Monday, January 18, 2021

The Greetery: Nature Lover Collection Day 1

 

Hello and welcome to the first day of reveals for the brand new Nature Lover Collection from The Greetery! It's a new year and with that comes a stunning new release! This beautiful new collection of stamps and dies will be available at The Greetery on Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 am EST!

Today we are showcasing: 

  • Love is stamp set (+ Boxwood Heart Base die)

  • Let’s have a word: love die

  • Boxwood Heart base die + details die

  • Wood Slice hearts

  • Love Song Sentiments

  • Mini Boxwood Heart Stamp + Cut combo



For my first card, I used the beautiful Love is stamp set along with the Boxwood Heart Base Die. I stamped the heart in two shades of green and added details with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I added the flowers from the Fleur Impressions stamp set and Balloon Bouquet stamp set. 



The background was created by blending some Broken China distress ink onto white Bristol Board cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment from the Love Song Sentiments stamp set with black ink, and layered the wreath over it with foam tape. I added the flowers and tiny bow with foam tape as well. The bow is from the Speed Tagging Sentiments stamp set.

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My next card uses the new Boxwood Heart Detail Dies along with the Boxwood Heart Base. The sentiment is from the Mini Boxwood Heart stamp set and the love is from the Let's Have A Word: Love die.  For the background, I blended some Broken China Distress ink onto Bristol Board cardstock. For the wreath, I first watercolored a piece of white watercolor paper with green inks and then splattered it with more of the same color. I let this dry and cut it out with the Boxwood Heart Details die. I layered all of the pieces onto the white base cut from the Boxwood Heart Base die and then added it to my card with foam tape.


I stamped the sentiment with black ink inside the wreath and then layered the white love above it across the wreath. 

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So for my last card, I used the new Wood Slice Hearts dies. I cut the heart out of white cardstock and used Vintage Photo Distress ink to color it. I added speckles of more of the same color. For the background on my card, I used Worn Lipstick Distress inks and blended on white cardstock. I added the wood heart to my card base with foam tape.


The flowers are from Birthday Blooms stamp set and Blessed Blooms stamp set. I stamped them and cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them to the heart with foam tape. The tiny bow is from the Speed Tagging Sentiments stamp set and the two tiny little hearts are from the Signed and Sealed with a Kiss stamp set. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! I'll be back tomorrow with more wonderful projects with the new Nature's Lover Collection!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Friday, January 15, 2021

Sunny Studio Stamps: Captivating Camellias

 Hi friends! I have a blog post up on the Sunny Studio Blog today featuring one of their brand new stamp sets from their recent release called Captivating Camellias. It's such a pretty set, and the layered stamping really makes these flowers pop! 


For my background, I diluted some Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress inks and brushed them across the paper lightly with a large watercolor brush. I then speckled with the same colors of ink. The pink flowers were stamped with for shades of ink from Pinkfresh, Ballet Slipper, Sparkling Rose, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Bliss. The purple flowers were stamped with Soft Lilac, Candy Violet, Lavender and Regal Kiss also from Pinkfresh.  The leaves were stamped with Fresh Pear and Evergreen from Pinkfresh, and Artichoke from Lawn Fawn. 


After all of the stamping was done I cut them out with the Captivating Camellias coordinating dies and added them to my card with foam tape. The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is included in the Captivating Camellias stamp set and it was stamped with black ink. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Thank you for stopping by!

Kay :)




Monday, January 11, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebration Blog Hop



 Hi all! This is my first post in the new year and I am excited to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for their 7th year birthday celebration! They have some beautiful new products out perfect for Valentines Day, and Birthdays, plus many things that you will reach for all during the year to create fun cards and projects!

They also have some giveaways so be sure to scroll all the way down to find out how to enter in to win!



My first card uses the new All My Love stamp set and All My Love coordinating dies, along with the Heart Vines die.  I first colored the heart image from the All My Love stamp set with Copic markers and cut that out. I cut the Heart Vines die out of white cardstock and layered it over the stamped heart image and then over a lavender card base. 



Lastly I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock.


My next card uses the adorable Valentine Circles stamp set and Valentine Circles Coordinating dies, along with the Slimline Scallop Frames die and Lattice Stencil. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. 


The background was created by blending pink dye ink onto white cardstock using the Lattice Stencil. I then cut the Slimline Scallop Border out and added that over top. The tiny pink stars were cut out with the Heart Vines die.  The Love sentiment is from theValentines Hearts stamp set


My final card uses the new Valentines Hearts stamp set and Valentines Hearts Coordinating dies along with the Layered Bokeh Stencils. I stenciled the background with pink ink onto white cardstick and added a few speckles of the same ink. I stamped all of the different hearts from the stamp set in pinks and purples and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I added them to the card with foam tape for dimension.


I added a white embossed sentiment to the front of my card with foam tape and added some of the new Cupcake Clay Confetti for accents.


GIVAWAYS:                                                                                                                                         Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away 6 $25 gift certificates during the three day blog hop celebration! Comments must be left by 11:50PM , January 15th 2021. The winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.



Below is a list of all of the designers participating in todays blog hop! Check out all of the wonderful inspiration!


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!

