Uplifting Cards | Up & Away | LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria Russell here with you and I am so excited to share my first post for LDRS Creative!  For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Up & Away stamp set and coordinating dies with the Slim Line Scallop die, the Love Stack stamp setSentiment Stack coordinating die, Rainy Day stencil, and Playful Patterns stencil.  I also used the Raven,  Prickly Pear PerfectionPink Tutu and Swimming Hole hybrid inks.  They are amazing!

 

Before I proceed with my post, don’t forget that LDRS Creative is offering a special discount valid until midnight (EST) of March 31, 2020.  Please use coupon code “CRAFTATHOME” for 15% off on your entire order (no minimum purchase required).

 

 

 

The first card was ink-blended using the Playful Patterns stencil and Pink Tutu hybrid ink.  I wanted a subtle background against the cute elephant being carried away by the balloon.  The sentiment and the hearts were stamped using some Raven hybrid ink.  Here’s a closer look:

 

I love the images and sentiments from the Up & Away stamp set.  I think we all need these type of cards in our stash to cheer someone up, who is having a bad day!

 

 

For my second card, I cut a panel of Bristol measuring 8 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I ink-blended this panel using the Rainy Day stencil to create the grass with Prickly Pear Perfection hybrid ink.  For the clouds, I used the Swimming Hole hybrid ink.

 

The scallop border was die-cut using one of my favorite dies, the Slim Line Scallop die set.  This set contains 8 dies that you can use to create your cards.

The sentiment came from the Love Stack stamp set and die-cut using the Sentiment Stack coordinating die.  I love that this die cuts out a bunch of sentiments in one go!  Such a brilliant design!

 

 I also have a process video of my cards today if you’re interested.

 

 

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful today!   Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Happy stamping!

 

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Congratulations! You Got Rescued! with Cas-ual Fridays

 

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is having a Crafting of Hue special and we are celebrating with a 20% off on our entire critter collection.  You can also use my coupon code mentioned at the end of this post for an additional §15% off your order! 

 

For my card today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp set called Nate & Friday.

 

 

I started by ink-blending some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this panel using my distress sprayer and dried it with some paper towel for added texture.

 

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and fussy-cut using my precision snips.  I also die-cut the Congratulations circle frame die-namics on some 110 lb card stock four times and adhered with liquid glue for more dimension.  I adhered this piece on my colored background and foam-mounted my image in the middle.

 

I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size card base and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  

 

 

To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used will be listed and linked below.  Please use my coupon code for an additional 15% off your order!  Have an amazing weekend and happy stamping!

 

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Hi There Hop Stuff! with Cas-ual Fridays

Happy Tuesday!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps  today with this fun card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critters fri-die with the Hearts A2 Panel fri-die.

 

 

I started by stamping the bunnies on Neenah solar white card stock with Desert Sand Memento Ink.  I colored the images with my alcohol markers and die cut using the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and used some clouds and hills stencil to create the background.  I die-cut the A2 Hearts Panel die with some white card stock and foam-mounted this panel.  I carefully inserted the bunnies and adhered using foam adhesive.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut some hearts and stamped the sentiment on some black strip of card stock and adhered to the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

This card turned out so cute.  I hope you got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

Retiring Sets with Newton’s Nook Designs

 

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website?  It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs!  These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good!

 

All throughout this week, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite products from the retiring list!  Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

 

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Winston’s BBQ and Chicken Scratches stamp sets.

 

I started by stamping my images from both retiring sets on Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images using precision snips.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel with some Tumbled Glass and SpuN Sugar distress oxide inks.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added some water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some speckles on ink-blended background.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil to add more depth and dimension to this piece.

 

To create my scene, I die-cut some colored and white card stock using the Sky Scene Builder die set, the Fence die set and the Land Borders die set.  Once I had all of the elements that I needed, I assembled the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the “smoke” using Desert Sand Memento ink and the #1 Grill Master sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also added some glossy accents to the beer bottle for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

My second card is really simple.  I created a D.I.Y stencil using a circle die from my stash.  I temporarily taped this piece with some purple tape on some Bristol smooth white card stock, then used the Clouds Stencil and Hills & Grass stencil to add the clouds and grass.

 

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the chicken wire, then used the same circle die to match the background.  I adhered this onto the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue, and also adhered the colored images on the card.  I cut this panel and adhered on an A2 size card base.

 

To finish my design, I added some black & white stripes patterned paper as well as a strip of black card stock.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I forgot to mention that the rainbow and clouds image is from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set (don’t worry, this set IS NOT retiring, haha!).  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category by Newton’s Nook to see what is going away and grab your favorites now before they are gone for goodHere is a direct link to the retiring products page: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/retiring-products/.

 

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XOXO You Arf The Best with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are having a great week!  Have you checked out the February release last week by NND?  I am back today for more design team inspiration featuring the new Sky Scene Builder die set and Petite Flowers stencil along with the Puppy Playtime stamp set and land borders die set.

To begin, I stamped my dog images from the Puppy Playtime stamp set and I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

My colored background panel was ink-blended using Worn Lipstick and mustard Seed distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Flowers stencil to add more texture to the background.  I adhered this panel to an A2 size card base.

