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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Father's Day Cards

I wanted to make a few Father's Day cards earlier 
this month, but didn't have too much time, so I turned 
to a paper pad (Recollections: Bold Basics Patterned Paper) 
with a variety of 'masculine' colours and designs 
to complete 2 quick and easy designs.

Father's Day 1
Card Base: Classic Kraft
Sentiment Panel: 
Phrase Play #1 die;  
Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (stars), Wet Paint
 Rustic Cream cardstock;
Recollections: Bold Basics Patterned Paper Pad; 
Tropical Teal ink; foam adhesive panel

Father's Day 2
Card Base: 
Stampers Select White; 
Recollections: Bold Basics Patterned Paper Pad
 Sentiment Panel: 
Get Lost; Wet Paint Alphabet
Pinefeather and Orange Zest inks
Sketched Star die; Spiral Notebook die; 
Orange Zest, Pinefeather and white card stock

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop

It's time for another Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink. 
The simplicity of these gray stripes paired with cream and 
orange flowers just speaks volumes in regards to card inspiration. 
Experiment with stamped flowers or die-cut florals.  Add stripes 
using delicate Sheer Basics striped vellum overlays or cover plates.
Blog hop inspiration

I used these colour and design details to create my card:
Card Base:
Stamper's Select White; Canvas Impression Plate
Distressed Stripes with Soft Stone ink
Sentiment Frame Panel: 
Pretty Peonies stamp and die; 
VersaMark; Gold Embossing Powder
Spring Hills; Kraft ink

from my stash; copic markers
Simply Chartreuse card stock; 
MFT Leafy Flourish die

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thank You Notecards

I've been busy with a few projects for my 
son's upcoming wedding in October. 
My future daughter-in-law asked for a set of cards 
for wedding gift thank-you notes. 
Here's the final set, packaged up and ready to use.

I made a total of 60 (3 1/2" x 4 7/8") 
A1 cards using a variety of stamps.

The wedding colours are blue and rust , so this was
my inspiration. A floral image from Vintage Vogue (Stampin'Up) 
 was stamped with Moonstruck Blue (Close To My Heart)
stamped again with VersaMark and 
then heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder. 
The floral center was stamped with Canyon Clay ink.

The green lines were added with Simply Chartreuse ink 
using an image from Button Boutique
The sentiment (Star Prints) was stamped with blue ink 
and VersaMark and heat embossed as well. 
It is a simple and clean look that was important 
since I was making so many cards.

A small blue box from the Dollar Store was a perfect fit for 
two stacks of cards and matching envelopes. 
I'm going to add a pen and some stamps, so the busy couple 
will have everything they need to write their Thank you notes.

I added a tag using Tag Sale #11, cut from 
Canyon Clay and white card stock. The floral image 
and sentiment was added to the white panel. 
The small circle was created by stamping '60'  
(Mini Scrapbooking:Tabs) and 'cards' 
(Moments Inked: Planner Banners)
I punched this out using a circle punch, 
then inked the edge before adhering it to the tag.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Comic Strip Classic

The Comic Strip Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink 
has become a favourite for birthday cards. 
Each little compartment allows for different colours, 
patterns and design. This is one I made using a 
classic colour scheme of red, yellow and blue!
Stamps and Dies: 
Zappy Birthday, Comic Strip Cover Plate
 Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold
Pure Poppy &  Lemon Tart Patterned Papers,
Comic Strip Pattern Paper Collection, 
Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold,  
Enchanted Evening, True Black, 
Stamper's Select White
copic markers; foam adhesive tape; 
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder
Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Anniversary Hearts

I recently ordered Hearts Cover Plate from 
Papertrey Ink and decided to make an 
anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law.

The cover plate was cut from Stamper's Select 
White and then mounted onto a white card base.
Before inserting the hearts into the cover plate, 
they were stamped with Hibiscus Burst, 
Lemon Tart and Crystal Blue (Close To My Heart) 
using Background Bitty Blocks and Just for You.

Framed Out #11 was cut several times from 
Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst and Vellum.
One white inner heart was stamped in Lemon Tart 
with gingham Bitty Background Block; 
then a vellum heart was layered over this.
 Three adhesive pearls accent the inner heart.
The larger heart frame was made with several layers: 
Top layer - stamped with Framed Out #11 and Hibiscus Burst. 
Bottom Layers - Hibiscus Burst card stock

ANNIVERSARY: Wet Paint & Grey Wool ink (CTMH)
happy: Wet Paint Word die cut several times with 
Smokey Shadow and Stamper's Select White. 
The top layer was coloured with copic markers 
to match Grey Wool; then positioned over the 
darker die cuts onto the card front.

Card Interior
Wishing you: Grey Wool ink and Sans Alphabet (CTMH)
love + joy: Hibiscus Burst; Grey Wool & Crystal Blue inks,
               Wet Paint and Wet Paint Alphabet.

Supplies (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Background Bitty Blocks, Just for You, Framed Out #11, 
Wet Paint, Wet Paint Alphabet, Sans Alphabet (CTMH)
Inks - Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart and Crystal Blue (CTMH)
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow, Vellum
Dies - Hearts Cover Plate, Framed Out #11, Wet Paint Word die
Other - copic markers; adhesive pearls;

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.