Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday Stampin' Time! #2: Smile With Me

In today's Stampin' Time, we make a Spring inspired card featuring a colorful floral wreath embellished with ribbon and rhinestone accents.

Using ordinary painter's tape, parchment paper, and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Die Cut Set I created a negative stamping mask.  So, the entire card base was covered with the masking except for the flower petal shape in the center.

I then stamped the sentiment in the center of that and followed that up with tiny floral and leaf stamps found in the Martha Stewart Crafts Clear Stamps - Flowers, Butterflies, "Thank You" and "Happy Birthday" Stamp set. This set includes a wide variety of flower buds, leaves, butterflies and small floral bundles.  I received the stamp set as a bonus when I purchased the Martha Stewart Crafts Frame Border Punch Starter Kit with Clear Stamp Set

I used Ranger Distress Mini Ink Kits, in a variety of colors pictured below.  The sentiment and the butterflies are stamped using Ranger AIP-31468 Archival Inkpad, Jet Black .

Because I had the leftover positive stamping masked I adhered it to another card base and created this second card using the same stamping technique except I used Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Petal Point Option Inkpad 8-Color, Pinwheel.

These cards were inspired by a card tutorial I watched by K Werner Design.  

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Let's Color! #4: In a Perfect Pearl

In a perfect world, everything would shimmer like this card made using Ranger Perfect Pearls Embellishment Pigment Kit, Metallics.  Perfect Pearls are easy to woek with and not quite as messy as glitter.

This card is perfect for cheering up a dear friend or to congratulate the prom queen. You could turn it into a bridal party/shower invite or a thank you note as well.

Deep Red always makes the best deeply detailed stamps with intricate design. The
Deep Red Cling Stamp-Dress Form Flourish that I used here is so elegant I will definitely be using it again, very soon.

I chose to design this card to look like a dress one would envy in a window on a window-shopping stroll.  Or as a portrait in an antique frame.

Follow along with the video below to create a card similar to this one.

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For you convenience, I've listed most if not all the supplies I used for this project.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cuttin' Up! #1: Spring is in the Air

Let me start by saying I love, love love my Cricut Explorer w/ Wireless Adapter!!!! This machine has taken paper crafting to a whole new level.

In fact, I love it so much that I've added a new series to my YouTube Channel titled Cuttin' Up!

The Cuttin' Up! Series will feature projects made using the Cricut Explore.  

I hope you check it out! 

I found the cutest bunny image and after being unflattened and using the Print then Cut feature of the machine I created this adorable Easter card for my granddaughter.  Plus, I had enough left over pieces to package up a kit for my neice to put together on her own. 

Enjoy this video showing how to print/cut and assemble this adorable Easter Card! 

For your convenience, I've listed below most if not all the supplies I've used for cards on this blog.


Come join us for our first ever Link-up Party.  The party theme this month is Easter  So, all links should point to any craft you have created that represents the  Easter Holiday.  We'd love to see cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media etc.  

The only rules are:
  • Links must be theme relevant
  • Items must be handmade crafts
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