Thermoweb – Time to Fly Toner Sheets

Hello again! Cheers to a new week and a fresh start! Today I’ve got a couple of fun cards to share with you featuring the newest limited edition release of toner sheets from Thermoweb called Time To Fly! They are super adorable butterflies and dragonflies! I couldn’t choose so I made a card with each of them for you!

I used a combination of grass green and passionate pink deco foils on both cards. I paired these awesome products with stamps, dies and stencils from Pink & Main, Trinity Stamps and Newton’s Nook.

For this first card, I used the Pink & Main Smile die cut for the sentiment and paired it with a cute snail from Trinity Stamps Mouse House. I love that stamp set and was super happy to add this guy to my card. I also stenciled some cute clouds from the Newton’s Nook Cloudy Sky stencil for the background.

That foiling is SO MUCH FUN in the light! The colors are so awesome, it’s almost mesmerizing! Let’s check out the second card too!

For this card, I inked up the Trinity Stamps Catching Some Rays stencil in the background and added their Scripty Birthday dies for a sentiment and topped things off with adorable bugs from the Bunny Burrow set.

I love playing with this card in the light too! All that fun, happy color is sure to make the recipient smile for both of these cards!

For a full tutorial, head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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

Pink & Main – Love Ewe

Welcome back everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing a non-holiday card featuring the Love Ewe stamps and dies. I absolutely adore these sweet critters with their silly long legs and love that they can be used all year round for lots of different types of cards. Today I’m sharing more of a “thinking of you” type love card.

I started by stamping the sheep from Love Ewe and colored it with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out, along with a few of the flowers and flower bundles in the same set. I set them aside and started on my background scene. I cut a scalloped rectangle from Sympathy Slim Line die set and then found a Stitched Slim Line rectangle that would fit within the stitching lines on the scalloped panel. I actually cut that panel three times – 2 full panels and one from a scrap.

One full panel was inked up with two different colors of blue, then I put the scattered hearts stencil over the top and added another layer of the same blues to give a tone-on-tone heart sky for my background. I took another full panel and cut grass from both ends – kind of a two-for-one deal. Then cut grass from the scrap piece too. Now I have sky and 3 layers of grass. I inked up the grass panels with a couple colors of green and started assembling my scene.

The sky panel is popped up with foam tape on the scalloped panel. The tallest layer of grass is adhered with liquid glue, then second layer is popped up with foam tape. Before I adhered the bottom layer with liquid glue I stamped my sentiment on it. Finally the sheep and flowers were adhered with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added unicorn Stickles to the flower centers and glossy accents to the sheep’s eyes and nose.

I love the little details in this card like the stenciled sky and big, sweet glossy eyes on the sheep. It’s all super cute together!

I hope you find some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Fired Up!

Good morning friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing a super fun card featuring a new, awesome stamp set. But there’s something special about this one…

Pink & Main has started a special stamp and die of the month subscription box! Their starting set is absolutely adorable and is definitely going to be something you reach for often!

For today’s card, I pulled the elements out that I thought I wanted to use and laid everything in the general design I was thinking. Once I had that figured out, I die cut a circle that would fit under the reverse scalloped circle I was using and stamped my dragon image on it. I colored the image with copic markers and set it aside to get my paper layers finalized.

For those, I chose the patterned papers from Hooray paper pad that I wanted to use and started die cutting. I cut stripes and birthday images from the largest Layered Rectangle dies. I trimmed off part of the stripes and adhered the two together with EZ Squeeze liquid glue. Then I adhered this to a white card base. I cut a thin strip of the glittery pattern in the Holographic 2 paper pad and glued it down next.

I cut a Reverse Scalloped Circle from green dot paper and popped it up on my image circle with foam strips. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I stamped my sentiment and used the Layered Slim Line dies to cut custom rectangles from the sentiment panel and another slightly larger one from the same green paper as the circle. The sentiment is popped up on the green and they are adhered down with liquid glue as well.

Moving on to finishing touches for my card today, I added a scattering of Hooray glitter enamel dots to the sentiment and around the circle. Then I came in to the image with glossy accents on parts of the dragon and the candle flame, and finished everything off with some star dust Stickles on the confetti in the air.

I hope you’re all as excited as we are about the new stamp of the month box! Head HERE to subscribe and get this first adorable set!

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

Pink & Main | Heffy Doodle Collaboration

I am SO EXCITED to be joining in on the fun of the Pink & Main | Heffy Doodle collaboration hop! It was a total blast to mix and match products from these two amazing companies and create a super fun, surprise card! I hope you enjoy it.

