Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation by JessicaLynnOriginal – Project #1

Hello everyone. I am guest designing today at Jessica Lynn Original stamps and we are showcasing this adorable Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation. This stamp set is now available for pre-order and will ship for free until release day on Saturday, March 17th.

 

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I will be sharing a total of 3 projects showcasing this stamp set and today is my first post.  Here is the card:

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Don’t you just love the images on this stamp set?  That Banner is so adorable as well!  The sentiments are perfectly sized to fit this banner.

 

Here are the links to all of JessicaLynnOriginal’s Design Team members as well as guest-designers.  Everyone will be sharing her projects in the next few days until March 17th, 2017. Please check them out and get inspired!  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook March Release – Lovable Laundry

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Hello my crafty peeps! Are you ready for today’s total cuteness? It is the second day of the release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you have checked out yesterday’s blog post. The whole design team at NND has been busy creating wonderful projects to give you some daily inspiration. 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.]

 

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Lovable Laundry Stamp Set and the Stitched Onesie die.

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock, and colored the images with my Copic markers. I die-cut the grass, using NND’s Land Border Dies.  I die-cut the baby clothes with its coordinating die.  I really love the stitching details it gives on the die-cut piece.

 

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I used my clouds embossing folder and dry-embossed my card front panel. To give more definition to the clouds, I colored the embossed image with my Copic marker.  I adhered my stamped images and die-cut pieces to the embossed panel, with my Xyron tape runner.

 

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To finish off the design, I added the sun, butterfly and gemstones to the baby clothes and stamped the 3 hearts on the clouds.  Here is the card:

 

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Would you like to win the “Lovable Laundry” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.

 

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 are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release ~ Winston Takes Flight and Sky Borders Die

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Hello stampers and crafters! Today is the first day of the March 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 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.]

 

For today’s post, I have created a special see-through card, showcasing the Winston Takes Flight stamp set and its coordinating dies, with the new Sky Borders Die set.

 

 

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock, and colored Winston with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with its coordinating dies.

 

To create more stability to my card, I used a heavier weight white card stock to die cut my clouds three times. I also die-cut a piece of acetate measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.

 

I cut the front panel of my card base, leaving about ¾ inch. Opening the card, I adhered my acetate sheet, making sure that the card is a standard A2 size. I followed this step with adhering the other cloud borders die on the front lower portion of the acetate.   Since this is a see-through card, I wanted to cover the adhesive behind, by layering another clouds border die-cut. This also gave it some dimension. Using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner, I adhered my stamped image on the front panel, as well as the banner sentiment. To cover the adhesive at the back if the stamped images, I die-cut the same pieces with some white card stock and adhered it on the back.

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To finish off my design, I added the cute sun die-cut, and stamped the small cloud images from the set on the inside of my card, adding some pink hearts.  Here’s the card:

 

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I hope you like my card and got inspired today. This design can be easily mass-produced.

 

Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.

 

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Happy Easter Card and Easter Treat Bag

Hello stampers and crafters! It’s Maria Russell here with you today and I am so thrilled to be back as a design team member for Kat Scrappiness.

Today I have created two projects, showcasing the (recently stocked) Stitched Heart Tag Dies, Stitched Rope Nested Rectangle Dies, Gerda Steiner Brush Bunny stamp set and a bunch of other products available at the shop.

If you haven’t watched the YouTube video tutorial on how I made these treat boxes, I have linked the video below. It is very easy and you can create a decent-size treat bag using these tag dies. They are so versatile you can create a ton of projects with these dies, for any occasion.  Here is the video tutorial:

For the treat bag, I started out by die-cutting the tags twice and stamped my images on the tag. I highlighted the rainbow with my white gel pen. Before assembling the treat bag, I die-cut a grass border hills die. It is important to do this step first before assembling the bag.

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I stamped my bunny images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers. I adhered my bunny to the treat bag.

Using my favorite Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Saying stamp set and Tiny Tag Dies, I stamped the sentiment on the tag, and attached it on the treat bag with my pink and white twine. Hear is the treat bag:

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For the card, I started out by die-cutting my front panel using the largest of the stitched rope nested rectangle dies. I sponged the “clouds” using my lawn Fawn Clouds Border Dies, with Tim Holtz Broken China distress Ink.

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I die-cut another grass border die and adhered it on my front panel. I stamped the eggs on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also used my Sakura Gel pens to add some details to the eggs.

To finish off my design, I adhered all of the stamped images and die-cuts on the front panel of my card. Using a blue card base, I adhered the front panel to my card base using my all-time favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner. Here is the card:

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Here are the two projects:

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I hope you got inspired today. Please check out all the new items at Kat Scrappiness online store before they sold out again. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

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Inky Paws Challenge No. 42 ~ Birthday

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog (http://www.inkypawschallenge.com) and this time it is a birthday theme!

Here is the inspiration photo:

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I colored my image on Neenah solar white card stock with my Copic markers.  I also used my gel pens to add some whimsical touch to the “cake”.  There’s really nothing much more to it so I am just going to show you the card:

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For more information about the inky paws challenge, please visit http://www.inkypawschallenge.com. You have two weeks to join.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day!

