Die sets with various sizes of the same shape are great basics to have on hand. You have all kinds of options when you need that perfect sized circle or square or when you want to do precise layering on projects. I especially like when these types of sets have little fun details like stitching, or fun edges. For today’s project, I will be using the Framelits Dotted Tag set from Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix in a few different ways.
Bright and bold Valentines can really make a statement. For today’s project, I’m using a fun stamp and die set from Sizzix called Love In Lights to create two different Valentines.
For those of us who make handmade cards, we know we can never have too many in the birthday category. I think these are the most fun to make because there is always some element of fun and whimsy involved. Today’s project is pretty clean and simple, but I’ll show you again how movement and color can make all the difference. I used a set from Sizzix called Birthday Wishes along with the balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set.
Lately, I’ve been working with vellum a lot on my cards. The elegant translucence is so pretty and calming. After working with a lot of bright, rich colors for the holidays, I thought it would be nice to lighten it up a bit. We probably all have many thank you cards to send out, so today’s project is a thank you card set using some thick vellum and a stamp from Hero Arts.
Stamp sets with animals on them are very versatile. They’re great for all kinds of card themes such as birthdays, encouragement and friendship. I also like to add them to baby-themed cards since you need all the cuteness you can get with these. For today’s project, I borrowed a few animals from Avery Elle’s Peek A Boo pals set to create a little welcome home card for a new baby.
Did you ever try cutting around a circle-shaped stamp yourself with just scissors? It’s not always so easy. For today’s project, I’m using an older stamp set from Basic Grey with some really nice circle-shaped stamps. To help me cut them out, I’ll be using a fun tool from We R Memory Keepers called the Circle Spin & Trim.
While shopping during the holidays, I’ve come across a lot of plaid patterns in kitchen dishes and textiles. I held myself back from starting a collection of plaid coffee cups—they’re so cozy and festive! My card today is inspired by those plaid cups though, and I’m using a really fun set of chipboard shapes from Paper Accents called Cup & Cocoa to create a card with lots of texture. How cute are those little marshmallows?