Thermoweb | Newton’s Nook Collaboration

Hey friends! I’m back with a fun set of cards today for the Thermoweb | Newton’s Nook collaboration. Today I have a detailed how-to post over on the Thermoweb blog. So head there for all the true details for both of these fun cards.

On Tuesday I shared a little flocking with glitz gel and today I’ve gone back to my favorite flocking but also played with some fabulous confetti foil too!

I used the confetti stencil and foiled it with Rainglow decofoil. I kept the rest of the card simple with heat embossing for the birthday roundabout image and the sentiments on banners too.

I love the rainbow foil and the star pattern in the foil just goes perfect with the confetti stencil too! It’s so happy and fun!

Here’s a look at the adorable picnic flocked card that I created as well.

I did a little inking with the tree rings stencil before adding the transfer gel and flocking it. And aren’t those ants marching along just hilarious?!? I love that part the most I think.

Here’s a close up of the fuzzy tree rings and the glossy accents that I always love to add to the detail elements.

Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog and Newton’s Nook blog all week long for inspiration from different design team members each day and a chance to win prizes from both companies too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Shake It Off

Hello everyone! I have a super fun interactive card to share with you featuring the newly release Rub-a-Dub Doggies from Miss Ink Stamps. This was a quick, clean and simple card to create but it’s so fun to play with!

I stamped and colored that silly pup from Miss Ink Stamps Rub-a-Dub Doggies and used the scan-n-cut to cut him out. Next, I took a white panel measuring 3.75×5 inches and stamped him again, along with the sentiment below. I used a blending brush and inked up the area with a little yellow ink and colored the water drops with a blue marker. I trimmed down an action wobbler and adhered it to the image and then the panel.

Now for assembling the layers on the card front, I took a white card base, added a black panel measuring 4×5.25 inches with foam tape. Then a green panel measuring 3 7/8×5 1/8 inches with liquid glue. Last, I added the puppy panel with foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the puppy’s nose and collar and the water drops. Then I scattered some Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew across the design for that water drop look.

It’s so much fun to flick him and make him shake off all that water. Haha!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – So Very Loved Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog sharing a super fun sneak peek of the So Very Loved stamps and dies that will be in the next release coming up on Friday!!! Super exciting, with so much in store for you all!

I decided to make 2 mini cards to share with you today, using the previously released Slimline Frame and Fold die set, which is so much fun and fits these Love Dani Studio 3×4 stamp sets perfectly!

For this first card, I stamped and heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with a water brush pen to color everything in. I trimmed the panel down and added foam tape to the back. I die cut a mini card using the Frame and Fold set from purple striped paper found in the Winter Hues slimline paper pad and popped the watercolor panel on top. Since the paper is double-sided, I die cut a stitched rectangle, also in the Frame and Fold set and adhered it inside for a place to write my message.

For this second card, I used the coordinating dies by stamping the image, cutting out the words and coloring in that open “loved” part of the sentiment with a copic marker. Then I used the other half of the dies to cut and paper piece the clouds and rainbow together. I cut it once from white, using copic markers to color the portions I wanted to. Then I cut it again from black, just to glue the frame over the top of the white. I used the stitched rectangle from the Frame and Fold set to cut out blue polka dot paper from the same stack and adhered the rainbow with liquid glue. Then I added foam squares to the back of the sentiment and popped it in place next. Last, I die cut a white mini card and put the polka dot panel in place with foam tape.

These cards are just so happy and fun! I can’t wait to share them with people! And I REALLY can’t wait for you all to see the whole new release on Friday! Be sure to pop on Instagram on release day to hop along and comment for chances to win. I think I also heard there will be a separate hop on YouTube for more prizes too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook | Thermoweb Collaboration

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 use 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!

Products used on today’s project:
Newton’s Nook Purr-Maid stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Scuba Newton stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Seashells stencil
Newton’s Nook Waves stencil
Newton’s Nook Frames Squared dies
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Glitz Gel – turquoise sea
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock – white latte
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb foam squares
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Glossy Accents
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide Inks – blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, abandoned coral, festive berries

For today’s project, I started with the messy stuff first so it had time to dry while I was stamping and coloring. I applied Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco over a piece of melon cardstock and the Newton’s Nook seashells stencil. Then I set it aside to dry and cleaned off my tools. Next, I die cut the scalloped square from Frames Squared out of a light blue cardstock. I inked up the edges with peacock feathers and blueprint sketch distress oxide inks. Then I splatter the panel with watered down blueprint sketch. I hit this with my heat gun for just a second to dry the ink. Then I adhered the Newton’s Nook waves stencil and applied a layer of Glitz Gel in turquoise sea. I removed the stencil, set the panel aside to dry and cleaned my tools and work surface one more time.

