Little Birdies with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today with this cute card, showcasing the Little Birdies stamp set and Birdies Fri-Dies.

Before I tell you how I made my project, I just wanted you all to know that there is a Christmas in July sale going on and the last day is tomorrow.   The Christmas items are already 40% off but if you use my coupon code below (MARIASENTME), you will get an additional 15% off.

To start, I die-cut the image on Neenah solar white card stock using the Birdies Fri-dies.  I did this because the die is a solid piece.  I used my stamping tool to stamp the image on the die-cut and colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

I use a clouds stencil to add color on a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with two shades of blue distress oxide ink – Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.  I used a die to die-cut the colored background and foam mounted the frame onto an A2 size card base.

I die-cut the branch and leaves using some dies from my stash and adhered the pieces on my foreground.

I finished my design by adding some Bubblegum Bliss Crystal Drops.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp and dies that I featured today.  You can also visit my blog for further details including a full list of the supplies I used.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order at CAS-ual Fridays.  Happy stamping!

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Hop – Sassy

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our August release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Sassy stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop and we are excited to tell you that these stamps will also be available at Simon Says Stamp.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

 

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-02-2019. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

 

Here’s my first card:

 

 

 

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and used my Copic markers to color them in.  I die-cut the image using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

 

I inked up my background using some different colors of dye inks and used a Clouds stencil from my stash to create my pastel-colored clouds.  I used a die from my stash to die-cut this colored panel.  I foam mounted the frame on an A2 size card base and adhered the rest of the images and die-cut elements on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to have some rainbows and clouds on my card scene.  I used a rainbow and clouds dies from my stash.  I used different colors of card stock for the rainbow and white card stock for the clouds.

 

The background was ink-blended with Squuezed Lemonade distress oxide ink using a Sunscape stencil from my stash.  I adhered this background on an A2 size card base.  I foam-mounted the rainbow, clouds and Unicorn on my card.  I also adhered the vellum clouds with liquid adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I added the pink stars and used Stardust stickles to add glitter to the unicorn’s horn, hair and tail.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my projects today.  Here’s the info about the GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate day 1 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Sassy to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 08-01-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-02-2019

Lisa G
Katie
Shanna
Niccole
Maria (you are here)
Amanda S
Amanda W 

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Livin’ La Vida Mocha

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I made this cute coffee-themed card today showcasing the Caffeinated Bee and its coordinating die with the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

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Here’s my card using the stamp set:

I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers.  I used the Citrus Blend for the yellow and blended it with the Coral TriBlend marker to create a deeper shadow.

I used a (D.I.Y.) patterned paper for the background that I adhered on an A2-size card base.   This D.I.Y. patterned paper is just in my stash of ready-to-use backgrounds.  I made it by using some stamps from an old craft magazine that I purchased awhile back.  Sometimes when I have some free time, I stamp images on Neenah solar white to create my own patterned paper.

I die-cut the hexagon piece using an old die from my stash and I used my Copic marker to color it so that it matches the bee.  I adhered this piece on an oval-shaped white card stock to add more texture to the card, without overwhelming the whole card design.

I adhered the bee with some foam adhesive to add more dimension.  To finish my design, I added the enamel hearts from Doodlebug and stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Blended stamp set.  Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

Isn’t she a cutie??  This Caffeinated Bee is one of my favorite stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs.  I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.

 

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.  Happy stamping!

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Catch the Purr-Fect Wave with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great week so far!  I’m back today to share with you another cute card, showcasing the new Newton’s Perfect Wave stamp set and coordinating dies with the Gull Friends stamp set and coordinating die.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

I couldn’t really pick a favorite stamp set this month because I really love them all.  However, there’s something about this cute little kitty wearing a bikini/tankini with her surf board!  The images on this stamp set are just super adorable!  I do have a process video for you down below so I will keep this blog post short.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I think the Newton’s Perfect Wave and the Gull Friends stamp set work perfectly well together to create some cute scenes for a card.  Here’s a closer look:

Here’s my process video:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you again for joining me today and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration Blog Hop

 

Hello my fellow crafters! I am so excited to share today’s post as Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating its 6-year anniversary and we are doing a blog hop!  Newton’s Nook Designs is going to pick Six (6) LUCKY WINNERS this week so do not miss this chance.  Please 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!]  

 

Before I start, I just want you all to know that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a special sale of 15% off your entire order.  It starts today through July 22nd.   Take advantage of this sale and order your favorite stamps, dies and stencils before it ends.  The coupon code is indicated in the photo below:

 

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Lemon Twist stamp set and coordinating dies.  I simply LOVE this stamp set!  Don’t forget that all the products are now available for purchase at the shop.

 

 

To begin, I used my powder bag to take away some static and prep some Bristol smooth white card stock for heat-embossing.  I stamped the images with Versamark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder.  I heat-set this with my Wagner heating tool.

 

I colored the images in using different shades of yellow and green Tombow Dual Brush markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended another piece of some smooth white card stock with my distress oxide inks and mini ink blending tool.  I used my distress sprayer and sprayed some water on the colored background and dabbed it with paper towel.  I adhered this piece on the inside of a top-folding A2 size card.  I then cut about 3/4 of the front flap and added a piece of white card stock that I die-cut with a border die.  I die-cut another piece for the bottom portion of my card.  I lined them up to form as the cover and adhered the lemons to hold both pieces together.  This technique is called “split card design” and I learned it by watching Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial on YouTube.  [Side note: Thank you Jennifer for showing us this technique].   Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “hello sunshine” with my Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink.  I also used my white gel pen and added dots to the lemons to add more texture.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.

 

Celebrate with us and enter to win!


To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to (six) 6 lucky winners!

 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 4

 

 

I always get bummed during the last day of the reveals but don’t be sad because tomorrow, we will have a huge blog hop.   I hope you were able to check out the first three days of the reveal.  Which one is your favorite so far?  As I mentioned before, I can’t even pick a favorite this month!

 

You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit everyday during release week 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing quite a few stamp sets and coordinating dies so I will not have a step-by-step instruction.  I will only be showing you the photos and close-ups.  However, I will have a YouTube video sometime in the next coming weeks to show you some of the cards that I created today.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already.  For today’s reveal we are showcasing the Lemon Twist, Gull Friend, Newton’s Melon and Shrimp Cocktails stamp set + coordinating dies.

 

 

Here’s my card showcasing the Lemon Twist stamp set.  I also used the Serene Stripes stencil and Tombow markers to color my images.

 

I added the sentiment “make lemonade” inside the card.

 

 

 

Here’s my card showcasing the Gull Friends stamp set.   I cannot even describe how much I just LOVE this cute stamp set:  I am just blown away on how Jennifer gets to design so many cute stamp set, dies and stencils.

 

 

I also used the Sunscape Stencil for my card and a small die from my stash to cut out the piece so I can insert the image.  I love, love, love this cutie!  Here’s a close-up:

 

 

Here’s my Newton’s Melon card.  I used the Speech Bubbles die set and ink-blended the card stock with some distress oxide ink to make it look like watermelon.  Clean and simple but I love how it turned out.

 

 

Here’s a closer look:

 

 

Last but not the least, here’s my Shrimp Cocktails card.  I used the Bubbly Stencil for my background with a some dye inks.  The bow is from the Pines & Holly die set.

 

 

This card just cracks me up!  I wanted to create my scene to make it look like they are hanging out and floating in a glass!  I love the shaker elements that I used for the card too.  Here’s a close-up:

 

 

Whew! What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?  I love, love, love all of the stamps, dies and stencils revealed this week.  Don’t forget to come back tomorrow because we are having a HUGE blog hop where Jennifer will be picking Six (6) lucky winners!

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 3

 

 

It is the third day of the July reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out the first two days of the reveal.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit everyday during release week 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing Zoo Party and Tropical Fringe stamp sets and they coordinate really well with the previously released Frames Squared die set.

 

 

To begin, I stamped my images using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye Ink in Rustic Brown and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend and Copic Markers.  I die cut the square using the Squared Fames die set. I also die-cut some patterned paper and black card stock to ground my image, and adhered them on a square card base.

 

 

I used my B000 Copic marker to add some shadows to the images to give them more dimension.  I finished my design by adding some white dot details for added texture to the birthday hat and the cheeks.  I also used my black Copic multi-liner to add some eyelashes to some of the animals.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

I did the same steps on my next card but added an image from the Aloha Newton stamp set.  This time, I adhered the Frame onto an A2 size card base and used a stitching die to add more texture on the card.

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment and colored the letters with Copic markers.  I also used my white gel pen to add more details to the pineapple and hibiscus.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 2

 

 

It is the second day of the July reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit everyday during release week 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing Newton’s Perfect Wave and Scuba Newton + coordinating dies:

 

 

I started with an A2-size Bristol smooth panel and used my Sunscape stencil and distress oxide ink to add the sun.  I die-cut different shades of blue card stock and used the Sea Borders die set to create the waves.  I also die-cut the Coconut trees and border frame from my stash to use for my scene and ink-blended them with distress oxide inks.

 

I stamped my image on smooth white card stock and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.  I adhered my colored background to my card base and adhered the rest of the die-cuts with foam adhesive for added dimension.

 

 

I finished my design by adding glossy accents to Newton’s surfboard and stamped my sentiment on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I stamped and colored my images using my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

I used a Sea-border die from my stash to use for my scene. I also ink-blended some Bristol smooth A2-size card stock with some distress oxide inks and sprayed them with water to make it look like bubbles.  I dabbed it with some paper towel, and adhered this piece on my card base.  I adhered the the rest of my elements to the card with foam adhesive to add some dimension and also used some liquid adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I added some blue enamel dots on the card for added interest and texture and used glossy accents to Newton’s goggles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I absolutely LOVE creating “under-the-sea” and beach-themed cards!  You guys will be amazed on how many cute stamp sets we are revealing this week.  I can’t even pick a favorite!

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 1

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   This is a very special month because Newton’s Nook is celebrating 6 years! Yay!!!! You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit for each reveal 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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing Corgi Beach + coordinating die with the Hibiscus and Pineapple Layering Stencils, PLUS three (3) new edge stencils.  Here’s what they look like:

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Waves edge stencil and the Clouds edge stencil to create the clouds and the water.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used the Sea Border and Sky Border dies to create more texture to my ink-blended panel.  I adhered this piece on an A2-size side-fold card base and adhered the images with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

The coconut drink next to the Corgi is from the Aloha Newton stamp set.  I love that you can mix and match the stamp sets available at the shop.  To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the sunglasses and noses for added interest.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I stamped and colored my image from the Aloha Newton stamp set using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye Ink and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I ink-blended some white card stock using the new Clouds and Hill Edge stencils and die cut this piece with a scalloped border die from my stash.

 

 

I used the new Pineapple Layering Stencil with some distress oxide inks to ink-blend a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend marker in Light Pink blend to add the dots.  I attached an A2 size vellum, and adhered my focal image on the front of the card.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the sun, the coconut drink and the “Aloha” sentiment from the Aloha Newton die set.  I also added glossy accents to the coconuts to add more texture and interest.   Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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