Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wedding and Anniversary Cards

Hello fellow stampers,

Wow! What a crazy beginning to our summer.  So far three weddings and three big anniversaries.  I have to admit - I love make wedding and anniversary cards!  It's just another excuse for me to use my Big Shot and fancy dies.

For this wedding card, I cut out a large shape - any die will do, I used Spellbinders Label 20.  The negative space is nice to show some really pretty designer paper.

This next card was made for a special couple's 50th wedding anniversary.  This card uses several different dies - from Spellbinders - Fancy Framed Tags 2 and Oval Ironwork. From Stampin' Up, the oval nesting dies and from Creative Expressions, Gemini Pavo die.  The paper is vanilla or ivory colored cardstock with gold shimmer paper.  The "50" is heat embossed in gold.

This next card is made with the Eastern Palace suite - die and stamp set bundle from Stampin' Up.  The papers are also from the same collection - just beautiful designer papers.  The stamps are from several sets.  I couldn't find my Happy Anniversary stamp so I improvised and I think it makes the card very unique.  The medallion dies are layered with dimensionals to give it some life.  I am really enjoying this set - hope to post more samples soon.

I hope you get a chance to experiment with your dies.  Mixing and matching is really a lot of fun and you get something totally unique and stunning.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Father's Day Cards

Hello fellow stampers and crafters,

I really like making masculine cards.  I think the fellas in our lives are sometimes forgotten but they really like getting cards too.  These particular cards I made for Father's Day but the tags could say happy  birthday, congrats, happy retirement, thank you or just about anything.

I did not include a lot of embellishments.  The embossing gives the cards a nice clean touch,

 Think about making more masculine cards and give these a try.  You can find more cards on my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebykathiek?ref=seller-platform-mcnav.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Craft Room Update

Hello stampers and crafters,

My craft table and storage shelf are done! I'm still organizing all my supplies  - but that's seems to never end. The table tops are made from sheets of melamine.  The shelves or cubicles were ordered from Closetmaid.

I designed the craft table to be quite high - I am fairly tall and wanted to be able to stand at the table and work without being bent over.  My chair is adjustable and be used at a standard height or raised up for the craft the table.

The craft table sit on 8 casters.  This allows me to move the table around to position it in the best light or push it up against the closet doors when I don't need to get in there.  The room is small but the casters allow me to make the best of the space.

The paper storage, ink storage, and shelf are from Stamp n' Storage.  I highly recommend their products.  I'm hoping to add a few more pieces in the near future.

I am loving my new craft room! Please share your craft room design ideas and organization tips.

Check out my new Etsy shop here, Handmade by Kathie K (the shop name is all one word handmadebykathiek).

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!
Kathie K

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