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Card Making with The Paper Crate

Happy May!  I am so glad to be here and with the bloggers from Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop. Last month we worked with flowers and I made these cute Solar Lights for my flower garden. This month we are working with stamps. This is so timely, as I attended a card making event with the owner and artist behind The Papercrate, Shannon Silvermann.

Shannon sponsors different classes throughout our community of Saint Louis. She is an expert in the field and it is hard to get into her courses. I happened to get into this delightful card making class where I got to work with several kinds of stamps.

We made three cards, one Mother's Day, one birthday and one "for my friend" card. They turned out so cute!  I'm not going to show you my Mother's Day card as my mom reads my blog and I don't want her to see her card here!  I will share the others!

This birthday card uses the Dahlia stamp from Unity Stamps.  Can you tell what the background is?  That's right, a sheet of the small label stickers!  Clever, huh? The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin' Up.

The For My Friend card uses the hydrangea stamp from the Lovely Blooms set from Newton's Nook Designs. It includes that darling Mason jar (that's stamped on vellum!)   I got to use a watercolor technique on the stamp which is basically using a marker and then going over it with water.  I love that look.

We met at a shop in Old Town in Saint Charles. Many of these shops were former homes and have these darling attic rooms. It was a great place to meet and we got to shop there afterward.

Shannon has a subscription box that comes monthly that you can subscribe to.  Learn more on her site here. Shannon is offering my readers a discount for the first box.  Use code MOMS 15 to get 15% off!!  Thank you, Shannon!

 From the website:

Each monthly box contains kits to make four original & uniquely designed cards including a stamp set, embellishments, instructions and a variety of items to complete your cards. Some boxes will include a special surprise. You will learn new techniques as you master your card making craft. Makes a great gift for the crafter in your life!

Free Welcome Kit For new subscribers
At least 4 different cards each month\
Embellishments and Stamp Sets
A different surprise every month
Great gift for beginners and long-time crafters

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Sign up by the last day of the month and we will ship our box to you on the 4th of every month!
Ships worldwide from the United States
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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop

On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. May's theme is Stamps! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Stamps in the project.

Our April Co-hosts

Jenny at Cookies, Coffee and Crafts
Heather at Glitter on a Dime • Marie at DIY Adulation • Michele at Coastal Bohemian • Beverly at Across the Blvd • Gail at Purple Hues & Me
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  1. I think those cards came out great! I have to check this out. I'm all about some quality crafting time.

  2. Hydrangea blooms are my favorite. They are lovely in person. I like this sticker option too!

  3. This would be awesome to do with my kid for Mothers Day! We love to craft together and they are so creative. Yours are beautiful!

  4. Thanks for sharing. By reading this, I was reminded of mothers-day coming up.
    My wife also has a keen interest in card making and I can therefore relate to your passion.
    Your work is beautiful.

  5. Wendy Polisi12:17 PM

    Those were some absolutely beautiful cards! I love making my own cards since it makes it that much more special.

  6. What a great idea for a DIY project. We love doing things like this with the kiddos.

  7. I've been looking for some ideas for the holidays. This would be a good idea to throw into our holiday traditions.

  8. I love homemade cards and yours are beautiful! The mason jar one is my favorite.

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra10:53 AM

    These cards are lovely! I used to make my own cards too. I need to start doing that again because homemade greeting cards are a definite keepsake

  10. The cards are fun . I especially like the idea of using the label stickers as a background. So much fun.

  11. I love how these two cards turned out and I bet your Mom will just love her Mother's Day card! The background using stickers is genious, really, and I love this kind of creativity in my crafts, too. Pinning it to my card-making board on Pinterest, my dear.


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