A Scrappy Cat for Kat Scrappiness – Thank You for Everything

Distress Ink Blending with several Layers of Masking

I have to say good bye, good bye to a great team and an amazing experience. This is my last post for the Kat Scrappiness Design Team. The half year is already over. Sometimes it’s scary how fast time passes by. This card just had to be a thank you card for Kat and Deb. Thanks to them I was allowed to join a great team and share my love for katscrappiness.com with you. I thought that a little word game might be funny, so I used a scrappy cat stamp for the Kat Scrappiness thank you card πŸ˜› As …

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Preparing for a Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hi and welcome to a new card designed for Kat Scrappiness πŸ™‚ Did you survive Christmas? Are you ready for the new year yet? I know I am πŸ˜‰ As soon as I saw this amazing snowflake die, I knew that I wanted to create a shaker card with it. I think snowflakes are glamorous, so I paired it with the Happy New Year die form Kat Scrappiness and some shiny sequins. First I had to die cut the snowflake, once from regular white card stock and a second time from shimmer card stock. The white card stock is my …

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Up-cycling Starbucks Coffee Mugs for Christmas Cards

Card 1

Hello all, I just wanted to share three quick cards with you that I made by up-cycling Starbucks and Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf coffee mugs πŸ˜€ I used the biggest cup sizes and started with tearing them apart. Then I used my stitched rectangle die to create the card front. To remove the logos I ran through my die cut machine again using a circle die. As you can see, it didn’t fit perfectly, but I’m not worried about that. I also picked three die cuts that I had laying around in my scrap box and colored them with …

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Some Bunny Loves You – Night Sky Using Distress Inks

Night Sky in Water Colors

Today’s card is featuring a technique that I saw in a few videos and images over the last couple of months, but I have never tried it before: Creating a night sky using Distress Inks. I started with die cutting a white piece of card stock and stamping the moon from the Altenew “To The Moon” set in the upper half using Lawn Fawn’s new butter ink. Now I stamped the moon again onto masking paper, cut out the mask and covered the moon on the card stock entirely. For the night sky I started with blending Blueprint Sketch all …

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Video: How to Create A Simple Card Layout Based on The Rule of Thirds

Close Up 1

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a video with you to showcase how to create a simple card layout by using the rule of thirds or golden ratio. In my video it sounds like those two things are the same. Just to clarify, they are not! This video from DNews explains the difference very good. But I think that it doesn’t make a huge difference for us card makers, that’s why I refer to both in a similar way. What is the Rule of Thirds? The basic idea is to divide an image into 9 squares. For the rule …

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A Very Green Birthday Card – Hip Hip Hooray

Green Birthday Card

With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter around the corner, I thought that I could create a very green birthday card with a white rabbit on it (well, I got the idea with the green from one of the challenges I mention down below). And because it’s a special one, it needs a recipient who is as crazy about books and classics especially as I am. Anyway, as you know, I am crazy about the latest Stamp of Approval Box, so I used the stencil to create the background. For the first layer I used Lucky Clover and blended it through …

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Some more cards I made with the Stamp of Approval Collection

Little Birthday Monster

It’s starting to be a Stamp of Approval week here. But it’s just so much fun to play with that box. I try to make something different next time, promised. πŸ™‚ For the first two cards I started with using the amazing stencil again. I took two pieces of white card stock and spread Dreamweaver embossing paste over them. Then I set them aside to dry. Now I took a third piece of card stock and blended Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple to create a sunset like scene. Now I used the Winnie & Walter circle stamps to create a …

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3 Cards I Made Using the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection

Cards Using Stamp of Approval

Well, hello there. It’s Monday and that’s exactly how I feel… Maybe some cards will cheer me up? You bet! πŸ™‚ In my last post I unboxed the current Stamp of Approval collection and showed you the entire content in a “quick” video. Today I wanted to show you what cards I made so far using the Stamp of Approval Stamps, Dies, and Stencils. This post showcases the first three. Stay tuned for three more soon πŸ™‚ Card 1 For the green-ish card I used a stencil from Simon Says, layered it on the paper and blended Twisted Citron Distress …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – Everything From Tim Holtz

Distress Crayons

I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. So here is my Periscope review of CHA 2016 (including bad quality pictures) and what everybody will be talking about soon. Let’s start with all the new Tim Holtz goodies. He introduced a lot of new dies. I liked the die that cuts all the rectangle openings best. He also introduced a new set of gears. One as a steel rule die and one set …

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Puppy Love – I Woof You

Puppy Love

Well, hello there! I told you, two weeks not being able to craft really bothered me and all the creativity has to get out somehow. But I doubt that anyone would mine, correct? πŸ™‚ Let’s show some puppy love today, shell we? I’m still using the Puppy Love stamp set from Oak Tree Stamps and combined it with the circle burst stencil from MFT. First I cut my white piece of card stock, using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. Now I layered the stencil on top and lightly went over it with Mermaid Lagoon distress ink and the Ranger …

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