BYSHC Christmas in July Hop

Hey friends! Popping in to let you know we are sponsoring the super fun Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Christimas in July Hop! There are fun prizes up for grabs, including 2 $20 gift codes to the Twiddler’s Nook shop!

However, while the hop is going on we’re also having a sale on the entire shop! 15% off – no code necessary, not vaild on prior purchases.

Click HERE to head to the shop and take a look around.

For fun I have a Christmas shaker card to share with you that features a whopping 4 embellishments from the shop! I also have to say that I did all my stamping using the new Pressure Pal tool and I absolutely love it!

To create this card, I stamped a couple of images from MFT Stamps Polar Opposites set and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside. I took a white panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and die cut the Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window from it. This is the start of my shaker window. I lined the back with scrappy tape and adhered a piece of acetate. Next, I placed the panel in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment from MFT Reindeer Games below the window.

Then I took a white panel larger than the window and blended Distress Oxide inks in blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire. I spritzed it with water and flicked some gold watercolor on it. While that was drying, I added a double layer of foam tape to the back of my window panel and sprinkled in my shaker bits. Today I chose Twiddler’s Nook Snowy Day, Princess Rings and Pixie Dust micro beads!

I removed the release paper, added my inked panel to seal the shaker mechanism and popped the whole thing on a white card base. Next, I added foam squares to the back of my images and placed them at the bottom of the window.

Moving on to finishing touches, i added a scattering of Twiddler’s Nook gold baubles to the design. Then glossy accents to the noses and feet and unicorn Stickles to the sweater and hat. Last, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes to help them shine.

Super cute and ready for my Christmas card stash!

Products used on today’s card:
Twiddler’s Nook Snowy Day
Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Cinderella
Twiddler’s Nook Pixie Dust Micro Beads – Silvermist
Twiddler’s Nook Baubles – Gold
Twiddler’s Nook Pressure Pal
MFT Stamps Reindeer Games stamps
MFT Stamps Polar Opposites stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window die
Distress Oxide Ink – blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Foam tape

I hope you’re enjoying the hop and will play along! Don’t forget to head to the SHOP and check out our sale too!

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

Pink & Main – Ducky Duo

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a super cute pair of cards over on the Pink & Main blog! The new release is live and available for purchase so don’t hesitate to head over and treat yourself! There are so absolutely amazing products added to the mix this month!

I couldn’t help myself so I took the same design idea and created two cards to share with you today. It actually started because I pulled out the woodgrain embossing folder and embossed the grain the wrong direction for my original design. I couldn’t let it go to waste so I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make two fun cards to share with you!

Like I said before, I used the new woodgrain embossing folder for my backgrounds. Because these are 6×6 you can take your A2 size cardstock and turn it portrait or landscape for different looks. I ended up with one of each. Then I took a white panel and ink blended distress oxide inks in blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon. I spritzed the panel with water and die cut the letters from the new Just a Note dies and Big Hugs dies. Then I cut them from white 2 more times each and used EZ Squeeze glue to adhere them together. I die cut the shadow for each from pearlescent vellum and adhered those with tape runner.

Next, I stamped images from the July Stamp and Die of the Month – Just Ducky and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and decided on sentiments to go with each card. This die set comes with these awesome rounded banner dies that fit the sentiments in the set so I was able to die cut them perfectly too!

I adhered the woodgrain backgrounds to white card bases with EZ Squeeze glue. Then I added the ink blended sentiments to those. Next, I added foam squares to the back of the images and sentiment banners and popped those in place.

For finishing touches, I added yellow pearls from the new Rainbow Pearls embellishment wheel to both card designs. Then I came in with glossy accents on the ducky eyes, beaks and feet.

Aren’t these ducks just too cute for words?!? I love them and the different positions they are all in. So many options! The new word dies are an absolute must for any crafty stash! They are versatile and so fun to use! I’m swooning over the font too!!! It’s just perfect!

Products used on today’s cards:
Stamp and Die of the Month: Just Ducky
Just a Note dies
Big Hugs dies
Woodgrain embossing folder
Rainbow Pearls embellishment wheel
EZ Squeeze glue
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide inks – mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch

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

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Newton’s Nook – Time to Celebrate

I’m sure it’s time to celebrate something, right?!? We love to celebrate everything in our house. It’s fun and creates great excuses for important things like cupcakes! Haha! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a fun shaker card featuring the newly release Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies along with the cupcakes layering stencil too!

