Thermoweb – Plaid Flocked Christmas Cards

Hey friends! I hope your holiday weekend was wonderful and you’re off to a great start this week! I’m popping in to share that I’m on the Thermoweb blog today. I have a set of 4 cards featuring deco foil flock and glitz glitter gel.

I have 2 ways to use the flock transfer sheets on the blog post today – transfer gel and a laminator or straight die cutting. It’s one of my favorite things about the flock transfer sheets.

For these fun Newton’s Nook cards, I used transfer gel and my laminator for the first one and used the negative sheet with some glitz gel for the second. No waste and two super fun cards! Stamps dies and stencils from this are all Newton’s Nook.

Then for this style, one layer on each card is just die cut flock transfer sheet. Sometimes we don’t have time to be messy and wait for the transfer gel to dry. This is a super fun alternative. The dies for these cards are all Pink & Main.

If you’d like the supply list, full details and photo tutorial please head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out.

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

Thermoweb – Thankful For You

Happy Monday my friends! I’m super excited that it’s Thanksgiving week! We love Thanksgiving at our house. Getting together to hang out, play games, chat and eat good food! Seriously, what gets better…other than crafting? Haha!

Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with this set of adorably fun deco foil thankful cards to share!

This ended up being one of those projects where I was having fun and just couldn’t stop so I ended up with 6 fun turkeys and that turned into 6 thankful cards. Not a bad problem to have though. I am excited to write in each one and give them out this week.

For all the details on how I made these, head over to the Thermoweb blog where I share a photo tutorial from start to finish and have links to all the products used too!

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

Trinity Stamps – IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!

Oh my goodness my friends! I am BEYOND excited to share Trinity Stamps new release with you! Today I have 5 projects featuring the new pillow box die set and other products too! Here’s a peek at a couple of them and then we’ll take a look at each one on its own.

These first 3 that I’m sharing are like the Thermoweb trifecta! We’ve got flocked roses, glitzed snow and foiled coffee beans! How could you go wrong?!? Aren’t they fantastic!?! I love them all! Let’s look at some more, shall we?

For this beauty, I foiled the big cut and foil snowflake and layered it on dark blue cardstock. Then foiled the cut and foil joy with the same silver foil on the same dark blue cardstock and adhered them with foam squares. I inked up the pillow box with the polka dot stencil and tied it with a fat red ribbon. Isn’t it stunning?!?

For this fun, lovey feeling box, I used the heart in the set to cut out a window and lined the inside with recycled packaging. I cut 2 additional hearts – one from white glitter cardstock and the second from plain white and used the new Holiday Tag Helper stamps to add a to and from.

Heading back to the trifecta at the beginning, I cut the pillow box for this one from green cardstock and inked one layer of the snowfall stencil with white pigment ink. Then I spread gold glitz glitter gel through the second layer and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting I cut 2 stars using the die in the set and adhered them together. Then I stamped another sentiment in the Holiday Tag Helpers stamp set and cut it out with the stitched banner from the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set. After assembling my box, I tied it lengthwise with white ribbon and adhered the star to that with foam squares.

For this sweet box, I inked up the leaf layer of the Bed of Roses stencil with green dye ink and then spread transfer gel blanco through the flower layer. Once it was dry, I ran it though my laminator with ruby red deco foil flock. I assembled the box, wrapped it with green baker’s twine and hid the twine connection with a white bow using the Bunch of Bows die set.

Last, but not least, I cut a teal pillow box and inked up the coffee bean stencil with brown ink for one layer and transfer gel for the second. After that was dry I ran it through my laminator with bronze deco foil for a fantastic shiny caffeinated treat box! Then I cut the coffee cup tag from the pillow box die set twice – one for a decoration with all the details and the second with another to and from included in the Holiday Tag Helper stamps.

Now, before I go and leave you to your fabulous Thursday. I have a couple of helpful hints if you’re interested in creating wonderful gift boxes this holiday season.

Starting in the top left and going clockwise, this is the process I found most helpful. And, honestly, the biggest part of this simple step-by-step is the way you add your adhesive to the tab that closes your box. Taking completely from one edge to another is very helpful in keeping the box closed when it’s got something inside, possibly pushing at the seam.

