Get Well Soon

Hey everybody! It’s almost the end of January already! Seems like the weeks are just flying by! I’m up on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog this morning with an inspiration project featuring stamps and dies in the new Southwestern Collection! One can never have too many get well cards in their stash so I created one using the Prickly Pear Cactus stamps and dies that I paired with purple and green patterned papers in my stash. I’ve always loved a purple and green color combo and I love stamping on patterned paper!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis White cardstock along with layering panels from coordinating patterned papers in the Keep It Simple Lilac and Jade 12×12 Collection Packs. I cut the edge of the larger panel with a My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 die. I stamped the images from the Prickly Pear Cactus stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on purple and green patterned papers and cut them with the coordinating Prickly Pear Cactus dies. I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner and adhered a few gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Amethyst Accent Embellishment Mix which completed the card.

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Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Prickly Pear Cactus stamp set
Prickly Pear Cactus die set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock, Keep It Simple Lilac and Jade 12×12 Collection Packs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers- Green and Purple; Kirarina Wink Purple Metallic Marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive, Trinity Stamps Amethyst Accent Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick, 1-mm thick foam squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! Save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps by using coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Another Year Older

Hey everybody! Happy Friday – I hope you’ve had a great week! I have an awesome CutCardStock DT inspiration project to share with you today featuring our Basis Gray, Dolphin Gray and Pop Tone Black Licorice which I paired with some Echo Park double-sided paper in my stash! This is one of my most favorite stamp sets because it always makes an awesome masculine card! Plus it’s a tunnel card with a pop-up sentiment on the inside! I’ve made quite a few tunnel cards over the years but have never made one quite like this, and it was rather fun!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base and small rectangular panel from Basis Gray cardstock. I ran the smaller panel through the Big Shot with a Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder. I stamped the motorcycle on a scrap piece of Dolphin Gray cardstock, cut it with the coordinating die, and layered it on three additional die cuts for dimension. I stamped the sentiment from The Project Bin Wild Thing stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added several Darice tiny gray gemstones.

The inside consists of two layering panels. Using my Fiskars 12″ SureCut paper trimmer, I cut two horizontal lines into the Dolphin Gray layer to create the pop-up mechanism. I stamped another sentiment from the same Wild Thing stamp set in black ink, trimmed it and layered it, then adhered it to the left side of the pop-up mechanism. I die cut a circle into the Echo Park plaid paper and a slightly smaller circle into a square piece of Pop Tone Black Licorice which I adhered behind the aperture in the plaid paper, leaving a small border visible. The final step for the inside was adhering the plaid panel in place, making sure the sentiment flap was through the aperture before applying adhesive.

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CutCardStock products used:
Basis Gray cardstock
Dolphin Gray cardstock
Pop Tone Black Licorice cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen double-sided paper
Stamps: The Project Bin Wild Thing stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small, The Project Bin Wild Thing dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Paper Trimmer, Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive, Tape Runner, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder, Big Shot, Darice tiny gray gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Life can be Prickly

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week! I’m up on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog this morning with an inspiration project featuring some of the stamps and dies in the new Southwestern Collection that was just released last month! I created a pretty get well card featuring the Prickly Pear Cactus stamps and dies which I paired with some pretty patterned paper in my stash.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis Natural cardstock along with layering panels and strips from coordinating patterned papers in the Keep It Simple Ruby 12×12 Collection Pack. I stamped the images from the Prickly Pear Cactus stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basis Natural cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and ultra fine point markers, and cut them with the coordinating Prickly Pear Cactus dies. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner and added a red enamel heart to the flower pot. I adhered a few gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix which completed the card.

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Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Prickly Pear Cactus stamp set
Prickly Pear Cactus die set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock, Keep It Simple Ruby 12×12 Collection Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- YG43, R35; Sharpie Ultra Fine Point markers- Pink and Lime Green
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Hearts, Trinity Stamps Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! Save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps by using coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Love You Shaker

Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday – I hope you’re having a good week so far! It’s super chilly here and we’ve driven in the snow to doctor appointments and grocery shopping, but otherwise trying to stay indoors where it’s cozy! I’ve popped in today to share a quick Kat Scrappiness Creative Influencer inspiration project featuring the Love Lightbulb Shaker Card Kit! I totally love shakers and I used this one as the focal embellishment on the front of this ‘love you just because’ card. I used a gold and black color combo with Kat Scrappiness Gold Solid Confetti Mix (with a few black sequins from my stash) and the Friendship Greetings stamp set.

I cut a standard A2 side-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layering panels from Darice black cardstock and Stampin’ Up Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I colored the shaker frame with a Kirarina Wink gold metallic marker and the ‘love’ element with a Copic Sketch black marker.

