Are you feeling the Olympic spirit? I sure am – it’s been amazing Games for team USA! Today’s card is one of those solid players – a utility player if you will. A design that will fit many needs – to accompany a gift, to give encouragement, to just say “hi”. A sentiment like “this is for you”, coupled with some solid patterns is the perfect recipe for a utility card – one of many to have at the ready for any occasion!
Utility cards, like utility players, fill in for any occasion, and are ready to go!Click To Tweet
Today’s design was also brought to you with inspiration from the latest Pals Paper Arts sketch – this week, provided by Amy Lazzell. I hope you play along with us this week!
Maven’s Mastery Tips
No, not mind your own business – but Make Your Own Background! Today’s Pinnable tip is to use multiple stamps (either clear mount, or photopolymer) on a large block to create your own background pattern. You can use stamps from the same set, or different ones. Get creative! Click the Pin button on the picture to the right to save this tip to one of your Pinterest boards!
Metal Medallions & Sentiments
Using our Gold, Silver, or soon to be released COPPER FOIL adds that lovely metallic shine to any project in a jiffy. If you want to stamp on it, you need to use Staz On, or if you’re really careful, you can emboss on it. (The Embossing Buddy is a MUST!) Be sure to stamp straight up and down, no rolling or smooshing, or you’re image will smear.
The DSP behind the stamped paisleys is from the new Halloween DSP – Halloween Night Specialty DSP. You might not celebrate Halloween, but that doesn’t mean this paper is out! There are some really lovely patterns that can be used outside of the holiday – even a pattern with pumpkins that could be used for fall or Thanksgiving projects!
Share and Inspire Someone Today!
As a cardmaker, I’m very picky about who gets my cards. Are you like that too? I don’t want to pour all the love and creativity I have into a design just to have it looked at and then tossed. #heartbreak #iworkedsohardonthat #nooooooo! But, for the right occasions, and the right people a handmade card is the perfect gift, or gift accompaniment. That’s what my card is today.read more
Do you invest in Stampin’ Up! reinkers, and then wonder why? It’s true, I’m not reinking my pads often – even with classes. So, what to do with that little investment taking up space in your craft area? You are going to love today’s design as it showcases one of the many ways you can use reinkers.read more