To create my card, I pulled out the Pink & Main Berry Sweet stamp set and the Heffy Doodle Big Bug Hugs stamp set and started stamping images, lots of images. I colored everything with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies for each stamp set to cut the images out. Then I moved on to my background panel. For that, I blended chipped sapphire, broken china and tumbled glass distress oxide inks for the sky and tea dye and vintage photo for the dirt. Then I spritzed the panel with water. I wanted extra texture so I flicked watered down chipped sapphire on the top portion and ground espresso on the bottom portion. I didn’t cover it at all, just aimed my flicking one way or another.

Next, I used the Close the Gate die by cutting the gate and fence twice from kraft cardstock. Then I cut the hinges and handle from dark gray. I used blending brushes to ink up the edges of the wood with tea dye distress ink and the metal pieces with a teeny bit of black soot distress ink. I trimmed the gate off of one of the wood pieces so I just had fence for the other side of my card.

I started playing with final placement of my images so I knew what I was gluing directly to the card panel and what I was going to pop up with foam squares and strips. Once that I was decided I used their placement to decide where to stamp and heat emboss the first half of my sentiment, which is from Big Bug Hugs. I did this before actually gluing any images down.

Now for the fun part! I adhered images like some foliage and that sweet bear nomming on his strawberry directly to the inked panel. Then I popped everything else up with a combination of foam strips or squares, except the snail which I glued directly to the gate. Finally, I added the whole panel to a white card base.

Moving on to the finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bear’s noses, flower centers, and mushroom spots. I used black glaze pen on the bug’s eyes and last I added star dust Stickles to the bee and butterfly wings.

To complete my card and really show how awesome these adorable sets work together, I pulled a sentiment from Berry Sweet, plus images from both stamp sets to stamp on the inside of my card.

Isn’t this just adorable!?! I love it so much and can’t get over how amazing these products play together!

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

BLOG HOP DETAILS:
To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Pink and Main will be giving away a Surprise Package worth $25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on April 1st to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on April 2nd at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Pink and Main Blog to see if you’re a winner!


Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Ashley Young
Amanda Wilcox
Cassie Trask
Ilina Crouse
Leica Palma
Lynnea Hollendonner
Carrie Rhoades
Donna Lewis
Pink and Main Blog

Pink & Main – Hello Sweet Friend

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this sweet card featuring one of the newly release stencils that I’m just in love with – Deco, and another image from the Gnome Matter What set. I’m also playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop, which Pink & Main is a Super Sponsor of!

I started my card by stamping and coloring the large image from Gnome Matter What with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and set it aside. Then I cut a white panel with the largest of the Layered Rectangle dies and inked up the Deco stencil over top with two different green dye inks, using my blending brush.

I used the new liquid glue to adhere my stenciled panel to a white card base and pulled out the wreath base 2 dies and cut three of the wreaths out. One from vellum and the other two from different green cardstocks. Then I glued them down and popped up my image with foam squares on top. I went back to choose a sentiment and thought it would be fun to add the cut little snail to the scene too. I stamped them both, colored the snail and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also used foam squares to adhere these to my card and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept it simple for finishing touches on this card by just adding glossy accents to certain areas of the images like the flower centers, snail shell, windows of the mushroom and parts of the mug.

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

Therm-O-Web | Sassy & Craft Collaboration

Hey friends! Over on the Thermoweb blog this week we’re having a fun collaboration with Sassy & Crafty. Today I’m sharing how I made these two really wild and fun cards!

I used deco foil on the hippie card with two of Sassy & Crafty stamp sets – Hippie Patches and Flower Child, along with a Sassy & Crafty stencil called Spiral Shift. Here’s a closer look at it.

For the super cute and fun cow card, I used the Electro-pop Neon Flock with a Sassy & Crafty stencil, along with their Have a Cow stamp set. Isn’t it just so fun!?!

That fuzzy flock is so cool in person and fun to feel too! I really love how this one turned out!

If you’re looking for all the details, photo tutorial and products used, head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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

Pink & Main – Hello Beautiful Sneak Peek

Hey friends! I’m back this afternoon to share a little sneak peek of the upcoming Pink & Main release with you! It’s a little bit of a different release this time but it’s packed full of soooo much goodness! I can’t wait for you to see on Saturday!

For today’s card, I started by using a new cool stencil called Fidgety with some blue dye ink and my blending brush. Then I went over parts of it with texture paste and set the panel aside to dry. However, when it was drying and I was choosing my background panel color, I decided to flick them both with watered down black acrylic paint. Then I actually left both panels alone to dry all the way. (I’m a very impatient crafter so we left the house to get some coffee. Fun family adventures.)

