Christmas Tags with Kat Scrappiness Naughty Stamp Set and Die

Hello everyone.  This is my second post for the day.  Happy Thanksgiving!  Kat Scrappiness is also having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at the shop so take advantage and place your order using the coupon code XMAS2017 for 15% off.


I am sharing some cute tags today showcasing the Kat Scrappiness Naughty stamp set and die, with the Gerda Steiner Peeking Friends stamp set, Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag Dies and Pop-Out die, plus a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.  I colored my images in with Copic markers.   Since I didn’t have the die for the Gerda Steiner stamp set, I fuzzy-cut them with my scissors.  I also die-cut the naughty sentiment die on black card stock twice.

I die-cut 4 tags using the stitched scalloped nesting tag dies on white card stock, as well as 4 tags with the Doodblebug Christmas patterned paper.  I used the pop-out die to die-cut the window on the patterned paper.  I adhered the images first on the white card stock, and then adhered the patterned paper on top.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on black card stock for two of the tags with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.

Here are my Christmas tags today:


I hope you like my projects.  Please visit to shop for crafting supplies.  Have a great Thanksgiving!


Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop



Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Xyron and Pink and Main!  There’s prizes too!  We are giving away a $25 gift card from Pink & Main and a Xyron Mega Runner.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Xyron’s Facebook page during the hop and the winner will be announced there too.


For our collaboration, we are showcasing products by Pink and Main, and of course, Xyron.  Here’s a photo of the items I got to play with.  I am showcasing Pink and Main’s Airmail stamp set,  Take Flight 6×6 paper pad and the Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.




I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.    Using my DIY clouds stencil and my Broken China distress ink, I stenciled the color to my crd stock to create the sky.



I used my die to cut the window on my card front.


Using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner, I adhered the fun foam to my card front to create some dimension.



Here’s my card.  I also stamped the image on the envelope to match my card.  I love how it turned out.




Please don’t forget to go to the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  If you are interested to purchase the stamps and paper pad that I used, please visit  Have a great weekend!









Newton’s Nook March Release – Cottage Garden



Hello again stampers!  It is the third day of the release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you have been checking out the posts since Monday post.  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 card, I am showcasing the Cottage Garden stamp set and its coordinating dies.




I am guilty of over-embellishing my cards most of the times, so I have made a simple card for you today.  A white-on-white background with a touch of pink and mint green.



And here’s a simple tag I made:


Would you like to win the “Cottage Garden” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.


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 (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Newton’s Nook February Release and an Easter Card

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you an Easter card that I have made (with a process video below). In the video, I have also shared the February release of stamps and dies by Newton’s Nook, including all of the other projects I have made.

You might think it’s strange that the Easter eggs on my card below look like a tree ornament, right? Let me tell you the inspiration for this. I have a small tree in my craft room that I decorate for every holiday. Easter is no exception. I love decorating my craft space and this tiny tree give a nice glow in the evening when I’m crafting and it makes me happy. Here’s the photo:



I will not post a step-by-step instruction this time but if you would like to see how I made the card, I have a link of this video below. Supplies I have used are also listed and linked. Have an amazing week and happy crafting!


YouTube video: