Paper Sweeties June 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

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Welcome to the Paper Sweeties June 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks! We have got some fun summer designs for you this month, as we celebrate all things summer! To get more great inspiration and ideas, head over to the Paper Sweeties blog right here:

We have  a new sweetie joining the group, Madison! Today I put Madison in her garden, celebrating one of her favorite summertime activities! There’s nothing more rewarding than finishing your spring planting and seeing the great results. All of the tiny flowers were created with Paper Sweeties sequins, which are flower shaped and come in dozens of fun colors too!

Take a look at what our design team has created for you this month!

What’s New


Madison Sweet Cuts


Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts

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Live your life in color!





Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series – June 2017

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Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series June 2017! You can always find lots of inspiration and idea over at the Paper Sweeties Blog right here:

Aloha June! This month, the girls are off on a month-long Hawaiian dream vacation! All month long, it’s fun in the sun, tropical drinks, swimming, boating, cruising around the island and the wonderful Hawaiian coffee!

I used Emma, Abigail, and the brand new Madison, then added Planner icons and images stamped in white ink, then embossed with heat to give them a fun, raised texture.

Take a look at what the Planner team has created for this month!

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Live your life in color!


Inspired By All the Little Things #59


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After a whole lot of steamy, muggy heat and rain, this morning turned out to be cool and beautiful! A gorgeous summer day calls for a pretty summery card, and the challenge photo from Inspired By Al the Little Things gave me just the right inspiration! If you hurry, you still might have a little time to play along yourself with Inspired By All the Little Things right here:


I love all that gorgeous color!

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Right at Home with The Card Concept #75

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Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #75! We have a great challenge for you this week with a beautiful inspiration photo! For me, inspiration photos that feature a room are some of the most challenging. Sometimes there are dozens of little objects or details that can make it hard to focus. Other times, there may be too little to find inspiration other than colors or shapes. So for this week’s challenge, I tried to capture the sophisticated and elegant mood of the dining room, along with the eye-grabbing flowers, and of course, the idea of “home.”  How does the inspiration photo challenge and inspire you? Link up your creation over at The Card Concept Blog right here:

To create my Classy and Elegant, Mixed Media Freestyle Collage card, I started by making a base out of paper “tiles” I created by marbleizing paper with nail polish! I love the shimmery, glittery effect when the light hits it. I made a small stack of marbleized papers a while ago, and thought one of those sheets would be perfect for this card.

I used the sheet on the bottom right, which featured shades of gold, bronze, and violet red, and cut them into tiles. Then I stamped the gorgeous Beautiful Day flower from Altenew onto a crisp white sheet of cardstock. I took a large word die that reads “home” and carefully secured it in place with a little removable tape on top of the flower and ran it through my machine. Then I cut off all the white space around the flower, cut out a few more “home” cuts and stacked them up, then carefully pieced it all together on my card base. When everything was in place and dry, I added some pink Stickles glitter glue to make the flower shine, then the gold birds and the pink pearls. Lots of mixed media, elegant and classy, and a freestyle collage.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll create, and what style you will try. Will you experiment with something new or use an old favorite that always comes through? Link it up over at The Card Concept, and see all the great inspiration and ideas from our design team this week!

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Live your life in color!

Night Faeries with Poppystamps

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this colorful card I created using the Magnificent Mini Faeries! You can take a closer look over at the Poppystamps blog right here:

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House of Cards June Blog Hop


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Thank you so much for joining us for the House of Cards June Blog Hop! This month, we are celebrating the end of another term at House at Cards, and saying goodbye to a few of our favorite designers. You can get all the details and link up your June project over at the House of cards blog right here:

Our June challenge will run from June 1st at 6:00am through June 15th at noon CST. Any and every card style is welcome too! Take a look at our gorgeous inspiration photo this month!

We can’t wait to see what you will create! Prize winners from the blog hop will be announced on June 20th! Card winners will be announced next month on July 15th!

Take a look at what I’ve created for you this month!

I started with a pretty CAS card using Meirenyu, from Digistamps4Joy, and combined it with Serene Seaside from MHKDesigns. It turned out so cute I thought I’d make one more in a different color palette.

To make the pretty mermaid in green, I enlarged the image just a little, and omitted the seashell sentiment. The images for both cards were printed onto white card stock and colored with copic markers. Originally, I was going to do one mermaid in a CAS style, and the other in a mixed media. I had all sorts of little doo dads and nautical images I cut and ready to go. But this image is really striking and a little haunting too, and I like the CAS look to showcase the design.

Take a look at the sponsors for this month’s hop!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

All Dressed Up

Prize: 2 Images

Prize: $10 to use in store

Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

So, are you ready to get hopping?!

You can always find more great inspiration and ideas from our fabulous design team!

 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 

Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! 🙂 After you’re done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!

But before you go, here’s one more card I created for our special hop! I was thinking outside the box for this!

This darling bird in the round cage is from Birdcage Silhouettes from MHKDesigns! The digital black silhouette of the bird in the cage was manipulated to capture the grey and blue of the glass sea floats. It’s something a little different!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!


Poppystamps June Challenge: Rainbow Wishes

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Welcome to the Poppystamps June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes! June is all about beautiful rainbow color, and you are going to see some amazing ideas from our design team over at the Poppystamps blog right here:

What’s a better time for good wishes than on your birthday?! I created a bright and colorful birthday card using a few of my new favorite inks, Distress Oxide Inks. I just picked up this set while traveling recently, and this is the first chance I’ve had to give them a go. Take a look!

Have you seen this new trend, and have you tried Distress Oxide Inks yet? Distress Oxide Inks blend color, layers, and water to create beautiful unique patterns and add a fun new dimension to your cardmaking. There are so many ways to use them, you’ll be amazed. I started with a simple technique and achieved great results.

I started by stamping the ink pad directly onto a flat craft mat a few times, then giving it a little spritz of water. Then I smooshed a small square of watercolor paper right into the inky puddle, added a few drops of water to my paper and dried it with a heat gun. From there, you can add as many layers of ink and water as you like. I only used one color on each square, and made one square for each set of balloons I would cut.

The ink dries in these colorful, swirly patterns, thanks to the swirling and moving water droplets. They work perfectly for blending into a rainbow too, creating bright, pure color without muddling. Once my squares were dry, I cut out the Pinpoint Balloons and the Happy Birthday Bold.

Trying to figure out how to arrange the balloons was the hardest part! Omar Kitty came up to give me a hand!

Eventually I decided on a single row of different sized balloons, creating a rainbow. I’ll be using the rest of balloons in another project!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see your Rainbow Wishes! Create a Rainbow Wishes themed card using at least one Poppystamps stamp or die and link it up over at the Poppystamps blog for your chance to win an amazing prize!

Thanks so much for joining us today!