Saturday, September 21, 2019

Club Scrap - Arnold Grummer Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Falling for Handmade Paper blog hop! Today we have a dozen talented bloggers sharing projects featuring handmade paper paired with Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection.

We received a cool paper making kit from Arnold Grummer and I set out making some paper using the colored card stock from Club Scrap's Falling Leaves kit in addition to some scraps on hand.  If you've never made paper before it's really quite fun and a bit addictive! The kit includes some iridescent confetti along with metallic confetti, quite cool to add to the mix.  I also dried some flowers from my garden in addition to some of the greens off a centerpiece from my son's wedding!  Here are a few of my papers ---

Then I set about deciding upon what to make.  As primarily a card maker I decided upon a box and set of cards.  I used Club Scrap's Assembly Line Card making deck for the directions on the box, in addition to some of the cards.  
 Here's the box on the upper right - I used papers from the Falling Leaves kit and then the leaves are fussy cut from my handmade papers.

Here are a few close ups of cards - it was fun to use the handmade paper to stamp the leaves on and fussy cut them out to add to the cards.  The texture of the paper really adds a lot to your cards.

Let me know if you've got any questions on any of the cards!  I enjoyed using all the papers, stencils and die cuts from the Falling Leaves kit to create them!

Kim  is your next stop on the hop.

As you explore the hop today, we encourage you to leave each blogger a few kind words in the form of a comment. Those who leave a comment on every participating blog will be entered into a random drawing for a prize. Good luck!

Monday, September 09, 2019

Color Challenge

Always fun to figure out new color combinations for the Medallion Mix-Up stamps.  This was a color challenge for the Stamp Nation group.

You can find out more information about Stamp Nation here.  Lots of tutorials, challenges and other fun things on the sight.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Pink Seashells - Monochromatic card

There's a newish release at Catherine Pooler Designs featuring sea shells and other nautical items.  I used the stencil and make up brushes to create the background and then stamped on a die cut circle some of the images in a variety of pink inks.

A few sequins and it's done!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Simple Cards with background stamps

For this card I started with a background stamp and then added strips of cardstock that I had colored with a blending brush.  I was trying for an ombre look, then stamped the sentiments on top of the strips. 

It makes a big impression for a little bit of work!

Stamps an Inks are from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Monday, August 12, 2019

What's Up?

Fun little card I sent to my sister who has a new and improved chicken coop at her house and a new batch of chickens!  This is a digital hybrid card.

Traditional paper base and ribbon and then the images are from Club Scrap's digital kit Farm Critters.

These make it easy to create some creative and quick cards since the artwork is already done for you.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Club Sursee

A little color, a little black and white!  These Club Sursee stamps from Catherine Pooler Designs make card making a breeze!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Hello - big word dies

I got this new "mini cover plate" die from Catherine Pooler last month, and wanted to try a shaker card.  I stamps my own patterned paper with stamps from a Sursee Set and then die cut out the hello.

You get two pieces to work with - the solid and then the individual letters.  A two cards for one die cutting.  The top card I made into a shaker card, using a stencil to creat a subtle background for the die cut.  Then with the letters and frame I made a second card.

This would be super quick and easy to do with patterned papers!

Catherine Pooler:  Hello Mini Cover Plate
                              Club Sursee Stamps