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Guest Desiger May Flaum


Hi Everyone! We are so excited to have a special Guest Designer here today. She is full of talent, tricks and is sweet as can be. Please welcome May Flaum.

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Hi there, May Flaum (www.craftwithmay.com) here, and I’m gearing up for some serious holiday crafting. One of the challenges I always face is finding fun ways to use my holiday stamps on cards and tags that doesn’t require a ton of time or supplies. Today I’ve got two cards to share with you.


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This first card is simple enough. You’re going to stamp a background stamp onto white cardstock and then blend in some subtle color.


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I used a fabulous Hero Arts stamp for this, and I love the results when I use distress ink! It allows for a soft watercolor effect, lets me play with my supplies, and is done in moments.


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Once dry I assembled my card along with a little flower, metal accent, and some leftover trim. You could substitute in a sticker, die cut, or any accents you’ve got for this design!


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For my next card, I stitched all around the edges (twice), and attached a metal word band with some brads, but again the real star is the stamp.


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While this stamp seemed easy, I’ve actually had a tough time using it! The thing is the design is so intricate, and so beautiful, it really does not need a lot of fuss! Color with one (or more) ink colors, clear emboss over to add some shine and dimension, and let it speak for itself!


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Sometimes simple really is best, and I had a lot of fun with these cards and stamps. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards too! For more of my projects, blog, and more feel free to visit me at my website www.craftwithmay.com

Thank you so much May. We really appreciate you taking the time to come by and share you genius with us.

6 thoughts on “Guest Desiger May Flaum

  1. HI May — It’s very nice to meet you and have you here as a Guest Designer for the a2z Scrapbooking Blog ! I think your cards are both wonderful and I love the fun tips and hints you shared with us today! I think the background on your first card is stunning….I’ve never used a stamp wheel — imagine that — ! The wheel you used created such a lovely background — love it! Thanks so much for being here today — it’s a pleasure to see your lovely creations!

  2. Oops! Silly me — the more and more I looked at your card and you pictures I realized that you were not using a stamp wheel….it was simply my confusion in how I viewed the picture! Either way, it’s a great technique and that stamp was perfect for your background! Sorry about my error! 🙂

  3. Love all the shimmer and shine with the stitching!

  4. Both so beautiful!!

  5. Hi May – Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer today! Your cards are so pretty, and I really appreciate your step-by-step tutorial…Thanks!

  6. Both are gorgeous cards May!

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