It can be difficult to think of new card lay outs and inspiration. Plus, it can take hours of blog surfing to find a card that you want to make. So where can you go for ideas? Why not go straight to the Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue.
Look at the layout of the cards in the catalogue. Ignore the stamps they have used, you can use what you have to do something similar. Take the card below for example, I don't own the Sip By Sip stamp set, but Ihave always loved the bag they have photographed in the catalogue to show you what you can do with it. So Ihad a play with the Occassionally stamp set and made my own version of it. I think that it turned out great and it was so quick to do.
Try it yourself. Look through the catalogue for a card that you like and use it to base your card on.
Return to my blog over the next few weeks to see other cards I have created this way.
Stamp set: Occasionally ($41.48 until 24th January 2010)
Ink: Choc chip, whisper white and Kiwi Kiss
Card Stock: Choc chip, whisper white, kiwi kiss and sahara sand
Accessories: Curly label punch bundle, rose red double-stitched grograin ribbon (25% off), 1" circle punch