Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tooth Fairy Smile Card {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello friends, 

Today starts another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  This week, it's a Designer Drafts or sketch challenge, and here's my take: 


My youngest daughter, Sophie, is at that age where is seems like she has a wiggly tooth every other week.  I thought it might be fun for the Tooth Fairy to leave her tooth payment in a cute card. 


I stamped the starry pattern at the bottom of a pink notecard before adding some white pigment ink to give it a dreamy look.  The tooth fairy's wings are made from vellum which I die cut with the Hearts dies.   All Paper Smooches supplies are linked below. 

Stamps: 

Dies:

And here's a look at this week's inspiration sketch: 











Ready to play?  You know the routine!   You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, May 30, 2015 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store.  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

I can't wait to see what you create!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lovin' Spoonfuls {Avery Elle}

Hello friends and Happy Friday! 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card featuring the Homemade stamp and die set and the Gift Card Elle-ments die set.  

Tis the season for weddings and this is the little card I created for my coworker who is getting married next weekend.  


I stamped and die cut the spoons from the Homemade stamp set and colored them with markers.  Next, I added the cute faces from the We Go Together stamp set and the "Mr." and "Mrs." monograms using the Elle's Alphas stamp set.  


I adhered the spoons to a panel of striped paper from the Sorbet Collection paper pad. The thin ribbon bow and hearts are from the Finished Frames Elle-ment die set

Before adhering the completed panel to the notecard, I die cut the note card using the Gift Card Elle-ments die and affixed a Target Gift Card using some baker's twine.  I love how this die can accommodate all different shapes of gift cards.   


Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from my talented teamies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, May 15, 2015

Birthday Bunny Shaker Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with this fun card featuring the Party Bunny stamp set.  I die cut a large balloon from the Balloons Elle-ments die set and used it to determine the placement of the party bunny which I stamped in Cherry ink on a white notecard. 


I covered the balloon die opening with white tissue paper and added a few red and yellow sequins to make a shaker card. 


The red heart patterned paper is from The Jewel Collection paper pad and the sentiment is from the Sending You stamp set.  

Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog to check out a card made by my sweet and talented teamie, Karolyn Loncon!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Faber Castell Inspiration Week at Waffle Flower Crafts

Hello friends,

So in the past when I have tried my hand at cool, artsy, mixed media techniques, I have achieved decidedly mixed results.  But then Faber-Castell sent the Waffle Flower Crafts team an amazing set of art supplies, so I decided to try, try again and this time with better results.  In fact, this post could be called "that time I tried mixed media techniques and didn't die..."

I am on the Waffle Flower blog today with THREE cards perfect for mixed media beginners, like me.

I do hope you will pop over and see what I have been up to.  And if that's not motivation enough, stop by to enter to win the blog hop prize- a $50.00 gift certificate to the Waffle Flower Store!

Hope to see you there! 

Katie

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tea Time Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card I made with the Tea Time stamp set and coordinating dies


I stamped several tea cups and a lone saucer on white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers before die-cutting each shape.  I stacked the tea cups and to give them a true nested look, I carefully cut the rim of each cup and inserted the stacked cups.  I secured the cups to each other with tape runner in the front and a bit of washi tape in the back.  



I adhered the stack of cups and saucer to a white note card on which I had adhered a strip of cheerful gingham paper from the Everyday Collection Paper Pad.  I little doily on top of the gingham lends a fun tablecloth look.  I added the sentiment in black ink before adding a few sequins as a finishing touch. 

That's all for me today, but you should totally stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more ideas and inspiration- seriously- it's good stuff over there!  

Thanks for stopping by! 
Katie


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Little Peanut Card {Avery Elle}

Good morning friends,

It's time for another Avery Elle- Throwback Thursday, and this month, we are featuring the Oh Baby stamp set.  Oh Baby is just brimming with images and sentiment to help you make the most fabulous baby cards.  Although this set can most certainly stand on it's own, what I noticed was how well the set plays with other stamp sets.


I decided to focus on the peanut image and sentiment included in the set and paired it up with the adorable Ellie stamp set.  On a Sea Glass notecard from the Caribbean note card set, I stamped the peanut in coordinating ink to create a background.  Next I added a strip of patterned paper from the Everyday Collection paper pad along with a small strip of Fog card stock.


I die cut the Circle Tag Elle-ment and trimmed the tag end.  I stamped the Little Peanut sentiment from Oh Baby and adhered the Elephant image which I had stamped, colored with copic markers, and die cut.  Finally, I stamped and colored the peanut before trimming it from cardstock and placing it at the end of Ellie's trunk.

Well that's all for me today, but please be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more Oh Baby inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Simple Happy Birthday Card {SPARKS Challenge}

Hello friends, 

It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!  This week it's ANYTHING GOES and here's my take: 


You can never have too many birthday cards on hand, especially those that can work for both gals and guys.  I had picked up the Incognito stamp set a few months ago and it was just waiting for the perfect card to make it's debut.  I stamped the glasses and added a triangle from the Design Motifs stamp set as a party hat.  Before stamping the triangle on the card, I pressed the diagonal line stamp block from Kissables 2 stamp set against it to create the fun pattern.  The sentiment is from one of my favorites and most used Paper Smooches stamp sets- Sentiment Sampler

Lest the card be too plain and simple, I dressed up the edges by die cutting a dashed line on either side of the stamped panel using the Dots and Dashes dies and I filled in the lens of the glasses with Glossy Accents. 


Ready to play?  You know the routine!   You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, May 9, 2015 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store.  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

I can't wait to see what you create!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie