Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Miss You Tons - Pretty Pink Posh June Release Instagram Hop

Good morning! Today I'm celebrating the new June Release from Pretty Pink Posh by joining Day 2 of the Instagram Release Hop! You can head over to Instagram to join that hop, and enter to win today's giveaways, and you can find the new release HERE. I thought I would share more details here on my blog on my card - since it is always tough to put enough info in an Instagram post! 

I love all the fun boy theme products in this release - I have lots of little nephews that I am going to have "tons of fun" making cards for (see what I did there?!? hahaha!).


I started off by creating the stenciled trucks using Layered Construction Trucks stencils. I did some masking on my panel so that I only stenciled 3 of the trucks, and also masked off the cones, so I could just add some extra dirt piles.


Once I had the trucks done, I stenciled on the hill at the bottom using Layered Roads stencil. I just used the one with the background to create the hills, turning it around and adjusting it as necessary to create the layered hills effect.


Finally, I used Construction Trucks stamp set to add my sentiment and the few random hearts stamped around the background. Finished off by mounting that panel with foam on a coordinating yellow cardbase! SOOO fun!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Soak up the Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp July 2022 Card Kit

 Good morning! I'm popping in to share another card using the BRAND NEW July 2022 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - You Shine! This month's kit a fun mix of juicy and fresh, and yet with a bit of a vintage flair! The included stamp set by the same name has some fresh fun images and great sentiments, there is a fun little stencil/die cut combo, of course some sweet pattern paperFoundry wax...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelope, and more!

Today's card is a very simple card, mostly featuring some of the beautiful pattern paper in the kit!


I love how striking the black envelope is - and how it sets off the lovely layers of pattern paper with this card.


I tore the edges of one of the pattern papers for texture, and layered it over one of the more solid papers.


I also created a fun little bow element using some scrap strips of pattern paper, one piece adhered down flat, then another piece formed into a loop and attached with mini staples. Such a simple and fun embellishment!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:



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Monday, June 20, 2022

Lovely Day Strawberries - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Always Be Happy - Simon Says Stamp Let's Chill Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Let's Chill Release from Simon Says Stamp! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Galleries created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows sprinkles pack with any purchase and the coupon code below through June 19, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Today I'm sharing a card using one of the brand new Embossing Folder and Die Duos - Graceful Butterfly set!


While this set does a whole array of butterflies, I'm just using the largest one for today's card. So there are lots of others I can still put to good use!


Once I had embossed and then die cut the butterfly, I added some ink blending to make it pop. I used a mix of Peony, Taffy, and Cadette ink (which blended over to make purple!). I also used one of the new colors - Charcoal - for the center portion of the butterfly, which is a separate piece. This also helped the embossing detail pop on the background. For extra fun, I added some splatters with some Perfect Pearls mixed with a touch of water.


With all the texture on the butterfly, I wanted to make sure I had some texture on the background, so I pulled out a panel I had previously embossed using Exotic Vines from white cardstock, and trimmed it down to fit on my Smoke gray cardbase, popped up with foam.


I added the butterfly, adhering the center down with liquid glue, and hiding a bit of tiny foam adhesive under the outer wings to help make them pop up, and keep them stable at the same time.


Sentiment is from the All Things Happy Reverse Sentiment Strips, adhered at an angle, trimmed off to fit the panel, and popped up with foam adhesive.


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

Tina Smith

Jennifer Kotas

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Sandi MacIver

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Layered Square Hello - Simon Says Stamp July 2022 Card Kit

Good morning! I'm popping in to share my first card using the BRAND NEW July 2022 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - You Shine! This month's kit a fun mix of juicy and fresh, and yet with a bit of a vintage flair! The included stamp set by the same name has some fresh fun images and great sentiments, there is a fun little stencil/die cut combo, of course some sweet pattern paper, Foundry wax...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelope, and more! 

I'm sharing this little square card today using several items from the new kit!


I started off by die cutting the fun little Flower Garden Cut and Emboss folder from white cardstock. I was just going to use it in white, but then I decided to play with the Foundry Wax. I kept brushing on layers, then heat setting, then adding more and heat setting again. When I finished, I had this cute little frame that looked like it was made out of metal. Kind of a fun effect!


Once I had that, I added a sentiment from the stamp set, heat embossed in gold on a tiny strip of vellum, and tucked it behind the frame. I love how well it coordinates with the frame!


Finally, I added some layers of pattern paper from the kit, trimmed down, and adhered in lots of wonky layers for texture. I just used a tape runner, but curled the edges up for a bit of dimension. I popped the finished frame up with foam adhesive over the top for a final bit of dimension!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:


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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Soft Layered Cosmos - Simon Says Stamp Let's Chill Release

 Hello! I'm stopping by to share my first couple of cards using the BRAND NEW Let's Chill Release from Simon Says Stamp! This release is full of fun for summer - I decided to play with the new Layering Cosmos stencil and create two very clean and simple cards!


I used both stems and blooms in the stencil to create two separate cards. I paired the smaller bloom with the smaller stem, and the larger bloom with the larger stem.


For both cards I used a fresh and fun mix of Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks, and used the adorable new little Detail Round blender brushes. Super handy for getting into small spaces and blending colors together!


I trimmed the panels down, and to add some interest, I used my score board to add a bit of a frame around the edges. No layers or textures, but just a bit of an extra fun design!


I added sentiments with the new Charcoal ink and the Soaring Birthday stamp set - as well as the cute little butterflies, then mounted the panels with foam adhesive on white cardbase. I didn't even add any bling on these cards, thinking it would be super nice to have some cards closer to one layer for a change! Although I couldn't completely skip the foam adhesive...haha!


What are you excited to play with in the new release? You can find it all HERE - or click the photo below to shop (affiliate link - and I appreciate whenever you decide to click on them!)


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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Spellbinders 20th Birthday Celebration

 Good morning! I'm super excited today to be joining Spellbinders in a party all day to celebrate their 20th birthday! Happy Birthday Spellbinders! I have two cards to share today as part of the celebration - both using items from a brand new release available today as well!


First up, I have this bright and clean card using the adorable new Balloon Party Animal die. I actually die cut this from white cardstock, and then randomly decided to blend some leftover ink from my aqua blending brush. It was the perfect amount, and I love the finished color! I layered it together with some foam adhesive between the second layers.


I used a small oval, die cut from Essential Ovals Etched Dies using Barely Peach cardstock, and used that as a base for the cute critter, also adding some jute string for it to float away on.


Sentiment is from one of my favorites - Mini Everyday Sentiments hot foil and die set. To add some interest to the background, I also added some score lines with my score board, before mounting everything on that background.


I used a cardbase created with Waterfall cardstock, and tucked that string underneath to anchor it down, then finished off with a few coordinating Peach Fuzz jewels from Pinkfresh.


Next up is a card using the new super fun So Many Candles hot foil plate! I thought it would be adorable done in rainbow foil!


Once it was foiled, I trimmed off part of the design to make it a different width. I was going to use it on a vertical card originally, but decided I liked it on this horizontal design.


I added a sentiment from Essential Glimmer Sentiments, and then die cut some florals using Be Bold Blooms and white cardstock. I love the soft neutral texture it gives, without complicating the design - it really just lets the rainbow candles shine!


The sentiment was trimmed into a banner shape by hand, and then I used foam adhesive between different layers to adhere it all together!


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