Thursday, 22 August 2013

Cool washi...

Hello again, friends!  I hope you are well.
Today I'd like to share a couple of cards that I made last night with my new 'goodies' from SU!  I have to say that I love the quality of Stampin' Up! products and the way everything matches and makes crafting so much easier.  I had left off being a demonstrator a couple of years ago because I wanted to try other products and some of them are great, of course!  There are many fab companies out there, but I felt the difficulty for me was that I had so many different varieties of products and nothing really came together cleanly.  So after a short absence I returned to SU! and am so much happier, because now I feel that my creativity is more focused instead of being here, there and everywhere.  Also I find that I am actually not spending as much as I used to because I was so tempted to buy bits of everything from other companies and now I am sticking only to SU! and keeping within my spending limits while still getting fabulous products (and, of course, the privileges that being a demo brings).
So anyway, here are my two cards.
This first one was very quick and easy to do with the wonderful new Tape It stamp set!  I love washi tape and have quite a few rolls of it in a few colours, but now with this set, I can have it any colour I want!  I stamped and punched out the polka dot frame from Four Frames  with the matching punch and then added the little Thank You sentiment from Lots of Thanks.  I used Cool Caribbean, Whisper White and Basic Black ink and card.

I am entering this card into CAS(E) This Sketch #41 which finishes in a couple of be quick if you want to join in!
My second card is for the same sketch but I have incorporated the colours from the Fab Friday Challenge blog.  I'm really into embossing at the minute so I was really pleased when I saw how well the white turned out on the Crumb Cake background.  I used the Hearts a Flutter stamps and matching dies for this card and also the sentiment from Lots of Thanks.  I am also entering this into the Allsorts Challenge to use new stash.


  1. absolutely beautiful Karen, love the CAS look with all your new goodies :) xxx

  2. Love these! I love the CAS look and the embossing adds such a professional and pretty touch. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

  3. This is so pretty and fun! I love all of the chevrons and stripes incorporated throughout your card. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

  4. These are beautiful, gorgeous colours and details. Thank you for joining us again at Allsorts this week x

  5. hi Karen, just popped over to ask you to check out my blog post :) ♥

  6. These are beautiful Karen, I love the matching stamps and punches, stunning cards! :o)

  7. These are both so pretty! LOVE them!

  8. Fabulous card! I made one for the challenge and then silly me (slow), got behind and never posted it in time!! Oops!!

    Hope you did well! I also voted for your MUSE card today!!


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