Thursday, December 4, 2014

Guest Designing at My Craft Spot

My Craft Spot
One of my favorite on-line stores is My Craft Spot by Kimberly.  I fell in love with these lovely products MANY years ago, and have been a big fan ever since.  I also love playing along in their fun weekly challenges, and seeing all the creative ideas her amazing Design Team shares each week.  I was delighted when Kimberly asked me to Guest Design for her because it gave me yet another opportunity to play with her WONDERFUL stamps, dies and luscious crinkle ribbon.  My new stamp set from My Craft Spot is the lovely Joy To The World Stamp Set.  I made three cards with it, and also used some of my other Craft Spot favorites.
All three of my card were created using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection (patterned papers and stickers).  On this first card, along with the Joy To The World Stamp Set (sentiment), I used My Craft Spot's GORGEOUS Crinkle Ribbon in Vintage Pine, and her unique Vintage Baker's Twine (which I absolutely LOVE and have never seen sold anywhere else)!
My second card (above) again uses the Joy To The World Stamp Set (for the sentiment), along with the Vintage Baker's Twine and the Crinkle Ribbon in Scarlet Red and Snow White.  I did some machine stitching as well.  Here is a close-up of he bow:
You can see that I added a sweet little tag using the Tiny Banners & Toppers Metal Die Set and the Tiny Tags 2 Clear Stamp Set (Miss You) which I hung with an adorable pear-shaped rusty antique safety pin tied with the Vintage Baker's Twine.  Isn't it sweet?
My third, and final card, was created with the Joy To The World Stamp Set (for the sentiment), and the Crinkle Ribbon in Snow White and Pine Green.  I also ran a length of the Red Vintage Baker's Twine on the card.
Here's a close up photo of my third card where you can see once again that I used the Tiny Banners & Toppers Metal Dies to cut a sweet little hang tag that I tied with the Red Vintage Baker's Twine.  The little 4 You is from the Tiny Tags 2 Clear Stamp Set.  These adorable tiny tags just add a little something special to your bows, and give your cards a personal touch by using all the different little sentiments in the three different Tiny Tags Stamp Sets available.
There's something perfect for every crafter, every occasion, and every style of crafting at My Craft Spot.  You will absolutely LOVE this sweet store, their challenges, and all the great inspiration you will find there.  I encourage you to check it out!  Thanks for having me, Kimberly.

I'm sharing my cards here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Christmas/Holiday"

Inspired By Stamping - Inspirational Color Challenge #88

Classy Cards 'N Such Challenge - Christmas Tags Challenge #61 - I used seam binding and glitter (both sold at Classy Cards 'n Such among many other great products). My TAGS used on these cards are the Tiny Tags hanging from each card with a rusty pear-shaped pin.

Stamp & Create Challenge Blog - December Challenge:  Christmas

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #160 - Sentiment as Focal Point - I always LOVE using scripture as the focal point, and these great stamps from My Craft Spot make that SO easy and fun!


  1. Oh, love the fonts on these stamps and those luscious bows! And the little tags are just adorable - perfect finishing touch!

  2. Karen, your cards are absolutely stunning!! The detail are just perfect!! I love the papers you used!! What gorgeous cards!! I love, love them!! Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot and for sharing your amazing cards!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. magnifique Karen, toujours aussi créatif et élégant, biz

  4. Absolutely beautiful Karen! They both are just stunning! Great paper choice and awesome job with showcasing Kimberly's amazing stamps and dies!
    Sherrie K

  5. Oh my, your tags and cards are just gorgeous! I love the inspiration of your projects. Thank you so much for adding to the Tag challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  6. A lovely mix of cards! The bows are all fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! Mynn xx

  7. Karen, I'm fluttering over from MCS to tell you here too how much I love your cards! You know I've been a huge fan of your work (and heart) for quite some time, so I am ecstatic about your GD spot! Your cards are all exquisite, so stunning in sentiments, color, and design. What a blessing they will be to the recipients! Lovely work, as always. :o) Thank you for sharing your crafty heart with us at My Craft Spot! (Also, I intended to link up my box at Word Art Wednesday. I don't know how I missed it, but will remedy that tonight! Thank you!) :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. What beautiful cards Karen - love all the wee accents you have added to the wonderful bows. Congratulations on the GD spot - what a wonderful complement to be asked.

  9. Beautiful, beautiful Karen...your talent is amazing as always!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Tag" challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT

  10. Congrats to you on your GDS over at MCS!! Kimberly as well as the DT ladies are just wonderful!''
    Both are Stunning, Elegant & Beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. what beautiful cards love each of them your so talented it was your gift from god to have such talent.

  12. Karen, your cards are just beautiful. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge and I hope you can join us again this week.

    Congrats on your win. Have a great day.

  13. beautiful cards! i am envious of people who can create cards with so many embellishments and layers and still pull it off beautifully as you have done here :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!