Monday, September 30, 2019

Your Next Stamp - My Farewell Post

Hi Everyone!
It is scary how time flies when you are having fun! I can hardly believe it but I am already here to share my last post/Project as a guest designer for YNS for September.

My last card features stamps from two of the new sets from the September release: 

Silly Fun Birthday + dies. The sentiment is from the Birtday Song set.

Here are some of my fav cards from my month as aguest for YNS:

I have LOVED every minute and am so grateful ro Karen for being so generous and to Julie for taking such great care of me! Big thank You hugs to the rest of the YNS DT Girls too who Always amaze me by sharing such wonderful inspiration week after week!

Lots of love, Karin

You will find lots of wonderful inspiration on the Your Next Stamp Blog.

You can get your YNS goodies from the Simon Says Stamp store.

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram
Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Awesome Autumn inspiration on the Lawn Fawn Blog

Hi Everyone!

I am super excited to be a contributor on the Lawn Fawn blog today. I wanted to share some Autumn Cards inspiration and inspire you to take your stamps and dies a bit further!

There are so many wonderful fall supplies to play with from Lawn Fawn - but it is fun to mix them with stamps and dies from other sets too. Here I used the fox from the spring  BUTTERFLY-KISSES - he looks just like he's trying to Catch some of the falling leaves. And the dies in the bg are from Lawn-Fawn-SCALLOPED-TREAT-BOX-SPRING-HOUSE-ADD-ON. The bg is simply inked using distress inka and inkblending Tools. 
Here's a reminder that there is still time to join our fun Awesome Autumn challenge at  Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

Supply list from the Simon Says Stamp Store: 


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I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Guest Designing for Spellbinders: Candlewick Sampler collection by Becca Feeken

Hi Everyone!

I am super thrilled to be here today to share some projects that I’ve made with the absolutely wonderful Candlewick Sampler collection by Becca Feeken. These dies are absolutely amazing – so intricate and beautiful. I love that they can be used all year round - they will be wonderful for stylish and/or vintage, wintry designs but also for CAS more summery designs like the ones I'm sharing today.

I start out by sharing a card that when I made it felt so much "Me"  (-: and then I realized it must be because it reminds me of my own birthdays as a little girl. My birthday is in April  I would always get a bouquet of Liverwort flowers in a small vase on my birthday breakfast tray. And I just LOVED them! And the flowers I made here look just like them!

To make my flowers I used the flower dies from Candlewick Corners and Cinch and Go Rosebuds and diecut them from turquoise cardstock that I then inked with Distress Ink: Salty Ocean and Chipped saphire. I then added a white pearl to the center and used white gouach paint for the pistils.

For my scallopped panel I used a border die from Candlewick Borders. I love how it adds dimension and texture to this otherwise CAS card design.

My second card is probably my favorite. I absolutely LOVE the A Frame . Here I used it to frame a window for my sentiment. I think this design would be perfect for a stylish Wedding Card.

I started out by cutting a panel from polka dot embossed cardstock and then , with my diecut frame as a guide - cut our a windoe before adhereing the die cut A Frame around it.
I the added some flowers that I had die cut and inked using dies from Candlewick Grand Pockets and Cinch and Go Rosebud.

My last card is a summery happy design - it is also very easy to make thanks to the amazingly beautiful and intricate die; Quick Lace Card Cardfront. It is a joy each time I roll this die through my diecutting machine!!! It will create beautiful texture for a white on white stylish card but here I wanted some bright colors. I think this is a lovely background for the sweet little flowers I created using the smallest flower from Candlewick Corners.

I diecut the flowers from white cardstock and then colored them with copic markers and then added the small pistils with white gouach. 

Hope you are inspired to make something beautiful with this collection  - You can find lots of more wonderful inspiration on the Spellbinders blog that you find HERE.

These are the wonderful Spellbinder products I used for my projects:

Sentiment stamps from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Paper Smooches September Release Inspiration #4

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's. This month I am sharing projects made with the super cool and fun products from the September release. This release is full of wonderful Halloween goodies ! And if you haven't tried PS stencils yet - you just have to - awesome for all kinds of patternbuilding and for creating Beautiful backgrounds - this month's stencils are perfect for all your fall Projects!.

For this card I used:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SimonSays Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Hi Everyone!

I am here to introduce a new challenge at the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Anything Goes
The team is showcasing products from: Crafters Companion 

And this is my take:

I inked my panel with distressink. I then diecut a leafy border from mint green cardstock and adhered it to my panel using Crafters Companion's awesome Double sided adhesive sheets. I then added my stamped and colored images and sentiment strip.


SSS Black ink for use with markers
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
 (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive

Xyron tape dispenser 
Xyron mega runner
Glue Dots

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 50 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!

Hope to see you there!

You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 


Have a great day, hugs, Karin