Happy Haunting with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today sharing this cute Halloween card, featuring a few of my favorite stamp sets by LDRS Creative.  Halloween is fast-approaching and I want to start creating my cards so that I’ll have plenty of time to mail them to the recipient.
 
 
 
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut, using the coordinating dies.  
 
I ink-blended my A2 size panel of Neenah with some Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink and mini sponge dauber.  I increased the intensity of the color towards the middle.  I foam-mounted the window, flower box and the black cat on the card panel then started adhering the rest of the ivy leaves with liquid glue.   
 
 
Before adhering my trick-or-treaters, I die-cut the two grass panels out of the Sweater Weather paper using the In the Grass die set.  I added the pumpkins and the treat bag, then foam-mounted the rest of the images for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by stamping the cobweb and spider, then stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  Here’s another look:
 
 
I absolutely LOVE that you can mix and match these cute stamp sets to create a beautiful Halloween scene.  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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Seasonal Maple Bag Tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad

Create cute seasonal maple bag tags with the Art of Sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind seasonal bag tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello! Maria Russell here again and I am super excited to share with you today’s project! Since I’ve already created some summer-themed bag tags a few months ago, I thought I’d share more projects today celebrating Halloween, Winter and Spring seasons.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

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Materials:

Tools:

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Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Trace your maple tag on plain typing paper with a pencil.

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Step 2.

Before I stamped the images, I refilled my Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad with the (new) Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill. Since I was creating 3 designs, I wanted to make sure that my stamp pad is juicy so that my images will look crisp when stamped on the paper.

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Add a few drops of the ink and use a plastic card to spread them evenly on the pad.
 
 

Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. I free-handed the hill using the Black Sublimation Marker in fine-point.

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Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images and color with the Sublimation Markers. I repeated these steps for the three tags, assembly-line style.

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Step 4.

Secure your design on your Maple Bag Tag by using Artesprix Heat Tape. If you are going to sublimate using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need a few more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 5.

Turn your Artesprix Heat Press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your Artesprix Halloween Decorative Metal Panel on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

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Step 6.

I sublimated the tags one after another (“assembly-line style“). This made it easier for me to get them all done while the machine is on!

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Step 7

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Maple Bag tags out of the machine and sublimate the others. Place them all on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

Step 7.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the Sublimated Maple Bag Tag.

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Step 8

I created a double-sided Halloween Tag. Here’s the design:

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Here’s what it looks like after sublimation:

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I didn’t add any sentiments on this design. Since I LOVE Halloween images so much, I can use this bag tag all-year round!

Here are the three Maple Bag Tags –> Halloween/Fall, Woodland/Winter theme and a floral one for Spring:

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Love this All-seasons Maple bag tags project? Join the Iron on Ink Community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

If you like this project, you need to check out Nicole Martel’s Picture Frame Design.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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NND August Release Day 4 – Knight Owl and Pug-kin Stamp Sets & Dies

 

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally knocked it out of the park it!  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 4, we are showcasing the Knight Owl and Pug-kin Stamp Sets with the coordinating dies.

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Neenah solar white card stock and used the circle dies from the Circle Frames die set to cut the three windows.   I used my pencil to draw the circles on another A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up the circles with some distress oxide inks and erased my pencil lines using a pencil eraser.

 

The Neenah white panel was foam-mounted on the colored background for added dimension.   I stamped my focal image and color it in with my alcohol markers.  I adhered this onto the card with liquid glue.

 

 

My scene was created by adding the grass panel die-cut from the same circle dies I used earlier and the Land borders die.  I adhered this onto the card with glue.

 

 

The bats and “TRICK OR TREAT” were die-cut using the dies from the Halloween Trio die set.   I adhered them onto the card with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to draw some dots to the sky to make them look like stars.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I die-cut the circle from the Circle Frames die set on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.   I used the same circle die and the Land Border die to die-cut the grass.

 

 

The background was created by using the Spiderweb stencil and some light gray dye ink.  I cut this panel to 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 and adhered on an A2 size panel, that was colored with the Houndstooth stencil.   I die-cut some black strip and adhered onto the card with liquid glue.  I also die-cut some black party streamers  using a die from my collection and the bats using the Halloween Trio die set.

