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Archive | January 6, 2013

It’s a banner “Happy Birthday”!

Happy Birthday

Our designers just love to make cards from coordinates! Here’s another card created from patterned paper that was pre-coordinated in a collection, this time from docrafts’ Papermania brand.

And there’s plenty of space on this card for the eye to rest, but it is still anything but boring. The combination of designer Sharon Callis’s simple design and the light airy feeling patterned papers make this card easy on the eyes. It can be tempting to load cards up with embellishments to make them feel finished, but sometimes just a bit is enough.

Because even though this card is simple, it’s far from plain. The thoughtful details give plenty of interest to look at. The dual border of the banner paper and the Webster’s Pages Bloomers creates horizontal movement, and the rounded corners and decorative border are subtle but really step the design up a notch.

Supplies | Collection Kit: docrafts Papermania (Happy Birthday to You). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner). Specialty Paper: American Crafts (Specialty Foil). Trim: Websters Pages (Bloomers). Decorative Scissors: Fiskars Paper Edgers (Corner Rounder, Victorian Edger).

Designer: Sharon Callis

Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years.  In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.

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