Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stained Glass Technique

Hello Weekend! 😁

Today I get to meet with my stampin' sisters, the Stray Ducklings. I just love my time with these women. They are inspirational, caring, supportive and of course they share my love of paper crafting!

Speaking of which, I have two cards today compliments of those gals. Both cards use the same technique - Stained Glass. 

The first card was made by me but designed by Mary Heinzman ( http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/marycarolscards/ ) Mary used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set. She stamped them on Vellum using Versamark Ink then heat embossed them with our Silver Embossing Powder. She used her Regals Stampin' Write Markers to color in the backside of her embossed image. Viola! Stained Glass! I just love this card! It's so bright & cheery! 

The second card was made by me but designed by Bonnie Alexander ( http://aliveandstamping.blogspot.com/ ). Bonnie used the recently retired and sold-out Stylish Stems thinlets die and the Petal Burst embossing folder for her card. We attached a piece of Vellum on the back of the cutout and sponged Sweet Sugarplum on it to get this effect. Soft, subtle and elegant all at the same time!

The finishing touches are the sentiment from the Special Reason stamp set & the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon (Hurry! They're on sale, while supplies last!

I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your weekend being creative. 
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Label Technique

Woohoo! It's Friday! I hope you have a weekend full of fun adventures planned. 

Right now, my wonderful nephew, Sam, & I are enjoying Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin. We drove to Janesville last night and spent the night so we could be closer to all the excitement (and get there early) today. Sam is my partner-in-crime with all things horse related. I'm so blessed to have him to share my horse-crazy passion! I'm looking forward to a Summer full of adventure with him, Sunny & Cisco. This is his first horse fair experience and I'm excited to be seeing it all through his eyes. 🐴


Now, onto our card. Today's card was designed by Miss Linda Pohl. Linda is my close friend and the one who introduced me to cardmaking (I started off as a scrapbooker with no interest in making cards! 😲😲) And now she's created a monster! I can't get enough of paper crafting!

Linda stamped the images above onto four mailing labels using the Sheltering Tree stamp set. She then stuck each label taking care to keep them evenly spaced on a Basic Black card. 

Isn't that a cool effect? Easy peasy, right?!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Avant Garden

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

I don't normally show cards that utilize retired product, but I just love this card and the colors we used. This card was CASEd from Debbie Kramer who CASEd it from someone else. I believe it's made it's way throughout Pinterest. Anyhow, I changed the colors to some of my faves. 


The flower and sentiment were stamped using Avant Garden and the lace was stamped using Delicate Details - both from our recent Sale-A-Bration. 
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the current Neutrals Stack which is retiring in a few weeks. Get it now before it's gone, gone, gone! 


If you are looking for retired products please contact me. I might just have it and be willing to sell it. 😉
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please come back tomorrow for a new current card. 

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bokeh Technique

Someone call the doctor! I'm seeing spots!

Good morning my crafty friends! We had a great day of stamping in class yesterday. There will be pics to follow, but today I'd like to show you another card from our technique shoebox swap. I made this card but it was designed by Debbie Kramer ( http://debbiekramer.blogspot.com/

This is the Bokeh technique. It was done by punching 3 different sized circles out of a piece of Vellum Cardstock and blotting White Craft Ink through the vellum mask randomly on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that we had sponged. Isn't it cool?! 


The sentiment is from the Love Sparkles Stamp Set. Rhinestones were added for extra sparkle. I just love this technique. It's fun to do. There's no right or wrong way to do it, you just sponge away with your sponge daubers

Won't you try it today?

Stay tuned for tomorrow. I'm having a Throwback Thursday. 

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Paper Piecing Technique

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is class day here at Kim's Kreative Korner. I'm looking forward to having a houseful of beautiful stamping friends to share my day. :) 

Today's card was designed by Sheilla Lucas and made by me at a recent shoebox swap. Sheilla showed us a great way to use up scrap pieces of cardstock with our diecuts. You simply stick all the pieces side-by-side and cut them out using thinlit. On this card, we used the beautiful Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and the Petal Burst embossing folder. I left a sentiment off on purpose that way I can make it whatever I need it to be when the time comes to use it. 


And that's it for this quick and simple Tuesday card. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Until tomorrow, Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Creative Fold Smash Card

I hope you all had a marvelous Easter spent with loved ones. Hubby and I had a great weekend spent with a family who has adopted us. The weather here was divine on Saturday. My horses got some much needed grooming and a little horseplay. I'm anxious to start riding and camping!

For your Monday viewing pleasure, I have chosen this smash card designed by Mary Booker 
( http://stamphappycreates.typepad.com/ ), but made by yours truly at a recent shoebox swap. I love it! It's so festive and fun :) I'm sure whoever receives it will love the surprise when they open it. 


The stamps Mary chose are from the Balloon Adventures set. The balloons were punched out of Dazzling Diamond and Red Glimmer Paper using the Balloon punch


Isn't it great?!

Are you interested in making fun cards like this one? I'd love to have you join me in class to learn how to do this on your own. If you're not in the North Central Illinois area, but still need a demonstrator to guide you with card making or scrapbooking using Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to help you out! Please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Until tomorrow, Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

March Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project

In light of Easter being tomorrow, I'd like to share a project I created using last month's Paper Pumpkin kit. What is Paper Pumpkin, you might ask? It's a box full of crafting fun delivered to your mailbox every month for only $19.95 per month. It has everything you need to create the project. This particular one had 9 cards and 9 treat bags (not shown) included! That's a lot of bang for your buck and you don't even have to get out of your pjs! 😉😜


The cards and envelopes were only 3"x3". I wanted to make full-size A2 cards, so I glued the card and envelope onto a 4¼" x 5½" piece of cardstock with a 4" x 5¼" layer of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper on it (which is on sale right now! 😃) And viola! A2 card with a fun bunny card to slide out.

Would you like to give Paper Pumpkin a try? Here's a link for more details:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up?demoid=2146487