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Picket Fence Studios October 2021 Release is Here

Hello my sweet friends! I’m so thrilled to be part of the October 2021 Release from Picket Fence Studios today. You are going to love the new goodies and all the cards made by our Design Team.

And this celebration needs a Giveaway to make it even more fun, so to participate you need to subscribe to PFS YouTube channel and leave a comment at the October 2021 Video Release from Lisa. Below you will find the video:

I hope you like all the cards I have created for this release. They were made with lots of love ❤️.

I hope you can join me this Saturday, October 16th with the 7 in 7 event at 6:00 pm Central Time over PFS Facebook Group. Please make sure you join the group in order to attend the class. We have a $50 gift card for one lucky winner, you just need to leave a comment during the live.

I will be teaching how to make this bookmark so set up your alarms for this October 16th at 6:00 pm Central Time. See you there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I can inspire you today.

You can find all affiliated links (at no cost to you) from all products below.

Your friend, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios August 2021 Release

Hello crafty friends! Today we are celebrating a new release from Picket Fence Studios. We have lots of wonderful products that you are going to have so much fun playing with. Also, there’s a fantastic GIVEAWAY over Picket Fence Studios Instagram account that you cannot miss.

Winners will be announced in August 18th over PFS Instagram account.

Below you will find all the cards are made using this new release. I hope you like them ❤️

And the 7 in 7 event is back!!! YAY 🥳 We had so much fun last month that we decided to have another event again. The Design Team and the owner of Picket Fence Studios will be teaching 7 classes in 7 days and they are FREE! Yes, you read that well! Also, you can win a $50 gift card GIVEAWAY each day. So if you want to participate in the giveaway just join the PFS Facebook Group and leave a comment during any live.

Winners will be announced in August 21st over PFS Facebook group.

Next is the list of all products from this August 2021 Release and these links are at no cost to you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Your friend, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios July 2021 Release is here

We are so excited to be launching this July 2021 Release from Picket Fence Studios. There are many Christmas goodies and so much more that you are going to love! Also, we have a new Paper Glitz Collection in different colors with lots of glitter. Additionally, there are new Paper Glaze Ombre sets with Fall and Christmas colors that you are going to enjoy!

And this big celebration also has a wonderful GIVEAWAY! You can win the stamps and dies you see below plus a Paper Glaze Ombre set, a Paper Glitz and a Sequin Mix Plus of your choice. The prize value is over $150. Winners will be announced next week. Good luck!

I have created several cards using this release and I had a wonderful time! You can see each card below and you will also find the complete list of new products at the bottom of this page. Affiliated links at no cost to you.

Here we have our new gnome die!

There’s another gnome and Paper Glaze in the background.

This slimline shows you our new Santa’s Snowy Hills Die along with our Christmas stamp A Happy Winter To You.

We also have new Word Topper Dies and sequins!

Here you can take a look at the new Paper Glitz.

You like Christmas tags? Well, here we have a set called Holiday Gift Tags Die and I even made shakers using these tag dies.

I used O’ Christmas Tree Sequins Mix Plus on this shaker.

I used Icicles Sequins Mix Plus on this shaker.

This Nesting Dolls Stamp just got my heart ❤️

Fall cards are one of my favorites! I used the pumpkin from Jack-O-Lantern Stencil to create this card 🧡

And my last card features Paper Glaze Ombre Polar Ice Layers

You cannot miss the 7 in 7 event and it starts today! Nicole Petersen will be teaching tonight July 14th at 6:00 p.m. Central time over our Facebook Community Fanpage. Each day we are also having a $50 gift card GIVEAWAY for a lucky winner. You just need to join us and leave comments. Please be sure to join our FB Group in order to attend this event each day. I’ll be teaching a class tomorrow so see you soon. And remember these classes are FREE 🤩

Here’s the schedule of each DT’s classes:

  • Wednesday July 14th: Nicole Petersen
  • Thursday July 15th: Karen Reátegui
  • Friday July 16th: Lydia Fiedler
  • Saturday July 17th: Michelle Lupton
  • Sunday July 18th: Sandi Maclver
  • Monday July 19th: Erica Andersson
  • Tuesday July 20th: Nicole Petersen

Have a crafty happy day! Your friend,

Karen


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Buffalo Plaid Christmas inspiration

Hello friends! Here I am bringing some last inspiration for Christmas cards. My Christmas decor at home for this year was all about buffalo plaids so I decided to bring a little bit of that theme to my cards.

You can use any buffalo plaid patterned paper you have on hand, play with some geometric die shapes for your background and you got it done!

I stamped, colored and die cut this beautiful stamp called “A Gnome Winter”.

I also die cut some Winter Snowflake Dies, some of them were heat embossed using WOW! White Puff Twinkle Embossing Powder.

And the sentiments are from the stamp set “Fancy Christmas Sentiments” and I die cut them using the new “Fancy Christmas Sentiments Dies”. I also used WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder for some of them.

I hope you liked and got some inspiration from these very easy Buffalo Plaid Christmas cards and give it a try! Have a fabulous week.

