2 Cards with Floral Silhouette & Heart Spotlight Stencil with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today!  I am starting to be on the mend after Covid and thought that I’d make some simple cards to share with you today.

 For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Floral Silhouette Stamp Set, along with the Flower Doodles Stamp Set and Heart Spotlight Stencil.

I started by temporarily adhering my card stock onto the using the Heart Spotlight Stencil with some washi tape.  I ink-blended this panel using the Dan-D-LionPink Tutu and La-la Lavender Hybrid inks.

Next, I stamped the Floral Silhouettes with some Raven Hybrid ink.  This is the best black ink I’ve ever used!  I removed the stencil and stamped the sentiment from the Flower Doodles Stamp Set.  I foam-mounted this panel onto some A2-size notecard.

For my next card, I used the Heart Spotlight Stencil again but this time, I used some black pen to trace the heart onto my card stock.  I temporarily adhered the heart with some low-tack tape and started stamping the Floral Silhouettes using Dan-D-LionPink TutuLa-la Lavender Hybrid inks and Prickle Pear Perfection.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Flower Doodles Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid ink.

I finished the card design by filling in some of the gaps by drawing dots using some alcohol markers.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Winter Foliage Cards with Pretty Pink Posh

It’s been a very hectic week for me but I managed to make these two Christmas Cards today from the latest holiday release by Pretty Pink Posh.


For today’s projects, I am showcasing the Winter Foliage Dies along with the Happy Santa Stamp Set (sentiment) and Ruby Red Pearls.

Here’s how I made this first card:

  • ink-blend some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Evergreen Boughs Distress Oxide ink.
  • die-cut the holly leaves and pine boughs using the Winter Foliage Dies.
  • die-cut the Poinsettia a few times with some dark pink card stock.
  • layer the die-cuts inside a used box. Water-down some white paint on an acrylic block and use a brush to sprinkle the paint on the die-cuts. This added texture and interest to the die-cuts.
  • foam-mount the poinsettia on the card panel for more dimension and adhere the greenery with liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by stamping the sentiment from the Happy Santa Stamp Set.

Since I already die-cut a few of the winter foliage and have another card panel prepared, I created another card. This time, I only used the Holly Leaves, another type of greenery and the Pine Boughs.

I foam-mounted the Holly Leaves onto the card for more dimension and used the Ruby Red Pearls for my berries, adhering the pearls and the greenery on the card with liquid glue.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink. Here’s another look at the second card:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Clean & Simple Card with LDRS Creative

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am sharing this clean and simple card today showcasing some of my favorites from the latest release by LDRS Creative.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Flower Doodles Stamp Set, Flower Doodle Coordinating Dies, along with the Flower Doodles Layering Stencils and a previously released set called Orchid Stamp Set.

I started by stamping the image on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock with some Raven Hybrid Ink.  I used some washi tape to hold up this panel on my craft mat and used Stencil 1A from the Flower Doodles Layering Stencils, some blending brush and Tropical Sea Hybrid Ink.

Next, stencil 1B was placed on the stamped panel and this time, I used Dark Wash Jeans.  Stencil 2A was used with In Your Face Orange and Prickly Pear Perfection Hybrid inks.  Lastly, Stencil 2B was used with Olive Branch Hybrid Ink.

Once I was happy with the colors I chose, I used the Flower Doodles Coordinating Die to die-cut the flowers.  I then cut a panel of Neenah Solar White Card Stock measuring 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I adhere this panel on some to-folding black A2-size notecard.

For added texture and interest, I used the small stamp from the Orchid Stamp Set and stamped the image repeatedly on the card with Raven Hybrid Ink.  I adhere the flowers with liquid glue and finished the design by stamping the sentiment.  Easy, peasy but I love how this turned out!  Here’s another look:

I hope you like this card today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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CC Designs December Social Media Release Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the C.C Designs December Release Social Media Hop! This month we have two stamp sets, Breakfast Animals & Winter Snow. Hop along for your chance to WIN one of two $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one comment from Instagram and one from the blog. The Design Team has darling creations to inspire you to shop and create with C.C Designs!

You should have come from MadebyMeghanK‘s blog.

For my project today, I am showcasing the adorable Winter Snow Stamp Set with the Snow Metal Die.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-press It card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers
  • since this stamp set does not have coordinating dies, I used precision snips to fussy-cut the image.
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks. I used the Colors Blueprint Sketch, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.
  • adhere this panel on some A2-size top folding notecard.
  • die-cut the background panel using dies from your stash.
  • foam-mount this panel on the notecard for added dimension.
  • use a snowflake die to die-cut a few snowflakes on some glitter card stock. Adhere on the card with liquid glue.
  • adhere the focal image and use white gel pen for added interest.
  • die-cut the word “Snow” using the Snow Metal Die on some red card stock.
  • use snow marker and heating tool to add the snow to the word for added texture. Adhere this piece on the card.
  • finish the design by stamping the word “happy” on some black card stock. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • adhere the strip sentiment on the card.
  • use white gel pen and draw some stars to the card for added texture and interest.

Here is the full line up on Instagram:

C.C Designs Blog

Meghan Kennihan

Maria Russell (that’s me)

Cindy Beland

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Scharping

Melissa Goodman

To enter:

  1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels
  2. Leave a comment here on the blog and on Instagram
  3. Tag your friends.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday December 14th, Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday December 16th.

