Alphabet Soup ala Cards
It’s that time of year when the trees are changing colors; everyone is talking about pumpkins, wearing their warm sweaters and anticipating the holiday season. What kind of season would it be without the exchange of cards? This month in our Card Corner article I’ve got some beautiful, inspiring cards to share with you. The designers on the following pages have gone above and beyond to showcase holiday cards as well as all occasion cards. Hopefully, while you peruse these pages, you’ll glean some new ideas and tricks.
For You by Gretchen McElveen
Supplies: Paper, Cardstock, Stickers, Pocket: KI Memories, Adhesive: Scrapbook Memories.
Design Notes: These premade 3x3 inch pockets by KI Memories are perfect for adding a gift card on the outside (as shown here) or inside of a handmade card!
Adore You by Leslie Ashe
Supplies: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Jenni Bowlin (Core’dinations), Flower: Prima Marketing, Ribbons: Offray, Prima Marketing, Tag: Elle’s Studio, Paint: Ranger Industries, Pen: Zig Memory System (Kuretake). Tools: Edge Scissors: Fiskars.
Design Notes: I made this card with my adorable daughter in mind. She’s about to start her 3rd year of college away from home and I wanted something cute and cheerful to always make her smile. I adore her!
Miss You by Amy Hadley
Supplies: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: American Crafts, Alphabet: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Die Cuts: Papertrey Ink, Rub On: 7 Gypsies, Buttons: The Paper Studio, Cork: Quickutz, Adhesive: Beacon. Tools: Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Die Cut Machine, Die: Spellbinders.
Design Notes: I started this card by die cutting the shapes. I love to use buttons, so I embellished the cloud and sun before adhering them to the card. Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut a piece of adhesive-backed cork and assembled the die cuts and letters onto the label. I matted the blue patterned paper with dark orange cardstock and adhered them both to the white 5x7" card base. I adhered the light orange punched frame and then layered the small strips of patterned paper over top before applying the cork label. I decided it wasn't quite finished, so I applied the small quote rub-on in the upper right corner.