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!

Newton’s Nook June Release – Terrific Terriers

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release! 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 project, I am showcasing the Terrific Terriers stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my image in with my Copic markers. I also die-cut my card front with dies that I have from my stash. After coloring the images, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using its coordinated dies. Here is my card:

 

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This Terrific Terrier stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Terrific Terrier” 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, June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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Blessed To Be Your Friend

Hello everyone! I am back to share with you a very special card that I made, dedicated to our Kat Scrappiness Design Team Coordinator, Deb Peterson Rauch.  I am showcasing the Bear and Bird stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background stamp, Kat Scrappiness Double-stitched rectangle dies and the Blessed Scripty dies, plus other products available at the shop.

I will not have any step-by-step instructions or a process video for this card. It is very simple but I love how it turned out.

This card is dedicated to Deb. I am “blessed to be Deb’s friend”. Deb has a huge heart. When I got sick, a few weeks ago, Deb has been (and still is) such a great confidant to me! She was my constant support during those times when I feel like I would never get better. When I start panicking with the pains I had, I would constantly send Deb a message and ask her so many medical questions and she would immediately give me answers, advice, support and recommendations. It didn’t matter what she was doing that day, she would always send me a reply and make me feel “safe” and less paranoid. Both Deb and Kathleen understood that I had to take it easy and need time to heal.  Thank you, Kathleen Driggers. Thank you, Deb for all the things that you do, for being my friend, and a great DT Coordinator. This card is for you:

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I hope you like the card today and got inspired. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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Welcome Baby Shadow Box – We Are Family Blog Co-hop ~ Xyron & Paper House

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Hello my crafty peeps! I am so happy because today the Xyron Design Team is teaming up with Paper House.  For my project, I am showcasing a collection of beautiful patterned papers and sticker collection by Paper House. A huge “thank you” to Paper House and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

To further celebrate this collaboration, there is going to be GIVEAWAY!!!!! Xyron is giving away a prize pack (photo below).  In order to win, please visit the Xyron Facebook page (link: https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/) from Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th and leave a comment on each post.  Winners will be announced on Xyron’s Facebook page.

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For my project today, I decided to create a beautiful Shadow Box to showcase the beautiful patterned paper and card stock/puffy stickers that I received from the Paper House. I recently went to Daiso and found this inexpensive shadow box and I thought it would be perfect to use for my project. I also wanted to show you guys that you don’t always have to use liquid glue or modpodge to adhere patterned paper to your 3D projects. The Xyron Creative Station Lite is the perfect machine because it applies edge-to-edge adhesive to your paper and you don’t need to wait for it to dry. You can create 3D projects in no time. Here are the products that I have used:

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I started out by painting my shadow box using craft paint and my foam brush. To cover the outside, I took my ruler and measured my shadow box (height, length and width) and cut the paper so I can cover the outside of the box. I used the patterned paper with pink elephants. I thought this paper pad is so beautiful! I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite and ran the papers through the machine to create stickers. I adhered the paper to the box.

This is what the outside of the box look like.  The beautiful patterned paper is adhered to the box perfectly!

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Using my ruler again, I measured the inside of the box (height, length and width) and cut my Neenah solar white card stock to fit inside the box. I wanted to create a hillside scene for my hot air balloon, elephant and giraffe. I used my Lawn Fawn pop-up hillside border dies and Grass border dies. I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create the scene, using different dies from my stash.

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Using my homemade cloud stencil and Broken China distress ink, I started sponging the color to my white card stock to create the look of the sky. I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to adhere the card stock inside my shadow box.

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Using my Xyron mega-tape runner, I adhered my hillside pop-up border inside the box to create the hills for my scene, as well as the sun and tress. I used the cute stickers from the pack that I received from the Paper House (baby elephant, giraffe, hot air balloon, flowers, onesie, rattle, etc.) to finish my design.

