Special Delivery Slimline Christmas Card

Christmas is fast-approaching and I am totally looking forward to coming home.  There’s something so special about being home for the holidays!  Campfire, Ugly Sweaters, Hot Cocoa, and spending quality-time with my family!  Home for the holidays is my theme for today’s blog post.

As previously mentioned on my last post, I will be giving you inspiration using older KS products!  It’s time to give them some much-needed TLC and if you don’t have these items, why don’t you grab them now!  My card today features the Dress Up Quokka Stamp Set, A Cozy Christmas Slimline Paper Pad, along with the Ugly Sweater Add-on Stamp Set, Merry Critters Stamp Set, Forest for The Trees Slimline Die and the cute Special Delivery Etched Dies by Spellbinders.  These products are all available at the Kat Scrappiness shop!

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Cut the pattern paper from the A Cozy Christmas Paper Pad and adhere on a red slimline card base.
  • Die-cut a panel of Neenah solar white card stock using the Forest for the Trees Slimline Die Set and foam-mount the main frame on the slimline card.
  • Adhere the birch trees and snowbank with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the red car with foam-adhesive for added dimension.
  • Add the quokkas on the focal panel with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock.  Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card.

I really LOVE how this card turned out and I hope you got inspired to use your older stamps and dies.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!


Woodland Reindeer Christmas Card with Kat Scrappiness

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   Before I show you the project, here’s a little Black Friday special “Site-wide” sale going on at Kat Scrappiness!  Use the coupon code below to get 20% off your order and grab your favorites now before they sell out! For today’s project, I’m showcasing the Woodland Reindeer Die set, along with the Happy Day Stamp Set and Stitched Slimline Hills.  Thanksgiving is a great time to be with family and friends and after the feast is over, get some quality time and start creating Christmas cards (if you haven’t done so already).  On my next few posts here, I will be giving you some inspiration to use your older Kat Scrappiness dies you’ve had from your stash for awhile and give them some love. Here’s what I did to create the card: I hope you like my card today and got inspired!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use the coupon code “CHRISTMAS2021” to get 20% off your order. Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!


Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop 2021

Hello everyone! It is that time of the year where card-makers get together and celebrate our love for coffee! It is the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop and Kat Scrappiness, Inc. is pleased to be a returning super sponsor for this event. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

For my card, I am showcasing the Stewart The Sloth stamp set, along with the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set, the Got Coffee? Die Set and the Brown Diamond Rhinestone Mix.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Stamp the image on some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • Color the images in with alcohol markers and fussy-cut with precision snips.
  • Create your own background panel by using the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set and randomly stamp the images using Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers and Pizza Crust ink.
  • Use a die from my collection to die-cut the black frame and adhere in the center of the card panel with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • Finish the card design by adding some Brown Diamond Rhinestone Mix.

Before you go, please note that EVERYTHING in the “Coffee-Themed Products” Category is on sale for 15% off from November 12 to 19, 2021. Please use coupon code: “FWCOFFEEHOP” to avail this special discount. So grab your KS favorites now!

I hope you like my card and got inspired! I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell me what you think! The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing day!


Kat Scrappiness September Product Release – HALLOWEEN +GIVEAWAY Info

September Release Day One

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness September Product Release – Halloween!   

I’m so excited to share this post today as we kick off this week with the most adorable Halloween-themed products! There are are a lot of products to showcase so sit back, relax and enjoy browsing through all of them today!

Kat Scrappiness also has a GIVEAWAY so make sure you read all the way to the end of this post and click on the link to participate there directly and have a chance to WIN the entire release!!


Starting with the Dress Up Quokka Stamps (and dies).  You can use these cute little quokkas alone, or with any of our coordinating products- i.e., Dress Up Quokka Halloween Costumes Add On Stamp Set, Thanksgiving Costumes Add On Stamp Set and Christmas Costumes Add On Stamp Set (being released tomorrow!).


Coordinating dies coming soon (mid Sept) although you can purchase the SVG cut files at the shop now.


Our Home Sweet Home Base Die will create the base house perfect for any season.  It measures approximately 4.25 x 5.75 inches.  You can use it to create a house shaped card ,create a larger card such as a 5×7, an-A2 card (cutting it off slightly to make the house smaller!).  There are multiple ways to use this die to create a one-of-a-kind house of your own!

Home Sweet Home Base Die


The Haunted House dies are an add-on die set made to go with our Home Sweet Home Die Set.   This die set will turn your home sweet home house into a spooky haunted house for Halloween!  (This die set will not work alone, you need the Home Sweet Home Dies to create your very own  haunted house).

Haunted House Add On Dies


The Crafters Essentials Halloween Dies include 8 individually designed dies that you can mix and match to create uniquely designed cards time and time again.  These dies will work for A2, Slimline & Mini Slimline Cards (and other projects too!)

