Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Simple Valentine Gift Set - Simon Says Stamp Valentine Card Kit

Hello! I'm stopping by tonight to share a fun set of Valentine's I created using the BRAND NEW Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Valentine Card Kit


Here is a look at everything in the kit - it is jam packed! You can find it HERE:


I used some of the adorable pre-printed Pebbles Icons, Patterned Paper, and the mini stamp set to create a sweet little set of Valentines! SOOO super fast and easy!


I trimmed down the pattern paper to slightly larger than the Neenah notecards in the kit, then adhered them to both the front and back - so that leaves space on the back to write a sweet little note! And since the pattern paper is double sided, they look cute on the back as well!


And the super cute red drawstring bag in the kit is the PERFECT size to tuck them all into! So they are easy to gift or transport! :)


I particularly love the cute sloths in the kit - can you tell based on how many of them I used? Heehee!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Triple Heart Shaker Card - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Hello! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning sharing how I created this fun little triple heart shaker card filled with sparkly glitter!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!


You Have My Heart - Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

Good morning! Stopping by with a card this morning for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge - the fun monthly challenge at Reverse Confetti!


This month's theme is Love is in the Air:


I had fun using the new adorable Heart Pals set in a different and creative way! I started off by heat embossing one of the cute images and sentiments in white on some Stormy cardstock, then die cutting with the coordinating Heart Pals Confetti Cuts.


For a background, I blended two colors of distress oxide ink over a panel I had die cut with Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel. I added a frame die cut from All Framed Up Cofetti Cuts, then layered everything together with a bit of foam adhesive!


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card - click on the picture if you want to learn more about any of these items!



   

   

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

LID January Release Day 3 - Hugs and Love

Hello! Welcome to the final day blog hop of the BRAND NEW January release at Lil' Inker Designs! Such fun products in this release - totally full of love and Valentine's Day goodness! You can find the entire new release HERE!


I have two more cards to share with you today using the new release - and a few great items from previous releases! Today I'm using the new Bear Hugger Die and Stamp Bundle (with a bit of a twist to show another way to use it!), the Perfect Pairs Additions Stamp Set, Quilted Stitched All Heart Die, and Sending My Love Word Die!


First up, I wanted to use the darling new Bear Hugger for a card, but unless I wrapped them around something, the arms were just too long for what I wanted on my card front. So...I did some partial die cutting to shorten those arms up! So make note - this is not how the die cuts on it's own, but it is SUPER easy to trim those arms down. I wanted to do a video - and may still post a quick one on my Instagram sometime soon - cause it's a little hard to explain with words, but would take a few seconds to show how in a video. 


I used a plaid background stamped with Cozy Plaid (from the last release in December), and mounted the bear on an aqua oval die cut with Stitched Mats: Ovals, and added a heat embossed sentiment underneath using Perfect Pairs Additions stamp set.


And continuing on with the same color combo apparently - a nice simple card up next!


For this card, I die cut the front of my card using Quilted Stitched All Hearts Die, and added a few black splatters with my Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors. In hindsight, I wish I'd added just a few less splatters, but it still added a fun bit of texture to the cardfront, so I just decided to go with it.


I die cut the Sending My Love Word Die from aqua cardstock, and mounted that over the front for a nearly one layer card - nice and flat and easy to mail!


This photo shows the texture a little closer and better - I'm especially loving the new Quilted Stitched All Heart Die!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



Monday, January 14, 2019

LID January Release Day 2 - All the Hearts

Hello! Welcome to the second day blog hop of the BRAND NEW January release at Lil' Inker Designs! Such fun products in this release - totally full of love and Valentine's Day goodness! You can find the entire new release HERE!


I have two cards to share today - both featuring hearts and lots of pink! I'm using two products in particular that are made to coordinate perfectly together, but also work very well on their own - the Perfect Palette Heart Cover Die and Heartthrob Stamp Set!


For this first card, I used the Perfect Palette Heart Cover Die. Once I removed all the hearts, I blended two different colors of distress oxide ink over the top and bottom edges for an ombre effect. I then used it to place just the alternating stitched dies behind their respective windows on my white cardbase, then popped that front panel up with foam adhesive.


