Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Make Your Decorative Paper the Focal Point

Hi Dreamers,
I had a nice weekend celebrating my birthday.   We went out for dinner on Saturday.  And my brother and his girlfriend treated my to lunch on Sunday.  Very fun!  I am back today with a few cards that showcase decorative paper.  I have lots of beautiful papers that I sometimes neglect.   I decided to make the papers the focal point.  I made seven cards total and will share the nautical/ beach themed cards today.  (I am saving the other two for another post.)    The cards have a  masculine  feel, but could be used for the ladies as well.

The papers are all from K & Company.  I also used some of K & Company's Dimensional Stickers that coordinate with their papers.  I left some blank on the inside and added a sentiment to some.  Just a nice group of general cards.

 This palm tree card is a retirement card

I did stamp a sentiment on this last card.

******Challenges for my Decorative paper cards:
Loves Rubber Stamps: a sentiment on the front--the last card with the ship
613 Avenue: anything goes
Unstampa belles: old stash---I used some pre-cut cards with matching envelopes that I have had for a year
Craft-Room: trees or leaves--the palm tree card
Through the craftroom door: anything goes

Well, that's it for today.  I will back soon with two more cards that feature Decorative paper.    See you then!!  Love ya.


  1. Well, happy birthday, Karen!

    Love those K & Co. papers you used for the collection of cards. They have such a peacefulness about them. :)

  2. Belated happy birthday, Karen! Sounds like you had a lovely time...

    These cards are gorgeous - I especially love the paper with the whole grid of images together - beautiful!
    Alison x

  3. Hope you had a happy birthday! Your cards are fabulous and the papers certainly made great focal points. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles for our use your stash/scraps challenge.

  4. Wow, you totally nailed the challenge, this dp does speak for itself, love the framing on the sit back and relax, that is so beautiful and the birthday card is so great! Very nice. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  5. Great job with the dp. Love the sea theme. Thank you for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  6. Hi there Karen, glad to see you digging through your old stash to create all these lovely cards. Thanks for joining us this month at Unstampabelles. Happy Belated Birthday too... :-)

  7. All cards look beautiful!!
    Love the papers you used!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  8. Lovely idea, those papers are far to good to be hidden. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. All of your cards are very pretty! Way to go with the focus on the designer papers...I'll have to try that! Thanks so much for joining us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you again next week!!!

  10. You have chosen some beautiful papers to use and really let them shine in these cards. Thanks for playing at UnstampaBelles and good luck!

  11. these are all fab! but I do especially love the palm tree one, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. A beautiful collection of cards, thank you for sharing your lovely palm tree card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Great set of ocean themed cards. My favorite place in the world is anything on the beach.Thanks for playing with LRS!

  14. a great selection of old stash ;-) thanks for joining in with our Stash & Scraps challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  15. Lovely work and great combinations from your stash. Great job and thanks so much for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

  16. Great cards! I love the DP as your focal point. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this past week.


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