Lovely, Amazing You – Notecards for Your Valentine

Lovely, Amazing You

Lovely, amazing you was the first sentiment that jumped at me when I looked at the Newton’s Nook “Happy Little Thoughts” stamp set. I love stamp sets like that. You can use them all year around and they fit to so many occasions, it’s not a fancy set or one that follows a specific trend. You can use it on any type of card with numerous techniques. Today I decided to create two little note cards using this stamp set and two more from Lawn Fawn. I started with blending three Distress Inks onto the card base. To get an …

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Video: Merry Christmoose with more Sparkle

Merry Christmoose

I’m back on the Kat Scrappiness blog with some more sparkle and a Merry Christmoose card. I had to use the Nuvo Glimmer Paste again, I just can’t help it πŸ™‚ This card is a little more settled than my last one, the goofy looking moose from Whipper Snapper Designs deserved a little sparkle though. And what is Christmas without sparkle?! Exactly! This quick video shows you how easy it is to create a cute card with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. The results are super pretty and your craft room doesn’t look like a huge mess afterwards. …

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Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

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Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 …

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Video: So Much Sparkle for Santa and his Helper

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Hello and welcome to a new card for Kat Scrappiness, using a lot of sparkle and a new to me stamp brand, Nordic Stamps. Santa and his reindeer are just so adorable that they needed a lot of sparkly goodness around them. To create all this sparkle for Santa and his little helper, I used the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. I just love both of them, for several reasons. First, the glitter is not too much. It’s sparkly, but not blinding. Second, the glitter is containable. You don’t have a huge mess on your craft table afterwards, …

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Have a Sweet Christmas with Shimmering Ornaments

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Hello there, welcome to another blog post for So Suzy Stamps. This is the last one for 2016… this year was over fast, sigh. Because Christmas is approaching rather fast, I wanted to prepare a cute Christmas card for you and So Suzy’s ornament stamps are perfect for that! I started by die cutting a piece of white card stock with a square, stitched die. Then I stamped the three ornaments using the Simply Sinful ink, also from So Suzy Stamps. Now I stamped a second time with Versamark ink, so I was able to heat emboss it with the …

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Little Monsters on a Spooky Mini Halloween Card

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Happy Monday! I’m up on the Kat Scrappiness blog again and we still have so much time left till Halloween. That means we can create a few more Halloween cards, yay πŸ™‚ For this mini Halloween card, I reached for a little older monster set from Lawn Fawn and combined it with new dies from Kat Scrappiness and Cheery Lynn. I started with the background. To create the stripes, I covered the stencil with two sheets of scrap paper to create thick lines. Now I blended Hickory Smoke, Carved Pumpkin and Seedless Preserves one after the other and moved the …

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All The Glitter Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #130

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Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing challenge over at the Can You Case It! blog for challenge #130. This week it’s all about birthday card and mine had to glitter! I started with going through my stash of embossing powders and finding all the glitter ones. Surprisingly I have a few. I chose a golden one and matching to it a purple with gold splatters in it. Now I stamped the music note background onto my white card stock using Versamark ink. I found this background stamp at a garage sale and assume it’s the one from MFT. Then …

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

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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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What A Crab Party – A Quick Squared Card

Crab Party

Today’s card is inspired by one of the design team cards over on the Lawnscaping Challenge. The theme is “Celebrate”, so I created a crab party card. I started with stamping the word “Party” using Owen’s ABC onto Ranger water color paper and sprinkled white embossing powder on top. After heat setting the letters, I blended Mermaid Lagoon distress ink to the bottom right corner and blended carefully to the top. A couple sprinkles of water lifted some of the color, now it looked a little more like an underwater scene. I stamped the crab and the party hat on …

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I’m Not A Fan Of Valentines Day, But…

Valentines Day Card for my Hubby

… my hubby planned something for me and I wanted to give something back, at least a little card πŸ™‚ So I grabbed the new MFT Ewe are the best stamp and the stitched cloud edges to create a Valentines Day card in “seventh heaven” (Do you know this saying or is that a German thing?). I started with die-cutting the background and blended distress ink (Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean) to create the sky. Nothing fancy, just simple blending without water. Now I took some white card stock and vellum, ran it through my die-cut machine with a stitched …

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