Monday, June 26, 2017

Where Liberty Dwells

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m back today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi named Patriotic Patricia .  You can find her in the store, here.


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Once again, I found some great digital papers to use and printed them out on my printer along with the little cutie, Patriotic Patricia, and some stars.  I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the banners and the digi stamp.  I colored the digi with my Copics and then added my banners, the stars, and the sentiment to finish off the card.

I hope you love my card as much as I do!

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

It’s time to announce the name of our winner from the A Year Of Card Techniques “Creative Card Folds” hop!


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Please contact Candy Spiegel at candyspiegel@yahoo.com to claim your fabulous prize.  You can also find her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/candy.spiegel.

But WAIT, there’s more ….. I still have some BLOG CANDY to give away.  And the winner is….


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Please contact me at onecraftymrs@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Congratulations to you both! 

Thanks for playing along, everyone!  Don’t forget to check back with us on July 15th when we take on the task of bleaching cards! You won’t want to miss your chance to win another fantastic prize!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hope You Perk Up–Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Hi there Crafty Friends,

I’m here today with a special card for a special blog hop.  Sunsational Stamps is taking part as a Super Sponsor in the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.   As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Digital Image Gift Certificate as well as two flash prizes of a $15 and a $10 Digital Image Gift Certificates.  When you’re done hopping with us, head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for all the details and be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along.


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For this hop I have used a digi stamp from the “Hoppiness Is A Warm Cup Of Coffee” set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps.  I chose to use the coffee cup and the heart. 




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I printed the cup and heart on some white cardstock and then used my  EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors to fussy cut around them.  I used Prisma Color Markers to color both images and  I cut the band for the cup from a piece of digital designer paper that I printed.  I cut a printed all the digital papers for this card with the exception of the gold foil polka-dot flag that sits behind the dark peach flag.  It’s from a 6x6-inch double sided paper pad from Michaels.  The sentiment was printed on some white card stock.  Once printed, I cut it into a flag banner.  I added a larger heart to the bottom corner of the card to finish it off.

That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Don’t forget to head on over to the Sunsational Stamps blog for our blog hop line-up where you can hop along with us and see more great Coffee Card Creations by our talented Design Team.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great News To Share!

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I’m excited to tell you that I’m one of the 5 new DT members for the brand new Koala T Crafts (KTC) Challenge Blog.  This means that at the beginning of each month, I’ll be sharing about some fun challenges and will showcase a card to inspire your creativity and make you eager to join our challenge!   Doesn’t that sound like fun?!

And because you chose to read this post today, Jen and her Besties are giving you a 50% discount off any digital product in the My Besties Shop. Cool beans, right?!  Just use this code, YOURSPECIAL50 when you checkout to get your discount.  This discount code is good until the end of June.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another fun and exciting announcement.  Hope you’ll stop on by.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–Basic Card Folds

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold.  And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper.   We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well!    If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing

February-So Sketchy

March-no hop this month

April-Stamp Set Showdown

May-World of Watercolors

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel.  Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps.

And the awesome prize this month is four stencils from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Thanks, Candy!

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We  really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog (that’s here), so be sure to check back here again on the 25th to see if you won!

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker.  Congratulations, Susan!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.

Since I’m the first blog on this hop, let’s get started!


Draper Fold 1_cardfolds_ocmLet me just start by saying that this was my first attempt at the drapery fold and it’s definitely not my favorite one of the bunch.  I used a digital image that I had saved on my computer and colored it with Copics.  The paper is from a Recollections paper pad and it was the ONLY double sided paper pad that I owned.  I thought I had bunches of it but it turns out I don’t.  Enough said about this card.  Let’s move on, shall we.





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I decided to try and attempt another drapery fold with Card #2 and I’m much happier with the results.  Since I only had one double sided paper pad and I wasn’t very fond of the papers available in that pad, I decided that I needed to make a trip to Michaels where I picked up a pretty little 6x6-inch pad of double sided papers in various patterns of pink and gold.  I chosen a cute chevron pattern for this card but it does make it a little more difficult to see the folds.  I added a glitzy gold bow and a sentiment that I sponged the edges of to make it pop.




Next I tried the double drapery fold with some digital paper that I printed.  This was a little trickier but I think it turned out ok.  Next time I think I will try to make the folds wider so that you can see more of the other side of the paper.  I added a black ribbon and a “happy birthday” sentiment to finish the card off.


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My last card is a peek-a-boo card.  It’s pretty simple to make.  Once again, I printed my paper with a different pattern on each side.  To make this card you measure up halfway on the long side and then cut in about 1.5-inches.  Then you fold each corner back to make the peek-a-boo.  I stamped a “My Favorite Things” Adorable Elephant image onto some cardstock and used my circle punch to cut him out.  I colored him with Prisma Color markers in Cool Grey 10%, Cool Gray 20%, and Cool Grey 30%.  I sponged the edges of my circle with some light blue ink.  I added a “happy birthday” sentiment to finish off the card.



