Tuesday, September 27, 2016

You My Friend


Hello Stamping Friends!

I'm so excited to be sharing a fun card with you using beautiful stamps from Inspired By Stamping!!

I've been working on this card for a few weeks, trying to get the measurements just right!!

So here is my instructions for a fun Tower Fold Card!!

I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock 8"x8"! This will be the main card base.  

I then scored opposite sites at 2".

Then along both those score lines I used a pencil and ruler to mark at 1", 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4 3/4", 5 3/4" and 7". 

I then used my ruler to line up each of those marks and used an cutting knife to cut from score mark to score mark.

It should look like this:

Now you are going to score at 4" on just the 1" pieces...(4 scores total, I made them in red to show more)


Then on the 1 1/4" (2 total) and 1 1/2" (1 total) pieces you are going to score 1" from the main original score line we created on both ends.
 So you'll be scoring a total of six little score lines.

This is how it should look...
This is my card actually laying upside down!  Sorry I didn't realize at the time of taking the picture that I didn't have it the right way up! Lol!  I was so excited I had finally found measurements that I really liked and were going to work out to my vision I had that I totally didn't even notice until I went to edit!

So now for the FUN!!!  Getting to decorate your card!!

I started by first finding the papers I was going to use:
I just love these fun papers!!

My finished card:
 I kept it a little simple!  I had wanted to add some stamped flowers or actual paper flowers, but to me it had gotten to busy!

I used the awesome Fancy Labels 3 Die to for my main layering as well as the banners to the top left!  My "You, my friend, are Beautiful!" sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set!!!

I also added some beautiful stamped butterflies from the Butterflies stamp set!
I think they add such a nice touch to the card!!

 *Don't mind my fingers!!*
This is what the card looks like folded up:
 What a fun fold card!!
I love it!
So excited I was able to find measurements that worked perfectly in my opinion!!  Now to make more!!

Have a lovely day!




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Monday, September 26, 2016

Santa Suit


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a fun clean and simple card to share with you today using dies from Frantic Stamper!!

For my card today I used the fun Santa Suit Card Maker!!
It creates a very clean and simple card, but yet so very fun!!

On Santa's suit layer (red) I embossed it with a swirly embossing folder to give it some fun interest!!

I used felt for the white pieces!! 

And for his belt latch, I used a piece of gold paper!!

Such a quick and fun card!

If you were looking at mass producing a ton of cards, really quick, this die is definitely a must have!  And even if you're not, it is still super fun to have!!  I really enjoyed working with it!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dear Santa

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

For my Christmas card today, I am featuring the new sayings4santa stamp set!!
I used the small Santa head in the stamp set to create my own piece of background paper!  I then stamp the fun sentiment list from the set!! hehe


TSOL Products Used
Stamps: sayings4santa
Ink: Strawberry, Green Apple
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Strawberry

Can you believe Christmas is 3 months away?!?!

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

D2BA Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Christmas Blog Hop!!

With Christmas a few months away (3 months to be exact on Sunday!!), the D2BA Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing some inspiration with the new Christmas stamps! 

Creating Christmas cards is so much fun and D2BA has a bunch of fun Holiday stamps for you to choose from!!

You should have arrived her from the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!! 

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

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For my Christmas card I wanted to share with you today, I was inspired to use the beautiful Poinsettia Tangle stamp set!!!

The large poinsettia in this stamp set is absolutely gorgeous!! 
I could see it colored in so many different ways, but for my card today, I decided to stick with the traditional red poinsettia!  Wanted and elegant holiday card!!

I really like the "Wishing a Beautiful Christmas" sentiment in the set as well!!  Perfect with the image!!

I decided to stamp the poinsettia two times, so I could trim it up to have a couple of the petals popped up, to make the flower look 3D!  
How beautiful!!

I added some yellowish/gold rhinestones to the center, which I think adds the perfect touch!  Before adding the poinsettia to the card, I used a clear sparkly spritz to add sparkle to it!! LOVE!!

Behind the poinsettia I added a strip of the new Winter Plaid Paper!  I just love this paper for holiday cards!!  And even better, the opposite side is snowflakes!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Your next stop in the hop is Chris's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!

Happy Hopping!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

YNS September Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Spooky/Scary

What a fun theme, with Halloween coming up next month!!

I decided to alter a glass jar, to put some yummy candies in for my kiddos!!
I just love putting new life to glass jars!!

I used the super fun new Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set!!
I thought the "Frightfully Fun Treats For You" sentiment was perfect with the theme in mind!!
I also added the spider web and spider from the set!!

I used the Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set for the circle for the top of the lid, one of them was the perfect size!!!! Yay!!

I finished the jar off by adding some Halloween Divine Twine wrapper around the lid a few times!!  As well as three black gumdrops from the Cupid Gumdrops set!!

