Card Making

By Kayla Pickrell, Designs by Kayla

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DIY Program Fans


With summer in full swing, if you are having an outdoor event (or a lot of people in a small area), one thing you might be worrying about is how to keep your guests cool.

Follow the steps below to create a beautiful, inexpensive program fan (and watch the video above for more details).

  1. Make sure both sides of your design is on two separate, same-sized paper. This may seem obvious, but it’s been done before.
  2. Make sure you have your adhesive choices - I recommend using microdots or double-sided tape. Double-sided tape seems to be the best one overall to not show through.
  3. Pick your stick type (I like wavy!), they can be wavy or straight, wooden or plastic.
  4. Outline the back of one side of the program with adhesive.
  5. Line one half of the stick with adhesive on one side.
  6. Place the stick, adhesive side down on the back of the program that is outlined.
  7. Add adhesive to the opposite side of the stick.
  8. Carefully place the other side of the program on top of the adhesive program and press down on all edges.

Jenny Gropp here today, sharing some super easy birthday cards!
The supplies are simple for these cards and they definitely qualify for CAS Designs... but the beautiful metallic papers add a rich feel and look to them. products used:

Happy Birthday I loved using the Onyx Black Metallic paper for my card base. It is a luxurious 107# weight and creates a beautiful card base. The heavier card stock is ideal for your cards allowing them to stand on display nicely. The Swirly Paper has a pearlescent finish to it which coordinates nicely with the black metallic. I die cut an A2 sized rectangle and then sliced a piece out of the middle before, adhering the two separate pieces to the card front. I flipped the paper over to die cut the sentiment as the back side was a solid pearlescent. A fineline glue applicator or a product like Stick It is perfect to adhere delicate die cut pieces.

Happy Birthday 1This smaller card measures 4.25" square and is perfect to tuck in with a present or hold a gift card. I used the 100# Classic White Neenah paper to create the card base. A little foam tape to raise the black panel adds dimension.

Happy Birthday 3 I always like to add liners to my cards, giving them even more stability and a nice finished look. I used Neenah Classic Crest White and added a few of my leftover paper pieces along the bottom edge.  I cut the liner using Lawn Fawn's Stitched large Rectangles, the small stitching adding a little extra detail.

Happy Birthday 2Other products used:

Dies: MFT's Stitched Squares, Lawn Fawn Stitched Large Rectangles, Lawn Fawn's Scripty Birthday Die
Other: Silver Sequins, Adhesive Small Pearls, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Fineline Glue Applicator, Foam Tape

Have a great day!


Sandee Shanabrough here again with a card that can be used for several special occasions.  Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, etc.

I used gorgeous papers from

Solid Cotton Candy Pink Card Stock 65#
Solid Bright White Card Stock 80#
White Translucent Vellum Paper 29#

Special dayI used a stamp set from North Coast Creations called Floral Sentiments 6.  I colored the image with copic markers and cut the image and the mat out with Spellbinders A-2 dies.  The vellum layer is embossed with a die from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern set.  It is hard to see in the photo but the pink layer under the vellum is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  This paper takes embossing so beautifully!  I added a pretty seam binding bow to complete the card.

 Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

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Today's project is from Alana Beau-Ideal. products used:

Champagne Cream Metallic Card Stock 107# - 8 1/2" x 11"
Bronze Brown Metallic Card Stock 105#, 8 1/2 x 11
Prussian Aqua Blue Glitter Cardstock 81#

easel cardThe bass of this Easel Card was made with Champagne Cream Metallic cut at 4 ¼” x 8 ½” , you can get 2 card bass from 1 sheet of 8 ½ ‘’ x 11’’ card stock. The Prussian Aqua Blue Glitter was cut at 4’’ x 4’’ and 4’’ x 1 ¾’’ . Bronze Brown Metallic was die cut with Spellbinders Parisian Accents Die. Champagne Cream Metallic was also for the Flowers and Sentiment. The Champagne Cream Metallic was inked with green ink then die cut with the Spellbinders sprigs die.

Have a great day!

Hello Debbie Seyer here!  Today I would like to share with you a fun and easy invite that I created using some burlap, twine and beautiful patterned paper! supplies used:
To begin, you will need these supplies.....
Burlap 1
I chose the Recycled Brown Kraft Cardstock 65# for the base of this 5 x 7" invitation.  I used the Brown Spring Bloom on Classic White patterned paper to put behind my printed invite.    I printed the invitation onto Natural White Cotton Text Paper 80#.  I also used some burlap ribbon and white twine.  Here is how I put it together...
Burlap 2
I cut the brown kraft cardstock to 5 x 7".  Then I cut the brown spring bloom paper to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4" and layered it onto the kraft base.  I printed my invitation out onto the white text paper and cut it  to measure 4 1/4 wide x 5 1/2" long so that there was a portion of the patterned paper showing at the top.  I used some Mono Multi liquid adhesive to adhere the burlap into place.
Burlap 3
With this particular adhesive, you do not need to cover every bit of the burlap.  Just put some small dots around the edge and down the middle.  Allow this adhesive to turn clear and then put it into place.
Burlap 4
I added the white twine, a button and some pearl stick pins to finish.
Burlap 5
Thanks for stopping by today!