Stampin’ Up Cheerful Basket color block

Stampin’ Up Cheerful Basket color block

Happy Labor Day everyone – I have an adorable Stampin’ Up Cheerful Basket color block card to share with you today.

This month my Monday Focus is the Cheerful Basket bundle. I thought it would be fun to do a simple card using a technique that is a spin off of the stack, cut, and shuffle. I see this as a color blocking technique. I love how cute this card is. And I think you will agree with me that is a quick and easy idea.

Check out this color blocking technique card.  So pretty and easy to do.  Get all the details for the Stampin' Up Cheerful Basket color block idea.

This stamp set has some fun images of different items you can add to the basket. I am going to think of some other things I can use with it also.

I don’t always like to use a single image on a card unless there is enough interest on the card. To get that with this card I used a modified stack, cut, and shuffle idea. I call this color blocking as I still have the blocks but I am only using a single piece of each of the papers and then add them to the card in a checkerboard pattern.

For this card I used 2 pattern papers and 2 card stock. The sizes were based on the stamped basket of apples. It is easy to figure out by just stamping the image and then measuring the spaces.

I love taking my ribbon apart and using it in different ways. You can get some interesting ribbon that way. One of my favorite ribbons to play with in this way is the white frayed ribbon. I pulled the connecting thread and got the fuzzy ribbon I used on this card.

Don't you love that fuzzy ribbon?  You would be surprised where it came from.  Get all the details for the Stampin' Up Cheerful Basket color block idea and what I used for the ribbon by clicking through.

I had some fun coloring the image using the Watercolor pencils. I just used the pencils and did not use anything to blend the color. I love when our products have multiple uses. And remember to decorate the inside of your card and envelope to give your cards a more professional look.

Have you tried color blocking for you cards?  It is a great way to add interest to you cards and is so quick and easy.  Check out the Stampin' Up Cheerful Basket color block idea and see what I used for this cute card.

Since this is a new set and I have not used it, here are some other ideas for using the watercolor pencils. This card shows how to use the colored pencils on dark card stock. I colored some flowers on this card with them for a beautiful card.

Aren’t these colors perfect for apples? I love the plaid for a great Fall feeling. Speaking of apples, what is your favorite Fall recipe for apples? Mine is apple crisp! I may have to make some soon!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope my Stampin’ Up Cheerful Basket color block idea inspires you to do some color blocking.

Enjoy your Labor Day!

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