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These cards are also going into the 120 card order, but since they are made almost exclusively with Quietfire and SU, I decided to give them their own post. The blue marble paper is from WalMart (as is the yellow marble paper). This flower paper was from Michaels in a big paper pack… I loved the color scheme (as it’s close to Affectionately Yours from SU),  but I got more paper for a bit less money :). The butterflies are die cut from Recollections Shimmer White cardstock/paper, and are from SU.  The Celebrate and Thinking of You are from Quietfire Designs.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Suzanne’s calligraphy… always have since I discovered her for myself 🙂  I did One Sheet Wonders again, and I got 14 cards from each sheet of paper. I did use a HA flourish stamp on some of the blue marble paper cards, just to add a bit of interest.

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The Use Your Paper Challenge

OK, so I’ve been doing some wedding invitations (I won’t post those til after the ceremony, in case someone decides to crash the party), and then, on Pintrest one day, I found a blog. This lady, Kristie, has a unique way of using up paper. She buys 6×6 inch pads, and uses the entire pad on as many cards as she can make, then will buy another one when she needs more cards.  Her blog is here: Using up 6×6 Paper Pads

I took this challenge… and LOVE the results. I have always been a bit afraid to use a lot of patterned paper on a card, mostly because as a stamper, to NOT do a lot of stamping on a card seems wrong.. but I worked around my notions, and ended up with some really lovely cards that I am happy with.  I have enough paper left from the two packs I used (They were big paper packs, so I did 1/2 a pack at a time). The pictures below show a sample of what I made.


I used a Penny  Black paper pad, and a Recollections paper pad for the cards. I threw in a bit of SU paper for accents, when I couldn’t find the perfect paper to match.  My biggest problem with this challenge, is to find a variety of card sketches that use up different sizes of paper.. I struggled with this.

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A 100th Birthday Card

2014.01.30 100TH BIRTHDAY CARD (KAREN H)

This is a custom card that I did for a 100th birthday. I started with a 12×12 piece of embossed card stock from K&Company. I matched it with a piece of American Crafts card stock, and made the fold out of a piece of white card stock (the white part was hidden). I stamped the sentiment in Palette Belle Rose ink. The stamp is Hero Arts. The label that the sentiment is on is Spellbinders Labels 25. I did the two biggest labels for the sentiment. The grey is a piece of Smokey Slate card stock, sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sunset Pink. I also die cut some flowers from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals in the sprayed SU Smokey Slate. I adhered the flowers to the card,and added some grey pearls. For the inside of the card, I used white scrapbook paper (5 sheets), and 3 Quietfire sentiments, stamped in the same ink as the sentiment on the front of the card.

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ATCs that I have made recently

2013.11.00 ATC FOR TRADE (3 OF THEM) 2013.12.26 CHRISTMAS ATC TO TRADE (4 OF THEM) 2013.12.26 DECEMBER  LOTTERY ATC (3 TO TRADE) 2013.12.26 FOR THE LOVE OF ATCS  ATCS (NONE FOR TRADE) 2013.11.07 Karen's nativity ATCHere are some ATCs that I have made for swaps recently.  I know, I have been creating, just horrid at sharing.  The top ATC is a one layer ATC, where I layered the stamping.  It’s a monochromatic schemed ATC, using all purples.  The background is stamped with Hero Arts Designer Snowflakes stamp in Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  The bird, a Magenta stamp I borrowed from a friend, is stamped over  in Palette French Lilac ink.

The second ATC is a red cardstock base, covered in some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Poinsettia Red magical (I am TOTALLY addicted to this colour, Lindy CANNOT stop making it… otherwise, I’ll have to buy all of her supply.  I added a piece of music note washi tape along the bottom third of it.  I stamped “Noel” in Palette Noir ink.  The poinsettia was done mixed media style.  I took some leftover small pieces of paper from another craft I did, and covered some cardstock with it.  I punched out circles from the papered cardstock, edged the circle in Tea Dye Distress Ink, then stamped the poinsettia (SU) in Festive Berries Distress ink.  I filled the centre  with some Golden Rod Stickles.

The third ATC is simple.  I cut First Edition Patterned paper into 2×3 inch pieces, and sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink along the edges, into the middle of the ATC a bit.  I stamped the cupcake in Palette Reflection Blue ink, and the sentiment in Burnt Sienna Palette ink.  Both stamps are from Quietfire Designs.  I ran the Burnt Sienna ink along the edge of the ATC, just to pull it together a bit.  I finished this ATC by foam mounting it on some discontinued Bazzill cardstock.

The fourth ATC is for my “love of ATCs Period.” Swap.  I used patterned paper, Neat and Tangled stamps, and some Palette inks to make it happen.  I cut the patterned paper to 2.25 x 3.25 inches, and used Boudoir Blush, L’amore Red and Noir Black Palette inks to stamp all the stamps to make the ATC.  I just rounded the corners on the ATCs this time, because it seemed too harsh without it.

The fifth and last ATC is one I did for a Nativity swap.  I used a Polished Stone background that I had on hand, and stamped the “Christmas Blessings” From Hero Arts in Charcoal Palette ink. all over the ATC.  I finished the ATC by stamping the Nativity (Hero Arts again) In Reflection Blue Palette ink.

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Happy Birthday P!

2013.10.20  BIRTHDAY CARD FOR PAM HULSMANThe original idea I had for a birthday card did NOT pan out.. I tried to CASE Julie Ebersole’s pop up presents from the Insider online card class, and I failed miserably. So, on to plan B.

I had a big scrap of some mixed media watercolour paper from another project (that I will be sharing later this week).  Taking my cue from the mixed media paper, I picked out a  Basic Grey patterned paper with a matching green to the paint that was on the mixed media piece.  I cut the paper to 5.25 x 4 inches, so that the pattern would work horizontally.  I used my new Prima Threading stamp, and stamped it randomly, using Limor Webber’s technique of rolling the stamp.  I used Belle Rose Palette ink for the threading stamp.  Once I was happy with what was on the patterned paper, I ran it through my Big Kick and my new SU  embossing folder (the one with the horizontal text… I had been looking for something like this for YEARS).

For the sentiment panel, I took the mixed media paper I had, and stamped that with the same stamp and ink as I did on the patterned paper.  I also used the Belle Rose ink to edge the panel. The sentiment is from Momenta, and I stamped that in  Noir Black Palette ink.  I foam mounted the sentiment panel to the patterned paper panel.  I took a flower that I had done for the “other” project that didn’t work (the flower was die cut from Crate Paper paper with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die), and inked the edge of the petals in the Belle Rose ink. I added a strip of washi tape across the front, then, double foam mounted the flower onto the patterned paper panel.  I then finished the card by adhering the patterned paper panel to some cardstock…. I think it is SU’s Primrose Petal card stock.

I hope that P has a FABULOUS birthday !