Monday, August 14, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop


Today the Crafty Carrot Collective is talking about Coffee Cafe ... hands down my favorite suite in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 


Look at these colors and the adorable coffee graphics, not to mention the irresistible coffee puns. The Crafty Carrot Collective has chosen this as our August Stamp Set of the Month.


gate fold card


This card is a gate fold card. It is fairly simple to do, here are the steps:

1.  Card Base: Cut your Cardstock to 4-1/4" x 9-1/2" (I used Soft Suede Cardstock). Score at 4" and fold.

2.  Card Gate: Cut your Cardstock to 4" x 9-1/4" (I used Whisper White Cardstock). Score at 5-1/4" and fold.

3.  Use Tear Tape Adhesive and mount the card gate to the card base.

4.  Add a piece of Designer Series Paper (4" x 4-1/4") to the gate on the card base.



 Card inside


For a fun detail on the card, use the Circle Tab Punch and the Tabs For Everything Stamp Set to create a pull tab on the front gate of the card.


coffee cafe card


Card inside

The colors of the card are very Starbucks! I just love it!



Next on the Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop is Susan Wong. Click over to Susan to see what she has "brewed" up for us!

You can learn more about the Crafty Carrot Collective by clicking here!

Have a creative day!


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We're 100! - #GDP100


The Global Design Project is 100!! We have been challenging your for 100 weeks to create and share! Now that is something to be celebrating!


This week our challenge is simple. Visit the Global Design Project and see what the talented design team has created. Choose one of the projects to CASE, create your version and share it with us on Social Media using #GDP100. (Full entry details are over at the GDP, Click Here).

If you are new to CASE-ing, it means to Copy And Selectively Edit. In fact, I CASED my card this week! Let me show you ...

Krista's Card


CASE card


The beautiful Steffi Helmschrott from Stampelwiese create this card on her blog. I was instantly in love and had to create my own version of her design! 


Click over to the Global Design Project! We would love to have you join us this week!

Have a creative day!


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Monday, August 07, 2017

Elegant and Romantic Cards - #GDP099



Our 14th wedding anniversary is coming up next week! The Global Design Project Challenge this week gave me a head start on my card for the love of my life.


Elegant and romantic cards are my favorite style to make. Pearls, diamonds, lace, ribbon, textures and lace ... swoon! 


Lets talk ribbon ... check out this Peekaboo Peach Ribbon., it actually comes wrinkled! The Pool Party Ribbon has a shimmer to it and I am dying over the new Mini Sequin Trim in Gold. 







Be sure to join the Global Design Project in one week, we will be celebrating our 100th challenge! I can not believe that I have been designing with this talented team for 100 weeks already! That is a lot of crafting! Have you joined us and played along? Everyone is welcome, just take the challenge, create and share a picture over on our website (learn more here).

Wishing you all a beautiful week.


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Monday, July 31, 2017

Using Scrap Paper - #GDP098


Hello everyone! It has been two weeks since my last blog post and it has felt like a lifetime! I actually haven't stamped in over a month. Thanks to the wonders of technology, I was able to pre-schedule all of my projects and posts while we were away on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip.

We returned from Phuket, Thailand on July 16th and it has been hard getting back into the swing of things. Our jet leg lasted at least a week, the kids even fell asleep by 6:00pm every night, without eating dinner.

This past week I got to spend a solid, blissful day in my craft room creating and I have beautiful projects ready to share with you throughout August. Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP098.


A layout sketch like this makes perfect use of those scraps you have laying around! I had these scrap pieces of Designer Series Paper on my desk ...


Even my card base was a scrap. At an event, I had a customer accidentally score the card base at the wrong dimension. I always insist that my customers take a new piece of paper and try again, after all it is only cardstock! As a result I had this mis-folded card in my scrap pile. I mounted a layer of Whisper White cardstock inside and it added a white strip along the bottom when it is closed, a great use of that misfit card.


Click over to the Global Design Project to see what the rest of the design team has created for #GDP098. Each week you are invited to take the challenge and craft along. Learn more at the Global Design Project.

Have a creative day!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - #GDP096


Hello! Today I am creating for the Global Design Project challenge #GDP096. 


Tanja Kolar is an amazing designer and her beautiful dragonfly card is stunning, don't you think? I could not wait to CASE her and create my own dragonfly card.


CASE means to Copy And Selectively Edit. I used Tanya's layout, changed some colors and added a little "Krista" flare to create my own version.



Visit the Global Design Project each week to see a new challenge. We have a very talented design team over at the GDP, you will be inspired! If you are creating please share! Full details are at the GDP site.

Have a creative day,
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