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 😉 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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!!
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!