Monday, November 2, 2009

Same Card Four Different Ways

Today's post is alot of fun because it's all about making a design your own. The card above was one of the cards we made at the October Christmas Card class and uses the candy cane paper from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper pack. The stamp set used is the brand new Patterned Pines hostess set.

You might not care for the colors and papers used on the card above and that's okay. When you're cruising around the internet and checking out ideas, focus on the DESIGN of a project and then make it your own!
I've created four totally different cards using the exact same design, measurements, and even the same stamp set! In the stamping world, CASE means to "Copy And Share Everything" so the next three cards shown were "CASED" after the top one.

The second card uses Garden Green and So Saffron to change the "fun" Christmas look to a more subdued almost femine look. By changing the papers again to Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive, the card takes on a more Modern traditional appearance.

The last card is really funky and trendy and might be a great choice for a teenager!
Notice how DIFFERENT each card looks just by changing up the colors of the card stock, designer series paper and ribbon. It's a great way to customize a card to the person you plan to give it to.

Don't stress when you see a project that you love but don't own the exact papers or stamps. CASE it and make it your own by customizing the colors and papers. It's not necessary to create a brand new design to personalize your gifts and projects!

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