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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jo x

  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

  7. You arranged all of the pieces to this card wonderfully! I love the camper! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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

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

  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