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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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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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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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Video: Kat Scrappiness Haul for April

Updated April 2

Hi Everyone,

I have a haul video below with products I'll be using for April Kat Scrappiness projects as well as some extras I purchased from the shop.  Click below to take a look.  All products are linked below.  Thanks for watching!

 

 

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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Love What You Do

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Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card that I think is fitting for what we all enjoy doing--creating art!  Kat's new Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set and Lawn Fawn's Fairy Friends stamp set make a whimsical combination.  This card is perfect for a crafty friend or as a reminder to ourselves as to why we love this great hobby of paper crafting.

I started off by blending some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink onto the front of a white notecard.  The perfect shade of light blue to create a dreamy look.  I also cut out a heart from Kat's Double Stitched Heart Dies.  I used Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock for this since I would be stamping a rainbow of brush strokes on top.  I wanted to give the look of a little painting that the fairies created :).

I used my stamp platform to stamp a rainbow of colors down the heart die cut.

 

I stamped the fairies and wands and colored them in with a variety of Copic markers,  then cut them out with their matching dies.  I colored their little wings in with a Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker from Spectrum Noir.

I backed the heart with a square I cut out using the Wonky Wavy Stitched Square die and some kraft cardstock.  I popped everything else up with foam squares and added some sequins from the Fluffy Clouds sequin mix.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the supplies I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code, Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase in the shop.

-Heidi

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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Masking Stamped Images

Hi Everyone!

I have a project today using the adorable Kat Scrappiness Punny Snacks stamp set.  I used masking to make it even more fun!  If you haven't tried masking stamped images, it's actually quite easy and can add a look of dimension and movement to your cards without adding extra bulk.  These stamps are perfect to use if you're trying it for the first time.

I started off by stamping the ice cream cone from the set onto a piece of masking paper.  I cut it out with my scissors right on the line of the stamped image.  I cut 2 more of the same masks since I will be stamping the ice cream cone multiple times.

I cut a square panel from the Wonky Wavy Stitched Square die set and placed my sentiment where I wanted to stamp it.  Underneath, I stamped one ice cream cone using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  This is my starting point for the masking.  I want this ice cream cone to remain in the front since he will be the "cool one" with glasses.

To make it look like ice cream cones are behind him, I place one of my masks over the main ice cream cone and stamp on either side going in different directions.  When I lift the mask, you can see the main ice cream cone remains in the front and the others look like they are behind.  I love this trick!

Continue on, covering ice cream cones with masks and stamping all around until you get the look you want.  Remember, if you want an image to look like it's behind another, place the mask over the one you want in the front and stamp over the mask.  If you're stamping behind 2 or more images, place multiple masks over the ones you want to remain in front.

After coloring my ice cream cones with Copics, I added a layer of patterned paper as well as a scalloped strip I colored with some Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker.  I popped everything up on foam tape on the front of a white notecard.

I used Kat's largest Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag to make the scallop from some cardstock from the  Gina K. Island Dream cardstock pack.

Fun sequins and Nuvo Drops highlight the heat embossed sentiment strip.

Definitely try this masking technique the next time you want to try something different.  It's great with all types of stamped images including flowers, animals or any type of grouping you want to make.   I have all the products linked below that you can find at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Feel free to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

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Kat Scrappiness Punny Snacks Stamp Set

Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Square die set

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tags die set

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Gina K. Island Dream Cardstock

Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack

Nuvo Drops Crushed Grapes Crystal Drops

Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Kat Scrappiness Mixed Flower Sequins (flat)

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board

Crystal Katana Tool


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: You Totally Rock!

 

Hi Everyone!

This month is an exciting one over at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Three new stamp sets were released and today, I get to work with the new Rock Candy Layered Stamp Set!  This is a 4-step layering stamp that is so easy to use.  Like all of Kat's layering stamps, lining them up is a cinch especially with a stamp platform.  Today, I wanted to really highlight these fun stamps by doing a repeat stamping project.

To make it super simple, I drew some diagonal lines on my circle-shaped card base so I could easily line my stamps up and down the card.

I used a variety of colored inks to create a rainbow pattern of rock candy with the help of my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.

Here's a look at the inside--more circles! 

Although this is a 4 step layering stamp, you don't actually need 4 variations of the same color.  You can simply choose 2 or three and double or triple stamp some of them to get darker versions.  I'll show you in the video below.

Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all the new stamp sets.  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

 

SUPPLIES:

Rock Candy Layered Stamp Set 

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Never Ending Circles Die Set 

Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Merry Go Round Sequin Mix

Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker by Spectrum Noir


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Modern Vintage

 

Hi Everyone!

For today's card, I wanted to give you a little peek inside my thought process when I'm creating a card....I was in the mood for Spring.  Fresh, light colors, bright blooms, happy sentiments....I wanted to do the "homespun look" of vintage linens, but with a modern feel.  I gathered some supplies together not knowing exactly what my plan was.  Sometimes I do this if I have a little bit of an idea, but I'm not sure exactly how I want to lay out my card design.   Once I see all the supplies in front of me, then the card starts to come together in my mind.  I chose Mudra's Botanical Blooms stamp set and paired it with Kat's Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies.   I love the purple-y blue dotted Swiss paper in the Doodlebug 6x6 pad: Swiss Dot Petite Prints, so I added that too.

