From Meow to You with Kat Scrappiness

I am currently in the process of moving to another destination overseas with hubby, so this project was made awhile back. I wanted to share this today since this card is super adorable, and features new products from the latest release by Kat Scrappiness, Inc.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • prepare the background panel by ink-blending some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks.
  • use some Distress Sprayer to spray some water on the background. Pick up the excess water using some paper towel.
  • use the Stitched Nesting Hexagon Die to die-cut the window.
  • use some washi tape to temporarily adhere the Ball of Yarn Stencil to the ink-blended panel.
  • for added texture, apply some white deco-foil gel with a palette knife and gently lift the stencil. Leave this panel to dry for about half an hour.
  • adhere the background on some A2-size notecard.
  • die-cut the frame by using two of the Stitched Nesting Hexagon Dies on some white glitter card stock.
  • foam-mount the frame for added dimension.
  • adhere the hexagon die-cut on the window.
  • finish the design by stamping the sentiment onto the card using the Pawsome Cats Sentiments Stamp Set with some Versafine Onyx Black Ink and adhere some red heart for some fun texture.

I hope you like this 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!


Humorous Card with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Back today with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps sharing this humorous card, showcasing the 4×6 This Sucks stamp set with the Tin Roof Stencil and Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies.

To begin, I used a patterned paper from my stash and stuck this panel on my mat with some removable tape.  I used Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks with the Tin Roof stencil to add more interest to the background.  I set this piece aside to dry for about half an hour.

I used my powder bag to remove static on the card panel and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat-set this piece with my heating tool.  I adhered this panel on an A2 size side-fold card base.

I die-cut two decorative borders using a die from my stash and foam-mounted the pieces on my card.  I finished my design by die-cutting the Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies on some white card stock and adhered them with liquid glue.  I added some iridescent jewels to further adorn the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

This card will definitely cheer someone who is having a bad day!

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have and amazing day and happy stamping!


Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs



The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentines day!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For my project today, I am showcasing the What A Hoot stamp set, and coordinating die set.  The sentiment is from the  Love Owl-ways stamp set.  I also used the Clouds stencil.

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.


I used a die from my stash to die-cut the treat topper with some Valentine’s-themed patterned paper.  I cut the same using some white card stock.  I then used my NND Clouds stencil and some Tumbled glass distress oxide ink to create the sky.  I adhered this piece on the treat topper with some liquid glue and started adhering the images that I colored to decorate the treat topper.  I attached the treat topper to a cellophane bag that is filled with Maltesers chocolate.   Here’s what it looks like:



This project is so easy to make but it turned out so cute!  Here’s a closer look:




Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!


Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?


We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!


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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.


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



A Sweet Spring Hello with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook Designs fans!  I am back today to share with you a fun spring card, showcasing one of my favorite stamp set from the February release called Woodland Spring.


Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp images on some smooth white card stock
  • color images with any coloring medium of your choice.  I used Copic markers for mine because I love the vibrant colors.
  • die-cut the colored images with the coordinating dies.
  • use the handmade stencil made from the sky borders die set to create the background, using Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.
  • die-cut the small polaroids.
  • adhere the polaroids on the inked background with foam adhesive
  • add the critters (and flowers) inside each polaroid and adhere using liquid adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment to finish the design.

Here’s my card:


This card is really simple, but I love how it turned out.  The pastel-colored sky is so subtle yet it created this dreamy look for my critters to stand out.  Here’s a little close-up:


I hope you like my card today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamp set and dies that I used today.  I have also listed and linked it below.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!


Love is in the Air with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope your holidays went perfectly well and you’ve managed to spend a lot of time with your loved ones.  2019 is here and it is time to start this month to welcome the season of LOVE!  You will probably see a lot of love-themed projects on the blog this month.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set and its coordinating dies (sssh! this stamp set is also perfect for Valentine’s Day projects or an anniversary-themed card), the Tumbling Hearts stencil the Sky Borders die, and the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.

