Friday, July 3, 2020

Whimsy Stamps | Calories Shmalories Slimline Rainbow Card

Have you heard the news?! I've joined the Whimsy Stamps Video Team! I'll be bringing you Fresh Friday inspiration through the month! In case you're new to me - my style is clean and simple and I love to mix stamps, dies, stencils, etc. to make one finished card! Just like I'm doing today! I used the Calories Shmalories Stamp Set along with the Slimline Windows Die Set and the Rainbows 6x6 Paper Pad to make a bright and yummy card!

I LOVE a good cupcake! My sister makes the best cupcakes I've ever had and she's always making them look so fancy and colorful! I stamped out each of the cupcakes from the Calories Shmalories Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. I kept each of the cupcakes a chocolatey color and mixed up the icing to give them a bunch of yummy flavors.

I used my scissors to cut out the cupcakes with a small white border and set them aside to work on the rest of the card. I used the Slimline Windows Die to cut a white frame, but I wanted to add lots of color to the background. I grabbed what could most definitely be my most favorite paper pad EVER! The Rainbows 6x6 Paper Pad! I FINALLY got my hands on this! It's a hot item! Every time I checked it was sold out! But as I'm typing this it's still in stock in the Whimsy Store ... so RUN! There's not a single pattern that I don't love!

I used the Slimline Windows Die to cut a piece of the Rainbows 6x6 Paper to use for the background of the card. A slimline card is taller than the patterned paper, so I cut the paper in half and carefully lined it up with the Slimline Windows Die and cut twice so that I would have each little window cut from the paper. All I had to do was use a bit of glue to puzzle piece the patterned paper into the Slimline Windows frame I cut from the white cardstock!

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Calories Shmalories Stamp Set onto the center piece of patterned paper and popped that piece up with foam tape for dimension.

I added all four cupcakes to the card with foam squares and covered them with clear shimmer - and that's it! I hope you enjoyed my first card as part of the Whimsy Stamps Video Team! I'll be back soon with more Whimsy Stamps inspiration!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

i-crafter | JULY RELEASE - Santa Tunnel Card

Hello, hello! It's time to reveal the new July 2020 Release from i-crafter! And GUESS WHAT?! It's one of my favorite themes - Christmas in July! I've done a short video showing you how easy it is to use the new Santa Tunnel Card Die Set!

The new Santa Tunnel Card Die Set works with the previously released Swan Tunnel Card Base Die Set - watch my video above to see just how easy it is to create a dimensional snowy scene!

I decided to cut all of my pieces from white cardstock and add color to my scene with Copic Markers, but you could add color however you want! You could use patterned paper and make it really easy! Or you could do some masking and ink blending, watercoloring - anything!

Once my card was assembled I brought in some extra pops of color with some pretty snowflake patterned papers at the front and back of my scene! Look at all the dimension! It's so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed this quick Santa Tunnel Card tutorial! This is only one of the fabulous Christmas in July items just released from i-crafter! Head over and get to shopping! See you soon!

Trinity Stamps | Birthday YouTube Video Hop

Welcome to the Trinity Stamps second birthday video hop! This is a super special 3 day birthday bash with a short video hop each day! Be sure to watch each video in the hop and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 giftcard to Trinity Stamps! You can find the next hopper in the first line of my video description on YouTube.

Over the next 3 days you're going to get a bunch of slimline birthday celebration inspiration using products from Trinity Stamps! I used the Sweet Surprise Stamp Set, the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners Die Set, and the Slimline Layered Confetti Stencil Set - some of my favorites! I'll give you a quick run down of my card here, but be sure to head over to YouTube to watch my video for the full tutorial!

I die cut the largest scalloped die from the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners Die Set from Bristol Smooth Cardstock so that I could do a bit of coloring with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I stamped the large cupcake from the Sweet Surprise Stamp Set four times across the panel and heat embossed them with gold powder. Cupcakes should be golden and shiny, right?! I used the small sprinkles stamps to fill in the frosting and heat embossed them as well. Then I colored them with bright rainbow colors!

I wanted to fill in some of the white space behind the cupcakes, so I masked off the four cupcakes and grabbed the Slimline Layered Confetti Stencils. This is a stencil set so that you can easily have muti colored confetti!

The Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners Die Set has a few different style of banners. I love the one that is slightly curved! And BONUS! It fit my sentiment PERFECTLY! I slightly curved the sentiment so that it would follow the curve of the banner and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Sweet Surprise Stamp Set and added the banner to my card with foam tape.

I die cut a piece of heavy weight cardstock with the largest die in the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners Die Set and scored it at about a half of an inch and used strong double sided tape to adhere the front panel onto the scored panel. This gives me a slimline card that has the scalloped detail all around it and the stitched details on the inside as well!

A BIG HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY TO TRINITY STAMPS! And a HUGE thank you to them for having me be part of their birthday video hop! Remember that this is only day one of a three day hop! Hop through the rest of the videos today and the next few days leaving comments at each video for your chance to win a gift card from Trinity Stamps! See you soon!

Erin Lee Creative | NEW Peace, Love, & Happiness Kit

IT'S TIME! Erin Lee Creative has just released their second kit! This time it's all about Peace, Love, & Happiness!

This kit is packed with stencils, dies, clear stamps, and a background stamp! And has 20% savings! These items are not released individually and are only available in the limited Peace, Love, & Happiness Kit! Erin's first kit sold out so quickly, so act fast! You won't want to miss this!

I used the Retro Swirls Background Stamp from the Peace, Love, & Happiness Kit to create two quick rainbow cards!

I stamped the Retro Swirls Background Stamp onto two panels of Neenah Cardstock - once slightly to the top and once slightly to the bottom so that I would have two cards that were the same, but just a little different!

I colored both backgrounds with a whole rainbow of Copic Markers. I used two markers for each color blend to keep it nice and simple and just rotated through the colors of the rainbow until all of my swirls were colored.

There are two fabulous add on dies for this kit - the Retro Swirls A2 Die and the All You Need is Love Die. I LOVE that the All You Need is Love Die comes with the sentiment die and a shadow die! I cut the shadow from black cardstock and the sentiment from white cardstock and glued them together and popped them onto the cards with foam tape.

The Peace, Love, & Happiness Kit is full to the brim goodies! And I love that each of these products can be used endlessly! What a fantastic value! Don't forget about the add-on dies! Head on over to Erin Lee Creative and grab your kit before they're gone!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Pink & Main | You Like, Totally Rock

Hello! I'm throwing it back to the days of tie dye and cassette tapes with some fun summer products from Pink & Main!

I temporarily adhered the new Cracked Stencil onto a piece of bright white cardstock and blended on a whole rainbow of inks using an Ergonomic Blending Brush. I made sure that the colors would overlap and blend and when I removed the Cracked Stencil I was so excited to see that it looked like tie dye! Super fun!

The My Jam Stamp Set is new for the Pink & Main Summer Release and it's so fun! I stamped out the cassette tape twice and colored them with Copic Markers and used the coordinating My Jam Die Set to cut them out.

I used the My Jam Stamp Set for my sentiment, but I did a little surgery first! I liked the sentiment that says "like, totally" so much - but I needed it to fit with my cassette tapes. All I had to do was trim the "you rock!" sentiment in half so that I could build my own sentiment reading "you like, totally rock!" It's perfectly okay to cut apart your stamps as long as you cut in between the photopolymer and don't cut the part that actually stamps. I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiments onto black cardstock and trimmed them into strips.

I added a healthy coat of glitter to the cassettes and the sentiment strips and added everything to my stenciled background with foam tape. Thanks for joining me! Have fun shopping the new Pink & Main Summer Release!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

i-crafter | Hello, Sunshine

Hi, hi! I have a fun and easy way to get more use out of your interactive die sets from i-crafter!

I love a fun interactive card, but I also love taking more complicated dies and using them in a more straight forward way. I feel like I get more for my money when I use them in unexpected ways! And I'm more likely to buy a die that can be used in more ways than one. The Hello Sunshine Wiper Die Set is PERFECT for an awesome interactive card as well as clean and simple cards!

The sunshine die and the little sentiment are some of my favorite pieces from the Hello Sunshine Wiper Die Set. I cut out the sun and clouds from yellow and white paper and the hello circle from blue cardstock and the "sunshine" from pink cardstock. I trimmed a piece of yellow cardstock to fit behind the "hello" so that I would have a bit of "sunshine" peeking through to the front!

I grabbed a piece of happy patterned paper that went well with my sunshine-y theme and added my Hello Sunshine Wiper dies to it with foam tape. Then I added all of that to a blue card that matches my hello circle die cut! That's it! Quick and easy and a great way to get more out of your interactive dies from i-crafter!

Friday, June 26, 2020

LDRS Creative | Slimline Corner Scallop Card

I have more inspiration for you using the new Summer 2020 Collection from LDRS Creative! This time I'm using the adorable Barnyard Bunnies Pocket Pals Stamp Set and the new Slimline Corner Scallop Die.

I'm obsessed with cows. How could you not love them?! I just think they're the cutest! I stamped the little cow image from the Barnyard Bunnies Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink all over a piece of white cardstock. The more cows the better, right?! I colored them with Copic Markers and used a light blue marker to outline each little cow so that they would pop off the page. I used the Slimline Corner Scallop Die Set to cut out the colored background as well as a frame from a piece of off white cardstock. I adhered the frame to a slimline card and popped up the stamped background with foam tape for dimension.

The Slimline Corner Scallop Die Set is full of SO MANY extra dies that layer together! In fact there are 14 dies total! I used some colored cardstock and the extra dies in the Slimline Corner Scallop Die Set to make a sunflower for the center of my card. The only thing I love as much as cows is sunflowers!

I stamped a cute little sentiment from the Barnyard Bunnies Stamp Set with LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. That's all for today - but keep your eyes on the LDRS Creative Blog and YouTube Channel for more inspiration using the Summer 2020 Collection! I have more to share!