Hi friends! I know that technically today's card says "You are llamazing," but it is actually MY birthday today! So, while you are all pretty llamazing, so am I! Cheers, it's a fiesta! Today I am celebrating my 21st birthday!
For the second time. . . ; )
The base of this slimline card ( measuring 8 1/2" x 3 1/2") is made from Black Taffy cardstock. I cut a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and adhered it directly to the black card base. In the upper left corner I stamped the sentiment "You are llamazing" in Black Taffy sugar cube. Using a grassy border die, I die cut the grass from Rich Cactus cardstock. I stamped all of the images from the RG Avenue "Stick Together" stamp set in Black Taffy sugar cube and colored the images with Copic markers. I ran the colored images through my Scan & Cut to cut them out. Then I began adhering the images to the card using foam adhesive for added dimension. I arranged the cacti in a rainbow pattern from red to violet. I added a couple randomly placed rhinestones at the top of the card filling up the white space. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to all the images for added sparkle.
Thanks for sharing in my birthday celebration here with me. Cheers to many more!
Hello friends and happy BLACK Friday! Best of luck to you brave souls who dare to venture out on this day because I want no part of it! Those crowds are not for me! Today, you will find me shopping local at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink in New Hampshire for my very first time! Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see all the behind the scenes photos from the store and more. I'm excited because it is also the shop owner, Vanessa's birthday, so I will get to wish her a happy birthday in person. To celebrate, a large group of current and past Design Team members, along with some special guests, will be doing a blog hop on Instagram sharing cards that were inspired by some of Vanessa's favorite things: the color fushia, cute critters (she LOVES Hello Bluebird), coffee and pumpkin spice. Here is the card I created for her:
This slimline card ( 8 1/2" x 3 1/2") was made from Berry Burst cardstock. The first matted layer is a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I die cut the mountains in Blushing Bride cardstock using the Hello Sweetums Mountains of Fun dies. I die cut the trees using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Trees dies. I stamped all of the critters, trees and presents from the Hello Bluebird Frosty Friends stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I added highlights to some of the images with a Uniball White Gel pen. I also added Lawn Fawn ultrafine glitter to the snowbanks and critters' hats. I added many of the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card in Berry Burst ink. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Here are the Copic colors I used for coloring:
Here is the Frosty Friends stamp set by Hello Bluebird (available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink) that I used to create today's card:
Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see what everyone else created for Vanessa's birthday!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Welcome back from the weekend! There's no better time to share a coffee themed card than on a Monday morning, because we all need it! Well, except me, I gave up caffeine (again) last week, and ugh, the withdrawals on days 4-6 were not pretty friends. . . But, this java girl has made my Monday slightly better with those boxes of donuts piled sky high! Give me ALL the Boston cream's!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs, I die cut a piece of Tangy Apple Sugar Cuts cardstock. Using the Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock to mount to the green background. Using the Sweet Cane Sugar Drops, I splattered some ink on the white cardstock. I punched out a scrap piece of foil coffee scripted paper in a large circle and adhered it to the center of the card. I printed out the Birthday Girl stamp set from my computer onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I colored the java girl image with my Copic markers and printed the image out using my Scan and Cut. I adhered the girl to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I wrapped a piece of salmon ribbon around the card and knotted it just below her knee line. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the girl for added sparkle.
Here is the Birthday Girl stamp set from RG Avenue that I used to create today's card:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative (and caffeinated) day!
Today I am sharing a card that honestly I didn't think I would enjoy, but as it turns out I'm loving the end result! I loathe balloons and when I say loathe, I mean detest, despise, HATE (the four letter word my mother told me never to use) them. Everything about them makes me cringe. The texture, the smell, that horrible sound when you rub your fingers across them, and oh dear Lord, the God awful balloon popping. It sends my anxiety through the roof! But, these balloon animals with their oversized eyes are really quite fun (in paper form only!) and this would make for a great kid's birthday card. This is the October Monthly Card Kit release from RG Avenue called "Pop It."
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Sweet Cane cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle Dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Neenah White Solar Smooth cardstock. I printed the Pop It digital stamp on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored in the balloons using Copic markers. I added some highlights to each colored image using a white gel pen. I ran the entire digital stamp through my Scan & Cut in order to die cut the colored images. I adhered linen thread behind the balloons before placing them on the card using 3M foam adhesive. I printed out the digital stamped sentiment and adhered it to the lower left corner using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the balloons for added sparkle.
