Ever have those days when you have to run out to Hallmark and spend 3 or 4 bucks on a card that you forgot you needed or didn't know you needed until the last minute? I used to have days like that all the time but I don't anymore! Why? Because I make cards in advance and store them until I need them. Besides, I just really enjoy making cards... it's therapeutic for me... so I probably have at least a couple dozen cards on hand at any given time and parts ready to make about the same number more. By parts, I mean that I have some pre-cut and scored card blanks in several different colors and images that I have already colored to go on them. I also keep embellishements on hand all the time so it takes between 15 mintues and an hour to put a very pretty card together and have it ready to go to a party or into the mail.
My regular followers know how much I love K & Company. Well, their dimensional stickers are just the best when it comes to building quick cards. The one I am showing you today took about 35 minutes to put together and most of that time was spent cutting the paper and punching the corners on the inside mat. This clean and simple design uses 2 K & Company dimensionals, a piece of ribbon, 5 different papers and a stamp and that's it! I love this clean and simple style of card making but it's not really my nature. I have always been a "more is more" kind of girl as you can tell from most of my projects. However, the elements I use, be they few or many are always strategically placed on my project to create an artful composition that is pleasing to the eye.
I think, with the exception of the papers, the photos are pretty self explanatory so I'm not going to list the deets this time. As always, if you want more information or have any questions, you can feel free to leave a comment or email me directly and I'll gladly get back to you.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I'm working on a couple design team projects as well as a baby gift for a friend but if I have time to take pictures later, I'll post another card tomorrow. Friday I'll be posting my second project for Just Wordz Clear Stamps and I'm excited for you to see it. Kim will have sneak peeks of it, as well as the projects of the my teamies on her blog. You'll also have another chance to enter her giveaway for a set of her Everyday Sentiment stamps. Until then....