Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hello Lovely! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I’ve had so much fun playing with the goodies from Simon’s newest release, To the Moon! Today’s card was super fun, and is featuring a new stamp set, Love Garden Greetings. Let’s go through the deets!

This project started with a mini slimline panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I put the panel in my little makeshift splat box and added some Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays in Lemon, Lime, Magenta and Ocean in rainbow order. I received these sprays in a set as a birthday gift, and I just have to say that, I love them! I did end up adding two coats just to intensify the colors some.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped the SSS Love Garden Greetings on it using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sentiment and the tiny bows in the same manner.

I wanted the hearts to stand out, so I used the SSS Mini Hearts Party die and cut those out of SSS Holographic cardstock. Those were then adhered atop the stamped hearts using foam tape for dimension.

If I’m being completely honest here, I totally forgot about using a mini slimline die for the edges of the panel. I was quite annoyed with myself too! I just think that those edge details add so much to your projects! To remedy my lack of interest on the edges of the panel, I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Strips die to cut some black strips. It was the best idea that I had! The strips were then adhered to the top and bottom of the panel with liquid glue.

To finish up, I added a bunch of Studio Katia Onyx Crystals for even more interest. The panel was then adhered to the card base with foam tape.

That does it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! If you haven’t checked out these gloss sprays, I encourage you to do so! They really are a lot of fun! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon release and let me know your favorites! Have yourself a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Floral Happy Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the Spellbinders Lyrical Layered Florals. Layered stamps make it so easy to achieve beautiful images with minimal effort! Let’s get to the details for my project!

I began by stamping the florals on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using PinkFresh Studio inks in Grassy Knoll, Olive, Lemon Whip, Sweet Mustard and Marigold. Once the stamping was done, I used the coordinating die, which is included in the set, to trim them out.

For some added interest, I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb using the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles and splattered that using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink. I then adhered that panel to a black cardstock panel for contrast.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and trimmed it out using the included die cut. I did also go ahead and cut some leaves from the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs set using mirror gold cardstock. I thought the gold would be a nice addition with the yellow flowers.

The florals and leaves were adhered to the splattered panel using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. Once those were arranged, I nestled the sentiment in between and adhered that with foam tape as well. To finish off this project, I added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments. No project is complete without some bling in my opinion!

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Magnetic Birthday

Hello Friends, and thanks for stopping by today! The new Simon Says Stamp release, Peace on Earth, is in full swing! Today’s project is featuring the Magnetic Embossing Folder, so let’s get right into it, shall we?

To begin, I cut an A2 panel of black cardstock, placed it inside the Magnetic Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutting machine. I then lightly rubbed some Cosmic Shimmer Glistening Gold Lustre Polish over the embossed black panel giving it a shimmery, metallic look.

I was in need of some birthday cards, so I pulled out the SSS Happy Birthday Die and cut the sentiment once from mirror gold cardstock and once from black cardstock, adhering those together with liquid glue. I then cut the shadow twice from black cardstock and adhered all of the sentiment pieces together.

I adhered the sentiment to my embossed panel using foam tape for dimension, and I adhered a few Studio Katia Onyx Crystals for additional shine and interest. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

Super simple project today, but I think the gold polish over the black cardstock makes a great statement! And, I now have a masculine birthday card to add to my stash! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Swing by and check out the entire Peace on Earth release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Waffle Flower Leafy Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you are doing well and having a fabulous day! I’m back once again with a card for the Waffle Flower September challenge, week one, which is leaves! For this project, my leaves focused on the Waffle Flower Sprigs Die set! So let’s get into the details!

To begin the project, I picked out one leaf from the WF Sprigs Die set and cut it twice from six different colors of cardstock from The Stamp Market. I then used the WF Big Dots Die to cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

Once the Big Dots panel was cut, I attached a panel of acetate using glue. Then I began the tedious task of placing foam tape on the back of the panel, so as to create a shaker card. I placed foam tape around all of the edges and in between each row of dots. I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb to use as the backer, and I poured my cute little pink shaker bits in the wells. Once I removed all of the backing from the foam tape, I carefully laid my cardstock backer atop that.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Happy Birthday, which is from the WF Big Dots Sentiments, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped and embossed it two more times, but using VersaMark ink for those. I trimmed that down and adhered it to the center of the panel using foam tape.

Next, I began arranging the leaves around the sentiment in rainbow order and gluing down just the bottom portion of each leaf, while tucking the next leaf underneath it, making my way around the sentiment. I thought this card could use a little addition of gold, so I chose another leaf from the WF Sprigs Die set and cut that five times from mirror gold cardstock. I adhered those around along with some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I’ll hope you hop over to the Waffle Flower Challenges and join the September challenge! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti Tropical Leaves Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! It’s day one of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! I’ve had so much fun guest designing for Reverse Confetti this month! Their new July release is awesome, with so many fun, cute and beautiful things to play with! To celebrate the sneak peeks, we are having a blog hop! You can hop around and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! Details below! Today’s project is featuring the new Tropical Leaves! So let’s jump right in, shall we?! Please note that the new product links will not be active until the release day and time.

