This is a great hour that’s all about thank you – “a polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer.” Two kind little words that have so much packed into them. This hour we want to share some sweet thank you cards the team has created, and perfect for our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend.
Happy World Card Making Day! Don’t you just love a designated day to celebrate our passion for card making! I love making cards and my approach to creating a card design is definitely the ‘keep-it-simple’ approach. I usually use less than 3 patterned papers, have one focal embellishment point, communicate one sentiment and then finish the card with a sprinkle of enamel dots.
One of my favourite paper techniques is to create a card front with two different patterns in triangles. Just create two card fronts of the same size and cut one of them in half on the diagonal. This gives the card a visual geometric interest with equal ‘showing off’ of pretty paper.
Hope you have crafty day and have a chance to make a card or two!” ~ Virginia Nebel
We completely agree with Lisa Dickinson’s tip: “Store patterned paper scraps with similar color palettes together. When you need to make a quick card, just grab a few of the coordinated scraps and stitch to a card base!”
Tips from our Editor-in-Chief, Susan Opel:
- Find inspiration in the everyday! I loved the color combination on a friend’s top, so I snapped a picture with my phone. Kay’s beautiful floral top was my color inspiration for this graphic design.
- Look at your dies in fresh ways! The rounded diamond shape is part of a die set that creates a dimensional bow, but by itself, it’s a graphic shape with big impact.
As we end this hour of thanks, we want to thank Virginia, Lisa, and Susan for sharing these sweet cards! We would also love to thank one lucky reader for joining us this hour with another mystery box giveaway! We have our last $100 mystery box full of fun, card making supplies from several of our partners for one lucky winner! You’ll get paper, stamps, inks, adhesive and more! For an opportunity to win this special mystery box, be sure to leave a comment below by Thursday, October 13th! Good luck! In your comments, let us know what you are thankful for. Sometimes it’s nice just to say it out loud, or write it down.
We have a fabulous World Card Making Day finale coming up in one hour so be sure to join us. Some surprises left to share. If you’re just joining us this hour, be sure to start at our 9:00 am post today!