Sunday 1 July 2012

Dynamic Duo Challenge #9

I hope to spend some time in my studio this week, and while I won't attempt to play catch up with challenges and comments, I do plan on participating a bit more than I was able to last month. Sounds like our 2nd Grandchild is very anxious to make it into this world though, so if I disappear for a bit it's because I'm helping out. 

Today's post is for the Dynamic Duo challenge. This week we get to choose our 2nd colour - and the first one is Crumb Cake. I don't have any of that (it's a Stampin' Up colour), but you know how much I enjoy Kraft card stock, so that is what I went with!

I made a set of five A2 cards, using kraft as the card base. I found the paper flowers on clearance at Michaels last year, and they were just sitting there waiting for this project. As a bonus, the white embossed panels were ones I had made up for another card set and decided I didn't like them after all. So they were just sitting in my 'Odds & Sods' pile.

While not all of the cards qualify for the challenge because of the green leaves ... the one above certainly does!

The beautiful seam binding is by Martha Stewart - I am crazy about that stuff. Haha, I can feel a Stampin' Up order coming on.  I know these aren't exactly MAIL FRIENDLY, but with a covering of foam and some extra postage they could go through. I expect to use them for cards that will be hand delivered.

I have lots of pictures to sort through, but will post some of our Most Amazing Trip to Israel when I have them ready. Meanwhile, to all my fellow Canadians - 

Happy Canada Day!!


  1. A lovely collection of cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos! And a Happy Canada Day to you ;)

  2. oh love them - so nice cards
    Hello from Elma

  3. Hi Karen,sorry I've not been around,life is busy and I am struggling to blog at the moment!
    Love your cards.Happy Canada Day.
    Jayne x

  4. Gorgeous set of cards! Great job using items from your scrap pile! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  5. I love your stunning set of cards Karen and I love that they were made from 'odds and sods'! Hope you enjoyed Canada Day and that you had a fabulous holiday - can't wait to see the photos! And how exciting to be waiting for your second grandchild - hope all goes well.

  6. A gorgeous set of cards!!Beautiful simplicity and texture. :)

  7. A beautiful set of cards - lovely flowers! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  8. Lovely set of cards, love your flowers, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.


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