Guest Design,Spellbinders

Spellbinders March 14th 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop in the Spellbinders Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of four gorgeous collections: Classics, On the Wings of Love by Joanne Fink, Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low, and Sew Sweet by Tammy Tutterow. If you’ve been hopping along, you may have arrived here from Erum’s blog, but if you need a map of where you are, you can find a full list of the blog hop at the end of this post.

I am sharing a project featuring the Shapeabilities Leaves So Very Generous Etched Dies from the Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low collection. This entire collection is absolutely stunning! I just looove this entire collection and so thrilled to work with her designs. I gravitated to these leaves because they give such beautiful movement.  Because the dies comes in a pair, an outline cut, and the detailed cut, it is perfect for creating strong underlayer to shine through the dies.

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So, I was pretty excited to bring out the alcohol inks for the first time to play! I knew how strong and colorful alcohol ink colors can be so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring them out. I used Turqouise, Citrus, Patina, and Limeade alcohol inks, as well as the blending solution, on yupo paper, and set it aside to dry.

I die cut the outline die out of an A2-sized white card stock twice, from the top and from the bottom. This will be my top cover. I also die cut the detailed image out of white card stock twice that I used to inlay into the windows. I adhered the top cover over the alcohol ink background with foam tape. Then with the leaves, I gently curved the edges and adhered the leaves at its spine.

Finally I heat embossed ‘thank you’ from the MFT From the Heart stamp set three times onto Enchanted Evening card stock and trimmed it to 3 little strips. I adhered those in the center over foam tape. And finally I added a few drops of Nuvo Midnight Blue Gloss. These dies are SO beautiful, don’t you agree?


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Additionally, Spellbinders will also be sponsoring a little giveaway here for a $25 gift certificate! Please leave a comment on my blog by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced here on Monday, March 19th.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you continue to enjoy the hop! Your next stop is Cynde!


Blog Hop List

Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Zsoka Marko
Elena Salo
Melania Deasy
Tammy Tutterow
Wanda Guess
Sharyn Johnson Sowell
Emily Midgett
Melissa Phillips
Susie Lessard
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao << You are here!
Cynde Whitlow
Janette Kausen
Laurie Willison
Rubeena Ianigro
Virginia Lu
Tiffany Solorio
Olga Direktorenko


Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Glorious Globes March and Shape Shifters Oval 1

We’re almost there!  Welcome to Day 5 of Papertrey Ink’s March release countdown and for the last day we are showcasing this month’s Glorious Globes and the Shape Shifters: Oval 1. I love both these series!

The glorious globes is such a unique series and I love how the sentiments are within the globes are curve alongside it. I’m currently in the transition of entering a new chapter in my career so while I was creating this card, that’s all I thought of. So the sentiment ‘Let the adventure begin’ really resonated with me. I wasn’t too adventurous with the color scheme here, and stuck with primary colors. All the images were stamped and die cut with the coordinating dies.

The new oval shape shifter was great to build a frame for these images. I think I may love the ovals more than the circles! I die cut it once out of kraft card stock to create the frame, and also again on my blended background so that I have those beautiful die cut decorative lines. The background was blended with Bundled Sage distress oxide ink and splattered with Enchanted Blue ink.

I adhered the kraft frame onto the background with foam tape, and then the images thereafter. I also added some wooden stars to the background to give a little extra embellishment. Now that I think of it, this would make a great card to send off to someone that is going off to college or graduating too! I think I found myself some ideas for a future project.

As always, such a pleasure to be able to share all these projects with you  during the release countdown and hopefully gave a little inspiration to your crafting. Thanks for joining me and hope you’ll drop by again soon!



Neat & Tangled

Neat & Tangled Moving Wagon

Hey there! Today I’m over on the Neat & Tangled blog sharing an adorable card with a moving theme! This would have been a perfect card for me last year when I moved to a new home, but regardless I thought it would be great inspiration for any of you that are moving!

I started by stamping images the packed wagon from Ride With Me, the fox from Schoolhouse, and the mouse from Holiday Baking in dark brown hybrid ink and colored them all with copic markers. I then die cut all the images with the coordinating dies for Ride With MeSchoolhouse, and Holiday Baking.

For my background, I blended Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Antique Linen distress oxide inks. I stamped the sentiment ‘We’ve Moved’ from the Welcome Home stamp set in Versmark ink and heat embossed it in white. While I was browsing through stamps, I noticed that the speech bubble from Square Thoughts fits perfectly around this sentiment! So I stamped it around my sentiment in white pigment ink and then die cut the frame out. I offset it and adhered it to my card with foam tape.

Everything just came together in the making of this card, all from the fact that I just loved that little wagon carrying the lamp, plant, and moving box. Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day!



Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Bold Borders Diagonal and Sentiment Staples Thank You

Welcome back to another day of the Papertrey Ink March release countdown! Today’s post features the newest addition to the Bold Borders and Sentiment Staples series. I introduce to you the Bold Borders: Diagonal and Sentiment Staples: Thank You sets!

Both of these series are such great staple additions to the crafty stash. They just go well with everything and we can always use plenty of ‘thank you’ sentiments. I started by creating a blended background using Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks. I added white acrylic paint and both of these inks to add ink splatter to the background. I die cut the Bold Borders: Diagonal with white card stock to overlay over the blended background.

I decorated the card with butterflies and flowers from the Butterfly Blooms  stamp and die set featured in Day 2 of the release countdown. I stamped the butterfly in dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with copic markers. I get so excited when I get to color! Then, I die cut it out with the coordinating dies. The flowers on the end die cut right to the edge, so for these I die cut first, then stamped them with the flower images using Melon Berry and Bright Buttercup dye inks.

Next, I heat embossed the curvy ‘thank you’ font from Sentiment Staples in silver, followed by two subsequent sentiments ‘so much’ and ‘you’re the best’ in the same dark brown hybrid ink below it. I love the clean look of these sentiments so much! Now that all the pieces are done, I adhered the butterfly in various flowers onto the card with foam tape.

Don’t forget to check out the Papertrey Ink blog for more inspirations from the team! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for one more day of countdown before the release!



Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Corner Adorner March and Penned Elegance Alphabet

Hi there! I am jumping in the Papertrey Ink March Release countdown to share a vintage-inspired card featuring some of today’s previewed products, the Corner Adorner: March and the Penned Elegance Alphabet. You’ll also see a sneak of a later feature that you are sure to love in the coming days.

I started by stamping the roses and leaves from the Stitching Garden set (sneak for a future feature!) in dark brown hybrid ink. Then I started the layering solid images to fill in the roses with colors with Pale Peony and Autumn Rose. Then I used some prismacolor colored pencils to add a little additiona shading into the images, and die cut the images out with the coordinating dies. I blended the edges of all the images gently with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.

For the background, I used the stamped the dotted lines from the Corner Adorner: March with Autumn Rose. Then, I heat embossed the solid lines in gold. As you may have noticed, I may failed a bit on the alignment, but I kept going as mistakes happen! I also heat embossed the sentiment ‘just for you’ in gold.  With the Penned Elegance Alphabet set, I spelled out ‘friend’ in Pinefeather ink. If you loved the handwritten font from last month’s Penned Elegance, you’re definitely going to love this alphabet stamp set. I only used the lowercase letters here, but there is also an uppercase set released this month as well.

Finally, to bring it all home, I blended Vintage Photo and Antique Linen distress oxide inks from the outer edges in. I then used the same inks to add a touch of splatter on the card. And lastly, adhered the roses onto the card with foam tape. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll be back tomorrow for more Papertrey Ink March Release countdown inspirations!