I’m going to preface this post by saying that the gel print, which I used for the Tropical Leaves, was created a REALLY long time ago! Like a really long time ago! It’s just been sitting in my stash. With that being said, the tools used for the gel print were inexpensive acrylic paints, a brayer, thin white paper and the gel press itself. Nothing fancy at all!

To begin this project, I stamped the Tropical Leaves on the gel print using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I had two sheets of the gel prints, so I went ahead and repeated that process again. I then ran the stamped leaves through my die cutting machine using the Tropical Leaves Confetti Cuts. I ran the leaf die cuts through once more using Neenah 110lb and adhered those to my gel print leaves, only because my gel print leaves were on thin white paper and they needed some more stability. I pulled out a piece of watercolor paper and taped it to my board using masking tape. My board is an inexpensive clipboard from Target that I found a long time ago. I saturated my watercolor panel with water and added coordinating colors to it using my Karin Brushmarkers.

While that was drying, I used the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts to cut some frames from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then used the Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts to cut my dry watercolor panel, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I fashioned the frames atop the watercolor panel making an X in the center of the card using foam tape. I trimmed off the excess frame portions and added those to the outer corners of my card.

I opted for a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Word Up set. I stamped that on black cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I trimmed it down and mounted it to my card using foam tape as well. I then used a combination of foam tape and glue to position my leaves in the corners of the card around the sentiment.

To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels because every card needs bling in my opinion! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to check out the July release from Reverse Confetti! Super fun and super cute! You don’t want to miss it! Keep in mind that the new product links won’t be active until the release goes live on July 8th.

As I mentioned earlier, to celebrate we are having a blog hop! Visit each of my teamies blogs and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! All the details can be found on the Reverse Confetti blog. And .. you can also comment over on their Facebook page for yet another chance to win a gift certificate! The full hop list is below.

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Waffle Flower Stitched Flower Panel Trio

Hello Friends, and welcome back! How’s your week going? Today I’m sharing a trio of cards that I created using the Waffle Flower Stitched Flower Panel Die. I’m really having fun with it, because I used different colored cardstock which has given me the ability to make lots of cards. So, let’s get into the project.

I began the project by cutting the panel die once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then used seventeen different colors of Sizzix cardstock and cut the panel die from ALL of those. Yes, that was quite tedious, but in the end, it has given me enough stitched flowers to make seventeen cards, right!?!? Actually, it has given me the ability to make even more because I had to cut a white panel for each card, so the white stitched flowers are being used to make seventeen other cards that I’ll share in a few days!!

Anyhoo, so once everything was cut, I flipped the white panel over, so the back is facing up, and I inlaid the stitched flowers, face down in rainbow order (for most of them), and applied foam tape in big strips across the back of the whole panel. By doing it in large strips, it was much faster and it holds all of the flowers in place. I removed the foam tape backing and adhered the whole panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Now, it’s just a matter of choosing sentiments! For this trio, I chose to use the Oversized Hugs Die from Waffle Flower, Happy Birthday from PinkFresh Studio Perfect Sentiments, and Happy Everything from Simon Says Stamp. All of the sentiments were cut several times and adhered together using Craft Tacky Glue. To dress up one of the cards, I also used PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix to add some bling. This is just three cards, I still have fourteen more that are assembled, I just need to put sentiments on those and they’ll be ready to go.

That does it for this trio of cards! I hope you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to get crafty! Making cards like this is a bit tedious, I won’t lie about that, but I love the impact that you get from all of the rainbow colors! And .. I love that I now have seventeen cards added to my stash, with more on the way using all of the white stitched flowers from the frames used on these cards!

Stay awesome friends!

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Spellbinders Delightful Darlings

Hello Crafters and welcome back! For today’s project, I’m featuring a card using the new Darling Bouquet stamp set, which is from a series of four sets illustrated by Mayline Jung. These are super cute and super fun! So, let’s get into today’s project.

To begin, I die cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and placed that in my Misti. There are three small flowers in this set, and I decided to create my own background with those. I positioned the stamps and stamped them using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them using Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder. I rotated my panel for additional stamping and repositioned the stamps towards the end to fill the remaining space.

I very lightly ink blended Distress Oxide Spun Sugar over the entire panel and began coloring the stamped flowers using Copic Markers RV00, RV10, RV11 and RV32. I went back to my Misti and stamped the girl using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored that image using E000, E00, E70, E71, E74, E79, N0, YG11, YG13, B00, BG70, BG72, BG75. As a note, I used the same pinks to color the bouquet that I used for the background. Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the image for mounting.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on Neenah 110lb using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I trimmed that out using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Dies, and mounted the sentiment as well as the girl on my background panel using 3M Foam Tape.

