Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card
Hello, Friends! I have another sweet Springtime card using the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection kit today. This floral wreath card is easy to make, but oh, so pretty!
Like most of my cards, this is a 5″ x 7″ top fold. I created lots of layers by matting the designer papers on the Spring Farmhouse Basics papers. This plain, cardstock is perfectly matched to the collection color palette, so everything harmonizes beautifully. It’s also lightweight, so you can mat your layers without making a 2 pound card…something I am famous for!
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: Creating the Wreath Element
To create the wreath for this card, follow these simple steps:
- First, die cut a Spellbinder’s Fall Harvest Wreath from the peach paper in the Simple Stories Basics Collection.
- Next, die cut a second wreath from the green paper in the Simple Stories Basics collection.
- Now, layer the two wreaths with the green wreath on top. Adhere them slightly off center so that the peach wreath peeks through, adding a sort of shadow effect.
- Then place small pop dots on the back side of the leaves. Center and adhere over the 3″ x 4″ focal image.
I dug through my stash of Prima Flowers, and found these Georgia Blues flowers were a great color match. To add a little more texture, I found some retired Petaloo Hydrangea blossoms in my stash that worked great. A Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon bow adds the perfect shabby chic vibe.
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: A Peek inside
The inside is finished with more designer papers, and a blank panel to add a little personal greeting. If you’d like to purchase this sweet card, it was still available in my Etsy shop at the time I wrote this post.
If you’d like to see more cards made with this charming collection, click HERE.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Bless Our Nest Shaker Card with Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! I thought I’d pop in quickly to share this Bless Our Nest Shaker Card made with Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse. If you’re in need of some springtime cheer, this collection is just what the doctor ordered. It’s just so happy!
This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a little shaker frame on the front. Isn’t it darling? The shaker is filled with Lilac Lane Apricot Premium Sequins.
I’ve added a button to the center of the HOME chipboard piece, to add a little country charm. Bay Leaf Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect color match for this collection. The flower is from Little Birdie, and you can find it at AC Moore.
There’s plenty of room inside to add a little note. You could even add a photo on the top half of the card to really personalize things. You can find another Spring Farmhouse Shaker card HERE.
This darling card is also available for purchase in my ETSY shop!
Hope you have a fabulous Saturday, with time to get crafty!
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Rain Boots Shaker
Hello, Friends! February is the cruelest month of winter. Just when you have hope in your heart that things are going to warm up and start turning green, the weather stands on its head and you are back to grey skies, cold winds and the winter blues. So I thought I would try to hurry spring along by playing with the new Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection. The sweet green gingham pattern and floral prints warmed my heart and made me forget about winter for a few hours. Before I knew it, I’d cranked out 5 really cute cards that I’ll be sharing here and there. (I also loaded these up into my ETSY shop if you need some Springtime color STAT!)
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Rain Boots Shaker
You can see why I had to let this cheery collection fall into my cart, right? I can’t seem to “shake” my obsession with shaker cards, and keep finding new ways to make them. This 5″ x 7″ layered card is made with one of the new Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frames. The shaker element is sewn into a pouch that sits behind the frame. Then I just popped the chipboard elements from the collection on top. Can I just say right now, I want a pair of these rain boots?
Altering the Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame
The Tim Holtz chipboard frame comes in a sort of antique white finish with an inlaid pattern. It’s pretty as it is, but I wanted to alter it to match the collection colors and give it more presence on the card. Here’s how I did it:
- First, sponge on Bundled Sage Distress Ink using a dauber or blending tool.
- Next, lightly spritz with water and heat dry.
- Then, randomly spray some areas of the frame with Tattered Angels “Silk” Glimmer Mist.
- Now, heat dry, dabbing up any excess with paper towels. The mica in the Glimmer Mist will sink into the slightly recessed areas of the frame and creates a neat vintage effect.
- Finally, using a light “grinding” motion, apply another layer of Bundled Sage over the top of the frame. Spritz lightly with water and heat dry. The glimmer mist will resist the Distress Ink, creating a really neat vintage effect.
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Rain Boots Card Details
I dug through my stash and found these Prima Love Notes and Georgia Blues flowers that worked very nicely with this paper collection. Peach Velvet Ribbon from my stash complements the Peach Seam Binding Ribbon and adds another layer of texture. A little Ivory Burlap String anchors the trio of tiny blossoms in the corner of the frame.
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Rain Boots Card: A Peek Inside
I kept the inside pretty simple, but I had to add the rain boots sticker to the sentiment panel.
So, if you’re suffering from the winter blues, the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse papers might be just the medication you’re looking for. I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You’ll also find a linked supply list at the end of this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Rain Boots Card Supply List
Carta Bella Spring Market Fresh Picked Flowers Trifold Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! How about a little dose of springtime this find Friday morning? This Carta Bella Spring Market Fresh Picked Flowers Trifold Card Folio is dressed up like a flower cart and adorned with light and breezy 7/8″ White Organza Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I love the light, airy feel this delicate ribbon adds to my 5 1/2″ square trifold folio. It’s soft shimmer adds just the right touch to the bow cluster with gold metallic string and the vintage pink button, too.
Fresh Picked Flowers: The Market is Open!
I created the base of this folio with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ ivory cardstock. There’s a tutorial for building the base coming soon…check back on the 18th of this month!)
Although this trifold folio is tiny, it has lots of room for fun interactive elements.
Don’t you just love these sweet spring images?
This little art tag is topped with Coral Rose Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and adored with a bitty bouquet of flowers from Little Birdie.
As usual, I’ve used the scraps on my table to create a little gift wallet. The sentiment is die cut with the Spring Market Happy Day Words die.
Spring Market 6×6 papers are sized perfectly for the interior of this little tea bag wallet.
I love working with organza ribbon. Not only is it soft and easy to tie, it also comes in a rainbow of colors and is super affordable. You can check them all out at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Sending you warm sunshiny thoughts!