Friday, January 20, 2017

Back to Basics!

Projects designed by Sharon M. Reinhart as seen in the CardMaker
January 16, 2017 Update
I would like to invite you to take a look at my most recent CardMaker Update, in this issue we go back to the basics for all of our new card makers, but there is also creative inspiration for our seasoned card makers. Head on over by clicking this link CardMaker. If you have not yet signed up for this free resource, I encourage you to do so while you are there. We have two editors, myself, and the fabulous Kimber McGray. Kimber and I alternate the writing of the update so that you get some great information and inspiration directly to your inbox every three weeks! I hope you will take a look and be inspired to create.
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Simple Yet Elegant Christmas Card!

Designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
If you are like me and getting short on time I thought I would share this simple yet elegant Christmas Card. Just choose a pretty snowflake background, die-cut or punch some snowflakes and scatter them on the front. Add a die-cut sentiment and finish with some sparkly glitter dots. Done - I actually like it, it is very peaceful and serene. If you would like to take it a step further add some glitter or glitter glue to the snowflake and sentiment or add small rosettes or tea bag folded medallions to the center of each or one of the snowflakes.
I hope you are inspired to create something wonderful!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

O Christmas Tree Cards!

As shown in CardMaker Update December 5 issue,
projects and article by Sharon M. Reinhart
If you are in need of some Christmas Card inspiration my most recent CardMaker update has just been released! It's all about creating beautiful Christmas cards with trees as the focus. I hope you will take a look at the complete article with individual card photos online at CardMaker Magazine 
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Card Accents

Designed by ©Sharon M. Reinhart November 2016
So I am back with a little update on the previous card shared. The previous one was absolutely fine, however this next one shows you how just a few little accents of glitter ribbon and glitter dots really sets the festive tone. I love the inexpensive glitter ribbon found at Dollarama and the Glitter dots (Elizabeth Crafts) are some of my favorite accents as they do not add bulk. Hope you like the little accents used to take this card up to the next level.
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Card Inspiration!

Project design by ©Sharon M. Reinhart November 2016
For the next few weeks I am going to be providing some Christmas card inspiration. Some cards will be quick and simple and others may require a few more steps but I know the crunch that we can get into when trying to create our cards therefore none of these card designs will be extreme. I like to have a variety of cards to send, so I don't do just one design and then mass produce, instead I complete a few designs and make multiples of each. The other thing that I have tried to do this year is use what I have. Especially papers, so don't worry if the papers are discontinued you can still make some awesome cards with your beautiful papers from years gone by! Look at using up those bits and pieces from previous projects as well!

This inspiration card is a standard A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), in a top fold landscape orientation. The papers are red and ivory cardstock along with a pearl ivory cardstock. Fiskars mini scallop edge scissors have been used to create the decorative edge on the ivory strip. Layer the ivory strip followed by a red strip to the card front. Next stamp three ornaments using red ink and then fussy cut around each. The stamp is by Hero Arts. There are a multitude of beautiful ornament stamps and die templates on the market today, if you don't have this exact one, no worries, just grab what you have and stamp and cut it out three times. 

The ornament hanger has been created using office paper clips. Just take wire cutters and cut the paper clip in half and then trim to the desired size. Adhere the trimmed clip to the back of each ornament. Tie butcher's twine into a bow and adhere to the front of each ornament. Next layer the ornaments onto the card front using foam mounting tape.

To finish, stamp a sentiment (this one is from Stampin' Up) onto pearl ivory cardstock punch or cut out (this punch is a Fiskars tag punch) and attach to the card front using foam mounting tape.

Voila! Finished! This is a design in a basic form which is very festive. Stay tuned for my next post on what to do if you wish to take it just a step further without a lot of effort! I hope you are inspired to create today!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Inspiration!

Projects designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
There is still time to create for Halloween and if you are looking for some inspiration for cards, tags or treat holders I encourage you to head on over to CardMaker Magazine to see my most recent CardMaker Update, and if you have not signed up for this free resource I also encourage you to do this while you are there. Once you are signed up for this free resource, the update gets delivered to your inbox every three weeks! There are two editors who alternate the writing, myself and Kimber McGray, so you are sure to get a variety of inspiration. Enjoy and I hope you are inspired to create!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pocket Page Fun


Just sharing my most recent CardMaker online Update, its all about Pocket Page Fun! What do these things all have in common - Artist Trading Cards, Pocket Samplers and Pocket Page pen pal letters? They all make use of the plastic nine pocket trading card sleeve. I encourage you to head on over to CardMaker Magazine's Online Update (September 12 issue) for complete information and further photos!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon