Hello again, friends! It’s the best day of the month. It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time. And the gang is banding together to share a sampling of projects made with thethe NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2019 release with you!
Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on August 7th. Yeppers! That is tomorrow! Woo-to-the-hoo!
To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize! The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.
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Alright! So let’s get on with the project.
I had a blast creating the cactus plant for this card with the new Cacti dies. These dies allow you make all kinds of cactus.
I’m not from a cactus-friendly place so be kind to any creative liberties take with this cactus. (Wink!) In card land, everything is possible, right?
I created the custom sentiment for the card by pairing together words from two stamp sets – Kindness Sampler and Delightful Greetings. The little heart? It, too, is from Delightful Greetings. It just… appropriate… for this card.
The background for this card was creating by mixing together a bunch of paper scraps from my never-ending bin of scraps. (Can you relate?)
Alright! That’s it for this card.
But got a question for you. Do you have a pile of Paper Smooches stamps and dies? Don’t forget there’s a chance for you share what you are making with them. Paper Smooches offers a fun challenge every month. Watch the blog for details. Kim LOVES and I MEAN LOVES seeing what you are creating!
Thanks so very much for checking out the hop today! I appreciate all your kinds words! See you again soon.
Hi there, friends!
I’m back with another card to share with you.
This card was quick to put together… and a lot of fun too!
To make the “rainbow”, I cut two sunray backgrounds from white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn die. I set one on my craft table and set the other (temporarily) on my card. Then I used that one as a guide to add the rainbow rays to the card with my colored pencils.
Once I had the rainbow completed, I adhere the second sun panel to the card. (I kept that first panel so I could make more cards like this one later.)
Then I stamped a sentiment from the Encouraging Greetings stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh on a strip of cardstock. I added a little bit of thread underneath it and then added it to my card.
This card is fine as it is, but you could always kick it up a notch if you wanted to. Just add sequins or crystal drops to the “rainbow” rays. Gems would be cool too.
Looking for even more card inspiration? Be sure to check this post out on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog! I’ve put together 3 window cards for the post. You’ll get the scoop, plus lots of tips to use adhesives in out-of-the-box ways.
I hope you will check it out. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Back again with another card to share with you. Today’s card features an encouragement card that came together quickly with the help of a stencil and a few basic supplies.
I created the background for this card with the Leaves stencil from Pretty Pink Posh. I have been on a bit of a stencil kick lately, and, when I saw that stencil, I knew I had to make a card with it. Such a fun one.
I stenciled the pattern right onto the card directly with Distress Oxide Ink pads and a makeup brush from Daiso. I love how bold the Distress Oxide Inks are and how well they blend together.
To keep the card from being really boring with just an inked background, I added a few dots with white Nuvo Drops. It’s such a simple and easy way to add some visual interest.
The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh as well. It came from the Encouraging Greetings stamp set. So many lovely phrases in it that are perfect for sending something to encourage a friend or loved one… or pick up their spirits.
Alright. That is all I have for you today. I’ll be back again real soon with another card to share with you.
By the way, looking for more cards from me? Don’t miss the interactive monster card I shared over the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L this week. It features a lot of fun details and elements that are easy to recreate on cards you make.
Here’s a little peek at the card.
Hope you will check it out!
See you again soon, friends!
Happy World Card Making Day! I’m delighted to be joining the Technique Tuesday Design Team with some very special guests in blog hopping today.
If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived here from the blog of Ana Anderson. If you are just getting started hopping, welcome to the hop! The next stop on the hop is the blog of Latisha Yoast.
We’re celebrating the big day by sharing some cards created with the brand new You’re Owlsome stamp set that TT just released for WCMD. You can get the stamp set for free through Sunday with a $30 or more purchase on the Technique Tuesday website. Just pick $30 or more products on their website, then add the stamp set to your cart and enter coupon code WCMD18 at check-out which will make the stamp set free.
I’ve got one card to share with you today. It’s a little on the artsy side.
