Happy Birthday Card with Kat Scrappiness

Hello KS fans!  I am sharing this cute Birthday Card showcasing the Layered Balloons Coverplate Die along with the Happy Birthday Word Die with Shadow.
Here’s how I made the card:
  • Prepare the background by ink-blending a panel of Bristol Smooth White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches with Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks using small ink blending tools.  Adhere this panel on some A2-size notecard.
  • Die-cut the pink frame using the Layered Balloons Coverplate Die on some 110 lb. Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  Adhere this frame on the ink-blended panel with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • Use the Laminator and Deco Foil Toner Sheets with Deco Foil Transfer Sheet in Shattered Glass to foil this panel.
  • Use the balloon dies from the Layered Balloons Coverplate Die to die-cut the balloons.  Foam-mount the pieces on the card panel for added dimension.
  • Foam-mount the frame on the card for added dimension.
  • Die cut the words “Happy Birthday” using the Happy Birthday Word Die with Shadow on some Black and white card stock.  Adhere them together with liquid glue.
  • Finish the card design by adhering the sentiment on the card.
I hope you like this simple birthday card today. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Foiled Flowers with Crafty Meraki & DecoFoil

Maria here on the blog with you and I hope everyone’s looking forward to the weekend!

Have you ever looked at your beautiful dies and thought “I really need to make these die-cuts extra special!” so instead of ink-blending them, I thought I’d do some foiling and make them extra sparkly!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Mila Meraki Flora Para-Dies, along with the CM Pagoni Mania Background A2 Para-Dies and CM Ivory Opal Gems.

I started by cutting some DecoFoil Toner Sheets measuring 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches and also cut DecoFoil Transfer Sheet in Mystic Rainbow.  I placed the foil on top of the toner sheet and run it through my laminator.

Next, I die-cut the foiled panel a few times using the Mila Meraki Flora Para-Dies.  The photos can’t even justify how beautiful they really look in person!

I die-cut the background panel using the CM Pagoni Mania Background A2 Para-Dies with some Creamy Rose Card Stock.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.  I also die-cut the word “hello” using a die from my collection.

I adhered the foiled flowers onto the focal panel with liquid glue and foam-mounted the “hello” sentiment for added dimension.  I finished the card design by adhering some CM Ivory Opal Gems for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like this card today as much as I do.  Check out the new and exclusive Crafty Meraki Dies available now at the shop.  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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An Easy, Peasy Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello friends! I have another easy, peasy card to share with you today featuring Newton Love’s Tacos Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Banner Trio Die Set and Meow Stencil by Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

Next, I prepared the background by inking it up with distress oxide inks in Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar, I used the Meow Stencil to add some interest and texture to the background. I adhered this panel on some A2-size top-folding card base.

I added the focal image on the card panel with liquid glue. The last thing to do was to add the sentiment. I die-cut the sentiment strip using one of the dies from the Banner Trio Die Set and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool. I adhered the sentiment with liquid glue.

Easy, peasy, isn’t it? I love creating clean and simple cards! Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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You Guac My World with Kat Scrappiness

Hello KS fans! I have a fun card to share with you today, showcasing one of my favorite older KS stamp set called You Guac My World, along with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Congrats Word Die with Shadow, Stencil & Ink Blending Brushes, Fishtail Banner Dies and the Falling Stars 6×6 Stencil.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • Prepare the background by ink-blending a panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 x 5 1/4 inches, using the Stencil & Ink Blending Brush with the Falling Stars 6×6 Stencil and pink dye ink.
  • Using the same stencil, apply some Lime Chroma Glaze and Stencil Pal to spread the paste all over the background. Set this aside to let it dry for about 2 hours.
  • Stamp the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers. Use Brother Scan N Cut machine or precision snips to cut the image out.
  • Once the background panel is dry, adhere the same on some A2-size notecard.
  • Die-cut the pink frame using the Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set on some pink card stock.
  • Foam-mount the frame on the card for added dimension.
  • Die cut the word “Congrats” on some Apple Green and White card stock using the Congrats Word Die with Shadow. Adhere them together with liquid glue.
  • Foam-mount the Congrats die-cut onto the card so that it is the same height with the frame.
  • Adhere the focal image using foam adhesive.
  • Add glossy accents to the Avocado image.
  • Die-cut some Apple Green Card Stock using the smallest die from the Fishtail Banner Die Set. Stamp the sentiment on this piece with Versamark ink and heat-set with heating tool.
  • Foam-mount the sentiment strip on the card to finish the design.

I hope you like this simple card today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Newton’s Nook & Therm-O-Web Smiles & Sparkles Collab Week + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to Therm-O-Web and Newton’s Nook Designs collaboration. This week, NND and TOW are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long, both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I am super excited to share a few cards with you today! I was able to use all of the products without wasting the negative foil pieces and they are amazing!

For all the cards today, I’m showcasing the Dog Silhouette Die Set, Cat Silhouette Die Set, along with the Furr-Ever Friends Stamp Set, Sky Scene Builder Die Set, Clouds Stencil, Sky Borders Die Set, Frames and Flags Die Set, Pawprints Shaker Die Set with Therm-O-Web’s DecoFoil A2 Toner Card Fronts Rainbows Galore, DecoFoil Transfer Sheets Mystic Rainbow and iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive Sheets.

NOTE: The Cat Silhouettes and Dog Silhouettes Die Sets are temporarily out of stock but Newton’s Nook Designs will be getting more in very soon! If you’d like to be notified when they are back in stock, just sign up on the product pages to be notified!

The first and second card are pretty much identical in design but I changed the silhouettes and the sentiment. Here’s how I made the card:

  • adhere both white and vellum cloud border die-cuts with liquid glue and foam-mount the die-cuts onto the card for added dimension.
  • adhere the the rest of the die-cuts onto the card with liquid glue.
  • stamp the sentiment using black ink.
  • finish the card design by adhering some red hearts for added interest.

Since I have two negative foil pieces from the cards above, I did not want to waste them so I used the iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive Sheets and added them to some A2-size Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock. I die-cut both backgrounds using the scallop die from the Frames and Flags Die Set and adhered the same on some black A2-size notecards.

I die-cut the paw prints using the Pawprints Shaker Die Set with some black and white card stock and foam-mounted these pieces on the card for added dimension. I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on the card.

I am so happy that I was able to make a few cards without wasting any foil. Have you tried doing the same technique? I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.

Would you like to win a $40 store credit to Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! Have an amazing day!

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Thinking of You with LDRS Creative

I have been enjoying creating clean and simple cards and today’s project is super easy, you can create this in less than 30 minutes!

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Finest Blooms Pirouette Stamp Set and Finest Blooms Pirouette Coordinating Dies, along with the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set with the following Hybrid Inks –> Pink TutuKey Lime Pie and Raven.

I started by die-cutting some Beige, Pink and White card stock using the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set.  I adhered the layers on an A2-size notecard, and foam-mounted the white card stock for added dimension.

Next, I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid Ink on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the Finest Blooms Pirouette Coordinating Dies to cut them all out.  The leaves and flowers were stamped using Pink Tutu and Key Lime Pie Hybrid Inks.

I finished my design by foam-mounting the images on the card for added dimension and stamping the sentiment with Raven Hybrid ink.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my project today and got inspired!  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Clean and Simple Card with Crafty Meraki

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope everyone’s excited for the weekend!

Sometimes, creating a clean and simple card is just what I needed to relax and get rid of stress.  Coloring is very therapeutic and the perfect stamp set to color today is the Hug in a Mug stamp set that I am pairing with the Dancing Feathers Background A2 Die.

I started by stamping the images on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers.   I used my precision snips to cut the image out since I didn’t have the coordinating die.

I wanted some texture to the background so I die-cut some Neenah Classic Crest card stock using the Dancing Feathers Background A2 Die.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard and added the focal image with liquid glue.   I finished the design by adding the sentiment that I heat-set with my heating tool.  Here’s another look at the card:

I know this card is really simple, but I love how this turned out.  I hope you like it too.  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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REVERSE CONFETTI MAY RELEASE BLOG HOP

It’s finally here –> the Reverse Confetti’s May Release Blog Hop and the whole gang is here to show you all the amazing projects we’ve put together to encourage you to shop! Remember, all of the products are available today!