Hugs,
Kay :)




Sunday, December 13, 2020

Hello Bluebird: Snow Day

 Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! It's sure been busy around here, but I do have a fun little winter scene card to share with you today that I created using the latest release from Hello Bluebird. I'm using the new Snow Day stamp set and Snow Day Dies along with the Winter Walk Scene Die.



I am totally in love with the new Winter Walk Scene die! It makes the most beautiful backgrounds for your winter scene cards! And who could resist those adorable little characters from the Snow Day stamp set. Paired together these two make one super cute card!  For the background, I cut all of the pieces from the Winter Walk Scene die out of Bristol Board cardstock and colored them with Distress inks. I used Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet for the sky and Weathered Wood for the mountains. I shaded the snowy hills with  just a bit of Tumbled Glass. 


Each of the cute little critters were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the Snow Day Coordinating dies and added to my card with foam tape. The sentiment at the top was stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the holiday season!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Friday, December 11, 2020

The Greetery - TGIF Wishing You Joy

 Hi All! I'm up on The Greetery Blog today for the TGIF post and I wanted to share it here with you as well. 

It is already December 11th and although most of my Christmas cards are already in the mail, I am still making them just because I love to. Christmas cards are my favorite to make and honestly, I make them all year long.

So today I have one to share with you using some older and newer Christmas products. 


For the background, I used the Frosty Flakes stencil and and blended Wilted Violet Distress inks onto Bristol Board cardstock.  I blended mostly just around the edges leaving the center lighter to make my focal point pop.


I stamped the images from the With Love At Christmas Time in pretty pinks and purples, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them to my card with foam tape. The Joy sentiment is from the Written in Ribbons stamp set and it was cut out with the coordinating dies and added with foam tape as well. The wishing you sentiment is also included in the Written In Ribbons stamp set and it was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and making lots of fun cards and Christmas projects!

Hugs,

Kay :) 



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Greetery: Winter Wanderer Collection Day 2

 

 Hello and welcome to the second day of  full reveals for the Winter Wanderer Collection coming to The Greetery! I'm excited to share more projects I've created with this gorgeous collection! 

All of the products that I am using today will be available at The Greetery this Friday November 27 at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Simply Wonderful stamp set + die

  • Opposites Attract stamp set + die

  • Boho Banner die

  • Bigger Blooms stamp set + die

  • Macrame Borders & Tassels die

  • Macrame Diamonds die

  • Macrame Openwork base die





My first card features the new Boho Banner Dies. I cut the background piece out of some
turquoise cardstock and the fringe and tassels out of a darker shade. I adhered all of the pieces together and added the banner to my card with foam tape.



I continued to decorate my banner using some images from the Destination North Pole stamp set and the banner is from Banner & Bough stamp and stencil collection. The bow at the top is from the Fit To Be Tied die set.


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My next card uses the Macrame Borders & Tassels and Macrame Diamonds. The sentiment is from the Hoop Wreath Stamp set.



I cut out all of the pieces using red, pink and white cardstocks and then arranged them in a pleasing design. This was really fun by the way! :)


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This card uses the beautiful Bigger Blooms stamp set and dies along with the Simply Wonderful Stamp set and dies. I stamped all of the flowers and greenery in Christmas shades, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them to my card with foam tape. I trimmed the top and left edge flush with the card base.



I stamped part of the sentient on a white strip and tucked that into the flowers and then added the wonderful with foam tape. I then speckled the whole card with white ink.


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My last card uses the Bigger Blooms stamps and dies, Macrame Openwork Base Die, Macrame Diamonds and the Hoop Wreath stamps and dies. The Hello is from the new Opposites Attract stamps and dies.



I cut the Macrame Openwork Base Die out of a piece of white cardstock and layered that over a strip of red cardstock. I added this to my white card base. I then layered all of the flowers, greenery and sentiment with foam tape and speckled the whole card with white ink.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! The new Winter Wanderer Collection will be available on Friday! Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)




Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Greetery: Winter Wanderer Collection Day 1

 Hello and welcome to the first day of  full reveals for the Winter Wanderer Collection coming to The Greetery! This beautiful new collection is perfect for crafting winter themed projects, but many of the new stamps and dies can be used for any occasion during the year!

All of the products that I am using today will be available at The Greetery this Friday November 27 at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Catching Snowflakes Stamp set
  • Catching Snowflakes Dies
  • Hoop Wreath Stamp set
  • Hoop Wreath Dies
  • Hoop & Fringe Die




For my first card, I used the Greenery from the Hoop Wreath stamp set and lightly stamped it onto my card base for the background. I speckled that with the same color ink. I then stamped the image and sentiments from the Catching Snowflakes stamp set and cut that out with a circle die. I used a snowflake from the Snowflake Soiree set to go in the center. 


I mounted this in the center of my card with foam tape and then tucked the greenery from the Pine Blossom stamp set along the top and the bottom of the circle.  I lastly added a few drops of purple Nuvo drops to the design and white Stickles to the snowflake.

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My next card uses the beautiful Hoop Wreath stamp set along with the Hoop & Fringe Die and the Catching Snowflakes die. I very lightly blended some Distress inks onto the background and speckled with the same colors. 



I added the Catching Snowflakes die cut and the Hoop & Fringe Die cuts to my card with foam tape, then added the Greenery, flowers and sentiment with foam tape as well. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! I'll be back tomorrow with more wonderful projects with the new Winter Wanderer Collection!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)