I told you we just might have a surprise for this week. It’s a KBS birthday just for me…and you! I think this is one of my best KBS birthday presents ever. 


maggie head shot

Last week
Miss Maggie Massey came to visit my ‘house’, and now, I need to clean out a room because she is movin’ in and here to stay!

I am so excited to have her here as a KBS Creative Team Member. I can’t wait to see what great things her creative little mind will come up with.

Wait…I don’t have to wait..you don’t have to wait…
because she’s got something to share with us today!

It’s a double birthday gift for us all! :)


[ DesignsFeathers Beautiful Somewhere (‘love this’) / More Background Basics (circle background) ]

I love the unique way Maggie created her project. Love that she used the sketch pens in conjunction with a cut. Just a fabulous way to make something different from your regular ol’ diecuts. Love the unique gift packaging…it’s just awesome!

Here’s what Maggie has to say:

I really enjoy trying to think outside the box when it comes to projects like this…I love trying to see if I can use the files in unconventional and fun ways!

When it comes to decorating packages I like to try to make my own wrapping paper and embellishments…and Kerri’s backgrounds are the perfect place to start! I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw a background onto my paper and then I colored in the negative space with my Neocolor Crayons.

For the feathers, I first sketched them out…again with the Silhouette Pens…and then went back in an cut them out using the offset function on the machine. Finally I colored around the outside of each feather.

PNG files are probably my favorite kinds of files to work with because I can change the shape, color, or background of the design. That’s exactly what I did with Kerri’s ‘LOVE THIS’ card in the new Beautiful Somewhere Collection. I enlarged the card, cropped out the middle circle, colored everything black and cut it out. Then I simply adhered it to a doily and added it to my package!

Welcome Miss Maggie! You are going to be an amazing addition to our little corner of the world. :)

And just a reminder…don’t forget to catch the sale going on.
It ends Sunday!