Maybe I’m obsessive, but I like to keep a LOT of cards on hand. (Alright…I am obsessive. I have an entire drawer in my oversized antique desk dedicated to card and card “parts” storage, but we should move on since my obsessive nature probably isn’t as interesting as what’s to follow).
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS, CARDS, and more CARDS! We love them! And it’s SO fun when you can take a look around at what other scrappers are putting together and incorporate bits and pieces (or the whole darn look!) into cards that are on your scrap table at home.
That’s what we’re inviting you to do with the cards that have been sent in by the various members of the LBD design team this month using the Sweet Bravery Kit. Pick your favorite and tell us what you like about it!
Here we go…
Happy Birthday! This gorgeoug birthday card was created by LBD Design Team Member, Jan Hobbins. After studying this card (and the one following) from Jan I’ve finally been able to pinpoint exactly what it is about Jan’s work that always makes my jaw drop…precision. It’s something that is awe-inspiring to me because it’s not an element that would be applied to most of my work. And now that I’ve identified it…I might try to work on it. Maybe…if I’ve got the patience.
I love the Teeny Glitz Design pink alphas and I love the Basic Grey POPS butterfly (they’re gorgeous and add so much to a project). And I love Jan’s use of the Glitz Design dress form clear stamp in the middle of the caqrd. Jan’s work is always coming right off the page at you. It’s beautiful. Whoever gets this birthday card is definitely going to open it with a smile.
HELLO! Another fabulous option from Jan using the Sweet Bravery kit. I can’t get over the SO fun pink/white houndstooth tissue paper flower in the center. LOVE IT! You’ll also notice the Glitz Design Teeny Alphas again as well as the large sized scallopped edge on the bottom of the card, the simple, but intricate stitching along the borders of the different layers on the card and the pink Glitz Design Glitzer tucked under the top of the houndstooth flower. And, of course, the gold/pearl button embellishment setting the whole thing off there in the center of the flower. I’m smiling and I didn’t even get this card!
30-something! Such a memorable birthday and worth having a card all its own. As the card states…Amy Heller makes unique paper crafting look easy with projects such as this. She’s got layers (and I love that she added in a yellow based layer with all that pink), bits of Glitz Design Glitzers, bits of Melody Ross GCD Studios Homespun Chic inspiration cards, and the Glitz Design dress form clear stamp all coming together to generate the cohesive look of this fabulous card. If I ever decide to claim…thirty something I might think about incorporating this look into my party scheme, but I think I’ll stick at the tried and true 29th for a few more years.
And Francine Clouden sent Valentine’s wishes all the way from France! Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s no reason you can’t get ahead of the game by using your Sweet Bravery kit to jump the gun on your “Valentines!” I love that Francine bordered her mostly pink card with green/white houndstooth paper. You’ll also notice her use of the Basic Grey POPS (floral stickers), the Glitz Design Teeny Pink Alphas, and, of course, the variety of papers used in her layering and her cut outs.
Some greeting card project ideas using the Sweet Bravery kit have additional pictures available on Facebook! Check it out!
And as always…watch for more upcoming projects!