Polka Dots ‘n’ Buttons Card

I love polka dots, so here are some more this week too :). I used just a few things to make this card, making it sooo easy: polka dot paper, small buttons, ribbon, chipboard and glue. The buttons added a bit of cuteness and dimension to the card. This chipboard is some I’ve had for a long time, I think it’s from K & Company, but of course you could use a variety of other things like stamping, stickers or die cut letters. Enjoy!

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Sunny Summer Gatefold Card

I was experimenting with this gatefold card. A friend of mine sent me a similar card for my birthday this summer, but instead of the polka dot paper, she used a multi-colored ribbon against a white card. It was a lovely effect, so I played around with the idea for a bit and came up with this card using a decorative paper instead of ribbon.

My cardstock is the usual A4 size (8.5″  x 5.5″), but instead of the normal fold in the middle, I made a mental note of the halfway point (4 1/4″ if you hate math lol), and then made the creases on my Scor-Pal halfway from the halfway point (clear as mud?). So I scored my card at 2 1/8″ from each end, and that’s how to make a simple gate-fold card.

From there I used a border punch on the edges, put white cardstock inside and then another decorative strip of polka-dot paper that you can see from the outside. Add a few stickers to brighten up the outside, & you have a pretty gate fold card :).

Handmade Wedding Invitation

This is what I’ve been working on this week — invitations for my mother & father-in-law’s 50th anniversary open house. But, this would be awesome for a wedding invitation or an anniversary card. All you need to do is change the stickers and maybe the colors to suit the wedding.

I used a Cricut die cut from the Wedding/Marriage cartridge cut at 3″ and cut on pearl paper. I use Old Paper Distress Ink to age the die cut so I wouldn’t have a bright white against the beige & gold, and I embellished the bride die cut  with gold stickles. The “gold” paper in the background was made by using Gold Glimmer Mist. Other things I used were: a cream card, a piece of beige cardstock, edge punch, gold sheer ribbon, hole punch (to thread the ribbon through), peel-off stickers and spray adhesive.

I didn’t finish these yet, the actual invitation will be typed on my Microsoft Word program, then cut and glued inside. Knowing me, the paper will look too plain and I will have to go over it with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist ;). Enjoy!

Urban Chic Stamped Card

If you know me, you know it’s no secret that I adore all of Tim Holtz’ inks & embellishments. They are pure genius and I love the shabby-chic-ness of it all :).

This card I made using Broken China & Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and also the Urban Chic stamp set. Then I grabbed a couple of pretty orange flowers and a light blue brad to join them together. Fun, simple, and just my style. Enjoy!