Thursday, March 23, 2023

LDRS Creative | Three Easy Cards with the Favorite Things Paper Collection

I love working with patterned papers and ephemera pieces because you can create many projects super quickly! I used the LDRS Creative Favorite Things Paper Collection and made three different sized cards in a jiffy!

You could make any of these cards in any size, but I decided to make three different sizes - a standard A2, a square, and a mini slimline card!

Let's start with the A2 card! I chose a piece of patterned paper from the Favorite Things 6x6 Paper Pack and cut it with the largest die from the Delicate Stitches Scalloped Rectangle Dies. I cut a strip of white cardstock with the same die and added it towards the bottom of the paper and stamped a sentiment from the Cosmos 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink. I added a giraffe from the Favorite Things Ephemera Pieces and fussy cut some kites from the Favorite Things 12x12 Paper Pack for some extra fun. I added everything together and just like that ... card number one is finished!

Next up is the square card! I don't particularly like making card bases, so I make them in bulk! I'll spend a day just scoring and cutting A2 card bases so that I have them ready to go. When I want to make a square card I just take an A2 card base and trim it to 4 1/4" square. I chose a striped patterned paper from the Favorite Things 4x9 Paper Pack. It's the perfect width to add to a square card and have a slight border around all four sides. I used the largest die from the Delicate Stitches Scalloped Square Dies and cut a white frame and added it to the patterned paper. I grouped together a bunch of fruit images from the Favorite Things Ephemera Pieces and added them to the card with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Cosmos 4x6 Stamps and cut it out with the coordinating dies. Card number two is done!

My third card is a mini slimline card - 6x6 paper packs are a match made in heaven for this size card! I cut a card base and folded it to 3"x6" and trimmed a piece of paper from the Favorite Things 6x6 Paper Pack to 2.75" x 5.75". I also cut a strip of gingham check paper to 0.75" x 5.5" and a white strip to 1"x5.75" and added all the pieces to the card base. I chose some of the sweet treat images from the Favorite Things Ephemera Pieces and arranged them in a line across my card. I added a sentiment and that's it!

I hope you enjoyed walking through these three cards with me! They were super easy to make! I hope this inspires you to grab your Favorite Things papers and ephemera pieces and start playing!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

LDRS Creative | Simple Hello Card

Today's card is all about using up leftover pieces! Every now and then I like to look through my "extras" and see what I can pull together! 

I started my card by temporarily adhering the Circle Spotlight 6x6 Stencil towards the top center of my card. I used blending brushes and added Boysenberry Blast, Bali Blue, and Key Lime Pie Hybrid Inks through the stencil. I love this color blend! I added some black watercolor ink spatters over my card panel because ... I like to spatter!

I have SO MANY stamped and die-cut flowers from the Thank You Flowers 4x6 Stamps! The amazing thing about this stamp set is that you can stamp and die cut four flowers all at once, so I often have leftover pieces. I arranged a few flowers and leaves around the outside of my stenciled circle and added them with liquid adhesive. I had a white circle cut from the Circle Phrase Insert Dies, so I added some foam tape behind the sentiment and popped it up in the center of my ink blended circle.

I finished the card by adding some gold baubles here and there and that's it! Thanks so much for joining me!

Monday, February 13, 2023

LDRS Creative | Floral Galentine's Day Card

Happy Galentine's Day! I used LDRS Creative products to make a card to celebrate the friendships I'm so lucky to have!

I used Raven Hybrid Ink and stamped a bunch of flowers from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps at the bottom of an A2 piece of cardstock. I used Fandango, Tangerine Dream, and Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Inks to add a splash of color to my background and then trimmed it down a bit and matted it onto a piece of black cardstock. I cut a sentiment from the All Occasions Word Dies, adhered it to my card, and covered it with Glossy Accents. That's it! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

LDRS Creative | Love You Always

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I used just a few products from LDRS Creative to create this design that is great for guys or girls! 

I trimmed a white piece of cardstock to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and used Alloy Hybrid Ink to stamp images from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps all over the panel. I made sure that I stamped off the edge of the cardstock for a more natural pattern.

I stamped the word "love" from the Big Word 4x6 Stamps - Love with Marina Madness Ink and used the Big Word Dies - Love to cut out the sentiment. I cut a second piece from black cardstock and glued them together slightly offset to create a shadow. 

I cut the words "you" and "always" with the Big Words Dies - Love from black cardstock and added them on top of the large sentiment. I added everything onto a black card base and that's it! 

Monday, January 23, 2023

LDRS Creative | Flower Doodles Circle Spotlight Card

LDRS Creative coordinating stamps, dies, and layering stencils are some of my favorite crafty products! They make it super easy to create beautiful projects.

I started by stamping the flowers and a sentiment from the Flower Doodles 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink and used my heat gun to set the ink. I grabbed the Flower Doodles Layering Stencils to quickly and easily add color to the images. I used Soft Kisses, Fandango, Dan-D-Lion, Olive Branch, and Four Leaf Hybrid Inks

I lined up the Flower Doodles Coordinating Dies over the flowers and the sentiment and cut them out with my die-cutting machine. I wanted to create a simple background for my flowers, so I lined up the Circle Spotlight 6x6 Stencil and blended Little Boy Blue Hybrid Ink to create a faux sky. 

I added the flowers and sentiment with a mixture of liquid and foam adhesive and that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

LDRS Creative

Sometimes the absence of color is just as striking as a whole rainbow of color! I kept to a black, white, and gray color scheme for this floral card featuring some LDRS Creative stamps and dies

I began by stamping a few images from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps across the bottom of a white panel of cardstock with Alloy Hybrid Ink. I varied the heights of the images for a more organic look. Then I stamped a few more flowers over the top with Raven Hybrid Ink. I love the depth of mixing the two colors! This same design would be super cute if you did shades of pink, blue, or any color!

You know I love my ink spatters! I spattered my background with a silvery black shimmer watercolor and then backed the panel with a black piece of cardstock. I added those panels onto a white top folding A2 card base.

I cut a sentiment from the Everyday Word Dies with white and black cardstock and added it with foam tape to the front of my card. That's it! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

LDRS Creative | Simple Valentine's Day Card

Today I'm sharing a simple card that features some ink blending and die cutting using LDRS Creative products. It's another simple design - one that can be used for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, weddings, or any time you want to tell someone you love them. 

This is a very simple card, but I mixed together quite a few products. I love to look at my stash and see how I can use things together to really stretch what I have. I started my card by stenciling directly onto an A2 card base. I used Raven Hybrid Ink through the Dot to Dot Stencil and set the panel aside while I did some die cutting. 

I cut the pieces for my flower from the Doodle Flower Dies. I cut the stem from green and the petals from two different shades of bright pink. I used liquid adhesive to piece the die-cuts together. This happens to be one of my favorite flower designs, but there are many flowers you can build using the Doodle Flower Dies! I cut the word 'forever' from the Big Word Dies - Love three times from black cardstock and stacked them together for dimension. The word is a thin and I didn't want to spend the time cutting little pieces of foam tape. Cutting multiple sentiments and stacking them together is a great hack for instant dimension!

I had planned to add the flower and sentiment directly to my card, but I decided I needed some sort of barrier to help them stand out. I cut the largest circle from the Double Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies from white cardstock and let it hang off the left side of my card. I left just enough space to fit my flower and sentiment and trimmed the remainder of the circle with my scissors. That's it! You could change the sentiment and adapt this design for any occasion. I hope this project inspires you!