Grateful to Count You Among My Blessings

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans!  I’m back today to share a super simple card that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the Wheat Wreath stamp set.  If you didn’t know, this stamp set is currently on clearance so grab it while you can before it sells out!  

 

 

I started by inking up my background using a circle stencil from my collection with some quick dry dye inks (bubblegum, butter and peach fuzz) using my blending brushes.
I stamped the wheat wreath and the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some Wow! gold embossing powder.  I heat-set this with my heating tool.

 

I finished my design by adding the gold bow, from the Pear Tree Dies (that is also on the clearance section).  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.  Here’s another look:

 

This card is really simple but I love how it turned out.  This card can be easily mass-produce to give out to family and friends during Thanksgiving!
Y’all need to grab these supplies before they sell out.

 

On top of the clearance price, you can even use my discount code below to get an additional 15% off!
I hope you like my card today and happy stamping!

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Savor Life’s Small Moments with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back today with Newton’s Nook with an Autumn-themed card, showcasing the Autumn Mice stamp set & coordinating dies.  

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

The background sky was created by inking up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with the Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.   Next, I adhered some gray patterned paper on Neenah solar white and used an oval die from my collection to cut the window.  I foam-mounted this on the colored panel to create some dimension.

I used the same oval die to die-cut some green card stock, then used the Land Border Die Set to die-cut the grass.  I adhered this onto the foreground with liquid glue.  I also adhered my focal image with more leaves to create my scene.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment created using the smallest die from the Framework die set.  Here’s another look:

Stay tuned next week for the October release by Newton’s Nook.  It is going to be epic!  

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

 

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Shades of Autumn with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! It is officially fall and I am celebrating by sharing this card with you today, showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp, along with the Fall-ing For You stamp set.   This card was inspired by Angelica Conrad from The Greetery.  The color combination that she used in her card was stunning and I knew I just had to try it.

 

 

To begin, I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-Ing For You stamp set with Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Ink in Rustic Brown on an A2-size card panel.  Next, I stamped the leaves randomly with Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber, with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss.  I used my mini sponge daubers to intensify the colors and create deeper shadows.

 

I pressed my Aged Mahogany ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to mix it well and flicked it onto my card panel for added texture.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered the Gold Rhinestone jewels with liquid glue for added dimension.  This card is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy fall season everyone!

 

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Clean & Simple Card with MFT Stamps

 

 

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today with another card for the 2020 Card Design Superstar!   This is my entry for the Clean & Simple category.  I don’t always make clean and simple cards but I really LOVE how this one turned out.

 

 

For my project, I am showcasing the Hanging with my Gnomies stamp set, along with the Circle Shaker Window & Frame die-namics, Rolling Clouds stencil and Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics.

 

To begin, I stamped the Gnome on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image in with my alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating die, I fussy-cut the image using my precision snips.  

 

Next, I die-cut a circle using the Circle Shaker Window & Frame die-namics on some masking paper and use the negative to mask off the space.  I positioned the Rolling Clouds Stencil and used my mini ink-blending tool to create the clouds for added texture.   This made my focal image to stand out.

 

 

 

I die-cut the “congratulations” using the Congratulations Circle Frame die-namics three times and adhered with liquid glue for added dimension.  I adhered this piece onto an A2-size card base. 

 

I finished my design by foam-mounting the gnome onto the card.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please wish me luck that I get picked this year!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Fill the Season with Warm Memories with MFT Stamps

 

 

It is that time of the year where card-makers all over the world get together and join this amazing opportunity offered by My Favorite Things.  It is the 2020 Card Design Superstar and I am super excited to participate again this year.  This is my entry for the Coloring Virtuoso category.

 

 

For my project, I am showcasing the Birdie Brown Fall Friends stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Stacey Yacula’s Scene Builder stamp set and Tucked-In Turf Horizontal Die-namics.

 

To begin, I stamped the Trees and hills on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I also stamped the same image on masking paper and used my precision snips to fussy-cut my mask and adhered it on my panel.  I ink-blended the background with Spun Sugar and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. 

 

I smooshed Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water, then use my watercolor brush to add texture to my background.  I picked up the excess with some paper towel.  I gently removed the mask so I can ink-blend the grassy hills with Antique Linen and Scattered Straw.  I colored the trees with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  Next, I stamped my focal images on some Neenah solar white card stock using Rustic Brown alcohol-proof ink and colored them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

To create my scene, I die-cut the grass panel using the Tucked-In Turf Horizontal Die-namics and ink-blended this piece with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss distress oxide inks.  These colors blend really well together!  I adhered the grass panel on my ink-blended background and added the images.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I finished my design by using my white gel pen to add more texture to the girl’s scarf and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I really LOVE Autumn and this stamp set is one of my favorites from MFT Stamps.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please wish me luck that I get picked this year!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness & Not2Shabby Shop

 

Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products!  The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start today, September 10 and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!  To find out how you can win, the giveaway info is listed at the end of this blog post, including order of the hop.

 

For this event, we are showcasing the Double Stitched Nesting, Wonky Stitched Nesting and Tri-Frame slimline dies from Kat Scrappiness and theHappy Fall” Stamp set from Not 2 Shabby.

 

Here’s the first card that I made:

 

 

I went for a clean and simple design for my first card.  The background was die-cut using the Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline die on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended with distress oxide inks.  I wanted the colors to be very subtle to create an early morning autumn sky.  I splattered some color on the background using aged mahogany distress oxide ink, mixed with water for added texture and dimension.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.

