Tuesday, January 17, 2012

From Scrapbooker to Cardmaker Series

Did you make a crafting resolution to 'shop your stash' or get more out of what you have on hand?

Do you scrapbook and want to start making cards?

Do you think stamping is the only way to make great cards?

Do you have some designer paper that just never quite worked on your scrapbook pages?

If you have a 'yes' to any of those, I have some new videos for you.

Over Thanksgiving, my friend Karen, a scrapbooker, asked me to show her how I made some cards.  I enjoyed sharing the card making process.  Since she lives several hours away now, we can't get together and make cards.  So I offered to find her some card making videos on-line. Well, there are tons of videos including those for beginners. What I couldn't quite find was a video designed specifically for papercrafters like scrapbookers who have tons of stuff already but just don't make cards.

Once the ideas got rolling, I thought of several cards and videos I could make.  Today I have two videos for you - the beginning one for anyone who scrapbooks but hasn't yet started making cards. It contains some ways to maximize the cuts on your 12x12 cardstock since that is typically what most scrapbookers have on hand.  (That is in the last couple of minutes.)

Watch at YouTube

The second video is the 6 Circle card above using scraps of designer paper, punches and some leftover chipboard stickers.  The papers on this card were originally intended to be used for scrapbooking but hardly ever fit my photos.  They make colorful, fun cards.  No stamping needed.

Watch at YouTube

I know most of you are already card makers.  If you have friends who would like to start making cards in addition to their pages, please pass along a link to this post.  We can always use more people making and sending pretty cards, can't we?

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Material Girl Collection from Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock:  Harvest Gold by PTI
Twine:  Doodlebug


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  2. Wonderful videos, Lisa, and what a fabulous card as an end result! Your tutorials are great - very easy to follow and informative. Love the design of this card and those papers are just perfect for it.

  3. Your card is so pretty.
    It doesn't matter if you are an avid card maker or new to it, everyone can learn new tips :)

  4. Thanks for posting these videos! I am a scrapbooker and have gotten into card making recently. I love that you didn't use stamps on this since I don't have a good selection. It seems like all the videos I watch do lots of stamping and its so expensive to get started. Could you do a video on the stamping basics for card making for us scrapbookers? Thanks!

  5. Circles just never get old - I love layered embellishments like this. Such a fun card for any occasion.


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