Joy to the World with LDRS Creative

Hello everyone! I am glad to be back today to share some inspiration and I am also up on the LDRS Creative BlogI Does anyone else love mixing and matching their stamp set and dies?  I do!  I love mixing and matching stamp sets to create a unique card for a certain occasion. 

For this project, I am showcasing the So Thankful Stamp Set and coordinating dies along with the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die SetCountry Corner Accessories Stamps and coordinating diesChristmas Wishes Stamp Set and Wave Ribbon Banner Stack coordinating dies, with the Plaid 6×6 Stencil.

I started by die-cutting two panels of some Neenah solar white card stock using the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set.  I adhered the bigger panel to an A2-size notecard.  The smaller panel was inked up using a Blender Brush, with the Plaid 6×6 Stencil and Alloy Hybrid Ink.  I foam-mounted this panel on the card for added dimension.

Next, I stamped the images from the So Thankful and Country Corner Accessories Stamp Sets with Raven Hybrid Ink.  This is my favorite ink to use to stamp my images.  I colored the images in with alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I adhered the Christmas Tree to the Red Truck with liquid glue and foam-mounted both images on the card front for added dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Wishes stamp set on some black card stock with Watermark Ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat set with my heating tool. Next, I used the Wave Ribbon Stack Die Set to cut them all out.  I love using this stamp set and die combo!  You get to stamp it at one go and have a bunch of sentiment strips to be used for future projects! Such a genius idea!  I adhered the sentiment on the card using liquid glue.

I finished my card design by adhering some gold baubles on the Christmas Tree and Stickles to the star, for added texture and interest!  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to mix and match your stamp sets and dies.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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Tree-Rex and Mistletoads with Trinity Stamps

Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to share my projects today, showcasing some very cute stamp sets and dies by Trinity Stamps.

For my first card, I am showcasing the Tree Rex 3×4 Stamp Set and Tree Rex Coordinating Die with the Slimline Forest Border Die Set and Melted Icicle Clear Twinkle Sequin Confetti as my shaker element.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • Stamp the Tree Rex on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut the images using the Tree Rex Coordinating Die.
  • Ink-blend an A2 size panel of Bristol Smooth white card stock using Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink.
  • Use distress sprayer to add some splatters to the background and pick up the excess water with some paper towel.
  • Use white gel pen to add stars and dots for added interest.
  • Die-cut the trees and snowbanks using the Slimline Forest Border Die Set on some white card stock and patterned paper.
  • Adhere the die-cuts on the card panel with liquid glue.
  • Create the shaker well with acetate and foam adhesive.
  • Add the Melted Icicle Clear Sequin Confetti as the shaker element and adhere onto the card panel to close the shaker.
  • Adhere the pattern paper border on the card panel.
  • Add the focal image with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink, sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card.

My next project is easy, peasy! Who wouldn’t want to see rainbow toads, right?! I know I would! I know this stamp set is meant for Christmas but I would like for you to think outside the box and stretch your supplie.

For this card below, I am showcasing the Mistletoads 3×4 stamp set and Mistletoads Coordinating Dies with the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set, Modern Embossed Panels Die Set and Slimline Winter Hues Paper Pad.

  • Die cut the slimline scallop using the
  • Die-cut the blue pattern paper from the Winter Hues Paper Pad using the second biggest die from the Modern Embossed Panels Die Set.
  • Adhere the pieces together with liquid glue and add on a slimline card base.
  • Adhere the focal images onto the card panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock and sprinkle some white embossing powder. Heat-set with heating tool.
  • Die-cut the sentiment using the coordinating die.
  • Finish the design by using white gel pen to add some dots to the toads.

Aren’t they ADORABLE? Which one is your favorite? I can’t really choose because both cards are so cute!

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to stretch your supplies. Everything I used is listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Deck the Halls With Inky Paws 2021

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day!  It is Newton’s Nook Designs’ Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop.  We have some very talented guest designers with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects.  Newton’s Nook will also be picking TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 store credit so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

Before I share my project, Newton’s Nook is also having a “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE!”.  Take advantage of this SALE and grab your favorites now!