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Easter Interactive Cards with Xyron Plus More Spring Cards Inspiration

Hello stampers and crafters! I hope you’re having a great day so far. Thanks for joining me today. I am back to share with you some Easter cards that I have made ages ago. I forgot how I loved making interactive cards.  For the Easter cards you see below, I have made a ton of them back when I first started paper crafting. I didn’t have enough supplies then so it is really more fun for me to re-create them now. These cards can be easily mass-produced!  They are so simple!

I started out by die-cutting my white card stock and patterned papers using my oval dies.  I also die-cut a ¾ inch. colored card stock and adhered it to the center of the patterned paper. To create the “cracked” look on the “egg” and to be able to open and close the card, I used my Lawn Fawn stitched scallop edge die. By doing this process, it will ensure that your patterned paper are perfectly lined up together.

Using my Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Runner adhesive, I adhered the bottom decorative patterned paper to the card base. I then used my paper punch to punch a hole on the top panel, and inserted a decorative brad so I can open and close the card.

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I stamped my little chick image on Neenah solar white card stock (twice) and colored him in with my Copic markers. I fuzzy cut the images with my precision-cut scissors and used my Xyron mega tape runner again to adhere the image inside the card.

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To finish off the design, I stamped my sentiments on both cards, and covered the brad with some decorative flowers. Aren’t they adorable? They are so easy to make. Even little kids will love creating these interactive Easter cards.

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Here are some other spring-related cards that I designed before and recreated for this blog post using my Xyron tape Runner and Sticker Maker. I hope I have given you some inspiration to create some cute Easter and spring cards. Happy crafting!

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You Are My Favorite Little Nut

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! I am super excited to share with you today’s cards. This is my first blog post as a Design Team member for Xyron, Inc., Yay! (I’m still doing my happy dance in my head as I write this post) I have been a Xyron fan since 2003 and I have been using their products since.  Today’s “just-because” cards are so easy to replicate.  I am showcasing the Xyron 5-inch Creative Station Lite, Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner and stamp set and dies by Neat and Tangled.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in using my Copic markers. I lined up my coordinating dies on the images using low-tack tape to hold them in place, and proceeded to die-cut them on my Big Shot machine.  Using a wreath die, I die-cut my card stock twice. I wanted some dimension to the wreath and also make it sturdier. I used my scissors to remove the “hooray” part of the wreath.  Using my Xyron 5-Inch Creative station, I inserted the die-cuts through the machine to run it through. Without removing the other piece out of the sticky sheet, I adhered the pieces together. This will ensure that they are perfectly lined up. With the help of my craft pick, I started removing the extra adhesives between the spaces.

Without lifting the die cut piece out of the sticker sheet, I went ahead and colored it using my Copic markers. This technique ensures that your intricate piece gets held in place while you’re coloring the card stock.

Using the negative piece of the wreath, I distressed the background using Broken China Distress Ink. I used my paintbrush to splatter some water on my background, and let it sit for about 30 seconds them picked up the water with my paper towel. I love the fun splatter effect!

I lifted the colored wreath out of the sticker paper and carefully adhered it to my card panel. I love using my Xyron Creative Station Lite (or Xyron Sticker Maker) to adhere die-cuts to my card. Since the Xyron gives complete adhesive coverage, this intricate piece will stay securely adhered to the card.

Using my stamping tool, I lined up my stamps and stamped the sentiment on my card.  I used my Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner to adhere my critters and the hearts to the card front. To finish off the design, I added glossy accents to the hearts.

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Here is the first card:

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Since I have leftover stamped images, I decided to create another card.  Here is a card that you can give as an anniversary card, or just-because!

 

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I hope you like my cards.  If your would like to check out a beautiful card created by my fellow Xyron DT member, Pam Bray, here is her post: (http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/…/hello-beautiful-with…)

The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #396 – Birthday Card

There is a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Blog (http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com) and Newton’s Nook Designs is a sponsor for this event. The theme is so cute so I decided to play along. Here is the inspiration photo:

For my card below, I am showcasing the brand new Newton Loves Cake stamp set with an older Newton’s Sick Day stamp set.

Here are some photos on how I layered the cats. I have used some craft foam and my Xyron adhesive to add an even dimension to my card. This will ensure that when you send your handmade cards to the mail, it wouldn’t get crushed in the process.

To adhere the intricate pieces on my card, I used my Xyron sticker maker. I honestly cannot live without this little machine.

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Here is my card. It is a birthday card for my big sister, who loves cats. She also rescues sick stray cats and nurse them back to health. I’ve always called her the cat lady but in reality, she has the biggest heart for all animals.

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I hope my card has given you some inspiration today to create something beautiful! Happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook February Release and an Easter Card

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you an Easter card that I have made (with a process video below). In the video, I have also shared the February release of stamps and dies by Newton’s Nook, including all of the other projects I have made.

You might think it’s strange that the Easter eggs on my card below look like a tree ornament, right? Let me tell you the inspiration for this. I have a small tree in my craft room that I decorate for every holiday. Easter is no exception. I love decorating my craft space and this tiny tree give a nice glow in the evening when I’m crafting and it makes me happy. Here’s the photo:

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I will not post a step-by-step instruction this time but if you would like to see how I made the card, I have a link of this video below. Supplies I have used are also listed and linked. Have an amazing week and happy crafting!

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YouTube video:

 

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