(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)
Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah.😉
This is my take on the challenge today.
It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.
The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.
For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.
Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)
Alright! That’s what I have.
Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.
Welcome, welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! (Can we get a woo-to-the-hoo?! Yeahhhh!)
And, yep! Yeehaw! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! (Woohoo!) The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set
(Maximum value $25 USD
) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com
To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, August 23rd
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway
in the CLASSroom
! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
will be announced at the CLASSroom
on Friday, August 26th
! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog
for a complete list of all the designers.
You should have arrived at this hop from the blog of the incredible Sandy Allnock
. I’m Teri. And the stop after me is the blog of the amazing Laurel Beard
So let me show you what I cooked up with the new goods!
Meet card #1.
I just plain had fun with this one, pulling out images from the Stay Salty stamp set
and coordinating dies
. I had big dreams of doing just one little scene, but then was like, “I’m going for more, baby!” so I did just that with the 4 little scenes.
I add some little touches, like inking the life preserver and the mermaid’s tail and adding some vellum to the boat. Oh, and I went a little old school too by adding lots of inking to the edges. Maybe not old school, but timeless. That’s probably a better way of saying it.
And meet card #2.
So I went kinda wild with this one! My need to go freestyle was high!
The sunshine panels from the new Silver Linings die set
are pretty cool! They have a cool pattern of sun rays. I was messing around and found them to be kinda foldable so I cut a whole bunch and folded them to make that funky pattern.
It was fun to do!
The sun is from the previously released All Inside stamp set
, while the little hat? It’s from the new Bear Ware stamp set
and coordinating dies
. I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching so it’s fun to be able to do that with so many of the Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies! (THANK YOU, Ellen!)
Alright! That’s what I have for you!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here today with another card created with stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. They just revealed August’s Sketch For You To Try, and this card is based on that sketch.
And here’s the sketch too.
I created the little box by cutting a frame with the All Framed Up dies. And the little wormy scene? Made that with the Worm Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies.
I made the worm a bit longer by stamping and die-cutting him twice. I chopped his head off one of them (brutal, I know… wink!) and the pieced end pieces together. I also gave him wiggle eyes… because I couldn’t resist. Wiggle eyes make everything more fun… in my card making opinion
I wanted the apples to have a little boom boom so I slapped on a couple gems. Easy peasy. Also, you’ll notice my stamping is not perfect on that back apple. That’s the beauty of these stamps. They are totally forgiveable for not perfect stamping. Hooray!
Alright! So that’s what I have. Be sure to hit the Reverse Confetti blog to see some fabulous takes on the sketch by the Reverse Confetti crew. They rock’th.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.
Pretty dang excited to be joining my friends from Neat and Tangled for their 4th Birthday Blog Hop. They’ve put together a really fun surprise release in honor of the occasion, and I’m tickled to share a couple projects made with some of the fun new products. Yippee!
Alright, let’s get on with the projects. Give it up for card #1.
And the crowd goes wild! Woooooooo!😉
Had fun playing with a couple of the new products for this one. I especially dig that big panel you see. I cut it with the new Doily Tag die. I cut it three times – from wood paper and pink and dark pink cardstocks. And then I layered them all together.
The celebrate word and mat was cut with the new Celebrate dies, while the stars were cut with the new Lucky Stars dies. If you look close, you’ll see the celebrate word has two tones of pink. I sponged a little ink on the bottom of the word before adhering it to the mat. You’ll also see some white stars in the open spaces of the doily tag. I just felt… well… adventurous.
Thought it this one turned out pretty fun.
And meet card #2.
I used the same supplies to make this one as the other. Those stamped words? Yep. They were stamped with a new product too. (Surprise, surprise… right?! Ha!) That would be the Celebrate stamp set. It’s a good one for making stuff for all kinds of happy occasions.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Be sure to check out all of today’s blog hop stops.
And be sure to comment as you go! That’s because there are some awesome Neat and Tangled prizes up for grabs.
There will be one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop and two $50 gift certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long. Woohoo!
Thanks for stopping by today, guys! You are the best.
Back with another Birthday Challenge card with my girl, Ashley! Ashley issued a challenge a bit back to make birthday cards so here I am.😉
Meet today’s card.
Truth be known, I’ve been on an extreme purge fest of my craft space lately. From excess buttons to nearly all of my 12×12 patterned papers, I’ve been getting rid of stuff left and right. I’m not giving up making things, but I want my room to have stuff I really just love and use often. And the bonus is it takes a lot less space.😉
So the things on this card are things that made the cut!
The little clear pocket is from Hazel & Ruby. Had it for awhile, just waiting for the “right” project. You know what I’m saying? Wink. Dumped a few sequins in it and then sealed it up with some Washi tape.
The “celebrate” sticker and label sticker are oldies but goodies from Jillibean, while the little “today” and circle stickers and hearts are from Bella Blvd. That leaf? Cut that with this die by Cath Edvalson for Technique Tuesday.
Alright, that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge.
Happy to be hopping today with the good folks from Reverse Confetti to celebrate the August release. So tickled to be a ‘Fetti Friend this month with Veronica.
So I’ve got a little card to share with you that I made with some of the new goods. On your mark. Get set. Ok. Here we go.😉
Alright. So I wanted I to make a fun little scene so I whipped out the super cute new Toucan of Friendship and coordinating dies.
Seriously, what a cute a stamp set. Confession time: I color with markers but I am sooooo not a marker superstar! True story.😉 Love these images because they are just so forgiving to a “OK” marker user like myself. Forgiving is good. Not to mention these stamps are just so cute!
To frame the scene, I used some frames cut with the All Framed Up die. This die is so useful. So many frames in one die. You can use one or a whole bunch at the same time. And those stitched finishes on top? Oh, my heart.
Alright! So that’s what I have for you!
Next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely Heather Pulvirenti!
And just in case you get lost, here’s the complete line-up.
Thanks again for stopping by, guys. You are the best.
Back again with another sneak peek at the next release from Reverse Confetti! So tickled to be a ‘Fetti Friend this month.
Had lots of fun today, playing with the new Worm Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies.
Man, I tell you. It’s just the cutest stamp set. The little worm slays me! I stamped him and then stamped pattern onto his backside. And then I threw caution to the wind (ha ha) and whipped out my trusty green marker to add a little more color. I think it just kinda made him pop… just a little more.
I also cut a second worm base and set it right under the green worm. I think it just added a little something to the card.
Once again, I whipped out the All Framed Up dies to add a little frame to this card too.
I really l dig this die and all those frames. Nice to have lots of options.
So yep. That’s what I have for you today.
Once again, be sure to swing by the Reverse Confetti blog to see who else is sharing sneak peeks today. And be sure to check out all the peeks. I know they will not disappoint!
Leave comments on all the sneak peek posts through noon CST on Aug. 7th (hey, that’s today!) for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Reverse Confetti. And be sure to comment on their Facebook page for another chance to win a $15 gift certificate too.
Be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by. Yep. I’ll be back tomorrow. Promise.😉 See you then.