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Hi friends! Last night I came up with the idea to make a shaker card using the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi stamp set. Well, it was a great idea. . . Only I had to revert to "plan b" because my acetate sheets weren't long enough to make a shaker frame for an 8 1/2" slimline card! There was also a minor disappointment when one of the koi fish I had stamped didn't make the cut as I ran out of working space. Poor purple koi! So, while this card turned out entirely different than the image I had in my mind, I still like the end result. Even if it doesn't shake, at least it sparkles thanks to a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter!
The base of this A10 card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. The first matted layer is an 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" sheet of Balmy Blue cardstock. I cut a 8" x 3" sheet of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using a dotted embossing folder. Using the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube I added a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter at the bottom of the card. The colors for the koi fish (in the order they appear on the card) are: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride and Balmy Blue. *Note - I stamped off the first layer of ink on the first color layering koi. I die cut each koi and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped five lily pads in Mint Macaron ink and die cut each individually. I stamped five lily pad flowers in Pineapple Punch ink. I adhered both the lily pads and lily pad flowers to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I put a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over all the fish and lily pads for added sparkle.
Here is the Color Layering Koi stamp set and coordinating dies from Hero Arts that I used to create today's card:
I hope you enjoy this colorful and slightly whimsical card.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hi friends, the July Simon Says Stamp kit "Party Like a Panda" has been released and it will leave you in a pure panda-monium!
The 6×8 Simon exclusive, Party Like a Panda stamp set features adorable pandas, birthday gifts, balloons and plenty of clever sentiments for all kinds of celebrations! Also included is the Simon exclusive Picture Book Panda die; pair it with the 4 sheets each of DecoFoil White Latte and Black Velvet Flock Transfer Sheets for fun, fuzzy cuteness!
In addition, this kit includes an array of colorful Simon Says Stamp custom, double-sided Doodlebug patterned papers and a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to add some shine! Everything is complemented perfectly with coordinating Simon brand cardstocks, plus two high-quality Simon envelopes.
Our Party Like a Panda Card Kit is so cute it will make your cheeks hurt from grinning and will inspire you to create adorable designs to share with family and friends!
This kit includes a wide variety of hand selected coordinating supplies, enough to keep you creating for hours! Included in the box is an inspiration sheet with 6 ideas using the kit. You'll also receive inspiration via email newsletter with even more project ideas and video links using the kit.
Simon Says Stamp exclusive 6x8 Party Like a Panda clear stamp set
Simon Says Stamp exclusive Picture Book Panda wafer thin die
4 ThermoWeb DecoFoil White Latte flock transfer sheets
4 ThermoWeb DecoFoil Black Ice flock transfer sheets
Custom exclusive 6 x 6 inch Doodlebug papers
1 Stick-It Double-Sided Sticky Sheet
1 Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink envelope
Simon Says Stamp White envelope
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink cardstock
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 Simon Says Stamp Peacock Teal cardstock
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 Simon Says Stamp 120# White cardstock
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock
You can purchase the kit at $34.99, or you can subscribe to our kit of the month program for just $29.99 (plus S&H) per month to have the kits delivered right to your door each month!
Here is a close up of the kit's included stamp set:
Here are some samples from the Simon Says Stamp Design Team that are sure to inspire you:
I can't wait to receive my monthly kit and share with you what I create!
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I have a really fun card to share with you today! I borrowed this stamp set "Keepin' It Real" from my friend Margaret. It is from the Your Next Stamp company which is a company I'm not very familiar with, but you know I'll be checking it out! This stamp in particular is probably not a stamp set I would have purchased to keep in my own collection, but it was fun enough to borrow to make a great masculine themed card. Here I combined it with Sunny Studios "Froggy Friends" and the Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop die. I have been enjoying creating "scenes" with my stamps and I find that you can pair so many different brands together and they work seamlessly.
*Full supply list located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop die I cut the leafy background from Garden green cardstock. I brushed Squeezed Lemonade and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks over the white background to create a marshy/sunset background. Using the Lawn Fawn grass border cut, I cut a grass border out of Granny Apple Green cardstock. I cut the pond using the Bayou Backdrop additional pieces and some blue scrap paper. I stamped all images in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. I die cut all the images and began placing them as a scene using 3M foam adhesive onto the card. Lastly I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Here are the two stamp sets I used to create this card:
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