Carolyn King: One of My Favorite Things
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Hi there! It?s Carolyn here to share another favorite product of mine. I started out as a stamper years ago. But in the past two years or so, my heart has been drawn to all the wonderful patterned paper that has been flooding the market. Of course, I still LOVE stamping on my cards but I also love creating cards using patterned paper.

Yep ? patterned paper is one of my favorite products! I use some form of it on almost all of my projects. Today, I am sharing a card I created using designer paper from Bella Blvd, and sharing how I personalized it to make it more original than simply adding the pieces onto a card.

First, I cut the border strip to form the bottom of the card and then replaced the ?a? with an ?o? in the sentiment to make it say ?hoppy? birthday.

I cut the frog from a different piece of patterned paper. Then I added some details. I put some flat black stickers over the frog?s eyes and used a paintbrush to add a little dot of white paint to them to bring his eyes to life. I added crystal Stickles glitter glue to the top of the hat. Finally, I threaded some marigold baker?s twine, which I separated the colored strands from the white, and added it onto the present for some texture.

I used some peapod baker?s twine to create a hopping path for the frog before adding the frog onto the card using foam mounting tape.

A little bit of washi tape stapled in the corner finishes off the design.

I love all the ways you can use patterned paper and all the ways you can personalize it with just a few embellishments. Hope this inspires you to try it!

~Carolyn

Supplies used: Birthday Boy Cute Cuts and Borders patterned cardstock and Birthday Girl gulf dot designer tape from Bella BLVD; marigold and peapod baker?s twine from The Twinery; black metal nailhead stickers from Mark Richards Enterprises Inc.; mini alphabet stickers from My Little Shoebox; tiny attacher stapler from Tim Holtz; corner rounder punch from Creative Memories; crystal Stickles glitter glue from Ranger Industries Inc.

6 Responses to Carolyn King: One of My Favorite Things

  1. Patti J. says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Who can resist a cute frog, and with all of the other trimmings, he’s even more irresistable! Great card, Cammie – I get so much inspiration from you! Hugs, my friend 🙂

  2. colleen says:

    So stinkin’ CUTE!!!! I love this.. and I have a LOT of patterned paper at home to use up!

  3. AJ says:

    add pp to my list of faves also! great card Cammie!

  4. lisa808 says:

    ‘Frog’tastic!

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