My last cards of the year for our Happy Mail Card Club were two “4 bar” cards. The 4 bar card is smaller than the typical A2, which makes it A1 (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″). I was inspired by a card Cathy sent me, which had an A1 on top of an A2 card.
First, the owl card – I colored the embossed stickers using Copics and Blendabilities. The wooden “Thanks” is from Stampin’ Up.
The second card was very simple. I used a pre-created tag from Target and stamped “Amazing” on the chalkboard part using Versamagic Cloud White.
Two fun cards for my group. Here is to a wonderful 2016 of Happy Mail Card Club!
I have had this little square punch for at least a decade from Creative Memories. It cuts two nested squares. So I decided to create this card using paper from a 6″ by 6″ paper pad. The bottom right square was cut out from the base of the front, but I put a patterned square on the bottom part of the card. Pretty simple, but a fun look!
Congratulations could be for anything in this case! 🙂
Fall is always my favorite season and I love using fall themed supplies! I used paper and ribbon from stash, but the wood veneer leaves are pretty recent from Stampin’ Up. I made several versions of this same card by just using different paper.
Here is a card I made for my Happy Mail Card club! I colored a foil sticker using my Copic markers and Stampin’ Up Blendabilities. Then I used an embossing folder to create the simple design for the border. The inside has the matching flower. Overall, a simple card, but the colored image really pops!
More cards to come in the next few weeks!
My Happy Mail Card Club got a fun, summery birthday card last month! I had just purchased the retired Label Love set with punch from my Stampin Up’ demonstrator and was browsing Pinterest for ideas. I found Lisa Young’s card and knew I wanted to replicate it. I used a 6″ by 6″ paper pad from one of my past Simon Says Stamp kits. I did not have any regular buttons that matched, so I die cut the button out of matching paper. Stamping, Cuttlebug embossing, die cuts, twine, embellishments – this card has it all going on!
I liked this one so much, I made extras for myself to send out. Hope your July is as bright and summery as this card!
I have definitely been on a coloring kick with my cards lately! I do it all in stages – usually coloring on a holiday break, fussy cutting images at a crop, and then putting the images on a card at home when it is time for to mail cards to my group. This ballerina image was a printout from the Copic Markers for Cardmakers online class. I actually used my Night of Navy Blendabilities from Stampin Up’ to color this image – a set I kept even after they discontinued the line. I am really happy with how the skin turned out, but I am still working on the perfect coloring for hair. The saying stamp is from a Close to my Heart set. The embossed banner just gives it an extra pop.
Hope your day is brightened a little bit!
When I sat down to make the last group of Happy Mail cards, I decided to make another set to use up more sticker alphabet letters. I also wanted to use a Cuttlebug embossing folder that had been sitting in the stash and the new(ish) Stampin’ Up embossed flower paper. I also embossed the flap of the envelope, a trick I learned from my other card club members. A pretty simple card, but fun! When I went to photograph it outside, the dogs decided they also wanted to say “hi.”
Now you know why I am always distracted when I am crafting at home! Love these two!