August Guest Designer: Cristina Kowalczyk!

Hello, hello! And happy Friday friends! What better way to kick off your weekend than with some cards by our August guest designer, Cristina Kowalczyk!  She has 3 amazing cards for you today, all using Sailmates! I don't know about you, but I am not quite ready to say goodbye to Summer yet, and these cards are helping me keep it going!
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I'm back! And this week is all about Sailmates. It's such a cute set and so perfectly on trend. 

I made three cards this week. For the first one, I stamped the sailboat image and then used a craft knife to cut out the sails and the boat. Kind of a DIY negative die cut. :) I backed the negative spaces with some strips of paper that seemed nautical-ish. That great little sentiment finished it off. 

On the second card I used the "You keep me anchored" sentiment. I just love the font of it. Tres modern. I watercolored some stripes in various shades of blue and teal, let it dry, and then stamped over it. I used a Zig pen to draw a line connecting the "o" to the anchor. 
 And that sentiment struck again on my last card this week. This time I embossed it on navy paper and popped it up. Underneath, I ran some strings of twine, stapled them in place, and added a few stamped elements that I fussy cut. The striped paper along the bottom was sitting on my desk from the first card so I threw it on, too. Nautical to the max. 

Hope you guys all have a great weekend! Thanks again for letting me join in the fun over here! 

Thank you so much Cristina :)


  1. Super cute cards Cristina! I love how you hand-cut the inside of the little boat, so cool!

  2. Such pretty cards!!! Love them!

  3. Great cards! Happy to see your work again Cristina!!

  4. Beautiful cards, Cristina!! Your unique CAS style makes my heart go pitter-pat. The negative die-cutting is genius! Hugs!

  5. Wonderful cards - so creative yet so CAS.

  6. I love Cristina's CAS style! The 3rd card is my favorite, but I am partial to blue and swimming. LOL Love that anchor!

  7. Amazing cards!! I love them all! The white card with the twine, steering wheel and anchor is DIVINE!!! I love the cut out sailboat too!! So adorable!! And the final card is so pretty! Love them all!

  8. Love every single one of these!!! Cristina is just amazing.


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