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Otterly Amazing Birthday Card

Creative Cards With Karla

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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The birthday girl was very happy to receive her handmade card, and my little one was so proud to give it to her!

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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!

What about Wednesday: Christmas Card Making

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! Christmas is almost here!! Are you ready?! I hope the holiday spirit is going strong in your lives.

This year instead of sending out  remade cards (which is what I mostly have done) I decided I would make cards to send out to family and friends. I forgot just how slow I am at making cards. Honestly though it’s because I like a little bit of a special touch on each one. It has been fun though punching and citing out circles with stamped out holiday themed items.

I thought today I would inspire you today with a couple of the cards I made. I had been using a card I made last year as a template to help make the process faster. Though I will admit I have been switching it up on each card so I am not really sure it is way faster.

I used a few different Christmas colors as the back. I used the standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 size, I really like this size, because I can fold it two different ways for a different look.

Here is a look at what I made. (Then I will talk a little about what I did to make them special.)

 

peace-and-joy-sms-cardI used a scallop punch for circles on alternating sides of the card. The holly berry paper is really subtle so it makes for a great back ground paper. It’s so festive too.

I won’t lie though, I struggled a little. Most of my stamps are holiday inspired but don’t overly scream Christmas. Look at that holly berry stamp. It fits perfectly in the inch circle punch.  It felt a little superficial to me, so I paired it with this Christmas Tree cut file with the word Joy in it.

Joy is all what Christmas is about. I wanted to make sure what I am sending out to family and friends is a piece of that Joy.

I put the Joy tree on foam dimensional so it stands out. I really like the way the word Joy adds shadows on the background. I then added a green sequin from the Holly Berries sequin pack in the Spiegelmom Scraps Store.

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Really Simple but super cute. I am really digging the green and aqua color combo in the Christmas lines.

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Here is another card I made using that same first card as inspiration. Which another thing I wanted to mention. Don’t be afraid to use old cards you have made in the past as inspiration to help make cards. Using a great design over and over with different patterns and embellishments can really make it look like a different type of card.

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For this card I only used one scalloped circle instead of two. I added an extra tree to help fill up some of the empty space. I also made sure the pattern in the scalloped circle matches the theme of the cut file trees (These tree cut files are from Hip Kit Club).  I added some more foam dimension to the Joy tree.

I also added some foam dimension to the small holly berry stamped circle.

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I made sure I added colored card stock bordering Noel. I wanted it to stand out against the red patterned paper. I put the Holly Berry sequins around the trees to make them stand out.

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I love sending cards to people that I love and care about. I love spreading that Christmas Joy and Spirit. Which is why I love to take the time to make something homemade for others. I hope this inspires you to take some time out of your busy schedules to share your love to those you care about.

 

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Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Hannah

Fly tags by Lea

Hi all, Lea’s here: for my appointment today I created a set of three mini tags. Lately my passion exploded for Gelli plate so I decided to use my first experiments to create the base of my tags. So I cut from my print slightly smaller tag than basic and I pasted above, then I added some stamping and some white splashes. Then I added various embellishments, but especially some beautiful blue felt feathers, and one of the new mix of sequins: the one I used contains 5 different sequins as color, shape and size.

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From the shop :

Shipping tags

Felt Feathers

Magical Day in the Park mix sequins