Jan 30, 2013

Card Making Process: More Valentines!

Hello again!  I have two more Valentine's Day cards to share with you!  As mentioned in my last post, the ideas came from the Winter 2013 issue of Card Maker Magazine.  If you need ideas for Valentines, this issue has loads of ideas!

This "So in Love" card from page 45 of the magazine caught my eye because of the background paper!  I had similar patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye 6"x 6" paper pad called "Dolled Up" which I used on the front, along with other embellishments that I had in my stash.  The felt heart is from Pebbles (I have a lot of them -- so cute!).  Loved how it turned out.

Another simple card here, using white and khaki card stock and one patterned piece from the "Journey" collection from Authentique, and a little chevron paper from My Minds Eye.  This idea was from page 43 of CardMaker, following the "Love You Always" card.  While the model card was cute with pink and khaki, I changed it up with using red instead.  

Do you like making traditional or more untraditional Valentine's Day cards?

Jan 28, 2013

Card Making Process: Valentine's Day Cards

The mojo has picked up again, and I have been busy with Valentine's Day cards!  I found some wonderful inspiration from the Winter 2013 issue of CardMaker Magazine, and if you got this issue, you will see where I got my ideas. It's t fun to browse through a new magazine and mark the cards that instantly catch the eye because of their design, or for the fact that I have identical or similar papers to replicate the look!

I decided to share a few with you this week.  Here are the first two:

My inspiration for this card was the "Friend Card" on page 20.  For the pattern paper, I used the Basic Grey "What's Up" 6"x 6" paper pad.  Love the colors, and I have made several cards already from it this week.  My goal for 2013 is to finish each card on the inside with patterned paper or some sort of flat embellishment, which I did in the inside of this card with more patterned paper and punched out hearts.

The second is this simple card, using the idea from page 28.  All I used was some khaki cardstock, Recollections Decorative Tape from Michaels, some chipboard embellishments and my white Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (the best!). The design is finished in the inside with another strip of tape and white gel pen striping.

How do craft magazines inspire you?  Is it the sketches, colors, designs, or paper?

Thanks for visiting -- watch for a couple more cards this week!