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Jan 4, 2010

Krafty Pure Innocence Previews

Oh my goodness, have I ever been having a blast playing with the new Pure Innocence images this month! I'm sure, that these sweet little stamps are going to FLY out the door again this month! I didn't realize until I started writing this post that I used lots of kraft paper on ALL my samples today!

And, I've been having such a blast that I've got THREE samples to share with you today, and I've got one more saved up for the Shop Hop on Wednesday night!

I know my boys are so excited for our crop share at the local farm to start up again this spring, so that they can resume their weekly visits to our local farm. The boys LOVE collecting eggs at the hen house. So, I had to create a basket full of farm fresh eggs - complete, of course with my favorite October Afternoon Farm Fresh paper.

Thanks to Michele, I've become fascinated with matting the same color as my cardbase, and in particular, I'm loving it with kraft paper. I've been aging the matting to help it stand apart from the card base, and look how fun it is on the Apron lace punch!!

And, I tell you, I know you girls are going to FLIP out over this sweet stamp set too! She's such a sweetie pie with her adorable little umbrella! I paper pieced her coat, umbrella and boots too. This adorable paper is from Bo Bunny and I love that with double sided paper, you've got lots of mix and match options for your paper piecing, and for your panels too.

Lots of sewing, distress inks, and a sweet little button cluster. I even got brave and faced my fear of Stickles to add some shine to the raindrops.

****NOW ETSY LISTED! By the way, I'm now adding both this Farm Fresh Eggs card and the Umbrella Girl card to my Etsy store today! ****

And, you may know, that I'm a mom of two little boys, so I've been dying to have a Pure Innocence boy to stamp with.

I wanted my little bundled up guy to have a handmade little sweater, so I decided to paper piece him with this sweet Jenni Bowlin patterned paper. His little houndstooth sweater was stamped, then trimmed out and I added distress ink to all the edges of the sweater for some added texture.

I pieced all around the main panel, wrapped the card with some chocolate stitched ribbon and added a button trio.

This sweet boy and his little puppy are sporting matching scarves, and I've used a quick dollop of liquid applique to his little knit cap.

Quick note: I'm sure you've seen the rule of three before, but if not, just a quick tip, if you're adding multiples of an embellishment, try to keep it to an odd number - its more pleasing to the eye. I also try to vary the way that I thread my buttons, you'll see here that I've got one one criss cross, one tied in a bow, and one threaded straight through. I also like to mix up the sizes for interest.

If you're still with me, you deserve a medal today (or maybe you just loooove Pure Innocence like I do!!) You'll find links to all the designers that have samples today on Kim's blog today after 11 am EST.

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Allison said...

Fabulous creations! Love all the piecing!

Melody said...

All three cards are amazing! I love the kraft and your combination of papers. the buttons, the sewing!

StampOwl said...

Great choice of DP Joanne and love all your button combos

texasjodylynn said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne... those are all SO adorable! LOVE them!

Julie E said...

Personally, I love the kraft kick you are on!

Lisa H. said...

all 3 are so sweet! great combo of papers (love that houndstooth on the boy card) and of course I LOVE the kraft-looks great with everything.

Cindy Haffner said...

All AMAZING!!

Christina Fischer said...

You are a rockstar!! These are amazing! I swear I could stare at your creations all day -- but then I'd never get anything else done!

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGosh... these are adorable!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Jo, these are just TOO cute! If i hadn't already seen the stamps when visiting Kim last week I'd be falling out of my chair for that little guy and our egg collecting sweetie after seeing these cards!

margie c said...

Adorable cards! Love kraft and your paper piecing!
But the lil boy steals the show!
I'm a mom of 2 boys too, and always on the hunt for boy images :)
TFS~ margie

Kerry J. said...

Absolutely adorable!! I love all three - especially the paper piecing on all of them! ACK!!

Rachael said...

Your cards really make me smile! They're SO adorable! I love your bright colors, your bows are amazing, and your photography is astounding! Do you have a light box or something? Could you give me some photography tips (bitterroot_cards@yahoo.com)?

Steph K (booga3) said...

Love all your kraft creations, Joanne! SO adorable!

Leslie said...

You were right! I LOVE them all!Beautiful cards Joanne.

Julie Masse said...

Stinkin cute!! Can't wait to get them!! :)

Kelli said...

Shoppers beware!!! I'm throwin elbows to get those babies before they sell out!!! LMAO

Joanne these cards are AWESOME, and too cute to NOT play with !!!! I totally love the egg basket!!!!!

Tracey said...

Seriously adorable! I love each of these images and your cards are gorgeous!!

Kim said...

ACK! There is too much cuteness in blog land today! Awesome cards Jo!

Sherrie said...

All of them are adorable Joanne! I especially love the easter one as I had a cute little gingham dress like that....so sweet!

Jackie Pedro said...

You're killing me with the Kraft! These are all so adorable, Joanne!!

Barbara said...

All three cards are just totally adorable, Joanne!!

Julie Dinn said...

All three cards are just gorgeous Joanne! Thanks for the reminder to get out that Kraft paper!

raduse said...

Ack!!!!! They're just amazing!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible cards, Joanne! Each a treat in its own unique way!

Wendy said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! Look at the Easter one, omg!! Have to get it...when does it go on sale???

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow! These are all just wonderful and fun. Love them all.

Meahni said...

Hey Joanne, you have so many STUNNING creations, I don't know where to comment, lol.
Thanks for all the inspiration, I needed it.

Kathy Daume' said...

Joanne, you are KILLING me with these teasers. That kraft looks AMAZING! You are making me want to run to my craft room immediately and get out the kraft!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are all three so darn cute!!!

 
 

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