Thursday, December 4, 2014

Guest Designer - Karen Letchworth!

One of my favorite on-line stores is My Craft Spot by Kimberly.  I fell in love with these lovely products MANY years ago, and have been a big fan ever since.  I also love playing along in their fun weekly challenges, and seeing all the creative ideas her amazing Design Team shares each week.  I was delighted when Kimberly asked me to Guest Design for her because it gave me yet another opportunity to play with her WONDERFUL stamps, dies and luscious crinkle ribbon.  My new stamp set from My Craft Spot is the lovely Joy To The World Stamp Set.  I made three cards with it, and also used some of my other Craft Spot favorites.

All three of my card were created using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection (patterned papers and stickers).  On this first card, along with the Joy To The World Stamp Set (sentiment), I used My Craft Spot's GORGEOUS Crinkle Ribbon in Vintage Pine, and her unique Vintage Baker's Twine (which I absolutely LOVE and have never seen sold anywhere else)!

My second card (above) again uses the Joy To The World Stamp Set (for the sentiment), along with the Vintage Baker's Twine and the Crinkle Ribbon in Scarlet Red and Snow White.  I did some machine stitching as well.  Here is a close-up of he bow:

You can see that I added a sweet little tag using the Tiny Banners & Toppers Metal Die Set and the Tiny Tags 2 Clear Stamp Set (Miss You) which I hung with an adorable pear-shaped rusty antique safety pin tied with the Vintage Baker's Twine.  Isn't it sweet?

My third, and final card, was created with the Joy To The World Stamp Set (for the sentiment), and the Crinkle Ribbon in Snow White and Pine Green.  I also ran a length of the Red Vintage Baker's Twine on the card.

Here's a close up photo of my third card where you can see once again that I used the Tiny Banners & Toppers Metal Dies to cut a sweet little hang tag that I tied with the Red Vintage Baker's Twine.  The little 4 You is from the Tiny Tags 2 Clear Stamp Set.  These adorable tiny tags just add a little something special to your bows, and give your cards a personal touch by using all the different little sentiments in the three different Tiny Tags Stamp Sets available.

There's something perfect for every crafter, every occasion, and every style of crafting at My Craft Spot.  You will absolutely LOVE this sweet store, their challenges, and all the great inspiration you will find there.  I encourage you to check it out!  Thanks for having me, Kimberly.


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  1. Oh wow, Karen, your cards are stunning!! The details and designs are so beautiful!! I absolutely love these!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Absolutely beautiful Karen! They both are just stunning! Great paper choice and awesome job with showcasing Kimberly's amazing stamps and dies!
    Sherrie K

  3. Karen, I am delighted you are Guest Designing here today! Congratulations... so well-deserved! :o) Like everything you make, these cards are gorgeous and so beautifully designed! I love the rich colors, abundance of sweet sentiments, and your stitching finishes everything so wonderfully. Stunning set, Karen! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Karen, big congrats on your GDT spot today! Your work is always amazing and this is no exception! All beautifully composed!

  5. Oh Karen, your cards are just gorgeous! I love the beautiful bows and paper and the sentiments from My Craft Spot are perfect!

  6. Congrats on your GDS!! Both are Stunning and beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*


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