Hello, my crafty peeps! I’ve got some awesome news to share – I’ve been asked to join the Stinkin’ Inkers Design Team with a term start date of September 1st!
Funny story… I actually made the team LAST September (yes, that would be 2017, lol) and due to some lovely email/technology issues, Terry and I never hooked up after the team was selected, and consequently we both thought the other had changed minds, lol! So with this year’s DT call, it actually happened! I’m finally a Stinkin’ Inker, lol!
I hope you’ll come over and play with us! We’ve got some great challenges in store!
Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)
Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and the 8th of August already! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable Christmas Bird House created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Bird House cut file. The sky is the limit with this one… you can create any kind of house you want! I just got several packs of Christmas papers and I was just itching to get into them! But how cute is this?! It’s a gift box!
I used an Argyle embossing folder for the roof panels.
Rows of Crystal Drops embellish the eves (on both sides) which is actually the top of the box!
I’m loving the wood grain Christmas paper! I inked the edges of all the panels for a rustic look.
And the lid comes off… I told you – it’s a gift box! Love it!
One more view of the box from overhead.
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Echo Park A Perfect Christmas 12×12 paper collection
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Bird House cut file
Accessories: Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, Nuvo Woodland Green Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will check out all the fun cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! And there are tons of FREE cut files if you just want to get one or two to check them out! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)
Hi everyone! I’m posting the new August Anything Goes challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the very cool Hero Arts Weird and Wonderful stamp set! I created a fun one-layer clean and simple friendship card for a Quirky… Oddball… One of a Kind… friend!
This card is really CAS. No layers. Doesn’t get much easier than this. I stamped the three bold sentiments from the stamp set in black ink, then stamped over top of them in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added five purple sequins for a little interest.
I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment. No layered panels this time.
Paper/Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Weird and Wonderful stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink
Accessories: Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Ombre Purple Sequins
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!
Hello, my friends! Well the time is finally here… the debut challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! All of our challenges, year round, are Anything Christmas Goes, so if you love Christmas like we do, come over and play with us! I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #1 – August Anything Christmas Goes!
I made several of these fun cards last Christmas and they were such a hit, I’m making a few more this year! I used Karen Burniston’s Twist Panel Pop-Up Die Set to make these. I cannot tell you how much fun I had, lol! I didn’t want to stop! :D
The Christmas tree on the front was created with Your Next Stamp’s Create A Christmas Tree die set. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin’ Up.
Here is a shot of the card opening up. Pardon my thumb, lol!
And here it is fully open so you can see the twist panel design. I dug into my die stash and found the stocking. The snowman is from the main die set I used for the card. The letter ‘y’ is stamped and I drew white stitch lines on it. And the Christmas tree is from the die set I used on the front.
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso cardstock; Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Up Warmth & Cheer DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh What Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop-Up and Snowman Twist Circle die sets, YNS Create-A-Christmas-Tree die, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die, QuiKutz Stocking die
Accessories: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Please help us spread the word about our fun new challenge blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)
Hello, my crafty friends! I’m sitting here shaking my head at quickly this year is flying by! My sister’s birthday is on the 8th and it always seems like once her birthday passes, the rest of the year is a blur! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #16 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping. Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer a different technique twist each month just to inspire you – the twists are not required to play!
I created a fun faux leather tag for this month’s challenge and I literally stamped with a 3×3 acrylic block! It’ll be fun to see the different interpretations because everybody sees things a different way!
I cut my tag from heavy kraft cardstock, distressed the edges with tool and ink, then sewed around the edges with my Janome Sew Mini.
I stamped with the acrylic block, then randomly stamped some partial circle images around the edges. I splattered some distress ink with a fan brush and then applied the Prima crystal flower, butterflies and inked sentiments.
I created a grommet around the opening at the top of the tag and then added several pieces of ribbon scraps.
One final angled shot. Love, love, love!
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Oxide
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch
Accessories: Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Prima Say It In Crystals Flower, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sticker sentiments, assorted ribbon and jute scraps
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!
Hi everyone! Happy August 1st! Can you believe it?! A brand new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #112 – Old School! We’d love to see your old/vintage or back to school project! We’re being sponsored this month by the very awesome Sparkle N Sprinkle so be sure to come on over and play for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate!
I zeroed in on the ‘old/vintage’ aspect of this challenge theme and created a fun Interlocking Gate Fold design using the Sparkle N Sprinkle Go Granny Go and Classic Car stamp sets. What a fun card!
I watercolored the stamped image and embellished the circular frame with gemstones.
Here’s a shot of the card opening up so you can see the interlocking design.
And here’s one final shot of the card fully open to reveal the inside sentiment. Loving how this turned out!
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Go Granny Go and Classic Car stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry ink; Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir EB6
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Circles dies
Accessories: Niji Water Brush, Stampin’ Up Clear Rhinestones,
I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun fold and will link up an old/vintage or back to school project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store – you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!
Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and Happy August 1st! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #25 – August Anything Goes! I created three post-it note pad holders for a dear friend last Christmas (for stocking stuffers) and I liked them so well that I decided to make some more. This is the first of the three I made. Super easy and a lot of fun.
I used some pretty Stampin’ Up coordinating paper and stamps along with dragonfly thinlits.
Here’s a shot with the holder open revealing the post-it note pad.
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Stampin’ Up Petal Garden DSP, Paper Accents Pearlized cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Accessories: 4×6 Post-It Note Pad
I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you next time! ;)