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Cards | Happy Mother’s Day

Today, we’re making a big announcement for National Scrapbook Day!

Please welcome to Scrapbook Update the Card Annex design team! The Card Annex team was founded late last year as part of another Nally Studios property, and is now taking up permanent residence at Scrapbook Update to strengthen our creative offerings here.

Our ten card designers will be bringing you content several times per week to highlight products and teach techniques. Today, you’ll be getting their first three posts for Scrapbook Update, but if you would like to see more, you can visit the Card Annex archives on our site.

First up today, Scrapbook Update’s Card Annex team designer Corri Garza is bringing us a card featuring the products of designer Lori Whitlock, but from two different companies!

The beautiful pink papers on this card are from the Valentine’s Day collection called “Love Story” that Lori designed for Echo Park Paper Company. Who said that you have to put away your seasonal products when the season is over? Lori’s beautiful feminine pink designs in “Love Story” are perfect for Mother’s Day, and would also do well for other occasions like birthdays and baby girls.

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Best Wishes To The Mr. and Mrs.

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 When it comes to weddings these days, your average young couple wants their wedding to be hip, trendy, and personal, but with just the right amount of class and elegance as a nod to the traditional.  You might find it difficult to combine traditionally opposing ideas like “trendy” and “elegant” in order to create cards (and gift items) for newlyweds on their big day. I consider this card cute and trendy, but still elegant and fit for a wedding.

Here are some tips to help you along:

1: Consider keeping the color scheme simple.  You might want to use mounds of flowers and lace (and if that fits your bride and groom – have at it!) but, you can effortlessly infuse a little classic elegance into almost any design by sticking to a few traditional colors.

2: Let the iconography make a statement.  Using cute bird and cloud images stamped in classic black and white, I was able to add a sweet and trendy feeling to the card.

3: Keep the design focused.  When it comes to big occasions – like weddings – everything is super embellished to make a statement. On my card, I used very specific, coordinating colors and stamps to convey my message.  In a sea of forgettable white cards printed with flowers and frills a clean and straightforward design could be a bold stand-out.

Supplies | Cardstock: American Crafts (Red), The Paper Company (White).  Cardbase: David Tutera (Celebrate, Cardmaking System). Stamps: Hampton Art (For Bella Blvd and Art Warehouse). Inks: Clearsnap (Pigment White, Black). Die cutting: Silhouette Cameo (heart). Punch: EK Success (corner rounder)


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Technique Tuesday | Hi

 

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Ready for some more Technique Tuesday fun? Today, designer Corri Garza brings us a fun card for everyday notes, with a trendy twist!

Flair is a trendy embellishment right now and the new “With Flair” stamp set from Technique Tuesday means that you can have an endless supply of it in any color and design. This set is perfect for card making and for Project Life! For today’s card, Corri stamped the “hi” flair on white in a shade of blue ink that coordinated with her patterned paper.

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Corri’s card has another fun feature – it is actually a two part die-cut with a removable flower pot that can hide your greeting! The multi-part digital cutting file for Silhouette by Lori Whitlock has a few pieces to assemble, but the finished product is fun, fun, fun!

Supplies | Stamps: Technique Tuesday (With Flair). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Faded Jeans). Patterned Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (Starlight, Wild Hearts, Stargazers, Float Away, Dreamcatcher). Button: October Afternoon (Cakewalk). Twine: The Twinery (Strawberry). Hemp Cord: Hemptique. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Card Kit Flower Pot by Lori Whitlock, 6 Bracket Labels with Shadow by Lori Whitlock).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.


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More Than a Thousand Words

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Sometimes there are no words.  Whether it be love, loss, or just a note, some cards convey a message even without a sentiment.  This card is clearly an “I Love You” card but, because I’ve used so many familiar icons for Valentines and love (hearts, arrows, etc.) a sentiment is not necessary.

[Editor's Note: Britt used a lot of circles in this card - but can you find the visual triangle that she made in the middle of it?]

Supplies | Cardstock: DCWV (pink), American Crafts (red). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (chevron, glitter, corrugated). Stamp: Jillibean Soup for Hampton Art (arrow). Ink: Clearsnap (Fireberry), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Antique Linen). Buttons: Forever In Time. Twine: Hemptique. Die Cutting: Silhouette Cameo (hearts), Spellbinders (circles).

Designer: Britt Bass
Britt Bass has been papercrafting since the age of ten when she was given her first scrapbook for Christmas, 1995. Her love of cardmaking is only a few years old, but she has taken to the craft with passion and enthusiasm. She loves many different styles and is particularly partial to tools of every shape, size, and function. She currently serves as a design team member for DCWV, Hampton Art, Craftwork Cards (USA), and Heartstring Designs and her work can be seen in the pages of several issues of Designed to Color. Britt is a crafty social media junky with active, craft dedicated pages on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. If you want to see more of Britt’s work, she posts card inspiration and design team projects on her blog, Pink Paper Crowns.


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I’ve Bean Missing You!

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Sometimes all it takes for a great card is the perfect die cut to go with a fun sentiment stamp! Designer Corri Garza used a My Mind’s Eye 6″x6″ paper pad to create a wonderfully coordinated splash of pattern on this fun card. It might be tempting to use shades of brown and black with a coffee-themed stamp and a coffee cup die cut, but the bright graphic patterns give a much happier tone to the card and its sentiment. The key is to mix the colors and size of the patterned paper. Corri contrasted the bold plaid with a more subtle geometric patterned paper.

Supplies | Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white). Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Six by Six (A Mother’s Love). Stamps: Scrappy Moms (Freshly Brewed). Ink: Tsukineko StazOn (Jet Black), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Broken China). Digital Die Cutting File: Silhouette (Coffee Cup To  Go). Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Shimmer Satin). Embellishment: Recollections by Michaels (glitter heart).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.

Get a great deal from Silhouette and support Scrapbook Update at the same time, by using code “UPDATE” when you check out with Silhouette’s Valentine’s Day deals!

* Get a Silhouette Portrait machine and a double-sided adhesive starter kit for $179.99.

* Already have a machine? Get a double-sided adhesive starter kit for $12.99.

Don’t forget to use code “UPDATE” to get your discount and support Scrapbook Update when you check out.

Offer good through February 14th.

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You Knock My Socks Off!

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This card from designer Corri Garza really shows the value of thinking outside the box with your dies and digital cutting files!

Corri’s design has a really offbeat take on a love theme, which is unique in itself, but if you look hard at her supply list you see another twist. The socks that make up the central themed element for the card come from a Silhouette digital cutting file called “Christmas Stockings” by Sophie Gallo. It looks like this:

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Take the sock on the left, leave off the top cuff and the snowflake, and use some non-seasonal colors…and you’ve got a pair of socks good for any occasion!  What occasion could you use a good pair of socks for?

Supplies | Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white). Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper (Love Story). Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Diamond Stain Metal Grey). Ink: Tsukineko Staz-On (Jet Black). Rhinestones: Recollections by Michaels. Electronic Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Christmas Stockings, 5 Bracket Labels with Shadows).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.


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