Saturday, April 20, 2013

SN@P, Crackle, Bliss!

A happy weekend to all of you!  I'm up today at 
SIMPLE STORIES BLOG
  with a trio of fun cards using SN@P, Vintage Bliss and 24/Seven :)  
First we'll start with a "HELLO"

And who wouldn't smile after seeing a bright and cheery Hello from SN@P
 I was so happy that I got to use some of the new Flair Buttons and Chipboard pieces. Simple Stories has hit it out of the park with the addition of these new embellishments!
I love using the Pockets even if there isn't anything 'in' the pocket :) The decorative edge and the pattern lends so much to the design...for this card I simply attached one of the SN@P Label Stickers into the pocket and then added some hand-stitching to the top.  

And how about a "Dream Big" for one of the guys (or girl...but this just looks masculine to me!)

I know I say this a lot, but it's true for me:  
let elements such as 3x4 Journaling Cards do the work for you :)  
Once I've selected the perfect Journaling Card for my card then I move on to pick out stickers, chipboard, etc., that will complete the sentiment that I'm wanting to achieve.
And if you haven't tried it, implement a bit of hand-stitching to soften and add texture.
  There are many times that I don't use my sewing machine, but I still must stitch LOL!

Finally, ahhhh....some "Sweet Bliss"

I absolutely (seriously) had a blast making this card!  After texturing the cardfront with an embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts), I decided to keep the design cropped to just a circle of beauty.  I used two different sizes of scalloped dies (Lifestyle Crafts) and then matted the centers of each with a circle that was machine stitched in place.  A couple of Chipboard Embellishments and 3-D Layered Stickers and my card is complete!
Simple Stories Products:
Hello Card- SN@P!- Hello Chipboard Stickers; Life Decorative Brads; Flair Icons; Color Fusion Assorted Pockets; Labels Stickers; Typeset Stickers; Life 6x6 Paper Pad
Dream Big Card: 24/7- Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers; Expressions Cardstock Stickers; 6x6 Paper Pad; Chipboard Stickers; Decorative Brads; Layered Stickers; 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
So Very Sweet Card: Vintage Bliss- 6x6 Paper Pad; Chipboard Stickers; Layered Stickers; SN@P!- Typeset Stickers

Next week a few of the Simple Stories ladies are teaming up with Petaloo, so be sure to stop by!
Hoping you have a fabulous weekend!

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