Next, I was pretty sure I wanted to use a coral-pink ink for the flowers so I stamped a bunch of the flowers and leaves using my stamp press.  The flowers from the Botanical Blooms stamp set are 3 step layering stamps.  A little trick I like to do to "season" my solid stamp is to use an eraser that doesn't leave a lot of shavings and rub that over the top of the stamp.  This gives it a little texture so the ink can really grip to the clear stamp.

I heat embossed a strip of light gray cardstock with a sentiment from Mudra's Wild Rose stamp set using white embossing powder.  After that, I decided to a cut a strip of the Swiss dot paper.  Those strips, combined with the stitched circle, I thought would look nice as a collage on the front of a crisp, white, notecard.

The bottom flower was a little too big, so I just snipped off the lower part and added that to the card flush with the edge.  I did the same with the leaf cluster.  This is great to try anytime you add die cuts to cards.  It works with stamping too--just having things peeking up or down from the edges adds movement and flow.

If I'm not sure where to place sequins, I first take some old enamel dots I removed the "stick" from and place those around my card.  I cannot remember exactly where I got this trick from, but it has saved me from having to start my card all over again, LOL!

I used the gorgeous large blue sequins from the Fluffy Clouds mix along with the tiny silver-y white cupped sequins in the Fairytale Princess mix.

This card kind of reminds me of a deconstructed embroidery hoop that maybe contained a vintage handkerchief or napkin.   I encourage you to try taking a modern approach to an older style you like.  Maybe, take an older card you created a few years ago, when styles were different and give it a modern make-over!  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Please feel free to use my coupon code Heidi10 at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

SUPPLIES:

Kat Scrappiness Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies

Mudra Botanical Blooms stamp set

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Doodlebug Swiss Dot Petite Prints 6x6 paper pad

Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Versamark Ink

Kat Scrappiness Fluffy Clouds sequin mix

Kat Scrappiness Fairytale Princess sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform


Video: February Design Team Haul: Kat Scrappiness

 

Hi Everyone!

I have lots of fun products to show you from the Kat Scrappiness shop today.  These are all things I'll be working with for March.  3 brand new stamp sets will be in the shop soon and you won't believe how cute they are!  Be sure to use my coupon code, HEIDI10 to receive 10% off your order.  Enjoy!

 

 

There's still time to play along with the February challenge over at the Kat Scrappiness Blog.  Join in and you could win a $25 gift card to the shop!

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4mm Rainbow Flower Blossom Sequins - Shaker Card Fillers 4mm Rainbow Flower Blossom Sequins

6mm Yellow Flower Blossom Sequins Shaker Card Fillers Yellow Flower Blossom Sequins

Fluffy Clouds Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Fluffy Clouds Sequin Mix

Solid Confetti Dots - Shaker Card Fillers Solid Confetti Dots

Merry-Go-Round Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Merry-Go-Round Sequin Mix

 3mm Silver Solid Heart Confetti Mix - Shaker Card Fillers3mm Silver Solid Confetti Mix

Easter Bunny Sequins - Shaker Card Fillers Easter Bunny Sequins

Bunny Hop Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Bunny Hop Sequin Mix

Stitched Easter Bunny Outline Dies by Kat Scrappiness Kat Scrappiness Stitched Easter Bunny Outline Dies

Brush Script Easter Blessings Word Die by Kat Scrappiness Brush Script Easter Blessings Word Die

Brush Script Happy Easter Word Die by Kat Scrappiness Brush Script Happy Easter Word Die

 


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project-- Color Pop Valentine

 

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a Valentine's Day card featuring the Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Square dies and the Double Stitched Heart dies.

I love the look of bright colors against a neutral gray backdrop.  For this card, I still wanted to have a little bit of white peeking out to keep it light, so I cut a notecard from white cardstock and created a 4.25" square card to back the gray cardstock.  All you do is cut a 8.5"x 11" piece of cardstock vertically at 4.5", then horizontally at 9 1/16".  Score at the 4.5" mark and you have a square notecard.  I show this in the video below too.

I created a little heart shaker for some sparkly interest with Kat's Rock Candy Sequin Mix and added some Nuvo Drops to highlight the sentiment.

I have a video below showing how I put this card together.  I also have all the supplies I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Be sure to use my code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order.  Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

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.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Wonky Wavy Stitched Square Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Double Stitched Heart Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Sweet Friends Clear Stamps by Lawn Fawn

Gina K. Designs Cardstock-Island Dream

Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops-Crushed Grapes

Nuvo Crystal Drops-Gloss White

Kat Scrappiness Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Scor- Buddy Mini Scoring Board

Gray cardstock

White cardstock

Foam tape

Tape runner

 

I am thrilled be continuing on the Kat Scrappiness Design Team for 2018!  Kat has been such a kind and generous person.  I am so happy to be creating on her team with so many talented ladies.  We have some new designers that have just joined us and I'm so excited for them.  Head over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog to check out their bios and social media links.  This is going to be a great year for paper crafting!

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