I then die cut the beautiful With Love Word Die from gray cardstock and white cardstock and layered them together for a slightly sturdier embellishment. I added some detail with a white gel pen to make them look a little more dimensional, then after wrapping some twine around my cardfront, I attached the sentiment with a touch of foam adhesive and tied my bow around the first letter to make it look like it was tied on.


I absolutely love this soft color combo of white, pink, and gray!


For the next card, I used the fun and graphic Heartthrob Stamp set to create a super clean and simple design!


Want to know the secret for how I lined these hearts up so perfectly? I actually die cut one corner of the Perfect Palette Heart Cover Die from a piece of scrap paper, trimming it so that I had just the window for four hearts. I lined it up on the front of my card, holding it in place with removable tape. Once I used it as a window to stamp the hearts in place, I removed it and stamped my sentiment underneath!


I used the solid half of the hearts from Heartthrob to stamp in a softer pink color, then three of the different stylized elements to stamp in a deeper shade of pink. I love the graphic feel this gives!


I'm always a sucker for a good CAS card - I feel like they are a little tough for me to pull off, so I'm always happy when I find a design like this that I like!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Mirror Tool Technique Floral and Distress Oxides - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! Just wanted to share a peek with you at the first of a 3 week series I have up on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning using the Mirror Stamping Tool with some fun techniques! There is of course, as always, a tutorial video! You can check out all the details HERE!


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Pinkfresh January Release Blog Hop

Good morning! So excited today to be hopping along with Pinkfresh Studios as we celebrate the BRAND NEW January Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY!

I have a $25 gift card up for grabs here on my blog (details below) - and the ENTIRE RELEASE is up for grabs as well! See details on the Pinkfresh BlogPinkfresh Studio is also having a special promo in honor of the new release! Between now and January 17th head to the Pinkfresh Studio Store and use code "JANFREESHIPWITH50" for free US Shipping and $5.50 off international shipping!


In addition, all orders totaling over $25 will get this adorable die for free as well while supplies last (no code needed):



Now - on to my projects to share for the hop! I created two cards featuring the fun Folk Elements Die Set!


I actually started off by die cutting one of the cake elements from the new Make a Wish Coordinating Die Set from 3 different colors of bright happy cardstock. It made a perfect fun frame image for my Folk Elements!


I die cut those Folk Elements from the centers of my colorful cardstock shapes, then die cut them again from white cardstock. I adhered a bit of Scotch tape to the back of the frames, then inlaid the white die cuts and filled in the missing pieces with the other elements to get a solid and fun image.


I also die cut the new Let's Party Die Set layers from deep gray and white cardstock and layered those together for my sentiment.


It's a little difficult to see in the photos, but before I adhered those on my cardbases, I used the previously released Folklore Die to deboss the front of the card for some extra texture. Then mounted all my images with foam adhesive over the top. You can see the texture a bit better in this photo:


Now, you know I couldn't let those colorful negative pieces go to waste! So I also put together this super clean and simple design!


For this card I just used a glue pen to adhere those detailed images down, then stamped a beautiful sentiment from the new Oval Foliage Wreath Stamp Set underneath. Super easy, and no waste!


I know I've mentioned it before on my blog, but both my family and my husband's family have lots of Scandinavian Roots - his family from Norway, mine from Sweden - so I love the Scandinavian feel to these designs! And the detail is just so fun and incredible!


Now, I've been busily creating to have cards to bring along with me to Creativation (I leave in just a few days! EEEK!) - and I will be posting these on my blog in the days and weeks to come, but thought I would give you a small peek of some of the ones I've been working on!

First up - this one featuring the unique and fun Lost in the City Stamp Set


And I'm in LOVE with this beautiful Spring Floral Border Die - paired up with some Liquid Watercolors and another sentiment from the gorgeous Oval Foliage Wreath Stamp Set:


I love this floral swag from Heart and Soul Stamp set paired up with the Oval Foliage Die Set - they work so well together, and the Coordinating Heart and Soul Die makes using this image a breeze:


And finally, I ADORE the stunning Embroidered Blossoms Stamp set - and the perfect large sentiments in Scripted Bold Sentiments - with an additional little sentiment from Heart and Soul stamp set tucked on here as well:


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! Winner will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Sunday, January 20, 2019 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!