Crafters Essentials Halloween Dies


This super adorable Boo-gy Ghosts die set consists of 9 dies including five ghosts and four cute little accessories that will allow you to create each ghost’s individual character!

Boo-gy Ghost Dies


Create your own Creepy Crawly fun with this die set which includes four dies, two spider webs and two CUTE spiders!  Add some googly eyes to the spiders for that extra cutesy look!  Wouldn’t it be fun to add these die-cuts to your Happy Planner as well?

creepy crawly dies


This sentiment die has a 1/4″ shadow.  You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.  This die set can be used for any occasion and they’re also perfectly matched to go with the Boo-gy Ghosts!


This sentiment die has a 1/4″ shadow.  You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.

Happy Halloween Die


This BOO TO YOU! Patterned Paper Pack is a fun, colorful and spooky selection of papers in a Halloween theme.  They will make your Halloween cards a blast to create!


Create your own Mini Slimline Envelopes using this set of 14 dies.  Use your own creativity to select from either patterned paper or colored card stock, etc. to create your own one-of-a-kind envelope. We’ve added the “Happy Mail” word dies to decorate your envelope.  The envelope can be mailed and/or hand delivered to the recipient.

Happy Mail Mini Slimline Envelope Die

I have four (4) samples to share with you today. I have mixed and matched the Halloween products to create some fun and spooky cards.

I have to admit that this first card below is probably one of my favorite Halloween cards that I’ve ever made!   I ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks and used a stencil set from my collection to create the creepy sky!

The Home Sweet Home House Die Set  was die-cut using some purple card stock and dry-embossed with a brick stencil. I then added black soot on the bricks to add more texture and dimension.

I used the Home Sweet Home Halloween Add-On Die Set to finish the spooky house.  The tree and bats are from the Crafter’s Essentials Halloween Die Set and the cute ghosts (die-cut using some white glitter card stock) are from the Boo-gy Ghosts Die Set.

This slimline card is another favorite of mine.  I adhered the Boo To You Paper on some black slimline card base.  On another panel of SL Bristol smooth white card stock, I used some clouds stencil and distress oxide inks to create the night-time sky.

I then stamped the costume from the Dress-Up Quokka Halloween Add-on Stamp Set on some masking paper and fussy-cut using precision snips. I stamped the costumes first on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the mask to mask-off the image, then stamped the two quokkas from the  Dress-Up Quokka Stamp Set. By doing so, it created a seamless look.  I used my Scan N cut machine to cut the images out.

The filmstrip is from the Slimline Film Strip Border Dies.  I finished my design by adding more creepy elements to the card and used the  Happy Halloween Word Die with shadow as my sentiment.

My third sample is fairly simple!  For my card base, I used the Tri-Fold Scored Cards and Envelopes available at the shop with the Never-Ending Square die set to create the windows.  I once again ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks and clouds stencil.  I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Boo To You Paper Pack and adhered on the inside with liquid glue. 

The cute ghosts from the Boo-gy Ghosts Die Set were die-cut on some glitter card stock.  I finished the design by adding some Purple Pearls and the sentiment Lift Your Spirits that I die-cut with some black and white card stock.

(Inside view of the tri-fold card)

The matching envelope using the Happy Mail Mini SL Envelope Die Set and Boo To You SL Paper Pack.

I hope you like my samples today. The supplies are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the main Kat Scrappiness Release blog post to join the giveaway by clicking on this GIVEAWAY LINK!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SHOPPING!


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Kat Scrappiness May Release & Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends! It has been awhile since I posted my projects for Kat Scrappiness here. Since I am the Design Team Manager, I do most of the product releases on the Kat Scrappiness Blog. However, they have a HUGE release today and it is AMAZING! I thought it deserved to be showcased here as well because some of you may not have heard of Kat Scrappiness (if you are a new follower!).

The first project below features the Slimline Waterside Die. The die cuts out all the pieces you need to paper piece your very own waterside scene!  Make it day or night, a sunset scene perhaps?!  Customize the colors of all the different pieces using colored card stock, ink blending, or any other  coloring medium you can think of!  This die has unlimited potential to create the most beautiful scenes. Take a look:

I used the Sunscape Stencil to create the sunny scene behind the cute Quokka hanging by the beach. I ink-blended the water and the sand on some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks, to create a realistic look and added the ripples with my white gel pen. I used some dies that I had from my collection to add the palm trees.

For my second project below, I am showcasing the Sending Paper Hugs Word Die with Shadow. Like most Kat Scrappiness dies, they cut like butter! One pass on the die-cutting machine is all it takes!

