Cas-ual Friday Valentines|February Design Team Project

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest Papercraft Business design team project!

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to create cards for loved ones. The color palettes, the hearts, and conversation hearts!

If you haven’t checked out the Papercraft Business Challenge, click HERE . Any paper crafting project is welcomed and encouraged, we love being inspired by a variety of styles and paper crafting! By participating, you have a chance of winning a prize and receiving recognition for your creativity!

For my card, I used a new to me stamping set by Cas-Casual Friday called 3-in-a Row.

I made two valentines for my husband’s grandparents to send them an update letter since they live out of state.

I used a variety of Lawn Fawn inks to create two different looks… one that is similar and inspired by conversation heart candies and one that uses more traditional, darker Valentine’s day colors. Both were fun to make but my favorite is definitely the conversation hearts inspired one. My husband and I love buying them after the holiday when they’re on sale, ha!

Please check out our latest challenge and hoping we’ll see your project soon!

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Simple Recipe Cards | Papercraft Business Design Team Project

Happy New Year, crafty friends! Hope you’ve been having a nice start to this fresh year.

I wanted to pop in and share my latest Papercraft Business design team project.

When you join us, most months will be “Anything Goes” (ATG…. Took me months to figure this out when I first started crafting, ha!) but each month will have a monthly, optional theme.

For January’s, it is NEW BEGINNINGS (Celebrate something new). It can be any type of papercraft- cards, scrapbook layouts, mixed media, etc. We love the creativity and fun ways everyone uses their crafty supplies.

It’s been fun being a part of the design team and getting to interact and be inspired by the participants’ work. We’d love for you to join us either as a first timer or seasoned participant.

For the latest details and a peek at the prize, check out our challenge website HERE 

For my project, I created recipe cards that I will be gifting to a fellow employee! She has recently moved into a new home where her kitchen area is much roomier for her to be able to do her fun cooking/baking projects.

I used watercolor paper from a Lawn Fawn paper pad and used a Concord & 9th stamp set called Perfectly Penned (which by the way, is very versatile for other types of projects, so it may be a perfect product for you).

I used one of my rectangle dies to die cut a recipe card size from the paper. I used a couple different stamps from the stamp set and using similar ink colors to the paper. On the backside of the cards, I created lines to be able to write on. For fun, I took a plain white envelope and used a stencil to blend on a couple colors that matched the recipe cards that I’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by. Our Papercraft Challenge team hopes you stop by so we can be inspired by your work! jan. dt project

Kraft Holiday Tags | Papercraft Business Design Team

Hi friends!

Are you like me and caught up in the whirlwind holiday season?! Sorry that my design team project is late but I hope you gain a little bit of inspiration.

It’s not too late to join us over at the Papercraft Business Challenge. This month’s theme is “Anything Goes” with an optional challenge theme of Christmas. There’s a chance of winning a prize or design recognition, so please join us! For you to learn more about our latest challenge AND see what’s up as the prize, click HERE 

For this simple project, I used my Hero Arts nesting tag dies to cut several Kraft tags. I pulled out some of my neglected pigment inks in white and black to create these tags. I love using white pigment ink against Kraft or dark colored cardstock to get a snowy and . holiday feel.

Please stop by the challenge with one of your papercrafting projects, we’d love to see you over there!

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Love You Floral Card | Papercraft Business DT Project

Hi crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing my November design team project for the Papercraft Business Challenge blog! The past few weeks have brought us a heavy amount of rain here in north Texas. We just returned to some sunny and breezy weather and I really wanted to keep those happy feelings going with my card.

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I used a limited edition stamp set that was collaborated on by Simon Says Stamp and Clearly Besotted. I stamped these layering images using Altenew inks and fussy cut the images. I took my card base and scored lines every 0.5inches to create a debossed background. I took a strip of patterned paper and used foam tape to layer my flowers. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment “Love you”.

I could have left this card as is, but decided to add some Nuvo drops to complete this super simple card.