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Deck the Halls With Inky Paws 2022

 

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Hello my crafty friends!   It is Newton’s Nook Designs’ Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop.  We have some very talented guest designers with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects.  Celebrate with us and save $5 off every $30 you spend (up to $25 off) at newtonsnookdesigns.com

Newton’s Nook will also be picking TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 store credit 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.]

I have a small Christmas tree in my studio and since Christmas ornaments are not available here (overseas), I figured I’ll make my own.  For my projects today, I am showcasing the Ornament Shaker Die Set with the Holiday Greetings Die Set.

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Here’s how I made these ornaments:

  • die-cut the ornaments and ornament tops with some silver and rose gold card stock.  Since I needed 6 ornaments, I had to die-cut it a few times.
  • die-cut the acetate sheets using the outer ornament die.  Adhere the same with liquid glue.
  • add foam adhesive to create the shaker well.
  • use some chunky glitter as the shaker element.  Adhere the other piece to close the shaker.
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  • die-cut the words “merry” and “bright” with some rose gold card stock.  Adhere these words on the ornaments with liquid glue.
  • adhere the ornament tops using liquid glue.  Don’t forget to also adhere the ornament tops on the back side.
  • use some silver ribbon to the ornament to hang them on the tree.
  • decorate the Christmas tree!
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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!

We will be choosing two (2) lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop!  To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)!   Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop.  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 Sunday, December 11th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.
 

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Birch Tree with Cardinal Backdrop Die & Reindeer Games Stamp with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty friends! I am on full “Christmas Card” production mode and this card today is probably one of my favorites so far!

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Reindeer Games Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with the Santa’s Helper Stamp Set (sentiment) and Birch Tree With Cardinal Backdrop Die.

Here’s how I made this card:

I hope you like this card today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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2 Christmas Cards with Pretty Pink Posh

I am slowly unpacking the boxes at my new location and it has been overwhelming to say the least. Creating a project is very challenging right now because I can’t seem to find a lot of my stuff. Luckily, these items from Pretty Pink Posh’s October release was one of the first box I’ve found!


For today’s projects, I am showcasing the Mitten Shaker Dies, along with the Layered Mitten Stencils, Layered Winter Foliage Stencils, Winter Wishes Script Die, Winter Foliage Dies, Pine Green Pearls and Peppermints Clay Confetti.

Here’s how I made this first card:

  • adhere the silver mittens on the card using tape runner.
  • create a shaker well on the pink mitten by adding some foam adhesive. Adhere the pink negative piece on the card on top of the silver mitten and use Peppermints Clay Confetti as your shaker element. Adhere the mitten to close the shaker.
  • use the Mitten Shaker Die again to die-cut just the end of the mitten piece. Stamp the sentiment on this piece with Versamark ink and heat-set with the heating tool. Adhere the same on the mitten with liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adhering the Snowflake, the pine boughs that were die-cut using the Winter Foliage Dies and add texture by adhering some Pine Green Pearls.

Since I already die-cut a few of the mittens, I decided to create an extra project. This time I ink-blended the panel using the Layered Winter Foliage Stencils and some distress oxide inks. I followed the steps above to adhere the panel on some A2-size notecard and added the mittens.

I finished the card design by adhering the Winter Wishes Script Die-cut with liquid glue. Here’s another look:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Slimline Christmas Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty friends! I finally received my household effects and was able to start creating Christmas cards for friends. For today’s project, I am showcasing one of my all-time favorite stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs called Naughty or Mice with its coordinating dies along with Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set and the cute little bow is from the Pines & Holly Die Set.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • adhere the colored images with foam adhesive for dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the Heating Tool/Gun. Adhere the sentiment with liquid glue.
  • die-cut the red bow using the bow die from the Pines & Holly Die Set and adhere on the card.
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars for more interest and texture.

I hope you like this card today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Winter Release by Kat Scrappiness

Happy weekend! There’s a new release by Kat Scrappiness, Inc. and it is full of holiday cheer! I honestly cannot even choose a favorite! For my samples today, I am featuring the Wreath Die, Build A Bow Dies, Snowflake Trio Dies, Pink Sapphire Rhinestone Mix along with the Joy Word Die with Shadow, Nativity Scene Backdrop Die and Noel Word Die with Shadow.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • create the background panel by die-cutting some Snowflakes using the Snowflake Trio Dies, and adhering on some A2-size panel. Adhere the snowflakes randomly and add this panel on some A2-size notecard. [Designer’s tip: adhering the snowflakes on the background added some subtle texture and interest to the card without overwhelming the whole design].
  • die-cut the Wreath Die twice using some rose gold card stock. Adhere on the card panel with foam-adhesive for added dimension.
  • die-cut the Joy Word Die with Shadow also with the rose gold card stock and some Neenah solar white card stock. Adhere on the card with foam adhesive.
  • add some Pink Sapphire Rhinestone Mix with liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by die-cutting the Build A Bow Dies on some white glitter card stock and adhere on the card with foam adhesive to make everything look cohesive.

The next card is quite simple as well but I really LOVE the way this one turned out!

Here’s how to make this:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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