Hello friends! Today is a new product mini-release day at Whimsy Stamps and I'm happy to be sharing a fun new coffee themed stamp set called "Cool Beans." For more on the latest new release products, or to see what my fellow Design Team members have made using this same stamp set, please visit the Whimsy Stamps website! I decided to make these cute little coffee cups into a pop up box card. This box card is one of the easiest "interactive" cards I know how to assemble without watching a YouTube tutorial 827 times!
*A full list of supplies (with clickable links) is located at the end of this post.
The base of this card was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card pop up. I cut two pieces of the box card base from kraft cardstock. To decorate the side pieces of the box I used Garden Green cardstock and Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I stamped a variety of the images from the new "Cool Beans" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink and used my Scan ad Cut 2 electronic cutting machine to cut them. I colored the images with Copic markers and began adhering them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiments in Garden Green ink on white cardstock and cut them using a 1" circle punch. After all the images were added to the card, I put a coat of clear Wink of Stella on the coffee cups for added sparkle.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello friends! Today I am sharing a slimline card featuring the new digital stamp set from RG Avenue called "Concha Life." And, since I know the very first question is going to be "what are conchas?" I've done some research for you! But, in simple terms it's a "sweet," some I'm all in! The punny sentiments that go with this stamp set really crack me up.
Concha (plural conchas, meaning "shell" in Spanish) is a traditional Mexican sweet bread/roll. Conchas get their name from their round shape and their striped, seashell like appearance. A concha consists of two parts, a sweetened bread roll, and a crunchy topping (composed of sugar, butter and flour). Their distinctive pattern is made by pressing a bread stamp over the topping while the dough is proofing. Although the roll and topping are usually the same flavor, the top layer may have different flavorings or colors (strawberry, coffee, chocolate, etc.). Conchas are popular in bakeries in Mexico and throughout the United States. They are usually eaten with coffee at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
The base of this slimline card measures 8 1/2" by 3 1/2" inches. Slimline cards are designed to fit into a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this card is made from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I matted the card base with a 8 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of yellow polka dot paper. Using the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Postage die, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I matted the oval circles with some pink gingham paper. Because the "Concha Life" stamp set is a digital stamp set, I printed out all the images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I ran all of the images through my Scan and Cut 2 machine which cut the images out electronically for me. I added the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to the conchas for added sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed this sweet card and learned a little about conchas!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello readers and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you found a little time to do something crafty. Today I am sharing another card that I made for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #119. This week we have a color challenge to inspire you. Our challenges run for two weeks, thereby giving you more time to create, so I have designed a second card to share with you this week that was still inspired by the same image seen below:
Here is the card I created inspired by the challenge colors:
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of turquoise cardstock and adhered it directly to the card base. To create the shaker frame, I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock and die cut a semi circle in the center middle. I lined the back of the frame with a solid piece of 3" x 3" white cardstock that I stamped "cheers" on in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I lined the back of the frame with acetate and lined the edges with foam adhesive to keep the sequins in. I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner using a turquoise ink. I stamped all of the drink images from the Newton's Nook "Cocktail Mixer" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black on white cardstock. I colored the images with Copic markers and used the coordinating "Cocktail Mixer" dies to cut them out. I placed a thin strip of silver glimmer paper at the bottom of the card to "ground" the drinks and then I adhered the drinks using foam adhesive for added dimension.
Will these colors inspire YOU to create? Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along for a chance to win?! We will randomly select one linked entry to receive a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online shop!
We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday, so that all entries have a chance to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog.
Please make sure you review the challenge rules page before you link up your project!
Deadline to enter is Friday, March 27th, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
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Hello friends, today I have a whole array of birthday cards to share with you that were all created using the same "free" Happy Birthday to You stamp set by Stampin' UP! I say "free" because technically, you only receive this stamp set free with a $50 order! So no, free it is not! I make a lot of birthday cards and I didn't have a simple large birthday cake stamp set that didn't involve layering stamps or detailed dies, so this set really appealed to me. The only downside was it had no coordinating die, so I did all the fussy cutting for each of these cards!
*All of these cards were made using the same layout, I simply alternated patterns of paper and color choices.
Each A2 sized card was made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I then cut a 5 1/4" x 4' piece of designer patterned paper to line the card base. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle Dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut a scalloped piece of cardstock. I lined the scalloped piece of cardstock with a 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of this white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo black ink. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large cake in Memento Tuxedo black ink and then colored the cake with Copic markers. I fussy cut each cake and adhered it to the card using foram adhesive for added dimension. I die cut a silver leaf and green leaf to tuck in behind the cake for more detail and interest. Lastly, I added a couple randomly placed clear rhinestones for more sparkle.
