Sunday, July 17, 2016

O is for Originals Card Confidence Program

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter O. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys then you're on the right track!

For my O inspiration, I looked towards my trusty Originals Card Confidence Program. This is a great idea book for card sketches, and always gets my creative juices flowing.

I created three cards based on sketches in the book.

The first one is called First Impressions, and required two images at the top and then a long strip up the bottom of the card. I made one of the top squares into a jar image, and added the sentiment to one of these. The strip of paper was then enhanced by gold sequins.

The second one, called A Heartfelt Classic, allows a larger image or sentiment to shine. I used a bunch of flowers as my main focal image and added some watercolour paint and Glacier twine.

Lastly, this Lucky Three sketch helps to anchor a tall and thin image such as a flower, Christmas tree, or this adorable bird! The only extra thing I added to this was a large sentiment.

These cards were all so easy to put together as I simply used the cutting guides in the book and then added my own twist on each card. There are so many possibilities in this book, and other card sizes as well as the standard 4.25 x 5.5.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Stephanie of 365 Days of Cards,

In case you get lost along the way…go to Catherine Nowak for a complete list of participants!


  1. Nice cards, great idea to use the Originals book!

  2. Love your cards, especially the adorable bird and balloon birthday card. Love the watercolored flowers also, great cards. I need to remember to use the Originals card program. Thanks for the inspiration!


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