My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Entry

Hi Everyone!

I'm stopping in today to show you the card I'm entering in MFT's Card Design Superstar contest. I created a card for the Clean and Simple Genius category using MFT's Tropical Flowers, Rectangle Word Window Frames and a sentiment from my favorite: Boss Babe.  

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When I first bought the window frames, I knew I wanted to use them to do a fun, modern backdrop.  It's great that you get 3 different sizes in the package--3s always look pleasing on a card!

Here's another look--I heat embossed Vertigris and neon orange powder for the flowers.

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Thanks so much for joining me.  The contest goes until 9/21 and they have 3 different categories you can enter your cards in plus huge prizes!

 

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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Sending You Prayers

 

Hello Everyone!

It's Heidi, and I'm back with a project using the Never Ending Oval Dies as well as the Waves Border Dies.

Every once in awhile, we need to send cards to people during difficult times.  Soothing words and comforting scenes are always nice options for these types of cards.  I thought the waves paired with a sentiment from Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut set would work really well.

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I started off with 3 colors of Distress Ink to create a sunset to go over the water.

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Using Post-It tape, I masked off 3 sections to layer the colors with an ink blending tool.

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When I was done, I used my ink blending tool and more ink to blend the lines together.

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For the waves, I die cut one of each of the Waves Border Dies with an extra scalloped wave to make four total.  I used white cardstock and did not separate them from the paper until after blending some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cornflower Blue onto each wave.  This was my first time using the mousse and now I want every color!  It blends like butter and gives a subtle, frosted sheen that is so pretty.

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After blending the mousse onto the waves, I adhered them to the bottom portion of my notecard using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and cut off the excess on the sides.

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Using the second largest Never Ending Ovals die, I cut a frame from navy blue cardstock to adhere to the front of my notecard.
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Before securing the frame down, I placed it over the front of my card so I could stamp the sentiment right where I wanted it.

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I decided the navy blue frame needed something else, so I took the oval a size below the one I used originally, and die cut it into some white cardstock to create a mat to go underneath the navy frame.

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I decorated the word "prayers" with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker just on the thicker areas to highlight them.

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I added a few large sequins from the Rock Candy Sequin Mix and a couple of tiny clear sequins from the Peppermint Twists Sequin Mix.  These little sparkle sequins that come in some of Kat's mixes are great, because you can use them alone just when you need a little something, but not too much, for an embellishment.  I used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to shop for the supplies I used on this project.  Be sure to use the coupon code: Heidi10 to get 10% off your order.  Have a great day!

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, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

Never Ending Oval Dies

Waves Border Dies

Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut

Lawn Fawn Jet Black Dye Ink

Glossy Accents

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Nuvo Mousse: Cornflower Blue

Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Peppermint Twists Sequin Mix

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade

Adhesive Runner

Navy blue cardstock

White cardstock

Ink Blending Tool

Mini Sponge Dauber

Post-It Tape


Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge: Small Images on Repeat

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in this week for PTI's Make It Monday Challenge. This project uses tiny images to create a repeated or related pattern.  I thought this would be a perfect time to create a food card.  I have a couple of stamp sets with the cutest little food images.   Here's what I came up with:

I used PTI's Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection to create a notecard cut from Vintage Jadeite and White Basics patterned paper.  For the images, I used stamps from Petite Places: Main Street and Everyday Treats.  A stamp press like the Misti or Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform is really handy for perfect stamp placement.

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Since the images were solid, I just used black ink to stamp, then added a bright pink gingham ribbon to offset the black and white.  I added a daisy sticker from my stash for a cute little detail.  This would be a great little thank you to a friend who picked up the lunch tab or you could even put a gift card inside! 

 

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

 

 


Just Because.....Masculine Card

Hi Everyone!

I'm just popping in with a quick card I made inspired by a challenge that was up on SugarPea Designs.   I chose to use the sketch mainly, with some color and pattern elements from the photo. 

I have been wanting to try My Favorite Thing's Color Drops Stax dies for awhile and they were perfect for what I was going for--a retro/masculine card.

 

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I created a card base using Simon Says Stamp's Seaglass and die cut the 3rd largest "drop" into opposite corners.  I cut the next smallest drop twice using Papertrey Ink's white cardstock and Neenah Desert Storm for a "shadow effect".  I used the Desert Storm, for the skateboard that's against the wall in the photo.  I stamped sentiments from Technique Tuesday's Queen Anne's Lace stamp set (retired) onto each drop using Versafine black ink.  The script has a "retro" feel so I thought it would coordinate well with my design.  To match the pillow in the photo, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn's Pint-Sized Patterns: Beachside onto the inside of front of the card so it was peeking out of the die cut holes.  It's nice because the back of that paper is white, so you have a place to write a note inside the card.  

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I used a little foam tape to pop up and offset each drop from the the patterned drops.  I added enamel dots and then, some really fun sequins from the Kat Scrappiness shop that have a little bit of a masculine feel.  Don't you love how they're shaped like little bolts? A quick and easy card for someone special.  Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to check out some of the great Labor Day Sales going on right now from some of my affiliates.  Just click on the banners to be brought to the stores.  

Have a safe and fun weekend!

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Scrapbook.com is offering an additional 5% off at checkout--this includes sale items!  Just use code: EXTRAFIVE.  Ends 9/3/17.

 

 

 

Blitsy is having a HUGE warehouse sale.  Everything that is part of the sale is at least half off!--Lots of planner supplies too :).

 

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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. 

 

 Blue Steel Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers

Blue Steel Sequin Mix: Kat Scrappiness

 Lawn Fawn: Pint-Sized Patterns: Beachside

 


Sending Happy Thoughts: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited to bring you my first card as a Kat Scrappiness Design Team Member.  I used a ton of great products from the store to create this cheerful card, including the Never Ending Square Dies and the Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border Dies.

