Friday, May 29, 2015

Carta Bella - Life is a Journey

Hello, Carta Bella Paper fans!
I'm up on the Carta Bella Blog today with a two greeting cards using the new Travel Stories Collection!

Life is a Journey Card

The Carta Bella Travel Stories Collection is awesome...perfect for summer and travel projects, both masculine and feminine-themed!

Designer Tip:  Mixing Patterns

The thing I mostly LOVE about Carta Bella collections is the patterns of the paper!  The patterns ALL work great together, but I do follow a couple of simple rules when I put patterns together on a card.

1. Choose a subtle and muted pattern for the background.
2.  Choose a contrasting next layer.  Here it is a deep blue with a larger scale pattern.  
3.  The green arrow pattern serves as a header, of sorts, and in a "pop" of color, green.

Keep in mind, for patterns to compliment, they almost need to have contrasting color and varied scale patterns

Here is the supply list that I used to create the  greeting cards!

Carta Bella Travel Stories Collection
Carta Bella Natural White Linen Card Stock
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Tool
Tape Adhesive
Foam Adhesive
Liquid Glue
Baker's Twine

1.  Cut apart Carta Bella Natural White Linen Card Stock to 4.25" by 11" and score at at 5", fold and score to create the card base.

2.  Cut Travel Stories Collection patterned paper to desired sizes for layering on your card front.  My background piece is 4" by 5.25", and the main focal panel is 3" by 4.25".

3.  Adhere the layers together to accentuate the contrasting patterns of paper that were selected.

4.  Next, include some of your favorite Travel Stories Collection stickers, and add a bit of twine for texture and movement.

I hope you are inspired to mix some patterns and create a fun card today using your Carta Bella collections!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Bundle of Joy

Hi there, stamping friends!
There is a teacher that I work with that is expecting and she is not finding out if the baby is a boy or girl until he/she arrives!  So, that put me in need of a neutral baby card, no pink or blue here:)  

I used the adorable new SugarPea Designs stamp set, Bundle of Joy with the tag from Sugar Cuts - Gift Tag.

I LOVE this stork with baby bundle image!  When I was a kid, I remember my parents telling me that babies arrived this way and this exactly what I pictured it looking like:)  So fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Reverse Confetti - Always Dream BIG

Hey there, stamping friends!
With graduation coming up for many of my former students, I find myself needing several cards!  I LOVE this new Reverse Confetti sentiment from Shine From Within stamp set, "Always Dream Big"'s perfect for graduation and good luck cards!

 I stamped the Shine From Within sentiment in a pink/coral ink over a couple of the Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cuts flags clustered with some leaves and another piece of Crate Paper ephemera.  The panels behind the sentiment flag were cut using the Documented Confetti Cuts and offset from one another to create a scrappy look.   

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Viva la Verve - Life is Good

Hey there, Verve Stamps fans!
I'm up on the Viva la Verve sketches blog today with a new sketch!  Go check it out!

I used lots of yummy Heidi Swapp paper and Verve's fabulous Relax stamp set to create a summer-themed card!  Teachers love summer, you know?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reverse Confetti - May SFYTT Recap

Hey there, Reverse Confetti friends!

There's still plenty of time to play along with the May Sketch For You To Try over at Reverse Confetti!  

I used some fun new confetti from the May release!

I stamped the Party Hats hat with some ombre ink and die cut using the Party Hats Confetti Cuts.  The square panel became a frame of sorts for the party hat with a peek of the rounded top rectangle from Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts.  The Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts became the perfect embellishment with a pretty bow in the corner.  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti May Release Blog Hop

Hey there, Reverse Confetti loving friends!
Today is a big day!  We are scattering confetti all over the place today, showing off this FABULOUS and FUN May Release!

You should have arrived here by way of the wonderfully talented Amber Hight!  If not, you'll want to start the hop over at the Reverse Confetti Blog...don't miss a beat!

Reverse Confetti is celebrating its SECOND birthday!  And, boy does Jen del Muro know how to throw a party!  Woo hoo!

Here are the NEW Reverse Confetti goodies I used on my celebratory card today!

What a fun card to create!  I stamped the Party Hats party hat :) in mint and cut using the Party Hats Confetti Cuts, and cut the trim in gold foil to jazz it up!  The Star Garland Confetti Cuts were cut from some coordinating paper and all was layered up over one of the Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels.  Like I said, SO FUN to make party cards with this new release!

That's right!  The Reverse Confetti May Release is AVAILABLE NOW!  Better get your shopping cart ready!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  
Now, you are off to our AMAZING 'Fetti Friend, Kay Miller!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Countdown to Confetti - Love and Ice Cream

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!

Today is the last sneak peek day into the new May Reverse Confetti release!  You won't want to miss anything, so make sure to check out all of this week's happenings over at the Reverse Confetti blog.

Check out the awesome new products I used on my yummy card today!

I stamped part of one of the Love and Ice Cream sentiments over a Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts dish, then layered up the scoop, cherry and spoon for a yummy cluster.  The new Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels are a perfect panel to show off the new stamps and dies in this release.  To embellish a bit more, I added a twine tied paper clip.  Oh, and there is some sparkle to my ice cream scoop using some embossing paste and glitter.  

Thanks for stopping by the stage!
Head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to check out what the other designers have created for today's sneak peeks!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Countdown to Confetti - Monkey Business

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!
It's that time again...CONFETTI TIME!

Check out these AWESOME new Reverse Confetti products I used on my fun birthday card!

That monkey from Monkey Business is the cutest little guy ever!  I left him uncolored and layered him over some playful shapes and colors.  The Star Garland Confetti Cuts and Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts are staple items that you MUST HAVE!  The new Let's Celebrate - Quick Card Panels are awesome, too...perfect for all occasions, but especially birthdays!  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Stop back by tomorrow for more Reverse Confetti release peeks!

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