Sending Warm Hugs Slimline with Heffy Doodle

Friday, February 3, 2023

I might have a think for Heffy Doodle puppies... My last Heffy Doodle card also featured adorable dogs, but these little brown poodles make me so happy! I love this set for making Valentine's Day cards but really it's a perfect stamp set for any time of year when you just want to make a thinking of you kind of card. I wanted to fit my puppy and mailbox on top of the sentiement, so I decided to go big with a slimline card.

The background cardstock is from a slimline red paper pad and I layered it onto a card base that measures 3.5 x 8.5" when folded. Next, I die cut a white background using the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Pull Tab die set. I splattered lots of gold waercolor all over the background to make it less... well, white. All of my images are stamped with alcohol marker friendly ink and paper, then colored in with Ohuhu Art Markers.

For the sentiment, I stamped "sending" from the same Yappy Mail stamp set and embossed in white emobssing powder on Oreo Crunch colored cardstock. I love that it has its own die, so that's why I picked it. The "warm hugs" shadow was also cut from the same cardstock, but I did some distressing for the words before cutting them out. I created an ombre look using Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Lumberjack Plaid Distress Inks, splattered on more gold watercolor and then die cut it out.

I glued the two sentiment layers together and then assembled all of my images onto the card base using foam adhesive. Before finishing it up, I grabbed a glittery blue Pops of Color and added a little more blue to the card to match my mailbox. I hope you love this card as much as I do as I am trying to finish up a few more Valentines before getting them in the mail!

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Boho Birthday Flowers with Scrapbook.com

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Boho Patterned Collection is one of my favorites - I just the floral patterned paper and all of the colors are just so beautiful. I leaned into the colors for this birthday card by layering the dark blue smooth cardstock and the floral patterned paper onto my A2 card base. Before gluing the patterned paper, I dipped my finger in some Slipper When Wet Lunar Paste and swiped some gold paste along the edges. I then die cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment three times from orange smooth cardstock and the outline version from the pink gingham patterned paper.

Each layer was glued together and I added some marker colors to add some shadow to the sentiment. I then added more Slipper When Wet Lunar Paste by swiping the paste along the edges and over some of the letters. I adhered the die cut sentiment to the bottom of the card. It looks a bit off center due to the nature of the sentiment, but I think with the busy background, it's not noticeable.

The heart pocket was die cut from a peach colored cardstock and I stenciled on some daisies with a light pink for tone on tone and yellow centers, however, most of it is covered when I add the flowers and shadow stamping of "best day ever" with a dark pink. I die cut a bunch of different flowers, butterflies and leaves from different Scrapbook.com Exclusive die sets and layered them inside the heart pocket. I also added more Slipper When Wet Lunar Paste with my finger to the edges of all of the die cuts and pocket edges.

I glued down the heart pocket so it fit center to the open part of the background, above my Happy Birthday sentiment. I think this card turned out so beautifully and I just love the boho look of the flowers and colors from the paper pack.

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Boo! Halloween Build and Layer Dies from Scrapbook.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

It's the last day of the month (yesterday) so it's time for some Halloween inspiration! It was Abigail's birthday yesterday and I was busy doting on her and recently working on samples for the upcoming Pretty Pink Posh release (eeek! cute things!) so my Halloween video was delayed a day. But I will say this card was worth the wait because I think it turned out SO CUTE.

I used new Build and Layer die sets from Scrapbook.com (Ghost, Haunted House and Trick or Treat) to create this evening Halloween scene. I grabbed a background from my stash of ever-growing extra backgrounds and added some stardust butter through my Ghostly Treats stencil, layered on a vellum hill and then added the adorable die cut images from these three sets.

In my video today, I'm sharing all of these steps as well as how I glued together my die cuts and added some color and dimension with alcohol markers. I hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration for my favorite holiday and have a wonderful February!

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Kid Valentines with Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, January 30, 2023

I am so excited to share my first Pretty Pink Posh video (reposted on my channel) today! For my project, I wanted to show how I created some Valentines that Abigail can use for her class for the upcoming holiday. In my video, I showed how I stenciled the heart background with Distress Oxides and Stencil Butter that created four backgrounds at a time!

Next I colored the cheetah from Heart Critters and have the coloring guide down below in case you would like to see the Ohuhu Marker colors to color in a cheetah yourself. The Sweet Note was die cut from pink cardstock and I also die cut another square for the sentiment on the inside.

When Abigail made hers, she chose the Panda with the flower to color in and we popped it up on another Sweet Note. Now she has more to color to make the other two! I hope you enjoy this video and make sure to subscribe to Pretty Pink Posh's YouTube channel to see my videos earlier than on my channel!

