Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed a super happy World Cardmaking Day and that you actually made some time to craft. I sure did. One of the things I love about World Cardmaking Day is how everyone comes together, whether in person or online, to share their ideas. Today’s cards are actually based on cards shared by Shannon West on our Demonstrator group on Facebook. I thought they looked to be quick and easy to make cards but ones which looked so pretty too. I asked if I could CASE (Copy And Share Everything) them and was thrilled when she said, yes!
Create a card base with Crumb Cake cardstock. Use the Stitched with Whimsy dies to create a lovely border texture on the front of the card. (Keep in mind, these dies only add a stitched texture to the card; they do not cut out a panel.)
Next, cut some patterned paper into strips. For my cards, I used the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper but really it would work with any paper (you might just need to change up the card base colour). I cut each strip into 7cm x 2cm to fit inside the stitched shape. You can either adhere them directly to your card base or you could add them to a panel of Basic White cardstock and then stick this panel down. I did the latter as it allowed me to trim up anything I messed up before I added it to the card.
For the sentiment, I chose ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set which I stamped in Misty Moonlight ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals and popped it up on a short length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon. I thought my card needed one more thing so I dyed a piece of white Baker’s Twine with Misty Moonlight ink, dried it, tied it in a bow and added it to the sentiment cluster.
Here’s the first card…
Here’s the second card…
These cards are quick and easy to make and look so lovely. You could also skip using the Stitched with Whimsy die and instead draw a border around, or mat, the centre panel.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!