CC Designs September Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the C.C Designs September Release Social Media Hop! Hop along for your chance to WIN 1 of 2 $15 G.C to the store! This month we have tricks and treats. We have three darling Halloween sets and two sweet treat critter sets. Hop along for your chance to WIN one of two $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one from Instagram and one from the blog comments. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our Tricks and Treats to inspire you to shop and create with C.C Designs!.

For my project today, I am showcasing the adorable Roberto Rascal’s Ghosts Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-press It card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers
  • use coordinating dies to cut them out.
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and clouds stencil.
  • adhere this panel on some A2-size top folding notecard.
  • die-cut the background panel using a halloween die from your collection and adhere on the ink-blended panel with liquid adhesive and foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • use a die from your stash to add the tombstone and bats for a spooky effect. I ink-blended the tombstone with some white pigment ink for added texture.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with some black ink.
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to draw some dots to the sky for added interest.

Here is the full line up:

CC Designs

Meghan Kennihan

Cindy Beland

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Sharping

Tamara Potocnik

Maria Russell (that’s me!)

Melissa Goodman

To enter:

  1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels
  2. Leave a comment here on the blog and on Instagram
  3. Tag your friends.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, September 14th. Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday September 16th.

CC Designs September Release Sneak Peek – Roberto Rascal’s Ghosts

Hello my crafty friends. I have another sneak peek for you of the September Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Roberto Rascal’s Ghosts Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • use pattern paper and adhere the same on some A2-size notecard.
  • on some black A2-size black card stock, use stitched circle dies to die-cut the windows. Foam-mount the same to the card for added dimension.
  • adhere the focal images on the card with liquid glue.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card front with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with heating tool.
  • adhere some stars on the card for added interest and texture.

Tomorrow is release day! We will also have an Instagram/BLOG Hop and there are two $15 gift certificates to CC Designs up for grabs. One comment will be pulled out from the Blog commenter and one from the Instagram commenter.

Thanks for stopping by!

CC Designs September Release Sneak Peek – Roberto Rascal’s Bats

It’s been a crazy day for me so far and it’s only Monday! I am currently traveling but I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of the September Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Roberto Rascal’s Bats Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a stencils with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • use another stencil and black distress ink to add the spooky trees. Leave it to dry for about half an hour.
  • die-cut the hills using a die from my collection.
  • adhere the images on the card front with liquid glue.
  • stamp some bats on the background using versafine black ink.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with Versamark ink.
  • sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set the sentiment with heating tool.

Aren’t those images adorable?! Stay tuned this week as we give you more sneak peeks of the September release. I will be back on September 7th to give you another peek.

We will also have an Instagram/BLOG Hop on September 9th, which is the release day and there are two $15 gift certificate to CC Designs up for grabs. One comment will be pulled out from the Blog commenter and one from the Instagram commenter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday Card with CC Designs

I have been building up my stash of birthday cards and my project today features one of my favorite stamp sets from CC Designs called Birthday Critters with the Birthday Critters Die Set.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar white card stock.
  • color images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die.
  • die-cut some birthday-themed pattern paper and adhere on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.
  • die-cut the Happy Birthday Circle Frame die on some Neenah 100 lb. card stock.
  • use the circle shaker pouch and add some confetti as the shaker element. Adhere and close the shaker on the card.
  • adhere the Happy Birthday die-cut on the circle shaker using liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by adhering the focal image on the card.

I love the simplicity of this fun shaker card. I hope you like this 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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CC Designs BIRTHDAY SOCIAL MEDIA HOP + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the C.C Designs Birthday Social Media Hop! It’s our 15th Anniversary/Birthday and we are celebrating in a big way! Hop along for your chance to WIN one of two $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one from Instagram and one from the blog comments AND 4 lucky Instagram, YouTube, and Blog Subscribers will get our SPECIAL Cupcake Stamp Set for FREE so make sure you follow and subscribe. PLUS Use Code: 15BD for 15% off your order the entire month of April!

We are also celebrating the arrival of 3 NEW stamp sets. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST creations to inspire you to shop and create with C.C Designs!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Cupcake Stamp Set that is perfect for any birthday-themed projects!

