Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Paper Pieced Rebecca Card


I love to "dress" my stamped images using designer paper and paper piecing. Rebecca from Repeat Impressions is one of my favorite stamps to do this technique with, and I created this card for a class on paper piecing I am teaching in my home. I started with a larger kraft card, and layered "Resplendent Rectangles" from Spellbinders in kraft and cream paper. I stamped Rebecca and colored her flesh and hair. I paper pieced her dress in a pretty orange dp and then stamped, embossed and attached the pinafore in yellow. I added a "happy hello" from Flourishes.

I am entering this card in the patterned paper challenge at Virginia's View and the Anything Goes challenge at Scribble and Scrap.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Office Buildings at Night

I made this  card for my son who works in downtown Chicago in a tall office building. These buildings (cut with a My Favorite Things die) remind me of a large city skyline. I simply masked the moon and sponged with a sunset variety of colors. Then I added the buildings and the "happy hello."

I am entering this card in the "office or work related" challenge at Open Minded Challenges and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Happy Labor Day everyone! I am celebrating my happy retirement so today is like every other one:)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jolly Christmas Card




Playing with my new dies and starting to make my own Christmas cards so I am not rushed at the end to get them done. This is a CAS easel card with a new die from Memory Box  and a Jolly die from Lil' Inker. I filled in the ornament and berries with red and embossed the bottom half of the easel card with a snowflake embossing folder. The easel is held up with some large pearls and I added some to the front as well.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Brown Sugar and the Get Organized for Christmas challenge at Polkadoodles.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?


Are you ready for some football? I sure am! The Packer season starts in just a week! It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing a special Packer personalized card I made for my husband’s birthday with Crackerbox Palace’s football stamps, including a custom made G on the helmet. You can get the G or a W for Wisconsin, but they are custom made stamps you need to request on a special order from CBP. I created another longer card in a box out of gold paper. Then I stamped the footballs in white and cut out, and the helmet in green ink on gold paper and punched the circles. The football sentiments were stamped in black on green cardstock and attached. I personalized the card with letters die cut with the Parker lower case alphabet from Memory Box. I am going to teach this card in my classes and let them pick out the name of their favorite Packer backer. We all know at least one of those, right?

Here is a couple more pictures of the card from the front and back where you can write a personal message before mailing. 



Don’t forget you can save 15% off your order at Crackerbox Palace.com with my name (Karen) in the coupon code box. All I ask is that you sign up as a follower here and then go shop for all these great stamps and more. You know you want toJ

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Love to Scrap, Through the Purple Hazeand Simon Says Stamp.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Merry Christmas NBUS Card



I have a new stencil and die from Memory Box I had never used before and finally had the time to play with them. I created a CAS card sponging the background with blue ink and the stencil and then adding two snowflakes cut out with the new die from Memory Box. I layered the piece on a blue card base and then finished the card with a jewel. Very simple but I like how it turned out.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Tuesday Throwdown and Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions


It’s another Designer’s Choice Challenge at The House that Stamps Built, Repeat Impression’s blog. It’s Melissa’s turn this time and she is challenging our team and you to make a birthday card. After you make your birthday card, you can enter it for a chance to win some awesome Repeat Impressions rubber! Please visit the blog for all the details and to see the other Rock Star's cards for this DCC challenge. I have seen them and you do not want to miss them!

I used Repeat Impression’s Wine Time set to create this birthday card for a wine lover. I saw this version of a double twisted easel somewhere on Pinterest, but I tried and tried and cannot find the original pin or a tutorial to share with you. To create it, you cut an A2 card, then cut the front piece in half up to the fold line. Fold the left half in half down as in a traditional easel card. I cut out two bottles of wine, paper pieced the labels and propped this half up on two wine bottle corks stamped on cork paper and cut out. The right half of the front is folded in a diagonal like a twisted easel card is and once again held up with some cork paper wine bottle corks. I stamped the fun birthday wine sentiment three times, stamped some wine glasses and paper pieced a couple different flavors of wine. I layered the white piece on a purple piece and attached that to the bottom only of the folded right half. Here is a picture of how the card folds flat to mail.


I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Crafting from the Heart and Through the Craft Room Door.

And don’t forget: For a 10% discount on any size order at Repeat Impressions, just make a note of my discount code (rr10kh), click on the blog badge on the side of my blog and go to the website here to shop and save! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paper Pieced Shaker Card


Not looking forward to winter, but I do like designing with snowflakes and cute winter stamps. My favorite method of "coloring" is to paper piece with different patterned papers and that is how I dressed this cute boy. He is a very old stamp from TAC, but I think I may never get rid of him- too cute! I created a shaker card with doubled up mounting tape on the back of the blue textured piece after cutting a snowflake with  a Memory Box snowflake. I attached some acetate and then added some sequins and beads that shake when you move the card. I am sharing this card in a class I am working on about paper piecing.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the shaker challenge at Sentimental Sundays.