Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweet Confetti Garland

I was absolutely SMITTEN with this week's challenge at Papertrey Ink' Challenge Blog.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with it; so I grabbed my Crate Paper, Oh Darling line and got to work.  I layered several of their sweet patterned papers, stickers, vellum overlays and little tidbits to create my base.
I created the Confetti Banner using sequins, vellum pieces, and hearts cut using the Heart Prints Die Collection which I strung with some silver twine.
Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog - Challenge #199 - Confetti Garland - I LOVED this sweet tutorial.  I used Papertrey Ink's Heart Prints Die Collection (Set of 3) and they are the sweetest dies ever!  I use them all the time.  They fit perfectly into my garland, and used to cut layered patterned papers for my heart (at the bottom left).  Papertrey Ink has SO many adorable stamp sets and dies.  You will want to own them ALL!  (at least, I know that I do!)
Amusing Challenge #15 - Anything Goes - I love playing along in Chris' challenges at the A Muse Studio's Challenge Blog.  This week it' an Anything Goes theme, so come play along!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Classy Cards 'N Such - Challenge #69 - Letter It - The LETTERS I used for my sentiment are some Crate Paper vellum overlays.  The CCNS products I used include Seam Binding that I stained red, as well as Baby Pearls in White (on my sequins).

Cardz TV Designer Challenge - Create a Card for Any Occasion - I chose to make a card for my sweet 4-year old niece who is desperately missing her Mommy who passed away in October.  It's a Valentines/Just Because card to let her know how VERY loved she really is!  I love how it's so girly because I know it will make her feel special (like she truly is)!!
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek, and please visit me again soon.  If you leave a comment, I will stop by your blog to say hello as well.  And if you want to become a new blog follower of my blog, I will be sure to stop by and follow you.  I always LOVE meeting creative new blog friends.
Blessings to you,


  1. Oh Karen, I love your sweet garland of hearts and vellum. The way you used is the dp is over the top, gorgeous! Lovely card!

  2. How very sweet and feminine Karen - this is gorgeous.

  3. This reminds me of my oldest daughter's nursery. It was pink and green with and had a mix of fabrics with tiny flowers and hearts. Such a sweet and lovely card

  4. Oh WOW Karen your design is fabulous...those vellum pieces just make my heart it!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Letter It" challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  5. Karen this is just darling! I love the printed papers you chose and the design, leading up to your sweet garland is just delightful! Springy and pretty, I could look at this all day.

  6. Another sweet lovely card using the confetti garland fun! And, love all the Crate Paper beauties on your card!:-)

  7. Wow, what an awesome design...the colors and textures are gorgeous. Love, love the Vellum pieces. Thank you so much for joining our Classy Cards n' Such Letter It challenge this week. We hope you and your crafty friends and followers will join us each week for our challenges!

  8. Hey Karen-- I saw your card when I was checking out the PTI Make It Monday Challenge. I just wanted to compliment you on an incredible card! I adore your garland and love how you incorporated different shapes. I also really like the softness that the vellum adds. This is a sweet little card that also has plenty of pizazz, so thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Darlene, your card is so pretty. I love your colors and the pretty heart banner. Thank you for joining us for The Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  10. Beautifully creative card, Karen. I love your attention to the delicate details, especially on the banner. Thank you so much for joining our challenge again at Classy Cards n' Such. I look forward to seeing what you create.

    Mindy CCNS DT

  11. The confetti garland you created here is absolutely beautiful. It just brings the whole card together. This one is a stunner! I wish I was there creating with you!

  12. Very cute! I love the garland! Thanks so much for joining the anything goes challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!