Iron Craft #12

Hey Iron Craft fans! How is summer going for you? It was beautiful weather this weekend here and we are now enjoying daylight till 9 pm!!

Curious about who my guest is today? I won’t keep you waiting anymore… 🙂


AmyKollingShe is on a bunch of awesome design teams including Reverse Confetti, Lil Inker Designs, Neat & Tangled and Verve! She was a finalist in Papercrafts Gallery Idol 2012. She recently won Stamping Royalty 2013. AND she has also won a bunch of challenges! She is… the awesome… Amy Kolling!! *claps and whistles*

By now you may have seen that a lot of my guests juggle their crafting careers with other commitments in their life. Amy is exceptional here too. She is mom to 2 kiddos and she also works full time as a dialysis nurse at a large clinic. Way to go Amy!

So do visit her and say Hello if you haven’t already. And if she sent you here, welcome! Read on for deets about our challenge…


We are playing with this beautiful and elegant set called On Occasion from  Verve Stamps. Its part of their newest May release!

We are also using a Viva La Verve sketch from this past week.

And now for what we made…


The stamp set and sketch are both so elegant and sophisticated that Amy and I were both inspired to go elegant with our cards. I went with a white-grey theme and Amy picked a white silver theme. Here are out cards, mine on the left and Amy’s on the right.


Its not visible in the photo but my second layer where I stamped the frame is actually a shimmery patterned paper from SEI.

Hope you enjoyed the challenge! But wait… what’s an Iron Craft challenge without a giveaway? 🙂


I am sponsoring the giveaway with one On Occasion stamp set to a lucky winner today!!

Just leave me a comment here by 23:59 EST on May 24 and tell me what your crafting style is!

Thanks for dropping by (and commenting)! Really appreciate all of you who take the time to visit me. Do visit Amy’s blog to read more about her card!


  1. c

    Both your cards are charming, and showcase the On Occasion set beautifully! I’m fairly new to card-making, so my style is in a state of flux, evolving constantly! For now, *whimsical* comes to mind – doodles, cute images, paper-piecing (lots of that! Love paper-piecing), flowers, butterflies. Thanks for the wonderful give-away opportunity, and especially the ‘pretty cards’ – day-brightener, smile-making and inspiring!


  2. {vicki}

    I call myself a ‘classic scrapper’
    I like simple pages and I usually use primary colors
    but I’m open to anything and sometimes I’ll branch out of my comfort zone.


  3. Miriam Prantner

    What a pretty card! I love the elegant look to both your cards and love the addition of the pearls on yours. I don’t know that I have a consistent crafting style. I tend towards CAS, but I like to experiment, and will create very fussy technique laden cards too just because I’m trying new things.


  4. Donna Kay

    it is so amazing how similar these two cards are, but how different… my style is all over the place I enjoy trying new techniques, so those can be very different…. Thanks for the chance to win


  5. Amy Kolling

    I love that you went white/grey and the placement of your pearls is fantastic! Thank you so much for having me as one of your Iron Craft guests…..this was a fun challenge!!!


  6. Sandy J

    What gorgeous cards you two made.
    I saw a crafting blog recently that defined a variety of styles, and decided mine is probably “classy and elegant” which on this blog’s definitions fell between CAS and vintage and fussy (though I don’t think that was the title they used).


  7. Kym

    Both cards are beautiful! I only make cards and I like lots of layers & detail, ribbon and pearls. I love to fussy cut an image sometimes several times and pop up each layer on foam tape to really add dimension. Also, I have to say Verve is my go to company for Bible verses,lovely images and sentiments.


  8. Jen Carter

    How fun! I love how similar your two cards are! Both are very pretty and elegant!

    My stamping style is a little mix of everything but I lean toward lots of colors and bright colors! I keep things pretty CAS too.


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