Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Fun with Envelope Art

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One of the great things about this month's stamps in the Kat Scrappiness release is that they are so versatile.  You can use them as they were intended or branch out and create all kinds of variations.  The Envelope Art stamp sets are no exception.  For this first project, I used the Giraffe Envelope Art stamp set along with some fun patterned paper to make a safari-themed card.

After stamping the image onto a white card panel, I colored it with Copics, then added some background color using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.  I used a stencil brush to add the color instead of an ink blending tool.  This gives a great, subtle, smooth background and allows you to easily put color where you want without hurting your main image.

I decided the sentiment needed a little more interest, so I took a piece of white woodgrain cardstock and colored it with a Copic marker.   I popped it up with foam tape over the original sentiment that I stamped on the sign, then re-stamped the sentiment onto a small strip I colored with the same Copic.  I popped this up with foam tape over the woodgrain piece.

To finish the card, I added a few wood veneer hearts I colored with a red Copic marker.

I made a little envelope and card set for my next project using the Owl Envelope Art stamp set and the Got Coffee word die.

For the frame of the card, I gathered a bunch of the little faces from the Punny Snacks stamp set and placed them on an acrylic block.

I then, stamped them all over the front of a white card panel and cut a frame out using my Neverending Rectangles die set.

Before adding the frame with foam tape, I cut out a question mark from the Large Alphabet die set using some Gina K. cardstock in Wild Lilac.  I heat embossed the coffee cup from Echo Park's But First Coffee stamp set and added the Got Coffee die along the bottom.  I backed the white die cut with black to give it a shadow effect.

I added a cute little stamped detail to the envelope flap using some of the flowers and words from the stamp set.

Some simple coloring using Copics to match my card finished the envelope.

Lots of options--I hope you were inspired today :).  You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to find the products I used (also listed below).

Be sure to join in this month for the April card challenge where we would like you to show us your envelope art.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card to the shop.  The challenge is open through April 30.  Thanks for joining me today!

 

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Clean and Simple Thank You Card



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Hi Everyone!  I'm over at the ThinkCrafts! blog today.  Head over there to see how I put this card together.  

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Be a Star

Hi Everyone!  This is a card that was first featured on the CutCardstock blog.  This month, the focus is on glitter paper.......

 

There are many reasons we send cards.  I love the fact that a card can be uplifting and let people know that someone is thinking about them.  An encouraging note can make all the difference.  My project today is all about doing your best --and lots of glitter. 

 

I'm using some Gold Glitter 74lb. cardstock and adhering the back to a piece of Stick-It adhesive, cutting off the excess.  I will be die cutting my cardstock with a very intricate star die cut and want to have the adhesive on the back ahead of time.  

 

 

All you do is run your die cut through your machine the regular way and peel off the backing to reveal the adhesive.  This is great if you want to avoid a messy glue situation.  

 

 

I want to create a light galaxy background for my stars, so I blend some Distress Oxide inks onto a white card panel made from Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock.

 

 

I add a little bit of sheer shimmer spray in a light gold color.  The moisture adds a nice shimmer but also cuts through the ink to create the illusion of more stars in the distance.  

 

 

I heat emboss my sentiment onto some Curious Translucent Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Ink and clear embossing powder.  This heavy vellum is perfect when you want a little bit of a see-through element without having the paper warp with the heat.  I add some extra stars from my die cut with foam tape to highlight the sentiment. 

 

 

I assemble everything onto the blended panel and add another panel underneath with POW! Black Glitter Paper.  The entire piece is adhered to a 4.25"x 5.5" notecard made from Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock.

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to head over to the CutCardstock store to see their huge variety of glitter paper.  Have a great day!  

 

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Happy Announcement



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 Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be a new cardmaking and papercrafts contributor over at the ThinkCrafts! blog for CreateForLess.  I will be sharing projects there a few times a month.  This card is a little sneak peek....Head on over to the blog to see tons of pictures and the technique I used.  

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Colorful Cards Using Supplies From Pattern Happy

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A couple of weeks ago, I bought some products from Pattern Happy, a new stamp company that just had their first release.  I wanted to share some of my creations with you.  These cards feature the Rainbows and Color Me 6x6 paper pads along with the Colorful Day Clear stamp set.  Super colorful and fun!

 I've never seen a rainbow stamp or die set I didn't like.  I just think they are so much fun to make because you can experiment with color and go all out using whatever medium you like.  For this card, I chose some brighter Copics for the rainbow stamp and some of the cute Rainbow paper for the background.  I stenciled some clouds in the background to go along with the rainbow.  

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I did a previous post here, where I used my We R Memory Keepers Square Punch board.  I had to get it out again to experiment with all the great patterned paper! 

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I cut a heart-shape out of some of the Color Me paper and used colored pencils on the little hearts.

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I love the way this card came together with all the patterns.  

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For my final card, I created a circle mask with some thin paper and stenciled some flowers over it using Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers.


