Sentiment stickers….

Hello friends.

I’m back today with a whack of cards to share.  A while back I got a Jen Hadfield sticker pack from Love is in the Details that was 6 pages of sentiment stickers for making cards.  Sentiments like, Thank you, Hello, Congrats, Celebrate, Thinking of You and Happy Birthday.  All the most common ones we need right?  I figured they would help me make short work of creating a bunch of cards in very little time.

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Because of the color theme of the sticker pack, I decided that kraft cardstock would go with all of them, so that was the base from which each card was built.  Either the card base, the card panel and/or some embellishments would be kraft.  Then I pulled out my container of leftover bits and pieces of unused embellishments or die cuts or other shapes that had no other place to call home.  I also decided that my embossing folders had been neglected so I pulled out a few of those.  Beyond that, there are no special techniques I used, just piled on some of this, and combined it with some of that and finished up with 8 cards.  You only see 7 here because I made two of the white star embossed card for friends who are graduating this year.  I’ll just post each of the cards here for you to see and hopefully use for some inspiration for your own card making.

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This post was written by Norine on June 20, 2018

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Butterfly Wonderland…

Hello friends!  Last year when Kaisercraft released their line called Indigo Skies, I could not wait to get my hands on it!!  I loved the shades of blues and navy and every single one of the patterns are on point!  I had no idea then how perfect that paper would be for a little adventure we had in March when our grandson visited.  We took him to the Butterfly Wonderland exhibit where we walked around and just watched all the 1000’s of butterflies - all different sizes and colors - as they flitted and landed, picked up and fluttered some more.

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Archie was mesmerized!  We enjoyed the butterflies too, but we were far more entertained watching HIM as he took it all in!

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For this layout I used a wide assortment of the patterned papers included in the collection, leaving the boldest piece to tell the story with a 2 inch wide strip along the bottom.  I might not be inclined to used butterflies on a boy page ordinarily, but when the subject is specifically butterflies, then you bet I will!

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I kept the ticket from the excursion, and when the blue edge didn’t quite match the blues in the paper line, I used a Copic marker to color over top and make it match better.  I also decided halfway in, that there was too much blue, and I needed a contrast color to balance the overall layout.  Opposite blue on the color wheel, is orange.  Blue and orange always play nicely together unless you’re mixing paint and then it just turns to mud.  So I looked through my stash for some orange/coral/red accents and found it in a sheet of Dear Lizzy die cut stickers.  And because those stickers also had lime green leaves on them, I was also free to include that color elsewhere.

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I also used some paper and acetate die cuts from Heidi Swapp, some enamel/wood buttons from Pink Fresh and Maggie Holmes, label die cuts from Snap and My Mind’s Eye, as well as the gold “adventure” rub on from My Mind’s Eye, (the Jubilee collection), the green alphabet stickers from Fancy Pants, and a variety of enamel dots from Fancy Pants, We R Memory Keepers and One Canoe Two.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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