Chalk It Up to 30 years of Happy!

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We have a great special for the month of September.  Help us celebrate 30 years of happy in this industry by getting this fabulous set of 30 stamps absolutely FREE!  The set comes “chalk full” of uplifting sayings and icons – the inspiration behind this collection of “Kindness Cards” to celebrate all the awesome people in my life!

30 Set frame

I used the Chalk It Up Picture my Life cards, Complements and Assortments because I could see them used for teachers, students, being added to lunch bags or as a gift card (and because I LOVE the colors and designs in that collection!).  But then I realized they would make a great gift, in and of themselves, so I creating a gift bag to put them in.   

30 Bag with Cards

These Designer Creation Treat bags are perfect for the 3.5″ Cards I created. The hardest part was trying to decide which cute pattern to use!  The chalkboard saying was perfect for the theme.  By coloring in some of the design/words with our Shin Han Markers it pulled in more of the featured colors.  Finishing touches with some distressing on the edges, accessories and a Hoop & Loop Dot to hold down the flap, and we’re ready to add our cards.

30 bag

I love all the inspiration I get from using Picture My Life Cards to create other projects.  I simply go through my cards looking for word & design prompts.  Then pull those cards to work with.  It’s easy to turn the 3×4 cards into 3.5″ cards by cutting square and adding a border.  Cover inconvenient words or designs with your stamps and accessories and by combining card pieces.  I save my scraps for future inspiration and projects.  Here are the PML Cards I pulled to create each new card and a few tips on how I made them.

30 PML AwesomeUse a sponge and/or markers to add depth to the edges of your papers and to bring out the details in the 3D Complements.

30 PML your dayLook for ways to make your card pop – like Liquid Glass on elements , Shimmer tape, and marker around the edge of the cut-out ticket.

30 PML TOYI prefer the deep color from the Archival pad for most black images.  It will help every image stand out and works especially great on colored paper.  I used a marker to add color to the 3D Complements.

30 PML LuckyThis number card works for so many things.  You can circle, outline or color-in the magic number(s) for any special date or birthday.  I used liquid glass on the 7.  I love the Lucky Horseshoe and cute arrow from this set and the banner was created from scraps from other PML cards plus a little teal shimmer tape.  This is a great example of why the CTMH thin foam tape is a must!  It gives you just the right amount of lift.

30 PML CoolBy cutting an inch out of the center of a 3×4 card, you get the perfect square Background.  I like to add ribbon, paper, shimmer trim, etc. to hide the seams.  I used a marker to add a little more color to the design on the card and the 3D element.

30 PML Sweet LoveThis is a simple card that says so much!  This random words design is one of my favorite card patterns.  The shimmer trim hides the words from the PML card.  The Lagoon and new Glacier colors go so nicely together for a monochromatic look.

30 PML Rock StarThis card doesn’t take a lot of imagination to finish.  I simply used my Archival Black pad to stamp the rockstar directly on to the Chalk-It-Up 3D complement.

30 PML HeyHere’s another card where you can complete a 3″ square by cutting out an inch from the inside.  I used part of a trimmed zip-strip from the Chalk It Up Background and Texture paper to cover the seam then stamped a black butterfly/saying directly on the card and stamped and cut-out the 3 butterflies using foam tape in different positions to make them look like they’re actually flying off the card.

30 PML so proudThis is another PML card that doesn’t take much imagination to finish but the “You Did It!” stamp was the perfect way to finish the thought.  I did cut down the original card to get the size in alignment with the other gift cards and distressed the edges of the white paper to add texture.

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To read all about this great special and to take advantage of it during the month of September only, simply order $30 worth of stamps HERE.

Plus, if you’re interested in recreating these cards, here is a list of products used:

Chalk It Up:  Paper pack;  Picture My Life CardsAssortment; and Complements;

 Stars;  Teal Shimmer Trim; Black Shimmer Trim

Basic Tools & Accessories:  Hook & Loop Dots;  Edge Distresser;  Corner Rounder;  Thin 3D Foam Tape; Liquid Glass

Stamp Pads:  Archival Black;  Lagoon;  Glacier;  Sorbet & Flaxen

Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags

Thanks for visiting.  Love ya,  Sheri

6 Responses to Chalk It Up to 30 years of Happy!

  1. Diena Riddle says:

    How on earth do you do this? You are so creative, and you continue to inspire me! Hugs.

  2. Joanne Coleman says:

    These are awesome! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  3. Super duper cute as always!!

  4. Anita A says:

    What a cool idea! Beautiful cards!

  5. Krista :) says:

    You amaze me everytime with your artwork!! I love it and it’s all beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the details! :)

  6. These are fabulous! thank you so much for sharing.

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