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.

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WOODLAND SPRING STAMP SET AND DIES

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:

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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:

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I added the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment mix from Kat Scrappiness.

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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!

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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 http://www.katscrappinessblog.com to enter.

 

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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:

 

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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:

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Coupon is valid from 9/29 – 10/1 at http://KatScrappiness.com  Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

Birthday Fishes – Underwater Scene with Copic Markers

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Hello MFT fans!  I am back today with this underwater scene card using stamps by My Favorite Things for the 2018 Card Design Superstar contest.  I finally summoned up some courage to “freehand” my background and I thought I was going to hurl!  Haha!   I am so very thankful to MFT for this contest because they encourage us all to join and get out of our comfort zone, whether you are a beginner or an expert!  I am certainly a beginner when it comes to drawing/coloring my own scene.  I had second thoughts about joining since this is a tough competition.  Just looking at all the other entries make me nervous but I thought I’d go ahead and try anyway.

 

I only have a few MFT dies and stamps with me to get by since I have just packed up my entire studio and shipped it back to my home in Orlando, FL about a month ago.  However, that will not stop me from joining the contest!   This card entry is for the Coloring Virtuoso category.

 

I envisioned a design in my head and started drawing my background with different Copic markers on some Neenah 110 lb. white card stock.  I layered different colors of blue, blue green and lilac Copics to create my water scene.  I also drew some seaweeds with different green and yellow Copic markers and mixed it up a little with brown.  To draw the sand, I used Earth tones – E40, E41, E43, E44.

 

I stamped my images with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink using the BB Gill Friends stamp set and Beach Buds stamp set.  I colored them in with Copic markers and fussy-cut them with my precision scissors.  I adhered them onto my card base with liquid adhesive.

 

To finish my design, I used my Colorless blender to create bubbles on the water and stamped my sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I also used my Sakura white gel pen to add more details to the fishes.

 

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I was so nervous creating this background but I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!  The images on both stamp sets can be mixed and matched to create a wonderful scene.   Here’s another look:

 

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Doesn’t this card make you want to go snorkeling in the Maldives?  That crab wearing the sunglasses is just adorable!

 

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I hope you like my card today!  I’d like to take this moment to THANK MFT Stamps for this great opportunity and for keeping us motivated to get out of our comfort zone!  Good luck to everyone playing along!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

 

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A Happy Hello – CAS card with MFT Stamps

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It is that time of the year again where all card designers get pumped and excited for the 2018 Card Design Superstar contest by MFT Stamps.   I am completely bummed since I have just packed up my entire studio and shipped it back to my home in Orlando, FL about a month ago.  I kept a few dies and stamps with me to get by, until I get my shipment.  Needless to say, most of my MFT stamps are in the shipping container and I am left with 3 stamp sets and a few sentiments.  However, that will not stop me from joining the contest!   This card entry is for the Clean and Simple Genius category.

 

I started by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock using MFT Stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut this image using my precision-cut scissors.

 

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I die-cut the word “hello” a couple of times with some  white card stock using the  Hello There Die-namics by MFT stamps.  I cut another piece of some white card stock  with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics and adhered this piece onto my card base.  I also adhered the Hello die-cuts onto my card panel, as well as my colored image.

 

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To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “A Happy Hello”.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I love creating Clean and Simple cards!  Sometimes less is really more!  I love how this card turned out!  Here’s one last look:

 

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I hope you like my card today!  THANK YOU SO MUCH MFT Stamps for this great opportunity!  Good luck to everyone playing along!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

 

MFT Supplies Used:

  •     A Happy Hello stamp set
  •     Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
  •     Hello There Die-namics
  •     Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics

 

 

 

I’ll Always Be Your Angel with Kindred Stamps

Hello Kindred fans!  Are you still swooning over the August stamp release or just in-love with everything that Kindred stamps has to offer?  To be honest, the stamp set that I used for this card is probably one of my top five favorites by Kindred.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Slay stamp set.  I can’t even begin to express how much I LOVE this set.  When this stamp set was released in July, I was a bit bummed that it wasn’t assigned to me but of course there’s no stopping me from ordering this set.  I sent a couple of messages to Audra to reserve this stamp for me because I just NEED this in my life, haha!

 

I started out by stamping my images on some Copic friendly paper and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I had to color my Vampire with different gray inks to give him dimension because I knew that I was going to create a night scene and the background will mostly be black.   I fuzzy-cut my images using my precision cut scissors.

 

 

I cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock, and inked it up with my Distress Oxide inks –> Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans.  To add the stars in the sky, I used my Copic white paint and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter it onto my colored background.  I also die-cut the other elements I needed to create my scene.

 

 

I adhered the die-cuts onto my colored background and added the big hill, then adhered this piece on my card base.  I used my powder tool to get rid of some static and stamped my sentiment onto the card with some white embossing powder and heat-set it with my heating tool.  I adhered my stamped images onto the card.  To finish the design, I used my black glazed pen to give the eye a little more dimension.

 

 

I really love that even though the background is quite busy, the images just managed to stand out!  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I just simply adore the stamp set.  It is definitely in my top five favorites by Kindred stamps.

 

 

What do you think?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase this stamp set.  I hope you have a wonderful day and happy crafting!