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For my card today, I am showcasing the Winter Birds Stamp Set and coordinating dies with the Pines & Holly Die Set and  Starfield 6×6 Stencil (one of my all-time favorite stencils).

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Here’s how I made this card:

  • Use a circle die to cut out some masking paper.
  • Adhere masking paper to an A2-size panel of Neenah Solar white card stock.
  • Ink-blend the panel with Spectrum Noir Water reactive Inks in Straw Bale, Pink Tulip and Fuschia.
  • Use the Starfield Stencil and apply texture paste using a palette knife to add interest and texture to the background.
  • Remove the masking paper and let the panel dry for about half an hour.

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  • Stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • Adhere the images onto the panel using both foam and liquid adhesives.
  • Add the pine boughs die-cut using the Pines & Holly Die Set.
  • Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop!  To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! TWO WINNERS will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop.  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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

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Special Delivery Slimline Christmas Card

Christmas is fast-approaching and I am totally looking forward to coming home.  There’s something so special about being home for the holidays!  Campfire, Ugly Sweaters, Hot Cocoa, and spending quality-time with my family!  Home for the holidays is my theme for today’s blog post.

As previously mentioned on my last post, I will be giving you inspiration using older KS products!  It’s time to give them some much-needed TLC and if you don’t have these items, why don’t you grab them now!  My card today features the Dress Up Quokka Stamp Set, A Cozy Christmas Slimline Paper Pad, along with the Ugly Sweater Add-on Stamp Set, Merry Critters Stamp Set, Forest for The Trees Slimline Die and the cute Special Delivery Etched Dies by Spellbinders.  These products are all available at the Kat Scrappiness shop!

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Cut the pattern paper from the A Cozy Christmas Paper Pad and adhere on a red slimline card base.
  • Die-cut a panel of Neenah solar white card stock using the Forest for the Trees Slimline Die Set and foam-mount the main frame on the slimline card.
  • Adhere the birch trees and snowbank with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the red car with foam-adhesive for added dimension.
  • Add the quokkas on the focal panel with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock.  Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card.

I really LOVE how this card turned out and I hope you got inspired to use your older stamps and dies.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Woodland Reindeer Christmas Card with Kat Scrappiness

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   Before I show you the project, here’s a little Black Friday special “Site-wide” sale going on at Kat Scrappiness!  Use the coupon code below to get 20% off your order and grab your favorites now before they sell out! For today’s project, I’m showcasing the Woodland Reindeer Die set, along with the Happy Day Stamp Set and Stitched Slimline Hills.  Thanksgiving is a great time to be with family and friends and after the feast is over, get some quality time and start creating Christmas cards (if you haven’t done so already).  On my next few posts here, I will be giving you some inspiration to use your older Kat Scrappiness dies you’ve had from your stash for awhile and give them some love. Here’s what I did to create the card: I hope you like my card today and got inspired!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use the coupon code “CHRISTMAS2021” to get 20% off your order. Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!

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Let’s Pour Some Holiday Cheer with Miss Ink Stamps

Hello Miss Ink fans!  I am sharing yet another holiday-themed card today showcasing the Blitzened Stamp Set with the Ins & Outs Bohemian Stencil Set. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I just had to have it!

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Temporarily adhere stencil # 1 to an A2-size panel of Bristol Smooth white card stock using some Pixie Spray.
  • Ink-blend the panel with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. Remove the stencil.
  • Place Stencil #2 and use Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink for the outline.
  • Stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color them in with alcohol markers.
  • Fussy-cut the images or use an electronic cutting machine to cut them out. I used my Scan N Cut Machine to cut the images that I colored.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card panel with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • Adhere some star die-cuts to the card and use white gel pen to add some dots and stars to the panel for added interest and texture.  [Designer’s tip: These tiny details really help to make a cute card.]
  • Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment with VersaFine Claire in Nocturne.