Next is simply a preference thing. I made this red box very first cutting the dies apart straight out of my package. When I folded it I though, darn it! So, here I am sharing in case you like to hide the closure of the box too. I make a point now to decorate the side with no finger notches as if it’s going to be the front of my box. The stenciling may go all the way around but my tag and such go on that side.

I hope those help you out a little and you have a total blast creating this fun boxes!

Products used today:
Pillow Box die set
Lots of Dots stencils
Layered Coffee Bean stencils
Bed of Roses stencils
Snowfall stencils
Bunch of Bows dies
Cut and Foil Big Snowflake dies
Cut and Foil Joy dies
Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners dies
Blending Buddy brushes
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Stencil Pal
Deco Foil – bronze
Deco Foil Flock – ruby red
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Liquid adhesive
Foam tape and squares

Now, that you’ve stuck with me through this huge post, which I appreciate more than you know! You can head to the Trinity Stamps shop and snag some new goodies HERE or you can head to Instagram and hop along for even more inspiration HERE.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Frosty Hellos

Hello again! This wee sure is chugging along quickly! I have another fun Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you but today I’m going for more of a winter feel with one of my favorite sets – Say Cheese! These mice and their sidekicks are too cute for words and so fun to create with!

Today I inked up the penguin and the mouse with the coordinating penguin hat and colored them with copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and adhered them together. Then I took a dark blue cardstock panel and spread Thermoweb iridescent glitz glitter gel through the frosty flakes stencil.

While that was drying, I went digging for a different sentiment and found just the perfect one in the snow buddies set. I stamped it in dark blue and cut it out with a Pink & Main large sentiment strip die. Next, I decided it would be fun to put a snowflake behind my images instead of a simple circle or something. I cut the Trinity Stamps big snowflake cut and foil dies from light blue cardstock and iridescent vellum and adhered the layers together with liquid glue. Next, I popped the mouse and penguin up with foam squares and also added some to the back of the sentiment strip too.

Once the stenciled panel was dry, I popped it up on a white card base with foam tape. Next, I added the snowflake with liquid glue and added the sentiment strip below that.

For finishing touches I went over all the eyes with black glaze pen, let it dry and added white gel pen highlights back in. Then I finished things off with glossy accents on the hat pompoms, mouse nose and penguin beak.

Products used today:
Say Cheese! stamps
Snow Buddies stamps
Frosty Flakes stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – iridescent
Stencil pal
3D foam tape
foam squares
glossy accents

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

Trinity Stamps – Warm Heart

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a Trinity Stamps card to share with you featuring the Warm Heart stamps and dies that are designed by Love Dani Studio. Her word art is always beautiful and so fun to color! Today I combined the stamp with the paper piecing portion of the dies and threw in a little Thermoweb amazingness for some pizazz!

I started by stamping the image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with versamark ink and heat embossed it in black. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor the words. I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle from the 4-Bar Card die set. Next, I chose some cardstock colors close to the words and cut the pieces for the heart. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and popped them up on the watercolored panel with foam squares.

I cut another panel of the teal cardstock I used for the scarf and hat and taped the first layer of the Catching Some Rays stencil to it. I inked it up with a teal dye ink, then switched to the second layer. For this I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it, removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned up. Once it was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran it through with glass slipper deco foil. I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 and adhered it to a white card base. Then I popped the sentiment panel up with foam tape over the stenciling.

Here’s a look at the amazing foil in the light. It plays so perfectly with all the teal and looks amazing when you move the card around. I just love how this turned out! It’s just warm and fuzzy looking at it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful to share with someone!

Products used today:
Warm Heart stamps and dies
4-Bar Card dies
Catching Some Rays stencils
Blending Buddy brush
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Deco Foil – glass slipper
Stencil Pal
3D Foam Tape
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Jane’s Doodles | Holiday Wishes Mini Slimline

Hello everyone! It’s that time again, Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing a super fun and silly mini slimline card featuring a mash-up of Jane’s Doodles sets and Trinity Stamps slimline dies.

To start my card, I pulled out a few Jane’s Doodles sets and played around with different images. Once I figured out how I wanted to layer everything I started stamping and cutting masks and then stamping the layers. The car, tree, trailer and gift are all from Driving Home. The penguin and trees in the scene are from Hot Cocoa while the coffee cup came from Warm Hugs and the sentiment from Warm and Cozy. I wasn’t kidding when I said this was a mash-up. Lol! It’s so fun to get use from so many sets on one card though!

