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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Love You to the Moon & Back Scrapbook Layout

Hello my crafty friends!  I am super excited to share my project today.  Mother’s Day is fast-approaching and I wanted to create a scrapbook page layout, showcasing the Large Alpha dies, the “Love You to the Moon & Back” script sentiment dies by Kat Scrappiness, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started by inking my 12 x 12  white card stock with my ink blending tool and my Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber distress oxides.    I spritzed my background with water and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I love the look of distress backgrounds especially on white card stock.

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I matted my mom’s photograph on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.  I also stamped my flowers and leaves using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers 4 x 6 stamp set.  I die-cut my images using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers dies.

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Using the Large Alphabet Dies, I die-cut the letters M-O-M on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.   I adhered the die-cut pieces onto my layout using my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, lining it up with my T-square ruler to make sure that they are evenly spaced and perfectly aligned.

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I adhered my mom’s photograph onto my layout.  To finish my design, I added the rest of my embellishments.  Here is my layout:

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Here’s a little close-up!  Isn’t she beautiful?!  My mom is an amazing, strong, beautiful person, inside and out.  She has taught me how to become independent, and be able to do things that I couldn’t even believe it’s possible.  I am such a lucky person to have a mom like mine.  I love her to the moon and back!

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off of your order at Kat Scrappiness.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Easy Last-Minute Christmas Gift Tags

Are you looking for some easy, last minute Christmas gift tags ideas?  I am sharing 4 tags that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the Waffle Flower Crafts Special Delivery stamp set and die set, with the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Odds and Ends, and the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag Dies by Kat Scrappiness, available at the shop.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my Memento Tuxedo black ink using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.   I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

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Using my new favorite Sharpie White Paint Pen, I added some white polka dots on the images then die-cut them using the coordinating die.   I also die-cut the tags using the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag dies on white card stock.  I used an embossing die from my stash to add some details on my tag.

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I adhered the images onto my white tags, and added the Gingerbread Men from Doodlebug and sequins on the red bows, using the Sparkling Clear Slid Confetti mix.  Here are the tags:

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I also made some stocking-stuffers today showcasing the Chocolate Lover’s sentiment stamp set available only at Kat Scrappiness.  These giant candy bars look so cute!

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I hope you like these last-minute ideas to create your own Christmas tags.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a very, Merry Christmas!

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Gingerbread Christmas Gift Tags

Hello my crafty peeps! I am back today for Kat Scrappiness sharing a process video on how I made these cute Gingerbread Christmas Gift Tags, showcasing the new Gingerbread Die, Stitched Scalloped Tags and a bunch of other products available at the shop.

Here’s what they look like:

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These tags are so easy to make you can mass-produce them for your holiday gift-giving this year.

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Here’s a process video on how I made the tags.  I hope you will give it a try and share with us your creation at the Kat Scrappiness Facebook page.  Have an amazing day!

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Toil and Troubled by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I hope you are having a great day so far!  I am back today for Kat Scrappiness, showcasing the new Halloween Stamp Set called Toil and Troubled Layer stamp set, Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies, Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix and the Waves Border Dies. Just a little heads up, I will have a haul video soon on my YouTube channel showing you a sneak peek of my huge giveaway coming up next month around Thanksgiving!  Please stay tuned for that announcement.  If you are not subscribed to my channel yet (www.youtube.com/rprmlr772), you need to head on over there because you wouldn’t want to miss new process videos of craft projects I have lined up, plus of course the giveaways I do regularly.

I started out by stamping the cat image with my stamping tool, using two light gray inks,  the Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink.  I have the coordinating die for the cat but I didn’t want a black border around it so I fuzzy-cut it with my precision tip scissors.

I used the biggest of the Cross-stitched rectangle die to die-cut my card front with a light gray card stock, and used a die from my stash to create the spooky window scene.  I wanted to do a fun shaker card and use one of my all-time favorite sequin mixes by Kat, called Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix.   I covered my little spooky scene with the Dovecraft Heat-resistant Acetate sheets.

I die-cut my spider-web with the Lawn Fawn Spider Web die, adhering it with my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and also adhered my Black Cat and the Waves Border Die.  I finished the design by adding the little ghosts from the Boo-tacular Sequin Mix and stamped the sentiment.  Here’s the card:

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

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NND August Release – Day 3 – Knight’s Quest

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It is the 3rd day of the August reveals 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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Knight’s Quest stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I wanted to incorporate yesterday’s stamp set called Once Upon a Princess into my design.  I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new favorite, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I also used the new Fancy Scalloped Edge Border dies to create my scene.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Knight’s Quest” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Knight’s Quest” 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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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.
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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.

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

 

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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!

World’s Best Dad Card with Xyron

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back today to share with you a very simple Father’s Day card, using dies from Gina Marie Designs and the best of the best, Xyron 1.5 Inch. Sticker Maker and Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

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I find it hard to create cards for guys because I am always guilty of over-embellishing my cards or using feminine colors.  I thought my card below is super simple, yet it is perfect for your Dad, or husband for Father’s Day.

I started out by die-cutting my card stock using my dies.  Since the fishing pole is quite intricate, I had to die-cut it twice to have more stability.  I adhered both pieces using my sticker maker.

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I colored my fish die-cut using my sponge and distress oxide inks (worn lipstick and peeled paint).  I wanted the colors to blend well together to make it look more realistic.  I colored the rest of the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.

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To finish my design, I highlighted my fish with my Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen, and added the black rhinestone to the fish’s eye.  Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired to create a simple father’s day card.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Have a great weekend!

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Teresa Collins Wanderlust Collection and Signature Essentials with Xyron

I am so excited to share with you today’s post. The Xyron design team is collaborating with the amazing Teresa Collins and we are showcasing the new products that will be available in the market soon, as well as her “Wanderlust” collection.  If you would like to check out Teresa Collins products, here is the link to her shop: http://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/

I travel a lot and earlier this month, I was able to meet with my side of the family to celebrate my Mother’s 80th birthday. We decided to travel to Hong Kong. My siblings and I had a blast. We went to Disney to be kids again. We had so much fun I had to do a layout with Teresa Collins Wanderlust collection to celebrate these moments. I don’t normally post personal photos on social media but this is a bit special to me.  I love my siblings and I am so thankful that we get to see each other often even though we live so far apart.

I started out by playing with my layout, taking photos here and there. I must have taken about 7 photo layouts and decided to go for the design that you see below.   I used my Xyron Creative Station and the Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner to adhere all of my photos and accessories that I needed for the layout.  They are acid and lignin free and perfect to use for your precious scrapbook pages.  Here are the supplies I have used:

Here’s my layout:

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Of course the new Teresa Collins Capture Life stamp set with the signature essentials had me thinking that they were perfect for my planner. Here are the products that I have used:

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Before I decorated my planner, I wanted to create some beautiful planner paper clips with the Studio Gold essentials. Here’s how I made the paper clip. I chose some beautiful ribbons that will perfectly match the clips (pink and gold). Cut them about 7 inches and looped it through the paperclips, and secured it with hot glue. Here’s what it looks like:

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This is how I decorated my planner during my Hong Kong trip .

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I hope you all got inspired today. Incidentally, the new Xyron/Teresa Collins adhesives will be available in the market soon so please stay tuned. They are amazing!

Thanks for stopping by and have  an amazing day!

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