Thursday, September 30, 2021

Blackberry Beauty Bliss!!

  I sure do love this Designer Series Paper!!! The colors are some of my favorites, plus the ephemera pack makes it so much fun to create card. If you are one of my customers, you receive a FREE tutorial for the first two cards.

Mosaic Card

  1. To make the mosaic cards, cut cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4, cover with adhesive sheet. 
  2. Use scraps of DSP to cover the adhesive, leaving spaces in between.
  3. Apply gold emboss powder to all the exposed adhesive, then set with heat tool.

Flip Flap Card

  1. Card base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/5 score @4-1/4 cardstock A. Do not attach the next cardstock and DSP layers until after you attach Flap #1

  • 4-1/8 x 5-1/8 cardstock B

  • 4 x 5-1/4 DSP

  1. Flap #1: cardstock B 6-1/2 x 3 score 1 inch from end, flag the other end, then adhere to top of card base

    • DSP to cover flap 2-7/8 x 4-1/8 flag ends

      • Square on top of Flap cardstock A: 3-1/4 x 2-3/4

      • cardstock B: 3-1/8 x 2-5/8

      • DSP: 3 x 2-1/2

    Attach DSP and cardstock layers from first step, they will overlap the Flap.

  1. Flap #2: cardstock B 8-1/8 x 3 score in half at 4-1/16. Adhere folded flap to the DSP on card front, lining up with the left hand side.

  2. Inside: Basic White 4 x 5-1/4

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Feels Like Home Christmas

 I used a bunch of stamp sets right on the Designer Series Paper. I just looked for a mixture of leaves and Christmas looking things! lol

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Watercolor Pencil Fun

 I have always loved watercolor as a medium. I usually like it better when they belong to others lol. When painting, I have never been able to achieve the effects like I do with acrylic paints. However, with color pencils and stamping I get much better results. 

I had fun yesterday making these four cards. I began stamping the images onto watercolor paper with Crumb Cake ink, then coloring with pencils and a small paint brush. A Water Brush works well too. I just painted them various colors, then when finished, I selected colors of cardstock that complemented each piece. Next I went to my DSP stash and chose paper colors that complemented what I had gathered so far. I then used the retired Scripty embossing folder. I used the same layout for each one, embellishing them with 2021-2022 In Color Jewels and some retired Glitter Dots. I also used the Triple Banner punch to flag the ends of the DSP.

Left: Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede, Fine Floral DSP 
Right: Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Fine Floral DSP

Left: Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight Expressions in Ink DSP
Right: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Blackberry Beauty DSP

Monday, September 20, 2021

New Kits!


Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.

  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 

  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.

  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)

  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede