Twiddler’s Nook Shop – Labor Day SALE

Hey there friends!!! Just popping in to let you know that we’re having a sale this weekend in the Twiddler’s Nook Shop! We’re offering 20% off your entire purchase from today through Monday, Sept. 6. Also, if you spend over $35 you get free shipping too!

For a bit of added fun this weekend, if you type the word “dinglehopper” in the notes to the seller portion at checkout I will add an extra surprise in your package! Click HERE to head to the shop and look around.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Enjoy that last bit of summer before the kiddos head back to school if they haven’t already or maybe get a little extra crafting in.

Crafty hugs my friends!

I appreciate your support more than you all know!!! Have a fabulous day!

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!

Twiddler’s Nook Shop – NEW RELEASE

Happy weekend my dear friends!!! I am truly excited to bring you a super fun release with a ton of new and amazing embellishments, along with some new crafty tools too!

I’m going to highlight just a few things here but make sure to head over to the shop because I’m not kidding when I saw there’s a lot…we’re talking over 20 new embellishments plus restocks on some of your favorites!!!

First up though, I want to highlight our new Pressure Pal. This is a fabulous tool to use with even pressure while stamping with any stamp platform. The felt bottom glides across the surface flawlessly. It keeps from friction burns on your hands or the possibility of smearing ink on your shirt sleeve.

Next up, is our Magnetic Tool Cup that coordinates with our single and double-wide platforms. I personally use mine to hold my Spellbinders Tool-in-One and Glimmer Hot Foil handle but it would be great for pens or brushes, anything you would like at your fingertips. It is sized perfectly to fit in the curve of both platform bases. Here it’s shown on the double wide platform base.

Let’s take a look at some of the fun embellishments waiting for you too…

This is seriously the teeniest taste of what we’ve got going on! I’m so excited for all of these new goodies and have so many ideas for crafting with them myself. I hope you’ll head over and check things out!

Click HERE to head to the Twiddler’s Nook shop!

I’d also love to hear what you’re excited about that we’re carrying now!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Happy shopping and have a fabulous day!

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!

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop

Hey friends! I’m popping in today to share that we’re a sponsor of a really fun hop going on to help build your Christmas card stash through the year instead of cramming in November! It’s called Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. There is also a Facebook Group with challenges to keep you motivated the whole year through!

If you’ve never played along before, the hop starts today and goes through April 30. All you need to do is create a holiday/winter themed card and link it up on their blog linky tool. Click HERE to get there.

As a sponsor, we’ve donated a couple of great prizes and are also having a sale in the Twiddler’s Nook shop during the entire event so click HERE to go check that out!

Here are some examples of fun holiday products we have available, but there really is so much more so you’ll want to go check it out, I promise!

Thanks so much for hopping along. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out our store and also play along with the hop for chances to win awesome prizes from lots of fun sponsors!

I appreciate you sharing your time! Have a fabulous day!

Rubbernecker Stamps – Coffee Rainbow

Hi again! Welcome to a bright new week! It’s spring break here so there is extra time for morning coffee, crafting and all the fun things! Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you featuring the coffee cup die cut from Rubbernecker Stamps and a Studio Katia script coffee die, along with a couple of embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook.

I started by cutting my coffee cups from white cardstock, the tops from black and then I cut a rainbow of sleeves…not completely sure what I was going to do but wanted all the options. I used liquid glue to adhere all the pieces to my cups and started playing around. That’s when I thought of the coffee script die and finally had an idea. I cut that from white cardstock 4 times and glued them to a white panel. I ran than panel through my die cutter with a Trinity Stamps slimline modern embossed panel die. Then I glued my cups in place and trimmed off the excess.

I finished the card off with 2 coffee beans from the Twiddler’s Nook caffeinated crafting embellishment mix and tried to decide what to do with those extra cups I had left over. Duh, silly. A tag to go with my fun card!

I had the red and orange cups left so I cut a piece of yellow bakers twine, sandwiched it between the two and adhered them with liquid glue. Then I cut the coffee script and it’s shadow from white cardstock again and glued it to one side.

It’s so cute how they match but you have room on the back of the tag to write if you’d like, too!

I’m linking this beauty up to the Coffee Lovers Spring|Summer hop HERE. I hope you’ll play along with us! It’s great fun and there are SOOOO many prizes up for grabs!

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

Lawn Fawn – For You Thanks a Latte

Hello everyone! I’m back today with another fun caffeinated creation for the Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Today I’m featuring some adorable Lawn Fawn goodies along with the Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix for my shaker from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. This mix is part of the special that we have going on this week. Head HERE to check that out!

