Stamping Meets Your Life

I love it when real life meets card-making. It doesn't happen often, but when it does--man, is it great! In real life, you're busy managing schedules every day with your family, your friends, your spouse--even your crafting. Your desk gets messy, your purse overflows with bills, make up, and the odds and ends of life. Sure, it's a little hectic, but would you really want it any other way?

Well, I happen to like the everyday. I like calendars, penciling in dates, heck- I even like balancing my   checkbook. Sweet Stamp Shop's newest releases celebrate the little things we use every day that make our lives work, and work perfectly--well, almost.

Post it's are one thing that I use every day. I use them at school, I use them when I craft, and I always find them tucked away in my pockets. To celebrate my little obssesion with post it's I stamped a little collage of sentiments from the new set, Today Was on a post it and affixed it to the panel stamp image which is totally customizable--bonus! I love sets where you can create your own sentiments. Plsu, I can always switch out the post it on this card to make a fun new sentiment to give my hubby!

Adding a photo is a fun touch for any card. My husband travels a lot, and I always tuck away handmade cards in his clothes when I pack him for trips. Sometimes, I add little photos. This would make a perfect card for my husband because it has a photo, and I could switch out the sentiment with a new post it. Plus, I think a photo softens up a card that uses a lot of text, giving your eye a place to rest.

Who says you introduce can't introduce cards to social media? Social Media meet my card. My card meet your biggest fan-social media. I mixed Sweet Stamp Shop's new release Alpha Bits with a value scale from last month's Color Wheel set, and added some social media flare to the design.

Sure, I could have added the sentiments from Today Was, to the card, but I think the value scale anchors the design well, allowing the eye a place to rest.

My husband is just getting into social media, and it's our anniversary next month, so shhh-don't tell him, I am going to give him this card for our anniversary!

The Alpha Bits set is great to because it include popular sentiments, the individual alpha letters and social media icons all  in one set. If I was a Project Life person the Alpha Bits and Today Was sets would work perfectly. You could have so much fun customizing your album pages with different titles in cute fonts. Hmmm....maybe I should try getting into Project Life just to use this set more!! Ehh....hahha, maybe not!

So, what do you think? How would you use the Alpha Bits and Today Was sets? 

13 comments:

  1. Great cards, love the first one is so funky and fun.

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  2. I'm loving your color palette!

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  3. What fun cards! I love how the wood veneers work so perfectly with the stamps.

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  4. The wooden shapes that you added are so cute. I also love your colors!!

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  5. So cute Emily! Love all the fun elements!

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  6. wow love how bright and happy this is! I also love the picture hehehe!

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  7. Your cards are SO adorable!! LOVE!

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  8. Very creative uses of these stamps!

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  9. Never thought of using photos ON cards....pretty great idea! the wood embellies are a fabulous contrast with the white background on your cards and I like the pop of color.

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  10. I love the photo card...such an adorable idea! I am really loving the "Today Was" set...so many possibilities!

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  11. what a great photo!
    such fun!

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  12. More amazing cards with the day 2 release, I seriously love each one of them!

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