Mother’s Day Card with LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS Creative fans! I have a simple slimline card to share with you today, just in time for the upcoming Mother’s Day (or just-because), showcasing the Magnolia Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Chloe Alpha Lowercase Die SetFloral Foliage Slimline Die Set.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah Solar White card stock using Raven Hybrid Ink, and die-cut the images with the Magnolia Coordinating Dies.  I colored them in with alcohol markers. To create the background, I die-cut the Floral Foliage Slim Line Dies on some Neenah Solar white card stock and foam-mounted this on some beige slimline card base.  I wanted the white die-cut to stand out against the beige background.  I also foam-mounted the Magnolia flowers on the card for added dimension. 

The last thing to do is to add the sentiment.  The new Chloe Alpha Lowercase Die set is so beautiful and perfect for the soft look I was going for on this card.  I die-cut the word “mom” on some Neenah solar white card stock and just to give it a little more interest, I used the Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink with a blending brush to color half of the letters.  This gave it an ombre effect.  I foam-mounted the die-cuts on the card for added dimension, giving it more of a unified look!   

You really need to check out the new release! I absolutely LOVE all the new stamps, dies and stencils at the shop.  I’ve listed and linked them below if you’d like to purchase them.  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday, to all the moms out there!


Stretch Your Stamps – Mother’s Day Cards for Mom & Grandma

I know Mother’s Day was last Sunday but I still wanted to share these cards that I made for moms and grandmas.  For my projects today, I am showcasing the Tides of Love stamp set and coordinating dies with the Lovely Blooms stamp set.


To make the first card, I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I spritzed it with water and dried with a paper towel.  I diluted some white paint with water on an acrylic block and used my watercolor brush to add some white speckles to the background.  I set this panel to dry.


I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using some Memento fog ink for a no-line coloring.  I colored the images in with spectrum noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.


I die-cut a white card panel using an ocean die from my collection.  I foam-mounted this piece on the ink-blended panel to give it more dimension.  I adhered the whale in the middle of the card, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.



To finish my design, I added some clear droplets to the panel with liquid adhesive to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:



The second card was created with the same steps that I made for the first card.  I used some painter’s tape to adhere on the card temporarily so I can ink-blend the background with distress oxide inks.  I removed the tape and adhered this on an A2 size card base.


I foam-mounted my focal image in the middle of the card and added the sea weeds using dies from my collection.  I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versafine onyx black ink.  I also adhered some black and white patterned paper, as well as a black strip to ground the image.



I finished my design by adding blue droplets to the card to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:



I hope I have given you some great ideas to stretch your stamps.  With just a little imagination, you can use any stamp sets that you have in your collection to create cards for different occasions.


The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Happy Mother’s Day with the Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  It’s Mother’s Day and I hope everyone’s celebrating this day with their loved ones.  For today’s card, I am showcasing the We Are Family stamp set:


Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color it in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • I used a small stamp set from my stash to create the grassy hill, inking it up using my make-up brushes and some Lawn Fawn Celery ink.
  • I also stamped the clouds with Memento Desert Sand ink and colored them with alcohol markers.
  • I used a small “Mom” die to die-cut the background.  I also die-cut a few more and layered them together to make the word “Mom” stand out on the card.




Here’s a closer look:


I have been really loving  some clean and simple designs lately.  I hope you like my card today.  Happy crafting!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you all enjoyed the April stamp release last week and hoping that a lot of you are loving the spring weather and seeing beautiful flowers in your garden.  Spring is what inspired my project today.

For my card I am showcasing the April Showers stamp set, with the Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies.

Using a scallop border die from my stash, I die-cut a piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock using my die-cutting machine.


I colored my background with my Tattered Rose distress oxide ink with my mini ink blending tool.  I used my distress sprayer to add droplets of water onto my colored background, and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.


On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I stamped the flower images from the Lovely Blooms stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.


I adhered fun foam at the back of my inked background to give it a little dimension and adhered this piece on my card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the April Showers stamp set onto my foreground.   I adhered the flowers using my Nuvo adhesive, and 3M foam adhesive.

I wasn’t really planning on adding a process video but since I colored a lot of images, I thought I might as well show you the process (without the coloring).  If you prefer to watch the video, here it is:

Here is my card:


I finished the design by adding Nuvo Jewel drops to the yellow flower and added white dots on the Hydrangea.


Here’s another look:


I love how this card turned out.  Wouldn’t this just make someone’s day?  If you haven’t grabbed the April Showers stamp set and the Lovely Blooms stamp set just yet, you need to go to before they sold out.  I hope you like my project today.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Mother’s Day Card with Matching Envelope

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and getting some much-needed quality time with the family before the start of the work week again, which is the much-dreaded Monday, haha!

Since Mother’s Day is fast approaching, I figured I’d better get started on my Mother’s Day card.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Lola the Giraffe 3×4 stamp set, Giraffe Envelope Art stamp set, Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies,  Cross-stitched Rectangle dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I have a process video for you today if you would like to see how I created the card and the matching envelope.  Please click on the link below:


Here are some photos of the finished project:






Here’s the matching envelope:


I hope you like the projects.  The supplies are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!


Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Simply Relative


Hello stampers and crafters!  It is the third day of the April release 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. [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 card, I am showcasing the new Simply Relative stamp set.  Since the set only contains words, I used the images from yesterday’s stamp release called Lovely Blooms.  This Simply Relative stamp set is so versatile you can use it all-year round.   This stamp set will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.



I stamped the roses, leaves and mason jar images from the lovely blooms stamp set, with my memento tuxedo black ink.  Using my Copic multi-liner, I drew the little branches inside the mason jar.   I colored my images with my Copic markers.  I then used my precision cut scissors to fuzzy-cut the image.   I wanted edge-to-edge adhesive to this image so that it adheres well to my card front so I used my Creative Station Lite.


Here’s my card:


Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” 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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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


Welcome Little One ~ LED Tea Light Vellum Card

There is an open challenge at MFT Stamps called “2016 Card Design Superstar” and I decided to participate. I love MFT Stamps and I figured what have I got to lose?


For my card below, I chose the Magical Dragons and Essential Sentiments stamp sets plus a whole bunch of die-namics I have in my stash.  The supplies I’ve used will all be listed down below.


I first stamped the images on Strathmore watercolor paper using VersaFine vintage sepia. Since the card is to welcome a little baby, I didn’t want to use black ink because I wanted the colors to be soft without any hard lines. I then used my Zig clean color brush markers to color the images. To make the colors softer and more pastel, I blended my coloring with my watercolor brush. Once I was satisfied with the colors, I set them out to dry and proceeded to partially die-cut the birch trees on my card base.  To build my forest scene, I die-cut the stitched cloud from the end of the rainbow die-namics set, rolling fence with the matching hill, grass fields, and I also used the stitched mountain die-namics to create the starry sky and cover my partial die-cutting on the top of the card.  I also die-cut the little hearts using tag builder blueprints no. 5.  It was a bit tricky to adhere the vellum cloud and the smoke speech bubble to the card but I was able to hide the adhesive behind.


Here are the photos of the card. I have taken a few shots with and without the LED tea light so you all can see how beautiful this turned out.




Here’s a close-up of Momma and her little one:




Here’s the photo without the LED tea light:



The last step I made was to stamp the smoke “speech bubble” using my Versamark ink, and I heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I then adhered the little heart in the middle of the speech bubble. I wanted the image to look like the mother dragon was saying “I Love You” to her little one.  Can you imagine a new mom receiving this card?   She can also display this in her nursery.


Here are the supplies that I have used. They are all from MFT Stamps.


Magical Dragons stamp set

Die-Namics Magical Dragon

Essential Sentiments stamp set

Die-namics Stitched Mountain Range (for the starry sky)

Die-namics End of the Rainbow (the vellum cloud)

Die-namics Birch Trees

Die-namics Rolling Hills

Die-namics Grassy Fields

Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints No. 5 (hearts confetti)


The card above is my first entry.  I hope you like the card that I made and got inspired. Have a wonderful day!

Mother’s Day Card~Pretty Pink Posh

I am back from traveling and I couldn’t wait to start playing with my new Pretty Pink Posh stamp set. The images on this stamp set are extremely cute. As soon as I looked at this set, I knew I wanted to create a cute Mother’s Day card.


I first stamped the images using my mini-Misti stamping tool, then colored the images using my Copic markers. For the “mom” – I used R000, R00 and R01 for the body and YR07 for the beak and legs. For their bellies, I used Y11. The same goes with the tiny little chick in the middle of the trio. For the male chicks, I used BG000 and BG00, and for the rosy cheeks I used R20.


Using the coordinated dies, I run it through my die-cutting machine to cut out the images. To create the scene for my card, I used my Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die for the branch, and the little bow was using the Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bows die.


The background paper is from Doodlebug, Sweet Cakes paper pad. To create the shaker card, I used Mama Elephant’s All Prettied Up die set. This die-set is one of my favorites in creating shakers. The scallop and stitched details are so dainty it is perfect for a feminine card.


For my shaker material, I used Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 6 mm sequins, with 4mm blush and watermelon sequins and some dark pink star confetti. Here is a detailed list of what I’ve used.


Mini-Mist Stamping Tool

Card Base – Recollection 110 lb. white card stock

Patterned Paper – Doodlebug Sweet Cakes 6×6 paper pad

Window Sheet

8 mm Fun Foam

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdie Friends Stamps and Die Sets

Pretty Pink Posh – 6 mm sparkling clear sequins

Pretty Pink Posh – 4 mm Blush and Watermelon sequins

Cartwright Flower Sequins in Blush

Pretty Pink Posh – Twine and Bows Die

Martha Stewart – Star Confetti in Dark Pink

Mama Elephant – All Prettied Up Die Set

Lawn Fawn – Mom and Me Stamp Set

Tombow – permanent tape runner adhesive

Mini Glue dots

Spellbinders – Cherry Blossom dies

Copic Markers – R000, R00, R01, Y11, YR07, BG000and BG 00, R20

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Mama Elephant – Bubblegum Dye Ink

Lawn Fawn – Hippo Dye Ink

Sakura Gel Pen – White

Sakura Glazed Pen – Black

Stampin’ Up – Gemstones


I hope you like the card below. Have an amazing weekend!