Shine Bright with the Spellbinders Weekender Kit!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

I finally finished my Weekender Retreat cards from this past weekend's event with Spellbinders! In case you missed it, I did some crafty fun with a few of my friends over on YouTube on Monday... But I had not actually watched the event or made any cards! So I made the card above using supplies that I thought just looked fun to play with.

You'll have to check out the replay of our live down below to see how the card came together and I also have a quick Short if you want to see my take on the retreat cards from the event. I like how there were different styles and creators at the event - which card was your favorite? I think the Shine Bright products are my favorite, but I loved learning from Kim and Yana! Great cards!

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Hot Diggity Dog! with Simon Hurley Create

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

I'm excited to share my next project for Ranger Ink using products from Simon Hurley Create! I created a silly, Summer scene using rubber stamps, a clear stamp set and stencil. After masking off a piece of cardstock cut to 4x5.25” in half (at 2”), stamp the Sound Waves stamp in different shades of green - Overzealous, Later Gator and Fake Plant. Move the masking tape to the bottom half (still at 2”) and ink blend a blue sky using Clear Skies ink pad. Leaving the mask in place, use one of the Sunrays Layering Stencils to stencil on No Chill Neon Lunar Paste to create a textured sky.

Once the background is dry, adhere to the center of an A2 card base. Stamp one of the dogs from the Hot Diggity Dog! Stamp Set in Ground Espresso Archival Ink and watercolor the image with Overzealous and Weeping Willow ink pads. Use the coordinating die to cut out the image and pop it up to the card base with foam adhesive. Finally, stamp your sentiment with Ground Espresso Archival Ink under the dog. I hopefully you like my latest card for Ranger and I cannot wait to show you the next release from Simon!

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Believe! with This Calls for Confetti's New Sasquatch Line!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Today is a GREAT day because it's a new release day from This Calls for Confetti and I'm hopping along with some of my crafty friends for this month's Oh So Inspired Collaboration Hop! I just love the layout of this month's inspiration card from Lin Brandyberry and I thought it would be perfect to use with the new TCFC Sasquatch products. You can watch my video down below to see how I interpreted the design and showcase a few of the new products.

Make sure to also head over to my Instagram where you can hop with us to celebrate the new release - the theme is The Hunt Is Over and I cannot wait to see how everyone used the new products! I love the paper pad - especially the fun topographical map designs. The solid green in the pack is what I used to do my die cutting, too. The Bigfoot image is so whimsical and so easy to color! I also love that "Believe" has its own coordinating die.

But the most exciting part of the release is the new Retro Stripes Layering Stencil! I love how it made my color blocked panel so easy to make and I think it's going to be a must for everyone. So make sure to check out the new release here and let me know what you decide to pick up!

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You're Fabulous Gift Card Holder Card with Scrapbook.com

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Okay, I'm currently obsessed with the fruit layering stamps from Scrapbook.com! I just love the hand drawn look of the outline stamp and how even cuter they are when I didn't get it lined up perfectly with the solid stamp. For my card today, I started with die cutting a piece of white cardstock with the second largest A2 rectangle from my die set. I put the four solid fruit stamps on clear blocks and used lighter colored inks to create my background. Then I replaced the stamps with their outlines and used a darker colored ink the same color to stamp the outlines of all of the fruit.

I also stamped one of each fruit on a separate piece of white cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Using the two pink inks, I swiped them onto some white cardstock and die cut my sentiment. I used liquid glue to get them all lined up with each other on the shadow die - the grapefruit was my favorite on the card, so that's why I went with pinks!

Next, I die cut my vellum bag and used a gift card I swiped from my kiddo to add double sided adhesive to the flaps of the gift bag to adhere it to the center of the card. It looks a little off center, but that's just because the gift card will be a bit taller than the vellum bag. I adhered the four fruits to the bag and popped up my sentiment with foam adhesive.

For some fun, final touches, I added Pops of Color in coordinating colors on the fruit around the gift card bag! I love the tone on tone look for each of the fruit on this card and it's a great birthday or thank you card. I adhered my panel to a white card base to complete the card and it's ready to be sent to someone special!

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Tropical Hello with Spellbinders

Saturday, May 18, 2024

I finally had some time after a crazy busy week at work to use the Spellbinders May 2024 Small Die of the Month! I also was inspired by Call Me Crafty Al's May 2024 SheetLoad of Cards sketch. I used mostly items from the May 2024 Clubs from Spellbinders, but I did use some retired patterned paper from my stash. So if you like the colors of this card, definitely shop what you already own, but I'm sure you can find some cute tropical paper out there!

I won't go into too much detail about putting the card together since you can get the sketch from Crafty Al, but I did use the Embossing folder of the month for the center piece and popped it up with 1mm foam adhesive. I used patterned paper to die cut my parrot and tropical details - I just love how fun my bird looks with all the different patterns. The bird, sentiment and some of the floral pieces are also popped up with 1mm foam adhesive.

The eye of the bird was die cut from the white patterned paper, but I used a black pen to darken it up as I didn't like the white eye near the white feather details. I hope you had fun with me using the May 2024 Club Kits (Stitched Pineapple, Watercolored Cards) and I cannot wait to show you June's products!

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May the Force be with You Light Up Card with Pear Blossom Press

Friday, May 17, 2024

Hi, friends! Thanks for coming over to my blog today. I'm sharing a project I made earlier this month for Star Wars day on the Pear Blossom Press YouTube Channel! I just love making fandom cards, and this adorable penguin set is just amazing. I just love how they turned out! You can follow along in my video down below to see my card process, but let's talk a little about it here.

For my card, I started with stamping and coloring my images before I recorded. I fussy cut them out as well as prepped my background die cut and patterned paper. Next we'll assemble the background, stamp and emboss the sentiment, and use these as a guide along with my Penguin Luke with a lightsaber to attach the One Light. Finally, we'll assemble the card and add our adorable fandom characters. I hope you have fun with this card today!

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Floral Mother's Day Card with Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

We're still celebrating and having fun with the latest release from Pretty Pink Posh! Last week we had a blog hop and this week it's over on Instagram. Make sure to head over there to get all the details of how you could win a gift certificate and see the amazing inspiration from so many talented creators. I kept my card simple today as I really wanted to show off the beautifully detailed Floral Semicircle Dies.

I found a piece of floral patterned paper in my stash and added some ink around the edges after cutting it to A2. I adhered it to my card base and die cut the Floral Semicircle Dies - the solid out of yellow cardstock and the floral design out of white cardstock. Using greens and yellow ink, I used my Paper Pouncers to add some color to the die cuts. I adhered it to the left side of the card.

While I was working on my die cuts, I warmed up my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine and glimmered my "Mother" sentiment and used the Shadow Dies to cut the word out as well as in green cardstock to create a drop shadow look. My sentiment was attached to my card with foam adhesive. Click on the photo below to head over to my Instagram and let me know which of the new products you are most excited about!

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