This week we celebrated my youngest two kids birthdays, who are fraternal twins. And of course I made them birthday cards, but not just any cards. These are fun die cut flip cards, that my boys love, and they are similar, as you can see, but different. Just like them. Happy Birthday, Boys!
Happy New Year! I hope 2017 finds you happy, healthy, and crafty. And speaking of crafty I continue our family tradition of making "thank you" cards after the holidays. I was taught by my mom, who was taught by her mom, to send thank you notes for gifts. And it's my ongoing resolution to continue that tradition with all four of my kids too. Of course in today's day and age they would rather send an email note, which I think is better than nothing, I prefer they do it properly. So, if I make the handmade cards then they will write a special note and sign them...
Hi everybody! I'm back again with a Spooktacular Halloween Tri-Fold Flip card or "Z" card that is loaded with super fun, cute characters, patterns, and details. And NO stamping! Can you believe it? It's super easy with Epiphany Crafts and this wonderful paper collection where everything from the alphabet, characters, pattern papers and stickers all coordinate. It makes all your projects super easy when everything matches in fun Halloween colors. Click "read more" for more details...
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Happy Friday everybody! I'm sharing a fast and easy gift card holder with handmade personalized embellishments. Just change the paper and you'll have a gift card holder for birthdays, or any occasion. And they make great teacher gifts too! I can’t say enough about these punches. They are so fun and make every project more personal to the recipient and to your projects. The possibilities are endless with Epiphany Crafts Tools...
Hi everybody! I'm sharing a very classy, elegant and special card I made for my daughters medical training graduation that has a personal touch. We're so proud of her achievements! And whether it’s a graduation, wedding, anniversary, birthday, or a baby shower, you too can add a personal touch to any card easily with these awesome tools. Check out the Epiphany Crafts Tools for step by step instructions and a complete supply list! Click the "Read More" for tutorial and supplies...
Nothing says summer better than kids laughing and playing outside, family picnics, and watermelon. Its summer fun at it’s best with Epiphany Crafts Tools. And this 6x6 page layout is perfect for those little moments, small field trips, summer family gatherings, or staycations you want to remember, but you don’t want to make a huge album for it. Plus, the kids love flipping through small albums and giggling at all the memories. Click "Read More" for tutorial and supplies...
Hi everybody! I’m up on the CardMaker Blog today sharing my last post for the Blog Team and Celebrating my 20th Wedding Anniversary today too! I wanted to go out with a bang and this one is jam packed with lots of pictures, tips, party, and décor ideas to spruce up your celebrations. So, be sure to hop over there and see how I combine card making supplies with upcycled party favors to create a bash to remember. See all the re-purposed decorations up on the CardMaker blog "here."
Happy 20th Anniversary to my hubby! I Love You ~Kim
Happy Birthday, America! Let's Celebrate our Independence! Well, almost. But first, I thank you for joining me and the super talented designers from the CardMaker Blog Team and the Clearsnap Team, as we Blog Hop together today sharing our one of a kind projects using amazing Colorbox Chalk inks. (see tutorial and a supply list below)
DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee-Challenge: For a Man or Boy!
Little Tangles Challenge #69- Embossing
Split Coast Stampers Challenge: CAS383-Good Ole Red, White, & Blue
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC151 -- Color Challenge
Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" Blog Hop with over 60 designers and sponsored by Skipping Stones Design (SSD). It's a 7-Day Event that I am honored to be a part of this great cause that is near and dear to my family, as we celebrate my little sister being “cancer free.” But not everybody is as lucky. We honor those we've lost; encourage those in treatment, fighting the fight; and we cherish those deeply who have survived. We salute all of you for your bravery and courage! We all know somebody...AND YOU CAN HELP US STAMP OUT CANCER!
