Archive | February 28, 2013

Make A Wish


 This fun and simple card by Card Annex designer Terri Davenport brings some hybrid elements to your card making!

Terri describes how she made the sentiment block:

To create the circle sentiment, I used the word “a” from the word brush set and layered it with a typed sentiment. I then printed it on photo paper and punched it with a circle punch.

The rest of the card is very simple (but effective), created with a block of patterned paper – the design echoes the round sentiment block – and a strip of themed patterned paper.

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper: American Crafts (dotted), Bella Blvd (candles). Digital Brush: Designer Digitals (Essential Words by Ali Edwards). Punch: Fiskars (circle). Font: Code Bold.

Designer: 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 also 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.


Thank You So Much




Wow, check out all the detail in this card by designer Kathy Martin! Kathy created a mini-collage using a variety of elements from her scrap supply stash. A design like this is perfect for using “leftovers” from other projects – a stray brad or button, a few strips of washi tape, a paper clip. A little ink sprayed across the finished piece makes the random pieces look tied together.

Also, can you find the visual triangle? Take a closer look at the brad, the button and the tiniest of the tags…see how they line up? They make a perfect triangle that frames the focal point sentiment!
Supplies | Cardstock: Neenah Paper (White). Patterned Paper: Unknown. Tags: unknown (white, manilla). Brad: Crate Paper. Button: Crate Paper. Tape: Bella Blvd. Wood  Accent: Studio Calico. Mini Paper Clip: Tim Holtz idea-ology. Jute: May Arts. Ink: unknown.

Designer: Kathy Martin

Kathy Martin resides in North Carolina with her husband Dan and her son Christopher. She’s been paper crafting since 2001, and is currently on design teams for Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Designs, Love My Tapes, and Pebbles. When she’s not playing with paper she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, antiquing, crochet and cat naps. Read more about Kathy on her blog, Card-Blanc.