I used Kat Scrappiness Gold Solid Confetti Mix along with a few black sequins from my stash as the shaker filler, and then adhered a few random pieces of the gold confetti on the background. Using the Kat Scrappiness Friendship Greetings stamp set, I stamped the word ‘you’ on a scrap piece of Solar White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, trimmed it, and adhered it to the lightbulb.

I cut the inside panel from Solar White cardstock, embellished it with strips of the foiled vellum and black cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in black ink.

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Kat Scrappiness products used:
Love Lightbulb Shaker Card Kit
Gold Solid Confetti Mix
Friendship Greetings Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, Darice black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Kirarina Wink Gold Metallic Marker; Copic Sketch Black Marker
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamping tool, Spiegelmom Scraps Elegant Winter Sequin Mix

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and I’ve inspired you to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the amazing stuff in the Kat Scrappiness store… there’s some of just about everything you’ll need to get your craft on, I promise! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for tons of crafty inspiration! And we’d love it if you’d join the Kat Scrappiness Insiders and Stamping Enablers Facebook Groups for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Aww Shucks

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a fabulous week! We’re on the downslide toward the end of January already! Can you believe it?! I’m thrilled to be back with another Keep It Simple DT inspiration project to share today! This mini slimline birthday card features die cut pieces and sentiment stamps from the Little Cowgirl Birthday collection which I paired with papers and enamel hearts from the Rose collection. The Little Cowgirl Birthday collection was released back in September, and if you haven’t already checked it out, you really oughta! There are SO many absolutely adorable papers, stamps, dies, and die cut elements that are perfect for little girl (or big girl) cards!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and a pink buffalo check layering panel from the Back To Basics Rose Collection Pack 6×6 Cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner of each. I added cowgirl and critter die cuts from the Little Cowgirl Birthday Die Cut Pieces and stamped the sentiment from the Little Cowgirl Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The finishing touch was adding a couple small enamel hearts.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar white cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip of the pink buffalo check used on the front. I stamped the sentiment (also from the Little Cowgirl Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set) in Rich Cocoa ink, and layered the panel on another print from the Back To Basics Rose Collection Pack.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – Anything Goes w/optional Winter Theme (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #01-2023 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: January 2023 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January 2023 – Add A Sentiment
6. Critter Crazy Challenges: #70 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
7. FarmQuest Challenge Blog: #20 – Cowboy or Cowgirl Gear (boots and hat)
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: January 2023 – Anything Goes
9. QKR Stampede: #459 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Keep It Simple products used:
Little Cowgirl Birthday Die Cut Pieces
Little Cowgirl Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set
Back To Basics Rose Collection Pack 6×6 Cardstock
Back To Basics Rose Enamel Hearts

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Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool

I hope you’ve loved seeing this project as much as I loved creating it, and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out ALL the fun goodies in the Keep It Simple store such as paper, stamps, die cuts, ephemera, washi tape and enamel dots to name just a few! You’ll go cray-cray! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Dirty Dozen January inspiration projects have been uploaded!

Hey everybody! My January inspiration projects for the Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen DT have been uploaded!

Remember I mentioned they are uploaded to member-only galleries for Fan Club members! So I’m not yet blogging my January projects or posting them on social media. If you’re interested in seeing our Dirty Dozen DT inspiration projects each month, we invite you to join the Fan Club!

The Fan Club subscription costs less than $25 for an entire year! Yep, you read that right… a year! Members get TONS of perks in addition to access to all the other free content on the Splitcoast Stampers website.

So come on and check it out! This is one subscription that’s well worth the price – and then some! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,

thanks snow much

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! I have an awesome CutCardStock DT inspiration project to share with you today featuring our Pop Tone Tangy Orange and Pop Tone Hot Fudge cardstock which I paired with the always amazing Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock! The Pop Tone line is one of my favorites because there are so many pretty colors. For this melted snowman card, I used an adorable multi-step stamp set on the front I’ve had for years and had never inked up! I’m starting this year with the same promise I start every new year with… to use more stamps and dies in my stash that have either never been used or used maybe once. I did pretty well last year and used quite a few!

I cut a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Tangy Orange cardstock and a slightly smaller one from 80# Solar White cardstock. I used the Tonic Studios Corner Punch to clip off the corners of the white panel. Using a variety of Memento inks (listed below), the Kitchen Sink Stamps Invisible Snowman Multi-Step stamp set, and an assortment of acrylic stamp blocks, I stamped his eyes, nose, mouth, top hat, scarf, pipe and coal buttons on Solar White cardstock. I fussy cut all the pieces and arranged them in a melted snowman fashion on the white panel. I adhered the panel to the Tangy Orange layering panel and stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI stamp tool. The finishing touches were adding a narrow strip of Hot Fudge cardstock to the left of the sentiment for a little interest along with three iridescent snowflake sequins.

