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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Butterfly thanks card

Hey guys!  I’m back as a guest blogger for Butterfly Reflections Ink.  I made this butterfly thank you card using Altenew’s Wild Hibiscus stamp set and Hero Arts’ thanks stamp and cut set.  Stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog for lots more info and clickable shopping links, and don’t forget to check out the shop!

ahsang BRI butterfly thanks 1

Happy Sunday!

3 Birthday Owl cards featuring DeNami Design

Hey guys!  I’m on the DeNami blog today with 3 of the same cards in different color schemes.  I used DeNami’s Cupcake Owl Trio stamp, the Medium Birthday Circle stamp, and Pretty Pink Posh’s twine and bows die.

You can find more pics, supplies, and how I made these cards on the DD blog.  I hope you’ll stop by and leave me some love!  Don’t forget to stop by the DeNami shop as well!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Wednesday!

Share the love blog hop, Mint Owl Studio

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Hey guys!

Welcome to Mint Owl Studio’s Share the Love Blog Hop!  If you are following along on the blog hop, you should have come from the fabulous Laura’s blog.  I absolutely love her cards and her videos (I love her rainbows and her one layer cards!)!  Next up on the hop is the super talented Audrey!

The idea of this event is to make a card and send it to someone you love.  We are part of an amazing hobby and we can use our talent to put a smile on someone’s face.  You can send it to a friend or family member who has a birthday, needs some encouragement, or just to say hi.  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs on this hop to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store.  There will be one winner chosen, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win!

How can you participate and share the love?

  1. Make a card for someone in your life (it can be a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.)
  2. Post a photo of it on social media, tag us and use the hashtag #sharethelovemos
  3. If you don’t use social media, post it on your blog and then leave a link to it on the Mint Owl Studio blog post.
  4. Send the card in the mail so you can share the love!
  5. For each card you make and share, you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store.
  6. This event starts on February 8th and ends on February 14th at 11:59 PM CST.

For my stop along this blog hop, I created a spinner card.  This was my first spinner card, and I love how it turned out!  (By the way, I have been trying a lot of techniques I haven’t tried before, because it’s my crafty New Year’s Resolution!)  I will share a video of my card in action on my Instagram.

ahsang MOS pig spinner 1

ahsang MOS pig spinner 2

You can see it spinning on my instagram here!

For this card, I used Mint Owl Studio’s Piggy Party stamp set, and Peach Passion sequin mix.

Here is a step by step on how I created this card:

  1. I created a top folding A2 sized card base using bristol 100 lb paper.
  2. I die cut a scalloped rectangle panel from another piece of bristol, using a die from WPlus9’s sunshine layers dies.
  3. I stamped the “just pigcause I care” sentiment using versamark ink, then heat set using WOW white embossing powder.
  4. Then using an ink blending tool, I inked up the scalloped panel with Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe ink, concentrating the color on the bottom creating an ombre effect.  I watered down some Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink on my craft mat, and using a small paint brush, splattered some of the white ink on my inked up panel.
  5. I temporarily adhered the scalloped rectangle panel onto my card base.  I opened my card base and die cut the scalloped circle (My Favorite Thing’s jumbo peek-a-boo circles) through both the scalloped panel and the top half/panel of my card base.
  6. On another piece of bristol, I stamped the pig 2 times and colored them using copic markers. I fussy cut the images and lined the edges with a black marker. I also colored along the edges on the back of the images using my black marker, in case the pigs didn’t line up perfectly.
  7. I went to the garage and fished out a piece of fishing line (hehe).  I glued my 2 piggies back to back, sandwiching the fishing line in between them.
  8. I wanted the scalloped card panel to be raised, so I adhered foam tape all along the back.  I carefully aligned the piggies in the scalloped circle window, and stuck the fishing line to the foam tape.  (I trimmed off the excess.)
  9. Here comes the tricky part.  I had to carefully align the scallops of the circle on the scalloped inked panel to the scallops of the circle on the card base.
  10. For the inside of my card, I added a piece of pattern paper that I die cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.
  11. To finish off my card, I added a few clear sequins from Mint Owl Studio’s peach passion sequin mix.

I really love how my card turned out, and I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to continue along the blog hop, and if you get lost, you can always go back to the Mint Owl Studio blog!

Mint Owl Studio

Stephanie

Jennifer

Tracy

Laura

Jung, that’s ME!

—>  Audrey

Jess

Amy K.

Cassie

Lisa

Amy T.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous Monday!

 

cards for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a few cards I made for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.

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The Lasting Hearts Card Drive is trying to provide comfort to mothers “who have lost a piece of their heart.”  I am hoping my cards will bring comfort to a mother who has just lost a baby.  Miscarriage.

I have to admit that when I read about this card drive on Jennifer McGuire’s blog post, it struck a particular part of my heart.  Not many people know this, but I know what it is to loose a piece of your heart…in fact, I have lost a piece of my heart twice in the last few years.  I know what it feels like to have silence fill the room where a heart beat should be.  I know what it feels like to cry so hard, so much and so long that there are no more tears left.  I am very thankful for the 2 blessings that are our girls, and can only leave the rest up to God.

You can send in cards for this card drive too, or you can make a monetary donation.  All the information is in the above linked post on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

Here are more close up pictures of each card and some product details (I will provide links where I can):

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*Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set (roses)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Tim Holtz distress ink in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and festive berries

*Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.

ahsang LHCD 3

*Stampendous Ranunculus field stamp

*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die

*Zig Clean Color real brush pens

*DeNami Designs TR23 All Occasion word blocks stamp set

*Mint Owl Studio 6 mm gold sequins

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*Mint Owl Studio Happy Mail stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Copic markers

ahsang LHCD 4

*DeNami Designs E204 Flower Filigree stamp

*DeNami Designs TR23 All Occasion word blocks stamp set

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.

*Tim Holtz distress inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and seedless preserves.

ahsang LHCD 5

*Stampendous Bouquet for You stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die

*Copic markers

ahsang LHCD 6

*Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Zig Clean Color real brush pens

 

Thanks so much for dropping by friends.  Have a wonderful day.

 

Hero Arts Joyful greetings card & gift tag

Hey guys, I’m on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a holiday card and gift tag featuring Hero Arts’ Family & Friends stamp set.  More info and supplies will be on the BRI blog; I hope you’ll come check it out!

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I just want to wish you all a very happy holiday season!  Merry Christmas, Merry Everything, and Happy Wednesday!