Saturday, May 23, 2020

Announcement: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Guest Design Team Member

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my Blog today.  I am very excited to share with you the good news that earlier this month I was selected by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps to be the Guest Designer during the months of July - December 2020!

This is a huge honor for me and I look forward to working with Design Team.  Blue Knight Rubber Stamps supplies high quality rubber stamps that are beautiful and unique! 

Here is a link to the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Website: https://blueknightrubberstamps.com/

As a guest design team member, my cards will be shared in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog and Facebook Page. Here are links to those:

BLOG:

Fans of BKRS on Facebook:



Here are some cards that I made with these beautiful, high quality, deeply etched red rubber stamps. 






















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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Samantha by Createful Heart Designs

Hello! Welcome to my Blog!
Today I am sharing a layered card featuring the adorable 
"Samantha" Digital Stamp from Createful Heart Designs:
This darling image, which includes Samantha, small toadstools (with tiny snail on top) 
and three butterflies is available at the Createful Heart Design Shop: http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/p/my.html



I created this card by following these steps:

  1. Printed the image using my inkjet printer. Colored the image using Arteza colored pencils. If you would like to purchase anything from Arteza here is an affiliate code for my crafting pal Nancy and a coupon code: ARTEZA: http://arteza.com/?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_NancyStamps
    (Use code NancyStamps4 for 10% off)
  2. Used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut out the image. This allowed me to cut out the butterflies individually.
  3. Die cut the floral cover plate die (not sure of the manufacturer of this die) using holographic cover stock (pink shiny paper)
  4. Die cut the background paper (purple patterned paper) using the outline portion of the floral coverplate die.
  5. Glued the background patterned paper and the die cut holographic paper to the front of a pink A2 sized card base
  6. Die cut the sentiment "Just for You" (Crafter's Companion Sentiment Die) using bright pink paper for the words and purple for the shadow. 
  7. Popped up the image, including the butterflies, with pop dots. Popped up the sentiment also. Adhered these to the front of the card.
  8. Glued three paper flowers to the bottom left corner of the card.
  9. Added sparkly gems to the center of the flowers (Nuvo - Pure Sheen Gemstones - Crystal Gems)

This is my ninth month as a member of the Design Team for Createful Heart Design, a digital stamp and digital paper company. The owners of Createful Heart Design, Mary, and her husband Mark draw all the digital stamps by hand and Mary designs the digital papers on her computer. It is exciting to be a part of this design team and I hope that you will check out their online store. Here is a link to the online shop:
https://createful-heart-design.zibbet.com/shop

Our Blog Challenges run from the 15th of the month through the 13th of the following month. The Blog Challenge website is: http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/  The theme is always Anything Goes

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Coffee Lover's Slim Line Card


Hello. Thank you for visiting by Blog today. I am featuring two Coffee Lover's Slim Line Cards.  These cards were created with the "Let's Do Coffee" Stamp Set by Not 2 Shabby.

My First Card (pictured above) was created using the Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Dies. I used turquoise paper for the first layer, then bright pink, then patterned paper. The patterned paper layer features three windows. This window frame was popped up using foam tape. I then pieced the cutouts inside the frames before I layered the colored images onto the card front.

I created a video on how to make these cards:



I colored the images with Kaiser Craft Kaiser Colour Gel Pens. These are fine tipped gel pens that feature 48 colors: Metallics, Glitter, Pastels and Neons.



I used Patterned Paper from my stash that featured coffee cups 
in various bold colors.


For the sentiment I heat embossed "Let's do Coffee" using Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink and Brutus Monroe Icicle (clear) embossing powder. 
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I made a second slimlinecard. This one features the Trinity Stamps Scalloped Slimline Die. I used Yellow Cardstock for the first layer, patterned paper for the second layer, and lilac cardstock for the die with the three frames or windows. 



