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Finding a Winner of a Card Layout

I've shared in the past how as I've been around stamping and creative people for over 20 years, my brain starts to put projects together all on its own. However, if my creative brain has frozen, it's typically because I can't come up with a good layout for the stamps I want to use. That's when I start scrolling Pinterest or dig through my many boxes of cards to find layout inspiration. Once I have a layout, it seems like everything else comes together.

So recently it happened. I wanted a card layout that I could easily demonstrate for my Nuts! I Need a Card NOW! YouTube series, so I started digging in my card boxes and came up with a goodie. Four or five years ago (could be more, I suppose...time flies when you're having fun, you know) I made this card and really fell in love with the layout. As I dug through some old cards, there it was:

Simple layout, quick and east for my Nuts! video, and easily duplicatable in a variety of ways. So in my blog post about a week ago, I featured the cards I made in my video and shared the simple layout. You can see that blog post here.

As quickly as these cards came together, I decided it would be a fun layout to duplicate over and over. The cardstock pieces used in this card have some super simple dimensions:

-Card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

-Colored cardstock layer: 3" x 4 1/4"

-Designer Series Paper: 1 1/4" x 3"

Much fun ensued!

Next I took out the June 2021 "The Adventure Begins" Paper Pumpkin kit and made this sweet one:

Next I decided the Hand-Penned Memories & More card kit would be PERFECT for this layout! Notice the fun ribbon from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. :)

And finally, it wouldn't be a decent July without blogging about a Christmas card. Christmas in July, you know!

So, you see? Finding a card layout you like can open up scads of possibilities and many years of fun and beautiful cards.

Stamping blessings!


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