Thursday, October 14, 2021

Trinity Stamps | Here We Come a Cow-A-Ling

Here we come a cow-a-ling with the new Trinity Stamps release! These caroling cows are the most adorable cows I've ever seen! 

I can't get enough of these cowlers! I stamped the trio of cows from the Christmas Cowlers Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the Christmas Cowlers Coordinating Die

I used the Winter Winds 4x8 Stamp Set and purple ink and repeatedly stamped the large flurry image all over a card base to build a simple background. 

I added a cute sentiment and the cows to the card with foam tape to finish off this project. Thanks for joining me! 

LDRS Creative | Easy Masking and Stamping

I love large, open stamps because you can put whatever you want inside of them with just a bit of masking! The Cozy Cuppa Stamp Set from LDRS Creative is perfect for this technique! 

I saw another design team member make the Cozy Cuppa into a Halloween style mug and it made me wonder what else I could put inside! I stamped the mug with Raven Hybrid Ink onto white cardstock and then onto a piece of masking paper. I cut out the center of the mug from the masking paper and placed the mask around the outside edge of the mug. I stamped one of the floral arrangements from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set over the mug and when I removed the mask I had a perfect floral mug! I colored the image with alcohol markers and used the Cozy Cuppa Coordinating Dies to cut out the image. 

The Poinsettia Background Stamp was one of my favorite products from last year's Christmas release. I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock with Iced Tea Ink and then used the smallest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set to cut out my background. I used the medium and largest dies from the same die set to cut pieces of red and green cardstock and adhered all the pieces onto an A2 card base. 

I added my mug and a stamped image onto my card with foam tape and finished the card with some pearls. Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you soon! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

ThermOWeb Live with Lynnea | Memory Game with Laura Kelly

Want a fun way to get your littles involved in crafting? How about a memory game! I had my son stamp and color some of his favorite Laura Kelly images and then we did a bit of foiling and die cutting to finish off the game cards. I'll be showing you how live on the ThermOWeb YouTube channel TODAY at 12pm CT/ 1pm ET! See you there! 

This memory game activity was just a great bonding experience for me and my 5 (almost 6!!) year old. He has always shared my craft room with me and it has been fun to help him learn to foil. He calls foils tinsels and was excited to use so many pretty Laura Kelly "tinsels"

We kept to the basic colors of the rainbow and used different colors of Laura Kelly Foils with different Laura Kelly Toner Sheets. He wanted a fun shape so we die cut scalloped tag shapes from both white and colored cardstocks to match the Laura Kelly Transfer Foils.

I added some ink blending towards the bottom of each die cut Toner Sheet to match the foil and cardstock while Jax stamped images from the Laura Kelly Kindness on Purpose and Me & My Peeps Stamp Sets and colored them with Copic Markers. I helped him cut them out and then he glued them to the game cards. 

I hope you'll join me live TODAY on the ThermOWeb YouTube Channel for a step by step tutorial of how we made this memory card game! I'll be live at 12pm CT / 1pm ET. See you then! 

Trinity Stamps | Treetops & Trimmings Release Hop

Trinity Stamps is hopping today to celebrate the Treetops & Trimmings release! I made a rainbow Christmas card with the new Layered Pine Forest Stencils! Be sure to check out my video on YouTube (below) for a hop and giveaways! 

I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks over the Layered Pine Forest 4x9 Stencil Set to create my background. Isn't it GORGEOUS?! I just love these stencils! 

I stamped and heat embossed the flurrying snow from the Winter Winds Stamp Set across my background and then stamped my sentiments and die cut them with the Winter Winds Coordinating Die Set

I finished off the card with a scattering of Something New Baubles Embellishment Mix. Remember to join in on the fun on YouTube and on Instagram! Happy shopping! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

LDRS Creative | Cut Up Pirouette Background

Sometimes you can bring new life to a background just by cutting it apart! That's what I did with my LDRS Creative Trick or Treat Pirouette Card

I love creating Pirouette backgrounds, but I'm always looking for ways to turn the products I have in my stash into something new. I have to confess - I'm not a super creative stamper, but I had an idea and I couldn't let it go! I wanted to create a "reverse" pirouette. I wanted the pattern to come in from the outside instead of starting at the center and branching out. After a while of sitting at my desk trying to think of a creative way to accomplish my idea I got frustrated and walked away. Then it hit me! I would create a traditional pirouette and then cut it up and piece together my background! 

 I started my card just like I would to create a traditional circular pirouette. I cut a piece of cardstock to 4.25" square and placed it onto my Pirouette Pattern Template and stamped multiple images from the Trick or Treat Pirouette Stamp Set using RavenPlum CrazyTropical SeaIn Your Face OrangeDan-D-Lion, and Alloy Hybrid Inks. The process of stamping and turning and stamping and turning is quite easy and builds beautiful backgrounds! You can watch the process in my video above. Once my background pattern was complete I cut my paper in half at 2 1/8" and then in half again so that I had four 2 1/8" squares. I placed them on my desk the way they were originally meant to line up and turned each of them twice so that the inside portion was now facing towards the corners. VOILA! It's perfect! 

I stamped a spider web, some ghosts, and a sentiment from the Trick or Treat Pirouette Stamp Set and added them to my background with foam tape. I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Haunted Halloween 6x6 Paper Pack to 4 3/4" square and mounted all of my pieces onto a 5" square card. That's it! It's so easy and I LOVE the way it turned out! 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Pink & Main | Peppermint Candy Shaped Card

I have the CUTEST peppermint candy shaped card to share today using Pink & Main dies

I die cut the Peppermint Swirl Die from red cardstock from the Winter 6x6 Glitter Paper Pack and used a die from the Layered Circles Die Set to cut a matching size circle from white glitter cardstock from the Metallics 6x6 Glitter Paper Pack. I adhered these pieces together and added them to a Zig Zag Circle die-cut with foam tape for dimension. 

I wanted to add the cellophane candy wrapper to my peppermint card so I crumpled up some vellum and folded it back and forth and messed with it until it looked like worn cellophane! I added 1/2" EZ Tear Tape to the back of my circle and adhered the vellum pieces behind the peppermint candy piece. I die cut a matching Zig Zag Circle and sandwiched the vellum between the die-cuts. 

I die cut a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Die Set twice - once from white and once from red cardstock - and offset them and added them to the top of my pieces. I created a circle shaped card and adhered it to the back of the zig zag circle. And that finishes this adorable peppermint candy shaped card!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Pink & Main | Glittery Snow Globe Scene

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my craft room! I created a glittery snow globe scene using Pink & Main stamps and dies

This card is really quite simple to make, but I love how there are so many little details that bring the card to life! Let's start with that snow globe shaker. I stamped the globe from the Empty Snow Globe Stamp Set and the adorable wintery scene from the Winter Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. The coordinating dies for the Empty Snow Globe Stamp Set will cut out around the image, but there is a second die that will cut out the center of the snow globe allowing you to create a shaker! And the Winter Snow Globe Scenes Die Set perfectly cuts out that scene so that you can put that right at the bottom of your snow globe. 

I added acetate to the back of my snow globe and created a simple shaker well using small strips of foam tape and added some Ice Rink Super Fine Glitter along with some clear confetti and sealed up the shaker with a piece of patterned paper from the Homespun Christmas 6x6 Patterned Paper Pack. I used the outer die from the Empty Snow Globe Die Set so that it would perfectly line up with my shaker. I love how the glitter makes everything look wintery and shimmery! 

I wanted to keep the focus on the snow globe shaker, but still have a cute background, so I picked some patterns from the Homespun Christmas 6x6 Paper Pack and cut them with the Stitched Rectangles 1 Die Set. I used the largest for the green plaid and used the third largest die to cut the red and cream colors. I cut the cream paper with my paper trimmer and added it to the bottom of the red paper to create a grounding element for my snow globe. And that's it! Thanks so much for joining me!