Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 13 Cards of 2013

Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best in 2014!

I'm hopping in on the Operation Write Home Top "13 of 2013" Blog Hop.  It is a fun reason to revisit some of my favorite handmade cards created throughout 2013.

Card #1. I created this card using Club Scrap's Time Of Your Life Unmounted Stamps. I really enjoy the clock images and feel it's great for Birthday Time, Thank You Times, Party Time, Graduation Time, well . . . you get the idea.

Club Scrap's Time Of Your Life Retreat UM

Inside the card.
Card #2. Club Scrap has a new referral program . . . refer a member, and you get a free sheet of these Weathered Florals stamps! This card uses my favorite masking technique.

Weathered Florals Unmounted Stamps - Club Scraps New Member Referral Gift
Card #3. This card has a bit more dimension using the Lock & Key Stamps and Metal Key.

Club Scraps Lock & Key  Collection
Card #4. This card took me out of my normal element with the scoring and folding technique, but it's so cool! The Lock & Key Scrap Rap has directions and an easy to follow diagram on page 15!

Also from the Lock & Key  Collection
Card #5. Who doesn't love dragonflies? I used mini foam squares behind the wings of this stamped dragonfly to add dimension. Rubber stamps images from Club Scrap's 2013 Bugs Unmounted Stamp.
Club Scrap's Bugs Collection
Card #6. I had so much fun with this masking technique! The Take Wing Scrap Rap shows the details on page 11. Stamps are from Club Scrap's Take Wing Collection.

Club Scrap Take Wing Unmounted Rubber Stamps
Card #7.This card uses a stamp collection called Postcards From ParisI enjoy the collage stamping and masking technique . . . so why not make it #7 on my list?

Club Scraps PostCards From Paris, 2012 Retreat
Card #8. From the Wisteria Collection, this card not only has pretty florals, it has more scores and folds then what I normally do in a card. Page 16 of the Wisteria Scrap Rap shows the how-to!

Wisteria Unmounted Rubber Stamp Collection

Card #9. Look at this sweet Valentine's Day card featuring a hot air balloon stamp from the Up, Up, and Away Collection. I have the stepouts available if you click HERE.

Card #10. This card was also created with Up, Up, and Away materials. Adding the beading and stitching to the stenciled hot air balloon was a challenge for me, but worth the effort!

From a past collection, Club Scrap's Up, Up and Away! 
Card #11. Lovin' the collage look using this Get The Picture set of stamps.
Club Scrap's Get The Picture 2013 Winter PSL, Globe stamp from past Bookshelves Collection.
Card #12. There's something about the Aspen Stamps that make me want to cut out the birch tree limbs and attach to the card front with mini foam squares. I like the look of this!

Club Scrap's Aspen Collection UM
Card #13. This card uses Club Scrap's Graffiti Collection. It's going online this week so it's very exciting! I love how the fill-in stencil works with the stamps.

It was a lot of fun to review my creative year!

Thank you for stopping by . . .
Kay Williamson


  1. What amazing cards! It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I love that winter scene a lot!!

  2. Beautiful as always Kay. I remember seeing most of those throughout the year and this little journey just reminded me again of some ideas I'd love to "borrow" sometime soon.

  3. oooh, another Graffiti preview! The stencil!

  4. Wonderful cards! My favorite is the Take Wing card. Stunning card and great quote,

  5. What a great collection of cards! Love your choice of palettes, It's hard to choose a favorite, but I think I have to go with the hot air balloons. TFS and all the best in 2014!

  6. STUNNING cards ! the fourth one with the fancy folds is my favorite.

  7. Stunning is definitely the best way to describe your cards. The amount of detail is just amazing. TFS.

  8. Beautiful cards...I love your style thank you so much for sharing.

  9. What a great variety of cards - thank you for sharing. April

  10. An amazing group of cards-- I love your style! #2 really sings out to me- your flowers are gorgeous and I love how you have layed out the design- stunningly beautiful!

  11. Beautiful collection of cards! Love the very first design but these all have such exquisite detail that they're all miniature works of art. Thanks for sharing your 'best of 2013' picks. Wishing you a a happy, healthy, and creative 2014!

  12. Kay these are all super! My favorite is number 10, the balloon stencil with the beading! :)

  13. Awesome to see all your beautiful cards in one post! Can't pick a favourite,
    they all have something I like. Happy New Year and keep the inspiration coming!

  14. Beautiful cards Kay! I will be CASEing some of them with my Club Stamp Sets! Thanks for helping OWH! Happy New Year!

  15. Gorgeous detail and especially the dragonfly. My favorite is the birch trees design.

  16. Wonderful array of cards! My fav is the TOYL card.

  17. A terrific collection! I especially love the collage cards. Beautiful designs.

  18. Thanks for sharing your favorite cards from 2013! My favorite is your Paris card--so pretty. Keep on crafting in 2014! Happy New Year!