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Pawsome Stamps – Just Because I Miss You

Hello everyone! Today I have a sweet little card showing how to pull your stamps from one theme and stretch them into anything you’d like. I’m using a couple of adorable stamp sets from Pawsome Stamps and new watercolors from LH Colors for my background!

I recently received this adorable bear set called Hoppy Easter from my crafty friend Katie. I just adore this bear and love all of the cute accessories in the set. However, it’s very Easter and I didn’t have a chance to use it in time but I hate to leave it sit a whole year. So I didn’t! I stamped that cute bear and his bowtie and colored them with my copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid glue to adhere the bowtie in place and went searching for what I wanted to use as a grounding platform for my bear.

I landed on this awesome woodgrain textured cardstock from Birch Press Design that I cut into a strip that ended up being 4×1.5 inches. I inked the edges with a blending brush and some brown dye ink for added interest. Then for the background, I cut a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and embossed it with the Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder. Using these stripes as a guide I watercolored the Mint Chip color from LH Colors on each strip and set it aside to dry.

I went looking in other Pawsome stamp sets to see what sentiments I had available that were not holiday and thought this miss you one was sweet from the Cup of Tea set. So, I stamped it on the woodgrain panel and also stamped the snail and bumblebee to fill in my design a little.

For assembly on my card today, I adhere the bear to the back of the woodgrain and added foam tape to that whole thing before adhering it to the watercolor panel. Then I added foam squares to the snail and bee and popped them in place. Finally I popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a white card base.

For finishing touches I wrapped twine around the top of the card and tied it in a bow. Then I added black glaze pen to the bear and snail eyes and glossy accents to the nose and shell. Last, but not least, I came in with a little unicorn Stickles on the bee wings and white gel pen highlights on the bear’s bowtie.

Remember to look at your stamps and see if they might be flexible in their use. This time I didn’t change anything with the images, just chose specific details like the bowtie, omitted any bunny ears and picked a new sentiment. Super simple but sometimes we forget and overlook something because it was originally intended for a specific theme or holiday.

Products used today:
Pawsome Stamps Hoppy Easter stamps and dies
Pawsome Stamps Cup of Tea stamps and dies
Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder
Birch Press Design – woodgrain cardstock
LH Colors watercolor – mint chip
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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

Pretty Pink Posh – May Release Instagram Hop

Hello again! The excitement is still going and today I am apart of the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Instagram Hop! I have this really fun card featuring the Crafty Sentiments stamps along with the Crafty Days stamps and dies.

Seriously, how cute is that koala and his little scissors! I just love him! He is colored with copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Then I used the scalloped square die in the set to create a yellow mat for him. I love the teal and yellow together! I adhered them together with foam squares.

Next, I took an A2 size panel and one of the border stamps in the set and repeat stamped it down the page. I cut a 1 1/2″ strip of white cardstock and stamped my sentiment on the left side. I adhered a strip of silver glitter paper to the top and popped it up on the stamped panel with foam tape. With a combination of foam tape and liquid glue I adhered the scalloped rectangle next.

For finishing touches today, I added black glaze pen the the koala’s eyes and nose. Then I glued a scattering of metallic silver pearls across the design for a little shine and interest.

I don’t know about you guys but the person getting this card is going to have to be pretty darn special to me. Hahaha!!!

Products used today:
Crafty Days stamps and dies
Crafty Sentiments stamps
Metallic Silver Pearls
Foam tape
Liquid glue

Don’t forget there is an Instagram Hop going on with a chance to win each day! Today is the last day to enter all three days so head over and comment, comment, comment!

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

Pink & Main – Release Day Take 2

Hey friends! We had a bit of a kerfuffle last week and the calendar was marked a week off for release day. So you got a fun sneak peek of an upcoming set and today I’m back for the real release day with that same Bear with Wagon set again paired with a new Gone Fishing stamps and dies as well.

I stamped the images from both sets and colored them with my copic markers before using the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took all of the small images from Gone Fishing and stamped them in embossing ink on a white panel. I heat embossed them with the new Candy Apple embossing powder, then used my blending brush to ink over the panel with a red ink. I love the tone-on-tone design to bring a little detail to the design.

Next, I inked an A2 size panel with distress oxide ink from chipped sapphire to blueprint sketch and finished the top off with a little salty ocean. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I flicked vanilla and bluebell watercolor from LH Colors on the panel.

Once it was dry, I trimmed the red panel to 1.5 inches and added a thin strip of black cardstock to the top edge with EZ Tear Tape and popped the panel up on the blue one with foam tape. Next, I added my images with foam squares.

Finally I stamped sentiments from Gone Fishing and Love You More, and die cut them with Large Sentiment Strip dies, popping them up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the bear noses, fishing pole reel and bobber too!

I had so much fun combining these unrelated sets for a whole new look and a fabulous Father’s Day card idea for any fisherman!

