CC Designs BIRTHDAY SOCIAL MEDIA HOP + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the C.C Designs Birthday Social Media Hop! It’s our 15th Anniversary/Birthday and we are celebrating in a big way! Hop along for your chance to WIN one of two $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one from Instagram and one from the blog comments AND 4 lucky Instagram, YouTube, and Blog Subscribers will get our SPECIAL Cupcake Stamp Set for FREE so make sure you follow and subscribe. PLUS Use Code: 15BD for 15% off your order the entire month of April!

We are also celebrating the arrival of 3 NEW stamp sets. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST creations to inspire you to shop and create with C.C Designs!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Cupcake Stamp Set that is perfect for any birthday-themed projects!

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
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy and Mustard Seed.
  • prepare the background by die-cutting the stars using some dies from your collection.
  • foam-mount this panel on the ink blended background and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • adhere the cute cupcakes with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with heating tool. Fussy cut the sentiments and adhere on the card.
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars to the background.

These images are so adorable! I hope you like this birthday card today! Please don’t forget to hop along to WIN.

To enter the giveaway:

1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels

2. Leave a Comment

3. Tag your friends for bonus entries.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 9th. Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday February 11th.

Here is the full line up:

C.C Designs Blog

Meghan Kennihan

Emma Ireland

Maria Russell (that’s me!)

Cindy Beland

Tamara Potocnik

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Scharping

CC Designs CRAZY CRITTERS FEBRUARY BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the C.C Designs Crazy Critters February Social Media Hop! Hop along for your chance to WIN 1 of 2 $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one comment from CC Designs Instagram Account and one from the collective blog comments from each design team member’s blog. We are celebrating the arrival of 3 NEW Critter stamp sets in the C.C Designs Store. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST inspirations for release day to encourage you to shop and create with CC Designs.

For my critter today, I am showcasing the adorable Oxolotl stamp set and coordinating dies.

I have to admit, I didn’t have any idea what this cute critter look like in real life so for coloring purposes, I did a little Google search. This cute critter is called the Peter Pan of Salamanders and is racing for extinction. So sad! Here’s what it looks like:

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
  • use coordinating dies to cut them out.
  • ink-blend an A2-size panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina and Vintage Photo.
  • cut out some plastic packaging and add tape on all four sides.
  • adhere 3 of them to the ink-blended panel and add some confetti sequins as the shaker element, then close the top. This created a flat shaker card.
  • adhere the flat shaker onto an A2-size notecard.
  • use a die from your stash to create the water scene. I colored some of the die-cuts with alcohol markers.
  • adhere on the front panel with glue.
  • add the cute critters on the card.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment.

Here is the full line up on Instagram. You can leave comments there too:

C.C Designs Blog

Meghan Kennihan

Emma Ireland

Maria Russell (that’s me!)

Cindy Beland

Tamara Potocnik

Olga Moss

Kerri Boucher

Cristena Bagne

Cari Scharping

To enter the giveaway:

1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels

2. Leave a Comment

3. Tag your friends for bonus entries.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 9th. Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday February 11th.

CC Designs February Release Sneak Peek – CAT KINDA DAY

It’s the last day of the sneak peek of the February Release by CC Designs. For today’s card, I am showcasing the Cat Kinda Day Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

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.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a Stencil with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • die-cut the picture frames using Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frame Dies in different colors of card stock. Adhere the frames onto the card with liquid and foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the color images inside each frame.
  • Add the sentiment to the card.

Aren’t these images adorable?! These stamp set and dies will be available tomorrow and we will have a GIVEAWAY! Stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!

CC Designs February Release Sneak Peek – Grouchy Pets

It’s been a crazy busy week for me so far and it’s only Wednesday! 😦 I am back today to share with you a sneak peek of the February Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Grouchy Pets Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

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.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a Stencil with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • use another stencil and black texture paste for added texture and interest. Leave it to dry for about half an hour.
  • use an oval die to die-cut some white card stock. Add foam-adhesive and adhere to the card front.
  • adhere the image on the card with liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment.

Isn’t he adorable?! Stay tuned tomorrow as we preview more sneak peeks of the February release. Thanks for stopping by!

Faith, Trust & a Little Pixie Dust with CC Designs

Don’t you just love cheerful cards? I have a really cute and simple card to share with you today, featuring the newly-released Tinks Stamp Set by CC Designs.

