Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Card Camp-Week 1 card #2

Hey scrappers, here is card #2 for the first week of camp card challenge. I mentioned in the previous post that I was working on another card, well this isn't it. Lol. I had these images stamped and figured why not give the color combo another try. Do I love the pink and purple, not really, but overall I like the card. Does that make sense?

I tried a new technique on this card. I embossed the polka dot stamp with white embossing powder, and then applied the ink over that. It looks a lot more dimensional in real life.

  • Stamps: October Afternoon
  • Copic paper: X-press It
  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Twine: The Twinery
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and a safe 4th of July!

Summer Card Camp-Week 1

Hey scrappers! Wow, it's been a while, I hope you are all enjoying summer! I'm taking this awesome Summer Card Camp with Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire, two incredibly talented ladies. I'm really looking forward to all the fun they have in store for us, and of course all the great tips and techniques they're going to share.

Below is the color combination for the first AND purple, yikes! For those of you who have spent time on my blog know those are two colors I don't use very often, especially not at the same time. Well, I didn't actually use both in the first card I created, bad girl I know. I did create a second card, but it's not quite finished yet. I'll share it if I can figure out how to make it work for me, lol!

I colored another fantastic image from The Greeting Farm "Creeper Crew". Isn't she sassy?!


  • Solid cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • X-press it cardstock for colored Copic Image
  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose collection
  • Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you again!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I colored it!

Yep it's true...I took the Copic plunge and here's my first card. I made this card for my SIL and I was pretty happy with the finished product. I still have to practice more on coloring and shading hair, who knew that would be the hardest part?!

That sassy girl is a Greeting Farm stamp, her name is Sasha and she's part of the 'Creeper Crew' collection 1. The card is a standard A2 size. I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink for the base of the card and all of the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye 'Stella and Rose' paper pad. I love this paper stack! In fact, I have to admit I've purchased several 6x6-inch stacks in the last few weeks, they are so much nicer to use for cards. Why did it take me so long to figure this out?

Here's a second birthday card, this one is for my brother. Another example of paper piecing! If you haven't tried this should! I love the results and it's so easy. For this card I used the Basic Grey 'Life of the Party' paper pad. I told you I love those little stacks! Once again I used Papertrey Ink for the base cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you back here soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paper Piecing a Card

Hi scrappers, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy! Do you ever lose your crafty mojo or just get overwhelmed with projects you want, or need to do? I do. In fact lately I've been in a crafty funk. I wasn't sure where to start with my design team project this week so I pulled out this pack of Sassafras goodies that I recently purchased from Crafty Steals. As you can see from the picture below there's a lot of fun stuff! I also enjoy watching youtube videos, especially when I'm looking for inspiration. Recently I watched several videos by Kristina Werner and got inspired to do some paper piecing, so that's what I'm going to show you today.

Below is 1, 6x6 piece of paper that I cut into strips.

There is no rhyme or reason to my cutting. I really didn't measure them, I just tried to get varying widths from very thin to about half an inch.

I cut a piece of yellow cardstock (papertrey ink) to 4 and a 1/2 by 2-inches. I applied adhesive to my cardstock and grabbed one strip and started adhering. This technique really allows you to let your creativity flow. It's also a great way to use your scrap paper!

This is what the yellow cardstock looks like after all my strips have been adhered.

A view of the back.

Next I grabbed my scissors and started trimming. I find it easiest to cut from the back side.

Next came the process of designing my card. I used Aqua Mist cardstock as well as Aqua Mist Bitty Dots ribbon, both from Papertrey Ink. The grid paper is also Sassafras and it's cut at 4 and 7/8 by 3 and 1/4-inches.

I used foam squares to adhere the grid paper to my card base. For my sentiment I used 'Thickers' and then added three brads, also from Sassafras. After looking at my finished card I decided to round the top right corner with my 'Corner Chomper', it just looked like it needed a little attention.

Another view of the finished card.

I appreciate you all for stopping by. I hope this cheerful little card will encourage you to just pull out some paper and start creating. I've also used this technique on a scrapbook layout and was really happy with that result as well. If you decide to try this, I would love to see what you create. Please stop by my blog for more inspiration, I'd love to see you there! Have a great day!