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Reverse Confetti – Cured | Spinner Card

Hello everyone,

Hope your week is going well! It’s hard to believe it’s Wednesday already. I had some fun this week using Reverse Confetti’s Cured stamp set  to create a spinner card and wanted to share it with you.

My grandpa has been feeling under the weather so I made this to send him a little cheer. I just love a pun and so does he – I know that “hope you’re cured soon” sentiment will put a smile on his face.

Here’s a close up of the final card:

Opening shot

And here’s a list of supplies I used to create it:

Reverse Confetti Cured Stamp Set: Reverse Confetti | Simon Says Stamp

Reverse Confetti Cured Die Set: Reverse Confetti | Simon Says Stamp

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

MFT Bubblegum Card Stock

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zyron Sticker Maker:  Amazon

Fishing Line: Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Walnut Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Fresh Cut Grass Ink: Simon Says Stamp

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

 

Copics

Uchi’s Design – Hipster Owls | Copics

Hello there,

Happy Thursday! I’m off work tomorrow so today is actually my Friday and I’m pumped to start my weekend early. I’ll be heading to Pennsylvania for Father’s Day weekend, but wanted to share the card I made with you before I leave.

When I picked up the animation stamp sets from Uchi’s Design I saw this Hipster Owl set and couldn’t resist. I instantly thought it would be perfect for Father’s Day.

Here’s a close up of the finished card:

Opening shot

I used a stamp set from a Paper Pumpkin Kit from May 2016 to stamp my sentiment. If you’re unfamiliar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly kit from Stampin Up that has a fun paper project in it, sometimes cards, sometimes not. It’s great for when you feel like crafting and don’t necessarily want to come up with your own design although there are lots of demonstrators who come up with additional projects you can make with it too.

Anywho…the stamp set isn’t available to purchase separately, but if you really want it,  I just did a check on ebay and there are several kits available for sale so if you do a search for “Paper Pumpkin Kit May 2016” you should be able to find one.

Inside

and here is the envelope using the accessory stamps:

card and envelope So I want to finish up by wishing all the Father’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day – I hope it’s filled with love and lots of family fun.

Here is a list of the supplies I used today:

Uchi’s Design Hipster Owls Stamps: Uchi’s Design | Simon Says Stamp

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Copic Markers: E00, E11, E13, E15, R20, B93, B99, N4, N0, BG10, BG13, YR07, Y35

(I suggest Dick Blick for any of your copic purchases. They seem to have the best prices for individual markers and if you sign up for one of their customer cards – it’s free, you’ll save even more.)

Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar and Spice Paper: Simon Says Stamp

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Wild Cherry Card Stock

Craft Foam:  Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

Watercolor

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello | Watercolor

Hello! Hope your week is going well…

Over the weekend I was in the mood to watercolor (I blame the SSS June card kit) so I pulled out the Mama Elephant Botanic Hello stamp set and went to work.

I’ve had this stamp set sitting in my stash for months now and don’t know what took me so long to get to it. Just time I guess, there is never enough of it. Especially for crafting! I started keeping all the stamps I purchase in a box and I’m not allowed to put them away until they’ve been used at least once. I’ll never catch up, but it’s a problem I wouldn’t wish to be rid of (though I have slowed down a bit).

I used my Kuretake watercolor set and since I did the clear embossing and it’s difficult to see on the white paper, I thought it was really fun to watch it appear as I added the colors.

 

 

It ended up being very tropical which worked out well for a summer time card.

Opening Shot.jpg

inside

I didn’t show it in the video, but while I was at it, I stamped a second image and heat embossed it in black because I wasn’t sure what kind of outline I wanted to work with. I decided I liked the clear embossing best, but I had the second panel so I went ahead and watercolored it with the exact same colors.

second card

I still like the lighter image best, but I wanted to share the second card with you too. Crazy how different the same colors can look just with the change in embossing powder and finishing huh? Let me know which one you like best in the comments below.

 

Thanks for stopping by – below you’ll find links to the products I used:

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Mama Elephant

Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Anti Static Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(If you’re interested in this set Amazon has it at a great price right now!)

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

My Favorite Things – Lemon Drop Cards Stock

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards – 1 Kit

Happy Saturday! Well one of these months I’m going to get my 10 Cards 1 Kit video up during the actual month of the kit, but I suppose I’m a bit closer this time. Fingers crossed for June…

As you can tell from my previous two cards, I was really interested in the animation stamps that came with this kit. Here are the cards I came up with:

This was the first time I had used one of the watercolor panels that have come in these kits, in fact I still have some from previous kits that I may pull out and play with. I’m really more comfortable working with the zig pens and I had trouble with the paper pilling, but I really don’t feel like I used too much water. I’ve heard others say that they have had trouble too, so maybe it was the actual paper and not entirely me? Even so, that succulent card ended up one of my favorites.

The animation cards are as I’ve said before, just so much fun. I smile every time I slide one of them.