Before moving on too far, I turned my laminator on to heat up nice and hot while I was waiting for things to dry. Then, I stamped images from Scuba Newton and Purr-maids stamp sets and colored them all with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. Then I die cut the label shape from Frames Squared and heat embossed a sentiment from Scuba Newton in black.

Finally, my panels were dry so I ran the seashells through the laminator with Deco Foil Flock in white latte. I love all the glitter and shiny things but this flock really gets me every time! I love using it and the feel of it when you have your final product. But, I digress. I took the seashell panel and went around the edges with abandoned coral distress oxide ink, then flicked watered down festive berries all over for extra texture. I also love that this ink doesn’t take away the fun fuzzy feeling of the flock at all! It just gives extra visual texture to your panel.

Now moving on to assembly. I adhered the seashell panel to a white card base with the iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive. I added foam tape to the back of the square glitz gel panel and adhered the sentiment label to the bottom, then popped it in place on my card. I added some of the images with liquid glue and placed acrylic blocks on top to help them dry on the glitz gel. While that was sitting, I added foam squares to the back of the other images. I removed the blocks, popped the final images in place and switched gears to finishing touches.

I started with glossy accents on different parts of each fish and the seahorse, as well as the kitty noses. Then I came back through with unicorn Stickles on the purr-maid tails, seashell bra and the coral at the bottom of the scene.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. 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 $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Unbirthday Tea

Hi there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’ve pulled out some of my favorite Miss Ink Stamps goodies to play with for today’s pair of cards too!

Do you ever create an awesome background, only to cover most of it up with elements and feel like you’re wasting it? That’s what was going to happen with the design in my head today so I turned one card into two by cutting my inked background in half!

I inked up the Enchanted stencil with spun sugar, cracked pistachio and wilted violet distress inks, then to soften the white lines from the stencil, I went over everything a second time very lightly. It gives a hazy look which I thought was really cool. Then I splattered it with pearl watercolor and left it to dry.

I pulled out the Unbirthday sentiment set and stamped and heat embossed each one in silver on white cardstock panels. Then I came back with the Trinity Stamps scenic border cloud die and cut off the bottom. I added foam tape to the back of these panels and set them aside too. Next, I stamped images from Tea Party and colored them with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and started assembling my cards.

I cut the stenciled panel in half and used liquid glue to adhere each half to card bases. Then I popped the sentiment panels on with their foam tape and added foam squares to the back of my images. After popping those in place, I moved on to finishing touches for each card.

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white and morning dew across both card designs. Then I added glossy accents to different parts of the images on both cards as well.

These cards are just so fun and between the two different sentiments, you have birthday and just because cards at the same time! How great is that!?!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

MFT Stamps – Super in Superhero

Hello everyone! I have a REALLY fun box card to share with you today featuring some fun, new goodies I got from recently.

Products used on today’s project, using affiliate links to help fund this page at no cost to you:
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Super Friend stamps and dies
Hero Arts Leaves and Vines background die
Distress Ink colors – Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
Scrappy Tape 1/4 inch
Copic markers – R00, R24, R27, R29, YR21, YR24, YR27, Y11, Y13, Y26, Y28, YG11, YG13, YG93, YG95, G12, G14, G16, G24, G28, B0000, B32, B34, W1, W3, W5, W7, E41, E42, E43, E44

To create my card, I started by die cutting all the elements from the Lawn Fawn scalloped box card. The outside of the box is cut from kraft cardstock and the edges are inked with tea dye distress ink. The decorative panels are cut from white cardstock and inked with tea dye and mowed lawn distress inks. Then they are splattered with watered down ink from those two colors plus a little black soot for extra texture.

An extra white panel was inked up with the same colors that I die cut the Hero Arts leaves and vines die from. Then that panel was cut down to 3×3.25 inches to fit the back panel of the box card. This gave me a large piece left over to use on another project too! Next, I used 1/4 inch scrappy tape to adhere the box card together, including the inner supports that I will attach my images to later on.

I stamped images from MFT Stamps Super Friend and colored them with my copic markers. I made sure to stamp lots of extra leaves so that I could fill the scene really well. I attached the koala character to a strip of acetate and added him to the back support in the card. Working my way forward, I added the other two characters and leaves in between.

For my sentiment, I chose to stack one of the longer ones from the Super Friends set by masking it off and stamping it in two sections on one of the inked decorative panels. Last, I added those to the flaps of the card and also glued the leaves and vines background to the back panel of the box card.

This card was so much fun to create! I love making interactive cards. They are so fun to make but more fun to give to people! Seeing their face when it moves or pops open is so cool!

I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Release Day

Yippee!!! It’s release day for Miss Ink Stamps and we’ve got so much fun to share with you! Today I have an adorable card featuring the new Rub-a-Dub Doggies stamps! I love these cuties so much!

