Well, actually, the progression was: Jennifer McGuire tweeted, I checked out the link, I squealed, I stole the idea. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here you go:
|“Relatively” quick and easy card set|
The wonderful Sarah J. Moerman made a couple of card sets and I was awed by the idea and the simplicity (ok, it turned out to be a bit fiddly, but still: you get many cards, fast, with her method). This is one of the sets she made:
|Card Set by Sarah J. Moerman which inspired me to make my own|
A colleague invited me to a birthday party this upcoming weekend, so I thought giving away a card set that would be great for all occasions might be a good present. After all, don#t we always find ourselves in need of a nice card?
I grabbed my huge stack of patterned paper by Stampin Up (originally, I was also going to use patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp card kits, but I wanted something that would match in color and the SU papers were perfect).
I also used the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die to cut the upper layers of the card from black and white card stock. It was a bit fiddly to get it completely right, especially because I was going for the mismatched look of the white on the black.
I went hunting in my stash for big and bold sentiments and I also needed both German and English phrases; almost everything I have is English, so that was the biggest challenge. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx. I originally wanted to match the color of the card stock, but I needed the sentiment to stand out because the cards are so very simple already.
Finally, I made a card box, stamped it on the front and put all the cards in. Only needs to be wrapped in some nice paper and my card set for this weeks birthday party is done.
- Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
- Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die
- Avery Elle Write It sentiment stamps
- Mama Elephant Waterblooms stamps
- Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine (balloons)
- Dani Peuss clear stamps
- Casual Fridays Wonderful Words
- Versafine Onyx Black ink