The kite in the cloudy gray sky is my favorite of the bunch, it’s simple and clean and kite just pops! I had no idea what I would do with that acetate when I unboxed this, but after this card, I’m willing to try more of embellishments like this.

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Who doesn’t love a shaker card? Especially one with flamingos telling you to stand tall and be courageous – everyone needs those reminders once in a while.

8

I didn’t show it on the video, but after I was finished I thought the inside needed a little extra something so I added a line of that pink flamingo washi tape.

8 inside

Finally here are close-ups of the other more simple cards of this kit, again though I think simple cards are sometimes the best and often they get used way before the others!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards today. If you enjoyed them please give leave me a comment or a thumbs up and follow for more posts like this 🙂

Here is a link to the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 Card Kit – the card kit is sold out, but you will find a list of the supplies there and most of them you can purchase separately if you’d like.

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

C’mon Get Happy Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Taylored Expressions

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zyron Sticker Maker:  Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Watercolor Brush Markers

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp – Thanks on a line die

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

Doodlebug Flamingo Washi Tape: Sion Says Stamp

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Drops:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

Stampin Up Flirty Flamigo Ink

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

Interactive Cards

Animation Slider Card

Hello there…

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! I wanted to share with you my second animation tutorial using a die kit from Uchi’s Designs. This one features a built in slider, which gives a really clean design. These stamps are so much fun! I’ve purchased an additional stamp set with birthday designs and plan to use that to make a card for my nephew’s upcoming 7th birthday, (boy, does saying that make me feel old!) I think he is going to really get a kick out the action.

With no further adieu….here is the tutorial video:

Here are some stills of the final card:

Starter photo

 

working photo

 

end close up

Thanks for stopping by today. If you enjoyed the video, please leave me a comment or a thumbs up and follow for more. I’ll have my Simon Says Stamp May 2017 card kit video up in the next few days.

Here is a list of supplies used:

Martha Stuart Scoring Board: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Animation Slider – Circles Kit: Simon Says Stamp | Uchi’s Design

(I recommend purchasing additional grid sheets…just in case)

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

Uncategorized

Animation Stamps – Gift Card Holders

Hello there,

Sunday Fun-day! Hope you’re weekend has been great so far. I’ve just uploaded a tutorial video I made using Uchi’s Design’s Animation Die Cut set. I had never heard of these types of stamps previously, but Simon Says Stamp included an animation stamp set in their May 2017 card kit and I just think they are amazing! So of course I went out and bought a few additional sets right away. I’ll have a video up featuring that card kit soon, but since those 10 card videos move so quickly, I wanted to share some videos to show the process in a little more detail. Here are the designs I came up with using their Small Animation Envelope Set.

Check out that motion!

 

Here are some still close ups of the sliders I created.

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I had a lot of fun playing with these stamps. They seem tricky, but I found them a lot easier to use than I originally thought they would be. If you want to give them a try feel free to leave me any questions you have in the comments and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Here are links to the supplies I used today:

Small Animation Envelope Kit: Simon Says Stamp | Uchi’s Design

(I recommend purchasing additional grid sheets…just in case)

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scor-Pal: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

 

 

10 Cards 1 Kit · Card Kits · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards – 1 Kit

Whew…what a busy few weeks. Last weekend I went home to PA for my niece’s 10th birthday/Mother’s Day, the previous weekend I traveled out of town for the wedding of one of my best friends, and this weekend I’m going to a family reunion. I’m very much looking forward to next weekend – for which I have planned a whole lot of nothing!  In the midst of all of this I’ve been editing the video for my Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit which you will finally find below.

I thought the stamps in this card kit were really cute, but I’ll be honest I struggled a bit to come up with 10 different card ideas.

Here are some still shots of the cards I created:

card 3 & 4

I really love how this card came out. I think it’s so fun to have the giraffes peeking out behind the window as if to say hello.

card 1

This stack of animals looks like a crazy bunch thanks to those eerie eyes from doodlebug.

card 2 & 5

card 7 & 9

I often want to keep adding layers to my cards, but I think this simple penguin card is my favorite of the bunch.

card 8

I don’t make a lot of tags, but wanted to give them a try since they came in the kit. I really just treated mine like mini cards and I think they came out ok.

Tags

Thanks for stopping by today, below you’ll find a list of links to the supplies I used.

Here is a link to the Simon Says Card kit. It is sold out, but the description lists all of the products and they are available separately if you’d like to try any. Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Craft Die

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(As of right now these are only $85 on Amazon – this is an AMAZING price)

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Doodlebug Eerie Eyes: Simon Says Stamp

Google Eyes: Amazon

ZIG Watercolor Brush Markers

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Ink – Wild Rose: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fishing Line: Amazon

Zyron Sticker Maker:  Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Drops:

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

My Favorite Things Sentiment Label Strip

Copic Markers:

Nuvo Mousse – Aquamarine

Doodlebug Sequins: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.