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Pink & Main – Tidings of Comfort & Joy Shaker

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time for some Pink & Main inspiration using the recently released Poinsettia stencil. This single stencil has all of the layers to create a gorgeously inked poinsettia flower that covers your card front. It’s so beautiful! Today I turned my inked panel into a shaker card for added fun.

I started by inking the poinsettia layers with my blending brushes and dye inks, except for the center. Once I got to that point, I spread gold Glitz Glitter Gel through for some added bling. Then I set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned up.

To create a frame for my shaker, I took an A2 size piece of kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine in the Woodgrain embossing folder. Then I cut a window out using a Stitched Arch die. I saved the inside piece for another card which is an extra bonus! Then I lined it with EZ Tear Tape and added a piece of acetate. I then, lined that with foam strips, sprinkled some Holly Super Fine Glitter to my panel and adhered them together.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Pine Boughs with the new Platinum Ring embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I popped it up with foam squares and adhered my shaker to a top folding white card base. Then, to finish off the design, I tied some twine around the top in a cute little bow.

I love the glitz and shine from the different elements, paired with the rustic feel of the woodgrain and twine wrapping.

Products used:
Poinsettia stencil
Stitched Arches dies
Pine Boughs stamps and dies
Holly Super Fine Glitter
EZ Tear Tape – 1/4″
Foam squares and strips
Ergonomic Blending Brushes
Magic Anti Static Brush
Platinum Ring embossing powder
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold

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

Miss Ink Stamps – The Next Chapter

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m back with another bit of inspiration featuring the new Miss Ink Stamps Magical Release. It’s so amazing and so fun to play with! Today I have a graduation card to share that will be perfect for my stash until next summer.

For today’s card, I chose images from Magical Graduation to stamp and color with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and liquid glue to adhere them together. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set and cut it out with a banner die.

For my background panel I took a piece of white cardstock that measured 4×5.25 inches and blended distress oxide ink at an angle. Today I started with aged mahogany and went into fired brick, fading into nothing. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I added the Lightning stencil over top and spread gold Glitz Glitter Gel through it, making a point not to cover the whole thing.

Once everything was dry, I added foam tape to the panel and popped it up on a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the sentiment banner and images and popped them in place next. For finishing touches, I added a little black glaze pen to his eyes and glossy accents to the scroll tie and tassel on the cap.

Products used:
Magical Graduation stamps and dies
Lightning stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Stencil pal
Foam tape and squares
Distress Oxide – aged mahogany, fired brick

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m so happy to be sponsoring another fun hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! Today instead of my usual rundown of products we sell, I’d like to share a fun card with you and invite you to take a look at the shop to see all the things we have to offer. You’ll get a bonus entry into our giveaway if you check out the shop and comment with your favorite item too! Click HERE to visit the shop.

For my card, I cut down a piece of black cardstock and layered the Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil over top. I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the stencil and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I stamped and colored my favorite image from Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and set it aside. Now that I had a bit of a color palette chosen, I switched to my card panel.

I took an A2 panel and die cut the stitched banner from Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags die set from the center. This is a sneaky way to save cardstock because you’re going to cover up the hole.

Then I inked up the edge of the panel with distress oxide in rusty hinge and dried marigold. I splattered the panel with water and let it dry. Then I inked the banner with distress oxide in shabby shutters and forest moss and splattered it too.

With my stenciled panel dry, and laminator heated up, I layered Snow Day Deco Foil over the top and place them in a Craft & Carrier sheet. I ran this through my laminator so I have shiny, bright white mugs. Next, I wrapped some recycled packaging around the panel, sealing up 3 sides and sprinkled in Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix in the pouch. I sealed it up and adhered that to a dark brown panel. I added foam tape to the back of that and adhered it to the ink blended card front.

Finally, I added my image and sentiment banner with foam squares. Then, for finishing touches I added 3 hearts from the Caffeinated Crafting mix to both. I especially love the heart on the pumpkin. I think it’s extra cute!

Products used today:
Twiddler’s Nook Pressure Pal
Twiddler’s Nook Magnetic Tray
Twiddler’s Nook Magnetic Die Stand
Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix
Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil Snow Day
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Thermoweb Foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue

HOP LINE UP
The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog is your home base if you get lost on the hop. You should have come here from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps and now you’ll carry on to Crackerbox Stamps. Enjoy the hop!

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away 2 $20 gift codes to the Twiddler’s Nook shop. One for a random comment and another for someone who stopped by the shop and shares their favorite product. Remember to do these in two separate comments so you have double the chance to win! Commenting closes October 4 at midnight PT. Winner will be announced here and also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers on Friday, October 7.

Good luck everyone and, as usual, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – Spooky Wishes Shaker Cauldron

Hey everyone! I am SO EXCITED to be over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today celebrating Halloween Theme Week with them. There’s a sale and tons of inspiration all week for all things Halloween. Today I have a super cool shaker card to share with you.

