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Creative Cards With Karla – Motivational Retro Card Set!

Hi there! Karla here today with a set of motivational cards to get you moving and excited about life! Since our theme here on the SMS blog this month is ‘Take Us Back June’ we’ve been thinking up lots of retro inspiration for you – and these cute workout animals from Pretty Cute Stamps wearing their adorable headbands totally brought me back to the ’20 Minute Workout’ videos of the 80’s! I’m pretty sure my sister and I wore our own headbands and bodysuits while we worked out in front of the TV ūüėČ I thought the sentiments included in the set were perfect to create a trio of cards that would be great to give to anyone who is working hard on something.

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I recently found this fun retro paper pad at Michaels and thought the images would be awesome for this month’s theme! How cool is this cassette?! After I added layers of paper and some shiny washi tape on each card, I used a button and some of the wonderful Raspberry Burlap String¬†from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop as well as a cork star from the Shooting Cork Stars package.

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I grabbed A Mermaid’s Tale, Morning Dew Drops, You Are My Sunshine, and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes to embellish my cards – I just love mixing and matching!!

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I stamped these cuties on watercolor paper and used some Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport and Prima Watercolor Pencils to colour them in while the kids were playing in the park. I had so much fun creating these, and I hope whoever receives them will feel like they can accomplish whatever they want!

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Here’s a look at the inside of each card and the fun and motivational message that coordinates with the front! Of course I had to add some gorgeous sequins inside too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun and crafty week!!

Creative Cards With Karla – Good Things Card!

Hello! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week!! Karla here today to share a pretty Good Things Butterfly card with you! @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @janedavenport @kenoliver @colorburst @bobunny @prima #sequins #cork #fussycut #kenoliver #colorburst #janedavenport #mermaidmarkers #stamping #face #greetingcard #butterflies #bobunny #patternedpaper

I pulled out some Strawberry Bubblegum Sequins along with other pink sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop to add to the butterflies and card base. I love this Cork Confetti Butterfly layered with a tiny sequin on top! I love looking through all the sequin mixes to mix and match colours <3

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I used some Prima watercolor pencils and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor in this pretty Jane Davenport face stamp, and then added a resist watercolor sentiment coloured in with Ken Oliver Color Burst powders.

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Inside, I used a lovely stamp from the Pink and Main Believe Stamp set! I love the sentiments on this set. I added some beautiful sequins around the sentiment, and now it’s ready to give to a special girl!

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Here’s a look at the video where I put it all together!

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Creative Cards With Karla – Watercolour Diamond Fold Card!

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!

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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.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @colorburst @michaelsstores #sequins #cork #watercolor #diamondfoldcard #cardfoldingtechniques #papercrafting #cardmaking #spring #scrapbookingsupplies #butterflies #processvideo #youtube

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!

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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!!

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!

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Watercolor + Pink Sequins (Mini Layout)

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Goooood morning!

Lately my projects have a theme..they’re all tiny and come together quickly. But most importantly, they allow me to really express my craftiness in the midst of crazy life. Definitely the #1 reason why I love mini albums so much.

I recently ordered “Night Moves” Coloringz from the shop.. a perfectly deep black¬†Shimmerz mist- and knew I wanted to use it in contrast with something girly.

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I cut down a piece of white textured cardstock and chose some watercolors that would contrast with the black and match the gorgeous “rockin’ pink ombre” sequin mix. I brushed some color on and once that dried I splattered the black around.

I matted my picture with patterned paper and vellum – Ada is the little black dog pictured along with my friend Katie. She is so ridiculously spoiled.. we went up to the mountains when there were a few inches on the ground and the temp was in single digits. Ada was not happy about walking around in the cold snow, so she picked her front paw up and began to limp HA. Wes and I know her tricks but Katie felt bad for her.

I adhered sequins all over the page – some with glue, some with mini staples. And spilled a few for good measure because they’re so pretty ūüėČ

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A few black and gold embellishments + stamping and journaling finish off this mini layout. Short on crafty time? Find some products you love and throw them together on a mini layout. You’ll love the results!

-Rachel

Watercolour, Cork and Sequins

Morning Friends!

I get these ideas sometimes… they come from seemingly nowhere and won’t leave me until I’ve made it into a tangible project.¬† This latest idea was to create a watercolour wild meadow with dandelion cut files on top.¬† I searched all the usual places and even asked my favourite designer if she had anything.¬† She had one but it wasn’t what was in my head!

So I doodled my own, took a photo and made it into a cut file.¬† It is not perfect, and it is NOT easy to get off the cutting mat but I got enough off to make it work for me…

I joined 3 together with a simple stitch and then got to work on my background.¬† I used my watercolour palette which is full of Daniel Smith watercolours.¬† A little experimenting told me the Azo Nickel Yellow and Kyanite Genuine mix together to make a wonderful green.¬† I added plenty of splatters – it’s my ‘thing’!

As I was looking through my sequin stash the colour of my cork embellishments caught my eye.  The went with the natural creamy-white watercolour paper and the hues of green perfectly.  I pulled out Wedding Bells, Strawberry Bubblegum and Cork Confetti in chevrons and butterflies.I get the rest very simple; the dandelion heads and painting were enough for me.  I added a simple layer of vellum to the photograph and chose a flair as my title.  I added a sprinkle of my sequins and a couple of butterflies.  I used the chevrons to direct the eye towards the title.

 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Laura

Strawberry Bubblegum

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I openly admit I don’t like pink.¬† I often get sequin mixes with pink in nonetheless, and usually struggle to use them to their best.¬† I fell in love with the greens in Strawberry Bubblegum and was determined to use the whole mix rather than just picking out the greens!

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I started out with my watercolour palette and painted a branch.  I used a Daniel Smith colour called Burnt Tigers Eye Genuine which granulates and gives a great bark effect.

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I then set about adding my leaves and blossom.  Initially, I tried matte medium to adhere the sequins but quickly reverted to my old favourite of glossy accents.

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I fussy cut a few birds from a Dear Lizzy paper and perched them on my branch.

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I then set about making a paper frame for my (very unflattering) photo.¬† I wanted it to look like a framed photo that you would hang on a wall so I found some wood grain paper and mitred the edges.¬† I then ‘hung’ my photo from the branch.

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You have to record the cute moments even if the photo shows off your extra chins!  Here Herbie Budgie was all snuggled up under my chin keeping warm.

Here is the process video if you are interested:

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura