Father’s Day Card with Dad’s Tools stamp set by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty friends, Maria here with you today on the blog!  I hope you are all having a great week so far.  Father’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to honor all the AMAZING dads out there.  The new Dad’s tools – 6×8 Layered stamp set is perfect for this type of occasion, or you can even make just-because cards.  It doesn’t always just have to be for one day out of the year.  I know if my Dad were here, I probably would make him a card at least once a month.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock, using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.  I think it is a must-have tool for stamping layered images.  Since this stamp set did not have matching dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut2 to die-cut the images.

I used the biggest of my Cross Stitched Rectangle dieto die-cut the blue patterned paper taken from the Gotta Have Gingham Petite Paper Pack 6×6 by Lawn Fawn.  I then used the third piece of the Cross Stitched Rectangle dieto die-cut a piece of silver card stock. I placed this card stock onto my We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and run it through my die-cutting machine to emboss this piece.

I adhered my blue patterned paper onto my card base and then layered the embossed silver cardstock on top for my foreground.  On another piece of white card stock, I die-cut the word Dad with the Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies.  To give it some dimension, I used my foam adhesive to adhere the word Dad onto my card.

I stamped the sentiment on a black card stock with my Versa-mark ink and used my white embossing powder then set it using my heating tool.  I also adhered the hammer and screwdriver images from the stamp set.  I finished the design by adhering my blue enamel dots on the four corners of my silver card stock embossed piece.  Here’s the card.

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I honestly struggle with masculine cards so designing this was a bit of a challenge for me.  However, I love how this turned out.  Here’s a close-up look:

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I hope you got inspired today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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A Day at the Beach Penpal Flipbook – Sun Drenched Paper Pad Collection

Maria Russell CircleHello my crafty friends!  I hope you’re all having a great day so far. I am back to share with you my process on how I made this Flip Book for my pen pal in Australia.  She loves the beach and the Sun Drenched 12×12 Paper Pad collection, the Embrace Today Stick-on Pockets with the Carole Shiber Polka-Dotted Soft Pink and Honeydew washi tape would be perfect for this project.

 

I have a process video below to walk you through my process.  Here are some photos of the finished book.

 

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Here’s what’s inside the flip book:

 

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Process Video:

 

 

Paper House Productions Supplies: 12×12 Sun Drenched Paper Pad Collection, Embrace Today Stick On Pockets, Carole Shiber Soft Pink and Honey Dew Washi Tape.

Love You to the Moon & Back Scrapbook Layout

Hello my crafty friends!  I am super excited to share my project today.  Mother’s Day is fast-approaching and I wanted to create a scrapbook page layout, showcasing the Large Alpha dies, the “Love You to the Moon & Back” script sentiment dies by Kat Scrappiness, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started by inking my 12 x 12  white card stock with my ink blending tool and my Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber distress oxides.    I spritzed my background with water and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I love the look of distress backgrounds especially on white card stock.

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I matted my mom’s photograph on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.  I also stamped my flowers and leaves using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers 4 x 6 stamp set.  I die-cut my images using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers dies.

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Using the Large Alphabet Dies, I die-cut the letters M-O-M on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.   I adhered the die-cut pieces onto my layout using my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, lining it up with my T-square ruler to make sure that they are evenly spaced and perfectly aligned.

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I adhered my mom’s photograph onto my layout.  To finish my design, I added the rest of my embellishments.  Here is my layout:

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Here’s a little close-up!  Isn’t she beautiful?!  My mom is an amazing, strong, beautiful person, inside and out.  She has taught me how to become independent, and be able to do things that I couldn’t even believe it’s possible.  I am such a lucky person to have a mom like mine.  I love her to the moon and back!

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off of your order at Kat Scrappiness.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Kat Scrappiness Large Alpha Dies with Lawn Fawn

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back today to share with you a simple Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the new Large Alphabet dies and Christmas Red Sequins by Kat Scrappiness,   Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set and Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends coordinating dies, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar white card stock and I colored the images in with my Copic markers.   I cut another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to create my background, with my Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and the ink blending tool.

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I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day shaker card and also use the new Large Alphabet Dies.  I chose the letters, X and O and used my die-cutting machine to cut my background.  I covered it with my acetate and used my foam tape to create my shaker window.  I have been meaning to use the Christmas Red sequins and thought that this was the perfect color to use as my shaker element.

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To finish my design, I added my little Froyo images and stamped my sentiment.  I also added the little strawberries to the Froyo and covered it with glossy accents.  Here is the card:

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Isn’t this adorable?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Please visit www.katscrappiness.com for inexpensive dies and craft supplies.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Chocolate Shaker Card with Kat Scrappiness

Are you looking for a simple Valentine’s Day card without all the hearts and romantic stuff? Or just a simple “just-because” card to brighten someone’s day?  For my project today, I am showcasing the Layered Chocolate Bar 6″ x 8″ stamp set, the Chocolate Lover’s Sentiment stamp set, Sparkling Manhattan sequin mix, Distressed Edge Rectangle dies and the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies.

I started out by stamping the layered chocolate bar stamp using my Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platform with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I used my precision-cut scissors to fuzzy-cut the images.

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I also cut the little chocolate squares to add to my project.

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It has been awhile since I made a shaker card so I thought I’d make them today.  I die-cut my 110 lb. white card stock with the wonky wavy stitched dies.  I die-cut the middle using the second of the largest piece of the distressed edge rectangle dies to create the window.

I cut a piece of acetate to cover the window and adhered the chocolate bar at the bottom left side corner.  I added some 3M foam tape.  I decided to use my Cinnamon Swirl Mix sequins for my shaker element and the chocolate squares but since the sequin mix I used is not available anymore at the store, you can also use the Sparkling Manhattan sequin mix.  to finish the design, I stamped my sentiment using my Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to give it a little bit of color.

Here’s the close-up of the card:

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I love this stamp set because the chocolate image looks so realistic!  There are so many possibilities using this stamp set.

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I hope you all got inspired to create this simple “Just-Because” card, or a “non-romantic” Valentine’s Day card that you can give to a friend to brighten up their day!  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

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NND January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart Stamp Set and Dies

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It is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the best for last by showcasing the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies.  I love this stamp set so much!  I also love the fact that I can use a LOT of pink and hearts, without judgement, haha!

 

You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white 110 lb card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my favorite Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first card, I die-cut my smooth white card stock with a die from my stash.  I added the hearts using the Tumbling Hearts Stencil (revealed last Monday).  I adhered the foreground onto my card base and stamped the sentiment with my Versafine ink.  I adhered Newton and his sweetheart and finished my design by stamping some small hearts.  Here is the first card below.  I love the simplicity of it.

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For my second card, I die-cut a piece of white card stock with a window die from my stash.  I colored the negative pieces with my distress oxide inks.  I adhered Newton and his cute girlfriend to the window, and stamped two of the sentiments from the stamp set.  I used the Tumbling Hearts Stencil die again to add the pink hearts on the top and bottom of the card.

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Which one is your favorite?  Don’t you just love this stamp set?  I hope you got inspired this week.  I also listed and linked some of the supplies I used.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Sweetheart” 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 January 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Maria Russell Signature Logo

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NND January Release – Love Bites Stamp Set and Dies with Tumbling Hearts Stencil

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Ahhh! Love is in the air!  It is my favorite time of the month when the design team share all of our projects for the new stamp release of the month.  I got carried away and made a couple of cards for you today to showcase the new Love Bites stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Tumbling Hearts Stencil.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here’s a photo of the stamp set.  Those little Olives are so adorable, oh my gosh!

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white 110 lb card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my favorite Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first card, I die-cut my smooth white card stock using the Scallop Frame from the Frames and Flags die set.  I colored my background using the new Tumbling Hearts Stencil with my blending tool and light pink stamp ink.  I die-cut another square from the Frames and Flags die set and  adhered my images on the foreground with the sentiment strip.  I added the 3 pink hearts and finished my design with glossy accents.  I also used my Sharpie white pen to add some details to the images.  Here is the first card:

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And here is my favorite card below.  These cute little Olives with tiny little feet are my favorite.  Since the images are so tiny, I decided to showcase them using a film strip die that I have from my die collection.  I kept the card simple but I love how it turned out.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the olives, the bow from the Pines and Holly Die set and my favorite sequin mix from Kat Scrappiness.  Here is card no. 2:

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Can these images get any cuter?  They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or just-because!  This stamp set is a must-have.  This would be perfect to make some lunch note cards to add to your kids lunch boxes.

For my third card, I decided to make a shaker card.  I stamped the muffin images with pink ink on my white card stock and die cut the middle using a die from my collection.  To finish my design, I added the sentiment strip from the Frames and Flags Die and adhered the pink hearts.  I also used my Sharpie white pen to add details to the images.  Here is the card:

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Which one is your favorite?  I had so much fun creating these projects.  I hope you got inspired.  I also listed and linked some of the supplies I used.

Would you like to win the “Love Bites” 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 January 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Maria Russell Signature Logo

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Thinking of You-Calyptus Valentine’s Card

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back today with a simple Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the Gerda Steiner You’re Koalafied 4 x 6 stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies, Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

Here is my card:

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.

I hope you like it.  I also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great day!

 

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At The Beach Scrapbook Layout

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited to share my very first post for the Paperhouse Productions and today and I am sharing a very simple scrapbook layout showcasing the At The Beach 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit.  This pack is AMAZING as it contains card stock and puffy stickers to embellish, plus other ephemeras to decorate my project.  I thought it’s perfect to showcase the photos that I took while my husband, daughter and I were in The Maldives in July of 2016.

 

I started out by printing a couple of my photos with my colored printer and cut these photos down to size.    When I do scrapbook layouts, I kind of just go with what I feel that day and I don’t overthink about making sure the lines and photos are all perfect!  It is after all, a handmade project!

 

I adhered the photos with my favorite adhesive and added some of the embellishments.  I LOVE the puffy stickers that were included in At The Beach Paper 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

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I also added the card stock stickers and journaling cards that are included in the pack:

 

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I adhered the alphabet stickers and the rest of my embellishments to finish my design. Here’s what it looks like:

 

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I hope you all got inspired today!  Don’t forget to check out the beautiful paper products available at www.paperhouseproductions.com.  I also listed and linked the supplies that I used below.  Have a wonderful day!

Products used:  At The Beach 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit