Category Archives: Paper Craft Crew

A Sketch, A Technique And A Lovely Romance!!

Stampin’ Up!s Lovely Romance stamp set went on my wish list as soon as I saw it in the new catalog!!  In the catalog, they actually show it decorating a candy jar!  I used this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge to inspire my card today.  I used a technique that I haven’t done in a while as… Read More »

Pursuing Happiness With Summer Solstice From Stampin’ Up!

Featured Retiring Product Series:  Pursuit of Happiness, Summer Solstice, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper There are days where you feel creativity flowing from your fingers and other days where you feel like you have to pull out the creativity with a winch and a chain!  Then there are days like today where you… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! with Summer Solstice!

The Summer Solstice stamp set from Stampin’ Up! really allows you to make beautiful handmade cards.  It’s one of those great sets with images and inspirational sayings.  While the name of the set makes it feel like you would be creating cards that evoke summer, a simple change of colors will make it feel like a whole different… Read More »

An Easter Card Challenge with Stampin’ Up!

There is nothing like a beautiful piece of patterned paper to inspire you in your handmade card creation.  Stampin’ Up! really has a hit with their Tea for Two Designer Series Paper.  Every side of every sheet is gorgeous! How pretty is this paper?  I feel like it just screams “Vintage Romance”! (#129311)  The Easter Blessings sentiment (#129183)… Read More »

Why I LOVE Stampin’ Up! With Giant Graphic Flowers!

I found this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge to be an honest challenge!  I wanted to create a birthday card using Stampin’ Up!s Best of 25 Years January Stamp Set which is all about birthdays!  The sketch contained an oval.  It made me realize that I like using circles and rectangles in my cards more than ovals. … Read More »

Create a Beautiful Card with Stampin’ Up!s Stippled Blossoms!

With Valentine’s Day just a day off, I really should be making a fabulous card to celebrate.  Stampin’ Up! has so many fabulous stamp sets and so many great colors, I’m finding it difficult to limit myself to heart cards in red and white!  I just had to take this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge and create something… Read More »

2 Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Pages Made From 1 Sketch!

Yesterday I shared a scrapbook page I made using Stampin’ Up!s My Digital Studio software (MDS).  I am amazed at how quickly you can put together a page or card using MDS.  Today, I have a scrapbook page I made the good old fashioned way!  I used my papers, inks and tools!  It’s always going to be my… Read More »

Playing With Stampin’ Up! Butterflies!

For my Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge this week, I decided to play with butterflies.  I have not used the new Swallowtail Butterfly background stamp in the Spring Mini Catalog.  I decided that this sketch would be perfect! Stampin’ Up! has so many butterfly choices that includes punches and stamp sets!! This challenge was not only a sketch… Read More »

A Great Scrapbook Layout

Not only can you participate in weekly card sketch challenges at Paper Craft Crew, you can participate in monthly scrapbook page sketch challenges!!!  I love this.  I have not created many scrapbook pages since my kids started college!  I have all of the high school graduation pictures to get into albums along with those first days of college… Read More »

Challenge Yourself in 2013: Try a Sketch Challenge!

I absolutely love trying the sketch challenges.  I find myself creating card layouts that I never would have thought of before.  The sketch challenges have really stretched my creativity to a new place!  It just gives you more ideas for making beautiful cards in your bag of tricks when you create a card from a sketch created by… Read More »