Originally published on June 3rd, 2013
I figured I should finally dedicate posts to my card crafting and scrapbooking. Over the past two weeks, I've done a lot of crafting. My first task was to finish the boys' scrapbooks for last summer. I am determined to be completely caught up before the baby comes in October. I've ordered our pictures from last September to now; should get those in a few days. Then I can get started on that section of pages to catch up. I'm planning on switched to Project Life for the family album in October. I want to start with a clean slate. The baby will also start with a Project Life album. The boys will stay the same, but I still want them all caught up.
Now on to the card making...
Last month I snapped up the Round Array Bundle (Stampin' Up) with the stamp set and punch. I couldn't wait to try it out. I used a pretty dark pink paper as a card base with a light pink paper to stamp onto. For the white paper, I used my swiss dot embossing folder and the Big Shot to give some dimensions. I like the randomness to this card.
A card class card. The original design was different. I messed up my designer paper piece, so I changed the design to work with what I had. I like the simpleness of this card. All supplies are from Stampin' Up.
A new technique I was trying. We made an awesome card at class using Versa mark and a brayer. I bought some glossy paper and tried it out. Unfortunately the color did not adhere evenly. I want to try it again and see if I get different results. I do kind of like the tie dye effect I attained by mistake. (Looks better in person)
Another class card. I like the simplicity of this card. The colors work well together to create a masculine multipurpose card.
Class card. We were focusing on retiring stamps. I love the play of pattern with the designer paper and the embossed piece.
I love the designer paper on this card. The colors are bright and very cheery! Class card.
This card came from me grabbing some random supplies and working with what I got. I'm not in love with this card, but something about the mix of patterns intrigues me. After finishing the card, I went back to add the metallic jewels. Without them, the card just looks plain.
Another random supply card. I would have loved to see a thicker font for better contrast. But I do love the flower I constructed. I layered different sizes and shades to create a better embellishment.
Class card. I never bought them, but the button stamps really grew on me in the last month or so. Plus, I love the designer paper.
Class card. Love the mix of patterns on this one.
Class card. I love the rock n roll technique to create two color stamps. But overall I'm not a fan of the colors and stamps on this card.
Class card. Love, love, love this card. I love the combo of purple, pink, and orange. I love the simple sentiment.
The following two cards were part of my homework assignment for stamp club. We had a general sketch. I decided to play with the alignment of the card to make two different cards. Both cards used Stampin' Up paper, stamps, and punches. I just love the Print Poetry designer paper pack from the spring catalog. I'm rationing the paper to make it last.
Class card. I love the 3D tie we created and it really wasn't that hard to do.
Class card. I'm not a huge fan of the color/designer paper combo, but I loved work with the Shimmer paint and the coloring techniques.
More random supply cards. I'm on a mission to use a ton of my paper scraps. This strips were leftovers from cards made a long time ago.
Class card. Love, love, love the color and pattern combinations on this card. I think this is my favorite card from this entire post.
Class card. I want to do a replica of this card with different colors. I have all the stamps to do it!
Very cute little card. I didn't end up buying this stamp set, but I still like the look.
Class card. Like the layout, don't like the color combos that much.