Kat Scrappiness January Release – Day 2

Hello my crafty peeps!  It is day 2 of the January release by Kat Scrappiness and the design team is showcasing the new “I Love You” shadow dies.   We also have a giveaway every day during release week.  We are picking one winner for each release day so a total of three winners!  Please head on over the the Kat Scrappiness blog post to leave a comment.  Here’s the link:  http://katscrappinessblog.com/january-release-day-2-i-love-you-shadow-dies/

I started out by stamping the images on some 110 lb card stock.  I used the stamp set from Altenew called Watercolor dots.  I embossed this piece using a hearts embossing folder that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I also die-cut two tags using the Stitched Scalloped Nesting dies.

I die-cut the word “love” from the new I Love You shadow dies on pink, and die-cut the shadow with some vellum.  I used my hearts embossing folder to emboss the white tag and adhered this piece on the black tag to layer it.  I adhered the “love” sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment on black card stock with versamark and heat-set this with my heating tool.


To finish my design, I die-cut the bow from my stash and adhered the red heart from the heart sprinkles embellishment mix.   Here’s a closer look:


I really love how this card turned out.  Even though the background is busy, the design kind of worked, don’t you think?


I hope you like my project today.  Don’t forget to check out the blog post on Kat Scrappiness to leave a comment.  Tomorrow is the last day so head on over there!  I hope you guys win.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!


Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop For the Benefit of Coffee Oasis Youth Program

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis!  The blog hop begins today, Friday, December 7 and will remain open through Monday, December 10th.  The theme of our blog hop is “WINTER”.   (There is more information about Coffee Oasis and how you can help at the end of my blog post .)

Simply click on the first photo in the list below to visit the blogs of those who are participating.  Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!

And to make it more fun we have many prizes to give away!  There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.

  • Option One:  Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop.  If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on “Add Your Link” at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it’s quick and easy!   If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two:  Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below)  All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information.  If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:



The following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis.  Please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well!  These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well!

Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis!  Use coupon code:  COFFEEOASIS to save!  We are also giving away gift packages!  To look at all the amazing prizes, please visit this link –> http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/


Now let’s get on to my project.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Blah Humbunny stamp set and coordinating dies by Honey Bee, the All That Glitters stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, the stitched rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.


I started by stamping the background stamp by the Picket Fence Studios called All That Glitters onto my Neenah Solar Classic Crest 100 lb. card stock using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.   I also stamped the images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.


I adhered the presents using my Nuvo liquid adhesive onto my stamped background, and also adhered the bunny with foam adhesives.   To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some details to the images and also added some crystal jewels on my background.



I also added the eyelashes to my cute little bunny using my 0.3 Copic multi-liner pen.  Here’s a little close-up:



I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment on my card.   Here’s another look:


I hope you like my card today.  Please visit http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ to find our more info about this hop.   Click on the inlinkz button below to hop along with us and leave us a comment.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day.


Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn’t matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Donate to Coffee Oasis Today!

Let’s get hopping and spread the word to see how much we can help this wonderful organization.

This is the sign up for bloggers/youtubers who are participating in the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis.  Click to view and add your links:

Make the Moose Out of Life with Newton’s Nook Designs

Have you seen last week’s November release by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales?  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Since hubby and I are currently in Abu Dhabi, we didn’t get to roast our own turkey which made me a bit sad.  However, the most important thing is that we’re together and that’s all that matters!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Moose Mountain stamp set and coordinating dies with the Forest Scene Builder dies and the sky borders die.

I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut the image.  I used the birch tree from the Forest Scene builder dies and the sky border dies to die cut my trees and the clouds.  I also cut an A2-size card base, and trimmed the front flap so that I can layer my clouds and snowbanks with vellum.   I wanted the patterned paper inside to show through but not overwhelm my design.

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To finish my design I adhered the image on my foreground and also added some berries.  Here’s what it looks like:


This is an old card design of mine but I keep going back to this because it is such a great design.  When you open the card, you can see through what’s inside.


I really love how this card turned out!  Here’s another look:


I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!


25 Days of Christmas Tags with CAS-ual Fridays



Today the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad is joining Tracey McNeely of  www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  


For my tag below, I am showcasing the Somebunny stamp set, the Naughty-isms stamp set and the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies.   


somebunny stamp set


Naughtyisms stamp set


I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic marker.  I fussy-cut the image and adhered it on my tag.  




To finish my design I stamped the sentiment from the Naughtyisms stamp set and added the pine boughs with the red jewel.  Here’s a little close-up:




I hope you like my Christmas tag!  Before I end this post, I just wanted to let you all know that CAS-ual Friday is having a Black Friday sale.   We are also launching this mini-stamp set called “Most wonderful”.  If you placed an order of $50, you will get this stamp set for FREE.  In addition, all of the Retiring sets are marked 40% off and all of the Christmas and Hanukkah sets will be marked 15% off from today, November 20 to November 26th.  




Thanks so much for joining me.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Happy Thanksgiving!




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!



Put On A Tutu & Twirl with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! I’m back today with a simple inspirational card, showcasing the Tutu stamp set.

