Made Fresh Series

Thanks again for joining me in me in day two of Cards Made Fresh Series! I am so excited you're back. This series is designed to help you dust off your tired, 2012 paper crafting techniques, and show you fresh ideas for your card-making featuring paper from GCD Studios new 2013 collections. Today, I have not one but TWO cards featuring a new releaseSpecial Delivery is full of bright colors, bold patterns and trendy motifs, all my favorite things. Now, onto the 
The bright cerulean blue patterned paper and adorable tv die cut work great together to make a fun L-O-V-E card that you can give to that hot man in your life! Oooh, a man--there's a fresh idea! Lots of projects feature ideas for girlfriends and kiddos, but the men in our lives need masculine handmade cards too! One tip that I find helpful when making masculine cards is to choose patterned paper that has a gender neutral print or predominately male colors--even better is when it has images that are typically male, like this T.V. This is a really simple card to make that will requires only two steps!

|1| Cover your card with patterned paper and trim strips of patterned paper as shown, using corner rounder for the top edges. Add die cuts as shown, using foam tape for the sentiment.

|2| Punch hearts from patterned paper and affix twine to create power plug!

Now, for the BONUS PROJECT that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago--Yep, that's me--full of crafty surprises! This project didn't make it into the booth, but it was my absolute FAVORITE card that I made using Special Delivery

This card is comes to you freshly squeezed with happines!  Combining seemingly unrelated patterns is a fresh new idea in the design and paper crafting world, an idea that I love, and use in many of my projects. Special Delivery all about mixing up patterns, using nostalgic motifs and combining bright, cheerful colors perfectly so that your projects stand out! Another fresh idea is challenging yourself to make your own embellishments. The GCD DT is really good at this, so I decided to make my own die cut to embellish this bonus card.

|1| Make card from patterned paper, trimming strips as shown. Trim journaling card in half and adhere both halves to the edges of the card. Affix tape as shown.

|2| Trim triangle banners from patterned paper. Arrange the triangles to form a hexagon and adhere to the card. Punch happy from patterned paper and adhere with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed these two fun and fresh cards that use patterned paper from Special Delivery. Stop by tomorrow for another card that uses a favorite paper crafting tool in a fresh new way!


You know what I love about this collection, what do you love about it? 

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