See my card making tips for papercrafters! If you like to design your own greetings, these are just a few of my tried-&-true, get-you-crafting-FAST, with quickie-results-lots-of-fun, steps and tips! No need to get too fussy with any of the elements and you can create awesome cards for the special people in your life.

But first let’s take a look at today’s design.

Want Some Card Making Tips for Papercrafters with the Daisy Lane Bundle?

This card shows three things I LOVE best! It’s

  • Simple
  • Fast
  • Fun (with a couple unexpected elements!)

Once again I couldn’t resist the Daisy Lane lure. And again this time I wanted something a little bit out-of-the-ordinary. A card stepped-up just a tad. A design with neat elements to make the recipient look twice.

Let me tell you how I went about creating this card.

Card Making Tips for Papercrafters

A. Choose Your Layout

There are so many design layouts you could pick for an easy yet fun crafting card.

One thing I suggest to folks is to go with a design that’s easy, classic and can give awesome results. One that’s super quick and adapts to lots of colours, seasons and greetings. And one that lends itself to more detailed designs if you want to step it up a notch.

This one fits the bill perfectly and is my fall-back GO-TO option. Pin it and save it so you always have it close at hand.

card making tips for papercrafters

In my card today, my circle became a double layered daisy on the opposite side of the card but the other elements are the pretty close.

Want Some Card Making Tips for Papercrafters with the Daisy Lane Bundle?

B. Card Element Steps

1.Start by picking out your favourite tools and techniques – at least at the moment😉 . Mine here is the Daisy Punch and my Versamark ink pad. Daisy punch because it’s so darn easy to get multiple diverse looks with one simple tool. And Versamark because versatility is its middle name!

2.Decide on your {current} fave colours. Copper embossing powder since I haven’t used it in awhile. Blackberry Bliss cardstock since I wanted something the copper would stand out against without going into autumn tones quite this early in the year.

3. Then grab some decorative elements. While I could have decided on a separate colour of cardstock, or some patterned paper like I did with this design, I instead wanted to use the gorgeous 1/2″ scalloped linen ribbon in Purple Posy. Once I picked this out, I knew my card base had to be Crumb Cake to match the ribbon’s linen middle. And my flower centre had to then be a large Purple Posy faceted dot with lots of shine.

Heat Embossing, Punches and My Card Making Tips for Papercrafters

B. Go for the Unexpected

Rather than just stamp onto white or a coloured cardstock with coloured ink, I wanted my focal point to stand out even more. So Vellum cardstock was my choice. And can you see the fern leaf in behind the flower? I used my Versamark pad to add it too.

I stamped my flower two times in Versamark, sprinkled them with copper embossing powder and melted them. Where’s the unexpected in that? Then I turned them over and dry embossed them just like I showed you in this video.

Once I had a bit of dimension on my petals, I offset them slightly, glueing together with liquid glue. They are attached with one Stampin’ dimensional.

I LOVE How Pretty These Daisy Lane Card Making Tips for Papercrafters Is!

Now It’s Your Turn!

Here are all the supplies I used for this quick card. Click on any image to take you to my online store where you can purchase them too.

Card Making Tips for Papercrafters

Thanks So Much

Card Making Tips for Papercrafters and Stampin' Up!s Daisy Lane Bundle

Which of these elements would you try to change up your easy designs so they’re different yet still give you lots of fun crafting time? The dry embossing? The ribbon? Using a punch not a circle shape? Changing the orientation? There’s so many options!

Let me know how you add variety to your own designs. And if you get stuck sometimes, try my card making tips for papercrafters and see what you can come up with!

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