Monday, April 14, 2014

Delightful Cards!

As shown in CardMaker Magazine online newsletter
Card Projects designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
Just a quick post today, I wanted to share my latest edition of the CardMaker online newsletter. It is all about gaining inspiration from paper, in particular printed papers and predesigned papers. I was inspired by the beautiful Primrose collection from Bo Bunny and some wonderful papers from Island Paperie. I encourage you to stop by CardMaker using the link to take a look! The cards have a wonderful spring feel to them. Hope you like the article and are inspired to create!
Creatively Yours,

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tea Bag Fold Card!

Card project designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
Printed papers from Island Paperie -- Maui
Aloha! As promised I am sharing a card that has been creating with some wonderful papers I found while on vacation. This delightful store is packed full of tropical inspiration and Hawaiian themed papers. I visited this store while in Maui, it is called the Island Paperie. The owner (Alicia) was closing when I arrived but graciously invited me in regardless. I told her that I would power shop - almost impossible with so many paper designs to choose from. I didn't want to keep her too long so I did limit my visit but managed to find some wonderful papers to work with. I had a second opportunity for a power shop prior to leaving Maui, again I did have to limit my time as my travelling partners were outside waiting in the car, obviously I was travelling with non paper crafters otherwise they too would have been in the store.
This is one of my creations using one of the 4 x 12-inch panels found at Island Paperie, which had three repeating images on it. I completed a basic triangle tea bag fold medallion and then layered it to a different Island Paperie panel and then layered onto bling cardstock. This card was then finished with a few border punched designs and a printed sentiment. I think it turned out quite nicely -- I hope you do too!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Two Cards - Same Supplies!

Projects designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
Just stopping by with a little bit of inspiration. I have chosen to share these two cards as they make use of similar supplies and design but with just a little switch in the sentiment the occasion changes easily. So if you are short on time or creatively blocked, look at some of your previous designs and see if they would suit another occasion. The little Easter banner greeting is delightful and such a deal, only 1.50 at Michaels -- can't loose on that one. Simply stamp, and then trim around the banners and attach to the card with foam mounting tape! Almost any embossing folder would work equally as well on the white layering square. I believe I have shared the card with the Kiss sentiment before but I wanted to show you how you can borrow and reuse ideas from your own creative library.  That's why it is also a good idea to take photos of your cards prior to giving away! Hope you are inspired to create!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Layered Greeting Cards!

Easy Layered Greeting Cards
Just wanted to share some info about a new publication that is available at stores and through Annie's! It is a Special Interest Publication brought to you by CardMaker. I am thrilled to say that I have three cards in this publication and equally thrilled to be in the company of some wonderful designers. I hope you will check it out!