DIY, Handmade cards, Tutorial

What’up Wednesday – Floral Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends!

On this feature video of What’up Wednesdays I am creating an inspired card. My son recently told me in the sweetest way that he was buying me imaginary flowers. He is 3.5 years old and I found this to be so adorably sweet I had to incorporate it in a project and share it with you all.

I went into my stash and found a beautiful bold floral cardstock by Anna Griffin and used it as the main background for this project. The sequins give it some sparkle and the gold embossed paper adds texture without overpowering the card. The full creative process for this project is available on YouTube!

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**CARD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE CityGal Papeterie ETSY SHOP.

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

Fuchsia precut blank card by Recollections (A2 size – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″)

Gold Cardstock – Old stash (3 x 3 3/4″)

Word cardstock by Anna Griffin (3 1/4 x 3 3/4″)

Floral Cardstock by Anna Griffin (4 1/2 x 3 3/4″)

White Cardstock by Recollections (2 3/8 x 5/8″) (5 1/4 x 3 3/4″)

Black Cardstock by Recollections (51/4 x 3 3/4″)

Color:

Versafine Archival Ink pad in Onyx Black

SPECTRUM NOIR Sparkle brush in Black

Marvy White Gel Pen 1.0

Accents:

Darice Dream Sequins

Pink & Gold Twine from Target

Tools:

AveryElle Ellements Dotted Borders Dies

Anna Griffin Embossing Folder in Foundry

HeroArts Happy Stamp & Cut Set

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Cuttlebug Diecut machine

Westcott nonstick KleenEarth Scissors

ScorTape

Elmer’s Craft Bond

Glue Dots

This card was fun to make especially because my son also decided to help with the process and he was such a good assistant! I’ll consider those flowers bought and delivered ❤

I hope this post inspired some creativity!

Until next time XoXo

Handmade cards, Tutorial

Scrappy Love Notes

 

Greetings from CityGal Papeterie!

Hope you are all starting your weekends in full positivity! For today’s post I wanted to show how you can incorporate scraps from other cards to create new cards.

I am a firm believer in wasting as little as possible and reusing or repurposing whenever possible. Using leftover scraps from cards made for earlier posts I was able to make a couple of Valentine cards (which is only 17 days away!! ❤ <3)  Below you can see the pieces I used to make the new cards.

There were still left overs that I will use in future cards like the music note paper, the ribbon and the cardstock with the multi colored dashes.

SUPPLIES:

  • Left over scraps as seen above
  • Marvy White gel pen
  • Tombow Mono multi glue
  • Pink Heart doily from my stash
  • Wink of Stella glitter brush
  • Precut and scored patterned A2 card by Recollections and a precut and scored 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card from my stash
  • Papermate Flair tip marker pen in magenta

TOOLS:

  • 5/8 in flower punch by Recollections
  • Flower punch by EK Tools
  • Large Westcott Non stick scissors

Both cards were quickly and easily put together using minimal supplies and tools. The 1st card (pictured below) also has small hand made cards crafted from the leftover paper. (Tutorial for these will be featured in a future post).

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For the second card (pictured below) I simply used a pink heart doily which I was very excited to use since not sure about crafters out there but I LOVE doilies and just never find uses for them (IDEAS WELCOME!). And using the left over pink polka dot strip I glued a top and bottom border and embellished the card using the heart stickers I had left. I also used a papermate magenta flair tip to draw stitching and accents on the doily.

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I hope you found this CARDspirational.

Thank you for visiting!

Please leave me a comment if you found this helpful or if you have any other tips or ideas on how to use paper scraps!

Handmade cards, Tutorial

With Sympathy

The most difficult part of my day job is to lose a client, there are multiple ways that can occur in my field, but last week I lost a client to the most permanent kind of loss. I received the sad news that she had passed away in her sleep. She was a very pleasant woman, someone I can legitimately speak very highly of in her dedication to her treatment, positive attitude, and kindness. As an expression of my condolences I created this sympathy card to send to her family in hopes of providing comfort in this difficult time.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Cream cardstock from my stash
  • Black cardstock by core’dinations
  • Embossing folder (Cane Paisley) by Anna Griffin
  • Green scalloped oval diecut from my stash
  • Gold embossed flower diecuts by Anna Griffin
  • ScorTape
  • Foam squares
  • Tombow mono multi glue
  • Embossing buddy
  • BoBunny Sentiment Stamp (With Sympathy)
  • VersaMark inkpad
  • Gold Filigree Fine Art powder

TOOLS:

  • Cuttlebug
  • Zap heat gun by American Crafts
  • Fiskars triple track paper trimmer

Using the embossing folder, I was able to create a classy tone on tone mat. This was then embellished using the gold embossed roses, gold toned jewels and a gold embossed sentiment on the scalloped oval top mat.

Inside the card is a blank crème cardstock for writing a personalized message.

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I truly hope this greeting card will be able to provide even the most minimal comfort. What comforting words have you said to someone mourning the loss of a loved one, please comment below?

Thank you for visiting.

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Handmade cards, Tutorial

The Friendly Trio

GREETINGS FROM CityGal Papeterie!!

In continuing with this month’s friendship theme, I have created a three card with one 6×6 sheet combo.

Using one 6×6″ resist paper sheet I made three friendship themed cards.

I have wanted to play with my Recollections watercolor crayons for a while and decided to pull them out from the depths and use them. These are very similar to Faber Castell Gelatos if you are familiar with those. They are  not as smooth but still vibrant and spread well.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Recollections Watercolor Crayons
  • Recollections resist paper pad in Color Splash
  • Michael’s Sequin trim
  • Ribbons House coral thin ribbon
  • Harvest Company Fuschia sheer ribbon
  • Pink with white polka-dots designer paper from my stash
  • Off white heavy cardstock scrap
  • ScorTape
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Recollections Pesto and Party Pink embossing powder
  • Papermate Flair marker pen Orchid Lei
  • Wooden Rubber Quote Stamp by Serendipity stamps
  • Acrylic watercolor brushes (#10)
  • Pre-cut and scored cardstock in Pink, yellow and green
  • Spray bottle with water

TOOLS:

  • Large Non-Stick Westcott  scissors
  • Scallop Oval die
  • Cuttlebug
  • Fiskars triple blade paper trimmer

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After choosing a paper design, I prepped the sheet with some water using a watercolor brush. Using the Recollections watercolor crayons, I scribbled various colors wherever I wanted it to be. With my finger dipped in water I spread the colors in sections for each tone.

The great thing about watercolor crayons is that you can go back and add more color to intensify the pattern.

I then drafted 3 card patterns and put together my card designs using pre-cut and scored A2 size cards, parts of the resist paper and other ribbon and paper embellishments.

For the sentiment I used an old wooden rubber quote stamp. I created three diecut scalloped ovals with embossed lettering and added a few sequins as a final touch.

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And the song from beginning to end, I found in the heart of a friend.

-Longfellow

Please comment below if you have any questions, or have made your own version of this project.

Thank you for visiting!