The Stamps I Use

Monday, May 15, 2017

May Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our favourite new paper collections. We have four new amazing and fun paper collections in the current Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada and they would sure love to hear from you. So, before you hopping along to the next stop in the hop, be sure to leave a comment about what you loved.

If you've arrived from Caroline's blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop and travel from East to West, you can start here.

As I may a LOT of masculine cards, I immediately fell in love with the Jack collection. Here's a peek at the paper pack.

I love, love, love those plaids!

With Father's Day coming next month, I put my Jack collection to good use making Father's Day cards. Note that all four of these cards are 6 x 6 cards.

For this first card, I was inspired by the layout on page 37 of the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. I think it translated very well from a scrapbook layout into a card sketch. I just replaced the photo image with the lumberjack die cut from the Jack scrapbooking stamp + Thin Cuts bundle and used the sentiments from the Jack cardmaking stamp + Thin Cuts bundle.

For the second card, I used the layout for one of the cards from the WYW Father's Day Cardmaking Kit with a black 6x6 card base.

For the third card, I once again took inspiration from a scrapbook page layout. This time from page 34 of the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. I switched up the papers but stuck with the colour blocking technique. And I just HAD to use that cute, cuddly bear from the Jack cardmaking stamp + Thin Cuts bundle.

And for my final card, I was inspired by one of the cards from the optional cardmaking project from the Jack WYW Scrapbooking kit. You can see those cards on page 39 of the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. For this card though, you can see that I used a different mix of papers from the one in the idea book. I REALLY wanted to use those trees, plaid and axe print papers.

Now, don't let my focus on Father's Day cards dissuade you from thinking that once Father's Day is done, that you won't be able to use the Jack collection. I'm already planning to re-make these cards as birthday cards. AND -- there's something about those plaids and the trees that have me thinking Christmas. Stay tuned! There might be Christmas cards coming from these papers!

To purchase any of the items you see along the hop today, be sure to get in touch with your local consultant.

Your next stop in the hop is Diana! I'm sure you will have a fantastic time over at her blog as well!

If you get lost along the way, you can head on over to Michelle S blog as she has the full list of hop participants.

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products, and techniques you saw along the way. We hope you will be able to join us again next month when we will be featuring creations using up our stash with some new products.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Diana said...

Cute masculine cards... Love them! And that bear!!!

Michelle Stewart said...

Love all 4 cards, I love the Jack paper collection.

Jessica K said...

Very cute cards! Definitely inspired now to pull out Jack! :)

canadian_liner said...

Great bunch of cards, Sheena! The larger card size really shows off those patterns to advantage. You really showed the versatility of the papers with four very different style cards.

Kirstin MacDonald said...

I never think to change up my card size. I really like the 6x6 size. The b&t papers really shine.

Canadian Scrappers said...

Your cards are great! Your last card featured is my favourite!

Emily said...

Fantastic designs! I especially like the third one... nice way to showcase the different patterns:)

123 flames said...

Very cute cards!

Unknown said...

Great Cards!!