I started out by stamping the image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with distress oxide inks and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to add the hearts.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to assemble the card.  Here’s what it looks like:


To finish my design, I used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die and colored the frame to make it look like sky.  I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and used white embossing powder and my heating tool to heat set it.  Here’s a little close-up:


I added the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment mix from Kat Scrappiness.


I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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There’s Snow One Like You with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here with you today and I’m back with a Christmas card, showcasing the Merry Critters stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set so much and I just couldn’t wait to play with it.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  The little yellow bird reminds me so much of tweety!   Here’s what the stamp set look like:

Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.

I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I ahve been loving the Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar color combination lately!  It gives the perfect wintery-sky!  Here’s my card:

I used some white glittered card stock as well to create my snow hill.  I think this card turned out so cute.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked blow.  Please consider supporting me by clicking on those links.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Have an amazing day!


Naughty’isms with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello everyone! Maria here with you today!  Are you guys ready to see more inspiration from me after the release week?  I didn’t get a chance to join the hop last week because I didn’t receive the products on time.  Somehow the post office thought my package should go around the United States twice, haha! Anyhoo, I received them today and I immediately made some projects to show off how wonderful they are!

I am showcasing the Naughty’isms Stamp SetNaughty Fri-DiesSnow Fri-Dies and the Bushy Tailed stamp set.

Here’s what they look like:

For my first card, I stamped the images on some Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the sentiment using the Naughty Fri-Dies.  Here’s my first card:

The Naughty Fri-Dies cuts like butter!  I also added some black dots to fill in the space between the stamped images and finished my design by stamping the snow flakes in light blue ink. Here’s a little close-up:

These Naughty’isms stamp set and Naughty Fri-Dies are must-haves for sure!

For my second card, I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac distress oxide inks.  I stamped, colored and die-cut my little Racoon from the Bushy Tailed stamp set.  I also die-cut the sentiment “Snow” on some glittered card stock.

To finish my design, I added some snowflakes and crystal clear jewels.

Here’s a little close-up:

The little present is from the Naughty’isms stamp set.

I hope you like my projects today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to order the products.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – 2018 National Coffee Day Hop with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  Today is National Coffee Day and since I belong to 3 design teams, you will be getting 3 posts in relation to this.


For my project today, I am showcasing the Let’s Get Caffeinated stamp set, with the Peacock Backdrop die and the double-stitched oval dies.  Kat Scrappiness is also giving away two $25.00 gift cards to Kat Scrappiness shop, as well as a SECRET coupon code!  Please go to to enter.




To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on the Kat Scrappiness blog post letting us know your favorite coffee related project from her blog post today as well as your favorite Coffee Related Product at Kat Scrappiness.  Kat Scrappiness will choose TWO winners who will each win a $25 gift card to Kat Scrappiness to spend as you’d like!  We will announce the two winners on Monday, October 8th right here on our blog!  Here’s another look:




Secret Coupon Code for Coffee Lovers!

Remember that secret coupon code I mentioned at the beginning of this post?  Here it is!  Save 15% on all Coffee related items at Kat ScrappinessWAIT A MINUTE! Let’s just make it 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!!  Just Use coupon code:


Coupon is valid from 9/29 – 10/1 at  Happy crafting!

















I Drink Coffee For Your Protection – 2018 National Coffee Day with CAS-ual Fridays



Today is National Coffee Day and we are doing a little blog hop at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies with the Coffee Talk stamp set and Cup of Coffee stamp set.


I started by stamping my coffee cup stamp onto some patterned paper. I used the Coffee cup fri-dies to die-cut the image.  I stamped my sentiment using the Coffee Talk stamp set and also used the “coffee script die to die-cut the coffee.  I adhered this piece on my coffee cup.


On a piece of Bristol smooth card stock, I used a sunburst stencil to color my background with some distress oxide inks.  Here is my card:



I really love how this card turned out.  I used my white gel pen to add some details to my card.  Here’s another look:



I hope you guys like my card today.  Please visit Car-ual Fridays stamp to purchase the stamps and dies I used today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.