Card Of The Week: It’s Your Day

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Card Of The Week – It’s Your Day

The season of special occasions is upon us. Whether we are acknowledging an official holiday such as Mother’s Day – celebrating an official rite of passage such as graduation – commemorating a special occasion such as a birthday, an engagement, or a wedding – chances are, as we look over our calendars, there are one or more persons in our lives right now to whom we can say, “It’s Your Day!”

So – in your spare moments – now is the perfect time to begin making cards for the special people in your lives! Your card doesn’t have to be extra complicated to be super special. Here are a few tips I used to create this very pretty yet very simple card!

  • When your time is limited, pull out your prettiest patterned paper and make that the focus of your design! I chose a pretty floral pattern with embossing to add texture, then cut around the design and layered it over white cardstock for color contrast and visual interest.
     
  • Keep your focus on the sentiment by stamping a simple message but add an element of surprise! I cut the edges of the cardstock to form a ribbon edge – an unexpected eye-catching twist!
     
  • Add a touch of elegance to your card by adding a simple embellishment that fits with your card’s theme. I found a flower that complemented and contrasted the colors in the cardstock, centered it with a mini-brad, and sweet simplicity – my card was completed!

Perhaps you can use these tips to get your creative juices flowing as you go through your stash and think about how you can quickly begin to use some of the items you’ve collected in new yet simple ways!

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We also invite you to connect with our creative community at our Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday blog parties!

Creative Art Challenges

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Are you looking for ideas to jump-start your creativity? Visit the desk-hoppers at WOYWW to see how crafters around the world are using their stash, then join one of the following Creative Art Challenges:


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62 Responses to “Card Of The Week: It’s Your Day”

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  1. Bubbles says:

    Gorgeous card – and a lovely sentiment too 🙂
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #27

  2. Angela says:

    Gorgeous card, you’ve certainly entered some challenges there. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x16x

  3. Terri says:

    Beautiful creation. What a great idea to create your card front by fussing cutting around a preprinted design. Thanks for joining the Stinkin’ Inkers “Shower of Flowers” challenge.

  4. Esther says:

    Beautiful floral card! Love those fussy cut flowers! Thank for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!

  5. Janis Lewis says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  6. Great card – I like the idea of letting a piece of patterned paper be the focus!

    I’ve been meaning to join in with your Monday Party but we’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks & I knew I wouldn’t have much time to visit other blogs. Hoping to join in soon!

    I’m off to check out the giveaway.

  7. Brenda says:

    Great use of design papers making a really pretty feminine card.

    B x

  8. Karon H says:

    Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  9. Sherri Dean says:

    Beautiful birthday card! Very creative use of your paper! And the added flower was perfect. Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  10. Beautiful pink flowers on your card for our challenge–Pretty Pastels! Love the stamp you used and the design of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  11. Kathy says:

    Thanks for joining in with the Spring Garden challenge at The Daring Cardmakers this week

  12. pinky says:

    Nice idea and colourways. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

  13. Annette says:

    Wonderful card, gorgeous colour and lovely sentiment too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  14. This card is such a pretty design. Love the color you used. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  15. Dawn says:

    Very pretty. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

  16. Brenda G. says:

    Fabulous use of dp for a quick and gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  17. Jennifer S. says:

    This is a great but simple idea. Thanks for sharing. I’m just getting back into card making and look forward to this.

  18. Lisa says:

    Beautiful card! I love the design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations.
    Ciao, Lisa

  19. AJ says:

    Gorgeous. Love the CAS approach. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo’s Fun Friday, Little Miss Muffet and this month at Scrappers Delight. AJ DT JSS/LMM/SD

  20. This is really lovely Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  21. This is really lovely love the flowers Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

  22. Beautiful card. The paper you’ve used is perfect for fussy cutting and the greeting is one that covers many occasions. Hope you have a lovely week ahead. Elizabeth x #23

  23. Sharon says:

    I love your card and I think you have done a really great job of creating a statement with just a few elements.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky for our In the Garden challenge this week.

    Sharon x

  24. Julie Reed says:

    Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

  25. Pat says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab’n’Funky. Pat K x

  26. Suze says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  27. Beautiful floral card. Thank you for sharing with us at AHSC, and please check back on the previous April challenges, there is still time to enter, and a new one coming up on Monday. Become an Addict at Heart2Heart, we would love seeing more of your papercrafting.

  28. Cindy Cheney says:

    Those are some great ideas and the card is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too. Cindy (DT)

  29. Patricia says:

    Very beautiful. I love the design you have made. So simple and so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

  30. Brandi R says:

    Very pretty, I love the colour with the white ink, wonderful contrast. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

    Brandi R
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca
    DT Member – H2H Challenges

  31. Claire C says:

    Beautiful card love those flowers! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  32. So beutiful Done this is a A very cute creation !! Loe ot!???
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD

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    ttcrd.blogspot.com

    Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

  33. carol says:

    What a fabulous way to showcase pretty patterned paper…and how clever to use a sentiment that fits any and all occasions! Genius! So thrilled you shared this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery!
    ~carol

  34. Tina says:

    Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious
    Tina dt

  35. Susan Hickey says:

    Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

    http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

  36. J’aime beaucoup ta carte les fleurs sont supers belles, merci pour ta participation sur Scrappers Delights

  37. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your patterned paper and design!
    THANK YOU for sharing your card and creative
    design tips with us at the Crafty Gals Corner 🙂

  38. Beverley says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in this months ‘April Showers/Spring’ challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Hugs
    Bev x

  39. Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing with Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge! I hope that you can join us again soon.

  40. Lauren Moore says:

    I love how you fussy cut those bold pink flowers! Thanks for sharing your Wonderful project with us at H2H challenges.

  41. Hester says:

    Gorgeous caard. love the colour
    Hesters DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  42. Pauline says:

    This is a beautiful card, so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Pauline
    x

  43. Vicki Beall says:

    Great card- is this a die? I love the color too!!

  44. A very pretty card! 🙂

  45. Debi says:

    Fabulous tips for making a fabulous card. Thanks for playing this month at Great Impressions Challenge. Hope you’ll join us again in May. Good luck. Debi DT

  46. Danielle Vincent says:

    So so beautiful Joy – and my favorite color!!! Perfect for our flowers challenge! thanks so much for playing along with us at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges. Hugs! D

  47. Pure class! Thank you so much for entering at Creatalicious, please visit us again! Jackie DT member.

  48. Denyse says:

    So pretty, I LOVE this card 🙂 Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes April Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

  49. wendi says:

    love rhe pretty fussy cut flowers!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

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