Hello crafty friends!! The new My Monthly Hero Kit is now available!! I love love LOVE this kit!! If are like me and love to play with patterns and color then this kit was meant for you! In fact I have been having so much fun creating with this kit that if it weren’t for Easter weekend, I’d probably have a zillion cards to share.
I have three CAS cards to share using this kit!! As you can see from these cards I really enjoyed creating patterns with the rotating stencils and playing with different color combos!!
To them I first, created the patterned patterns with the rotating stencils and several Hero Arts inks. For all three panels I used four different ink shades and all three of the stencils. I also used the stencil with the triangles, circles, squares etc. twice, with different shades and rotating between use. The ink combos and stencils I used them with are listed below for all three panels.
Triangle/Circle/Square Stencil – Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
Once I finished ink blending the panels I then trimmed them down. I trimmed the green and pink panels to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and I trimmed the blue down to 4 1/4″ x 4″. I then adhered the panels down onto three A2 top-folding white card bases.
Next, I stamped several images from the stamp set in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto white cardstock and then die cut them out with the matching dies. I then stamped and white heat embossed several sentiments onto black cardstock. Next, I trimmed the sentiments down to strips.
I then adhered stacked strips (2 layers) of cardstock to the backside of all the sentiments and images. Lastly, I finished the cards by adhering the sentiments and images to the card fronts.
Hero Arts will be giving away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, April 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hello friends!! Welcome to Waffle Flower’s April 2021 Release day! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring!
This month, there’s a full release that includes the Birthday Kitties set (stamp, die, stencil) and Birthday Puppies set (stamp, die, stencil) by Liz Mytinger; Pawsome Birthday Sentiments set (stamp); Jumbo Flower Pot set (stamp, die) and Simple Stems set (stamp, die) by Karla Jodoin; Teacher set (stamp, die) and Oversized Smile set (stamp, word die) by JJ Bolton; Pennant Alpha Stamp set (stamp, die), Pennant Banners (stencil), Pennant Alpha Duo-tone set (stencil); Confetti (die, stencil); Brick Wall (stencil), Spotlight Diamond (stencil), Spotlight Hexagon (stencil), and Spotlight Triangle (stencil); and Stitched Diamond Panel (die), Triple Line Diamond Panel (die), and Stitched Flower Panel (die).
I have several cards to share so let’s dive right on in!
First is a card I created with the versatile Oversized Smile Combo.
To create this card I stamped “smile” several times in a rainbow of inks onto the front of an A2 top-folding pink card base. I then die cut “smile” twice out of black cardstock, adhered the layers together and then heat embossed it glittery embossing powder.
Next, adhered the die cut “smile” to the card front and then stamp the rest of my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Lastly, I finished the card by stamping several stars in Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossing them in glittery embossing powder as well.
My next card once again features the Oversized Smile Combo but also the Stitched Diamond Panel and Triple Line Diamond Panel Dies as well.
For this card I first ink blended two A2 panels with several Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Barn Door). Once I finished ink blending the panels I then added water spots and then die cut them with the Stitched Diamond Panel and the Triple Line Diamond Panel dies. I then adhered the panels together and then adhered them to the front of an A2 top-folding white card base.
Next, I die cut 3 smile’s out of white cardstock and a shadow layer out of vellum with the Oversized Smile Word Die. I then adhered two cardstock smile’s together, then the vellum layer on top, and then lastly the last cardstock smile on top of that. I then adhered the stacked sentiment to my card front. Next, I stamped and white heat-embossed a sub-sentiment, trimmed it down to a strip and adhered it to the card front as well. Finally I finished the card with iridescent bubbles.
My next card also features the two diamond panel dies but this time I combined them with the sweet Teacher Combo Set.
To create this card I first die cut two red panels, one light and one dark with the Stitched Diamond Panel and Triple Line Diamond Panel dies. I then trimmed down a sheet of coral cardstock to fit behind the panels, then adhered all three panels together and then onto the card front of an A2 top-folding white card base.
Next, I stamped and white heat-embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock with the Teacher Stamp Set. I then die cut “teacher” out with the matching die and trimmed my sub-sentiment down with a paper trimmer. I then adhered adhered both to my card front. Next, I stamped several pencils in Memento Tuxedo Black, copic colored them and then fussy cut them out. Lastly, I finished the card by adhering the pencils to the card front.
And my last card for today features the beautiful Simple Stems Combo!
For this card I first several flowers and leaves onto colored cardstock in Distress Ink similar in color to the cardstock. I then die cut the images out with the matching dies. Next, diamond frame using the Nesting Diamond Die set out of white cardstock. I then pressed the frame into Versamark Ink and then heat-embossed in gold embossing powder.
