3/16/2016

CardMaker and American Crafts Blog Hop

     Welcome to the CardMaker and American Crafts Blog Hop! I've had so much fun this week playing with the Amy Tangerine "better together" collection from American Crafts! 
     Just look at all the beautiful colors on this patterned cardstock! So full of spring flowers.
     I started by making a 5x7 white cardstock base. Then, I began adding layers. You know I love lots of layers! My rectangle pieces are 1.25" wide including the navy blue matting. They are, from left to right, 5.75", 4.5" and 5.25" high.
     The triangle accents are from a mistake. I made the rectangles too tall to begin with. I trimmed them and ended up with these triangle shapes that I cut from those leftovers. I really like the look of them! I think I will do this on more cards.
     The die cut flower and acetate sentiment are also part of the "better together" collection. To adhere the "thanks" tag, I adhered the flower with foam tape partially over the tag.

    My second card makes me feel a little naughty. I love mixing prints together even if Mom always told me that was a big no-no.
     I started again with a white card base. I cut tags from different sheets in the collection. As in my first card, the die cut sentiment tag and the acetate flower spray are part of the collection.
     So that the flower spray would show up better on my card, I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered it to a scrap of white cardstock. Then, I trimmed along the edge of the acetate and attached it with foam tape.
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     TIP:  A great way to mix prints when you're not sure what goes together is to go with prints from a collection like this one. Someone else has already picked colors and patterns that go with each other.
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     Thanks a million for hopping along with us today! I hope we have inspired you to create your own cards or other projects using the American Crafts, Amy Tangerine "better together" collection.
     Make sure you stop by my fellow CardMaker Blog Team member's blogs for more great inspiration! Leave them a little love if you have time.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela
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     In case you came here first, or if you get lost, here is a complete list of the blog writers that are joining in the fun today.

     Your next stop is:  Linda Beeson

     CardMaker
     Lisa Silver
     Linda Beeson
     Dawn Lusk
     Kim Klinkovsky
     American Crafts

Materials used:
     cardstock-     from Amy Tangerine better together collection
                              blogs + coffee #373980
                              cloud + sunshine #373974
                              sweet + sour #373964
                              jack + jill #373972
                              bow + arrow #373982
                              fact + fiction #373979
                              push + pull #373966
                              knot + bow #373977
                              back + forth #373969
                              soap + water #373971
                              cut + paste #373965
                              heavy-duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
     die cuts-         cardstock and acetate (Amy Tangerine better together collection 373993)
     adhesive-       double-stick tape, foam tape (Scotch 3M)

11 comments:

Dawn said...

lol, I love your 'mistake'! isn't it great when you do something like that you can still make it work!! Both cards are a great design to show off the beautiful double sided paper and embellishments!

Brooke said...

Such pretty cards!

My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards, Pam. I love all the layers, patterns, and design.

M DelValle said...

Wow wonderful card and patterns! Maria

Carisa said...

Awesome card, I love the mix of patterns!!!

Lisa Silver said...

Really wonderful layouts! This collection is perfect for mixing patterns!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So fun and bright!

Tami Rose said...

Love it when a mistake turns out so well! Love the mixing and matching!

StampingbugKerry said...

I'm loving the floral prints in this collection! The colors just POP! Love your cards!

Amanda Rhodes said...

The triangle pieces look great!

Suzi said...

I'm sorry I don't get the opportunity to stop by more often. You know, life happens! But I love getting your blog posts in my email and continue to love your wonderful creations! I don't have time to blog hop, but I had to stop by here! (Prayer request: back surgery Tuesday with rods and screws and all that. Thanks!) Hugz!