Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jen is Delightful




Do you know Jen? She is talented. She is thoughtful and encouraging. She's sweet and kind and everything in between. Jen is absolutely delightful and it's her birthday today!


Erin from Homemade Cards by Erin and I are doing a version of Carbon Copied to wish Jen a very happy day, we are both showcasing PTI's In Bloom Set and Authentique Paper for their current sketch challenge. (Featured on the above card is Authentique's Gathering Collection-their Bloom Patterned Paper and Icons.)
 

Artful Delight's December Card Kit includes some beautiful Authetique Paper. (Still pinching myself to be able to showcase the amazing products within this kit.)  In addition to the card above, I also created a cute little tin to showcase some hair accessories.


The hair accessories were so simple to make! I simply hot glued the metal embellishments in the kit to hair clips. Another quick and easy gift for my husband's niece.


The tin was just as simple to decorate. I measured the sides and top and cut patterned paper to size and then used Modge Podge as a glue and sealer. The top was also embellished with a pack of goodies included in the kit. Both of these projects feature the Basic Grey Picadilly products included in the kit. I'll be entering this into Basic Grey's Anything Goes Challenge!

Remember that Artful Delight has a sketch challenge over on their blog, Artful Delight, too! I used that sketch to create a card. It's a beautiful sketch for a layout but also easily adaptable for a card too!



Woosh, that's a lot of projects already created with Artful Delight's December Card Kit and I'm not even half way through the products yet! Stay tuned next Saturday for some more projects!

40 comments:

Aimes said...

What a beautiful card for, Jen! I love the texture on this beauty!
Those hair clips are so sweet too and perfectly packaged :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lynn said...

love the colors you choose for Jen's card! And you know I love the embossing...such depth it adds to the card!

And..you are making me think I need the Artful Delight kit! Leeanne does a great job picking out coordinating products! Such wonderful projects!

Jess said...

I love the patterned paper in this kit, and what you've done with it! Just beautiful!!!

I love the packaging of the hairclips as well, it's perfect :)

Ryann Salamon said...

Wonderful stuff! Your card is gorgeous, the hair clips are so cute and your "lo" is perfect! Nothing but the best from you :)

Kelly said...

Thanks for letting me know about the dollar store snowflakes! What a bargain. Love these projects. The woodgrain background goes so beautifully with the color scheme. The tin is ADORABLE and sounds easy! She'll love the hair decor!

lynn said...

oh, pretty card, karen! love the flower and the stamped leaves are perfect!

your clips in the tin--too adorable--she'll love this and the sweet card!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Karen! I love how that red flower pops off the page and the small strips of patterned paper are perfect!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous Karen!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh my Karen, I love everything you have created with that kit. My favorite is the tin and the hair accessories.

Erin said...
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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, love what you've done for Jen's birthday, the embossing is a great way to add to that sketch. And oops, I forgot to include the word birthday... oh well. The tin is great, love how you've decorated it.

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great post! I love both the cards and the hair clips. I wish I had a reason to make such a project. ;) Your first card is really awesome - great colours and textures!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card for Jen...the embossing and colors are wonderful! That's so sweet of you and Erin:)

Check you out rockin' that kit...the hair embellies are sooooooo fun and I love what you've done with the tina dn the card....LOVE those colors!

Happy Saturday!!!!

Nancy said...

WOW! What an inspiring and creative post, Karen! You have been busy! I love the card for Jen, especially the soft accents of color! Just beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Delightful! Love your Carbon Copy and that fun tin of hair clips. What a great gift!

Marlena M. said...

Breathtaking projects, Karen! Wowzers. ;)

lisa arana said...

oh my, i just really love it all. but that first card is just simply stunning.

Maria said...

Just adorable!
Hugs,

Maria

Chunyuan said...

beatiful CAS card with texture for Jen. Love the paper stripes too.

Jay Gee said...

Love all your projects Karen! The colours and texture on the first card are lovely and how adorable are those clips :)

Jenny said...

mmmm I adore your card for Jen, the colours are scrummy and so is the woodgrain bkgd :)
You've really got stuck into the kit....the hair clips so pretty and look great in the decorative tin :)
Jenny x

Janetcraft said...

Hi Karen, I really adore your projects ...so simple and I love the way to place the borders..

Lindsay said...

Awesome awesome awesome! LOVE your projects Karen! That card, stellar. The box, amazing and the last card, gorgeous! Sigh...you're goooood!

Amber said...

Ohh... very pretty card and fabulous gift box! Love those hair clips too.

Andrea M said...

What a gorgeous card for Jen! Love those hair clips in that delightfully decorated tin! Thanks for the inspiration as always, Karen!

Courtney K said...

awesome cards and project. love how you stamped the leaves on the card base of the first card, then popped up the flower.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a rich post Karen!
You are on fire these days ;o)

TFS~

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your awesome projects!!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Adore your card for Jen...the embossing and colors are wonderful!Awesome!!!

WOW!!!Karen that hair embellies are so fun and I love what you've done with the tin and the card!!! Beautiful Fabulous... You are simply Amazing !!hugs...xoxo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous card! LOVE the embossing!! LOVE your flower--love everything about it:) And your tin--OHHHHHHHH! Just gorgeous!

jen said...

Well you certainly know how to make a girl smile! You and Erin are so sweet! Thanks so much for the fun carbon copy- I adore the card, as well as the others you posted here!
Your constant encouragement & kind words are so appreciated!
Thank you, friend!

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow, what beautiful projects these are! Absolutely lovely! You are a WONDERFUL friend!

Cheryl said...

Your post is just packed with fabulousness! (Is that even a word? If not, it should be!)

Your card is gorgeous. I love the texture and pop of color. The hair clips are adorable.

Annette said...

wow this card is gorgeous...fabulous embossing and LOVE that image...so eye catching...love it

Trinh said...

Jen's card is beautiful! Love the colors and the woodgrain background.

And the hair clips are so cute; your niece will be delighted to open up that package.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the kit, Karen! Happy belated birthday to Jen!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing with us on Authentique Paper.
~Jeannie Authentique Paper DT

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful projects, Karen! absolutely adore the first card. love the textures and how you used the stamps.

Rica said...

All wonderful creations. The card with embossing is beautiful, the hair clips are such fun and the colours on the other ones are stunning.

Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey,
love
Heather xx

Tifany said...

Wow - your sketch card is gorgeous!
Thank you for participating in Authentique Paper’s December Sketch Challenge!
I hope you will join us again for the January Sketch Challenge: http://goo.gl/Vu8Tl

- Tifany DeGough
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
{Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}