25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tags I created for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

For me, I love creating multiple tags at the same time and make them a little different from each other with similar aspects. I decided to use Scalloped Circle Dies as a base for my tags. The shape generally looks like a wreath so this was perfect. First, I used two different patterned papers from the Sunrise paper pad to die cut a larger shape and die cut a smaller piece using white cardstock.

I wanted a bow and although the stamp set, Bowtiful, would be perfect for this, I really wanted to use the bow die from the Winter Wreath Decor dies. I cut out two using white cardstock and colored them in using alcohol markers, adding the look of dimension to them.

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I love the layers of the patterns and colors, making the holiday tags look really pretty adn detailed. As a final touch, I took one of the sentiments from Bowtiful that has the “To” and “From”, that finishes off a vital part of a Christmas tag.

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Hope you enjoyed the tags here and check out all the other tags created for 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

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Have a great day!

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Galaxy Backgrounds | Mama Elephant

Hi there! I received a bunch of questions about the galaxy backgound for one of my previous cards, so I decided to put together a video to show how I created two different ones using distress inks and white cardstock.

It’s definitely the perfect background for a card that doesn’t need much else.

I have had this set for awhile and even though they are perfect for Christmas cards, it also works for birthday cards or just because cards.

For this card, I used colors for the balloons that matched the colors peeking through the galaxy in the background, making it really playful and whimsical.

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For the second card, I really wanted to play with purple colors for a galaxy instead of a typical dark blue and black background. I like how this looks so different from the first one, with just a few color changes. It makes such a big difference.

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If you’re interested in learning more, below is my video showing my process video of these two cards.

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Pink & Main – WOW Blog Hop

Hello there! Thanks for joining me today in Pink & Main’s blog hop collab with WOW! Embossing Powder. I actually did a 1 for 2 card to share today.

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My focus is using the Basket Cover die for today’s two cards. The intricateness of this card is amazing and it allows you to create a background easily. You can always die cut out a piece of paper in multiple colors to use it. However, for today, I decided to mix this with heat embossing powders to create a different effect.

First of all, I die cut a white piece of cardstock using the Basket Cover die. Taking that die cut, I placed it over another piece of white cardstock and pressed my Versamark ink all over. This way, I could add both Metallic Gold Rich Pale and Aztec Glintz to the negative space of the die cut. IMG_5135.JPG

Once I finished adding the embossing powder, I heat set it. This was a perfect background for my first card, paired with the Season of Change stamp set. I trimmed down my card panel and added it to a dark brown cardstock. I added the images and a strip of brown for the sentiment to the front panel and my card is done. I love the subtle glimmer from the embossing power.

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Since I used the die cut for the first background and already added Versamark ink to it, I decided not to waste it and added the same two embossing powders on it. Once I finished, I heat set and it works perfectly for a second background.

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For this second card, I also used the Season of Change stamp set. I decided to cut two of scalloped circles from the Scallop Circle die set out of a piece of Kraft and Dark Brown cardstock. These two scalloped circles help the focus go to the image instead of the background and I think it turned out pretty simple and cute.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog to check out these two cards using Pink & Main stamps and dies along with WOW! Embossing powder. Be sure to stop by the rest of the blog hop and comment for a chance to win!

WOW! Embossing Powder
Pink & Main
Andrea
Ankita
Dana
Donna
Jackie 
Jaine 
Jeannie  <— You are here!
Jo  
Julie  
Kathy 
Kimberly
Laurie 
Lynnea 
Michelle
Olga
Raluca
Riikka
Tracy 
Yasmin
Zsofia 

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Split Canvas Art

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share a card I put together based off of one of my favorite decorative items, split canvas art. I always love the look of it and wanted to translate that into a card. The only issue is the idea of cutting up an image that you spent time coloring but I think it’s totally worth it.

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The thin sentiment finishes off the card nicely. Check out how I put this all together here:

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

 

Snow Marker | Mama Elephant

Hi there!

I finally got myself to make a Christmas card, thanks to the new release by Mama Elephant! When I received the new release in the mail, I knew I just had to create something immediately.

I wanted something pretty simple and the Grid Window die from Mama Elephant made it really easy. I just colored up 12 snowmen and my card was more or less done. The special element to this card was using the Snow Marker. The snow marker dispenses a liquid that when heat is added, it’ll puff it up like snow. I added it to all the windows for the snowmen to sit on.

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See how I created it by watching my process video:

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Origami & Stamping | Lawn Fawn

Happy Sunday everyone! As a little kid, I always really enjoyed origami… whether it was folding cranes or folding up notes into hearts. It’s been an art, I’ve always enjoyed and today, I decided to mix it with stamping and cardmaking.

The basic origami shape I’m using is a boat for this card using Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy Matey stamp set. With a 3D card, there was an issue of the back of the image and alcohol ink bleeding, but I ended resolving it. You can see how in the video below.

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I really ended up loving this card and how it ended up as a final product.

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Here is the video for the card so you can see the process (and issues) behind the scenes of this card. Hope you have an amazing day!

