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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

baker's twine adventures

I needed another card for my display tree and specifically wanted to highlight this stamp set since I've only used it once - if you don't see it you may not know that you want it, right?  I browsed through some challenges for inspiration and direction, and found the perfect color palette at Paper Craft Crew and exactly the right sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday:
stamp set - Apple of My Eye; ink - Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush; card stock - Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White; baker's twine - Whisper White; Big Shot with Arrows embossing folder

One of my Card Buffet regulars likes to start early with Christmas cards; this month I wanted to offer one as an option.  White Christmas won't be available to purchase much longer, so it seemed like the best choice. This time I found the perfect sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and exactly the right color palette at Merry Monday:

stamp set - White Christmas; ink - Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum; card stock - Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplang

I decided to post these cards together, and the only thing they have in common is baker's twine, which is a little unusual since I seldom think to use it, but it just seemed perfect for both cards.


Bonnie said...

I'm sad to see that White Christmas is retiring. :>( Glad to see you use it and I think it's perfect with the purple and silver! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Patti said...

Great cards Kathe!! I agree the twin was a perfect choice for both. I proud of you for getting out a neglected stamp and putting it to such good use. Thanks so much for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches :o)

Colleen said...

Kathy, thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week and pulling out this wonderful stamp set to make this awesome card! Love the banner and that polar bear... and of course I love those colors!!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Great cards, Kathe! I never did buy the fruit set, but I sure have liked the cards that they've been used on. Love the clean and simple look of yours. And your Christmas card is so pretty...and reminds me that I haven't been making the two Christmas cards a week I should be doing! lol Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Heather Hopson said...

Yes, it is sad to see White Christmas go. I really love your card and the scene you created. So interesting to see how everyone uses a stamp set. Lovely card!

Krafty Kaylin said...

fun card. thanks for joining us at try stampin on tuesday

Debbie said...

Very cute and fun CAS card!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the softness of your polar bear card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Pam Staples said...

Kathe, gorgeous cards. I love the pear. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. ~Pam, DT