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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Envelope Cards

One day while deep in holiday card making I got an inspiration. I wanted to try some red envelopes and make some card that can hold gift cards, notes and even pictures.

After playing around with some ideas this is what I came up with. To see how to create these see my old post. Envelope Card Tutorial

Used Echo Park pp on white cs and 2 red envelopes, Added pop dots and red glitter paper, green glitter leaves, ribbon and the chipboard sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winter White Bridal Cards

Happy Sunday! Hope all is well for you and your family. Recently, I was asked to make a bridal shower card. Yippee! I love weddings and creating for that special time of life. Plus, it was a nice break from all the Christmas cards I have been working on. :)

I loved using this special pearlized paper I got earlier this year. Then, I placed it on a cream colored pearlized card stock. Also, used the pretty vellum paper on the outside and inside. I wish you could see how beautiful that floral vellum is. The ribbon was so pretty with this. It was the icing on the cake. Love how it all turned out.

So, take a look!

Love adding the floral vellum layer with the cream paper. The pic was better.

Then, I added this extra card for the customer. I had started working on this card months ago and never put a sentiment on it. Just didn't know what to do. Then, as I was working on this other card, inspiration hit and this stamp was the perfect fit and style. I was so happy to finally complete this one.

Love the matching pearlized envelope to match.

Hope you enjoyed checking these cards out. Thanks! Have a good day!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Card Challenge

Happy December everyone! Can't believe it is almost Christmas. Amazing! Well, the beginning of the month brings my new card challenge over at Scrapping the Moments. This month's challenge is a special project I especially love doing for Christmas. I call it a "Mini Album Card." I love mini albums and decided to use my card "vision" to do something with my supplies.

The challenge is to create one with your own theme, colors and designs. This is a fun little project you can make with your kids or a friend. Once it is personalized this is a terrific gift that someone would cherish!

Ok, here is how I did mine.
  1. I used 1-12x12 cardstock, cut in half into 2-6x6 pieces.
  2. Then I folded each to make 2 cards.
  3. I decorated all the surfaces with patterned paper. 
  4. I love creating the pockets with the tags and the blank red squares for pics. I used pop dots on 3 sides to make the pocket
  5. Finally, I staples the middle to hold it together.
Take a look!

Used Echo Park pp, red cardstock, red glitter cardstock, red glitter tulle, die cuts, and pop dots.

Love using my Spellbinder to make these scalloped pockets.

Join us over at Scrapping the Moments for this fun challenge and other holiday projects presented by our wonderful design team.

Scrapping The Moments

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sold Out

Great News... our holiday cards SOLD OUT at InvenTORI and they ordered more. Awesome! So we will be delivering more this Friday for those of you interested. Also, our Etsy shop will be restocked with more holiday cards this week.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Cards and People. Com

I am excited to share our K. Simone Design cards got some great publicity. The store manager of InvenTORI told me today that People.Com did a video interview with store owners/actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. They were talking about their adorable Sherman Oaks, CA store InvenTORI.  The video spot is a brief glimpses of some the products they sell.  AND our cards were caught on tape!!! :) What a great surprise!

So, if you look around the last 11 seconds or so you will see a few of our new "Holiday Cheer" Collection for sale on the white linen table.  Here are the stars that made their appearance!

OK, here goes.... People Video

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I am very happy  to share this with you all.  If you live in the Southern California area stop by. Also, you can shop online at  ( http://www.inventori.com/ ). Such a fun place.

Take care and have a great day!

K. Simone Designs... where our cards are a gift!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

NEW Holiday Card Blog Page

I just created a new blog page (on the top right side of this blog)  for our NEW "Holiday Cheer" Collection. They are NOW available at:

Some of the page highlights:
  • Buy an organza bag for presenting your card as a gift. So lovely!
  • Cards are now available locally at InvenTORI in Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Printed personal expression could be included inside your card.
  • DISCOUNT: Buy 3 or more cards and get $1.00 each card!
Stop over to this NEW page and see all the details for our holiday greeting cards.
NEW Holiday Card Blog Page

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Amazing Day At InvenTORI

Today was such an exciting day. I got to go to Tori and Dean's InvenTORI shop to deliver the last batch of cards. These "Thank You" cards from our "Autumn Wishes" Collection turned out so pretty. They were a lot of work but totally worth it.  Hope all the cards sell well!

