#81 Skylark Cards & More

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Have I told you how much I LOVE this paper collection?   Well, I LOVE this paper collection!  After I whipped up a mini album with it yesterday I decided to make a few cards.  I actually wanted to try out all of the goodies in my CTMH starter kit ... so ... here's what I came up with on the fly.

LOVE this paper!  I used a scrap to cut out the tag and then attached it to the paper layer.  So there are actually 3 layers on this card.  I also LOVE the striped twistie tie.  WHO KNEW I'd LOVE designing with these as much as I do ... they are AWESOME!

Now Sophie fell in LOVE when she saw this alphabet.  I wasn't so sure ... well ... I'm in LOVE with it now.  Isn't that the way it works!

Don't forget the inside of the card! I used a scrap of patterned paper to make the flag on the inside. Then I just added a twistie tie. And boy do I LOVE the stamp image on this card! GORGEOUS!


So I took the 'ribbon/tag' theme and went crazy with it! This was a quick and fun card to make!


When this card is closed you see the GORGEOUS turquoise strip on the right. My Kraft CS was a little short so I created a card around that!

One Layer Wonders

So then I decided to make some One Layer Wonders with the inks and stamps I received in my starter kit. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I haven't stamped in well over2 years and it felt HEAVENLY inking up MY OWN STAMPS and stamping with them again! My own stamps meaning my own CTMH collection! LOVE! And God bless my mama who had plenty of white cardstock I could use! {smiles}
These are the insides of my cards. It was WAY fun playing with the stamps and seeing what patterns and designs I could come up with! LOVE the creative process!

The Stamp Doctor is In!

So ... there is an indent in the middle of this FABULOUS bird stamp ... which is sometimes common with rubber stamps. Because these stamps do NOT have a foam backing it's quite noticeable when stamped. So ... here's what you do ...
This thin 'foam' that comes with your stamps goes UNDERNEATH the cardstock you are stamping on. Layer the foam, then your cardstock and then stamp. I don't use the foam under every image I stamp however it was necessary in this instance.
And wallah ... you get a GORGEOUS image. Just another trick of the trade. And by the way ... I scored my cards AFTER I stamped on them.

So far ... I've made a mini album and some FABULOUS cards with my starter kit!

And I have LOVED every minute of it!

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