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MFT Stamps – Sending You Hugs

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today with a really fun card share featuring some MFT Stamps products that I just love! These Super Friend critters are just too cute and so fun to create with! I have had this Sending You Hugs die for a while and was excited to finally put it to use too!

To create this fun card, I started by inking up a panel with distress oxide inks in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Once that was blended, I spritzed it with water. Then I came back and flicked some gold watercolor over the panel. I set it aside to dry before die cutting it with the sending you hugs die.

Next, I stamped a couple of the critters from Super Friends and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and went back to my background panel to create the shaker mechanism. For that, I trimmed down some acetate and adhered it to the back of the die cut area with scrappy tape. Then I lined the panel with thick foam tape, creating a well in the center for my shaker bits. I piled some Twiddler’s Nook Wishing on Rainbow Stars confetti in the center of my white card base, removed the backing paper from the foam tape and adhered my panel to it. Voila! All sealed up and ready to shake, shake, shake!

I added foam squares to the back of the super friends and popped them in place. Then I took a sentiment from their set, stamped and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed that into a strip and popped it up with foam strips. This is when I remember those cute love speech bubbles that I had in my stash and thought they would be a great addition. So I die cut them from white cardstock, colored the hearts with red copics and glued them down with liquid glue.

Moving on to finishing touches, I simply added glossy accents to the koala’s nose and lion’s shirt emblem.

This card is so happy and so much fun too! Wouldn’t you just smile pulling it out of an envelope? I sure would!

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

Lawn Fawn – Beary Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms out there! I hope you have a wonderful day and feel loved and celebrated by those around you.

Today I’m sharing a fun Mother’s Day card I created with a few Lawn Fawn goodies I’ve been neglecting. Let’s start today with a list of products used.

Products used:
Lawn Fawn Den Sweet Den stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Dens
Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border dies
Lawn Fawn Mom + Me stamps
Lawn Fawm Dad + Me stamps
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Lawn Fawn Kiddie Pool and Mermaid ink
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pad
Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper pad
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
Tombow Multi Mono liquid adhesive
Copic markers

I pulled out the Den Sweet Den stamp set and chose some images to fill my scene. I stamped them and colored them in with my copic markers. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and started arranging things. Then I dug in my paper stash and pulled out some Lawn Fawn patterned paper to create the scene layers.

For the den I chose the light and dark brown Knock on Wood paper and die cut the two largest layers. For the inside of the den I used Perfectly Plaid Chill paper with yellow Knock on Wood for the floor. I die cut the top of the yellow wood grain paper with a stitched hillside border. Phew! With all of that finished, let’s start assembling.

I adhered the den layers together with liquid glue and added foam tape to the back of the panel. Then I glued the plaid paper to a white card base and added the floor as well. Next, I used my den layers as a guide to adhere the images in place so that nothing was too far to one side and covered up. Then I removed the backing paper and actually adhered the den layers down. I added some foam squares behind half of the sign and liquid glue on the other part and popped it in place next.

For my sentiment, I pulled out Bannertastic and stamped the outline. Then I pulled sentiments from Mom + Me and Dad + Me, curved them on my MISTI tool and stamped them inside the banner. Next, I used Lawn Fawn dye inks to fill in the banner with the coordinating stamps. Finally, I die cut it, added foam squares and popped it on the top of my card design.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I added glossy accents to the nail hanging the sign, bear noses, coffee mug, book spine and lamp pull knob. I added a little black glaze pen to the baby bear’s eye and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the frame, coffee steam and lamp shade.

Isn’t this scene just adorable! I love how these “winter” products can really be used all year round for different themed cards. It’s so much fun!

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

Birch Press Design – Butterfly Thanks

Happy weekend everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a card featuring a bunch of the brand new products that just hit the shop! Let me start by saying…I’m hooked! I could make butterflies for DAYS!!! Here’s a look at today’s card.

The new butterfly basics die set is absolutely amazing! That’s what I used to create today’s butterfly but there are 4 other layering butterfly sets available too!