 

 

I stamped the image and used alcohol markers to color it in.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image and adhered on the circle.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card for added dimension.  Here’s another lookK

 

 

Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set?  We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!

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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D.I.Y Halloween Decor and Handmade Card with Xyron

Have you ever gone to the Dollar Store and and got disappointed with the quality of the decor?  As crafters, we have a ton of supplies and with just a little patience and imagination, you can create your own cute decorations for Halloween.  It has been awhile since I created some DIY projects so here are a couple that you can make on your own.  If you don’t have the dies that I used for my projects, you can always get stickers and other supplies from the craft store.

 

For my projects today, I am using my favorite tool, the Xyron Creative Station Lite and my favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner with products that I already have from my stash.

 

First up, the Halloween banner.  I started by die-cutting the letters “SPOOKY” using the Large Alphabet Dies by Kat Scrappiness.  I positioned the letters and run it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite to create the sticker.  I die-cut the banner six times with some black card stock using my Lawn Fawn banner die.  I used some spider web” die-cuts that I’ve had for years and adhered them onto the banner.

 

 

 

 

Since the letters are now very sticky, they were so easy to adhere to the banner.

 

 

I used some black seam binding ribbon to create the banner and hung it on my wall.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

For my second project, I wanted to create some luminaries using a Spellbinder die that I have in my stash for a few months now.   I couldn’t wait to create this project.  To begin, I die-cut some black card stock and some vellum using the dies.  I added some adhesive using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.

 

 

I adhered the vellum using the tape runner and assembled the luminary.   Since this is made entirely out of card stock, I used an LED tea light candle to illuminate this piece.  This luminary has four designs and I really LOVE how it turned out.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

 

Lastly, I created a handmade Halloween card to send to my best friend.  I die-cut the main card base using the LDRS Creative Build A Card – Spooky Hat with some black card stock.  I die-cut the second piece with some purple card stock and used an embossing folder to add some dimension.

 

 

I adhered the pieces using my Xyron Creative Station Lite and my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  Here is the card:

 

 

I really LOVE how this one turned out.  Using my Xyron Creative Station Lite made it easier for me to adhere the little pieces together.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope I have given you some great inspiration to create your own DIY decor and handmade cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

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Halloween Card with Crafter’s Essentials – Fall by Kat Scrap (Process Video Included)

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today with this cute Halloween Card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials – Fall Die Set, Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, some Purple Jewels and Distress Oxide inks.

 

I have a video tutorial for you today (link below) so I will keep this blog post short.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I love the “evening sky” colors I blended using my distress oxide inks.  I didn’t want to use the typical orange and black for Halloween.   Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE the stitching details to the die-cuts?  Also love the Purple Jewels.  It just adds a little more oomph to the overall card design.

 

 

Here’s my step-by-step video tutorial:

 

 

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  It is also the last day of the Halloween Sale and prices are already discounted.  Happy crafting!

 

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Happy Meow-oween & Pawsome Birthday

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Are you ready for more inspiration from last week’s August release?  For today’s projects, I am showcasing a LOT of Newton’s Nook products.   I’m featuring the Halloween Trio stamp set and coordinating dies, Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and coordinating dies, with an older stamp set Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin. I also used the Land Border Dies, Sky Border dies with the Framework die set.

For my first card, I inked up my background with distress oxide inks —> Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber to create my night sky.  I sprayed it with water using my distress sprayer and dabbed it with my paper towel.

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I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.  I die-cut the grass with the land borders die on some black card stock, as well as the picket fence and the clouds, using the Sky Border dies.  I adhered the die-cuts and the images on my colored background.

To finish my design I added the pumpkins, spider web and the spider with the black bats using the Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set.  I also stamped the sentiment with versa mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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Here’s the Happy Meow-oween card!

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I added some white details to the pumpkins and the noses of the critters.

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For my second card, I stamped my images on some white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I die-cut an A2 size smooth white card stock and dry-embossed it with the biggest die using the Framework die set.  I cut the window using the smallest die of the same set.  I covered the window with acetate and also added my foam adhesive to create the well for my shaker card.  I used some white and purple star confetti as my shaker element and adhered this piece on my card base.