I hope you like my holiday-themed card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by!

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We Otter Be Friends with CC Designs

I have been making a lot of holiday-themed cards lately and I wanted to take a break from that. Luckily, I have this Otters Stamp Set and coordinating dies by CC Designs that I can play with. I always like having just-because cards in my stash to send to family and friends.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Cover an A2-size watercolor panel with Pink, Yellow and orange watercolors. Let this dry for about half an hour.
  • Temporarily adhere the stencil to the background panel with Pixie Spray. Use the stencil and palette knife to spread texture paste for added interest. Let this dry for half an hour and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • Stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • Adhere the focal images on the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and speinkle some white embossing powder. Use heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card with liquid glue.
  • Finish the design by adding some stars.

This is honestly one of the quickest cards I’ve ever made! I hope I have given you some inspiration today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!

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NND NOVEMBER Release Day 3 – SNOW ANGEL NEWTON + SNOW ANGEL PUPPY + ROLL WITH IT

It’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we are featuring three products today. If you haven’t hopped along with us yet, now is a great time to catch up. You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Snow Angel Newton Stamp Set and Dies, Snow Angel Puppy Stamp Set and dies and the Roll With It Stamp Set.

The first and second card samples are completely the same design. I started by stamping both images from the Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy on some Neenah Solar white Card Stock. I colored the images in with alcohol markers and die-cut using the coordinating die. I did use my precision snips to cut out the “wings”.

Next, I ink-blended two panels (measuring 4 x 5 1/4) of Bristol Smooth white card stock with Salvaged Patina (for the blue card) and Kitsch Flamingo (for the pink card. I stamped the images on both panels with Versamark ink and embossed the image with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool. I used the coordinating die and die-cut some masking paper to mask off the images. Since I was planning to add texture paste to the ink-blended backgrounds, I didn’t want the image covered with paste.

I used the Petite Snow stencil and texture paste for added texture to the background. Using Therm-O-Web’s Stencil Pal made it easier to spread the paste evenly on both panels. I removed the mask and set both card panels aside to let it dry for half an hour.

I adhered the colored images on the card with liquid glue. I also stamped the sentiment on black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with the heating tool, then adhered on the panel with liquid glue.

Lastly, I added the black & white stripes pattern paper on two A2-size notecards, then added the focal panel with liquid glue.

For my next card, I repeated the same steps above for stamping and die-cutting using the images from Snow Much Cheer.

For my card layout, I used the Slimline Frames and Porthole Die Set to die-cut the scallop on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I ink-blended this panel using the Slimline Masking Square Stencil and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink.

I foam-mounted the focal panel on some Red Slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 3 1/2. I adhered the images on the card and stamped the sentiment in t he middle square with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the letters and the snowman’s head with alcohol markers.

I finished my card design by adding some glittered stars. I love how this card turned out!

So there you have it folks! If you hopped along with us throughout this week, I’d LOVE to hear what your favorites are! I hope you have been inspired by the design team all week long! The products will be available tomorrow so grab your favorites first thing before they sell out!

 Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND NOVEMBER RELEASE DAY 2 – ALL BOOKED UP + BOOKMARK DIE SET

It is Day 2 of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For day 2, we are showcasing the All Booked Up Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies and Bookmark Die Set.

I started by stamping the images from the All Booked Up Stamp Set on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I colored the images in with alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I used the new Bookmark Die Set to die-cut some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I ink-blended this panel with Twisted Citron and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I also used some White Copic paint to splatter some white paint on the bookmark for added interest.

I adhered the colored images on the bookmark and added glossy accents to the eyeglasses for added texture. I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour and worked on adding a sentiment to the bookmark. I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder to this. I heat-set the powder with my heating tool and adhered the sentiment onto the bookmark.

I finished the bookmark by adhering some gold stars. I also added some blue ribbon with white & gold twine and for a little bit of a festive and fun touch, I added the gold jingle bells!

Would you like to win the “All Booked Up” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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