Products used:
Bear with Wagon stamps and dies
Gone Fishing stamps and dies
Love You More stamps
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Anti Static Powder Tool
Embossing Ink Pad
Candy Apple embossing powder
Ergonomic Blending Brush
EZ Tear Tape 1/4 inch
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Glossy accents
Foam tape and squares
LH Colors watercolor – vanilla and bluebell

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippo Infinity Shaker Card

Hello again crafty friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have an infinity shaker card to share with you featuring goodies from Miss Ink Stamps today.

When I saw the Artsy Abstracts stencil set, some of them reminded me of water and I really wanted to try pairing it with the super adorable Hippo Hooray set. So, that’s the fun I have to share with you today.

I started by choosing a few images from Hippo Hooray, stamping and coloring them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them all aside while I played with my stencils!

For that, I started with a light blue cardstock panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and a few blue and teal inks to use with my stencils. I inked up a few blobs and then added the texture detail layer with teal.

I used some discarded stamp packaging to create an infinity shaker and poured in Twiddler’s Nook princess rings confetti embellishments for my shaker. I thought these looked a bit like bubbles. I sealed it up and adhered it to my card front.

I added a few seaweed images with tape runner but the rest are adhered with foam squares. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, die cut it with a strip and popped it on with foam squares as well.

The only finishing touch I added to this card is black glaze pen to the eyes of all the critters and a little white highlight added back in to the hippo.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Hippo Hooray stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Cinderella
iCraft XXL Tape Runner
Foam squares

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

Pretty Pink Posh – May Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hey crafty friends! I’m elated to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Hop today! This release is so much fun. I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the inspiration and love everything today too! I have a super fun card to share featuring the new Crafty Critters stamps and dies.

When I saw this set with all of the fun smaller images, I immediately thought of the adorable tic-tac-toe die and wanted to pair them together. Using the die as a guide, I placed my stamps in the various spaces until I decided where I wanted which images. Then I stamped everything and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and heat embossed the tiny “happy” on the notebook cover.

I die cut the tic-tac-toe die from white cardstock 4 times and used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Then I did a little ink smooshing on a piece of white cardstock for my background panel. When I put them together I thought the tic-tac-toe got lost so I cut it again from teal cardstock and added that to the top. That was perfect! I adhered them with liquid glue and added the images with foam squares and liquid glue where needed.

I glued an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock to a white card base and popped my panel up on that with foam tape. Then I moved on to finishing touches. My favorites are black glaze pen to critter eyes, glossy accents to various details like noses and labels and things. Then I went for some glam with Stickles on the paint palette at the top.

Products used today:
Crafty Critters stamps and dies
Tic-Tac-Toe die
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! Below is the lineup and details for the blog hop. Enjoy!

BLOG HOP LINEUP

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Laura Bassen
Amanda Wilcox
Jeanne Jachna
Dana Kirby
Ashley Ebben

GIVEAWAY

There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/22/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Shaker Card and Tag Combo featuring Mama Elephant

Happy Tuesday everyone! Get ready for your last Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. Life has gotten a bit too busy and I’m having to step down from a few teams that I design for. Today is my final post – for now – on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team.

I decided to pull out a fun Mama Elephant set, make some boba shakers and color some adorable critters!

I had a crafty zoom session with some friends a bit ago and decided it would be fun to stamp and color these cuties from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp set. I’m not great a staying on task while socializing so I just focused on coloring while we were chatting and then turned them into this card and tag later on. It was so fun and a great way to connect with crafty friends I’ve met on the internet that live super far away.

The coordinating Boba Tea die set can turn the two cups without critters into shakers if you want. I thought it would be fun so I did that with both and decided instead of having two shakers on my card, I would make a card and coordinating tag.

So, after those were ready to go, I used the Two Scallop Frames dies to create a focal point for my card and the tag as well. I made one landscape and the other portrait to change them up a bit as well.

I stenciled a gray panel with the Heffy Doodle Scribble on my Heart stencil and gray ink for a little texture in the background. This panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a white card base. Then the scallop frame is popped up with foam tape on that. The boba cups are all added with liquid glue while the bunny is added with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares to keep it flat.

Last, I stamped and die cut a sentiment using the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I popped this up below the frame with a foam strip.

For my tag, I chose a sentiment from Boba Tea and stamped it in the upper left corner so my pup and his shaker cup could be positioned more toward the right for balance. I threaded some twine through the hole and my tag is all set to go too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. My daughter and I love to splurge on boba at a food truck close to our house so that’s what these remind me of. It’s always fun to mix and match different flavors when we go.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies

Heffy Doodle Scribbles on My Heart stencil
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid glue pen
Pink & Main blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks

I get all my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodle Bugs. Click HERE if you’d like a 15% coupon to shop there.

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Release Day | You Inspire Me Card

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for letting me take up your time once again today. It’s release day for Pretty Pink Posh and I’m on the blog with this gorgeous floral card featuring a new stamp and die set plus a new stencil too!

