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Cards | Happy Mother’s Day

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What better to use for a Mother’s Day card than the lush femininity of Melissa Frances? Any mom would be thrilled to get this gorgeous card designed by Evgenia Petzer with Melissa Frances’ “Classic Elegance” collection.

By layering a lot of soft, delicate elements, Evgenia created a card that has a collage look but without being heavy visually. There’s a lot of tone-on-tone cream color that adds to this effect with the layered elements.

The beautiful flower on the card is handmade. Evgenia made it with Melissa Frances ribbon:

When you make a card for your one and only mom, it’s always nice to make it truly unique. In this case I decided to make a handmade flower. I used the ribbon from Melissa Frances and the hot glue gun and put the sparklet in the centre. Its a focal point of my card!

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances (Classic Elegance). Chipboard: Wycinanka (Polish manufacturer). Flower: handmade (Melissa Frances ribbon).
Die: Papertrey Ink. Pearls: Melissa Frances.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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Cards | Hello [American Crafts]

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Welcome back to our American Crafts feature week! This lovely card is by Card Annex designer Evgenia Petzer, featuring a wide variety of American Crafts in her signature layering style.

It’s interesting to note the selection of collections that Evgenia has pulled from to create this card. She’s combined supplies from Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper, Pebbles, and Dear Lizzy – all of whom have very distinct signature styles that would not be considered naturally compatible at first glance. But by carefully picking and choosing specific elements, and centering on a color scheme, Evgenia has melded these very different items into a cohesive creation.

Evgenia’s eye for detail is always evident in her designs – even in finding supplies that others might throw away and turning them into beautiful pieces of her design!

When looking at the wonderful cut off strips of American Craft brand papers I can never throw them away, as they can give you some really nice extra touches. Like on this card – the sentiment hello and the mail stripe in the left of the card are these cut offs.

I really love to make cards and often compare it to puzzle making. I just absolutely love the moment when all the pieces come together in a way that makes my eye happy! In this card I also incorporated lots of little bits and pieces, and really hope you will enjoy it!

Supplies | Patterned Papers: American Crafts “My Girl” (Sunny Savannah), Amy Tangerine “Yes, Please” (Share, Consistent). Stamps: Amy Tangerine (Hey There). Brads: Crate Paper (Party Day). Flair: Dear Lizzy (Lucky Charm). Stickers: Amy Tangerine (Yes Please 3D stickers), Pebbles (Walnut Grove Masking Tape stickers). Ink: Colorbox. Other: Sewing Machine, Seam Binding.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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Happy Birthday With Love

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It’s Evgenia, back with more of Card Annex’s feature week of My Mind’s Eye! This card is from My Mind’s Eye’s new “Collectable” collection.

When I work with bright papers I prefer to focus on using not more then 3 main colors. It is always much easier to work with one collection, where the designers do all the hard work for you and the papers match perfectly.

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Don’t forget about playing with your sewing machine, with using colorful threads you can add more fun to your project!
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By using dies like this butterfly,  you can make your card more dimensional and appealing. Felt is a great way to add texture to a die.

Supplies | Patterned Papers: My Mind’s Eye “Collectable” (Unforgettable:New, Unforgettable:Fresh, Unforgettable:Remember). Tags: Chic Tags (Love Note Artist, Love Note Phrases). Washi Tape: Freckled Fawn. Brads: My Mind’s Eye (Sunny Day). Dies: Papertrey Ink. Felt: Papertrey Ink. Pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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Happy Birthday

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Evgenia Petzer’s lovely vintage style is the perfect showcase for showing the beauty of tone-on-tone embellishing!  This blue and white patterned paper is so pale that  it mostly appears white to the eye. Layering the white embellishments on top of it gives a subtle effect of texture without being overwhelming. What you see instead is the detail of the embellishments, without being assaulted by their color.

The absence of color for the most part makes the single dark large flower an extra powerful focal point because of the sharp contrast it makes to the rest of the design.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances (Classic Elegance). Vellum Envelope: Melissa Frances. Button: Melissa Frances. Flower: Prima. Die: Papertrey Ink (Doily), Marianne Design (leaves). Font: B52.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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Wedding Wishes

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A few large design elements, paired with a plethora of small touches, makes this card a beautiful way to send wedding wishes! Designer Evgenia Petzer shows here how a three step layering process can produce a beautiful card.

The first step is the patterned paper background. Two designs of patterned paper were blocked together to make the background, with a few touches of distressing and a stitched border.

The second step is to place the large design elements: the butterflies and flower, and the sentiment. The butterflies were “fussy cut” out of patterned paper from the same Inkido collection that the background was created from.

And finally, the small touches are added. The various different gems and rhinestone elements that are scattered around the card’s front add the finishing touch to the design and make it look really put together.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Inkido (Beautiful Memories). Butterflies: Handcut from patterned paper (Inkido). Flowers: Prima (Bel Canto), unknown. Gems: Kaisercraft, Inkido. Font: B52.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about two years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a four year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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So Sweet Baby Girl

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 When you are delivering a card in person and don’t have to worry about fitting it in an envelope and mailing it, you can really get creative – and dimensional! Designer Evgenia Petzer likes to add details to her cards, and this one has a lot of them hiding in her collage of embellishments.

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The little bottle filled with beads mimics a baby rattle. The various layers of paper background are held in place (or appear to be, at least) by several different kinds of stitching. Gesso was used on one of the buttons to create a textured faux finish. And the distressed edges of the background papers adds just a bit of character to the whole arrangement.

Collage isn’t just for wall hangings or layouts…take it out for a try on a card!

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Little Bo Peep). Chipboard: Crate Paper (Little Bo Peep). Brads: Crate Paper (Little Bo Peep). Buttons: unknown. Beads: unknown. Felt: Papertrey Ink. Dies: Papertrey Ink (hearts, Parisian Doily). Glass Bottle: Melissa Frances. Rhinestones: Bo Bunny (Isabella). Other: Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio (White Gesso).

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


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