Hello everyone! First of, let me apologize because this is my second post for the day. I belong to a couple of design teams and I am doing a double-whammy kind of day! Having said this, I am really looking forward to a short break. I am currently back home in the Sunshine State, enjoying wearing tank tops, shorts and flip flops!
I started out by die-cutting my frame and the other card stock that I needed for my project. I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. Since this is a summer-themed project, I wanted to create a card with cheerful colors. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
I adhered my stitched circle patterned frame onto my card base and also adhered the little flip flops. To finish my design, I die-cut a piece of black card stock using a banner frame. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I was going to add some glossy accents to the straps to make it shiny, but I didn’t have enough time to wait to let it dry before I take my photos. I made this project a few hours before I left for the airport. Anyways, here is my card:
Oh, I also added a small white bow just to make it cuter! Haha! Here’s another look:
Is anyone else enjoying the flip flops, shorts and a lot of sunshine? I hope so! I’m thinking about you all as I sip my Pina Colada’s by Cocoa Beach!
I hope you like my project today. Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to check out the July release. I left the coupon code below if you’d like to avail of the promo going on until July 27, 2018. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!
Howdy Kat Scrappiness fans! Maria here on the blog today with a simple card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set. If you are waiting for this die-set, you are in luck because they are arriving back in stock next week! If you haven’t ordered this yet, you can now reserve it so that you don’t have to wait again.
To make things easier for me, I started out by choosing a sketch pattern from the Kat Scrappiness site (you can see this photo on the product sample). I downloaded this sketch and inserted this piece in the envelope with the dies so I can use them for my future projects. Sometimes, it is helpful to have it when you’re not feeling crafty! I am having one of those days since the majority of my supplies are currently loaded in a shipping container, en-route to our home in FL.
I die-cut some A2 size card stock with the rounded-edge rectangle die. I used the same die to die-cut a patterned paper.
I used the long strip die that is included in the set to die-cut another piece of some white card stock (slightly a different color from my card base). I also used the stars die to die-cut one pin pink, blue and yellow.
I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the image with the coordinating die. To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my belli-roll pen to add more details to the images. Here’s my card:
I love the simplicity of this card. I didn’t do a lot as you can tell, but it turned out really cute! This sketch is also perfect to create a “Welcome Baby” card. Here’s another look:
This Crafter’s Essentials 1 die setis definitely a must-have for any paper crafter. I think the little stitched star die is just the right size to add to your projects. I love the stitching details to it as well.
I hope you like my card today. Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop. Don’t forget to check the clearance section too! I wish you all a wonderful day! Happy crafting!
I’m so excited to share today’s post because we are launching a new product at Kat Scrappiness called Crafter’s Essentials 2 die set. This set includes 8 steel rule dies. You can also pair them up with the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set and you will have endless design possibilities. Here’s what it looks like:
I made two cards today to showcase the Crafter’s Essentials 2 die set and I have a process video for the mermaid card that you will see below.
For my first card, I used an older stamp set from my stash and made a simple card. I love the stitching details on the banner and the bigger dies.
I also used the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set for my sentiment. Don’t you just love the chevron pattern on the big die? Here’s another look:
I added some black dots on the card base to give it a little bit more dimension. Here’s a little close-up:
For my second card, I wanted to create a happy, summer-themed card. I used a stamp set that I recently purchased with this cute cat mermaid. I also used the Sunscape stencil die by Newton’s Nook Designs.
I inlaid the little chevron pieces on my card. I also added the Sparkling Clear Jewels to make them look like bubbles. Here’s a little close-up:
This card makes me happy. I love the colors that I used and this die-set is a must-have! Here’s another look:
Here’s my process video:
I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. I’d be so grateful if you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel. Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order. Have a nice day and happy crafting!
Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Maria here with you today sharing some cards, showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set and a lot of products available at the shop. This Crafter’s Essentials 1die-set is a must-have! This set contains 12 steel-rule dies that you can use for all of your paper crafting projects! Here’s what it looks like:
For my first card today, I stamped some images on some white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet black ink using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform tool. I colored the images in with my Copic markers and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.
I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the storybook die from the set. I wanted to create a birthday card. I stamped the small images on the card stock and assembled my card.
I really love how this card turned out. There are so many possibilities using this Crafter’s Essentials 1 die-set. I also love all of the stitching details! Here another look:
For my second card below I wanted to use some new sequin and confetti mixes from the Shop and some Nuvo crystal drops. I also used the new My Tribe stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps. Here’s my shaker card:
This shaker card is actually going to a friend of mine who is also crazy about crafting! I am so thankful that she is a part of my tribe!
I hope you got inspired today. The Crafter’s Essentials 1die set is sold out at the moment but more are coming in the next 7 days or so. You can RESERVE the dies so you don’t miss out again. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!