I started my card by die cutting the outside in stitched mug from white cardstock and inked up the center with mermaid ink and a blending brush. Then I cut the frame 8 times from white cardstock and once from teal. Next I cut the mug again from acetate. I used liquid glue to adhere my layers together, leaving the teal and acetate off until I filled the mechanism with my shaker bits. For those I die cut the beans from the mug die set from gold cardstock and also added some of the bits from the Caffeinated Crafting mix. Once it was all sealed up, I adhered a pink heart to the center and die cut the spoon from gray cardstock, adding it with liquid glue too.

To set my scene, I cut a piece of Perfectly Plaid paper to A2 size and trimmed down a piece of card gray cardstock for a table to sit my mug on. I used the simple stitched hillside border to trim the top of that. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Thanks a Latte and used liquid glue to adhere my layers together, then I added those to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the scripty For You die 3 times from white cardstock and once from the same pink as the heart and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I wasn’t positive on my placement of this piece so I die cut the steam from vellum and glued it down. It ended up being mostly covered but it’s there for what it’s worth. Haha. Last, I added my mug and spoon and my card is all finished.

Are you playing along with the Coffee Lovers Hop? Be sure to head HERE to link up your caffeinated creations for chances to win tons of awesome prizes!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Spring|Summer Hop

Hey friends! It’s time for the Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Be prepared for a week chock full of awesome caffeinated inspiration! Once again, Twiddler’s Nook has the privilege of being a Super Sponsor for the hop. This time we’re running a special package deal for all of you caffeinated crafters.

Our Coffee Mug Die Cut Stand, Donut Embellishment Tray and a package of Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix for $24 during the week of the hop. CLICK HERE to head over to the shop and pick yours up!

Be sure to comment on this post as well because we’re giving away 2 – $20 gift certificates to the shop as part of the hop itself.

Thank you so much for all of your support throughout the year and happy crafting everyone!!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Sweet ‘n Sassy Collab

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to be apart of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Collaboration today! I’ve made 2 cards to share with you featuring I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. These sets pair perfectly together so I couldn’t resist.

Let’s talk slimline first, shall we? I inked up a panel with ground espresso, vintage photo and tea dye distress oxide inks. Then I flicked some watered down ground espresso ink and regular water all over the panel. Once that was dry, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps slimline modern embossed panels dies and cut the 3 largest sizes from: dark brown, rose gold and the inked panel. The brown was adhered to a slimline card base with liquid glue, then the rose gold with foam tape. I wrapped some twine around the inked panel, tied it in a knot and put foam tape on the back avoiding the twine and put it in place too. Then I stamped and colored the travel cup and sleeve from I Like Big Cups and cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 on the sleeve and adhered them together with liquid glued. I added foam tape to the back of the cup, skipping the part where it overlaps the twine so it lays flat and popped it in place. For finishing touches I added some hearts and coffee beans from Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix.

For my second card, I wanted to brighten things up a bit. So I chose a selection of blue and teal cardstocks and cut some different width strips. I added adhesive to a white panel and stuck the strips down at an angle and trimmed off the excess. I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 in the bottom right corner. I stamped another mug from I Like Big Cups, colored it with my copics and cut it out. I popped it up with foam squares and added foam tape to the back of the striped panel. I decided for a little contrast so I attached it to a black A2 size panel and used liquid glue to adhere it on a white card base. Then for finishing touches I added some white gel pen accents to the mug and a scattering of Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Tiana across the design.

Remember, we’re hopping along today for the chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps store! You should have come from the fabulous Lori Turner and now will head over to the amazing Christine Burillo-Kirch.

If you get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers or Sweet ‘n Sassy pages to get your bearings.

You have until Friday, Feb. 5, at 11:59 PDT to comment. Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog Sunday, Feb. 7.

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

Newton’s Nook – Let Love Bloom

Welcome everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this pretty floral slimline shaker card.

I had a completely different idea in my head when I started this card but I think it turned out very elegant and pretty in the end. I’ll give my other idea another try in the future. 😉

I started this card by stamping and coloring the Roses image with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Next, I cut a panel and inked it up using the new square masking stencil. Then I die cut the Slimline Frames & Windows frame from white cardstock and layered it on top. At this point I thought things were too plain so I die cut my stenciled panel with the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped panel die and turned my card into a shaker.

I added acetate to the back of the window panel and lined it with foam strips. Then I sprinkled some Princess Rings embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop on each stenciled square and popped the frame in place. I added foam squares to the back of my rose image and popped it in place. Then I die cut one of the Banner Trio banners and stamped a sentiment from the new Heartfelt Roses set and adhered it with liquid glue.

I added foam tape to the back of my shaker and popped it on a yellow panel measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. Then I used liquid glue to attach it to a white slimline card base.

For finishing touches I just added some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flower petals and leaves.

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