My whole card started by inking up the stencil layers with fun pink and red colors and die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. Then I let my card design come together from that. I stamped and colored Newton’s Cupcake with copic markers but couldn’t decide on a color or design for the cupcake. That’s when I had an idea to paper piece it like those fun cupcake wrappers my mom always used when I was growing up!

Next, I moved on to the shaker pouch. I die cut two circles from the Circle Frames dies – one red and one acetate. Then I took the scalloped circle that is the next size down and cut it from the red circle, creating my frame and window. I used liquid glue to adhere the acetate to the frame and lined the back with foam tape. I sprinkled sequins on the stenciled panel and sealed up my shaker.

Next, I added foam squares to the back of Newton and popped him in the center of the window. I used liquid glue to adhere the cute cherry to the top of the cupcake and moved on to my sentiment. I chose one from the Birthday Roundabout set and stamped it on a die cut banner from the Banner Trio dies. I love how this one has emboss lines to fold it for a more 3D look. I added a combo of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere it to the bottom of the shaker frame.

Next, I found a piece of cardstock that was close to the blue in the cupcake wrapper and trimmed it to A2 size. I flicked black acrylic paint all over it for a little texture. Once that was dry I glued it to a white card base and popped my panel on it with some foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the cherry and Newton’s nose.

One thing I found out later – a real duh moment – is that the sentiments in Newton’s Cupcake are all sized to stamp inside the cupcake if you would like to! How cool is that?!? I’m looking forward to trying it out for a different and fun look!

Products used on today’s card:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Cupcakes stencil
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Banner Trio dies

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Thank You Very Much!

Hey friends! Miss Ink Stamps has a new release coming and we’re sneaking peaks over on Instagram for the next few days before the release goes live on Saturday! Today I have a super cute and silly gnome card to share with you.

My dad is a huge Elvis fan. I grew up watching those movies and dancing to that music so this set just made my heart happy to create with!

I colored up the images with my copic colors and trimmed it down. Then I used the Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack to create some layers. Starting with the base which is white adhered to a white card base. I really wanted that matching embossed edge so I didn’t mind the extra layer. Then a cool gold glitter layer adhere with foam strips. Last there is a black layer also popped up with foam tape and the little scene adhered to that with liquid glue.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the gnomes glasses, buttons and belt, along with the microphone and stand. I thought there needed to be a little shine but I didn’t want it to compete with the cool glitter cardstock layer.

This is just too much fun! I love the whole little scene. Remember there are giveaways on Instagram from today until the release so be sure to head over and comment on the Miss Ink posts.

Products used on today’s card:
Miss Ink Stamps Thank You Very Much stamps
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack dies
Glossy accents
Thermoweb Foam tape
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Pink & Main gold glitter cardstock

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Trinity Stamps – One Layer Wonder

Hey friends! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with a really fun birthday card that is all one layer! I used the new Pretty Party Decor stamp set. And I didn’t pull out the foam squares for even a second this time! Trust me…it was difficult. Lol! But this card is so fun. Let’s check it out!

Today I started by laying out my stamps on a card base to see if the design in my head would even work. This can be very helpful when doing cards with lots of to same stamp over and over again or making sure spacing looks how you think it will.

Then I chose one of my favorite distress oxide ink blends and started blending on an oversized white panel. The magic combo is abandoned coral, tattered rose and dried marigold. These colors just make me happy every time I put them together!

I splattered the panel with water and once it was dry I die cut it with the largest Modern Embossed Rectangle die and started my stamping!

The first round of stamping was all the black – sentiment and strings – which I stamped with VersaFine ink. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the sentiment and heat set it. This is a big reason I like using VersaFine…and it covers beautifully on the first impression. Then I moved on to stamping the lanterns at the bottom of the strings with aged mahogany distress oxide ink. I heat set that and then stamped the detail over the top of them with VersaMark and heat embossed them with gold.

I came back and added a few more strings and then moved on to the confetti stamps in this set. I started with a scattering and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and then went back and added more filling things in and embossed those in gold.

