I love pennants...they just scream Celebration! Combine them with fun colorful paper, and you've got a paper party going on. This card is so cute! For Karen's "Birthday Wishes" card she used die cuts from the silhouette digital download store (Polka Dot Pennant -C00951-19210) She used two of the four layers to create this string of pennants. There is an addtional polka dot layer and offset pennant layer you can use too!
Karen gives a festive twist to a Halloween card by creating a hand made paper carnation. She has a tutorial on her blog for this technique. She used a few of my Sillhouette die cuts to complete her design:
"Bats" (C00927_19210) and The card base is another Silhouette die cut "Artisan Nesting Rectangular" (C00685_19210) which can stand upwards or sideways!!
What kid wouldn't love to receive this little treat bag that Karen created for Halloween. She used my Silhouette die,"Scalloped Favor Bag (C0156)" and also used my "Hanging Ghost (C00931_19210)" Silhouette die. She cut two each of the ghost, covered the back of the ghost with black cardstock so the eyes would be black. This is an excellent tip for minimizing layering details when using the Silhouette. Cute and clever!
In celebration of World Cardmaking Day, Karen created this beauty. The card has a antique vintage feel complete with lace and aged ink techniques. She used my Silhouette (Crown Border Square/C00637-19210) as her card base. There are also some more of those cute handmade paper flowers...tutorial here.
Isn't this fun? I love the way Karen added a pink bow to my Silhouette "Kitty Cat Favor bag" die. One of my favorite things about this project is how she used little pearls for the shine in the cat eyes...that's brilliant!!
Karen made a little mini album with a couple of my Silhouette dies (8 piece scalloped round corner set C01032_19210 & swirly frame C00796-19210) which she squeezed so it was more square and omitted the swirly center. That is something that is always good to remember about the silhouette, you can always choose which lines you want to cut by ungrouping the file and deleting what you won't be using in that cutting pass. Karen makes use of that feature all the time to make shapes work for her projects. and I tell you what...Karen is like the queen of flower making...here's another cool handmade flower...details for making this sweet beauty are on her blog.
Karen also has a lot of fun with Copic markers...a fun blending markers for stampers...if you haven't heard of them...check them out...very cool stuff! She used several of my my silhouette dies to create the center of her card including:
I think this card is just lovely. Karen put an unexpected bright pop of color in the ribbon and the pink pearls--great idea to add contrast against the muted background. She used a few of my dies from Silhouette including the and the base of her flower.
Karen has a knack for making cute little journals like this beauty. She used one of my Silhouette Dies called "3 Nesting Artsian Shapes" (C00493_19210) " it comes with three different files in this one set!! Of course you know I am going to say I love her flower and ribbons.
This card that Karen designed makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Love the autumn cozy colors of the designer papers she used (Basic Grey's Wisteria collection!) I love Basic Grey and how they revolutionized the scrapbooking industry when they entered the market. They are an awesome company. She also used my "Artisans Nesting Rectangular (C00685_19210)" Silhouette die design to mat her cute little stamped girl. Then, she tucked three of my Silhouette "Snowflakes (C0301)" dies to go with her autumn/winter theme! She was clever and cut the snowflakes in 3 different sizes. I think the snowflake die would also be cute cut large and used as a doily under a plate of holiday cookies.
I hope that you enjoyed getting to know Karen. I certainly have been enjoying getting to know her through her designs. I hope you visit her blog and frequent it often as there is always some kind of inspiration there for you to enjoy.