Here is the "Happy Birthday to You" stamp set from Stampin' UP! that I used to create these cards:
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a wide array of cards in various colors all made using the same stamp set. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello again readers, this is my second post for today as I had a few deadlines to meet, and fortunately, I was able to spend a good portion of the weekend (and most likely the foreseeable future) in my craft room. Before I get to today's card, I would just like to take a brief minute to let my readers and followers know that I am thinking of you all, as well as your friends and your families, in these unprecedented times that we are all facing. I wish you good health, love, light and positive vibes. Above all, please remember to be kind always and take care of one another. "A person's most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, or pockets full of gold, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and hands willing to help."
Today's fun slimline card features the yummy "Frosting Tops" digital stamp set from RG Avenue. For more information about digital stamping, please read here.
*A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of this slimline card is made from Berry carsdtock. This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" long. I lined the base of the card with a piece of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I splattered Berry and lime green ink on the white cardstock. I printed all the images from the "Frosting Tops" stamp set onto Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I colored the images and ran it through my Scan and Cut to electronically cut the images for me. I added a few highlights to each image with a Uniball white gel pen. I adhered the cupcakes to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I tied a piece of lime green twine around the card and tied a bow to complete the card.
I hope you have enjoyed today's sweet card. Thanks for visiting and please stay safe and healthy friends!
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Hello crafty readers and happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends, and I hope you are now beginning to look forward to the start of a new year. Today I'm delighted to be a guest designer again with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm also sharing my first ever creations using some of the beautiful digital stamps from Graciellie Designs, and, my-oh-my these stamps are simply stunning! I initially purchased just four digital stamps (two of which I'm sharing with you today), but after working with these two, I know I'll be ordering more!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from kraft cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I printed out the coffee mug from the Fresh Start digital stamp set on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers (colors seen below). I fussy cut the image and adhered the mug to the card using foam adhesive. I placed some linen thread around the mug before adhering the white scalloped layer to the kraft card base. The sentiment is from the "Words to Live By: Kindness" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and mug for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a few turquoise rhinestones around the card for more dimension.
Here is the second card I created using the Christmas Cheer digital stamp set by Graciellie Designs:
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 cut a piece of indigo cardstock. I then cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock to layer over the indigo scalloped piece. Using the Kindness Counts stamp set by Papertrey Ink, I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I printed the image from the Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it using my Copic markers (see colors below). I then fussy cut the image and added it to the card using foam adhesive. I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a couple turquoise rhinestones randomly on the card for added dimension.
Here are the Copic markers I used to color both of these images:
I am still in awe of how gorgeous the stamps by Graciellie Designs are and I hope you will try them too!
Thanks again to Amy and Chaitali for having me guest design these past two weeks with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm happy to have some new coffee loving friends!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Hello friends and happy Monday! Can you believe that we are only TWO days away from Christmas!? Today I am taking a break from Christmas themed cards to share with you this fun stamp set from RG Avenue called "Sweet Celebration." This digital stamp is part of the December Designer Release. After seeing all of the sweets included in this stamp set there was no way I was going to pick between them! So, I decided to make a slimline card fitting as many yummy treats on this one card as I possibly could!
Yes, this is what I call a happy balance. And by balance, I mean ALL the treats! : )
The base of this slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". The base cardstock is made from Berry Burst cardstock. I cut a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Bristol Smooth cardtock and ink blended two colors of Distress Oxide inks in Antique Linen and Pickled Raspberry. I then ink splattered Berry Burst all over the card before adhering it to the base. Because the Sweet Celebrations stamp set was a digital stamp set, I printed out the entire sheet of stamps and colored in all the images with Copic markers. I then fed the colored sheet through my Scan and Cut to cut all the images for me. Yay for no fussy cutting! I then began to adhered the images to the card in a layout that was pleasing to the eye using foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to all of the sweets for added sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed today's super sweet card! As always, thank you for taking the time to visit.
Hello readers! I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. A big thank you to co-hosts Amy and Chaitali for having me! Because we are still just a few days away from Christmas, I have created a seasonal inspired coffee themed card to share with you.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Kraft 80lb cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder in the upper right hand corner of this scalloped piece. Using both the pine leaves, berries and branches from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Papertrey Ink Spruce and Sprig stamp set and dies, I cut branches and berries in evergreen cardstock, rich cherry cardstock and gold glimmer paper. I adhered all of these die cuts directly to the white scalloped cardstock using a Mono tape runner.
