Well, I’m trying to be creative. I was going to try a challenge from Splitcoast but I ended up making this. There’s one thing that really bugs me on this card, that it’s crooked. When I was folding the paper, I wasn’t very consistent so it’s sloping down a bit. But I figured that it’s my first time and it is handmade, that the little imperfection should make the card more unique, ha! I might be right or I’m just trying to talk myself into liking it and not worry about the crookedness of the crimped paper. For the XOXO,
Well, I’m in some sort of funk, no inspiration or motivation to make anything worthwhile. This card was the last card that I made that’s reasonably good looking in my eyes (card created Nov. 3rd). This was a fairly easy card to make. The paper size is 8.5×4.25, fold it in half, stamp the snowman on the white, sprinkle some red embossing powder, use the heat gun, mount the white on the black, add some ribbons, paper pierce the bottom black paper and stamp the white text next to it.
Here’s the story: Last week my co-workers and myself got together so that we can hand write some, super late, “welcome to our campus” cards for new professional staff employees. The last card was sent out in March so between April and last week, we had 27 cards to do. Now, we’re not working for a big university and funding for silly things like this does not come easy so I managed to smuggled some card stock from my office’s supply closet, grabbed my own stamping stuff, figured some really easy design, and voila. In an hour we hand wrote
I made this for a Stampin Up demo but ended up loving it so much that I made a bunch for a swap. At the demo, the ladies loved it because it was easy and for many, they’ve never tear freehand or tear in general. Also, they got a chance to do some embossing. This is a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ card. The brown is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and the blue is 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. For the pomegranate ribbon, I just tucked the left and right end of the ribbon, about 1/4″, under the brown
I should probably be posting some cards here too but it’s just easier to post some more digital scrapbook stuff just because they’re easily accessible. This was my first digital layout: Not that great, missed a few shadows on the paper itself, but it was the first and this got me hooked 😀
Drum rolls please…. 😀 These are the first LO that I did using someone else’s work. The previous ones I’ve done I’ve been the one creating every single item for them. They were quite time consuming and even though I still would enjoy the whole process, I think buying or downloading free items here and there would be the thing to do. Doing this will not only save me time but it’ll let me explore and experiment with different elements, designs, and technique. I can’t wait to feel inspire again so that I can do some really nice layouts. Credits: