Thanks card, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hey friends!  Today, I’m guesting on the Butterfly Reflections ink blog.

I’ll be using Pretty Pink Posh angel friends stamp set.  I must admit that I bought this stamp set in early December with every intention of making holiday cards for my happy mail friends, but life got in the way, and I didn’t make a single Christmas card this past year.  Ha!  Sigh.  I was determined to use this stamp set though, so I had to think a little bit out of the box.

Here’s what I came up with!

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Check it out HERE for more photos and supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday!

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a set of Altenew Peony Blossom cards + a giveaway!

Hello friends and welcome!

Today, I’m sharing a set of cards featuring the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Peony Blossom stamp and die set.  The set includes 15 stamps and 8 dies.

BAF Peony Blossom squareStop by the Altenew blogs, and leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.  There will be 6 winners total, 3 on the card blog, and 3 on the scrapbook blog.  You can also leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on February 16, 2018.

I made 2 cards with this stamp and die set.  On one card, I used both the stamp and dies, and on the second card, I used the dies only.  This set is so versatile, and can be used on a variety of cards and projects.

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I used distress inks, and the sentiments are from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set, which I featured in an earlier blog post.

Make today beautiful:

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To make this card, I blended some various colors of distress inks on a big piece of white cardstock.  Next I die cut some flowers, stamens, and leaves.  Then I stamped the second layer of stamps with a slightly deeper ink on the flowers and leaves.  I put together the flowers with foam squares for dimension, and curled the petals and leaves.  I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock, and stamped my sentiment.  I adhered the florals, and popped the whole thing on a white card base with fun foam.  To finish my card, I added sequins and Nuvo drops for added embellishment.

Wishing you a lovely birthday:

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I made this card the same way as the first, but I didn’t add the second layer of stamping.  I also added some gold ink splatters instead of sequins and Nuvo drops.

I really love how my cards turned out.  The set is great, but I love the dies especially.  They would be great on scrapbook layouts as well!

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don’t have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set ‘Peony Blossom’ since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers!

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A peony blossom and ink bundle is also available.

BAF Peony Blossom and Ink Bundle

Here is the layering guide:

BAF Peony Blossom Layering Guide

BAF Peony Blossom Sample 3D Flower

That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to leave a comment here and on the Altenew blogs for the giveaways.

Happy Monday!

Altenew Sakura Blossom birthday card

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card featuring the new Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set from Altenew.  This was such a fun set to play with!  Stop by the Altenew card or scrapbook blog for a chance to win one of 4 $30 gift certificates.  Leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on January 24, 2018.

 

The Sakura blossom is a lovely Japanese flower, and is known as a cherry blossom in some parts of the world. “Sakura” is derived from the Japanese word for “bloom” – “saku.” In the United States, tourists travel to our capital, Washington D.C., to see the flowers bloom at the annual cherry blossom festival. This stamp set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves, and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A Sakura blossom ink bundle is also available.

Sakura Blossom and Ink Bundle

When I saw this stamp set, I could picture fragrant blossoms falling from the sky (I’ve never seen it in person, but I have seen it on TV shows, mainly Korean dramas), so I made a birthday card with sky, cloud, and flower blossoms.

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I was also inspired by the color palette on a pencil that I picked up a while back in the target dollar spot.

To make my card:

  1. I stamped out the layered flower blossoms and leaves with a subtle tone on tone effect using…pink for the blossoms, and light blue for the leaves.  There is a guide on the back of the stamp set to help you out, but this layered stamp set was pretty easy to figure out.  For the final stamp layer, I used Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold powder.  I also used a glitter marker, and colored in the blossoms for a pretty effect.
  2. I dicut the blossoms and leaves, then lightly folded up along the crease lines, creating a 3d flower.  I also stamped out some red ink onto a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the middle piece of the big flower out of the inked up piece.
  3. To make my background, I used some distress ink to ink blend the background on a piece of die cut white cardstock.  I added some water droplets, and then dabbed some of the ink color up with a paper towel.
  4. I die cut a cloud from another piece of white cardstock.
  5. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder.
  6. I assembled my card using foam tape and glue dots.
  7. I added a few enamel dots, and a few droplets of clear glitter novo drops to finish my card.

 

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I absolutely loved using this set to make a card.  The 3d flowers are so pretty, and the set was really easy to work with!  I love the way this card turned out!  This one might be a little tough to put in the mail, but it is perfect to personally give it out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate, and on the Altenew blogs for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner for my blog on January 25, 2018.

Happy Wednesday

12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 8

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Hello all!  Welcome to day 8 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be arriving from Lorilei’s blog, and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is a cut file designed by Lorilei Murphy.

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

I made 2 cards using the beautiful snowflake ornaments.  I used the 2017 December Documented kit, the November 2017 Main Kit and Embellishment kit.  I just love all the Hip Kit Club exclusives in these kits!  There is so much to choose from: puffy stickers, wood veneer, tags, sequins…all you could need!

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I just love how they turned out!

Here is card number 1:

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Here is card number 2:

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I hope you like my cards and are inspired to get crafty!  I hope you’re having fun hopping along our blogs!

Happy Friday!

Trio of cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! Today, I have a trio of winter/ holiday cards that I recently shared on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page.  I made my cards using the Hip Kit Club November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life Kit, and Color Kit.  I made a clean and simple graphic card, a shaker card, which if you know me, you know they’re my favorite kind to make, and a card that holds a gift card.

