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The Stamping Village Holiday Seals Card – Avery Elle

Hello there. I finally took a moment to get my Stamping Village Holiday Seals stamp set out to play with. I knew I wanted to color the Avery Elle cute moose first off so I stamped him right away. The other one I wanted to try was the Lawn Fawn deer. Stay tuned, he’s coming up tomorrow!

In case you don’t know, The Stamping Village is a collective group of stamp companies who come together to release special stamp sets and all of the proceeds are donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation which gets art supplies to needy children.

This card came together quickly and was inspired by the YouTube hop The Stamping Village did to showcase these stamps being used on various projects. I cut the Avery Elle ray backdrop die from white cardstock and matted the back with foam tape. I stamped, colored and cut out my moose seal and placed it behind the opening. It fits perfectly!

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the lights in his antlers and the ring around the circle’s edge. Then I scatter Nuvo Crystal Drops across the card front for added interest and a splash of color.

Seriously, that’s it. This card is finished. It would be an awesome design to make if you were sending out large amounts of cards. It came together quickly and you could easily change up your colors however you wanted. It would even be fun to add additional sentiment strips below the circle for an added message.

Stop by tomorrow for another simple card using one more holiday seal. I hope to make at least one card with each of these stamps this year.

Thanks for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Hoo’s There?

Hey everyone! I’m over at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with this wicked cool light-up card using the Caffeinated Owl stamp.  This was my first attempt at a light up card and with the help of my friend Amanda at Pear Blossom Press, it was super easy and I’m excited to try it again.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Die cut a circle from a white panel and set the circle aside.
  • Ink blended the main panel like a night sky, splattered with water and gold watercolor. Then layered vellum behind the opening.
  • Next ink blended the circle yellow for a moon…or sun, whichever you prefer. This was glued directly to my card front.
  • Stamped, colored and cut my caffeinated owl and die cut a branch for him to sit on. Using my images  as a guide I also stamped and heat embossed “push here” where the button would be hiding.
  • At this point I laid out and glued my light and circuitry down. Check out Pear Blossom Press for info on that.
  •  After that was glued down I popped my sky panel up with double-layer foam tape and glued my branch and owl directly to it.
  • I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, cutting it into a strip and popping it up with foam squares.

Here’s a look at it all lit up! It’s so fun!!! My whole family keeps playing with it. I think this owl might be my favorite in the caffeinated critter collection. Thank you so much for joining me today. I’ll chat with you again soon.

The products I used are:

Caffeinated Owl

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Trinity Stamps – You’re my favorite nut!

Hello again! I’m so happy you stopped by today. I just received my latest order from Trinity Stamps and I couldn’t contain myself; I had to make this card immediately! I’ve had it sketched out since I ordered this cute squirrel!

Using my new narrow card dies and nutty squirrel stamps and dies, I made this awesome slim, long card.

It’s pretty simple really. I die cut the scalloped card front and masked off the stitched edge. Then I used a cloud stencil and distress inks to give the panel a sky and ground. I stamped, colored and die cut my images and then laid them all out to start gluing. I find that liquid glue sticks better to distress ink so that’s what I used here. Then I took the panel and popped it up on an olive green card base.

For finishing touches on this card I used black glaze pen to the squirrel’s eyes and nose and white gel pen throughout the images.

If you’ve read my posts or seen my cards lately, you know this is my newest obsession for rounding out a card. Look at what those fun little details do for it. I just love it!

The sentiment on this card cracks me up. It’s my favorite from the whole set. I’m seeing a mini note in my daughter’s lunch with this on it in the near future!

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

Ink Pink! with a Special Guest

Happy Friday Everyone! I am so excited to be apart of a special Instagram hop called Ink Pink! It’s a group of cardmakers getting together to bring a different awareness and thought to the Think Pink movement. We’ve all made pink inspirational/thinking of you cards to share with you. There are prizes up for grabs too so be sure to check it out.

I have a fun card to share with you today and I also have a very special guest joining me to share a card as well. My daughter was excited about this event and wanted to get in on the action as well. I hope you enjoy both cards we are sharing today. Be sure to leave her some comment love to let her know how she’s doing.

Aren’t these cards so fun! I’ve never made a monotone card before but it was so fun I’ll have to try it again. And my daughter thought it was great fun to color penguins in silly colors.

