Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Card Share

Today I have five cards to share with you.  I really enjoy the challenge of using a kit to design cards. It is so much fun to see how many different designs I can come up with and if it also includes a stamp set...I am so hooked. These cards came together very quickly. I think that is because I really liked the paper pad as well as the stamp set that was included in the kit. Do you ever use kits to design cards? It is a fun challenge and I strongly encourage you to try. 

Now let's look at some cards, shall we?

This card was the easiest to create. I used only stamps
included in the kit, ink, and white cardstock.

The banner card was created by cutting out banner shapes from the 
patterned paper, stamping the banner shaped thank you sentiment, 
and attaching them all to the card. I then hand-stitched a simple
back stitch along the top of the banners. Lastly, I attached the 
card front to a standard sized A2 card.

This card was created by inking the bottle stamp with 
black Stayz-On ink and applying it to vellum. I then 
cut out the stamp, and carefully hand-stitched it to 
the card front (only stitching from the bottom to 
2/3 of the way up.) I then added confetti and
 stitched it up the rest of the way. Lastly, I 
added the pinwheel sticker, made a quick 
stitch for the pinwheel "stick," and added 
my sentiment.

This card was constructed with hand-cut banners glued to the card. 
I then stamped the thank you banner onto a piece of white 
cardstock and cut it out. I attached the stamped banner to the
 card using pop dots. Lastly, I added three enamel dots
 around the stamped sentiment.

  I used paper weaving to construct this card. To achieve this, I 
cut the two different types of patterned paper into 1/2" strips. 
These were wove together from the top and sides. Once the 
weaving was done and glued down, I adhered a bit of 
seam binding to the card. I then added some twine 
in a messy nest glued behind the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
  • Studio Calico Marks and Company Card Kit
  • Vellum
  • Stayz-On Black Ink
  • Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
  • Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Soft Pool, Soft Yellow, Butter Bar, and Pale Tomato
  • Embroidery Needle and aqua, white, and yellow embroidery thread
  • White cardstock from stash (I needed two extra 8.5 x 11 inch pieces)
Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate you being here and leaving comments. Let's talk cards...what kinds of cards have you been creating lately? Anyone else thinking about fall cards? I have seen some really cute ideas floating around Pinterest lately and am feeling very inspired. Do you like to send cards in the mail? Who do you send your cards too? I would love to hear from you. 

Happy Scrappin'




  1. These are all great, what a great idea on how to use a kit.

  2. Great cards!
    And that pinwheel one is just adorable :)

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Mary Jo.

  3. that first card? LOVE! MAJOR LOVE from me!!

    1. So glad you liked it Sasha, between you and Amy, I am so mad in love with stitching now. Thanks for always inspiring me and for your compliment.