It is World Card making Day today. I hope you grab some cardstock, patterned paper, die cuts and cute embellies. Make some cards as you hop along with the SpiegelMom Scraps design team today. We are all making some cards to inspire you. I hope you enjoy it.
Also use the hashtag #smswc2016 on instgram sharing the cards you are making for world making card day and you will be entered to win a prize.
You should have come over from Sarah’s blog. Isn’t her cards so beautiful?!! If you came to visit my site welcome and enjoy. You can follow the hop by either clicking on the link in the hop list (at the end of my post is a list of blogs in the hop) Also by clicking Khristina’s name after you have read through and looked at my cards.
I normally don’t make cards often. I love the way a homemade card looks when they are all done and ready to send out. Who doesn’t love getting something in the mail too?! I love the thoughtfulness of what a card means too. Yet I still forget to make them often. Thank goodness for a day like World Card Making Day to remind me to pull out some scraps and make a few extra special cards for some extra special people in my life!!
To get started decided to use a creative scrappers sketch. I thought it would be fun to use a sketch for a card. Especially since I don’t think I am really all that great at making cards. Using sketches or pinterest are such a big help. They get my creative juices flowing and I enjoy the process of making cards so much more.
Because this sketch is designed for a layout I did tweak it a bit to fit a format for a card. I also left out the journaling and replaced the photo with paper.
Here is a look at the finished card.
I added a big leaf cluster to the middle square. Added some cork hearts. Stamped Celebrate above instead of below and added lots of Autumn Joy Sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps store. This card just screams Autumn doesn’t it?!
Here are some close ups.
This leaf I cut with my Cameo. and I love the added texture this hemp twine adds under the leaf. I also couldn’t resist adding some staples to hold the hemp in place.
I used pumpkin spice ink to stamp both title areas. One is on white card stock, to add a pop with all the darker colors on the card front. It’s not perfect stamping but I think it adds to the rustic look I was going for.
For my next card I decided to spray some of my new Shimmerz Vibez spray over top some leaves from my yard. I had been playing around with them earlier that day, trying to take some fun fall photos. (I am in love with autumn this year. It is my first year in 7 years seeing a true autumn season since we have been in the military. I just can’t get enough of it!!) The colors I used were Eggnogin’ and Razzleberry. I really love how this gold and red almost purple color look together.
When I took the leaves off there was a spot from the leaves. Really subtle outline of the leaves. It looked really cool. I then pulled out my manual die cut machine and my one embossing folder. It had stitched hearts from the Amy Tangerine Stitched line and it was perfect for that cosy Autumn feel I wanted for my cards.
Again, I used some more Silhouette cut leaves, a half doily, some glitter paper cut into a banner. I used more hemp twine too. It just screams fall time.
This time I used Mocha Mint Dreams Sequins (which was designed to match the Reset girl line from Simple Stories). I kept this card really simple.
Here is my last Autumn themed card of the cards I made.
I was inspired by this green striped watercolor patterned paper by WRMK Wildflower collection. I had also cut out that Autumn cut from my Silhouette Cameo. I backed it on some really pretty star vellum.
I used a full doily on the front of the card. Layered in some blue star patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Serendipity. I love this faded green and dark blue color combo with the gold.
I looked through some of my Maggie Holmes ephemera for pieces that would work for an Autumn themed card. I still had this XOXO piece, and it is perfect for the more feminine feel this card has. I also grabbed a small tag. I knew I wanted something tiny that could be held by with the clothespin with a button that I had. I added some natural twine in there too for texture.
I scattered some Razzleberry sequins, Falling Leaves sequins and some gray Heart Felties throughout the card. I backed the XOXO Maggie Holmes piece with a light subtle paper from the Stitched collection by Amy Tangerine.
This card is my all time favorite. Just gorgeous!!
Here is the last card I am sharing with you tonight. I used a file designed by SpiegelMom Scraps design team member Laura Rumble. All the tiny hearts are so adorable.
I backed the heart cut white card stock with a scrap piece of WRMK patterned paper. I love the pop of the teal paper looks as the next layer then backed by a dark grey and white striped paper.
I used all scraps to make this card. I love picking through all my favorite patterns and designs and adding them on a fun card. I used that thinking of you scrap as my sentiment.
I used the Let’s Be Mermaid’s sequins to keep this card fresh and fun. I really kept this card simple.
I finished with some Millie & June puffy stickers with sequins.
I hope you were inspired today!! Even more I hope you grab some scraps and make a card to send to someone special. Enjoy the rest of your World Card Making Day!!
Don’t forget to stop over to Khristina’s blog and see what she made for World Card Making Day.
Here is the line up for the hop today if for some reason you lose your place.
SpiegelMom Scraps World Card Making Day Hop List
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Happy World Card Making Day my Scrappy Friends!! Have an inspired weekend!!