Monday, September 01, 2014

my favorite cards

Hello dearies!

This week on the Scrap Gals Podcast we're talking about "Scraps, Tags & Cards!" So fun!

I thought I would start the week out by sharing some of my favorite cards I've made.
These have all been on my blog before but some are from years ago so maybe they'll be new to you. :)

Let's start with my favorite card I've ever made. This is a design that can be used over and over with different patterns and for any occasion...

One of my go-to techniques is to use strips of patterned paper...


My favorite technique - diagonal strips...



Here's another way to mix patterns - just cut random size rectangles....

Card using a word cut out with my Silhouette Cameo with paper peeking through...

Here's a fun one using my hexagon punch...

Here's a basic card design you can use for any occasion...change the patterns/sentiment....

Look for paper with spaces you can fill in with a tiny punch/die like a heart/butterfly, etc. I filled in each of the spots on this paper with a different heart...

Square cards are fun! This one is 5x5 and has punched squares of patterned paper...this is an easy go-to design to use over and over!

Here's a post that shows a great sentiment set to use inside (purchased at Target).

Here's how I store my blank card bases/envelopes...

I hope that will help some of you to get started making cards! In this week's show, I give a step-by-step plan to make a card because I think many people just don't know where to start!

Happy Labor Day. I hope you'll be crafty!

10 comments:

Tiffany Lowder said...

Love all of the examples you shared! I actually made a couple of cards today and plan to share them later in the week. You inspired me! :)

Emily Adams said...

These cards are amazing and I'm going to pin them all to my Cards board on Pinterest. Question - do you glue your paper pieces straight to the card or onto a piece of card stock first? (does that make sense?) I love how even the sides are. :)

Emily Adams said...
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TracieClaiborne said...

Emily - thank you my dear! I do both. Sometimes when I do the strips, I glue them to a piece of thin cardstock cut to size and then make the entire card front separately and adhere it at the end but usually I just cover the card front completely with adhesive (I use a dot runner) and then start sticking them down! You can go either way! I always print my sentiment inside first!

KIM JACKSON said...

those are so neat!!

jawebbtn said...

I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

jawebbtn said...

I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Judi Partlo said...

Tracie - this is an awesome post!!! Thanks so much for all your examples & the great tips you shared for how to make them. I now feel like I can make a card & plan to try some based on your "recipes"! :D

Megan said...

Love these cards!

Alison Brown said...

Nice collection. I am a greeting card designer and I am going to use few ideas for making customized cards . Thank you for sharing.