I'm sharing this post with you today in celebration of this wonderful blog hop! Make sure you stop by the Xyron blog all week.
I'm going to share some tips and tricks on how to create these time saving cards:
The key here is prep, I chose a color scheme (red/green/white/black), precut parts and pieces, chose themed stickers and embellishments. Cut your cardstock to cards that measure 4.25 X 5.5 inches. Punch or cut 4 chalkboard (black) cardstock 3X4 inch "journaling cards". Punch or cut 4 glittery cardstock 3X4 inch "journaling cards". Gather coordinating patterned papers and embellishments.
These are all pre-adhered jumping off points, I added all the extras as I adhered stuff to the cards, I'm giving you the base to begin with and you can add as little or as much as you like to the card.
1 Begin layering.
2 Add the flowery branch.
3 Lay the knitted ribbon underneath.
4 Add a sweet flower to the pennant and add sentiment.
How you can enhance this design: Add a border sticker to the bottom, tie some twine around the top of the "journaling cards", draw a "chalk border", add punches stars and sequins.
1 Add patterned paper base
2 Lay down your journaling cards
3 Add some knitted ribbon (I used some great Petaloo!)
4 Add some joy and a flowery branch
5 Add a twine/star border at the top
6 I'm just showing you how to add a great little touch, like a staple, Xyron's Teresa Collins Stapler works great for this!
How you can enhance this design: Add a sticker border to the bottom, add some color coordinating washi tape, add some staples, add a chalkline to the journaling card, instead of just laying the stars on top of the twine...punch holes and thread the twine through, add a heart next to the "joy" sentiment, outline the cardstock base.
1 Pick a patterned paper base.
2 Tear some patterned paper and place as shown on card.
3 Add chalkboard layer, you can add dots as shown or leave plain.
4 Place trims as shown. A great way to adhere this is with a clear adhesive. Psst! Xyron has those.
5 Add knitted trim, place sentiment backed with a scalloped circle on top.
6 Just a shameless share about how awesomely easy the Xyron 3 inch Stickermaker is to use.
Ways you can enhance this design: Add a sticker border to the bottom of the card, add some staples, add some sticker stitches to the top of one of the journaling cards
By now you've got the hang of this, card 4 is no sweat. Your awesome Core'dinations base is this:
Add the patterned paper, knitted trim from Petaloo and you're ready to go:
The next step is adding the sentiment below the starred number. You can do this by adding a sticker off center and adding the sentiment on top of it. Look to card number four for inspiration on this.
Ways you can enhance this card: Add a border sticker to the bottom of the card, add twine around the patterned paper, add some small punched shapes tucked here and there, add a staple to a journaling card, add a sticker stitch to the chalk card to make it seem as if you hand drew a stitched border.
Thank you for letting me share with you today...make sure that you head over to the Petaloo blog and the Core'dinations blog as they are celebrating this hop too! You can also be entered into a chance to win some great prizes! Check the blogs for details!!!