I die cut the coffee mugs, cozies and lids using the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts. The lids were cut from solid cherry cardstock and the coffee cups and cozies were cut from the Echo Park Here Comes Santa Claus paper pack. I adhered the two coffee mugs to the card using foam adhesive for added height and dimension. Lastly I added two pine cones cut from gold foil paper and a red bow die cut from red sparkle paper to the center of the coffee mugs for lots of added glitz and sparkle!
In my mind these two mugs are filled with extra chocolate-y hot cocoa or overly nutmegged chai, since I’m not a coffee drinker. I call that my “Christmas in a cup!”
I hope you have enjoyed today’s card. And, once again, a big thank you to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for having me as a guest designer. Thank you for visiting and happy creating!
Hello crafty readers! Today I am excited to be sharing the first card I made using some really fun products from Whimsy Stamps. I credit my friend Candice for being the one who introduced me to making slimline cards, and ever since I discovered this larger canvas to work on, I have been hooked! This is just one of the reasons I love Whimsy Stamps - because they are now offering slimline dies. P.S. -I'll share another reason soon! For today's card I have used the Slimline Postage Die and the fun and slightly sassy gingerbread men from the GingerSnaps stamp set.
*Full list of supplies at end of post.
The base of this 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first
8 1/4" x 3 1/4" matted layer is a piece of kraft cardstock. I cut the Postage Slimline Die from red cardstock. I lined the back of the Postage Slimline die with a scrap piece of plaid designer paper. I stamped all of the gingerbread men in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I colored all of the images with Copic markers. I used my Scan & Cut to cut the images out. I adhered the gingerbread men to the card with foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped several of the sentiments in Versafine CLAIR Pinecone ink on white cardstock and notched both ends before adhering them to the card also with foam adhesive. I added in a couple red candy mints (stamped in Versafine CLAIR Tulip Red ink) and candy canes to fill in the spaces between the gingerbread men. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed today's funny holiday themed card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Here are the products used to make this card:
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Hi crafty friends and happy Friday! I'm excited to share with you my first time using the gorgeous stamps from Power Poppy. My friend, Nikki, has purchased a lot of their products and every time I'm with her, I "ooh and aah" over their beautiful designs. These stamps are really unlike any other as you can see the heart and love poured into the artful designs by illustrator Marcella Hawley. She is so creatively talented! Power Poppy offers a wide variety of stamps (both physical and digital) as well as coordinating and stand alone dies, many centering around the themes of garden and home. If you missed my recent post talking about digital stamping, please read here. I would like to point out that many of the images are designed to be colored, so be sure you enjoy coloring (whether watercolor, colored pencils or markers) before you consider if these images will work well for you.
First, here is a little bit of information about Marcella Hawley, the illustrator behind Power Poppy. . .
"I got my start illustrating plants as a teenager in my parents’ garden. My mother and muse, Susan, herself a painter and illustrator for Hallmark, was a constant encourager, teaching me about color, design, antiques, horticulture, and Motown. Smitten with skateboarding and music, I learned to skate, got caught up drawing cartoons, photographing the action, designing a skate ’zine with my best friend, soaking up California style by way of magazines, and working in a record store.I got a BFA degree in Graphic Design from University of Illinois, and went on to design and illustrate the catalogs for Klehm Nursery, a premier supplier of rare plants and specialty perennials. After my catalog landed on the desk of the Art Director of Martha Stewart Living magazine, I was offered a job as her assistant in NYC (I may or may not have fainted, as I had been a huge fan). I worked alongside Martha’s visionary team of creatives, designers, writers, gardeners, and stylists.
A Midwestern gal at heart, I later returned to my happy place in the middle of the country, and after launching a freelance design and botanical illustration business, was plucked out again to be the art director for Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion start-up in St. Louis. Ten years of passionate magazine designing/decorating/crafting/cooking/styling and working with my illustration idol, Mary Engelbreit, followed.
After the birth of my two kids, Lulu and Finn, I started my own design/branding company, Marcella Hawley Creative LLC, working on projects from local to global with equal enthusiasm. I am now married to the love of my life, Doug, step-mom to two rad step-daughters, have my own two wonderful teenagers, a Corgi named Tibbs, and Crema di Espresso the Tortie cat. There are gardens to tend, gourmet meals to cook, exercising to do, kids to drive around, trails to explore, and a home to decorate. It is from this jam-packed, already-not-enough-hours-in-the-day lifestyle that Power Poppy was born."
Here is the Snuggle Down stamp set by Power Poppy that I used to create today's card:
Here are a few of the other Power Poppy stamp sets I just recently purchased for myself and can't wait to use:
I hope you will now enjoy discovering the beautiful products of Power Poppy too.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
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