DIY, Handmade cards, Tutorial

Getting Over a Block Part 2

Oops I did it again! Waited so long to post. Harder to maintain a blog with¬† toddler and a husband and a fulltime job than I originally anticipated…. BUT I AM STILL HERE I PROMISE! ūüėČ

I want to continue where I left off last since I clearly cannot move on with my blogging life until I do…

For the remaining cards I used the same stream of ideas and just kept going with it. I still encounter minor creative blocks but there have been improvements in inspiration and ideas have been flowing.

Here are the remaining cards and supplies lists. If you are not familiar with the 1st part of this post please check it out here.


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Card 6:

For this card, inspiration was pulled from the geometric style of this card set and the paper used. I also tried to think outside the box and used circular paperclips as embellishments.

SUPPLIES:

  • Recollections brown Kraft cardstock
  • Patterned paper: Faber Castell
  • Patterned washi tape: Recollection bohemian collection
  • Circle shaped paperclips: my stash
  • Gold ribbons: my stash
  • Gold cardstock: my stash

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Card 7: Inspiration for this card came from the swirls on the patterned paper.

Supplies:

  • Sequins: Darice Dream Sequins
  • Paper String: G2Plus Rafia Stripes
  • Handmade paper: My Stash
  • Recollections cr√®me and brown Kraft cardstock
  • Patterned cardstock: Faber Castell
  • ¬†Sticker Tab: My Stash
  • Wink of Stella glitter brush

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Card 8: This is card 8 on this list but it was the first card I made of this set. It is (sadly) my least favorite but I am still proud of it.

Supplies:

  • Clear cling stamps: Martha Stewart, Valentine stamp kit
  • Heart sequins: My Stash
  • Handmade paper: My Stash
  • Pink eyelet: Making Memories
  • Pink pigment ink: Martha Stewart, Valentine Stamp kit
  • Papermate Flair medium tip felt pens; Surf’s up and Orchid Lei
  • Marvy white Gel pen

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Card 9: This card is my favorite of this set. Inspiration for this card was all in the patterned paper. I do feel that sometimes with the right paper you can create magical things!

Supplies:

  • Clear cling sentiment stamps: Anna Griffin
  • Tag: My Stash
  • Cloud stencil: handmade
  • Archival Chalk¬†ink: VersaMagic in Cloud White
  • Gold embossing powder: Filigree Fine Art Powder
  • VersaMark¬†watermark stamp¬†pad
  • Gold stars: My Stash
  • Patterned cardstock: Faber Castell
  • Gold Ribbon: My Stash
  • Light Blue, creme¬†and¬†kraft cardstock; Recollections
  • Gold Marker: Krylon 18K gold marker

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Card 10: I find this to be the sweetest card and it also was inspired by the geometric design of the set and the paper patterns.

Supplies:

  • Kimono patterned washi tape
  • Recollections tan, cr√®me, and kraft cardstock
  • Patterned cardstock: Faber Castell
  • Coral ribbon: My Stash

 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this card set. I always look forward to hearing from readers. Hope this post sparked 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

Partner, Child and friend

With Valentine’s day just a month away, I couldn’t help but incorporate a little love card for this post.

Valentine’s day is not only for lovers; friends can express love for one another as well as parental love. feeling inspired by my son, I created a card that I will be giving to him on a day for expressing love, in this case, the purest love I have ever felt as a mother. Hope you enjoy!

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Precut and scored patterned card by Recollections
  • Recollections Valentine Embellishment dimensional stickers
  • Music note cardstock from my stash
  • Word stickers from Color Oasis phrases
  • Sheet from Die Cuts With a View Paper pad Dots, Stripes & Plaids
  • Glossy Accents glue
  • ScorTape

TOOLS:

  • Fiskars triple track cutter
  • Small Heart punch
  • Large Westcott Nonstick Scissors
  • X-acto knife

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Initially I knew I wanted to create a pop-up card but was unsure how to construct it. I used a scrapped idea I had for a past card and came up with this simple pop-up design that does not require any special mechanisms or diecuts. The goal was to have a card with something standing toward the crease when opened. I think this worked out quite nicely if I do say so myself!

The outside of the card was kept simple so as to leave the focus on the pop-up feature.

To make this card you will need to cut a sheet of paper 1 inch larger than the length of the unfolded outer base. In this case my card is a standard A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4″) and the inside panel was cut to 9 1/2 x 5 1/2″. The panel is then scored and folded at the 4 1/4, 4 3/4, and 5 1/2″ marks horizontally.

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20170111_215554Using the same sheet of patterned cardstock, I also cut out 2 strips of 1 x 4″, folded and glued in half and trimmed one of those in half and one of those halves into strips.

Flipping your panel over decide where your cut marks will be for whatever pop-up you have. Cut slits with an X-acto knife or box cutter and glue the strip in place on one side. Repeat for any other strips being used.

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After making the slits, turn the panel over and work on your pop-up design. For this card, I used the dimensional Valentine stickers and heart punch-outs from a musical patterned paper attached to paper strips.

Choosing my phrase sticker, I completed the inner design and glued the center fold holing the paper strips. The panel is then ready to adhere to the base.

The final result is an adorable pop-up card that I truly believe my son will love. Hope you found this inspiring!

Thank you for visiting!