Karin Akesdotter
CardMaker|Autumn 2017
Karin Akesdotter

Take a look inside almost any issue of Card Maker and chances are you’ll find one or more cards from designer Karin Åkesdotter.

Brooke Smith

Her clean and simple style, often featuring adorable little animals, is a fan favorite. Not only is Karin skilled at creating cards, she’s also a gifted water colorist, a talent she often incorporates into her card designs. Karin has been involved in a variety of crafts for her entire life and began her journey into card making nine years ago. Since then, she has been on several different design teams and has had her creations published in numerous magazines. You can visit Karin at her blog (peppermintpattys-papercraft.blogspot.se) and follow her on Instagram (@peppermintpatty42). Let’s lean more about this multitalented artist.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started creating cards: My name is Karin Åkesdotter and I’m from Gothenburg, Sweden, where I live with my husband and our 8-year-old son. I have been sewing, drawing, watercolor painting, paper crafting and more for as long as I can remember, so it’s no surprise that I chose that path for my career and studied arts and crafts with a focus on textiles for five years at the University of Gothenburg. I have been teaching textile crafts and language full time to 7th and 9th graders for 20 years.

I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, watercolor painting, reading, exercising and being outdoors.


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Autumn 2017