Hello all American Crafts Fans! Terhi here for the first time with Stay Sweet collection and oh how excited I am! This time of the year is so full of excitement and beauty, as seeing all those new collections in real life makes at least me feel like I’m five years old again.
Stay Sweet collection is just as colorful as its designer Amy Tangerine is! In addition to colorful look I love all the fresh fruit patterns and of course the lovely hedgehog jumping around.
To praise the colors I decided to create not only one but three cards. One with yellow, one with green, and one with purple patterns and embellishments.
The design of all these cards is similar compared to each other, only the colors changes. I started with three bright cardstock pieces and cut them all to size 3,5” x 7”. I picked up this unoriginal size just because I like doing different sized cards, it’s fun to step away from 4”x6”. Then I chose three patterned papers of each color and cut out bunch of 1”x1”, 1”x1,5” and 1”x2” sized paper pieces. All these small pieces were adhered with foam dots to the cardstock bases to random order. I did make sure that the pieces were straight but didn’t make them to symmetric order.
One of the patterned papers turned out to be my favorite. “Flower Fun” has dark blue background and lots of pretty blooms and flowers on top – definitely something to fussy cut. I cut out several flowers and used the flowers as embellishments. Again, these embellishments were adhered with foam dots.
As I love giving cards whenever I see a friend, or have a reason to celebrate, I don’t usually title them too specifically. “Congrats” is of course always useful, but these phrases makes wonderful cards too!
Products used: American Crafts – Stay Sweet products: Ephemera (351200), Watercolor Set (351199), Thickers Roll With It (351207), Mini Puffy Stickers (351210), Suede Flower Stickers (351211). Patterned Papers: Pink Lemon Party (351177), Lime Light (351182), Flower Fun (351184), Citrus Party (351189), Prickly Hug (351190), 6×8 Paper Pack (351198). American Crafts Cardstock Pack Brights (376990), Sticky Thumb Foam Dimensional Dots (340272).