Newton’s Nook – Your Laundry Just Got Cuter

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a sweet little baby card. I made this for some friends expecting a baby boy very soon. It was super fun to get inky messy and come up with this cute thing in the end.

I started by stamping one of the bibs from Bitty Bibs and colored in with my copics. Then I used the Baby Bib dies to cut it out along with the lacy border and bow. I glued the layers together and switched to my background.

I wanted some flocked clouds but other texture as well so I went digging in my stencils. I came out with the Serene Stripes stencil and inked it up starting in the center, fading out, with a light teal ink. Then I spread Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco through the Cloudy Sky stencil. I removed the stencil and set my panel aside to dry while I cleaned up. Once my laminator was heated up I ran the panel through with a decofoil flock transfer sheet in white latte. Then I die cut the panel wtih the scalloped rectangle in the Frames & Flags die set.

To bring the focus on my cute little bib, I die cut the inverted scallop frame from the Framework die set from yellow cardstock. Then deciding on how to do my sentiment came perfectly…I die cut the tag from the same Framework set out of white cardstock and stamped half of my sentiment in green on that. Then I heat embossed congratulations on blue cardstock and cut it into a strip.

Next, I added foam tape, strips and squares to everything! You know how I like dimension. For assembly, I adhered a green panel to a white card base with liquid glue, then popped the stenciled panel in place. Next, I added the yellow frame and the bib, then my sentiment below.

To finish things off I added black glaze pen to the bear’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose. Then I came in with some acrylic bubbles from my stash and glued them across the design.

I’m so happy with how this fun card turned out! Baby and sympathy cards are not my forte so I tend to only make them when they are needed. It helps to have motivation and a recipient in mind for me.

Products used on today’s card:
Bitty Bibs stamps
Baby Bib dies
Framework dies
Frames & Flags dies
Serene Stripes stencil
Cloudy Sky stencil
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Decofoil Flock – white latte
Stencil Pal
iCraft Ultrabond liquid adhesive pen
Foam strips, squares and tape
Glossy accents
Blending brush
Copic markers – YG11, YG13, B02, B00, E30, E31, E34, E44, E49, E50, E51, R00
Lawn Fawn ink – mermaid and jalapeno

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Miss Ink Stamps – You’re the Hippest

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I have a super cute, punny hippo card to share with you today featuring Miss Ink Stamps stencils and Hippo Hooray stamp set.

To create my card, I cut a white cardstock panel to A2 size and a yellow cover panel 1/8 inch smaller on both sides. This makes the yellow panel measure 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Using my hippo stamp as a guide, I cut a circle off the edge of the yellow panel.

Then I places both panels in my MISTI and lined up the stamps. I removed the yellow one and stamped my images. Then I used my copics to color the hippo and a light blue for a watery background.

Next, I sprayed my floral wave offset stencil with pixie spray and stuck it to the yellow panel. I inked it up with a brighter yellow ink and a blending brush. I removed that stencil and taped the tiny snowfall stencil down next. This time I spread champagne metallix gel from Thermoweb through it. I removed the stencil and cleaned everything up. While it was drying, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, then die cut it with a banner from Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope Builder die set. It fits most of these sentiments perfectly!

Moving on to assembly and finishing touches, I adhered the colored panel to a white card base. Then I backed the yellow panel with foam tape and popped it in place. Last I added foam squares to the sentiment banner and added it to the bottom of the circle cut out.

For finishing touches I went over the hippo eyes with black glaze pen and when then dried I gave it a white gel pen highlight. I added glossy accents to the hippos teeth and feet. I gave the bubbles a little unicorn Stickles for fun and then finished things off with a scattering of Trinity Stamps seashore confetti mix.

Products used on today’s card:
Miss Ink Stamps Hippo Hooray stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Floral Wave Offset stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Tiny Snowfall stencil
Thermoweb pixie spray
Thermoweb Metallix Gel – champagne
Stencil pal
Ultrabond liquid adhesive
Foam squares
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope Builder die set
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy
Trinity Stamps Seashore confetti mix
Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick

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Trinity Stamps – You’re FA-BREW-LOUS

Hello my fa-brew-lous friends! So happy for you to join me today! I am beyond excited about how today’s card turned out. I just love the bright, spooky Halloween feel that it gives. And it was ridiculously fun to create!

I started by die cutting the elements from the new Boo Brew die set from Trinity Stamps. I just wanted to play around with the dies and see how they went together. Well, it was too fun and I immediately had an idea! So I cut 3 cups with the intention of the black one to look like a cauldron. I didn’t want the orange pumpkin mugs to look the same so I did the spider for one and the jack-o-lantern face for the other. I used liquid glue to adhere all the elements together and moved on to my background.

With all the awesome orange and black it was a no-brainer for me to make a slime green background. Lol! I inked it up with one layer of the snowfall stencil and then used Rina K Glitter Glitz Gel on the second layer. After it dried I die cut it with the largest stitched slimline die. This die gives a 1/8″ border so I adhered it to a black slimline card base for a teeny black border.

