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Sahin Designs: Father’s Day Cards

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple of Father’s Day cards created with my favorite bits and pieces from two different collections: I Love You, Man and Dear Old Dad.

Repetition is one of the techniques I use the most on my layouts and cards. I feel like putting emphasis on a specific element and repeat it multiple times allows me to achieve a cohesive look. It also gives me different results based on the pieces I choose.

For my first card, I decided to create a background with the diamond-shaped elements that come in the I Love You, Man collection. I simply adhered them to a neutral colored patterned paper, which I then topped with a “Best Dad ever” tag.

The ribbon is another element that I printed and fussy cut. I love the way it looks!

I finished the card with some wood veneer pieces.

For my second card, I took inspiration from the Dear Old Dad collection itself.

The wood grain pocket comes in the elements pack. I just decided to mount it on a few patterned papers from the collection and fill it up with various sentiments.

Before adhering it down, I wrapped some blue twine around it. The heart with the Father’s Day banner was cut out from a 3×4 card in the collection. I used foam dots to stick it down for extra dimension.

A few wood veneer ampersands and that little black ribbon in the top right corner of the card added the final touches.

I love how these cards turned out. Simple yet sweet and unique. I hope you felt inspired to create some for Father’s Day with Sahin Designs collections.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Sahin Designs – Using pre-made embellishments on your layout

Hello there! I’m back today to share a new layout with you. In my previous post, I talked about how I like to create embellishments from leftover scraps of paper. It is a time saver when it comes to make a new layout or card, and it kind of gives me ideas about the design I’m going for. For today’s page, I used a banner and a tag previously created with bits and pieces from the Table for two collection by Sahin Designs.

Since I only had two embellishments to place on my layout, I decided to create my focal point in the center. This would allow me to place banner and tag on opposite sides and give the layout a finished look. After adhering a few strips of paper from the collection on a piece of white card stock, I used my Silhouette to cut a heart. The same result can be achieved by using scissors or an X-Acto knife. To create some contrast, I also cut out an outline for the heart by using a dark piece of patterned paper.

Some craft foam was used to glue the heart in place. To achieve extra dimension, banner and picture were also backed with foam dots.

At this point, I was pretty happy with the way the layout looked. I had a few foam words in my stash that I wanted to use, so I decided to place them all around the heart to add more interest. Small wood veneer pieces, enamel dots or shapes, tiny stickers would work as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and found some useful tips for creating a fast and easy layout by using ready-to-use embellishments.

Have a lovely day!

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Sahin Designs – How To Make Your Own Ready-To-Use Embellishments

Hello, everyone. I’m back today to share a fun way to use those bits and pieces of papers and embellishments that don’t make it onto a papercraft project. I have to admit, when it comes to digital collections I always print way too many elements. One of the techniques I love to use on my layouts is repetition. Multiple copies of shapes, words, digital stamps fill up my pages most of the times, but I often find myself with leftovers pieces that sit in a cute little bowl on my desk. After a bit of thinking, I decided it would be nice to have some ready-to-use embellishments and tags that I can just stick onto my next layout or project.

The collections I used are two of my favorites: Table for two and Tranquil.

I love tags and layered ephemera pieces, so that’s what I went for.

I started by adhering two tag shapes together, one slightly bigger than the other, to create some definition and make the final tag stand out more. Same concept was used for the sentiment, which has a piece of patterned paper behind it. For the flower, I used foam dots between the layers for extra dimension.

For the second tag, I added some colored twine around it and created a charm-like embellishment with sequins.

Sometimes you might have some elements that are kind of mismatched or you don’t have enough of. The best option for me is to make a banner out of them. I love how the different shapes and colors come together this way.

Finally, I have a very simple piece that I created by adhering a few elements onto a strip of paper. Again, I used foam dots for dimension and a leftover cut file for texture.

I hope you felt inspired today to use your bits and pieces of paper to make ready-to-use embellishments for your next project.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!