As an extra special bonus, I am giving away some Basic Grey products (see below) to one very special person so make sure when you comment to mention the words BLOG CANDY!

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Ok, that’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Now  you’re off to visit with Claudia.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning.  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Picnic Fun

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi named Daisy.  You can find her in the store, here.


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This card was made using digital papers from Pixel Scrapper.  I’ve really come to like using them as I can pick and choose what I want and there is no waste of pieces I will never use like sometimes happens with paper packs.  It doesn’t seem to take up a lot of ink like I thought it might either.  I think, in the long run, it’s probably cheaper.

I cut an 8.5x11-inch 110lb piece of cardstock at 5.5-inches on the long side.  This makes a top-folding A2 card.  I chose the yellow with white polka dots digital paper and cut that to 4.25x5.5-inches and adhered that to my card front.  It completely covered the front of the card.  Then I cut the “Life’s A Picnic” cardstock to 3.75x5-inches and adhered it on top of the previous piece.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the free clipart picnic scene and added a black mat behind it.  I also cut a free clipart umbrella to add to the scene and I popped it up with some dimensionals.

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Daisy was cut with my Cameo and I colored her with Copics see color chart).  Then I popped her up onto the beach blanket with dimensionals.


I hope you love my card as much as I do!

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps by Lisa!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Octopi’d Heart

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi, from the Ocean Critters stamp set.

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I really love this card.  I think it is going to be an all-time favorite of mine. I love the Aqua Striped Paper (great for an Ocean themed card) against the black, with the red accents to add some POP.   This card was made using digital paper found on the Pixel Scrapper site. If you have never visited Pixel Scrapper you should!  Signing up is free and you will get 5 FREE downloads per day.  It’s a great way to build your digital paper collection!

I printed this cute little Octopus from the set and colored him with Copics.  The hearts border was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  I chose 2 heart shapes and colored one with a background pattern and one with a solid color. I lined them up across a 5-inch rectangle that I had drawn and then used my spacing tool to make sure they were spaced evenly across the rectangle.  I printed this onto some white cardstock and adhered it to a black piece of cardstock.  The sentiment was typed into my Silhouette Cameo software and printed onto a piece of white cardstock which I also matted with some black cardstock.  With the leftover black cardstock I cut out a circle and a flag.  I layered another circle cut from some digital background paper on top of the black circle.  Once everything was cut, I adhered all the pieces onto a piece of 110 lb. white cardstock cut to 5.5-inches wide X 4.25-inches high.

I hope you love my card as much as I do! 

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps by Lisa!  In the meantime, take a minute to view my blog.  There is some really great cards and even some freebies available!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cards in Envy – Favorite Color Combo {Anything Goes}
Crafting From The Heart – Challenge 161
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Challenge #1722
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenges – Challenge #5 May2017
Crafty Creations – Challenge #342 (Anything Goes)
The Paper Shelter – Challenge #296 (Make It Digital)

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–World Of Watercolors

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.

If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Jodie Park of Close to My Heart:

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Please take a moment to check out the great products Close to My Heart has to offer. To visit Jodie on Facebook page, just click here.

And the awesome prize this month is:

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com, by May 26th to claim your prize.

Since I’m the first stop in this hop, let’s get to hopping!

For my first card, I used a rubber stamp from Magnolia Stamps called Tilda With Violin.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color her in.  Watch for a follow-up this week when I’ll give you a few tips and tricks on how I created this card.

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My second card is done using the Bokeh technique.  The stamp is from a Gerda Steiner set called “Playful Kittens”.  Aren’t they the cutest!  I’ll post a follow-up on my blog this week to walk you through the technique and tell you more about my card.

 

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My last card today is using a My Favorite Things stamp set called “Adorable Elephants”.   Once again, there will be a follow-up on my blog this week with more details on the card below so make sure you come back.

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Now you’re off to visit with my teammate, Claudia. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Monday, May 15, 2017

No Disguising Dad

Hi there crafty friends, I’m here to share my Monday make with you.  I had a little help and used Lori Whitlock’s Circle Flip Swing card file for the Silhouette Cameo to make today’s card.  I used the faces from the King Of The Grill set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps. 

 

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It may look simple but this card gave me a run for my money trying to figure out how to fold it, lol.  Once I figured that out, I printed the faces and cut them each into a small circle to fit. I cut 3 more larger circles out to layer behind the faces.  I used my PrismaColor Markers and a couple of Copics to color the faces.  I cut 3 more small circles out of white cardstock and 3 more larger circles to layer behind them.  Then I laid all of those pieces aside for the time being.