I cut identical inside layering panels from Pop Tone Tangy Orange and Solar White cardstock and clipped off the corners of the white panel with the Tonic Corner Punch. I stamped a sentiment from the Keep It Simple Thank You Sentiments stamp set (a newer one) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added strips of Tangy Orange and Hot Fudge to the top of the panel.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – Anything Goes w/optional Winter Theme (playing twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #01-2023 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: January 2023 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January 2023 – Add A Sentiment
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: January 2023 – Anything Goes
7. Little Red Wagon: #687 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
8. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #537 – Anything Goes with Paper
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Too Cute
10. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Challenge – Something Old, Something New! (Old stamp set on front, newer stamp set inside
11. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes)

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CutCardStock products used:
Pop Tone Tangy Orange cardstock
Pop Tone Hot Fudge cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps Invisible Snowman Multi-Step stamp set, Keep It Simple Thank You Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, and Desert Sand inks; Arteza alcohol marker- YR00
Dies/Punches: Tonic Studios Corner Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tape Runner, Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive, assorted acrylic stamp blocks, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Hello Little Sunshine

Hi friends! Happy Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far! Our first challenge of the new year is live this morning over at Ally’s Angels and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge 66! I made a very clean and simple baby card using both old and newer Stampin’ Up stamp sets for my stash, and love how it turned out… despite running into a snafu when I got to the inside which I’ll tell you about below! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. Using the Stampin’ Up Hello stamp set, I stamped the two-part sentiment and sun in Catherine Pooler Samba, Tutti Frutti and Tiki Torch inks. I finished off the front with several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Amber Glow Embellishment Mix using my trusty Trinity Pick Up Stick.

On the inside I stamped a little line element from the same Hello stamp set in Catherine Pooler Bellini ink. I then stamped the sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set) in Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti ink. I almost always clean my stamps with a shammy prior to using them just to be sure I get a clean impression. Well, I forgot to do that this time. I stamped directly on the inside flap (because this was supposed to be a one-layer card), and discovered a tiny wad of fuzz on the stamp and a fuzz-wad impression on the stamped sentiment! Dang it – totally messed up my one-layer venture! So I had to re-group… I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of CutCardStock Basis 80# Natural cardstock and cut it with a Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die. There, now you know the whole story, lol! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – Anything Goes w/optional Winter Theme (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #01-2023 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January 2023 – Add A Sentiment
5. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #537 – Anything Goes with Paper
6. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Challenge – Something Old, Something New! (Old stamp set on front, newer stamp set inside)
7. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural and Basis 80# Natural cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hello and Happy & Heartfelt stamp sets
Ink: Catherine Pooler Samba, Tutti Frutti, Bellini and Tiki Torch inks
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Trinity Stamps Amber Glow Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen DT!

Hey everybody! I’ve got some of the best news ever… I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am to have been invited to join the Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen DT! We were starting to pack up our house to move to the cabin when the invite came in October. Of course I accepted but with a delayed start date that turned out to be December 1st. Yeah, I know, I’m a bit late with my announcement, lol!

My term is for six months and it’s such a unique team to be on! Our inspiration projects are uploaded to member-only galleries for Fan Club members! That means I’m not blogging my projects or posting them on social media… so if you’re interested in seeing our Dirty Dozen DT inspiration projects each month, we invite you to join the Fan Club!

The Fan Club subscription doesn’t cost much and members get TONS of perks in addition to access to all the other free content on the Splitcoast Stampers website. I joined SCS back in 2011 and use the site quite regularly these days. You’ve undoubtedly noticed that over the years I’ve frequently referenced Splitcoast Stampers tutorials where I find inspiration! So, c’mon and join – start 2023 off right! It’s less than $25 for an entire year! Yes, you read that right! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Floral ATCs

Hi friends! It’s January 1st and a somewhat busy day on my blog with new challenges launching! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #63 – Anything Goes + optional No Stamping! Come on over and play, and remember, the technique twist is only optional and not required to play! I love me some ATCs so I created a set of six floral artist trading cards with motivational sentiments. I used Grabie clear stickers and Tim Holtz sentiment stickers… and no stamping as per the optional challenge criteria.

I cut the ATC blanks from CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock and rounded the corners. I added either Grabie Old Time Garden or Flowers and Poems stickers, along with Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers. The finishing touch was adding some gemstones from several of the Trinity Stamps Embellishment Mixes to each one. Doesn’t get much easier than this and I love how they turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #1-2023 – Anything Goes
3. ATC Around the World Challenge: #97 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #107 – January Anything Goes
6. QKR Stampede: #458 – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grabie Old Time Garden and Flowers and Poems stickers, Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers, Trinity Stamps Amber Glow, Amethyst Accent, Morganite Muse, Melanite Magic and Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mixes

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! We’d love to see your anything goes project with or without the optional ‘no stamping’ technique twist! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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