Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Mum Card-Cas On Friday

Happy Friday my sweet friends! TGIF! We're halfway through September and even though it's still reaching 80+ degrees everyday here in Georgia, I'm still having a blast making fall cards! It doesn't start cooling down here until about mid October and really our winters here are just an extended fall. It rarely stays cold here for very long. I STILL planted some yellow mums in the planters on my front porch yesterday. They're just beginning to open, so by October they should be a beautiful burst of yellow next to my red front door.

My card today is a super simple CAS card, I've been exploring a cleaner style lately,mainly because they are very challenging for me and I want to improve my design skills. I also like the idea of NOT taking 3 hours to make one card and having something that can actually be mailed First Class! lol

I recently purchased Mum's The Word from Papertrey Ink as well as the matching dies. It's been on my wishlist for a while and I finally ordered it. I cheated a bit here and cut out the flowers so I could play with the arrangement before committing to the design.  Ideally I would have all of the leaves and flowers stamped directly on the card base. Baby steps! The dies will come in handy to use as masks for stamping. I added a bit of twine at where the stems intersect to give a bouquet feel and a bit of texture. I love the sweet sentiment, it can be used for many different occasions, thinking of you, sympathy, missing you or just because.

I hope you liked today's card. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend!♥


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind!

Hello and welcome to the September Paper Sweeties Release Rewind! This is the day we pair a previously released item with the newest release. It shows how you can mix and match your Paper Sweeties Collection for many different projects. I didn't go back to far today. I used the flower stamp from last month's Party Time set.
I think I may be a little obsessed with this flower! I've paired it with the banner from Hello Friend that was released last month as well. The sentiment is from the new Smitten set. I envision this as a wedding card, but you could also use it for a variety of milestone occasions. All supplies are linked at the bottom of the post.

More Paper Sweeties ideas and  inspiration is just a click away.

Kristi are here
Larissa Heskett

 Thank you for joining us this month for the new release. I hope that you've found some new items for your Paper Sweeties collection. Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal-Tag, You're It!

Happy Monday! It's time for a new Make It Monday Challenge at The Kraft Journal blog. This week's challenge is 'Tag, You're It!'. Use a tag somewhere on your creation,or make a tag.
I made a shabby chic card for this week's Tag You're It challenge. I began my card with a base made from Buff Ivory Cover Weight Card Stock. I layered a rose patterned paper panel cut slightly smaller than the base onto the center of the card. I then stamped the sentiment on a Grungy Stained Shipping Tag and adhered it to the front. I tied a pink silk ribbon around the front of the card and tied it into a bow on the left side. I  used 2 butterflies from the French Industrial Salvage Sticker pack and placed them as shown in the picture. To finish, I threaded the tag with a button using some twine from the Pastel Hemp Cord Pack.

 I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!

supplies used not listed below-
patterned paper-Ki Memories Vintage Charm (discontinued)

Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Whoo Hoo! It release time! All of the new Paper Sweeties releases are now ready and available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties Store! I hope you've been enjoying the release projects the design team has been sharing with you over the last couple of days. I have! My card for you today features the new Sweet Cuts, Fun Shapes. This die set matches the previously released stamp set of the same name.
I couldn't resist using the banner shapes in this set and making a cute banner thank you card. The sentiment is from the new set, You Are Tu-Tu Sweet. I've fancied up my banner with some buttons, some Baker's Twine in Robin Egg and Cotton Candy as well as some Sequins from the Paper Sweeties shop. The patterned paper I used today was found at my local Tuesday Morning store, It's called Doilies by KI Memories. Unfortunately, I could not find an online source for this paper,so try your local Tuesday Morning if you are interested in purchasing it. It's a really cute paper pad! (wink) All product links are at the end of the post

Below are links to the rest of the Paper Sweeties designers. They have projects for your inspiration as well.

 I'm so happy you've joined me so far for the Paper Sweeties September release. Please come back tomorrow for the Release Rewind, when we combine the new release with previously released items to show you how you can mix and match to get the most from your Paper Sweeties collection!

supplies used not listed below-

patterned paper-Doilies by KI Memories (discontinued)