Have you joined a site called Pinterest yet? Pinterest allows you to pin photos on the web that inspire you. It's just like a pin board where you would keep ideas that spark your interest. I always seem to find something there that invokes an idea for me in scrapbooking, whether it's a technique, or a home decor item, or simply a saying I'd like to try on a card!
My first card was inspired by a blue and white beachy pillow I found on-line. The Nantucket die cuts by Pink Paislee were perfect! I layered a few of these on white embossed cardstock, along with a piece of Nantucket ribbon, punched butterflies from the 6x6 Nantucket paper pad and a Vintage Vogue wooden spool, also by Pink Paislee.
To create the card, I cut a long piece of white cardstock about and folded the 2 long ends in towards each other, overlapped them in the front and adhered, then stitched along the edges. I punched a hole at the top with a 2" circle punch for inserting money or a gift card for the sweet birthday girl. I added a stamped sentiment by Papertrey Ink from their Mega Mixed Messages stamp set.
The next card was inspired by these frames I saw online. Loved the little weathered strips, so I decided to cut my 6x6 Nantucket papers into strips and randomly sew them together. I didn't want them to be straight. I think it adds to the casual "beachy" feel. Two Nantucket die cuts were added over the top and two wooden pieces from the Nantucket Wood Shapes!
Just because a paper line has a "theme" to it, doesn't mean you can't use it to create cards! I think the Make Waves card would be a fun card for a high school graduate just leaving for college, with the world (or the big sea) ahead of him. :)
Thank you for viewing my projects today! I hope they leave you inspired to try something new on a card!
Thank you Danielle for joining us this week on the SCT blog! To see more of Danielle's beautiful work, be sure to visit her blog! And, be sure to visit us on Friday this week...think Pink. Pink Paislee that is :)
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