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Okay – the holidays are IN THE AIR…don’t panic….BUT …. for me getting ready for all the excitement is really most of the fun!!!! I LOVE the anticipation. This year I made more Christmas cards then I ever have in my life!  Usually I make one and then replicate it. This year the magic of all the Christmas products especially the Christmas themed stamps had me shopping a TON! Here is a little card I made last night. This card features  Kawaii Cuties, The Holidays Are Here, stamp set by Stamp Anniething. AND the coordinating dies – cause who wants to fussy cut when there are adorable little cuties to color?Am I right?!? I created the background with this fabulous star  stencil also by  Stamp Anniething I blended Simon Hurley Create ink to create the background. Added some Tonic Studios Glitter Nuvo Drops, cause I add those to EVERYTHING! And…

How stinkin’ cute is the Mugs and Kisses stamp set by Pink & Main? AND of course it also comes with coordinating dies for EASY PEASY cutting! From happy Santa to floating marshmallows and a cinnamon stir stick! Pink & Main really thought of everything with this adorable little set! Here is a card a created with the penguin mug and candy cane stir stick. SUPER DUPER cute! I also used the Pink & Main Winter Wonderland 6X6 paper pad for the patterned paper. I coloured the stamped images with my FAVOURITE Tonic Studios Nuvo watercolor pencils. But seriously, this collection had me at marshmallows! Happy Happy making Christmas cards my friends HO! HO! HO! Looking for the PERFECT GIFT for the paper crafting in your life!!! We have the answer!!!! From subscriptions, to cardstock to monthly memberships – we have the answer! AND they are all under 45$  YAHOOO!…

Kim Gowdy was very buys this week creating spooky Halloween cards. One of her favourite things to do and you can tell! Check out this card she designed. How gorgeous! Kim designed the background using one of her gel mono prints she created using the Ranger Gel Printing Plate AND Ranger Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint. She stamped the Stampers Anonymous stamps on Deli Paper. Using Ranger Archival Ink. She then cut out the pumpkins and with hat and adhered them to the mono print using Ranger Dina Wakley Media Matte Gel Medium. Using Zebra Doodler’z Gel Glitter Pens she outlined all the stamped images. This made the images glitter! You can see it here. Next, for some more added fun Kim Added Tonic Studios Nuvo Glow Drops.When the lights turn off these little drops glow!  How fun is that! Finally Kim, used her Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Guillotine Cutter…

Size does matter, sometimes! There are times I want to create smaller than a 12×12. Not because it’s easier, because it works different creative muscles. I pulled out my planner from Elizabeth Craft Designs and used the July 2021 Sketchy Challenge as a starting point.When I work in the planner, I am always aware of what will ‘split’ down the center. Sometimes I will let photos or ephemera flow across the center if it doesn’t cut in an awkward place, i.e. splitting a person in half would not be good! Trust your brain…it will know right from wrong! Thanks for checking into my post! If you haven’t joined our Sketchy Challenge on Facebook, we welcome you! ~Kim

This prize package from Tonic Studios is a TANGERINE DREAM! Check out this list of goodies in the prize package: Tangerine Die Cutting Machine 4 Layering Basics Die Sets – Sunray Venus, Hexagon, Circle, Traditional Hearts Super Trimmer 4 pairs of scissors: 9.5”, 8.5”, 6.5” and 5” Festive Affinity Box Die Set Collection Hooray Summer Sentiment Die Set 10 sets of 8.5”x11” Classic Card Stock in a variety of amazing colours. 7 sets of 8.5” x 11” Mirror Card Stock – these are stunning! 5 Nuvo – Drops: Ebony Black, Simply White, Buttermilk, Pale Gold, & Silver Lining 2 Nuvo – Glacier Pastes: Golden Era & Quicksilver 3 Aqua Shimmer Pens: Glitter Glass, Sunlit Sienna and Midas Touch! (Oh, to have the job of naming colours!) To enter your name into this FABULOSA giveaway – CLICK HERE The contest closes, Saturday, July 31st at midnight MDT. Good luck everyone!

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. The Kraft Slimline Toner Card Fronts from Therm O Web are the perfect substrate for some good old grunge. The kraft paper withstands embossing, folding, and inking like a champ. The Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Opal is mysteriously different depending on how it was used.  On the black toner front, it is moody but when used with the Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco, it looks like pearls. Layers of collaging help to create the perfect mixed media card. Here are the steps to create this gorgeous card! FOIL AND EMBOSS The top layer of this card was made by adding Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Opal to a Slimline Foil Toner Card Front and then running the card through an embossing folder. I used the Bouquet…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of cards made with the Stitched Flower Bouquet set and other assorted Impression Obsession dies and stamps.  Isn’t that Nutella stamp a hoot?  🙂 There are 14 dies in the Stitched Bouquet set.  Mix and match them with other dies such as the pinked edge frame for a very versatile and elegant look. I suppose you could snip the dies apart, but I find that it’s easier not to lose the little guys if you keep the die set in one piece.  Also, if you cut a bunch of flowers at one time, use them to make multiple cards. For this card, I cut my flower bouquet out of specialty paper from Tonic Studios.  The mirror and glitter cardstock is so pretty and it just makes the card so much fancier! Thanks for stopping by today!  Hopefully, you are inspired to go…

If you are like me and find watching embossing powder change to liquid as it heats up oddly satisfying, this is the technique for you! To create this card first cut out a base from Ranger Simon Hurley Create Stark White Cardstock. I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle die.  On a second piece of white cardstock, emboss the brick wall using a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder. Once embossed cut out the brickwall using a slightly small stitched rectangle die from the same  Elizabeth Craft Designs die set.  Adhere the brick wall in the center of the larger stitched rectangle using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Squares. Set aside. Next, on a piece of white cardstock, lay a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stencil down. Apply Ranger Simon Hurley Create ink with a Mini Blending Tool. Lift up the stencil and gently spread the ink filling in the white spots.…

Using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush is the absolute easiest way to color detailed stamped images. Adding shading and highlights using this technique has never been easier! I like to use a fine tip waterbrush pen and I dip it in water rather than filling it up with water.  So really you could use a fine tip paintbrush instead! Here is the card I created. I am SERIOUSLY in love with this stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. Cottages are super trendy right now in the crafting world and this is one of my favourite designs. To create this card… Using the Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage stamp, stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used Ranger Archival ink so that the ink doesn’t run when I add water. Stamp the image using a stamping platform.  Do not remove the stamp from the platform as you will re-stamp the image once…

What do you get when you mix Art Impressions Rubber Stamps with Simple Stories?!?!? A charming little card that makes you feel like spring! To create the card I cut a card front from a piece of pink striped patterned paper from the Simple Stories Bunnies & Bloom collection. I cut the same size card front from Ranger Simon Hurley Create Stark White cardstock. Using a Sizzix Framelits circle die, I cut out a circle window in the upper portion of both the card fronts – in the exact same spot. Using Glue Dots Adhesives Gluetape I adhered the two-card fronts together. This process made the pink stripe paper stronger so I could pop it up later. Next, cut out a piece of Prima Marketing white watercolor paper. Pop it into your Tonic Studios  Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Securing it into place. Stamp the Art Impressions floral stamp onto the…

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