Simon Says Stamp You are Awesome

Hello and welcome back crafty friends! I’m back with another card featuring the all new All About You stamp set from the newest Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release! I love large sentiments and this set is perfect! Have you checked out the new release yet? What are some of your favorites? Let’s get into today’s project!

I began by stamping the SSS Repeating Rainbows Background stamp on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it afterwards using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. I knew I was going to color the image and didn’t want to waste time coloring portions that I wasn’t going to use.

The Copic markers that I used for coloring were RV02, YR21, BG32 and BG01. I stamped the You are Awesome sentiment from the SSS All About You stamp set on Neenah 110lb using the same black ink and embossing powder. I repeated the stamping and embossing process one more time, stamping with VersaMark ink the second time. By double embossing, it gives it a smoother finish.

I pulled out some cardstock from The Stamp Market and die cut the SSS Detail Elm Leaves a few times from three different colors along with white. I also used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to cut a white frame. I cut that up to use as a decorative border on either side of the sentiment, adhering with liquid glue. It needed something else so I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes Die to cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and glued that along the stitch on the frame.

I positioned the sentiment atop the colored panel and glued the elm leaves under it before adhering with foam tape. I adhered the panel to black cardstock using foam tape as well, and then adhered the whole thing to my card base, which is also Neenah 110, using the SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That’s it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti Special Delivery

Hey! Hey! Hey! Thanks for joining me today! For this post, I’m sharing a project for the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge! This month’s card making theme is, Oh Baby! I hope that you’ll play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store! More details to follow! For my project, I had to use The Bear Up There set, because it’s just too darn cute! Let’s get into the details.

To begin, I used Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and cut a panel using the new Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts die. I then did some light ink blending on the panel, using leftover ink on my brush, which happened to be Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I also used the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts die to cut a frame for the panel. I adhered the frame to the panel using foam tape for dimension.

I stamped the rainbow bear and cloud from The Bear Up There set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped and embossed a few more clouds as well. I used Copic markers RV00, RV10, Y00, Y02, BG000, BG01, C00, E00, E40, E42, E43 and E70 to color the images. Once those were done, I used the coordinating Confetti Cuts to run them through the die cutting machine.

I adhered the bear and a cloud directly in the center of the Peekaboo Panel using foam tape, and positioned the remaining clouds around the panel and frame, adhering those with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I then slightly bent the peekaboo areas so that they would pop up, if you will. This was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll join our Stock Your Stash Challenge this month! You can head to the Reverse Confetti Blog for more details and the link to join in on the challenge! And a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Stay awesome sweet friend!

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Alex Syberia Design Coloring Therapy

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today to check out my project for the new July release from the awesome Alex Syberia! Lots of fun things in this release, and of course, some beautiful flowers for your coloring pleasure! To celebrate Alex’s new release, we are having a super fun Instagram Hop, with a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for her shop! You can check out her Instagram or my Instagram for all the details! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Coloring Therapy A2 Panel, so let’s get started!

I began by printing the image on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. When I printed the image, I did adjust the opacity down to about 30%. By doing this, you can get somewhat of a no-line look, especially when watercoloring. I then got busy coloring. I started with the purples, and thought that I was going to color the whole thing purple to resemble grapes, but then decided that it might be cool to do rainbow colors instead.

The Copic Markers that I used were BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV23, BV29, Y00, Y06, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, RV00, RV02, RV11, RV32, R85, YR23, YR24, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG000, BG01 and BG02. Goodness gracious, that’s a lot of markers, right!?!? Anyhoo, once everything was colored, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim the panel.

I also used a Copic Multiliner 0.3 to add back the black dots on the “berries” as they got lost during the coloring process. I opted for a Thanks sentiment using the Concord and 9th Scripted Thanks die cut. I cut it three times from black cardstock and adhered those together using liquid glue. I also cut the SSS Etched Dragonfly from black cardstock.

