Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kraft Outlet, Cheery Lynn Designs and Julia Stainton have this in common today...

You know that saying, "Imitation is the best form of flattery" well if that is true, then today I'm sending that flattery to the very gifted Julia Stainton. I don't know her personally (and I hope I have the right I looked her up on Google!).  At any rate, there is a card in the May/June 2010 issue of Papercraft Magazine entitled "The Carriage Awaits" that she created that REALLY spoke to me... I mean, really, really.  I loved her card so much that I decided to CASE it (if you look that acronym up it means to either Copy and Steal Everything or Copy and Share with Everyone)... either way... I did it.

Thank you so much for the inspiration Julia as I had such a GREAT time creating my version of that card and I FINALLY used a stamp set I bought almost a year ago... a BIG plus. Add the use of that stamp with my MOST FAVORITE papercraft products from Kraft Outlet AND Cheery Lynn Designs and I've got a card that I am totally lovin' on today thanks to Julia's creative brilliance! (For the record, I think her card was more of a wedding theme... not so much baby). At any rate, it is just too bad I don't know a SINGLE PERSON to give it to right I'll have to stow this one away (with the other million or so cards I've made) until someone has a baby on the way!

In the meantime however, I wanna share it with you for our Challenge 14 theme, "Bunnies, Baskets or Babies" at The Kraft Journal blog (notice the bunnies on the patterned paper and the card is for a baby too!) :-) There is still time to join our challenge over at The Kraft Journal this week and I do so hope you'll be inspired to create something using this theme. By the way, I'm also sharing this card on my Saturday (4-16-11) post at Cheery Lynn Designs blog (go here on Saturday) with information on how I created the mixed paper die cut using Cheery Lynn Designs French Flare Large Stackers Nesting Die!

The photo below gives you a closer look at the flower I layered as well as the mixed patterned paper die cut. I used my Copic markers to gently color in the pink on the baby buggy (and they worked surprisingly well on the Kraft Outlet cardstock too I might add!) You gotta love that embossed edge from the Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair die too!

Supplies Used:
Kraft Outlet
Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock

Cheery Lynn Designs:
French Flair Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies, French Flair Little Stackers Nesting Dies
Stamps: W Plus 9 Designs "Kisses and Cuddles"
Ink: Stampin' Up and Ranger
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Egg Drop Soup Collection)
Color Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and Twine: Purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbons
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Copic: R11 and R12 Sketch Markers (to color the baby buggy)
Top Crest Border Punch: EK Success
From my stash: Mini clothespin, flower, rick rack

I also entered this card into these fabulous challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Card for a Child
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - My Favorite Things
Cooking it Up with Katie: Easy as 123 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments)
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing
Creative Belli Challenge - Eggs and Bunnies
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Freshly Brewed - Cute and Sweet
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Frenzy
Pink Elephant - Easter
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Dimensional
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung

29 Scrappy Comments:

XXOO AMY said...

Copied or not, its a beautiful card and Im sure you put your own spin on it! Thanks for sharing it with us at TPV! Would you be a dear and link it back to us at TPV! Thanks!

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful card...and it really is a wonderful tribute to her!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Tracy said...

This is precious Beth! The Kraft just makes all those pretty papers pop and I love the bow. :-)

Tanya R said...

Wow Beth, this is just stunning. Hope you are doing well.

Regan said...

Oh my goodness Beth, I am so loving this card! The colors are soft and beautiful and that image is darling! I am so loving the little clothespin too! Great job!

Kristina said...

I really really like this card Beth, you did an amazing job!!

acreativeneed said...

This is beautiful and I have to say that I am an admirer of Julia S. too! This does reflect her style, so I'm pretty sure you found the right one! Well done! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

acreativeneed said...

This is beautiful and I have to say that I am an admirer of Julia S. too! This does reflect her style, so I'm pretty sure you found the right one! Well done! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

KateB said...

adorable! love the pastels with the kraft!

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Beautiful. I love that paper with the bunnies!

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with incy wincy designs this week with our flower challenge! Good Luck xx

~jan said...

Love those soft colors against the kraft! You did Julia proud! :) Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Chris said...

Hi Beth, (I'm drinking a diet Pepsi while I'm commenting, can't work without it)
your buggy card is adorable and I love the way you embellished it.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie. It was fun visiting you.

Sylvia said...

wow wow wow... this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your card!!!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafts and Me challenges! Hope to see you again next time :)
{hugs} Sylvia


This is a beauty! I love everything about it!

Rica said...

What a delightful card, love the Kraft cs, such pretty colours, papers and embellishments and your image is so sweet!!

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

patti west said...

Seriously...this card is totally adorable!! Love how your layered the die cut - the pink is precious!! Thanks for sharing w/us at The Paper Variety! :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, this is one sweet card. Thanks for joining us at FBD.


joy said...

Love the way you have layered your flower embelli! You have created a wonderful spring card. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Silvia said...

This is darling, Beth! Love the colors and that image is too cute! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Beth! I love the shapes and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

mindy gallagher said...

this is so cute beth!!! i love stamping on kraft too :D Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!!

MiamiKel said...

This is really fabulous and wonderful! Thank you for joining the Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog this week with your card creation!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a sweet Baby card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for following our recipe at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Yara said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the dies you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Suzy said...

Tis the baby season! Love the clothespin on the image mat. Thanks for entering this week at The Paper Variety!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew, and good luck! :D

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I love the colors, the itty bitty clothes pin and the beautiful flower and ribbon embellie.

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

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