You Make Me Jump For Joy and I Love ‘Roo cards with Kat scrappiness

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans!  I have some fun projects for you today showcasing A LOT of products available at the shop.

 

Before I start with the post, I just want you guys to know that there is a 20% site-wide sale going on and you can use the coupon code mentioned below.  Take advantage of this sale and get your favorite products while you can:

 

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Hoppy For you stamp set, along with the Yellow Star Sprinkles, Pink Flower Sprinkles, Wood Grain Frame Die, Stitched Cloud Backdrop die and the Mandala Frame die.

 

I started out by stamping the images on Spectrum Noir Ulta Smooth Premium White card stock using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Black ink.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using my Scan N Cut machine.

 

 

I adhered some Pink Flower Sprinkles on the mommy Kangaroo and layered the baby kangaroo inside the mommy’s pouch with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

 

 

The A2 size panel was die-cut using the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die and ink blended with Bubblegum, Soft Lilac and Butter Ink using some blending brushes and my Clouds stencil die.  I know you can hardly see the clouds because of the shaker elements but It’s important to me to have all those details in creating my card.  I also die-cut the frame using the Wood Grain Frame Die.

 

 

I adhered some acetate sheet and foam adhesive on the Wood Gran Frame Die and added the Yellow Star Sprinkles with Fairy Dust confetti mix for my shaker element.

 

 

I die-cut some black card stock using the Stitched Flag die and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat-set this with my heating tool.  I finished my design by adhering the kangaroo on the front panel.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I always LOVE making shaker cards and with the new sprinkles and sequin mixes available at the shop, it’s hard not to make them all the time.  They are super fun to make!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my next card, I also used the Mandala Frame die and created a very simple, white-on white card.  The “wreath” was die-cut using a die from Hero Arts that I bought from Kat Scrappiness years ago.  I layered the flowers I colored earlier with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some interest and texture on the flowers.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you got inspired today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop For the Benefit of Coffee Oasis Youth Program

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis!  The blog hop begins today, Friday, December 7 and will remain open through Monday, December 10th.  The theme of our blog hop is “WINTER”.   (There is more information about Coffee Oasis and how you can help at the end of my blog post .)

Simply click on the first photo in the list below to visit the blogs of those who are participating.  Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!

And to make it more fun we have many prizes to give away!  There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.

  • Option One:  Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop.  If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on “Add Your Link” at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it’s quick and easy!   If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two:  Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below)  All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information.  If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MEGA SPONSORS!

The following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis.  Please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well!  These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well!

Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis!  Use coupon code:  COFFEEOASIS to save!  We are also giving away gift packages!  To look at all the amazing prizes, please visit this link –> http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/

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Now let’s get on to my project.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Blah Humbunny stamp set and coordinating dies by Honey Bee, the All That Glitters stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, the stitched rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping the background stamp by the Picket Fence Studios called All That Glitters onto my Neenah Solar Classic Crest 100 lb. card stock using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.   I also stamped the images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I adhered the presents using my Nuvo liquid adhesive onto my stamped background, and also adhered the bunny with foam adhesives.   To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some details to the images and also added some crystal jewels on my background.

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I also added the eyelashes to my cute little bunny using my 0.3 Copic multi-liner pen.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment on my card.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ to find our more info about this hop.   Click on the inlinkz button below to hop along with us and leave us a comment.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day.

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Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn’t matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Donate to Coffee Oasis Today!


Let’s get hopping and spread the word to see how much we can help this wonderful organization.

This is the sign up for bloggers/youtubers who are participating in the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis.  Click to view and add your links:

Wishing You Holiday Happiness – Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  I hope you are all having a great day!  I am super stoked because today is the start of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and her team for organizing this event!

Kat Scrappiness is also a super sponsor!!  Kat will be giving away One (1) $25 gift card and One (1) Flash prize of Kat Scrappiness Package worth at least $25.00 and use coupon code: COFFEELOVERS18 for 15% off site-wide sale.  Click here for more details:  http://KatScrappinessBlog.com/fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blo…

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For my project today, I am showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set  with the Beary Merry stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping my image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the Trees and snowbanks with Neenah Solar white card stock with the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set.

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I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I am loving this color-combo for the winter sky!

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To finish my design on this card, I added some Stardust stickles on the trees and glossy accents to the North Pole sign.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just LOVE this cute bear?  Also, the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set is a must-have for sure.  It gives you all the dies that you need to create your winter scene.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use coupon code “COFFEELOVERS18” for 15% off your order at the Kat Scrappiness.

