Thursday, August 4, 2011


Remember I said the mailman had brought me some SPLASHTASTIC SUMMER goodness this week?  Here's the first card I've made with K Andrew Design's clear stamps! I just love these stamps. You can mix 'n' match the phrases to say just about anything you want. So much fun!!!

You can find K Andrew Design's clear stamps here:

You can find her blog here:

Every stamp set sell contributes $1 to various charities. I love that I'm helping with a charity while getting some goodies for me too.  There is a list of which stamp set help which charity here:

This card design is from the magazine PAPERCRAFTS July / August 2011 issue on page 52. It's called the "Big Button Hi Card" and was designed by Teri Anderson.  I adapted it a little, but the basics are the same. You can find out more about this magazine here:

Card base is Pink from Recollections cardstock pack.
Dotted paper also from Recollections.
Orange dotted ribbon from Joann's.
Paperclips, Buttons, & Twine from stash.
Sentiment clear stamp, "You are my sunshine" from K Andrew Design's "Splash-tastic Summer" set and inked with Colorbox chalk inks.


DOODLECHARMS Cricut Cartridge
Sunshine page 96 cut @ 2 1/2" and with Shadow feature. Keypad overlay Row 2, Column 5.

PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Cricut Cartridge
Grass page 78 cut @ 1 1/2" and trimmed to fit horizontally.  Keypad overlay Row 5, Column 5.  I actually put a strip of paper in the Cricut to cut the grass border. By doing this, I am able to use the original cut as well as the "negative" of the leftover paper.  This card is using the negative from the left over paper.

If you have made some projects using K Andrew Design's "Splash-tastic Summer" clear stamps, please feel free to post them on my 
Facebook wall for PAUSE DREAM ENJOY
or leave me a link to them in the comment section of this post.  I'd love to get some more ideas using these stamps!  And if you haven't checked out her stamps yet, pop over and take a look.  If you end up ordering, please let her know Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy sent you over. Have a Sunshiny day! :) Janis


Cheryl Gaffney said...

Great card Janis. I love how you'll pull out your old carts as much as your new ones. I just designed a card that uses PDDU. :)

Hugs, Cheryl

Heather said...

Bright & sunshiny....guess that's kinda the point, eh? Very cute.


sophiesmama said...

What a fun, bright and cheerful card, Janis! I love it, and I love Kristal's stamps too! They stamp perfectly the first time and I love that you can mix and match the phrases. Thanks for showing us your adorable card! Hugs to you and Bonnie!

Sharon said...

What a sunny card!! I love it! When DD was a baby, I would rock her and sing You are my sunshine to her. I so love your card!! The buttons on the paperclips are just great! :)

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Janis, this car dis wonderful, yet so simple! I like the color choices on this card too-esp the ribbons!

Erika Valdez said...

Super fun card it is so bright and happy!! That is my favorite sentiment from Kristals stamps!!

Lots of Love,

JulieK said...

I love this card! The paperclip buttons are fantastic! I saw your card on the Getting Cricky FB page and had to come over and follow your blog! Awesome work! Can't wait to see what you create next!