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Ugh, As If! Purse with Ink Road Stamps

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Well, it finally happened. The wheel at Craft Roulette finally landed on the dreaded purse card parameter. I searched through my stamps, and I could not find anything I wanted to use with a purse! I did see my Whatever stamp set from Ink Road Stamps and I thought it would be cute to make a purse that looks like something Cher from Clueless would carry!

The parameters this week were a purse card project, 3 pops of gold for colors, an element that starts with an "e" and a frame. I made a purse using a cut file from Brother on my Scan N Cut and chose plaid paper as the plaid makes lots of frames! I have three pops of gold along the bottom of the purse and there is an exclamation point for my element with an "e".

You can see how it came together in my Reels down below, and I did glue it shut because it's now sitting on my desk for me to admire. How do you think I did with this week's parameters?

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New Tim Holtz Distress Color - Lost Shadow!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

It's new Distress color day! I am so excited to share with you the new Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress color... LOST SHADOW! It's a beautiful new shade of grey - it fits nicely as an icy grey in between Pumice Stone (warm grey) and Hickory Smoke (cool grey). I swatched out all of the different mediums that I was gifted from Scprabook.com: Distress Paint, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray, Ink and Oxide.

In my video below I share how I made this cloudy sky card using Distress Oxide with a cloud stencil, I also mixed some Distress Spray Stain with Cloud Whip to add a second layer of clouds. Before I added my rainbow, I also sprayed my cloudy background with Distress Oxide Spray. The grey banner is from the Lost Shadow Embossing Glaze on white cardstock and the sentiment is die cut out of the Distress Paint also on white cardstock. 

Are you excited for this new color as I am?! I think it's a perfect addition and I plan to do make all the clouds in this new Lost Shadow. Make sure to get your new color from Scrapbook.com and let me know what's the first thing you're going to do with the new color and which medium!

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Love and a Dog Slimline Card with Heffy Doodle

Friday, January 27, 2023

Anyone else buy supplies that you swear you're going to use and instead you're just intimated by them and never use them? Haha, probably all of us. I bought a set of the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils and I have no idea how to use them. I am finally getting a hold of alcohol marker coloring, why did I think I could handle another new thing?

When I saw that the first month's theme for the Card Hoppin' Facebook Group was colored or watercolor pencils... I knew I had to join in on the YouTube video hop! In my video today, I'm finally using these pencils to create a soft, watercolor rainbow for the background of my cutie Heffy Doodle pups. Check out how this slimline card came together by watching my video below. In the description of my video, you can read about how to hop along with other crafters to help inspire you, too!

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Theme Parks Album - Title Page & EPCOT Trip

Thursday, January 26, 2023

If you remember last October, I started my "October Daily" album, but another idea that I had was to create an album with pictures and ephemera from our different theme park adventures! I created my title page using different papers from Scrapbook.com, Echo Park and Simple Stories. I have been adding Disney and Harry Potter inspired products just for this album idea.

I am a very simple memory keeper and love pocket pages so I can print and slip my photos into sleeves and have just a bit of decorating on smaller size pages (like 4x6" and 3x4"). As I am a card maker, I like the smaller sizes rather than large pages (like 6x8" or even 12x12"). I love that Scrapbook.com has Disney inspired pocket cards that help make my journaling so easy!

I also used some of my new Social Paper Plan stamps and dies on my last page to finish off our EPCOT adventure when we went during my time off in Florida. A crafty friend pointed me in the direction of Social Paper Plan and I wanted all the things. I used the When You Wish Upon a Star set to add in little Disney inspired images and the Magic Ears Hat to die cut that cutie hat!

We just recently went to Universal Studios Hollywood again so that will be my next entry into this memory book, but I am ready to jump back to cards again.

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Magical Christmas Season Cards with Kindred Stamps

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

I must be on a busy but super cute card kick, because these Christmas cards are wild! I just love all of the details from the Kindred Stamps Magical Season Kit. Unfortunately this kit is now sold out as all KS Boxes and Kits are limited edition, but you can definitely still use similar products and the most important part is the Castle Die and that is still in stock!

In my video below, I share how I created the Christmas castle from stenciling to assembling all of the parts. Next I make the backgrounds which have Distress Oxides to blend into colors I thought best represented each of the characters and how I colored them in. To create the shiny mouse heads, I used Deco Foil Duo and some shiny, silver foil! Finally, I add in some colorful light cords to match the theme of the card.

Once my backgrounds were all dry, I assembled each card with all their amazing and colorful layers! All layers are adhered down with adhesive while my stamped and colored characters are popped up with foam adhesive. I also picked sentiments from the kit stamp sets that I thought matched the characters the best and added them on the inside of the cards.

My video today is a bit on the longer side, but there are so many different parts to creating these cards! I did stamp and color my characters off camera - they are stamped with my Sassy Club ink and colored without Ohuhu Art Markers. Please let me know if you'd like more info on how to colors these characters for a future video!

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