Monday, August 13, 2018

Treasures from my Craft Room

I wanted to make another card to enter into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge named "Distress It" but that isn't a style that is comfortable to me. So… I decided to try just adding a little distressing to an item instead of going all out. I started by embossing a vintage PSX wood mount stamp named "Floral Wreath #K-413" (one of the first I ever purchased back in the 90's), coloring and then fussy cutting it. I wrote the sentiment in simple dot lettering onto a glossy white die cut tag. While the ink was still wet, I gently wiped a tissue across the lettering, dragging a bit of ink across the label. I sketch some scallops along the die cut edging and repeated the process of dragging the ink. The lightly dabbed the soiled tissue randomly across the tag. When finished, I taped the embossed image on the top of the label, and then attached them to the front of a die cut gift box.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Distress It                            (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (

I love origami but find that the patterns are often complicated. This one isn't and I LOVE the results. (You can find the pattern here I was thinking of how much my mom would love this card as I was making it. The patterned paper and the heart charm would have made her smile.
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #542 Charms                       ( 

I've been saving a package of Barbie stickers for something special… and this card fits that requirement.  I will be sending it to a friends little 4-year old named Lucy for Christmas this year. The color scheme was used to match the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge.  I added many different snowflakes with borders of yellow, orange and red from my ever growing stash of all things Christmas! The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley sentiment digi set named "Christmas Wishes."
Entered into: 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Use Hot/Warm Colors         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (

I wanted to make a card to enter into Power Poppy's new challenge to make a card that reflects your birthstone. I love the rich dark shades of red in a garnet and wasn't quite sure how to capture that until I found a scrap of burgundy velvet in remembered doing velvet stamping a few decades ago. Found the instructions here and went looking for a bold stamp. Discovered that I don't have many but did find this old wood mount stamp from Azadi Erles. With a little practice, was able to make this card. I don't know who makes the holly sprig as I  pulled it from the wood mount many years ago to simplify its use. 
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Birthstone  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #397 Anything Goes (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (Sequins)  (


  1. What a lovely selection of cards. The Barbie looks so right on the Christmas card too. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.

  2. Such a lovely selection of cards, the box is very beautiful and that gorgeous dress !! so creative.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.
    Have a great day :)

  3. What a stunning selection of creations here! I especially love the dress with the wonderful pattern and pretty bow with the charm! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  4. Really great cards! You've been hard at work! Love your Disney princess! Those images are so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us a CCAYR and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  5. Great job!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Woah Kathy -- that velvet embossed center is gorgeous! It has been years since I've tried this technique and you've reminded me why I love it so much -- creates such a classy creation! Fab job!

  7. Lovely elegant design. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge


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