BYSHC – Falling for the Holidays Hop

Hey friends! So excited to be sponsoring another BYSHC Hop! Today I have a super simple and fun shaker tag to share with you using one of our embellishments and, of course, I use our crafty tools whenever I craft!

To create my tag, I stamped Santa and the holly from Avery Elle’s Ho Ho Holidays using my pressure pal and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set that part aside.

For the tag I used the new Avery Elle Snowy Tag dies. I cut multiple layers to create the different elements.

Whole tag – 1 acetate, 1 white glitter cardstock and 1 white cardstock
Frame – 1 black
Snowy elements – sky portion from ink blended cardstock using blueprint sketch and salvaged patina distress oxide, hill from white cardstock

I used liquid glue to adhere the glitter tag to the white. This give the back of the tag a pretty side to write on. Then I added the frame to the acetate and finally the background scene pieces over the glitter. I added foam strips to the frame, sprinkled in some Snowy Day clay embellishments and sealed it up.

Next, I die cut the banner from the Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag and stamped a sentiment on it from Ho Ho Holidays. I adhered the images and banner to the tag front with liquid glue. Next, I threaded red sparkle twine through the hole. Cut another piece to tie in a bow and adhered it down.

Then, for finishing touches I added glossy accents to the holly berries and a bit of stardust Stickles to the ball on Santa’s hat.

Products used today:
Pressure Pal
Paw Print Magnetic Die Stand
Paw Print Embellishment Tray
Snowy Day clay embellishments
Avery Elle Ho Ho Holidays stamps and dies
Avery Elle Easy Layers Tag dies
Avery Elle Snowy Tag dies
Distress Oxide – blueprint sketch, salvaged patina
Bearly Art liquid glue
Scrapbook Adhesives foam strips
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me!

Click HERE to head to the BYSHC main blog post for the hop listing.

SALE
We’re having a sale in the shop Friday through Sunday – 15% all crafty tools and embellishments. Mention the BYSHC Hop in your notes to the seller and I just might add an extra something in your package too. 🙂

GIVEAWAY
We’re sponsoring a $20 gift card to the Twiddler’s Nook shop! Happy crafting!

Avery Elle – You’re the Bees Knees

Welcome everyone. I hope your week is going well. I just received my first order from the new Avery Elle release and couldn’t barely get in the house before I was opening this cute bear to stamp and color him! Needless to say I immediately transitioned and made a card that I’m super excited to share!

Isn’t this just too fun!?! I’m quite tickled with the whole thing personally.

I stamped and colored the images from Bee a Keeper with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I took an A2 panel and the Big Congrats die to see if I could fit everything that I wanted. Once I decided it would work, I inked up a piece of white cardstock with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxide inks. I spritzed the panel with water and set it aside.

Next, I cut the Big Congrats shadow from vellum and the word from white cardstock 3 times. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. When I laid everything out again the background seemed lacking, so I went digging. I found the Cloud Mat die and cut it from white cardstock just keeping the clouds. I arranged them in the background and adhered them with liquid glue once I decided their final placement.

I added the Big Congrats with tape runner hidden behind the letters and the images with foam squares. Then I placed the panel in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on one of the big clouds and the bee trails too.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen the the eyes, glossy accents to antennae, the bear’s nose and flower center. Then I added unicorn Stickles to all of the wings for some fun shimmer.

Isn’t this so much fun!?! I can’t wait to create more punny goodness using some of the other sentiments in the set.

Products used today:
Avery Elle Bee a Keeper stamps and dies
Avery Elle Big Congrats dies
Avery Elle Cloud Mat die
Foam squares
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide – salty ocean, tumbled glass
Copic markers

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

Miss Ink Stamps – You Are My Rainbow

Hello again! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with another way to use the rainbow builder stencil set. It was an idea that came to me and I’m so happy it turned out!

I started with my rainbow today by cutting a piece of vellum to 4×5.25 inches. Then I chose one of the 4 rainbows you can build with the stencil set and inked up the first layer which just has the middle color of the rainbow. I used distress oxide inks today which I had hoped would work but I wasn’t sure. I used wild honey, picked raspberry and twisted citron. I carefully dried each layer with my heat gun for just a minute before adding silver glitz glitter gel to the last layer and then set the whole panel aside to dry.

Next, I die cut a cloudy background panel from white and light teal cardstocks. I added foam tape to the back of the teal panel replacing the teal clouds with white ones but keeping some aside to put on top of the vellum. I added the vellum panel and then the white frame to the top.