Anyway, once everything was stamped out I colored everything with copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it out. Next, I switched gears to ink blending my background scene layers with distress oxide inks. The sky is stormy sky and victorian velvet with a little chipped sapphire on the edge and splattered on the panel. The dirt is gathered twigs and tea dye with some ground espresso splatters. Then I cut a black layer for the road and inked it up with the leftovers of white pigment ink on my blending brush just so it wasn’t flat in comparison to the rest of the card.

I cut the layers with the largest Trinity Stamps Stitched Mini Slimline die and then cut the ground layers with Slimline Scenic Borders die. I stamped the trees in the background with VersaFine ink and started assembling my layers. The background is mounted on a white card base measuring 3×6 inches and then the dirt layer is popped up with foam tape. The road is adhered with liquid adhesive and the image is mounted with a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. For my sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it on black cardstock and used the banner die from the Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set. Then I popped it up with foam strips.

I finished things off with black glaze pen on the critter eyes and the dog’s nose. Then glossy accents on the penguin beak, coffee cup lid, lights and wheel hubs on the card and trailer and also the rope around the tree. For a little shimmer fun I added unicorn Stickles to the penguin’s earmuffs, the bow on the gift and the dog’s pompom.

I created an envelope to coordinate using the Trinity Stamps die set. I love doing this from time-to-time. It gives the card a little extra something. Sometimes I even stamp an image from the card on the front to give a hint what’s inside.

Products used on today’s card:
Jane’s Doodles Driving Home
Jane’s Doodles Hot Cocoa
Jane’s Doodles Warm Hugs
Jane’s Doodles Warm and Cozy
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Stitched Layers dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Border dies
Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Distress Oxide ink – victorian velvet, stormy sky, tea dye, gathered twigs, chipped sapphire, ground espresso
Stickles – unicorn

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

Newton’s Nook – You Can Count On Me

Hello friends! Today I have a super festive and adorable Newton’s Nook card to share with you in celebration of them sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop!

For this card, I had an idea that I wanted to try so I didn’t waste any time adhering the Ghosts stencil to a dark gray panel and spreading Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I set it aside while I stamped and colored images from Count Newton with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I actually did this card in two stages. So the next morning I turned my laminator on to heat up while I decided on background colors and sentiment details. I landed on wilted violet distress oxide on a white panel, spritzed with water and adhered to a card base. Then I stamped my sentiment on a yellow circle from the Circle Frames die set. I inked up the edges with mustard seed distress oxide for a little depth. Finally, I cut a scrap of black cardstock with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags and trimmed the top with the grass die in Land Borders.

With my laminator heated up I ran the stenciled panel through with opal decofoil and it LOOKS SO COOL!!! After foiling I die cut the panel with the same scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. For assembly, I added foam tape or squares to everything with the exception of the headstones which were adhered with liquid glue.

Then, for finishing touches I added glossy accents to parts of the gravestones, Newton’s nose and the clasp on his cloak. The black grass looked stark so I used a blending brush and white pigment ink to give it a little ghostly dimension. Just the perfect touch!

Products used today:
Count Newton stamps and dies
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Ghosts stencil
Land Borders dies
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Thermoweb DecoFoil – opal
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Stencil Pal

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

INK! Pink Hop | Newton’s Nook – Stay Strong

Hello everyone and Happy National Breast Cancer Awareness Day! There are a bunch of us bringing cheer and inspiration over on Instagram with a fun hop!

There’s a great line up of artists and a fabulous array of sponsors for this great hop. Head over to Instagram and comment as you hop along for chances to win prizes from each sponsor.

Today I have a card featuring Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb who are both generous sponsors of today’s hop.

I started by coloring the main image from Newton’s Support with my copic markers. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut him out. I also die cut a vellum heart from the Heart Frames die set and heat embossed a sentiment on it.

Next, I moved on to my background. I just love this Bokeh Hearts stencil. I inked up one layer with pink dye ink and then spread bubblegum glitz gel from Thermoweb through the second layer. I left it to dry over night and then die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.

