LDRS Poinsettia Joy

Hello Lovelies and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by today to check out my project featuring these gorgeous Layered Poinsettia dies from LDRS. I’ve had so much fun with these! Let’s get right to the details, shall we?

I began my project by die cutting the LDRS Layered Poinsettia dies a couple of times from watercolor paper. I pulled out my watercolors and a water brush and added the color. To do this, I saturated the flowers with water and just dropped in the color, adding more to achieve the darker colors.

Once I was finished with those, I set them aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card. For the background panel, I used the LDRS Background Stitches Slimline 1 dies. I cut a slimline panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and taped the dies in place before running it through the die cutting machine. Look at all that gorgeous texture and detail!

While I was die cutting, I went ahead and cut the joy sentiment once from mirror gold cardstock using the LDRS Chloe Alpha Lowercase. I also cut it another time from Neenah 110lb, and adhered all of those pieces together with liquid glue for dimension. I die cut some of the poinsettia leaves from this same mirror gold cardstock, because it would tie the gold elements together and make for a beautiful addition.

I assembled my poinsettias and glued my watercolor leaves and the gold leaves directly to the stitched panel. The poinsettias were then added using foam tape. I positioned the sentiment between the flowers and glued that in place as well.

I then added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls before adhering the panel to a black cardstock panel, and then to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I love these layered dies so much, and I hope you’ll check them out! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Thankful Laurel Leaves

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my post featuring the brand new Laurel Leaves Background Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s new release, Peace on Earth! What a beautiful plate, and what a beautiful release! Let’s go through the details for today’s project!

I first die cut the SSS Laurel Leaves Background Plate from Sunshine cardstock and did a little bit of ink blending using Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain. I just wanted to give the leaves a little bit of color and depth.

Next, I found a piece of patterned paper that I thought would work good with this design. This piece happens to be from Simple Stories Cozy Days set, and was in a Simon card kit last fall. I adhered the laurel leaves panel to the patterned paper using liquid glue, while only applying glue to the outer edges and stems of the leaves.

I die cut the SSS Thankful 1 die once from mirror gold cardstock and cut the shadow three times from black cardstock and glued all of those together. I wanted to add a sub-sentiment, so I rummaged through my SSS Sentiment Strips to find one that worked.

Once I found the sentiment strip, I ran it through the Minc using gold foil. I trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the card panel using foam tape, and glued the thankful sentiment just above it.

To finish up, I added the panel to the card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to pull it all together! I like the gold with the Sunshine cardstock and that added interest with the patterned paper! There are so many beautiful things in this Peace on Earth release, and I hope you’ll stop by and check them out! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Laurel Peace

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another awesome Simon Says Stamp release, Peace on Earth! For today’s post, I’m featuring the new Laurel Leaves Background Plate, and let me just say, this is a beautiful plate! So let’s get right into the details.

I began this project by die cutting the SSS Laurel Leaves Background Plate once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and once from a navy cardstock that I had in my stash. I adhered those together using liquid glue, off-setting the blue top layer slightly. I then trimmed off the excess white underneath from the off-set.

I remembered that I had some snowy patterned paper left over from a winter SSS Card Kit, so I went through those to find it. The background paper is from Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries paper set. I adhered the laurel leaves to the patterned paper using glue again.

After looking at the panels, I decided that it would be super beautiful if I added some “snow” to the leaves, so I did just that! I added a little bit of liquid glue to the leaves and sprinkled Ranger Distress Mica Flakes on them. And I just love the way it looks! I guess it looks more icy than snowy, but I love it just the same!

For the sentiment, I pulled out the SSS Clean Line Christmas stamp set and stamped both sentiments using Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch. I then cleaned the stamps and re-inked them using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the SSS Clean Line Christmas Dies to trim out the Peace sentiment and trimmed down the sub-sentiment using the paper trimmer. Those were then adhered using foam tape. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you’ve checked out the entire Peace on Earth release! So many great things in this release! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Leaf Spray Rainbow

Hello Lovelies and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by today! I just received my StampTember order and had to use some of the goodies right away! Today’s card is featuring the new Etched Tall Leaf Spray and the Detail Bohemian Slim Plate. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! So let’s jump right into the details!

This was a super simple card by the way, because I used an alcohol ink panel that’s been sitting around in my stash forever! I love it when I can finally find a home for something that I’ve had a while. So the products used on the alcohol ink panel were Yupo Paper, Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls in Deception, Sublime and Villainous along with regular alcohol ink in Lemonade and Denim. I also used the Tim Holtz Air Blower.

I die cut the SSS Etched Tall Leaf Spray from the alcohol ink panel and trimmed some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to a mini slim line size and ran it through the die cutter using the SSS Detail Bohemian Slim Plate.

I adhered the rainbow leaf spray to the bohemian panel using liquid glue, but only applying glue to the stem and the base of the leaves. I decided on a sentiment strip from the SSS Reverse Encouraging Words, and trimmed that out and glued it over the leaf spray.

The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape for dimension. This was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Like I said, super simple card, but I love how it came out. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have you gotten your StampTember order yet? What did you get, inquiring minds want to know!?! Hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Give Thanks

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Spellbinders Falling Leaves Embossing Folder, as well as, the Mini Fall Blooms die set. These tiny blooms and leaves were so much fun to work with! So, let’s just jump right into the details!

To begin the project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card and placed it in the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutter. I then began cutting the blooms and leaves using a variety of Concord and 9th cardstock.

I also cut the centers for the flowers and parts of the sprigs with mirror gold cardstock, and adhered the gold pieces using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks stamp set, using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I repeated that process again for a smoother embossed look.

I used the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks Die set to trim out the sentiment and cut it a second time from plain cardstock and adhered those together for dimension. I placed the sentiment atop the embossed panel and began adhering the leaves and sprigs around and underneath it using glue. Once all of the leaves were adhered, I glued the sentiment on top of those.

The flowers were placed around the sentiment using foam tape. I also added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments for that added bit a bling that the card needed. The embossed panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! This was a fun set to work with, but I really do love working with all of the tiny leaves and bloom sets that Spellbinders has to offer! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Waffle Flower Leafy Smile

Hello Crafters and welcome back! Waffle Flower has monthly challenges and I’m super excited to be co-hosting week one with my special friend Rachel! This week’s theme is Leaves, which is just perfect for the upcoming fall weather. You can head over to Waffle Flower for all the challenge details! So let’s get into my project!

For my project, I opted to use the Fall Leaves Die set, along with a couple of other Waffle Flower products. I began by cutting the solid leaf dies from watercolor paper twice. I got out a water brush and my Karin Brushmarkers to do a little bit of watercoloring on them. Very quick and simple technique of adding water to the leaves and dropping in color from the markers. Once satisfied with the colors, I set them aside to dry.

While those were drying, I went ahead and cut the leaf detail for all of the leaves from mirror gold cardstock. I also went ahead and cut the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and placed foam tape strategically on the back of it.

I adhered the gold leaf detail to the solid leaves using liquid glue. Now that I had the panel cut and the leaves ready to do, I needed to decided on a sentiment. The Oversized Smile Word Die fit within the space that I had to work with, so I cut it once from that same mirror gold cardstock and three more times from Neenah 110lb cardstock and glued all of those together.

I began adhering the leaves to the die cut panel using glue, creating a row at the top and the bottom. Once those were all done, I trimmed off the stems. Since I had previously put foam tape on the back of the die cut panel, I went ahead and adhered that to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb as well.

The only thing left to do was glue the sentiment in the center of the panel. I didn’t even add bling to this card! Can you believe that? I can’t, actually! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope you’ll join us in the challenge! Leaves is such a great theme for this month! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome friend!

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Erin Lee Creative Hello Somewhere Rainbow

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Hope you’re doing well and having a wonderful day! I’m back today featuring a couple of cool products from Erin Lee Creative, and can I just say, I love how this card turned out! Let’s get right into the details!

I began the project by cutting the Somewhere Rainbow twice from four different colors of cardstock from The Stamp Market. I cut them twice from each color because I wasn’t sure how many that I was going to need. I needed a panel to work on, so I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

Once that was cut, I splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink and set it aside to dry. I began assembling the first rainbow in the center of the panel. For this one rainbow, each arch is adhered with foam tape.

I had to play with placement of the remaining rainbows as to fill in the panel the best way. Once that was decided, I began adhering the other rainbows, using a combination of glue and foam tape, alternating arches. Hopefully you can see that from the pics.

Once the panel was full of rainbows, I die cut the Hello Word Die once from Glossy Black cardstock and three times from black cardstock, gluing all of those together for dimension, because dimension rocks! I adhered the Hello sentiment in the center of the panel atop the center rainbow. My panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, and then to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! You guys, Erin has some of the cutest rainbows, and I’m just in love with this one! I hope you’ll stop by her website and check out her awesome products! Stay awesome friend!

