Saturday, September 1, 2012

Life Is Magical with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

I’m thrilled to be joining Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps as a guest designer for the month of September. My first card as a guest is for this week’s challenge to use kraft cardstock. I'm a big fan of kraft cardstock so I think I have that one covered!

The unicorn image comes from the just released Krafty Klubhouse Kit, Three Wishes. I went a little bit more My Little Pony than traditional unicorn on the image, using aqua for the body and pink for the mane and tail. Coloring the image was a little intimidating and I’ll admit that my first two attempts are now in the trash—seems like the third time was the charm! The little sparkles around the horn are filled in with some Stickles.

For the challenge’s kraft component, I used a piece of kraft patterned paper to cover most of the cardfront. To break up the pattern a little and to bring in some more pink, I attached a strip of pink cardstock to the panel and layered on some lighter aqua dotted paper and a coordinating aqua satin ribbon before attaching the image panel on top. I accented the image with a piece of clear crystal flourish and a button-embellished bow.  The set's "life is magical" sentiment is added to the image panel just underneath the bow.

Be sure to stop by the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog to see what the rest of the amazing Krafty Girls and guests have created for this week’s challenge. And, rumor has it that there's a big Back to School sale going on this weekend with a bunch of stamps on sale for 20-50% off, so be sure to stop by the store, too.

Materials Used:
Three Wishes Krafty Klubhouse Kit (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Taken with Teal and Crumb Cake cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Bubblegum Pink cardstock (Gina K Designs); Kraft Funday-Happy Days "Sugar Rush" designer paper (My Mind’s Eye); Apple Cheddar Soup-Fresh Apple Slices designer paper (Jillibean Soup); satin ribbon, Recollections clear crystal flourish (Michaels); Crystal Stickles (Ranger); button (My Favorite Things); twine (Hemptique)


  1. You’re really creative, Lori! I love the color combinations that you used here. And not to mention that aqua’s my favorite color! Hehe, I’m glad that you made the pony look even more charming even if you did it for so many times… You shouldn’t put those in the trash, actually. It can be a good remembrance on how you worked hard for this beautiful card! :)

  2. I love the colours of the unicorn!! And you're does remind me of My Little Pony!!! Heehee! SO glad you're joining us for the month of September and can't wait to see what else you have in store!!!

  3. Love the soft colours on here! SO pretty!!

  4. Lori, I love your card! The unicorn is adorable and your bow/button embellishment is so neat and pretty.

  5. Yeah! So fun to have you here Lori!! I am LOVING you adorable twist on the unicorn too! It has such a wonderfully magical feel to it! The sequin swirls are just the perfect touch too! :)


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