Monday, August 19, 2019

Faux Watercolored Stamped Background

Hi, everyone! I hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks for the August 2019 release from Pink & Main! This release is so fabulous! And tomorrow is the day! You'll soon be able to shop the whole release! I paired one of the new sentiment stamp sets with an older background stamp that has always been one of my favorites!

I love that Pink & Main is constantly creating new products that work so well with their older products! I love when things go together! The Butterfly Background stamp has always been one of my favorite Pink & Main stamps. It's absolutely gorgeous! And it goes FABULOUSLY with the new sentiment stamps being released this month! I inked up the Butterfly Background stamp with some blue, yellow, and pink inks and sprayed the stamp lightly with a mist of water and stamped onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. This gives me a quick and easy faux watercolored background in no time at all!

I (once again! Haha!) grabbed the Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad and picked out the blue/gray polka dot patterned paper and die cut the paper with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I also cut the butterfly background panel with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I used the new Grateful Greetings stamp set (releasing tomorrow!) for my sentiment. The large "thank you" has completely stolen my heart! The font is gorgeous! The sentiment is meant to be stamped on a horizontal line, but I decided that it would look better with my card design if I cut my stamp in half and stacked the sentiment vertically. I stamped a coordinating sentiment and die cut it with one of the new Sentiment Strip Dies.

I hope you enjoyed this easy card design! Remember that tomorrow (August 20th) you'll be able to shop the new release in the Pink & Main store! Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Doodle Pop Koala

Hi, everyone! I am working with the super fun Find it Trading Wild Animals paper pad and a cute cute cute koala Doodlepop from Doodlebug Designs! And you can purchase these items at the Scrapping for Less store!

I've never used a Doodlepop from Doodlebug Designs before - but seriously it made this card so easy! No coloring or fussy cutting required! And there's even dimension built in! How fabulous! I had an idea to pair the koala with a sunrise backdrop and sandy foreground.

I started by using a ray stencil to add some quick yellow sun rays to the bottom of my card. I looked through the Find it Trading Wild Animals paper pad and found a brown tone on tone paper and when I turned it on the side it looked like sand. Perfect for my simple scene! I cut a strip about an inch and a quarter wide and added it to the bottom of my card. Then I added my Koala Doodlepop right on top! So effortless!

I needed the perfect sentiment to finish my card, so I used some brown ink to stamp a sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda stamp set. More of these Doodlepops are definitely on my wish list! They make cardmaking a breeze! Watch my video below to see just how easy this card is to make!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Birthday Banner Unicorn Card

Hey, everyone! Today I used the small banner image in the Rabbit Cafe stamp set from Penguin Palace to create a birthday banner background! I have a short video tutorial showing you how!

I started by repeatedly stamping the small banner image from the Rabbit Cafe stamp set across my card at various angles and then coloring them in with alcohol markers.

I stamped the unicorns from An Amazing Friend, colored them, and cut them out with scissors and added them to the front of my card along with a stamped sentiment. Here's the video!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Sending Paper Hugs

Hi, everyone! I'm usually not a lover of patterned paper - but the Pen Pals paper pad from Pink & Main has completely stolen my heart! It's almost gone! *Gasp!*

The patterns and colors in the Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad are perfect! I love that there are a variety of polka dots, stripes, chevrons, and cute critters! And there's one sheet of paper that can be cut apart and used as focal points! I've made so many cards with this paper pad just using paper!

I trimmed down one of the pieces of the Pen Pals patterned paper to be my focal image. I just love the mix of bold and script fonts with the tiny little envelopes! Then I grabbed my Postage Dies and used the largest die to cut the striped paper and the second largest die to cut the polka dotted paper. I added the striped paper flat onto my card and popped up the dotted paper and the focal image with foam tape. I trimmed a bit off the bottom of my card to keep the border even. 

I hope you've all had time to play with your Pen Pals paper pad and Postage Dies! They pair together so well! See you soon!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

You're My Favorite to Hang With

Hey, everyone! I love that "In the Wild" is August's theme at Scrapping for Less! Get ready for lots of cute critter projects from myself and the rest of the design team! Today I used a set of dies to create a faux cover die look! Super easy and looks great! Find more on my blog!

Are you anything like me? - I have so much colored cardstock in my craft room! I've made a promise to myself to start using it! I decided to make a faux coverplate background using the Jungle Leaves dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I do this all the time - it's super easy! I grabbed two colors of green cardstock - a light green for the background and a mid green for all of my die cutting. I used the curved vine from the Jungle Leaves die set and cut it multiple times from the mid green cardstock. Then I glued all the little vines onto the lighter green cardstock to create my leafy vine background.

The sloths in the LaLa Land Crafts Take it Sloth stamp set are just too cute! I stamped one hanging from a branch onto heavy weight cardstock and colored him with my alcohol markers. I used my scissors to trim around the image and added it to the right side of my background so it looks like the sloth is hanging off the side of my card.

I stamped a coordinating sentiment in green ink and trimmed the edges of the sentiment strip to banner ends and added it towards the center of my card. I have a video tutorial for this card below!

Thanks so much for watching!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pickle Background Card Set

Hi, there! You know how much I love using stamps to create my own patterned paper, right?! I couldn't resist using all the pickles from the LDRS Creative Dill With It stamp set to create a card set. I mean ... Pickles are my favorite snack!

This card set is so clean and simple - and easy to make! Just my style! And I have so many pickle loving friends that I can give these cards to! And another bonus - I got to use some of my colored cardstock! Are you like me? ... Do you have hoards of this stuff?! Haha! Card sets like this are PERFECT for using your supplies! I used a full sheet of some green cardstock and cut it down to four A2 sized pieces. I originally thought I would do full sized cards, but I later decided to do square cards, so I cut off an inch and a quarter from the top to make 4.25 inch square cards. I used a stamping platform to create this set, but you could definitely use a regular acrylic block!

I placed my green cardstock into the stamping platform and arranged all of the pickles from the Dill With It stamp set and inked them up with some Evergreen Hybrid Ink. I just kept stamping until I had delicious and silly looking tone on tone pickles all over all four of my green cardstock pieces. I used one of my most used die sets - the Scalloped Rectangle Frame die set - to cut four white labels. I used my Evergreen Hybrid Ink again to stamp a sentiment to make sure that the sentiment would match my backgrounds. The only way to finish off these cards is with some glitter on every - single - pickle!! Haha!

I just can't get over these cute pickles! And the sentiment just makes me giggle! I have a video tutorial below to show you just how easy it is to create this set of cards! Enjoy!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Potted Plants Rabbit Cafe Scene

Hi! I have a clean and simple scene card using the Rabbit Cafe stamp set from Penguin Palace!

This card design is a staple in my craft room! I just love it! I started by stamping the line of potted plants onto some white cardstock from the Rabbit Cafe stamp set and also stamped out my coordinating scene images. I colored everything with my alcohol markers and cut out the table, chair, cupcake, and girl with the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. I cut masks for the potted plants and placed them over top of my stamped images and blended on some green for the grass and some blue to create a cloudy sky.

I added the rest of my scene images with foam squares and stamped a sentiment in the bottom left of my card. Here's my video tutorial!

Thanks for watching!