 

 

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To make the square notecard, I took an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock, scored it down the middle and folded it in half.

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I covered the notecard with some striped paper from Pink Paislee's C'est La Vie 6x6 paper pad.

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Then, I took the largest square from the Never Ending Square Die Set and placed it on top with just the edge of the die hanging over the top fold.  This will be where the card opens so keeping the die over the edge will keep that part from cutting.  After it's cut, the notecard will measure 5 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.

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You can use this cutting technique with any of the Never-Ending die shapes to get all types of sizes and shapes.  It's a great way to get even more value from the dies!

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Using the 4th largest square from the set, I cut a panel from Gina K.'s Turquoise Sea card stock.

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I used the same square to cut another white cardstock panel, then, I die cut one of the borders from the Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border Dies set across the bottom.

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Using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Happy Happy Happy stamp set onto the scalloped panel.

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For the flowers, I used some blooms from the Mudra Linen Blooms stamp set and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder onto some vellum.

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I flipped the vellum over and colored over the flowers with a Copic marker.

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Using scissors, I cut out the flowers.  Vellum is very forgiving, so if you're not as comfortable fussy cutting, this is very easy.  I did a few more than I thought I'd use just so I could play around with the design.

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To put the card together, I adhered the scalloped panel with the sentiment on top of the turquoise panel.  I needed a little more color, so I slipped in a strip of yellow dotted paper from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka in the Meadow 6x6 paper pad in between the two panels.  I popped the whole thing up with foam tape onto the main notecard and arranged the flowers in the corner using glue dots.  For a little embellishment, I added some of Kat's Sparkling Clear Droplets and and a tiny sequin to the center of each flower.  The sequins were part of Kat's Fairytale Princess mix.  They add just a hint of sparkle to those big purple blooms.

 

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Here's a closer look.......

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to find all the supplies I used for this project.  The shop is having a sale today through Labor Day.  Just click on the banner below to get to the shop.   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, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

Never Ending Square Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Mudra Stamps: Linen Blooms

Lawn Fawn: Happy Happy Happy stamp set

Pink Paislee C'est La Vie 6x6 paper pack

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Meadow Petite Paper Pack 6x6

Gina K. Designs Cardstock: Island Dream

Sparkling Clear Droplets sampler pack

Fairytale Princess sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Scor-Buddy Mini scoring board

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Versamark Ink

White cardstock

Black dye ink

Vellum

Foam Tape

Adhesive tape runner

Glue dots


(Video): Kat Scrappiness September Cardmaking Haul

Hi Everyone!

Today, I have a little haul video showing my first design team package from Kat Scrappiness along with a few other fun things I picked up from the shop.  The products featured in my video are all linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase (exclusions apply-see katscrappiness.com for more details).  

I will be showing my first project this Friday, Sept. 1 on my blog and the Kat Scrappiness Blog, so stay tuned......Thanks for watching!

 

 

 

 

 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 Shop Supplies Featured in the Video:

Never Ending Square Dies

Never Ending Circle Dies

Never Ending Oval Dies

Never Ending Rectangle Dies

Waves Border Dies

Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border Dies

Fairytale Princess sequin mix

Sparkling Manhattan sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Happy Birthday stamp set by Mudra

Grateful Hollow stamp by Mudra

Thanks stamp set by Mudra

Daisy Blooms stamp set by Mudra

Linen Blooms stamp set by Mudra

Echo Park Bats #2 stencil

Gerda Steiner Designs Bats stamp set

Gina Marie Designs June Stencils bundle

Sweet Lilac Nuvo  Crystal Drops

Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops

Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse-Cornflower

Spooky Sparkles sequin mix

Sparkling Clear Droplets Sampler Pack

 

 

 

 


It's Your Day!

Hi Everyone!

 

Today, I have a card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  How fun is this sketch?

They wanted us to use 3 different shapes in a cluster.  I went through my stamps and tried to find a theme to base my cluster on.  I chose wedding day and used an "oldie" from Lawn Fawn.  The Happily Ever After stamp set is unfortunately retired, but I just love it!  It was one of the first Lawn Fawn sets I purchased.  

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It's hard to see in the photo, but I lightly outlined the dress in a BG10 Copic marker to keep it white but give some definition.  I also filled it in with a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  

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The sentiment is from a Winnie and Walter set called The Party.  I thought the script went really well with the wedding images.  

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Thanks so much 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. 

 

 

 


Jadeite-Inspired Get Well Card

 

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card for the current A Blog Named Hero Challenge.  This month, they are collaborating with Wow! products, so I decided to do a card that incorporates Hero Arts with Wow! embossing powder.  I have been wanting to do a card inspired by this picture I saw on Pinterest.  I love jadeite,  and the combination of the green with the black print really caught my eye.

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I started by making a notecard from Hero Arts' layering paper in Pool Mix.  There was a perfect Jadeite green in the pack.  For the flowers, I used a Hero Arts wooden stamp called Flower Swirl Vine and stamped that with Versamark ink 3 times on the front of a vellum panel.  I actually stamped it from the bottom up, then ended up flipping it around so the flowers came down from the top.  

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 I heat embossed the flowers and sentiment with Wow's Super Fine Primary Ebony embossing powder.  Normally, I use the technique of heat embossing clear powder over Versafine Onyx for black embossing, but this powder was so crisp and embossed really beautifully,  I'm changing my ways!

 

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 I ended up adding a panel of white under the vellum to brighten the card up a little and a few enamel dots to highlight the sentiment.  

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 Thanks for stopping by--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, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

 

 

 


(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 :).