Thinking of You-Calyptus Valentine’s Card

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back today with a simple Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the Gerda Steiner You’re Koalafied 4 x 6 stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies, Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

Here is my card:


Here’s a little close-up:


I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.

I hope you like it.  I also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great day!


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All You Need is Love and Birthday Pug

Hello stampers and crafters! I am back today to show you two cards that I made showcasing two stamp sets from the January release by Newton’s Nook Designs called Pug Hugs and Love & Chocolate.

For my first card, I made my own patterned paper by stamping my card panel combining images from the Love & Chocolate stamp set, Sweater Weather (snowflakes), and Holiday Smooches stamp set.

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I paper-pieced the cake stand by stamping the image on a patterned paper and fuzzy-cutting it using my precision scissors.

To finish the design, I stamped my sentiment with my memento ink, and added the pink hearts with glossy accents.



For the birthday card, I also colored the cute Pug with my Copic markers, and added some cute embellishments to finish my design. I know you can’t tell on the photo but the heart-shaped balloon is actually covered with glossy accents.  Both cards are simple and can easily be mass-produced.


I hope you got inspired today. Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!


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Inky Paws Challenge # 40

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog ( and this time it is a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges! It gets me out of my comfort zone to try and design something that I’ve never done before.

Here is the sketch:



I started out by stamping the images on Canson watercolor card stock with my Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. For this card, I am showcasing a couple of stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs. The mixer, spoon and measuring cup are from the Made From Scratch stamp set and the doodle design is from the Love A La Carte stamp set.

I finished my design by using some Doodlebug patterned paper. Instead of using twine, I decided to use the bow from a Christmas die-set by NND called Pines and Holly Die Set.  Here is my version of the challenge.


What do you guys think? I hope you got inspired today and join us for this challenge. For more information, please visit You have two weeks to join the challenge.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day.


New Tag Dies at Kat Scrappiness Plus Project Share

I have made some projects today showcasing the new Heart Stitched Tag Dies and Stitched Scalloped Nesting Dies available at the shop.




I have also shared them on my YouTube channel if you’d like to see the card and tags.  Supplies are listed and linked below:




Craftin Desert Divas – Spare Parts Stamp Set Release

January 20th was release day for Craftin’ Desert Divas and the Design Team is showcasing this adorable new stamp set called “Spare Parts” .  I absolutely adore the images on this set!  Please join us on the Facebook Gallery Page to share your creation and participate on the monthly challenges to win some amazing prizes.

Here are the new stamps and dies for the release.  If you placed an order of $50 or more before taxes and shipping, you will get a FREE Candy Jar die with your order whiles supplies last.


I started out by die-cutting my card base and used some cute patterned papers to layer them on my card. I then stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card, and wanted to use some soft colors for my robots.

For the second card you see below, I distressed my background with spun sugar distress ink.  I used my wet watercolor brush to splatter some water on my background. I really love the distressed look it gives once the ink reacts with the water!

I used one of my all-time favorite stamp set from CDD, called Doodled Frames for both cards. I used the delicate bow image, coloring them in with my Copic markers and fuzzy-cut them with my cutter-bee scissors. I finished off the design by adding the pink hearts with glossy accents. I love how this card turned out.

Here are the two cards that I made:



This stamp set is a must-have.  You can use it for everyday cards, anniversary or Valentine’s Day.  The kids will love this stamp set too.

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It Would Stink If We Weren’t Friends

Hello and Happy 2017 everyone! This is my first design team post for the year for Kat Scrappiness and today I am sharing a card, showcasing the Little Stinker stamp set by Neat & Tangled, the Stitched-Rope Nested Rectangle dies and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I apologize if I will not have a process video for you today because I still didn’t get my voice back. I currently have bronchitis and laryngitis, and I am still trying to get rid of this flu. It has been a few weeks now and it is starting to bum me out. Anyway, I have taken some step-by-step photos of my project so I will try and walk you through it.

I started out by stamping the image on Inkadinkado Masking Paper, and fuzzy-cut it with my honeybee scissors. Since this is a one-layer card, I will be using my mask to cover the image.




I die-cut my card panel using the stitched rope nested die on Neenah solar white card stock. I then used my mask to cover the Little Stinker image so I can distress the background with my distress inks. I also cut a mask for my grass hill with the masking paper. I used Spun Sugar and Evergreen bough to distress my background. Once I was satisfied with the color combination, I used my paintbrush to splatter some water on my card panel. Distress ink reacts on water and it really gives a cool effect.
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I peeled the mask that was covering the skunk, and started coloring the image with my Copic markers. I used T0, T2 and T4 for my skunk. I also used R00 for the cheeks and the little sign that was being held by the little skunk. I stamped the sentiment on the sign using my Memento Tuxedo black ink.


Since this is a Valentine’s Day card, I felt that I needed to add some hearts. I had an older stamp set from my stash with splattered hearts images and I thought this would be perfect for my card. I used the same mask to cover my skunk again, and stamped the front panel of the card with the heart stamp. It turned out really beautiful!


To finish off the design of the card, and with the help of my favorite tool, the Crystal Katana, I  adhered a tiny red heart on the sign, and covered the heart with glossy accents. I love how the card turned out! I hope you love it too and got inspired today.




Here is the final design:




The supplies I have used are listed and linked below if you are interested to purchase them.  Have a wonderful day!


Every Year I Fall For You

I am super excited to share this post today because it is my first post as a design team member for Newton’s Nook Designs (“NND”).

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I decided to start my projects early.  I wasn’t really sure in the beginning what images I wanted to use for the card so I had stamped out a couple of NND images on Neenah solar white card stock, using my stamping tool and colored the images using my Copic markers. I ended up not using the other images I colored and I have set it aside for a future project in mind. I die-cut the images with my die-cutting machine using the coordinating dies.




For my card, I am showcasing the “What A Hoot stamp set and What A Hoot Die Set” and for my sentiment, I used “Fall-ing For You stamp set“. I did a little bit of masking so that I only use the words “every year, I fall for you”. I think it turned out perfectly!




Here is the card. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. I hope you like my card and somehow got inspired to create something beautiful today.  For cute stamp set and dies, please visit, and share your creations with us on Instagram (using hashtags, #newtonsnookdesigns, #NND) or share it on NND’s Facebook Group (

Have an amazing day!