Sunday, June 26, 2011

My First Side Step Cards

I have a confession to make.....

I've gotten a little (a lot?) bored of making cards lately. I'm losing my inspiration and just not as into it as I was months ago. I'm probably going to stop making them for no reason, but enthusiastically make them for birthdays, holidays, custom orders, etc...

So when I see a card that's different, that's a little more challenging, that involves a lot of steps and layers... I get really really excited! And this weekend, thanks to a blog hop that was going on, I found Alyssa's blog at My Thoughts Exactly and I knew I had to make a step card immediately! Thank you so much for some much needed inspiration!

And here's what happened....

Hello from Maine Side Step Card

Greetings From Maine card #1
Greetings From Maine card #1

Greetings From Maine card #1
So this above is my first ever side step card. I had so much fun with this, I loved loved loved it. My husband's and my recent trip to the coast of Maine really got this theme running (click here for vaycay photos!) I had to have a lobster (duh) and needed a lighthouse... two of my favorite things (I don't eat lobster, just think they're cute). Oh ya, and now you can see my handwriting hasn't changed since the 5th grade, no lie.

Materials used in Greetings from Maine card #1:
All digital SVG files cut with my Silhouette SD and Making the Cut software
Lighthouse - SVG file I found for free off lovely wikipedia
Stamp - TPC Studios
random button, papers, foam adhesive, googly eyes, and Stickles

Greetings from Vacationland card #2
Greetings from Vacationland card #2
Greetings from Vacationland card #2
Greetings from Vacationland card #2
And above is my Side Step Card #2! Greetings from Vacationland, which is Maine's state motto (cute, no?). I learned quickly from my mistakes in card #1 and I am so in love with this card. My husband doesn't want me to send it away, but that's what cards are for! I added a beach umbrella in the back, lobster in the middle, and a big MAINE up front. I think this is a pretty cool card, definitely a favorite for the time being!

Materials used for Card #2:
All digital SVG files cut with my Silhouette SD and Making the Cut software
'MAINE' - cut font, 'AR Christy' and shadowed
Random ribbon, foam adhesives, DCWV papers, googly eyes, Stickles
Umbrella and lobster embossed using cuttlebug folders in my Sizzix Texture Boutique

Side Step Cards of Maine

What do you think of the side step cards? Do you have the sudden urge to rush off and craft one? And you'll probably be seeing some more scrapbook layouts in the future... I have a lot to catch up on :)
Remember to take a peek at some of our Maine vacation photos!

<3 RWK
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  1. I love this card Rachel! It is the perfect greeting card for someone like me! If it's in your shop, I'm hearting it!

  2. How cute are these cards!! You did great girl!

  3. Both your cards are so lovely. I love your side step cards. landed here from MIM
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  4. What an intricate card! I love the design and how you used the side fold!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  5. Awesome cards. You should think about putting them in a gift shop. You would make a killing on them. I know I would buy them. Great job!

  6. such a wonderful card. I love it.

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