This next project features the Tag Essentials Die Set. This die set allows you to create an unlimited number of unique tags, including shaker tags, gift tags, or even bookmarks.  Switch up the top and bottoms and mix and match all of the other included elements to make your tag unique!

I created the Tag using the components from the die set and used the Quokka stamp set with the new sprinkles available at the shop. Isn’t it cute?

My next sample is a mini Slimline card. I am featuring the “Congrats” Word Die with shadow. You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.  This die measures approximately 4″ x 1.25″.

The background was made by ink-blending the colors with distress oxide ink. I used my embossing folder to run it through my die-cutting machine for added dimension and finishing the design by adding the new Gold Pearls! I really LOVE how this one turned out:

For my fifth and final sample, I am showcasing the “Hello My Crafty Friend” Word Die. This great sentiment die has a 1/4″ shadow.  You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.  This die measures approximately 4.75″ x 2.25″.

I did the same technique as the card above but reversed the colors on the word die, and finished the design by adding some Ballerina Pink Pearl Mix.

Which one is your favorite? I really can’t even pick one! The May 2021 products are AMAZING! The supplies I use are listed and linked below! Grab your favorites before they sell out!

Here’s the BEST part! You can WIN the entire May 2021 release by clicking on the Rafflecopter link. Have an amazing day!



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 



KS July Release and 4th of July Weekend Sale

I have a special post today as we reveal some new slimline dies, background cover plate and stamp sets from Kat Scrappiness.  These new dies are AMAZING and definitely cheaper than what’s available out there in the market!  You need to hurry and order them soon before they sell out! 


There is also a GIVEAWAY for today and tomorrow at the KS Blog so if you would like to participate, head on over to the blog post (click here) and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 gift card that you can spend to get anything you want from the shop!


Before I show you the products, I just want you all to know that Kat Scrappiness is also having a 4th of July weekend “SITEWIDE” sale (excludes Slimline products).  Use the coupon code (FREEDOM) to get 15% off your entire order.



For my projects today, I am showcasing two new slimline dies.  The Cityscape Slimline dies and the Double-stitched nesting slimline dies.  Here’s what they look like:





To make my first card, I created the background by die-cutting masking paper using the Nesting Circle dies.  I ink-blended a Bristol smooth panel with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  I used a paintbrush to flick some water on the colored panel and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.  Removing the mask revealed the full moon.  I used the Cityscape slimline die to die-cut it in black and kept it simple by adhering it to the colored panel with liquid glue. 



I finished the design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added an enamel heart.  Here’s a closer look:




For my second card, I wanted to showcase the Cityscape slimline die on an A2 size card to show versatility, die-cutting it a couple of times with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inking them up with some distress oxide inks in rainbow order.



I used the Sunscape stencil to create a subtle hue for my background.  I finished the design by adding the sentiment from the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set.  Here’s a closer look:



I went for a simple card for my third sample for you.  I die-cut the panel using the Double-Stitched Nesting Slimline dies and stamped the rainbows and other images a few times on the card.  The new Catherine Pooler inks are my favorite! 


The frame was foam-mounted for added dimension and to finish the design, I added some Sparkling clear jewels.  They are my favorite to use for cards!



Here’s a closer look:

I hope I have given you some card-making/stamping inspiration today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Two Slimline Cards with Kat Scrappiness Dies

Did you know that Kat Scrappiness came out with two Slimline dies?  The Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies and Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline Dies.  They are AMAZING!   Here’s what they look like:




For my cards today, I am also showcasing the Koala-Ty Time stamp set along with other supplies available at the shop.  They are of course listed and linked below.


For my first card, I die-cut a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the new Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline die.  and ink-blended this with salty ocean, peacock feathers and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks.  I used the Ray of Light stencil with a baby wipe to achieve the look of sun rays shining on the water.  Since distress oxide inks are water reactive, it took some color out of the card stock and it made it look more realistic.  I die-cut another panel to create the sand with more distress oxide inks and used my alcohol markers to create more texture.


I stamped, colored and die-cut the images and foam mounted the sand on my card.  I also adhered the images that I colored with either foam or liquid adhesive.  The sea weed and coral were die-cut using a die from my stash and colored with alcohol markers.


I stamped the little fishies from the BB Mermazing stamp set.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.



I love how this card turned out.



For my second card, I used the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline die to die-cut another panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.   I used the Clouds and Grass stencils from Newton’s Nook Designs to create the colorful clouds and grass hills on this panel.


I stamped my image and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and die-cut using my Scan N Cut machine.    I adhered the images with some liquid glue.


Lastly, I die-cut another panel using the biggest die from the nesting set to mat my card and adhered on my slimline card base measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.



Both slimline dies cut like butter and as with any other Kat Scrappiness dies, they are pretty inexpensive compared to other dies available in the market.   Here’s another look at my card:



I hope you like my cards and got inspired today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!