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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Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

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It's been awhile since I've participated in Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop.  This has always been one of my favorite challenges, so with Spring here, I'm ready to get out my Papertrey floral stamps and start creating!  Here is this month's challenge inspiration.

Here is my card:

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For these challenges, I like to pull colors of cardstock that match the colors in the photo and start from there if I don't have a particular design in mind.  

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I was thinking modern "squares" since I wanted to use my new Square Punch Board.


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I heat embossed the floral outlines from the Floral Sketches stamp set onto some vellum and die cut the shapes.


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To finish, it was just a matter of arranging everything on the front of my white notecard.  To pop up the vellum flowers, I used Glue Dots pop up dots.  They give dimension, but are clear behind the vellum.  I added a sentiment from the set and some Nuvo Drops to embellish.  I really like how the vellum flowers turned out.  Their softness offsets the sharp lines of the squares.  


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Thanks for joining me.  I have all the products I used linked below.  Have a great day!

 

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock:  Blueberry Sky, Lovely Lady, Classic Kraft, New Leaf

Papertrey Ink Vellum Cardstock

Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set and die set

 

 


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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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Shimmering Embossed Eggs

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Hi Everyone!

I'm back with another project that I first featured on the CutCardstock Blog.

There are so many different ways to decorate Easter eggs.  I think the pretttiest and most elegant is the embossed egg.  I've actually never tried this in real life, but I've admired others' handiwork.  The raised images against a colored background on that perfectly shaped egg are so beautiful.  I decided to try this on a card using various colors of  Curious Metallic Cardstock.

 

To start, I chose swatches of VioletteLimeBotanicRed Lacquer, and Mandarin and cut those out using an egg-shaped die. 

 

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To prepare my eggs for embossing, I used a powder bag over the top of each to prevent any extra embossing powder from sticking.

 

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I used the Flower Swirl Vine wooden stamp from Hero Arts and Versamark Ink to stamp images onto the eggs. 

 

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I worked in batches and heat embossed the eggs with Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder.  I love how the bright white embossing "pops" against those shimmery eggs!

 

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I assembled a couple of different cards with Easter greetings making the eggs the focal point. 

 

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Here is a closer look at the gorgeous shimmer......

 

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to check out the Curious Metallic Cardstock on sale for the rest of this month over at the CutCardstock shop.  Have a great day!

 

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 Papertrey Ink Egg die

CutCardstock Curious Metallic Cardstock-VioletteLimeBotanicRed Lacquer, and Mandarin

Hero Arts-Flower Swirl Vine wooden stamp

My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strips

My Favorite Things Easter Bunny Stamp Set (retired)

 ELLEN HUTSON

 


Kat Scrappiness March Challenge and Gift Tag Show and Tell

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Hi Everyone!  The March Challenge is going on over at the Kat Scrappiness blog.  You can enter a project all month for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Kat Scrappiness Shop.  The inspiration photo works for both Easter and springtime.  I love all the dreamy pastels!  

 

March card challenge

 Be sure to check out the sale going on now at the Kat Scrappiness shop too!

Valentine's Day Sale!

Here's my take on the challenge:

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 I've been having the best time the last few days creating Easter basket tags.  Before I started, I decided not to have a plan other than I would use Easter-themed products and one tag would be inspired by the challenge.  I gathered up all the products I could find in my stash and just started putting things together.  I usually plan things out more, but I have to say, this really got my creativity flowing.  I had a chance to enjoy all my supplies and try some new things.  I highly recommend doing this sometime.  Just go into your craft room, grab all the things that catch your eye and start playing.  Here's a look at some other tags I made along with the supplies I used.  I have a "show-and-tell" video below that goes into more detail on how I assembled each tag.  Enjoy!

 

 

 Storage I show for my ribbon in the video:

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 Ribbon --craft store

Kat Scrappiness:

Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tags

Bunny Hop Sequin Mix

Stitched Easter Bunny Outline dies

Lawn Fawn -Put a Bow on It Lawn Cuts

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papertrey Ink:

Lovely Lady Cardstock

White Tag Stock

Ellen Hutson: 

 
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 Ribbon --craft store

Papertrey Ink:

White Tag Stock

Kat Scrappiness:
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Video: Addicted to CAS challenge: Good Luck

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card for the Addicted to CAS challenge where the key word is "Lucky".  I love this challenge blog because you get to draw inspiration from just a word.  Plus, your creations need to be clean and simple--my favorite :).  You can scroll to the bottom for my process video as well as a list of the products I used.   I also used a sketch from my "sketch library to get started.  You can see more about how I use sketches in this blog post.  

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For my project, I was very product-oriented.  I knew I wanted to use my Big Day stamp set from Waffle Flower.  It has such nice,  bold images, and I wanted my sentiment to really stand out.  Green was a color I really wanted to use so I opted for my Hero Arts Ombre ink pad in Mint to Green to use with a stencil.  The ink blends so beautifully and smooth!

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I used a stencil from Crafter's Workshop called Gathered Flowers and did some light ink blending to create a soft background to highlight the sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of My Favorite Things' Stitched Arch Stax.  I liked this better than a full circle for some reason.  I love it when something works on a card but you don't know why and just go with it.  That's part of the fun!  I added a panel of kraft colored paper to separate the stitched white panel from the card base.  I liked the look of the brown with the green.  

 

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  Another sentiment from the Big Day stamp set.  


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I created a second version where I ink blended the sentiment arch, with green, but I do think I like the first one better.  


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Here is a video of my process--Enjoy!

 

 

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 CutCardstock:

Brown Bag A2 folded cards

Kat Scrappiness:

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Blick Art:

Gathered Flowers 6x6 stencil-The Crafter's Workshop

 

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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!

--Heidi

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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


CutCardstock Project: Elegant Heat Embossing

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Hi Everyone!

This is a project I featured over at the CutCardstock blog.  Shimmery elegance is how I would describe the Curious Metallic Cardstock on sale this month over at CutCardstock.  I was drawn to the lovely Blue Print shade and wanted to try a simple look with some white heat embossing to really bring out that vibrant blue.  

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When I create cards with little embellishment or plain stamping, I like to add another layer that doesn't compete, but adds texture and interest.  I decided to use my favorite embossing folder along with a card base made with Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock.

 

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I cut a panel of the Blue Print cardstock and used a stamp platform to ensure a perfect impression when I stamped my flowers using Versamark Ink.

 

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 I used a bright, opaque white embossing powder to heat emboss the flowers onto the panel.  The Curious Metallic Cardstock heat embosses beautifully!  I also added a small panel for my heat embossed sentiment and popped it up on the panel with some foam tape.  I then added foam tape to the entire panel and added that to my white card base.  I lined it up with the top left corner so some of the dry embossing of the card base could be seen.  

 

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Thanks so much for joining me.  Supplies I used are linked below--  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.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson,  Blitsy, ConsumerCrafts, and Kat Scrappiness. 

Big Hugs stamp set-Papertrey Ink

Curious Metallic Cardstock-Blue Print-CutCardstock

Cougar White Super Smooth Cardstock-CutCardstock

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

We R Memory Keepers Woven Embossing Folders

 

 


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