Archive | March 3, 2013

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Susie Moore

Card Annex designer Susie Moore is back again today with another fabulous example of her Copic coloring skills on this fun get well card! The hair of her fairy absolutely glows in the sunlight. It’s hard to believe that she’s hand colored and not real!

The asymmetric piece of patterned paper on the bottom of this card pushes the eye to the left, the direction that the fairy is traveling, enhancing the visual effect that she is moving that direction. It seems to “push” her.

If the lovely My Mind’s Eye papers on this card have inspired you, be sure to come back tomorrow when we start our My Mind’s Eye feature week, which will show off cards by our designing highlighting all of their latest CHA Winter 2013 releases!

Supplies | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found – Blush). Stamp: Nellie Snellen. Markers: Copic. Dies: Spellbinders, MFT Stamps (border). Bling: unknown.

Designer: Susie Moore

Susie Cannon Moore is married to her soulmate Randall, and between them they have five grown children – four boys and one girl – and five wonderful grandchildren. They live in a small country town called Maypearl, Texas. Susie has been paper crafting all her life, but started scrapbooking seriously in 1998. She  has been published in Paper Crafts and Just Steampunk, and also have been on HGTVʼ’s Crafterʼ’s Coast to Coast. Susie loves to scrapbook her family, and do mini books (mostly as gifts). Card making is also a passion she has embraced for years. As a computer nerd, she especially enjoys using digis. In May of 2011, Susie, who has been a dieaholic from the early Sizzix days, started a website devoted to crafting with dies. You can visit her website at The Dies Have It.


Way to Go! Congrats!

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It’s Britt, here today with a fun way to say “congratulations” to someone special!

In this card I mixed brightly colored, trendy embellishments with a monochromatic embossing technique.  I really like the contrast these items give, not only in color, but in style.


I usually associate the white-on-white embossing with more elegant, sophisticated designs, but by choosing a bold, graphic embossing folder and pairing it with more fun and hip embellishments I was able to give this technique a more fresh and funky life.

Supplies | Cardstock: The Paper Company. Twine: Divine Twine (Teal). Sentiment Banners: Elle’s Studio Digital (Everyday Greetings). Rosette: American Crafts. Embossing Folder: QuicKutz (Rings).

Designer: Britt Bass

Britt Bass has been papercrafting since the age of ten when she was given her first scrapbook for Christmas, 1995. Her love of cardmaking is only a few years old, but she has taken to the craft with passion and enthusiasm. She loves many different styles and is particularly partial to tools of every shape, size, and function. She currently serves as a design team member for DCWV, Hampton Art, Craftwork Cards (USA), and Heartstring Designs and her work can be seen in the pages of several issues of Designed to Color. Britt is a crafty social media junky with active, craft dedicated pages on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. If you want to see more of Britt’s work, she posts card inspiration and design team projects on her blog, Pink Paper Crowns.