Here’s a close-up photo of my shadow box:

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Here’s another look, with the box open:

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And another close-up photo below!  You can also add some battery-operated twinkle lights to make this shadow box more dramatic, or a battery-operated tea light.  This will be perfect to give as a gift:

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I hope you like my project and got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to visit the Xyron Facebook page, like it, and leave a comment on each blog post from May 22nd to 26th, 2017 to enter the giveaway.  You can purchase this adorable paper pack and other beautiful patterned papers by Paper House or by clicking on the supplies list below.  Also please check out their amazing design team on their Blog: (https://paperhouseproductions.wordpress.com).  The products I have used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Prayers & Hugs Coming Your Way

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you today. It’s been awhile since I made a project for Kat Scrappiness. I was traveling for two weeks and if you have been following me here on my blog, you’ll probably know that I got sick. I am on the mend now but it is taking a lot longer than expected which is making me a little miserable!

I apologize that I don’t have a process video for you today because it takes awhile for me to create a project right now. I can’t sit still for so long and look down so I constantly take a break and walk so I don’t get any pains. Please bear with me as I get better and I promise to make more process videos once I am over this hump.

For my shaker card today, I am showcasing the Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamps and Dies, the Prayers Stamps and Die set, with the Wood Floorboard Prints Cling stamp, as well as the White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness, and a lot more supplies available at Kat Scrappiness online store.

I started out by stamping and layering my images on Neenah solar white card stock using three Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Guava and Lobster ink. I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies.

I stamped my background using the wood floorboard cling stamp with light- gray ink. I wanted a subtle background for my card because I wanted the main focal point to stand out, which are the poppies!

I die-cut the prayers die using a dark gray card stock, and stamped my sentiment using the Hippo Ink on my card front.

I ran my flowers, branches and die cut sentiment using my favorite Xyron sticker maker and Mega Tape Runner. I also adhered my acetate sheet using glue dots, and created my shaker window panel with scotch foam tape. I added my favorite White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness and adhered my window panel to my card base.

I finished off my design by sponging my Neenah white card stock with the Tim Holtz worn lipstick distressed oxide ink to match the color of the dot details on my shaker card.

Here is the card. I hope you like it and got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a great weekend!

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Life is a Beautiful Ride – Newton Scoots By

Hello my crafty friends! I’m finally back today after a short (and scary) “medical” hiatus. I am so happy because the doctor told me that I wouldn’t need surgery and I will only have to undergo physical therapy for the next few weeks. That being said, I am slowly trying to get back to the swing of things and it is going to take awhile before everything is back to normal schedule for me.

 

I apologize if I will not have a step-by-step instruction for you for my card today. I hope you understand. I am still recovering and was advised to take it easy for a few more weeks. It actually took me awhile to make the card below but I’m just thankful that I can finally use my right arm to color and die-cut, or even type this blog post. God is great!

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the new May release stamp set called Newton Scoots By and its coordinating dies, the land border dies, and the Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and its coordinating dies. I wanted to create a happy and cheerful card today.

 

Here’s my pop-up box. I hope you like the card and got inspired today. Please visit http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com to purchase the new stamps and dies. Have an amazing day!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Newton Dreams of Italy

Hello again! It is the second day of the May release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    As explained on yesterday’s blog post, I am currently having some medical issues and I will not be able to join my team tomorrow.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to the normal swing of things in a few weeks.

 

Today’s stamp set is my fave because Italy is my favorite vacation spot.  I am super bummed that I was only able to make one project but once I am back to my normal routine, you will see more cards and layout using this set.  You 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 project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Tee-Time stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, May 12, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I am still on complete bed-rest as I write this post so I will be keeping this short and unfortunately will not be able to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how I made the card.  I hope you understand.  Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Dreams of Italy” 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, May 11th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs – Winston’s Tee Time

Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the May release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. Unfortunately I am currently having some health issues and I have been on bed-rest for the past few weeks.  I will only be able to join the team for the release today and tomorrow.  Hopefully I will be able to get back to normal schedule in a few weeks.

 

You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  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 project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Tee-Time stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, May 12, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I am still on complete bed-rest as I write this post so I will be keeping this short and unfortunately will not be able to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how I made the card.  I hope you understand.  Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Winston’s Tee Time” 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, May 11th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th.

 

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