Hugs with Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, January 18, 2018

My card today uses one of Simon Says Stamp's beautiful rubber background images that they came out with several months ago. The one I used is the Star Flower background. I knew I wanted to heat emboss the image and then do some ink blending over it.

So, that's what I did. I heat embossed it in white and then blended on some soft colors of Distress inks over top of it.  I die several of the hugs words and stacked them together for a more dimensional sentiment. I added some Nuvo Drops (which match better in real life than they do in the photo).

And there you have it - a quick and easy card. Crafty hugs!


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Friends Today, Tomorrow for Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday friends. I'm back today with a  card for Whimsy Stamps featuring the newly released You're my Always stamp set. I just love the large script words in the set along with all the other words that you can build with.

I started my card by die cutting a white panel with the 2nd to largest dies from the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles. I then stamped the Always portion of the sentiment. I then stamped the following in this order. Tomorrow, today, friends, and, forever.

HINT: I stamped the smaller sentiments one by one so that I could have the words closer together than you could if you laid out all the images at once.

I finished off the card by adding one of the images from the Fadoodles 2 stamp set and matting my panel onto some patterned paper.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll be back later this week.



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2 Love cards for TupeloDesignsLLC

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hi friends. I'm back today with two cards for TupeloDesignsLLC and both use the super fun and perfect for Valentine's Day stamp set from Concord & 9th - Love you So.

Don't forget that TupeloDesignsLLC is having their birthday celebration until the 31st of this month and you get all the presents. Click here for all the details.

For my first card, I started by taking one of the images from the set and I inked it up with three different colors of red ink from Altenew's Red Cosmos ink collection to give just a bit of an ombre effect.  I then stamped one of the sentiments underneath that. I die cut this panel with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle and then matted it onto some black card stock to make it pop just a bit more.  And this card is complete.

For my second card, I used a different image from the Love you So stamp set and stamped it three times down the center of my card stock.  I added some black card stock again, rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper and then some black enamel hearts to finish it all off.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are each having a great day. Crafty hugs!





You Have a Heart of Gold

Monday, January 15, 2018

Welcome friends to my blog today where I have a CAS card to share with you today.  I started by taking some gold embossing paste and applying it over the beautiful Geometric Heart stencil from Echo Park.  After the paste was dry, I added my sentiment panel. I rounded the bottom two corners and added some fun enamel dots from the MME Yes Please collection.

And that's all there is to it. Crafty hugs!




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You're Amazing

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Welcome friends. I have a fun CAS card to share with you today, perfect for anyone you want to send a little encouragement to.

I started by taking the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT and blending on several colors of Distress inks in rainbow order. I then stamped the sentiment from MFT's Written in Watercolor stamp set. 

I die cut the panel with the largest die from Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches. I finished off the card with some enamel hearts from Doodlebug and some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!





Shaker LOVE for TupeloDesignsLLC

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Friday friends. I have a fun and easy shaker card for you today for TupeloDesignsLLC.  Before I get to today's card, I wanted to let you know that TupeloDesignsLLC is having its birthday celebration and there are lots of fun and free gifts that you can earn with each order. Click here for all the details. In addition to the free gifts, save an additional 10-25% with the code 2018BIRTHDAY25 at checkout.

And don't forget that all orders in the US receive FREE shipping with no minimum purchase required. 

Okay - now back to my card. I started by die cutting some patterned paper with the largest die from Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches set. I absolutely love this die and will never ever part with it.

I then took MFT's Huge Love die and ran it through my patterned paper. I added some acetate to the back and then two layers of foam tape. I loaded it up with lots of clear sequins and then added another piece of acetate to sandwich everything in.  I added this to my card panel and the last step was to add some Candy Heart Sprinkles from Doodlebug.

I hope you all have an amazing day and start to the weekend. Crafty hugs!






CFC#190 -- All that Glitters

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hi friends. My card today is for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps where we want to see glitter and sparkle on your project.  One lucky winner will win up to a $50 gift certificate for a fun shopping spree in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.

I started by heat embossing the gorgeous snowflakes from the Bring on the Snowflakes stamp set. I then added some Distress inks in various blue colors onto the background. I spritzed the panel with water and then dabbed it away to leave the water marks and texture.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle set and added that to a circle of silver glitter card stock.



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