Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Family Stories Cards


When I got my box of new goodies, the Family Stories line really stood out- it was so fresh and fun!  I love the stamp set and the colors and the patterns and the journaling cards... Hee! I love it all! :)  

I got straight to work creating some fun cards using this line!  Here they are:

For this one I started with a soft sky blue card base.  I added a panel of the wood grain patterned paper to the front, adding some faux stitching to the side edges.  Next, I cut out two of the journaling cards.  I adhered the blue floral one on a bit of a diagonal to my card front.  I stamped the big flower onto the anchor card in pink ink and splattered a bit of darker ink on to it.  I punched out the sentiment banner next and tore a piece of the aqua glitter scalloped border to go under it. I adhered them both over the flower, using dimensional foam adhesive for the banner.  I tied some red baker's twine around it, finishing in a bow.  I adhered this decorated journaling card to the front using dimensional foam adhesive.  Here is a closer look:

Aren't those colors great!  I am loving the orangy red with the aqua and pink!

This next one was inspired by the brand new layered cardstock stickers.  They are great!  

I created a card base out of white cardstock and covered it with the grid paper, keeping the little white stripe at the bottom.  I punched a large circle out of the pink floral paper and a small circle out of the woodgrain paper.  I adhered them onto my card front.  Next I added the sticker, embellishing with just a touch of the glitter border strip.  I stamped twice with the arrow and gray ink just above my circle.  I also splattered a little gray mist to the same area.  I added some of the fun sequins next and finished the card with the red arrow die cut. 

These new layered stickers are so fun!!  I love the new sequins, too!  There are different sizes in each pack.

My last card was inspired by the couple stamp and the you and me journaling card.  They just go together! :) 

I created a card base out of white cardstock and covered it with the pink floral grid paper.  I added a panel of the gray chevron paper to the center.  Next, I punched out the journaling card from the die-cut sheet.  I stamped the couple using my favorite Delacata gold ink and splattered some gold mist on to it, too.  After they were dry, I added the gray baker's twine, the sequins and the glitter border strip.  I used dimensional foam adhesive to mat it onto some black cardstock so it really pops and then added it my card front. 

The gold ink really sparkles under the sun!  It looks great with the glittery border strip, too! I seriously loved working with this line!  So many cute new things- I'll be reaching for it again and again!

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Designs: Family Stories Designer Papers, Family Stories Sequins, Family Stories Die Cut Accessories, Family Stories Stamp set, Family Stories Die-cut Borders, Family Stories 3-D Stickers, Family Stories Sticker Accessory Sheet, Family Stories Cards paper
Other: Ink, cardstock, circle punches, and white pen by Stampin' Up!; Mists by Pink Paislee; Mists by Studio Calico; Twine by the Twinery; Ink by Tsukineko

Thanks for joining me today! 


  1. Wow I knew I loved this line now I am so sure that I have to have it!

  2. Super cute cards Tessa!! I can't wait to see the new lines, I know I will 'NEED' them, lol!!

  3. Like the cards and the line a lot.

  4. LOVE the new collections! WOuld love to win them before I can buy then! As per you facebook message I'm posting on your blog then off to pinterest!! Fingers crossed!! :) thanks


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