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Hi everybody! This week I'm sharing a sweet summer card with red and yellow plaid pattern papers that resemble summer picnics with family and friends. These adorable chicks remind me of chatting with friends and family sitting around catching up on life.
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Happy April! It’s Spring, isn’t it? Well...Mother Nature is still playing tricks on us, as we just had 7-10” of snow on Tuesday that caused a snow day for schools and today its 70 degrees. But that’s spring in Colorado for ya. CRAZY! And it’s only been a week into April and I’ve been making projects and birthday cards like crazy and just realized Easter is Sunday, April 16th too. Yikes! But I’ve still got time to make and mail cards and you do too!
So, today I’m sharing my adorable peeps card that was published in CardMaker Magazine last spring, but I never posted it. Sorry! If you click to sign up for CardMaker Magazine you will also get 2yrs of back issues in digital format that will include step by step instructions on how I created this fun colorful card.
And I know I'm really bad about showing you the insides of my cards, but not today...here is this adorable birdie and sentiment.
Supplies: CardMaker Magazine; Unity Stamp Company; Eat Cake Graphics Stamps (inside stamps); Versafine Onyx Black ink; Copic Markers; Distress Ink-picked raspberry; Simple Stories-Sn@p-Color Vibe-Brights Collection; Big Shot; Spellbinders Labels One-Die cuts; AC polka dot ribbon and cardstock; and pink self adhesive gems.
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Make A Rainbow
DCC45 ~ Add a Die-Cut
Easter Rubbernecker Challenge #6
7Kids-Anything Goes-March 2017 Challenge
FUSION - Easter (photo/colors for inspiration)
CAS Game #87 - Shiny Spring (pink adhesive rhinestones)
Paper Sweeties Challenge-April 2017!
GinaK-STV17MON14 - HAPPY EASTER
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The Paper Girls Challenge #118 - ANYTHING GOES!!
Simon Says Wed. Challenge: Make It Sparkle
CFC163 -- Christmas & Hanukkah
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps: 8094-R, Santa’s sleigh and 8214-I, Santa stops here sign (text); Echo Park paper & stickers-Merry Christmas 2010 Collection; Versamark clear watermark ink; Ranger super fine detail metallic gold embossing powder; Heat gun; Copic markers (red, green, brown, skin); Ranger Silver, Green, and Xmas Red Stickles glitter glue; Atyou Spica gold glitter pen; American Crafts red glitter ribbon; Tree stickers from Michaels; and professionally printed at Vistaprint.
Red, White, Blue and "Thinking of You"...as I'm dreaming of a sandy beach, waves crashing on the rocks, the warm sunshine on my face, and a fruity drink. Oh! And lighthouses too! I just love them. Don't you? Which one is your favorite? They remind me of family vacations and you can feel all that history when you're standing in front of them. Which say all American to me and I love sharing that history with my kids. So I wanted this card to be red, white, and blue in all it's patriotic glory. And this Eat Cake Graphics lighthouse stamp goes perfect with this Graphic 45 nautical paper collection. Don't you think?
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...
It's winter time and once again our whole town is blanketed in fresh new snow. And my three sons are hoping for a snow day, so we can sleep in and then go sledding! I won't lie, I am too! lol. Anyhoo...before I go sledding, let me share my newest project. I've been wanting to create a home decor piece for a while now. So, over our holiday break I finally sat down and created this 12x12" piece that I could either scrapbook, put on a canvas, or frame it.
I started with these two gorgeous stamps from Eat Cake Graphics. Go check out their whole collection.They are all beautifully detailed. I stamped the house on white cardstock first, as to center it, then stamped the lake shoreline stamp twice on each side of the house to create the scene. Sprinkled it in metallic gold embossing powder, and heat set, to make it warm and inviting.
I used glossy accents to create 3D glass windows. Click the smaller pictures above for more detailed instructions. Once dry, I colored the windows with Copic markers to create warmth. Added some icicle glitter glue and shaved ice to really make it snowy all over. Tore the bottom edge, border punched the top with more snowflakes, adhered to blue snowflake paper, and then adhered the whole piece to this lighter 12x12 snowflake paper. Cut out a matching tag and adhere with a border at the bottom of the page. All the papers are from the same kit, which is great, because they all coordinate, and have coordinating stickers and tags too. I love kits!
