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Paper Craft Crew 273 - Holiday Inspiration

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's Inspiration Challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  This will also be my last challenge as part of the Design Team and we are running it over 2 weeks.  Here are the details.





I looked at the baubles from the inspiration picture and thought about the baubles on the Christmas tree, so I made a card using the Christmas Staircase thinlits and the matching Stamp set for my card.  The Wood background in the picture is reflected in the Woodgrain paper that I've used for the staircase.




The cardstock I've used is Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Red Glimmer and Champagne foil.




Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew for our 2 week Holiday Inspiration challenge.  We wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope you enjoy the festive season with your family.  I too am looking forward to the break.

Have a lovely day.

Carolyn xx

SIP#130 - Say no to Christmas challenge - Desk Calendar gift

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Hi Everyone,


Welcome to this week's final challenge for 2017 and Merry Chritsmas to you.  Here are the details of this week's challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!





I've made an Easel card to use on a desk with Post it Notes on the bottom and a Mini Calendar on the top.  The cardstock is Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black.  The Patterned paper is from the Whole lot of Lovely designer pack.





These are such practical little gifts and easy to make.









Here's a closeup of the Calendar front.  I've used the Lots of Labels framelits for the Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black Labels



















Thanks so much for stopping by today at Stamp Ink Paper.  If you are over making Christmas cards as much as I am I hope you will join in our challenge and just say No to Christmas.  Have a great day.


Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 272 - Peace on Earth

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Hi Everyone,

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






The cardstock is Whisper White, Shimmery White, Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer for the star.    The dsp is from the Merry Music pack.




The Santa Sleigh stamp comes from the Hearts come Home stamp set and the Peace on Earth from the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  Here is a closeup.





Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Can't wait to see what you create with this fun sketch.

Have a great day.



Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge #129 - Oh Christmas Tree

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Hi everyone,


Welcome back to our Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  This week we have a colour challenge for you.  The colours are Red, Green & Gold.  Doesn't that just scream Traditional Christmas to you?  It does to me.





I've used cardstock of Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Gold foil and Red Glimmer paper for my card.






The Holly embossing folder has been used on the Gold foil background.  I think the result is stunning.




I've used the Christmas Staircase bundle for my card.






Thank you for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  We can't wait to see your creation with these colours.

Have a great day,



Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 271 - Let it Snow

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sketch challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here is our sketch.






I'm playing with some Year of Cheer specialty dsp combined with Merry Little Labels stamps for this card with the matching punch.





The Label punch fits nicely on the Lots of Tags framelits which I used to cut out the Copper foil.





I am loving the look of the Copper Foil combined with the Night of Navy.  I think it looks so elegant especially with that dsp.

Thank you for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  We look forward to seeing your take on this weeks sketch.

Have a great day,



Carolyn xx

Stamp Ink Paper #128 - Joy to the World

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper!  Let it Snow



Here's my card for the challenge using Hearts Come Home stamps and matching framelits Hometown Greetings and Seasonal Layers thinlits.  The cardstock is Whisper White and Shimmery White along with some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the snowflakes & border.






The background was created but sponging with inks of Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Berry Burst onto the Shimmery White card and then spritzed with water.





I love how this turned out for the Let it Snow challenge and the colours were a change from the usual frosty colours I'd normally go for with this theme. 

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  We can't wait to see what you create for our theme.

Have a great day,



Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 270 - Hearts Come Home Snowflake Card

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Hi Everyone,

Its Wednesday once again.  Welcome to another challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  This week we have a sketch challenge for you.





My card is a simple Black and White colour scheme, with a little Silver for some snowflakes.  The stamp set used is called Hearts come Home for the Santa's Sleigh featured circle and the Merry Christmas greeting comes from the Merry Patterns stamp set.  The embossing folder used on the background is a retired one called Northern Flurry. 




The framelits are the Layering Circle and the Seasonal Layers.




Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.



Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink Paper #127 - Acetate Envelope Box

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.   Coming up to Christmas is a great time to focus on packaging so thats what we have you for this week's challenge.





I've decided to decorate an Acetate Box which is perfect for adding some handmade cards to for gift giving.  This was actually really simple to decorate with a minimum of products.





The patterned paper is from the Specialty pack Year of Cheer, to which I've added on top a Foil Snowflake and layered a greeting from the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  Gold ribbon finishes it off.






