More of 2016 best ideas! July through September there were so many card ideas to choose from that it was difficult to choose, so I hope you will go back and take a look to see if you have different favorites! were some of the busiest times for my blog. There are lots of great project to look back on, but I wanted to pick my favorites to share with you today! I hope you will take a look at these card ideas again for inspiration for the coming year!
Wedding Wishes was a card I designed for a swap with some fellow demonstrators. It uses a "fancy fold" called an easel card that is easy to make but with the Detailed Floral thinlits creating such an amazing edge detail, the card looks more difficult than it is. This card is feminine from head to toe, with the pretty ribbon, delicate stamped border and the pretty butterflies. as with all of my cards, I go for classic layouts so all you have to do is change up the color scheme and stamp sets to create your very own idea using my design. Let me do the "heavy lifting" for you. The Floral Phrases stamp set provides the pretty floral border and the greeting on this card. You can get more information about this card by reviewing the blog post.
Timeless Wishes Birthday card was a very popular card with my fellow demonstrators when I brought it as a Make and Take for our August meeting. Many of them had said they liked the card so much that they purchased the Timeless Textures stamp set and the Morrocan Designer washi tape so they could make similar cards. Now, when you can sell to fellow demonstrators you are doing something right! So, the card had to make my Top 12! One of my favorite parts of the card is the layering and texture added with a touch of 5/8" Burlap ribbon and Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine Check out the post and get some more details for this card!
Subtle Fall Paisley and Posies was the perfect pick for September. It uses the beautiful Paisley and Posies stamp set in an amazing color combination that is not traditional for fall, but works so well! The colors are Soft Sky, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler stamped on Whisper White cardstock to allow the colors to be true without warming them like a Very Vanilla background would have done. The fun part of this card is the background can be part of a One Sheet Wonder template that has you do all your stamping first, then do a little cutting and add the pieces to your card base to create multiple cards in almost the same amount of time as just stamping one card! This is one of my most favorite card layouts, with the standard base size (8 1/2" x 5 1/2 folded to create a top fold and horizontal opening card), then making the Early Espresso second layer slightly smaller than normal (5" x 3 3/4" instead of 5 1/4" x 4") to allow more of the Soft Sky base to show through. Finally, the stamping layer is done in the traditional spacing giving us 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". This layering and card layout is one my favorite and I used it many time in 2016. Top add some interest without a lot of bulk I used the smallest amount of 5/8" Burlap ribbon cut into a banner end tucked under the 1" wide greeting piece. I hope you will take another look at the blog post here!
The last two installment of the the Top 12 List for 2016 will post tomorrow, so I hope you will take some time to look at it as well. It has been fun for me to see some of my favorites again!