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Cards | Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

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Today we have designer Carrie Walz joining us! Her exuberant card shows us a great example of letting pattern be the focus of your card’s design.

Carrie made the pattern the focus of this design in two ways. First, she picked something bold to work with. The black and white polka dot is a bold graphic, and the high contrast color scheme draws even more attention to it.

Second, by repeating the same pattern in several design elements – the paper, and the ribbon – Carrie placed more focus on it and made the design more cohesive. The inclusion of several circular elements like the stick pins and bling also echoed the polka dots and emphasized the design theme.

Supplies | Card: American Crafts. Patterned Paper: Pebbles (Basics Cardmaking Pad 2). Sticker: Pebbles (Walnut Grove Masking Tape stickers). Ribbon: May Arts. Bling: Bella!

Designer: Carrie Walz

Carrie Walz is a stay at home mom of two wonderful children who are the inspiration for her scrapbooking. She is currently designing for Ruby Rock-It, We R Memory Keepers and Paper Issues. She has been scrapbooking for many years and loves seeing the world a different way from the art of scrapbooking and cardmaking, and loves seeing the joy in peoples’ eyes when they receive a handmade card or when they are turning the pages of her scrapbooks. To learn more about Carrie, visit her blog, Everyday Moments.


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Crazy for You…

Do you see all the washi tape? It’s hiding in lots of places on these Valentine’s cards by designer Carrie Walz!

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In the first card, the washi tape is tiled to become the background behind the chipboard frame. The edges sticking out from under the frame in a few places make the card less stiff and formal, and carry through the vertical line outside the frame.

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The tape is harder to find on this one…it’s hidden on the clothespin! Washi tape is great for giving color and pattern to things like clothes pins. It adheres all by itself, is flexible for uneven or non-flat surfaces, and can easily go around corners or curves.

Hugs & Kisses by Carrie Walz

Here again, the washi tape is tiled, but this time it is to create a “patterned paper” cover for the heart die cut! It was also used to create a fast and easy border element at the bottom of the card.

Washi tape is a very versatile coordinate to add to your creative toolbox…don’t forget to grab yours and see how many different purposes you can find for it on your cards!

Supplies:

Top |  Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (White Textured,  Red Textured).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy for You). Stickers: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy For You Layered Chipboard). Die Cut: We R Memory Keepers (Pretty). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink, Red).  Floss: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy (Red, Grey).

Middle |  Cardstock:  We R Memory Keepers (White Textured),  Momenta (Textured Grey).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (My Type, XOXO). Stickers: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy For You Layered Chipboard). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink).

Bottom |  Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (White Textured, Light Pink Textured), Momenta (Textured Grey).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (My Type).  Stickers: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (Layered Chipboard Words). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink). Ribbon:  We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon (Pink).

Designer: Carrie Walz

Carrie Walz is a stay at home mom of two wonderful children who are the inspiration for her scrapbooking. She is currently designing for Ruby Rock-It, We R Memory Keepers and Paper Issues. She has been scrapbooking for many years and loves seeing the world a different way from the art of scrapbooking and cardmaking, and loves seeing the joy in peoples’ eyes when they receive a handmade card or when they are turning the pages of her scrapbooks.


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Teddy Bear: My Heart Sings

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 This dynamic card by designer Carrie Walz will deliver your message of love with a smile!

The patterned papers are selected and coordinated by color and scale of the pattern. The single color, from the same collection, makes them all cohesive. The scale of the patterns is varied, making them work together well. There’s one very small print, one medium print, and one larger one. This keeps the design balanced.

All of the design elements are flat paper, so the bow and stick pin add an important element of dimension and a needed soft touch to the design, making it feel really finished and pulled together.

Supplies | Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (Black Widow Potion, Crazy for You White). Patterned Paper: Ruby Rock-It Bella Fundamentals (Pink Fusion Weave, Pink Fusion Reel, Pink Fusion Thread). Ribbon: May Arts. Embellishments: Ruby Rock-It (Narratives, DIY Decoupage), Momenta (Black Tie Embossed Message, Clear Layered Black and White Flower Stickers), Little Yellow Bicycle (Clothesline Flower Stick Pins).

Designer: Carrie Walz

Carrie Walz is a stay at home mom of two wonderful children who are the inspiration for her scrapbooking. She is currently designing for Ruby Rock-It, We R Memory Keepers and Paper Issues. She has been scrapbooking for many years and loves seeing the world a different way from the art of scrapbooking and cardmaking, and loves seeing the joy in peoples’ eyes when they receive a handmade card or when they are turning the pages of her scrapbooks.

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