I then arranged the flowers, leaves, and frame together and adhered them to front of an A2 top-folding pink card base. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Go Girl Stamp Set onto black cardstock. I then trimmed the sentiment down to a strip and adhered to the card front. Lastly, I added several clear enamel dots to finish the card.
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday April 12th, 2021 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 2/14/2021.
There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out!
From now till April 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).
For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!
Hello friends!!! Welcome to the last day of the countdown for the April Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit!! I love love LOVE this kit!! The geometric theme has my CAS heart all aflutter!!
Today I have a pair of cards to share using this awesome kit!
To create these cards I first stamped the three flowers from the kit’s stamp set repeatedly in several Hero Arts inks (Taffy, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Tangerine, Citrine, Lemond Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Green Apple, Cornflower, Blue Hawaii) onto the front of two A2 top-folding white card bases. For one card I stamped the flowers in a row and for the second card I stamped the flowers in a circle.
After I stamped the flowers, I then stamped two butterflies in INTENS-ified Black Ink and then die cut it out with the matching die. Next, I trimmed Dove White cardstock down to create a 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip and A2 panel (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and then die cut the panel with a circle die.
I then stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto the strip and circle A2 panel. Lastly, I finished the cards by adhering them an the butterflies to the crad fronts with foam adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed my cards!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Hello friends!! It’s time for a new Pinkfresh Studio Release!! This release is so so exciting because there’s something brand new coming to Pinkfresh, Hot Foil Plates!!
This was the first time I have ever used a hot foil system and foiling plates and oh boy was it fun!! I’m blown away with how crisp the results are with this method!
I created a pair of foiled cards using the new Folk Art Birds stencils, die, and plate.
To create these cards I first hot foiled white and pink cardstock with Folk Art Birds Hot Foil Plate in rose gold foil. I then ink blended over the images using the stencils and several ink colors (Coral Reef, Ballet Slipper, Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Lemon Whip, & Sweet Mustard).
I then trimmed the pink panel down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and then dry embossed the panel with the Folk Art Birds die to add texture. Next, I adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding white card base. I then foiled a sentiment with rose gold onto white cardstock using the Celebrate Hot Foil Plate. I then die cut the sentiment out with the matching die and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive.
For the second card, I die cut out the foiled and ink blended images on the white panel. Next, I foiled my sentiment in rose gold onto pink cardstock with the Thank You So Much Hot Foil Plate and then die cut it out with the matching die. I then adhered a cream panel of cardstock onto the front of an A2 top-folding white card base. Next, I adhered some floral images to the card front and then trimmed off the excess. Lastly, I adhered my sentiment and the birds to the card front with foam adhesive.
Pinkfresh will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments and will be posted on April 5 , 2021 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE.
Pinkfresh is offering free US shipping on all orders $50+ from March 29th to April 4thth. See the graphic in the blog hop graphics folder above for code.
Hello friends!! Today we are celebrating Waffle Flower Crafts 7th Anniversary!! Wahoo, congratulations Waffle Flower!! To celebrate Waffle Flower is hosting a blog hop a huge GIVEAWAY!!
In the hop each designer will share 7 of their favorite Waffle Flower Crafts Products along with a ton of inspiration.
Alrighty let’s dive right on in shall we!! My first favorite is the beautiful Jars of Happiness Combo (stamp set & matching dies) illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux.
I think this set is perfect for slimline cards, which is exactly what I created. I colored these beautiful jars with in a soft rainbow colors, used the Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set to create a table top, and finished the card with sentiment from the Jars Sentiment Stamp Set.
My next favorite is the We Herd Combo illustrated by Liz Mytinger. This adorable set is so handy for birthday cards and I have two of those to share!
I used the cute herd of rabbits to create this pull tab birthday card! The bushes were created with the Scenery Die, the frame with the Picture Frames Die, the Nesting Speech Bubbles for the sentiment, and I used the super handy Pull Tabs Die to create the pull tab. I also created a video for this card.
For this card I used the herd of sheep from the We Herd Set and created a fun interactive card with a little surprise!
I used the Box Card Die to create the gift and the 3D Bow die for the bow. I also created a video for this card.
My next favorite is the Big Dots Die designed by JJ Bolton! I had so much fun playing with this panel die! I created stacked rainbow panels with it, rainbow shaker cards, and inverted inlaid cards using patterned paper!
For this two cards, card combined the Big Dots Die with colored cardstock to create this shaker card and I used the leftovers to create the stacked rainbow panel!
