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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Kissing Birds Shaker Card

Hello crafty peeps! I am back for Craftin Desert Divas and today, I am sharing with you this adorable kissing birds shaker card.

I started out by printing the kissing birds digital stamp by CDD with Neenah solar white card stock on my laser printer.  I wanted this image to pop so I adjusted the size to make it slightly bigger.  I fuzzy-cut the image with my cutter-bee precision scissors  and set it aside.  I stamped my card panel with some images from another CDD stamp and distressed the background with my spun sugar distress ink.

To create the sentiment, I used the Flag Banner dies and stamped “Love You” showcasing the Elegant brush script stamp set.  This set is a must-have for any stamper.

To create the shaker part of the card, I die-cut the tag using my Banner Dies from CDD with my doodlebug paper, with the acetate sheet and foam adhesive.  For my shaker element, I used my new favorite, shimmer sequins also available at the shop.  They are so sparkly and beautiful!  I also added the red and white twine to finish the design. Here is my card.

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I hope you all got inspired today.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below if you’re interested. Please do join us on the CDD Facebook Gallery page.  We have a challenge every month that you can participate in and you can win some amazing prizes.  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428163220758119/

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Valentine’s Luminaries [or Treat Bags]

 

 

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It’s Maria here with you again today to share some cute Valentine’s craft projects. I am showcasing the new adorable Snowman Die, Double-stiched Heart Dies and the Snowflake Kisses Script Dies from Kat Scrappiness.  There’s a ton of new products now.  Check out the Valentine’s section at the shop: https://www.katscrappiness.com/collections/valentines-day…

Here is the process video. Have a great week and happy decorating!

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Craftin Desert Divas – Spare Parts Stamp Set Release

January 20th was release day for Craftin’ Desert Divas and the Design Team is showcasing this adorable new stamp set called “Spare Parts” .  I absolutely adore the images on this set!  Please join us on the Facebook Gallery Page to share your creation and participate on the monthly challenges to win some amazing prizes.

Here are the new stamps and dies for the release.  If you placed an order of $50 or more before taxes and shipping, you will get a FREE Candy Jar die with your order whiles supplies last.

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I started out by die-cutting my card base and used some cute patterned papers to layer them on my card. I then stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card, and wanted to use some soft colors for my robots.

For the second card you see below, I distressed my background with spun sugar distress ink.  I used my wet watercolor brush to splatter some water on my background. I really love the distressed look it gives once the ink reacts with the water!

I used one of my all-time favorite stamp set from CDD, called Doodled Frames for both cards. I used the delicate bow image, coloring them in with my Copic markers and fuzzy-cut them with my cutter-bee scissors. I finished off the design by adding the pink hearts with glossy accents. I love how this card turned out.

Here are the two cards that I made:

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This stamp set is a must-have.  You can use it for everyday cards, anniversary or Valentine’s Day.  The kids will love this stamp set too.

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You Octopi My Heart

Hello crafters! It’s Maria Russell here with you again today to share with you a cute Valentine’s card, showcasing the Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Lawn Fawn Octopi My Heart stamp set and dies, and a LOT of products available now at Kat Scrappiness.

 

I wanted to record a process video earlier to show you how I made this shaker card but I am still recovering from laryngitis and it was so hard for me to talk and craft at the same time. I apologize if I don’t have a process video for you today.

 

I started out by die-cutting my shaker panel using the new Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, with the Stitched Rectangle dies. I also used my acetate sheet to adhere to the panel to create the window for my shaker card. I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my Octopi with my Copic markers. I also stamped the coral images from an older Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You stamp set. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

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I wanted to color my card stock using the stitched wave border dies to create some waves, so I used the Inkadinkado Masking paper to cut out my mask. I used my distress inks to color the background. I splattered some water using my watercolor brush to create “bubbles”. Somehow it didn’t look like I had enough bubbles so I used my Copic White Opaque paint and splattered some white paint all over my background. This made it look more realistic!

