Reader Denise Doan checked in with us to share how she made 8 cards for a variety of occasions…
1. Birthday Card
I started with a yellow card, then took two patterned papers, cut 4 rectangles 2×2 and 3/4 inches and glued them to the card. Then I cut out a decorative square from Spellbinders die set and shaded the outside edge with pink ink using an ink applicator pad using short strokes all the way around. I glued that in the middle of the card and put a Premise cupcake sticker on top!
2. Winter Themed Card
This card was made by using just one tree stamp from Close to My Heart. First I hand-cut white glitter paper to make the snow drifts. I didn’t glue them to the card yet. I used white ink to stamp the trees and the ‘hello’ stamp. I placed the snow drifts trimming where necessary and used Impression Obsession dies to cut out the deer. I used Copic paint in opaque white to put the white dots on the fawn.
3. Just Because Card
To start, I used a Spellbinders die by cutting out the patterned blue oval. Then, I used a pre-cut tag to stamp the mailbox and used Copic and Memento markers to color it. Using short strokes, I applied blur ink to shade the border with an ink applicator. I tied a piece of blue ribbon on the top and used double-sided tape to attach the tag to the blue background.
4. Warm Winter Wishes Card
I started with a pre-embossed card, then cut a white piece of paper 3×4 inches and used a Tailored Expressions stamp to stamp the winter scene. I shaded the outer edge with blue ink using an ink applicator pad using short strokes. I used Memento and Copic markers to color it. I used the same stamp set for the sentiment. The stars are stickers. I used icicle stickles to make the scene appear to be snowing, and to make the snow on the ground sparkle.
5. Bridal Shower Card
This card was made from mostly Fiskars punches! I used an embossing folder by Dative for the dotted background. I used two other embossing folders for the paper I later used to punch out the dress and hat. I used a heart punch for the dress, layering the hearts starting at the bottom. I used another punch for the hair–an oblong scalloped edge. Then, I used a Sizzix oval die for the brim of the hat and a round Fiskars punch for the top of the hat. I cut the arms out freehand. The flowers are from the Sizzix lilac flower and the green squiggles in the bouquet are the squiggle part of a Sizzix snail die. I used self-adhesive pearls for the middle of the flowers and then finished the card with a Premise bow on the hat!
6. New Baby Card
For this new baby card I used the Spellbinders shape abilities die to cut out the ducks and added fun craft wiggle eyes. ‘Congrats’ is cut out from Sizzix die.
7. Winter Scene Card
I started with the blue background with snowflakes on it. The trees are from a die made by Tailored Expressions. I used white glitter paper for the ”snow”, and adhered the whole scene all to a pretty, color coordinating striped cardstock.
8. Nature Themed Card
This card was made using 4 separate stamps. First, I stamped the mountain with an Impression Obsession rubber stamp. Next, I did the cabin and
surrounding trees with a Inkadinkado stamp, then the trees to the left (a Stamp Scape stamp used twice) and another Inkadinkado stamp
for the tree to the far right.