The pairs of cards you'll see here today featuring Elements were made by me, Paige Evans, and Kelly Purkey.
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock White (71081) - AC Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Plastic Rose Brads (85522) - Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Metal Rose Brads (85513) - Elements, Peachy Keen Plastic Rose Brads (85539) - Elements, Grosgrain ribbon (58444) - Premium Ribbon, Scalloped Ribbon (58336) - Premium Ribbon, Christmas 1 Ribbon (93087) - Dollar Ribbon Box, Hot Dog (89397) - Premium Ribbon, Satin Picot Ribbon (58061) - Premium Ribbon, Dear Lizzy Spring Lively (8928) - Premium Ribbon, Fantastic Limeade (53109) - Thickers, Fantastic Salmon (53108) - Thickers, Delight Robin's Egg (53073) - Thickers, Delight Cherry (53072) - Thickers, Sparkling Opal (53103) - Thickers, Marquise Mediterranean (53025) - Thickers, Typo Mustard (42979) - Thickers, Delight Watermelon (43059) - Thickers
My favorite new Elements are the plastic and metal rose brads. They pack some serious eye candy! I sprinkled some across a white card base and added matching colored ribbon below each as a stem, then topped the ribbon with matching colored Thickers to make a sentiment. All-in-all it took about 10 minutes - that's my kind of card!
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Kraft (71464) - AC Cardstock, Regards Honey (53007) - Thickers, Elements: Confetti Patterned Buttons (35530), Confetti Buttons (85529), Dear Lizzy Christmas Metal Rose Brads (85513), Mini Jewel Brads Primaries (85270), Medium Jewel Brads Primaries (85285), Large Jewel Brads Primaries (85300), Large Pearl Brads Primaries (85315), Love Mini Pearl Brads (85508), Mini Glitter Brads Primaries (85330), Medium Glitter Brads Primaries (85345), Large Glitter Brads Primaries (85360), Mini Brads Primaries (85375), Medium Brads Primaries (85390), Large Brads Primaries (85405), Glitter Buttons Primaries (85420), Round Buttons Primaries (85435), Love Buttons (85509); Other supplies: Corner rounder (Fiskars), Sewing machine (Brother), Thread (Coats & Clark)
I used a few of pretty much every style of Elements American Crafts makes in the color red (or Cherry to be exact!) to cover a scrap of cardstock cut into a heart. I started with the largest Elements (the large brads and buttons) then filled in the spaces with medium and small Elements. I can't wait to see the look on my husband's face when I give this to him for our 4th anniversary!
Supplies: Elated Iris Paper (35257) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Noble James Paper (35250) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Gracious Hare Paper (35252) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Sophisticated Jack Paper (35260) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Mysterious Charlotte Paper(35267) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Fabric Brads (85520) - Elements
Supplies: Noble James Paper (35250) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Gracious Hare Paper (35252) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Sophisticated Jack Paper (35260) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Fashionable Peony Paper (35266) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Mysterious Charlotte Paper (35267) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Christmas Rose Brads (85513) - Elements, Maddox (42614) - Remarks
Kelly says, "Elements are one of my favorite American Crafts products because they make it so easy to add a little dose of cuteness on your projects. I kept my cards simple but when I added the fabric brads and flower brads they really seemed to come to life. The texture they bring to my cards made me so happy. I just used them as little accents to patterned paper and they were the perfect extra detail."
Check back tomorrow for the winner of the Elements giveaway (make sure to enter a few posts below if you haven't already!) and some awesome layouts and cards to wrap up the week!