KS July Release and 4th of July Weekend Sale

I have a special post today as we reveal some new slimline dies, background cover plate and stamp sets from Kat Scrappiness.  These new dies are AMAZING and definitely cheaper than what’s available out there in the market!  You need to hurry and order them soon before they sell out! 

 

There is also a GIVEAWAY for today and tomorrow at the KS Blog so if you would like to participate, head on over to the blog post (click here) and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 gift card that you can spend to get anything you want from the shop!

 

Before I show you the products, I just want you all to know that Kat Scrappiness is also having a 4th of July weekend “SITEWIDE” sale (excludes Slimline products).  Use the coupon code (FREEDOM) to get 15% off your entire order.

 

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing two new slimline dies.  The Cityscape Slimline dies and the Double-stitched nesting slimline dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

 

To make my first card, I created the background by die-cutting masking paper using the Nesting Circle dies.  I ink-blended a Bristol smooth panel with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  I used a paintbrush to flick some water on the colored panel and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.  Removing the mask revealed the full moon.  I used the Cityscape slimline die to die-cut it in black and kept it simple by adhering it to the colored panel with liquid glue. 

 

 

I finished the design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added an enamel heart.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to showcase the Cityscape slimline die on an A2 size card to show versatility, die-cutting it a couple of times with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inking them up with some distress oxide inks in rainbow order.

 

 

I used the Sunscape stencil to create a subtle hue for my background.  I finished the design by adding the sentiment from the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I went for a simple card for my third sample for you.  I die-cut the panel using the Double-Stitched Nesting Slimline dies and stamped the rainbows and other images a few times on the card.  The new Catherine Pooler inks are my favorite! 

 

The frame was foam-mounted for added dimension and to finish the design, I added some Sparkling clear jewels.  They are my favorite to use for cards!

 

 

Here’s a closer look:

I hope I have given you some card-making/stamping inspiration today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Cute DIY Key Chains with Iron On Ink Sublimation Markers

Why blend in when you can stand out?  Create some cute DIY key chains with Iron on Ink Sublimation markers!

Hello, my crafty friends! I am back today with another cute project for Artesprix creating my own DIY key chains.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

Materials:

Tools:

Artesprix Heat Press.

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Place the metal key chain on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil to determine the area that you have to work on.

Helpful tip: By tracing the outline, you’ll be able to center your design onto your blank.

Step 2.

Mount your stamp on an acrylic block (or stamping tool) and stamp the image on the copy paper using Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad. Repeat this process for the rest of the images that you need to use for your key chain.

I used a stamping tool to stamp the images three times to create a good impression.

Step 3.

Next, color your stamp design using your Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers. I used the Artesprix Original, Gnomie Botanical, and Pastel Sublimation Markers to color my images. The colors may look a little muted at first.

Step 4.

Place the Mirrored Sublimation 6×6 Stencil on top of the design and trace the letter with the Medium-point Black Sublimation marker

Step 5.

Using Artesprix Heat Tape, tape your blank down to your design. If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 6.

Now, it is time for a sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. Make sure that your design is facing up. Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine.

Step 7.

The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished! While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your project out. Place it on top of the project mat and wait for about 20 minutes to cool down.

Step 8.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the design.

Step 9.

Repeat the process mentioned above and create another design.

I absolutely LOVE how both projects turned out!

If you like this DIY key chain, consider checking out some of the design team’s DIY on the blog. Here is another cute key chain project by Ivy

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. I have also listed and linked them below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Mass Producing Cards with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty friends! Maria here on the blog with you, with 3 simple cards that you can mass-produce, showcasing the This Sucks stamp set.  
 
 
 
I have been receiving some requests to do simple cards with no “image-coloring” or “die-cutting” and thought that this stamp set would be perfect for the cards.  Besides, I think almost every sentiment on this stamp set is basically what I feel these days!  Here’s an example:
 
First card – we were supposed to travel and see my mom and siblings for a family reunion.  We were also supposed to travel back to Egypt for a nice vacation with my daughter.  Both things didn’t happen because of the “it shall not be named” virus!
 
 
 
Second card – I think I lost my crafting mojo so it has been difficult to craft these days.  I am just not feeling inspired.  I must have made a ton of cards this month that I just put in the trash!  They just weren’t good enough.  Sometimes, I will just give up and call it a day!
 
 
Third card – a lot of my design team packages are stuck in New York for a few weeks now.   The only reason I receive from the shipper is that everything will be delayed because of the current virus.  There is no timeline on when they will ever get here and it is adding to my misery.  It’s hard to craft when you don’t have the things you need to complete a lot of projects.  I don’t even know if swearing helps because I have been doing a lot of those and it’s starting to scare my cat! haha! 
 
 
Those are my cards today.   I apologize for being Miss Debbie Downer but I just really hope things will get back to normal soon.   I’m sure the rest of you feels the same way.
 
