One card, three ideas

Well yesterday was a strange day.  I decided with all the running around that I had been doing lately that I would spend the whole day at home just creating.  I had cleared off my craft desk and was ready to go when ugliness struck… that is, my card wasn’t looking the way I pictured it in my head.  A little word of advice, if it’s not working just let it go for now and put it aside for later.  I kept trying to revive that card and it wasn’t happening.  I started a second one and that didn’t look right either.  In the end I decided to completely change tactic and make something totally different.  And here’s the result:

I like the way this card turned out.  It’s very different from my usual style but a change is as good as a holiday :)  I also think it’s a bit unusual to add silver glitter to a Kraft cardstock but some how it works.  Nothing really to explain about this card, it’s just paper and cardstock that’s been punched out and embellishments added. But I do have some other ideas for you…

Another cardmaking idea:  I thought it would be good to try this card in different ways – maybe do the same card using scallop punches for the outer piece.  Heart shapes instead of the circles would be great for a Birthday, Anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.  I didn’t get around to using different shapes but I did change the theme.  Ever wonder what to do with little stamp images you have and random little embellishments?  Well these cards are great for any cute little stamps you have and as a money saving tip, they’re also great for using up scrap pieces of paper and those little end pieces of ribbon that you just don’t want to throw out.

Here’s the same card but done for Christmas.  I’ve used the same patterned paper even, I just used some little stamps from a Stampin’ Up! set called “Bingo Bits”.  The sentiment on the card is from the same stamp set I’ve used in the other two cards too, it’s one that I use constantly, called “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.

Now here’s the same card again but as a baby card.  The cute puppy image is from a stamp set called “Every Little Bit” – I’m thinking now that I look at it again that I really should use this set more often because it’s just so sweet.  So again, same patterned paper and the sentiment is from the same set as the other two cards, this time I stamped it and punched it out as the ink wasn’t showing up dark enough on the card.

Hope these card ideas get the creative juices flowing for you :D  Give it a go, just change the colours of the cardstock to suit the theme of your card and add what little images and embellishments you have.  Of course if you like things to match perfectly then try out Stampin’ Up!’s buttons and ribbons to go with your cardstock and ink.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card: (I’ve put in brackets after each item which card it is featured on.  If the item has been used on all cards then I’ve left it as is).

Rubber Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Every Little Bit (baby card)
Bingo Bits (Christmas card)

Cardstock & Paper:
First Edition Specialty Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
Rich Razzleberry cardstock (for you card & Christmas card)
Pretty In Pink cardstock (for you card)
Crumb Cake cardstock (aka Kraft)
Baja Breeze cardstock (baby card)
Lucky Limeade cardstock (baby card)
Old Olive cardstock (Christmas card)

Inkpads/Markers:
Rich Razzleberry inkpad
Old Olive inkpad (baby card and Christmas card)

Tools:
1 1/4″ Circle Punch
1 3/8″ Circle Punch
3/4″ Circle Punch
Itty Bitty Punch Pack – little flower punch (for you card)
Heart to Heart Punch – to fit under the Itty Bitty Button (Baby card)
Word Window Punch (Baby card)

Accessories:
Buttons
Linen Thread
Itty Bitty Buttons
Pink Rhinestone Brad
Clear Rhinestone Brads
Basic Jewels. Rhinestone – in the centre of the flower button (for you card)
Trinket Crown
Designer Printed Brads (Baby card)
Twitterpated Button (Baby card)
Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon (Christmas card)