(Video)--Retro Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!  

It's Christmas in August!  

 

A little early?  Maybe, but I have been loving using this Avery Elle Waves Die and thought of another fun project I wanted to show you.  

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I paired the die with Avery Elle's Kitsch Christmas and Retro Ornaments stamp sets and turned it into a fun shaker card.  It reminds me of those sweet Little Golden Books from a long time ago.  I have a video below that shows how I created the card.  Enjoy!

 

 

 Crafty Sales going on this weekend: (just click on the images below--affilliate links used at no cost to you):

 

***This one ends at Midnight tonight, PST.

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Birthday Sale!  Happy 2 Years!  Plus, free stamp with $60 purchase or more.  Click here for more details.

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Have you visited the Blitsy Clearence Section?  They have some great Halloween and Christmas supplies at great prices if you're wanting to get a head start on holiday crafting. 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

 

 


Kat Scrappiness Stamp Sale Extended

Hi Everyone!

Just dropping in really quick to let you know that the stamp sale over at Kat Scrappiness has been extended through the 16th at midnight, PST.  A great time to check out the shop and stock up.  I've been eyeing some of their Gerda Steiner Designs stamps as well as the Mudra stamps to add to my collection :).   

 

Just use the code: STAMPS when you check out.  You can click on the banner below to visit the shop (affiliate links used at no cost to you).  

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Have a great rest of the weekend!  I'll be back next week with some more challenge cards and possibly a Christmas shaker card :).


Make It Monday: Monochrome Color Pop

Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm playing along with this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink.  I'm in my happy place using a graphic stamp and my favorite color combo to do a monochrome card with a pop of color.  I used the Cover Plate: Cozy Christmas 2 Die and cut it three times.  Once in black, light gray, and dark gray.  I then popped up the black piece on the front of a white notecard with foam tape and inlaid the sides with pieces of the dark and light gray.  This gives a bit of a gradient look.  

I embossed in white, a sentiment from You've Been Framed: Hexagon along with a triangle from the set above and below.  I embossed another set of triangles in Aqua Zing embossing powder, trimmed them out, and added those above and below with foam tape.  

 

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This no-nonsense design is perfect for making multiple cards too--you could just change up the 'pop" of color on each card.  

 

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

 

 


Happy Announcement and Great Sale!

Hi Everyone!

I am so happy to announce that I am going to be part of the  Kat Scrappiness Design Team starting in September!  I'm honored to join a group with some really talented ladies.  Be sure to check out their blogs and social media links on the Kat Scrappiness Blog.  

Kat Scrappiness is a family-owned online craft store that features a large variety of stamps and supplies.  Brands include Lawn Fawn, Poppystamps, Ranger and Mudra to name a few, with new products coming in all the time.  They also have their own brand of stamps and dies that I will feature on my blog and theirs a couple times a month.

 It's a great time to visit the shop right now as they have a summer sale going on today through Sunday.  Save 15% on all in-stock stamps by using the coupon code: STAMPS at check out.  Just click on the banner below to be brought to their website (affiliate links used at no cost to you).  

 

Thanks so much for all your support.   Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

 

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Video: CAS Card With Ink Blended Rainbow

Hi Everyone!

Today, I have a video showing how I created this cute little unicorn card with a blended rainbow.  

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Anyone think sticker collections and jelly bracelets?? :).  I was in the mood for purple so I went all out and made a purple rainbow--why not?  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 GREAT CRAFTY DEALS GOING ON RIGHT NOW:

 I checked on a few sales going on right now on some of the supplies I used:

  •  Ellen Hutson is having a great deal on Copic Markers.  Click here to go to the site.
  • Blitsy has a great deal on Distress Inks --a great time to stock up!  Click here to see more.  They also offer free shipping over $ 29.99 in the contigious USA!

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 


Coloring With Chameleon Pens

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a fun project using Chameleon Pens, and supplies from Avery Elle and  Pretty Pink Posh.  

