Thursday, June 7, 2012

Create a fun confetti look!

I've been a little obsessed with the "confetti" look lately and wanted to show you some very quick cards you can make with patterned paper and circle punches. I actually found the idea to try this on a card from a printing website called Tiny Prints where you can create announcements with photos. If you are stuck for a design, these are great places to look for inspiration!
I looked through the Lily Bee papers and pulled out some various prints in reds and pinks from the Handmade collection and began punching different sizes with my circle punches. I added red cardstock circles to the top first for a dark contrast at the top, and then began layering more circles by degree of color saturation down the card, getting lighter and lighter in color as I worked my way to the bottom.
You could make a set of these in all different colors, and they would work for birthdays, thank yous, congratulations, etc. I like how the chevron circles look like little streamers on the green and blue card!

To finish the card, the word "happy" was die cut out of Lily Bee's Handmade patterned paper with my Cuttlebug machine with a Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words die, then I stamped "today" over the die cut with the Double Dutch clear stamps. I used Papertrey's Rustic White cardstock.

Give the confetti look a try on your next card, it's an easy design to put together for a last minute card that you might need! Visit the Lily Bee blog for more card and layout ideas!

Happy cards:
STAMPS: Double Dutch Clear Stamps by LilyBee
INK: Sweet Blush and Spring Rain by Papertrey Ink
PAPER: Rustic White cardstock by Papertrey Ink, Handmade papers by LilyBee
DIES: Wonderful Words die by Papertrey Ink
OTHER: circle punches

9 comments:

Jennifer K said...

These are so fun! What a great idea to create confetti out of circle punches. And I don't know what I never thought to die cut my words out of patterned paper instead of solid cardstock all the time. Duh.

Annette said...

these are adorable...I love all the circles...cute design..

Leigh said...

These are so fun, Danielle!

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous cards Danielle as always, fab inspiration :) ♥

Gina said...

Oh, Danielle! I've been looking for inspiration to make cards for my girls while they're at Girl Scout camp (so they'll have mail) and I *love* this!!! Thank you for the timely inspiration!!!! I'm about to break out my circle punches and some fun papers right now! :) Yay!!!

Jojorenee said...

Gorgeous cards I love the paper thin words created with that die too!!!Wish list!!!

Amy Papale said...

Love this idea! What a simple way to add so much interest to a card! I love the randomness of the circles but how it all seems so grounded.

Jill Norwood said...

Oh love this!!!! Pinned it! I am going to try this for a set of cards for my son's teachers for the end of the year - thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Ashley said...

Love these!! So awesome. They feel like a party.