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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'The Great Outdoors'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I used this adorable stamp from Whimsy Stamps new release  - 'In the Doghouse'.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and used the new Whimsy Stamps Card Builder Windows die set to cut out the white frame.
I used the same set to cut out the green and blue patterned papers.

The tab over the image is cut using the same Card Builder Windows die set. I stamped the 'xoxo' from Whimsy Stamps Unconditional Love stamp set.

A few 'Summer Breeze' enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps and a white card base finishes the card off.

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!


Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

  

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sending Big Hugs

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with my weekly post and some color inspiration for the current Paw-fect challenge - It's All About the Girls.


I love so many stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store, and I used lots on this card!

I wanted to give you a little inspiration for the current challenge (It's All About The Girls), which will end on Saturday 26 May 8pm EST. I have a sketch for you to try out too if you feel this would be an added inspiration.


 I started by stamping the elephant from the 'slow down and enjoy' stamp set and colored it with my prismacolor pencils. I used the add-on die to cut out the 'bookmark' from pink cardstock, adhering the elephant on top. If using it as a bookmark, remember to not stick the legs down, allowing you to prop it over the page (or the sentiment banner in this case). I added some bakers twine to the top of the bookmark. 

As the bookmark will be removed by the recipient, I wanted something behind it.


I added a green tag behind the bookmark, and added a birthday sentiment from the 'slow down and enjoy' stamp set. The banner sentiment is also from the same set.

The papers are from Lawn fawn and I used a scalloped border die for a little interest to the design. 

You'll find these products in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:

 


Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

And don't forget to join in Challenge #3 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lawn Fanatics Challenge #28 - Card Sketch

The latest challenge #28 from Lawn Fawnatics is to use a card sketch.



I used another of my favorite stamp sets 'Treat Yourself' to make a card for my son's birthday. This stamp was perfect as he loves to go to Coldstone Creamery for ice cream!


I colored the images using my prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out.

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Outside in Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables'  to create the window in the panel, and backed it with freebie papers I was sent from Awn Fawn in my last order (thank you so much!)

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's 'Happy happy happy' stamp set. I used Versamark Watermark in and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

I added all the images and sentiment strip onto the card and then stamped the rest of the sentiment from the 'Treat Yourself' stamp set underneath.

The panel was then adhered to a standard A2 white card base.

I then added a gift card to the inside.


Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x

  

Friday, May 11, 2018

Whimsy Stamps May Paper Door Kit - preview #1

I’m super excited to have been asked to guest design for Whimsy Stamps’ May Paper Door kit!  This month’s kit is full of some really cute, amazing products!  


Each kit will include:
  • EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren’t available anywhere else. There are 24 gorgeous sheets of 6x6 papers in different colors and textures selected to coordinate together beautifully. 
  • Included are 3 each of 8 different papers. SIX sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock in White and Black to make multiple card bases, mattes, and more. 
  • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set Panda Butt” has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR 
  • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die set “Panda Butt” to easily die cut all 4 panda images. 
  • DARICE® “Vines” embossing folder 
  • PREMIUM QUALITY embellishmentsGreen Glitter Tape and Darice® Black Pom Pom accents  
  • SIX Mini Action Wobblers to create interactive projects. 
  • NEWLY designed digital papers (2-4 designs) to coordinate with each PAPER DOOR theme 
  • PRIVATE access to PDF files with step by step instructions for at least 4 different projects and other bonuses 
  • This month
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    box includes:
    EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren
    t available anywhere else. There are
    24 gorgeous sheets of 6x6 papers in different colors and textures selected to coordi
    nate together beautifully.
    Included are 3 each of 8 different papers.
    SIX sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock in White and Black
    to make multiple card bases, mat
    te
    s,
    and more.
    SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set
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    Panda Butt
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    has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
    .
    SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die set
    ͞
    Panda Butt
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    to easily die cut all 4 panda images.
    DARICE®
    ͞
    Vines
    ͟
    embossing folder
    PREMIUM QUALITY embellishments
    ;
    Green Glitter Tape and Darice® Black Pom Pom accents
    SIX Mini Action Wobblers to create interactive projects.
    NEWLY designed digital papers (2-4 designs) to coordinate with each PA
    PER DOOR theme
    PRIVATE access to PDF files with step by step instructions for at least 4 di
    fferent projects and other bonuses
There are three different price points, depending on your shipping location.  Each price includes postage, and there will be no additional shipping charges for the kit.  To view the price for U.S. customers, please visit here.  Canadian residents can purchase a kit here, and international customers can order from this link.
Without further ado, let me share one of the projects I created with this amazing kit.

Aren't these stamps just adorable?!  I love me some panda bears! The design possibilities are endless!  I can’t tell you how I made this card, but if you purchase a kit, you will receive a link to a PDF file with step-by-step instructions so that YOU can recreate it to your heart’s content.  😉  Now, if you want to get your hands on this awesome kit, be sure to place your order by May 25th.  You don’t want to miss this one, I promise!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :D x

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Flowers

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Flowers'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

The stamp I chose this week is from Whimsy Stamps new release and is called 'Stained Glass Sunflower'. This is a great, large background stamp.

I decided to keep the stamp as the main focus of this card and made a very simple card.

I stamped the image onto white, blue, green and yellow cardstock. I then fussy cut the pieces from the different colors.

I used matching distress ink on the edges of the colored pieces before paper piecing them back onto the white background image.

I added wink of stella to the yellow pieces for a little sparkle (unfortunately this doesn't show up too well on the photo).

I stamped the sentiment from the Scripty Occasions stamp set (now retired). I used Versamark Watermark ink on black cardstock, and then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I then cut it out to make a simple banner, adding some stitching with a white gel pen.

This was then adhered onto a black card base.

We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting



    

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps Challenge #5 - Spring Color Palette

The current Honey Bee Stamps challenge #5 was to use the given spring color palette for inspiration.


I decided to use one of my favorite stamp set's 'coffee break' to create a colored background for my card. I used my prismacolor pencils to color in the images to match the spring color palette given.



I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock, using the 'perfect blend' stamp set and versamark watermark ink. I then heat embossed it in white embossing powder and cut it out using a banner die.

I used the 'perfect blend' honey cuts dies to cut out the word coffee in white cardstock and then mounted it onto the black outline die cut. I popped this up on foam dots for a little dimension.

This was all adhered to a black A2 size card base.

I am adding this into the Honey Bee Stamps Facebook challenge #5.
  
 

 

Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting x



MFT Make a Wish

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with my weekly post and some color inspiration for the current Paw-fect challenge - It's All About the Girls.



I love so many stamps from My Favorite Things available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store, I decided to use lots on this card!

I wanted to give you a little inspiration for the current challenge (It's All About The Girls), which will end on Saturday 26 May 8pm EST. I have a color inspiration board for you to try out too if you feel this would be an added inspiration.


 I started by creating the musical background. I stamped the background using MFT's Musical Notes Background stamp, with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then blended 'Worn Lipstick' distress ink over the top to create the background, using a kitchen towel to wipe any excess ink off the heat embossing.

I used MFT's Wish Die-namic and cut out the word from the background. I also cut it out of white cardstock another 3 times, layering them up for dimension. I then put these back into the background.

I used MFT's Celebratory Banner die-namics, and popped up the banner on foam dots.

I stamped one of the MFT Birthday Chicks and fussy cut him out. I paper pieced the birthday hat and popped him up on foam dots. The sentiment is from the same Birthday Chicks stamp set. I then cut the banner out using one of MFT's blueprints dies.

This panel was then adhered to a plain white card base.

You'll find these products in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:

 

 

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

And don't forget to join in Challenge #3 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.