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Halloween Card with Crafter’s Essentials – Fall by Kat Scrap (Process Video Included)

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today with this cute Halloween Card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials – Fall Die Set, Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, some Purple Jewels and Distress Oxide inks.

 

I have a video tutorial for you today (link below) so I will keep this blog post short.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I love the “evening sky” colors I blended using my distress oxide inks.  I didn’t want to use the typical orange and black for Halloween.   Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE the stitching details to the die-cuts?  Also love the Purple Jewels.  It just adds a little more oomph to the overall card design.

 

 

Here’s my step-by-step video tutorial:

 

 

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  It is also the last day of the Halloween Sale and prices are already discounted.  Happy crafting!

 

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I Craft Therefore I Hoard

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far. Maria here with you today and I am back to share with you two card samples showcasing the new Crafter’s Gonna Craft stamp set, with the new Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame Die.

I have been super busy traveling for the last few weeks that I don’t have a step-by-step instruction for you.  I guess if you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, you would have figured out how I made the cards already but I apologize if you are a beginner.  Please know that once I am back on a regular schedule, I will have a step-by-step tutorial or even a YouTube video. I promise!  Here’s my first simple, one-layer card:

 

This new stamp set is a must-have for any paper crafter!  Here’s another look:

 

My second card just cracks me up!  If you are a crafter, I am sure you can relate with the sentiment.

 

 

Isn’t it true though?  I am such a hoarder.  I collect anything and everything that I can use for a future project, it drives my husband nuts!  I didn’t realize how much hoarding I’ve been doing until it was time to pack up most of my craft supplies to move it all back to my home in Florida.

 

I also LOVE the new sparkling jewels at the shop.  They come in different colors but my favorite is the clear, sparkling one that I used on my project.  I prefer adhering it flat-side up and I think it gives more shine.

I hope you like my projects today.  Please don’t forget to check out the August release by Kat Scrappiness.  The new dies are must-haves for sure!  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Also, don’t forget to check out the Lawn Fawn items that are currently on sale at the shop for 20% off by using code “LAWNFAWN”.  It is only valid until August 12th.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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Just A Little Hello

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!

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A Happy Hello Featuring Crafter’s Essentials 2 Die

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 started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Squeezed Lemonadeand Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inkwith my mini ink blending tool.  Since I have a process video for this card, I will keep this blog post short.

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!

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Just Chicken-In Card – New Die at Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am super excited to share this post because today, we are launching a new die by Kat Scrappiness called Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Background Die.  This die is designed by Kathleen herself and it is AMAZING!  It gives a nice wood grain-embossed details on the die-cut.  Here’s what it looks like:

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision cut scissors.

I used some older dies by Lawn Fawn to die-cut the grass hills and the picket fence.

I die-cut some silver foiled card stock using the new die.  I also used another light tan card stock to die-cut the same piece so I can layer them together.  For the second piece, I cut the wires using my scissors, and adhered this piece onto the silver foiled card stock.  I adhered an acetate sheet to this piece, then added foam adhesive to create my little well for my shaker card.

I cut an A2 size card stock for my card base.  I used the Sunburst Layering Stencils by Honeybee Stamps (also available at the shop) to color my card base.  I used a clouds stencil die to add the clouds.

I added the Walking on Sunshine sequin mix inside the well and adhered my card base on top to create my shaker card.  I adhered the chicken and the little chicks onto the foreground.

To finish my design, I die-cut some white card stock using the Stitched Flag Dies and stamped the sentiment.  I added this piece to my card with a pink bow.

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I love, love, love this new die!  I love that it also embosses the die-cut.  This die will also be great to create some layers, or do an inlaid technique.  The possibilities are endless!

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You guys should also check out the new sequin mixes at the shop.  This Walking on Sunshine sequin mix is so cheerful and the colors are so vibrant!  I chose this mix to make it look like corn kernels 🙂

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Please check out the new products available now at www.katscrappiness.com.   This new die is a must-have!  I hope you like my shaker card and wishing you all a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!

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Mother’s Day Card with Matching Envelope

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and getting some much-needed quality time with the family before the start of the work week again, which is the much-dreaded Monday, haha!

Since Mother’s Day is fast approaching, I figured I’d better get started on my Mother’s Day card.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Lola the Giraffe 3×4 stamp set, Giraffe Envelope Art stamp set, Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies,  Cross-stitched Rectangle dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I have a process video for you today if you would like to see how I created the card and the matching envelope.  Please click on the link below:

 

Here are some photos of the finished project:

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Close-up:

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Here’s the matching envelope:

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I hope you like the projects.  The supplies are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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