: Bella Blvd-Christmas Wishes: Star stripe, North Pole and Candle Light;.  Stickers: Bella Blvd-Christmas Wishes: Just Write Journaling and Alpha and Bits.  Flower: Bella Blvd- Baby Blossoms- Champagne

Designer’s Notes:  

I created the flower by cutting a strip of paper 12″ x 1 1/2″ and then pleating it evenly. I used glue to adhere the ends together and letting it fan out into a circle. Attached with a glue dot. Followed by adding a blossom flower and some inked edges for a completed look to this card.

“Thank You” Card

Designed by Ingrid Danvers

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft), Papertrey Ink (Rustic White) | Patterned paper: Crate Paper (Random Collection) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big & Bold Wishes) | Ink: A Muse Studio (Currant) | Felt: Papertrey Ink (Autumn Rose) | Button: A Muse Studio | Twine: Creative Impressions | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Doily Details, Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, Sending You Die Collection, Large Scalloped Border Die) | Tools: We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), sewing machine

Designer’s Notes:  

Sketches are a great inspiration. You can strictly follow the sketch or you can use certain elements. Instead of using a rosette on my card I let the rosette in the sketch inspire me to create a layered flower as focal point on this card. Adhere the different layers with foam dots to create more depth.

“One in a Million” Card

Designed by Rae Barthel

SOURCES  Cardstock: (black) Hobby Lobby.  Patterned paper: (Breakfast Nook, Cloth Feed Sacks, Prairie Grass, Refrigerator Magnet from Picadilly collection) BasicGrey.  Accents: (tin title from Vintage Vogue collection) Pink Paislee; (black sparkle border sticker) White Blossom.  Fiber: (red baker’s twine) Martha Stewart Crafts.  Tool: (corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers.  Other: foam tape

Designer’s Notes:  

I was so excited when I saw Valerie’s sketch and knew exactly what I wanted to do: create a rosette! Have you tried making your own yet? It’s super simple, here is how I made mine. First, cut a strip of paper 1 1/2″ x 12″. Accordion fold the entire strip about every 1/4″ – 3/8″. Adhere the two ends together to create the rosette. I then take a glue dot and put it in the center of the rosette to sort of hold it together before I adhere the piece to my card front. Last step is to embellish the center of the rosette as you choose!

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

Get ideas.  Be inspired.  

 

 

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Another Advent Calendar to Love

After showing you Tania Willis’s spectacular Advent Calendar using Silhouette’s Advent Calendar (see it here), we thought you’d like to see another eye-catching Advent Calendar kit available from Elle’s Studio. They’ve added their tags to a 7Gypsies ATC & Photo Display, but you can hang them from a tabletop tree or string them on a banner. Enjoy!

This beautiful kit is available already printed, or as a PDF download, and comes with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.

 

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