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Friday, May 4, 2012

Creating Cards from Scratch

Sometimes I struggle creating a card from scratch.  Most of my inspiration - okay, all of my inspiration comes from the talented cardmakers that share their love of crafting online.  Several crafting websites have weekly contests on creating a card from a card map.  Clean and Simple Stamping (click HERE) is one of those websites.

I am trying to use discontinued cardstock and pattern paper.  With that in mind, I pulled out one of my favorite green - Kiwi Kiss and the coordinating Patterns Designer Series Paper and started looking for a card map.

I choose this card map ---- >
...and grabbed my cardstock, Color Coach, Big Shot and adhesive to come up with.....

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Perfect Plum cardstock
    • 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
    • 5" x 1/2" strip
  • Pale Plum cardstock
    • Scrap
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 3" x 1 3/4"
  • Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • 3" x 2 1/2"
  • Perfect Plum ink
  • On Your Birthday stamp set
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlit die
  • Small Oval Punch
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • White brad

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