Hello readers and happy Monday! Welcome back from the snowy weekend. We didn't end up with nearly as much snow here in Western Massachusetts as was predicted, but a fresh 4-5" made it look pretty all the same.
Today I am sharing three cards that were made using the Magic Luck Digi-Next Card Club series from 88 and Clear. Continue reading below to learn more about this monthly card club subscription.
Kit includes, Exclusive Digital Download, link to the class, Instructions, 4 kits to create 4 beautiful cards, along with RG.
Subscribe, Receive and Create! It's that simple!
Live Virtual Class with step-by-step instruction. Classes will stay recorded so if you can't make the Live class, not a problem you can access it anytime. Come and play when you want!
*Live class is pre-scheduled each month*
*Subscription is billed every 1st of the month*
Receive your Exclusive Download instantly after checkout and start creating! Exclusive Digital bundle included with files in 4 formats; Regular PDF, Digital Die Cut Machine Outlined PDF, SVG & JPEG. You will also receive a printed digital each month to create your projects.
Here's what you receive in each monthly Kit:
- Exclusive Digital Bundle and a printed copy with your kit
- Exclusive Digital Bundle in 4 formats! (Regular PDF, Digital Die Cut Machine Outlined PDF, SVG File and JPEG File)
- One on one education! Live virtual education class. The recording will always be available so you can tune in at your convenience!
- Learn Design Trends First
- Tips, Techniques and methods
- Design and composition
I have so much inspiration to share with you from this kit! Here is a closer look at the three cards I made using this month's card club subscription:
And here are a few more beautiful cards that 88 and Clear owner and CEO Richard Garay (RG) made using this same kit:
This is a fun digital stamp set with the most GORGEOUS digital papers! To learn more about digital stamping, please click here. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello readers and happy Fri-YAY! I thought we'd take a break from the traditional holiday cards this time of year and enjoy this fun mermaid slimline card as we head into the weekend. This sweet image is a new digital release called Mermaid Hair from 88 and Clear. The package deal (seen at the end of this post) offers both the digital stamp and the coordinating digital paper.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2." Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business sized mailing envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 8" x 3" piece of Mermaid Hair Print #2 and placed it beneath a circular slimline frame. I printed out the mermaid images from the Mermaid Hair digital stamp set and colored the images with Copic markers. I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I added a couple colored beads to the card for more dimension. Lastly, I add a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the mermaids for added sparkle. You can never have enough sparkle on a mermaid!
Here is the Mermaid Hair digi-NEXT collection from 88 and Clear. This digital package includes both the stamp set and coordinating papers.
What a fun and magical card and it was equally fun to make! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you found a little time to do something crafty. Can you tell that I'm trying to squeeze out the last of my summer-y themed cards before I dive head first into all things fall and Halloween!? I'm already behind because I'm seeing lots of those cards already out there on Pinterest and Instagram. So, consider yourself prepared for that awkward time of the year when it's summer, Halloween, fall AND Christmas all in just a few cardmaking days!
Today's card is a little bit different from what I typically create because most of the images used on this card are not stamped at all! They are ephemera pieces from the Cool Summer release at 88 and Clear. In fact, the ONLY thing that is stamped on this card is the "hello" sentiment. The great thing about using ephemera for cards is that they come together really quickly.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Funky Die cover plate from Gina Marie Designs, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I placed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Tangy Berry sugar stock behind the lattice frame. I ran both sheets of the Cool Summer ephemera through my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut all the images out for me, in lieu of fussy cutting them. I adhered all of the die cut ephemera pieces down the left side of the card in a pattern that was pleasing to my eye. For some of the pieces I used regular Tomboy Adhesive to adhere them, on others I used 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the "hello" sentiment in Tangy Berry sugar cube and used a 2" circle punch to punch out the sentiment. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the printed ephemera to add a little bit of sparkle.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an amazing week!
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Hello friends and happy Thursday! Yesterday I shared a beautiful watercolored butterfly card with you that was inspired by the monthly mood board colors at 88 and Clear. Today I have created two more cards using different products from 88 and Clear, but I still continued using that same color palette.
Here is the August mood board that I used as my color inspiration:
*Please note that both of these cards were made using the same materials, however one card was designed to be held vertically and the other horizontally.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Black Taffy sugar stock as my first mat and then cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock to layer on top. On that top layer of white cardstock, I used an ink splatter grunge stamp to stamp ink in Sour Lime, Sour Mist and Tangy Berry (all from 88 and Clear). I printed out the balloon animals from the Pop It digital stamp set by 88 and Clear. I colored the balloon animals with Copic markers and used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images out, in lieu of fussy cutting. I adhered three of the balloons to each card using 3M foam adhesive. I placed three short pieces of knotted lime green twine underneath each balloon. I printed out the coordinating sentiments from the Pop It digital stamp set and adhered a sentiment to the lower right side of each card using 3M foam adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed these fun birthday cards! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Today's card was inspired by the August mood board at 88 and Clear. I have been on the Design Team for this company for a couple years now and recently began creating a mood board to help spark creativity. Using these colors as my inspiration, I have already created four very different cards this month! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and my IG stories for all the latest behind-the-scenes fun!
Here is the August mood board with fresh and bright summer-y colors:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Whimsy Stamps Lattice A2 die, I created the background from white cardstock. I stamped the two butterflies from the Boho Wings stamp set by 88 and Clear in Versamark ink and heat embossed each with gold embossing powder. I watercolored the butterflies with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I fussy cut the butterflies and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment "always smile" in Versamark ink and heat embossed it also with gold embossing powder. I used a 2" circle punch to punch the sentiment out and adhered it to the card also using 3M foam adhesive.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Did you know that each month 88 and Clear offers a "5 for $5" workshop? For just $5.00 you can watch a Facebook Live cardmaking workshop with 88 and Clear owner and designer extraordinaire Richard Garay, aka "RG." You receive step-by-step instructions and a link to create five projects along with RG and the team. This months' "5 for $5" workshop features the digital stamp set "Best Day."
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