I adhered the sentiment and the dragonfly to the colored panel using glue, and adhered the panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using foam tape for dimension. To finish up the project, I added some Soft Snowfall Pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I thought the softness of them added a nice little touch!

I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope you found some inspiration to get crafty in your space! Head on over to Alex’s Etsy shop to check out the full release! You don’t want to miss it. Stay awesome sweet friend!

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Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Three

Hello Crafters and welcome back to day three of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! The release will be going live tomorrow, woohoooo! Please note that new product links will not be active until then. To celebrate the countdown, we are having a blog hop, with a gift certificate up for grabs! Details below! For today’s projects, we are featuring the Oceans of Love and Hummingbirds sets! So, let’s jump right in to the projects!

For my first project, Oceans of Love, I began by grabbing the new Circle of Waves Confetti Cuts and cutting five different colors of blue cardstocks. Most of the blue cardstock is from Concord and 9th, and one is from Simon Says Stamp. I traced the circular die and fussy cut a solid circle and glued the “waves” to that.

I used the Oceans of Love set to stamp some of the elements using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Before cutting those out using the coordinating die, I used Copic Markers BG70, BG72 and BG75 to color the images. I took the “waves” circle and stamped the sentiment on it using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb using the Reverse Confetti Stitched Circles Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and poked out all of the larger circles and a few of the smaller circles. I used a scrap of the blue cardstock to run that through using that same cover panel, because I wanted these to be the “bubbles” on the card. I adhered the Stitched Circles panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb using liquid glue.

Then, I inlaid some of the blue “bubbles” for interest. I adhered the circular waves panel using foam tape and adhered the colored underwater elements using glue, adding some of the “bubbles” atop that as well. That finishes up this project!

For my second project, I’m featuring the Hummingbird set along with the new Circle Element! To begin this project, I stamped the Hummingbird set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on Neenah 110lb and heat embossed those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I colored the images using Copic Markers Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV32, RV34, RV66, YG11, YG13, N4, N6, G00, G20, BG70 and BG72.

Once those were all colored, I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I used the Circle Element Cover Panel to cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, and I used another panel to cut a frame using the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts. I used PinkFresh Studio Sunshine ink to do some light ink blending on the panel and the frame.

I stamped the sentiment from the Hummingbird set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using the same clear embossing powder. I trimmed that down and placed it behind the frame, and then added foam tape to the frame for dimension. I then adhered the frame to the Circle Element panel. I wanted a little added interest behind that Circle Element panel, so I cut piece of Concord and 9th Sea Glass cardstock and adhered that behind.

I then began adhering the Hummingbird elements to my framed panel using a combination of glue and foam tape. My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up this project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels, because every project needs some bling in my opinion!

That does it for day three of the Countdown! I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Please note that the new product links will not be active until the release day and time.

As I mentioned earlier, to celebrate the countdown, we are having a blog hop! Leave comments along the hop for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! You can also comment on Reverse Confetti’s Facebook page for another chance to win a gift certificate! Comments close at noon CST on July 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on July 7th over on the RC blog and FB page. 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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Reverse Confetti Lovely Day

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! Thanks so much for stopping! It’s day two of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! The release will go live on July 8th, so please note that new product links won’t be active until release day and time! To celebrate the Countdown, we are having a blog hop! I hope you’ll hop around and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a gift certificate! Details below! Today’s project is featuring the Lovely Day Sentiments stamp set along with the Bloom set, and Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts from the new July release! I enjoy coloring, so this was a super fun card for me! Let’s jump right in!

I began this project by stamping the elements from the Bloom stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. While I was already stamping, I went ahead and stamped my sentiment from the Lovely Day Sentiments set using the same ink and powder. I used Copic Markers Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, BG70, BG72, BG75, BV00, BV01, BV02 and YR24 to color the flowers and leaves before using the Bloom Confetti Cuts to run those through my die cutting machine.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock using the Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and carefully pulled up some of the cut portions. Laura Bassen would have used the term “jooshed.” So yeah, I jooshed the little peekaboo areas on the panel. I applied foam tape to the back of the flowers and adhered those to my panel, tucking the leaves behind the single flower at the bottom and securing with glue. I trimmed off the excess and adhered this panel to a black cardstock panel.