Tutu Stamp Set

I started out with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked in up with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey distress oxide inks.  I blended the colors together and sprayed it with water using my distress spray bottle.  I dabbed it dry with paper towel.

I used a snowflake stencil from my stash and applied my Nuvo Glimmer paste using my palette knife.  I let it dry for about half an hour.

I stamped my little ballerina with my Jet Black ink and colored the image with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the image with my scissors and adhered this piece with some foam adhesive.

I just LOVE the sparkly effect of the glimmer paste taking on the color underneath.  I finished my design my stamping my sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s a little close-up:

I added some sparkling clear jewels on my little ballerina too.  I am giving this card to a friend of mine.  Her granddaughter is now taking ballet lessons and I think she’s going to love this card.

I hope you like my card today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.  Also check out the retiring stamps sale because once they are gone, it will not be restocked anymore.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wine Cards with the September Release by Kat Scrappiness

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans! Back today with some simple cards featuring the new Peacock Backdrop die, the Wine Not stamp set and the Wine Not Custom craft dies.

For my first card, I started out by die-cutting the Peacock Backdrop diesome Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up this piece with some squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry distress oxide inks with my mini ink blending tool.  I set this piece aside to dry while I worked on die-cutting the Wine Not Custom craft dies.  I used Neenah smooth white card stock to color the bottle with my Copic markers and used a silver card stock for the wine glass.  I added glossy accents to make it look more realistic.   I also die-cut a frame by using the double stitched rectangle die and the stitched rectangle die.  Here’s the first card:

I adorned my card with some images from a stamp set by Newton’s Nook and also added the beautiful Champagne jewels.  I love the new jewels collection from the shop.  They are available in a variety of colors.  Here’s another look:

For my second card, I die-cut the pieces again with some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.  I inked up an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with a stencil from my stash.   I stamped the sentiment from the Wine Not stamp set.  Here’s my second card:

To finish the design, I also added the cheers sentiment from my stash and the tiny bow is from a die-set by Lawn Fawn.  Here’s another look:

For my third card, I wanted to create something simple just using the Wine Not stamp set.  I die-cut a piece of some Neenah solar white card stock with the Stitched Fancy Scalloped rectangle die.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

I hope you like my cards today.  Which one is your favorite?  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Have a nice day!


I Craft Therefore I Hoard

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far. Maria here with you today and I am back to share with you two card samples showcasing the new Crafter’s Gonna Craft stamp set, with the new Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame Die.

I have been super busy traveling for the last few weeks that I don’t have a step-by-step instruction for you.  I guess if you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, you would have figured out how I made the cards already but I apologize if you are a beginner.  Please know that once I am back on a regular schedule, I will have a step-by-step tutorial or even a YouTube video. I promise!  Here’s my first simple, one-layer card:


This new stamp set is a must-have for any paper crafter!  Here’s another look:


My second card just cracks me up!  If you are a crafter, I am sure you can relate with the sentiment.



Isn’t it true though?  I am such a hoarder.  I collect anything and everything that I can use for a future project, it drives my husband nuts!  I didn’t realize how much hoarding I’ve been doing until it was time to pack up most of my craft supplies to move it all back to my home in Florida.


I also LOVE the new sparkling jewels at the shop.  They come in different colors but my favorite is the clear, sparkling one that I used on my project.  I prefer adhering it flat-side up and I think it gives more shine.

I hope you like my projects today.  Please don’t forget to check out the August release by Kat Scrappiness.  The new dies are must-haves for sure!  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Also, don’t forget to check out the Lawn Fawn items that are currently on sale at the shop for 20% off by using code “LAWNFAWN”.  It is only valid until August 12th.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!



Just A Little Hello

Howdy Kat Scrappiness fans!  Maria here on the blog today with a simple card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set.  If you are waiting for this die-set, you are in luck because they are arriving back in stock next week!  If you haven’t ordered this yet, you can now reserve it so that you don’t have to wait again.

To make things easier for me, I started out by choosing a sketch pattern from the Kat Scrappiness site (you can see this photo on the product sample).  I downloaded this sketch and inserted this piece in the envelope with the dies so I can use them for my future projects.  Sometimes, it is helpful to have it when you’re not feeling crafty!  I am having one of those days since the majority of my supplies are currently loaded in a shipping container, en-route to our home in FL.

I die-cut some A2 size card stock with the rounded-edge rectangle die.  I used the same die to die-cut a patterned paper.

I used the long strip die that is included in the set to die-cut another piece of some white card stock (slightly a different color from my card base).  I also used the stars die to die-cut  one pin pink, blue and yellow.

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my belli-roll pen to add more details to the images.  Here’s my card:

I love the simplicity of this card.  I didn’t do a lot as you can tell, but it turned out really cute!  This sketch is also perfect to create a “Welcome Baby” card.  Here’s another look:

This Crafter’s Essentials 1 die setis definitely a must-have for any paper crafter.  I think the little stitched star die is just the right size to add to your projects.  I love the stitching details to it as well.

I hope you like my card today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Don’t forget to check the clearance section too!  I wish you all a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!