It’s hard for me to make masculine cards but when this was finished I immediately thought that you could change the colors and make this card fit great for a guy’s birthday too!

Products used on today’s card:
Pretty Party Decor stamps
Modern Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Distress Oxide Inks – aged mahogany, abandoned coral, tattered rose, dried marigold

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Cool Birthday Gift Card Holder

Hi there, it’s Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing a bit of a different card today that can be personalized and changed for so many themes and occasions. It features goodies from Reverse Confetti which I just adore!

For this card, I die cut the Reverse Confetti gift card holder from white cardstock. Then I inked up the top portion with scattered straw distress oxide ink. I also die cut the rectangle that comes in the die set from white cardstock and inked it with cracked pistachio and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. This additional die could be used as a scene setter like I have here or you could create a window with it as well! This card would be awesome as a shaker, don’t you think?

Anyway, back to this card…I spritzed the panels with water and flicked black paint on them for some added interest and texture. Once that was dry, I stamped a sentiment from Ice Cream Social on the smaller panel.

Next, I stamped and colored those cute pooches sharing a puppucino with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and started assembling everything.

To start, I glued the gift card holder panel to a piece of white cardstock and used my scissors to trim off the corners. This way I can write my message on the back and it gives the whole thing more stability to hold the gift card. Then I added foam tape to the small panel and centered it in the top portion. I added foam squares to my image and placed them above the sentiment.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches like black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the noses and cup and a little star dust Stickles on the whipped cream. I slid my Dutch Bros. gift card in the slots and this gift is ready to give!

What’s the go-to coffee place in your area? The kiddos seem to like Dutch here where I prefer a local place called Java Crew.

Products used on today’s project:
Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Cover Panel
Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social stamps and dies
Distress Oxide – scattered straw, cracked pistachio, tumbled glass
Foam squares
Foam tape
Stickles- star dust

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

Heffy Doodle – Hey Gull Friend!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I’m sharing a super bright and fun slimline card featuring some of the goodies from my most recent Heffy Doodle order! Right after I orderd these fun seagulls I kept seeing inspiration all over and it was killing me to wait for them to arrive. Needless to say, I had these cuties inked up and colored within minutes of finding the package in my mailbox!

I had a general layout in my head so I did stamp and color the images straight away. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside. Then I took a white panel and used different dies from the Slimline Scenery die set to cut sections. The one thing I love about these dies is how they give the stitched detail on both sides of the cut line so you could use either! It’s great!

After I cut the sections apart, I pulled out distress oxide inks and inked up each panel, except the clouds. From top to bottom I used squeezed lemonade and mustard seed, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, antique linen and gathered twigs. Then I spritzed it all with water and let it dry.

Next, I cut a slimline card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches and adhered the layers one at a time working from top to bottom to make sure everything fit together properly. Then I used liquid glue to adhered my images and popped the card in my MISTI to add the fun sentiment at the bottom.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bird beaks and feet and black glaze pen to their eyes. Then I pulled a couple of seashells from the Twiddler’s Nook Glass Beach embellishment mix and glued them on either side of the sentiment at the bottom.

I just love how fun and bright this card turned out! Originally I was going to use all blue for the background but I’m just loving that yellow panel for the bright sunshine coming from behind the clouds.

Each month the Heffy Doodlers Facebook group has challenge you can enter. This month’s theme is adventure so I’m going to link this fun card up there!

Products used on today’s card:
Heffy Doodle You Go, Gull stamps and dies
Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery dies
Twiddler’s Nook Glass Beach embellishments
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide inks
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive
Copic markers

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Birch Press Design – You Are Something Special

Hi there! Today I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a pair of just because cards that feature layering dies and some heat embossed stamps with coloring on vellum. Have you ever done that? It’s really simple and kind of looks like stained glass when you’re finished.

I chose similar color palettes – a lemony yellow with light teal and a peachy orange with light blue. I like how these colors work together and play off of each other. Almost like suns in the sky with this circular design.

I used the pinpoint radial plate for the background panel on both of these cards and the roundabout layering dies for that cool spiral in the middle.

The sentiment stamp is from brush sentiments while the butterflies set is called lovely butterflies. After I stamped and heat embossed the butterflies on vellum, I used copic markers to color the backside in. It just gives them a little something extra and I really love it.