When we came back, I die cut the panels with the stitched slimline dies and I moved on to my sentiment and images. I actually started with my sentiment which is from the Beautiful slimline dies. I cut the words from the new Happy paper pad and the shadow from one of the styles of amazing holographic pads that are coming too! I told you…soooo much goodness! I also cut the words from white cardstock 3 times and adhered all 4 layers together with, you guessed it, new glue that is coming! It’s fantastic! I use it on everything now!

I stamped a couple of cuties from Little Cherubs and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I moved on to assembly of this sweet card.

I used the new liquid glue to adhere the yellow panel to a card base. Then popped the stenciled panel up with foam tape. I also popped the sentiment and images up with foam squares and moved on to a couple of finishing touches.

For those, I simply added some unicorn Stickles to the hearts that the cute little cherubs are holding and black glaze pen to their eyes.

I absolutely love how this card turned out! But more than that…I’m SUPER excited for you all the check out the Pink & Main release on Saturday. It’s so cool and you’re going to love it all!

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

Pink & Main – Sending Sunshine

Hello there! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today getting inky with some super adorable little gnomes! I love these images and how big they are. Sometimes it’s nice to have one focal point that fills your card front…in today’s case there are two but I just had to add that sweet gift with purchase gnome to the scene.

I started today’s card with an idea in my head so I stamped an image from Gnome Matter What and colored it with my copic markers. Then I decided to stamp cute mini gnomie and color him too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside.

I inked up a panel with ripe persimmon, dried marigold and abandoned coral distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water a used the largest A2 layered rectangle dies to cut it out. Then I die cut a second white panel and then cut a window with one of the layered oval dies. I used liquid glue to adhered the inked panel to a card base and then foam strips to add the oval frame. I selectively added foam squares to my images and used liquid glue where they overlap each other or the frame and put them in place.

For my sentiment, I switched gears and pulled one out from Sunny Greetings and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. This coordinating die set has sentiment banners that I used to cut it out and then popped it in place with liquid glue and foam squares too.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to parts of the butterfly, mushroom spots and flower centers. Then I used star dust Stickles on the gnome cheeks. Last, I added 3 enamel dots from the Falling For You set.

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

Pink & Main – Hoppy Easter

Happy weekend everyone! I have a really fun bonus Pink & Main card to share with you today. I just love these long legged critters in the Love Ewe set and have been wanting to play with them. For today’s card I pulled out the sweet bunny and his carrot.

I had a vision in my head so I started to work stamping the bunny from Love Ewe and a bundle of carrots and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I arranged my Mask It In-Line stencil on a piece of light blue cardstock and inked up the circles with a blue ink for that tone-on-tone look. Once I removed the stencil I blended the same ink all around the edges for a little texture.

I used liquid glue to adhere my stenciled panel to a card base and then adhered the carrots directly to that panel. I used foam squares to adhere the bunny over the top. I stamped a sentiment from Love Ewe and cut it out with one of the new Large Sentiment Strip dies. Then I used foam squares to pop it up over the bunny’s legs.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bunny’s eyes and nose and unicorn Stickles to the carrots and bunny’s tail. It’s just too cute with all that shimmer and shine added. I love it!

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

Pink & Main – Happy Bee-Day

Hey everyone! I’m back again to share this great shaker card I’ve got over on the Pink & Main blog today. I recently picked up these sweet bees and the layered hexagon dies after being inspired by my friend Rachelle.

I started this card by pulling out my stamps and dies to lay things on a blank card base and see what I wanted to put where. Then I stamped the images out from BEE Day and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to creating my shaker mechanism.

For this I cut a piece of yellow Sweater Weather paper with the third largest hexagon twice and then again from acetate. Next I took the fourth hexagon die and cut it from the center of one of the yellow ones so I have a frame. I used scrappy tape to adhere the frame to the acetate window and added double-layered foam to the sides. I ran my anti-static bag around the inside and filled it with shaker bits, then sealed it up with the last hexagon. For the background I chose a piece of paper from the Thankful paper pad and cut it with the second largest layered rectangle die and adhered it to a card base with liquid glue. This gives a nice white border. I used my images and shaker to choose placement for my sentiment and stamped it down next.

I adhered my shaker mechanism with liquid glue an then the images with foam squares and liquid glue. Then I moved on to finishing touches.

I added glossy accents to the flags on the bee hive and bees eyes, along with the candle flame. Then I went in with star dust Stickles on the cupcake frosting, bow on one gift and topper on the cute hat.

Isn’t this card just too fun!?! I love these sweet bees and had a blast creating this shaker!

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