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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 hours...so 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.
 
 
 



8 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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  7. These are both so pretty! LOVE them!

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  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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