Saturday, 28 November 2015

CREATE Magazine - Issue 17

You won't want to miss the latest issue of  CREATE Magazine (Issue 17)

I was thrilled to have 4 projects selected for Issue 17. 

Here are a few sneak peeks.

Tag Sketch (Debbie Sanders - September 2015)

Card Sketch (Allison Davis - September 2015)
Visit CREATE Magazine HERE to download your free copy.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas Time Is Coming!

I have some rustic woodland Christmas cards to share today with photo quality embellishments that are ideal for a more masculine card.  Wooden veneer embellishments compliment them perfectly.

Cardinal Peace

              A Closer Look:
Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack (Paper House), Generations 12x12 paper pad (Paper House), green glitter cardstock, red pearl domes, ColorWays Noir Birchwood 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), wooden sentiment

Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Supplies: Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack (Paper House), Generations 12x12 paper pad (Paper House), red gems, stocking embellishment

Wishing You Joy, Peace, & Love

          A Closer Look:
Supplies: Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack (Paper House), brown paper (Co'rdinations), Woodgrain embossing folder (Darice), corner rounder punch (Marvy Uchida), paper distresser tool, red buttons, wooden star

Baby It's Cold Outside

           A Closer Look:
Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack (Paper House), Smiles Begin with You 12" Scrapbook Paper (Paper House), ColorWays Emerald Accent Pack (Paper House), wooden veneer snowflakes (Studio Calico)

If you like the cards I've shared, please visit Paper House
to see this beautiful range of rustic Holiday papers & embellishments.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Holiday Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Hop
hosted by: Paper House Productions
click HERE f
or the complete list of participating designers


A Closer Look:

Holiday Wonder

A Closer Look:

 I'll Hold Your Hands

 A Closer Look:
Paper House Supplies: 12" Scrapbook Paper Christmas Cheer Tags, Reindeer Puffy Stickers, Baby It's Cold Puffy Sticker, Christmas Lights Puffy Sticker , Snowman Puffy Sticker, Rouge Accent Pack, Merry Christmas Cardstock Stickers, Believe Puffy Sticker
Other Supplies: baker's twine, Stickles glitter (Ranger), white gel pen (Sakura), gems

Holiday Hop Participants
Karen Sessions (You are here!) 
Don't forget to leave your comments on all the Blogs along the Holiday Hop in order to be eligible to win a $25 Paper House gift card! When you're done, just visit Paper House and let them know. The Holiday Hop is running all weekend so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to enter.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Paper House Holiday Hop (Nov 21-22)

To celebrate, Paper House is giving away a $25 Gift Card to spend on ANYTHING on their website!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Santa Card - New Kit Coming Soon!

All you need are 3 simple canvas shapes to make this adorable Santa face. With a fold and a few snips, a heart, sunflower, & bird was transformed into Santa. It could be used as a gift topper, Christmas ornament, or to embellish a card or scrapbook page.


1. Fold the canvas sunflower in half but do not have it evenly lined up as this will be Santa's beard. Fold the canvas heart in half vertically. Use a pencil to draw a line along the curved edge to form the mustache. Cut the mustache from the folded heart canvas. Paint Santa's beard and mustache with white texture paste. When it is completely dry, lightly ink the frayed edges of Santa's beard with tan ink.

2. The leftover piece of the canvas heart will be Santa's face. Apply pink chalk to give Santa rosy cheeks. Sew or glue small black buttons for his eyes.

3. Next, take the canvas bird and turn it upside down. It will become the hat when you trim off part of the bird's head to make the hat brim straight. Use a sponge applicator to apply Distress ink to the canvas bird. Mist the canvas lightly with water to allow the ink to blend easier and continue sponging until you are happy with the intensity of the color. Apply brown ink along the edge of the hat and after it is dry, use a pigment ink pen to add faux stitching details around the hat.

4. Finally, it is time to assemble Santa's face by attaching the canvas face to a bit of card stock to add stability to the finished piece. Attach a brad through the mustache for his nose and then secure his beard, mustache, and hat in place with double sided tape. Finally, embellish the end of Santa's hat with a button, holly, and red pearl domes as berries.

 A Closer Look:

Linnie Blooms Supplies: canvas large heart, canvas bird, canvas sunflower
Other Supplies: Distress Inks - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen (Ranger), chalk (Inkadinkado), fabric scissors, buttons x2, brad, pom pom, Emerald ColorWays 12" paper -Leatherbound (Paper House), brown pigment ink pen - Chocolate (Zig Memory Systems), red pearl domes, texture paste, needle & thread

I hope you try combining some of the Linnie Blooms canvas die cut shapes and see what new designs you can create with just a little imagination.
                                      Linnie Blooms Shop - HERE

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Perfect Puffy Stickers

Paper House Puffy Stickers have such beautiful texture and are light and spongy, yet detailed. The new range of Christmas Puffy Stickers have the perfect embellishments to use for some holiday cards whether you prefer cute or traditional styles. I especially love the large title puffy stickers as they are great for scrapbooking layouts too.
                 Joy to the World:

A Closer Look:
Supplies: Christmas Lights Puffy Sticker (Paper House), Christmas Cheer Tags 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House), Deck the Halls 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House), red card base 5x7", mini red gems

1. Carefully cut around the Christmas sentiment card.
2. Adhere a piece of green plaid paper to a red card base leaving a narrow red border.
3. Attach the Christmas sentiment to the center of the card using foam tape.
4. Lastly, embellish the card with Christmas Lights Puffy Stickers and red gems.

                             Believe Birchwood:

A Closer Look:

Supplies: ColorWays Noir Birchwood 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Little Man 6" paper pad (Paper House), Believe Puffy Sticker (Paper House), snowflake buttons (Favorite Findings), Winter Night rubber stamp PS0700 (Hampton Arts), Archival black ink (Ranger), Stickles glitter glue (Ranger), gems, red pen, red & white cardstock, card base 5x7"

1. First, stamp the Winter Night scene with black ink onto white cardstock and color the birds red.
2. Tear three strips of white paper. Overlap them at the bottom edge of the stamped image trim to resemble snow drifts and cut off any excess overhanging paper. Apply iridescent glitter glue to the torn edges to accentuate the snowy edge.
3. Adhere a piece of Birchwood paper to cover the card base.
4. Cut out a flag shape 2x5" and mount it onto red cardstock and adhere to the lower part of the card.
5. Finally, apply the Christmas Greeting overlapping the stamped image and attach a scattering of small snowflake embellishments.

              Baby It's Cold Outside:
A Closer Look:
Supplies: Baby It's Cold Puffy Sticker (Paper House), Reindeer Puffy Sticker (Paper House), Wedding Day 6" Paper Pad (Paper House), circle punch 3" (Marvy Uchida), Lake Life 6" paper pad (Paper House), white square card base 6", mini red gems

1. Attach a horizontal strip of red chevron paper (1x6") to the background paper a third of the way from the top edge.
2. Use a 3" circle punch to cut a circle from white cardstock.
3. Adhere the puffy sentiment sticker to the center of the white circle.
4. Finally, attach the circle to the left top portion of the card overlapping the red chevron strip and embellish with snowflakes and gems etc.

Visit Paper House to see their whole beautiful range of coordinating Christmas papers & embellishments.