Showing posts with label KandCo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KandCo. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yes, I Have A Paper Addiction Birthday Card

I fully admit to having a paper addiction. Mr. Chocolate might disagree but I actually do show some restraint! Since I don’t buy all of the paper that tempts me, I don’t feel so bad about the paper I do buy!


I couldn’t resist this stack from Recollections at Michaels (and of course it was 40% off!) . I love the colors, patterns, and textures. Perfect for a birthday card I needed to make!

Green and Pink Birthday

The pink background paper I had in my stash. The green floral panel is from the Habitat stack.

KandCo Grand Adhesions Birthday

The colors went perfectly with some KandCo Grand Adhesions birthday stickers I had on hand and some Studio G rhinestones from the Michaels 2 for $3 section.

Green and Pink Birthday

I feel lazy using these stickers but they’re so detailed and complete that it would take forever to construct from scratch.

KandCo Grand Adhesions Birthday CaRD

I finished with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same pack of stickers, a paper flower from the paper scraps, and  rhinestone butterflies.

Green and Pink Birthday

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


It’s a good thing I keep having reasons to make cards because it helps make a dent in my paper stash. OK it makes a slight mark. Or an indication that it’s been touched? You get the picture.

Serenity Dream

This one’s for a colleague who will be retiring soon. It wasn’t planned but she’s actually quite excited now and can’t wait to do some things she hasn’t had time for.

I used DCWV’s Serenity Stack and K and Co’s Edamame die cuts and Grand Adhesions dimensional stickers. The swirly frame I cut from kraft cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.

DREAM card

Covered the front of the card with a patterned and foiled paper from the stack, and then layered a white panel, the swirl frame and the DREAM sticker.

DCWV Serenity

Finished the card off with layered die cuts and cocoa colored self adhesive pearls.

DREAM Swirl Card

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sad Card, Happy Card

To everything there is a season and that includes the need to make sympathy cards. Sadly, I’ve had to make several lately, including this one for a colleague whose mom just passed away.
Black Cream Sympathy Card
Gathered up my materials:
Sympathy Card Materials (2)
which included cream cardstock for the card, DCWV flocked damask paper, antique gold cardstock scrap and Recollections Elegance paper scrap. I was going to use my one and only “Sympathy” stamp but then saw this gladioli image at The Graphics Fairy so printed that out along with a sentiment.
Sympathy Card Close Up
Added some cream organza ribbon and plain HW store twine and dotted the centers of the main blooms with an iridescent Stickles.
On a happier note, my BFF’s baby started High School yesterday! We both have college freshmen this year so she’s got a double whammy of “My babies are growing up”. Made the new HS student a more mature but still fun card to commemorate this milestone:
Blue KandCo Card
I picked the blue paper up at Michaels ( 4 for $1 this week!) and then got home and realized that without even trying  it’s who else…KandCo! (Addison Blue Garden Swirls) Natch, I had to use KandCo scrapbook borders ( Abrianna) and a dimensonal sticker for the center from KandCo (Cottage Garden Pink). Ran a scrap through the Cuttlebug and finished with a clear sentiment sticker mounted to a scrap.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Creativity Tags

I posted last week about the opportunity I had to get some free craft supplies through Wholeport’s Creativity Expo promotion. I selected a paper sampler. It arrived quickly and I couldn’t wait to play.

Creativity Expo
I got some additional supplies out from my stash:
Creativity Expo Supplies
I’d decided to make some tags so I ran blank tags through my 2.5” Xyron
to apply adhesive. I’m not naturally drawn to pinks but there was something about the pink papers in the pack that made me want to play with them.
Creativity Expo Tags

Creativity Expo Tags (2)
Used different things from my stash…buttons, KandCo self adhesive scrapbook borders, round and shaped self adhesive rhinestones, ribbon, paper flowers to embellish my tags. I incorporated some other paper scraps from my stash as well.
Creativity Expo Tag Pink


Wholeport’s asked everyone who received sample packs from them to post what they’ve made on their Facebook page so I’m sharing there.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Life is Sweet Birthday Card


What’s sweeter than a birthday cake?! I fell in love ( of course)  with these dimensional stickers in KandCo’s birthday collection. And I needed to make a birthday card. Win-win!


