A Few Quick Cards and a Discount Code

It’s been another week of not feeling right, and not able to do much.  So this morning I decided to use some of the Designer Resources I’d bought via craftsUprint to digitally design a few items that would be just print, score and fold.  One’s an idea for an Invitation front, a couple of birthday cards and a sympathy card.  So at least I’ve done some digital craft designing, even if I’ve not done a whole lot of paper craft.


(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page

1cup307260_656 - card01 - Instant Brads  2cup47865_359 - Semi-Transparent Pretty Rose Organza Digital Embellishments3cup295129_11 - card02 -Wedding Silks Paper Pack4cup309415_49 - card01- A SELECTION OF FRAMES AND MATS

  1. Wedding Silks Paper Pack by Carol Lepard & Instant Brads by Jackie Mitchell (The “silks paper” backgrounds come in several subtle shades and black, so I could change the shade depending on what colour design I wanted.  The brads come with several coloured outer ring and an inner that can be changed to whatever colour is needed.  For this card I took the lot into one of my graphics programs and made an invitation – “Gwahoddiad” is Welsh for Invitation – in a blue colour scheme.  I put two of the brad outer rings together as a wedding ring symbol on this particular one.  Then just a printout, score and fold was needed.)
  2.  Semi-Transparent Pretty Rose ‘Organza’ Digital Embellishments by Carol Clarke & DIGITAL RESOURCES FLORAL 2 by Sally McIntyre (There are a lot of shades of backgrounds in the “organza” kit.  As they are Semi-Transparent you can get subtle changes in look by putting different colours behind each one as well.  There are two totally different flowers in the floral resources kit, including layers that can be used for decoupage, which I may well do for future cards using the kit, but for this one, again I just took them into my graphics package, re-sized and moved around where needed, then put in a “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for Happy Birthday – greeting in a shade of deep pink from the flower.  I really like the layout I’ve come up with for this card, and may re-do it as a decoupage with the greetings panel as a layered element in the future.)
  3. Wedding Silks Paper Pack by Carol Lepard & DIGITAL RESOURCES FLORAL 2 by Sally McIntyre & Circular Mother of Pearl Frames by June Young (I’d been asked a while back for a sympathy card that had flowers, but no bright colours, that would be suitable to just send a little note inside without being particularly religious.  This is what I came up with today.  It is again put together in one of my graphics packages and then just a print, score and fold, quick card.  I’ll make it up again with some dimension by creating extra layers for the flower and greetings panels, and putting a few little sticky back pearls on I think. “Gair o Gysur” is Welsh for “A Word of Comfort”.)
  4. A SELECTION OF FRAMES AND MATS by Sally McIntyre & Semi-Transparent Pretty Rose ‘Organza’ Digital Embellishments by Carol Clarke & Cornfields and Lavender Fields – Original art by Pamela West (I took one of the frames, one of the”organza” backgrounds, and the digital version of the original artwork into my graphics package.  I cropped the artwork, choosing an area that fitted inside my frame for this card.  I put on a “Penblwydd Hapus” greeting (Welsh for Happy Birthday).  I created a quick card from the digital elements, setting it up as a print, score, fold, card.  I’m thinking of setting it up as a card front with pyramid layers.  Also, choosing different areas of the artwork and creating a co-ordinating set of note cards to box and give as a gift.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer – There have been two mailers sent out by CUP HQ since I last posted to my blog.  Here are the links to them:

Wednesday, 25th April – here.
Friday, 27th April – here.

As usual you’ll find lots of lovely designs that may give you lots of inspiration for your cardmaking as well as being available to buy.  In addition to this there’s an assortment of news from the CUP crafty family.

April Card Making Competition –  Voting is now open for the competition to make a Father’s Day card, so if you are eligible to vote then please log onto your Control Panel on the craftsUprint site, click the link, and have a good look at the selection of cards by clicking on each thumbnail to see a larger image and read the crafter’s description of what was done, before going to place your votes.

Discount Code –  Time to go shopping for digital downloads (or print and post items) on the craftsUprint site and click “Add to Cart” on the page of any items you wish to buy.  Then simply type the word ‘CHEESE’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page and click – “UPDATE BASKET” – BEFORE you check out to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!  The Discount Code Offer Ends Midnight 30th April 2012, so you’ve got a couple of days left to decide which items you want.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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