Just For You Cards


Have you been excited to see the new releases from American Crafts? I sure love new release time! The Stay Colorful line from Dear Lizzy has such happy colors, I couldn’t wait to craft up some cheery thank you cards. The fun and unique products in this line will have you inspired to create some crafty cheer as well.


I took inspiration for this card from one of my favorite layouts from my term on Shimelle’s Creative Team. I used thin strips of card stock to resemble acrylic hoops, and used crochet thread to adhere them to the card base, over lots of different patterned circles. I picked a few of the circles to zig-zag stitch around. You can add a few enamel dots to repeat the circle shape, like the ones here from Shimelle’s Glitter Girl line.


For the card above, I used the new Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die set (#346453) to cut out a circle in the specific spot on the card, and highlight the three Resin Glitter Stickers. I covered the entire front of the card with the pretty pink marbled paper that looks like an acrylic pour art piece.


You can see how the craft foam raises up the paper to house the resin pieces, and the new Thickers font rests on a strip of vellum. I pierced an “X” pattern on both sides of the thin card stock strips to hold them in place when stitched. This was a quick, clean, and simple card.


The detail photo shows the layers on the card front, and the new Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die Set was used for the sentiment in a crisp black ink to let the circle elements shine on the card. It was fun to pick from the many available patterns in this line, and get as many of the pretty coordinating selections as I could.


SUPPLIES: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful Patterned Card Stock (#346466, #346465, #346468, #346473, #346467, #346463, #346462), Resin Glitter Stickers (#346494), Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die Sets (#346453, #343893), Vicki Boutin Creative FX Iridescent Glaze (#343915), Shine On Glitter Thickers (#345714), Shimelle Glitter Girl Mixed Embellishment Pack (#343664), Heidi Swapp Stencil (#370580)