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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Bugs/Butterflies

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

I used this super cute stamp set from My Favorite Things - Meow Mix.


I wanted to keep this card super simple and monochromatic so actually DIDN'T color the images in! I love how they look against the grey and black.

I used this week's sketch from My Favorite Things #394 for inspiration.


I stamped the images and using the coordinating Meow Mix die-namics to cut them out.

I created the 'squares' background using MFT'sDouble Stitched Square STAX (now retired) to cut the holes. I then mounted this onto a piece of patterned grey cardstock from my stash. The images were then placed in and over the holes. I popped up the butterfly and the cat on pop dots.

The sentiment was stamped from the same set using Versamark watermark ink on black cardstock. I then heat embossed this with white embossing powder and cut it into a thin strip. I then placed this off-centre underneath the images.

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

Hope you can join us!


I am entering this card in MFT's Wednesday Sketch challenge #394.

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Meow MixDie-namics Meow Mix

  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas in July

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with a super cute Studio Katia stamp.

I love the Kobi bear images from Studio Katia and I decided to use 'Kobi bearing gifts' on this card. I wanted to show you that just because the stamp comes with a birthday theme, that it also makes an awesome Christmas card too! This stamp is currently available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store.



I stamped the image and used my prismacolor pencils to color them in. I used my Scan'n cut to cut it out.

I kept the background pretty simple, using a standard A2 size white card base.  I added two strips of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye 'Winter Wonderland' collection to the side of the card.

I stamped the large sentiment from My Favorite Things 'Hand Lettered Christmas' clear stamp set and popped Kobi bear up on foam dots. I added some green enamel dots and Christmas sticker to finish the card off.

STKS059 - Kobi Bearing Gifts | Clear Stamp Set - Studio Katia

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

Happy Crafting. x

Whimsy Stamps July Paper Door Kit - Beaucoup Bouquet Preview #3

This month’s Whimsy Stamps Paper Door kit is called 'Beaucoup Bouquet' and full of some really great, floral themed 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.
  • Included are 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 "Beaucoup Bouquet" has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR.
  • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die Set "Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set".
  • PREMIUM QUALITY Ranger White Embossing Powder and a size 4 paintbrush for watercoloring.
  • COORDINATING Distress Ink Cubes in Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
  • 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.
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 another one of the projects I created with this amazing kit.

This is definitely my favorite Paper Door kit so far! I love the modern floral theme of these stamps this month! The design possibilities are endless!  

I used the flower stamps from the kit and stamped them on a white cardstock panel using VersaMark watermark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder that comes in the kit.

I used the mustard seed and spiced marmalade distress inks from the kit and blended over the white heat embossing. I used a kitchen towel to wipe any excess ink off the white heat embossing.

I cut a white cardstock panel measuring 3 3/4" x 5", and then added the ink blended panel half way down the panel, trimming off any excess cardstock. I used some of the copper glitter speciality cardstock that comes in the kit to add a strip of color to the top of the blended ink panel.

I used the new Whimsy Stamps 'Bold ABC' dies to cut out the word 'Hi' from the white cardstock. I then adhered this whole panel onto a piece of yellow cardstock from the kit - allowing the yellow to show through the word.

This panel was then adhered to a standard A2 white card base. Some enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps 'It's a Party' enamel dot set, and the card is finished! 

Now, if you want to get your hands on this awesome kit, be sure to place your order by July 25th.  You don’t want to miss this one, I promise!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :D x

*NEW Bold ABC Die Set
*NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Whimsy Stamps July Paper Door Kit - Beaucoup Bouquet Preview #2

This month’s Whimsy Stamps Paper Door kit is called 'Beaucoup Bouquet' and full of some really great, floral themed 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.
  • Included are 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 "Beaucoup Bouquet" has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR.
  • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die Set "Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set".
  • PREMIUM QUALITY Ranger White Embossing Powder and a size 4 paintbrush for watercoloring.
  • COORDINATING Distress Ink Cubes in Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
  • 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.
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 another one of the projects I created with this amazing kit.

I love the modern floral theme of these stamps this month! The design possibilities are endless!  

