Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest Designing for Paper Sweeties



Today I'm excited to be guest designing for Paper Sweeties which is owned by one of the sweetest ladies out there, Debbie Marcinkiewicz. Paper Sweetie's is having a Designer Hop all this week, with a new designer revealed each day.  Be sure to leave a comment over there each day because Debbie's going to give a $20 store credit to one commenter. 

The Sweeties are an adorable collection of paper doll themed stamps.  There are several different figure choices and all sorts of great outfits/accessories.

My first card uses Emma (I love her piggy tails) and the You Are Special set.  I really pinked this one up using Glitz's Hello Friend collection, and some pink seam binding.  This is destined for Ellie, whose favorite color is pink.

There's a little bit of sparkle from the AC Glitter tape that I added to mat the sentiment piece.  The little heart button was from my stash, and the doily is from Curtsey Boutique.



Now I realize that paper dolls aren't for everyone, but there are still lots of great images and sentiments that are good for all occasions.  This next card is a much more CAS style using the accessory images from the Happy Fall Ya'll set and sentiment from the So Proud of You set.



I first lightly sponged the background with blue ink.  The kites are colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and I used a light turquoise on the clouds.  I managed to dry out the lightest shade of turquoise, which is what I normally use.  My work around was that as soon as I finished tracing the clouds in the second lightest turquoise, I went over the edge of the line with the blender pen to make it more subtle.  
  
For the kite tails, I used a technique that I saw here, where you push washi down, lightly cut around the shape with a craft knife, and peel the excess away.  Not the easiest to do with tiny shapes, but I love the effect.   


Thanks so much for coming by today.  Don't forget to head over to the Paper Sweetie's blog, you could win a $20 credit to the store!

Supplies Used
Card 1
Paper/Cardstock:  Glitz - Hello Friend 6x6 paper pad; CTMH - White Daisy, Desert Sand, and Parchment cardstock
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Emma and You are Special
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spectrum Noir markers; American Crafts - Glitter Tape; Polka Dot Whimsy - Seam Binding; Curtsey Boutique - Doily; The Twinery - Blossom twine; Close to My Heart - Dimensional Foam Tape - Uniball - White Signo Gel Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Therm-o-web - Zots adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen

Card 2
Paper/Cardstock:  Bazzill - Wax Lips Card Shoppe Cardstock; CTMH - White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties - Happy Fall Ya'll and So Proud of You
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spectrum Noir Markers; October Afternoon - Woodland Park washi tape; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the GDT!! That's wonderful!! I love love love love the kites and clouds on the second one!!!

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  2. congrats on Guest Designing.. such a sweet sweet cards.. love the first one..

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  3. Oh my cuteness, Miss Miraim!!! What precious and adorable cards you have created with the Paper Sweeties stamps! The pink card couldn't be any more darling -- Emma is oh-so pretty in pink dressed in her summer dress! And, I'm lovin' the washi tape technique you used on the kite tails -- so clever and unique! Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us this week -- what a special treat! Hugs - xoxox

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  4. Super sweet projects! I love her little dress!

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  5. These two cards as just so precious. I love the kite one, as it brings back some great memories of my childhood and kite flying. Your projects always inspire me Miriam!

    ...and yes, I'll do a layout soon about Evie...just waiting for photographs to arrive. =) Thanks for your comment!

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  6. Congratulations, Miriam! These are awesome cards and boy does the first one bring back memories of my days of playing with paper dolls. :)

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  7. Aw...Miriam!! These two cards are darling! I love the added elements of ribbons and doily for the 1st one! Any girl would love this girly card! And the colors on the 2nd card are so bright and cheery with the kites! Those trails are well worth the effort--so perfect in every way! Congrats on your guest design! Way to go!

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  8. Congratulations on being a guest designer! Your card is very sweet!

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  9. Yay, you showcased Debbie's products so well!! These cards are so cute and beautiful!!! The first one in particular is *so* sweet with the colours and cute girl and ribbon treatment!!

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  10. These are beautiful! I love sweet images like these in a CAS style...you rocked it!

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  11. Oh...forgot to mention! Congrats on making the DT at Artful Delight! You are going to rock those kits!!

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  12. Oh, so CUTE, Miriam! Emma looks absolutely precious all decked out in pink, and I just love what you've done with the sky-themed card, which is absolutely perfect for springtime, by the way, and the Washi Tape!

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  13. Oh, Miriam, these are so sweet:) So glad to see you showcasing the Debbie's adorable sets!

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  14. Proud of you for all these guest spots. I love how you blend the colors and try all these new techniques.

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  15. Really cute and big congrats!!!!!

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  16. Beautiful cards my Friend!
    Thank you~

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  17. Being a mom of boys, I usually fall in the "not into dolls camp," but that doesn't stop me from being in love with the one you made!! She's adorable! Love the bias tape ribbon. And holy-wow, you cut out the kite bows from washi tape?!?

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