 

 

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I used the template from the card file to cut two pieces of cardstock for the front and inside panel of my card. I used a PrismaColor Marker to run along the edge of the cardstock to give it some definition.  Then I adhered it to the card front with some Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue.  I cut another piece of white cardstock, used the chisel tip of my Prismacolor Marker to draw lines up and down it until it was completely covered, then adhered it to the inside.  I mean, seriously folks, what else is one to do with the chisel tip end of a marker? I had to figure out some way to put it to good use.

 

The final step was to attach the faces to the front and the sentiments to the inside.  I added a piece of washi tape and called it done!

 

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That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members..

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Last One For Mom

Hi friends, this is the last “Mom” card I’ll be sharing this Mother’s Day season.  I made this cute peek-a-boo bunny card using a Sunsational Stamps digital image from the “Eggstra Adorable” set.   It’s a very simple card but I think it turned out pretty cute.

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I can’t leave out the Dads so please come back on Monday when I’ll be sharing a fun Father’s Day card.  Hope to see you Monday!!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anything Goes With TLC (Challenge #10)
Cards Und More (Challenge #184)
Through The Craft Room Door (Anything Goes May 9th)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sunsational Stamps May Challenge–SWIM-BEACH-OCEAN

Now that winter is behind us and summer is on it’s way, Sunsational Stamps has decided to go with a Swim-Beach-Ocean theme for our very first challenge of 2017.

Head on over to the Sunsational Stamps Blog and see what my fabulous Design Teammate, Marji, has made.  Hope you decide to participate in this fun challenge.  Rules are on the blog!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hoppy Mother’s Day

Hello, crafty friends!  I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi, from the “Hoppy” set.
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With Mother’s Day being just a couple of weeks away, I thought this little fella would make a cute card.  I printed the bunny and the hearts onto a piece of white cardstock and then ran it through my Cameo to cut each of the images out.  I wanted to show him holding a heart so I printed the stamp twice, cut the paws off the one bunny and set them aside.  I used my Copics and colored the bunny with W-3 and W-4 and added a little R21 to the cheeks and ears.  I used R27 for the hearts.  Once everything was colored I glued the big heart onto the first bunny so that it was positioned on top of the paws.  Then I placed a couple of 1/8-inch foam dimensional dots on the back of the second set of paws and layered them over top of the paws on the first bunny.  I used the dimensional dots to pop up the bunny and added a few more hearts beside it.

All designer papers used were digital and printed on white cardstock and then cut to size.

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps!

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–Stamp Set Showdown

 

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas.

The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!

If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Wilma Payne of Fun Stamper's Journey:

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Please take a moment to check out the great products Fun Stampers Journey has to offer. To visit Wilma's blog, click here and her Facebook Group here.

And the awesome prize this month is:

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May hop; so be sure to come back next month.

Since I’m the first stop in this hop, let’s get to hopping!

 

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This challenge gave me a run for my money.  I had such a difficult time choosing a stamp set I wanted to use.  I finally decided on this one by Stampin’ Up called “Tea Shoppe”. 

 

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I also wanted to mention that, aside from my card bases and the stamped pieces, I have used digital papers that I printed myself on white cardstock for ALL of my cards today.  These papers are from various free sites on the internet.   There are tons of designers who create digital papers and offer them for free so I encourage you to give this a try sometime.  Now onto my projects…

 

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Card #1 is fairly simple.  I used my Cameo to cut out a paper doily, a pink circle, a white circle, and a tall flag.  I stamp one tea cup in the centre of the white circle with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink and adhered it to the larger pink circle.  I then popped that up on top of the blue scalloped doily.  I cut a piece of white cardstock, adhered the tall flag to one side and stamp the bottom with the sentiment “A Cup Of Thanks” from the stamp set.  I adhered the pre-assembled tea cup to the card front.  Then I adhered the white cardstock to a pink cardstock mat and adhered that to the card base to finish it off.

 

 

 

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Card #2 is made up of a bunch of different sized rectangular card pieces cut from various printed papers.  On a white piece of cardstock, I stamped each tea cup in a different color of Tim Holtz Distress inks – Squeezed Lemon, Evergreen Bough, and Tattered Rose – tilting them slightly as I stacked them up.  I added the “Just For You” sentiment from the set to the card to finish it of.

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3 uses the “Tea For Two” sentiment from the set which I stamped in the middle of an off-white piece of cardstock and adhered to a teal green mat.  I printed and cut a long rectangular piece of rose designer cardstock and adhered that to a darker rose mat. Then I adhered everything to a piece of printed designer cardstock that I applied to the front of a card base. I added a few blue pearl beads to finish it off.

