Hip Hip Hooray!

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Hip Hip Hooray! (for designer paper)…In a hurry to make a birthday card? When I am, I always turn to my designer papers for a quick and simple solution.  It’s an easy way to co-ordinate a professional look and simplifies the entire process of making a card.

Just choose your paper. I used both sides of my designer paper for this first design. I also used a small slither for the sentiment from some other paper (Painted with love) that I had already cut out on my desk. A border of black ties down the design and draws the eye to the sentiment. My Daisy punch created the big bold daisies using the reverse side of the designer paper. You could recreate this card with many other papers.

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I came up in total with three quick and easy designs, using Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper, metallic paper, daisy punch. Card base whisper white (I can’t fault this white it is so crisp) also on the bottom card I used Blushing bride.

Easy, fun and simple yet they look stunning, adding embellishments to the centres of these daisies would give you another look again. I still liked this simple look so I kept them as they were.

 

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You can click on any of the products and get these from my store.

Would you like me to design a card for you to send to someone special? Would you like beautiful handmade invitations for your special event? Would you like one of my card kits for any of the cards you see on my personal blog (subject to availability)? Please email me to find out what I can offer.

Thanks for joining me today and happy Stampin’! Like to join my team of creatives? Please email or click here to join today!

Linda xxx

Inspiration?

Inspiration. Don’t you love/hate that word? Where do we get our inspiration? Is it something deep within us or is there an invisible resource that we tap into? For me its probably both, I sometimes pull ideas from nowhere other times I know that I have tapped deep within my mind where my creative ideas have been stored.

If you are having difficulty tapping into your resources I have some tips to help you get started and after all, getting started can sometimes be the most difficult part of creating.

1. When trying to create unique cards try and think about the person you are creating for. What is their favourite colour? What occasion is it? Do they have a favourite flower, pet, car etc? You get the idea, try and individualise your project to the person the card will be given to.
2. Designer papers are amazing inspiration and make design simple, tasteful and easily co ordinated to other Stampin’ Up products.
3. Go to the catalogue for inspiration. Whenever I’m really stuck, this is where I go for quick inspiration!
4. Just have a play, often I will get some scrap paper and stamp images, cut and colour and just see what comes from it. These can often be my greatest discoveries during these sessions especially when I approach these with little expectation of the outcome.
5. You can always just purchase a card kit from my store; easy to create designs with all you need pre cut and ready to go.

One of the best experiences is allowing a little creative time for you each week. Just enjoying the creative process will help make you a happier healthier person, well that’s what I truly believe!

Happy crafting ☺

Linda L

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