I added stickers for the title, the large white snowflake border, and wintery words on the bottom. Adhered a few navy metal shimmery snowflakes. And scattered some adhesive rhinestones all over to make it sparkle some more. I hope I've inspired you to use your craft supplies in a different way. Enjoy the snow...we will! ~Kim
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps: 6040-Q, 52 Winters Lane (house) and 7068-P, Lake shoreline; Echo Park Wintertime paper kit & stickers; Fiskars Snowflake border punch or edger; Ranger Stickles icicle glitter glue and green xmas stickles on wreath; Shaved ice; Copic markers; Glossy accents; Glue painters tape; Creative Impressions blue metal snowflakes; Adhesive rhinestones; Versamark clear watermark ink; Ranger super fine detail metallic gold embossing powder; and a Heat gun.
The Paper Girls Challenge #95 - Home/Family
WIW Color Challenge ~ Navy, Light Blue and White
Happy New Year! I just love this robot stamp from Eat Cake Graphics for so many occasions. Go check them out, they have great stamps that are very versatile for any occasion. I stamped the robots on cardstock, heat embossed in black, and colored with Copic markers.
Santa Claus is coming to town! I found some time to fit in a few more cards to share with you all. I came across this pattern paper that had a lot of my favorite holiday prints in rows all on one sheet. And thought this is perfect for a holiday card. The sheet music reminds me of all the holiday songs we sing this time of year. The argyle print reminds me of holiday sweaters, and the candy cane stripes. And this detailed Santa and his eight reindeer is a wonderfully detailed stamp from Eat Cake Graphics. Go check out their whimsically detailed stamps. They are just precious...
Happy Holidays everybody! Do you love pattern paper as much as I do?
I don’t know…I collect A LOT of it. So, now it’s time to use some of it. I mixed and matched teal green wood grain, red bandanna, a quilt print, and a candy cane print. WOW! I told you we were using A LOT of pattern paper, but I think they represent this holiday card pretty well. Don’t you?
So get your prints out and see what you can come up with and post them to My Kraft Kloset Facebook page. I’d love to see them.
I created this card for the Eat Cake Graphics design team. Using the card above as a guide, start with a kraft colored card base, and adhere the three different pattern papers down.
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...
Even though it’s Fall where I am, we are having an Indian Summer with 70-80 degree weather. I can't complain, because it's NEVER like this. Even in Colorado where we can have all four seasons in one day. It's still rare. But I won't hold my breath...it's almost always cold, rainy, or snowing on Halloween and I still take my kids trick or treating. But for a few more weeks we can go outside and enjoy the mountains, beach, or a lake.
So, because of this wonderfully warm weather I was inspired to make this card to remember the days of being at the beach, gathering seashells, and dreaming of mermaids. Or getting in a few more warm lazy days. I received all these precious shells and beads from my Mother-in-law and adhered them with glossy accents, as it dries clear. I knew I wanted to use the shells with this adorable Eat Cake Graphics mermaid stamp...
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
Emboss Folder Love! Little Red Wagon Challenge #309
The House That Stamps Built: WIW September Anything Goes Challenge
Summer is here and it’s time for Stuart and Scooter to go on an adventure. They remind us to never stop playing, smiling, and dreaming. And this
Eat Cake Graphics stamp is versatile for so many occasions. I love this postage stamp embossed paper and how it pops against the red card base. I think it is from a Teresa Collins travel pad, I'll try and find it and let you know. Sorry, I think I'll remember and I don't. I need to be better about writing things down when I'm creating. I love the 6x6 pads for card making, their just the right size and I seem to collect a lot of them. Anyways, this paper is perfect for documenting all their travels.
Can you see the sheen? I stamped the image of Stuart and Scooter with Versafine onyx black ink and colored it with Copic markers, Ranger Tim Holtz mini brown ink and a SU blender pen, and a little bling here and there with spica glitter pens to make it sparkle, of course. Can you see the bling on the goggles, the arrow, and the wheels? I accented the die cut sentiment (from the same pad) and the stamp image with BoBunny blue dot pattern paper for background matting, punched them out, and popped them up with 3D foam adhesive dots. Attached a border strip that resembled airmail postage. And added some Authentique sticker words, star adhesive gems, and red/white bakers twine to make it complete. Where will your next adventure take you?
Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1074-G, Stuart and puppy Scooter fly
Happy 19th Anniversary to my perfect frog! Because I did kiss a lot of frogs before I found my perfect frog. I love you! I paired these two adorable Eat Cake Graphics stamps together to create an Anniversary card, even if they'd go really well for Halloween. It's fun to stretch your imagination and use your stamps for other occasions too. And I love frogs, so I had to use a lot of them. The pink and green prints go really well together. Doilies are all the rage these days and I love these polka dot ones from Doodlebug made a nice background. I colored the stamp images with Copic markers and made them sparkly with a rainbow of glitter pens. I stamped Toad sister three times and cut out two extra frogs and an extra wizard’s hat and adhered to card. Get your "other" holiday stamps out and see what you can make.
Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1177-I, Greta and her pull toy
1188-K, Toad sister
8068-E Perfect frog (text)
I entered this card in:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge: #257 - Anything Goes
April showers bring May flowers and these magical flowers by Eat Cake Graphics stamps are buzzing with activity. I don't know about you...but we've had 30 straight days of rain and the flowers and trees are budding and blooming everywhere. If you're area has been hard hit by traumatic Spring weather I hope your safe and you're in our thoughts.
Here is a close up so you can see the unique mottled watercolor background, the fuzzy or mossy effect of the flower soft, and the sparkle everywhere...
This is one of my favorite cards with frogs, pattern paper, and ribbon. I’ve loved frogs for as long as I can remember and still do. So, when I saw this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics, I just knew I wanted to create something with froggie for Easter.
I stamped froggie three times and put him in motion like he’s leaping for joy...it's Spring! I stamped him on Bo Bunny double dot green dot paper and layered that over the spring flowers pattern paper from Pebbles-garden party collection. I love pink and green together, it’s very Springy. And I've been dying to use that gorgeous pink rose ribbon forever.
Then stamped the sentiment with my favorite ink, Versafine Onyx Black. And added googly eyes for a touch of whimsy. They're not just for Halloween, ya know? As my kids would say. I kept it pretty flat for mailing, but you still might need extra postage. I hope you play around with colors, spring patterns, and a touch of whimsy. And get out and enjoy this gorgeous Spring weather. ~Kim
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps:
5032-E, Go froggie go!
8065-F, Hippity hoppity Easter (text)
May is also the month for many graduations: elementary, continuation, high school, college, etc... When I saw this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics of Hank (the dog) riding on his Hoover vacuum, I knew I wanted a banner behind him announcing the occasion...
Sophie Willoughby has a card for her Mom for Mother’s Day. When I saw this adorable stamp from Eat Cake Graphics Stamps it had a letter addressed to Santa. Which would be cute for Christmas or a Birthday card too! But I wanted to mask it and make it a card for Mother’s Day...
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...
I’ve loved frogs for as long as I can remember and still do. So, when I saw this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics, I just knew I wanted to create something with froggie for Easter.
I stamped him three times and put him in motion like he’s leaping for joy...it's Spring! I stamped him on Bo Bunny double dot green dot paper and layered that over the spring flowers pattern paper from Pebbles-garden party collection. I love pink and green together, it’s very Springy. And I've been dying to use that pink rose ribbon from American Crafts forever.
Then stamped the sentiment with my favorite ink: Versafine Onyx Black. And added googly eyes for a touch of whimsy. They're not just for Halloween, ya know? As my kids would say. I hope you play around with colors, spring patterns, and a touch of whimsy. Be sure to check out these adorable stamps from the link below. And I hope you get out and enjoy this gorgeous Spring weather and have wonderful Easter. ~Kim
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps:
5032-E, Go froggie go!
8065-F, Hippity hoppity Easter (text)
Here is my very first card for Eat Cake Graphics Stamps and I'm pretty excited to share it with you all. I knew when I saw this stamp I wanted to do something for Easter. I just love Mr. Bun in his speedy little basket racing to get some jellybeans. It just made me laugh and reminded me of my four kids racing to see what the Easter bunny left them...
I am happy to share with you all that I have been chosen as one of six designers for "Eat Cake Graphics." A super fun, whimsical rubber stamp and quilt pattern business out of California. Please read all about it and Holly's wonderful company. And be sure to check out the blogs below of these wonderfully talented ladies that I will have the pleasure of creating along side of too. I'm so excited to get started.
The Eat Cake Graphics new 2015 design team:
AND...more happy news today...
I have been chosen to be published in PaperCraft inspirations magazine, a global/international magazine, as their "blog of the month" feature in their April issue!!! They love this blog/website "My Kraft Kloset" as much as you all do! I am beyond words. This was just a crafty place I created a year ago to share my recipes, deals, and crafty adventures with you all! I don't know where this all is going...but I'm overjoyed...and gotta get crafting some more projects.
Thanks for all your kind words and support!!!
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