Hi Everyone! We are doing something a little different this week. We will be showcasing some cards by some of our guest designers. We are very excited to share with you what they have been working on! We have a lot to show you today from our last four designers, Betty Wright, Dana Kirby, Kelli Rich and Cassie Tezak.
Create rich tone on tone designs and add textures that does not compete with the focal images. Here I combined dies. I combined Scallop Stackers: Medium die and added stitch texture using Border Bling: Tin Stitch. A tip for combining these two dies is to die cut the scallop frame first, then line it up with the Tin Stitch.
Add extra impact using your Border Bling: Lots of Dots by doing metallic inlay. I love the contrast. A tip is to adhere the die cut frame to an adhesive backed panel. This makes inlaying the pieces fast and easy. You can also use some of these extra die cut circles as extra embellishments as I did around the sentiment frame.
Combine the teacup dies to create a fun tea cup carousel gift set. I added a tea packet to each pocket. However, you could add inspirational notes, gift cards, chocolates, or scriptures. These are easy to create. Die cut 7 teacups from the Cup of Love die, glue the back of one to the back of another using all seven. Just make sure when you add your adhesive to do so around the edges of the cups leaving the top of the tea cup without any adhesive. This way the back of one teacup and the front of another tea cup die creates the pocket. I added a circle “saucer” base with a sentiment heart coming through the center as a teacup carousel topper using a sentiment from the Cup of Love stamp set.
My name is Dana Kirby (DKirby Stamps: Blog, @dkirbystamps: Instagram) and I am excited to share my love for paper crafting with all of you. I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Ric. We have been married for 24 years and have two beautiful daughters. I have been a paper crafter for over 20 years when I fell in love with scrapbooking. I bought my first stamp set from Papertrey Ink over ten years ago and that is where my love for stamping began. Most days you can find me in my craft room creating cards or some sort of paper crafting project. I am so excited to be here sharing my projects with all of you.
My name is Kelli and I have 3 boys. I love memory keeping, pretty papers and vintage typewriters.
These cute little caroling critters were perfect to add to these gift tags. I put some gold glittery paper behind the critters to make them pop. I also cut little fringes in the ends of their scarves for dimension. These critters are sure to brighten someone’s day!
The open space from the Border Bling: Tin Stitched die leaves the perfect amount of space to create a scene and stamp a sentiment!
The heart head band was my favorite accessory for these cute critters! Also, Tilting the Border Bling: Tin Stitched die gives off a whole different look!
I loved using iridescent glitter to pull out the colors of the ink I used. Also, you can pair the Critter Carolers with a lot of different sentiments to stretch your stamps!
I love this bear from Critter Carolers. The fun thing is that you can color him to look like a polar bear for winter scenes, or in brown tones for any other card!