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I inked up the bottom of my card front with some Antique Linen distress oxide ink and adhered my little Frenchies on my card.  I also adhered the balloon and stamped my sentiment onto the card.

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To finish my design I added glossy accents to the balloon and the little Frenchies to make their noses pop.

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I hope you like my projects today.  If you haven’t checked out the August stamp, dies and stencil release please visit Newton’s Nook Designs.  The products I used are also listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Trick or Treat Card with Kat Scrappiness

I know it’s only August but I like working on my Halloween cards as early as possible as I make quite a few of them to send to friends.  For my card today I am showcasing the Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame Die, the Lawn Fawn Halloween set and the new Gold Jewels mix and 3mm Transparent Neon yellow Solid Star Confetti mix.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  Since I don’t have the coordinating dies for my images I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to die-cut them.  I also die-cut the Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame die with some black card stock and used my foam adhesive to create my little well for my shaker card.

I assembled my shaker card and stamped my sentiment on some orange card stock using the banner die that is included in the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set.  This die-set is probably one of my all-time favorite dies to use for my projects.

Here’s my card:

I didn’t use the traditional orange and black sequins because I felt that it would have overwhelmed the whole card design.

I love how this card turned out.  The new Gold Jewels mix is beautiful!  Here’s another look:

Before I end this post, I wanted to let you guys know that Kat Scrappiness is having a 20% off sale on all Neat & Tangled products, using coupon code “NEAT20” and this is only valid until August 19, 2018.

I hope you guys got inspired today.  Please use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Remember, you cannot combine this coupon code with other sales in the shop.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook & Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron are partnering for a very awesome inspiration week!  Each day there is fresh inspiration using Newton’s Nook Designs products with Xyron adhesives on the NND blog and on the Xyron facebook page!

For my project today, I used the new Loveable Llama stamp set by NND, a Sizzix step-up die from my stash and my all-time favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner.

I started out by die-cutting some white 110 lb. card stock using my Sizzix Basic Step-up dies.

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I stamped my Llamas from Loveable Llamas stamp set on some Neenah solar white card stock, using memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored them in with my Copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

I used a patterned paper from my stash to die-cut the pieces to decorate my step-up card and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  This is my favorite adhesive to use on my projects.

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I adhered all of the images on the card and finished the design by stamping the sentiment on a banner strip die, and added the yellow bow.  Here’s the card:

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I really love how cheerful this card turned out.  The cacti images from the stamp set went perfectly with the theme of this card.

 

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Here’s another look:

 

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Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:

Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (June 25-29) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, June 29th, at midnight EST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, July 2nd.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Xyron facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win! Have an amazing week and happy crafting!

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Toil and Troubled by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I hope you are having a great day so far!  I am back today for Kat Scrappiness, showcasing the new Halloween Stamp Set called Toil and Troubled Layer stamp set, Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies, Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix and the Waves Border Dies. Just a little heads up, I will have a haul video soon on my YouTube channel showing you a sneak peek of my huge giveaway coming up next month around Thanksgiving!  Please stay tuned for that announcement.  If you are not subscribed to my channel yet (www.youtube.com/rprmlr772), you need to head on over there because you wouldn’t want to miss new process videos of craft projects I have lined up, plus of course the giveaways I do regularly.

I started out by stamping the cat image with my stamping tool, using two light gray inks,  the Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink.  I have the coordinating die for the cat but I didn’t want a black border around it so I fuzzy-cut it with my precision tip scissors.

I used the biggest of the Cross-stitched rectangle die to die-cut my card front with a light gray card stock, and used a die from my stash to create the spooky window scene.  I wanted to do a fun shaker card and use one of my all-time favorite sequin mixes by Kat, called Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix.   I covered my little spooky scene with the Dovecraft Heat-resistant Acetate sheets.

I die-cut my spider-web with the Lawn Fawn Spider Web die, adhering it with my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and also adhered my Black Cat and the Waves Border Die.  I finished the design by adding the little ghosts from the Boo-tacular Sequin Mix and stamped the sentiment.  Here’s the card:

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

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