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I like the color combo of black and that teal blue.

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Thanks for joining me today.  Links to all the products below are listed below.  Have a great weekend!

 

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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Bring on the Coffee........

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Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a cute gift card project using Kat's new Layered Coffee Cup die set.  This is a very realistic looking take-out coffee cup when it's all put together.  I love all the options you have for assembling it.  For this card, I chose to use some Doodlebug paper to decorate the the cup and images from the Owl Envelope Art  stamp set to decorate the sleeve and the little gift card holder inside.  I had to turn it into a shaker since the flowers matched Kat's Mixed Floral sequins.  I have lots to show you!

To start, I die cut all the coffee cup pieces in white except for the little cup outline and the opening of the cup.  I did the outline in black to give some shadow to the cup and I did the opening in kraft paper to make it look like coffee.  I covered the cup with some Doodlebug Swiss Dot paper and gathered some bright Lawn Fawn inks to stamp the flowers from the Owl Envelope Art stamp set onto the coffee sleeve.

My 2-way glue pen was helpful in attaching the white outline of the top of the cup to the "coffee".

For the inside of the shaker, I wanted to use just the "Coffee" word from the Echo Park But First Coffee stamp set, so I cut apart the "Coffee" from the rest of the sentiment.  It's easy to do if you're careful and have sharp scissors.  You can put the words back together again then, and use the stamp as you normally would.

After stamping the "coffee" on the front of the card in light gray ink, I created the shaker frame using the Neverending Rectangle dies and attached the coffee cup to the front of it.  I poured some of the mixed floral sequins down on the card and adhered the frame over the top with foam tape.

I stamped "coffee"on the inside of the card as well and added another sentiment from the But First Coffee stamp set.  I stamped it on a Double-Stitched Heart die.

For the inside of the card, I created a pocket for a gift card.  I first folded a piece of white card stock over the gift card to get the size correct.  I left about a half inch on either side and scored it close to the edge of the gift card.

I then, snipped across the fold with my scissors to the score line.

After stamping some flowers from the Envelope Art Owl stamp set as I did on the coffee sleeve, I folded in the snipped edges of the gift card pocket and secured them with Scor Tape.  I then trimmed off the excess with my paper trimmer.

Here is the finished card inside.

I added another thin frame to go inside the shaker frame made from gray card stock.  I thought this made the card look a little more "finished" on the outside.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope this card has given you some great ideas for using the Layered Coffee Cup die set.  You can purchase this over at the Kat Scrappiness shop and see the "key" for assembling all the parts.  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Have a great day!

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Thanks Darling!

A few days ago, I featured this project up on the CutCardstock blog.  They have some really great glitter paper options, so I was excited to use them for this card.

I love sparkle! It shows up a lot in my projects and for this card, I had some fun with some some new supplies and shimmery glitter paper from the CutCardstock store.   I used some POW! Silver Glitter paper along with a bit of POW! Black Glitter paper for this sweet thank you card. 

I wanted to keep some softness to the front, so instead of using colored cardstock for the front of my white notecard, I blended 2 colors of aqua ink along the edges.  I actually made the card from some Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock in 100# weight that I just purchased.  This is perfect for creating your own notecards and die cuts since it's a thicker weight.  It holds up to ink blending really well too.  I also got some 130# weight which I can't wait to try for my tags

 

I heat embossed the bold sentiment onto a white panel using Versamark Onyx Black ink along with some clear embossing powder.

Before adding the rest of my embellishments, I adhered the panel onto some of the POW! Black Glitter paper.  I love how it just gives a little bit of shimmer and gives some grounding to the card panel.

Who wouldn't want to twirl in a glitter skirt?

 

 

There is a huge variety of glitter paper and cardstock in the CutCardstock store, so be sure to head over there to see all the options.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

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Video: Haul from Create For Less and Pattern Happy

I have a video below showing some new supplies I recently ordered.  Lots of springtime themes and color!  Let me know if you have any questions.  I have product links to the shops listed below.  I also included links to the vinyl sheets I show in the video.  Thanks for watching!

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Think Crafts Guest Blog Project: Stenciled Backgrounds With Kaleidacolor Ink Pads

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I am so excited to be guest blogging over at the Think Crafts Blog.  Here is a little peek at my project.  Head over to their blog to see more details on how this project came together.  

 

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Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Hello Crafty Friend

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Hi Everyone!

Today I have a couple of projects using the Swatches stamp set from Kat Scrappiness.  These are great stamps to use to keep track of your inks, watercolors and Copics, but they're also great for all kinds of stamping projects.  I love using geometric designs on my cards, and that square was calling my name!  The new Hello My Crafty Friend word die is the perfect compliment to these colorful cards.

I have a video below showing my process, plus some tips for using solid stamps.  I have all products from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  I also have a haul video in this blog post that shows all the newly released Kat Scrappiness stamps and dies for April. Be sure to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

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