I'm a wife, mom, craft blogger and designer for Newton's Nook, Trinity Stamps, Birch Press Design, Pink & Main, Miss Ink Stamps, Thermoweb and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Welcome to my crafty place. I hope you enjoy looking around.
Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a fun tutorial on making Christmas cards with Deco Foil Flock! This is one of my favorite products and I had a blast creating this pair of cards using just one piece of flock.
For my first card, I used transfer gel on a blue piece of cardstock through the Newton’s Nook snowflakes stencil, and white deco foil flock over that. Then on the second card I used the negative flock sheet with a little ink blending for the background! Literally two-for-one backgrounds!
For the first card, I added a snow bank and then the cute snowman from Newton’s Nook Snowman Greetings. I love this set with the fun greetings created to fit perfectly in the wood sign he’s holding!
On the second card, I chose the image from Newton’s Holiday Post as the focal image. I stamped a sentiment from the set on a stitched circle since this one wasn’t part of the main image.
If you’d like the details on these adorable cards, head over to the Thermoweb blog HERE where I’ve got a step-by-step to share with you!
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Welcome everyone! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. My family and I are headed camping so I made this super adorable card to celebrate the occasion! It’s been years since we’ve gone and to say I’m excited is a very giant understatement!
I bought this fun Avery Elle Camping Critters set last year but I hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet and this was the PERFECT excuse! I set up my scene to see how many of these cute critters I could fit all together. Then I stamped and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and started ink blending my background.
I ink blended a white panel with chipped sapphire, weathered wood, twisted citron and lucky clover distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. I ran the panel through my die cut machine with the Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I love how this die gives the cut line detail and the circle highlight that you can remove or just paper piece back in place. Today I removed it so that it looked like a big moon glowing in my camping scene sky!
I added foam tape to the back of the ink blended panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place next. I stamped a sentiment from the set and trimmed it into a strip. I added it with a foam strip and and used liquid adhesive to glue the fireflies around it.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to things like noses and firefly bottoms. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles for the flames on the campfire for a little more sparkle.
Welcome friends! Thanks for stopping by! Today’ I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog sharing how to create this beautiful card featuring the Arista layering die set and a sentiment from the Classic Sentimental Wreath stamp set.
I cut everything from white cardstock this time and used my blending brushes with some dye inks to color everything in. It’s a simple way to have control over how much color your pieces have.
If you’d like to see the step-by-step for this card, head over to the Birch Press Design blog HERE and I’ll walk you through it all.
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Have you all checked out the most recent Pink & Main release yet? It’s got some different and really fabulous goodies in it! Today’s card is featuring a new set called Namaste. I love these sweet girls and the great sentiments that go with them!
For my card today, I chose 3 of the girls and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and played around with a final design layout. originally I was thinking of a landscape slimline but when I stacked them vertically I really liked it.
Next, I took a slimline size panel and inked the edges up with my blending brush and yellow dye ink. For a little interest I used the Circle Spotlights 1 stencil to add polka dot highlights to the areas I was going to pop the girls up on.
I chose my favorite sentiment from the Namaste set, stamped it and cut it out with the next-to-smallest Layered Slim Line die. Then I added foam squares to the back of the images and sentiment and popped them in place.
I used EZ Squeeze liquid adhesive to glue my panel down to a white slimline card base. Then for finishing touches I arranged a scattering of yellow gems from the Crystal Gems embellishment pack on my design.
Do you do yoga? I totally don’t but these cute girls make me want to try! Haha!
Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with an extra card to share! I feel like summer is winding down already so I’m clutching on with both hands enjoying all things beach, sun and fun!
For today’s fun card, I stamped the image from Gull Friends and colored it with my copics. Then I use the coordinating dies to cut them out. I too a white panel and inked up the Sunscape stencil with blending brushes and Lawn Fawn inks. When I removed the stencil I went over the whole panel with the light yellow ink to remove the harsh white and help the seagulls pop a little more.
Next, I took another white panel and die cut it with one of the Sea Borders dies for the top of my water layer. I used a blending brush to ink the top with a teal ink. Then I die cut both inked panels with the largest Framework die. I stamped my sentiment on the bottom right corner of the wave panel and lined the back of both panels with foam tape. I carefully lined up the two and adhered them together.
For a little extra contrast I took another panel, inked the edge up with seedless preserves distress oxide ink and splattered it with water. I adhered it to a white card base and then popped my scene panels in place. Then I used liquid adhesive to adhere my seagulls tucked underneath the edge of the water border.
For finishing touches on today’s card I used black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the bird’s beaks and feet.
These birds color up really quick and I always enjoy ink blending so this card could be fun to mass produce and send out to a group of friends. Or just have on hand when you need to send some happy mail.
Hey friends! Popping in with a fun and punny card featuring one of the new Miss Ink Stamps gnome sets – Perfect Match! The sentiments in the set lend it to a variety of card themes from birthday to anniversary and lots more!
I colored up my cute fireman gnome, a flame and the firehose in the set with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I stamped a sentiment and trimmed it into a strip and switched gears to ink blending my background.
For that I used distress oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and barn door on a white panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked some black paint across the panel. Once it was dry I ran it through my die cut machine with an Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base. Then I used liquid glue to adhere my images together and popped them up with foam squares. Last, I used a foam strip to add my sentiment just under the images.
For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the flame and glossy accents to the hat emblem, boots and hose nozzle.
Welcome, welcome friends! I have some unbearably adorable happy mail to share with you all today! I tried a new distress oxide ink combo and played with one of the new Trinity Stamps sets – Special Delivery. It’s got another round of those super cute bears that I just love and this one has a pup too!
I started by stamping and coloring those cute images with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I die cut the largest Slimline Scalloped Panel die from white cardstock. I pulled out distress oxide inks and blended them together at an angle. Left to right I used chipped sapphire, peacock feathers and twisted citron. I splattered it with water and the flicked pearl watercolor on it too. Next, I watered down a bit of black acrylic paint and, without rinsing my watercolor brush, I picked up the paint and flicked it too. This turned out so cool! It’s like a pearl charcoal paint splatter. It’s beautiful in the light.
Next, I die cut the word happy from the Marshmallow alphabet dies 3 times and glued them together. I partial stamped a sentiment from Special Delivery and heat embossed it. Then I trimmed it into a little block. I used liquid glue to adhere the inked panel to a white slimline card base.
I used liquid glue to adhere the word happy, then added foam squares to the back of my images and the word mail and started adhering them to the card base. For finishing touches I added glossy accents to parts like the mailbox flag, smiley faces and critter noses. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles for the flowers at the base of the mailbox.
Hey friends! Popping in a second time today with another Christmas in July card for your inspiration vault. I had a little fun this weekend playing with some Trinity Stamps goodies from last year that I hadn’t gotten to yet and came up with this fun Christmas slimline card.
I knew I wanted to create a fun scene with this adorable Cozy Christmas Cottage stamp set so I stamped a bundle of images that I thought would make a cute room and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and started playing to decide if I wanted a portrait or landscape card. Originally I was thinking portrait and then I pulled out the Slimline Room Builder dies and that went out the window because it was too perfect!
I cut the room builder floor from brown cardstock and the wainscoting portion of the wall from light green. Then I cut the chair rail and baseboard from white. I also die cut the Slimline Hip to be Square die from white for my “windows. I inked up a slimline panel with some light blue ink for the sky outside my windows and adhered the Hip to be Square panel to that. Then I glued the squares that came out back in where I didn’t want windows showing open. Next, I adhered the layers of my room builder – the floor and walls, etc.
With the room built I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to place all of my images filling in the scene and decorating the tree. For finishing touches I added bits of glossy accents and unicorn Stickles throughout the design.
At this point I didn’t want to muddle the cute room scene with a sentiment so I will choose one later on for the inside of my card that fits the recipient. I don’t do this often but it makes for a nice versatile card.
Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fabulous day so far! I’m popping in with a simple and sweet thinking of you card featuring some goodies from MFT Stamps. I recently picked up these adorable Mini Meows kitties and couldn’t wait to play with them!
This whole card started with the need to stamp and color these cute kitties! So I chose 3 and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Seeing how perfectly they fit in the photo booth strip die I just had to use it. So I took a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller and ink blended peacock feathers and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water and glued it to the back of the photo booth strip frame. I added the kitties next.
For the background panel, I blended tattered rose, worn lipstick and candied apple distress oxide inks and spritzed it with water. Once it was dry I die cut the panel with the largest Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. It took me a minute but I die cut the Sending You Hugs sentiment and tried different arrangements. Once I decided how I liked it, I adhered the first layer down. Then I die cut the letters 3 more times and glued them on top for some dimension. I added foam tape to the back of the photo strip and popped it on the panel next.
I used liquid glue to adhere the panel to a white card base and moved on to finishing touches. Those are pretty small here but I still like the effect they make. I used black glaze pen on the kitties’ eyes and a little dab of glossy accents to their noses.
At the last minute I thought it would be adorable to take one of the heart speech bubbles and add it to that middle kitty. So I cut it from white, colored the heart with copics and glued it in place. I couldn’t leave it alone though so I added glossy accents to the heart too! So cute!!!
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