But to our delighted surprise, when we arrived, there were camera crews and interviews taking place. Apparently, Tori was there doing some promotional interviews for their reality show, "Home Sweet Hollywood." At first, we were a little unsure of how to enter the shop because of all the lights, cameras and action! I didn't want to mess up the taping! But we got in there and were able to look around while all this was going on. We didn't get to see or meet Tori but it was fun to know she was there along with some other recognizable entertainment reporters.

I was able to meet the store staff that we had been doing business with over these few weeks. Oh, I felt like we were old friends. They were so warm and personable. And the shop... ADORABLE! The type of items they sell are wonderful and the store itself is very cozy and stylish. This store has two sides and a quaint courtyard in between. Can't wait to go back so I can see the full store. If you are in the So. California area it is definitely worth the visit. InvenTORI

So here is a look at our fun day.

Sherman Oaks, California

Lovely staff!

Ron and I so proud of our card "babies."

Don't our cards look great there?

Also, Lisa Rinna's shop, "Belle Gray" was a few doors down. I went in there and they had some very amazing fashions. I loved the shoes and the purses. Fabulous! So this whole little area was filled with fun and unique shops. Great area to park, shop and enjoy!

Thanks for sharing my day! It was a blast!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great News- Our Cards Now at InvenTORI

We are excited and pleased to announce that K. Simone Designs greeting cards are now available at InvenTORI store in Sherman Oaks, CA. This wonderful vintage inspired store owned by actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott carry a variety of beautiful items for personal and household use. They also have an online store. So shop til' you drop. Click here Inventori Store

This is our first time having our cards available at a local store and we are so excited to have the exposure. Thanks to the lovely InvenTORI staff for the opportunity!

Currently, they have some cards from our "Autumn Wishes" Collection available. Also, we delivered some NEW cards from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection. These cards really sparkle and shine! Here are a few of the cards they have in stock!

NEW from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection

NEW from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection

NEW from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection

NEW from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection

NEW from our "Holiday Cheer" Collection

from our "Autumn Wishes" Collection
 More will be delivered Monday from our "Autumn Wishes" Collection. These handcrafted cards will make beautiful gifts for the Holiday season.

So stop by InvenTORI and pick up a few of these special cards and some other vintage inspired items.

Monday, October 31, 2011

November Card Challenge 2011

Happy November to everyone! I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Wow! OK, well, here is the card challenge for the month. I do this challenge for Scrapping the Moments. They have many other fun activities each month. Scrapping the Moments


Create a Thank You or Gratitude Card for someone special! It must include:
        Fall Colors
        Journaling on the inside- It could be a list of things you are thankful for or a memory. Handwritten or computer printed.

Here is my sample! I just love this ribbon and gold leaf!

Used blk cs, yellow cs, Teresa Collins pp, blk ribbon, Prima leaf and rub-on words.

I did "5 Reason Why I Am Thankful For You."
 Hope enjoy this challenge! Join us over at Scrapping the Moments for all the fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

12 Days of Halloween

Hey all, join us over at Scrapping The Moments. We have a special 12 Days of Halloween activity to enjoy. Click here to see what Jess has in store for us. 12 Days of Halloween

Everyday she will tell us what to add to your scrapbook page. Then at the end will be the reveal. A prize is involved, too.

Here are the instructions for DAY 1 Day 1 of 12

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Echo Park Cards

Oh how I loved creating this card using Echo Park's Victoria Garden. I just love the whole collection. So soft and super feminine. I started this project over a month ago and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. But then I thought this would be a beautiful gift for my dear friend that is expecting a baby soon.

So with that in mind, I turned this card into a what I call a "mini album" card. Basically two card put together. Then I added my words and pictures. That was fun. I added the embellishments- hand cut flowers from the paper, lots of bling and frames. WOW! It turned out so pretty.

I know she will love this gift and treasure it for years to come. Can't wait to mail if off to her.

Plus I made a few extra cards. So what do y'all think?

Don't you love these strips of pink crochet? So lovely!
Thanks so much for visiting and wish my sweet friend a happy delivery.