Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Basketball Thank You Cards

 I seem to be on a bit of a card making kick these days. Last week I needed some thank you cards to give to my sons' basketball coaches. Here's what I came up with. 


I kept my supply list for this very simple: White card stock, two pieces of patterned paper from Paper House (Basketballs Double Sided Paper and Soccer Tags Double Sided Paper), Paper House Sports Planner Stickers, and my Silhouette Cameo.

I cut all 4 of my card fronts at the same time with my Cameo. When cutting out a greeting, I like to use a scripted font that connects. It's also helpful to pick a font that doesn't have too many centers that you'll need to add back in (For example the "a" and "o" on the card on the left don't connect at the top completely, so they get left behind. The card on the right looks just fine with the centers to the "a" and "o" missing.). 

Since the basketball themed paper has a lot of detail to it all on its own, I kept my embellishments simple. A few stickers from the Paper House Sports Planner Stickers book were all I needed. 

Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out. 

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Design Team.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Spring Butterfly Cards

As promised, I have another set of cards using the March kit from Scrapbooking Store. Here are my Spring Butterfly Cards.


For this set of cards, I wanted to focus on the embellishments included in the March kit upgrade. I actually picked out the embellishments I wanted to use first (the shaker cupcake and the layered orange flower) and then picked papers from the kit that complimented the embellishments. 


I feel like the cupcake makes a perfect birthday card, so I added a sticker that said "Celebrate Today!" I finished up the card with a butterfly sticker and a layered flower sticker with the label "happy" on it. 


For my "hello" card, I chose the orange plaid paper to compliment the orange flower I picked out for the focal point. I didn't have a good greeting in the kit that I wanted to use, so I used a hello embellishment from last month's (February) kit. 

If you want more inspiration with this kit, check out my blog post from last week, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store design team.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Beautiful Day Cards

The start of March means warmer weather and a new kit from Scrapbooking Store. This month I used the kit to create both layouts and cards. Up first to share with you I have a pair of Beautiful Day Cards. 


March's kit features patterned papers and a sticker sheet from Echo Park I Love Spring. As its name might hint at, it's a bright and cheery spring kit full of spring-y blues, shades of pink, and pops of yellow. Lots of flowers, umbrellas, butterflies, and rain boots take center stage in this collection. 

What really makes March's kit for me, though are the optional embellishment upgrades. There are these cool shaker embellishments (the flowers above and the cake below) that add so much texture and dimension to these cards. They absolutely transform this kit for me. 


Using the same sentiment (one in sticker form ad one in journaling tag form), I created one card that's perfect for a wedding and one card that could be used for a wedding, bridal shower, or birthday.

I'll be back next week with another pair of cards from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store design team.