I cut a pink panel to cover my white card base and popped the stenciled panel up with Thermoweb foam tape. Then I adhered Newton to the vellum heart with Thermoweb foam squares and hid my tape runner for the vellum heart behind Newton.

I finished the front of my card off with some glossy accents on Newton’s nose. But I didn’t want to stop there.

So on the inside of my card I stamped a ribbon in the same ink I used on the stenciling and then another sentiment over the top of that.

Most of the time my cards are blank on the inside for lots of room to write, but this time it was too perfect not to keep that feeling going all the way.

Products used today:
Newton’s Nook Newton’s Support stamps
Newton’s Nook Bokeh Hearts stencils
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Heart Frames dies
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – bubblegum
Thermoweb Foam Tape and Foam Squares
Thermoweb XL Tape Runner
Thermoweb Stencil Pal

Now, don’t forget to head to Instagram and comment on the hop stops for chances to win!!!

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Home Snowglobe Shaker

Hello my wonderful crafty friends! I’m popping in today to share a super fun card featuring one of the new stamp sets just release yesterday by Newton’s Nook and a different way to use it! The smaller images and the sentiments from the new Holiday Home stamp set fit inside the Snowglobe Shaker dies! It’s a whole new level of fun!

I started by playing around and creating my shaker globe. I die cut the base piece and stamped the house from Holiday Home on it, colored it with my copic markers and then cut the other elements to the shaker. The frame was cut from white cardstock with a little light blue copic coloring to match the scene and the base of the snow globe from kraft and shaded with copic markers as well. I cut a piece of acetate and sealed it all up with foam strips and some shaker bits from my stash.

For my background panel, I taped a kraft panel to the Reindeer stencil. Then, I inked it up with brown ink, cleaned my stencil and taped it back down, shifting it just a smidge. Next, I spread gold glitz glitter gel through it and set it aside to dry. While that was drying I cut a piece of green cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the word “merry” from the Snow Globe Shaker die set 3 times from red cardstock and glued them together with liquid adhesive. Then I adhered them to my shaker. With the glitz panel dry, I die cut it with the largest Frames & Flags die and popped it up with foam tape on my green base.

Finally I added my shaker snow globe to the front with liquid adhesive. For finishing touches I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the die cut word and stamped a sentiment from Holiday Home on the inside of the card.

Wouldn’t these shakers make amazing Christmas gift tags too??? I think so!

Products used today:
Holiday Home stamps and dies
Snow Globe Shaker dies
Reindeer stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Foam tape roll
Ultra Bond liquid adhesive

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! And don’t forget to go check out the new Newton’s Nook release!!!

Miss Ink Stamps – FaBOOlous Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to finally share this super fun Miss Ink Stamps ghostie slimline card with you. I just love this stamp set and was so happy how this card turned out. I hope you like it too!

I had a general layout in mind for this card so I stamped the ghosts and large BOO sentiment and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I stamped and trimmed the other sentiment into a strip. I just used a B0000 copic marker around the edge of the ghosts for a little glowing look. Then I moved over to creating that fun background.

I die cut a stitched slimline panel from black cardstock and used a blending brush with white pigment ink over the Starry Night stencil. Then I inked up the edges of the panel with the ink left on my brush. Then I offset the burst layer from the Rainbow Sky stencil, inserted the circle so it was covered up and spread orange glitz gel through the stencil. I set the panel aside to dry and worked on the base panel.

For this I trimmed a piece of cardstock to 8.5×3.5 inches and inked up the edges with twisted citron distress oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and flicked black acrylic paint all over it.

Once both panels were dry I was ready to assemble my card. I started by adhered the green panel to a white card base. Then I popped the black panel up with foam tape. Next, I used foam squares to adhere the sentiments and one ghost and liquid glue to adhere the other.

Then, voila, my card is all finished! Isn’t it so much fun!?! I love these ghosts so much! Plus all the accessories you can have them hold AND don’t even get me started on all those awesome punny sentiments! So great!!! I love it all!

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Boo Sheet stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Halloween Sentiments stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Starry Night stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Rainbow Sky stencils
Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows dies
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy Brushes
Distress Oxide – twisted citron
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – orange
Stencil pal
3D foam tape

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