Monday, August 1, 2016

Fun With Crate Paper

I've done it again.....I simply can't keep my hands off my Crate Paper products.  I even won a challenge a while back on the Crate Paper Blog, and received the entire Journey line.  It's not really my favorite Crate Paper line, but I have made a couple of cute cards with it.  This trailer card is made using it.
I added some patterned papers that I inked on the edges, layered them, added a tag from this line, some stickers (including the sentiment sticker), a chipboard compass, and the trailer is a wooden piece.  I just love the retro feel to this line.
The second card I created uses a completely different Crate Paper line.  In fact, I think I actually combined a couple of different lines on this one including Craft Market and Confetti.  Again, I inked the edges of my patterned papers, layered them, added a tag, some ephemera pieces, gold baker's twine, a chipboard sentiment, and a chipboard shaker box with some sequins inside it.  On the inside of this card, I stamped Happy Birthday because I couldn't fit it on the front as I had originally planned.
So, it's really no secret how much I love Crate Paper products.  Each time they come out with a new line, I'm always forced to resist the temptation to buy everything.  LOL  I need to keep pushing myself to use up all the fabulous goodies I already own.  But let's be honest....that doesn't always stop me from doing just a little shopping.  A girl needs something new every now and then, right?

I sure had fun creating these.  Here's where I will be linking these two cards:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes" - Well, that sure makes thing easy!  Thanks, Simon.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Celebrate" - How perfect!  My second card (the birthday shaker card) has a CELEBRATE sentiment right on the front!

Pile It On Challenge Blog Challenge #113 - Shaker Card - I always LOVE adding a shaker element and including some sweet sequins!

Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #369 - The Great Outdoors - My first card is a camping card, and our family has always enjoyed the great outdoors together when we go travelling and camping.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and please know how very grateful I am for the kind and encouraging comments you leave for me.  I always try my best to get over to your blog when you do leave me a message.  Please know that I truly appreciate your visit today!

Karen

10 comments:

  1. Just love your camping card! Your camper is darling! So glad you joined our Great Outdoors challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  2. Oh Karen these are lovely - you really do make the most of your papers and accessories.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  4. Karen, your cards are darling and I adore the little camper!! Thanks so much for joining the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

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  5. Super cards !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  6. All the texture to these cards (especially the camper one) is just cool. I love how you used our theme of the Great Outdoors this week. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake
    Inspirations
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  7. You arranged all of the pieces to this card wonderfully! I love the camper! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  8. Your fabulous camping-themed card makes me want to go on a road trip! The little camper is adorable...so much better than a tent *grin*! So glad to see you in the gallery for the Cupcake Inspirations *outdoors* challenge!
    ~carol

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  9. Great design, love that camper! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Kamila DT

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  10. Karen, your card is awesome! I just love the little camper!! The arrows seem to head it on a journey. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, maura

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