I finished things off with a scattering of fairy jewels on both cards.

For the detailed step-by-step, head over to the Birch Press Design blog HERE and get all the details.

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Newton’s Nook – July Release

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

First, here’s a peek at the products releasing today!

Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies

Cupcakes layering stencil set

Isn’t it all just so wonderful??? I obsessed with this new stencil. And Newton’s Cupcake just has so many possibilities throughout the year for fun! But I digress…now on to the projects I made to share with you today.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first of which is this adorable rainbow frosted cupcake card! This new stencil is a 3-piece layering stencil and it is AMAZING!!! A definite must for all crafty stashes.

I inked up the first layer with a brown ink and a blending brush. Then I placed the second layer and chose light melon, yellow and teal inks. I started with the yellow first so that my brush didn’t pick up the darker colors on either side. Making sure to overlap my colors, I got a beautiful rainbow in the end! Then I taped the third layer in place and spread red glitz gel through it for some fabulous cherries and sprinkles to top my rainbow cupcakes!

Then I stamped a sentiment from Uplifting Wishes on a circle that I die cut with the Circle Frames die set. Then I die cut a label shape from the Frames Squared set and layered them together with foam squares. Last, I glued the stenciled panel to a white card base and popped the sentiment layers up with foam squares as well.

For my next card, I stamped and colored the new Newton’s Cupcake image with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used a little liquid glue to adhere a cute party had on Newton’s head. I thought the cupcake wrapper was plain so I pulled out the Bubbles stencil, inked it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed some gold bubbles on it. Next, I pulled colors from my coloring to choose background cardstocks. I die cut a red circle to go with the cupcake frosting and a white circle to fit inside it. I stamped the sentiment off to the right so I had space for Newton and decided this was plain too. I inked it up with a little teal shadow and then added the Confetti stencil and more ink for some texture.

For the background panel, I took a teal piece of cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through the Gingham stencil. I removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned things up and turned the laminator on. When the panel was dry I placed it in a folded piece of parchment paper with gold decofoil and ran it through the hot laminator. Isn’t that shiny foiling so much fun?!? I die cut the panel with the largest Frames & Flags die and set to assembling my card.

For this I added foam tape the the foiled panel and popped it on a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the red circle and centered it. I used liquid adhesive for the white panel and another layer of foam squares for Newton.

To finish things off I added Wink of Stella gold glitter to the sprinkles on the cupcake and the top of Newton’s hat. Then glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the stripes on his hat.

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs! (see list below) The winner will be chosen at random from the collective posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

There’s also a fun sale going on from now until Monday too! Click HERE to head to the Newton’s Nook shop and treat yourself!

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

Pink & Main – Be a Mermaid

Hello again! Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog hanging with my mermaid friends! I sure do love them! The cuties in this new stamp set are so much fun and I love the different images where the mermaid is peeking out of the water or her fin is all that’s left from diving down. You can build some awesome scenes with these!

For today, I chose one of the sweet mermaids and a couple of friends for her to have too. You know me, I have to add critters whenever possible! I just love them all! I colored these guys with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, I took a blue panel and used the waves embossing folder on it. To enhance the embossing, I used a blending brush and blue dye ink and lightly blended the whole panel. This really helps the embossing design pop visually.

Originally this was going to be my card front but I loved how it looked behind the images so I switched gears by die cutting it with one of the stitched banner dies. Now I needed a different background panel so I immediately pulled out the new awesome paper pad and started comparing, picking and choosing. I think these fish were too perfect not to use! So I used the largest Layered Rectangle to cut it out and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I added foam tape to the banner and popped it in place, followed by foam squares and liquid glue to adhere all the images. Last, I stamped a sentiment in blue ink and die cut it with a Large Sentiment banner die. I popped it in place with foam squares and trimmed off the edge.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to the open eyes, noses and spots. Then I used unicorn Stickles on the mermaid’s fin and seashells. Last, I used a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the seaweed for a little shimmer on the bottom half of the card too.

Products used on today’s card were:
Be a Mermaid stamps and dies
Catch a Wave embossing folder
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Layered Rectangle A2 dies
Large Fish Tail Banner dies
Vitamin Sea paper pack
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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