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Projects

Sparrow Card and Banner

Daintily perched on branches, sparrows carry the season with familiar summer imagery into your home. A vintage-style floral print creates a charming backdrop for the feathered friends featured here, while cork accents add a rustic element to their appeal reminiscent of country summers from years long past.

Many Thanks

Sweet and simple! A colorful chevron patterned paper accents a stamped die-cut and embossed sentiment circle. A sprinkling of sequins adds a festive touch.

A Little Birdie Told me Card and Treat Box

Sweet as can be, this charmingly stamped card comes with a matching treat box.

Vacation Card

Filled with beach supplies, a brightly woven basket sticker adds a colorful accent to this sweet vacation card.

Butterflies in Flight

Die cut from shaded pink patterned paper, an overall butterfly pattern was used to create this lovely lattice-style background. The star of the show, however, is the intricately die-cut and embossed butterfly matted onto a crisp white circle and framed with a charcoal label.

Bunch of Flowers Card Set

The cheerful collection of cards featured here exemplifies creative recycling at its best. Only two leftover patterned papers were used, and the stamps are a basic daisy and leaf design that most cardmakers already have on hand. All the flowers are crowned with baker’ s twine-laced button centers, and brads are liberally used as fun accents. Here’ s a wonderful opportunity to dig through your stash of supplies, save some $$$, and have a fun time doing it!

Welcome Baby

Yup, they’ re twins! Simple and quick to make, the two baby cards featured here rely on crisp white cardstock as the base, then team up with bold blue cardstock and inks for making the little boy card, while the sweet little girl card is dressed in sweet shades of pink.

Celebrate

Die-cut red, white, and blue stars team up with mini-brads to create this cheerful celebratory wreath card.

July 4th Card

A nice mix of chipboard and wood stars adds a festive burst to this July 4th celebratory card.

Les Bicyclettes

Four different bicycle motifs add a touch of Parisian charm to the collection of cards featured here. A muted, neutral color palette paired with paper rulers and metal accents unifies the designs and establishes an appealing, old-world feel.

Follow Your Dreams

Geometrically visual, this graduation card incorporates a variety of triangles to frame a stamped and embossed inspirational sentiment.

Happy Graduation

Lacing baker’ s twine with metallic cording adds just the right amount of celebratory bling to this red, white, and blue graduation card.

Star Birthday

Stamped and painted star clusters are sprinkled with silver rhinestones, adding a touch of bling to this colorful birthday card.

Congratulations Card and Gift Tag Set

Happy colors…happy sentiment! This bright and sunny card and gift tag set sends a sweet congratulatory message to a new homeowner. It’ s sure to bring lots of smiles for a very happy occasion!

Rhinestone Birthday

Diagonally stamped dots in happy colors are studded with rhinestones to express a happy sentiment.

For You

Rather than use patterned papers to create a background, designer Michelle Woerner chose to adhere an assortment of Washi tapes onto cardstock, then cut them into rectangles to add a festive flair to this colorful greeting card.

Oh Happy Day

A lovely die-cut and embossed floral with butterfly pattern is adhered onto cheerful yellow cardstock, then accented with turquoise to create this delightful summertime card.

Floral Happy Birthday

Sun-like in appearance, a layered flower is crowned with a red “Candy Button” from BasicGrey, picking up the same-colored stamped sentiment on this cheery happy birthday card.

A Hug

Elegant in its simplicity, this striking greeting card expresses a delightfully true sentiment.

Love You

Heavily distressed edges are softened with light antiquing, lending an old-time feeling to this flourish and dragonfly stamped card.

Love

Mulberry paper flowers are softly scrunched then mixed with cotton trims and antiqued patterned paper to create this nostalgic “love” card.

Hello Sunshine

A realistically die-cut and embossed paper flower takes center stage on this simple yet elegant greeting card.

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Butterflies in Flight
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A Hug
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Love
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Les Bicyclettes
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Features

Summer Floral Wreath

Add a cheerful summery touch to your home with this sweet and simple floral wreath. It makes up quickly and you can easily substitute flower colors and ribbon to match your décor.

Trend Watch

Welcome to the second installment of “Trend Watch.” Our focus for this issue is on popular and versatile Washi tape. Referencing Wikipedia, Washi tape originated in Japan (“wa” means “Japanese” and “shi” means “paper”), and is similar to masking tape but with added color, pattern, and flair. Available in assorted widths and a wide range of designs, Washi tape easily lends itself to unlimited creative possibilities. The projects featured here show how easy it is to transform inexpensive party items from the discount store into a sweet table setting perfect for any summer party that proves without doubt the artistic merits of this unique tape. Whether you die cut, layer, or use it as a coordinated accent, Washi tape is a “must have” for every paper crafter’ s toolbox.

You're Invited

It’ s easy to fall in love with Walnut Hollow’ s Rustic Pallet Collection. There are so many terrific shapes – so many options! The Mini Crate wins first place in my heart, but the Rustic Market Sign, Rustic Wood Ledge, Arrow Pallet, and flat Rustic Pallets aren’ t far behind. We invited Walnut Hollow to design projects that combine these sturdy, beautifully designed products with paper, challenging them to create something suitable for a summer event. Chris Wallace’ s Rustic Picnic Gathering projects are colorful and fun!
  The Rustic Pallet Collection is perfect for decorating an outside country wedding, birthday party, family reunion, or a simple weekend get-together. Select patterned papers and embellishments that suit the occasion. And remember, cupcakes on a Pallet will elevate any celebration to a whole new level.  The equation is simple: Rustic Pallet + Your Imagination = Endless Creative Possibilities

Inside the Lines-Stencils

Stencils have been around for a long time. Instead of expensive wallpaper, rugs, and other home furnishings, our great-great grandmothers used stencils to decorate their walls and lampshades, and to make practical, durable floor cloths. Teachers and students still use block-style alphabets for posters and bulletin boards. And, we paper crafters have always loved and collected brass and Mylar stencils to help us create cards and other projects. Fast forward to 2014 and it’ s easy to see that stencils are more popular than ever, with a wide variety of sizes and styles readily available – something for every possible taste and project.

Summer Garden Engagement Party Set

Die-cut and embossed daisies in sunshine gold and crisp white cardstock keep this party set perfectly coordinated from the invitation right down to the favors and table decorations.