My upline, Connie Heisey, asked me to demonstrate our fabulous laser-cut cards and show different ways to dress them up so here is what I came up with. Now, notice I said ‘our fabulous’. I did not know they were fabulous until I started playing with them. On this one, I just cut a piece of pool party to layer inside the heart, a touch of pool party seam binding and a saying in the same, one little pearl for accent!
I found an idea like this online at Flowerbug’s site, I spritzed some of the Pink Smooch spritz, then on the inside I cut a piece of Riding hood Red CS at 3 3/4” X 3 3/4” square. I put 1/2 pieces of dimensionals the whole way around the heart, then centered my piece of RHRed . My purpose was to get the cardstock to stay back from the cutouts so that you could get a shadow effect when you looked at it. I added our yummy Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon and a few pearls.
Then I showed how to do this design. I had some scraps of the silver glimmer paper (which is still available for purchase hallelujah!) so I cut some squares to cover the ‘diamond’ cut out pattern. I laid them face down on the inside of the pattern—put glue on the back of them. Then I placed my 2 1/2”X 5 1/2” Piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock on the bottom portion of the front so show through behind the glimmer paper. What fun!
What I really wanted to show you was something that I learned at Leadership and that was to color our pearls. I used the jumbo pearls from the mini just because I’m totally out of pearls! Yes, I had like 6 packs but shared some with a friend for a wedding. Okay, you just sponge regular ink onto the pearls while they’re still attached to the paper they come on. then you heat with a heat gun for a few minutes to set the ink, I did this 2 times to get a nice coverage! Isn’t it great?
And one more, I saw a similar idea online, which was also Flowerbug’s site. I loved the idea of weaving ribbon through the design. I once again used a piece of Blushing Bride CS 2 1/2” X5 1/2” but I only glued it near the top of the design so that it looks like its away from the design and once again you get that shadowy look through the die-cut. I hope you enjoyed this little showcase as much as I loved sharing it!
Oh, and just as I got home from the meeting and sharing these ideas with all my friends and fellow demos, I got this gorgeous card in the mail from Jill Olsen who is my upline—it was a congratulations for being in her top 30 for sales in December. I was so excited—I had to show it to you as well because she sp0nged her Silver Glimmer Cardstock with Blushing Bride Ink and “wow’ what a pop.
One more I just found—it’s a pic from Leadership of these cards used in 2 totally different ways—Enjoy:
It’s amazing how creative you can feel using cards that are already die cut for you and how quick it is to end up with some beautiful, hand-stamped cards. Definitely for the creative gal who has little time. Here’s a list of the supplies I used to do all these cards. You’ll find it’s a surprisingly small list and you can get this and get a FREE SAB item through the month of March.
Designer Cuts $9.95 8 cards with pink envelopes #125414
and I highly suggest that you get at least 2 packs right away because these cards are so quick to design that you’ll want to keep making them and you’ll think of tons of friends to send them to and impress them with your creativity!
Vanilla Envelopes $6.50 to go with the cards that I made a different color than pink #107300
Boho Blossom Punch $16.95 #119858
Vanilla Seam Binding $6.95 #120999
Pool Party Seam Binding $6.95 125582
Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin $6.95 #125569
Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon $6.95 #125570
Chantilly Ribbon $6.95 #118480
Pearls $4.95 #119247
Jumbo Pearls $4.95 #125577
Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz $4.95 #125580
Riding Hood Red CS and ink $6.95 and $5.95
Pool Party CS and ink $6.95 and $5.95
Blushing Bride CS and ink $6.95 and $5.95
Rich Razzleberry CS and ink $6.95 and $5.95
Silver Glimmer CS $4.95 #124005
The stamp set I used is Sweetly Said-Clear #122862 pg. 158 $12.95
Some of this stuff you probably have on hand, but if not, this order will total close to $150 which means you get to choose 3 FREE SAB items plus you get the cool hostess bag and $25 to spend in the catalogs.
Click here to place your order now—or email me if you rather I place it for you.