I did a very simple 'watercolor' wash on the back of the card panel using the colors from the kit (I mixed the yellow and blue for the 4th green color). I added some splashes of ink too!

Simple stamping of the flowers over the top once it was dry and a Whimsy Stamps sentiment from the 'You're My Favorite' clear stamp set.

Add this panel to a standard A2 white card base and voila! A super simple, quick and easy card.

Now, if you want to get your hands on this awesome kit, be sure to place your order by July 25th.  You don’t want to miss this one, I promise!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :D x

You're My Favorite

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Ribbons/Bows

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

The decided to use this adorable stamp from Whimsy Stamps new release this month - 'Sunshine' by Elizabeth Bell.


I stamped the image and colored it in using my prismacolor pencils. I then fussy cut her and the dog out.

I wanted the image to stand out from the rest of the card so used complimentary colors for the background. I started off by using Whimsy Stamps 'Card Builder Window' die set to cut the blue patterned panel from Echo Park's 'under the sea' paper pad. I love the added stitching in the corners that this die set creates.

I then cut out the white stitched frame from white cardstock using Whimsy Stamps 'Shaker Maker Rectangles' die set. I then backed this frame in yellow striped paper from the same Echo Park paper pad.

I used Whimsy Stamps 'Bold ABC' dies to cut out the letters for the words 'sun', 'sea' and '&'. I used Whimsy Stamps 'Simple Sentiments' clear stamp set (now retired) to stamp the word 'Smile!' onto a patterned paper stip. These were all glued onto the blue patterned panel.

I popped the 'Sunshine' girl up n pop dots and then adhered this all onto a standard A2 white 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



Sunshine color display.jpegCard Builder Windows Die SetShaker Maker Rectangle Die Set*NEW Bold ABC Die Set

    

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hope Your Have a SUBLIME Day

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with some fun Lawn Fawn products! Lawn Fawn is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands right now.

I used Lawn Fawn's 'You Are Sublime' stamp set for this fun lift-the-flap card.My mother-in-law is big into diving (she took up the hobby aged 60 and is not stopping aged 70!) so this card is perfect for her! All of the sets I have used are currently available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store.




I stamped out all of the images and used my prismacolor pencils to color them in. I used the coordinating Lawn Fawn die cuts 'You are Sublime' to cut the pieces out.

For the front of the card, I used a 3 3/4" x 5' white cardstock panel. I used Lawn Fawn's 'Lift the flap Circles' die to cut out the flap. The great thing about the Lawn Fawn dies is that they match perfectly in size with each other! I used the Lawn Fawn 'Porthole frames' to cut out a grey porthole to place around the flap.

I kept the front of the lift-the-flap piece very simple, adding the yellow submarine and sentiment from the You Are Sublime stamp set.

Underneath the flap I made a background 'sea' panel, using chipped sapphire, mermaid lagoon and salty ocean distress inks. I blended them together and added drops of water to the background to make it look more watery.

I added the images from the You Are Sublime stamp set and then covered that panel with clear acetate. That way, none of the images would come off or get stuck on the flap. I added the 'sea' panel onto a piece of blue cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4", and then added the white front panel on top.

This was all then added to a standard A2 white card base.

you are sublime stamp set - Lawn Fawnyou are sublime - lawn cutslift the flap circles - Lawn Cutsporthole frames - Lawn Cuts
  
I am also entering this card into the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #32 - Color Inspiration.


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

Happy Crafting. x

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Whimsy Stamps July Paper Door Kit - Beaucoup Bouquet Preview #1

I’m super excited to have been asked to become a core design team member for Whimsy Stamps Paper Door kit - that means I get to play with the kits every month!
This month’s kit is called 'Beaucoup Bouquet' and full of some really great, floral themed 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.
  • Included are 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 "Beaucoup Bouquet" has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR.
  • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die Set "Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set".
  • PREMIUM QUALITY Ranger White Embossing Powder and a size 4 paintbrush for watercoloring.
  • COORDINATING Distress Ink Cubes in Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
  • 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.
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.

I love the modern floral theme of these stamps this month! 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 July 25th.  You don’t want to miss this one, I promise!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :D x