Create Kindness Card Kit!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Hello everyone.. I hope you are having a great start to the week. Today I have a special card kit to show you that is only available this month. So, time is running out to get yours. I was contacted by Lisa at Close to My Heart to check out this fun Stamping Kit called Create with Kindness


"The Create Kindness card kit (CC1145) includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer." 

This kit has everything you need to create 24 cards for Friends and Family. I created a few cards in just a few minutes and then I create a full size card using products from the kit. So you can use the Stamps again for many other projects. 


There are 6 each of 4 different pre-printed designed 3x3 cards and envelopes. 24 Pre cut White Circles to stamp your images on. I stamped the images onto the circles using the included mini ink pad and I colored them in with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added each circle to the front of the cards with some foam dots. 


I stamped the larger sentiments included in the kit inside each card. These would be great to have on hand for Teachers as well. 

I decided to take one of the mini cards and cut it into a smaller square and adhered it to a Yellow standard A2 size Card Base and then I added the Circle element in the corner and stamped the larger sentiment in the lower corner of the Card front. 


These stamps will have many uses after the products included in the kit have run out.. or you can purchase additional pre-printed cards and supplies for your kit as well. 

I really love the font in the larger sentiments. I stamped these images with just the mini ink pad that came with the kit and it was a nice clean impression and it worked well with the Zig Clean Color Markers.  This kit is only available until the 30th of September. The retail price is $46.95 US. Contact your Close to My Heart Rep to purchase yours today or you can find a local rep on their website here.

Lisa has offered an extra kit for me to giveaway on Instagram Today. Head over to my Instagram for all the details on how you can WIN a set of your own. And Thank You to Close to My Heart for sharing this fun kit with me. 






Get Well Wishes!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! I have a fun set of cards using the Super Cute Get Well Gang set from WPlus9. This is a great set to create Get Well cards with.

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I've created two cards with this set using the same layout but different colors and images. In the video below I create this Yellow and Pink version. I created a Blue version as well and I colored the images with Copics to show how versatile a layout can be. Just change up an image or two or the Color Palette and you have a different card. I started by Stamping the Transparent Triangles Background stamp from My Favorite Things onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock and heat embossed the image in White.

Then I added Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry &  with a Large Paintbrush. I flicked some water onto the background and lifted the color with water for a more distressed look. Then I adhered the panel to a Yellow A2 size card base. I die cut the frame from the Blueprints 27 from My Favorite Things using a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I adhered the frame with some Foam Tape. Then I stamped the images onto another piece of the same watercolor card stock using VersaFine Black Onyx ink. Then I watercolor the images using Distress Markers and a paintbrush.

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I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and the Big Shot and set them aside. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Neenah Solar White and cut it out using the Banner from the Blueprints 27 set. I adhered the banner and all the images with some Foam tape and Liquid glue. For an additional pop of Shimmer I added some Pretty Pink Posh Mixed Sparkling Clear Sequins. I created the second card below in the same way just changing up the images and I colored the images in with Copics.

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I used the following Distress Makers for the images: Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs & Antique Linen.

Check out the video below for more details on how I created this card.

STAMPtember

Thursday, September 22, 2016



Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember is in full swing and Your Next Stamp is joining the fun today. Head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for a peek at a special project I created for STAMPtember and save 15% on all Your Next Stamp Products in the Simon Says Stamp Store. 





Fangs for everything!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner and I'm loving all the fun Halloween and Fall sets that have been released this year. It makes it really hard to pick a Favorite! Today I'm using the My Favorite Things Frightful Friends and Grave Situation stamp sets. 



I started out by cutting two pieces of Neenah Solar White cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Then I die cut one panel using the Pizzaz Pieces Creative Cuts die set from Mama Elephant. I lined the die cut panel up with the other panel and made some pencils marks inside the circle window. Then using some Distress inks in Squeezed LemonadeDusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade I created a background for the window opening. Once the Distress inks were dry I stamped the Fence and Bat images from the Frightful Friends set using some VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I added some Foam tape to the back of the window panel and adhered it over the Distressed panel. Then I adhered both panels to a Black top folding card base. 


I stamped the Vampire, Bat and Grass images from Frightful Friends and the Gravestones from Grave Situation sets onto some White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copics. Then I die cut them using the coordinating die sets and my Big Shot. I adhered them with liquid glue and foam tape. 


I stamped the sentiment from Frightful Friends onto a piece of White cardstock in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and die cut it using the Avery Elle Pierced Banners Die set. Then I adhered it just behind the Vampire image with some additional Foam tape. I wanted a little extra highlight so I added some white with a White Gel Pen. Super Cute!! 

I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: 
Vampire: (Cap & Boots) R29, R17, R39, Y23, Y28 (Shirt) C1,C00 (eyes) B00,B000 (Suit) C8,C6, C4, C1 (Skin) E000, E00,E51, E53 (Hair)T8, T6, T5,T3 (Grave Stones) W0,W2,W4,W6, W8 (Grass) YG09,G07,G28. 


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Boo!

Saturday, September 17, 2016



Happy Saturday everyone.. I'm over on the MarkerPop Blog today with a new video and a fun card using the Spooky Sweets set from My Favorite Things. Head over for all the details on how I created this card or watch the video below. 



Gingerbread Bakers!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Happy Tuesday everyone.. I'm up on the Perfect Paper Crafting Blog today. We're teaming up with Stampendous this month for some great Christmas projects. 


I'm using the Gingerbread Baker stamp and die set to create some fun Gift Bags. Head over to the blog for all the details. 

Happy Haunting!!

Friday, September 9, 2016


There's still time to join us at Your Next Stamp for Challenge #74. Today on the Blog the Design Team has a new round of inspiration using the Sketch and Color Challenge. 



 

I started with a White card base and then I added a piece of Doodlebug pattern paper that I die cut with the Large Stitched Rectangle die. Then I die cut a piece of Watercolor paper with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and added some clouds with a template I made from the Puffy Cloud Border die set and some Wilted Violet Distress Ink. 


I adhered the Stitched Square to the card front with some Fun Foam. Then I die cut the Ghost from the Happy Haunting set using Woodgrain card stock and added a little shading with some Smoky Slate Distress Ink and a small piece of Black card stock behind the eyes. I adhered them over the clouds with some Foam Tape. For a pop of sparkle I added some White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops.  I stamped the sentiment from the Waddles Trick or Treat set onto some Watercolor paper and trimmed it in to a Banner. I added two pieces of coordinating patter paper behind the sentiment as well. 


Head over to the YNS Blog for some more inspiration with this week's Challenge. There's a $15 GC to the store up for on lucky participant. The Linky will close on Thursday Sept. 15th. 

Thanks for stopping by!