I already had the Abrianna scrapbook borders of theirs on hand. I went to my paper stash and chose a paper from DCWV’s “Indian Summer Collection”.


Tore the top of the the striped panel and mounted on a piece of blue cardstock, tore a strip of the blue to go across the middle and used one of the scrapbook borders on the bottom. Wrapped with a coordinating piece of grosgrain ribbon and finished with paper flowers, buttons, and self adhesive rhinestones.

Even though I thought  the cake sticker was already cute, I added some adhesive pearl “frosting” dots! Now I want a cupcake.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Couple of Cards

Sharing a couple of cards I made tonight. A belated graduation card and so I don’t make that mistake again, a birthday card that I can send early!

For the grad card, I wanted to do some different colors than those I’d been using for my son’s friends cards. Stuck with school colors for those and am so over that! This time just went with paper I liked which happened to be from DCWV’s Lemon Flower Stack. Hard to tell from the pics, but a lot of the papers in this pack are glittered. Oooh la la!

Yellow Grad Card
I stamped the focal image using this ink which I’m in love with:
Yellow Grad Card Closeup
It’s chalky but pigmenty and provides great coverage.

I used the floral background from the paper stack along with a scrap strip of another print from a previous project from the same pack. Say THAT three times fast!  Embellished with The Twinery’s twine in honeydew and some KandCo self adhesive scrapbook borders.

For the birthday card:
Pink and Green Birthday Card
I remembered to photo my supplies which included more Twinery twine…honeydew and pink sorbet, some Ann Butler designed Kand Co paper and Tim Coffey designed KandCo dimensional floral stickers. I ran a scrap of white paper through my Cuttlebug using damask embossing plates and then layered everything as shown onto a white 5x7 card.
Pink and Green Birthday Card (4)

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Vintagey 4th Medallion Banner

4th Banner
I tend to like old, vintage, Americana looking d├ęcor for the Fourth. Last year was the first time I put up any decorations for the Fourth and this year I made a new “old” banner. I decided to make several medallions to use as my banner. Cut out different shapes with my Cricut Expression:
4th Medallion Banner
I found this great ribbon at Michaels for 40% off plus they had an additional 15% off your entire purchase coupon on Sunday. Yeah!
4th Medallion Banner (2)4th Medallion Banner (3)
I also found these dimensional stickers from KandCo’s Americana Collection.
Cut the ribbon and notched the ends. Adhered to the red circle and then layered the other cutouts according to size. After I took the pic I added a 2.5” circle punched red layer. Mounted a sticker in the center:
4th Medallion Banner (4)
I used red tulle ( too bright for me but I bought it for some reason and never used it) and some clothespins I’d made for one of my son’s grad banners to hang it:
4th Medallion Banner (5)
I probably would have used a cream tulle to make it more muted but….

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Graduation Card and Gift

Other than food, I won’t get to make many grad presents for my son’s guy friends but I will for some of the girls. 
I used the Graduation Subway Art printable I did on this card, along with some embellishments from KandCo’s “Life’s Little Occasions” collection.
This is the Graduation Medley Collection
For the present, I decided to make a necklace and I used Blue Moon’s “Lost and Found” collection of metal pendants as the focal. They come already stamped with different sentiments. I thought “Inspire” was a good choice for a grad.

I used two of Blue Moon’s metal chains and head pins and strung onyx, opalite and quartz beads on the headpins along with bead caps. I secured those to different lengths of chain with jump rings.
I wire wrapped some of the opalite beads and placed them randomly throughout the chain:

I hope the wonderful young lady this is for likes it!
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