Happy World Cardmaking Day! I love a good crafty holiday and this weekend the papercrafting community is celebrating World Cardmaking Day on Saturday, October 3rd. Simple Stories is celebrating by kicking off the weekend with an Instahop.
Come participate by starting at the Simple Stories Instagram page (@simplestories_) and leave a comment on each designer’s post in the hop. Each comment left will count as an entry towards your chance to win an AMAZING prize! Details about the prize, etc. are listed in the hop. (I promise you won’t want to miss it!)
I love the magic of Halloween captured in the Simple Stories Boo Crew collection with it’s cute characters and just a touch of spookiness. I created three Halloween cards for the Instahop and wanted to share them here on my blog as well!
This first card features one of my favorite die-cuts from the pack of Bits & Pieces. That cute sleeping bat hanging on the branch with his pumpkin friend keeping watch stole my heart. I layered it with the spiderweb die-cut from the same Bits & Pieces pack then anchored everything on the circular journal block from the Journal Bits pack.
This last card features a happy ghost doing a happy dance over the candy he scored at his visit to the haunted house. Again, I used the Foam Stickers for the sentiment. The ghost and pumpkin come from the Chipboard Stickers, and the other pieces can be found in the Bits & Pieces and Journal Bits packs.
Don’t forget to add shiny dimension to your project with the adorable Decorative Brads! I love that they are self-adhesive stickers now … LOVE not having to deal with poking holes through my project and bending back prongs. These brad stickers are perfect for those of us who change our minds a lot during the design process! *wink!*
The soft blanket of snow that covered the yard last week is so beautiful and always makes me want to cozy up in my craft room and do a little creating. Today I have two new cards to share with you using the Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse collection!
Not only is the Winter Farmhouse collection perfect for your winter projects, but they are lovely for your holiday creations as well! If you’re looking for a collection WITHOUT Santa and his elves, or you just want the versatility to bounce back-and-forth from holiday projects to winter projects, this collection is a great choice!
There’s nothing like creating cards on a snowy day as you listen to Christmas music and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. These cards will be perfect to send as a holiday greeting or to warm up someone’s heart in January if they are feeling bogged down by the winter blues.
I hope you’ll take the time to treat yourself to a quiet afternoon of creating this winter. It’s the perfect remedy for a cold, winter day!
Faith, trust, and pixie dust! Set out on a card making adventure with the Lost In Neverland collection! I sat at my desk to play with this collection and couldn’t stop. I have six “Darling” cards to share with you today.
Ahoy there, Matey! I’m up on the Echo Park Paper Blog today with a trio of cards created with the Pirate Tales collection. This collection is so fabulous with its variety of freebooters ready to head out on their next adventure!