Creative Fitness: Let’s make a collage card!

One thing I like to do when creativity is “stuck” and I am not sure what to work on? Make a card.

In the beginning it started as a way for me to figure out what I do and don’t like in my cards. It is also a way to use up scraps and leftover bits. Also? ZERO pressure. Sometimes just playing around with bits of this and that is all I need?

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one royal week: and a new card how-to!

I’ve been crafting up a storm this week – so busy but so fun! Today I’m excited to share with you a quick and easy tutorial for this royally fun week! Not only is it my birthday week, not only is Deadpool 2 coming out, but it’s also the Royal Wedding! And I have new 28 Lilac Lane kits coming out!

This card was made using the brand new “Royal Celebration” kit! This should be shipping to stores, but if you can’t find it or can’t wait you can also find the whole line on the Buttons Galore website.

First, I stamped (or you could use patterned paper, washi tape, etc) across the card in Blue archival ink.

Then I pulled out the kit and figured out key elements. At this time I also pulled out sentiment stickers and placed those down.

My anchors for this project (aside from the stamp) are: lace, button, charm, sentiment trio of stickers.

Once the base elements were in place, I added in the smaller bits! Sequins, pearls, beads… the little goodies that really help a project shine.

It didn’t take much – but I am royally pleased with how this card turned out! And I’m excited for a fantastic week ahead as well.

Happy Crafting!

Quick Formula: sequin card

Today I want to share with you one of my “quick and easy” formulas for crafting. Today’s example: An easy way to use up those loose sequins on your work space! This is something I come across a lot, and making a card is always a great easy way to “clean the desk” as well as use up some random supplies.

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A little stamped fun

Recently I ordered some stamps from Ellen Hutson (affiliate links used below) – and they had them to me in 2 days. How quick is that? To start with I stamped in black archival ink various images all over a piece of watercolor paper. Then I pulled out my clean color pens and got to work! The goal here is to have fun – NOT to worry about finalized projects or anything else.  Continue reading “A little stamped fun”