Clean & Simple Office-Themed Cards

by Cindy B Designs on June 29, 2016

CASTuesRotatingBannerHello there everybody! I've been organizing a little bit and came across some of my older and neglected stamp sets and decided to pull them out and give them a fresh, new life. Both cards took less than 10 minutes to make.

My first card is made with Type It by Mama Elephant. I used Carta Bella's Hello Again 6 x 6 Paper Pad that has some great papers in this pack with a wide variety of patterns that can be used for any occasion. I adhered the typewriter paper die-cut from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 onto a top-folding A2 size white card stock. I then die-cut a piece of the ombre-ish yellow paper using My Favorite Things Fishtail Stitched Banners. I treated this with my powder tool, stamped the images with my MISTI – there are 2 of them of the typewriter and piece of paper – onto the paper with Versamark Champagne Dazzle. I then heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder. I stamped my sentiments in Memento Tuxedo Black onto the piece of paper coming out of the typewriter and heat embossed that with clear embossing powder. I put a piece of white fun foam behind the fishtail banner for dimension and then adhered it to the center of the card. I found some black and gold Washi tape and tore a small piece of that off the roll and adhered it above my image panel. I punched out a heart from Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and used a black clip to place it on my image panel. Nice. Clean. Simple. Catches your eye.

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For my next card, I went W-A-Y back into the archives and am using Just My Type by My Favorite Things. My card base is a Smooth White top-folding A2 card. I used MFT Rainbow Stripes for the black accent on the left side of the card and Authentique Infused for the almost Mint Macaroon-looking striped paper, which was adhered to the card with fun foam. I stamped the typewriter in Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up! and the typewriter paper is a separate die that I stamped my sentiment in with Memento Tuxedo Black. Both were die-cut out with the coordinating Die-Namics by MFT. I added foam tape to the back of the image and sentiment and adhered it to my card. I used an older Stampin' Up! silver paper clip and black lace ribbon from a few years back. If I like something, I hold onto it, retired or not, and I've gotten a lot of good use out of this roll of ribbon. It's the perfect literal tie-on/in for the rule of 3s for my black accents. If you wish to purchase any of the products that I used from My Favorite Things, please click on the link. 

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I didn't use any sequins or anything fancy on these cards. I think they turned out just fine the way they are and hope that you do to. Break out your older crafty items and look at them with a fresh perspective. It's amazing what you will be able to come up with now that you're a few more years along in your art journey and have picked up so many new techniques and coloring mediums, and so much more. 

Thank you so very much for stopping by today to visit me. God bless and have a great day!

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Hello there Paper Craft Crew friends and fans. Today I have, unfortunately, a long video for you. I was just moving very slow!

We're going to be unwrapping the June Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit and make something totally, well, out of the box. This kit is very cool. I love the Washi tape that's included, 2 ink cubes, more sequins than you'll know what to do with, these fabulous gold foil letters, a stamp set, and so much more. I always have leftovers from my kits and use them on other projects. There are also refill kits available too. There are always ideas at PaperPumpkin.com.

I decided to make a card today. It's a simple card, but awfully cute. I did decide to color my die-cut sentiment with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. It really added just the right about of shine to the card that it needed. I like the way that it turned out and hope that you do too.

I have a few helpful hints along the way in the video and again, I do apologize for the length. It's less than 30 minutes. I had been doing so well lately in keeping them in the 15-minute range. Maybe next week. 

Get out your Paper Pumpkin Kits to see what you can make with your leftovers. I bet you would be surprised!

Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit today. Have a great weekend and God bless!

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