Thursday, March 10, 2011

And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while...cause you're amazing just the way you are...

Happy Thursday, y'all! I hope your week is going wonderfully. I have begun Spring Cleaning...blech. There's no telling how long it will take me...I get so sidetracked! Oh well. It happens.

Anyway, I have been playing around with digi-papers and hybrid stuff, and have become a total Crystal Wilkerson groupie. She's the genius behind some of Echo Park's goodness, and oh my gosh. I love her stuff. I bought her entire Spring/Summer 2011 Collection and printed some papers to play with...here's what I came up with.


I needed some thank-you cards, so I pulled out some of my favorite Verve sentiments and went to work. Pairing them with this week's Clean and Simple Sketch, a punch from Stampin' Up and a little felt/button combo made everything easy! The Heartfelt Thanks sentiment is from Celebration of Thanks.


This card also uses a sentiment from the Celebration of Thanks set, as well as shows off my favorite pattern of the papers I used. It's so bright and happy! I wanted the elements to be on a smaller scale (not to mention the fact that I don't have a 12x12 printer), so I imported them into a document, then resized them to 5" square. That way I could fit 2 patterns on 1 sheet of paper. I used double sided matte brochure paper like my friend Jen recommends.


The last card shows off a sentiment I LOVE from Bountiful Harvest. All of the sentiments were stamped in Black Stazon ink on white cardstock. I wanted a good, rich black that would dry quickly so this one was my pick. I was too lazy to pull out my black embossing powder, but I think these sentiments would look even more amazing with some black heat embossing. Either way, I think the bright colors and the gorgeous sentiments popped nicely off of the Kraft card base.


This is just a closer look at the sentiment panels and the embellishment combo. I die cut some felt and sewed a button to the center with white crochet thread. Quick and easy...I think I'll make a few more of these!

I gotta run...I hope you have a fabulous day!

8 comments:

Shemaine Smith said...

These are darling! I love love love the colors!

Joan B said...

love the way you paired these bright colors with kraft!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE these girl! Love!

kelly said...

soooo cute! simple yet striking

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! You make kraft look sooooo good! Love those felt flowers, too!

Jen Tapler said...

FABULOUS!! You already know these are right up my alley - What's not to love!? Kraft, Crystal Wilkerson, Verve, I mean - it's a recipe for perfection!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Okay, ENABLER, monkey see, monkey do! I had to buy 'em all, too. You know those bright colors had my name on them. Love your sweet and simple notecards. Hugs to you, Steuby! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic and fun! I love those papers! Digi, eh? Will have to check them out! Definitely a cool idea AND I love Echo Park stuff! Thanks for the link girl!

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