Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sales

Hey folks! Today is Cyber Monday, right? Right! All items in each of the shops are on sale. You will receive 10% off any item when you use the code THANKS10 at checkout. Happy shopping!


Christmas greeting cards can be found in my mixed media shop -http://killamcreativepaper.etsy.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

An Eerie Tale Halloween Album (Image Heavy)

Hi folks! I have a wonderful Halloween album to share with you today. I *know* I said I want to move away from albums but I still have so many prepackaged album blanks on hand and entirely too much paper. Wait, did I say that out loud? Goodness! We'll just have to pretend I didn't say that...

Speaking of album blanks, I found a great price on the old Bo Bunny "My Word" cascading albums. Because I always have to justify shipping charges, I bought 5. This is my first one.


It's made using Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale. It took up 99% of a 12x12 pad. I love how this one turned out and can't wait for it to find a new home and life breathed into it with family photos.

There are 7 individual chipboard pages instead of the original 6. I also used the chipboard packaging sheet. It was the right size! The album -- with rings -- is 14" long and 6" wide.

There are 22 single panels, 15 folded panels and 4 tags. There is quite a lot of room for family Halloween fun!

Click the photos for larger images!

Pages 2 and 3

3 of the folded panels are found on these pages

Pages 4 and 5

Panels and tag on pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Inside pages 6 and 7

Pages 8 and 9

Details on 8 and 9 -- can you see the spider below the chipboard web?

Pages 10 and 11

Inside the pockets of 10 and 11

Pages 12 and 13

Details of 12 and 13

The album's back cover


Thanks for stopping in today! This album is available for purchase in my Killam Creative Paper shop. It will bring you YEARS of fun! If you have any questions about the album, feel free to send an email at the link on the right, or through my shop.

Cheers,
susan

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thankful For You Greeting Card

Hello! The third in my autumn-themed cards is up today. The sentiment on this one is "Thankful for You" and I have to say I'm thankful I found this paper line in my stash. I've had fun with it!



A peek at the inside panels

With the matching gift box

Thanks for your visit today! This card and many more are available in my Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop now.

Cheers,
Susan

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Turning Over A New Leaf Greeting Card, Bo Bunny Autumn Song

Hi folks! I have the second card using Bo Bunny's newly-discovered-in-my-stash Autumn Song. Sometimes it's like finding treasure in this studio...


There are musical notes in the background of a lot of the Autumn Song papers. Here I've used a painted Dusty Attic music notes chipboard to help sing the song of change.



Thanks for stopping in today! I'll have one more Autumn card tomorrow. All the Autumn-themed cards and Halloween cards are available in my Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop now!

Cheers,
Susan

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Be Awesome Today! Greeting Card

Hello hello! As I was pulling out Christmas papers for the next round of cards, I got distracted by Bo Bunny's Autumn Song. I have no idea how long it's been here... but it's awfully pretty! I have three cards to share with you and the first one is today.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll have two more Autumn-themed cards over the next few days. They are all available for purchase in my Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop!

Cheers,
Susan

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hey, Hey! The (Steampunk Spells) Gang's All Here! Graphic 45, Greeting Card

I love those moments when you have a great design idea pop in your head. I am quite happy with how these party-goers are wearing their name tags. There's no question who's who! The chick with wings is the ring leader. Watch out for her.

This is the last of my Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells". I'm OK with that!



This card needed some pre-planning rather that the normal fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants routine. I was still struggling with the best way to use the name plates as I was about to attach the front panel to the card base. Then, BOOM -- the idea to curl them using brads as anchors popped in my tired brain. Luckily it wasn't too late to make sure the brad underbits were covered. It sounds simple but, you know, that seat-of-the-pants thing. I added them before attaching the front panel to the card base. Yea, that simple. Me=dork.






This card is available for purchase via my Etsy paper shopThanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan

Halloween Witches Greeting Card, Not Your Average Tea Party!

I adore this party of 4 witches in their hats... discussing spells... who to hex next. You know, the normal topics of conversation at tea parties!

The witchy women are a digitally printed vintage image. All the designer papers are from The My Mind's Eye "Wicked" pad. The ticket is a Tim Holtz stamp and the flowers are a combination of Dusty Attic, Prima, Petaloo, and Wild Orchid. The rhinestones are Prima, I think. They are old enough that I had to add extra adhesive to keep them down.







This card is available for purchase via my Etsy paper shop. Thanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Something Wicked This Way Comes Greeting Card, Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells

Hello hello! I've almost used the last of my Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells" collection. Can you believe it? Such a fun line. This greeting card focuses on the anticipation of scary things to come.

Tick tock... tick tock...








This card is available for purchase via my Etsy paper shop. Thanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan

Halloween Poison Greeting Card

This Halloween greeting card is sure to cure what ails you! We've got dried and preserved black locust poison (it's good for you... trust us!), lizard legs, and that extra special spine tingling tonic. You know you want it!

My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Halloween" help put this emporium of wonders together. What a great paper line!


Inside you'll find a bonus dose of carbolic acid -- it's all the rage these days!




This card is available for purchase via my Etsy paper shop... if you can handle it! Thanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan

Friday, September 18, 2015

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Haunted House Greeting Card

This is a favorite! It is simple only because the My Mind's Eye "Wicked" papers made it so easy to design. The three pages flowed together so well. I spent my formidable years in a town with a big historic cemetery and a Victorian house similar to the one on the inside.


The house is made of the peacock grungeboard and cut out using a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. I crinkled vellum paper to give the effect of broken glass. The smoke coming from the fireplace is actual peacock feathers. The little girl is a digital vintage image. Shh... we won't talk about the ghostly rhinestones coming from the window; they might hear us.




This card is available for purchase via my Etsy paper shop. Thanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan

Dr Dreadful's Emporuim Greeting Card, Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells

"Hello there, deary. Can I off you some perilously potent potions? Oh, you're here for a friend? Perhaps you need some curiously creepy charms? Yes, that's it. Step right in, my dear..."

Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells set the stage for this wicked emporium. Beware Dr. Dreadful!

Dr. Dreadful is layered to get a closer look at his next victim customer

A look inside the creepy emporium

He even has coordinating "packaging" for all potions and charms

This card is available for purchase, either in-person at the Sept 18th "3rd Friday" festival in Salisbury, MD or via my Etsy paper shop after the festival. If you are interested now, please let me know! Thanks for visiting!

Cheers,
Susan