What's your favorite Era? I have a few decades I love and the roaring 1920's is one of them. The old gangster movies, glamorous fashions, and the bold patterns of Art Deco. And my oldest son was just reading The Great Gatsby for school and inspired me to make this card. For this challenge I chose this stunning couple from a Graphic 45 framed pattern paper and built my card around them. He looks dashing in his tux from the 1920's, but her fashion is kind of 1850's high society. Maybe they're time traveling, but either way, I think it works. Click "Read More" for tutorial
and supplies listed below...
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #299 - Favorite Era
April showers bring May flowers, except in CO...mother nature tends to toy with us and extend winter until the end of May. And it's been wet and cooooold! But that didn't spoil my Spring surprise for my Mom with this flowery card I made. Click "read more" for tutorial and materials list...
WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M1816
Little Red Wagon Challenge #342- Blooming Fun!
Simon Says-Wednesday Challenge: Flowers
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
Hi everybody! I'm sharing on the CardMaker Blog once again a technique that's an oldie, but a goodie—Ribbon Inking! Have you ever searched and searched for the perfect ribbon to match your project, only to come up empty handed and frustrated? Well, stop searching and create your own...like I did on this gorgeous folder embossed card I created with no stamping! Add some ribbon and flowers and you have a great card for many occasions like Graduation, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Thank you, and more. Get the step by step tutorial and all the materials I used over on the CardMaker Blog. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Kim
Challenge #68- Anything Goes
DCC511 ~ Use Your Leftover Supplies & Paper
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Emboss It (folders, heat, or paste)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Flowers
Hi everybody! It’s my turn up on the CardMaker Blog this week sharing some of my card making secrets about—adhesives! Ever wonder how we keep those beautiful cards or projects together? Well, after lots of trial and error I have found a few favorites that work and I'm sharing them with you all. Learn how to alleviate some of your adhesive dilemmas and maybe learn about some new adhesive brands to try over on the CardMaker Blog. Get the complete instructions and supplies for this adorable treat bag and a bonus project too. Feel free to comment and let us know what some of your favorite adhesives are. Thanks for stopping by today! ~ Kim
MarkerPop! Challenge #92: Spring-(with Copic Markers, Atyou Spica Glitter pens)
WIW March Anything Goes Challenge
Crazy Egg-Anything Goes 4CC #292
The Paper Girls Challenge #100!!
Skip to my Lou-Made by you Mondays
Happy Leap Year! And what better way to celebrate February 29th than a Blog Hop with my talented team of designers at CardMaker and
Faber-Castell. Make sure you hop to each Blog, check out each amazing project, and write a quick comment (we love comments).
See complete Hop list, tutorial, and supplies below...
Easter is Sunday, March 27, 2016 this year! So, that does not leave a lot of time to make cards. Do you make Easter cards? If so, post them on Facebook and show me what you've made. I'd love to see them.
I was inspired to create these fun flip card by the shapes and colors from "The House That Stamps Built" challenge. I love the pink, blue, and purple colors. And I think the bunny ears look like hearts. The sentiment I downloaded a printable and printed it from my computer in color on white cardstock and punched it out. ~Kim
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Blog Hop sponsored by May Arts Ribbon & CardMaker. We were tasked to create something with gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with a Valentine's theme. This Blog Hop will give you a jump on tons of ideas to make for all your loved ones for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthday's, and so much more.
For this Hop, I created an A2 sized card from red cardstock, punched out several hexagon pieces, used shiny red metallic foil, and created this beautiful heart from this gorgeous adhesive rose ribbon. Click the pictures above for more instructions and see below for materials list and blog hop.
Happy Fall Y’all! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this time of year when all the leaves change colors and the elk and moose come out in abundance. I made this wonderful card for my design team Eat Cake Graphics. This incredible stamp is one whole piece and reminds me of my gorgeous Rocky Mountains with it's shimmery snow capped mountains, green pine trees, and the moose...
