DIY Card Making: Simple Card Idea Video Tutorial
Want a video tutorial to help you out with your DIY Card Making? If so, you'll see just that here today.
Let's talk about the inspiration for the card first. It started as a conversation about weather in Stamping Family. Many are facing ick weather such as snow and ice, while down here in Texas it is supposed to get up to 80 degrees. (Don't be jealous, we will talk again in July.) I had these family members in my head this morning as I began to make this card, so the sentiment was perfect!
Inspiration – covered! Let's move onto the color palette. I started my card with my patterned paper that I wanted to use, and that is a total easy cheat for picking out your colors. The patterned paper I used is ALMOST released from Stampin' Up! It is part of the Sale-a-Bration offerings that begin on January 29th. With every $50 in merchandise you order, you can choose a SAB item for free, this patterned paper is one of the free ones! It is called Sweet Sorbet. There are several reasons why I like this, but I think the main reason is there is no other patterned paper with this look and feel from Stampin' Up right now. It is perfect for baby cards, perfect for showers, just nice and soft without being “Gag Me Sugary Sweet”. (Can you see why they never ask me to name a patterned paper?) I pulled in the colors, but for me, the Pool Party was a bit too Pool Party-ee, I needed more pop. So I grabbed Coastal Cabana and went to town. Color palette covered – time for our stamps… I went with flowers (after discarding several other ideas). And went with the Sunny Days from Verve. That set also gave me my perfect sentiment. Stamps – Check! Moving on… Then it was time for the layout. I wanted the layout to be what I consider a must-have for most of my layouts:
Simple & Scalable
I wanted it to be a card that I could step up. Step It Up is one of my favorite sections of Stamping Family. We start with a basic card and then give suggestions to step it up, then step it up, etc using different accessories and easy steps. You will get to see an example of this in the video tutorial. Is the layout Simple & Scalable? Yes it is! Let's keep going… Accessories: This is where your card really will take off. BUT… it's just like accessorizing your wardrobe, you have to know when to stop. I chose to add White Baker's Twine and wanted them tied into bows. This was made super easy with the help of the 10 Second Bow Maker. If you don't have one and want a simple way to make bows, grab yours today. Here is a recent review of the 10 Second Bow Maker:
“I just want to say 10 second is the best bow maker, throughout the years I have purchased many, many bow makers for much to much money for which I have discarded. They were too bulky and usually complicated.” – Connie
The other accessory I grabbed: Rhinestones! I love rhinestones and show great restraint when I only use three. When it comes to using them, I really want to be like my 7 year old slather the entire card in them. Here is the DIY Card Making Idea:
Supplies Used: Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve) Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe & Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up!) Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding (Stampin' Up!) Patterned Paper: Sweet Sorbet (Stampin' Up!) Accessories: Rhinestones, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, White Baker's Twine, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 10 Second Bow Maker™** (all accessories from Stampin' Up unless indicated**) To learn which adhesives were used and also how the card all comes together, watch this DIY Card Making Video Tutorial:
If you ready to give DIY Card Making a try – you will find lots of video tutorials on my blog to help you get started!