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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SUPPLIES
Items 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 – 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. 

 

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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. 

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Spring Blossoms | Honey Bee Stamps

Hi there!

Today, I’m sharing this card using Honey Bee Stamps’ Spring Blossoms stamp set to create this really pretty card. I mixed simple coloring with heat embossing on acetate to create this card. I really love flowers on cards since it adds elegance to them, especially with this set.  I wanted to use a mix of different elements and I’m really happy with the end result.

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I also have a process video for this card:

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

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Shaped Card | Waffle Flower

 

 

Hi there! I totally forgot to make a congratulatory baby card for my friend who just had a baby girl. I’ve been friends with her since high school so I wanted it to be special.

I have always adored the Waffle Flower stamp set, Popping in. It’s SUPER adorable and perfect for any baby card so I had to use it to create my card.

I really love that little cabinet stamp in the set but it just wasn’t big enough, so I figured out how to create a larger cabinet (A2 sized). I used the little animals and outfit from the set to put this all together. Check it out in my tutorial below:

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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.

 

Custom Shaker Cards

Hello all! Today’s card is one of those cards where I have an idea in mind, but I just want to transform it into a shaker card so it’s not so plain.

I’ve realized that Honey Bee Stamps has a lot of images in their stamp sets and I love that, but unless you get the coordinating sentiments, you’re left creating your own. For this particular card, I’m using Altenew’s Bold Alphabet dies to create my own sentiment and writing in the second part of the sentiment.

Since the images from Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Break stamp set are large, I used them to create shakers. See how in the tutorial down below. All supplies are also listed.

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.

Easy Slider & Stamp Manipulation

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing this card that I love so much! I had this idea in my head for awhile but when I went to the stamp set, I realized that the bear was actually holding the pie in his hand. I really wanted to make it so he would pop up from a window peeking at the pie.

This happens a lot when I have an idea for an interactive card in my head so sometimes I just have to mask and manipulate the image a bit.

Also, for this particular slider, I don’t need a slider die. I just create a channel using foam tape.

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Thankfully, it’s easier to show you than explain in words, so I have a video for you!

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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.

Easy Colorful Vellum Background

Hi there! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite techniques for using the small images in stamp sets because they are often neglected but it’s so easy to use up to create a fun, colorful background.

You probably have the supplies sitting around as well. All you really need is vellum, heat embossing supplies and some alcohol markers.

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I also created a video to go with it so you can check out all the steps in creating this card.

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.

 

No Bulk Interactive card | Lawn Fawn

Hello! Today I’m sharing a card where there’s movement on the card, but there’s not much added bulk. It’s a card I created so that the Narwhal and the Pink Mermaid move (or swim) in this fun underwater scene.

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To create this card, I used zig markers to blend out a fun watercolored background. I then used a ton of vellum to create “waves” for the scene, where I could let the images be in the water.

It’s such a fun card that I created a video so you can see how I created it. Check it out!

As always, all the supplies are listed down below and I’d love to hear what you think!

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.

Have a Ball! | Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared one of my cards and I really am loving this one. If you’re a fan of animals, especially doggies, this Dachshunds stamp set is for you! You’ll see that I used the Hoppiness stamp set as well to add a few extra elements to the card as well.

I used a grassy hills die to create a stencil. Using distress inks, I colored two layers of the grass. I definitely wanted to use two of the dogs in the set. I like how the first dog is looking back. I can’t really tell if he’s looking at that butterfly on his tail or the other dog chasing the tennis ball.

Since the second dog looked to be moving, I wanted to put him in action. And what dog doesn’t love chasing balls? I just had to have him chase the tennis ball included in this set. I create a pull tab channel so he could run towards the ball.

I used two sentiments in this card: It’s Your Birthday and Have A Ball. The first one is prominent on the front of the card, but the second one is hidden until the dog fetches the ball. It’s a small surprise for the card recipient.

I used the hearts and the butterfly from the Hoppiness set so I could add pop of color to the card. It looked a little too plain with just the doggies. I think it helps add that special something to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this card and picked up the set. It’s so fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Beam Me Up | Lawn Fawn

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope the week has been treating everyone well so far (halfway to the weekend!). Today, I’m sharing a card from one of my favorite sets from the newest Lawn Fawn collection, Beam Me Up. Of course, when I first saw this set, I wanted to do a pull up slider tab with the spaceship beaming up aliens. I’ve seen a lot of these wonderful cards, so I wanted to do something a little different.

 

Be sure to check out how I created it over at Drive By Craft’s blog.

And as an added bonus, I have a video as well.

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.

Tri-Fold | MFT Town Bears

Hey there,

Today, I’m on the Drive By Crafts‘ blog sharing this fun tri-fold card. If you wanna see how I came about creating it, check it out here.

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This was a pretty fun card to put together, but there’s definitely more coloring than normal!

Come on back on Friday, when I share a new video and a card I had running in my head for a couple weeks… but never had the time to put it together until now.