Friday, May 12, 2017

Somebunny |MFT Card Set + Video

Happy Friday! The sun is finally shining (although they are calling for more rain tomorrow) so I am planning to profit from the nice weather and start tackling the yard-work. I have a sweet set of cards to share with you as well as a how-to video. This is a set from My Favorite Things. It is not a new release but I think it may have been released last year? It caught my eye earlier this month and it just fell into my on-line shopping cart. Funny how these things happen! I didn;t know what type of card I was going to make but I knew that I wanted to color these up with Zig Real Brush Clean color makers (honestly – couldn’t these have a shorter name?). These cards evolved as I was making them and it was a funny and relaxing project!

I really like how these turned out. I used the same techniques on each card but by changing up the colors, they look unique. I do like how they still “read” as a set. I could send these out individually or gift them as a little notecard set.

I created the sentiments by stamping that same word “Somebunny” onto each card, but then I switched up the second line for each of the cards so they all say something different. I also used two different background stamps to create the embossed mat. I really love the instant pop the white embsoosed design lends to the cards.

There were a lot of steps to these cards but because I created them assembly line style, it didn’t take an unreasonable amount of time.

You will find the how-to video and the linked supply list after all these photos :)


Video Tutorial:
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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Elegant Cards | Whimsy Stamps

Happy day! Today I have a new video and card project to share with you that is a little different from my usual. These cards have no colored images and are clean, simple and elegant.

We all need Sympathy cards and while I like to have very simple ones to send out, but I still want them to be beautiful. The new metal dies from Whimsy are just what I needed. By using some high quality cardstock,  this simple two color palette and some die-cutting I was able to achieve this Wedgewood like effect.

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I added a simple embossed border around the edges of the card front. This kept the card from being too plain and made it look more finished. In the video below, you will see just how easy this was to do!

This card style lends itself to some very pretty wedding cards as well. I switched up the color of the cardstock. changed the position of the panel and added some pearl embellishments and created a very elegant wedding card.

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This cards style lends itself to an assembly line, mass production. You can do two or ten in about the same amonunt of time. Then you will always have an appropriate card on hand.


Video Tutorial:
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to create some elegant cards of your own! I also wanted to share this awesome news with you:

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Drumroll please…INTRODUCING Whimsy Stamps NEW Customer Appreciation Stamp set program! Our CAS set program is the pinnacle of our Attitude of Gratitude campaign and we’re SO EXCITED to be able to offer it to YOU our amazing customers! Starting May 8th and once per month thereafter, we will release an EXCLUSIVE NEW 4x6 clear stamp for FREE to anyone who places a retail order of $75 or more in the Whimsy Stamps store (excludes digital items, tax and shipping)! 

Our May CAS set is now available, it's called Paws to Remember, and is designed by our newest Whimsy Illustrator and Creative Director Deb Davis (who has a new blog coming 5/17). Paws to Remember is also the first set of our NEW Rainbow Bridge stamp series and will coordinate beautifully with sets from our May release, due out May 17th.

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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