Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Have a Wonderful Birthday

 Hi, it's Gini and I have a sweet card to share with you today that uses a combination of WorldWin Papers.  By mixing the different lines, it really adds lots of texture and dimension.

Dry emboss the aqua cardstock and adhere ribbon around the center.  Mount to deep red panel, cut slightly larger than the embossed sheet.   Place on a 4.5” x 5” card base.  Stamp the leaves and die cut with corresponding die.  Stamp and die cut 4 flowers, 2 of each size.  Curl the petals slightly with a stylus.  Glue the flowers together.  Add an acrylic flower to the center.  Stamp sentiments on die-cut tags and glue slightly under the flower.

Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations – Delicate Asters PreCut Set HCPC 3494; Beautiful You PreCut Set HCPC 3532
Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders dies – Decorative Flower Pot Die;  Delicate Asters Die HCD726
Cuttlebug Embossing folder- Victoria
May Arts Ribbon – 1.5”  Crochet Ribbon NP25
Clearsnap Ink:  Mix’d Media Chox – Pomegranate, Blue Jay; ColorBox Moss Green Pigment
Prima Resin Flower
Xyron:  Mega Runner,  1.5” Create-a-Sticker
Fiskars Fuse Machine

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Tour Starts Here-With Cardstock!

Hey, it's Katrina here today on the blog.  We all love our pattern paper, but I wanted to challenge myself with an entire layout made with cardstock.  I did allow for embossing to add dimension and texture, but no pattern paper at all!

I used 7 different colors of the ColorMates Smooth Cardstock, Kraft and then Treasures in the black.

I used my Silhouette to cut out shapes from my Kraft paper.  I backed the Kraft with Light Totally Tan.  I loved the subtle color against the Kraft. 

I embossed a square of each color to back the corners with.  Using two of the petals in Kraft, I embossed them with the same folder as the color I used them with.  As you can see, both the ColorMates and the Kraft embossed perfectly!

 I added flair buttons to the middle of the flowers to create a center.  Plus they give the layout a fun look.  You could also use brads or buttons for this.

The Kraft petals are popped up for some added dimension for the layout.  I love how crisp the embossing is.

So, pull out that cardstock and challenge yourself to an all cardstock layout.  You might just fall in love with it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Go out and get some WorldWin Paper, you will love it!

Katrina Hunt

WorldWin Cardstock:  
Kraft   Treasures (Black)  ColorMates Smooth (Dark Emerald Isle, Light Ocean Blue, Light Totally Tan, Heritage White, Deep Pretty Pink, Light Pretty Pink, Deep Sunshine Yellow)

Tag: Elle's Studio
Punch: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Die Cutting:  Silhouette Cameo with Design ID #28406

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer Time Cards!

Hello, it is Gloria here and it's my day to post  I have two cards to share that I made for other design work. I have been using heaps of WorldWin ColorMates Smooth cardstock. All I can say is, "WOW!"

I made this card for a Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge. I embossed Smooth Light Berry Red with a star folder. I stamped directly onto Deep Ocean Blue with white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. The cardstock did not buckle or crinkle! I then cute the image out with a postage stamp die.

I used Heritage White to cut out the starry wreath.

I love how deep and crisp the embossing is!

This next card is something I made for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge

To create the wood background, I inked the embossing folder with brown chalk ink, then embossed the Light Coffee Brown cardstock. This is a great way to emboss and ink at the same time. I love the soft look of the ink, and the way the ink "settles" in the grain of the wood.

I stamped the sentiment with watermark ink onto Light Totally Tan cardstock, then embossed with green embossing powder.

Again, you can see how deep the embossing is!

The card base and all the mats are Heritage Black

I hope you have a chance to check out all that WorldWin Papers has to offer!

Supplies for Patriotic Card:
WorldWin Cardstock: 
ColorMates Smooth Light Berry Red, Deep Ocean Blue, Heritage White
Designer paper: Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder; Authentique Original
Stamps: Stampers Best My Country; Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup; Hampton Art/Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary; Close to My Heart Vintage Post Card
Ink: Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark; Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Embossing powder: Hampton Art
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Stars
Stickers: Authentique Glory Elements
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers, Postage Stamp Stax; Memory Box Starry Wreath
Button: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Glue Dots adhesive dots

Supplies for Woodsy Card:
WorldWin Cardstock:
ColorMates Heritage Black, Light Totally Tan, Light Coffee Brown
Designer paper: Echo Park This and That Charming; Simple Stories Harvest Lane
ODBD Stamps: Quote Collection 1Mini Tags 3
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan, Deep Green; Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark
Embossing powder: Hampton Art
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Wood grain
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels Four, Lables Four Small
Micro brads: Creative Impressions
Twine: unknown
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You're Simply Sweet

When I saw these WorldWin  -  Original ColorMates papers together, the first thing that came to mind was Neapolitan ice cream! So hopefully, you will see my inspiration as well.

 In this one simple card, you can see how great the paper is for die-cutting, embossing, stamping and paper piecing.


My Favorite Things: Here's the Scoop Stamp Set, Chevron Die
Clearsnap Ink
Xyron Mega Runner

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thank You Notes Fit for a Bride

WorldWin Papers carries a lot of different cardstock and papers. They even have a full Stationery Collection with envelopes! They asked the Design Team to create some items with the papers in the stationery line that customers would be able to reproduce int bulk. Ok, simple and bulk are not really words I like to use! But, I am always up for a challenge...

I made three cards in a similar style. Frankly, once I pulled out my Cricut Expressions machine to cut the sentiment, I figured I may as well cut a bunch of them. I now have a little stash of pre-cut sentiments for later use!

My goal was to try to make some thank you notes that a bride may wish to make to mail out after her wedding. (My niece is getting married in June, hence my preoccupation with wedding items!)

I created a 5x7 inch card from Black Ore Petallics cardstock. I also cut the sentiment out of the same paper. I embossed a piece of Bear Grass Petallics cardstock for the background and trimmed it to fit the card front.

I lined the card with Premium White Cardstock, trimmed to size. You can stamp a message, write by hand, or since the papers in the stationery collection are 8 1/2 x 11 inches, you can even place the cardstock in your printer and print a message. 

The card will fit into the WorldWin A7 Envelopes, which come in all the colors of the stationery cardstock. I  created another 5x7 inch card, in the landscape format.

I made the card and cut the sentiment from Beargrass Petallics, and I embossed Black Ore Petallics.  You can see that the cardstock embossed very well. The Petallics collection is very heavy weight, and very rich and luxurious.

I know that some brides prefer to use a smaller sized card for thank you notes, so I created one that is 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches.

This card will fit into the WorldWin A1 size envelope (just a bit larger than a 3x5 inch index card). That is my ode to simple and elegant! Let me tell you, this was harder than anything I have made in ages! Well, thinking of the idea was hard, but it was simple to execute once I figured out what I wanted to do!

WorldWin Cardstock: 
Petallics: Bear Grass, Black Ore
Premium: White E
mbossing Folders: Couture Creations Petite Fleur, Pastorale; Spellbinders Enchanted
Die cut letters: Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge Beyond Birthdays
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue