Quick Card Set Using the Season of Style Designer Tags

I’ll admit, I love a challenge.  Especially when it comes to crafting challenges.  When I give myself a limited set of supplies to focus on, I find it inspires my creativity without overwhelming me.  So, the class I’ve been planning for this weekend has been a great challenge for me!  This week, I finally finished the full set of 20 cards using only:

The hardest part was trying to make cards that didn’t require stamping.  Sure, they could look even cuter with stamping, but I wanted to make this project easy for anyone to create regardless of what stamps you do or don’t have at home.  But I was able to come up with cards like this one:

The notecards are a little smaller than an A2 cardbase, but it turns out they are a great size for these tags – which by the way, were marketed as being for the 8×8 divided scrapbooking pages, but I think they make great cards too.  Here are the first 7 cards I created with them:

Get instructions for all 20 cards with a PDF tutorial!

I still have 1 spot in Saturday’s class or you can order a kit or tutorial to make this at home yourself.   The class or to-go kit includes the following:

The class includes:

  • 20 Notecards & envelopes
  • Season of Style Designer Tags (35 tags)
  • Printed pictures of all cards created for the class
  • Additional supplies needed to complete the cards
  • Shipping w/in the US (for the to-go kit)

The class fee is only $20 for a ton of fun cards or $23 for the Kit to-go
RSVP for the class online or by emailing me at jennifer@nwstamper.com

Or get the Instructions only for only $3.95!

I’ll be emailing out the instructions PDF tomorrow morning after I finish up final editing today.

You can purchase the kit or instructions only here:

Class Options
Full kit to-go $23.00 USDTutorial only $3.95 USD

 

So enjoy, and have a great day!

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Tags 4 You Card Gift Set

Well, it is my turn again to be the guest blogger over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog and I’ll admit I was totally stumped on what I could post that would be a neat idea that was also more than just some random card.  But as I looked hopelessly around my craft room for absolutely any idea to work from, I saw my Tags 4 You stamp set…. and then it hit me!

I’ve always been a big fan of stamp sets that have coordinating punches.

I’m an even bigger fan when the stamps in the stamp set are generally the same size because that means you can trade images in and out on your cards for lots of variety.  So, I thought, why not do that for this?

Here’s the general idea:

  • 1 card design
  • 1 stamp set
  • 1 coordinating punch
  • 4 different patterns of paper
  • ==== 1 Card Gift Set with 4 Unique Cards!

Once you have that first design, you can just keep whipping out card after card after card and still keep them all unique and with their own bit of pizzazz.  So, here is what I came up with for my set:Tags 4 You Card Gift Set

So, just in case you can’t tell from the picture above, the stamp set includes sentiments for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Tags 4 You Bundle

Tags 4 You Bundle – #133294
(ps – get the bundle and save 15% on both the punch & stamp set!)

I got started by designing one layout using the Tags 4 You stamp set and the coordinating Bracket Label punch.  Ok, actually I started out by embossing each of the sentiments in different colors of cardstock and embossing powder…. then I started trying to figure out what the heck I was going to do with them. 🙂
But I liked the idea of the “peek-a-boo” cards where you have a patterned paper that peeks through punched holes in a cardstock layer.  So, that is what I started with…

Tags 4 You Valentine's Day Card

However, once I had my two bracket punches punched out, it looked like too much pattern paper showing through, so I knew I had to do something different.  So, I took one of the punched out bracket punches and cut it in half and overlapped each half on the right and left sides of the Vanilla cardstock layer… check out the picture below to see what I mean.

Using the Label Bracket Punch for a border

 

Then to break up the Very Vanilla plain layer, I grabbed my Basic Black marker, ruler, and my Grid Paper and drew a border.  Add my embossed layer and done!

Take that same design and stamp set and just switch out the colors and design paper and you have a fun set of 4 cards ready to go in no time!

Halloween & Thanksgiving Cards

Tags 4 You Halloween & Thanksgiving Card

Halloween Card Supplies:
Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black cardstock, Black Embossing Powder, Witches Brew designer paper

Thanksgiving Card Supplies:
Crushed Curry & Chocolate Chip cardstock, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Sweater Weather designer paper

Christmas & Valentine’s Day Cards

Tags 4 You Christmas & Valentine's Day Card

Christmas Card Supplies:
Gumball Green cardstock, Gold Embossing Powder, Season of Style designer paper

Thanksgiving Card Supplies:
Real Red & Basic Black cardstock, White Embossing Powder, Polka Dot Parade designer paper

 

So, grab a stamp set and give it a try.  It is a great way to build up your stash of cards in no time!


Thursday Flash Sale!  It’s All PUNCHES!! Woo hoo!

Stampin up thank you sale 10-17-2013

Just a reminder that today is Thursday and so there is a new One-Day-Only sale!

That is right, get any (or all) of the following punches in my online store for 25% off:

  • Artisan Label
  • Bitty Butterfly
  • Mosaic
  • Hexagon
  • Pansy

If you want one or more but need to save a bit on shipping, let me know by emailing jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll be putting in a group order by 10pm PST!

See today’s great deals and fab samples here

And if you missed the NEW weekly deals, get the full scoop here – 10/15 to 10/21 Weekly Deals

 

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Are You Ready For Some Cute Holiday Cards?

Christmas is a little over 12 weeks away, so I figured it might be time to start thinking about holiday cards and crafts!  Next week is the first in my 12 weeks of Christmas series for my newsletter subscribers (more scoop on that below), but to get us warmed up, I thought I would share one of the cards we will be making at my Holiday Cards stamp-a-stack on Saturday.

This card was inspired by a similar card I received as a swap at Founder’s Circle by Linda Heller.  She is the sweetest demo and I was so glad to have met her last week.

The thing I loved most about her card was her use of the Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments (those cute paperclips with ribbon bows attached).

Other fun details I added:

  • Using Cherry Cobbler coredinations cardstock that I embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder and sanded down to make the dots pop.
  • Sponging the edge of the Sahara Sand oval with Whisper White ink for that snowy look
  • Matching polka dot designer paper from the new Season of Style designer paper stacks

I can’t wait to share it with folks on Saturday! 

If you would like to join use, please let me know ASAP so I can make sure to have a kit available for you!

RSVP for the Holiday Card class here

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Want holiday project inspiration that comes to you?  Over the next 12 weeks you’ll get great project ideas from holiday cards to boxes, gifts to thank you cards.  All will full color pictures and a PDF of instructions to create them at home.  Best yet, it is totally free! 

This is my gift to you!  All you need to do is be on my newsletter mailing list and they will start arriving every wednesday starting October 2nd. 

If you are not on my mailing list, make sure you sign up now so you won’t miss a single project!

Sign up to receive weekly holiday project in your inbox here

 

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