Forever in our Hearts card, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a special card that I created using Pinkfresh Studio’s Forever in our hearts stamp set and coordinating die.

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This stamp set was created to benefit Layton’s Legacy, a card drive and fundraiser for NICU parents, created by Lea Lawson.  You can read all about her story of sweet Layton on Lea’s blog post here.  $5 from the purchase of every stamp set, and $3 from the purchase of every die set will benefit Layton’s Legacy fundraising efforts.  You can participate in the card drive here.

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  I don’t really like to talk about it, but I lost 2 pregnancies before we had our 3rd girl.  One was really early on, but the second loss was heartbreaking for us.

This stamp is so special.  I love butterflies, but the sentiments say everything when you don’t really know what to say.  I encourage you to check it out.

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To make my card, I first stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink.  Then I decided to color in a rainbow pattern with my Copic markers.  I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add some shine to the butterfly.  I also used a white gel pen to add in a few highlights.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the butterfly.

Next, I worked on the background.  I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment with black ink.  Then, I used a stencil and Distress Ink in tumbled glass to add some soft clouds to the background.  I adhered the background panel to a white card base with fun foam.

I adhered the butterfly to the background with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added 3 clear crystals from Pinkfresh Studio.

There are lots of ways you can contribute to Layton’s Legacy.  You can share about it, you can donate, you can purchase the stamp and die set, and/or you can create cards for the card drive.  Again, you can read all about it in Lea’s blog post here, so I encourage you to check it out!

I hope you like my card!

Happy Tuesday!

 

2 Thank you cards, featuring Spellbinders October 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of thank you cards, and a tag that I made using the Spellbinders October 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Fall Flora, and it comes with 17 dies.

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For my first card, I didn’t have a design in mind, so I decided to chose a fall color palette first.  Then, I diecut the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  I layed out all the pieces trying to think of a design, and I realized I liked the way the florals looked, so I decided to use the diecut floral pieces on the background.  I glued them to craft cardstock, then trimmed it to about 4 x 5 1/4 in.  I diecut the Thanks sentiment 3 times, once from gold cardstock, and twice from white cardstock.  I stacked and glued them all together to get a thick dimensional sentiment.  I diecut the 2 fancy label pieces, glued them together, then glued the thanks on top.  I adhered the background panel to a white card base using fun foam, and then the sentiment label on top of with more foam tape.

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I love how this card came out.

My next card was equally as unplanned as the first.  Since all the dies cut different pieces in one, I had a lot left over.  In particular, there’s a die that cuts 4 flowers and 4 holly berries.  I diecut that die several times with red cardstock, but only used the berries on the first card.  I had lots of red flowers left over, and I was trying to think of a way to use them all on a card.  I decided to diecut a heart from white cardstock, and glued all the red flowers on.  Then I trimmed off the excess flowers.  I wanted to keep this card fairly simple, so I adhered the heart to a white card base with foam tape.  Next, I wanted to add the thanks sentiment, but with the busy red floral heart, it didn’t pop out very well.  I decided to adhere it to a hand cut aqua banner, and I popped it up with foam tape as well.  Even though this card was made purely to use up leftovers, I love the way it turned out.

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This card shows that you can make a card that would be great for any occasion…not just fall themed cards!

As with my second card, I had a few pieces still left over…most notably the pumpkin, so I decided to make a small gift tag.

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I really hope you like my cards.  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!

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Happy Tuesday!

2 Fall cards, featuring Spellbinders October 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created with the September 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Sunset Harvest.

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This month’s GOM comes with 6 plates and 5 coordinating dies.  You also get a copper foil roll.  The “many thanks” sentiment is perfect for this time of year.

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I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the glimmer plates and the copper and polished brass foils for my cards.  I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine and the coordinating dies as well.

