Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cards for St. Jude + Keys.

Tomorrow I'm teaching a card making class at my local scrapbook store, I'm working on finalizing the next PCD stamp set (woo hoo), and next week I'm leaving for CHA (more on that later). I had set a goal of ten cards to send to Winter for her card drive. I'm really not a fan of mass producing, so I knew ten would be a good goal (especially from a girl that STILL does not own one (seriously) kids stamp set). Tonight I knew I needed to get the cards done and sent!

I decided to create something close to a one layer card, and I ended up making a large sentiment and printing of several. Here's what I came up with:

I create the background by just grouping my stamps together and stamping over and over, occasionally flipping. Here's how they looked on my block.
On a side note, Julie told me about cleaning my blocks with a magic eraser! Works like a charm. That cloudy film all gone!  Thanks for all of your tips. I'm going to try some others as well.

Next I just punched the bottom and added an accent color. Pretty easy.

If you are interested in the Happy Valentine's Day file, just email me and I'll send over the file after my class tomorrow night.

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I'm working on next month's stamp set and I'm so excited. I'm loving it! While you're waiting for the next one, don't forget about Key to My Heart!

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I'm leaving for CHA next week! What all do you want me to find out? I'll be blogging and taking my camera along for the fun! If there are some certain brands you want me to check in on, let me know!

14 comments:

Laural-Lee said...

These are all fabulous! Could you send me that file Courtney? I'm just waiting to get my hands on my stamp set and I'd love to be able to recreate these cards. Hope the business and designing process is going well.

~amy~ said...

darling....love the big bold text...can you send it my way when you have the time? I'm going to work on my cards to send to Winter this weekend...going to play with your stamps this weekend too:)

Brenda Weaver said...

great idea to use magic eraser. I would've never thought of that.
I love your cards. Too cute!
Just to let you know, I have a couple of cards on my blog today using your Key to My Heart set. You can find it here http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/key-to-my-heart/
if you want to check it out.
Have fun at CHA! I'm so jealous! I've never been to CHA, but I promised myself that I will go one day!

Laurel said...

LOVE these cards, love the big text and how you made the background!

Jessica said...

Super cute!!! And while you're at CHA don't miss a thing ;) Have fun!!!

Kay said...

Wonderful cards, Courtney! I love the big text. It packs a punch and is SO FUN! I would LOVE for you to send me the file, if you don't mind and have time.

I was going to email you to ask what you found out about cleaning your stamp blocks. However, what is a "magic eraser"? Is it the white foamy thing you buy in the cleaning aisle? HA! That sounds crazy!

Oh girl, I wish I could go to CHA. I'm happy for you but also jealous! ;o) There are about a zillion companies I'd love for you to check out. Too many to list so just show us the ones you love because I know I would love them, too. Can't wait to see you next stamp set!! ♥♥ Kay

Sum said...

Ok, one of your few non-stamper people has no clue what CHA is all about. I can tell you are crazy excited though! :O)

Winter said...

Oh, these are so cute Courtney! I can't thank you enough for all the support in the card drive! And I can't wait for the next stamp set! :)

Gina said...

I love the bold text on these, they look great.

jen said...

These are uber cute- and I'm so glad someone already told you about the magic erasers- I remembered this morning that was the product my girlfriend had told me about!
Have a wonderful time at CHA- can't wait to hear all about it!

Terena said...

Courtney - Come see us at the Jenni Bowlin Studio booth! We would love to meet you. I would love to see your stamp set if you want to bring one along!

Stephanie said...

I love these Courtney - the background you created is fabulous :) gotta give the magic eraser a try as well!

Janelle said...

Love the way you did that background with your keys! Amazing cards, Courtney! Have fun at CHA!

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are great!! Love the CAS cards!