Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

Birthday a Smash - SBoPTime for another guest design spot and today’s card features the work of Kate Dykstra of Small Bits of Paper. Kate has an eye for creating some of the cutest cards, and I enjoy getting inspiration from her blog and Instagram account. She graciously agreed to guest design for the Cropstop blog this month, and I’m so happy she’s sharing her talent with us today!

Here’s what Kate says about creating this adorable birthday card: “I’ve seen a few cards created with the new Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set and thought the pinata looked so fun! After stamping, coloring and cutting my pinata (with some Nuvo drops for a little bit of added detail), I created a background using Martha Stewart fringe scissors and three colors of cardstock. I then used an MFT die to cut the fringed background as well as a white mat. For the card base, I stamped the fun treats from the Year Seven stamp set in VersaMark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then layered the white and fringed mats on top with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive before affixing the pinata with foam dots. I tied some orange jute string for a bit of fun detail. The banners were cut with dies from My Craft Spot (no longer in business) and stamped and heat embossed with the sentiment from the Year Seven Set. I finished things off with some bright yellow enamel dots.”

Thanks for sharing this sweet birthday card with us today, Kate! I adore those fringes, they go so well with your pinata theme!

Birthday a Smash SBoPNow it’s your turn! Stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that uses products from companies Cropstop carries in their store! Hope to see you there….



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2 Responses to Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

  1. Kate Dykstra says:

    Thanks so much for the invitation to join you today! I had lots of fun putting my card together for this post!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is just darling! Love that fringe!! I have a fringe die from MFT that I need to use … thanks for the inspiration!

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