Saturday, May 18, 2019

You Got This Poppies - Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a pair of simple sympathy cards combining a lovely Memory Box Die that I received in a bundle of products recently with a fun sentiment from an encouraging Simon Says Stamp Stamp CZ Designs's stamp set called You Got This!


I did some multiple layers for this - first cutting the lovely Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame Die from kraft paper, and coloring the flowers with Copic markers. This gives a nice muted tone to the colors. I then die cut it again from white, trimmed out the flowers from the center, and adhered the white frame I created over the kraft part. This makes it all pop so well!


Next, I trimmed some white glitter cardstock to fit behind the floral part of the frame to add some texture behind the flowers.


I left the opening available, then was able to stamp through that to add my sentiment on my white cardbase, and heat embossed a tiny additional sentiment in white on a thin strip of black cardstock to mount over it as well.


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Friday, May 17, 2019

Spring Frame Cards - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Good morning! Just popping in to share these cards that I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today with a photo tutorial - they use the beautiful Spring Frame Die that released earlier this year, and is so beautiful! You can check out all the details HERE!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Just a Little Lovely - Pinkfresh Studio

Good morning! Yesterday was once again my day for a Facebook Live video! If you missed it and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - this week's video is available HERE. Still planning to do this each week on Thursdays as schedules allow - so I hope you'll be able to come join me sometime! There was one giveaway for someone who watched live, and there is still one for someone who watches on replay - I will announce the winner late this morning, so there is still time to pop over and leave some comments for a chance to win!

We also have a SPECIAL Facebook Live planned for Monday with the BRAND NEW Essentials Release - make sure and come back then for that!

In the meantime - here is some more info and photos of the card we made, as well as links to all the products used! The easiest way to see it all is from the video, but I'll try to add some details here for those who don't have Facebook or prefer written tutorials to videos.


This card features the beautiful Just a Little Lovely stamp set from the last release - such a lovely floral set!


We did some ink smooshing with Bubble Gum, Clementine, and Candy Apple Liquid Watercolors on the background, then die cut it out with the Essentials Stitched Rectangles, and the Just a Little Lovely Coordinating Dies.


Used the MISTI to line up and stamp the image on the die cut piece, then added additional watercolors over the top of the smooshed colors - love the effect this gives! I used the same original colors and also added Key Lime and Sunshine.


Sentiment is stamped on one of the little tags from Lovely Frames Cover Die, heat embossed in gold, then with a bit of gold thread tucked underneath.


Finished off with a few of the jewels from the upcoming Essentials release on Monday, May 20th! Just a couple days away - can't wait! Make sure and come back for the blog hop and ANOTHER Facebook Live in celebration!


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Vellum Florals Just a Little Lovely - Pinkfresh Studio

Popping in this afternoon to share a card I shared a peek of on today's Facebook Live video! If you missed the Live and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - this week's video is available HERE. There is also a $15 gift certificate if you watch it on replay and leave a comment by tomorrow!

This isn't the card we made today, but it uses the same set we used in another way! 


I did some smooshing with Key Lime, Emerald, and Aquamarine liquid watercolor for the background, and once that dried I also added some splatters with Licorice. I heat embossed the flowers from Just a Little Lovely in white on vellum and die cut with the coordinating Just a Little Lovely Dies


Sentiment was heat embossed on a frame from Lovely Frames, outline die cut with Essentials Stitched Rectangles, and finished off with a few more of the jewels from the upcoming Essentials release happening on Monday, May 20th!


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Birthday Butterfly - Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release BLOG HOP

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along for Day 1 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Celebrate You 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 Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below for a coupon code for a free gift through Sunday, May 19th, 2019 as well!!! I used this freebie on THIS set of cards way back in October - so pretty and fun!


Today I'm sharing this soft and simple card using the beautiful new Filigree Butterfly Wafer Die, some Distress Oxides inks, and some Glimmer Paste!


I started off by blending Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral ink on a panel of white cardstock, then covering it with a coat of Tonic Moonstone Glimmer Paste. I set that aside to dry thoroughly.


Next, I die cut the beautiful Filigree Butterfly from white cardstock, then cut the panel again with Wonky Rectangles Dies. I stamped my sentiment from the NEW Big Birthday Greetings Stamp Set and the tiny additional sentiment from the previously released Tiny Words Faith underneath.


I added a few super fine black splatters using Pinkfresh Licorice liquid watercolors and a small brush. Once that dried - I layered it over my sparkly ink blending, then adhered the entire thing to a Cotton Candy cardbase! Can you see all the sparkle and shimmer behind the butterfly?


I also have a few other cards on my blog over the past couple of days using items from the new release - you can check out more details on these cards HERE and HERE if you're interested!



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.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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Sweet Birthday Wishes - 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 Birthday:


I used the fun new Square & Circle Frame, paired up with the adorable Cake & Champagne set to create a shaker birthday card! I die cut the Square & Circle Frame main element, then die cut the circle from a separate piece of cardstock to use as a mask. I did a bit of ink blending with Seafoam ink, and added some gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette.


Next, I stamped and colored the cake, banners, and flowers from Cake & Champagne, die cut them with the Coordinating Confetti Cuts, and layered them with a stamped sentiment on my shaker element. I built my shaker, filled the four corners with tiny flower sequins, then layered the entire thing on some pattern paper from the new Sweet Stripes 6x6 Paper pad!


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!


   



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Color Blocking and Confetti Birthday Cards - Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release

Good morning! This morning I'm sharing a couple more cards with the SUPER fun NEW release from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You - I always love birthday cards to add to my stash, and I used some of the new goodies to create some one layer designs!



For both these cards I used a sentiment from the new Big Birthday Greetings - this first one I heat embossed it in white on a white cardbase to begin.


Next, I used Post it Tape to mask off sections, then did some ink blending on each section, also placing the new Confetti Stencil over the t op and blending the same shade darker to add a bit of confetti texture.


Once I had finished all 3 stripes, I used a dry cloth to remove any excess ink from the words, and added a few splatters with Perfect Pearls over the top!


This next one is a super simple design - and so easy to recreate!


For this one, I used the same Confetti stencil to add confetti to the background - rotating it 90 degrees each time I changed colors to change the placement of the ink. I then stamped the same sentiment over the top in black ink to finish it off!


Which style do you prefer?


Lots of fun with the new release coming in the next couple days - keep watching for new fun and blog hops! I'll be back for day 1 of the blog hop on Thursday morning - in the meantime, go check out the new release HERE!

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Sparkly Word Stenciling - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good afternoon! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week is a bright, airy, and sparkly birthday card using stamps and dies from the newest release! I hope you'll pop over and check it out for more details!


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


Pattern Paper Floral Frame - Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit

Good morning! I'm popping in to share one more card created with the BRAND NEW June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Leafy Frames! This is a STUNNING kit - the included large stamp set by the same name is absolutely GORGEOUS, the pattern paper couldn't be any more lovely - not to mention the coordinating tags and frames, and the envelopes, cardstock, and even fun bit of glitter are all fun additions!

Similar to yesterday's card, today's card shares one of those beautiful pattern paper frames with a stamped sentiment from the kit, and a few fussy cut out florals from the pattern paper.


I chose one of those beautiful frames, then carefully cut out a few of the flowers from one of the sheets of pattern paper, and adhered them together. 


I adhered that with foam adhesive to some Ivory cardstock from the kit, layered some black cardstock and some of the solid pattern paper from the Carta Bella pattern paper in the kit and then stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the kit!


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


This is definitely a simple and fun card - but still beautiful!


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