Just love all of YNS's Gumdrops!!!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

Have you seen the adorable new pilgrimGIRL2stamp?
She is so adorable!!  I love her!!
I started by die cutting her from a piece of white cardstock, as I set it back down on my work table!  I thought it would be fun to not color her in and pop her up above where I die cut her from!  Something a little different then normal!!

I decided to add a wood heart to her hands, as if she was holding it!!


TSOL Products Used
Stamps:  pilgrimGIRL2stamp
Dies: Pilgrim Boy & Girl Dies
Ink: Pumpkin, Chocolate
Paper: Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar
Misc.: Lemonade Seam Binding, Enamel Dots, Wood Hearts, Banana & Powdered Sugar Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Autumn a Second Spring

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

With Fall in the air here in WI, I thought for my post today I would feature the beautiful Tangle Leaves stamp set!


I collected a few supplies:

Paint Brush
Ink (Totally Black, Pomegranate, Bright Pumpkin, Sunset Yellow)
Watercolor Paper
Water
Stamp Set (Tangle Leaves)

I started by first deciding what leaf I was going to work with from the Tangle Leaves so I would know how to make the watercolor background!

I then used my paint brush to dip the tip of it lightly in my water and then lightly brushed the water on my water color paper where I was first going to add color.  I then lightly pressed the tip of the paint brush on the ink pad to grabbed some color!  Then you can brush the color on the paper where you added the water!
 Continue working with the color and water till you get a watercolor piece you like!

I was really happy with this:
 Now the hard part...letting it dry!  

I personally hate this step!  LOL.  I just would like to stamp the leaf right away, but warning if you would the ink tends to bleed a little because of the water used!

So if you are really impatient, like I tend to be sometimes, you can use your heat gun to make it dry faster!

After letting it dry I stamped the gorgeous leaf and sentiment! 

My finished card:
Isn't it beautiful?!
I sure think so!

I just love the lead images in the Tangle Leaves stamp set!!


Check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Birthday Shaker


Hello Stamping Friends!

I have another card I created to submit in the My Favorite Things 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest!!

This time I am featuring the super fun Die-namics Birthday Centerpieces Die!
I absolutely LOVE this fun die!!
I created a double shaker with the die, so that the center could be stars and the the otter circle with the "happy birthday" sentiment could be a mixture of colors!!
Here is an in process look of my double shaker I created:

I love being able to create more than one shaker in a card!

I used the awesome Trail Mix Pattern Paper for this card!!  Such an awesome pad for those masculine cards!!

So super fun!!

Have a lovely day!




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You Make My Heart Happy


Hello Stamping Friends!

My Favorite Things is hosting a 2016 Card Design Superstar!

I thought it would be fun to enter, as it would be so awesome to win a gift certificate from them!!  They have so many things that I LOVE!!

This is the first Pure Innocence stamp that I purchased from MFT Stamps!!
I'm a sucker for snowman!!
So adorable!!
I decided to keep the card as clean and simple as possible as I wanted the sweet snowman to stand out as much as possible!  

Have a lovely day!




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Stitched Daisies Thanks


Hello Stamping Friends!


Unfortunately with fall nearing all flower blooming is coming to an end soon. (Insert sad face!)

So I thought I better post this card I created for Frantic Stamper!!

Using the lovely Stitched Daisy Pair!!
There are two stitched daisies in this die set!!
I thought they created the perfect CAS thanks card!!

I also used the Many Thanks stamp set for the "Thanks" sentiment!


Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Do NOT Open until Dec 25th

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun project to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

I LOVE the newly released santa2stamp set along with the coordinating patterns4santa stamp set!!  No need to have to color Santa in completely with the patterns4santa stamp set!!  I just love all the patterns in the set that can be used to stamp fun patterns for his hat!  And even his nose and mustache!! 

I combined the stamp sets with the new new Pillow Box Die Set!!  I stamped the "Do Not Open until Dec. 25th" sentiment from the santa2stamp set!  As I thought it was very fitting for this package!!

This Pillow Box is great for any tiny gift or even just a gift card!!  I love it!!



TSOL Products Used

Stamps:  santa2stamp, patterns4santa
Dies: Pillow Box Die, Santa Claus Die
Ink: Licorice, Green Apple, Cranberry
Paper: HoHoHo Collection
Misc.: Silver Glitter Button, Strawberry and White Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here
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Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

YNS Challenge #48

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

Here is a card sketch....


and photo/colors to find inspiration from....


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I followed both the sketch and color inspiration for my card today:
I used the Fall of Color stamp set for this card!
What a great set for fall cards!

I did some tone tone stamping using the leaves from the set!

I used the Circles With Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set for my circles!!

I finished up my card by adding some Red Solid Divine Twine and Gumdrops!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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