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Stamp, Ink, Paper #118 - Year of Cheer Gift Box

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  You are invited to submit anything but a card this week.




Here's what I created for this week's challenge.




I've used some Year of Cheer specialty dsp along with some Whisper White card and one of our Foil snowflakes to create and decorate this box and tag.  The stamped "Just for you" comes from the set Merry Little Labels and I've also used the "To & From" (not photographed) on the reverse side of the snowflake tag.



I've tied Burlap ribbon around my box and tied the tag onto it.  Here's a closeup of my tag.  The image was stamped with Crumb Cake ink.




This picture shows the back of the box.  Note the notching to allow ease of removal of the lid.




I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and all of the others from the Design Team this week at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  See you there.

Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 260 - Carried Away Birthday Card

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Hi Everyone,

Its Wednesday again and time for another challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  This week we have a sketch challenge for you using the following:-





I've grabbed some of the Sale-a-bration dsp I had called Carried away and teamed it with the Up and Away framelits for this Balloon themed card.  The cardstock is Night of Navy and Whisper White.




The Birthday greeting is from a retired stamp set called Well Scripted.  Here's a closer look.






Hope you will join us this week with a creation of your own for this week's sketch challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.




Carolyn xx





Stamp, Ink, Paper #117 - Watercoloured Flourishing Phrases for Renae

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.



Here's my card using Flourishing Phrases, coloured with Watercolour Pencils and Aqua pen & Birthday Blast retired stamp set.  The cardstock is Fresh Fig and Whisper White. This card was especially created for a friend of my daughters, obviously turning 18.





I've used the Large Number dies and the Eclipse card technique which has been all over Pinterest of late using the Large Alphabet dies which I don't have yet.  I think it came up quite well though.




I've tried taking pics from a couple of angles to show the dimention on the 18.  It was raised with the Foam strips that we normally use for shaker boxes to give extra height.









Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Can't wait to see your Watercoloured projects.

Have a great day.


Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 259 - Balloon Happy Birthday

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Hello from Downunder,

Welcome to this week's Inspiration challenge at the Paper Craft Crew






 I took the colours from this picture as my inspiration and used Balloons on my background from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  I also thought I'd like to try the Eclipse technique.  I don't have the Large Letter dies but though I would try it with the Happy Birthday thinlits as I'd seen others do.  Here is the result.



My cardstock is Island Indigo and Whisper White.  My Inks are Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red and Island Indigo.




Here's a closeup from a different angle to show the dimention.  I cut down our Foam strips to use to give the height.






Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We hope you will join us in this week's challenge at the Paper Craft Crew,  Have a great day.



Carolyn  xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #116 - CAS Sympathy card

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the CAS Fall themed challenge we have for you this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.




I've chosed to incoporate Copper Foil leaves on my card cut with the Seasonal Layer thinlit dies.  Fall or Autumn as it is known here in Australia isn't something we celebrate but I've taken this opportunity to create a CAS Sympathy card.  The Sympathy greeting comes from the stamp set  Rose Wonder and I've used the Card Front Builder thinlits from a Christmas bundle to create a frame on my card.



The cardstock I've used is Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla with the Copper Foil for the leaves and I've used Cajun Craze ink for the greeting which was the closest I had to the Copper colour.  Here's a closeup of those diecut leaves.






Thanks for joining us this week.  I sure hope you are inspired to create a Clean and Simple Fall card and submit it to the gallery for our challenge here at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Have a great day.


Carolyn xx


Eastern Medallion Christmas Cards

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Hi Everyone,

A while ago now I made these cards for my Christmas in July cardmaking class and I neglected to post them at the time.

I am now catching up as a few people had asked to see them.




















The colours used for all the cards were Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold Foil.  I've used embossing folders of Holly and Oh My Stars with Eastern Medallion framelits and Vinyl stickers.






Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you like the cards and you'll leave me some feedback.  I love hearing from you.  Have a great day.



Carolyn xx


Masculine Cards

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Hi everyone,

Here's a collection of cards that I displayed at my last class, just in time for Father's Day here in Australia.

A couple of Chalkboard Cards were made for the challenge teams I'm on and a couple of the Coffee Suite cards were inspired by others I've seen on some card groups I'm in.  Unfortunately I can't credit the designer that inspired me cause I couldn't find the cards again.




Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Have a great day.



Carolyn xx