Hi! It’s Karla back today for a Creative Card feature. This month our theme is winter and tools – fun!! Of course, with Christmas around the corner, I wanted to get a few more Christmas cards made, so I pulled out my Cuttlebug, dies and stamps and three of the new sequin mixes from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store – Birthdays and Balloons, Happy Happy Winter and Puppy Dog Tails! I really love how the bright colours that I chose from these mixes look so fun and festive.
These crazy birds just make me laugh everytime I see them, and I’m sure that whoever I give this card to will share a smile. I used a Pretty Pink Posh die and my Cuttlebug to diecut this neat scalloped square before watercolouring my little guy and adding a cute little Santa hat.
Inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird Sentiment stamp set and used some bright, fun sequins for a pop of colour.
Here’s a closeup of these beautiful sequin mixes I used today – Birthdays and Balloons, Happy Happy Winter and Puppy Dog Tails!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hello friends! It’s Karla here today with a fun card folding technique to share with you – the Diamond Fold card! It’s a really easy fold that looks amazing, and anyone who receives it will totally love it!
You can follow along with the folding instructions in the video HERE or click below.
I used some Color Burst powders to watercolour my papers, which came with a resist printed on them. The Color Bursts are so fun to work with – and it’s like a magic show every time you spritz them with water!! I used a pretty pink flower sequin from the Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix and stitched it onto my loopy ribbon bow with a clear bead in the center and then added some more pretty sequins from the Summer Sunset and Let’s Be Mermaids mixes.
I used some Izink inks to colour the Cork Confetti Butterflies in to match the pretty colours on the card. I love how the texture of the cork shows through!
Here’s a look at the cork and sequins I used today, which you can find in the shop.
A bit of butterfly paper peeks out from the inside folds when the card is taken out of the envelope. I love that it tucks small enough to fit inside an envelope and then stands upright on it’s own! You can turn the card over and write a personalized message on the back for someone special.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a happy, sparkly week ahead!!
Hi crafty friends! It’s Karla here today with my very first post on the SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team, and I’m so excited!! I’m going to be bringing you a Creative Card feature and showing you how you can use the awesome supplies from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop on cards – cork, twine, felties, and of course my very favouite – SEQUINS! Today, I’m sharing a sweet watercolour birthday card using a cute otter stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps. Last week my daughter went to a friend’s pool-birthday party, so I thought the otter theme was appropriate! I had an older paper pad in my stash and I wanted to show you that you can still get out those older supplies and use them. I find that I sometimes gravitate towards my newer papers, but when I actually look through my stash I realize how many older patterns I still love <3 Just by layering some of those pretty papers and adding an image with coordinating colours you can pull everything together. I chose to use the Pandora’s Ombre Sequin Mix on this card because of all the beautiful blue tones.
I stamped my cute images on watercolour paper and used some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and a water pen to colour in my images. I love that watery-look in the background!
I usually choose three areas to add clusters of sequins to, creating a triangle effect and drawing your eye toward the focal image. Of course I had to use a couple of the adorable mini flowers in the You Are My Sunshine and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes on the little otter heads!
I think decorating the inside of your card is just as important as the outside, so I added some more coordinating paper and grouped a few more sequins around the sentiment.
Lastly, I stamped this cute little guy right on the outside of the envelope and used the Pandora’s Ombre Sequin Mix again to create a little wave around him.
The birthday girl was very happy to receive her handmade card, and my little one was so proud to give it to her!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve given you a few ideas about how use up some of your older paper stash and to take your cards to the next level just by adding some pretty sequins on both the inside and out!
Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your order in the SpiegelMom Scraps shop, and have a very happy, very crafty day!