Monday, January 28, 2013

Online Card Classes: Clean & Simple Card Making 2 Starts Today!




Psssst!  Did you know that the newest Online Card Classes course, Clean & Simple Card Making 2 starts today!  It's not too late to get started!  You can learn more about it and register HERE!  To kick off the fun, I'm sharing a couple of clean & simple cards using die cuts!  {BTW, if you sign up for the class you'll get to see the exclusive cards.  These are just for bonus cards for fun!} 

You know I love my die cuts:)  I use them frequently on my CAS cards because they really pack a lot of punch without adding a lot of visual clutter.  Each of my first 2 bonus cards uses a pair of dies to create a "frame" using the negative space.  The card on the left uses nesting dies that are part of a set, but the second card uses to dies that are from 2 different companies.  Super easy to do!  {Another tip about this cards: I blended ink onto the backing cardstock for a perfect color match to my stamping.   Great for small areas and for unusual colors.}  

Clear Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections, Lawn Fawn Hello Friend
Cardstock: Avery Elle Speckled

Before I go, I have one more bonus card!  The die cuts are used to accentuate the stamping without being too busy (great for CAS cards).   The stamp and die are from two different companies, but work so well together (love when that happens:).  


I hope these little bonus projects whet your appetite for clean & simple card-making!  I'd love to see you over the class!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

16 comments:

  1. I so wish I could take this class! It looks awesome! Love your card ideas here!

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  2. I joined the class and delighted!! can't wait to get creating, thanks for sharing your inspiration :) :)

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  3. Some really great tips here JJ, and definitely some really awesome cards!! Love the colours and the idea to blend ink onto your cardstock to match your stamped images is genius!! I'm looking forward to starting my Day 1 homework tonight!!

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  4. These are CAS perfection!! So wish I could join the class.

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  5. Oh I so wanted to win a spot in this class. Your cards are great and I know the class will be unbelievable.

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  6. All of these cards ROCK!!! Just sayin'!

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  7. Love all these bonus cards. And, lucky me, because I am in the class, so I can see more from you. Yay. What dies and stamps did you use for the happy speech bubbles on your last card?

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    1. The stamps are Hero Arts/Studio Calico Spread Joy (a holiday set) and the dies are Spellbinder Nestabilities Ovals.

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  8. Love how you say "love when that happens" - no kidding! That 2nd card is so YOU!

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  9. Three fantabulous cards! Great idea to ink the backgrounds on the frame cards and those happy speech bubbles are so cool!

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  10. YOU ARE GENIUS. I love these! Especially the speech bubbles, because d'oh, of course ovals go with. Love how you teach me to think outside the box :)

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  11. Oh I LOVE how you combined dies from two different companies ... it totally "makes me smile!"

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  12. Woot woot! Can't wait to see you in class! You are the Die Cut Queen!

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  13. I love your negative use of the diecuts!!
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  14. JJ You are the Queen of C&S but always have a clever twist! Those ovals for the Happy Happy Happy are crazy good! Brilliant as always!

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!