 

The images were stamped and colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and fussy-cut using precision snips.  I adhered the images onto the background using liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the scarecrow for added dimension.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The sentiment was stamped on black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.   I love the simplicity of this card and the colors of the images just really popped against the subtle background!

 

 

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make a second card.  

 

 

I really love this Happy Fall stamp set by Not2Shabby.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

To participate in the hop giveaway, simply leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT member on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances of winning. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social media below:

 

Not 2 Shabby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/not2shabbyshop

Not 2 Shabby Card Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103832353026882

Not 2 Shabby YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/scrappinstampers

Not 2 Shabby Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamie_scrappinstampers/

Kat Scrappiness Insiders group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thekatsmeow1969

Kat Scrappiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katscrappiness/

The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blog on September 18th.  You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.

Thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

Hop Order:

Kat Scrappiness @katscrappiness

Ana Stacksofcards @anaa975 

Cathy Arenzana @catarenz    

Jackie Pasko @jackiescrafttable 

Carrie Rhoades  @carrierhoades 

Meghan Kennihan @MadeByMeghanK

Maria Russell  @rprmlr77  (you are here)

Kathy Schweinfurth @stampinkathy4

Jo Thompson @thompson_jo

Priscilla Joseph @nubblelightdesigns 

Not 2 Shabby @jamie_scrappinstampers 

Kat Scrappiness & Wow! Embossing Powder Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!  We have TWO days of inspiration for you using Kat Scrappiness Stamps, Dies, and Embellishments and WOW! Embossing Powders and of course there are amazing PRIZES!

WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to either their UK or USA Store and Kat Scrappiness is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store. All you need to do to win is COMMENT down below.  The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!  The winners will be chosen at RANDOM from ANY of the blogs (line-up listed below) on the two day hop.

You have come here from Ericka Strange.   

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the White Twinkle embossing powder from Wow! and the Thanksgiving Gnome stamp set by Kat Scrappiness, along with the new Zig-zag Nesting Slimline die.  

 

 

To begin, I die-cut a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Zig-Zag Nesting Slimline die set.   I cut this piece to 5 1/2 to fit my A2 size card base. 

 

I used some painter’s tape to mask the edges and ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I also stamped the tree and leaves in the background with some black ink.

 

The Gnomes were stamped and colored with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers, and die-cut using my Brother Scan N Cut machine.  I adhered them onto the background with some glue.

 

 

The sentiment was stamped using versamark ink and heat-embossed using the Wow! White Twinkle Embossing Powder.  I know it looks muted on the photo but it looks so glittery in person!

 

I added some patterned paper on an A2 size card base and adhered the inked background.  I finished my design by adding a few leaves from the Happy Fall Y’all stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Next on the Hop is Rikka Kovasin.   If you get lost along the way, here is the line-up:

Kat Scrappiness
Jo Thompson
Daniel Diaz
Kathy Schweinfurth
Ericka Strange
Maria Russell (you are here)
Riikka Kovasin
Tina Guigui Dornbaum
Karen Reategui
Priscilla Bergman Joseph
Isha Gupta 
Martha Lucia Gomez 

 

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Fall Card Featuring Build A-Tree Stamp Set by LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  It’s time to share another fun project featuring one of my favorite stamp set from the summer release by LDRS Creative called Build A Tree along with an older stamp called Happy Fall.  I absolutely LOVE that LDRS Creative makes it easy for us to mix and match stamp sets (or dies) to create a beautiful scene!

I started by stamping my images using the Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the Build-A-tree coordinating dies to die-cut them out.  The Happy Fall stamp set did not come with coordinating dies so I used my precision snips to fussy-cut them.

The Background was created using the Rainy Day stencil and Marina Madness Hybrid ink.  The grass was die-cut using the In the Grass die set and the Country Lane Paper Pack, while the front grass layer was just die-cut using the same grass die, and colored with alcohol markers.  This gave it more texture and variation between the grass layers.

I adhered the first grass panel on the colored background with some liquid glue.  Next, I foam-mounted the large tree trunk and the second grass panel for added dimension.  I adhered the branches and the leaves, making sure to leave some space for my critters. I added foam adhesive to my focal image and adhered on the card.  The other images were added with some liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using the Watermark ink.  I added some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment. I didn’t want to add more bulk to the card so I adhered this with some liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Fall is my favorite season and I love creating fall cards.  LDRS Creative has so many cute stamp sets and it was so hard for me to pick and choose which one to feature today.  I really had so much fun creating this fall scene.  I hope you like it too. 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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NND August Release Day 2 – Paw-tumn Newton, Fall Roundabout and Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Sets

 

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 day 2, we are showcasing the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Fall Roundabout Stamp Set (coordinates with the previously released Circle Frames die set) and Heartfelt Wishes stamp set (coordinates with the Trio Banner dies).

 

 

 

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used some painter’s tape to mask off a portion of the card panel.  I used distress oxide inks and foam-blending tools to ink up the background.  I sprayed some water on this panel and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  I adhered this on an A2 size white card base.  I cut two strips of black and white patterned paper and adhered them onto the card.

 

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the “table cloth” using a die from my collection and adhered on the card with liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension and adhered the rest of the pumpkins and leaves.

 

 

Lastly, I used my white gel pen to draw some lines and dots for added texture.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to create a unique design so I stamped the images twice at an angle using the Fall Roundabout stamp set.  I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Markers.

 

 

For added texture, I die-cut the leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set on some gold vellum.  I adhered them on the card with some liquid glue.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut the banner strip using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card for added dimension.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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