Wednesday, July 24, 2024

simon says stamp bat trio

The Cheering for You collection just hit the Simon Says Stamp shop and it's all so cute but all I want to talk about is Halloween!

There are some really cute new Halloween sets like this Bat Trio die! Bats are such a fabulous basic for the Halloween (and Summerween season)!

For this card I ink blended a panel with Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry

Then I wrapped that panel in some scrap plastic packaging to create a pocket. TIP: a cello treat bag works too if you haven't been hoarding crafty "trash" like I have or there are these too.

I added some iridescent stars & confetti sequins and sealed the pocket.

Then I die cut a circle window from another panel. I curved the "trick or treat" sentiment from the Halloween Friends set on the lid of my MISTI so I could stamp it on the curve of my circle window. I added a little faux splatter with a black pen and then adhered the panel to the shaker pocket.

I added the Bat Trio on top of the shaker window and then adhered the whole shebang to a folded card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

ppp sending love

Pretty Pink Posh is having a fun animal theme week with lots of adorable cardmaking inspiration and a fun sale

And since so many of my favorite critter sets are on sale right now, I thought I would share one of my very favorite critter card designs...

I like to call this a "scene strip". It appeals to my love of white space and is a lot easier than having to color every piece of a scene, LOL!

I like to mask a section on my card front and add color by ink blending. For this card I used Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry. With the tape still in place and after letting it dry a bit, I stamped images for the scene, the mailbox and mail from the Sending Love set in Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch.

Then I stamped, die cut and colored the pup in the box (also from the Sending Love set). Isn't it cute?!

I used foam tape to add the pup to the card and then stamped the sentiments. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by! And don't forget to check out the sale over in the PPP shop, 15% off all the animal sets!


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

mft through thick and thin

Have you seen the MFT Stamps Greetings Collection? It has so many perfect words for when you might not know what to say. Some of the sentiments are kind & comforting and some are silly like the one I used on this card. Let me show you!

Seems perfectly sweet on the outside, just a cute little skunk from the Scent-sational Skunks set...

...but then you open it up and get a little pop-up skunk with a silly message!

I love to make these simple pop-up cards and the mechanism is so easy to make with just a cutting tool like a paper trimmer! (You can see the method in this previous video.)

Thanks for stopping by and definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the greeting sets!


Monday, July 15, 2024

coming soon...mft greetings collection

There is an amazing new collection of sentiment stamps hitting the MFT shop tomorrow! Would you like a little peek?

The cheeky little monkey from the Monkey Around set was just waiting for the new Birthday Sass set and all it's fun birthday wishes! I mean "you are the she to my nanigans"...hahaha!!!

For this card I used the "Happy Birthday" stamp and created a background pattern by stamping it repeatedly down the middle of my card front in alternating colors (Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry & Carved Pumpkin). Then I stamped the "you are..." sentiment at the bottom, leaving a little white space.

I stamped, die cut and colored the monkey. Then I used a little foam tape to adhere it to the card and topped it with a party hat borrowed from the Presents and Pupcakes set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the adorable sentiment sets!


Saturday, July 6, 2024

cardmaking inspiration with alphabet dies

Do you love cardmaking? Do you have an alphabet die set yet? Trust me when I say you need one! Let me show you what I mean!

I know it's still summer but I am already getting excited for Halloween! I haven't seen many new Halloween stamps & dies on the market yet but that's ok because I have's Classic Type Alphabet set...

With alphabet dies I can create an easy Halloween design!

For this card I die cut three "spooky" words and added color to one of the words with blending tools and Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Kitsch Flamingo & Carved Pumpkin). Then I layered the letters and adhered them together.

I adhered the layered "spooky" to a piece of pale, peachy-pink cardstock from the SBC Pinks pad and then added a ghost. 

Here's a short video of the process...

And then while I still had the alpha dies and expressions stamps out, I made this card too...

I used the same method to add dimension and color, I die cut "merry" three times and colored one of them with blending tools & Distress Oxide inks (Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio & Salvaged Patina).

Then I layered the letters, adhered them to a card and added the little stamped "Christmas". So easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

merry christmas shaker card with

I know it's summer but I'm having a lot of fun creating cards for the holidays! It's's fault really, with their Christmas in July celebration, LOL!

One of my favorite cards to make is a shaker card and one of my favorite ways to make a shaker window is with word dies...

I love the SBC Christmas Block Words die set so much! This is not the first time I've used the "merry" to make a shaker window. 

For this card made a wrapped shaker pocket with the pink from the Vacation paper pad inside. (You can see the technique in this past video.)

I die cut "merry" from Mixed Media paper first (the best for shaker windows because it is so thick) and saved the R middles. At the bottom right of "merry" I stamped "christmas". I used the Mini Circle Sentiments and masked part of the "merry christmas" one by placing low-tack tape over the "merry" and inking the stamp, then removing the tape and stamping on to the cardstock.

Then I die cut the "merry" again but this time from the red cardstock in the Sunshine paper pad.

I adhered the window panel to the shaker pocket and then inlaid the red "merry" and added the R middles too. A few faux splatters made with a pen and ta-da!

I definitely recommend stopping by to see more about their Christmas in July celebration!

And thanks for stopping by here too!


Monday, July 1, 2024

christmas in july at

When I heard was going to be celebrating Christmas in July, I couldn't wait to join the fun with some holiday cardmaking! Plus maybe starting now will help me actually get my Christmas cards done for once. LOL!

I love the look of Pantone swatches like this... that was my inspiration for this card!

I die cut a bunch of holly leaves with the Cozy Autumn Foliage set from white cardstock. Then I added color by ink blending Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistachio. I love that blue green combo!

There aren't any holly berries in the Cozy Autumn Foliage set so I borrowed the 8 and ! from the Bold Basic Numbers and Characters and die cut them from Sunshine Paper Pad red to use the dots as berries.

I created a random-ish holly pattern and adhered them all to pink cardstock from the Vacation Paper Pad.

Then I adhered the holly piece to a white card and stamped a little sentiment from the Celebrate Expressions set

I definitely recommend stopping by to see more about their Christmas in July celebration!

And thanks for stopping by here too!