For all the details how I created this card plus a chance to win a gift certificate to the Pretty Pink Posh shop, head to the PPP Blog HERE and be sure to leave a comment.

I’ll be back later this week with more from the new release. Be sure you’re subscribed and follow on social media so you don’t miss any of it!

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

Jane’s Doodles – Have a Brew-Tea-Ful Day Outside the Box Card

Welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing a fun box card and a tag using the recently release Tea Time digital stamp set from Jane’s Doodles. This set is packed full of images so I printed everything and just started coloring for fun. In the end I had extra images after arranging my box card so I made a sweet little tag for the heck of it too!

After coloring the images, I went digging through my paper stash for cardstock or patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I had used. I landed on these fun prints from Pink & Main’s All Occasions Florals paper pad. I cut all of the elements for my Outside the Box card from white cardstock, including the cloud layers. I also cut the cloud layers from vellum and stacked them behind but in the end, that gets covered up so you could skip it.

After building the box and adding the decorative elements on the sides and back, I added all of my colored images to the different layers. In the end, I chose a sentiment from the Brew-Tea-Ful stamp set. I added the card folded up into my MISTI and stamped it down on the upper right side of the arch.

Then, for a little extra something, I took the hearts from the Tea Time set I had colored, added them to acetate picks and adhered them with glue dots. I love the look of the hearts floating in the air.

Now, in a completely different color palette, I have a simple little tag that will be perfect to attach to a tea themed gift. I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the teacup so I could slide the teabag inside of it. The sentiment stamped on the teapot is also from Brew-Tea-Ful.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Tea Time digital stamps
Jane’s Doodles Brew-Tea-Ful stamps
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Clouds
Pink & Main Fancy Tag dies
Pink & Main All Occasion Florals paper pad
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Scrappy Tape – 1/4 inch

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Newton’s Nook – Thermoweb Collab | Time to Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! This week Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb are collaborating together for amazing inspiration using products from both companies! Today I have a very sweet celebration card to share with you.

I started today’s card with my background panel and the Cupcakes layering stencil. I started by inking the layer with the cupcake papers and a few toppers. I used teal for the wrappers and brown for the few frosting bits. Next, I swapped for the cupcake frosting layer and inked it in a gradient from top left to bottom right – red/pink down to yellow. Last, I added my sprinkles and cherries layer and spread red Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel through it. Then, I set the panel aside to dry and cleaned up my area and stencil.

Next, I brought out the Newton’s Cupcake set and stamped my images. I colored them with copic markers to resemble the inking on the stenciled panel and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Once they were cut out, I turned on my laminator to heat up. I used the Deco Foil adhesive pen to add polka dots to the cupcake wrapper and cut a piece of red Deco Foil transfer sheet. With the laminator heated up and the pen dry, I layered the foil on top and placed them in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through the laminator. This is such a fun way to customize and detail your images! I love it and the shine of these foiled dots in the light is so cool!

With the stenciled panel dry, I ran it through the die cutter with the largest Frames & Flags die and added my Newton image with foam squares. Next, I chose a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set, and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I glued the ends down and added it under Newton with foam squares too.

Next, I chose a pattern from the Springtime paper pad, cut it to A2 size and added it to a white card base before popping up the stenciled panel with foam tape on that.

For a little bit of finishing detail, I added glossy accents to the cherry on the cupcake, Newton’s nose and a couple of stripes on the party hat too.

Doesn’t this card just make you want to celebrate? And eat cupcakes? It certainly does for me!

Products used today:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Birthday Roundabout stamps
Cupcakes stencils
Banner Trio dies
Frames & Flags dies
Springtime paper pad
Thermoweb Deco Foil adhesive pen
Thermoweb Deco Foil transfer sheets – red
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel – red
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue pen
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier sheets
Glossy accents

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

MFT Stamps – Wishing You Sunnier Days Ahead Shadow Box Card

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have been wanting to create more shadow box cards lately. I keep searching them on Pinterest and watching videos for inspiration and I finally set a night aside to just create one. It was so fun! I totally fussed with it for hours and kept coming back and changing my mind, but I love how it turned out!

I used the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card die set for my card base and hills. Then I pulled out the Weather With You and Sprinkling You With Love stamp sets from MFT Stamps to decorate it all. I feel like these sets have similar artwork so even though the critters are different, they play well together.

Once I created the box card itself, I started by filling in the inside and front with all of my critters. Then I knew I wanted to decorate the sides so I had colored extra images so I started filling those in too.

After the inside and sides were finished, I didn’t like something about the inside, so I kept fussing and then it hit me that the bear sprinkling water was not working well. So I carefully removed him and added the sunshine instead. Then, I didn’t want to waste this cute bear so I added him to the back panel where I will write my little message. Isn’t that so cute?!?

I almost forgot, the sentiment on the top front is from Weather With You and it’s cut from a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die.

Products used today:
Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Weather With You stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Sprinkling You With Love stamps and dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Bearly Art liquid glue

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