Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Tonic Dot & Drop Die Set

Hello, again! The 12 Days of Christmas celebration continues at Scrapbook.com! And so do the coupons and freebies! Today's freebie is a Scrapbook.com exclusive from Tonic Studios! It's the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To your Dreams die set! This die set comes with two dies - one to cut the sentiment and one cuts a shadow with tiny outline dots! These dots are PERFECT for Nuvo Drops!

It's super easy to redeem this freebie! Just shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com and add the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To Your Dreams die set to your cart before you check out. The price will automatically adjust to $0.00! There's no minimum purchase for this freebie, but there are lots of sales and other freemium coupons to take advantage of! This is only available TODAY ( December 10th ) while supplies last!

I love how simple it is to create pretty cards with the Hold On To Your Dreams Tonic Drop & Dot die set! I blended some pink ink onto a piece of cardstock and die cut it with the sentiment die and the background piece from white cardstock. The background piece has dots outlining the sentiment that are just perfectly spaced! I added some Neptune Turquoise Nuvo Crystal Drops on top of each dot. So pretty, isn't it?! I added everything on top of some chevron patterned paper that matched the colors of the sentiment and dots.

Remember that the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To Your Dreams die set is only a freebie for today ( December 10th ) while supplies last! Head over to Scrapbook.com and grab yourself this little gift!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Holly & Jolly Background

Hey, everyone! Sometimes I like to take it back to good old traditional colors for Christmas - and by sometimes I mean most times haha! There's just something about classic red and green that makes my heart super happy! I grabbed some stamps and dies from the newest Pink & Main release and got a little inky! 

I love the Holiday Wreaths stamp set! Not only are there a few different wreaths to stamp and color but there are also a bunch of individual items so that you can build your own wreaths! I decided to take some of those elements and stamp a holly background. I love holly because it's such a classic Holiday image and it has both of the traditional red and green colors! I put both of the holly leaves from the Holiday Wreaths stamp set on an acrylic block and stamped them all over my card front and added the red berries.

I stamped the focal point wreath image from the Holiday Wreaths stamp set and colored it with Copic markers. I thought it would be a fun touch to add some blue/green leaf accents along with the traditional green leaves. I used the coordinating Holiday Wreaths die set to cut out the wreath. I love that it cuts out the middle of the image, too! When I added the wreath to my card I didn't think it stood out enough, so I adhered it onto some vellum and used my scissors to trim around the outside shape of the wreath. The vellum toned down the background just enough!

I stamped and heat embossed a black sentiment from the Holly Jolly sentiment stamp set into the middle of my wreath image and added the focal image to my card with Darice Foam Strips. These strips are skinny and perfect for adding images to cards! That's it! I hope you enjoy this inspiration!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera

Hey! More freebies from Scrapbook.com await! The Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack contains 33 pieces of gorgeous goodness and you can get it for FREE today only ( December 8th ) at Scrapbook.com!

There are frames, sentiments, and more in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! Creating with these took me back to when I first started making cards! It's so easy to create a simple background and add a gorgeous ephemera piece on top! All you have to do to redeem your freebie is shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com - there's no minimum order requirement for the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack - but remember that there are lots of sales during the 12 Days of Christmas as well as freemium coupons! Before checking out add the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack to your cart and it will automatically discount to $0.00!

I fell in love with all the gorgeous flower patterns in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! I decided to create a simple watercolored background to highlight the colors in the ephemera, so I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens and created some simple watercolor circles. All of my little embellishments are from the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack except for the twine. I just love how this turned out!

I'm loving the gorgeous ephemera pieces in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! And remember it's only free at Scrapbook.com TODAY! And only while supplies last! Hurry over!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Simple Stories Say Cheese III 6x8 Paper Pad

Are you ready for another Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas FREEBIE?! I am!! Today only ( December 7th ) you can get the Simple Stories Say Cheese III 6x8 Paper Pad for free with any purchase!

This is the cutest paper pad! And perfect for those magical vacations all my friends are going on! Haha! It's so easy to get the Simple Stories Say Cheese III 6x8 Paper Pad for free! Just shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com - remember there are lots of sales and other freemium coupons today, too! - and add the Simple Stories Say Cheese III 6x8 Paper Pad to your cart. There's no minimum purchase requirement and the price will automatically discount to $0.00!

The Simple Stories Say Cheese III Paper Pad is perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking those special magical moments! I created two quick cards with the paper! One is more classic and all occasion and the other you can definitely get that famous mousey vibe! The large patterns and sentiments are so super cute!

