As a card maker, I am drawn to bright, cheerful colors. Mostly white card bases with pops of pinks, mint and soft yellows. There are times though, when I need to make a masculine-style card. This is where the richer colors come in with some darker accents. For today’s project, I’m using a background die from Avery Elle called Waves for a quick and easy masculine birthday card. Balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set are heat embossed with rich colors that complement the neutral background.
As summer draws closer, so does kids’ birthday party season. I have a great way to get yourself prepared with a ready made card and tag set using a simple 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and a fun interactive die. Patterned paper pads are great because you have everything you need to make quick DIY crafts with little effort. All the fun colors and even some sentiments are right there for you to cut and paste! For my projects today, I used the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits Card Drop In-Thank You die set along with the Pebbles Happy Hooray 6×6 paper pad. I also used some large and small pre-made white tags.
Lately, I’ve been breaking out some older stencils and experimenting with ombre ink blending. This is my comfort zone as far as mixed media is concerned, LOL! I love the smooth look of the blended colors. For this project, I used my Kaleidacolor ink pads along with the Daisy Flower Cluster stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop for even more color variation.
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From Peg’s Crafting Corner
What girl doesn’t love being a glamorous fashionista? This card is perfect for a birthday or any day you want to share a fashion statement with your glam girl. The stacked layered design makes a statement in itself and it’s easy to do.
The last thing you want to do when you realize you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday is spend even longer creating a card for them. This cute card is so quick and easy to make. Who can be mad at this cute snail?
Create this stunning card with just a few simple steps. Its elegant design makes it great for any occasion from birthday to anniversary and everywhere in between. This design is one that you will love so much that you will look for reasons to use it!