I added pink jewels to the larger flowers using PinkFresh Studio Jewel Mix, and I added small dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink to the smaller flowers on the background and the bouquet. I then mounted my panel to a card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

That finishes today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day, and stay awesome friends!

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Alex Syberia Design Hello Summer

Hello and welcome back friends! I’m super excited to be joining Alex for her May release! So many cool things in this release .. birds, underwater images, girly images and of course, Alex’s amazing floral images! You’ll definitely want to check out the Etsy shop! So let’s get into today’s project.

I’m using the Hello Summer A2 Card Panel and to begin, I printed the image out on a piece of Stonehenge Aqua Cold Press Watercolor paper. I then taped it down to my clipboard (Yes, I use a cheap clipboard from Target) using masking tape to prevent warping. My Karin Brushmarkers then got a good workout! I used those along with a waterbrush and a Princeton Heritage 3/0 Round Brush.

Once the watercoloring was done, I added some more detail and shading using PrismaColor pencils, Copic Markers E74 and E79, as well as, Copic Multiliner 0.3 and 0.5. I trimmed my watercolor panel out using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die, splattered it with Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink and mounted it on a panel of black cardstock using 3M Foam Tape, because dimension is life!

I settled on a Celebrate sentiment, which is from the PinkFresh Studio Classic Words Die set. I cut it once from gold cardstock and three times from black cardstock and adhered those together using Craft Tacky Glue. I then glued the sentiment directly to my card front and mounted everything on my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

That does it for today’s project. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty and creative! Don’t forget to hop over to the Alex Syberia Design Etsy Shop to check out the release and to see some creative inspirations as well. You don’t want to miss it!

As always, be well and stay awesome!

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PinkFresh Studio Folk Garden Birthday

Hey Guys! Ok, I have to say it .. I’m in love with this PinkFresh Studio Folk Garden set! I ordered the foil plate, die cut and stencils, and it’s a great combination. I’m sure I’ll end up getting the stamp at some point, but am super happy with my purchase! So, let’s get into today’s project, which I love!

I began my project by foiling the Folk Garden plate on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I then used the coordinating stencils to add color using PinkFresh Studio Inks Ocean Breeze, Aquamarine, Ballet Slipper and Sparkling Rose and cut that panel using the coordinating die.

I needed a background for all of my leaves, so I stamped the Diamond Tiles on Neenah 110lb using Misty Coast Ink, and used the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it out. The longest part of this project was cutting all the little pieces of 3M Foam Tape to put on the back of the leaves! I placed those on my panel and trimmed off the excess.

I had in my mind that I wanted to add a really pretty gold sentiment .. guess what? I was out of gold cardstock! How does that even happen?! With that being said, I had to switch directions. My birthday card stash is seriously lacking, so I obviously went with that. I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Classic Words Die set twice from Neenah 110lb and I cut the shadow twice from the same. I needed to add color to one of the layers, and the easiest way to do that was to lay the die cut back into the negative piece and lightly ink blend over the bottom portion of my die. Once that was done, I adhered all of my layers together using Craft Tacky Glue.

My sentiment was adhered directly to the leaves and I added my required bling using the PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix. My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

I think this project came out really pretty, and I’m super happy with it! I’m so glad that you stopped by today, and I hope this project inspires you to get creative too! Don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Mini Stars Party Birthday Card

All the Feels Release

Hello! Hello! Thanks for stopping by today! The new Simon Says Stamp All the Feels release is AMAZING! What are your favorites? I would love to know!

For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Mini Stars Party die cut. Remember the Mini Hearts Party die from the Love You release? Same idea, just with stars! So let’s get started! To begin my project, I die cut a bunch of strips using the Pretty Pink Posh Simple Strips from various colored cardstocks. I used a tape runner to put down some adhesive on a thin piece of white paper and adhered my strips to that.

I die cut the Mini Stars Party die once out of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock. While I was cutting, I went ahead and cut the Happy Birthday sentiment twice from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, and cut the shadow twice from black cardstock. I went ahead and adhered the sentiment pieces together using Craft Tacky Glue. I ended up trimming down the Mini Stars Party die because I wanted it to fit across my striped panel without any overhang.

I adhered the star panel directly to my striped panel using glue, and then adhered the Happy Birthday sentiment on top of the stars using 3M Foam Tape. Why foam tape? Because dimension is life! I added some of the white stars to the panel as well using foam tape for interest.

Because I like dimension and contrast, I adhered my striped panel to a black cardstock panel and then adhered that to my 5 x 7 card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb that I had previously splattered with some thinned black gouache.

That’s it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it! Don’t forget to check out the new All the Feels release! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks again for stopping by!

Stay awesome!

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