Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Can't Say Thanks Enough

During the April Poppystamps Blog Blitz, Jeanne Jachna introduced a company, Birch Press Design, created by the same gentleman, Dave Brethauer, that created Poppystamps.  Birch Press Design has special unique items for the home and office and also carries a craft line with exclusive dies and stamps.  There was a comment to win contest for an entire set of 3 layering dies and I won!

Thank you so much, Birch Press Design and Poppystamps for this amazing gift!  I chose the set called Dazzle, and here is my thank you card:

Amazing layering, right?!  The Dazzle design immediately makes me think of warm colors, so I went the opposite way, just to showcase the versatility of these dies.  Not much to say about how I made the card, it really made itself.  All I did was add 1/8" score tape around the perimeter of the die cuts and white heat embossed a stamped sentiment from SSS Apothecary Labels (I think they are discontinued) on the base of the card and a couple of banners.  The cardstock is PTI Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, and Winter Wisteria.

Thanks for coming over to visit, I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tag, You're It Challenge #47

Today begins a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!, and I couldn't be more excited about it!  Jeanne Jachna designed a beautiful tag with so many elements from which to be inspired.  I hope you are inspired too, and play along with us!  Here is my tag:
Here's Jeanne's wonderful tag:

Isn't that gorgeous!?  I love Jeanne's ability to mix colors and patterns.  I took an easy route and used coordinating papers from one collection.  I replaced her focal butterfly with a coffee cup, which is curved for dimension.  I used the word "Coffee" as my "scallop" going across the tag.  I wanted to use Jeanne's dry embossing somewhere, but it just wasn't happening on this tag.

DI Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs
MME Stella & Rose dp
MFT LLD Hug in a Mug stamp set
MFT Die-namics Warm & Fuzzy
PTI Tag Sale #10 die
Silhouette cut design: Coffee Hug In Mug Phrase (just used the "coffee" word)
Recycled twine

I enjoyed this project so much, I just kept going and made my Mother's Day cards:

MFT Die-Namics Flutter of Butterflies Lace and Solid
PTI Tag Sale #10 Die
Lawn Fawn Mother's Day Border Die
MFT Romantic Script Background
PTI Big Hugs Die
SSS Stitched Rectangles Die
PTI Branching Out Die
DI - Tumbled Glass, and Shabby Shutters
PTI CS - Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet
MME Stella and Rose dp

Head on over to the Tag, You're It! challenge blog to see much more inspiration!

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a great day!
Kara Lynne