Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guest Design Spot- Crafting By Designs challenge blog- "Think Warm Thoughts/Spring!"

Hello Crafteteers!

I am honored to say that I am the Guest Designer at Crafting By Designs!  The challenge is "Think Warm Thoughts/Spring".  Perfect idea for January...let's think spring!

One of my favorite flowers is the daffodil.  It is such a pleasure to see these magnificent beauties after all the snow has melted.  They are just so bright and cheerful.  What a great flower to start springtime!  

For my spring card I used Heartfelt Creations Daffy Daffodils stamp set.  The daffodil was heat embossed in gold on vellum paper.  Tim Holtz distress markers were used to color the image.  The vellum was adhered to ivory paper die cut using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.  The card base is Spellbinders' Diamond Effects (don't you just love that die?!).

The inside of the card has Happy Birthday (sentiment from Inspired by Stamping's Vintage Frames).  

Thanks so much to the talented crafters at Crafting by Designs for allowing me to be a guest designer today!  

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Stamp n Doodle, AG

Product used: Heartfelt Creations (Daffy Daffodils stamp set), Inspired by Stamping (Vintage Frames), Spellbinders (Diamond Effects, Opulent Ovals, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, A2 Matting Basics A), Tim Holtz (distress markers and ink pads in Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint), Stickles, Vellum, gold embossing powder, pearls, crafty spring thoughts.


  1. Such a pretty spring card - just what I need on a cold grey miserable day here!

  2. Fabulous card! love your die cutting!! Thanks for creating such beauty as a guest for Crafting by Designs this week! Mo DT xxx

  3. Beautiful !! I love happy yellow Daffodills, and that die is a favorite. Together they are lovely.
    YAY! It's snowing! We're taking River out to play, I bet Ella is loving the new snow too!

  4. This is gorgeous!! The Daffodil is so beautiful!! I love the card base - I have to get that die!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Beautiful Kathy Jo! I too love that die.

  6. This is such a beautiful card Kathy Jo, makes me look forward to the daffodils waking up! So glad you joined us this week as Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs!
    Hugs, Doris :)

  7. Congrats !!!!!!
    I'm thinking spring for sure & this is stunning !!! Love the colors -- layout -- whole 9 yards !! :))
    Such a pretty spring bday card !! Hugs !

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the intricate die for the card base, but most of all? The bright & cheery daffodil! I can't wait for some spring :)

  9. Thanks so much Kathy Jo, for taking the time to share your project & creativity! You are right - that die is worth the money! And I too am in love with the first showing of the Daffodils in Spring - brings a huge smile to my face.
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create: ATG Challenge
    RubberMAD (

  10. Beautiful card Kathy. Such bright, wonderful colors. Thank you so much for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. Beautiful card Kathy!! That die is gorgeous, great coloring!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  12. Stunning card, love the "think warm" theme, your daffodil certainly has cheered up my cold day, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Alex x

  13. Congrats or the GD! Not surprised. Your card is stunning inside and out. Love the hinged die fold and the flower is out of this world!! Beautiful painting!!


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