Here’s how to make the card:

  • Stamp the image from the Tinks Stamp Set on some X-Press It Blending Card with alcohol markers.
  • Fussy-cut the image using precision snips.
  • Add Stardust stickles to the wings and set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
  • Cut a panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • Ink-up the panel using the Treeline Stencil with some blending brushes and 3 colors of pink dye inks.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card.
  • Finish the card design by adhering a few yellow stars to the background.

Isn’t she adorable? I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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CC Designs January Release

Welcome to the C.C Designs January Release Social Media Hop! Hop along for your chance to WIN 1 of 2 $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one from Instagram and one from the blog comments. We are celebrating the arrival of 4 NEW Stamp sets and a darling Heart Inchies die in the C.C Designs Store. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST inspirations for Release Day to encourage you to shop ’til you drop. You should have come from Sandy Le Doux (copic_diva’s) account.

Here’s my first project featuring the Heart Duos and the Heart Inchies Die Set:

I stamped the images on some Express-It card stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

The background was made by die-cutting the Heart Inchies Die set on some Neenah Solar white card stock. I adhered some acetate sheet and foam-adhesive to create my shaker well, and used some iridescent sequins as my shaker element. I closed the shaker by adhering some Doodlebug pattern paper.

I adhered the images with some liquid glue and added some enamel hearts with the sentiment to finish the design.

The next card is super simple. I did the same steps above but added a die-cut heart in the middle, before adding the image that I colored.

The sentiment is from a a strip of sentiments that I collected over the years and I thought that this was the perfect one to use for this card. Here’s another look:

Here is the full line up on instagram:

C.C Designs Blog @ccdesignsrs

Meghan Kennihan @MadebyMeghanK

Emma Ireland @emmascraftycards

Sandy Le Doux @copic_diva

Maria Russell @rprmlr77 (you are here)

Cindy Beland @cindy.beland

Tamara Potocnik @handmadebytamara

Olga Moss @olga_moss

Kerri Boucher @kerri1974mar

Cristena Bagne @copictopia

Cari Scharping @creaturecomfortcards

To enter:

1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels

2. Leave a Comment3. Tag your friends for bonus entriesEntries will be accepted until Wednesday January 12th, Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FaceBook Page on Friday January 14th.

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We Otter Be Friends with CC Designs

I have been making a lot of holiday-themed cards lately and I wanted to take a break from that. Luckily, I have this Otters Stamp Set and coordinating dies by CC Designs that I can play with. I always like having just-because cards in my stash to send to family and friends.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Cover an A2-size watercolor panel with Pink, Yellow and orange watercolors. Let this dry for about half an hour.
  • Temporarily adhere the stencil to the background panel with Pixie Spray. Use the stencil and palette knife to spread texture paste for added interest. Let this dry for half an hour and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • Stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • Adhere the focal images on the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and speinkle some white embossing powder. Use heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card with liquid glue.
  • Finish the design by adding some stars.

This is honestly one of the quickest cards I’ve ever made! I hope I have given you some inspiration today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!

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CC Designs NOVEMBER Release – OTTERS

HELLO and welcome to the November Reveal Day by CC Designs. The Design Team is so excited to share with you a few projects that we created showcasing the ADORABLE Otters Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out. I colored a few images and you will see more samples in the next few days.

The background panel was ink blended using two different stencils with some dye inks. I used my black gel pen to trace the outline of the heart stencil to give it more dimension. I adhered this panel to an A-2 size notecard.

Since the background pattern is quite busy, I wanted to diffuse the colors a little bit by adding some vellum that I die-cut using a heart die from my stash. I adhered this onto the background panel using my tape runner. I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension (just to make it stand out a little!).

I finished my card design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed with white embossing powder.

The CC Designs Creative Team has some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit CC Designs’ Instagram account to see all of them today. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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CC Designs NOVEMBER Release – SNOWMAN INCHIES

HELLO and welcome to the November Reveal Day by CC Designs. The Design Team is so excited to share with you a few projects that we created showcasing the ADORABLE Snowman Inchies Stamp Set and Coordinating dies that perfectly coordinates with the Inchies Circle Metal Die and the Snow Metal Die.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I also die-cut the word “Snow” with the Snow Metal Die on some red card stock and used my white gel pen to create the “snow”.

Next, I die-cut some pattern paper from Sunny Studios called Very Merry 6×6 Paper Pad that already has a “snowy background scene” so it was easy to just adhere the colored images on this panel. I did die-cut the snowbank using a die from my collection for added interest and texture and foam-mounted it onto the card.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment. Here’s another look:

The CC Designs Creative Team has some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit CC Designs’ Instagram account to see all of them today. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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