To create my scene, I die-cut the hill and grass pieces with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up the pieces with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  The clouds and sun were die-cut using the new Sky Scene Builder die set.  I also die-cut the frame with some pink card stock using a die from my stash.  Now that I have all of the pieces that I needed, I started to assemble the card.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the clouds with Lobster Ink and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  I also used my black glazed pen to add more depth and dimension to the dogs’ eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Check out Newton’s Nook Designs Blog, Instagram and Facebook fan group for more design team inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook February Release Day 4 – Easter Lily & Hello Spring

 

 

 

 

I always get a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals.  Were you able to hop along with us for the first three days?  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.  [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 today’s reveal, we are showcasing two mini stamp sets –> the Easter Lily with its coordinating die and the Hello Spring stamp set.

 

 

 

For my first card, I stamped the images twice on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

To create my background panel, I die-cut the scallop from the Frames & Flags die set.   I temporarily lined up the lilies on this piece and stamped the leaves and dots from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set.  I really LOVE mixing and matching some old and new stamp sets to create my cards.  I adhered this panel on an A2 size card base.

 

The lilies on the card were adhered with some liquid and foam adhesive.  This creates more depth and dimension on layered images.

 

 

I die-cut the banner from the Frames & Flags die set and the “hello” sentiment is using a die from my stash.  I adhered these pieces on my card.  I also added some crystal clear gem stones to finish my design.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I cut some Bristol smooth white crd stock.  I used Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Seedless preserves to ink up this panel.  I used the new Petite Flowers stencil (revealed on Monday) with some white textured paste to add more texture to the colored panel.  I love the white flowers agains the colorful background.  I set this piece aside to dry.

 

I stamped and colored my image using the Hello Spring stamp set.  Since this stamp set did not come with a coordinating die, I used my Honey Bee scissors to fussy cut them out.

 

I cut some Neenah solar white card stock and used the fourth die from the Frames Squared die set to create my window.  I adhered some acetate sheet to this piece and foam adhesive to create my shaker well.   I added some iridescent flower sequins as my shaker element and adhered the shaker panel to my colored background.  The image was then adhered with some liquid glue.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the pink bow from the new Baby Bibs die set.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Have you enjoyed looking at all of the projects this week?  To be honest I can’t even pick a favorite because I love them all!

 

 

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st.

 

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 February Release Day 3 – Newton’s Rain Boots

 

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out the first two days of the reveal.  Aren’t the new products amazing?  Which one is your favorite so far?   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.  [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 today’s reveal, we are showcasing Newton’s Rain Boots stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

 

 

 

 

To create my card, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  The umbrella image is from the Umbrella Pals stamp set.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

The clouds were die-cut using the new Sky Scene Builder die set.  I love that the clouds have different shapes and the stitching details make it so much cuter!  I have a feeling these dies will be my go-to dies to create scenes.

 

The background panel was created by using the Raindrops stencil (revealed on Monday) and Deco Foil White Pearl Metallix gel.  I let this dry for about half an hour and adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.  I also die-cut the grass and hills using the Land Borders die set.  The hill was adhered with some liquid glue and the grass was foam-mounted to create more dimension.

 

I added the clouds with some liquid and foam adhesive and the images I colored were also foam-mounted on the card.

 

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the heart on the cloud from the What A Hoot stamp set.  I also used my gel pen to add some white dots to the boots!  I really love how this card turned out.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rain Boots” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st.

 

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 Designs February Release Day 2 – Bitty Bibs & Sky Scene Builder Die Set

 

 

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs  and I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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.  [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 today’s reveal, we are showcasing the adorable Bitty Bibs stamp set and Baby Bibs coordinating dies with the Sky Scene Builder die set.

 

 

 

 

To create my card, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I fussy-cut the images using my  Honey Bee precision scissors.  I die-cut the scallop bibs using the Bitty Bibs die set and adhered the colored images on top of it with some liquid glue.

 

I die-cut the yellow background with some yellow card stock and used the new Petite Flowers stencil to add more depth and color.   I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.  The wavy border frame was die-cut using a die from my stash and foam-mounted on the card.  I also foam mounted the colored bibs for stability.

 

The sentiment was stamped on some black card stock with versamark ink and heat-embossed with my heating tool.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the hearts that were stamped and colored using the What A Hoot stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE all the colors on this card.  The bright yellow background made the images pop!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled some embossing powder, then heat-set using my heating tool.  I added some white heart sprinkles to adorn the card and glossy accents to the heart for more texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st.

 

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 February Release Day 1 – Hop Into Spring

 

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.  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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Hop Into Spring stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Raindrops and Petite Flowers Stencil.

 

 

I started by die-cutting the scallop card stock using the scallop die from the Frames and Flags die set.  I created the sky background and the hills using the Clouds stencil, the hills from the Hills & grass stencil with some distress oxide inks.

 

The grass was die-cut using the Land Borders die set and inked up with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink, and adhered on the background with foam adhesive.

 

I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I adhered this piece with some liquid glue.

 

The word “Happy” was die-cut using the Holiday Greetings die set, while the word “EASTER” was die cut using the Essential Alphabet die set.  I wanted the words to have different pastel colors so I used my TriBlend markers again to color them in.  I adhered the letters using some liquid glue.  Here’s that it looks like:

 

 

To finish my design, I added the butterfly from the Newton’s Birdbath stamp set.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled some embossing powder, then heat-set using my heating tool.  I added some white heart sprinkles to adorn the card and glossy accents to the heart for more texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st.

 

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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