Saturday, July 9, 2011

Everyday Cards

Every time I go to a crafts store lately, I find myself absolutely drooling over the new K&Co. collections that they have out.  And, it seems like there are almost always a couple of new collections, or ones that I haven't seen before, pretty much every time I drop into Michael's or JoAnn's.  I try really hard not to buy it all, in part because a lot of K&Co. stuff, while I love it, is very feminine and flowery and as far as scrapbooking, I just don't use those kinds of papers and embellishments.  I do the occasional feminine page, but with two boys, I use a lot more neutral or outdoorsy kinds of things.  But, I do make girly cards, and I just could not resist buying some stuff from one of the most recent lines, called Aubrianna.  The colors are blues, purples, pinks and greens, and the papers and embellishments are all so beautiful that I just could not resist buying a few items and making some cards.  Here are a few of the cards, up close:

Above is a close up of some of the embellishments on the card made with little squares of paper.  One thing I love about K&Co. is that they make their paper pads in that little 5x7 size, so you can use the sheets as photo mats or for card backgrounds.  I wasn't willing to toss any of those beautiful prints away, which is how I ended up making a card with the little scrap squares.

The one below is probably my favorite of the bunch.  I just love how the polka dot flowers (those are Prima, I think) look with the chipboard embellishments in the center.

Here's a close up of those flowers:

And here are a couple more cards, using really pretty blues and greens:

You know, I really need to find more people to write and send cards to on a regular basis.  Cuz I've already got more cards in my stash than I could ever use, and still I make more!  Oh, well.  What can I say?  Sometimes that K&Co. siren is just calling my name.