Easter & Spring-themed card | Papercraft Business DT project

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a lovely start to your spring (here in the USA) filled with sunshine and warming temps.

Today I wanted to share my latest Papercraft Business DT using minimal supplies. If you haven’t checked out our challenge blog before, we host a monthly papercrafting challenge inviting all papercraft projects. There is a chance of winning a PRIZE and blog badges for your design work. Usually the theme is “Anything goes” with an optional theme of “Easter” for April. Come join us, we’d love to have you! Check it out HERE

 

Over the past few days, I have made several unfinished cards and was getting quite frustrated with myself, feeling like I wasn’t creative or crafty enough. Today at work I was working on a project and I was overthinking some components. A co-worker jokingly said, “Keep it simple. Don’t overthink it” when she could tell I was frustrated. That is the same approach I took today after work.

I used the Lawn Fawn Rub-a-Dub stamp set, using the duck images. I used the Lawn Fawn Black Soot die ink and colored the images in with my Crayola super tips. I was looking around in my craft room and my eyes landed on some unused washi tape so I used it to create some scalloped dimension, matching the scalloped framed die.

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Taking the pressure off of myself, I created this quirky card in minutes and I have plans on giving it to the coworker that gave me the simplest reminder that sometimes it’s okay to “Keep it Simple” 🙂

Have a great day!

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Picnic-themed Congrats Card | March DT Project

Hi everyone!

If you’re in the U.S., I hope you start experiencing spring weather soon! I’m in N. Texas and we have had up and down temperatures… one day it’s beautiful and a preview of spring weather, the next day, it’s freezing!

Today I’m sharing my March design team project. If you’re new to my blog (hello and welcome!), come and check out the Papercraft Business monthly challenge! We welcome any papercraft projects where you have the possibility of winning a prize or blog badges for memorable designs. For March, the theme is “ATG” or Anything Goes, with the optional theme of ‘Animals’. If you want to check out more details for our challenge, click HERE. We would love to have you!

For my project, I used my favorite brand… Lawn Fawn! Since I’m craving Spring weather, the theme of my card was picnic-themed.

I used the Lawn Fawn Stripey Background die to create that wicker basket look. I used the Lawn Fawn scripty die in the word ‘Congrats’ and their grassy border die.  For the hearts I used a punch from Michael’s using My Favorite Things Gingham paperpad.

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Quick and simple, right?! I’m taking a work course so that is taking a lot of my crafty time away from me but this card was perfect for me to whip up. Hope you check out our latest challenge because I would love to check out your work!

 

 

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.

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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

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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.

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