Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Local Fever....

Midweek!! woohooo!! looking forward to the 3 day weekend... i'm hoping it's filled with craft time... hehe...

quick sharing today on some cards i made last week into the weekend.... the cards featured here today may be purchased at Island Paperie in Kahului... i'm starting to get a good feel going back to my roots and playing with some "local" images... guess once i stepped out of my comfort zone, things just came right along... today i'm showcasing one of Island Paperie's stamp sets called Nesting Lauae... it's a very versatile set to use and i'll show you a way i've used it...
first card up is pretty simple... i stamped the Lauae on white CS making use of the nesting sizes and kinda of creating my own patterned paper... this was the first attempt at using the stamps... i then embossed the base CS stock (green) with swiss dots and added a Mahalo sentiment from TGF's Anya says set... took some brown CS and embossed it with SU!'s square lattice folder... to cover up the cuts i wrapped raffia around the card layer and added a leaf shaped button... just like the pineapple one a few days ago....
didn't want to waste the paper scraps from the Hula Anya card i made last week so i did something similar to the card above this one without the embossing.... and a hint of blue... i'm guessing this could go for a guy or girl... don't you think??
then i really didn't what to throw away these circle scraps and made this card... LOL... i just LOVE DCWV's Green Tea Stack... can't you tell?! hehehe! sentiment is from Stampendous and i added some twine and some rhinestones... some of the papers have a shine to them which makes it nice...

there you have it... a showcase on Island Paperie's stamp set and some easy cards you can whip up in no time AND use scraps on... =D that's always a plus in my book! Check out Island Paperie's website for more local/hawaiian themed products and i'll be back soon with more cards that are available for purchase there! Thanks for coming by!! Hugs!


  1. Wonderful cards!! I like the color combos in them!!

  2. Kris these are all so cute! I am so loving these papers, and glad to see that you don't waste any of it. I love when I can do that. Hugs, Lisa

  3. Hi Kris,
    Love all the cards! I love that stamp too. I wish I was in Maui to go check out your cards. You rock girl! Hugs,

  4. Great set of cards Kris! Yup I think they can be for both guy or girl... those are the best! ;)

  5. What fun "local fever" cards. They are my favorite kinds of cards. :) I love the stamps that you used for them.

  6. these are all really great cards! i love the DP too.


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