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Friday, October 4, 2013

October Blog Hop for Kiwi Lane

Welcome Kiwi Lane Blog Hoppers!  You should be hopping over from Michelle's blog.  If you came here any other way, I highly suggest you head back to Kiwi Lane's blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the crafty goodness!  Don't forget to comment along the way because one lucky commenter from one of the participating blogs will win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop.  Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way:


  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. La-Vie Borde-Perry 
  3. Lyne Schnable-Blodgett 
  4. Jennifer Budge 
  5. MekaMatthews
  6. JeNn Nicholes 
  7. Joan Holmes Leitch
  8. Michelle King Beaudry
  9. Gail Owens  (You are HERE)


So not only is it Kiwi Lane's Blog Hop this weekend, but Saturday is World Card Making Day.  (click this link for some more fun with Kiwi Lane for WCD!)  This is the event that kicks off the season of cardmaking for the holidays.  But, instead of holiday cards, I have a few cards to share with you that show how dimension can be added to cards made with the Kiwi Lane Templates.  Here's what my cards looked like after I "Framed" them:
The first card I made was the simplest one and was the top right card:
Supplies:  paper (Authentique); card stock (Georgia Pacific); stamps (Technique Tuesday); ink (Ranger, American Crafts, ColorBox); punch (Marvy Uchida); resin flower (Making Memories)

Templates:  Sentiments 2B, Adorn 1B, Tiny Wildflower 3T, Tiny Brackets 1T, Tiny Accents 2T

This card is quite easy and really quick to make- simply trace, cut and ink all the pieces according to the "Framed" design.  Stamp your sentiment on the Tiny Bracket. Punch out a flower, curl the petals around a pencil to add some dimension, adhere it to the card and add a resin flower center.  Here's a better  view of the curled flower petals:
My next card was a little bit higher on the difficulty level, but still pretty darn easy:
Supplies: cardstock (Georgia Pacific); patterned paper (3 Bugs in a Rug); brad (We R Memory Keepers); pearls (Doodlebug); stamp (7 Gypsies); ink (Ranger); pen (Uniball Signo); punch (Martha Stewart)

Templates used: Tiny Tags 7T, Tiny Accents 1T, Tiny Holiday 7T, Paradise 4

I used the small poinsettia to do a double layer of leaves under the flower.  I used a white ball point pen to outline a few of my shapes to add definition to the layers.  And I bent the four layers of the flower to add dimension without having to add anything between the layers.  Here's what it looks like from the side:


My third card was a little bit more involved to make, but still super easy using the templates:
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company); patterned paper (3 Bugs in a Rug); letter stickers (Echo Park); twine (Owl Supply on Etsy); glitter glue (American Crafts); sequins (Making Memories); moon (craft supply); rhinestone star (Teresa Collins); pen (Staedlter); ink (Ranger)

Templates used: Sentiments 3A, Adventure 1 & 2, Card Strips 1/2" & 1"

For this card, the layers of templates are simple.  But, to add more depth, I added foam adhesive to the star shape.  And I added the sequins, rhinestones and glitter glue for some detail.  To top everything off, I did a hand written sentiment (you could add a stamp if you'd rather).  This card was a bit more labor intensive than the previous ones, and took more time, but only because I had to wait for the glitter glue to dry.  The actual cutting and inking was easy!  Here's a closer look from the side:

My last card is the most labor intensive of the day:
Supplies: cardstock (Georgia Pacific); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); twine (LilyBelle's Paperie on Etsy); brads (My Mind's Eye); pearls (Making Memories and Doodlebug); jewel (Doodlebug); vellum (Provo Craft); stamp (Heidi Grace Designs); ink (Ranger, Colorbox); pens (Uniball Signo, Staedtler)

Templates used:  Adorn 3A, Tiny Tags 1T & 6T, Tiny Nature 2T

This card really is fairly self explanatory- all you do is trace, cut and ink the pieces using your Kiwi Lane Templates.  The details make this card!  I used a black pen and a white pen to go around the pieces, adding dimension and detail. And I added a vellum butterfly that I also drew some detail on.  Here's a closer look at that detail:

Whew!! That was a marathon post!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and I really hope it inspires you to go and create your own cards using Kiwi Lane Designs Templates!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog (and all the blogs along the hop) for your chance to win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop.  One lucky commenter will be chosen from one of the participating blogs and announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th.  You have until 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 to comment.