I started my card by creating the shaker cauldron. I ink blended distress oxide in ripe persimmon and carved pumpkin on a scrap of white cardstock and set it aside. Then I die cut 8 cauldrons from black cardstock and adhered them to the ink blended scrap. I trimmed the panel down, added my shaker bits, an acetate panel and then one more black cauldron on top and set it aside to dry with acrylic blocks on top of it.

Next, I ink blended my background with more distress oxide ink. Mowed lawn to twisted citron on the bottom, fading into nothing. Then seedless preserves to tattered rose, fading into the same nothing on the top. Then I layered the bat stencil from the Spooky Sky stencil set and blended black ink through that.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the outline fence image from Halloween Borders and a sentiment from Ghost Friends and used the coordinating dies to cut both of them out. I stamped two ghosts from Ghost Friends and colored them with my copic markers before die cutting them as well. I wanted a little something else so I went digging and found this sweet witchy kitty from Halloween Pals. I stamped and colored her with copics too and then cut her out with the coordinating dies.

To assemble my card, I added the background panel to a card base and the fence directly to that. Next, I glued down the cauldron shaker and added foam squares to my images and sentiment. I removed the release paper and adhered those down before moving on to finishing touches.

For that I just added black glaze pen to the eyes that are “open” and glossy accents to the band on the witch hat. Last, I added swooshes of Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the details of both ghosts. Just a little shimmer in the light but it’s fun.

Products used today:
Cauldron Shaker die
Halloween Borders stamps and dies
Halloween Pals stamps and dies
Ghost Friends stamps and dies
Spooky Sky stencils
Halloween Party clay confetti
Distress Oxide Ink – mowed lawn, twisted citron, tattered rose, seedless preserves
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Stamptember

Hey friends! Popping in really quick tonight to let you know the absolutely adorable Newton’s Nook collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember is live and available for purchase. This super adorable set has so many scene building possibilities that I can hardly believe it! So much cuteness you’re going to love it!

Today I just chose the couch, blanket and pillow images and one each of the kitty and puppy. I colored Newton like our cat Oreo and the pup like our new puppy Athena. I love customizing these animals! It makes the whole process extra fun. I cut them all out and used liquid glue to adhere them together, then lined the back with foam tape.

I took an A2 panel and inked it up at a diagonal with uncharted mariner and salvaged patina distress oxide ink. Then I laid the Houndstooth stencil over top and added a little more uncharted mariner. I sprayed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. Then I pulled out my LH Colors watercolor and splattered unicorn watercolor on the panel as well.

When the panel was completely dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and placed it in my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the upper right corner whitespace. I added foam tape and adhered it to a kraft card base before removed the release paper and adding the images last.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the heart on the pillow and both critter noses. Then I came in with white gel pen highlights on all of the images for a little something extra.

Remember these Stamptember sets don’t get restocked so head over and snag yours before they are gone!

Products used today:
Warn & Cozy Wishes Stamptember collaboration stamps
Houndstooth stencil
Distress Oxide Ink – uncharted mariner and salvaged patina
Foam tape
Glossy accents

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

Pink & Main – Merry & Bright Mini Slimline

Hey crafty friends! I’m popping in with a little Pink & Main inspiration featuring the stamp and die of the month, plus a freebie set that you can still pick up! They go perfectly together and you’re going to want to snag them before the month is up! The main stamp and die of the month is called Winter Cardinals and the freebie is Winter Birdhouse. They are so adorable and I think they would be fun colored in so many different combos!

I started by stamping and coloring images from both sets with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I chose a sentiment from Winter Cardinals, stamped and heat embossed it on vellum with the new Cranberries embossing powder. It’s glittery and gorgeous! I used the coordinating die to cut it out too.

For the background panel, I trimmed a piece of Barbershop cardstock down to 3×6 inches and inked up the Blizzard stencil with white pigment ink. Then I swapped for the Random Dots stencil and spread Glossy Gel through that one. It dries clear with a fun gloss to it so it adds great interest and texture to the background.

I added foam squares to the images and popped them up on the panel once it was dry. Then I added EZ Squeeze liquid glue to the back of the vellum and patted it off with my finger. This leaves a thin layer to adhere it down but doesn’t show through.

For finishing touches today, I added black glaze pen to the birds’ eyes and glossy accents to their beaks and all of the holly berries. Then I came in with stardust Stickles to all of the snow bits.

I think this is such a sweet and fun card. I’m happy to add it to my stash of Christmas cards, ready for the season!

Products used today:
Winter Cardinals – Stamp and Die of the Month
Winter Birdhouse stamps and dies
Blizzard stencil
Random Dots stencil
Glossy gel
Palette knife
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing and Watermark Ink
Cranberries embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Barbershop cardstock
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Magical Release Day

Happy Saturday friends and happy release day for Miss Ink Stamps! Be sure to head to the store to check out all the amazing magical goodies that are available for purchase now! Today I have a teeny bit of inspiration featuring Misery Loves Company stamps and dies, along with some stenciling too!

