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Have you seen the news? I’m designing for The Paperie Card Kit and I’m loving it! Wendy does amazing cards so I’m using the kit  to show how it can be used in other ways, like to do LO’s.

Since I love doing 8.5×11 LO’s, this kit was great fun to work on – plus the colours and papers were amazing, a great mix of Authentique and Allison Kreft. There was so much product in the kit that I was able to do 4 LO’s and a mini album with a bunch of supplies left over to use on other pieces.

Rather than overload you with images, I’m going to just show a couple of LO’s now and I’ll post the others in the next day or so.

These first two LO’s have pictures of Molly from way back when she was just a wee little one – two of my all-time faves of her.

Almost everything I used was from the kit, the only exceptions being a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil, Weathered Wood Distress Ink, and a bit of Custard Mister Huey’s Spray.

sugar & spice

I inked over the stencil to create a background for my photo, then layered lots of the patterned paper for a burst of colour:

sugar & spice - layers & stencil

I finished up with some spray droplets, washi tape, and a brad near the top:

sugar & spice - washi & brad

The second LO is Molly in a second-hand frog costume that she literally wore everywhere for months. It was her coat until she just couldn’t squeeze herself in any more!


The title was something she said as she was jumping in the puddles – I’m terrible at titles so this is a super easy way to get around that struggle!

Once again, I added very little to the kit – another stencil, Clay Mister Huey’s, and a border punch that mimicked the froggie spots. I lightly misted through the stencil to create some interest and a background and punched the circles to draw the eye down through the LO:

froggie - mist & punch

I punched half circle in the photo to nestle the “hi” button in and then added a couple more from the same pack. I also popped up the picture for some more dimension on the page:

froggie - buttons

As a side note, I try to upload everything to my Flickr account so if you ever want to see everything together, that’s the place to go. It’s also reasonably well-organized into sets too!

Back soon with another couple of LO’s – this is a limited kit so call The Paperie ASAP if you want one. They only do the card kit every other month and it’s well worth getting!