 

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Card #4 was a little trickier than the rest because I had to try and line the stamps up so they were spaced evenly.  I messed up a little but I did my best.  I cut 3 strips of white cardstock and stamped two tea cups to each piece in Tattered Rose, Squeezed Lemon, and Evergreen Bough distress ink by Tim Holtz.  I stamped the “You Suit Me To A Tea” sentiment from the set in between the two cups on each piece of stamped cardstock. I adhered the 3 pieces to a square piece of printed pink cardstock and applied that to a piece of printed designer cardstock along with a black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching.  I attached all of that to a card base to finish it off.

 

 

 

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That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today.  Now you’re off to visit with the amazing and talented Claudia. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog in the hop to increase your chances of winning!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

See you next month with another great technique!

Monday, April 17, 2017

I Heart You Mom

Hi there Crafty Friends,

I’m back this week with a Mother’s Day card using a fun image from Sunsational Stamp’s “Hoppy Set”.  This stamp set is new and you can find it in the Sunsational Stamps Store.

 

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With the help of my Silhouette Cameo and some digital papers, I set to work making this sweet card.  The first thing I do when I create any card is to design it in my Silhouette Cameo software.  This allows me to visualize what my end product will be and helps me to keep things organized when it comes time to put the card together.  Here is a peek at what a typical design would look like when I set it up in my Cameo software.

 

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I have each piece laid out on my virtual mat with the digital papers chosen (the two pieces off to the right-side will need to be printed and cut on a second piece of paper).  I also have a template off to the left hand side of what I want the card to look like once it’s assembled. Once I am happy with the design, I will print it off and then send it to my Silhouette Cameo to cut each piece.

I used a couple of my Copic markers to color the bunny and the hearts. I brushed the edges of the bunny circle with a sponge brush and some Stampin’ Up Cameo Coral ink. I also brushed the edges of the sentiment with some Close To My Heart Sea Breeze ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  I’ll be back in two weeks to share another fabulous Sunsational Stamp card.  In the meantime, don't forget to check out all the other photo-polymer and digi stamps in the Sunsational Stamps Store.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Giveaway!

As a new DT member of SUNSATIONALSTAMPS.COM, I want to make sure you know about the giveaway happening  to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new store!  Head on over there now, click on the REWARDS tab on the right hand side and enter to win a card kit valued at $25 for six consecutive months.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

It’s A Ducky Life

Hi there crafty friends,

I’m so excited to be chosen as part of Sunsational Stamps new Design Team and today I’m sharing my first project with you using Lisa’s darling digital stamp “Spring Is Ducky” which can be found in her newly designed store.  Just click on this link to go there.

When I saw this cute little ducky upside down in the water I thought it would make a great encouragement card and just knew that I had to use him.  Below is a picture of the outside and inside of the card.

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Inside Of Card:

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I always have trouble trying to figure out what papers to use for my card so with this card I decided to take a look online to see if I could find anything and I came across this cute blog, LianaScrap.com and found some really nice papers. The papers I decided to use are from the Day Dream Set.  She has lots of other cute sets so click on the link to go visit her and check them out for yourself.

I printed the image onto some white Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and used my Copic markers to color it.   I have a mish-mash of markers but today I decided to use my Copics.  I punched it out with my Fiskars circular punch and set it aside.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my digital paper and the scalloped image that mats the punched image.  I also typed my sentiments (outside and inside), printed them, and cut them out.  Then I layered them onto some black cardstock.  I found a graphic of a pond online and printed it.  Then I cut around it and made a small slit in the water.  I printed, colored and cut out another ducky from the set. I slid the ducky’s feet through the slit in the water so that it looked like it was swimming on the water.  I adhered the feet to the back with some tape to hold it in place.  Once I had all my pieces completed and set aside, it was time to start putting everything together.

I took an 8.5x11-inch piece of white cardstock and cut it down the middle of the 8.5-inch side leaving me with two 4.25x11-inch pieces of cardstock.  I scored the long edge of one of them along the 5.5-inch mark and folded it in half.  This left me with a card base that was 4.25x5.5-inches.  I adhered my 2 pieces of designer paper onto the card base so that they each covered half of the base.  Then I layered a couple of rectangular pieces across the middle to hide the seam.  I wrapped a piece of black ribbon around the rectangular pieces before adhering them to the cardstock.  I mounted my punched image on top of the scalloped circle and adhered that to the front of the card along with the sentiment.  The front of the card was complete and now it was time to move onto the inside.

I cut a couple more rectangles out of the designer cardstock and adhered them across the bottom portion of the card.  I adhered the pond on top and added my sentiment and the card was finished!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you enjoyed my project and I’ll see you soon with another Design Team share.  The supplies I used are listed below:

Lisa’s “Spring Is Ducky”
Digital Stamp Set:

Spring-is-Ducky

Copics Colors:

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Bristol Smooth Paper
for Copic Coloring:

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Recollections Cardstock:

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Fiskars Circle Punch:

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Recollections
Black Grosgrain
Ribbon:

ribbon

Tombows AquaPit Liquid Glue:

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Liana’s Digital Paper (Day Dream):

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