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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

MFT Summer School 2018 Session 1 - Symmetry

I love the MFT challenges every summer, and this year his no exception! I am playing catch up as I was away camping for the first week!



Symmetry refers to positioning your elements mirrored across an imaginary line that divides your project into even segments. It’s a great method for achieving balance in your design and is a reliable means of laying out your card elements when you don’t have a lot of planning time to spare.

I have had the 'Layered Snowflakes' die-namics in my stash for some time and been desperate to use it! Although, the amount of snow we get here is crazy and I was SO over it that it put me off making ANY snowy cards! Lol!


I decided the current color combination #96 challenge worked perfectly for this card design.


I used cut out the snowflakes using Blu Raspberry patterned paper from MFT 'Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6 paper pad' (now retired) and Ripe Raspberry cardstock.

The ornament I made using the 'Wonky Stitched Circle STAX' and a small hand cut topper. I added some baker's twine from my stash to color coordinate with the ripe raspberry.

I stamped the sentiment from the 'Hug in a Mug' stamp set.

I added this white panel onto a background using Blue Yonder 'Hearts & Stripes 6x6 paper pack'.

I used a standard A2 white card base and popped up the panel using a piece of fun foam.

I am adding this card to the Symmetry challenge and the current MFT Color Challenge #96.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting x

Die-namics Layered SnowflakesDie-namics Wonky Stitched Circle STAXLLD Hug in a MugHearts & Stripes Paper Pack

Monday, July 9, 2018

MFT Summer School 2018 Session 1 - Complimentary Colors

I love the MFT challenges every summer, and this year his no exception! I am playing catch up as I was away camping for the first week!



Complementary colors refer to colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel — yellow-purple, red-green, and orange-blue being the traditional complementary pairings.

I used this super cute image from the 'New Best Friend' stamp set and chose the colors blue/orange as I thought this worked perfectly for coloring in the cat.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and used my Scan'n Cut to cut it out.

I decided this week's MFT sketch #392 worked perfectly for this card design.


I used the 'Stitched Scallop Basic Edges' die-namic to cut out the scalloped edge from both the 'Bundles of Blossoms Brights' 6x6 paper pad and some blue cardstock from my stash.

I stamped the sentiment using the 'New Best Friend' stamp set and then cut it out using free with $60 die (not sure of name!)

I used a standard A2 white card base and adhered all of the elements on top. The image was popped up on foam dots for a little added dimension.

I am adding this card to the Complimentary Colors challenge and the current MFT Sketch #392.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting x

Bundles of Blossoms Brights Paper PackMFT New Best FriendDie-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges

MFT Summer School 2018 Session 1 - Repetition

I love the MFT challenges every summer, and this year his no exception! I am playing catch up as I was away camping for the first week!



Repetition reinforces a theme within your projects. Switching things up — either by introducing another color or including an unexpected element into a recognizable pattern, keeps the overall look interesting.

I used this adorable bear and bird from the 'Friends Furever' stamp set for my card.


I colored the images using my prismacolor pencils and used my Scan'n Cut to cut them out.

I stamped the sentiment 'we'll be friends furever' using my misti and a grey ink. I wanted the other sentiment to stand out, so used a matching blue ink. All sentiments were stamped from the 'Friends Furever' stamp set.

I added a strip of black and white striped paper from the 'Black & White stripes' 6x6 paper pad

This panel was then adhered onto a standard A2 white card base.

I am adding this card to the Repetition challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting x

Friends FureverBlack & White Stripes Paper Pack