Thursday, December 5, 2019

Plaid Birthday Wishes - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Release

Good morning! I'm back with another couple of cards for DIEcember using the fabulous NEW DIEcember release from Simon Says Stamp! Today I have a duo of cards featuring the beautiful new Birthday Wishes Circle Die! I made a lot of birthday cards, so I was excited about this die - so great for making a focal point on cards, especially if you add some gorgeous pattern paper to go along with it! And...in true DIEcember fashion - these cards have absolutely NO stamping on them - only die cutting!



I die cut a black circle using my Nested Circle Dies - there is one size that was just perfect to tuck behind this die. 


I layered them together, then cut a circle one size larger from Lipstick cardstock to layer them together.


I chose two lovely pattern papers from my Photoplay Kringle and Co 6x6 Paper Pad - it was included in the December Card Kit that is now sold out, but still available separately.


I trimmed them down to A2 size panel, and then added some white splatters with white acrylic paint thinned down with a bit of water.


Next, I took those circles I had layered together, and punched a hole in each side of them.


I used that hole to thread through some jute string, and wrap it around the entire card front several times.


I attached each circle with a bit of foam adhesive at the top and bottom as well to make sure it was held sturdily in place.


Once everything was settled in place, I tied the bow along the side - the perfect bit of finishing texture to these cards!


Which background pattern paper do you like best? I've always loved Buffalo Plaid, but that other plaid is pretty lovely as well!


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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Favorite Person - Spellbinder's November Die D-Lites Release

Hello! I was recently given the opportunity to play with some new Spellbinder's dies - I'm popping in tonight with a card using one of the Spellbinder's Die D-Lites released in November that I received to play with! My package seemed to be a bit delayed, so I got them a little later than I planned - but couldn't wait to pull out and use this darling I {Heart} Puppies silhouette dies! SOOO cute!


I die cut all 3 of the cute pups from black cardstock, and the accesories from white cardstock. I used Copics to color each of the accessories very simply, then adhered them together.


I planned my layout on my white cardbase, then used pieces of Post it Tape to mask out where the dogs were going to stand, and blended just a touch of coordinating Distress Oxide inks behind where they would sit - this gives such a fun little pop of color, and allows the dogs to have a "ground" to stand on - LOVE how this idea worked!


I added some black splatters to the background with my Pinkfresh Licorice liquid watercolors, a couple of thin trimmed strips of black cardstock on the bottom of the cardbase, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Playful Messages stamp set - stamped on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed apart, and mounted with foam adhesive.


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Proud of You - - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Release

Good morning! I'm back with another card for DIEcember using the fabulous NEW DIEcember release from Simon Says Stamp! Today I'm layering up some wood grain pattern papers to create this encouragement card with a masculine feel to it - or, just less girly than usual!


I started off by die cutting the fabulous new CZ Design Proud of You Wafer Die - love the way this layers together! I used white and black cardstock to stack them up together.


I thought it would be fun to layer together two different pieces of woodgrain pattern paper - these are from the ModaScrap Forever Green 6x6 Paper Pad. I die cut the oval out using the new Shimmer Oval Wafer Die - and just using the outer die to create the stitched window.


Finished off by adhering the layers together, mounting the die cut word with foam adhesive, and adding a tiny supporting sentiment using the previously released You Got This stamp set!


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Monday, December 2, 2019

Masked Oval with Simple Coloring - 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 card!


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


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Fantastic Job - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Release

Good morning - and happy December...or DIEcember as we often like to call it in the crafty world! And with this new month comes a fabulous NEW DIEcember release from Simon Says Stamp! Today I'm sharing a card using one of the fun new dies in the release! This is a large 5x7 size card to fit all these cute die cuts all on the card!


I started off by cutting lots of those cute NEW little Picture Book Mocha cups out from various colors of SSS cardstock, and the whipping cream for the top from white cardstock. I also cut out several circles from the same colors of cardstock using SSS Nesting Circles Dies. The cardstock colors I used are all linked at the bottom of this post!


Next, I slowly assembled them together, alternating the colors, and adding foam adhesive to the back of the cups to pop them off the circles for some dimension. I added tiny wiggly eyes to the cups as well - love how cute that turns a card in an instant!


I created a 5x7 cardbase to be able to fit everything on one card - and layered on a piece of kraft cardstock with a sentiment heat embossed in white from the previously released Amazing Stamp Set.


Finally, I adhered all the circles, and finished off with a good heavy dose of Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh Sequins!


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Pinkfresh December Challenge - All Things Holidays

Pinkfresh Studios is kicking off a BRAND NEW December Challenge: All Things Holidays - paired of course with the option a fun color combo! I hope you'll come play along for a chance to win some amazing prizes - you can enter cards OR scrapbook layouts!!!


Here is the challenge info and inspiration photo:


My card today has a little something extra fun - a sneaky peek of an upcoming new Essential's release! Isn't that frame gorgeous? I can't wait to share more of that release with you very soon!


I also used lots of pattern paper from the darling Home for the Holiday's pattern paper pad - it was such a perfect match for the challenge graphics and theme.


The sentiment is from Merry Days Stamp Set, heat embossed on a strip of coordinating cardstock. A few enamel dots finish this simple card off!


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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Obsessed Penguin - Simon Says Stamp Card

Good morning! I'm stopping by today with anther funny sentiment card, using the same stamp set I used on the funny gnome card from a couple days ago from Simon Says Stamp. This time I used a simple stamped penguin from the Snow Much stamp set!


I thought this funny little penguin was so super cute - and adding wiggly eyes was such a cute touch with that hilarious sentiment from Playful Messages stamp set!


I added some simple Copic coloring just to the nose, and stamped the heart in red ink and colored it in with Copics as well for a solid heart image.


Some pattern paper at the top and bottom of the panel - the top end die cut with Wavy Scallop Stitches - and then that front panel popped up on a kraft cardbase with foam adhesive!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Magical Christmas - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Card

Good morning! Yesterday was our weekly Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live! This week we did it on Tuesday instead of Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. This week we made this pretty magical Christmas card! If you missed the Live video and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - yesterday's video is available HERE. As always, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live, so make sure and pop in each week to win that live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning!

I also always try to post info here the next day on the card we make - for those that aren't on Facebook or maybe didn't see it over there.


We featured the adorable Magical Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies for this card - I showed an easy way to line up all the fun elements of this stamp set! We stamped with a combination of Licorice, Candy Violet, and Coral Reef Dye inks, then added a touch of color with some Copic markers.


The pink cloud background was created with Ballet Slipper Dye ink, and a scrap of white paper that I trimmed with scissors into a wavy pattern - super simple! A splash of Perfect Pearls mixed with water add the perfect touch of sparkle to the background as well!


Finally, the sentiment was stamped with the same Licorice Dye ink, added the unicorn with bit of foam adhesive, sprinkled on a few pink jewels from Essentials: Jewels Mix, and finished off with some Nuvo glitter drops on the mane, tail, horn, and scarf on the unicorn. You can never have too much sparkle, right? 


Also - just a reminder of the FABULOUS sale Pinkfresh has going on through Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) this week - make sure and check it out HERE! There are some deep discounts on several items - a great time to grab a little something special!


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Annoying Gnome - Simon Says Stamp Card

Good morning! I'm stopping by today with a funny and quirky little gnome card! I'm using a fun Simon Says Stamp wafer thin die and sentiment stamp set to create this card. Gnomes are all the rage right now, and I thought it would be fun to pair this one up with a funny and snarky little sentiment!


I started off with the adorable little gnome die from the already SOLD OUT Simon Says Stamp December Kit of the Month - but he is also available all on his own HERE! I die cut all the layers from white cardstock, then colored him in with Copic markers. Love how this allows him to be customized!


I layered together some pattern paper from two different companies, adding a torn edge to the yellow paper on the bottom to ground my gnome. I used my Corner Chomper to round the edges of my panel.


Sentiment was added with white heat embossing from the adorable Playful Messages stamp set - one of my favorites that always makes me laugh!


Finally, I added a little coordinating yellow enamel heart, and mounted the entire panel with foam on a white cardbase.


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