Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop – Lola the Giraffe

Thank you so much for visiting my blog on today’s 1st Celebration Blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com,  Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from Taniesa’s Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post on www.katscrappinessblog.com.
We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive papercraft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at www.katscrappiness.com.  Here are the two stamp sets:
I apologize that I will not have a step by step instruction on how I made the card (for now). I am planning to recreate this card with a video tutorial once I get back from my trip in Toronto.  I am currently still going through my medical issue and I am in Toronto  getting physiotherapy.
Here’s the front of the card.



Here’s what it looks like when you open the shaker card:



I hope you have been inspired by my project.  In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designer’s blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!
Next person in the hop is Cheryl. Hop on over and see what’s next! If you have missed any designer’s posts you can find the links below. Thank you for participating in the very first blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com
The full blog hop line up is:
Maria  ← you are here!
Cheryl  ← Click here to the next person on the hop!

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.



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


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 Designs March Release ~ Winston Takes Flight and Sky Borders Die


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.




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.



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:





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