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.

Reverse Confetti Blog

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 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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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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Birthday Bouquet

PinkFresh Studio Joyful Bouquet

Hey there! It has been way too long, I know! I’m new at this and am working to find myself a groove! Anyhoo, I’m glad you stopped by!

I just received my PinkFresh Studio shipment, which included the new Joyful Bouquet stamp, die and washi set, and I had to play right away! To begin my project I rolled out this beautiful washi onto some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut all of the pieces out.

I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Scallop Rectangles to cut a panel of 110lb cardstock and die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Classic Words die set. I cut the sentiment three times from 110lb cardstock and once from gold cardstock. Why? Because dimension is life! I will never stop saying that! I adhered all of my sentiment pieces together using Craft Tacky Glue.

I needed a background for my frame, so I stamped the PinkFresh Studio Diamond Tiles on a piece of 110lb cardstock using Misty Coast ink. Once that was done, I trimmed my stamped panel a tad bit smaller than my frame, and adhered those together using 3M Foam Tape.

I just need to say … This washi is GORGEOUS! Moving on, I played around with the positioning of my sentiment and flowers to get the perfect placement and then adhered my sentiment to the panel using Craft Tacky Glue and adhered my floral pieces using foam tape. I trimmed the excess off with scissors.

My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. And as we all know, no card is complete without some bling, am I right? I used the PinkFresh Jewels Mix to add that needed sparkle to my project.

That does it for my project today! I’m so glad that you stopped by and I hope this inspires you to get crafty in your space.

Don’t forget to stay awesome!

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