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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Crafty Fun ♥︎

Hello, my sparkly friends! Happy weekend.♥️I'm fluttering in to share a wee bit more of my recent work for Crafter's Companion! I've been having so much fun in my crafty space.

My first few cards feature the new Split Invitation Dies. The detailing in the dies is exquisite!
I used the lovely Opulent Henna die to create a fancy edged card, blossoming in hope. The gorgeous patterned papers, ribbon, and peachy pearls are from a recent CC subscription box. The shiny peach paper is from the Parisian Luxury Pearl Card collection. The flower is (another!) Layered Peony, this time sprinkled with mini prills. There are endless options with the split dies and I am eager to play with them again.
This is the stunning Elegant Swirls die, which I used to make an invitation card. The bottom die has been cut out with the optional flap dies to create a pocket, while the top sweetly folds down as a closure. I used gorgeous pink paper is Parisian Luxury Pearl Card so it is beautifully shimmery. For my 'closure' I centered a lace die with a lovely heart charm from the Paris collection.
For this card I nestled part of the Elegant Swirls die within a Biarritz Heart Frame, which is inked up in Pink Tulip and Pale Fig Harmony Inks. Truly there is no end in beautiful ways to use these dies. The whimsical patterned papers are from a CC subscription box, while the purple is from their pearlescent collection. The butterfly is from the Flutterby Create-a-Card set. The sweet little sentiment is from the Peony Collection.
Lastly, I had another play with one of the new 3D embossing folders! This is Decorative Foliage, which I have showcased using a technique I learned from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire. I taped around the edge of a white piece of yardstick to make a frame, inked up the center with Straw Bale, Oasis, and Parakeet Harmony Inks, and then embossed it with what has become my favorite folder! 

To keep the focus on the embossing, I simply added layers of luxury cardstock behind it and topped it with a double lace bow. The sentiment is from the Vintage Chic stamp set, which is stamped upon circles from the Ornate Circles Accordian die. I love the beauty that can come from even the simplest of techniques.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day!♥️


  1. They're all so elegant and beautiful, Karen!! I love how you've showcased the dies!! I love the colors and papers you used on the first one!! The second is so stunning!! The heart on the third one is so beautiful!! The way you've highlighted the embossing on the last one is so gorgeous!! They're all so creative and inspiring!! I see many new dies I need to add to my wish list ;) I hope you have a wonderful happy weekend, my sweetest friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Beautiful cards once again, Karen! I love all the delicate dies. There is something about pretty dies that I just cannot resist! Needed a pick me up today and these cards made me smile. Hugs.

  3. Ooh, my... Look at all that Beauty!! EEK! Karen.. they are stunning.... the delicate dies are just so elegant and omgosh that flower on your first card is GORGEOUS! I totally LOVE the shades of purple on your 3rd card and your last card is beautiful with the 3 color shades and that embossing folder... It's so nice to see you playing in your craft room and making amazing designs! We love seeing them!!! :) Have a beautiful week!


  4. Oh, such gorgeous cards, Karen! Lovely dies that you used and beautiful papers! Pretty lace and pearls! Even a sweet heart charm. Wonderful technique on your last card with the fabulous 3-D embossed background! You worked wonders once again with your stunning creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! Blessings to you and have a wonderful week!!

  5. Karen, I'm so excited to see you blogging again and sharing your beautiful work! Each of these designs is stunning and feminine! CC is blessed to have you on board! Can't wait to see what else I've missed! Sending hugs!

  6. Wow, another stunning line up hunny! These are all so different again, and each one a little work of art! I LOVE the look of that last one with the colour gradient, so lovely. They're all delish though! So gorgeous hunny. Huge hugs, Wends xoxo

  7. As always, stunning designs, beautiful papers and embellies. Love each and everyone of them. I'm sorry that I haven't been around. I had family visiting, so crafting had to be put on hold for a bit. I'm too far behind to catch up on all my comments, dear friend, so I think I will just start again. Have a wonderful day. Hugs ~ Lena

  8. gorgeous, elegant cards..tfs.
    :) Karen

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