Here are a few close up photos of the images, colored with Kaiser Craft Kaiser Color Gen Pens:



I created these two Coffee Lover's Slimline cards for the Not 2 Shabby Design team. The stamp set is "Let's Do Coffee" by Not 2 Shabby. Not 2 Shabby Shop: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/?AffId=25 Use Promo Code: “N2S10” for 10% off your order at Not 2 Shabby! Some exclusions apply. SHIPPING DISCOUNTED DURING COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE ***Free Shipping on all orders $35 and over****
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There is a Coffee Lovers Hop May 22-29, 2020 with prizes. For more information:
Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook Group (Private Group, ask to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/887109397977677/ Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/ Jamie's Not 2 Shabby You Tube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvR5FNK-F_NEuZnxbh3NW7w Jamie's Scrappin Stampers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103832353026882/

Here is a list of the products that I used: Let’s Do Coffee: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Lets-Do-Coffee—N2S_p_6748.html/?AffId=25 Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Slimline-Card-Series-Stitched-Card-Panels-and-Windows_p_9545.html/?AffId=25 (Currently Out of Stock, Ask to be put on the wait list) Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series: Scalloped Card Panels and Banners: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Slimline-Card-Series-Scalloped-Card-Panels-and-Banners_p_9546.html/?AffId=25 (Currently Out of Stock, Ask to be put on the wait list) Kaisercraft Cl104 Kaisercolour Gel Pens - Pastel 12, Glitter 12, Metallic 12 & Neon 12 (48 count total): https://www.amazon.com/Kaisercraft-Cl104-Kaisercolour-Gel-Pens/dp/B01JOAW0Z4 Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock – Heavyweight: https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/not-your-mamas-cardstock-heavyweight Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink – Raven: https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/detail-ink-raven-2x2?_pos=2&_sid=c34627a55&_ss=r Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder: https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/copy-of-ultra-fine-embossing-powder-icicle

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Field Notes Open Book Easel Cards for Crafter's Castle Design Team

Hello and thank you for visiting my Blog. I am happy to share with you my project for the Crafter's Castle Design Team.The sponsor is Taylormadecards4u and you can visit her shop here https://www.taylormadecards4u.com/ 

I created several Open Book Easel Cards using the Field Notes Journal Digital Kit from Taylor Made Cards for You. https://www.taylormadecards4u.com/product-page/field-notes-journal-digital-kit


This open book easel card features several pages 
from the Field Notes Kit:

The Field Notes Kit has so many awesome pages!  I love this digital kit:




Check out my video that shows how I made this card from start to finish:
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I also made a gate fold card with the kit!


The inside of the Gate Fold features three of the specimen envelopes




Another Open Book Easel Card that I created using Field Notes

A close up of the beautiful papers in this pack.

Another close up

And another Open Book Easel Card that I made using Field Notes.
The Butterfly on the top left is an embellishment from my stash.

I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ This month’s prize is the Field Notes digital kit from Taylormadecards4u.  You will see the kit on Crafter’s Castle challenge blog.  You will also find a discount code there for 20% off your digital order from Taylormadecards4u!!!

For more inspiration visit my fellow design team members channels here...



**Please note I learned about how to make Open Book Easel Cards from The Serene Stamper: https://youtu.be/9wTbN-5cfxs
Thank you Tina for teaching this technique! Here's a link to Tina's blog post on this type of card:

"Open Book Easel Card" Measurements (copied from Tina's Blog:
  • Card Base (You Pick the Color): 8 ½” x 5 ½” (fold in half to create a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card base)
Panels (for flap and inside layer):
  • Pattern Paper: 5 1/8” x 1 7/8” (two pieces)
Easel Strip:
  • You Pick the Color: 5 1/8” x 7/8”
  • Patterned Paper: 4 7/8” x 5/8”
Large Book Page Layer:
  • You Pick the Color of Card Stock: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Patterned Paper: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”
Smaller Book Page Layer:
  • You Pick the Color of Card Stock: 4 5/8” x 3 3/8”
  • Patterned Paper: 4 3/8” x 3 1/8”

Fall layered card featuring the image "Spooky, Rugglesworth & Pi" by Createfulheart Designs

H ello! Welcome to my Blog.  Today I am sharing a layered card featuring the super cute  "S pooky, Rugglesworth & Pi"  Digital...