For my first card, I decided to use the leaf plates and coordinating dies to make a wreath.  I chose a very fall color palette, and foiled and die cut the leaves.  I chose a light pink cardstock for the background.  I foiled the sentiment in the middle, and then trimmed down the cardstock to about 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I glued the background panel on a white card base with fun foam.  Then I adhered the leaves in a wreath, using both liquid glue and foam tape.  To finish off my card, I splattered some gold color shine from Heidi Swapp, added some liquid pearls and glitter novo drops.

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For the next card, I wanted to use all the hot plates included in the set.  First, I foiled the largest image on a sheet of maroon cardstock.  Then I foiled the other images and used the coordinating dies to die cut them.  For the sentiment, I foiled it on a larger piece of cardstock, and decided to cut it out in a banner shape.  I adhered everything to the card with liquid glue and foam squares.  To finish off the card, I used a white gel pen and added a border around the card base.  I also used the gold color shine, liquid pearls and novo glitter drops.

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I really love the way these cards turned out.  The hot plates and foil is perfect for fall.  I hope you were inspired by my card, and I hope you check out the club kits on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Saturday!

7 cards & a Pocket Page, featuring Spellbinders’ Merry Everything Christmas kit

Hey friends!  Today, I’m sharing my projects that I created using the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

“The Merry Everything Christmas Kit is an ENORMOUS holiday kit that contains OVER 630 PIECES. This gorgeous traditional holiday themed kit can created 25+ Cards, 24+ Tags and so much more.”

You even get necessities, like card bases, envelopes, cardstock, double sized tape, and foam squares!

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Here is what I created with the kits.  (I still have more than plenty left over for lots more projects!)

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I did a small unboxing, and filmed a process video for these cards on my YT channel.

 

I made a Pocket Page spread that would be perfect for December Daily / December Documented.  There is a 3×4 card that is so cute, and it says “our elf” with a spot to the photo of you elf.  I just had to use it along with the photo of my girls and Santa from last year.  I used a few more 3×4 cards, a Santa die cut, a few phrase stickers, and a Letters to Santa embellishment.

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For my first card, I decided to use the dies in the kit, along with my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, and create a little red bug car, with a bunch of presents piled on top.

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I used one of the pattern papers in the 6×6 paper pad for the background.  The sentiment is my favorite one from the stamp set.  I also added a piece of the red and white twine to finish off my card.

For my next card, I created a frame for the cute little cat diecuts.

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I trimmed down a piece of red cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Next, I used a ruler and a pencil to mark out the placement of the squares.  I made sure to leave enough space in the middle for my sentiment.  I used a square die from the Nestabilities Classic Square dies to die cut the frame.  I used another one of the stamps from the stamp set, and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I popped up the frame with foam tape, and adhered it to a piece of pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad.  Next, I added the cats on with foam squares.

On my next card, I used a Santa diecut for my main embellishment.

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For the background, I trimmed a piece of the blue cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  I added a little bit of ink blending around the outer edges to add some interest.  Then I sprinkled on some white ink to create falling snow.  For my hilltop, I used the white glitter cardstock.  I used a glittered chipboard sticker HoHoHo sentiment. and an epoxy star to finish off my layout.

For my next card, I used diecuts, cardstock, the leftover piece of woodgrain pattern paper from my first card, and a clear sticker sentiment.  I did use lots of foam squares on this one to create dimension.

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For the next few cards, I stuck to a black. white, and red color scheme.

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I used a piece of partner paper for the background.  I added a strip of the gold cardstock to ground the elements.  I used a large circle diecut with an image of presents.  I also added a ’tis the season” diecut sentiment.  Then I filled the card with various red embellishments, like the red gems, glitter star, and peppermints.

For this next card, I used 2 of the premed tags as the focal point.  I used the red and white twine  on the tags.

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I used red cardstock for the background, and I used a white gel pen to draw a sketchy frame around it.  I also added a floral diecut, red gens, and a glittered cardstock sentiment.

For my last card, I made a simple candy cane card.

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I used the candy cane pattern paper from the 6×6 pad for my background.  I die cut a circle from the white glitter cardstock  using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies.  I used another one of the ’tis the season diecut sentiments as well as a candy cane diecut, and popped them up with the foam squares.

