Quick 6 Cards – Black & White, Plus…

I hope you saw my previous blog post, where I introduced “Quick 6” cards back in September. If not, you can check it out and compare how the same technique produces some very different looks when applied to different paper and embellishments!

This time I made 6 quick cards with the new Black & White papers, coordinating flower and gem embellishments, and a few words from the Imagine laser cut weird pack. Again, you can use any double-sided papers for a project like this, and I’d love to see how yours turn out with other combinations!

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Quick 6 Cards – Countryside Comfort

I wanted to share my cutting guides and some examples of a “Quick 6” set of cards that can be made with 2 sheets of decorative paper and a few embellishment. 🙂

Quick 6 Countryside Comfort

This time I made mine with Countryside Comfort papers, but you can use any double-sided papers for a project like this! Continue reading

Slice of Summer Cards!

Slice of Summer Cards

I’m so excited to share these cute Slice of Summer cards with you today!

I made these as a Friday Featured Project for Creative Life Scrapbooking, and I’ll be teaching these as a class with my local crew in northern Utah through the end of this summer. (The class actually includes 3 more cards in addition to the ones you see here, and designs may vary by kit. Contact me to sign up for a class.)

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Christmas Blog Hop

Thanks for joining the journey on our Christmas Blog Hop this year!!! You should have arrived here from Diana’s blog, and the next stop on this hop is linked at the bottom of this post.

Do you ever buy some great paper and embellishments with one project in mind, start working on it, and then find that it morphs into something very different? That happened to me when I opened the Christmas Past Variety Mat Pack. I wanted to make a bunch of quick, traditional cards to send for Christmas this year, but as I got going I just couldn’t find a groove!

Instead, I started playing with cardboard “scraps” and eventually made my way to these cute (but not quick) cards instead:

joy-cards

I’ve always enjoyed the idea of the shaped word albums I’ve seen at craft stores, but I’ve never found a reason to make one of them. (If I go to the effort of putting together an album, I want the best–Creative Memories albums, of course!) I decided it would be fun to make mail-able Christmas cards in the style of those word albums this year.

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Holiday Blog Hop Stop #2

ChristmasJoyMemeAdvI hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far!

You probably arrived here from D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog, and if you read to the bottom of this post you’ll find a link to your next blog as well as a list of all the blog hop stops. 🙂

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Christmas stuff CM has this year, and I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with some cute cards that feature the Christmas Joy line.

Did you know that last year December 22 was the busiest mail day of the year, with more than 460 MILLION pieces of mail delivered just on that one day??? (Yeah, actually I didn’t know that either, but I was wondering so I looked it up.) So if you’re sending out Christmas cards this year, you’re in good company! Here are some ideas for cards you can make yourself and send to your friends and family.
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Short Cuts for Layouts and Cards

Original Creative Memories Short Cuts Pack

Original Creative Memories Short Cuts Pack

If you’ve been a long-time devotee of Creative Memories, you might remember these oldies . . .

The dimensions for the pieces of the original 10×12 Short Cuts packs (for each cardstock color in the pack) are:

  • 2 pieces 12×1.5
  • 2 pieces 12x.375
  • 1 piece 4×3.75
  • 2 triangles from a 4×4 square
  • 1 piece 6.25×4.25
  • 3 pieces .75x.75
  • 2 pieces 1.125×7

Back in the day, Creative Memories used to have these pre-cut Short Cuts packs, and they were used to quickly create simple borders. Although a few former consultants and long-time customers might still have a few of these on their shelves, they aren’t available through CM anymore.

In case anybody is getting nostalgic for this type of design, I put together a few suggestions for “shortcutting” 12X12 paper and using the pieces for quick borders, corners, photo mats, and (surprise) cards. Continue reading

Halloween Blog Hop Stop #7

Cards and tags 1You’ve made it to the last stop on our CM Halloween Blog Hop! (If you’re visiting everybody in order, you should have arrived here from Diana Brinsley’s blog.)

It has been SO FUN seeing all of the ideas that everyone has shared for Halloween pages and decorations using CM products and tools!

I’m sharing some fun ideas for cards and tags using the limited edition Trick-or-Treat paper pack and stickers, plus a few pieces of cardstock and some of my favorite CM tools. Continue reading

Spring Bling!

SpringBlingIf you’ve seen many of my cards, you probably realize that I am a big fan of paper flowers. I snatched up as many of the Flower & Sparkle Embellishment packs as I could when they were briefly available in August, and now that they’re back (for a limited time–get yours quick!), I’m SUPER excited to share the thirteen card designs I put together with the Spring Flower & Sparkle Embellishments, Bright Designer Cardstock, and Strut Your Stuff Slide-in Pack.

I used all 32 flowers, about half of the gems, half a pack (5 sheets) of cardstock, and a few cards from the Strut Your Stuff slide-in pack. Oh, and there’s also a sheet of Flower Cards Sentiments (font: Monterey BT) that I printed out from my computer.

Wait, what? 32 flowers? Aren’t there only 30 flowers in that pack? Um, yeah, technically I guess that is true, but I wanted to get every bit of floweriness out of that pack, so you’ll see on the card with the blue chevron pattern that I actually used the flowers and gem that were a decoration on the packaging. (Sheepish grin…)

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