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Rainbow Background | Simon Says Stamp

Hello there! I’ve had Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Flower stamp set for such a long time and I never used it because it is such a large floral image. I just couldn’t do it justice in my head. I finally pulled it out to create something super fun and outside my comfort zone.

I usually am pretty OCD but with alcohol inks… you just can’t be. They have a mind of their own! Even if you loved how something turned out, the chances of you duplicating the same again, is nearly impossible.

I decided for today’s card to let the image speak for itself. It’s only stamped and heat embossed on vellum and yet, it makes such a statement against the alcohol ink. I wanted to do a super colorful background and what is more colorful than the colors of the rainbow.

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Check out how this came together in my process video:

 

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Z Fold Card | Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello there!

I really loved this set from Sweet Stamp Shop’s latest release and I just HAD to do something fun with that girl on the trapeze. She had to hang from something right? I ended up using a z fold card to create the dimension I needed to do her justice.

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Check out how I did it here:

→ DIMENSIONS ←
A2 card panel: 11” x 4.25”, scored at 5.5”; Front panel of card scored at 2.75”
Long Black strip: 1.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Long Red strip: 0.75” x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Interior black strip: 1.25” x 3.75”, scored at 0.5” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)
Interior red strip: 0.75” x 4/75”, scored at 1” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

 

Side Step | MFT Lucky Dog

Hello! I am so excited to share this card because this is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made in a long time.

My friend LOVES dogs and I needed to create a birthday card for her. I have a lot of dog stamp sets, but I think the MFT Lucky Dog is one of my favorite ones. The variety is awesome.

I imagined this backyard scene with a dog house and a fence with a dog peeking in. I adore that dog that this set includes, having his face and behind!

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And I have a video for this one… so watch me create it (with some issues, lol).

Oh and duh! Template here:

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SUPPLIESItems marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

LDRS – Ant’s Pants

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Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!
 
 We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you’re about to die for… FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)
Hi there! This is the last day of the blog hop and I’m sharing one of my favorite cards from the release. I used Ant’s Pants and the Sun & Clouds die to put together this scene in the pop up box card. It also features one of my childhood fascinations …. an ANT FARM!
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For this card, it’s a little more detailed so thankfully I have a video to go along with it! The link and supply list is listed at the very end of this post. Remember to check out the other design team members’ blogs and comment for a chance to win prizes!
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Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! ****(please add the brackets next to your name with ‘you are here’ so hoppers can easily keep track – add the specific list to each day; not all three at the same time ;-))
Day 3:

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

LDRS – Shore Lucky

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Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

 We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you’re about to die for… FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)

Today I’m using the stamp set called Shore Lucky, along with some of the new release dies. But first, I picked out a piece of paper from the You Are My Sunshine paper pack that mimicked the ocean with the blue lines and trimmed it down to an A2 card panel. I thought it needed a little more color, so I pulled out the Little Boy Blue ink and inked up the edges.

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I stamped out the images from Shore Lucky using Raven hybrid ink and colored them in using alcohol ink. I like how these images are smaller so I can use a lot of them in a smaller space. I trimmed down a piece of paper to use as the spotlight panel so the pattern paper can frame the main card space. I die cut paper using the Surfing Wave die and used the same Little Boy Blue color to ink up the die cuts, except the top of the wave, which I left white.

I also took a piece of Kraft cardstock and die cut it using the Shady Beach die. Using Coffee Bean ink, I inked up the edges of this die cut to add a little dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the Shore Lucky set, using the same Coffee Bean ink.

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I think this card turned out great and this little set really packs a punch and allows you to create a super cute beachy stamp set.

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Come back tomorrow for my last card I’m sharing using the LDRS July new release. 

 

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

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And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

LDRS – A New Beginning

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Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!
 
 We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colors, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you’re about to die for… FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on July 10th.
 
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
 
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25

(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)

Today, I’m sharing a card I put together using the A New Beginning stamp set. I really like the floral images and wanted to use them for this card.

First, for the background, using Flesh and Pink Tutu Hybrid Ink, I inked up an A2 card panel. I kept Flesh in the middle and Pink Tutu on the edges. Most of this will be covered up but, I still wanted to blend it nicely between the two colors. Using the Sunburst die, I die cut a piece of white paper. This particular die cuts a little smaller than an A2 panel, so the Pink Tutu ink on the edges will create a nice frame for the card. I love how the two colors are subtle but look really pretty behind this die cut panel.

Second, I stamped out the image of the girl and the florals using Raven Hybrid Ink. I wanted to keep a orange and pink color theme, so I used shades of those two colors to color in these images. Once I was done, I fussy cut the images and placed them in the center of this card.

It’s a super simple card, but I think it turned out to be really pretty. Whenever, I decide to give away this card, I can add the appropriate sentiment along the bottom half of the card. I really like leaving cards ready to go minus a sentiment so it can fit any occasion.

Hope you enjoyed my first card for this release. Come back tomorrow for more card inspiration. 

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

 

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And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!