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If you aren't familiar with  Chameleon Pens, they are similar to Copics in that they are alcohol-based markers.  The difference is that for the Chameleon Pens, you only need to use one marker to create various tones of the same color rather than switching markers to get your light and dark shading.  The key is the special mixing chamber located on each marker that contains a colorless blending fluid.  When you touch the marker tip to the tip that contains the fluid, it lightens the color of your marker and allows you to color your images from light to dark with one marker.  

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Their website has way more information than what I can explain and some really great tutorials.  You can find more information here.

I have a video below showing you how I created my card using these fun markers.  Enjoy! 

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

 

 


Join in the Dare to get Dirty Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Just popping in really quick to tell you about a fun event over at Splitcoaststampers.  The Dare to Get Dirty Challenge week.  Starting today, through August 4th, if you're a member of the Fan Club, you can join in all kinds of fun creative challenges with prizes!  

I recently became a Dirty Dozen Design Team member over at Splitcoaststampers and I've had such a great time creating cards for the Fan Club challenges.  As part of Dare to Get Dirty week, I created a card for one of Lydia's challenges:

 

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This card features a stamp from Dare 2B Artzy called Doodle Flower as well as some cute flower sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.   

You can find out more on how to be a Fan Club member here and come be a part of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge week.

 

Have a great weekend!

-Heidi


Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's time for the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop.  This month, the inspiration photo made me think of weddings and anniversaries.  Soft blues, white and gold.  A nice neutral, serene background.  

Here is the inspiration photo provided:

 Blog Hop Inspiration

 Here is my take:

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When I create a project using an inspiration photo, I usually start with the papers first.  This time, I gathered Soft Stone, Spring Rain, White and Vellum cardstock and just started layering them together.  I ended up using the Soft Stone for the main notecard with a panel of white cardstock on top which I blended with Spring Rain Ink.  This replaced the Spring Rain cardstock because I felt like the ink blending gave the card a softer look.  I die cut a stitched rectangle from the Noted: Scalloped A1 die set and stamped the sentiment on it in Blueberry Sky ink.  

Now, the fun part.  I was in the mood for some Rosie Posie Flowers, so I die cut them and stamped them with Versamark Ink.  After heat embossing the blooms with white poweder, I stamped them again with Versamark and added the Rosie Posie Step 2 layers in gold.  I love the way this turned out!  The flowers almost have a vinyl feel to them. I added a few leaves from Gran's Garden which I cut from vellum and heat embossed with Vertigris embossing powder.  It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it turns the leaves various shades of green with flecks of gold.  

 

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Perfect for an anniversary or wedding card.  Be sure to check out all the great inspiration over on the Papertrey Ink Blog.  Have a great day!

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 


Cardmaking Haul--Summer 2017

 

Hi Everyone!

If you're in the mood for a little crafty shopping this weekend, this is the blog post for you!  Here is a little video showing some recent craft purchases I made.  I feature the Avery Elle Waves die (my current favorite)  as well as the Creative Corners for the Misti.  I have everything linked below to various stores you can purchase these products.  

 

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 


Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

Hi Everyone!

This week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday's Challenge features another great technique.  This is one you'll want to keep in your idea book for future use.  Ashley demonstrates how to use clear embossing powder and ink blending to create a shadowed look behind your card sentiment.  I love adding shadows to my sentiments, but I've always done it using die cuts or just plain stamping.  This ink blending technique gives such a great graphic look!

 

Here is my card:

 

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I used my Misti and started off by stamping a "hugs" sentiment from the Big Hugs stamp set onto the middle of a white notecard using Enchanted Evening Ink.  I cleaned off the stamp and placed it over the sentiment again but just a little offset.  I used Versamark Ink to restamp it, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I created a mask using one of the Limitless Layers 3 1/2" Ovals dies and masking paper and placed it over my sentiment so it was centered.  I blended Blueberry Sky Ink over the masked area and that's where you see that great shadow effect come through.

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I decided to keep it simple, and die cut another oval out of Nostalgic Notions paper.  I adhered the paper over the front of my card to fit the sentiment.  

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I added a couple of die cut flowers from Nostalgic Notions to the inside for some interest.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the video on this technique over at the Papertrey Ink blog.

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.