For my next pair of cards, I combined the Big Dots Die with JJ’s Rainbow Paper Pad to have some pattern fun!
The next favorite product is super duper sweet Be A Cat Die. This die was based off an illustration by Big Bear and Bird and this die is seriously the cutest!
I used the die and ink blending to create an orange tabby cat. I also used the Simple Plaids Stamp Set to create a background and the Jars Sentiment Stamp Set for my sentiment. You can check out the whole process here.
My next product is the new and innovated Stencil-n-Stamp: Spring Blooms Set! I have had a lot of fun experimenting with different color combos with set and have plans to make a video using a muted palette next!
For these cards I played with light and bright colors with the addition of black for a strong contrast. The sentiments are from the Crocus Stamp Set and the Sending Love Stamp Set and I used Unicorn Lines Paper Pad for the backgrounds. I created the top card in a FB LIVE you can check out the replay here.
For these two cards I played with retro color palettes and I am so pleased with how they turned out! The sentiment for these cards is from the Classic Sentiments Stamp Set. I created these during an IG LIVE you can check out the replay here.
Next up is the Stitchable Hearts Die! I love the idea of incorporating stitching into my card making and these dies make it so easy and pretty!!
I kept these cards CAS so the stitching would really shine! I also use variegated floss and I just loved watching the hearts change color while I stitched them up! You can also watch the magic by checking out the video below.
My very last product is definitely one of my favorites and I have used it time and time again during many IG LIVES for Waffle Flower and this product is the Skinny Stripes Die.
For my first card with the skinny stripes, I copic colored the stripes and then paired with the Happy Birthday Sentiments Combo and a panel of pattern paper from the Special Delivery Paper Pad. You can check out the IG LIVE replay here.
For my next card I used the dies to die cut a bunch of stripes out of my scraps of colored cardstock and then used them to build a gorgeous rainbow background. I also created a border with the Spring Leave Die set and the sentiment is created using the Love Letter Combo. You can check out the replay of this lG LIVE here.
And my last two cards are also rainbow! (I may have a problem😂) For these cards however I used the bridge card design that I learned from Jennifer McGuire!! The sentiment is created with the Oversized Hello combo. You can check out the IG LIVE replay here.
Giveaways: For today’s hop:Waffle Flower is giving away one $100 gift certificate, two $50 gift certificates, four $25 gift certificates to a total of 7 lucky winners! You can leave a comment to this post on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday March 22nd, 2021 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 3/24/2021.
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Specials:From now till end of March, use code YEAR7 at waffleflower.com for 7% off your order, no minimum required! For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!
Hellooooo crafty friends!! It’s release day at Hero Arts!! Wahoo! Today Hero Art’s releases their brand new My Monthly Hero Kit as well as a bunch of add-on products!! If you haven’t noticed already, if you are a book worm then this kit is for you!!
6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Reactive Palette Ink Pad
Water Flow Brush
6 Bookmarks, Pure White Cardstock
Rainbow Hemp Cord, 6 meters
Kit Value: $73, Kit Cost: $34.99
My card today features the March My Monthly Hero Kit. I use the stamps and dies as well as the awesome rainbow Reactive Palette Ink Pad to create my card!
To create my card I first stamped several images from the set in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto Dove White cardstock. I then copic colored the images and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies.
Next, I swiped the rainbow ink pad Reactive Palette Ink Pad over the surface of an 4″ x 4 1/2 panel of white cardstock to create a rainbow back drop.
I then stamped my sentiment and the planet/star images in black, then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding white card base. Lastly, I finished my card by adhering my colored images with foam adhesive.
We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hello friends!! Oh boy am I excited about today’s release at Pinkfresh Studio!! Of course it is gorgeous but this new line makes creating stunning cards super fast and easy!!
Beyond using washi tape for die cutting or to seal my envelops, I haven’t really played with washi tape. This release really made me realize what I was missing out on. But of course these Pinkfresh washi tapes are incredibly beautiful and were specifically designed for card making so incorporating them into your designs is so easy! So easy in fact I whipped up THREE cards with the Painted Peony washi tape, stamp set and dies in no time flat.
To create these cards I first adhered a long stretch of the Painted Peonies washi tape onto a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cream cardstock.
I repeated this process once more and then die cut both strips with the Painted Peonies Die. I then adhered two A2 panels of rust cardstock onto two A2 top-folding card bases.
Next, I stamped and gold heat embossed sentiments onto the card fronts. I then adhered some of the die cut washi elements to the card fronts with foam adhesive and then trimmed off the overhang with scissors.
