Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just My Type!

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month's stamp set is Typed Note, a set of 19 stamps with a vintage feel, and a message for any occasion.  If you've arrived here from Donna Digby's blog, or if you're just starting out, you're in the right place!

I made a couple of different cards for this month:

I just love these stamps! I can't wait to use them on a scrapbook layout too, but they are perfectly suited to cards for anyone.

This monochromatic card has a slightly more masculine feel, which you can up even further by choosing a slightly darker color. I chose this Crystal Blue pattern from the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment because the pattern has a slightly Art Deco feel that pairs well with the vintage stamp designs. The simple metal embellishments and black matting enhance the vintage and masculine look.

This more feminine version retains the black matting on the stamped image, with a much narrower border on the pattern paper made by drawing an alcohol marker along the edge of the paper. I used accessories from the Black Mini-Medley Accents, a Purple Glitter Gem, and some paper flowers from my stash.

If you'd like to check out any of the products I used, I have a picture list below. When you're ready to hop along, let's go see what Dana Kessler has in store for us this month.  I'm sure you'll have tons of ideas for this stamp set by the time we're  done!

Links open in a new window:

Black, White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Thistle, & Colonial White Cardstock
Stamp pads in Black, Crystal Blue, & Thistle
Sponge Daubers
Triangles Durable Studs
Mini-Medley Accents Black
Purple Glitter Gems
Shin Han Touch Twin Black Marker
How-To Books

Friday, March 27, 2015

Get Well Card With Mojo

I had a last minute request for a get well card, so I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday to whip up a quick but pretty one.

I used the current Brushed paper pack from Close To My Heart for this card. Inspired by the design in the floral paper, I used a black Copic marker to line the edges of my papers, and created a black mat for my stamped image.

Since I was under the gun just a little, I didn't make test swatches to choose my  Copic marker colors like I normally would.  My image is a little brighter than I would have liked, but that kitty is super cute either way.  These particular stamps are discontinued, but I see that CTMH has some new ones, so check out those if you're a critter lover.

Products used in this card:

Copic Markers
Brushed Paper Pack
Cozy Cat stamp set (discontinued)
Dimensional Rose Ribbon  

Traditional + Pocket = Success!

Are you a die-hard traditional scrapbooker? Or do you stick tight to fast and easy pocket pages? Try combining both styles for a fun and stylish way to record your memories!

I'm a traditional girl first, so I started with this two-page layout based on a sketch:

The simple shapes and Cricut title makes this layout easy to replicate. I rounded all the corners to mimic the look of pocket page scrapbooking so I could combine the two styles and they look like they were meant to be together (because they were!).

I had several more pictures to include, so a pocket page slipped in the middle of a traditional layout is a great way to fit them all in. Here's one side:

See? Still looks like a great layout, and the pages flow together wonderfully! Now, check out the other side:

Simply using the same products and creating a similar style makes everything work. I think almost any layout design would work, you just need to carry similar elements across both page styles.  The rounded corners, similar photo sizes, and repeated elements tie it all together.

Interested in any of the products I used? Here's a list:

Hopscotch Paper Pack (avail. thru 3/31)

Hopscotch Complements (avail. thru 3/31)
Hopscotch Assortment (avail. thru 3/31)
Memory Protectors
Cricut Collections (Artiste & Artbooking used)
Flamingo Dots
Corner Rounder

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