Here’s the recipe for my card:

Micaela’s card recipe:

Didn’t these pink cards turn out so great?!? I love them both! My daughter leans toward clean and simple; where white space terrifies me and makes my brain hurt. LOL! I love how our opposite looks achieve the same things…smiles for the recipients!

Be sure to head over to Instagram and hop along with the group for wonderful inspiration and comment for chances to win fun prizes from great sponsors! You can start with me and keep hopping until you end up where you began. My Instagram handle is @twiddlersnook.

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

Newton’s Nook Birthday Balloons

Hello there! Today is my final share for the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. I love how I was able to take a sketch and create 3 completely different cards. They were for different occasions, totally different colors and I was able to use different stamp sets each time too! This challenge was so fun to play along with.

Without further ado, here’s today’s card share!

For this card I did things a little different by choosing some products I wanted to use first and worked around those. This is how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and cut my Newton’s Birthday Balloons image.
  • When I colored him in I knew I wanted to try a rainbow of clouds on the tag behind him so that’s what I did next. Using a stencil and blending brushes, I inked a rainbow of clouds on a tag I had cut out.
  • I also knew that I wanted to use the bubbly stencil so I chose my background color and used texture paste on the stencil. I set that aside to try while I decided on the rest of the card.
  • I chose patterned papers for the strip and flag, then played with my final layout to figure out where I wanted my sentiment. Once that was decided I went ahead and stamped it.
  • After everything was dry, I worked on assembly.
  • I glued the stenciled panel to a card base, then the strip and flag were glued to that.
  • Newton is popped up with foam squares on the tag and the tag is popped up with foam tape.
  • I did add ribbon and baker’s twine to the tag hole.
  • A couple of finishing touches to this card were glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans and then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the balloons and present.

Here’s a look at the glossy accents. I love how much these details add to the final card. It’s so great in the light.

And he’s a great view of all that shimmer glitter from the Wink of Stella. This is something I seriously play with every time I use it on a card. It’s mesmerizing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini series of Newton’s Nook fun while I played along in the Inky Paws Challenge.

Please be sure to stop by tomorrow. There is a VERY special guest joining me, along with an Instagram event to join in on too! I really hope to hear from you for that.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Hope Your Fall is Extra Mice

Thanks for stopping by again today. I’m continuing the Inky Paws fun with this super sweet fall Autumn Mice card for the Inky Paws Challenge.

I love making fall cards. I love everything about fall so it’s easy to put it all together and enjoy the outcome. Here’s how I did this one:

  • Stamp, color and die cut my mouse image. Blend tea dye distress ink to soften the harsh white edges.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut the banner end in this one). This time I inked the edges of all of these with tea dye distress ink and then adhered them to the card front.
  • Cut my tag to 2 3/8×3 1/2, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then using my new Trinity Stamps blending brushes I used brown, red and dark yellow ink over the falling leaves stencil. I inked the edges of the tag with tea dye distress ink as well. Then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold at the bottom.
  • I looped some jute through the hole and added a bow to the top. Then popped this up with foam tape. I also popped my mouse up with foam squares for added dimension.
  • For finishing touches I used black glaze pen on the mouse eye, glossy accents to his nose and scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout.

Squeak! I just love this card! The beautiful fall colors and that adorable mouse! I’m just in love with this set. They are so sweet.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my final entry into the Inky Paws Challenge.

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

Newton’s Nook – Season to be Fabulous

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m playing along with the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge for the next few days. It’s a sketch challenge, which I’ve come to really love!

This is the current challenge sketch. It took me a minute to decide what stamps I wanted to try with it. I decided to spread all my Newton’s Nook stamps out on my desk and started picking and choosing. Today’s card was the set I immediately reached for. I hope you enjoy it.

I just love this Christmas Haul set and I’m so excited to see that the new release, which goes live Friday, has a new set that goes with this cutie!

Card recipe:

  • Stamp, color and cut my images.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut banner end out of this piece) and adhere them all to a card base.
  • I don’t have a tag die cut so I made my own at 2 3/8×3.5, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then cut a silver strip for my ground.
  • The tag is popped up with foam tape and so are the images, minus 2 of the gifts that are glued directly to the tag.
  • I stamped my sentiment, added ribbon to the tag and glued some red hearts throughout.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

Here’s a closer look to see that fun glossy, glittery accent. I adore how this card turned out. It’s much busier than I normally go for but it’s so bright and cheery that I love it!

