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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


Paper Craft Crew 258 - This Little Piggy

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week's challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here's our sketch this week.






I've decided to use a cute stamp set called This Little Piggy combined with the Flourish thinlit dies.  The cardstock used is Powder Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White.




I've used the new Ruffled embossing folder on the background and watercoloured the pig here which I cut out with the Stitched Shapes circle framelit.





Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Can't wait to see your take on thhis week's sketch.  Have a great day.




Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #115 - Awesomely Artistic Birthday card

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's colour challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper

Here's our colours



I've combined some old and new for my card using the stamp set Awesomely Artistic.




I've also used the Embossing paste and stencil on the background of the card and used a sentiment from the Petite Pairs retired stamp set.  The background has been misted with watered down Bermuda Bay ink.




Although I'm not a Yello person, I do like the combination of these colours.  The Yellow Flowers were fussy cut and raised with dimentionals over the circles cut with Layered Circle framelits.






We hope you will join us for this week's colour challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper




Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #114 - Winter Wonder Christmas

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Hi Everyone,


Welcome to our sketch challenge for this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper!




This looked like a fun sketch that I could do lots with.  Ahh so many options, but in the end I decided to use one of my new sets for a Christmas card called Snowflake Sentiments which I've combined with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.   I took a slightly different take on the sketch.





The cardstock is Pool Party, Whisper White and Silver Foil.




Can't wait to see what you make with this week's sketch.  For more inspiration please see what the other Design Team members have for you at Stamp, Ink, Paper

Have a great day.


Carolyn xx


Team Day Christmas Card Swaps

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Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I had a very enjoyable Saturday attending our Paper Angels Team training in Brisbane. This was an opportunity to meet up with other demonstrators and get hands on with some new products, share information and swap cards.

I must say it was very well organised by Bec Ross and Anna Wheaton and what a fabulous group of ladies we have in the Paper Angels.  It was nice to put faces to names that I'd only seen on FB before.

Getting on to the swaps, these are what I made using the Eastern Medallion framelits and new paper Merry Music Specialty dsp.




Below was my works in progress




Once I finally decided what I was making for my swaps (after changing my mind 3 times) it only took me a day to complete them.  I used cardstock of Very Vanilly, Real Red and Garden Green.  I think the layering of the Medallion flowers like this gives them the look of a Poinsettia.




I also used some Gold thread underneath the flower and I used Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp for the Merry Chr…

Paper Craft Crew 257 - Chalkboard Adventure

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here's our theme for this week.





I would not typically make a card to celebrate back to school (like the US), as our school year starts in January.   However I made a card anyways creating a chalkboard, but I've actually put a birthday sentiment on the inside, so that I will be able to use this card.




The stamp set I've chosen the sentiment from is called Balloon Adventures.  The Paper on the board is from the stack called Wood Textures and the cardstock used is Soft Suede and Basic Black, with a little Whisper White for the inside.












The chalkboard technique was used for this card, stamping and heat embossing with Versamark and White embossing powder respectively.




Soft Suede ink was used on the Whisper White panel inside for the Birthday sentiment.




Thanks so much for joining us this week.  I hope you find lots of inspiration from our talented team at the Paper Craft Crew and look forward to seeing you…

Stamp, Ink, Paper #113 - Easel card with Chalkboard

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our "Back to School" themed challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.


Here's my Easel card





I didn't have any stamps for a "Back to School" theme but it was suggested that I do something with a chalkboard technique.




The sentiment "Enjoy Today" comes from the Climbing Orchid stamp set.  The Dsp is from the Cupcakes & Carousels stack from the last Occasions catalogue.  Cardstock is Basic Black, Pool Party and Whisper White.  This is a closeup of the front.














The pic on the side shows the side view of how the Easel card sits.




Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Can't wait to see your creation.

Have a great day.


Carolyn xx