I stamped those cute pups and colored them with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I inked up a panel with twisted citron and lucky clover distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked watered down lucky clover on the panel. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 3.25×8.25 inches and added foam tape to the back, adhering it to a white card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches.

Then I die cut a panel from the Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames & Portholes set and added foam tape to the back of that too. I put it in place on my card and added the pups and their accessories one at a time to each window with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

Then I went through and added glossy accents to the noses, shampoo bottle, rubber ducky and purple on the middle washtub. Finally, black glaze pen to the one set of eyes that are open and some and some unicorn Stickles on the bubbles.

I hadn’t specifically planned a sentiment, it was hard to choose. So last, I stamped one and trimmed it into a strip. Then I used my scissors to create banner ends, added a foam strip and added it to my card.

Isn’t this just too adorable! I love all the different types of dogs in this set. They’re really awesome!

Don’t forget to head over to Instagram and YouTube to comment for chances to win new products from the release!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Pig Time Card Set

Hi again! It’s my turn over on the Pink & Main blog today and I’ve got a super fun set of 4 cards to share with you. I wanted to use the adorable Pig Time set that just released and couldn’t choose one so I used them all! This also gave me a chance to play with four different stencils and the new Garden paper pad and matching enamel dots!

The design for all of these cards is the same which made creating them a breeze. I stamped and colored all of the images from Pig Time first, then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next, I used my ergonomic blending brush to ink up a stencil in the upper center of a white panel that measures 4×5.25 inches. I paired a piggie with each stenciled panel and then chose a patterned paper from the stack to go with each one. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiments, added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panels and started assembling.

I used the EZ Squeeze glue to adhere the patterned paper to white card bases, then popped the stenciled panels in place and used foam squares to add my images. Last, I finished things off with glossy accents, star dust Stickles and coordinating Garden enamel dots.

Let’s check them all out! For this one, which seriously CRACKS ME UP, I used the stained glass stencil and a gingham paper from the pad. I finished this cutie up with stickles on his cheek.

Oh my goodness, this is so cute with his little belly button! The stencil for this card is called bursting and I couldn’t resist the plaid patterned paper. I finished it up with glossy accents on the balloon and Stickles on his cheeks.

Aren’t these two hugging just the sweetest ever?!? I love it! The stencil on here was also just released and is called Flora. I chose another plaid patterned paper for this because, again, I couldn’t resist! Then I finished things up with Stickles on their cheeks and glossy accents on the flower in her ear and the heart above them.

Last, but certainly not least, is this cutie holding his heart…I suppose it could be a mini balloon or heart shaped flower. Either way, I love this image! That’s the deco stencil in the background and an awesome cross hatch patterned paper for the base. I finished things up with Stickles on his cheeks and glossy accents on the heart.

I was able to create these cards in an evening and had a blast doing it! It was such a fun way to play with so many different products and I have cards for totally different occasions ready to go!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Release Sneak Peek

Happy Friday everyone!!! I’m super excited to share an awesome sneak peek with you today of the upcoming Miss Ink Stamps release that will go live tomorrow!

I started my card by stamping images from the new It’s All Relative stamp set and colored them with my copics. Then I cut them out with the scan-n-cut and switched to my background.

That’s another awesome sneak peek…new masking stencils! I inked up the frame in a green close to my chalk board and then the center with brown ink. I put the Art Deco stencil over the masking stencil and added another layer of the same brown ink. I removed the stencils, trimmed the panel to 4×5.25 and added foam tape to the back.

I found a green cardstock close to the ink, trimmed it to A2 and added it to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I popped my stenciled panel in place. Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in white along with another smaller atom image and glue the chalk board eraser in place. I added foam squares to the back of the chalkboard and Einstein, removed the release paper and popped them in place.

I can’t wait for you all to see this whole set and all the other fun that’s coming too! For other sneak peeks and chances to win, head over to the Miss Ink Stamps Instagram page and YouTube channel and comment on the specified posts. You have chances to win stamps on Instagram and stencil sets on YouTube!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop

Hey friends! I’m popping in today to share that we’re a sponsor of a really fun hop going on to help build your Christmas card stash through the year instead of cramming in November! It’s called Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. There is also a Facebook Group with challenges to keep you motivated the whole year through!

If you’ve never played along before, the hop starts today and goes through April 30. All you need to do is create a holiday/winter themed card and link it up on their blog linky tool. Click HERE to get there.

As a sponsor, we’ve donated a couple of great prizes and are also having a sale in the Twiddler’s Nook shop during the entire event so click HERE to go check that out!

Here are some examples of fun holiday products we have available, but there really is so much more so you’ll want to go check it out, I promise!

Thanks so much for hopping along. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out our store and also play along with the hop for chances to win awesome prizes from lots of fun sponsors!

I appreciate you sharing your time! Have a fabulous day!