Inspirations

By February 26, 2008General

This week I have been thinking a lot about inspirations.  Why certain things inspire me.  Where I gain my inspiration.  Thinking about where it all begins.

022608_dawns_cardThis morning I had about half an hour to be creative before I dug into my work day.  I wanted to get a "quick fix" so to speak.  When searching for inspiration, my eyes stumbled upon this card sitting on my desk.  It is a special note from my good friend Dawn. The squares really struck me and I just began thinking about how much fun it would be to play with bits of patterned paper and a square punch.   Immediately, I gravitated to our NEW Everyday Blessings 6×6 paper pack.  All of the patterns in it are card makers scale.  This means when using just a small portion, as you would with the square punch for example, you will still be able to include several elements from the paper.  I know a lot of times with other papers the patterns are quite large and it’s difficult to do this type of technique.

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For this one I was inspired by the precise spacing Dawn had in between her four accent squares.  I matted mine on white and centered it on the card front.  The sentiment (one of my absolute FAVORITES from Alli’s new stamp set, Shapes By Design) is simply stamped in white ink at the bottom.  I love how "clean" this is, love the colors and I love how I could make several and leave the bottom blank to add a sentiment later.

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With this project, I created a strip of patterned squares, side by side.  I matted them with white cardstock and attached it to my card.  I am crazy in LOVE with the way our white velvet flowers (from the Air Collection) coordinate with our patterned paper.  So fresh looking and the texture just adds that subtle detail!  The sentiment is from Butterfly Kisses and was stamped in white ink.

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In my small 30-minute  stamping session I  made both of these cards.  Simple,  quick & easy!  So what are you waiting for?  Got 30-minutes?  Grab a square punch and our new pack of paper that you just bought and see what you can whip up!  I would LOVE to see your results!  Please feel free to link your project in the comments section!

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SUPPLIES…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Stamps: Shapes by Design (life’s small pleasures) & Butterfly Kisses (Birthday wishes) from Papertrey

Ink: White craft from SU!

Paper: Spring Moss cardstock & 6×6 Everyday Blessings paper from Papertrey

Other: 1-3/8 inch  square punch from EK Success, white velvet flower from Maya Road, small blue paper flower from Making Memories, green brad from Chatterbox

Nichole Heady

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