I layered todays butterfly over the new starburst layering dies and the awesome radial pinpoint coverplate that is so versatile! I just love it!

I finished things off with a new handwritten thanks sentiment and some cool fairy drops that are new to the shop too!

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

Pink & Main – Congrats Dino Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this fun dinosaur congratulations card. I wanted to try using this fun stamp set for something not Valentine/love themed and I think it worked out pretty well.

I started by stamping and coloring images from Rawr with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to decide on a final background. At first this was going to be an A2 size card but as I was playing with the new concave rectangle dies I thought it would be fun to add multiple and create a slimline design. So I chose paper close to the color palette of my images and die cut 3 sizes of concave rectangle. I rain them through my die cutter with the confetti embossing folder and glued them to a white panel. Then I ran that through my die cutter with the second largest slimline rectangle die.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from big vertical greetings and used a large sentiment strip die to cut it out. Then I cut another slimline rectangle from the same gray I used on the sentiment strip and started adhering my layers. I gray panel is glued to a white card base. Then The background panel with our concave rectangles is popped up with foam tape. Finally, The dino image and banner are adhered with foam squares and the speech bubble with liquid glue.

For finishing touches, I used unicorn Stickles on the dino, balloons and speech bubble hears. Then I scattered some glitter enamel dots from the Thankful and All Occasions packs around the design.

This is such a fun design that I think lends itself to tons of different occasions! I love being able to use stamps throughout the year and not be held to one certain holiday or occasion. And, let’s be real…I absolutely love dinosaurs so I was going to find a way to use these cuties all year long!

Here’s a quick linked up list of the products used on today’s card:
Rawr stamps and dies
Big Vertical Greetings stamps
Confetti embossing folder
Concave Rectangle dies
Slim Line Rectangle dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Enamel dots
EZ Squeeze glue
Stickles

This list contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Rainbow Builder Stencil Obsession

Hey friends! Miss Ink Stamps came out with an amazing new release a couple weeks ago and I finally carved out some time to play with the new rainbow builder stencil set and I’m officially obsessed! I have rainbows everywhere…literally. I love them in all different combinations, shapes and sizes! They are so much fun! I paired them with some of my favorite Thermoweb products to step them up a notch and added sentiments from the amazing new Sunshine and Rainbows sentiment stamp set!

So, today I have 3 cards and a tag to share with you! Aren’t they all so much fun!?! I can’t get over looking at them. Let’s take a look at each one and I’ll go through the basics of how I put them together.

First up is the super fun slimline card because it was probably the most labor intensive one of them all. To ink the rainbows I started by marking the center of the paper with a pencil and did the first stencil layer (red and green on this one). I inked them up center, left, then right. This goes for all of the cards, I inked up everything for one stencil first, then everything for the second, and finished with the decorative layer last. The white panel for this card is 8.5×2.75 inches. I added 1/4 inch strips of silver glitter paper to the top and bottom and popped it up on a yellow slimline panel. Then added it to a white card base. I finished things off by stamping a sentiment on a Newton’s Nook banner trio die and popping it up with foam squares.

For this sherbet rainbow cuteness, I inked up the layers with some lighter, non-traditional colors. Then finished things off with bubblegum glitz gel! I stamped the sentiment with the same purple that I inked the outer layer with. The white panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a piece of Lawn Fawn teal Let it Shine paper. That measures 4×5.25 inches and is popped up on a white card base.

This card is just so much fun! I inked up the rainbows in all different color combinations and then spread transfer gel through the decorative stencil layer and set it aside to dry. While it was drying, I turned on the laminator to heat up and also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock. I trimmed that into a strip and cut a banner tail on one end. When everything was ready, I ran the rainbow panel through the laminator with silver shattered glass decofoil! It’s sooooo cool in the light! I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a white card base. Then I added foam strips to the sentiment and popped it on the left-middle-ish of the design. (That’s a very technical term.) 😉

Last but not least, I thought it would be fun to ink up a tag in the mix of everything else. So I die cut the Newton’s Nook Fancy Edges Tag twice from white and once from black. Then I used one of the fancy edges to cut a topper from the black and glued it to one of the white ones. I lined up the rainbow stencil and inked up the layers. I spread transfer gel through the decorative layer again and let it dry. This time I used blue decofoil flock for a little fuzzy fun texture! Last, I popped it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the top left of the tag. Then I chose a few fun ribbons and threaded them through both tags and tied it with baker’s twine. I like having the double layer of tags so I can write on the back one and don’t have to worry about anything bleeding through to the pretty front that I decorated.

Phew! That was a lot of rainbows!!! Oh, but wait…while I was impatiently waiting to get my Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set in the mail, I had played with the rainbow stencil and couldn’t resist completing a card. So here’s a fun bonus for you today!

This rainbow has brighter color palette but I used the same silver shattered glass decofoil. Only, this sentiment comes from the new Lovely Unicorns stamp set. Isn’t it just perfect! The white panel measures 4×5.25 and the black is just 1/8 inch wider for a tiny border and there is foam tape between both layers, ending on a white card base.

So much rainbow fun! I hope you enjoyed it all and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone!

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

Trinity Stamps – No lion…

Hey friends! I’m super excited to share today’s fun card with you featuring some new goodies from the Trinity Stamps release that went live last Friday! It’s so super packed with awesomeness, you’re sure to love it all! Head over and check it out HERE if you haven’t yet.

Products I used on today’s card:
Greatest Friend on Earth stamps and dies
Slimline Center Burst dies
Gold Satin Baubles
Distress Oxide Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Barn Door
Copic markers
Glossy Accents

I started this card by inking a panel with distress oxide inks and splattered it with water. Then I splattered it with watered down black acrylic paint and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I stamped and colored images from Greatest Friend on Earth with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out, including the sentiment! I love that part of most all Trinity Stamps sets!

With my inked panel dry, I die cut it with the Slimline Center Burst die. Then I arranged the pieces on a white piece of cardstock measuring 4×5. This leaves a larger gap at the top/bottom of your card so I added a strip of black cardstock to the bottom to ground everything. I added foam tape to the back of this panel and adhered it to a white card base.

I added foam squares to the back of my images and sentiment and popped them on the card front. Then, moving on to finishing touches, I added gold satin baubles around the design and on the stand for the lion. Then I added glossy accents to the lion’s nose and Ringmaster’s hat and buttons.

Isn’t this such a fun card!?! I love this entire release so much! It’s just packed full of so much fun and goodness! The magic/circus theme throughout really makes me want to throw a party just so I can create decorations and invitations for it. Haha.

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

Pink & Main | Joy Clair Collaboration Blog Hop

I am super excited to be apart of the Pink & Main | Joy Clair collaboration blog hop today! There is so much inspiration from both teams and prizes to be won from both companies too! I have two fun cards to share with you so let’s get started!

I had so much fun playing with products from both companies that I couldn’t stop at one card, I had to make two with so many other ideas still in my head. Let’s get started with the super fun mermaid card!

I inked up a panel with mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass distress oxide inks and used the Pink & Main Waves dies to cut 2 sets of waves from the one panel. I spritzed the waves with water, flicked watered down ink on them and then also added some watered down black acrylic paint. Then, on another panel, I took the Pink & Main Clouds stencil and inked it up with a light yellow ink. I repeated the same idea on this panel with the yellow ink and black paint.

Next, I stamped and colored the mermaid tail image from the Joy Clair Mermaid at Heart stamp set. I used my scan-n-cut to cut it out and started arranging my scene. Once I had an idea, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set in black. At this point I thought it would be nice to have a little frame around my scene so I trimmed everything down to 4×5.25. Then, I adhered the back waves with EZ Squeeze liquid glue to the cloud panel, then glued the mermaid tail to the back of the other waves and added foam tape to the back of the whole thing. I removed the backing paper and placed it down.

I trimmed a black panel to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and used Pink & Main EZ Squeeze glue to add my scene panel to it. I added foam tape the back of the black and popped it on a white card base. At this point I thought my card could use some extra, because I really like extra. 😉 So I pulled out the Summer Wreath Decor dies and cut a few shells, a sun and a star and used my copics to color the pieces. Then I popped the sun up with foam and used liquid glue to add the seashells and star.

For finishing touches on this card, I added unicorn Stickles to the mermaid tail, sun and seashells. Then I added a scattering of Pink & Main Essential Pearls to the bottom to complete the design.

Now, let’s move on to the floral card featuring the Joy Clair stamp set called Succulent Frame.

I started this card by stamping the images in the set and coloring them all with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and arranged them together. I used liquid glue to adhere them in place and switched gears to my background.

For that, I inked up a panel with antique linen distress oxide ink and splattered it with water. Then I used a brayer roller to add dried marigold distress oxide to the inside of my Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. Then I splattered the panel with watered down dried marigold ink and black acrylic paint. Once that panel was dry, I used the largest Pink & Main A2 Rectangle Stackable die to cut it out. I stepped it down 2 sizes and die cut a thin frame using the same rectangle die set and adhered it with liquid glue.

Moving back to my image panel, I pulled out the Pink & Main wreath base 2 dies and cut the thanks sentiment 4 times from white cardstock and once from the rose gold color in the metallics glitter paper pack. I used the EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Then I took a sentiment from the Succulent Frame set and masked off everything except the word friend that I stamped and heat embossed in white. I used a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die to cut it out and adhered it to the bottom of my stacked word die cuts. Next, I used liquid glue to add this to the Succulent Frame images.

Finally, I added foam squares to the back of the images and popped them in place in the center of my card. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the red berry images around the frame and also a scattering of the new Pink & Main Sparkle Gems.

Products used on both cards today are:
Pink & Main Rectangle Stackable A2 dies
Pink & Main Wreath Base 2 dies
Pink & Main Waves dies
Pink & Main Summer Wreath Decor dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Pink & Main Clouds stencil
Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder
Pink & Main Essential Pearls
Pink & Main Sparkle Gems
Pink & Main Metallics Glitter paper pack
Pink & Main EZ Squeeze glue
Joy Clair Succulent Frame stamps
Joy Clair Mermaid at Heart stamps
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks – mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass, dried apricot and antique linen
Lawn Fawn butter ink

Blog Hop Info:

Pink & Main is giving away a $25 prize pack to one random commenter!

Be sure to comment on each of the stops along the hop for chances to win prizes from each company! Next up is Priscilla!

The hop winners will be announced on the company blogs Monday, May 10.

Thermoweb | Unity Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! I’m back today with more Thermoweb | Unity fun to share with you! We’re having an Instagram hop today starting at 10 a.m. So much fun! Here’s a peek at the cards I’ll be sharing but remember you have to comment on Instagram and hop for chances to win.

Today, I used the wild garden toner card front with the summer rainbow decofoil. Then I decided to try that awesome technique from yesterday but instead of leaving the negative space black, I added turquoise sea decofoil and ran the same card through again. Which gave me that awesome card front on the right.

I was so in love with the look of this card front that I didn’t want to cover it up. I die cut a sentiment from Unity Stamps Be the Girl set with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack. Then the next size up from black cardstock and adhered them together. I popped them up with foam squares and added a few Falling For You enamel dots from Pink & Main. Then I adhered this to a white card base and wrapped some baker’s twine for a little added interest.

Let’s have a look at the bonus card I created with today’s toner card front, shall we?!? I just love it!

I added the toner sheet to a white card base. Then die cut the image from Unity Stamps Let the Little Things Gnome with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and colored it with my copic markers. I also die cut one of the sentiments from the same stamp set with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die. I popped the rectangle up on the foiled card front, then popped the banner up on that. I finished things off with a scattering of Falling For You enamel dots again.