I popped each mug up with foam tape for extra visual texture. Here’s a closer look at the spidery pumpkin mug. I think this might be my favorite!

But the face on this jack-o-lantern is pretty frightfully cool too! I just love him!

Last, but not least, our ghostly cauldron is pretty awesome! To finish things off I stamped a sentiment from Fa-BREW-lous in the same green ink I used on the stencil and die cut it with a banner from the slimline scalloped panels and banners die set. To get it shorter I cut one end, realigned the banner to be shorter and then cut the other end. This totally extends the use of your dies whether they are too long or too short.

I had a blast creating this card and could seriously make these little mugs for days and days! Next up is definitely a fall rendition for pumpkin spice because that is literally what I wait for all year long!

Products used on today’s card:
Boo Brew dies
Snowfall stencil
Slimline Stitched Panel dies
Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners dies
Blending Buddy brush
Rina K Glitz Glitter Gel – green
Stencil Pal
Foam tape
Ultra Bond liquid adhesive

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fa-brew-lous day!!!

Thermoweb – Gnome for the Holidays Festive Fall Add-On

Hi everyone! Last year Thermoweb and Gina K Designs partnered to bring an absolutely adorable and fun gnome themed Christmas card kit. It’s got stamps, dies and a stencil that all coordinate together. So much fun! They were such a hit that they sold out super fast! Well, this year they’re back PLUS there’s an adorable fall add-on to go with it! I’ve got 2 Halloween cards to share over on the Thermoweb blog today.

After playing around with the gnome dies and creating two different cuties to play with. I chose one and created a fun scene card with him. Lots of ink blending, shine and texture going on here and I love it all!

For my second card I made a shaker and filled it with bats, skulls and some clear bits for added interest and shake-ability. Lol. Technical terms…

For all the details and a step-by-step tutorial for both of these cards, head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – You Inspire Me

Welcome back friends! I’m here to share a card featuring stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps today. I got a little inky and also did a little foiling for some bling on today’s card. Let’s jump right in.

I started by choosing one of the floral images from the new Blooming Brushes stamp set. I stamped it twice, colored it with my copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Next, I cut a kraft panel to 4×5.25 inches and centered up the smaller Ins & Outs Quatrefoil stencil on it. I inked it up using a blending brush and brown ink. Then I centered the Circular Harlequin stencil and used a green ink on that. I removed both stencils and then taped down the Quatrefoil frame stencil in place. I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco on that and set it aside to dry.

Once it was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran it through with grass green decofoil. After removing that I decided to add texture to the panel so I flicked watered down brown ink all over. Once that was dry I used the floral images as a guide and stamped my sentiment in the center. Then I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I added the floral images with foam squares and moved on to simple finishing touches. For that I just used glossy accents on the flower centers with the exception of the small blue ones. For those I added some waterfall Stickles.

Products used on today’s card:
Blooming Brushes stamps
Ins & Outs Quatrefoil stencils
Circular Harlequin stencil
Theroweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Stencil Pal
Decofoil – grass green
Blending brush
Glossy accents
Stickles – waterfall

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boo

Happy Tuesday friends! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today and I had some spooky fun creating today’s card! I used some newly released Halloween goodies from Pretty Pink Posh with the never-failing, ever-amazing Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card die.

To start, I die cut the coffee mug card from black cardstock. Then I inked it up with the spooky sky layering stencil set and pigment inks. For the last layer I used ThermOWeb glitz glitter gel to have sparkly black bats! To decorate the mug a little more I die cut the boo portion from the center of the boo shaker die from silver cardstock and also 4 times from white cardstock. I trimmed the word out and glued them together for the layered effect. Next, I chose 3 of the supporting images from the Halloween Wreath stamp set and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up with foam squares on my mug.

At first I was going to make this a shaped card but I switched gears and ink blended a fun Halloween background instead. I used distress oxide inks in twisted citron, blueprint sketch and seedless preserves. I spritzed it with my distress sprayer and also flicked black acrylic paint on it. After the panel was dry I die cut it with the Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Rectangle die.

I adhered the inked panel to an A2 size card base, glued my mug closed and to my card front and trimmed off anything hanging over the edge. For finishing touches I drew a web string from the end of “boo” to the top of my spider so it looks like it’s hanging down. Then I also added white gel pen accents to the images and black glaze pen to their eyes.

I know there are people clutching on to the last of summer but this girl is BEYOND READY for all thing FALL! These cards are just making my heart so happy to create! Where do you stand? Pumpkin spice or hand me another iced latte?

Products used on today’s card:
Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath stamps and dies
Pretty Pink Posh Spooky Sky stencil set
Pretty Pink Posh Boo shaker die
Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card die
Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Distress Oxide Inks – twisted citron, blueprint sketch, seedless preserves
ThermOWeb Glitter Glitz Gel – black
Pixie Spray
Stencil Pal
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
foam squares

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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 1

Woo-hoo!!!! Super excited to start sharing the amazing Newton’s Nook August release with you all this week! Today we’re starting with a REALLY fun stamp set and a new triple-layer stencil that you’re going to die for! Let’s not waste any time!

