Hello Card with Honey Bee Stamps

I am super excited to share with you my first project as a design team member for Honey Bee Stamps.  I am showcasing the Hello Gorgeous 6×8 stamp set and Hello Gorgeous Honey Cuts coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the image with its coordinating die.

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I cut another Neenah solar white card stock, measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 for my card front.  Using a sponge, I started applying color to the card stock with my worn lipstick distress ink, then adding and blending it with cracked pistachio.  Using my wet watercolor brush, I put some gold watercolor on my acrylic block and started splattering watercolor on the front of the card.

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I used a die from my stash and adhered the “hello” script sentiment on my card panel.

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I adhered the flowers I colored from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set and also added some Crystal Mix Dew Drops to finish my design.  Here is a close-up of the card:

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  This stamp set is a must-have.

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The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you would like to purchase them.  Have an amazing week!

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Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Xyron and Pink and Main!  There’s prizes too!  We are giving away a $25 gift card from Pink & Main and a Xyron Mega Runner.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Xyron’s Facebook page during the hop and the winner will be announced there too.

 

For our collaboration, we are showcasing products by Pink and Main, and of course, Xyron.  Here’s a photo of the items I got to play with.  I am showcasing Pink and Main’s Airmail stamp set,  Take Flight 6×6 paper pad and the Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

 

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.    Using my DIY clouds stencil and my Broken China distress ink, I stenciled the color to my crd stock to create the sky.

 

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I used my die to cut the window on my card front.

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Using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner, I adhered the fun foam to my card front to create some dimension.

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Here’s my card.  I also stamped the image on the envelope to match my card.  I love how it turned out.

 

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Please don’t forget to go to the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  If you are interested to purchase the stamps and paper pad that I used, please visit http://www.pinkandmain.com.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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Small Paws, Big Hearts

Hello everyone.  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs and I am sharing a simple dog-themed card, showcasing the Terrific Terriers stamp set and its coordinating dies.  I am currently in Toronto, Canada undergoing physiotherapy so I will keep this blog post short.

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and I colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the rest of the pieces that I needed for my card using dies from my stash.  I finished my design by creating my own “patterned paper” using the paw prints and the heart that came with the stamp set.

 

Here is my card today.  As you can see, it is very simple but I really love how it turned out.  This stamp set is now available for purchase at http://www.newtonsnook.com.  Have an amazing day!

 

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop – Lola the Giraffe

Thank you so much for visiting my blog on today’s 1st Celebration Blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com,  Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from Taniesa’s Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post on www.katscrappinessblog.com.
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We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive papercraft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at www.katscrappiness.com.  Here are the two stamp sets:
I apologize that I will not have a step by step instruction on how I made the card (for now). I am planning to recreate this card with a video tutorial once I get back from my trip in Toronto.  I am currently still going through my medical issue and I am in Toronto  getting physiotherapy.
Here’s the front of the card.

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Here’s what it looks like when you open the shaker card:

 

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I hope you have been inspired by my project.  In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designer’s blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!
Next person in the hop is Cheryl. Hop on over and see what’s next! If you have missed any designer’s posts you can find the links below. Thank you for participating in the very first blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com
The full blog hop line up is:
Maria  ← you are here!
Cheryl  ← Click here to the next person on the hop!

Newton’s Nook June Release – Newton Rides West

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Hello everyone! It is the last day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you have had the chance to check out the release from Day 1. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

 

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Newton Rides West stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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This is another simple card. I wanted to make it look like an old wild, wild west “wanted notice” so I fussy-cut the card front with my precision scissors and sponge the color with my vintage photo distress ink.   Here is my card:

 

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This Newton Rides West stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Newton’s Nook June Release – Cuppa Cactus and Cultivated Cacti

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Hello my crafty friends! It is the third day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today, we are doing a double whammy!! You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Cuppa Cactus and Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and their coordinating dies.

 

Both cards are very simple so I will not have an instruction on how I made them.  Here are my cards:

Cuppa Cactus:

 

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Cultivated Cacti:

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These Cuppa Cactus and Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or the “Cultivated Cacti” Stamp Set? Each of these sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Newton’s Nook June Release – Furr-Ever Friends

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Hello everyone! It is the second day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  You will absolutely love today’s stamp set. If you are a pet-lover (or know someone who is one), this stamp set is a must-have. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing this amazing Furr-Ever Friends stamp set.

 

 

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I wanted to create a scene that is somewhat ethereal to make it look like the pets are just hanging out in heaven. I know this is where they go when they pass.

 

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and used my Brother Scan N Cut2 machine to die-cut my images. I die-cut another rectangular card stock and used my sun stencil to create the look of sun. I die-cut the rest of the card stock, as well as my acetate sheet to create the window for my shaker card. I added some iridescent confetti and sequins available from Kat Scrappiness to finish the design. Here is my card:

 

 

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This Furr-ever Friends stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Furr-Ever Friends” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

 

Here’s how to win:

 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Newton’s Nook June Release – Terrific Terriers

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release! You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Terrific Terriers stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my image in with my Copic markers. I also die-cut my card front with dies that I have from my stash. After coloring the images, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using its coordinated dies. Here is my card:

 

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This Terrific Terrier stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Terrific Terrier” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

 

 

World’s Best Dad Card with Xyron

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back today to share with you a very simple Father’s Day card, using dies from Gina Marie Designs and the best of the best, Xyron 1.5 Inch. Sticker Maker and Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

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I find it hard to create cards for guys because I am always guilty of over-embellishing my cards or using feminine colors.  I thought my card below is super simple, yet it is perfect for your Dad, or husband for Father’s Day.

I started out by die-cutting my card stock using my dies.  Since the fishing pole is quite intricate, I had to die-cut it twice to have more stability.  I adhered both pieces using my sticker maker.

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I colored my fish die-cut using my sponge and distress oxide inks (worn lipstick and peeled paint).  I wanted the colors to blend well together to make it look more realistic.  I colored the rest of the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.

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To finish my design, I highlighted my fish with my Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen, and added the black rhinestone to the fish’s eye.  Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired to create a simple father’s day card.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Have a great weekend!

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