It is the first day of the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. You will absolutely love today’s stamp set. If you’re like me and love unicorns, this set is a must-have. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have I indicated at the end of this blog post.
For today’s cards, I am showcasing the adorable Believe in Unicorns stamp set and it’s coordinating dies.
I wanted to create a heavenly scene for my lovely unicorns. For the first card, I started out by using my sunburst stencil, on Neenah solar white cardstock and I adhered my colorful vellum on top. this created some dimension and lovely details to my card. I also used the clouds border die to die-cut my clouds. Here is my first card:
For my second card, I started out by using the Starfield stencil by NND with my fossilized Amber distress oxide ink. I die-cut the clouds with the clouds border die and the Rainbow using a die from my stash. I adhered the rainbow to my card front, as well as the clouds. I used my foam tape to adhere my unicorn, and stamped my sentiment using my new stamping platform tool by Tim Holtz. I finished my design by adding the 4mm sparkling clear solid confetti mix from Kat Scrappiness. here is my second card:
This Believe in Unicorns stamp set and its coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th at 8:00 am CST.
Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” 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 earl 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, August 17th at 9 pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.
Check out all of the awesome Design Team blogs below to enter the giveaway:
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:
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!
Hello everyone! It’s Maria here with you today and I will be showcasing a lot of items from Kat Scrappiness. For my card, I have used the Avery Elle Holiday Spirits stamp set and Holiday Spirits Dies, with DCAM 8×8 Bricked Wall Stencil and Deck the Halls sequin Mix.
Here is the card:
The process video below will not show any Copic coloring because I wanted to keep the video as short as possible. You will, however, see how I stenciled the background and assembled the card.
I hope you found the video helpful and got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Happy holidays!
I finally was able to organize my craft room and thought I’d join the current MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge No. 280.
I am a dog-lover and I have a weakness for chihuahuas. The new Lucky Dog stamp set from MFT Stamps is probably one of my favorite dog stamp set. The little chihuahua image is so adorable I just had to show it off.
Here is my rendition for this week’s challenge. What do you think?
Here are the supplies that I used for this card:
MFT Stamps – Lucky Dog Stamp Set and Lucky Dog Die-namics
MFT Stamps – Cool Cat
MFT Stamps – Homespun Stitch Lines
MFT Stamps – Peek-A-Boo Circle Die-namics
Lawn Fawn – Stitched Rectangle Die
Simon Says Stamp – Wavy Scallop Stitches
Penny Black – Bow Set Die
Stampin Up – Peach Washi Tape
Copic Markers – E31, E33, E35, R00
Gold Card Stock
Memories Forever – Beige, Pink and Mint Green Card Stock
Tombow Dot Runner Adhesive
I hope you like the card I created this week. Have an amazing weekend!
I am just so excited for today’s blog hop as we are collaborating with CardMaker Magazine plus we can use whatever favorite stamps we like from JLO Stamps! There will be a FREE DIGITAL STAMP for all – anyone can visit www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and download that digital stamp.
PRIZES, PRIZES! To be eligible to win a $50 Gift Card good for ANYTHING at Jessica Lynn Original’s website, we ask that you please leave a comment on each blog. Jessica will pick one winner.
Are you ready to see the cards? The first one that you see here is a Halloween-themed card. This stamp is called Ghost of Christmas Past. I must admit that I overly-embellished this card. A common occurrence when I have my creativity mojo going. Sometimes I get really carried away. This card must have taken me 4 hours to make. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it. My husband keeps commenting that my cards are so detailed and embellished that they will be too expensive to sell. I don’t really sell my cards. I mostly give it to friends. I love that when they get my cards, they like it so much that they put it in a frame and display it at their home offices! That is a huge compliment for me! I feel that if I don’t take my time or put a lot of effort into making my cards, what’s the point of even making one?
With the exception of the pumpkins, everything has been handmade/die cut by yours truly!
The second card is one of my favorites. It’s so simple but adorable at the same time. I used two stamp sets for this card. The owl is one of my favorites from JLO Stamps. She is called “Ruby With a Martini” and the cute bat is from “Ghost of Christmas Past”. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I make a lot of Halloween cards and scrapbook layouts.
The third card is a Valentine-themed card. I love the simplicity of this one. I love Jessica’s sentiments on this stamp set as well. I think she has the most amazing handwriting I’ve ever seen.
Last but not the least, is a birthday card! Today is MY birthday so of course I have to make a birthday card somehow. I combined two digital stamps on this card, and used some of my confetti stamps to create the confetti background. I also used my magnolia doohickey balloon dies to cut out the cute little balloons that you see below. I wanted this card to be happy, girly and adorable.
Which one is your favorite? Mine is still the Halloween Witch card just because she looks so stylish and I love Halloween! We are all little witches in our own sort of way, aren’t we?!
If you got lost along the way, this is the order of the hop: