Birthday

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Birthday Shaker Card

Hi Everyone!  I have a happy shaker card for you today using the Kat Scrappiness Cross Stitched Circle dies along with some of Kat's sparkly sequins.

I was in the mood to make a birthday card for this project and was inspired by all the fun colors in Kat's Rock Candy sequin mix.

I chose some colored cardstock from Gina K.'s Island Dream and Doodlebug's Swiss Dot Petite Paper Pad to go with the theme.

I made two frames using the 2nd and 3rd smallest Cross Stitched circles and the 1st and 2nd smallest circles

I used the 3rd smallest circle to cut out a solid circle from the Doodlebug purple polka dots.  This is my back to my shaker.  I adhered it to the front of a white card base off to the side on the bottom left and put a little mound of sequins on top.  I'll eventually overlap the smaller green shaker circle on top.

I cut out another smaller circle using some of the bright green polka dot paper from the Doodlebug pad and put some sequins on top of that.

I adhered the frames I created to some acetate and cut around the circles to create my shaker windows.

Using my large Tonic non-stick scissors, I cut strips of foam tape for the windows

I peeled the backing off then just wrapped it around the back of my circle windows.  I placed the windows on top of the sequin filled circles to create the shakers.

I made another circle from the smallest Cross Stitched circle to add to the front.  I wanted to put part of a sentiment on it so I cut the second smallest circle from the Never Ending Circles die set in white.  I adhered it over the top of the larger circle with foam tape after stamping it with the "Yay!" from Hero Arts' Birthday Messages stamp set.  It fit perfectly so you could still see the cross stitching from the main circle.  That set really comes in handy.  There are so many sizes of circles!

I added another sentiment from the same stamp set to the bottom right corner of the card and assembled my circles overlapping on the front.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Products available in the Kat Scrappiness store are linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase (see coupon rules in the shop for more details).

SUPPLIES:

Kat Scrappiness Cross Stitched Circle dies

Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Circle dies

Kat Scrappiness Rock Candy sequin mix

Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set

Gina K. Island Dream cardstock pack

Doodlebug Rainbow Petite Swiss Dot 6x6 paper pad

Scotch Foam Tape

Mini glue dots


Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge--Sentiment Backgrounds

Hi Everyone!

I'm back to participate in Papertrey Ink's latest Make It Monday Challenge.  Our challenge was to use sentiments as a background element.  

I had a lot of fun with fonts with this one!  I started with a notecard cut from Classic Kraft and stamped the "happy birthday" from Just Desserts all over the front with Versamark Ink.  I stamped one way, then the other, alternating the "happy" and "birthday".  This gave it an even distribution.  I made sure to stamp a little off the card to to give the background more flow.  I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  

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To add another layer, I die cut the "you" from Phrase Play #1 out of Aqua Mist and Fun Foam.  I added that to a piece of white cardstock and went on a search for the perfect "to".  I finally found it from the Mama Elephant Confetti stamp set and trimmed it from the stamp it was attached to with my scissors.  I trimmed down the white cardstock at an angle to follow the shape of the "you" and added a few enamel dots for interest. 

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 I really like the way this card turned out with the three different fonts.  

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Weekend Project--Sunny Studio Stamps

Hi Everyone.

Over the weekend, I had a chance to work with a new stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps called Two Scoops.  This is a really fun set because it has all these great layering options.  When I saw the adorable ice cream cones, I wanted to make one of those clown sundaes.  Did you ever have one of those as a kid?  It's a scoop of ice cream with a sugar cone on top for a hat.  Usually, they use whipped cream for hair and there's a cherry for a nose.  You can go all out with the toppings--I've seen some really fun versions.  For my card today, I decided to try using my texture paste for the whipped cream.  It looks and feels like frosting, so I thought, why not?  Here's what I came up with:

 

Kind of silly, but fun!  I used two colors of blue for the ice cream scoop and two colors of tan for the cone.  The "dish" is actually a saucer I cut off from a teacup die set I had from Papertrey Ink.  I originally tried to create a "plate" from an oval-shaped stamp I had, but the ice cream ended up looking like it fell on the ground :).  After searching my dies for awhile, I thought this saucer worked pretty well.  

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To make the "whipped cream" layer on the "hat", I just took a star-shaped piping tip and made a piping bag from a zip top sandwich bag.  I filled the bag with texture paste from Ranger and applied it like I would frosting.  You do have to work fast because the paste dries quickly.  Once you're done, you just rinse everything off in hot water and the paste cleans out of the piping tips.  I used a toothpick to take out any extra residue.  I would not recommend reusing the tip for cakes or anything.  I just keep this tip in my craft room to use again.  

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To make it even more festive, I added some colorful sprinkles from Papertrey Ink.  

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All supplies I used are linked below.  Feel free to leave a comment here or on the Blue Scallop Creations Facebook Page if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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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.

 

 

 

 


Papertrey Ink Make It Monday--Window Chipboard Sentiments

Hi Everyone,

I'm back with a card for the current Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week, Stephanie Gold showed us how she makes a  window on her card to fit a sentiment die cut.  

I immediately thought of my Bold & Beautiful stamp and die set and decided to make a birthday card.  I thought the bold sentiment would really stand out with this technique.

 

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I covered a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 notecard with some paper from the DCWV Confetti paper pack, then die cut the window opening using the outline sentiment die from Bold & Beautiful.  I embellished the outside of the card with balloons from Birthday Style and some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio.