Brooms & Boos stamps and dies

Candy Corn stencil

Today I have a super fun card to share with the Brooms & Boos stamp set but I’ll be sharing an adorable card with the candy corn stencil later on this week! So, stay tuned!

The sentiments in this set go so well with the images and I just love it all! Today I narrowed it down to a silly, moderately snarky sentiment and this cute little witch with her broomstick! I had fun pulling out some traditional Halloween colors to use too!

After stamping my images, I used copic markers to color them and the coordinating dies to cut them all out. For my background panel I blended distress oxide inks in mowed lawn, seedless preserves and carved pumpkin. I sprizted the panel with water and let it dry. Then I adhered the Cascading Stars stencil to it and spread Wild Lilac Glitter Glitz Gel from Thermoweb through that. I started in the top left corner and just spread until it faded out. I didn’t want a full panel of glitter, just some fun accents.

Once that panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 5.5×4 inches and added foam tape to the back. For a little accent I stuck a strip of washi tape on the edge of my card base and then adhered the background panel down.

Arranging my images on the card front, I decided to add my sentiment to a banner from the Frames & Flags die set. This die is solid so I cut it out first and stamped the sentiment second. Then I added foam squares to the back of everything and adhered it all down.

For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to my witch on things like her hat band, boots, broom and belt. Then I added Stickles to the moon for a little glitz up there too. I couldn’t leave the bats alone though so I painted some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen on them so they shimmer too!

Would you like to win the “Brooms & Boos”  Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 reveal 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 Thursday August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Birthday Gnomes Part 2

Hello again! I’m back with Part 2 of the Miss Ink Stamps Birthday Gnomes card set. These cuties are so much fun I couldn’t just make one card with them. So I’m back today using the rest of the images from the set.

I started things by stamping and coloring the images in a limited color palette. Then I pulled from those colors for my background panel and card base.

For the background I used the two stencils in the Layered Small Alternating Dots stencil set. I inked up the larger dots with a purple ink and then positioned the smaller dots in between and spread gold glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through the stencil.

Once it was dry, I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to a pink card base. Then I used a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares to adhere all of my images. I chose a sentiment from the set, stamped it and trimmed it into a rectangle. Then I mounted it on a piece of black cardstock and popped it up as well.

For finishing touches I added a mixture of white gel pen highlights and glossy accents across the images.

Isn’t the glitzy background super cute with this sweet girl gnome? I just love the vibe this card has. It’s so fun!

Products used on this card:
Miss Ink Stamps Birthday Gnomes stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Layered Small Alternating Dots stencil
Thermoweb Gold Glitz Glitter gel
Stencil Pal
Pixie Spray
Lawn Fawn Juice Box ink
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy brush
Copic markers
Foam squares and tape
Glossy accents

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

Thermoweb – Christmas Cards with Deco Foil Flock

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a fun tutorial on making Christmas cards with Deco Foil Flock! This is one of my favorite products and I had a blast creating this pair of cards using just one piece of flock.

For my first card, I used transfer gel on a blue piece of cardstock through the Newton’s Nook snowflakes stencil, and white deco foil flock over that. Then on the second card I used the negative flock sheet with a little ink blending for the background! Literally two-for-one backgrounds!

For the first card, I added a snow bank and then the cute snowman from Newton’s Nook Snowman Greetings. I love this set with the fun greetings created to fit perfectly in the wood sign he’s holding!

On the second card, I chose the image from Newton’s Holiday Post as the focal image. I stamped a sentiment from the set on a stitched circle since this one wasn’t part of the main image.

If you’d like the details on these adorable cards, head over to the Thermoweb blog HERE where I’ve got a step-by-step to share with you!

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

Thermoweb – Collaboration with Benzie Design

Oh my goodness! I am so excited to share that Thermoweb and Benzie Design have partnered up for a really awesome Christmas in July collaboration! They’ve got designers from the paper team and fabric team creating awesome projects all week long! Today I have some ornaments, tags and a card to share!

Here’s a quick look at all the fun things I created for the collaboration! The sweet bears and foiled tags are great together or on their own. Tied to a package or maybe affixed to an envelope even. And the Christmas card is fun and the sweater is removable to hang on the tree!

Here’s a closer look at the Christmas card. The fun foiled background mixed with the fuzzy texture from the felt are so awesome! And I can’t get enough of the Ugly Christmas Sweater dies from Benzie! They are so fun!

Here’s another look at those sweet bears and gift tags. I have been obsessed with these bears for a while and love making them hold lots of different things. For this project I gave them each a Christmas gift with a bow on top! The tags are two layers with foiled acetate on top and white cardstock for writing a message or the recipient’s name on the bottom.

If you’d like to see a step-by-step for these projects and more head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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