Yippee!!!! Once again I'm excited to share that I'm published with this gorgeous holiday card. I know it's Fall around here, but aren't you thinking about Christmas or holiday cards yet? As a card maker it's never too early, because we have to plan time to design, create, and assemble all the parts that go into a handmade card. I think about it all year long. I gather products, pin ideas, go to shows, shop, and organize supplies until about August or September. And everything is kept together in a tote bag until I"m ready to start stamping and cutting.
Then I take a day and play. I get out all the stuff from the tote bag and figure out what I want to use and how I want my card to look like. I don't know about you, but I can't just whip this up in a day. It's quite a process. But I think this one just might be my 2015 Christmas card. What do you think? I can scan it, print it, and maybe add a ribbon and it's done!
For a complete materials list and step by step instructions to make this card, you can subscribe to the Winter 2015 issue of CardMaker Magazine or check your local specialty craft stores. It's totally worth it!!!
Sign up now and get instant digital copies and a paper copy mailed to you every quarter too. If you are already a subscriber you can login "here" and see the whole beautiful magazine right now. Download it to your pc or mobile device and have it forever. Enjoy 100 pages of wonderful Winter ideas, Veterans Day cards, and many Holiday projects and ideas at your finger tips. It's my favorite magazine and I hope it will be yours too!
Feel free to post your cards to my Facebook page, because I want to see what your making too! Happy Fall and Winter Y'all. ~Kim
I entered this challenge:
Emboss Folder Love! Little Red Wagon Challenge #309
The House That Stamps Built: WIW September Anything Goes Challenge
Scrap It Girl announces its June craft challenge. I hope you all will participate. You have until the end of the month to create and submit your creations for a huge crafty prize pack, a winners badge for your blog or social media, and recognition for your work. The SIG Designers will comment on your blog submissions and then vote for our favorite. The winner will be announced the first week of the following month.
June Challenge: Brads, Buttons, and Bling
(click here for more details)
This month’s theme is anything that includes all three: brads, bling, and buttons. Now time to get to work...
Abagail is an adorable stamp from Eat Cake Graphics. When I saw her I knew I wanted to use her for a Mother’s Day card. What little kid doesn’t remember baking or cooking something for their moms? And this cute stamp can be used for many occasions...
Spring in the Rockies usually means Mother Nature isn't done snowing on us...which she isn't. We got a couple more inches of snow last week and a few flakes this week, but it didn't stay long, because the ground is warm and the sun came out. So, I thought this card was appropriate for a Colorado Spring, as my three sons are always up for a snowball fight.
This adorable card is a 6" x 6" square, so extra postage will be needed for mailing, but it's also my first shaker card. I knew when I saw this adorable snowball stamp from Unity Stamps I wanted to make it feminine. And the Eat Cake Graphics sentiment stamp went with it perfectly...
My daughter turned 25yrs old last week...yes...it's true! It's hard to believe that a quarter of a century has gone by. So, I wanted to share with you the lovely 25th birthday card I made for her to commemorate this grand day! She was born on the first day of Spring, it was 70 degree's that day and snowing 10 days later. Twenty five years later it's the same weather. It was warm and sunny last week and snowing today. That's Spring in Colorado!
See below for tutorial...
Would you believe this handmade gift card holder album is made from toilet rolls? Well...it is! As you see, I made five holders attached with a D ring and tied on some coordinating ribbon. I can't take credit for this idea, so I want to thank my friend Cynthia for first introducing me to this project. I love it and use it all the time throughout the year. You can find lots of toilet roll projects on Pinterest and Bo Bunny just posted a toilet roll project today too. See how I made this gift card holder album below...
My mother-in-law's birthday is on Oct 31st and she loves all things Halloween. This year's card I wanted to incorporate a patch work type pumpkin I've been seeing all over social media. When you use pattern papers together in similar color families, or theme, they coordinate nicely. As I did with orange and black...
My craft club decided to help a fellow craft friend out and make cards for our US soldiers stationed in Hawaii. I am proud to say we made over 300 cards for our US soldiers and their families to say "thank you" for your service and sacrifices...see more below...
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