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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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More Chocolate Lover's Card Kit Projects

Hi Everyone!

I have a few more cards from the Kat Scrappiness Chocolate Lover's Card Kit to show you today, along with a video.  Unfortunately, the kit is sold out, but good news--the Layered Chocolate Bar stamp set and the "Sweet" sentiment die will be available for purchase separately in the shop very soon.  I've had so much fun working with this kit!    You can see my previous projects here and here.

I stamped 4 of the chocolate bars for this card (no wrappers) and cut out the little squares.  I got about 4 squares from each bar and I love the way this turned out.

I attached the glitter washi tape from the kit to a strip of cardstock to line the bottom of the card.  The gold on that tape is just a perfect shade of shimmery goodness!

For this card, I added a shaker element using the negative cut of the word die.

I put a strip of white cardstock where I poured the sequins so they would stand out underneath.

I used a Copic marker to change the color of the wood hearts.  These were one of my favorite embellishments in the kit.  The little hearts are such a nice shape.

Can you tell I like the Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart die?  I cut a bunch of the smallest heart from the berry colored cardstock that came with the kit to highlight one of the die cuts.

I decided to create an old fashioned valentine with the largest Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart die.

I shaped the card by placing the die cut a little over and a little under the folded part of a pink notecard to create the seam.

I decorated the inside with a die cut from the pack included in the kit.

For this card, I used a the gingham heart that was left from a previous project and popped it up with fun foam.  Another heart from the die cut pack fit perfectly inside.

Finally, I did a fun interactive card for a gift.

You can use the chocolate bar to slide the panel open to reveal the gift card.  I also added a little die cut tab on the other side for another way to slide it.

I have a video below showing you how I put this card together.  Enjoy, and thanks for joining me today!  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to take 10% off your purchase in the Kat Scrappiness shop.

 

 

 

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. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   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. 

Chocolate Lover's Card Kit by Kat Scrappiness

Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart dies

Chocolate Lover's sentiment stamp set

Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platform

Versamark Ink

Ranger silver embossing powder

 


Paper Smooches March Release Projects--Big Hugs

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with more cards from the March Paper Smooches release.  I've been getting a ton of great coloring practice using the cute little animal stamps.  They've been so much fun to work with!

 

For this first card, I used the Huge Hugs stamps and dies as well as a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2.  The background paper is from Crate Paper's Oasis 6x6 paper pad.  

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For this next card, I cut the base down to about 4 1/4" x 4 " and mixed both old and new products.  I used the Huge Hugs and Huge Hugs 2 stamps along with the Power Rays die and Quote Tag die for the talk bubble.  

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To color the rays, I used a large sponge dauber to blend the various oranges from my Miraclekoo orange striped ink pad.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more inspiration, head over to the Paper Smooches blog.  Their design team has some great examples.  

 

 

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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.  You can click on the store of your choice--AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 

 

 


With All My Heart

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're having a great weekend!  I created one last card for the Papertrey Ink challenge.  This time, I went back to 2012 and revisited the stamp set, With All my Heart. I am also entering this card in the CASology challenge for this week.

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I cut a  card base measuring 4.5" square.  I thought the design fit better on this size.  

To make the open heart, I chose some patterened paper from the Make It Market Kit: Beautiful Brushstrokes paper pad.  Using the heart shape from the Make It Market Kit: Shakers and Sprinkles, I made sure I placed it on the patterned paper in a spot to get some of the pink roses on the die cut.

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To give the heart outline some dimension, I cut out another open heart out of a foam adhesive sheet and adhered the patterned paper heart to it.

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I stamped the "Love You" heart from With All My Heart using Sweet Blush Ink.

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After assembling my card, I wanted to try using my new Nuvo Jewel Drops, so I placed some enamel dots that I took the stickiness off to test out where I wanted to place the drops.  I saw this tip online awhile ago, and I've been using it ever since.  I just keep these dots in a little bag on my desk and use them to test out my "bling" placement before I commit.  

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I love the dimension those Nuvo Drops give--  I'm definitely going to use those more often.  They almost look like candy!

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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. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, 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.

 


Curtain Call Challenge: XOXO

Hi Everyone,

Today I have  card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  

 

For this card, I used a collage style and took the colors and textures from the photograph as inspiration.  I used the Sizzix Scribbles and Splat dies to represent the hand drawn look of the Xs and Os in the tablecloth.  The berry color of the heart represents the drinks on the table and the kraft color is from the cake in the background.  The XOXO is from Concord and 9th's Sophisticated Script Uppercase--one of my new favorites for lettering on cards.   I added some acrylic hearts and enamel dots for additional texture.

 

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Thanks for joining me--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, BlueMoon Scrapbooking, 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.

 


Now and Forever

Hi Everyone!  

Today, I have a card for The Card Concept Challenge #66.  I decided to do a little something different this time and use watercolors.  The theme for the challenge was "love and romance" with this inspiration photo :

I tried to capture all the basic colors in the photo for my layered CAS card.  I have a tone on tone background using Soft Stone Cardstock and ink from Papertrey Ink.  All of my stamps are from Paper Smooches.  


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I really wanted to use the large floral stamp as my focal point, but I felt like stamping it with black ink and coloring it in would not create the soft look I was going for from the photo.  

I decided to heat emboss it instead with white embossing powder, then paint over it with watercolors.    I have this mixed media sketchbook that I keep all my color swatches in.  It has been so useful when I'm trying to find the perfect color for a project.   I also like to keep stamped images with Copic colors I used in here as a reference.

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I found the perfect pinks for my flower from my Artist's Loft Pearlescent watercolors.  I didn't even need to use watercolor paper.  White cardstock from Papertrey Ink worked perfectly.  I like how the flowers curled a little bit after they dried

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I am also linking this to the Paper Smooches March Guest Designer Search, the Paper Smooches February Challenge,

and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-The Color of Love.

Thanks so much for stopping by!   The supplies I used are linked below.

 

 

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. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoon Scrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord and 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.

 

 


Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #272: Masked Heart Wreaths

Hello Everyone!

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week, the challenge was to create a masked heart image using stamps.  

 

I decided to take a little more masculine route with the colors.  I used the Quilled Elegance stamp set which is so pretty and super easy to make a nice border.

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To create the mask, I used some Judikins Eclipse masking tape to cut out a heart from the Shakers and Sprinkles card kit.  I like this product because it's a really thin paper that won't cause a gap when you stamp your image.  After stamping all around the mask and lifting the paper, I corrected any ink overflow with a white gel pen.  

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After stamping the sentiment, I added some Amy Tangerine enamel hearts and adhered the panel to a notecard I made with Blueberry Sky cardstock.

 

Thanks for joining me!

 

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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.

 


You're Lovely

 

Welcome back! 

Today I have a card for The Card Concept challenge #64-Pretty Things.  They have an inspiration photo on their blog that incorporates lots of pinks, gold and black, so I used a clean and simple design with these colors as a guide:

 


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I stamped the hearts with Versafine Onyx ink to create a background on a 4-bar sized notecard (3.5x 4 7/8). When stamping the hearts, I tried to stamp each style of heart in an odd number.  This helps me when I'm making my own background paper with stamps.  Scattering the hearts in a "triangle" pattern also helped so I got even distribution.    Next, I  heat embossed the hearts with clear embossing powder.  I chose a few to fill in with pink ink, then filled some of the spaces in with  the little flower buds from the Blossoming Buds stamp set.  I heat embossed those in gold, then  finished it off with a sentiment that is similar to the one seen in the photo.  


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 I am using all Paper Smooches Stamps, so I am also entering this card in the Paper Smooches February Guest Designer Search.

 

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. 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.