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Reverse Confetti Celebrate

Hello Friends and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by! Today’s card is featuring the new Tropical Leaves from Reverse Confetti’s July release! It’s a super simple card, but I love the greens and yellows! Let’s get into it!

I’m going to start off by saying that the gel print that these leaves were made from was created a REALLY long time ago! This particular gel print was made using regular, inexpensive acrylic paint on thin white paper. The only other tools used were a gel plate, obviously, and a brayer.

To begin this project, I cut an A2 card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and added some ink blending using PinkFresh Studio Fresh Pear and Lemon Whip inks, along with some white splatter using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink. I love this ink for splatter because it stays bright white, and it has the perfect splatter consistency! I used the Reverse Confetti Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts to cut a panel of Neenah 110lb, and adhered the outside frame to my card base using foam tape.

I used the RC Celebrate Tag Confetti Cuts to cut the shadow portion from patterned paper from Vicki Boutin, and the letters from black cardstock twice. I adhered all of those together using glue. I then glued the sentiment to the note portion of the frames, and adhered that in the center of my card using foam tape.

I stamped the Tropical Leaves on my gel print using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was done, I used the Tropical Leaves Confetti Cuts die to run those through my die cutting machine. Remember earlier when I said that this gel print was created on thin white paper? Well, my leaves needed some extra thickness, so I ran the leaf die cuts through the machine again using Neenah 110lb and glued those together for sturdiness. Those were then glued to the corners of my card.

To finish up, I added some sparkling clear confetti, because bling! See, super simple card! I just loved how that patterned paper matched my gel print leaves so well! If you haven’t checked out the Reverse Confetti July release, whatchoo waiting for?!?!

Thanks again for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Erin Lee Creative Chevron Hi

Hello there crafty friend! I hope you’re having an amazing day! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I was beyond excited when asked to play with some goodies from Erin Lee Creative! Like beyond! So, today’s card is featuring the Chevron Builder and Jumbo Hi dies from her previous releases. Let’s jump right in to the details, shall we?

To begin this project, I pulled out six colors of cardstock from The Stamp Market and die cut the Chevron Builder from those colors twice. I also trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card to layer the chevron pieces on.

I put foam tape on the back of the chevron pieces and began adhering them in rainbow order, leaving a small space between, until the entire panel was covered.

I die cut the Erin Lee Creative Jumbo Hi once from Glossy Black cardstock, and two more times from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue. I then glued the sentiment in the center of the chevron panel.

This was then adhered to a black panel for contrast, and then to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. This card felt like it needed some embellishments, so I opted for some black crystals from Studio Katia.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I ended up with enough chevron pieces to make a second card, so I’ll post that soon! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Chill Bear Winter Wishes

Hello Friend and thanks for stopping by! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Chill Bear and the Color Block Scenic Scape dies from the July releases from Spellbinders. There are so many beautiful and adorable Christmas and holiday things to choose from! I had a lot of fun playing with the Chill Bear, so let’s get into the details!

I began by cutting the Chill Bear and a bunch of “hills” using the Color Block Scenic Scape dies from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. For the bear, I did cut two additional legs and I cut the face from pink and black cardstock so that I could inlay those pieces. I cut the snout and colored that using Copic Markers C00, N0 and 110 Black. I also cut some of the included trees from green cardstock. I smeared the trees with Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set those aside to dry.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, because I needed something to glue the “hills” to. I began adhering the hills to the panel using liquid glue, leaving the tops of the panels unglued so that I could tuck the trees inside. Once the trees were dry, I sprinkled some Crystal Glitter over them to give just a little bit of sparkle.

For the sentiment, I cut the Winter Wishes, which is from the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments, once from Spellbinders Gold Mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued all of those together. For the last bit of die cutting, I went ahead and cut the scarf from red cardstock and glued that to the bear.

I had to play around with the placement of the trees, the sentiment and the bear, but once decided, I adhered the bear to the panel using foam tape. I tucked the trees into the hills and glued the sentiment to the panel. Once all of that was done, I grabbed the Spellbinders Layered Christmas Tree Stencil and strategically placed some snow, using Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel.

To finish up, I adhered the panel to a red cardstock panel using foam tape and that was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stay awesome!

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