Posts

KS December 2020 Release - New Word Dies

Image
Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for November/December 2020!  Kindred Stamps  is releasing a new product this release: word dies! There are three new word dies: Hello , XOXO , and Love . These dies and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, December 4th at 8 AM PST.  I made 3 mini cards featuring these new word dies. I used the  Waves  stencil with Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves) to create a lovable background. I used the Seedless Preserves Distress ink to create the ink splatter effect. I used Plum Punch cardstock to create the card base and the background layer of the word dies. I used white glitter cardstock to die cut the words. To finish the cards I added gold, pink, and white sequins. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! Let me know which word die you liked the best by leaving a comment below. Check back soon for more crafty inspiration. Don't for

Ai Koala-tea Birthday

Image
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing my creation for  Art Impressions  Pet Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My project features the new  Koalas  stamp set with the adorable koala in a tea cup! This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! To create this interactive birthday card I used the Surprise Slider from My Favorite Things . When you pull the tab the koala and tea cups stand vertically and it reveals a hidden birthday sentiment! Isn't that fun? First, I die cut the front panel and scored the center section. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio to create the ink blended background. I stamped the "G'Day!" sentiment and the confetti with Versafine pigment black ink. To finish the front panel I colored the teacups and the koala with my Copic markers and glued the image to the bottom folding section. The colors I used are listed at the end of t

KS December 2020 Release - Vroom

Image
Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for November/December 2020! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new Vroom stamp set that features two iconic automobiles. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, December 4th at 8 AM PST.  I made three projects featuring this stamp set. I colored the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. At the bottom of this blog post I included a coloring guide listing the markers I used for these characters.  Project 1 For my first card I put my sketching skills to the test by coloring this slimline highway scene all by hand. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. I trimmed the design to be matted onto a black card base. I stamped and heat embossed the "Driving By to Say" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a black sentiment strip.  On the inside of the card I used Versafine pigment black ink to stamp the Happy Birthday sentime

i-Crafter December 2020 Release - Matchbox Stories

Image
Hi everyone! It's the first of the month therefore it's another  i-Crafter  release! Today I am showcasing the new  Matchbox Stories die set. This product is so great and it's perfect for telling a unique story. Make sure to check out the other new December products on the  i-Crafter  website  here ! I decided to use the new  Matchbox Stories  die set to tell the perfect story for the holiday season! I used scraps of light brown and dark brown to create the matchbox shape. I used the  Animalopes  die set to create a reindeer on the front of the box. I used E40's Copic Sketch markers to add the fur detailing to the face and I used a shimmer red brush pen to create a glittery red nose. The blushing cheeks were created with R20 and R22 Copic markers. The inside of the matchbox reveals the "magic" of the holidays! The recipient will open the matchbox to find fun jingle bells and bright holiday-colored gems. Such a wonderful surprise! Thanks for stopping by my blo

Ai Koala-ty Hugs

Image
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing a single-layer card featuring the new Koalas stamp set from  Art Impressions . This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! First, I stamped the image and colored it with Copic Sketch alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed below. Once I finished coloring the image I masked the image with Gina K. Designs Masking Magic paper. It was really easy to create the mask since the stamp set comes with coordinating outline dies! After I placed the image mask I used Purple Tape to mask the bottom section of the card.  I used Milled Lavender Distress Oxide to ink blend the top half of the card. I used Dusty Concord Distress ink to create the splattering effect on the ink blended portion of the card front. After I removed the masks I stamped the "Koala-ty Time" sentiment in black pigment ink in the white space. For the final touches I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from Gina Marie Design

i-Crafter From Our Home

Image
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing a mini card featuring the Tiny Home 3D die set and the Tunnel Card, Santa die set from  i-Crafter . This holiday card has a fun message on the inside keep reading below for more details. This winter project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, check it out  here . I used Lovely Lavender cardstock from Gina K. Designs to make the 3" x 3" card base. I trimmed Bristol Smooth cardstock to 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" to be matted onto the card base. I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks to blend the night sky onto the Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used plain water and white acrylic paint to create the falling snow on the background. I created a house from the Tiny Home 3D die set and placed it on a snowy hill. I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to color the roof and I used Hickory Smoke to distress the edges giving it more of a rustic feel. The house folds flat to fit

Crafty Festival Christmas Club November 2020 Blog Hop

Image
Hey everybody! It's the 25th, so you know what that means, it's the Crafty Festival Christmas Club blog hop! Each month we share a little bit of holiday inspiration with this hop. Instead of forcing yourself to make a bunch of holiday cards last minute, it spaces the work throughout the year.  Check out the Crafty Festival Facebook page for more information on the Christmas Club blog hop and their other blog hops  here .  With one month left until Christmas I decided to step up my card game! This month I am featuring the Christmas Sea stamp set from Clearly Besotted  to create an underwater Christmas scene. I used my Copic Sketch markers to color the scene images including a coral Christmas tree and an octopus  wearing a Santa hat carrying presents. The colors I used are listed towards the end of this blog post. I used white embossing power to heat emboss the punny "Season's Greetings" sentiment onto the Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Fea

Kindred Stamps The Great Box LE Release

Image
The  Kindred Stamps  Advent Box is here and is appropriately named The Great Box! This box includes so many great items including a stamp set, paper pack, metal die, stencil, shaker mix, washi tape, embossing powder and a bunch of other fun goodies. This box inspired so many projects for me and I can't wait to share them all with you. Today I am just sharing the first sneak peak of the dog house explosion box. The box is so much fun on the outside but it's an even bigger party on the inside! Project 1 To create the box I used the  Exploding Shaker Box  die set from i-Crafter but I modified it slightly. For the box lid I cut an additional "top box" piece. One top box piece I scored 3/4 in. from the end to create the top fold on the house. The other top piece I trimmed the excess 3/4 in. from the end so the top edges matched up. I used extra scraps of red cardstock to stick in the front and back openings. I used a black marker to add the woodgrain lines to the plain re

Handmade Holiday Parade 2020 with Scrapbook.com

Image
Hi everyone! Today I am participating in the Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade hosted by Scrapbook.com . This crafty hop is hosted on Instagram  so head on over to check out all the wonderful creations. We will be showcasing some wonderful new product exclusives so don't miss out! Keep reading below for more details on my creations for the parade.  I made two holiday card designs for this parade hop featuring a few of the new exclusive items. Both of my projects feature the new Big and Bold Christmas stamp set from  Scrapbook.com . Project 1 For my first holiday card I went with a winter forest theme. I used the Tis' the Season  digital cut file to create the layered card front with green cardstock and silver foil metallic cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre blend on the front layer. I layered both of the die cut backgrounds on to an A2-sized piece of dark green solid cardstock.  I stamped the "Believe in the Magic of Christmas"

Ai Lily Border

Image
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing my card creation for  Art Impressions  Border Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My project features the new  WC Lily Border  stamp set which is a really fun image to color! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rules for the Border Challenge. I also created an card assembly video that is at the end of this blog post so make sure to check that out too! This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! I wanted to make a simple card where the main focus was the stamped WC Lily Border image. So I first stamped the image onto the white card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the image again onto some Masking Magic paper to create a mask to place over the image for ink blending. I used my Copic Sketch alcohol markers to color the floral image. I used RV29, RV21, RV11, and RV000 for the pink areas, I used C2, and C4 for the white shadows, and