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I absolutely love the color kit this month.  The sweater weather stencil by Echo Park is perfect for winter cards, and Distress oxide inks are so fun!  For my shaker and gift card cards, I used the stencil, Versamark ink, and the white embossing powder, creating a resist pattern for the distress oxide ink.

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For my shaker card, I used the peacock feathers distress oxide ink from the color kit, and also broken china distress oxide ink from my stash.  Isn’t that “sweater weather forever” sentiment perfect for the snowman and penguin wearing scarves and hats?  (I am loving all the critters in the Hip Kit Club ephemera pack from the November Main Kit… Kim Watson did an amazing job!)

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For my next card, I used the 2 distress oxide colors in the color kit…the 2 colors blend together so nicely!  To make a pocket for the gift card on my second card, I cut a Project Life card in half, and machine stitched it around 3 sides.

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For my 3rd card, I ink blended some distress inks from my stash to create a soft, cold morning sky.  The houses, sign, and tree are fussy cut from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days Starry Night paper.  The hillside is the American Crafts Sweater Weather Warm Wishes paper.  I love how simple, yet graphic this card turned out!

I am so ready for the holidays!  (I can’t wait for December Daily!)  Making these cards made me realize how close we are to December!  I haven’t gotten my decorations out yet…I’m trying to hold off until after Thanksgiving.  Also, I don’t know how much decorating I’ll do, considering I have a baby-on-the-move right now.  How about you?  Are you ready for the holidays?

Happy Friday y’all!

Fall card and gift tag featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys!  Today, I’m sharing a Halloween/ Fall card and gift tag that I made using the Hip Kit Club October 2017 Main Kit.

The off the page theme this week is Halloween.  I was really inspired by this month’s Leaf cut file designed by Kim Watson, so I decided to highlight them in my projects this week.  I made a card and a gift tag that could work for both Halloween and fall.

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I used my silhouette to cut the leaves on white cardstock.  Oh boy did I have a heck of a time with my machine!  Needless to say, a few curse words, and several wasted pieces of cardstock later, I cut the leaf cut file a couple of times in different sizes for variation.  I backed a bunch of leaves with the Dear Lizzy Stargazer Make a Wish paper (both sides), and the Hip Kit Club exclusive Autumn Breeze Favorite Flannel Paper.  I love how thick the Hip Kit Club paper is!

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For the background of my card, I die cut some papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection with a stitched rectangle die, and adhered it to a white card base.  I added 3 of the cut file leaves.  I liked the way some of the leaves looked without pattern paper, and I made sure to attach it only in the middle so I can flip up the edges.  I machine stitched through the center of the leaves for added texture.  I added the rubber sentiment, and a strip of white cardstock with the date.  With just a few more added details, like the Pinkfresh Studio stars and gold splatter, I was able to finish my card.  I found the gold polkadot paper gift bag in my stash, and I thought it would be cool to use it as an envelope.  It is the perfect size, and I have a little room to slip in a fun size candy!  Win win!

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I loved the leaves so much, I decided to adhere 3 together with some twine, and attach it to a box of m&ms.  (Have you guys tried the white pumpkin pie flavor?  They taste like Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes!)  Even individually, they would make great gift tags, but together, I really think it jazzes up the candy box!  (Bonus: I still have more leaves left over for future projects!)

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I also think that the leaves would make cute table setting cards for Thanksgiving.  If my family was fancy, I would totally do that, but we’re not!  We use paper plates and plastic forks when we have a get together…ha!

That’s it for me today!  I hope I have inspired you to get out your silhouette machine, and create some fall projects!  Don’t forget to check out the October 2017 Hip Kits!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can also find my project on the Hip Kit Club blog here.

Happy Friday!

2 Halloween cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I created 2 Halloween cards using different pieces from the Hip Kit Club September 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Color Kit, and the Project Life Kit for the HKC Facebook page.
You must be thinking how in the world did I make Halloween cards with such a bright and colorful kit…well, I was thinking the same exact thing when I was challenged with the Halloween theme!  With just a little bit of creativity and some black cardstock, I think I was able to pull it off!  Ha!

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I was looking through the Pink Paislee Paige Taylor Evans ephemera pack, and I saw the green book.  Then I thought, well what if it was a book of spells?  Next thing you know, I’m drawing a witch’s hat on a piece of pattern paper.  To age the book and the witch hat, I just added some distress ink to the edges.  I added some hand stitching for some texture and added interest.  For the background, I used the Echo Park star stencil from the color kit and some twisted citron distress ink from my stash.  For my sentiment, I printed a quote I recently saw on a t-shirt “you say WITCH like it’s a bad thing!” onto a piece from the Paige Evans journaling spot package.

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For my second card, I spelled out TRICK OR TREAT with the Hip Kit Club exclusive gold alpha.  (I’m so glad that you get so many letters…otherwise, I would have run out of vowels already!)  I embellished the card with lots of different stars (the two bigger ones are fussy cut from pattern paper, and I added hand stitching), and I love how the yellow star sequins look as if they are glow in the dark!

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I really hope you like my cards! I’m just glad I pulled off these Halloween cards from such a bright happy collection!

Happy Thursday!