Hi everyone! This is Tonya here today. A couple of days ago I was noticing that my card stash was in need of some cards that were a little more on the masculine side. When I think about manly cards the Jubilee-Tangerine line immediately comes to mind, the colors are perfect and what says ‘man’ more the a trophy head of a buck?!
For this first card I simply took different strips of patterned paper and layered them on the front of the card making sure to slight tilt them a bit. Then it was embellished with a die cut popped up with some foam tape and one of the buck head enamel shapes.
This next card was pretty simple to make. I cut out the letters for ‘you’ and then layered behind the negative space of the ‘o’ with a bunch of enamel dots. I varied the font of the two words to add some visual interest to what is a rather simple card.
Merry Christmas, MME friends!! Lea here today, hoping that this post finds you enjoying every moment of this beautiful holiday!
Today my cards are for you, our valued customers & readers, whom we treasure & appreciate so much every single day! From our home here to your homes all over the world...we send the utmost sincere thanks & happy holiday wishes to you & yours.
Supplies: Joyous: 12x12 "Tinsel" paper, Gift Label Stickers, Alpha & Word Sticker Sheets, Decorative Brads, Gems; Other: red cardstock, flowers, sentiment stamps, brown ink.
I've used the Joyous collection for my cards today! I didn't want the season to pass by without using some of the amazing sentiments from the Alpha & Word Sticker Sheets...so I just used all of them. Between both cards, not one sentiment sticker was wasted & it helped pass along our wishes to you!!
For the first card, the entire background is a block of the sentiment strip stickers adhered to a red card base. After that, I layered a doily & circle sticker to the front. After stamping part of the sentiment to an oatmeal cardstock strip, I finished by layering it with a brad & some flowers to the circle sticker. I then accented with a few jewels as a final touch.
For the second card, I didn't have as many sticker sentiment strips as the first one, so I created a square block with the rest I had left. I layered that block with a glittered chevron paper block to the front of a red card base. I folded a doily in half, then added it to the front with another circle sticker. I stamped the rest of the sentiment to an oatmeal paper strip, then adhered it to the circle sticker with flowers to finish.
The holidays are in full swing (I'm sitting here with a cup of candy cane cocoa as I type this), and you might find yourself in need of additional cards! So while these cards do have a lot of layers to them, they are really simple to put together. My Mind's Eye makes it easy with all the amazing stickers & accents that they create for each collection. With everything ready made, all I had to do was grab & start layering them on the card fronts.
The first card with the big (but fabulous!!) bow on it is the only one that can't easily slide into an envelope to be sent. But it would look beautiful atop a gift package, basket or bag...don't you think? The other three cards do have some dimension added to them, but will still fit into an envelope with ease (I checked!).
I started by cutting four A2 sized cards, 2 portrait & 2 landscape, from black cardstock. Then each card got a background paper cut slightly smaller, 2 in red & 2 in green.
After that I used patterned paper scraps, stickers & embellishments to decorate the front of each card. I actually cut out the collection name graphic from the gift label stickers for the jingle bell card! I kept looking at my stickers, and it just fit perfectly!
I hope that you've enjoyed my card set for stickers week on the MME blog!! Feel free to recreate them for your last minute holiday card needs!
Hi there! Lea here today with a couple of really fun cards to share with you!! I used the Just Sayin' collection, & combined it with some goodies from some of the Jubilee collections.
Supplies: Just Sayin'- Belong 12x12 paper, 6x6 paper pad, decorative brads, transparent frames, alpha word sticker sheets, enamel dots; Jubilee "Tangerine" - transparent frames, rub-ons; Jubilee "Sherbet" - chipboard elements; Other - pink cardstock, ivory twine, sequins.
The transparent frames that My Mind's Eye offered with these latest collections are SO cool! They work great as photo overlays, but what do you do with them as a card maker?
Well, I would daresay a lot, but one thing that they are PERFECT for are shaker cards! Shaker cards have taken the card world by storm this year! They are a huge trend, and you normally see them with just transparent openings.
I love the fact that the MME transparency frames have prints & patterns on them. The sequins still show through perfectly, and the print just adds that much more to them!
For the first card I used a chipboard Polaroid frame to create my shaker. I filled it full of gold stars, which complimented the theme of the sentiment! The sentiment came from one of the awesome transparency frames from the Jubilee "Tangerine" collection.That is one of my FAVE sentiments, & I love how perfectly it fit here.
For my second card I punched a circle from patterned paper to create the shaker window, and then covered it with a lightly patterned transparency frame from the Just Sayin' collection. I filled it with gold heart sequins, & then embellished around the frame as shown.
The sentiment was created right above the shaker piece using rub-ons & letter stickers. Shaker cards are really easy to make! All you need to create is a window of some sort, and then cover the window with a transparent sheet. Like I said above, the MME transparent frames are perfect for this!
Then you need to apply strips of foam adhesive all around the window opening so none of the sequins can fall out! Pour your sequins on the card front in the area where the window will be, then adhere that window piece over top of them. Then just shake it up to loosen them from the middle of the window, so that they fall along the edges of it.
Thanks so much for checking out my cards today! I hope you enjoyed how I used the MME transparent frames, and I hope you will try it out as well! Have a great day!
Hey everyone! Tonya here today to share with you some fun Halloween cards that I made using the new Frightful line. This is such a fun collection that can go many different directions. You can go spooky, classy, or cute. The orange glitter adds just the perfect touch of sparkle!
Hi everyone Laurel here with some non-traditional fall cards. I love using non themed paper to create themed projects. I was given the fall card assignment and I challenged myself to use one of the collections that wouldn’t be thought of for fall. I decided on the Jubilee Sherbet collection. I paired it with the Necessities Wood Grain collection for a bit of shabbiness.
There is something so sweet & whimsical about the different bicycles that were used throughout these collections, and I just LOVED them! So, I used similar designs on both of my cards so that I could use as many of them up as possible! They combined so perfectly with layers of doilies.
My chipboard focus on the first card was the beautiful doily banner. The banner in full is about 8 inches long, and definitely wouldn't have fit on my card in whole. So, I cut it in half. When it was time to add it to my card, I arranged it on the front until it looked just right...then trimmed off the excess. The plus side - I still have the other half of the banner that I can use on another card later!
For my second card I used the chipboard bicycle, and added a little dimension to the flower basket by adding a matching chipboard flower to the top of it. I used the same background design for each card, but love how they still look differently from each other.
I love the dimension that chipboard adds, so don't be afraid to use it on your cards! While they might cost a little more to ship, it is a small price to pay for the beauty it adds to your design!