I hope you like the cards.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” to get 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
 
 
 

LDRS Creative Summer 2020 Release

Hello my crafty friends!  The new SUMMER COLLECTION by LDRS Creative is now available at the shop and we are celebrating it with a bang giving you a discount code “SRJ10” for 10% off at the shop (valid until midnight, eastern time of June 26).

 

 

I couldn’t even pace myself when I saw this release and I honestly cannot even pick a favorite.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Country Kitchen stamp set.

 

 

I am not a one-layer card kind of girl but this stamp set is so amazing, it doesn’t even need anything else.  

 

To begin, I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid ink and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I used my Copic black multi-liner and t-ruler to draw the floorboards, coloring it after with some light gray alcohol markers to create dimension between the kitchen wall and floors.  I used my white gel pen and drew some lines to the kitchen cabinets for added texture and details to make it look like glass.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Kiss Me Red Hybrid Ink.

 

 

I hope I have given you some inspiration with the Country Kitchen stamp set.  I have listed and linked all the stamps, dies and stencils available at the LDRS Creative if you’re interested.  Order now and avail the discount.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Funny Coffee Card with Spectrum Noir

I have a really funny card to share with you today, featuring the Coffee Riley cling stamp set along with Hating Everybody cling stamp set and Alcohol Markers by Spectrum Noir.

To begin making the card, I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers and TriBlend markers.

Next, I used the Trendy Tag Die-namics to die-cut the tag and the frame. I also used this die to die-cut my image.

Since I basically wanted a simple background with cheerful colors, I cut a bunch of strips from my scrap card stock in rainbow order. I adhered the pieces on some A2-size card base.

I adhered the tag with my tape runner. I also added the bow with some liquid glue for added texture.

I stamped the sentiment using the Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof ink in black. The word “coffee” was die-cut using the Coffee sentiment from the Coffee Cup Fri-die set and adhered on the card with liquid glue. Here’s another look:

I hope you like my project today. The supplies I use are listed and linked below in case you’re interested. Thanks for stopping by and happy coloring!

 

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 4 – Porch Swing and Roses Stamp Sets

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally rocked it!  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 4, we are showcasing the Porch Swing stamp set and Roses stamp set with the coordinating dies.

 

To make my first card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some dye inks from my collection and the Serene Stripes stencil (this stencil is one of my favorites!).  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.

 

 

The floor and the baseboards were die-cut using a die from my collection and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.  I die-cut the white rectangle frame and foam-mounted this onto the card.  I added the focal image for with some foam adhesive for more dimension.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and adhered with some foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the potted cactus from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I made my second card extremely simple so this can easily be mass-produced.  I prepped my Neenah solar white card stock with my powder tool to keep my embossing powder from spreading everywhere.  I stamped the image with some Versamark ink a few times.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used some mini ink daubers and hybrid inks to color my flowers.  Sometimes, keeping the card clean & simple creates a huge impact in the overall design!  

 

 

I die-cut the “thank you” using a die from my collection with some black card stock and vellum, adhering them onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s a closer look at the beautiful flowers!

 

 

I finished my card design by adding some white enamel dots all over the card panel.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Porch Swing” Stamp Set or the Roses 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 Thursday June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 3 – Neigh Stamp Set

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you see the last two days of the reveal?  Which one os your favorite?  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 3, we are showcasing the Neigh Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I prepped my A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with my powder tool.  I placed this panel inside my mini Misti and stamped the horseshoe a couple of times with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I then ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks and used my paper towel to wipe the excess ink.  I love the “emboss-resist” effect using the oxide inks.

 

I cut some Neenah solar white card stock on an angle and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

 

 

I adhered the colored image on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my white gel pen to add more texture to the background.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Neigh” 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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 2 – Bleat Stamp Set

It is the second day of the 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 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Bleat Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended an A2 panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Confetti Stencil for added texture to the background.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size card base.

 

I die-cut a square frame using some dies from my collection and adhered this on the background with some liquid glue.  The grass panel was die-cut using the grass border from the Land Borders die set.  I added a strip of some black and white patterned paper and a strip of just plain black card stock to ground my images.

 

 

I adhered the colored images on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Bleat” 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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Funny Birthday Card with CAS-ual Fridays

 

I hope everyone’s doing well!  I have a funny birthday card to share with you today, showcasing the Happy Birthday and Mon Amie stamp sets by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

 

In honor of Michele’s son, who turned 21 yesterday the 21% off sale continues today until 6 pm (mountain time) only.  You can also use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off so that’s HUGE!  Hurry up and order your favorites now!

 

I started by ink-blending an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I waited for about half an hour for this card panel to dry.

I used my stamping tool and stamped the flower image and the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.

I used my white color pencil and Sakura white gel pen to add more texture and details to the flower.

I finished my design by die-cutting the circle Happy Birthday sentiment using a die from my stash and adhered it on the card.

Isn’t that sentiment so funny?  I must have done that a couple of times already while I was driving my car, haha!

Don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.  You can use this coupon on top of the sale.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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