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Holiday Cards – Day 1

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Hi All,

Welcome back! As you may have known, I’ve been on quite the holiday card kick. I spent the last few posts working on cards for Merry Making for Online Card Classes. Now, I am onto a new series! I’m excited to say for the first year, I will be creating 25 posts (that’s 3 posts a week) that will lead us all the way up to Christmas 2017! Each week I will be posting up new projects every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

For this card, I wanted to focus on the very simple concept of background inking. I have a plethora of 6×6 Christmas cardstock and decided to flip through them all and pull out a bunch of sheet music themed papers. As you will see in the video below, I ended up with quite a stack.

The papers are from the following collections:

Old World Winter – The Paper Studio
HS01073 – Heidi Swapp
Noel – American Crafts (I pulled these patterns in the video, but didn’t end up using them)

I used a single cube of Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to ink the sheets so that they coordinated better. To finish off the card I added some red bakers twine and some simple American Crafts embellishments.

This set coordinates well with a kraft envelope and can be gifted as a set, or sent out individually.

Here’s a video on how it was all created.

Here’s a closer look at the finished cards.

Create a Card – Quilt Inspiration

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Hi all,

Welcome to a fun new series of cards on my blog! This week I will be creating cards using a photo source. I am a huge fan of Pinterest and love all the inspiration the DIY community shares on it. For quite some time now, I’ve had a board that I call “Design Inspiration”. It’s filled with images or patterns that I believe would make beautiful greeting cards.

For today’s card here’s my inspiration source. (click here if you’d like to see the pinterest link)

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When I saw this pattern, I immediately loved the color scheme and the chevron pattern. I knew I’d love to use some of my pattern papers to fill the chevron and an intricate embossing folder for the white piece. I had to do quite a bit of template designing on my silhouette cutting machine to create the chevron pattern but I love the results.

Here’s my card created from the quilt photo!

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Let me know if you’re interested in obtaining the template I used. I’d be happy to share it with those who are interested! =)