Hi there blog friends! I was running around all day but had a chance to sit down late evening to make a card. A simple card – the paper is doing the heavy lifting for me here. This is another piece from the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. Since I’ve been so busy this week, these papers have sure made my life easier. Just like people read through cards for hours to find the right one, I’m that same way with choosing papers (I drive myself crazy with it). Having a variety of styles in my favorite look makes that particular habit of mine a little bit better. As you can tell, I’ve been very happy with my purchase.
I simply printed out my base paper and printed out a second to cut out the music sheet which I popped up to give the card dimension. I love this piece of paper and I’ll keep this in the back of my mind any time I need a quick card, I’ll just change out the sentiment. The sentiment I’m using today is from the Large Scrapbook Words set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut out this sweet, unique tag from the new Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two. There’s not much to do because in the case the paper is so charming!
Since many of you have asked questions about what I’m using to print these papers, I thought I would itemize them here as well. I’m not an expert on digital from a scrapbooking perspective but cardmaking is a little bit different. I’m not worried about acid free and the like because I’m probably looking for not as great a longevity. Last Christmas I gave out a scrapbooking set of calendar pages to my stamping friends so I purchased an expensive little inkjet printer. Mine is an Epson. Do me a favor – look for a printer that has good color and cheap cartridge. Calculate how many pages you can get per cartridge and decide if you can afford it. I was hesitant to mention what I’ve been using because I think you can do better. Here’s what I’ve been using:
Cataloging and Editing: Adobe Elements 9
Printer: Epson Workforce 323
Paper: Georgia Pacific Cardstock (Walmart)
(I’ve also been using Neenah Solar Crest because I have a ream of it on hand – this is a pricey option though and you don’t need to go near this expensive)
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Big Scrapbook Words
Paper: Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, My Minds Eye, The Paper Company
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two, seam binding, resin rose,
You all have asked for a number of tutorials and I’m putting them on my list :-) This week has been a huge set back for me as far as technology – I don’t think I have anything else that can break, lol. My router situation is not solved, I have temporary internet. Tomorrow will be better, bear with me :-)