Card Ideas for Paper Crafters – Hello Sunshine Card

Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was interesting to say the least. On Saturday, I tried a new salon and got a haircut (4-5")that was supposed to be a hair trim (1-2"). So, now I have a completely new 'do. Surprise! Luckily, I went into the new salon experience knowing that anything could happen, so I'm not too torn up over it. It'll grow. I also had Saturday plans altered due to rain (two weeks in a row the rain followed Gina and I), but once again it all ended well with a fun night out. What was your weekend like? 

In crafty news, the awesome new special issue from Paper Crafts, Card Ideas for Paper Crafters, is available to purchase! I was so excited to see it on the front shelf at my local Barnes & Noble this weekend. I felt like a proud mom. Weird? Perhaps. But definitely check it out at your local bookstore or order a copy online here.

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This issue has a new title (formerly Go-To Sketches) and a new format – sketches were submitted from a larger group of designers, but still has the same great examples of how to make 4 cards from one sketch! It's such a great way to get the creative juices flowing and help you create when you're feeling uninspired.

Here's a card that I had in the issue and I actually created it using Anabelle O'Malley's sketch on page 110. Anabelle happens to be one of the paper crafters I've actually met in real life and who I just adore, so that just makes this card sketch extra special. 


For this card, I created a tri-fold base with a pull out piece that can be used for a gift card. I adhered the two top flaps in a way that let's the gift card piece easily pull out. You can find the full supply list and instructions on page 110 and then check out 3 additional interpretations of this sketch on the facing page – it's so cool to see how other people interpreted the sketch and how different they all look! Other designers' creativity with these sketches just baffles me sometimes – I'm really in awe. So, you'll definitely want to check this one out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in the sketchy fun with me. Who doesn't love a good sketch, right? I hope you had a fantastic weekend and here's to a new week! 


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    August 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Gorgeous card…love the colors you used and the contrast stitching is so striking. Did they add a gift card in the mag picture? I thought that was part of the card! LOL! You had *lots* of pretty cards in the mag!
    4-5″ haircut? Wow! At least it grows back. My son had pink eye this weekend, so we missed a dinner party. Still a good weekend, though!

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    Lindsay Amrhein
    August 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I LOVED this card Kalyn! What a fabulous idea and the colors just scream happy!

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    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    ADORABLE!!! Love the bright colors!! 🙂

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    August 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Awazing card! I just adore those papers, the colours are beautiful!

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    Laura ~ Layers of Color
    August 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Lovely! Congratulations, Kalyn!

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