I stamped and colored my images first with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used a little liquid glue to adhere them together before adding foam squares to the back.

Then I took an A2 panel of white cardstock and the Ins & Outs Marquis and started inking. First, I placed the window mask down and inked blue around it. Then I layered the new starburst stencil over that and inked it artichoke green. I removed those stencils and added the marquis frame layer next and inked it with a deep dark blue. Then I used the green ink left on my brush to add a shadow where I wanted the images to go.

Using the images as a guide, I placed my sentiment and inked it up. Then I removed the release paper and adhered the images in place. For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights on the images and black glaze pen to their eyes.

Then, I opened up the card and added the other half of my sentiment and another image from the Misery Loves Company set.

Products used:
Misery Loves Company stamps and dies
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Stars stencil
Foam squares
Liquid glue

Remember there’s a whole magical release to check out. Click HERE to head to the Miss Ink Stamps store.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Banquet Hall Sneak Peek

Hello my crafty friends! Today I have fabulous news to share with you! We are finally sneak peeking a new release from Miss Ink Stamps. My card today actually sneaks a new fantastical background stamp called Banquet Hall and new characters from Magical Graduation.

I started by stamping and heat embossing Banquet Hall on a piece of white cardstock in black and then blended Distress Oxide over the top in tea dye and gathered twigs. I went back and forth a few times before adding black soot around the edges. Then I spritzed it with water and splattered ink and paint on the whole panel.

Once it was dry, I roughed up the edges being VERY NOT careful letting it tear and bend and crumple all over. I wanted that old distressed look. Then I pulled out images from Magical Graduation to stamp and color with my copics. Once they were colored, get this, I used COORDINATING DIES to cut them out! Yippee!!! For those who prefer die cutting images, feel free to insert jumps for joy here.

I added foam tape to the background panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the images and popped them in place. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die before popping it up with a foam strip too.

I only added black glaze pen to the girls’ eyes for finishing touches on this card. I was going for rough and older so I didn’t want to add a lot of gloss or glitter.

Products used today:
Magical Graduation stamps and dies
Banquet Hall stamps
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Foam tape, squares and strips
Distress Oxide – tea dye, gathered twigs, black soot

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Instagram Hop Day 3

Hello everyone! I wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m part of the Pretty Pink Posh Instagram Hop to celebrate the September release. It’s 3 days of hopping for inspiration and a chance to win each day. So head over and hop along, commenting at each stop to increase your chances!

For the hop I created this simple but gorgeous fall card using the new Layered Foliage Stencil and Grateful Script die. I inked up the first layer with dye inks and blending brushes, not masking at all because fall leaves are never just one color so if things mixed a little I didn’t mind. Then I layered the second stencil on top and spread gold glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through it. Isn’t that detail gorgeous?!?

When the glitz gel was dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3.75×5 inches and popped it up on an A2 piece of kraft cardstock. Then I cut the Grateful Script die from white cardstock 3 times and navy cardstock once. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers and also add it to the card front. Because of the glitz gel I placed a few acrylic blocks on top while the glue dried.

When everything was dry, I added the kraft panel to a white card base and my card is all finished. So simple to create but it’s just beautiful. Wouldn’t this idea make great Thanksgiving place cards too?

Products used:
Layered Foliage stencils
Grateful Script die
Foam tape
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue

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

Pink & Main – Happy Fall Embossing Magic

Hello again everyone. Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with a very fun fall card featuring new embossing products from the September release.

I started with a white panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and spritzed it with water. I placed it in the Leaves embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. After the bit of water dried from the panel, I added foam tape and popped it up on a white card base. Now it’s time to get messy!

Now, I cut a 6×6 piece of white cardstock and did major ink smooshing all over it with fall colors of Tombow markers. This type of play is so therapeutic for me. Color on an acrylic block, spray it with water and smoosh it on your cardstock. For extra texture and layering, dry your cardstock in between color applications. It’s so fun!

Once the panel was good and inked up, I placed it in the Fall Leaves Emboss and Cut folder and ran that through my die cutter next.

Last, I pulled out the Happy Fall word dies from last year and cut the shadow from iridescent vellum and the words from white cardstock 4 times. I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere them all together and arranged them with my leaves on the front of my card. Once everything was in place, the white letters were a little lost so I pulled out the amazing Fall Glitter paper pad and cut them out from the orange glitter. Doesn’t that extra bling and texture add so much awesome to this card?!? I love it!

Products used today:
Fall Leaves Emboss and Cut folder
Leaves embossing folder
Happy Fall dies
Fall Glitter paper pad
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam tape

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