The Best of 2017 – A Year In Review

by onepaperstreet

Happy New Year everyone! With 2018 quickly approaching it felt like a good time to look back at the projects from the past year. I’ve put together a compilation of 9 of my favorite projects. You can find them here with links to all of the individual tutorials. These cards are in no particular order. I hope you enjoy 2017’s year in review!

 

1. LIFE’S A JOURNEY

This is one of my favorite designs. This card making tutorial is simple but still fun, colorful and adventurous. I also really enjoy the color combination. It was inspired by the MoJo Monday card sketch challenge. I’ve included a video tutorial and the list of the materials used.

 

2. LOVE YOU DAD

This card is a special shout out to all Fathers out there. I made this for both my dad’s for Father’s day, to tell them how much we appreciate them and wanted to share it with you guys too! It was super easy and it was a lot of fun to make. Because I used one the stock free designs from the Cricut website, I was able to make it in no time at all.

 

3. SENDING CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH HERO ARTS

When I designed this card, I hadn’t pulled out my tree yet, so I wanted to hang some ornaments from one of my cards! I also wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card. Red, green, silver and gold are so common during the Christmas season, so I wanted to mix it up a bit.

 

4. YOU ARE THE BEST!

This post was inspired by the week’s Paper Play Sketches Color Challenge. It was a blast to make, and I really enjoyed these colors together. If you haven’t heard of this blog before, I highly recommend checking it out. I’ve also included a simple stamping technique in the video tutorial that will show you how to only use the part of the stamping design that you want.

 

5. Your World Is Your Canvas – Handmade Inspiration

I came across some graduation cards before making this card, and felt moved to create my own handmade inspiration. It is an amazing thing to empower someone who may just be starting out in life! It’s so important to remind people both old and young that they can be anything they want to be. I hope you feel inspired to create your own masterpiece!

 

6. G THANKS – A SIMPLE HANDMADE GREETING CARD

If you’re relatively new to card making and you want to try a simple project, or if you just don’t have a ton of supplies, this can be an easy and fun way to give card making a try. This design really didn’t take me too long to make, and you can substitute the supplies that I used, with supplies you may already have at home.

 

7. MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH LEFTOVER RIBBON

When I was making Christmas cards to send to family and friends recently, and I wanted to design something that was simple and quick to make. I also had some leftover ribbon from a previous project I’d worked on, and wanted to use it up. I combined these two ideas and came up with this card. I really liked the way it turned out, and it’s turned out to be one of my personal favorites, it’s also meant to be easy to replicate.

 

8. THE END RESULT

This card didn’t turn out at all like what I had expected, but I ended up really liking the end result regardless. I’ve included a YouTube video tutorial and a list of materials I used to make this card, but instead of walking you through the creation process, I’ve spent some time talking about the creative process and how you can change your design to still achieve a beautiful outcome.

 

9. FALLING FOR YOU

This card is a little something special to show a significant other how much you care. I’ve had this falling for you stamp set for quite some time, and until recently I forgot that I even owned it. When I came across it the other week, I knew I had to use it for something. I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

 

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