I fussy cut my sentiment and popped it in the center of the card using foam tape again. I love foam tape, if you couldn’t tell! Anyhoo, my panels were then attached to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up the project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels because you’ve gotta have bling!

That does it! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I hope you’ll hop over and check out the new July release from Reverse Confetti! It’s such a beautiful release!

As I mentioned earlier, we are celebrating this release with a blog hop! You can comment along the hop for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close on July 7th at noon CST, and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook page. Speaking of Facebook, you can also leave a comment over there for another chance to win a gift certificate! You can head to the RC Blog for more details! Here is the full hop line-up!

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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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Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes

Hey Friends! So glad you stopped by today! I was super excited to play with products from the new Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken from Spellbinders! Have you checked it out yet? For today’s project, I’m playing with the Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Stamp set! Let’s get into it!

To begin this project, I cut two pieces of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and foiled the Spellbinders Glimmering Peony Hot Foil Plate using Champagne Foil. Champagne is my go-to color for foil! I just ordered a bunch of new to me colors, so I may find a new favorite in those, but who knows! While I already had the Glimmer machine going, I went ahead and foiled the Skinny Stripe Background using the same foil on another panel of Neenah 110. Anyhoo, I went to town coloring the foiled peonies using Copic Markers Y00, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG11, YG13 and YG17.

Once those were colored, I fussy cut them and placed foam tape on the back of both. I took the Skinny Stripe panel, trimmed it down and popped it in the Misti and stamped my sentiment from the Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I removed the backing from the foam tape on the flowers and adhered those to my striped panel and trimmed off the excess.

I adhered the striped panel to a black cardstock panel for some contrast and then adhered those to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I decided to foil another peony and fussy cut that to adhere on the inside of the card where I stamped the other sentiment using the same VersaFine ink. To finish up the card, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels for some bling.

That does it for this card! I hope you like it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection! Lots of fun things to look at!

Stay awesome my crafty friend!

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Simon Says Stamp 3D Happy Everything

Hello Friends! Hope you’re having a fabulous day! Thanks for joining me today for this 3D card featuring the new 3D Card Die from the latest Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp! These cards are just too dang cute! I’ve had so much fun making 3D cards using this die! So let’s take a look at the card!

To begin this project, I die cut two sheets of patterned paper from the PinkFresh Studio Celebrate Collection using this new 3D Card Die from Simon Says Stamp. These two cut papers will make the box base for your card. You will also need to cut a piece of cardstock to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. This piece will be the decorated piece that stands up from your box. I chose to use Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock for the cardstock piece. Once this was cut, I used PinkFresh Studio Sky Blue and Fresh Pear inks to apply some light ink blending over the panel. I then added some white splatter using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

I used the SSS Spring Flowers Stamp set to stamp elements from the set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used Copic Markers RV00, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y08, Y11, and Y15 to color the flowers and leaves. Once those were colored, I used the coordinating Floral Shapes Die to cut those out.

To assemble the 3D Card, you first need to fold the paper along all of the score lines that the die creates for you. See additional pics below for detailed assembly. You’ll then place 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the four small tabs (two on each panel) and also the smallest fold on the bottom of both panels. The Scor-Tape will be adhered to what will be the outside of your box. Pull the release tape on the bottom of one panel and fold it up so that you can line up the cardstock panel along the bottom edge and nestle it between the two notches. Remove the release tape on the other panel and line up the bottom edge of the panels securing the panel between them. You’ll then remove the release tape on the four tabs and fold those over to adhere them together. For a great detailed video on the card assembly, you can also check out this video from Simon Says Stamp.

Place Scor-Tape on the four tabs and the bottom fold. The tape will be placed on what will be the outside of your box.
Fold up bottom flap and remove the release paper and adhere the cardstock panel as shown. Nestle it between the two top tabs.
Remove the release paper on the bottom fold of the other panel and attach as shown. Remove release paper on the four tabs and adhere those together.
Here is a visual of how the inside should look assembled. The Scor-Tape on the bottom folds holds the cardstock panel in place.

