Thursday, July 12, 2018

Create Quick Summer Cards with FSJ

If you didn't already know FSJ is in major celebration mode, as we just launched the brand new 2018-2019 FSJ catalog on July 1st. It's Party Central with livestream videos every day at 3pm EST and new blog posts chock full of inspiring projects--even chances to win some FSJ product for yourself! Check out Fun Stampers Journey's Facebook page, the FSJ blog, and the @fsjourney Instagram to be sure not to miss a single bit of the celebration!

I couldn't resist joining the party and playing with a small assortment of NEW products from the NEW catalog! NEW, NEW, you want to see some of the NEW stuff!?

I've paired together some of the NEW embossing folders with the NEW tag sets to come up with three quick summer card creations, while also tossing in a smattering of other NEW dies, ribbons and printed paper along the way. Are you ready?

The tag sets are so very darling and are sized just perfectly to be used with the Bread Tag Die, however, you can simply fussy cut them with a pair of scissors and use them just the same. Two sets have been released in this new catalog called the Awesome Tag Set and the Sunshine Tag Set.

Awesome Tag Set 
Sunshine Tag Set

Holy cuteness, right!?!  They are perfect for slipping onto a clear bag filled with a gift or treat tied with ribbon, but I personally think they are even better for making the most amazing QUICK summer cards!

To create QUICK summer cards, I followed what I consider a "recipe" for quick card making. 
1. Cut Whip Cream cardstock panel measuring 3 3/4" x 5"
2. Embossed using one of the NEW embossing folders.
3. Apply diluted Liquid Color to embossing using Dauber Dowel.
4. Pop-up tag of choice die-cut with Bread Tag Die (or detail cut with scissors).
5. Accessorize with other die-cuts or accessories.
6. Pop-up on card base.

I've been finding the NEW embossing folders simply irresistible. In this catalog we have released NINE NEW embossing folders, SEVEN of which you can order straight from the catalog, and TWO that can be ordered as a BLOOM BENEFIT (you get to pick a FREE Bloom Benefit for every $75 spent in the catalog).

Of the 9 NEW embossing folders, my projects today will be featuring the Fiddle Leaf Embossing Folder, Bright Days Embossing Folder and the Tiny Dot Embossing Folder (Bloom Benefit).

I used Fiddle Leaf on this cute little "just saying Hello" card, followed the recipe above and applied diluted Limeade Splash Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel and paired it with the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die and a NEWLY released die set called Clover Bloom Die Set to create a custom embellishment topper for a cute little accent at the top of the card. That Fiddle Leaf embossed texture is just AMAZING!

For this one, I applied some diluted Lovely Blue Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel to the NEW Tiny Dot Embossing Folder (Bloom Benefit), paired with with the NEW Sweet Life Stamp Set and Sweet Life Die Set and finished it off with an accent along the bottom using a die-cut from the NEW Border Essentials Die Set with some Lemon Sparkle Tape. 

And lastly, I applied diluted Lemon Drop Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel to the NEW Bright Days Embossing Folder, paired again with the NEW Border Essentials Die Set, added in a strip of paper from the NEW Good Vibes Prints pack and finished it off with the brand NEW Lemon Drop Satin Ribbon.

Was that enough NEW for one blog post!?  There is plenty more to see......come over and join the party over on FSJ's Facebook Page!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing other ways to use the tags! Your cards are beautiful!


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