Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Guest Designer - June Houck!

  Happy October!  This is June Houck of Simply Elegant Paper Crafts.  I am thrilled to be a guest designer today here at My Craft Spot.  Kimberly invited me to create a card using her Tiny Banners and Toppers dies.  YOU can win a My Craft Spot stamp set of your choosing by leaving a comment on my blog post stating your favorite My Craft Spot stamp set.

  My card:  I chose my papers first and the "HB2U" stickers.  I cut all my layers; I cut the jumbo pennant by hand.  I added two black eyelets to my jumbo pennant and some twine.  Finally I  die cut my tiny banners and their shadows by laying a strip of kraft card stock and a strip of black card stock over the dies and using painter's tape to hold the paper strips in place before rolling through my Big Shot.  Yep, I made all of these little banners in just one trip through my Big Shot!

Look at all of these great little dies:
The larger banners can be used on their own or as shadows behind the smaller banners.  The banners also have toppers...how cool is that?  I used the larger banners (black card stock) as shadows behind the smaller (kraft card stock):

  They cut beautifully!  I love that.

paper:  My Mind's Eye "Kraft Funday Everyday Fun"
banner dies:  My Craft Spot "Tiny Banners and Toppers"
twine:  My Mind's Eye "All Is Bright" twine (you could also use My Craft Spot "Strings and Things")
eyelets:  Making Memories
stickers:  Rebecca Sower Nostalgiques

  Now visit My Craft Spot and peruse the stamp sets and choose YOUR favorite set.  Leave a comment on my blog stating your favorite set by midnight Friday, October 4th and I will choose one lucky winner.  I hope you win!

Thank you for having me as a guest designer.
Happy Tuesday!  June


  1. BIG shout out to June!!!! Love her card...she rocked the kraft & black!

  2. Welcome to your new venue! Although all the stamp sets are fabulous (difficult decision), my favorite is White Christmas. I am looking forward to following you on My Craft Spot.

  3. Great birthday card! Love the kraft and black together!

  4. Yiippee!! Congrats to you my friend!!! A beautiful card!!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  5. Those banners looks awesome! Great card and gorgeous papers!

  6. Awesome card June - color combo is fabulous!
    Have a SUPER day!

  7. Love those Tiny Banners and Toppers! I just ordered a set!

  8. Combinations are magnificent, and the Kraft paper is so fitting. Congrats on being the guest designer.

  9. Magnificent combination of paper and color with the banners. Congrats on being a guest designer.

  10. You are amazing! Another great combination of design, color, and paper.


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