Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What’s Cookin’?!

Hey Gal Pals!!

Hope your Tuesday is going great!!  Just popping in today to share my ABC Toys & Crafts card.  This week the DT is featuring Crafty Secrets stamp sets, and Julie (the owner of ABC Toys & Crafts) has marked all Crafty Secrets stamps down 15%.  Bonus!!
Whats Cooking
Today’s card features Kitchen Basics by Crafty Secrets.  This set includes some super cute images, and I love the vintage Kitchen Classic Crafty Secrets feel that they all have.  So vintage, in fact, that they don’t even need to be colored.  I used some Nook & Pantry DP (Basic Grey) because I thought the vintage look coincided with the vintage look of the focal images.  I stamped the fork, knife and spoon images using two different Memento pads – I placed all three images on my clear block, and inked them up with a combination of Pear Tart and Dandelion.  This created the perfect color of green to match the background DP perfectly!!  I love it when that happens.  If it didn’t match, I would’ve had to double up on my meds!  LOL  Once I stamped the utensils on the main image panel, I then stamped the sentiment (from the What’s Cooking? clear stamp set by Hero Arts) on top of that using Rich Cocoa ink.  I added some stitching with my Janome Sew Mini, and wrapped the main image panel with Rustic Button Twine.

I really love this stamp set – I can see it making some beautiful dinner party invitations, maybe embossing on a darker cardstock in silver or gold.  Ohhhhh . . . I feel like that would be so pretty, don’t you?!!

Julie is not only offering a 15% discount on all Crafty Secrets products through May 22nd (use Discount Code CS1622), she’s also giving away some Martha Stewart punches on the store blog.  Check out all the details of that giveaway HERE.  I also noticed that some of the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies have arrived in the store – very cool stuff!!

That’s it for me today.  I hope to be back later on this week with more crafty shares.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

STAMPS:  Kitchen Basics (Crafty Secrets), What’s Cooking? (Hero Arts)
Pear Tart, Dandelion, and Rich Cocoa (Memento)
PAPER:  Nook & Pantry DP (
Basic Grey), Kraft, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream CS (PTI)
ACCESSORIES:  Rustic Button Twine (PTI),
3D Dots (EK Success), Janome Sew Mini, Zig Zag and Donut Hole Border Punches (EK Success)


Terri said...

SUPER cute, my friend. This is one of my favorite Crafty Secrets sets! You are right, it would make some great dinner party invites! Love it~

Kathy Martin said...

Fun card! Love the soft color you stamped the silverware in. Another great card for those would be a 'thanks for dinner' :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hey Karolyn! Super card. How's the new grandbaby doing?

Erin Smetak said...

What a cute card! I have that set, and I look at the silverware all the time, and cannot come up w/ a card for them to save my life! Thank you for the inspiration! You just might see something similar on my blog at some point! LOL!