I use a lot of different products on the things I make – and yet, I end up using the same things over and over at times! You will have your favorite “go-to’s” when you create, just don’t forget to look outside the box as well!!! Things like floss and ribbon, used for other things, can be used with your paper crafts as well!!! Let’s get started!
The die cuts I have right now, I have used for 18+ years that I can remember! It was the best investment instead of cutting the shapes out by a template! That is great and cost effective if you are just starting, but if you are going further, you need access to a good die cut machine! I personally use Sizzix and Cricut, I will have reviews for both of them coming up! Make sure you check back next month for those! Best thing with the die cuts, you can use them over and over with different papers and themes, and they will come out different every time!
When I start to work on a project – I look at what exactly am I creating….. what type of a project and how many of it am I doing. Do I need to create one set – or multiple? As I look at “that” – I start to decide what papers am I going to use. I might start with one set – and then move on to something totally different by the time I am done LOL! It all starts with the papers – to make beautiful embellishments of your own!
Once I start to work on my project, I make more than enough embellishments to work with! That way, I can be a bit more picky about the things I am adding TO the creation, and I have some left over to use on other projects!!! If you notice the photo, these are the leftovers from my mom’s altered drink holder! I can use the white balloons on a bunch of birthday cards, and won’t have to die cut any shapes for a while!
By doing extra embellishments while you have it all out, it saves time in the long run, and makes some of your project’s be one of a kind! Make sure you share with me what you have done!!!
Sympathy cards are never any fun to make, given the reason you are making the card in the first place! I finally found a stamp set I love to use that allows me to create a lot of different cards with one set, including sympathy cards!!! Stampin’ Up is my favorite place to purchase stamps and ink pads as they have quality products, in a ton of themes!!!! I am sure you will find what you are attracted to, from stamps to ink pads… no matter what company you end up going with!!!
The final look will depend on the corner punch you will use! I have about 4 my sister gave me a long time ago that I still use, the one I used here is one of them!!! I might not have the newest of supplies, but it all works just the same! With this particular punch, I found it on Amazon, it is a Fiskars 3 in 1 corner punch Heritage! It has 3 of the 4 I actually use included!!!!
It doesn’t matter if you have exactly what I have, find a simple corner rounder and use it instead!!!! It might look a bit different, but it will look good all the same!! You don’t need to spend a lot of money on supplies to make things look good, trust me on that one!!! All you need is a few supplies and an imagination, you get both with me!!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Get your own list of recycled stuff you can use, and as always, share with me what you are doing!!!
Hello my favorite creative people!!! Long time, no blog posts!!! Well, that is about to change!!! Much going on in the Jeff’s house in the past 6 months, more life changing than anything! But that is for another post!!!!!
Right now, it is THAT time, time to look at our calendars!!! With the Covid virus, your list might be a bit different than it normally is! You might have more cards to make and send out, or gifts to get started on that might save you some time!!! I will have a few things you can think about creating ahead of time at the end of the post!
As you look at your list, what needs to get done soon? What will take the most time IN creating? Can you handle more than one project at a time, or can you do more than one? Use up what you have at home, don’t spend unless you have to!!! Even then, try to shop online!!! Join me this week in a fun birthday idea with cards!!!
I’m not sure about you guys, but wow, I can’t believe it is December already! I’m not sure how it all happened, but here we go, almost in to a new year! This post is a bit of everything – from planning to reflecting…of course “Memories in Tyme” style!
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what did you think of the date this year? I don’t remember when it was this late in the month, and not sure I like it being this close to Christmas!!! Yet this year, was more of a special year, first time around my family in 12 years!!! Challenge or two to document this years events:
If you are one of those “planner folks” – grab your planner and sit down and lets get to work! If you aren’t – get whatever YOU like to plan your life with and lets get started!
Look at events, holidays, special times, plan out date nights, visits – things in YOUR life that you want to enjoy! Remember life is too short, spend it with people who make you want to do better in your life, and not those who bring you down by their very presence!
I have made cards for 29 years now! I remember my first project, my daughter’s birth announcements made out of cardstock and a Disney stamp! How ironic she loves Disney stuff – even now! From that first project until right now – I love making cards!
All of my cards I make are one of a kind! A lot of times I can’t create the same thing twice even IF I use the same supplies on both projects! Each order will come with a free gift as well!
Cards are sold as follows:
We have different themes available – pick what you want and need! All cards are one of a kind, no two are alike for the most part! I try to do each one a little bit different if I can, by placement or details! If you are looking at more custom work, let me know and we will come up with a good price!
Cards you have to choose from:
There is nothing worse than getting in the middle of a project and you do not have enough paper to do what you want! I have been in the middle of something and I need just a little bit more cardstock of a certain color, and there is none left! That is NOT going to happen, not on the PERFECT project!!!
I don’t want to use a whole piece of cardstock if I am only needing a small piece! This is why I save all of my scraps of paper, because there will be that one time, I have the perfect scrap for the project! Besides, you can’t see the back side of a sheet of paper!!!!!!
With this particular set of cards, I needed a bit more black for a basket! I will share the finished project on another post, but they really are turning out cute! Anyway, I knew I needed a bit more of the black, but didn’t have anymore of this color! So, I cut the inside of the back sheet of cardstock and got enough paper to do the baskets and heart punch pieces I needed!
I will also have another cost saving tip when I share the card with you! Hopefully that will be in tomorrow’s post! I hope this will help you save the perfect project, and a bit of money while you are at it!!!