My Digital Studio is my “go-to” for creating scrapbook pages. It doesn’t take me long at all to create pages I love. For some reason though, when creating cards, I usually grab my rubber stamps and paper. When asked to create three different types of cards in MDS, I was determined to reach outside of my creative comfort zone!



First, I created a card using my e-cutter with MDS. I’ve always loved the look of fun-shaped cards and knew I wanted to try making one with my e-cutter.

This card was pretty easy to create. I used punches from MDS to create the cupcake top, bottom, stripes, and hearts. I was able to mirror the image in the e-cutter software so that I could cut out the base of the card as one piece. Then I added another layer for the cupcake top--the sprinkles and stripes. Pretty simple, but pretty cute!

 

Next, I created a hybrid card:

I have always loved the Designer Series Paper in the World Traveler Photobook Template. I thought the grungy, masculine look of this paper would be perfect for a Father’s Day card. I used MDS to create all of the different elements of my card. I filled punches with Designer Series Paper and created my sentiment with some added stitching. I printed and cut out each piece for the card--I used my Framelits dies to cut out the hearts.Then I added a layer of cardstock, some Linen Thread, some Stampin’ Dimensionals, and a brad. This was so fun to put together!

Lastly, I created an all digi card in MDS:

I’ve been anxious to play with some of the watercolor stamps recently released. I started this card without a plan in mind . . . but I’m happy with how it turned out! As you can see, I used the same stamp repeatedly. I played with the colors, the crop tool, and the layering until I was happy with the effect. I think I’ll go back and create a few more like this by changing the sentiment. It’s always nice to have thank you, thinking of you, and happy birthday cards on hand!

I love getting a jump-start on my handmade cards for the year! This year, I’m super excited about the endless possibilities with MDS! (I just hope my rubber stamps don’t get too dusty!)

 

--Cori Kozak

My Digital Studio Design Team


Big Bold Birthday Stamp Brush Set
(item 118833)
(NA, EU, SP)

My Digital Class Beautiful Today Kit
(item 135913)
(NA, EU, SP)

Be Yourself May Kit
(item 133426)
(NA, EU, SP)

World Traveler Photobook
(item 130066)
(NA, EU, SP)

All Holidays Stamp Brush Set
(item 118825)
(NA, EU, SP)

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Comment by Kathya Hidalgo on January 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

Super cute Cori! Just now dabbing into MDS and your card stood out to me, nice job!

Comment by Susan M Erickson on January 15, 2014 at 3:46pm

Thanks, Cori for answering my question. I really, really love your watercolor card. The other cards are great too. I got an e-cutter from my husband at Christmas and am looking forward to using it with MDS.

Comment by Cori Kozak on January 14, 2014 at 11:26am

Susan, it's Wash 5.  I cropped one of the ends to give it the straight edge.  And then I re-cropped a few more so they varied in lengths.  Hope this helps!  :)

Comment by Susan M Erickson on January 14, 2014 at 11:11am

What stamp did you use for the watercolor stripes, Cori? I downloaded the Beautiful Today class but can't figure out which item you used that has that specific end to the color washes.

Comment by Sarah Klass on January 14, 2014 at 1:00am

I'm counting on a significant birthday this year to produce an e-cutter for me ;-)  LOVE these gorgeous cards, you clever thing xo

Comment by Julie Warnick on January 11, 2014 at 12:41pm
Fabulous card Cori! I love the watercolor card! I need to try that!
Comment by Tami Hewlett on January 11, 2014 at 11:49am

I love ALL of these cards Cori.  You are truly amazing!!!  I just got an e-cutter and I'm going to try out that adorable cupcake card you designed.

Comment by Amber Swift on January 10, 2014 at 7:19am
I really want an e-cutter too! You are only adding to this wish :) The cards are adorable.
Comment by Cori Kozak on January 8, 2014 at 3:20pm

Thanks for the sweet comments ladies! :)  

Comment by Elizabeth Rush on January 8, 2014 at 8:50am

beautiful cards Cori! love them all, especially the watercolor!  I need to get playing with my e-cutter! looks like fun!

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