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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Newton’s Nook and Therm-O-Web Inspiration Week

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week!  All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add fun foils and more to your cards using Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too!  Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Therm O Web for sending us some amazing products!

For my project below, I am showcasing the Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheet, the Wilderness Clear Designer Toner Sheet, the Hedgehog Hollow Stamp Set and Hedgehog Hollow die set, with some Merry-Go-Round sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness.  The supplies I used will be listed and linked below.

I started by stamping my hedgehog with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I cut another piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and inked up my background with distress oxide inks.

I used my Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheet and my laminator to foil the Wilderness Clear Designer Toner Sheet.

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Here’s what it looks like when it’s completely foiled.  They are amazing!

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Since the background is already busy, I wanted to create a more “clean” look so I die-cut my inked background with some dies and adhered the foiled sheet to create my window panel.

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I added the Merry-Go-Round sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness.  They kind of look like fall leaves, don’t they?

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I used the Land Border dies for my grass and inked it up with distress oxide inks.

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Here’s my shaker card:

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To finish my design, I added some white lines to the hedgehogs and die-cut the orange bow from the Pines & Holly die set.   Here’s a little close-up:

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I just absolutely LOVE the Thermo O Web products I got to play with.   The foil is so pretty and I couldn’t throw it away so I created another card with the negative piece.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

Would you like to win a prize pack including a $25 store credit to Therm O Web AND a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Therm O Web products all week (November 5-9) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday November 9th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, November 12th.
Want another chance to win?  Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  Today is the last day of the collaboration so make sure you leave a comment.

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Crafter’s Essentials 1 Die Set by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Maria here with you today sharing some cards, showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set and a lot of products available at the shop.  This Crafter’s Essentials 1die-set is a must-have!  This set contains 12 steel-rule dies that you can use for all of your paper crafting projects!  Here’s what it looks like:

For my first card today, I stamped some images on some white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet black ink using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform tool.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the storybook die from the set.  I wanted to create a birthday card.  I stamped the small images on the card stock and assembled my card.

I really love how this card turned out.  There are so many possibilities using this Crafter’s Essentials 1 die-set.  I also love all of the stitching details! Here another look:


For my second card below I wanted to use some new sequin and confetti mixes from the Shop and some Nuvo crystal drops.  I also used the new My Tribe stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps.   Here’s my shaker card:

This shaker card is actually going to a friend of mine who is also crazy about crafting!  I am so thankful that she is a part of my tribe!

I hope you got inspired today.  The Crafter’s Essentials 1die set is sold out at the moment but more are coming in the next 7 days or so.  You can RESERVE the dies so you don’t miss out again.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing 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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NND April Release – Little Lilies & April Showers

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It’s the last day of the April reveals by 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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the Little Lilies stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the April Showers stamp set.

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For my first card, I wanted to create a simple border around the image to make it pop.  I first stamped and colored my Little Lilies using the stamp and die-cut the same with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the white border using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock and colored it green to make it look like a grass hill.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the tiny lilies to make it look more realistic and added the pink bow on the frame using the Pines and Holly die set.  Here’s my first card:

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I just love the simplicity of this stamp set!

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For my second card, I die-cut a rectangle mask using my Inkadinkado masking paper and place it onto my card.  I stamped the little images around the masked area, and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also added tiny blue dots to fill out the space.  I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in the middle.  Here’s my second card:

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I love the sentiment on this stamp set and this is definitely another must-have to add to your collection.

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Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” Stamp Set or the “April Showers” stamp set?  Each stamp 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

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NND April Release – Umbrella Pals

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It’s Day 3 of the April reveals by 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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the SUPER ADORABLE Umbrella Pals stamp set and Umbrella Pals coordinating dies.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS stamp set!  The images on this set are so stinking cute!  This will certainly make anyone’s day!

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a shaker card!   I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped Newton and his girlfriend from the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set.   I used all the coordinating dies to die cut my images.

I die-cut another piece of 110 lb. smooth white card stock using the Frames & Flags die set to create my window.  I adhered my Acetate sheet onto the window panel, and added foam tape.  I also die-cut a piece of white card stock using the Sky Border dies,  for the clouds, and another piece using the Land Border dies for the grass.   I colored the “grass” with my Copic markers.

