It's Thursday, which means we are all about cards, cards, and more cards, here on the blog! Our designers have been having lots of fun with the new Kiss Me collection, due to start shipping on November 1st. So we have quite a few Kiss Me cards, and lots of Halloween cards as well.
“So Many Smiles” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
With this card I started out with several vertical elements: sticker strips, designer tape and flowers. I followed the floral pattern (on the notebook Alpha+Bits sticker) with crochet flowers and leaves created with a heart punch. Wanting to add a horizontal focal point, I went with the sweet sticker sentiment that I attached with foam tape.
Birthday Girl: Party Dress; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Kiss Me: Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Crochet Flowers: Juniper; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe
"I Love U" card, by Shellye McDaniel.
Before embellishing, I embossed the kraft card with a swiss dot pattern. I love how it ties in with the polka dot leaves, letters and designer tape! To create the hearts, I folded a small piece of paper in half and cut into shape. When machine-stitching I find that having a thickness helps to keep the stitches straight (instead of kicking in at an angle) so I layer the cut hearts onto a thin chipboard and trim to size; the chipboard also gives them an added dimension without using foam squares.
Kiss Me: True Love, Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Girl: Party Dress; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers; Designer Tape: Pony Dot
“I Love You” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love that so many of the images in the new Kiss Me collection can be used year round and not just for Valentine's Day (although, they are super cute Valentine's images too)! I combined several papers with some cutouts and a border (I shortened the I love you border so it worked as a sentiment for my card) as well as a little bit of Designer Tape and a pretty Pink Flower button. For a little something extra, I added some glitter around the edge of the cloud.
Kiss Me: Borders & Cutouts, Bouquet Kisses, Love Notes; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot; Button Market: Pink Flowers
“Crazy In Love” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Pretty pinks, hearts, & trendy patterns are just a few of the things that I love most about the new Kiss Me collection! I chose to use a couple of Cute Cuts, combined with the gorgeous chevron paper. I made a paper rosette using some coordinating paper and then added some stickers and a pink flower button.
Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Mustache Love, Borders & Cutouts; Button Market: Pink Flowers
“Boo” card, by Carina Lindholm.
When I first saw this cute little chipboard ghost I just knew I wanted to use him on a card! I adhered the ghost and the house label chipboards at the bottom of the card. Then I cut out some spider webs and placed my title inside the web.
Too Cute To Spook: Cob Webs, Cute Cuts, Quadrants, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons
“I Love Halloween” card, by Carina Lindholm.
I just love this Too cute to spook collection, with its vivid colors and fun patterns. For this card I cut out a bunch of clouds from the spooky nights patterned paper and the girl from the cute cuts patterned paper. I like to adhere my cut outs using pop dots … I think that makes the card more "alive".
Too Cute To Spook: Spooky Night, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers
"Halloween" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
Happy Halloween! I still love Bella's Too Cute to Spook line! And the new orange stripe designer tape is a perfect compliment to it. I used black cardstock as the base for this card. Because it is hard to write on black cardstock, I added white paper inside the card (so I can actually write something to whoever I send this card to!) and then decorated it a bit to make it fun! Thanks for looking!
Too Cute to Spook: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Jacks a Glow, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniature Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe
"Boo" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
How cute is this ghost from the Too Cute to Spook Chipboard Icons?! I pulled out my big circle punches to create a small background for the ghost on the front of the card. I also used the circle punches to help decorate the inside of the card. I hope your Halloween is fun and spooky!
Too Cute to Spook: Jacks a Glow, Cute Cuts, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe
“House Party” card, by Wendy Wagner.
With Halloween coming up I thought it would be fun to create a little 'house party' card. I inked a lot of pieces and added Stickles to the card and some on the Designer Tapes! I used pop dots to add some depth to some items, and a little bling! Boo!
Too cute to spook: Spooky Night, Miniatures Stickers, Chipboard Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Plum; Designer Tapes: Jail Bird, Gulf Dot, Pickle Juice
“Join Us” card, by Wendy Wagner.
I have always loved the idea for having a desert party after thanksgiving. So that is what inspired me to pull this card together. It is a 6x6 postcard type card. As always, I have inked a lot of the edges and added stickles to some of the accent pieces. I also added in some twine for a fun touch! I really loved the way this one turned out!
Thankful: Homey, Bountiful, Borders, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Thankful Flags; Quattrofina Alphabet Stickers: Mustard & Apricot