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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

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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Valentine’s Day Card

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share with you a cute Valentine’s Card, showcasing products available at Kat Scrappiness, i.e. stamp sets by Lawn Fawn – Love Letters, Cheery Christmas and Mom & Me stamp sets, Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Inkadinkado masking paper and Gina Marie Designs ribbon bow dies. I apologize that I don’t have a process video today as I am currently traveling for a few days.

I wanted to create a very simple card with some masking technique.  I started out by die-cutting my watercolor card stock using the stitched fancy scalloped die. I stamped my two squirrels on Inkadinkado masking paper and fuzzy cut them with my precision scissors.

Using my stamping tool, I laid out my scene and stamped my squirrels twice with Versafine vintage sepia pigment ink.  I heat-set it with some clear embossing powder.  Using the mask I created, I covered the squirrels so I can stamp the wood stump on top of the squirrel. Removing the mask, I also set the tree stump with clear embossing powder.

I colored the images using my Zig clean color real brush markers.  I used my heating tool to dry them out a little, and covered the images with my mask.

I smudged some spun sugar and shaded lilac distress inks on a clear acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and used my flat watercolor brush to carefully start brushing the color onto the paper.  [Since the images are already covered with my masking paper, I was not afraid to do this technique.] I removed the mask and set it aside to dry.

I finished off the design by using a patterned paper by Crate Paper design, and die-cut a bow using a ribbon bow die by Gina Marie Designs.

Here is the final card:

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I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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D.I.Y. Treat Bag using Stitched Heart Tag Dies by KatScrappiness

Hello stampers and crafters! I am back with you today to share with you a process video on how I made Valentine’s treat bags using the new stitched heart tag dies by Kat Scrappiness.

Instructions:

In order to make the bag, you will need two pieces of the stitched heart tag dies.

1. You will also need a matching piece of either card stock or patterned paper measuring 2 inches by 11 7/8. On the 11 7/8 side, score the paper at 4 inches, and 7 7/8 inches.

2. Flip the paper.

3. On the 2 inches side, score at 1/4 inch on both sides.

Here is the process video. All supplies are listed and linked below.

 

 

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You Octopi My Heart

Hello crafters! It’s Maria Russell here with you again today to share with you a cute Valentine’s card, showcasing the Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Lawn Fawn Octopi My Heart stamp set and dies, and a LOT of products available now at Kat Scrappiness.

 

I wanted to record a process video earlier to show you how I made this shaker card but I am still recovering from laryngitis and it was so hard for me to talk and craft at the same time. I apologize if I don’t have a process video for you today.

 

I started out by die-cutting my shaker panel using the new Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, with the Stitched Rectangle dies. I also used my acetate sheet to adhere to the panel to create the window for my shaker card. I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my Octopi with my Copic markers. I also stamped the coral images from an older Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You stamp set. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

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I wanted to color my card stock using the stitched wave border dies to create some waves, so I used the Inkadinkado Masking paper to cut out my mask. I used my distress inks to color the background. I splattered some water using my watercolor brush to create “bubbles”. Somehow it didn’t look like I had enough bubbles so I used my Copic White Opaque paint and splattered some white paint all over my background. This made it look more realistic!

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I finished off the design of the card by using some beautiful sequin mixes from Kat Scrappiness for my shaker element. I used 6mm Metallic Grape, 6mm Sparkling Snow Sequin Mix, White Diamond Sequin Mix and some green seed beads I had from my stash.

 

Here is my card:

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I hope you got inspired today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Falling For You

Fall is in the air! Don’t you just love the short days, comfort food, colorful leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice? I got so inspired today by a stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs called “Fall-ing For you” that I decided to create a fall card.  This card is also my entry for the new Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Autumn.

I started out by stamping my image on Neenah Solar White card stock with my stamping tool, and colored my images using my Copic markers.

I went ahead to die-cut my card panel and mat using my new favorite die by KatScrappiness – the “Double Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies”. These nesting dies are so versatile that I am finding myself using them in all of my paper crafting projects.  I also distressed my smaller rectangle piece using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, and used my watercolor brush to sprinkle water on my card stock to give it a distressed look.

I wanted to have some fall leaves for my card and so I decided to use my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, die-cutting a bunch of fall leaves in different colors, including some vellum.

Here is my card design for today. Don’t you just love fall? I love the simplicity of this card and I hope I have inspired you today to create something beautiful, or just go outside, take a leisure-walk, and enjoy the fall weather! Have an amazing day!

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