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-press It card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy and Mustard Seed.
  • prepare the background by die-cutting the stars using some dies from your collection.
  • foam-mount this panel on the ink blended background and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • adhere the cute cupcakes with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with heating tool. Fussy cut the sentiments and adhere on the card.
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars to the background.

These images are so adorable! I hope you like this birthday card today! Please don’t forget to hop along to WIN.

To enter the giveaway:

1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels

2. Leave a Comment

3. Tag your friends for bonus entries.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 9th. Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday February 11th.

Here is the full line up:

C.C Designs Blog

Meghan Kennihan

Emma Ireland

Maria Russell (that’s me!)

Cindy Beland

Tamara Potocnik

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Scharping

Hey Ewe! With CC Designs

Good morning CC Designs fans!  I am back today sharing this cute, “just-because” circular card showcasing the Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Outline Dies, along with the Circle Metal Die and Winter Border Metal Die.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the Sheeps Outline Die to cut them all out.

The background was made by using the scallop die from the Circle Metal Die Set to die-cut some Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock that was ink-blended with distress oxide ink and some clouds stencil.  I used the same scallop die to die-cut some patterned paper and also used the Winter Border Metal Die Set to die-cut the grass hill and the trees.

Now that I have all of the components for my card, I am ready to assemble the circular card.  The background was adhered onto a circular card using tape runner.  I foam-mounted the grassy hill for added dimension and adhered the trees with liquid glue.  I also adhered the colored images and the sun to finish my scene.

To finish the card design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered it onto the card panel with liquid glue.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like this card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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CC Designs CRAZY CRITTERS FEBRUARY BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the C.C Designs Crazy Critters February Social Media Hop! Hop along for your chance to WIN 1 of 2 $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one comment from CC Designs Instagram Account and one from the collective blog comments from each design team member’s blog. We are celebrating the arrival of 3 NEW Critter stamp sets in the C.C Designs Store. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST inspirations for release day to encourage you to shop and create with CC Designs.

For my critter today, I am showcasing the adorable Oxolotl stamp set and coordinating dies.

I have to admit, I didn’t have any idea what this cute critter look like in real life so for coloring purposes, I did a little Google search. This cute critter is called the Peter Pan of Salamanders and is racing for extinction. So sad! Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-press It card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers
  • use coordinating dies to cut them out.
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina and Vintage Photo.
  • cut out some plastic packaging and add tape on all four sides.
  • adhere 3 of them to the ink-blended panel and add some confetti sequins as the shaker element, then close the top. This created a flat shaker card.
  • adhere the flat shaker onto an A2-size notecard.
  • use a die from your stash to create the water scene. I colored some of the die-cuts with alcohol markers.
  • adhere on the front panel with glue.
  • add the cute critters on the card.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment.

Here is the full line up on Instagram. You can leave comments there too:

C.C Designs Blog

Meghan Kennihan

Emma Ireland

Maria Russell (that’s me!)

Cindy Beland

Tamara Potocnik

Olga Moss

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Scharping

To enter the giveaway:

1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels

2. Leave a Comment

3. Tag your friends for bonus entries.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 9th. Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday February 11th.

CC Designs February Release Sneak Peek – CAT KINDA DAY

It’s the last day of the sneak peek of the February Release by CC Designs. For today’s card, I am showcasing the Cat Kinda Day Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a Stencil with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • die-cut the picture frames using Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frame Dies in different colors of card stock. Adhere the frames onto the card with liquid and foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the color images inside each frame.
  • Add the sentiment to the card.

Aren’t these images adorable?! These stamp set and dies will be available tomorrow and we will have a GIVEAWAY! Stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!

CC Designs February Release Sneak Peek – Grouchy Pets

It’s been a crazy busy week for me so far and it’s only Wednesday! 😦 I am back today to share with you a sneak peek of the February Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Grouchy Pets Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a Stencil with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • use another stencil and black texture paste for added texture and interest. Leave it to dry for about half an hour.
  • use an oval die to die-cut some white card stock. Add foam-adhesive and adhere to the card front.
  • adhere the image on the card with liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment.

Isn’t he adorable?! Stay tuned tomorrow as we preview more sneak peeks of the February release. Thanks for stopping by!