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I finished off the design of the card by using some beautiful sequin mixes from Kat Scrappiness for my shaker element. I used 6mm Metallic Grape, 6mm Sparkling Snow Sequin Mix, White Diamond Sequin Mix and some green seed beads I had from my stash.

 

Here is my card:

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I hope you got inspired today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs – January Release Day 4 ~ Newton’s Happy Mail

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Hello Newton’s Nook fans! Today is release day (Day 4) at Newton’s Nook Designs.   It is the last day of the release at NND so please make sure to check out the previous posts. All the new stamps and coordinating dies will be available for purchase tomorrow,  January 20th.  Aren’t you excited?  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.

 

Today’s stamp set and coordinating dies called Newton’s Happy Mail is really special because it features our beloved Newton. Can this image get any cuter?

 

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I started out by stamping my image on Neenah solar white card stock. This is my favorite card stock as you can already tell for Copic coloring. I also used a previously released stamp set called “Sweater Weather” to create my scene. Newton is collecting the happy mail while his wife watches him from the window. Aren’t they adorable?  I hope you love my card as much as I do.

 

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Don’t you just love the images on this set? This stamp set will be available for purchase on January 20 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win this “Newton’s Happy Mail” stamp set?  This set will be given away to ONE (1) 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 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, January 20th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you’re here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Newton’s Nook Designs – January Release Day 2 – Love & Chocolate

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Hello stampers and crafters! Thank you for stopping by.  Today is release day (Day 2) at Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s post, please do so to see the amazing projects created by our design team members.  Please also check out our Instagram photos to get more inspiration.

For my card below, I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the images using my Copic markers (I opted for pastel colors), and die-cut my stamped images with its coordinating dies.   To give my macaroons a little bit more detail, I used my liquid appliqué and heating tool to puff up the white liquid and make it look like icing.

At this point, I decided to make this a shaker card. I used my 3M Scotch foam adhesive to adhere it on my card stock to create my window panel for the card. I wanted the macaroons to be the main focal point on this card so I created a white on white background, and used some clear sparkling sequins for my shaker element.

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I also used this stamp set for my planner layout this week.  I really love stretching my stamps and using them to decorate my planner.

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I hope you like my card and my planner layout and somehow got inspired today. This Love & Chocolate stamp set and Love & Chocolate Dies will be available for purchase on January 20 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win this “Love & Chocolate” stamp set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE (1) 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 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, January 20th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you’re here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release Day 1 – Woodland Duo

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Hello stampers and crafters.  I’m super excited to share this blog post as today is release day (Day 1) at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I have created a Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the new Woodland Duos stamp set. This stamp set coordinates with the previously released, Darling Hearts Die set. You will absolutely love the images on this stamp set!

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the images using my Copic markers, and die-cut my stamped images with its coordinating dies.   I wanted to do some inlaid technique to show off the beautiful images in one card without the bulk.

 

For my card below, I decided to use the foxes and the raccoons, with one of the small hearts included in the set. (I have made another card with the Owl images, which I will later share on a different post with a process video.)

 

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I finished off the design by using three different patterned papers, and added the tiny red bow. What do you guys think? I hope you like it as much as I do. This stamp set will be available for purchase on January 20 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

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Would you like to win this “Woodland Duos” 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 January 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, January 20th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you’re here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

A Latte Love for Valentine’s Day & Planner Stamp

The day has finally arrived to introduce to you, two brand new sets from Jessica Lynn Original stamps ~ Jam & Coffee Rubber Stamp and the new All Season Planner Stamps. These two stamp sets can be purchased as a bundle at a discounted price, plus free shipping, We only have 30 sets so if you like them, please go to Jessica’s online store or click on this link before you miss this deal: http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com/february-bundle-deal-calendar-planner-jam-and-coffee-rubber-stamp-set/

 

I am the last person on this blog hop.  I hope we inspired you today to start creating with JLO stamps.

 

Here are the photos of the cards I made and a YouTube video link so you all can see the planner stamps as well. Have a great Valentine’s weekend!

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