Saturday, September 25, 2021

Happy Hollydays....


Today I am on the Pink & Main blog HERE and I am getting crafty with Happy Holly-Days dies, Super Fine Glitter Emerald, 1/8 EZ Tear Tape and Be Berry paper pad. The paper pad was released last year but is still available for purchase.

I love when the dies do all the hard work for us. These dies are so easy to piece together and you can use plain colored card-stock or use patterned paper. The possibilities are endless. For the background I used a piece of the Be Merry designer paper. I wanted a bit of shine so I used a strip of the 1/8 EZ Tear Tape on the top and bottom then added the new Emerald Super Fine Glitter.

I used foam tape to add the Holly-Days Dies. This give the card a little dimension. Finishing up with the sentiment also included in the Holly-days dies. I used black card-stock and white for the backer.

I wanted a bit more shine so I used Ranger Stickles on the center of the Hollys.

Really easy card to create with this fun designer paper and this cool Holly-days dies. Pink & Main carries a few of these fun circle dies. Make sure to check them out.

It is time to start creating those fun Holiday cards. Make sure to check out the Pink &Main release.

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Have an awesome day!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Witch Switch....

Happy Friday everyone. Who is ready for the weekend. It is now Fall and the cooler weather is headed our way. YAY! I have all my Halloween decorations up but they are all cute Halloween decorations... nothing scary. 

So today I was in a Halloween mood so I created this card using Taylored Expressions.... Pick of the Patch Background cling & clear combo, Big Grumpy stamp and die combo and Big Grumpy Halloween stamp and dies. 

I stamped out the Pick of the Patch background onto my card base and set aside. I next stamped out all my images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. It is always nice to have the coordinating dies to cut with and hey this time I did.. YAY!

I added the images using foam adhesives for a little dimension. Tada the card is done. So easy and super fun to create. 

That is all for today. I have people coming for dinner and I need to get ready for that. I am thinking barbecue chicken... yum! doesn't that sound yummy?

Have an awesome weekend.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

2021 Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso Challenge


I am back at it once again and trying my luck now for the My Favorite Things: Coloring Virtuso challenge. I created this card using MFT Super Friend stamp set, Box Cover-Up die-namic and Black & White Strips 6x6 paper pad

I went for a simple design so not sure if this can compete with some of the amazing scenes I have seen in this challenge but I am giving it a go. I almost did a scene but went with just LOTS of color.

I started with ink blending on a piece of white card-stock then die cutting the Box Cover-Up die. I took out the windows and then splattered a bit of Copic Opaque. You know how much I love that opaque look. I then die cut the Box Cover-Up die again on white card-stock and stamped the images from the Super Friend stamp set. I stamped the images again on some Masking Magic so I can mask the images then add the background color. For the backgrounds I did a solid ink instead of the ink blending. I wanted the colors to pop just a bit more around the images. 

I peeled the masking magic off and colored my images using Copic Sketch markers. I put the masking magic back on and sprinkled more of that fun Copic Opaque again. Can you really have too much of that stuff...... well maybe.... but not this time. LOL

For the 4th box where I wanted the sentiment I stamped the sentiment and also did a little masking so it gives that highlight look. I kind of like it.... what do you think?

Finishing but with some of that fun Black & White Strips designer paper on the sides and again in the middle. 

I wanted the eyes to pop so I added a little Glossy Accents.

And there you go.... all done.  Wish me luck!

You can still enter here HERE, but hurry the deadline is coming up. 

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Have an awesome day!

2021 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

Happy Tuesday blog friends. Today I am trying my luck at the 2021 Card Design Superstar challenge at My Favorite Things. I am entering this card into the Clean & Simple challenge

I created this card using My Favorite Things: Cute Caravan die-namics, Sunny Vibes stamp set and Town Bear stamp and coordinating dies. 

You can enter HERE too and try your luck.

The background was created by splattering ink with water. Very simple just use a paint brush and tap with your finger until you get the design you like.

I stamped this adorable bear from the MFT Town Bear stamp set and the Palm Tree and Sun from the Sunny Vibes stamp set and colored using Copic Sketch markers. I die cut using some of the coordinating dies and some a little fussy cutting. Next I die cut this new die-namic set Cute Caravan out and pieced it together. I adhered some of the images using foam tape to give my card a little dimension. 

Finishing up with stamping this sentiment directly onto my card base. 

This is Clean & Simple for me.... LOL

That is all for today.
I am off to create another card.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have an awesome day full of smiles...

Monday, September 20, 2021

Happy Haunting...


Yay! for the MFT Stamps sale. I just got this Boo Box die-namic for super cheap and I just had to get to die cutting. This die is actually a box but you can use it on a flat surface too. I paired it up with MFT Happy Haunting stamp set and Altenew: Halftone Cover die. 

The paper for the monster is from Lawn Fawn Polka Dot collection and I used misc. pieces of colored card-stock. It is always good to keep those scraps for these small die cut pieces. 

I die cut the Altenew Halftone Cover die on a piece of color card-stock and adhered it to my card base. After I had this cute monster all put together I adhered him using foam tape, to give a little dimension... OF COURSE!

Finishing up with stamping the sentiment and trimming around then adhering. TOTALLY SIMPLE but FUN.... right?

Got to love those sales. I don't even care it is from an older release. You just love what you love... right?

That is all for today.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Pink & Main Sneak Peeks....

YAY! it is time for Pink & Main sneak peeks and I am on the P&M Blog HERE. I am sneak peeking the new.... Pink & Main: Polly & Pete Jolly stamp and coordinating die, Empty Snow Globe Dies and Peppermint Cover Die. I also used the already released... Winter Glitter paper and Be Merry paper pad. The release is on September 20th, so mark your calendars.

I first die cut the Peppermint Cover Die on some of the pretty designer paper from the Be Merry paper pad and adhered to my card base and set aside.

Now time to build a fun Snow Globe shaker card. I die cut all my pieces so I can create this shaker. For the inside of the globe I used some of that pretty Winter Glitter paper. We always need a little sparkle. The sequins was from one of the P&M card kits. It is aways good to save that sequins and use them over and over.

I stamped this adorable Polly & Pete Jolly stamp and colored using Copic Sketch makers, then die cut using the coordinating dies.

Now that I have all my pieces time to glue this shaker card together. You can use foam tape or just die cut the shape multiple times to give the depth you need for the shaker. I stamped the sentiment from the Polly & Pete Jolly stamp set on the Empty Snow Globe piece and adhered it to the bottom. Finishing up with adhering the Emply Snow Glove to my fun background.

Make sure to check out the entire release on the 20th of September. It is full of Holiday Fun.

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Have an awesome day!

Friday, September 17, 2021

So Sweet...

Happy Friday. Today I am sharing a card that I created using Taylored Expressions: Autumn Array stamp/stencil combo, Signature Thanks and Oh My Word: Thank You with Ranger Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed and Ground Expresso. 

For the background I used TE Autumn Array stamp/stencil combo. The stencils line up perfectly and I mixed up the Oxide inks to create this colorful background. It took all up 5 mins to create. 

I die cut the TE Signature Thanks die on silver glitter paper and added the backer that I die cut on white card-stock. Finishing up with stamping this sentiment from the TE Oh My Word: Thank You stamp set. 

You know when you look at a card and just feel that it needs more..... well, I was totally thinking that so I added a couple of colorful strips of designer paper from my scrap pile. Now I feel it is complete. This finishing detail is something I do often. It just works for me and I really do like it. 

That is all for today.
I have a Pink & Main post tomorrow so make sure and pop by again.

Have an awesome weekend.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Boo To You...

Happy day blog friends. Today I am back to Halloween, so I created this card using Reverse Confetti: Boo To You Confetti Cuts, Waffle Flower Crafts: Chunky Chevron die and Bella Blvd: Spooktacular paper pad. No stamping for me today.

This card did not take long at all. I die cut the Chevron pieces on the Bella Blvd Spooktacular designer paper. The Reverse Confetti Boo To you die comes with the rest for this card. I just die cut and adhered to my card base. I added a little vellum behind the sentiment just for a different look. The pumpkins are peeking through. 

Simple simple card.... I mean die cut and adhere. It does not get any easier. 

Well that is all that I have for today. I am off to Disneyland tonight for some Mickey Fun. I love that the season passes came back and I live like 10 mins from Disneyland. That is without traffic. LOL

Have an awesome day.

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