Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers – Christmas in July Hop

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be sponsoring another Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop! This is such a genius way to use your products more throughout the year and get a jump start on holiday cardmaking. Goodness knows we never have enough time to get it all done during the holiday season, so why not start early!

Since we’re sponsors of the hop, I wanted to highlight a few of our products.

Magnetic Die Stand

This product comes in a variety of shapes and colors to match your personality and style. Great for keeping track of dies while you’re crafting and not ready to put them away.

Pressure Pal

Our ever popular Pressure Pal helps apply even pressure with less stress on your hands when using a stamping look like a MISTI. This also comes in a variety of colors.

Embellishments

We offer a huge variety of embellishments to adorn your cards, create shakers, slime and so much more! Something for every occasion, all through the year!

Embellishment Trays

Be sure to check out our embellishment trays while you’re at it! These are fantastic for dumping embellishments into, rooting around to find what you want and then using the pour spout to easily put them back in the bag. It sure beats picking them up off your table one at a time or trying to dig in those little baggies.

We have a bunch of shapes and colors of these too. They are so fun and I seriously keep 4 on my desk at all times to hold die cut images and other things as well! They’re so cute and handy.

We have lots of other products in the shop so please take a moment to head over and then leave me a comment on what you plan to add to your stash!

This wouldn’t be a proper hop and celebration without a sale. So, before I go. Let’s put the shop at 20% off so you can try us out and get crafting!

Click HERE to visit the shop!

Pretty Pink Posh – Sending Monster Hugs

Hey crafty friends! I’m popping in this afternoon with a fun shaker card I create this weekend with my most recent Pretty Pink Posh haul. It wasn’t a huge order but it had somethings I have been wanting for a while and was very excited to play!

I knew I wanted to pair some cute monsters with the stitched film strip die, so that’s where I started. Once I chose my images, I stamped and colored them with copic markers, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then, instead of cutting a white film strip frame, I inked up a scrap of cardstock with blue, teal and green inks and cut my frame from that. I love how this part turned out. To keep the background neutral, I inked up a strip of white cardstock lightly with black ink.

To turn the stitched film strip die into a shaker, I adhered the monsters behind the inked frame and then glued a piece of acetate to that. I added foam tape to the film strip frame and filled the wells with Wishing on Rainbow Stars embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook and sealed the panel up with the black ink blended strip I had ready to go.

For a little outer space whimsy, I decided to use two of the three layers from the Spooky Sky stencil set. I started with a 4×5.25 inch panel of gray cardstock and inked the edges with gray ink for a little depth. Then I used white pigment ink on the cloud stencil layer and finished the panel off with yellow ink on the star layer. Using the shaker strip as a guide, I stamped my sentiment in the lower left corner and then added the panel to a card base with foam tape.

I used liquid glue to add the shaker strip to the card from and finished the whole design off with black blaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the antennae and horns of the monsters.

I think secretly I’m ready for Halloween or something. I keep being really drawn to all of the things I would usually pull out for spooky crafting. This totally makes me giggle. I suppose it’s like those who love Christmas all year long.

Products used today:
PPP Monster Hugs stamps and dies
PPP Spooky Sky stencils
PPP Stitched Film Strip die
Twiddler’s Nook Wishing On Rainbow Stars embellishments
Foam strips
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Glossy accents

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippo Infinity Shaker Card

Hello again crafty friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have an infinity shaker card to share with you featuring goodies from Miss Ink Stamps today.

When I saw the Artsy Abstracts stencil set, some of them reminded me of water and I really wanted to try pairing it with the super adorable Hippo Hooray set. So, that’s the fun I have to share with you today.

I started by choosing a few images from Hippo Hooray, stamping and coloring them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them all aside while I played with my stencils!

For that, I started with a light blue cardstock panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and a few blue and teal inks to use with my stencils. I inked up a few blobs and then added the texture detail layer with teal.

I used some discarded stamp packaging to create an infinity shaker and poured in Twiddler’s Nook princess rings confetti embellishments for my shaker. I thought these looked a bit like bubbles. I sealed it up and adhered it to my card front.

I added a few seaweed images with tape runner but the rest are adhered with foam squares. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, die cut it with a strip and popped it on with foam squares as well.

The only finishing touch I added to this card is black glaze pen to the eyes of all the critters and a little white highlight added back in to the hippo.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Hippo Hooray stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Cinderella
iCraft XXL Tape Runner
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey friends! We are very excited to be a super sponsor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer Hop! Here’s a little overview of some of the crafty products that we sell. Be sure to check out the shop to see everything available and check out the sale we have going on as well!

Pressure Pal

Magnetic Die Stands and Trays

Embellishment Trays

Embellishments

And lots, lots more too! We also have a few new products in the works that we hope to release this year. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and follow us on social media – Instagram and Facebook.

For today’s giveaway, you have multiple entry possibilities.

  1. Leave us a comment. Anything you want.
  2. Follow us on Instagram and leave a comment that you do.
  3. Follow us on Facebook and leave a comment that you do that too.
  4. Share an idea for a craft tool that we could create or embellishments that you would like to see us carry.

