Fall 2016 Inspiration Board #4

Here is the next installment of our Fall 2016 Inspiration Board Collection…Enjoy!

Do you have a lot of little scraps laying around after you make a few projects with a paper pack?  Me too!  Here is a fun way to use them up and add detail to a layout.

This card takes some time to cut and put together, but the result is simply fun!  A few scribble circle die-cuts, add a warm scarf, and you are ready to send winter greetings!

More scribbles again!  This time, they are pumpkins :).  Using the patterned orange paper in the pack gives them subtle dimension, along with two tiny bows!

I had to work up some courage for this sweet card…you see, the hot air balloon baskets are hand-drawn.  I am certainly not an artist, but I took a risk and tried my hand at this fun design.  And the sentiment…do you see what I did there?!?

These spiders are anything but creepy.  Here is a simple, yet fun way to celebrate this spooky time of year.  Continuing on the hand-drawn kick, I used a thin marker to make the spider web silk and spider legs.

The tree branches on this card are made from a stamp that is a watercolor “swoosh” design.  By indenting each image, it creates a layered tree effect.

Stay tuned for even more Inspiration Board projects!  🙂

Fall 2016 Inspiration Board #3

Here is the next installment of our Fall 2016 Inspiration Board Collection…Enjoy!

The design on the right side of this layout is super simple to make.  Just cut four square pieces of double-sided paper, cut on the diagonal, and flip one side over to create a background that is fun and colorful.

I think I have fallen in love with paper that lists the days of the week :).  It is featured on this card in two different ways, along with a welcoming sentiment.

Celebrate the holiday season with some shopping?  Yes, please!  Just adhere some tissue pieces behind pieces of paper, add a thread handle, and you are ready to go!

In addition to the watercolor circles in the background, the turquoise paper strip is also embossed with polka dots to help celebrate whatever fun occasion comes your way!

Did I mention I love the days of the week paper?  Here is another way to use it…pair it with simple banners, a fun sentiment, and, of course, a tiny bow.

The multiple layers in the simple card help it stand out.  And the dimensional sentiment and circular paper clip add to the effect.

Stay tuned for even more Inspiration Board projects!  🙂

Fall 2016 Inspiration Board #2

Enjoy more of our creations from our Fall 2016 Getaway!

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This layout is not necessarily my typical style, but I really like it!  There was no blue and white diagonal striped paper in our paper pack, so I made my own using navy ink on white paper, scoring diagonal lines for reference, and then cut along each scored line…so fun!

This is a sweet and simple card that can be used to welcome a new baby, celebrate a birthday, or give to someone “just because.”

This card really resonates with me…I am not sure if it is because of the textured embossing in the back, the color combination of the pink and turquoise, the sweet flower, or the inspiring sentiment…nothing.but.love.

This is a stamp I have had for a while and I like the way the structured image contrasts with the whimsical watercolored polka dots.  We are ready for winter!

A sweet and very simple card to welcome a new little one to the world.

This was my first time trying this fold on a card.  I used a score board to create the fold lines and finished it with the ribbon.  I love the way the Days of the Week paper peeks out from the bottom!

Next week…more Inspiration Board projects!  🙂

Winter 2016 Inspiration Board #6

Here is the next installment of our Winter 2016 Inspiration Board Collection…Enjoy! Starting to cut the paper from the welcome pack is always the hardest part for me!  When I looked at the paper on the flower trim.  I needed … Continue reading

Winter 2016 Inspiration Board #1

At our Winter Getaway our welcome gifts included a fun variety of patterns and colors. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing our Inspiration Board projects we created with paper and embellishment from the welcome gift. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Fall 2015 Getaway Shoebox Swap

As we prepare for our upcoming event, including getting ready for the Shoebox Swap, we’ve enjoyed coming back to the cards that our talented crafters shared in October!  We are constantly amazed by everyone’s creativity!

Enjoy looking through their cards!


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It’s hard to see in the picture, but there are diagonal score lines which make it look quilted.

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This clever card opens in the middle to a surprise inside!

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Eek!!  Notice how the sentiment reflects the image :).

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Sweet and colorful by design.

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Thinking of you, through every season.

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We are blown away by these cards in motion.

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This card feels like we are looking out the window at the beautiful display we see each fall.

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How can an apology not be accepted with a cute card like this???

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Beautiful floral design to make someone smile on their birthday.

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This stately card is perfect to celebrate an amazing milestone!

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This black and white card stands out, with a little bling to give it some extra sparkle.

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This card captures a vintage spirit!

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The colorful polka dot pattern, combined with the ribbon, gives a playful feel to this card.

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Bright and colorful…what more could you ask for?!?

We can’t wait to see what everyone made for the next event! 🙂