Come join us for this month’s challenge where you have a chance at winning a Lawn Fawn stamp set! For more details, come check out the new challenge details HERE . Can’t wait to see your paper crafting project on our blog!


You’re Too Kind Card | Design Team Project for Papercraft Business

ACS_0100Hi friends! Thanks for joining me today over on my blog. This is my October design team project for Papercraft Business. If you haven’t joined us yet for our monthly paper craft challenges, click HERE   to learn more about it. Generally, the theme is ‘Anything Goes’ with an OPTIONAL monthly theme.

For October, our optional theme is ‘Fall’. I hope you join us so we can ooh and ahh over your paper craft creation! Who knows, you may be nominated by the design team for a prize! 🙂

This card was a little more time consuming than my other cards, but I enjoyed the crafty time in front of my iPad watching re-runs of one of my fave shows, looking outside on this cool, rainy day, and sipping on some coffee 🙂

What was time consuming was stamping images and doing heat embossing. I used Honey Bee Stamps stamps called ‘Country Blooms’ and ‘Kindness’, coupled with Versamark ink and Hero Arts White embossing powder.

After I finished with heat embossing, I used Distress Oxide inks in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Wild Honey, and Walnut Stain. To soften the look of the ink blending, I used Simon Says Stamp vellum and heat embossed my sentiment. I used a small amount of Tombow adhesive to secure the vellum.

Finally, I added some Nuvo Drops in Autumn Red and Pale Gold.

Come check out the latest papercrafting challenge… we’d love to have you and be inspired by your work!

September DT Project | Papercraft Business

Hi friends! I have been recovering the past couple of weeks after getting sick, but I wanted to pop in to share my September Papercraft Business DT project. In a nutshell, the design team hosts a monthly papercraft challenge with an optional theme that you can participate in. This month the optional theme is ‘Thank You’. When I say papercraft challenge, this encompasses cards, scrapbooking, mixed media, and other papercrafting endeavors. We’d LOVE for you to join us, so if this is of interest to you, click HERE to learn more! There’s also the opportunity to be nominated as our Top Designer and a prize!

I don’t know what the weather is doing right now in your region, but in north Texas, we are currently in a ‘cooler’ weather pattern (thunderstorms and slightly cooler days) than the triple-digit heat we were experiencing throughout the summer.

I know fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd so I felt a little funny creating this card that definitely has a fall/Thanksgiving color palette. It’s the first card I’ve made in over a month so I was taking my time and really enjoying it.

I used Lawn Fawn’s  Large Wreath Builder die set with brown cardstock to cut out the circular wreath and the leaves. I wanted to create a more muted, rustic color palette so I pulled out my distress oxide ink pads and sponged on a variety of reds, browns, and yellow hues from my collection. I die cut the word ‘Thanks’ from Lawn Fawn’s scripty words collection and also sponged it with a dark red hue.

Finally, I used my Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to create the dimensional dots on the wreath. I added some dimension by doing a double layer of 3M’s foam tape beneath the wreath.


It was a lot of fun to create and I think I would definitely use this design again. I hope we see your beautiful, crafty submission over at Papercraft Challenge!


Happy to be stuck with you card | Papercraft Business DT Project


Hi friends and happy August!

Today I’m sharing my Papercraft Business DT project.

I dug through my crafty stash and pulled out a couple of my favorite Honey Bee Stamps called Stick With Me and Prickly Sentiments that came out in 2017. It’s an oldie but definitely a fun, quirky goodie if you got sucked into the succulent and plant craze!ha.

I stamped out the images with Lawn Fawn ink and used my Arteza Real Brush Markers to color the images in. This card wasn’t hard to put together but it was relaxing to stamp and color as I was watching a tv show.

For August’s challenge, the theme is Anything Goes with an optional theme of Summer. If you join us, you are eligible for a PRIZE! Jump on over to the latest Papercraft Business BLOG to get details on how to enter. Hope to see you for this month’s challenge!


