Shine Bright with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Hope everyone is doing well and that my friends and family in the States enjoyed your long holiday weekend. Memorial Day, of course, is a day to stop and remember and honor all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For all of our privileges and freedom, I give my deepest thanks.

Besides being a day of remembrance, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to summer, and what better way to celebrate than with some bright sunshiny summery fun, like this adorable card made with PhotoPlay Paper’s Fern & Willard collection. This card features papers from the 12×12 paper kit along with a 3×4 journaling card from the cut-apart card sheet. I used a stitched rectangle die as a layering piece, and dressed the card up with a bit of twine and a pair of cardstock stickers. The cute scalloped edges are snippets of the scalloped border sticker that were cut down to size.

Then, a banner die cut from the ephemera pack added to the inside of the card finished the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles
Stampin’Up Twine

Let’s Have Some Fun with CardMaps

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful, sunshiny weekend! Today I am back to share a bright and happy friendship card that I made for the PageMaps blog featuring one of the new April CardMaps sketches. Here is the sketch that I used.

And here is my take on it using the adorable Fern & Willard collection by PhotoPlay Paper.

I absolutely adore the frogs in this collection! They are so cute and whimsical and just plain fun. I created a little scene for Fern using some older retired circle dies from Sizzix, layered with cardstock stickers from the 12×12 paper kit.

Crisp white cardstock mixed with Sizzix Cardstock Sheets. I added some of the stickers with foam dots for dimension and tied the card up with twine.

This card screams spring to me, and I love the mix of colors with that navy. Fun to do a card with some angles and curves, too, as I tend to be rather square. 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you the start of a fabulous new week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Cardstock Sheets - 80 Sheets Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack
Dies: Sizzix Circles, Dotted; Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies
Stampin’Up Twine

 

 

Life is Better with Photoplay Paper


Hello crafty friends, and happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It’s a beautiful, sunshiny day here in North Carolina, and I’ve got spring on my mind. So today I am sharing a bright and happy card that I made with Photoplay Paper’s new springtime collection, Fern and Willard.

Life is definitely better when you’re smiling, and how could you not smile over those adorable little ladybugs? Of course you all know by now that I’m a sucker for critters. I used the 12×12 kit papers and stickers to create this sweet scene. The cloud and grass border were stenciled using Distress inks. I added die cut ephemera bits to create the two-part sentiment.


We had a really cold, wintry weekend here, but am so happy to see the sun is out again today. Our Bradford pear and cherry trees are in full bloom, and the daffodils are out. I’m really hoping spring is here to stay. Maybe these little bugs will be my good luck charms.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

 

Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - Ephemera Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Ranger Ink - Simon Hurley - 6 x 6 Stencil and Mask - Scene Maker Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted Citron