Winter 2015 Inspiration Board #5

In this post, you will see several 3-Dimensional projects as well as nine, yes NINE, cards! 🙂

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Have fun with board #5:

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Behind the Project: What the pictures don’t tell you…

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This was probably the quickest project to do, and yet, it’s one of my favorites! While it certainly has a Valentine’s Day feel to it, I would leave it up as a decoration well past February!

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This basket looks difficult, but it was so easy to do, thanks to a tutorial I found on Pinterest.  Check it out here.  It’s so cute, I had to stop myself from making more!

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There’s lots of layering going on here, but nothing too difficult.  I love everything chevron, and was excited to use this patterned paper, but felt like it needed to be covered up at least a little so it wasn’t too overwhelming.  And the sentiment, while I must admit my first thought is of Toy Story, is so sweet, and don’t we all know a friend that could use a pick-me-up once in a while?  I think this card would do the trick.

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This treat basket is another idea I found on Pinterest.  (Click here to see the fabulous tutorial!)  It was so quick and easy to do.  I can see whipping up several of these for an upcoming baby shower or birthday party to fill with little chocolates or treats.

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Gender-neutral baby cards seem to be difficult for me to execute well.  I tend to go over-the-top blue or all-in pink.  Though, I think with lots of white and a touch of navy and yellow I was able to hit the spot!

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I’m always looking for more ways to use my punches.  I love my curly label punch, but it doesn’t tend to be one that I use much.  I really like mixing it up and putting the shapes at an angle.  It wasn’t difficult to do, and I love the effect it gives.  The sentiment could be easily switched out for many different occasions.

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The stripes, colors, banner, and bicycle all make this the perfect card to give to someone “just because.”  It’s bright and cheery, and makes me smile.  The finishing touch I like are the mini brads to anchor the twine for the banners!

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This card was created by using the little scraps from the edges of paper.  And you’d never know these colorful patterned pieces are small enough they’d usually end up in the trash.  Here they are used purposefully, in bold patterned strips.  I like the addition of the chalkboard tag too.  I decided to write “celebrate”  with my chalkboard marker, but Happy Birthday, You’re #1,  and Congrats would all look great on the tag too!

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I’m always searching for new ways to use my envelope punch board, but in this case I used it in the very traditional sense.  To simply make an envelope.  But, instead of adhering the three flaps together to make a regular envelope, I left them open, and put a sentiment inside.  Then when you’re ready to give the card to someone you just fold in the flaps and add a little belly band around it to keep it closed.

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This card all started with my desire to use a new decorative edge punch I had purchased.  I had a hard time with it, because although I love the punch, the lacy-feel seemed to overwhelm the card.  I think I made it work by setting it behind the envelope, and I like the look of the hearts “floating” out of the envelope.  (Did you notice I used my envelope punch board…again!) 🙂

Next time we’ll have another Inspiration Board to share with you!

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