Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BUILDING ON THE BASICS

I continue to have so much fun working my way through Stampin' Up!'s online class, The Basics, as I originally spoke of in this post http://www.paperseedlings.com/2013/03/the-basics-in-beginning.html

And, as I had promised, I will keep you up-to-date on my progress with four projects per post.

Project 5 called for one of the Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes (item 124106). Not having these darling boxes in my possession, I decided to make this project into a card.

Project 5

I loved the notion of layering a punched-out space in a piece of colored card stock over Designer Series Paper. I will most assuredly be using this idea again in the future.

I must admit that I was not totally enamored of the example shown in Project 6, so I drastically switched it up to become my very own. 

Project 6

As you can see by comparing the little project photo in the background, my changes were considerable.  The part I like the best about my creation is the corduroy buttons that serve as the center of my black-eyed susans. Retired, of course. But . . . they work perfectly in this card. 

Project 7

Since I already had this stamp set out from yesterday's project, I decided to utilize it for my rendition of Project 7. Besides using a different set than called for, I made only a few basic changes in my card. I stayed with Stampin' Up!'s color palette and added a bit more whimsy to my background.


Project 7 detail


Project 8 introduced us to the Stamp-a-ma-jig. As I've said previously, I totally resisted using this little tool for a long time. Until I finally discovered just how indispensable it truly is. 

Project 8
I am sad that I do not have the alphabet set called for in these instructions, Morning Post Alphabet (page 144), because isn't it TRULY ADORABLE?? So, I substituted one of my retired alphabet sets, ending up with a more whimsical-looking card. By adding the flowers with Basic Pearl centers atop a Perfect Polka Dots background to mimic the happy pearls, I am very happy with my outcome.

So, while you can see that I am remaining a faithful follower of the techniques being taught, by making a few basic -- and sometimes not quite so basic -- changes, I am switching up these little projects to be entirely my own.

I am in paper crafting HEAVEN! I already feel so downhearted thinking about when this little online course will end. But, in the meantime, I am enjoying my daily excursions completely!

Smiles.




23 comments:

  1. They're really pretty cards. Your additions really look great.

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  2. As always, love your creations!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I always look forward to seeing what you bring to the party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  3. I love those Thank YOU cards..... so cute! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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    1. I started following you, Emily! And thanks for letting me link up! :>)

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  4. What gorgeous cards! How fun to have online classes and inspiration and yet to make them your own. I love the 'thanks' card! So cute!
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-7.html
    Take care,
    KC

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up!
      KC

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    2. Thanks so much for the great comment and for the invite! :>)

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  5. I love looking at your cards and the way you make it your own, but sticking to the techniques. All the little details are amazing :-) thank you for sharing at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS Link Party ! {I am truly looking forward to seeing more of your card creations next week}

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. I really appreciate your kindness. And I will keep on coming as long as you'll have me! :>)

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  6. Gorgeous. I haven't made any cards in too long. You've just inspired me. Found you via Dear Creatives.

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad that I've inspired you! If I can help in any other way, just let me know. :>)

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  7. Pinned it! Super Cute. :-) If you have time, I'd love to hope to see this linked later this week at:
    http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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    1. Thanks, Monica! I did link it up at your site. I'm so terribly behind. :>)

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  8. Beautiful cards Linda!!! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! See you Thursday on the next hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-homeacre-hop-13.html

    We'll be announcing a new giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, for the nice comment and for letting me link up on the HomeAcre Hop! :>)

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  9. Boyh my computer and Ipad are mesing up, so I hope I can continue to comment!! I LOVE your thnks card it is just adorable!! Thank you joining me Linda!
    Doni

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  10. Those are very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie, and thanks also for having me! :>)

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