Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Expressions - from ETM



I look forward to the first of each month - I really do - because it means that I will be getting a new kit from Express the Moment for making cards! Now I never know what is going to be IN the kit - but I always love it because Kim always picks such great things for us to work with. :)  I have never recieved a kit that didn't have something new in it for me to experiment with. The June kit came to me with a piece of toulle in it. I had to look up toulle because me - being fabric impaired - didn't know what to call this fabulous little lightweight piece of netting. . . what fun! There was a running theme to the papers and embellies that the kit includes this month - beautiful patterned papers and stickers by Basic Grey, buttons, crochet flowers, and pretty spring colors are only a few of the supplies that I found inside to create these wedding cards!

A full sheet of letter and number stickers by Basic Grey was included in the kit - just watch this video to see all of the ways that they can be used. . . I really tried to stretch my imagination and think of lots of different things to do with them. I think that I came up with a few fun things to do - and this could be done with tons of different kinds of letters - letter stickers, letter die cuts, letter chip board pieces, Thickers . . . etc. . . etc. . .





As promised, here are some more card recipes as well - I hope that you are finding them useful! Here is the original card recipe post if you want to start at the beginning and play along and collect them all. Remember to left click on the little recipe shown here, then right click on the big version, save, or print.

I love this card because it is very versatile and could be used for a birthday, anniversiary, wedding, or whatever comes up soon! I left the center of that sentiment mat blank because I know that when the occasion comes up, I can add the perfect stamp or words to it to make this card just right for the recipient.



I also had a ton of fun with this card - you could use it for a wedding, birthday, anniversiary or any special date really. Best of all, the recipient could use this card front as a pretty embelishment for a scrapbook page about their special day!



Do you need some help with the easel cards? I thought that these would be a lot of fun for a wedding. They could be used as cards, or also for place settings for the bride and groom, or maybe even as little signs to show where to stack all the presents! Yay!




Easel cards are fun and simple to build - just make your card "front" on a base that is 4.25 x 5.5"
Next cut a cardstock base that is 5.5" x 8.5"
Score the cardstock base in the center - 4.24"
Score the cardstock base again at 2"
Fold both score marks as shown in this photo - now adhere the card front
to just the bottom edge of the cardstock base - the part that folds down. Don't glue the entire card front to the base, or the easel part won't work as shown.

You will need to glue or tie a large button to the inside of the card as shown. Add some other cute embelishments around it too. When the card is open and set up as shown, the button holds the bottom "lip" of the card so that the card sits up like an easel. Cute huh? Check out these photos for detail.






I should mention that I have a ton of stuff left over from my kit to make more cards and I will be making my monthly 8x8 page too - so those will be coming soon. Oh, and I did use some rhinestones from my own supply this month because I JUST HAD TO ADD A LITTLE BLING. So if you don't have rhinestones on hand, you might have to beg borrow or steal some to make your cards *exactly* like mine - but hopefully this will give you a few fun ideas to get started. . .

Best wishes! And have fun!

9 comments:

Edwards Family said...

LOVE...LOVE THEM. LOVE YOUR STICKER TECHNIQUE. YOU ARE AMAZING. THANKS FOR SHARING.

Kim Rose said...

Just as you look forward to the kit, I look forward to what you are going to do with it! Amazing ideas each month! Love the easel card idea. So cute!

Jeanne said...

Great ideas for letters! I have a bunch of punch outs and just didn't know what to do. I'm definitely going to try some of your ideas. Thanks!

Jamie said...

Nancy, your video rocks! What cute cards, I hope Kim has an extra kit, I don't usually buy the card kit but I love this one! Thanks!

debb said...

Your cards are just beautiful!

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