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Hi everybody! This week I'm sharing an Anniversary card I made for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! Which is a fantastic feat in itself these days. Congratulations!!!! And this stunning card could also be a 50th birthday card for someone special too! It's gorgeous and elegant in gold.
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Hi everybody! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite things, like this sweet little card featuring "Lucky" the bird from one of my favorite stamp companies, Purple Onion Designs and designed by one of my favorite designers, Stacy Yacula. Using some of my favorite techniques: water color backgrounds, heat embossing, and die cuts to create this adorable spring card. For tutorial and more details click read more>>>
Hi everybody! Who's ready for the warm sunshine of Spring? I am. I am. So I used this big bold sentiment stamp with all that Spring foliage to make a bunch of "thank you" cards to give to friends/family or to just keep on hand. I was taught from my mom, who learned from her mom, that it's good manners and proper etiquette to always thank people when they give you a gift. And I hope I've passed that down to my kids too.
I've been anxious to use this stamp with silver metallic embossing powder and heat set it, but the card front looked a little blah. So I ran a VersaMarker pen over the edges, dipped them in embossing powder and heat set all the edges to jazz them up. It gave them a vintage look and turned out pretty neat. I don't think it needs anything more, but maybe some bling. And I could of left them like that and that would have been fine...but...I didn't...(lol)
I adhered the blue "thank you" card front onto a piece of plaid patterned paper, because I'm mad for plaid, aren't you? And adhered the whole panel onto an A2 blue card base to match and added some sparkly metallic sequins.
The next card I stepped it a up just a touch and added some green ric rac ribbon down the side for a little more contrast.
I hope I've inspired you to make a whole bunch of these beautiful metallic A2 "thank you" cards that are great anytime of year, just change out the patterned paper and they will lay flat for easy mailing too!
PCC281: Sketch Challenge
DCC27 ~ A Way With Words
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge~F1418 (ribbon,patterned paper, flowers(metallic)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2018 challenge
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Supplies: Stampin Up cardstock and seasonally scattered stamp set; My Favorite Things-plaid patterned paper Merry & Bright; Versamark clear ink pad and VersaMarker Pen; Ranger Super Fine Silver Metallic Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Sequins; Zig 2 Way Glue; Scor-Tape adhesive.
Happy Valentines Day from our home to yours! Today I'm sharing two adorable "hugs & kisses" cards I made for my two older kids that no matter how far away they are or how old they get, they still get a Valentine from their parents. And my two youngest kids will get the upcycled handmade treat boxes I made in last weeks tutorial. See those "here."
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Hi everybody! The holidays are upon us and it's not too late to make something spectacular. Here are some of my favorite cards, favorite stamps, favorite patterned paper, and favorite inks. And I hope some inspiration to get you started. Click on each picture for a tutorial or a supply list. Or follow me on Pinterest for more holiday ideas "here."
A Partridge in a Christmas Tree Card: Teresa Collins Christmas patterned paper; Bazzill green cardstock; Sizzix tree die cut w/partridge Tree and embossing folder; Silver Ink over embossed tre; Gold leaf paint pen on partridge; Creative Impressions "Happy Holidays" ribbon, Snowflake and circle brads; AC Bakers twine; Ranger icicle Stickles; and Recollections Gems
Twas the Night Before Christmas Card: Echo Park patterned paper; Sizzix ornament die cut and embossing folder set; Sizzix label die cut; Framelits scallop oval die cut; Hero Arts "the town" stamp; Blue pigment ink; Clear embossing powder; Versamark clear ink; Ranger super fine silver embossing powder; Krylon silver paint pen; Creative Expressions snowflake brads and felties; American Crafts ribbon; and adhesive gems
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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 February! Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for someone special celebrating this month. And I love to use pinks and reds in honor of Valentines too! And combined with red patterned paper, this gorgeous medallion, and a romantic ribbon, this card screams lovey dovey. Click to "read more"...
Merry Christmas from our house to yours! ~Kim and family
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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.
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...
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!
Happy Thursday everybody! Hop along with me and the talented designers from the Cardmaker Blog Team and Ranger Industries. As we each share lots of wonderfully creative projects using the *NEW* Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I can't wait to see what everybody created...
Hi everybody! I'm sharing heat embossing tips and techniques up on the CardMaker Blog where I created a sample board to show you how to keep it all straight. Because with so many different inks and embossing powders it can be overwhelming. So hopefully I cleared up some of the confusion.
Easter is Sunday, March 27th and I wanted to get a jump on making some cards. On this Easter card I used two different heat embossed techniques. Can you tell which ones?
See a sample board I created that breaks it down for you up on the
CardMaker Blog. And get a complete supply list to make this Easter card. Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Girls Challenge-#98 - Show me Some Sunshine: I created a sun from die cut embellishments and used banners as rays.
Easter 4CC #288
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...
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
Thank you for all your kind words and support these past years I've been blogging and creating online. I truly appreciate it! I always make my own cards and send it homemade from the heart. A phone call or an email is fine, but my mother and grandmother always hand wrote thank you cards and I've always carried that tradition onto my kids. So, I have them each write a few sentences to thank everybody for their presents. Do you make your own thank you cards after the Holidays or do you get a box from the store? Whichever way, it's important to say "thank you."
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.
Hello Fall and Happy Thanksgiving. If you make cards or not for the holidays, you still have time to mail them or pass them out at the family feast. I encourage you to embrace the gorgeous fall stamps that are out on the market everywhere right now. The aspen leaf is synonymous with Colorado and I had to use it. This gorgeous stamp is from a locally owned stamp store Holly Berry House Originals and I just love them. The sweetest most generous people you'll ever meet and the most precious store full of nick knacks, needlepoint, yarn, gifts galore, and oh yeah--the most gorgeous stamps I've ever seen...
Happy Halloween! What are you doing tonight? Are you going out or staying in? My kids are dressing up and I'm taking them out trick or treating. I'll probably put on my witches hat and tag along. Then we'll watch some semi-scary movies, eat popcorn, and probably some candy too.
In honor of my mother-in-law I thought I'd share her birthday card with you. Yes, her birthday is today, on Halloween. Isn't that cool? I just love making her a card every year, because she loves everything Halloween. And I do too! So, I can really be creative and have fun with her cards...
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...
Happy Birthday, Dad! As promised, lots of Fall birthday cards coming your way! Not that you can tell from this picture, but I started with a kraft colored card base. I painted a strip of the top and bottom of the card and a button with a gold paint pen. To make it shimmer like Fall.
On a piece of white cardstock I stamped one of my favorite SU (retired) leaf stamps, from the Fall Whimsy set. Sorry, gotta use what you have. But you can still find this set online. I combined the leaf stamp with a script stamp from Penny Black, and a sentiment stamp, to create this unique stamped image layered upon a one of a kind watercolor background. See complete instructions for this stamping, masking, and watercolor techniques in the Autumn 2015 issue of CardMaker Magazine.
Supplies: Kraft and white cardstock; Carta Bella Autumn 6x6 pattern paper pad; Krylon gold paint pen; Stampin up stamps-Fall Whimsy (retired); Doodlebug button; twine; Versamark clear ink; Orange embossing powder (Ranger or Zing); Tim Holtz mini dye ink pads: rusty hinge, dried marigold, scattered straw; and glue dots.
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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
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