Your friend,

Karen


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Ho Ho Ho Christmas card using the new Mini Misti

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing this Christmas card featuring the new Mini Misti that has been recently released. I love the size of this Mini Misti and I used it a lot! The two background stamps that I used on this card fit perfectly inside this Mini Misti which for me was a plus! The stamps and dies for today’s card are from Pinkfresh Studios and Taylored Expressions. 

Let’s begin! I started by placing the Pinkfresh Studio Winterberry Background Cling Stamp inside the Mini Misti and stamped onto a kind of mustard color of cardstock with WOW! Embossing Pad and then heat embossed this panel using WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. In the picture below you can see how the cling stamp fits inside the Mini Misti. 

Then, I stamped the Christmas Simple Strips Stamp by Taylored Expressions using Catherine Pooler Uniper Mist and I die cut the sentiments with the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Dies. These sentiments are my favorites for being so easy to make a bunch in a wink. and Again, as you can see in the picture below the Christmas Simple Strips Stamp fits perfectly inside de Mini Misti.

Now, I will add color to those leaves and berries in the background using R14 Copic marker and the blue shade from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Gem Colors. Additionally, I adhered a white folded notecard at the back of this panel using glue.

To create the HO HO HO words I die cut the Pinkfresh Studio Lea’s Ornate Lowercase and Uppercase Dies out of two shades of pinks, one lighter and one darker. I Die cut three times each letter and then glued them together for more dimension. 

I also Die cut a tag out of vellum using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Classic Tags and added it to the center of my background. I placed the HO HO HO words on top of this velum tag using glue.

Finally, I added a piece of blue-white twine to the tag and placed a strip sentiment on top using glue and this card was finished. I love the look of this non-traditional Christmas card, hope you like it too. I wish you a wonderful day and see you next time!
Your Friend,
Karen


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Happy Ho Ho to you | Picket Fence Studios

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m over Picket Fence Studios blog sharing these two Christmas cards. I’m featuring Baker’s Twine and HO HO HO Stamp set. Also Gin & Tonic and Moonshine Sequin Mixes.

Let’s begin! For the first card I started by applying distress oxide inks with the Life Changing Blender Brushes to a panel. I used Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral.

Once my panel was dry, I trimmed down the edges and adhered a white folded note card at the back.

Then, I stamped this large sentiment from Ho Ho Ho Stamp and I heat embossed it with WOW! Red Glitz Embossing Glitter. I repeated this step three times to get a bit more of dimension on my sentiment.

Finally, I stamped the images from the Baker’s Twine Stamp and heat embossed them with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. With a red gel pen I filled in the empty spaces of the twine and lastly, I added a few sequins from Gin & Tonic Sequin Mix.

For the second card I also applied distress oxide inks with the Life Changing Blender Brushes to another panel. I used Black Soot, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.

When my panel was dry, I trimmed down the edges and adhered a white folded note card at the back using glue.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Ho Ho Ho Stamp and I heat embossed it with WOW! Red Glitz Embossing Glitter. I repeated this step three times to get a bit more of dimension on my sentiment.

Last, I stamped the images from the Baker’s Twine Stamp and heat embossed them with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. I filled in the empty spaces of the twine with a red gel pen and finally, I added a few sequins from Gin & Tonic Sequin Mix and this card was finished.

Thank you so much crafty friends for stopping by and I hope you like these cards and get some inspiration. Please have a wonderful rest of the week.

Blessings, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios November Release is here!

Hello my darling friends! Today I’m super excited to be sharing with you all the November Release from Picket Fence Studios. I have 5 slimline cards using the new Slimline Die Cutting System. I will describe how I made my first card and then I will show you some pictures of my other creations. I hope you like them. Let’s begin!

For my first card I have a slimline Christmas card and I’m featuring the new Winter Snowflakes Dies and Snowflake Lawanda. These dies are perfect for layering and I die cut them out of cardstock, vellum and others were heat embossed. You will see in the next pictures how gorgeous they look.

I started by die cutting a base card and a layering base using the Slimline Die Cutting System from Picket Fence Studios. Then, on my layering base I applied Distress Oxide inks using a Life Changing Blender Brush. The colors I applied are the following: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender.

Next, I sprayed water using a Distress Sprayer and removed the excess with a paper towel. Additionally, I added splatters of white ink and let my panel dry.

Once my panel was dry, I die cut a bunch of snowflakes using the Winter Snowflakes. Then, I created clusters of three layers with the snowflakes as you can see in the pictures.

I glued each cluster of snowflakes to my panel using liquid glue. I trimmed down some of the snowflakes that were hanging out of the panel.

My sentiment is from Fancy Christmas Sentiments Stamp set and I used Hybrid Black ink to stamp “Merry Christmas” with the help of my MISTI. I also, added WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder on top and heat embossed the sentiment.

I die cut the Lawanda Snowflake out of white cardstock and then I heat embossed it using WOW! Be Mine Embossing Glitter. Additionally, I die cut another snowflake but this time out of a laminated sheet that has glitter in it. I adhered both snowflakes to my panel and also a card base at the back. Finally, I added drops of Tiding Stickles, White Nuvo drops and Moonshine Sequin Mix from Picket Fence Studios around the background and this card was ready.

