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Two cards, one sketch with Beautiful You

Beautiful You cardToday I am sharing a couple of cards that I made a couple of weeks ago with a customer using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set.  She was new to card making and didn’t know where to begin.

My favorite way to start a new card is to choose a set of Designer Series Paper and pull out the coordinating colors of Cardstock (Stampin’ Up! conveniently has these listed on the back of the DSP packages).  








Next I have a folder of sketches that I use for reference.  I choose a sketch that has a focal point that would work with the stamp set that I am using.  So we chose this sketch from the Mojo Monday collection of sketches.  We used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and the colors, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride Cardstock.   For the first card we used the Seaside Embossing folder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the background layer.  The lady from the beautiful you stamp set was stamped on a piece of the DSP and cut out and layered over the image stamped on the oval. 

We started with the same sketch on the second card but found that when we cut two squares to fit behind our focal image, you couldn’t see the pattern of the striped DSP.  So we left off the second square and only used one for this card.  The Soft Sky Cardstock on this card is embossed with the Falling Softly embossing folder.

These are the supplies that I used for these two cards.

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Use one Sketch to make two different Cards

use one sketch to make two different cardsToday I am sharing two cards that were made from the same stamp set and Designer paper using one sketch to make two different cards.

My Stamping friend Jeannie and I were working on ideas for a Christmas in July class using the new Stampin’ Up!  Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.

We picked a random sketch from a stack of MojoMonday sketches that I keep around for inspiration.  And as you can see our two cards are very different!

Need inspiration??  I love sketches!  I chose a sketch that has an element that matches the stamp set that I want to use.  In this case Santa’s Sleigh.  Then we selected the Be Merry Designer paper which coordinates with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstocks and inks.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! prints the colors for each designer paper on the back of the package??  I love that.  So when I am designing using a specific paper, I just pull a couple of pieces of each color of cardstock and pick out those inks.   Then it is time to design!

So the Reindeer card is made with a Cherry Cobbler Base, a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of the cute little reindeer pattern from the  Be Merry designer series paper.

The second card uses Garden Green cardstock as the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and the small triangle pattern in Garden Green that looks like trees.  I have found that if you are working with green shades, brown can be a really good color to use as a layer to set off the pattern of the designer series paper.  For this card, the design is flipped to be landscape to accommodate  the sleigh and the tree.  The Sleigh is cut from Red Glimmer paper to add a little bling to the card.  After all, what is a card without bling?

Want to make these cards?  Here are the supplies!

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Ready to place an order? I would love to be your Demonstrator if you are in the US. If your order is under $150 use the Hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the Be Merry Designer Series paper.  I love to share the Host Benefits with my customers!  Of course if your order is over $150, claim your own hostess benefits!

Happy Stamping!

So Which Card do you like better??

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Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator? I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!