I really hope you like my projects, and are inspired to get crafty.  These kits allow you to get as detailed or as simple as you like.  Some of the cards took longer, like the car I created with the car dies, but others just took a few minutes, like the candy cane card.

Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a carmaker, I encourage you check out the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

Happy Wednesday!

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.

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For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set.  I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here.  I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.  Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder.  That’s the beauty of this stamp set.  You can go as simple or as detailed as you want.  I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.

 

For my next card, I used the Merry Days stamp set and coordinating die.

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images.  Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock.  I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.

I used Distress Inks for my background.  I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations.  I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead.  The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as  the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway.  The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.

I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.

 

For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.

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My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time.  I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique.  This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results!  I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink.  Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder.  I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig.  I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners.  I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.

I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too!  Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!

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On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio 

Amy Kolling

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person 

Cathy Zielske 

Channin Pelletier

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here*

Keeway Tsao  <— YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Kelly Lunceford

Kristina Pokazenieva 

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson 

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nicky Meek

Rachel Alvarado

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Zsoka Marko

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

3 mixed media cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’ve got 3 cards featuring mixed media and stitching to share with you.  I used the August 2019 Hip Kits.

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For all 3 of my cards, I started with the mixed media backgrounds.  I used the August Color kit and white cardstock.  I used one of the Vicki Boutin stencils (the one with the hexagons), and texture paste to add a subtle pattern.  Once dry, I used some of the Lindy’s magical powders to add color to the background and to bring out the hexagon pattern.  I used the dry method; I sprinkled some dry powder to the cardstock, and sprayed water on the powder to activate the powder.  On 2 of the cards, I left the powder in a certain area, but on one of the cards, I added color to the whole background.  Once dry, I used a couple of stamps from the HKC exclusive stamp set for some subtle tone on tone stamping.

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For my first card, I added a bit of subtle machine stitching to add even more texture to the background.  I used a couple pieces from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful cardstock ephemera for the focal point and sentiment.  I also fussy cut some little flowers from one of Paige’s pattern papers.  I used some of the Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots, and attached the entire thing to a purple card base.

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I love how this card turned out…it’s my favorite!

For my second card, I used more Paige Evans ephemera flowers and fussy cut flowers, and Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots.  For my sentiment, I used a banner from the Paige Evans thickers sheet, and machine stitched it for added texture.  I also added a little Vicki Boutin butterfly.

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I love all the textures on this card…the stenciling details, the paper flowers, the stitching, the glitter on the enamel dots, and the shine from the thickers all add lots of interest.

For my third card, I machine stitched a big wonky circle on the background.  I knew I wanted to use one of the PLS frames, and I wanted the stitching to be a subtle addition to the background.  I placed the big Vicki B butterfly right in the middle.  For my sentiment, I made a Hello banner by heat embossing the Hello stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set on black cardstock with white embossing powder.

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I love the marbled/ tie-dye look of this card!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  I had so much fun getting messy with mixed media.  I may keep my scrapbook layouts pretty simple and clean, but I do love getting messy every now and again.  LOL!

Happy Monday!

2 Gnome cards, featuring Spellbinders Sept 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of gnome cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Game of Gnomes.

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I filmed a YT process video showing you how to put all the little pieces together:

 

I made both of my cards similarly.  I diecut all the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  (That’s one great thing about the tiny die pieces…you make a little dent in your cardstock stash, lol!)  I wanted to add a little bit of shading to the cardstock pieces before putting them together, so I used my Copic markers.  I show you how I put all the little pieces together in my video to create a gnome, mushrooms, squirrel, and acorn.  To give my cards more depth, I attached the various pieces to my card with liquid glue, thin foam squares, and foam circles.

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For the card that I made in the video, I used Distress inks in Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire for my background.

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For the card that I made previously, I used Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord for my background.  For the “Love you” sentiment, I used the Thanks a bunch stamp set from Spellbinders.

Also, I mentioned, and used a few tools in my video that you might find helpful:

 

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I hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration!  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!

Happy Friday!