I created the multi-colored owl (and pink hearts) by creating a background paper with Distress Oxide Inks and water and then simply stamping and die-cutting them with the matching dies. I think it’s a cool look and a fun way to add color without actually using markers and pencils like we often tell ourselves we have to do.
The background on my card was created with Washi tape and good ol’ black cardstock. For fun, I took a paint brush and flicked on splotches of diluted white paint.
Turned out pretty good, I think.
Alright! Be sure comment as you hop today as Technique Tuesday will be picking one person to give a gift certificate to. The lucky person will be selected at random from one of the hop stops. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog.
And here’s the compete list of hoppers. Don’t forget that Latisha is the next stop. She’d love for you to visit.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends.
I’m here again with a couple thank you cards that were just plain fun to make.
Meet card #1.
Meet card #2.
And meet card #3.
I created the backgrounds for each of these cards using some stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. Take a look and you’ll see each one is a little different.
The first card uses an entire stencil the old fashioned way: Set it down and apply ink.
On the second card, I used one of the stencils to apply a dark layer of yellow ink. Then I moved it over the left and applied a lighter layer.
On the third card, I did some layering with different stencils. It’s hard to tell but look real close and you’ll see it.
All the words and images on these cards are from Honey Bee Stamps too. I didn’t quite have phrase to use with the thanks word so I took a phrase from their Forest Friends set and masked off part of it when I inked it so only part of it would stamp on my cards.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Supplies from Honey Bee Stamps used for these cards:
Ps. Check out The Scrap Review for a recent review I did about the Hexi Patterns Background Stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. They are just lovely.
Back again with a few more cards to share with you!
Today’s cards feature the Christmas Birds stamp set. Technique Tuesday is releasing some Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months, starting with this set I designed and some other products.
I wanted to take a little time today to share a few projects I made with the set.
This first card features the stamp set in its simplest form. I stamped the bird and presents on cardstock and then fussy cut them with my scissors. Then I stamped them again on my card, adding the fussy cut portions of them to it. One of the cool things about this design is it would work with either of the birds in the stamp set.
The stamp set has matching paper crafting dies available too! And so I used the dies to make this card. Not everyone is a master fussy cutter. That’s why I love matching dies. Cut a die, stamp on it and you are good to go. (Or stamp on a piece of cardstock, line the image up with the die, die-cut and you are good to go!)
Rather than turning the bird blue for this card, I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. What’s that you ask? Yep. It’s simple. I used gray inks instead. I think it’s a fun look for him!
For this last card, I used the same bird three times. I was going for more of a scene. I could have masked the scene, but instead I stamped the bird three times on cardstock and fussy cut him (…or is it a her? You decide.). Then I stamped the bird three times on my card and adhered the large fussy cut portion of the bird to each impression.
To make the birds look like they are singing, I stamped a few musical notes and added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Oh yeah, and I added a few sequins too.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp and dies featured in today’s post:
Got a couple “Summer’ish” cards to share with you today.
These are the result of a late night “I just want to stamp something and play for the fun of all things in stamping fun” session. So, yeah, here we are.
Both cards use the Stay Golden by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I pulled it out play with since it’s been in my stash for a quite awhile but hasn’t seen a lot of ink. Sad, I know. It felt like a good time to remedy that.
I inked up the solid pineapple base with two different colors of yellow ink before stamping it onto the card. Then I stamped it off, creating the second impression to the right. I used just one ink for the leafy crown and then stamped it off a second time to create the impression at the right.
Then I went to town, adding some flowers, the tiny pineapple, the pineapple outline and the words. Plus I added some extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and my old school sewing machine.
I used the small pineapple and the set’s medium pineapple on the second card. Again, I used two colors of yellow ink and stamped them off after I stamped the first time. I also added some stamped flowers and the sentiment.
Once again, I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and machine stitching.
I wasn’t sure about this one as it came together, but I sure like the end result!
That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators.