Saturday, October 23, 2021

ThermOWeb | Festive Fall Gnomes

Did you know the little gnomes from the ThermOWeb Festive Fall Add-On can hold any little item you want?! I have my gnomies bringing pies to Thanksgiving dinner! 

These gnomes from the Gnome for the Holidays: Festive Fall Add-On can visit my house for dinner any day! I did a bit of die cutting and paired them with a Brutus Monroe Toner Card Front. I even used both the positive and negative of the foiled piece to get two cards! Let's dive in! 

I chose one of my favorite Toner Card Fronts from the Brutus Monroe Really Radiant Toner Card Front Mixables and did a bit of ink blending to color my background. I thought the pattern could look a bit like sunflowers in the background, so I used brown towards the center of each of the "flowers" and then yellow over the whole panel. Be sure to use a clean, dry cloth to buff off any extra ink before foiling so you get great results! I cut a piece of Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil slightly larger than my Toner Card Front and placed it pretty side up on top of the panel and ran it through my laminator using Deco Foil Parchment Paper

The positive foiled background was gorgeous, but the negative piece was just as gorgeous and I couldn't let it go to waste! I added a piece of iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive to a piece of white cardstock and placed the negative piece of Gold Shattered Glass Foil on top. It makes a beautiful second background! 

I build my gnomes by die cutting pieces using the original Gnome for the Holidays Craft Kit and the Gnome for the Holidays: Festive Fall Add-On Die Sets. The beards, bodies, noses, and feet come from the original set and the hats and cute little hands from the add-on. I used a combination of cardstock, patterned paper, and even Tuscan Gold Deco Foil Flock to cut all the pieces for my gnomes. I knew I wanted them to be holding something, so I took a peek through my stash and came across the Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie Stamp Set and thought how CUTE those pies would be in my scene! I used my iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive Pen to adhere all of the pieces of my gnomes together and moved on to putting my scene together. 

I cut a grassy border and heat embossed a sentiment using the Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice Stamp Set and also die cut a circle to represent the sun behind the grassy hill and added them to my card using tape from the iCraft White 1/16" 3D Jumbo Foam Tape Roll. I added my gnomes on top of my scene with iCraft 3D Foam Squares.

I hope this project inspires you to look around your craft room and see what little items your Festive Fall Gnomes can hold! See you soon! 

Time for Tea Designs Blog Hop

Hi, there! Time for Tea Designs is so excited that their products are now available in the US over at Simon Says Stamp! To celebrate this, they have recruited some North American-based designers (including me!) to help spread the news with a blog hop. Be sure to hop along to see some adorable creations with a few of the new Time For Tea products that are now available over at Simon Says Stamp! We hope that you will be inspired along the way.
Time for Tea Designs is giving away $30 worth of T4TD products that are now available at Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog as you hop along with us to enter this giveaway. A random drawing will determine our winner and will be announced on the T4TD Blog on October 30th, 2021.

I stamped out some of the ADORABLE critters in the All Occasions Critters Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I LOVE that the die set has oval shaped dies that perfectly cut out the sentiments, too! 

I wanted to do something fun with the Sun Ray Cover Die, so I cut it once from white, light blue, and dark blue cardstock. I had the idea to create a layered background die by just shifting the colored die cuts slightly to the left and right behind the white piece and I love the look! I added my critters and sentiment on top with foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to hop through all of the links below and leave comments for your chance to win a prize from Time for Tea Designs

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

LDRS Creative 5 Cards 1 Kit | Pastry Pals Exclusive Craft Kit

The new Pastry Pals Exclusive Craft Kit from LDRS Creative has just been revealed and it's the CUTEST! Check out my 5 cards 1 kit video for the details of the kit and how to make 5 cute cards! 

As always, the LDRS Creative Exclusive Craft Kits are limited edition and once they sell out you won't be able to get all of the items together for the special kit price - so shop fast! 

I brought in some extra goodies from LDRS Creative to make these cards, but you can alter and edit these designs to use just the items from the craft kit if you want!

I decided to start out with the Circles Layering Stencils from the kit and create a simple background. I blended Key Lime Pie, Tropical Sea, and Banana Cream Pie over each of the tree stencils and just like that I had a fun and whimsical background! I die cut a label shape die from the Elegant Stitched Frames Slimline Die Set (not included) and blended a bit of Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink onto the bottom fading out to white at the top. I stamped a sentiment from the Pastry Pals Stamp Set and colored it in with alcohol markers. I stamped the cute donut and donut hole image with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them and then die cut them with the coordinating dies and popped them onto my label to finish off the first card! 

This card is super cute and so simple to make! I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set and then I cut the pieces down using a border die from the Offset Slimline Stack-ables Die Set (from the kit). I thought this particular border reminded me of icing on a cake! I lightly blended Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink over the border edge and faded out to white on the opposite edges. I picked a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Sensations 6x6 Paper Pack and added it to a 4.25" square card. I popped up the stitched border pieces on top of the patterned paper and added the cute little singing cupcake and sentiment to my card. A sprinkling of pastel colored baubles from my stash completes the card! 

Here's the simplest card of the bunch! I die cut the large polka dot patterned paper from the Sweet Sensations 6x6 Paper Pack with one of the border dies from the Offset Slimline Stack-ables Die Set and popped it up with foam on top of the red polka dot patterned paper. I stamped and colored the muffin and cinnamon roll from the Pastry Pals Stamp Set and used the coordinating die set to cut them out. I stamped the matching sentiment and fussy cut it with my scissors and added my elements to the card with foam tape. 

