Some beautiful and easy cards

I have never really been a card maker. I’m a scrapbooker really. I love all things paper, photos and memory keeping. I have found it quite difficult to make cards which is silly considering card making is just a smaller canvas to work on.

Since joining Stampin’ Up! I have loved the ease of card making. My friend, Jillian, asked me last week  if I was a card maker now. To be honest, I don’t know. It still makes me a little nervous but I’m getting better and it is getting easier. I’ve loved using the Stampin’ Up! supplies to make my cards and pages because everything co-ordinates. Ink, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper. I’m in heaven. It’s taken a lot of the guess work out of scrapbooking and card making and I love it. I need all the time I can get with my busy family. I just get to create now and not worry if a certain shade of green actually matches. It all works. I love it. Did I say that enough times?

Here are a few of my recent cards.

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This is a very simple design using Daffodil Delight cardstock and ink. I stamped the Inspired by Nature stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock. I then turned the stamp over and used the other side of Inspired by Nature in Pumpkin Pie. I mounted the stamped images on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I just didn’t realise how easy and effective this card was going to be. I don’t know that I’ll ever get over how easy it is to make the element look good because they coordinate so well when you match the cardstock with the inks.

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When I attended my first demonstration as hostess, not the demonstrator, my now upline showed us how to use the blender pens. I remember thinking how cool it looked and how amazing it was that I was able to use the ink pads and the blender pens to colour my images. When I received my kit and actually used the blender pens I was blown away by how effective and easy they were to use. The above image is my first ever attempt at using the blender pens to colour in.

This was a pretty simple card with the Apothecary Art stamp and the matching die cuts. A quick little colour and this is how it turned out.  IMG_1313IMG_1314

These papers are also in the 21st Dec – 3 Jan sale. They are called Just Add Cake. This stamp set is also in the sale next month from the 4th of Jan. This stamp set is called Pocket Silhouettes. I love this Little Leaf sizzlits die too. I love these colours together.

Don’t forget to let me know if you want to order any of the sale items. Last time items sold out really quickly. I’m placing an order tonight as soon as they open.

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6 comments

  1. You did a great job!!!! Your cards look like you have been card making for years!!!! I enjoy card making but it does take more brain power for me. Scrapbooking is easy and flowes, card making, I have to think about the next step and how I want it all to look! Can’t wait to play with my spring preorder!!!!

  2. Your cards are fantastic! I love that you tell what was used so we can make something similar if we want, Thank You for doing that. Now I need more info…if I wanted to order the leafy die, do I have to get a set or how does that work. Stampin Up! Has been a favorite of mine for years. Their products are Superior, therefore we can all get Superior results 🙂

    1. Janet the leafy die is called Little Lraves Sizzlits and is available for $9.50AD plus postage. Usually when buying smaller items like this postage is quite high as it is a standard postage rate so I find it better to buy more to offset the postage cost. Let me know if you would like to place an order.

      I absolutely agree about Stampin’ Up! having superior products. It has improved my card and Scrapbooking skills immensely by using their products. I love them so I joined up and it was one of the best decision I have made.

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