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Layered Vellum Thank You Card

Hey there and Happy New Year! I just love the fresh start that a new year brings and I’m incredibly excited for 2017! This is the year that I’ll graduate from my Master’s Degree program and start my career as a graphic designer. The future is so uncertain, but I’m just enjoying this season of life and all the blessings I get to experience day by day.

I’ve got a clean and simple thank you card to share today. LCI Paper was kind enough to send me some of their Gmund Color System line of paper to experiment with, so I made this card using their Felt cardstock as a card base and three colors of Vellum cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in white using a stamp from the Kelly Purkey Best Friends set (love this set so much, but I don’t think it’s available anymore). The embossing worked really well on the colored vellum and I just love the light and airy feeling the vellum gives even though the colors are very saturated.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope there is a lot of crafting planned for your 2017!

Kalyn

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hey friends! I’m so excited to share my post for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This is the first year I’m participating and it’s been so much fun. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here’s the project I created with the Warm Wishes stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts. I just adore the sentiment and the fact that you can change up the tea cup to have different faces (or without a face if you want).

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffle Flower Crafts, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 ESTon 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Extravaganza!

Kalyn

 


Comfort & Joy Christmas Card

Hey friends! I can’t believe it’s time for Christmas and holiday cards already, but sure enough it is! They are truly my favorite cards to make and send. And all the stamp companies out there I think make their very best sets for the holidays.

The awesome people at Stampin’ Up! sent me one of their sets and new die sets to play with, so I made a super easy-to-make and send Christmas card. I used the adorable Christmas Pines stamp set for the sentiment and branches and then used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies for the circle. I love the detail that the stitching gives on these basic shapes. They just add a bit of extra specialness!

 

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I added some sequins and inked around the edges for a bit of added detail and warmth. Links to every product I used are down below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back to making videos as soon as the semester is over. Yay!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn

 


Thoughtful Branches Card

Hey there! I’m so happy to say that I’m back home from a summer away and back in my beautiful craft space. I haven’t been able to craft very much these last two months because of my internship, but I’m so glad to be back in my happy place now. I had an awesome summer, don’t get me wrong. But there’s nothing like getting back into your favorite hobby that just makes you feel…centered. Pretty deep for a Friday, I know.

So let’s get into today’s card! The awesome people at Stampin’ Up! sent me the adorable Thoughtful Branches bundle to play with and I had so much fun using it. Botanical sets are my favorite to use, so this one is going to get a lot of love from me in the future. It’s super versatile and the coordinating dies open up the options even more. Here’s what I created:

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I made a subtle background pattern using two of the leaf stamps in the set and then stamped and die cut the tree trunk and leaves to add on top. I also added a little blue bird to the top of the tree (you get two birds in this set!). I finished off the stamping with one of the sentiments in the set and then added some buttons and a little patterned paper flag that matched my color palette!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and be sure to check out the Thoughtful Branches bundle while it lasts – the deal ends August 31st! All supplies I used are listed below!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn


Paper Smooches June Design Team Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new Shell Dies set on this card along with the Surf & Turf stamp set and the Scripty Sayings stamp set.

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Thanks so much for hopping along with the Paper Smooches team and myself! It’s been another great month!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn


Paper Smooches DT May Blog Hop

Hey there, friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new Hello Sampler stamp set to create this fun card. This stamp set is filled with lots of great sentiments (all with a hello theme, of course) and includes some cute supporting images like this telephone and the little heart that fits perfectly inside.

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I chose to use bright patterned papers from the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine collection, which I just love as well as a strip of striped washi tape and some enamel dots. I got the postage stamp edge on the top piece of paper by using the Paper Smooches Borders 2 die set (a must-have if you don’t have it yet).

 

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a sneak peek at the latest release and hopping along with us! Be sure to check out all of the supplies I used below and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Kalyn


Darling Layout

Hey there! Hope the middle of the week is going well for you! I’m in my first week back at school and so far it’s going great! I love the beginning of a new semester and I can’t wait for what’s ahead.

I just wanted to pop in and share a layout I made using the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection. I was feeling pretty lovey dovey and since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, I wanted to document this photo using lots of hearts and pink.

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I combined some chipboard, acetate pieces, die cuts and stamping on this layout and I love the effect of layering it all together. I also am really into framing my photos with some white paint streaks, so including that on here as well.

 

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Hope you enjoy it and have a lovely day!

Kalyn

 

P.S. I’ve finally figured out this InLinkz thing, so you can shop the supplies I used down below! These are affiliate links, so if you choose to shop using them, I make a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting me and my blog!


Botanical Thank You Card

Hey there friends! Hope this week is going well for you! And if you didn’t win the Powerball, darn. Me neither. Looks like we’ll just have to keep spending our hard earned money on craft supplies instead of fantasy lottery money. Either way, crafts must go on!

Today I wanted to share a simple botanical thank you card I made. I used my favorite impression plate of all time, the woodgrain one from Papertrey Ink. I also used their Meadow Greens stamp set (and coordinating dies) and the “thank you” stamp from their Masculine Motifs stamp set.

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I stamped the bottom half of my leaf image using Limeade Ice ink and then stamped the top half using Aqua Mist. This gave it a beautiful gradient effect that I just love. I then die cut it out using the coordinating die and glued it down. I die cut two leaves from vellum and heat embossed one in white. I knew the card needed just one more thing, so I added some gold floral washi tape from Little B.

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So there you have it! A super simple, but delicate thank you card! I actually made two of these at the same time and it was easy to reproduce. This definitely could be a card you mass-produce for party guests or for Christmas thank you’s!

Have a fantastic day,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches DT November Blog Hop

Hi friends! I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving yesterday! I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing day with both my and my boyfriend’s family. We had one big celebration and it was delicious.

So now on to some crafty fun! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY – we have a special sale for you.

At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.

The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  🙂  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well – yay!!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Here’s the card I made using one of the new stamp sets, Delightful Greetings:

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This set is full of beautiful sentiments that cover a ton of different occasions. I also added the triangle shape from the Design Motifs set and stamped it three different colors to create a pattern. Hope you enjoy it and keep on hopping to see the rest of the design team’s blogs!

Happy Crafting,

Kalyn

My Favorite Things Cool Cup Card

 

 

Hi there! Hope you’re enjoying this festive time of year! Even though I’m all about celebrating fall until December, I do love making Christmas cards early. They’re just so much fun and making them is probably my #1 way to get in the holiday spirit.

So today I’m sharing a Starbucks-inspired card using the Cool Cup Die-namics die set and the Stay Cool stamp set from My Favorite Things. These sets were designed by the oh-so-talented Laina Lamb and I love how they can be used for any time of year. I added the little heart circle icon from the Soda Pop stamp set.

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I added some light inking to the top of my whipped cream die cut shape to give it some depth and I love the outcome. Then I topped off my cup with a bit of red baker’s twine!

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Hope you enjoyed this little cup-o-cheer card! Be sure to check out the stamps and dies I used at mftstamps.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kalyn

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