Thursday, June 20, 2013

Card Share: Paper Bakery, American Crafts, and Studio Calico

Summer has definitely arrived. I am finding it much harder to find time to create lately, probably due to a nine-year old that believes I am her personal event planner now that school is out for the summer, LOL. She is so much fun though, so I am enjoying this time, playing with her, swimming, being outside, and looking at life through her eyes. I managed to squeeze in some creative time yesterday, and I had an absolute blast. I am really "feeling" cards lately, and having so much fun stamping, punching, and layering paper. What a fun creative outlet cardmaking is. So thankful that we have so many options to play with paper.

The first two cards I have to share with you today were made with the May Paper Bakery Kit "Glitz Roadshow." This kit is full of so many fun American Crafts papers, Crate Paper, a gorgeous green ribbon, and all kinds of fun bits and pieces. There are still some of these amazing kits available if you are interested.

The next card I have to share with you, was made using THIS awesome stamp set from American Crafts for their mid-release Mayberry Line. I loved being able to use the flower element repeatedly on the card front. I just love this design, it is definitely one of my favorite floral stamps at the moment. I also used American Crafts Zing Cricket embossing powder and white cardstock on this card front.

The last set of cards I have to share with you were made with the Studio Calico Roundabout Card Kit. This amazing card kit and stamp set are still available. I also used Elise Blaha Cripe's exclusive Project LIfe stamp add-on as well. This is also still available and you can find that HERE.

Supplies Used:
  • Paper Bakery May Scrapbook Kit
  • American Crafts white card stock
  • American Crafts Cricket Zing embossing powder
  • American Crafts This to That permanent adhesive
  • American Crafts This to That foam dots
  • Studio Calico Roundabout Card Kit
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Tim Holtz frayed burlap distress ink
  • Fiskars stamp press
  • Elise Blaha Cripes' Hello Summer stamp set
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing ink pad
  • Hero Art Shadow Ink: Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Soft Green, Soft Pool, Passion Flower, Cup O' Joe, and Wet Cement
  • Martha Stewart Punches: 1 inch circle and 1 inch pinked circle
  • Ek Success 2' circle punch

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Let's talk paper crafting? What have you been creating lately? Anyone else finding it harder to find time for crafting now that summer is upon us? I am making an effort to wake up earlier and to use my mornings to the fullest. Do you have any tips that might be helpful to make the most of creative time? I would love to hear from you. 

Happy Scrappin'




  1. Wow, that is a slew of great cards! I really like how you used the stamps from Roundabout too. I really need to ink up those stamps! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. GREAT cards!!! I love the hello card in a circle, I really need to use up some DSP and that would be a GREAT card to use it for!!! I might have to case your design!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love these cards! The one with the plane is so sweet! :)

  4. Super duper love - now I am even more excited to use my stamps since I have both sets you used!

    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with Anthea, thank you so much!

  5. You're on a real roll! I absolutely adore the Smile and You Mean the World to Me cards.

  6. Beautiful Toni, as always! Love the bright colors you picked!