Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor
Jill Taylor

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Creative Escape Papercrafting- 3 cards from the August kit

Hello my friends, here is my first post Guest Designing again for CEP, this their August kit.  Now this kit is just fabulous!  I made these 3 cards in record time (for me!), and I have so many more ideas in my head to do, just not the time.  I wanted to do some cards strictly using the kit's supplies (well mostly!).  In reality I used just a few of my things, but much less than is typical for me.

Card #1:  Thinking of you  
This card came together quickly.  I picked the patterned paper I was going to use and the coordinating Navy cardstock.  I die cut the two layered rectangles using my Gina K. Designs Stitched Rectangles (Large and Small) so they layered closely together.  Once glued together, I die cut the bird shape from the dies included with the Vicki Boutin stamp set.  I then stamped the bird image on a piece of acetate cut smaller than the two rectangle pieces.  I used Ranger Black Archival ink, allowing it time to dry.  In the meantime, I cut my A2 white card base, floral background paper, and the two strips of matching paper and adhered them as shown.  I then positioned my die cut pieces onto the prepared cardbase then placed the bird die inside the previously cut pieces and ran it through my Big Shot so that it was perfectly aligned when all the pieces were put together.  Before adhering everything together though, I glued my stamped acetate onto the back of the die cut rectangle pieces, then adhered it to my card base.  I picked out the coordinating floral ephemera piece along with one of the cut out tags that I liked and popped them up with some dimensional adhesive, and I was done with the first card!

Card #2:  Believe in Yourself  
I think this card was the quickest of the three.  Because I loved the floral paper in the first card so much, I decided to use it on the second card.  I found another nice coordinating ephemera piece and bordered it again with the Navy cardstock from the kit.  I picked out the lovely foiled dots paper from the kit and adhered them side by side with a strip of Navy cardstock between them to my white A2 card base.  I decided to pop up the ephemera piece on top of the Navy cardstock for more dimension then adhered them both to my cardbase at an angle as shown.

Card #3:  Hello
This last card took me slightly longer to pick out the pieces I wanted.  I knew I wanted the foiled and floral paper for the background and the red and white plaid tag, but stumbled a bit before choosing the other pieces.  It was almost like there were too many great choices, really.  In the end, I chose the round floral Hello piece and one of the die cut blue plaid birds I cut out from card #1.  I placed a strip of Navy cardstock along the left edge and as I was arranging the pieces, I decided to bring in a little more blue to the ephemera elements and the bird.  I decided to use my Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans to just use along the edges of all the pieces.  I then grabbed the blue and white twine and added it to the top of the red and white tag.  I adhered everything down, but decided to pop up the bird element and add one of the golden gems in the kit for the bird's eye.  Card #3 done!  

I hope you enjoyed my cards and got a little inspiration as well.  I will challenge myself on the next few cards to do some fun coloring and use some of Vicki Boutin's art crayon and iridescent glaze.  

Don't forget to visit me on Instagram, as they have my largest selection of card creations.  I am jktaylor911.  Please visit the store, there are so many new items to see and a newly redesigned online store at https://creativeescapepapercrafting.com Also visit their Facebook page to see what all the talented designers are creating, as well as new happenings with CEP.  For your convenience, I've linked everything to the store and social media.

Good bye for now, and blessings to you all!



  1. It’s so exciting to see your creations using this kit! Beautiful Card designs!

    1. Elaine, that is so nice of you to say! So appreciate it, hugs to you!

  2. I love card number 2. The different card stock side by side looks so good together. I need to incorporate that in one of my projects. I tend to use the full sheet of one design. TFS


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