Thank you for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!  Can't wait to see your own packaging ideas.

Have a great day.


Carolyn xx



Paper Craft Crew 269 - Color Me Happy Birdies

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  We have a themed challenge this week "Very Vintage" and I have to say my card is probably more on the Fresh Vintage side.  What do you think?  Anyway I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.






Here's my card using the Color Me Happy stamp set.




I've used the Layered Leaves Embossing folder on the background and sponged it with a little Soft Suede ink.  The Cardstock is Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Whisper White.  I've also used our new Stampin Blends to colour in the birdies.



Here is a closer look



These birdies are so easy to colour






Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card and I hope you enjoy this weeks theme at the Paper Craft Crew.  Have a great day.


Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #126 - Color Me Happy Thank You

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Hello Everyone,

Its challenge time at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week's theme is Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.




We don't celebrate Thanksgiving like they do in the US so my card is a simple Thank You instead. 
Here's my card using stamps from the Color Me Happy stamp set coloured with our new Stampin Blends.  The card front is what my ladies used for practice colouring with our first play of these new products.





Here's a closeup of the greeting




Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We look forward to seeing your entry for this weeks challenge.  Have a great day.



Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 268 - Orchid Birthday

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Hi Everyone,

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





I've decided to create my card using the Orchid Bundle.





The background paper is from the Colour Theory Designer stack and the cardstock used is Thick Whisper white for the base, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzaz.




Thanks so much for joining us this week.  We hope you will play along with our sketch challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.   Have a great day.



Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #125 - Colour challenge Masculine Birthday

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week's colour challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper to use Dark Brown, Yellow, Rust/Orange.




This is what I've come up with for the challenge.  They aren't really colours I love but they did look manly to me so I decided to go masculine.   I've featured the Happy Birthday thinlits for my card and used some retired dsp & cardstock also with some dsp from the Coffee Break.




Here's a closer look.






Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Can't wait to see your creation with these colours.  Have a great day.





Carolyn xx

Paper Craft Crew 267 - Tic Tac Toe Season's Greetings

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Hi Everyone,

Its Wednesday once again so its time for our challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  This time we have a Tic Tac Toe board for you to play along with.  Choose any line you like, Vertical, Horizontal or Diagonal.  We can't wait to see what you make.





Here's my card using up some retired Winter Wonderland specialty dsp and retired embossing folder Pine Bough with a current stamp set which is a favourite at the moment called Snowflake Sentiments.  The cardstock is Crumb Cake.




 I've used the first vertical row from the Tic Tac Toe Board "Holiday Celebrations, Natural Elements and Favourite stamp set".  I'm quite pleased with how this turned out, being a very quick CAS card.  Here's a closeup.




Looking forward to seeing your creation in the gallery this week at the Paper Craft Crew.

Thanks so much for joining us and have a great day.

Carolyn xx

Stamp, Ink, Paper #124 - Ladies Day at the Races Easel Card

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Hi Everyone,

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



So I've changed mine slightly to Ladies Day at the Races, in honour of our Melbourne Cup race today here in Australia.  This is my card.




I've made an Easel card and used Beautiful You and Mixed Drinks stamp sets for the images.  I've also used the Layering Oval framelits.  The Cardstock I've used is Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.  The patterned paper is from the Birthday Bouquet (retired) designer paper pack.



This is the side view of the card to show how the Easel sits and the pic below is a closer look at the card front.  I've used our new Alcohol markers called Stampin' Blends to colour the images.




Here's a closer look



This is a closeup of the bottom panel greeting.  I've used the set Colour me Happy set for the greeting.



So glad you could join us today.  We do hope you will create a card and join us in the challenge this week too.  Have a great day.




Car…

Stamp, Ink, Paper #123 - Long Skinny Merry Christmas

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper.  Its sketch time and we look forward to seeing your take on this one.




For my card I didn't quite stick to the sketch.  I opted to make a long skinny card instead.  Here's my card for this week's challenge.




The cardstock I've used is Basic Black and Whisper White combined with Champagne Foil.  The patterned paper comes from the Merry Music pack.   Stamps are from the Snowflake Sentiments set.





I've used the Triple banner punch and the Everyday Label punch to complete this card.





Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Can't wait to see your take on this weeks sketch.

Have a great day.


Carolyn xx