I think, since you made it through that super long post (and the rest of the blog hop), you deserve a chance to win something nice from me- don't you?  Leave a comment on my blog letting me know which card was your favorite and I'll have my own little drawing for a set of templates... I may even let the winner choose the set they want. ;)  You have until Sunday, October 6th at 11:59 pm MST to comment and the winner will be announced here on my blog on Tuesday, October 7th, 2013

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

39 comments:

ArtSeRae Taylor said...

I I love them absolutely gorgeous!!! I dont have KLD templates but I want some now!

Emmie said...

love the pink and green. I have all the borders and just a couple of the accessories. I don't do very many cards...don't like giving away my work! hahahaha

Lyne Blodgett said...

I'm in love with the over the moon card. So adorable!

Roseanna C said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I like to see the framing and then the finished piece. Love all the cards,
but my fav is the first Live Laugh Love.

carrie said...

I really love how your post progresses from simplest to most involved. All your cards are beautiful. I really like card #2 with the layered flower and swirls. Great Job on all. I will be "lifting" some of your ideas for Card making day. Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy Scrappin Carrie

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bamafan said...

I really love all of your cards, but I guess my favorite is the second one--just love the colors! I like seeing how the templates are used on cards.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all terrific.

Deborah Johnson said...

LOVE your cards!! Over the Moon is my fav.

Anna C said...

Your cards are amazing and you do a wonderful job of showing how pattern paper is all you need to rock out the kiwi lane templates. Especially that last card. Fantastic designs! Thank you for working so hard.

TINA said...

Wow! I can only choose one favorite card?! These are all fabulous! I guess I like the second one best :) thanks for sharing!

JaniceA said...

Wow! Is right you cards are beautiful. Thank you for showing how you set them up.

ScrappinChick said...

WOW! wonderful job on your projects.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you set up the templates to how you made your card. That is awesome to be able to do that. It is hard to choose a fav. cause they are all so pretty. But I will say I love butterflies so that one is going to be my favorite. Wonderful job.

Janis said...

Your cards are each very beautiful!! I love them all, but my fave is the second one. Just love the dimension you added by lifting and layering the petals.

How lovely of you to offer us some of these wonderful templates!! You didn't require us to become follower to be eligible, but I am a new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
<3 J

Anne said...

loved all the dimension in your cards - thanks for sharing your talents

TheresaH said...

I liked both the Live,Laugh,Love and the Over the moon. Great ideas.

Kristina MacKeen said...

Gail, Gail, Gail! Can I be you when (or if) I grow up?!? Your cards are amazing.
PS - I love the name of your blog!

julie e said...

The second card is my favorite.

Brat said...

Gorgeous art! I love the first card. :) I love flowers and the texture you've created on this card.

CraftyRia said...

Great cards and great use of the templates!

Judith said...

Really like the way you've combined colour, pattern and templates.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards using these templates. My favorite is the last one--I love the butterfly.
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C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Great projects! love all the layering!

La-Vie B.
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Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing all your projects! I love all the dimension in your cards!

terylswife said...

awesome cards. the color combo on the first is beautiful. Thanks for showing how you framed the cards, that makes cardmaking with KLD templates much easier (and just in time for cardmaking day!)

Pam Wesson said...

I love all of them! I have most of the KlD templates and I use them constantly when I scrapbook or make cards! Thank you for all these wonderful ideas.

a1983alaskan said...

Gail, I love the progression you've shown from easiest to more difficult designs. They are all fantastic cards!

Teresa Melling said...

Your cards are so cute. I love all of them, but my favorite is the first one.

Jennifer Key said...

I love all of the cards that you made.

Natalie said...

I love your cards! Seeing how you laid out the templates, then seeing the finished card really helps me visualize your thought process.(and...I love the Sentiments 2 templates...for your extra drawing)

MMDesi9ns said...

Gail wonderful work on the cards hun.. Just beautiful..

Golden Goddess Designs said...

I really like all your cards! over the moon is great and I loved how you used bling for the body of the dragonfly! super cute!

Helen L said...

LOVE your cards! Your layout and color placement was just perfect!!

Mary said...

Fun Cards, they are marvelous!!!

Paula said...

I LOVE your cards! Your color combinations are so pretty! Thank you for the awesome ideas! Your blog is fun!

Jenna said...

Beautiful cards. You inspire me to get out my KLT's and make some fun cards. I love your work!

Janet said...

Awesome job (as usual) Gail! Seeing how you laid out the templates and then the cards made it all click. Over the Moon would have to be my favoritest card!

Audra Ciasullo said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing.

Heather said...

Wow! These cards are amazing!!! I love them all! So hard to pick a favorite, but I'd say #2!
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