My next card features the Lydia Snowflake Die and it’s definitely my favorite design. I created an ornament with this snowflake.

I also added the Winter Snowflakes to the background and heat embossed the sentiment “peace on earth”. I simply adore how this card turned out.

My ornaments has a belly band that can be detached.

Next card! This one features the Slimline Daisy Burst Stencil, Drink Your Green Stamp set and dies and Margarita and Creme de Menthe Sequin Mixes.

What a sweet stamp! This one is Pet all the Dogs Stamp and dies.

And for my last card I have a watercolor slimline featuring Bugville Stamp set. This stamp has the coordinating dies.

I hope you get some inspiration and like the cards I made. If you want to head over Picket Fence Studios store click here.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by.

Karen


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WOW! Embossing Powder and Paper Rose Studio Collaboration Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder New Blog Hop in Collaboration with Paper Rose Studio! We are so excited to bring you lots of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY today.

For this hop I created two cards using Merry Little Christmas Ornaments Stamp set by Paper Rose and the new products from WOW! Embossing Powder like WOW! Galaxy Glow, Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle.

Let’s shine! I started by heat embossing these red strips onto a white cardstock using WOW! Primary Apple Red. I love this vibrant red.

Then, I stamped all the images using VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I colored them using Copic markers. Additionally, I cut these images using a ScanNCut machine.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a green piece of cardstock using WOW! Embossing Pad and heat embossed it with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

Finally, I added the images to my panel using glue and foam tape and a white folded note card was adhered at the back with glue.

For my second card, I started by stamping the stars from the stamp set and some of them were heat embossed with WOW! Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle Embossing Glitters. I covered my panel and filled in the empty spaces with the smallest stars. I adhered a white folded note card at the back using glue.

Next, I die cut an oval frame die using green cardstock. Additionally, I die cut just the oval die from a laminated sheet that contained WOW! Galaxy Glow Embossing Powder, WOW! Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle Embossing Glitters.

I placed the piece of laminated in the center of my panel and glued the green frame on top. I added the little horse and two sentiments that were white-heat embossed using WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

Here you can take a look at how this card glows in the dark. I hope you enjoyed these cards and give these new embossing powders a try. You won’t regret it!

I appreciate that you chose to stop by! Please make sure you leave a comment on each hop for your chance to win one of our $25 Gift Card from both WOW! Embossing Powder and Paper Rose Studio shops by Wednesday November 18th, this is open INTERNATIONALLY!

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE BLOG POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prizes. This hop is open internationally.

Blog Hop List

Paper Roses Blog

Karen Reátegui  <===YOU ARE HERE

Amanda Herring  ===>=> YOUR NEXT STOP

Daniel Diaz Elisa Ablett
Melissa Goodman
Isha Gupta .

Tanya Heritage 
Jenny Colacicco

Deborah Adams



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World Cardmakimg Day Blog Hop with WOW! Embossing Powder + GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello crafty friends and Happy World Cardmaking Day 2020. WOW! Embossing Powder is celebrating this very special day with lots of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY. Leave a comment on each blog post for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. You have until Wednesday, October 7th at 11:59PM British Summertime to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8th.

Do you know the history and meaning of WCMD?

Cards have played an important role in social circles for hundreds of years, playing a role as a thoughtful gift all the way to a necessary part of proper etiquette. Consider, if you will, the calling card of the Victorian era, a term that has become so ubiquitous that the signature element of a bomb-maker or a criminal is said to be their ‘calling card’.

A small piece of paper bearing one’s name and often a decoration of some kind, the calling card (Also known as a visiting card) was presented to the servants of a household that it might be delivered to the masters of the house to announce visitors.

It was this era of propriety that also developed the concept of a dance card, a card specifically carried by women to fill out with the names of the men they intended to dance with that evening. After all, with so many interested parties it just made sense to keep track of them so that you could, in earnest, indicate that your dance card was full and thus politely decline an interested suitor.

Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own! Nowadays, with the advancements in technology and the rise of the Internet, some people have stopped sending cards altogether. Instead, they send email cards. While there is nothing wrong with this, no one can deny that receiving a beautiful card feels a lot nicer. This is especially the case when the other person has gone to the effort of making the card!

For this fabulous blog hop I have created a Christmas card using the Texture effect additive from the WOW! Changers Lightning Kit, WOW! Red Glitz, WOW! Cramberry Sparkle Embossing Glitter, WOW! Galaxy Glow Embossing Glitter and WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.

Also, I have used this fabulous Christmas stamp set “All is Calm” by Evelin T Designs and this word die “Jolly” by Catherine Pooler Designs.

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Picket Fence Studios September Release and Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends! Today we’re so happy to be sharing the new release from Picket Fence Studios. We have great products for all of you and also a wonderful GIVEAWAY! Two $50 shopping sprees to Picket Fence Studios store. Leave a comment on each blog post for a chance to enter the giveaway.