Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paper Smooches Teen Routine & Qwick Qwips


I have a couple of cards to share today using Paper Smooches Teen Routine and Qwick Qwips clear stamp sets.  I was attempting to follow a masking tutorial to make a background frame where you cut out a rectangle that's approximately 3 1/4" X 4 1/2" using masking paper and attach it to your card panel then stamp, peel it off and draw a box to use for your focal image.  It seems simple enough, but I'm not happy with how my box doesn't meet the partially stamped lettering so...


in my second attempt, I used my clear ruler and drew a box about 3/4" all the way around the edge then used an ordinary piece of paper to cover the center box I'd drawn then stamped the sentiments to make the frame.  For me, much better! 

Isn't it funny how sometimes we need to adapt a technique to work for us?  

These cards are part of the birthday card project I've been working on and additional stash cards.  Kids cards are fun and easy but I'm trying to step it up to teen kids cards because they are more difficult for me!  I love these Paper Smooches sets and hope to be making more fun birthday cards with them soon.

Challenges:
Crafty Card Makers - Masculine w/ Technology
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

16 comments:

AllisonG said...

Teen cards ARE difficult, but you did an awesome job. Now I need to check out these stamps from Paper Smooches because they fit the bill for teen cards perfectly!

Lisa T said...

Saw your card on Make It Monday and wanted to see it up close. I love those stamp sets! I have two teenagers. Sometimes it's hard to find the right image for that age. These are cute!

Rose Petal said...

Hi. Great cards for teenagers. Love the colours too. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xxx

Elaine said...

Great card like the controller in it. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers.

Elaine said...

Great card like the controller in it. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers.

Elaine said...

Great card like the controller in it. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your cards are great I love them good idea for a teen that or a phone image. They are very hard to make cards for but his hits the spot. Thanks of sharing with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Rene said...

These are great! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
Rene

Josephine said...

Great cards! I love the uncluttered design.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Paula S. said...

Jan, these cards are marvelous! I struggle with teen cards too, especially boys. I hate the thought that some 15 year old boy gets left out of the mix or gets a card he thinks is 'for a little kid'. I'm gonna have to put these stamps at the top of my *wish* ... if Paper Smooches sees a sudden influx in orders on these you might just be the reason why :)

byAnnette said...

Great cards!
I like how the words in the first card fade but if you don't, maybe you could add another line around the box. I really like the background words/lettering in the first card since you added some color and some of the letters are thicker.

Scrappin Mama said...

Really cute teen card!! Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
Lisa O

Lela said...

Awesome! Teen cards are so difficult and yours are fantastic! What a fun card, both of my boys would love these, LOL. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.

Hugs,

Julia

Patty Gorka said...

What a great idea, I love both of your cards! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Rebecca said...

Great cards, very CAS but ideal for a teenager, well done!

Thanks for playing along with my masculine theme at craft cardmakers challenge this week.

Rebecca x

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