Today is Saturday, and what a week it has been! While today’s card is fitting for a Simple Saturday post (the concept is super-simple), the layout of these cards can be a little tricky. Don’t worry, though, because I’m going to show you some tips that will help you to recreate it (if you so choose – is it wrong for me to assume you want to recreate this project?). Without any further ado, here’s my project – a couple of 3″ x 3″ Valentine cards :
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Color Flip. Would you agree that one of these cards is perfect for a guy, while the other is perfect for a girl? Both cards use the exact same colors – Night of Navy, Strawberry Slush and Pink Pirouette. With a simple switcheroo of the colors, though, the entire feel of the card changes.
- Lining it All Up. If you are going to place items in a grid, it’s important to make sure they line up nicely on the card front. While I could make a light lines with a pencil on the front of the card that could be erased afterward, I chose to create the grid on the back of the cardstock and then marked the crosspoints by punching holes at those points. I then flipped over the cardstock and centered the circles and heart over the holes. How easy is that?
- No Sentiment Needed. This card does not include a sentiment. In general, I think a card should have a sentiment. In some cases, though, a sentiment would distract from the overall design of the card. I don’t think this card needs a sentiment, so I’m happy to let the dots and hearts speak for themselves.
Papers: Night of Navy, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette Accessories: Small Heart punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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I’m a cross between a hobby and business demonstrator right now. Brian is there to answer questions and offer support no matter which way I decide to go. – Lisa A.
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Good news! I know you’d be upset with me if I withheld good news from you, but I have two pieces of good news to share with you. First, I promoted to Manager with Stampin’ Up! this past week. Woo hoo! Second, I have just been added as a Design Team Member for Fab Friday, a design blog site with a team of very talented designers. My first card challenge with this group will be on February 14. Woo hoo!