I decided to really glam up my fourth card and show you a different way to use the Circle Layering Stencils from the kit! I used Grape Ape Hybrid Ink over one of the stencils and then added spatters of gold shimmer watercolor. You could choose a different stencil, but I decided to take the same stencil I used with the purple ink, rotate it twice, shift it slightly and place it down on my card once again. I used Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO from ThermOWeb and added the gel over the stencil and let the panel dry. Once it was dry I used my die cutting machine to transfer green foil over the gel. Now I have a pretty background with ink, shimmer, and foil! I colored a green and purple pastry treat from the Pastry Pals Stamp Set to match my background and popped them up on the card. I love all the shine! 

I decided to go bold and bright for my last card! I grabbed a piece of Watercolor Slimline 4x9 Paper and used my neon watercolors to paint diagonal stripes across the paper. I added some flicks of black watercolor for texture. I die cut the scallop frame using the Slimline Scallop Die Set (sold separately) and added foam tape behind the frame. I cut away the overhang of the watercolor background and added the piece onto a slimline card. I stamped and colored a bunch of the Pastry Pal images and arranged them across the middle of my card. I added a hand cut birthday sentiment to finish the card. 

I hope you've enjoyed all five of these cards! I'd love to know which is your favorite! Remember to head to the LDRS Creative store and grab your Pastry Pals Exclusive Card Kit before they sell out! Happy crafting! 

Trinity Stamps Facebook Live | Layered Pine Forest Stencils

I had a bunch of you asking me to show you how I made this card, so I'll be going live today on the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page showing you how easy it is to make! I'll see you at 12pm CT / 1pm ET! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LDRS Creative | Hippopotamus Snow Globe Card

Every time I use the LDRS Creative Hippopotamus for Christmas Stamp Set I just want to burst into song! These little guys are so cute and they are definitely all I want for Christmas! 

I have always loved snow globes, so I decided to mix and match items from the current release with the snow globe from the Snow Deer to Me Stamp Set from last year! I stamped the globe and the adorable hippos with Raven Hybrid Ink and then colored them with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating Snow Deer to Me and Hippopotamus for Christmas Die Sets to cut out the images. 

My all time favorite paper pack is the MacKenzie Christmas 6x6 Paper Pack! The colors are stunning, the patterns are gorgeous, and I just can't stop starring at it! I used a bunch of it last year and had a lot of scraps left over. Of course I would never throw away a pretty patterned paper scrap and this is my favorite way to use them! I adhered strips of a bunch of different patterns diagonally across an A2 piece of cardstock creating a new patterned paper mixed from a lot of patterns in the MacKenzie Paper Pack! I used the middle die in the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set to cut my new patterned paper and give it a stitched edge. 

I layered my patterned paper onto a card base with foam tape and popped up my snow globe and hippos on top. I added a bunch of gems around my card for extra sparkle to finish the card. Thanks for joining me! 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Pink & Main Sneak Peek | This Too Shall Pass

I am sneaking FIVE new products from Pink & Main on my card today! Can you spot all of them? 

I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the new Watercolor Rainbow 6x6 Paper Pack to 4x 5.25" so that I would have a slight white border on an A2 card. I cut a piece of white cardstock to layer onto the patterned paper and embossed it with the Rainbow Embossing Folder. It's hard to photograph, but in real life the detail of the embossing folder is wonderful! 

Pink & Main is going to be releasing a new product that I am SO excited about! Flocking powder! I covered a piece of white cardstock with a piece of a 6x6 adhesive sheet and removed the backer and sprinkled on Cottontail Flock with Glitter and pressed the powder into the adhesive. It's so soft and fuzzy! I used the Rainbow Friend Die Set and cut out the sentiment. In real life the "friend" sentiment is fuzzy and glittery! 

I had a small strip of patterned paper left over so I used the shadow die from the Rainbow Friend Die Set and layered the flocked sentiment on top of the patterned paper and popped it up onto my card with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Sending Cheer Stamp Set and trimmed the edges to banners and added it below my die cut sentiment to finish the card. That's it! All of the new products I used on today's card will be available in the Pink & Main store on Wednesday the 20th! 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

InkOn3 | Heat Embossed Poinsettia Card

I have a no coloring required card to share with you using the InkOn3 Poinsettia Stamp Set and coordinating dies! 

I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Poinsettia Stamp Set onto red and green cardstock using Juicy Watermark Embossing Ink and embossed them with Arctic White Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped and heat embossed a bunch so that I would have enough to cover a full background and have some extras left over. I wanted to add a little bit of dimension so I blended a bit of Twiggy Brown Atelier Ink to the centers of the flowers and Trinity Teal on to the bottom of the leaves. I added some gold watercolor ink spatters onto the flowers and leaves and used the Poinsettia Coordinating Die Set to cut out the images. 

I arranged the poinsettias and the leaves all over my card base and adhered them with liquid adhesive. Check out my video for some quick tips for adhering multiple small images at once! 

I die cut a large sentiment from black cardstock and covered it with Liquid Pixie Dust for some super magical sparkle and added it to the card with foam tape. That's it! Have a great day!