So hurry on over to Scrapbook.com for today's freebie and lots of other sales! Just add the Simple Stories Say Cheese III 6x8 Paper Pad to any order and it will automatically discount! And it's only for TODAY ( December 7th ) while supplies last!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Crafty Festival of Christmas - Perfect Pearls Snowflake Tags

Hey, there! It's time for another Crafty Festival of Christmas event! This week we'll be sharing tag or gift card holder projects for your Holiday inspiration! I decided to create some pearly tags!

I used my MISTI so that I could add a bunch of snowflake stamps from the Pink & Main Flurries stamp set and stamp them with Versamark Ink all at once. You could definitely add some pretty embossing powders to the tags, but I decided to cover the snowflakes with Perfect Pearls! I used to use them all the time and I recently saw Simon Hurley use them and it inspired me to use them again!

I used a Perfect Pearls Flat Brush to pounce some of the Perfect Pearls on top of the Versamark Ink. You want to be careful to pounce the powder up and down on top of the ink and not drag the brush through the ink or it will smear. Ask me how I know! Haha! Once the ink is covered in the powder I will rub a slightly stiffer brush back and forth across the powder to remove the excess. A little bit of water is all you need to set the powder. I used my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to spritz some water into the air and then waved the tags through the mist.

I used my MISTI again to stamp a sentiment from the Pink & Main Holly Jolly stamp set with Versamark Ink at the bottom of each of the tags. For a bit of sparkle I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of each of the snowflakes. I hope these tags inspire you to pull out your Perfect Pearl Pigment Powders! Hop through the rest of the blogs for more Christmas inspiration!

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ThermOWeb and Pink & Main Collaboration - Mixing Flock and Foil

Hi, there! I am so super pumped about the ThermOWeb and Pink & Main collaboration! I have the honor and privilege of working with both of these amazingly fabulous companies and I'm always proud of the products they release! I'll be mixing up the Fa La Llama stamp set from Pink & Main with some Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and Deco Foil Transfer Sheets!

I love to show you guys ways to get all the use you can out of your Deco Foil Flock and Deco Foil products. It makes me cry a little inside when I see crafters say that they can't use these fabulous products because they don't own a laminator when you totally can! All you need is some double sided adhesive! Double sided tapes work great, but my favorite product is iCraft Easy Cut 6x6 Adhesive Sheets because I can cut them to any size strip or even die cut the sheets! I use these adhesive sheets so often that I have a little pack set a side with just leftover pieces and today they came in handy!

I cut down strips of the Easy Cut Adhesive in three different widths - about a half inch, a quarter inch, and an eighth inch thick - and arranged them horizontally on my card. I picked out two new colors of Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets - Teal Waters and Pink Carnations - and some Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil to use for my project. I started with the Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil and removed the backing from every third strip of Easy Cut Adhesive. I cut down a piece of the foil to be slightly larger than my card base and laid it pretty side UP onto the adhesive. I have found that the best way to transfer the foil perfectly is to run it through my die cutting machine in a piece of typing paper folded in half ( used as a carrier sheet for protection from the cutting plates ). Once I had the foil transferred to my card I removed more of the adhesive backing and cut a piece of Pink Carnations Flock Transfer Sheet slightly larger than my card. Flock is opposite of foil - you want to add it over your adhesive pretty side DOWN and run it through a die cutting machine to use the pressure to transfer the flock into the adhesive. I repeated the process with the Teal Waters Flock Transfer Sheets to complete my background.

I colored the llamas and presents from the Pink & Main Fa La Llama stamp set to perfectly match the flock colors and die cut them with the coordinating Fa La Llama dies. Did you know that you can stamp onto Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets? I love the sentiments in the Fa La Llama stamp set! I picked one that would fit perfectly on one of the flock strips on my card and stamped it directly onto the flock with black ink. I added my llamas with a mix of iCraft 3D Foam Squares and iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive - my favorite! And that finishes my card! I hope you love this ThermOWeb and Pink & Main mashup and that these little llamas inspire you! See you again soon!

Ink Blended Striped Hearts

Hi! I just love rainbows! And hearts! And stripes! So why not mix them! I used the Rain of Hearts stencil from Penguin Palace and the Rabbit Cafe stamp set to make this bright card!

I sprayed the back of the Rain of Hearts stencil with Pixie Spray and tacked it onto my card base. I used strips of Purple Tape to mask off portions of the stencil and blend on a rainbow of Distress Inks.

I stamped out the cute images from the Rabbit Cafe stamp set and colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating Rabbit Cafe dies. I added them on top of an die cut circle and blended the outside edge with yellow ink.

Hope you all love this bright card as much as I do!