I used my sparkling clear sequins for my shaker element to make it look like water.  Here’s my first card:

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Don’t you just love the colors?   I think this card is so cheerful and will definitely brighten someone’s day!

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For my second card, I die-cut the umbrellas three times using the dies and colored them it with my Copic markers.  I used my handmade sky stencil with the Sky border dies to create the clouds.  Here’s my second card:

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Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” Stamp Set?  This stamp 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

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Kat Scrappiness Large Alpha Dies with Lawn Fawn

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back today to share with you a simple Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the new Large Alphabet dies and Christmas Red Sequins by Kat Scrappiness,   Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set and Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends coordinating dies, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar white card stock and I colored the images in with my Copic markers.   I cut another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to create my background, with my Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and the ink blending tool.

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I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day shaker card and also use the new Large Alphabet Dies.  I chose the letters, X and O and used my die-cutting machine to cut my background.  I covered it with my acetate and used my foam tape to create my shaker window.  I have been meaning to use the Christmas Red sequins and thought that this was the perfect color to use as my shaker element.

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To finish my design, I added my little Froyo images and stamped my sentiment.  I also added the little strawberries to the Froyo and covered it with glossy accents.  Here is the card:

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Isn’t this adorable?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Please visit www.katscrappiness.com for inexpensive dies and craft supplies.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Chocolate Shaker Card with Kat Scrappiness

Are you looking for a simple Valentine’s Day card without all the hearts and romantic stuff? Or just a simple “just-because” card to brighten someone’s day?  For my project today, I am showcasing the Layered Chocolate Bar 6″ x 8″ stamp set, the Chocolate Lover’s Sentiment stamp set, Sparkling Manhattan sequin mix, Distressed Edge Rectangle dies and the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies.

I started out by stamping the layered chocolate bar stamp using my Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platform with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I used my precision-cut scissors to fuzzy-cut the images.

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I also cut the little chocolate squares to add to my project.

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It has been awhile since I made a shaker card so I thought I’d make them today.  I die-cut my 110 lb. white card stock with the wonky wavy stitched dies.  I die-cut the middle using the second of the largest piece of the distressed edge rectangle dies to create the window.

I cut a piece of acetate to cover the window and adhered the chocolate bar at the bottom left side corner.  I added some 3M foam tape.  I decided to use my Cinnamon Swirl Mix sequins for my shaker element and the chocolate squares but since the sequin mix I used is not available anymore at the store, you can also use the Sparkling Manhattan sequin mix.  to finish the design, I stamped my sentiment using my Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to give it a little bit of color.

Here’s the close-up of the card:

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I love this stamp set because the chocolate image looks so realistic!  There are so many possibilities using this stamp set.

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I hope you all got inspired to create this simple “Just-Because” card, or a “non-romantic” Valentine’s Day card that you can give to a friend to brighten up their day!  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

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NND January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart Stamp Set and Dies

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It is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the best for last by showcasing the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies.  I love this stamp set so much!  I also love the fact that I can use a LOT of pink and hearts, without judgement, haha!

 

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.]  

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white 110 lb card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my favorite Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first card, I die-cut my smooth white card stock with a die from my stash.  I added the hearts using the Tumbling Hearts Stencil (revealed last Monday).  I adhered the foreground onto my card base and stamped the sentiment with my Versafine ink.  I adhered Newton and his sweetheart and finished my design by stamping some small hearts.  Here is the first card below.  I love the simplicity of it.

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For my second card, I die-cut a piece of white card stock with a window die from my stash.  I colored the negative pieces with my distress oxide inks.  I adhered Newton and his cute girlfriend to the window, and stamped two of the sentiments from the stamp set.  I used the Tumbling Hearts Stencil die again to add the pink hearts on the top and bottom of the card.

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Which one is your favorite?  Don’t you just love this stamp set?  I hope you got inspired this week.  I also listed and linked some of the supplies I used.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Sweetheart” Stamp Set?  This stamp 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 January 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Maria Russell Signature Logo

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