I adhered the larger pink flower and leaf to the decorated panel using Craft Tacky Glue. I then cut three thin strips of acetate, trimmed them down and folded them into an “L” shape. I adhered the other flowers to the top of the acetate using the same Scor-Tape and adhered the bottom the top of the “box” as shown. I really loved using the acetate because it took the idea of a 3D to a next level!

I chose the SSS Happy Everything sentiment for this card and die cut the outline portion three times from black cardstock and glued those together. I then glued the “happy” to the top of the decorated panel and the “everything” to the front of the 3D card.

That finishes this project for today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope this card inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to check out the entire Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp! These 3D cards are super fun, and I hope you’ll give them a try! There’s a fun Instagram Hop going on over there, so stop by and check it out! There are prizes to be won! Who doesn’t love prizes right?!?

Stay awesome my craft friend!

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Spellbinders Deer Friend

Sweet Cardlets Collection II by Becca Feeken

Hello! Hello! I was super excited to be able to play with the new Deer Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set from Becca Feeken! This is such a cute little set and made the sweetest card. Let’s get started!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and heated up the Glimmer Hot Foil System. Using the Quick Trimmer, I trimmed some strips of Champagne Foil so that I could use the largest of the Essential Glimmer Rectangles set. Yana Smakula’s hinge method of foiling works GREAT, so I used that to position the foil strips and popped it on to hot foil. While everything was already hot, I went ahead and foiled all of the elements of the Deer Friend set.

I used Copic Markers E000, E00, YG11, YG13, RV00 and RV10 to color the deer and florals, and used the coordinating dies in the set to cut them out. I also used the Simply Perfect Layered Blooms Set to cut some florals and leaves from pinks and green cardstock. I went ahead and adhered the floral pieces together using Craft Tacky Glue.

To assemble the card, I used foam tape for the sentiment and the deer in the bottom right corner, and used a combination of glue and foam tape to adhere the blooms and leaves in the upper left corner. I had a bloom left over, so I tucked it down around the sentiment. I added PinkFresh Studio Jewels to the centers of the flowers, because every card needs bling! Am I right?!?! I attached my panel to a Neenah 110lb card base to finish it up.

I hope you enjoyed this project! I think this deer is the cutest and really enjoyed playing with it! Don’t forget to check out the entire Sweet Cardlets II Collection from Becca Feeken. There’s other super cute stuff in this collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay awesome!

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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 Love You Daffodils

Hello there Crafty Friends! I hope you’re doing well, and I thank you for stopping by today! I’m featuring the new Alex Syberia Design Daffodils A2 Card Panel for this post. Alex has a new release, and you should definitely check out her Etsy shop for all the digi stamps and loads of inspirations!

To begin my project, I printed the Daffodils on a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and began coloring the image using Copic Markers Y06, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR27, YG13, YG17, YG91, E71 and B0000. I continued to add shading and more details, such as the leaf veining using my PrismaColor pencils.

I didn’t want to lose too much of the image, so I trimmed my panel down to 3.75″ x 5.75″ and mounted it onto a panel of black cardstock that’s just slightly larger using 3M Foam Tape. I die cut the Lawn Fawn I Love You Border sentiment once from gold cardstock and twice from the same black cardstock and adhered those together using Craft Tacky Glue. This sentiment actually says I Love You, but I trimmed it down, because I only wanted the love you portion.

I die cut the Altenew Hanging Garden die twice from gold cardstock and prepared my card base by splattering it with Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink. I love this ink because it’s such a perfect consistency for splatter! I positioned my panel over the card base to determine the placement of the gold leaves, and adhered those using glue. I then glued my panel atop the leaves to finish up my card.

This was a super fun card panel to color! Don’t forget to stop by Alex’s Etsy shop to check out all of the new images!

Stay awesome friends!

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