Supplies used: Paper Accents chipboard pennants from Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.; Farmer’s Market patterned papers from We R Memory Keepers; Let’s Chill and Sweet Thing stamp sets and Let’s Chill dies from Reverse Confetti; VersaFine onyx black ink pad from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; Fresh Ink pad from Impress Rubber Stamps; ribbon from May Arts Ribbon; twine from The Twinery; French Pastry Doily die (#DL102) from Cheery Lynn Designs; Flag Tags dies (#KFBD-13-012) from Paper Smooches; border punches from EK Success; Folk Art Festival cartridge and electronic cutting machine from Cricut.
Supplies used: Solid cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; stamps, number plate die, and star die from The Cat’s Pajamas; instant photo frame die from Lil’ Inker Designs; Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.
Hey everyone! Penny here today with a creation that was inspired by something I found on the big world wide web.
Looking around for a card idea, I came across a picture of a gorgeous wedding cake that was decorated in navy and lime which is my favorite color combo! I would have loved being invited to this wedding, but alas … no invitation! I could not resist giving this inspiration a whirl with my cardstock, glue and handmade flowers.
I went with the “Congratulations” sentiment so this card will work for a wedding, anniversary, baptism … ok, you get the idea.
I hope you find card inspiration wherever you look. Otherwise, head for Pinterest when your mojo is failing you.
Supplies used: Navy and white cardstock and faux gold pearls from Michaels Stores Inc.; Oh Happy Day stamp set from Avery Elle; Dot Flourishes stamp set from Inkadinkado; Memento Luxe ink pads (pear tart, sky blue and teal zeal), watermark ink pad, gold and white embossing powders, and pear tart irRESISTible spray from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; clear rock candy Stickles glitter from Ranger Industries Inc.; Frond punch from Martha Stewart Crafts; Bitty Blossoms die templates (#S5-086) from Spellbinders® Paper Arts; eBosser from Craftwell; Scrap Happy Glue from The Rubber Café.
Patterned tapes are one of the hottest trends right now in paper crafting. Besides the fun colors and prints, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating with tape—party decorations, jewelry, wallets and home decor.
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Photos from Fiskars®
Have you ever come across a card you loved in a magazine, but didn’t have the exact same supplies to recreate it? Well, if you have similar supplies, you can still achieve the same look using what you have on hand.
The original card has a fantastic layout with the focal image offset to the right and uses patterned paper and brads to balance the design. The extra white space around the stamped image helps the image to pop out against the detailed pattern paper.
Instead of three strips of patterned paper, I used one strip of brown fluted paper, but kept the offset design and tucked sentiment layer. Jute twine, wrapped around the fluted paper added a bit of interest and a few loops of burlap string in the upper left corner helped balance the offset design.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Supplies used: White, kraft, brown and tan cardstock and Gone Fishing and Vogue Vases 2 stamp sets from Gina K. Designs; chocolate Fluted paper from Canvas Corp.; Copic® markers (B02, E35, R8, Y13, YR12) from Imagination International Inc.; Memento tuxedo black and Bahama blue ink pads from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; jute twine from Westrim Crafts; burlap string from May Arts Ribbon; A2 Matting Basics A die templates (#S5-131) from Spellbinders® Paper Arts; adhesive foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®; Mega Runner Adhesive from Xyron.
This post is about sharing my creative space with all of you lovely readers.
Today I’ll share a few photos of my current craft corner. We moved last month and in this house I don’t have a craft room yet. We’re getting ready to finish our basement and I’ve already sketched out my craft room for the contractors. For the time being, until our basement is finished and ready to use, I’ve set up a small table in the corner of my bedroom.
On the table, I try to keep fewer things so that I have space to create. The Making Memories Carousel holds all the tools I use on a daily basis. Next to that, I have a ribbon carousel which I use for my twine spools.
I also have two carts from Ikea, one for my stamping supplies and the other for die-cutting, sprays and coloring supplies. I like these carts as they are super easy to pull by my work table and everything is easily accessible.
Under the table, I have a 12 x 12-inch drawer where I keep the cardstock that I use daily. I keep the extra stash of cardstock in a closet.
I love baskets. I like to keep things organized in baskets so that I can just pull out the one I need, place it on my table and work. Baskets also make for easy clean-up, too.
This summer I will finish labeling my stamps and dies before the new craft room is finished.
I know it’s not an amazing craft room tour—it’s just a little crafty corner. I hope you liked it. I promise to share my new craft room as soon as it’s done!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Card by Bonnie Garby
From Card Challenge Corner writer Lora Brinkman:
“Know a couple who’s getting married (or eloping like my husband and I did)? Put a card together for them before or after to congratulate.”