Hi there, Layle with you today for another round of Pick a Card, Any Card!
Each month, 5 of our design team members and I will be picking one of our favorite Simple Stories or SN@P! 3x4 or 4x6 cards and sharing them with you - in more ways than one! We've introduced so many GREAT cards over the last few years that I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cards each month, tell you why they're our favorites and then give you a chance to win not only the specific cards that we picked, but the other cards they're paired up with as part of the set (more on that fun giveaway at the end of this post)!
To kick off this month's version of Pick a Card, Any Card, here's one of my favorites -
This is a 3x4 card from our new Everyday SN@P! Set that we introduced as part of our CHA Summer release. It's a bit of a tease at this point because you won't be able to get your hot little hands on the new SN@P! Sets until late September, but forgive me - I couldn't help myself! I've been playing around a bit with the cards from the Everyday SN@P! Set and I just love them - the colors, the designs - what's not to love?! This card is so versatile and can be used for so many things - photos of people, places, even things. The different colors make it easy to use alongside any photo, regardless of the colors. And I happen to think view finders and their disks are cool. And yes, I did have one as a child. And yes, that DOES date me :)
I don't consider myself a trendy scrapbooker, but I have to say, I really love all the chalkboard style scrapbooking items that are popular right now. And how appropriate that they would be included in the new Smarty Pants collection! I find this particular card so cute because of its cursive font (in the exact style I learned as a child) and the three little apples sitting in a row on the bottom. I will definitely find a way to use it on a layout sometime this school year.
We can't wait to see how you use this card in a layout, Donna!
This is one of my all time favorite quotes. It's one that everyone should live by. One reason I love the SN@P! cards is because of the everyday life quotes that we all can relate to. These can be used in so many different types of projects. This one in particular, I have on a colorful canvas hanging in my office to look at every day.
Emily is right - if you haven't checked out the SN@P! Life cards with their great quotes, you should!
I love cards with a banner printed right on them that I can layer up! I love adding more strips, thread or stitching, chipboard shapes/stickers right over the top to add dimension! And I love the blank cards that I can add a photo, journaling or title on!
Like Gail, I love cards that have empty space on them for adding photos, and especially journaling, and this card is perfect for that!
I love the fact that some of the 4x6 SN@P! Cards can be used as titles. The fonts and graphics on the cards are big enough to use as a title. The Sn@p cards have to be my favorite cards Simple Stories has put out. I love this card because of the fun way the title is displayed, all of the bright colors and the title is perfect for a lot of my photos.
LIFE, and this card, are pretty amazing (don't you think?)!
We wrap it up this month with Jill Cornell's favorite 4x6 card -
This card comes from our new December Documented collection. This is Jill's current favorite because -
The quote is from one of my absolutely favorite Christmas movies, Elf. I make sure to watch it several times over the holidays. The card would be perfect with a photo of my family watching the movie this year.
So, what do you think? How about those picks - pretty fun, right?!
If you haven't quite jumped on the pocket page style of scrapbooking and are scratching your head trying to figure out how to incorporate all of our fantastic 3x4 and 4x6 card designs into your traditional scrapbooking, no worries, I'm here to help!
I'll be tackling this VERY subject for True Scrap 5 - an online, LIVE virtual scrapbooking event October 11th and 12th, with inspiration and education from 15 A-list instructors including Heidi Swapp, Nichol Magouirk, Jennifer Gallacher, Tammy Tutterow and more!
Click HERE to learn more about this great virtual event, including the list of instructors, their class descriptions, more about my class (I'll be covering 9 different project ideas and examples for incorporating 3x4 and 4x6 cards in your traditional scrapbooking!) and to register.
Regular registration for this online event is $197, but if you register by September 30th, I've got a special discount code for you, saving you $50 off when you register! Just follow this link, register and type in the code LUCKY50.
Hope to see you (virtually) there!
OK, now to more good stuff. At the beginning of this post I mentioned something about a giveaway! Leave a comment on this post by end of day Friday, September 6th telling me which of our 6 cards is your favorite and why. On Sunday the 8th I'll draw one random lucky winner to win ALL of these cards -
WOW! That's a lot of card goodness if I do say so myself. Good luck!