Thursday, September 22, 2016

Merry Tags

Hello, hello! Today I'm wondering how you all come up with your ideas for designing cards? Usually I come up with my ideas from scratch. That is to say that I generally dive right in without predesigning my cards. I just start stamping based on what stamp set that I'm excited about, or, based on who I am creating a project for...and off I go! However, I know this isn't a process that works for everybody. There are so many ways to get off to a great start that I'm wondering what everybody else likes to do. So please chime in on the comments! I'm really curious to know what your methods are!

Why did I get started on this train of thought? It's because I was recently challenged to make a card by CASEing a card from Pinterest. I usually don't do this but really had a lot of fun with it and since I decided to use a project with a cool layout my own card came together very easily and quickly. Click HERE if you'd like to see the treat bags by Fanny Marcondes de Oliveira that PINspired me today. Here's a picture of her beautiful projects...



And here's how I adapted Fanny's beautiful treat bags into a card. I kept the same basic layout but switched out the DSP, washi tape and framelits. I chose to stamp the background stamping from the top only. I also added extra paper, a big red twine bow, a gold foil doily and cut my tag in gold foil to make it the highlight of my card.

Here's a closeup so that you can see the different layers that are all popped up on dimensionals. I love these Merry Tags Framelits Dies. They are so simple but so beautiful and I look forward to getting a lot of use out of them in the very near future.

I really had fun with this! I think that in the future when I have limited time to craft I will try CASEing another Pinterest project. Of course, the danger with that is getting sucked into the black hole of Pinterest and getting stuck there until my craft time is gone. Anyone else ever do that? Anyhow, that's it for today! I hope you've all had a fantastic week and even better weekend to look forward to.

See you soon!
-Maria



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