Before we get to our Cards on Thursday sharing, I wanted to give you a quick head's up about what we have planned for the next few days. Stephanie will be dropping by tomorrow, with her Fridays with Stephanie post. It's always fun to see what she's going to share each week. On Saturday, we will have the first of our two monthly sketches going up, and we have some fantastic projects that our Designers came up with, based on the sketch. On Sunday, we have two mini album shares, from two of our Altered Project Designers. And to kick off next week, we have two of our special On-Going Guest Artistas joining the blog for the first time on Monday. We're packing as much inspiration into the blog as we can for you all ;)
"Family" card, by Kathy Martin.
Today is another project day where I get to choose the Bella Blvd collection that I want to use for my cards! I love free-for-all days because there are so many cool lines to choose from! For my ‘Family’ card I thought I’d take a break from holiday crafting, and use the Sunny Happy Skies collection. These houses caught my eye … they’re so detailed, colorful and fun! Makes me want to move into that little neighborhood! I’d move into the little red house with roof-top patio and shades lined with hearts!
Sunny Happy Skies Collection: Cute Cuts, Borders N’ Blocks, Creamsicle Clouds, Blurbs, Alpha+Bits; Ciao Chip: Essentials Peep & McIntosh
"You're Awesome" card, by Kathy Martin.
After Halloween, I thought it was time to stash away the Too Cute to Spook collection, but I didn’t want to! I’ve been having a good time playing with this line and decided to challenge myself to use it in a different way. So, I came up with this thank you card. Usually when I sit down to make a thank you card, I start by choosing colors and accents like bright colors, butterflies and flowers. This time, going at it from a challenge to use a particular product, I ended up with a look I would have never thought of. I don’t think I would have used black for a thank you card, but I love the results!
Too Cute to Spook Collection: Jacks-A-Glow, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Quadrants, Just Write; Hello Beautiful Collection: Alpha+Bits; Ciao Chip Essentials: Oyster & Oreo; Miniatures: Card Sentiments
"You Melt My Heart" card, by Deanna Misner.
I really love that one of the cute cuts with this line is a steaming hot cup of cocoa (or coffee). I thought that it went really well with the miniature sticker "You melt my heart". And since so many people do coffee dates now, either with a friend or their significant other, it just seemed like the perfect combination of paper, details, and sentiment. I couldn't NOT make a sweet little card for our next coffee date.
Winter Wonder: Blizzard, Toasty, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits, Borders, Miniature stickers
"Winter Forecast" card, by Deanna Misner.
For this card, I wanted to try a little bit of color blocking but instead of using patterned paper, I used the cute stickers and cut outs that come with each collection. I used my "go-to" color combination of blues with a touch of red and brown, to combined the snowflake and Just Write stickers with mittens and "forecast" cut-outs. I love that Winter Wonder is so versatile, and it allowed me to create a card that I could use any time during the winter.
Winter Wonder: Borders, Alphas+Bits, Just Write stickers, Miniature stickers; Spring Flings and Easter Things: Borders
"For A Super Great Friend" card, by Stephanie Hunt.
Since we have officially seen snow flurries for the first time here in Wisconsin, I thought "Hey. Why not at least try to get into the cold-wintery spirit & create a winter card!" The Super Stud star pattern resembles white snowflakes and a blue wintery sky so I combined it with the Winter Wonder collection for my card.
Super Stud: Planetarium; Winter Wonder: Borders; Sophisticates Miniatures Stickers: Card Sentiments
"Thinking Of You" card, by Morgan Bandkowski.
I really get so much use of the Cute Cuts paper. I was able to cut out the tree and pumpkin along with the leaf on the inside of the car. Ink & pop dots are the items I use on almost any project. It is a great way to add a little dimension to any project. The tree, pumpkin & sentiment are all popped up.
Finally Fall: Leaf Pile, Cute Cuts