Don’t forget we’re having a sale during the hop too!

Commenting is closed for the giveaway.

Next in the hop line up is InkOn3! Click HERE to head to their hop post! If you get lost, click HERE to head to the CLC page and reorient yourself.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Hi Cutie

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! I finally took a moment to ink up the adorable My Favorite Person stamp set from the last Mama Elephant release and it did not disappoint! SOOOOO CUTE!

I colored my critters first and then went in to the mugs and hearts with a bit of a muted rainbow palette just for something different. Then I chose a variety of the small sentiments in the set and heat embossed each heart with a different one.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed one of the regular strip sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a sentiment strip from my stash.

When it came to arranging my images, I kind of wanted the sentiments to read left and down to the right…so that’s what I did. I added that cute bear to the sentiment strip with a little liquid glue on his feet and popped them up with foam squares. Then I added the stack of mugs to the center and finished things off with the sweet fox and mouse on the right.

I added some teal strips to the top and bottom of my yellow dotted background and popped them up on a white card base. Then to finish things off and tie in the white card base I added some white clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant My Favorite Person stamps and dies
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies (sentiment strip)
Bearly Art liquid glue
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix
Foam tape

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

Mama Elephant – Set of 4 Little Agenda Shaker Cards

Hello everyone. I hope your week is chugging along nicely. We have had some wild weather the last few days but it’s so sunny and nice today, it’s hard to believe the hail and downpours we had just yesterday.

Today I wanted to pop in and share a set of 4 cards I created using the most recent Mama Elephant release paired with shaker bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop.

I couldn’t resist this adorable Little Line Agenda set. It was a freebie last year that I missed out on and was ecstatic when they brought it out for regular purchase. These cuties are so fun and these arrangements are great for so many occasions!

I stamped each of the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with VersaFine ink and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. This is not my go-to coloring medium but sometimes a change is just so refreshing. I saw down and colored them all and then assembled them in the same layout for a great set to use or give as a gift.

I chose a textured cardstock from my stash for the background of each card, cut to 3.75×5 inches for that extra wide white edge. Then I used the new Two Scallop Frames die set to create the shaker mechanisms.

For sentiments on each card, I used the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I absolutely love this set and being able to have multiple sentiments at a time is fantastic! I have pre-mades ready to go in white, kraft and black cardstock.

The shaker filler for each of these cards come from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. The kitties at the beginning have pink primrose confetti bits, the bunnies have fresh as a daisy clay bits, the puppies have a combo of love letters and sweethearts clay bits and the last card with the packages has wishing on rainbow stars confetti.

Aren’t these all just the sweetest!?! They have a really clean and simple design but I feel like the shaker adds so much and makes them so fun!

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Little Line Agenda stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Twiddler’s Nook Wishing on Rainbow Stars confetti
Twiddler’s Nook Fresh as a Daisy clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Love Letters clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Primrose confetti – pink

I get all of my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodlebugs. If you’d like a 15% coupon to the shop, click HERE for my referral link.

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

Twiddler’s Nook Giveaway WINNERS

Happy Friday everyone! As promised, I’m back today with the winners from the giveaway earlier in the week.

Originally I was just going to choose one winner but thought it would be fun to choose a winner who asked for a mystery prize and another winner who asked for a gift certificate to the store! So that’s what I did.

Drum roll please…

Winner #1 – Sharon won a mystery prize pack.

And Winner #2 – Sherry won a $20 gift certificate to the Twiddler’s Nook shop.

If you both could please email me at twiddlersnook(AT)gmail(DOT)com to claim your prize. You have until next Friday, April 8, to do so or I’ll choose another winner.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I truly appreciate your time and support. Have a fabulous day!

Twiddler’s Nook Giveaway

Hey friends! I’ve been meaning to take a moment and put together a giveaway for some time now and it keeps getting put on the back burner. But no more waiting, I say! Let’s do this!

Here’s what I’m thinking…

Let’s give away some super fun crafty things from the shop. In the comments below, tell me if you’d prefer a surprise package or a gift certificate to the shop to choose what you want.

Then, for additional entries, follow the Instagram account and Facebook page and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you did.

Want more entries? Share an idea for a crafty tool that we should create. Bonus, if we choose your idea, you’ll even get one for free too!

Leave your comments by Friday, April 1, 12 p.m. PDT. Winner will be announced in a new blog post shortly after.

As always, I truly appreciate you sharing your time with me, your support and comments! Have a fabulous day!

Twiddler’s Nook – New Release

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend was wonderful. I wanted to pop in tonight to let you know that we just had a new mini release into the shop. We’ve got 5 new embellishments – some great for Easter and spring, and a few because they’re too cute! Plus we also have a new embellishment tray with a pour spout instead of just an opening.

Here’s a little at-a-glace of everything new. You can click HERE to head to the shop and have a look at everything we’ve got to offer.

Thanks for sharing your time with me. I truly appreciate it! Have a fabulous day!