So much bright and happy! I just love them both! I hope you’ll head over in a bit and join us on Instagram for the hop. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes to win!

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

Thermoweb – Unity Toner Card Front Release

Hey friends! I’m over on the Thermoweb blog today featuring one of the new Unity Toner Card Front designs. These are beautiful and are so fun to create with already!

I did a two-for-one technique by foiling the card front and then using the negative on a toner sheet to create the darker card front. I love how it turned out!

I paired the tranquil leaves card front with spring coffee stamps to create both cards. The backgrounds feature emerald watercolor decofoil and this first cup is foiled with wild lilac because it was a digital stamp. I love that you can copic color over foiling. It’s so cool!

Here’s a look a the card front close up and in the light. Isn’t is so pretty!?! I am having so much fun playing with foils and different techniques. I definitely recommend it.

And here is the second card I created with that negative sheet. Isn’t it awesome!?! The fact that there was no foil waste and getting two cards done at the same time were huge bonuses!

Here’s a close up of this one too. I used turquoise sea for the accents on this card and the wild lilac for the cup badge.

Be sure to head over to the Thermoweb blog for the step-by-step process how I created both of these cards.

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

Pear Blossom Press – Hope Your Day Glows

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be back with a second card guest designing for Pear Blossom Press! Today I have a card featuring some awesome Lawn Fawn products and the Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights!

Here’s a look at the finished card before we dive into the process of creating it. Isn’t it just too cute! We don’t have fireflies where I live but I always thought it would be a really cool thing to be able to sit outside and watch them at night. So, I made a card thinking of that while I got inky. Let’s get started!

To make things simple, I inked up all my panels at once with my distress oxide inks. After each panel was inked I smooshed the ink pads on my glass mat, spritzed it with water and then flicked the watered down ink on the panel for extra texture. this is a new favorite technique that I do pretty much every time I pull out distress inks to play with.

Once the panels were dry, here are the dies I used to cut each panel. The green from the bayou backdrop die, saving that large portion in the center to come back and cut the grass and cattails from later on. The brown was cut from a hillside border first and the same stitched rectangle as the peach panel after so they layered nicely. And last, the little pond die comes from the bayou backdrop set.

Next, I stamped, colored and die cut some cute fireflies from the Lawn Fawn Little Fireflies set. I thought it would be fun to have front-facing and not so I did a combination of both images.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Little Fireflies on the lake piece. Then, using the frame and lake as guides, I stamped and heat embossed “press me” on the dirt hill where I want my button to be. This word stamp comes from the Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set. It’s great for lots of different types of interactive cards. Then I used liquid glue to adhere all of my layers together. Then I took a circle die that happens to come in the Little Fireflies set (for their glowing bottoms if you use that stamp) and cut 3 circles out of the background so the lights could shine through.

Next, using scrappy tape, I adhered the battery pack to the back of my card front so it lines up with the “press me” on the front. Then I used the same tape to adhere the lights in place over the holes. I flipped my card over, added the fireflies and then adjusted the lights a bit until they lit the fireflies up how I liked. Once there were perfect, I added a few more strips of tape to securely hold everything in place.

Finally, I added a double layer of foam tape to the back of my whole panel and added it to a white card base.

I know there is a lot going on but I just couldn’t leave things the way they were. For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the eyes, unicorn Stickles to the wings and glossy accents to their bums! I just think this is too funny and makes me smile!

Ta-da!!! Isn’t this just the cutest ever?!? I am so extremely happy with how this fun card turned out! It’s a good thing these batteries last a while because I keep playing with it on my craft desk.

I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful and don’t be afraid to try light up cards. They are so much fun and Pear Blossom Press has taken any difficulties away with their amazing products!

Here is a list of the products used on today’s project, using affiliate links at no additional cost to you:
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
Lawn Fawn Little Fireflies stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop dies
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Press Here stamps
Distress Oxide Inks
Scrappy Tape 1/4 inch
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Stickles – unicorn

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