Card making project

I can’t remember how I got there – an email in my inbox?  a Cut it Up entry?  Not sure, but somehow I stumbled across a crafter named Kendra who made 50 cards using the Warm Wishes Crafty Courtyard kit by Pink and Main, one of my favorite shops.  The kit has an almost knitterly feel to it, and as you know, I’m a knitter!  On top of that, Kendra created a One Sheet Wonder-type of project, which I always enjoy, and she’s made it into a quarterly challenge.  With prizes!  It’s kind of OSW meets Kristie Marcotte’s 6×6 paper pad tutorial.  I’m in!!

I promptly ordered the Warm Wishes Crafty Courtyard kit and downloaded Kendra’s cutting template then followed along with her Youtube explaining the process.  I had fun making my first set of 16 cards and tried to use some of everything in the Crafty Courtyard kit so I felt justified with the purchase.  I do plan on using the rest of the papers, too, maybe even today.  I have eight full sheets left, plus a couple of scraps.  (You’ll be seeing a lot more of P&M products because I signed up for the Crafty Courtyard subscription!  I  received February’s at the same time that I got the Warm Wishes one, so that one will be next.)

So here are my cards for Kendra’s Card Challenge #1.I followed most of the card sketches almost exactly.  Here they are individually in card sketch order.

I used some of almost everything included in the kit.  An embossing folder is included with large dots on it, and I did emboss a piece of card stock with it but that didn’t make it onto any of my cards this time.  Also, I didn’t use any of the sequins.  I dislike the look of sequins just glued onto cards.  The hole in the middle is there so one can sew it on with a bead or a french knot, so just gluing them onto paper always looks unfinished to me.  Since I don’t have any beads that would match, I will probably try to put together a shaker card or two using them.  The colors are lovely.

I also used Newton’s Nook Festive Forest die set because it went beautifully with this kit.

So that’s my project!  Today is a wintry mix day here in the Shenandoah Valley, so I think I’ll probably be crafting today (you know, something different . . . 😉)


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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3 Responses to Card making project

  1. Katrina Brown (ScrappyHorses) says:

    Wow, so many cute cards!! Great papers and fun ideas!

  2. Theresa says:

    WOW! Look at all those winter cards! Nicely Done Evelyn! They’d be perfect Christmas cards for 2021! LOve the pretty snowflake and fun color combos! 🙂


  3. These are all very striking – love all the colour combinations!

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