Archive | February 11, 2013

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Rainbow color schemes are hot, text design elements are hot, and washi tape is hot. And designer Terri Davenport managed to get them all in to one card!

The main part of this card is digital, which allowed Terri to create a special effect. To get the effect of the text sentiment in between the stripes in the pattern, Terri selected a digital patterned paper, and then added the text into the pattern digitally before printing it and adhering it to the card.

This simple, clean and bright card is a great design to have on hand because it is great for a lot of uses – kids and young people, men, teachers, and so many other people would just love this card!

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (Raven). Digital Patterned Paper: Designer Digitals (Striped Mix: Rainbow Paper Pack No. 1 by Katie Pertiet). Tape: Bella Blvd. Font: Adrianstars.

Design Team: Terri Davenport

Terri Davenport has been paper crafting since 1995. She is currently a creative team member with Designer Digitals and Ta Da Creative Studios. Terri teaches digital scrapbooking classes locally at Owens Community College She has won several contests including Creating Keepsake’s Hall of Fame and Paper Crafts World Card Making Day contests. Terri lives in Toledo, OH with her husband, four sons and dog. Since even the dog is male, her blog is appropriately titled Outnumbered.


Gallery Highlights | 2.11.2013

Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This edition’s layouts are all about using color and pattern to tell a story. I’m in love with all of these designs and I can’t wait for you to see them. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Epic Family Trip to DC by adventurousBran

Brandy used a map as the background for the pictures of her family’s trip. She layered tiny pictures over the map showing highlights of their visit and used dimensional adhesive so that they literally popped off the map. She also stamped and misted the background, added in adorable shapes and cut-outs as well as little bits of journaling. This is such a great idea – I can’t wait to try this for my family’s next trip.

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Have you ever considered using a layout as inspiration for a card? Designer Yana Smakula’s card was inspired by this layout by Kelly Goree!


This quick and easy card features a wonderful die set from Spellbinders and Becky Fleck called Say What?.


By adhering the speech bubbles using different heights – 1mm and 2mm foam dots –  of dimensional adhesive, as well as leaving some flat, it created more depth and interest on the card.


Supplies | Cardstock: Dovecraft (Premium White). Patterned Paper: Echo Park (So Happy Together 6×6 pad). Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders (Grand Calibur). Dies: Spellbinders (Say What?). Pearls: Hero Arts (Light Green). Alphabets: American Crafts Thickers (Rockabye White, Amy Tangerine Foam Journal White). Adhesive: Dovecraft. Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Designer: Yana Smakula

Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.