So Much to be Thankful For Card with ClearSnap and Xyron

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day!  I am super thrilled to share my card today.  The Xyron design team received some amazing products from ClearSnap and the team will be showing you projects this week, showcasing some ink pads by ClearSnap and adhesives by Xyron.

 

I started out by die-cutting some fall leaves using a die set by Lawn Fawn on Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock and colored them in using the Color Box Cat’s Eye.  The colors I received are perfect for fall.  I dabbed the ink pad onto the card stock directly until I got some nice colors on the leaves.

 

 

I also die-cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock, using my Cross Stitched Rectangle Die by Kat Scrappiness.  I also used a die from my collection to die-cut the wreath.  I adhered the wreath onto my card front.

 

Before I adhered the leaves onto the wreath, I decided to stamp my sentiment first using my stamping tool, with the Coal Ink box.  I wanted my sentiment to look crisp and bold against the colorful fall leaves.

 

 

I run the colorful die-cut leaves with my Xyron 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker so that I can have edge-to-edge adhesive on the leaves and it will be easier to adhere them all onto my card.

 

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You can easily mass-produce this card.  I think it turned out so simple yet elegant and is perfect to give to family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next month.

 

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I hope you like my card today.  For more project inspiration, please visit ClearSnap at www.clearsnap.com and also the Xyron Facebook page.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Haunting ~ MFT Sketch Challenge # 347

There is a new sketch challenge at My Favorite Things so I decided to play along.  Here’s the sketch:

 

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I am showcasing the BB Witch Way is the Candy stamp set and dies by MFT Stamps.  Don’t you just love the images on this set?  I hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

 

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NND August Reveals – Day 4 – Autumn Newton

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It is the last day of the August reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.  You will absolutely love today’s stamp set because it features our beloved Newton. 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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Autumn Newton stamp set and its coordinating dies.

The first card is really simple. I didn’t use traditional fall colors on my background for this card but I love how it turned out:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a fall shaker card and I used the leaves as my shaker element. I started out by using my distress oxide inks – worn lipstick and fossilized amber to distress my card stock. Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Autumn Newton” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton” Stamp Set? This 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND August Release – Day 3 – Knight’s Quest

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It is the 3rd day of the August reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Knight’s Quest stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I wanted to incorporate yesterday’s stamp set called Once Upon a Princess into my design.  I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new favorite, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I also used the new Fancy Scalloped Edge Border dies to create my scene.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Knight’s Quest” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Knight’s Quest” Stamp Set?  This 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

———-SUPPLIES———


NND August Release Day 1 – Believe in Unicorns

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It is the first day of the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. You will absolutely love today’s stamp set.  If you’re like me and love unicorns, this set is a must-have. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have I indicated at the end of this blog post.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the adorable Believe in Unicorns stamp set and it’s coordinating dies.

 

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I wanted to create a heavenly scene for my lovely unicorns. For the first card, I started out by using my sunburst stencil, on Neenah solar white cardstock and I adhered my colorful vellum on top. this created some dimension and lovely details to my card. I also used the clouds border die to die-cut my clouds. Here is my first card:

 

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For my second card, I started out by using the Starfield stencil by NND with my fossilized Amber distress oxide ink. I die-cut the clouds with the clouds border die and the Rainbow using a die from my stash. I adhered the rainbow to my card front, as well as the clouds. I used my foam tape to adhere my unicorn, and stamped my sentiment using my new stamping platform tool by Tim Holtz. I finished my design by adding the 4mm sparkling clear solid confetti mix from Kat Scrappiness. here is my second card:

 

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This Believe in Unicorns stamp set and its coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th at 8:00 am CST.

Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” stamp set? This 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 earl 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 17th at 9 pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

Check out all of the awesome Design Team blogs below to enter the giveaway:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

———–SUPPLIES———–


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Newton’s Nook July Reveal – Day 2 – Cocktail Mixer

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It is the second day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs  and I am super excited to share today’s card because I love cocktails!  [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 WordPress 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.]

 

For today’s project I am showcasing the new Cocktail Mixer stamp set and its coordinating dies.  I really love the script sentiment “Cheers” that Jennifer has added to the dies set.

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I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  For my card front, I used some inexpensive make-up brushes with my distress oxide inks to add my background color.  This is a really simple card but I love how it turned out.  To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the images.  Here is my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Honey Bee Stamps – Message in a Bottle

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I am so psyched to share with you today’s project because this week, Honey Bee Stamps is releasing the new Under the Sea stamps, dies and embellishments.  Wait ’til you “sea” the new products that are going to be featured this week.  Today is the first day and I am showcasing the super cute “Message in a Bottle” Stamp set.

I have to apologize that I will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the month of July.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I did not have the coordinating dies just yet for this set and since I wanted to make a shaker tag, I decided to use my Exacto knife to cut out the middle portion of the bottle, and then covered both sides with acetate sheet.

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I used a tag die from my stash to die-cut the tags.  I tore the card stock and sponged it with my distress ink to create the look of sand.  I adhered the shaker element using my Xyron mega tape runner and foam tape.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment, added the sun, and the cloud.  Here is what it looks like:

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Here’s another look:

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You are all going to absolutely love the new stamp sets and dies for the July release.  The stamps, dies and embellishments will be available for purchase on Friday, July 14th.  Please stay tuned for more project inspiration from the design team this week.  Have an amazing day!

You Are Bee-youtiful and Kind

Hello my crafty peeps! It’s Maria here and I am back with you today to share this cheerful see-through card that I have made, showcasing the Bee Hive Card Honey Cuts, Honey Bee Hive Stencil and Mask, the Bee-You-Tiful sentiments with the Build-A-Bee stamp set and Build-A-Bee Honey Cuts.

I wanted to challenge myself and create a unique card.  I started out by stamping my images on Bristol smooth card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers. I also added some glitter to the wings using my Spectrum Noir clear brush marker.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

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I die-cut a piece of acetate sheet using the Bee-Hive Card Honey cuts die as my card base. I also die-cut a piece of white card stock with a yellow patterned paper to use for the inside of my card.

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I used the stencil to add some definition to my yellow patterned paper with the fossilized Amber distress oxide ink. I adhered the white card stock behind the acetate and adhered the patterned paper inside my see-through card base. I stamped the sentiment for my card, and adhered my little bees on the front panel to finish my design.

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Wouldn’t this card make someone’s day?  Here’s what it looks like when the card is closed.

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Here’s another look when the flap is open.  I inserted the battery-operated tea light.

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Here’s another simple card that I made. I used the Hexagon Layering Background Stencils and the A2 Double-Stitched Frames:

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I hope I have inspired you today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a Bee-You-Tiful day!

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Hello Card with Honey Bee Stamps

I am super excited to share with you my first project as a design team member for Honey Bee Stamps.  I am showcasing the Hello Gorgeous 6×8 stamp set and Hello Gorgeous Honey Cuts coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the image with its coordinating die.

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I cut another Neenah solar white card stock, measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 for my card front.  Using a sponge, I started applying color to the card stock with my worn lipstick distress ink, then adding and blending it with cracked pistachio.  Using my wet watercolor brush, I put some gold watercolor on my acrylic block and started splattering watercolor on the front of the card.

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I used a die from my stash and adhered the “hello” script sentiment on my card panel.

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I adhered the flowers I colored from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set and also added some Crystal Mix Dew Drops to finish my design.  Here is a close-up of the card:

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  This stamp set is a must-have.

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The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you would like to purchase them.  Have an amazing week!

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