You’re One of a Kind with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria Russell with you today on the LDRS blog with a simple “Valentine-themed” card showcasing one of my favorite stamp sets from the shop.  I am featuring the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers die setUp & Away stamp set and dies, along with the Rainy Day StencilAnytime Stack stamp setSentiment Stack Coordinating Die and In the Breeze die

Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I thought I’d get a head start and create some simple cards that you can easily mass-produce to send to friends.  I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the Up & Away die set to die-cut the images.

Next, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock using the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers die set.  I started to create my outdoor scene with the Rainy Day Stencil, a blending brush and Pistachios-A-Plenty Hybrid Ink for the grass.  The pink clouds were created with the same Rainy Day Stencil, blending brush and Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink.  I don’t know about you but this color-combo just screams “valentine’s” to me!

I used the In the Breeze die for added texture and adhered this panel on an A2-size card base.

Next, I adhered the images on the card with some liquid glue.  I finished my design by adding the sentiment “You’re One of a Kind“, that was earlier stamped on some black card stock using the Anytime Stack stamp set and Sentiment Stack Coordinating Die.  These stamp-and-die combo is one of my favorites because you can stamp the sentiments and die-cut a bunch with just one pass on your die-cutting machine.  LDRS has a few of these awesome stamps so check them all out at the shop and grab your favorites.  

I really love how this card turned out, don’t you?!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Two Foiled Cards – LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb Collaboration Week

Hello everyone, it’s Maria here on the blog with you and it’s my turn to share my projects using products from LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb!  I was so inspired that I created two projects!  There is a giveaway on our Instagram hop so head on over to my instagram account  (Maria Russell Instagram Page) to participate and win some prizes from both companies.
For my first card below, I am showcasing the adorable Prepare for Santa – Winnie stamp set along with Christmas Wishes Sentiment StackWave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die and  TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static and Designer Toner Sheets in Peppermint Twist.
To make my first card, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock using Raven Hybrid ink and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image and adhered this piece on some pre-cut oval card stock packs in white and black.
Next, I cut some TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static just big enough to cover the Designer Toner Sheet in Peppermint Twist and ran this through my laminating machine. I adhered this on some black card base and added my focal image on the card.
I finished my design by adding the sentiment that was stamped and embossed using Watermark Embossing PadWhite Embossing Powder and the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack, and die-cut using the Wave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die.  I also used some white gel pen and drew dots on the foil and my focal image, and some Stickles for added texture and interest.  Here’s a little close-up:
I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Panda Play die set.  I adhered the beautiful starry background from the Haunted Halloween 6×6 paper pack on some A2-size black card base.
Next, I cut some TOW DecoFoil Clear Toner Sheet in Starry Night and TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheet in Gold Staticthe measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, and ran this through my laminating machine.  I adhered this piece on top of the patterned paper with some liquid glue.
Since this is a night-time scene, I die-cut the grass using the In the Grass border die set on some black card stock and adhered on the card using the Scotch ATG Adhesive.  I used the same tape runner to adhere the Panda and the moon.
I finished my design by adhering the MISS You sentiment that was die-cut using the Miss You die set and some gold glitter card stock and adhered the red enamel heart on the back of the Panda for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look:
I had so much fun creating these cards using products from both companies!   Come back this week to check out more inspiration from the design team.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!
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NND November Release Day 2 – Snowfall Roundabout

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 Snowfall Roundabout stamp set that coordinates with the the previously released dies called Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Dies.

To make my circular card, I started by die-cutting the circle scallop on some Centura Pearl 110 lb. card stock.  I positioned this in my Misti and used my powder tool to prep the background.  I stamped the Snowfall Roundabout with some Versamark ink.

Next, I sprinkled some gold embossing powder on the stamped image and used my heating tool to heat-set the image.

Next, I die-cut a pink circle frame to ground the image and adhered this onto the panel with some glue.  I die-cut some pink card stock using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled the same gold embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece onto the card for added dimension.

I finished my design by adhering the gold bow that I die-cut using the die from the Bitty Bibs die set.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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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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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 4 – Happy Birthday Fri-Dies

It’s the last day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Happy Birthday Fri-die.   Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW!
 
You also need to check our the clearance section as Michele is making room for new stamps & dies.  They are priced really low and you have to grab your favorites now before they sell out.

 

 

I started by stamping the flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images. 

 

Next, I colored the flowers with some Spectrum Noir dye inks with mini sponge daubers. I adhered these flowers on a white card base.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the Happy Birthday on black card stock and adhered on the card with liquid adhesive.

 

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Hooray Fri-Dies & Sassy Celebration Stamp Set

It’s the third day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Hooray Fri-dies and Sassy Celebration stamp set.  Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To create this slimline shaker card, I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in rainbow order (Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet).  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the panel and picked the excess with some paper towel for added texture.

 

Next, I cut some acetate sheet 1/4 inch bigger (on all four sides) than the colored panel.  I placed it on my scoreboard and scored 1/4 inche on all four sides.  I added some scor-tape and adhered all three sides, leaving the top open so I can add my shaker elements.  I used a combination of Nuvo Diamond Harlequin Pure Sheen Confetti and Kat Scrappiness Mirrored Clear Solid Stars Confetti.  I closed the top portion of the shaker and shook the contents immediately to spread all over the card.  The confetti stuck to the plastic (hooray, static) and created this shimmery background.

 

 

 

I used the Hooray Fri-die to die-cut some black card stock and adhered to the focal panel with some liquid glue.  I used the Slimline Pinked Fri-die to cut my black card stock and adhered this piece on a slimline card base.  I then added the focal panel with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set and adhered onto the card using my ATG gun.

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Everyday Dragonflies

It’s the second day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set and Dragonflies Fri-DieBe sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree! A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To begin, I stamped the dragonflies on some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set with my heating tool.   I use the coordinating dies to cut them out.  

 

Next, I used my mini-sponge daubers to color the dragonflies with some distress oxide inks.  

 

I cut some patterned paper strip and adhere this on an A2 size card base.  To create more texture to the background, I stamped the dragonflies with some Fog ink.  I cut a strip of black card stock and adhered it onto the card.

 

 

I foam-mounted the dragonflies on the card for added dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment and adhered some sparkling clear droplets for added texture and interest. 

 

 

 Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Cas-ual Fridays post for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 1 – Slimline Pinked Fri-Die

It’s the first day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are featuring the new Slimline Pinked Fri-Dies.  

 

 

I started by die-cutting some Neenah solar white card stock using the Birdies Fri-Die.  I positioned the positive die-cut inside by Misti stamping tool and stamped the image using the Little Birdies stamp set.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some clouds and grass stencils from my collection to create my scene.  I adhered my focal image on the card.

 

 

The Fish-tail bunting border was created using the small dies that are included in the Slimline Pinked Fri-die set and die-cut with some patterned paper.  I drew a line and adhered the die-cuts with liquid glue.  I also die-cut the word “hooray” and some stars and adhered them on the card.  

 

I added my focal panel on a slimline card base, measuring 8 1/5 by 7, scored at 3 1/2 inches.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

CAS-ual Fridays is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the shop.  To find out how you can WIN, please go to the CAS-ual Fridays blog post for more details.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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