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Then, I stamped the sentiment onto the positive die cut piece and attached it to 2 pieces of colored fun foam that I cut from the same die.  I fit the die cut sentiment into the window to make sure it lined up before I secured it to the inside of the card with some liquid glue.

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This was a fun and different way to use die cuts.  For more, you can go to Papertrey Ink's blog where Stephanie has a video on this technique.

 

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 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.

 

 


Sweet Birthday Greetings

Hello Everyone!  I'm back to participate in this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge #274.  The challenge was to create a card using die cut silhouettes made from patterned paper. 

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 I used the sweet little Cake Plate Dies along with some papers from the Nostalgic Notions paper pack to create my silhouettes.  The scalloped strip is from the Monthly Moments Journal Card 2.   Originally, I wanted to use the entire square shape to mat the cake plates, but I felt like they looked better against the white, so I just cut a little grounding strip instead.  

 

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 Thanks for joining me--have a great weekend!

 

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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, BlueMoon Scrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook 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.




Smile--It's Your Birthday!

Hi Everyone!

I'm playing along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is winter birthday.  I used a cute little stamp set from Lawn Fawn along with their stitched snowflake dies heat embossed with my favorite Judikins powder to create my card.  The card is 4 bar size--3 1/2 x 4 7/8".

 

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In order to create dimension with my snowflake, I adhered about six of the dies together with glue.  To give the stack some interest, I included some dies cut out with pink and purple cardstock.  It creates a little bit of a shadow that coordinates with sparkly embossing powder and the sequins.

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 Thanks for stopping by!

 

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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, Ellen Hutson 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.


Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge: 2016 A La Carte

Hi Everyone!

For his week's Make It Monday Challenge, we got to choose a technique we didn't have a chance to try from the past year.  I really liked Ashley's Color Isolation technique from MIM #245 so I decided to give that one a try:

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For this card, I chose the "celebrate" stamp from the Uncorked stamp set to make a background using Versamark ink.  If you look closely, it looks like I used a light colored ink to stamp instead.  It's actually from my Versamark pad being stained with some ink transfer from a previous project.  I like the way it turned out even though I didn't mean to do it :).  Isn't that great when that happens?   I could see where I was stamping, and  it created a nice light gray color to go in the background.  I definitely need to replace my ink pad, but I'm going to keep this one around.  It would also be useful if you're heat embossing with a dark powder and just needed to see where you're stamping.

After stamping the front panel, I heat embossed the words with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  I'm starting to use this stuff on everything--I love the clear, shimmery look!  

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For the color isolation, I took the "celebrate" die cut from Uncorked: Words and covered it in Versamark ink.  Then, I dipped it in Zing Neon Pink embossing powder and heated it.  I could not find a link to the Zing powder, but WOW makes a fluorescent pink that looks similar.  I'll put a link below.  

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To give the die cut more dimension, I cut 3 more out of white and glued them to the pink die cut.   I added the pink die cut to the card panel over one of the "celebrate" words, then adhered it to a 4.25x5.5" notecard covered with patterned paper from the True Black pattern pack.  This is a great technique because you could easily re-create it with different words depending on the die cuts you have.  

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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, Ellen Hutson 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.

 


Oh Happy Day!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I'm just getting back to cardmaking again after taking a little break for the holidays.  I thought I'd try a new challenge to get started.  I've never tried the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge before.  It occurs the 3rd Thursday of each month. This month, they have a

 

beautiful set of inspiration photos featuring reds and whites over on their blog: December Pin-Sights Challenge Photo

 

I was inspired by the fourth photo down on the left.  It's very Christmas-y, but I was ready for something new.  I was thinking Valentine's day or engagement.  Here's my card: I used the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set and heat embossed it with white powder onto some gray cardstock I had from Avery Elle.  I really like the open, hand-drawn look of the flowers.  The photo has a little bit of what looks like gold on top of the fireplace.  I added the burlap heart instead of gold and thought it looked good against the dark gray.  I thought the red hearts on the washi tape completed the color combo from the photo nicely.  I am also entering this card in the Less is More Challenge for this week where the challenge is to add dimension to your cards. Thanks for joining me today! SUPPLIES:

Oh happy day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  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, Ellen Hutson , Amazon, and Blitsy.

Little Tangles Challenge 75: Let ' s Celebrate!

Hi Everyone, I'm here with a card for the December Little Tangles Challenge. The theme this month is silver and gold.

I love the look of silver and gold with aqua so I put together a pretty simple card using heat embossing, shimmer cardstock and sequins. neat-and-tangled-1 Here's a better shot of all the shimmery elements.  I'm still learning ways to photograph these types of things.  It's hard to capture what it looks like on camera :). neat-and-tangled-2 neat-and-tangled-3 Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES:

This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  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, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

 

 

 

Hello! Today I'm participating in the December Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  The inspiration picture is so pretty, I couldn't wait to work with these colors--some of my favorites! Here's the inspiration photo:
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Here's my card:

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I knew I wanted to work with that  great bow die cut from Enclosed: Present so I started with that and kind of worked backward with my idea.  I tried to capture the soft look of the photograph by ink blending Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Lovely Lady onto 2 die cut bows.  

 

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Afterward, I adhered them together with foam tape a little bit offset to show the layers.

I backed the sentiment with various rectangles of cardstock to make it look like a gift for the bow.  The graphic lines of the layers kind of match the folded tissue paper in the photo too. I finished the card by adding these great iridescent sequins that again, mimic the soft, kind of glowing pink look of the photo. pti-blog-hop-3

Thanks for stopping by--have a great day! SUPPLIES:

This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  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, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.