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Color War Inspired Card

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Hey Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and enjoying a few good moments of quality r&r. I’ve been enjoying some quality time with friends, family and the great outdoors. I’ve even spent a good amount of time in the craft room working on projects and filmed a room tour (that still needs to be edited) for you all!

Also, if you’re interested in seeing daily posts about what’s happening in the craftroom then feel free to come join the crafty community over on instagram (jolie_samuel).

Anyway, on to today’s card. Before Pinterest and all these online resources for inspiration hit, I kept a notebook of random images or color schemes that I thought were fun or could potential make a spark a ‘creative jumpstart’ towards making a crafty project. This week I’ve dug out that book and found a page that immediately gave me a “hmmmm” moment. I took that as a challenge and came up with a card (okay, maybe three cards) to share with you today. I know what you’re thinking. A car ad inspired you to make a card!? Yes, absolutely!

I’d love to tell you how I created it, but i’d rather show you. So here’s a video of the entire process. Enjoy.


Here’s a finished set of the balloon cards.


BONUS VIDEO: I made a second card using the same inks & same ad.

How fun is this card!?


Hope you enjoyed watching! We’ll catch up again real soon =)

Have a great weekend friends.

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!


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! =)