Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Crafts U Print Birthday Card / Cardmaking Facebook Group / Freebie



Hello everyone!!  Today's project is a bit different for me.  I made a card using a "printable template" from Crafts U Print.  I'll explain.  LOL.  I am in a group on Facebook called Cardmaking Tutorials, Support and Inspiration.  The group was started in February of 2018 and, in less than 1 year, has grown to 20,848 members (as of this morning).  That is crazy!!!  But it's a great group of people from all over the globe that love to make cards and help each other.  

For their soon to be 1st birthday, the group is having a group challenge and their sponsor, CraftsUPrint,  is offering a £20 (about $25 US) voucher as the prize! As an incentive to join in the group challenge, CraftsUPrint is also offering each member of the group, a free download - this Roses Handbag Shaped Card kit!  The "printable template" I used for today's card.
To enter the group’s challenge for this amazing prize or to download this freebie, you only have to be a member of the Cardmaking Tutorials, Support and Inspiration group, which is on Facebook and which you can join by clicking {HERE}.  
Now for today's card.  I used the free Roses Handbag Shaped Card Kit from Crafts U Print.  I have to admit that I have never used a printable card kit like this before.  I normally use rubbers stamps, papers, inks, and I have to think a lot about what I am going to make.  But, with this pre-made kit, I actually found it kind of liberating.  All you have to do is print, cut, glue and the card is done!  The kit does come with instructions but I went rogue and had to change things up a bit.  
The first thing I did was to print out the 4 pages I would be using....the outside of the card, the inside page, and two of what I am calling, the accessory page.  


I then fussy cut the outside piece, one half of the inside, and various pieces from the accessory page (two handles, a butterfly, and another "wing" piece?) and I distressed all of them with Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger).


Next, I adhered the inside piece to the inside of the card.  I also decided to distress the inside with the Vintage Photo distress ink.


I adhered foam tape (pop dots) to the back of the handles and the 4 "wings", for lack of a better word, and adhered them to each side of the handbag.




Then I adhered some half pearls (plastic, not real ones - LOL) to each side, and one of the butterflies with some crystals, to the center of one side. 



The last thing I did was to die cut the Vintage Happy Birthday die (Poppy Stamps) out of pink cardstock and adhere it to the inside.      




And that was it.  Really, other than the time it took me to fussy cut the pieces, which took less than 7 minutes, this is an easy project to make.  


If you are new to cardmaking or are thinking of getting started, this is a great project to start with.  If you would like to get the freebie or become a member of the group just click {HERE} and join.  The group is full of inspiration, tutorials, card ideas, techniques....you name it.  And, if you do join...please make sure to say hello to me in the group!!  

I'd love to know what you think of today's card and if you use printables from Crafts U Print.  Leave a comment below....and, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

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