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Big Confetti Tag, Birthday Buddies Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Birthday Banter Stamp Set, along with the Circle Gift Card Holder Confetti Cuts and Layered Friend Confetti Cuts and Large Rainbow Circle Confetti Cuts.

The first project is a gift tag that I made for a friend, showcasing the Big Confetti Tag. I used the Big Confetti Tag to die-cut some cute pattern paper and some 110 lb. Neenah card stock for stability.

I adhered the pattern paper on the card stock and added acetate sheet and foam-adhesive to create my shaker well. I die-cut the layered bits using the same Big Confetti Tag on different colors of card stock with some star confetti as my shaker elements. I adhered them together to close the shaker

I added the sentiment from the Birthday Banter Stamp Set and finished the design by adding the ribbon and baker’s twine.

For my next project, I decided to create and clean and simple card. I wanted to showcase the beautiful Large Rainbow Circle that I adhered on the Circle Gift Card Holder. The Rainbow Die-Cut perfectly covers the middle of the Circle Gift Card Holder that I adhered on a top-folding white card base.

The Large Rainbow Circle was used to die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock, and colored using alcohol markers. I adhered the pieces together using some wide packing tape and adhered on the card front.

Next, I die-cut the word “friend” using the Layered Friend Confetti Cuts and also added the sentiment “you are so loved”. I adhered both pieces with some liquid glue to finish the design. Here’s another look:

I hope you got inspired and like my projects this week! Hop along with us and see all the amazing projects prepared by the entire team with our special guest designers! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Hop listing:


Reverse Confetti

Michelle Short

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Lunceford

Audrey Tokach

Joy Baldwin

Amy Rohl

Jennifer McGuire

Maria Russell (you are here)

Becky Roberts

Kavya

Andrea Shell

Lisa Henke

Cheiron Brandon

Anita Madden

Heather Ruwe

Amy Kolling

Jenny Colacicco

Lien Leysen

April Antonio

Dana Kirby

Susan Wymer

Jeanne Jachna

Rachel Alvarado

Tricia Barber

Brandi Mahon

Amy Tsuruta

Richard Breaks

Jeff Lindberg

Colleen Beamish

Ricky Burton – Romero

Joe Sysavath

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI – DAY 3 – Love Wins

Thank you for stopping by today and joining me for the Countdown to Confetti Day 3 by Reverse Confetti. We have lots to show you and there is also a GIVEAWAY so please read through the end of this post to find out how you can WIN!

For today’s reveal, we are showcasing the Love Wins Stamp Set and Love Wins Coordinating Confetti Cuts. I also used the Head in the Clouds Cover Panel. A portion of sales will be made to both Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project.

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the latest release. I think it’s really beautifully-illustrated and is another must-have for any stamper/card-maker.

The images from the Love Wins Stamp Set were stamped on some X-Press It blending card stock and colored with alcohol markers. I die-cut the images using the Love Wins coordinating dies.

Next, I prepared the background panel by using the Head in the Clouds Cover Panel to die-cut some 110 lb. Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I foam-mounted the positive die-cut on some A2-size notecard and ink-blended the negative using some clouds stencil and light blue dye ink. I adhered this panel with liquid glue.

I die-cut the grass border panel using the Nuts About You Confetti Cuts (retiring) and foam-mounted to the card for added dimension. I adhered the colored images with either foam adhesive and liquid glue. Here’s another look:

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow as we showcase more products from the May release! I have more in store for you!

I can’t wait to hop around and see what the other team members designed! Leave a comment by noon central on May 7th for a chance to win. There will be a $25 Gift Certificate for one blog commenter and also one FaceBook commenter. Make sure you pop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the details!

Hop Listing

Reverse Confetti

Cheryl Espie

Audrey Tokach

Maria Russell

Lisa Henke

Anita Madden

Amy Kolling

Dana Kirby

Jeanne Jachna

Amy Tsuruta

Colleen Beamish