I Adore You, featuring Scrapbook.com

Hi friends!

Today, I have a card to share with you, using stamps from Scrapbook.com.  I am using the  DIY Coupons and You & Me Quotes and Sayings clear stamp sets.

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I also have a YouTube process video if you’re interested!

 

When I saw the DIY coupons set, I immediately thought of my pre-teen daughter.  I know we all think of handmade coupons as cheesy, but I thought that it could be a perfect gift for my daughter, instead of money or gift cards…lets face it, I’m going to be paying for it either way, haha!

Here is what I came up with:

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First, I worked on the card.

On a couple pieces of Neenah white card front, I ink blended some Tim Holtz distress inks with an ink blending tool.  I love that Scrapbook.com offers these card fronts that are precut to size, and it’s my favorite white cardstock too!  I used the distress inks in colors picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, and wilted violet.

I used the circle “Unlimited Hugs Included” stamp from the DIY Coupon stamp set on my Misti stamping tool, and the Scrapbook.com black hybrid ink to stamp the image on the inked cardstock.  Next, I used a 1 in circle punch to punch out the circles.

I heat embossed the “I Adore You” sentiment from the You & Me Quotes and Sayings stamp set onto black cardstock.  I used Versamark ink and Ranger super fine white embossing powder.  I trimmed the sentiment.

I put my card together by using a precut & scored Neenah white card base, and some scrapbook adhesives 3L foam squares to attach all of the elements.  I really love how clean and simple my card turned out!

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Next, I started work on my coupons.

I inked up a few more pieces of the Neenah card fronts with the Distress inks, and stamped the coupon/ ticket images with the Scrapbook.com hybrid ink and my Misti tool.  Then, I fussy cut the coupons.

I filled the coupons out with stuff I knew my 12 year old would love…a trip to our fave ice cream place, movies with a friend, and a shopping spree.

I decided to make a little pocket on the inside of my card to hold the coupons.  I just made a small pocket using a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn (this is one of the older 6×6 plaid paper pads, but here are some others) and some 1/4 in double sided tape from Scrapbook.com.

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I really love how this project turned out, and I hope you do too.  Let me know if you decide to make this project for yourself!  I’d love to see it!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

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Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards blog hop, Day 2

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Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Pinkfresh Studio holiday cards blog hop.  You should be coming from Flóra Farkas’ blog, and after me, is Laura Bassen’s blog.  You can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog if you get lost along the way.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

Today, I created 2 holiday cards using the Home for the Holidays stamp set and the Cityscape die.  I really love this little set, because there is another coordinating stamp set that you can use with the die that isn’t holiday related, and it’s called A Day in the City.

Here are my 2 cards:

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For my cards, I used a variety of techniques: copic coloring, ink blending, heat embossing, and shaker card.

For both of my cards, I first die cut the Cityscape panel from Neenah white cardstock.  Then I stamped the buildings and tree.  I also stamped the buildings again on a separate piece of white cardstock because I knew I wanted to Color them, fussy cut them out, and then add them to the the panels with foam tape.  I colored the trees on the card panel itself, so I would have a bit of dimension.  Next I heat embossed the banner and the sentiment, and a few snowflakes.  I also added some white paint splatter to my background and my buildings for a falling snow effect.

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For the first card, I wanted to make a shaker card, and use a more modern holiday color palette.  I’ve seen this color combo in holiday decor in the last couple of years, and I been loving it!  I chose an early morning background sky color scheme with pinks purples and blues to go with my buildings, and I also thought that silver embossing powder would go perfectly!

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For my 2nd card, I went with a more traditional color palette, using red, green, and blue. I also decided to go for gold embossing powder, and I added a couple more snowflakes since I wasn’t making a shaker card.

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I trimmed the city scape panels a little bit and added them to white card bases.

I love love love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do to.  You can find all the holiday collection on the Pinkfresh Studio website.

 

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Six comments will be randomly chosen from each day of the blog hop to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store, so make sure you leave a comment below!PFGiftCard-25
  • There will be 2 grand prizes picked from the Pinkfresh Blog posts: each day a different bundle of our holiday stamps & dies.  You can see the prizes pictured each day on their blog.
  • Also, Pinkfresh Studio will be offering a free Holiday Vibes die with any purchase in the Pinkfresh Studio shop while supplies last.

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Thanks so much for hopping along!  Don’t forget to head to Laura’s blog next!

 

Here is the blog order:

Pinkfresh Blog

Andrea Moritz

Anna Kossakovskaya

Erum Tasneem

Flóra Mónika Farkas

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Laura Bassen

Lorilei Murphy

Natalia Valkovskaya

Rubeena Ianigro

Simon Says Stamp

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

 

 

Peace, Joy, and Mad Love holiday card, featuring Mama Elephant

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a holiday card I made using Mama Elephant stamps.

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I am a dog Mom 100%, but when I saw the Oh Kitty Tree stamp in Mama Elephant’s new release, I had to have it!  It is so cute!  I also used the snow flakes and the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s City Sidewalks set.

I will have these stamps and supplies linked below.

