Friday, February 16, 2018

DAM I love you - Neat and Tangled

Happy Friday everyone, Ashlea here! I hope you're all ready for a DAM good weekend!

Neat and Tangled has come up with the the cutest most pun-tastic set and I just had to share it with you today. This is the Beavers Eh stamp set and it is chock full of adorable beavers and a hilariously sassy pun including the word "dam". With the sentiments included in the set you can make "DAM I love you", "DAM I miss you", and "DAM You're a good friend".

My fiancé is a carpenter so the wood puns are right up our alley. This was his Valentines Day card and I just can't get enough of the cleverness of it all.

I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean for the water and Wild Honey for center of the sun with the brand new Squeezed Lemonade for the outermost part of the sun. I colored my beaver friend with Copic Markers, stamped the sentiment with my MISTI for a perfect impression, and added some Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops to the outside of the circle die cut.

I hope you've enjoyed this card as much as I have! I must say it quickly went into my list of favorites. I can't wait for another occasion to use this set and another of the beavers :) Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Toucan Party...

Happy Hello... 
Annette Allen here with you today for a fun Toucan Party...

I just love when it is new release time and we seen this cutie at Creativation and well we now have it in the store. It is Avery Elle: Toucan Party. It is full of fun images that you can color and make pretty cards. You can also color with fun bright colors and really make your card pop.

I love making birthday cards but you can also use this set to send a big thank you. Get creative!

I colored the images with Copic sketch markers and of course we can not forget this cool die cut background from Waffle Flower Crafts: Lacy Panel Die Set. This just happens to be one of my most favorite dies ever. It is just so pretty. 

If you look close you will also see that I added some fun NUVO Crystal Drops: Simply White. Gives my card some texture. 

I created this card using:

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stitched Love...

Happy Heart Day! It’s Jeannie and I’m back to share a card that I put in a lot of love into. Cross-stitching is one of those things that I like to do when watching TV after work or while I’m in the car (as a passenger!). It’s something that keeps my hands busy.

Paper Smooches has the new Stitched Circle Die and it’s perfect for when you want to create a smaller image and it’s just the right size for a spotlight piece on a card.

Today, however, I actually used two of these circle dies and stitched them together to create a unique design. I used a simple heart design pattern throughout. Notice that ombre pink? Doesn’t it look like I spent a lot of time switching out colors? I didn’t! I just used ombre embroidery floss. It gives the entire card a subtle interest versus changing out colors for each heart.

Once I finished cross stitching, I found the perfect pattern paper to match. It’s from the Echo Park, Valentine’s Dots and Stripes paper pad. The dots mimic the cross stitch die and the color palette was just perfect. This paper pad is super versatile since it contains simple patterns that don’t take away from the rest of the card. I trimmed a pink dotted piece down, to allow a white border on the card base matching the cross stitch piece.

I glued the cross stitch piece down and added a simple “love” to the middle of the card. It’s a perfect card to give to anyone. You don’t need a designated holiday to show someone care!

I just loved how this card turned out and I’m pretty sure whoever gets this will know a lot of love went into it. I hope you enjoyed this card and I’ll see you next week for another fun card!

Paper Smooches - Stitched Circle Die

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Best Buds ~ Paper Smooches

Hi everyone! Kelly here bringing you two cards using the sweet Best Buds stamp set from Paper Smooches available at Drive By Crafts! Today I'll show you two different cards that are the mirror image of each other AND colored with two different mediums ~ perfect for tailoring your cards using your personal favorite.

To create these cards, I stamped the Best Buds flowers in a jar stamp onto kraft and white cardstock. For both cards, I layered the images by first stamping out the floral banner, masking that off with a sticky note, and then stamping the jar directly on top of the area where the banner/sticky note was. Next, I stamped the matching "I Love You" sentiment in the empty banner space on the white cardstock card and colored it with prismacolor markers in bright, cheerful colors. For the kraft cardstock, I used the "thanks a lot" sentiment and that's colored with colored pencils. To finish the look, I cut both stamped/colored images with a scallop die, adhered it to an A2 size card base and added multi colored sequins for some extra flair!

These cards are such a great idea for making card sets and to have those special cards on hand when you need them! Drive By Crafts also has the Best Buds matching die, which makes a pretty neat set.

These are the products I used ...

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Happy crafting :)