I stamped a sentiment on one of the larger clouds and added the remaining ones with foam squares for added dimension and interest.

I finished the design off with a scattering of sweethearts sequins all over the sky. There are a couple of sizes and lots of colors in this mix which makes it that much more fun with the rainbow theme.

Isn’t this so cool! It gives me a whole new round of ideas to try with other stencils on vellum now too!

Products used today:
Rainbow Builder stencils
Sunshine and Rainbows stamps
Sweethearts sequins
Avery Elle Cloud Mat die
Distress Oxide Ink – wild honey, picked raspberry, twisted citron
Glitz Glitter Gel – silver
Stencil Pal
Foam tape
Liquid glue

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Release Day | Warm Wishes Tag

Welcome everyone!!! Miss Ink Stamps is having an adorable winter release today and I’m sharing a fun tag featuring one of the new stamp sets.

When I saw this image I thought it would fit perfect on a tag so I checked and, sure enough, it’s perfect! I cut the inside panel of the Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag dies and stamped my image and sentiment on it. Then I used copic markers to color the scene.

I inked up the edges of the panel with chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and lined the back with foam tape. I cut the main part of the tag from white cardstock and patterned paper. Then I adhered everything and threaded ribbon through the hole, tying it with some twine.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to things like ornaments and snowman eyes. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the mistletoe berries, flower and a little shadow beneath the sentiment.

Such a sweet winter image! This new release is so much fun and not just for Christmas so be sure to check it out HERE.

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Snow Couple stamps
Avery Elle Easy Layers Tag dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
3D foam tape

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

Avery Elle – Christmas Tag Set

Hi there! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook with a super fun set of Christmas tags featuring Avery Elle goodies – some from the most recent release and some from years ago. Let’s get started.

To create these tags, I started by die cutting the pieces from the Easy Layer Tags die set. I cut 2 of the largest layer from white cardstock for each tag and adhered them together. This makes it more sturdy and hides any marks from my die cutting plates too. Then I cut the inside layer and inked them all up with distress oxide ink in chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch. I spritzed those with water, flicked pearl watercolor and set them aside. Next, I cut the snowy border and banners for each from white cardstock as well.


For these two tags, I chose images from the Christmas Critters stamp set. I inked them up and colored them with my copics before using the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I also used sentiments from this set to stamp on the banners. 


For assembly, I used liquid glue to adhere the snow bank to the inked panel. Added foam tape to that panel and adhered it to the white tag base. Then I added foam squares to the images and banners and popped up. I strung some red ribbon through the hole and pulled out my glossy accents to  finish things off.

For these two tags I chose some cute images from Avery Elle sets that released previously. The snowman and sentiment are from Snow Fun and the sleigh full of cuteness is from Sledding Critters. These tags were adhered the same way and just a little added inspiration to dig in your stash and see what you have that might word. 


Products used:
Avery Elle Easy Layer Tags dies
Avery Elle Christmas Critters stamps and dies
Avery Elle Snow Fun stamps and dies
Avery Elle Sledding Critters stamps and dies
Distress Oxide Ink – chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch
Glossy accents
Snow Day embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook
Copic markers
Foam squares
Foam tape
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink


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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Happy Camper

Welcome everyone! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. My family and I are headed camping so I made this super adorable card to celebrate the occasion! It’s been years since we’ve gone and to say I’m excited is a very giant understatement!

I bought this fun Avery Elle Camping Critters set last year but I hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet and this was the PERFECT excuse! I set up my scene to see how many of these cute critters I could fit all together. Then I stamped and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and started ink blending my background.

I ink blended a white panel with chipped sapphire, weathered wood, twisted citron and lucky clover distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. I ran the panel through my die cut machine with the Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I love how this die gives the cut line detail and the circle highlight that you can remove or just paper piece back in place. Today I removed it so that it looked like a big moon glowing in my camping scene sky!

I added foam tape to the back of the ink blended panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place next. I stamped a sentiment from the set and trimmed it into a strip. I added it with a foam strip and and used liquid adhesive to glue the fireflies around it.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to things like noses and firefly bottoms. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles for the flames on the campfire for a little more sparkle.

Products used on today’s card:
Avery Elle Camping Critters stamps and dies
Avery Elle Ray cover plate die
Distress Oxide Ink – lucky clover, twisted citron, weathered wood, chipped sapphire
Copic markers
Foam tape, squares and strips
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Perfect Match

Hey friends! Popping in with a fun and punny card featuring one of the new Miss Ink Stamps gnome sets – Perfect Match! The sentiments in the set lend it to a variety of card themes from birthday to anniversary and lots more!

I colored up my cute fireman gnome, a flame and the firehose in the set with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I stamped a sentiment and trimmed it into a strip and switched gears to ink blending my background.

For that I used distress oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and barn door on a white panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked some black paint across the panel. Once it was dry I ran it through my die cut machine with an Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base. Then I used liquid glue to adhere my images together and popped them up with foam squares. Last, I used a foam strip to add my sentiment just under the images.

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the flame and glossy accents to the hat emblem, boots and hose nozzle.

Products used on today’s card:
Miss Ink Stamps Perfect Match stamps
Avery Elle Ray die
Distress Oxide Ink – squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, barn door
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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

Avery Elle – Special Delivery

Hey friends! I have a really adorable card today featuring some Avery Elle goodies. I’ve been so excited for their recent release that it inspired me to pull out things I already have and play with them.

To create today’s card, I stamped images from Sending Hugs and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I did want to slip the elephant inside he envelope so I stamped it a second time and used the special die in the set to cut it out. Then I used liquid glue to adhere it all together, including the flower in the elephant’s hand. I put this in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Lawn Fawn guava ink.

Next, I inked up a white panel with stormy sky and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I kept the stormy sky to the center so it was a little shadow coming out from behind the envelope. Once that was blended, I splattered it with watered down ink of both colors and let it dry. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the quilted backdrop die. I added foam tape to the back, keeping the center cut out in place and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of my image and popped it on too.

For finishing touches, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in wedgwood blue to all the points where the quilted stitching meets. Then I added glossy accents to the “berry” looking flowers and heart in the speech bubble. I brushed a little Wink of Stella glitter on the flower in the elephant’s hand and also added black glaze pen to the elephant’s eyes.

I just think this card turned out so sweet! I can’t wait to play with this set some more and add the other critters to the mix too!

Products used on today’s card, using affiliate inks at no additional cost to you:
Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamps and dies
Avery Elle Quilted Frame die
Lawn Fawn guava ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops – wedgwood blue
Distress oxide inks – tumbled glass, stormy sky
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Tea Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone! Over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for another fantastic Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook! Today I’m playing with some really fun Mama Elephant goodies my family spoiled me with for Christmas.

I simply started by die cutting the penguin favor bag add on from white cardstock and colored it with my copics. Then I had a fun idea to add it to a frame so I pulled out my Avery Elle wonky scalloped frames and cut the largest from teal cardstock. I inked up the center part that the frame cuts out with a couple of purple inks and my blending brushes and decided my penguin needed to hold something. My mind immediately went to the super fun boba tea set so I went to work stamping and coloring one of the cups. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and started assembling everything.

I found it easiest to adhere my penguin to the inside frame panel and then adhere it to the card base. Then I added the frame around it because it overlaps the side of the penguin just a bit. I carefully tucked the boba cup in the penguins hands and glued it in place. Then I popped the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment in the same purple ink that I blended on the panel.

For finishing touches, I added eyelashes to my penguin and glossy accents to the penguin beak, eyes and the bow on her head. Finally, I added some conversation hearts clay bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop around the sentiment.

Isn’t this just the cutest?!? I seriously have a thing for these big die cut cuties! I love playing around with them!

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

Avery Elle – Raining Rainbows

Hey everyone! I have a new happy card to share with you today. This idea popped in my head the moment I saw the reveal for Avery Elle’s new Look For Rainbows stamp set. It’s just too cute and had to be paired with the Rainbows stamps immediately!

I started by stamping and coloring my bunny images with copics. I die cut these images and set them aside to work on the rainbow background. I stamped it on a full panel and colored it with copics, then put it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the cloud. I adhered the panel to a card base with liquid glued.

Then, I die cut the Avery Elle plus frame from white cardstock, lined the back with foam tape and popped it in place. I added the puddle with liquid glue and the bunny with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue where it overlaps the frame. Last, I glued the raindrops down in place.

Finally, for finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bunny’s nose, the raindrops and just a few lines on the puddle.

I couldn’t be happier with how this card turned out. I think it’s a wonderfully uplifting and happy card and can’t wait to share it. I’m kind of feeling a set of these coming soon because I want to color that bunny in every color possible!

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