Foiled Flowers with Crafty Meraki & DecoFoil

Maria here on the blog with you and I hope everyone’s looking forward to the weekend!

Have you ever looked at your beautiful dies and thought “I really need to make these die-cuts extra special!” so instead of ink-blending them, I thought I’d do some foiling and make them extra sparkly!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Mila Meraki Flora Para-Dies, along with the CM Pagoni Mania Background A2 Para-Dies and CM Ivory Opal Gems.

I started by cutting some DecoFoil Toner Sheets measuring 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches and also cut DecoFoil Transfer Sheet in Mystic Rainbow.  I placed the foil on top of the toner sheet and run it through my laminator.

Next, I die-cut the foiled panel a few times using the Mila Meraki Flora Para-Dies.  The photos can’t even justify how beautiful they really look in person!

I die-cut the background panel using the CM Pagoni Mania Background A2 Para-Dies with some Creamy Rose Card Stock.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.  I also die-cut the word “hello” using a die from my collection.

I adhered the foiled flowers onto the focal panel with liquid glue and foam-mounted the “hello” sentiment for added dimension.  I finished the card design by adhering some CM Ivory Opal Gems for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like this card today as much as I do.  Check out the new and exclusive Crafty Meraki Dies available now at the shop.  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). 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 and Simple Card with Crafty Meraki

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope everyone’s excited for the weekend!

Sometimes, creating a clean and simple card is just what I needed to relax and get rid of stress.  Coloring is very therapeutic and the perfect stamp set to color today is the Hug in a Mug stamp set that I am pairing with the Dancing Feathers Background A2 Die.

I started by stamping the images on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers.   I used my precision snips to cut the image out since I didn’t have the coordinating die.

I wanted some texture to the background so I die-cut some Neenah Classic Crest card stock using the Dancing Feathers Background A2 Die.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard and added the focal image with liquid glue.   I finished the design by adding the sentiment that I heat-set with my heating tool.  Here’s another look at the card:

I know this card is really simple, but I love how this turned out.  I hope you like it too.  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). 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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Mother’s Day Bouquet with Crafty Meraki

Hello, Crafty Meraki fans!  It’s the weekend and time for some crafty inspiration from the latest release!  For today’s card, I am showcasing the Scarlett Meraki Flora Para-Dies, along with the Craft-A-Round Meraki Para-Dies and Always in My Heart Stamp Set.

I started by die-cutting the roses on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth White Card Stock using the Scarlett Meraki Flora Para-Dies.  I used some mini sponge daubers to add color to the die-cuts with Distress Oxide inks in Abandoned Coral, Saltwater Taffy, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn Rustic Wilderness.  The stencil mat is the perfect tool to use while ink-blending the die-cuts.

Next, I die-cut the background using the Craft-A-Round Meraki Para-Dies on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard with liquid glue.  I added the roses on the card with liquid glue and foam adhesive for dimension.  A bow was also added for interest and finished the design by adhering the word “mom” that I heat-embossed on black card stock.  Here’s another look:

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.  Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). 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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Spring Blooms with Crafty Meraki

Spring is one of my favorite season because of Tulips!  There’s just something about having a bouquet of fresh tulips on the mantle that brightens my day!  When I saw this Spring Blooms stamp set, I knew I just had to have it. 

I started by preparing the background by inking up some Bristol Smooth white panel using some blending brush and a stencil from my collection with Celery Dye Ink.  The blending is so much easier when using a stencil mat.   I then cut this panel to 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches and adhered on some A2 size notecard.

I placed my Neenah solar white card panel inside the Misti Stamping Tool and stamped the images from the Spring Blooms stamp set.  I colored the images in using alcohol markers and since I didn’t have the coordinating die, I used my Cutterbee precision snips to fussy-cut the image.

The colored image was then adhered to the card panel with liquid glue.  I used the same pink alcohol markers to add some random dots on the background and finished the card design by adhering some Peridot Opal Gems for added interest and texture.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like this card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Happy YOU Day with Crafty Meraki

I am so excited to be on the Crafty Meraki blog and over here, sharing this cute Birthday Card, showcasing the Celebrate You Stamp Set along with the Party Time 6×6 Stencil and Peridot Opal Gems.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Place the Celebrate You stamp image inside the MISTI Stamping Tool and stamp a few times on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.
  • Use Copic Multi-liner to draw the branch and a few leaves.  [Designer tip: I drew the branch and leaves so that the image did not look like it was floating in the air!]
  • Color the images in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush Markers.
  • Stamp the same image on some masking paper and fussy-cut with precision snips. Adhere on the card panel.
  • Prepare the Party Time 6×6 Stencil by spraying some Pixie Spray and let it dry for about half an hour.
  • Place the stencil on top of the colored panel.
  • Use some blending brushes and a few dye inks to ink-up the panel.  I listed all the inks on the supply list below for ease of reference.
  • Use the same blending brushes and the same dye inks to add up more color to the front panel.  [Designer tip: make sure you are applying the colors gently so that you would have a smooth blend of colors.]
  • Use some tweezers to remove the masking paper.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink.  Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set using the heating tool.
  • Finish the card design by adhering some Peridot Opal Gems to the card and use some white gel pen to add some stars and dots for added interest and texture.

I hope you like the card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked for your convenience.  Thanks for stopping by today, and happy stamping!

XOXO,

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You’re Eggs-Traordinary with Crafty Meraki

Hello Crafty Meraki fans!  I am back today to share with you this adorable card, showcasing the Don’t Worry Be Hoppy stamp set and Don’t Worry Be Hoppy Para-dies

I started by stamping the images on some X-Press It Blending Card Stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the Don’t Worry Be Hoppy Para-dies.

The background was ink-blended using a clouds stencil with Salvaged Patina and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks.  I stamped the grass images a few times on the background with some green dye ink and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

Next, I die-cut the clouds using a die from my collection and adhered those and the rest of the images on the focal panel. I finished the design by using some white gel pen to add texture and interest to the images.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my simple card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

You Are My Happy with Crafty Meraki

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to share my very first blog post here as a member of the Crafty Meraki design team!  Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I figured it’s only appropriate to share a fun Valentine’s Day Card!

For my card today, I am showcasing the CM Valentine Stamp set and CM Valentine Coordinating Dies along with the Outside the Box Slimline Die

To make the card, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I colored the images in with alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, I prepared the slimline background panel by inking up some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I also used a stencil from my stash for added interest.  I cut some leftover stamp packaging and added some tape on all sides and adhered the 3 sides first to create a pocket.  I added some confetti as my shaker element and adhered the top to close the shaker.  I love that even though this is a flat shaker card, the shaker bits inside move freely creating a fun, interactive element.

I die-cut the Outside the Box Slimline Die on some Neenah solar white card stock and adhered on the focal panel with foam tape.  I added the colored images on the foreground with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink on some black card stock that I heat-set with my heating tool.  I finished the design  by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like my card today and got inspired!  To be able to purchase the items I featured today, click on the “highlighted” products to take you to the online store . Thanks for stopping by!