Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kreate-a-lope with digis !

Hi everyone!
Earlier this week I got a really cool new product in the mail and I had to play with it right away. It is so much fun I had to pop in here to let you know about it. It lets you make customized envelopes super easy and super fast. It's so fun because suddenly you realize you can make the coolest envelopes from all different kinds of scrappaper. For a video about cool ways to use it go HERE. I'll be back later to show you a sweet set I made from wallpaper!
But today I thought I could show you how to use it with your digi images. It is a clever product in so many ways - one thing I love about it is that it is transparent so you can plan exactly where you want your different images and sentiments. Here I'm working on the computer and can see exactly where my images will end up on the finished envelope! The stripy parts will be overlapped by the other folds.

Here's how I made this sweet little cardset:
1 . I opened up a new document in Word, drew a rectangle image to get a border around my envelope, held up the template against the screen to see what angle it should be and then positioned my images and sentiment where I wanted them. The stripy markings show where the paper will overlap so you know exactly what will show on your finished envelope . Then printed it out.

2. Next you just simply rip off the exess paper against the sharp edge of the template. If you do this towards the middle of the template you'll get a beautiful Clean tear - but if you want to, the template is so sturdy you can always trim it with a craft knife!

3 Flip the paper over and add the center piece - hold it in place when removing the sizing temlate.

4. Fold the sides first, then the bottom - use a glue stick to seal the bottom to the sides. Finally fold the top. Pull out the "card" and voilá you have a beautiful envelope.

What I did next was to print out some cards to go with the envelope and simply put the envelope template on top and tore off the excess paper. In no time I had matching cards and envelopes!
I saved the file and can now just change the images - will soon make a full letterpaper set for my niece with her favorite images (-:

For more tips and techniques, samples and video instructions, visit;

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mum - I Love You!

Here's a card for Cosmo Cricket's sketch challenge - such a fabulous sketch - I LOVE it!
My card will also be for the Mother-challenge at City Crafter and at Simon Says Stamp Challenge it's "Anything goes".
For my card I've used papers from Circa 1934, Mitten Weather and Social Club + Ready Set Chip Circa 1934
Have a great Day! /


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Girls just wanna have Fun!

Here's a card for one of my friends who will soon turn 39 - and loves wine from Pouilly Fumé!!!
I will also enter it for the Cosmo Cricket sketch challenge, the tissuepaper challenge at Moxie Fab, the stitching challenge at Let's Ink it Up and of course for Wee memorie's challenge; Girls just wanna have fun! (-:
Paper is CosmoCricket Mitten Weather and decorations from CosmoCricket Ready set chip Circa 1934
Flower is diecut from tissue paper.

Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Karin

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WMS sketch!

Here's my card for this week's Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. I've used the Teeny Trees set. It is also for Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use embossing - wet or dry!

Make it Monday!

 At Papertrey Ink Nicole Heady shows how she makes line frames for her cards in yet another great Make it Monday video tutorial. Here's my take on it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop!

Here's my card for this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink!
For my card I've used;
Stampsets: Up, Up and away and Tiny Treats Christmas
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics,Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Tea dye Cham

Have a great Day and a great blog hop - hugs Karin

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tuesday Trigger with Sparkle and Dimension!

Here's my entry for this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. I was inspired by the different objects, the colors and patterns in the picture.
 It is also for the sparkle and bling challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and the Dimensions challenge at Papertake Weekly.
The butterfly is a Tim Holtz diecut and the sentiment is from Gel-a-tin's great birthday set; Happy Days and the background is stamped with the multi sentiment stamp from the same set and then embossed with  Gel-a-tin's Gelly Glitter; Ruby slippers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

This card I made for the Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge and I once again used the beautiful pictures from Jay Gee's Nook's challenge for it; birds, flowers, text etc.
It's also for tip top tuesday's spring has sprung challenge and Papertake Weekly's Truly Dimensional.
Stamps are from Waltzing Mouse; Compliments of the season and Teeny trees.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Here's a set of cards I've made for the Moxie Fab card set challenge;  It will also be for "cards for kids" at Simon says stamp challenge. I used waltzing mouse stamps sketch for it. My other entry for this challenge will be closer to the sketch, but I still wanted to enter these (-: since I started out with this fabulous sketch!
The stamps I've used are from Gel-a-tins sets; Traffic signs, Little buddies, Pet Shop and Back to School Letters.

Easter card with egg-stra many eggs

Here's one of two cards I've made for Paper Smooche's April challenge. I used the digi stamps Kim so generously provides for free - super thanks. I usually want the "real" thing but I love the images Paper Smooches has and this egg basket is sooo super sweet! So I took advantage of it beeing a digi and made backgroundpaper from smaller baskets and then printed a regular sized one for the ....
I will also enter this card at ABCdt's challenge to make easter cards and for Wee Memories where you are challenged to use twine.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Just Me, Thinking of You!

For this card I used the colors from JayGee's Nook beautiful pictures, I stamped my background paper for Lawnscaping's challenge and it has soft spring colors for Simon says Stamp challenge and  the Kraft Journal.
The stamps are from Prickley Pears.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another Easter Card!

My Easter card has the colors fom Embellish color trends challenge, I made the background paper by stamping it myself for Lawnscapings challenge, it's an Easter card for ABCdt's and Let's ink it up Easter challenges and it has spring colors for Simon says Stamp + it had buttons, bling and bloom for the  Stamptacular Sunday challenge and it has diecuts (the buttons + flower is made from die cuts) + ribbon for Really Reasonable ribbon.
+ I based it on the fabulous sketch at Skipping Stone's Design

Let's go for a ride!

Here's my entry for this month's challenge at Hero Arts; Masquline cards! It is also for the Brown, Green and Kraft Challenge at CR84FN
And since this color combo is anothe one of my favorites (don't think it has escaped anyone how much I like Kraft!!(-:) I will also enter it at Wee Memories Favorite Color Challenge.
I've used stamps from the following sets: Joy Ride, Type, Dictionary Greeting and Going.
Papers are from Cosmo cricket


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Here's another Easter card I've made for the ABC dt challenge , Simon Says Stamp challenge, Let's ink it up and for CR84FN's brown, green and kraft challenge. I have used diecuts and ribbon so it is also for Reasonably Ribbon.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Card!

Here's an Easter Card I've made using Gel-a-Tin's new stampset - Easter Bunnies.
I will enter it for Create's and ABC's challenge to make Easter cards and for CR84FN's color challenge #22  to use brown, green and kraft. ? I'm so sorry I don't own any Lawn fawn stamps, but still hope it is ok to enter their challenge this week to make your own patterned paper.