Summery Cards using Flora & Fauna | July DT Project

Hi crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing my July Papercraft Business DT project featuring Flora and Fauna stamps. This was a fun project for me because the previous few weeks prior to creating this card, I felt like I was in a creative slump and I’ve only been doing bits and pieces of crafting or creating in between other tasks. June was a weird month for me at work and I definitely think it affected my creativity.

Are you interested in joining us this month for the Papercraft Business Challenge? The theme is anything goes and there’s a chance for a prize! Come check it out and the other awesome DT ladies HERE!

But with this project, I was having fun and just experimenting. I pulled out my Flora and Fauna stamps in Texture, Texture Two, Texture Three, and Texture Four with my bright Lawn Fawn dye inks. I didn’t have a clear idea of what I was going to do, but I was picturing stamping out abstract and fun, summery prints for a couple friendship cards.

It’s been HOT in Texas with temperatures consistently in the mid to high 90s. We haven’t spent too much time outdoors because of the hot weather, so creating these cards had me craving time to sit by the pool, sipping on a lemonade, and reading/napping. Ha!

The cards were very simple to create on a single layer, A2 sized card base. I mixed and matched the Flora and Fauna stamps into abstract and ‘random’ patterns.


Hope you are having fun this summer and also creating. Until next time….!


June Papercraft Business Challenge | Design Team Project

Hello all! It’s time for another Papercraft Business DT project for June! As always, it’s Anything Goes but if you feel like participating in the fun, optional theme, I’d encourage you to do so with drumroll please…. Your oldest patterned paper! Click HERE to learn more about the latest Papercraft Challenge! We’d love to be inspired and see your papercraft project, and hoping you’ll play along for a chance to win a prize! 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane into the oldest paper pads I own.

Some of you may know that I’ve only been card making and paper crafting since early 2016. I graduated from my Master’s program in June 2015 and I suddenly found myself having a foreign thing called “free time”. The months following graduation I played around with varying hobbies but they were fleeting. Somewhere along the line, I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole in cardmaking! It looked so fun to me and like anything I do… I went overboard on buying ALL.THE.THINGS.

These cards were created with the 2 paper pads I ended up purchasing during my first crafty shopping trip to Michaels. I love anything nautical themed and clueless as I was, I thought these papers could be used to make cards and card bases. The papers I’ve used are from DCWV Seaside Yacht (circa 2015) and Authentique (circa 2015). So why haven’t I used much of them until now? Like I said, I purchase all the things so I migrated to other retailers for my crafty supplies. So this DT project was a good way for me to dig through my papers and make some very simple cards!

In total, I created 4 cards using different die sets that I had. With overthinking it, I layered the elements and used my adhesives. 



Now that I’m exploring other paper crafting projects to get into, I think these patterned papers could be used to create other fun paper goods like banners, and making envelopes and paper bags.

I encourage you to play along with us with your oldest patterned papers and tell us a little about it.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Mother’s Day Cards | Papercraft Business DT Project

Hello friends!

Hope you are having lots of sunshine where you live because here in the states, it seems like spring took its sweet time getting here!

This post is sharing my May DT project for Papercraft Business. Jump on over to see how you can submit your papercraft project for a chance to win this month’s prize of a sweet Lawn Fawn die.

For my DT project, I created two Mother’s Day cards utilizing patterned paper pads and some of my favorite Lawn Fawn dies. I’m a person who tends to subconsciously try to make things more complicated than they have to be, so today I decided to challenge myself by using supplies I’ve already had (and may have been neglecting).

Basically, I cut patterned papers from MFT Gingham Galore, Pink Paislee Fancy Free, and Jen Hadfield Everyday paper pads. The Lawn Fawn dies I’ve used include the Love Ya border die, Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables and Lacy Heart Stackables. I used a bit of foam tape to add a little bit of dimension to the center hearts but otherwise, kept it pretty 2D. Lastly, I added a few Nuvo drops in Autumn Red.

What about you? Are you a hoarder of crafty supplies like me? I’m thinking that one of these months, I should challenge myself that when I craft, I should use supplies purchased from last year so I can get more use of existing supplies. I’ll keep you posted if I go that route. Until next time, see you later crafty friends!ACS-0033