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To make my card, I first stamped the kitty tree image with gina k. amalgam ink onto neenah white cardstock.  Then, I colored the image with copic markers.  I didn’t keep track of all the colors I used, but I will list as many as I can remember.

110, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, W1, W00, E70, E74, YR27, Y21, E50, E21, R20, R24, R46, R39, BG02, BG05, RV21, RV04, & RV06.

After I colored all the kitties, I was undecided on how I wanted to finish my card, so I created a poll on my Instastories on whether I should fussy cut the image out (I didn’t purchase the coordinating dies), or whether I should color the background and make it a one layer card.

Going along with the majority, I decided to carefully fussy cut the image…it was really tough going around the ornaments the kitties on the edges were holding, but I managed to do it!

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Next, I decided to concentrate on the background.  First, I used an ink blending tool to get some distress ink on the background.  I used Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Spun Sugar…my favorite combo for winter skies.  Then I used Perfect Pearls shimmer spray to get some shine on the background.

Once fully dry, I used some of the snowflake stamps from the City Sidewalk set with white embossing powder to heat emboss the images.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “peace. joy. and mad love” sentiment from the City Sidewalk set and gold embossing powder to heat set the sentiment.  Then I die cut a snowy hill using the landscape trio dies.

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I put all my background elements together using some foam tape for dimension.  Then, to add an interactive element to my card, and a little bit more fun, I attached the fussy cut kitty tree to my background with an action wobbler.  I will have a video in my Instagram if you’d like to see it in action.

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I love love love how this little card came out!  It’ll be hard to let it go, LOL!

 

Here are links to a supplies used:

Mama Elephant Oh Kitty Tree stamp set:  ME, BRI

Mama Elephant City Sidewalks stamp set:  ME, BRI

Mama Elephant Landscape Trio:  ME, SSS

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb:  SSS

Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies:  SSS

Gina K Amalgam Ink:  SSS

Copic markers: BRI

Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire:  SB

Distress Ink Salty Ocean:  SB

Distress Ink Spun Sugar:  SB

Perfect Pearls:  SB, BRI

Ranger White Embossing Powder:  SB

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder:  SB

Action Wobble Springs:  BRI

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

a Pair of Cards, featuring the Spellbinders October large die of the month kit.

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders.  You can get all the information about the kits and how to join on their website here.

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I absolutely love these metal dies!  Living in Texas, you see a lot of trucks, and I think the older ones are so photogenic, so to speak…

The truck die reminds me of a truck that I like to take photos of, on, in… here is an example:

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This photo is from a few years ago.  Isn’t the truck, my girls, and my baby bump cute?

Back to the cards…

I used colored cardstock, silver cardstock, glitter paper, and pattern paper to die cut the different elements of my card.  Before I glued everything together, I used distress inks to age the truck, and a few Copic markers to add just a little bit of shading.

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For the Christmas card, I used distress inks to create a chilly, early morning background.  I added some snow flurries using white ink.  I hand cut a snow bank, and added another sentiment.  Then, I attached the entire thing to a white card base, added red & white twine, and called it done.  I love how this card turned out!!!

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For the Fall card, I used pattern paper and green cardstock for my background.  I used the same sentiment as the Christmas card.  I mounted it all with foam adhesive to a craft colored card base, added a string orange and white twine, and I was done.  I really like how the plaid paper really gives the card a farm/country look.

This die kit is awesome!  You could make so many different cards with it, because you get so many different pieces!  These would make perfect masculine cards too.

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I really love how these 2 cards turned out!  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders shop for more goodies and inspiration!

Happy Saturday!

Grateful cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing 2 more cards featuring Spellbinders stamps and dies.  If you remember, I shared 2 cards in this post.  For these cards, I used the Spellbinders Grateful Stamp & Die set.  What a cute set!

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Here is card 1:

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For this card, I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers, then die cut them using the coordinating dies.  For the background, I used distress inks in cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon; I used an old makeup brush that I had lying around to create a softer ink blended look.  I splattered it with water, and dabbed up the water drops with a paper towel to create bleached out spots.  I stamped the sentiment, then cut down the cardstock to size.  I adhered the images at different levels: I adhered the flat grater with glue, the pyramid grater with a foam square, and the cheese with 2 foam squares stacked on top of each other.  To add more interest, I drew a wonky frame around the edge and added a few sequins.

Card 2:

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For this card, I repeatedly stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers.  On a piece of black cardstock, I heat set the sentiment with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I trimmed the 2 pieces to be the same width.  First I adhered the stamped background onto a white card base with fun foam and double sided tape.  Then I adhered the sentiment piece with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added a few sequins and star sequins.

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I really love how these cards turned out!  Check out the Spellbinders shop for more goodies and inspiration!

Happy Thursday!

Hello Bluebird card trio, featuring Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hey friends!  Today I’m guesting on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a trio of no-line coloring cards.  I used Hello Bluebird stamps McGregor’s Garden and Spring Script.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know that I was practicing my no-line coloring, and I ended up coloring these cute bunnies with 3 mediums: watercolor, color pencils, and Copic markers.

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Here are my finished cards:

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Don’t forget to head over to the BRI blog post for more info and photos!

Happy Sunday y’all!

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!