I really felt like the glitter, glitz and glam went well with the sentiment. It’s so much fun. And I love this sketch! Check back tomorrow for my next entry.

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

The Rabbit Hole Designs Caffeinated Owl

Hey everyone! Sharing this super shiny Caffeinated Owl card today from The Rabbit Hole Designs. In reality, it’s probably too shiny for this owl but I love it! I know the Therm-O-Web collab is over but I’m still loving those products for awesome backgrounds like today’s.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Took a black cardstock panel and, using my trusty Pixie Spray (I’m addicted now!) adhered my stencil down and spread Deco Foil transfer gel across it and left it to dry. I intentionally made the gel high and low and almost distressed looking instead of smooth and even. You could do it either way depending the look you’re going for.
  • This is when I stamped, colored and cut out my owl.
  • Once the background was dry, I heated up my laminator and sent the black panel through with aqua Deco Foil. To do this I took a piece of parchment paper and folded it in half. Inside of that I put my cardstock with the dried transfer gel and then the aqua Deco Foil (color-side up) on top of that and sent it through my laminator.
  • For assembly, I cut my foiled piece at an angle and adhered it to a black card base. Then added a piece of gold washi tape across the seam for a break in the color. I really like what this added to the card.
  • Next, using my owl for placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment along the edge. Then popped my owl up with foam squares.

Voila! This card is done! I am in love with the aqua deco foil, especially with the black card stock. I can’t wait to try it with other cardstock colors, maybe for Christmas. I love red and teal together for non-traditional Christmas colors.

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

Here are the products I used:

Caffeinated Owl

Puzzle Box Stencil

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The Rabbit Hole Designs/Therm-O-Web Collab – Mermaid Hair

I’m super excited to be back today with another collab card featuring The Rabbit Hole Designs and Therm-O-Web products! It’s so fun to use them together. Today I’m going all out GLITZ and GLITTER!!!

Here are the details:

  • Ink blend Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and then adhered my Candy Twist Stencil with Pixie Spray. Then I covered the stencil with Glitz Glitter Gel in white.
  • While that was drying I pulled out Mermaid Hair and stamped, colored and cut out my images.
  • Then die cut my frame from white cardstock 4 times and glued them together.
  • Last I stamped my sentiment in green ink and cut it apart so I could scatter it in the card design.
  • For assembly I adhered my background glitter panel to the card front, then my frame with liquid glue because of the glitter texture and finally my images and sentiments were adhered with foam squares.
  • Finishing touches on this card were Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the mermaid tail and fish. You can never have too much glitter when mermaids are involved!

Here’s a closer look. Look at all that shimmer! This card is absolutely stunning in the light! The colors bounce off the glitter gel and it’s so eye catching! The fun and whimsy of the whole card is fabulous!

I hope you enjoyed it. Remember to head over to the Therm-o-Web blog to see what their design team is creating too.

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

Here are the products I used:

Mermaid Hair

Candy Twist Stencil

For more inspiration, news and updates check out these links.

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 13

Thank you so much for joining me on our finale of the 13 Days of Tricks and Treats! It’s been a blast to create all of these, so much fun to hand them out and I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed following along.

Today’s final treat box was a total collaboration between my daughter and I. I chose the box and she helped with the decorations and stamps. We had a blast!

The box die is one I was gifted a while back and is from Creative Memories. It is meant to hold a gift card, which is what we are doing with a couple of them.

I used a background stamp on just the top portion that you see. Stamped, colored and cut out my Gourd-geous pumpkin from The Rabbit Hole Designs and then popped it up on the box top. We finished these off with clear sequins and purple gem stones and a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the glowing pumpkin eyes.

Here’s a closer look. We managed to fit small Halloween toys in a couple of these going to kids and then gift cards in a couple of others going to my daughter’s teachers for a little fall pick me up.

This is the end of our fun 13 Days of Tricks and Treats series. I really hope you enjoyed it and got a little inspiration along the way.

If you don’t mind, I’d love for you to leave a comment with your favorite one and if you plan to make any treats to hand out this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!