Sunday, February 26, 2017

Explore and Kitty Kitty

Hey there, friends!  I'm so glad you've stopped by today.  I'm sharing two fun cards I made.  The first uses some of the cool Crate Paper Journey products I won quite some time ago on the Crate Paper Blog.  I've had fun playing with it, and since it has a travel theme to it, I've made a lot of cards with it for one of my older nieces, Brittney,  who travels quite a bit.  She saves the cards and journals in them which I think is a really cool thing to do.
All I did was take a piece of the patterned paper from the Journey line and add a library pocket and library card to it.  Then, I added a wooden embellishment from the set for my sentiment, and added a couple decorative stickers from this set along with a chipboard vintage travel van.  Don't you just love the retro vibe of all the cool ephemera elements in this line?  They're pretty awesome.  Finally, I tied some twine around the card and made a bow to offer a bit of softness and to break up the card a bit.  I like it!
Here's where I will be linking up my "Explore" card:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Transport It" - I love this retro van, and it sure looks like a super fun way to "transport it".  Doesn't it?

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

Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #331 - Favorite Embellishment - I can almost never resist adding some sort of ribbon, twin or trim.  It's my favorite embellishment for sure, and it really added a lot to my card.

613 Avenue Create: Challenge #194 - Sentimental Journal/Optional Twist CAS - CAS, Blue, Sentiment - My card (above) has all three of these elements, and I had a lot of fun playing along.
My second card was created using some sweet October Afternoon products.  I used two patterned papers, some red rick rack trim, red rick rack sticker, an October Afternoon Kitten journalling card and chipboard sticker.  I also added a snippet of ribbon at the top right to cover an ink smudge.  LOL   Here are the challenges where I'm sharing my Kitty card:

Double D Challenges - Challenge: Rick Rack/Zig Zag - I used both red rick rack trim and a red rick rack sticker.  Thanks for another great challenge, Dar and Diane!

Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #396 - Cats/Kittens Sponsored by Newton's Nook - I had to dig deep to play along, but I really wanted to participate, and so glad I was able to play along. 

Thanks again for visiting me today.  I really appreciate your comments, and I hope you'll be back by again soon.  Have an awesome and a creative week.

Karen

20 comments:

  1. This is brilliant really eye catching design hugs cheryl xxx

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  2. Fabulous card Karen! Love the vintage van and twine!

    Brenda

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  3. Both of these are just so cute, Karen. The first one makes me want to throw a surf board on top and hit the waves. The second one reminds me of first grade and how much fun it was.

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  4. Gorgeous cards Karen - love them both - the papers certainly help to make the cards stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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

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  6. Very cute. Love the car, the colors and the bold sentiment. Thank you for Transporting It with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  7. So sweet and detailed! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  8. Karen, both cards are so gorgeous. I like them so much.
    Lia xx

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  9. Your Explore card has a fun retro look. You made great use of all the design elements. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  10. Love the "retro vibe" on the first card with that adorable wooden embellishment! The second takes me back to grade-school and the Dick and Jane readers I used! So perfect!

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  11. OH WOW! Both cards are awesome but I love your card for our challenge! What a fun image and your use of zig-zags and rik-rak is awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Ric-Rac/Zig-Zag’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  12. Be still, my retro-lovin' heart! BOTH of these cards are delightful!

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  13. Superbe design vintage, j'aime beaucoup, biz

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  14. Two adorable cards Karen! I always leave here wanting to play with vintage images. ;0) I'm so glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge!

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  15. I absolutely love your cards Karen! I love your vintage style! I'm so glad you shared your card with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  16. What a fun kitty card! So glad you were inspired to join Cupcake Inspirations for our Cat Challenge!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  17. Two charming cards! Your playful kitty is especially PAW-some! Makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the Cupcake Inspirations gallery!
    ~carol

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  18. Awwww, your cat images are so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  19. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie
    INKognito

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