Hello Find the Beauty Clean & Simple Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends

Hey, hey!

We made it to the weekend! Phew, what a week is has been. I know some of you have been crafting everyday along with me so I know you must be as tuckered as I am. So, to give us a little crafty break I'm challenging you to create a card with lots of white space. Yes, I'm giving you the freedom to design a plain, clean and simple card. In fact, I insist you do so. 

Let's get started...

Hello Find the Beauty Clean & Simple Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends

When designing this card I had all these plans of making of it one layer with embossing and inlay die-cutting and basically every technique you could think of. But, sometimes you just can't quite recreate the design in your head...because you have no idea where your rubber embossing mat went. So, alas, I ended up with today's card which I still love but it has a few more layers than I originally wanted. 

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To start I die-cut the smallest stitched rectangle from my Find the Beauty Die Set. I also die-cut one of the flowers, flower center, and three of the "hello". I stamped out my flower pieces from Find the Beauty using some Catherine Pooler inks in Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Tiara, Orange Twist, and Icing on the Cake. I also pulled in Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt for my leaves which are from my Cozy Cardinal set. I just liked the scale of these leaves better for the design...I know, so extra. 

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Along the bottom of the stitched panel I used some Mint to Be ink on an ink blending tool and sponged on a light layer of color. This helped add some color to background and give some contrast for my "hello" die-cut to lay over. I adhered all my pieces over top with either foam tape or tape runner adhesive. 

Hello Find the Beauty Clean & Simple Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends - rightathomeshop.com/blog

For my cardbase I decided I needed a bit more color so I used the same Mint to Be ink and my Watercolor Background Stamp. It adds a subtle bit color and texture which I love. I popped my stitched panel on top and my card was finished. 

You can watch my super quick process in the video below...

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Right at Home shop! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #6 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.

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I'm the only one posting today so make sure to join in so I'm not lonely...lol. Today would be the perfect day to do so as it is such a simple challenge. Unless you're more of a complex cardmaker which would make this challenge difficult. Nevermind. 

Anyways, I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Nicole

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Have Joy Abstract Florals Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + A Rare Ruby Crafts

Welcome to day #5!

Eek! Can you believe it's already been five day? This celebration is just flying by. *insert sad face emoji* BUT there are still three days worth of inspiration lined up so don't be glum, chum! Now, let's introduce today's guest. Please give a big crafty hug to Ruby of A Rare Ruby Crafts! Ruby is one of my newest crafty friends and I am so thankful we met because we seem to have so much in common and cuz, well, crafty friends are the best friends! For our challenge we decided to recreate an old card design. 

Let's get started...

Have Joy Abstract Florals Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + A Rare Ruby Crafts

Off to the side here is a picture of one of my older card designs. This one was created almost exactly two years ago this month so what an appropriate time to recreate it, huh? This card brings back so many exciting memories as it was one of the first cards I made using my own stamp line. Fast forward to present day and I have an entire collection of items including a coordinating die set that matches this set. At the time I wasn't able to invest in them but now that I've grown, coordinating dies for everyone! 

Before I walk down memory lane too much more let me show you my updated design...

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Have Joy Abstract Florals Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + A Rare Ruby Crafts - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started off this card with a ton of die-cut flowers cut using the Abstract Florals Die Set. It definitely makes creating these flowers so much easier with the coordinating dies. I grabbed out a ton of Catherine Pooler ink colors and got to stamping! All colors will be linked in the supplies list below.

Have Joy Abstract Florals Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + A Rare Ruby Crafts - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I used a variety of of the different layers included in the Abstract Florals set to build an arrangement of whimsical florals. If you happen to have this set and want a few ideas of how to arrange some of the pieces, you can download my stamping guide here. But, please know that you can mix and match them however you please. That is the beauty and fun of this set!

Have Joy Abstract Florals Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + A Rare Ruby Crafts - rightathomeshop.com/blog

For my cardbase I used my Gingham Background Stamp (does this not scream spring picnic?!) and Tiara ink. My focal panel is cut using the smallest rectangle from the Find the Beauty Die Set and the sentiment is from His Love. 

Take a peek at how I put everything together in my process video below...

And now that you've seen my recreation, make sure to head over to see Ruby's! I'll be heading right over there myself. 

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Right at Home shop! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #5 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! 

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What do you think of my recreation? Which one do you like better? Nostalgically, I like the original but the dimension of the recreation is amazing. If you want to see the post with the original card I will link it here. 

Happy Fri-YAY!

Nicole

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Colorful Masked Anemones Hello Card by Amy K.

Hello!  Amy K. here with one more share using the new Anemone stamp set from Right at Home.  Since I still have loads of flowers blooming, I thought I'd create a colorful card of blooms using masking!  

Colorful Masked Anemones Hello Card by Amy K. // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started with a trimmed white panel and first stamped my orange anemone.  After creating a simple mask, I stamped both the pink and yellow anemones.  For the center orange anemone, I cut a separate image and added it over the panel with foam adhesive.  A simple "hello" from Script Greetings was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink over the pink anemone.  To finish a few sparkling clear confetti were added.  What I love about this card is that except for the one anemone, it is totally flat and easy to mail!  

Colorful Masked Anemones Hello Card by Amy K. // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Now to say a bit about my stamped envelope.  I've used the new Happy Mail Year 3 stamp set to jazz up an otherwise plain white envelope.  Some personalization really adds another notch to a handmade card!

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Have a wonderful day! Go send some Happy Mail!

Amy K.