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Cardmaking with Metropolitan Girl

I recently had a case of "scrappy FOMO".  That is, the "fear of missing out" on great papercrafting supplies when you see someone else has them.  The hilarious Tiffany and Tracie over at The Scrapgals podcast coined this phrase which is so true! I happened to watch a haul video Tiffany Lowder (of The Scrapgals) had featured on her blog, and toward the end, she showed these beautiful products from the Carta Bella Metropolitan Girl collection.  I enjoy using this fun, retro/sophisticated style for all types of projects.  After picking up a few items from the collection, I thought I'd challenge myself to use them for cardmaking.  Just a note-- All products were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.  I do not work for Carta Bella--just excited to try out this line! metro-1 I tried to keep outside products to a minimum and see what I could make just using this particular line.  I grabbed some extra sentiment stamps and coordinating cardstock to go along with it and got to work. metro-2 For his first card, I lifted the design from a previous Christmas card I created.  I thought the bow lent to the shopping/retail therapy feel. metro-9 I cut apart one of the journaling card papers for the inside.  It made the perfect backdrop for a little gift card pocket. metro 10.JPG Tags are great way to use scrapbook paper.  For this one, I used an image from one of the cut apart papers then added another tag layer from the 6x6 paper pad. metro-13 Here is another card where I used a cut-apart from the papers.  I used a strip of patterned paper from the 6x6 pad as well as some of my trusty glitter paper. metro-12 Here's the inside sentiment.  I used an older stamp set from Hero Arts. metro 11.JPG I used one of the chipboard images to create this simple design and added a few enamel dots from the collection.  The sentiment is from Hampton Arts. metro-8 Finally, I had to end with a shaker.  I really liked this tag I found in the ephemera pack and thought it would be fun to create a little art piece to sit on a shelf or a desk. metro 7.JPG The Metropolitan Girl line was so much fun to work with.  Using scrapbooking supplies to make cards and tags is a great way to get more use out of your products. metro-14 If you like this style, there are a couple of other product lines I would recommend taking a look at:

Authentique - Authentique Double-Sided Cardstock Pad 6

Authentique Double-Sided Cardstock Pad 6"X6" - 12 Designs/2 Each - 24/Pkg - Fabulous

Let me know if you have any questions.  Products are linked below.  Thanks for joining me today! SUPPLIES:

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