I finished my third card by first adhering an A2 panel of cream cardstock to the front of an A2 top-folding card base. I then die cut another cream panel with the Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die then trimmed it down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Next, I took the smaller washi die cuts arranged them and adhered them to the panel, trimming off any overhang with scissors. Lastly I finished the card with a gold heat embossed sentiment stamped onto the rust cardstock, trimmed with scissors and a craft knife, then adhered to the card front with foam adhesive.
We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog and YouTube channel. There will also be a total of ten$25 gift cards chosen from all the blogs on the hop list. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
We are offering free US shipping (and $5.50 off international shipping) on all orders $50+ from March 8th to March 14th. See the graphic in the blog hop graphics folder above for code.
Hello friends!! It’s time for a new My Monthly Hero Countdown and today is first day!! Wahoo!!
If you are a book lover this month’s kit is for you!! The included stamp set is filled with so many creative and inspiring images that is sure to send your book lovin heart soaring!! Plus the additional items in the kit, especially the rainbow ink pad, are AWESOME!!
The card I created for today’s countdown not only features the kit’s stamp set but also the rainbow reactive ink pad!!
To create this card I first inked up the tree stamp with the rainbow reactive ink pad and then stamped it onto a panel (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) of Bristol paper with my MISTI. I then spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped immediately again onto the panel. I then used a brush to spread out the ink and color the tree.
When I finished coloring the image I then dried the panel with my heat tool and then inked up the stamp again with the rainbow ink pad and stamped the panel once more. Next I adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from Pebble cardstock. I then stamped the boy from the set in INTENS-ified Black Ink, copic colored him, and die cut him out with the matching die.
I then trimmed off his feet (sorry boy) and used a white gel pen to cover up the remaining black ink from his feet on the top of his head. Next, I stamped my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto Pebble cardstock and then trimmed it down to strip. Lastly, I finished the card by adhering the boy and my sentiment to my card front with foam adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hello crafty friends!! Today I’m joining Tonic Studios in celebrating their latest stamp club stamp and die set, Compassion & Poppies!
This is a beautiful floral set with and the accompanying die set includes not only matching dies but also several panel dies and greenery dies that really add to the versatility of this set!!
I have two cards to share featuring this beautiful set!
To create these cards I first stamped several poppies from the stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto Bristol paper. Once I had all my florals stamped, I then watercolored them with Tombow Dual Brush Pens (flowers: 856 & 837; leaves: 379). When I had finished watercoloring the florals I then die cut them out with the matching dies.
Next, I die cut an A2 panel of mustard cardstock with the largest panel die included in the set. I then die cut the panel two more times out of scrap cardstock and adhered them to the backside of the mustard panel for dimension, and then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding white card base. Next, I die cut two more layers out of scrap cardstock for the poppies with the stems and leaves, adhered the layers to the backside and then adhered them to the card front.
I then stamped the solid leaves from the stamp set several times in teal inks and then die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I used the frame of mustard cardstock left over from before and arranged all my leaves and remaining poppies inside the frame. I then picked up the frame and the die cuts with a piece of press-n-seal, flipped it over, added foam tape to the backside and then added it to the front of an A2 top-folding card base made from mustard cardstock. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed two sentiments onto black cardstock and then trimmed them down to a strip. Lastly, I finished the cards by adhering the sentiments to the card fronts by stacking and adhering two strips of cardstock to the backside for dimension.
One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Compassion & Poppies Bundle! To enter comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on March 3, 2021/ 7:59am GST on Feb. 4, 2021. The winner will be announced on March 5th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you’re following all Tonic accounts!
Hello friends!! Today I’m sharing a video for a bold and graphic single layer card I created with the lighthouse stencil from Waffle Flower Crafts’ Stencil-n-Stamp: Lighthouse Set. Check out the video to see how I used ink blending with a muted palette to create a modern background for the Crocus Stamp Set.
To create this card, I started with an A2 top-folding card base made from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and the lighthouse stencil from the Stencil-n-Stamp: Lighthouse Set. I positioned the beam of light portion of the stencil over the card front and then ink blended with Peach Fuzz ink.
I then cleaned my stencil, positioned it again over the card front, this time slightly overlapping the peach and then ink blended in Coral Reef. I repeated this process with three more colors of ink (Candy Violet, Regal Kiss, Storm) and until the entire front was covered.
When I finished the background I then stamped the top half of the card front with main image from the Crocus Stamp Set in VersaFine Onyx black using my MISTI. I then flipped the card around and then stamped the bottom. Lastly, I finished the card by stamping a sentiment from the Herb Silhouettes Stamp Set.
I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!