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Ai Hello Countryside Windows

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing some cards featuring the new ShadowBox Windows series from  Art Impressions . These cards are perfect for Art Impressions newest challenge, Ai Squared. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . These cards are featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   These creations feature the new die set, ShadowBox Window Die , and four new stamp and die sets: Boat Window Accessory Set , Deer Window Accessory Set , Mailbox Window Accessory Set , and  Bridge Window Accessory Set . These  ShadowBox Windows  Series sets create the most enchanting rural scenes!  I chose my background paper to look like wall paper and the inside of cabins. I also wanted the paper to coordinate with the window scenes. I used the  ShadowBox Window Die Set  to create the 3D interior fold for the scenes, the window and window ledge die cuts for the front panel, and the "hello" die cut on each card. I

i-Crafter Thank You ABC's

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing this adorable, school-themed card featuring the  Alphabet, Heather Upper  and  Alpha Numeric, Heather Lower  die sets from  i-Crafter . This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here ! These alphabet dies inspired me to create a school themed card featuring: an alphabet blackboard, lined notebook paper, a wooden desk, and a teacher's apple!  To create the wooden desk inspired base layer, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink on kraft cardstock to create the rustic, wood grain look. Next, I used my Prismacolor pencils to create the lined notebook paper details on white cardstock. For the spiral bound edge I used the notebook edge die from the  Mini Album, Accordion  die set.  The alphabet dies came into play to create the chalk board top layer. First, I used a white colored pencil and drew the chalk board lines onto black cardstock. I used a ruler to make the lines as even as possible. Nex

KS March 2021 Release - Galactic Sidekicks

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for March 2021. Today, I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new  Galactic Sidekicks  stamp set. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, March 26th at 8 AM PST. Check it out here! For this release, I made six Galactic Sidekicks  projects that are out of this world! I colored the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. For more details on these fun projects keep reading below! Project 1 My first two cards are space soldier and love themed. For this first card I used the  Hearts  stencil and Charcoal Distress ink to create the hearts background onto gray cardstock. I used rounded stitched rectangle dies to cut some panels to look like open bay doors. I used the  Digital Noise  and red ink to create the gun blasting look in the panel windows. Next, I heat embossed the 'pew's onto the card front and

Ai Coffee Matchbook

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing another creation for the  Art Impressions  Itty Bitty Challenge. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . This tiny creation features a new stamp and die set that is part of Ai's  Matchbook collection , the MB Coffee Shop  set. These matchbook sets are just so adorable and so itty bitty!! My card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here . First, I die cut the matchbook frame using the  Matchbook Template  die set. I used the same die set to cut the sentiment strip, rug, windows, and window frames. Next, I stamped and colored the images from the  MB Coffee Shop  set. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Brush markers. I die cut all the images with the coordinating outline dies included in the  MB Coffee Shop  set. The flaps on the images make it so easy to determine the placement of all of the images inside the matchbook. I used the  MB Envelope Dies  set

Ai Sewing Matchbook

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing my creation for the  Art Impressions  Itty Bitty Challenge. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . This creation features a new stamp and die set that is part of Ai's Matchbook collection , the MB Sewing Room set. These matchbook sets are just so adorable and so tiny!! My card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here . First, I die cut the matchbook frame using the Matchbook Template die set. I used the same die set to cut the sentiment strip, rug, windows, and window frames. Next, I stamped and colored the images from the MB Sewing Room set. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Brush markers. I die cut all the images with the coordinating outline dies included in the MB Sewing Room set. The flaps on the images make it so easy to determine the placement of all of the images inside the matchbook. For some additional fun, I used the MB Cat Accessories

i-Crafter Thoughtful Blooms

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing this blooming card featuring the  Box Pops, Flower Add-On  die set from  i-Crafter . This die set is the perfect for the Spring holiday with its beautiful pastel florals! This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here . With the  Box Pops, Flower Add-On  die set, I wanted it to look like beautiful potted Spring flowers. First, I die cut the flowers using scraps of green, pink, purple, yellow, and blue shades of cardstock. I love the layered look of the flowers and stems! To decorate the clay pot, I used the  Japanese Kumiko  stencil with Vintage Photo Distress oxide ink to create the textured pattern onto kraft cardstock. I used the same stencil on the bright green strip after heat embossing the "Thinking of you" sentiment from the  Scattered Thoughts  stamp set for ink resisting purposes. I only glue the sentiment towards the center of the pot so when it's popp

Ai Birthday Party Animals

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This week I am featuring another new stamp set from Art Impressions, the Baby Critters stamp set. This set is jam packed with adorable party animals and coordinating sentiments! These cards are featured on the Art Impressions blog today, check it out  here ! I created two cards withi very similar birthday designs. I used Gina K. Designs Card Stock to create the solid color mats.  I used paper from the Birthday Bash Paper Pad to create the top panel of the card front with the multicolor birthday themed items (white paper). For the bottom panel, I used two cake images from the Birthday Cake stamp set and Festive Berries Distress ink to create a monotone background on pink cardstock.  I used the Rectangle Double Stitched Dies to die cut the rectangle stitched design. I also used the Circle Double Stitches Dies to die cute the bright blue matted circle and attached it behind the pink decorated circle paper. I used festive Berri

i-Crafter March 2021 Release - Prize Ribbon

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It's the first of the month; therefore, it's another  i-Crafter  release! Today, I am showcasing the new Ribbon Rosette  die set. I decided this die set was perfect for making beautiful "Congrats" ribbons for mommies-to-be to use at bridal showers or gender reveal parties! For more details on these projects keep reading below. Make sure to check out all of the new products on the  i-Crafter  website  here ! First I die cut all the ribbon pieces using white, pink, and blue cardstock. Next, I stamped the stars on the ribbon tails using Victorian Velvet on the pink tails and Stormy Sky on the blue tails. I used those same ink colors to distress the edges of the respective ribbon pieces. After constructing the rosette, I used foam tape to attach the two inner circles on each ribbon. To finish the ribbons, I used Art Impressions Baby Mini Dies to add decorative pieces to the front. I used bold yellow cardstock to die cut the ducks, and silver foil cardstock to die cut the

Ai Easter Chicks

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Last week I shared a card featuring the new  Easter Chicks  stamp set from  Art Impressions . The card was made for the Love is in the Air Challenge, check it out here . Today, I am sharing a card made with the SAME stamp set but with the more intended Easter theme! This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out  here ! To create the card layout, I layered pastel striped paper on top of light blue patterned paper. I used the same blue paper to die cut the shape with the Oval Double Stitched Dies . I attached the oval die cut to the center of the card with liquid adhesive. I used foam tape to attach the "Happy Easter" sentiment strip to the card front. Next, I used my Copic markers to color the chicks, their adorable accessories, and the eggs. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. After coloring, I used a white gel pen to add some decorative designs to the colorful images. Finally, I use