Friday, March 24, 2017

You Warm My Heart

Hello Stamping Friends!!

Dare 2B Artzy is a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop!
I've never joined in this hop before, but thought I finally would!!

I decided to feature the Perfect Blend stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy!!


I really like the mug stamp in the set and when I seen it, I thought it would be fun to "spice" it up a little, by adding some flowers!!  As most of my cappuccino/cocoa mugs have flowers on them!!  

So I stamped the mug on a piece of white cardstock and used some post-it notes to mask up around the mug where I didn't want the flowers to stamp!  I used the Happiness Blooms stamp set for the cute cluster of flowers!
Now don't get me wrong this mug is awesome just the way it is!  
But just think all the endless possibilities there are in customizing this mug!!  So fun!!

I did the same for the top part of the mug as well!!

I then used the coordinating Mug Die to die cut it out so I could use pop-dots to adhere it to my card base!
I stamped the mug on a piece of kraft cardstock as well and fussy cut the middle part, so I could then run it through my die cutting machine with a striped embossing folder!  Makes it look just like those coffee wraps!!

I really like how the mug turned out!! 
I stamped the steam above the mug and added two enamel hearts!  I also added the 'You warm my heart' sentiment, which are both from the Perfect Blend stamp set as well!

I just love those pretty hearts on the mug!!

Check out all D2BA's products here!  And join in the hop!!  There are a lot of fabulous prizes being given away!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Have an ARTZY day! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

YNS March Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Laughter is the Best Medicine

It is so true!  Sometimes we get caught up in our crazy lives and just need a good laugh!

I decided to create a card with the Froggie Friend stamp set for today, as every time I looked at him I chuckle to myself!  After creating this card, I even got a chuckle out of my kids!!
This frog to me just screams happy!!

I love how this card turned out with the frog peeking out from behind the layers of paper!!

The 'have a toad-ally awesome day' is also part of the Froggie Friend stamp set!

I finished up the card by adding some Gumdrops!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Butterfly Box

Hello Stamping Friends!

I am on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing a tutorial using the awesome Butterfly Gift Box Die!!


I absolutely LOVE creating 3D projects, they make such special gifts!  And are so fun to fill with special little treasures!! 

I am going to share with you today, how to create these cute little boxes!

Grab a few supplies:
Die Cutting Machine
Stamps (Garden Phoebe for sentiment)

I decided to use a piece of pattern paper to create my box, which is from the Hugs and Kisses paper pad.  Grab two pieces of paper and ran them each through a die cut machine using the box die. 
Fold on appropriate scored lines!

It should look something like this:
Now begin assembling the box!  But before I started, I decided to ink the edges with Cherry Blossom ink first!

Attach the two die-cut box pieces together, by adding adhesive to the pattern side of the end tabs.
I circled the flap in the photo above to show where the tape goes, as it may be hard to tell in the photo.  Each end tab needs adhesive added to it to put the box together.

Then connect one adhesive tab to the other die cut piece, to look like this...

Then fold around the box and add the other flap to the inside, to complete the box...

Now to enclose the bottom!!  

For the bottom, add adhesive to the pattern side of two of the flaps across from each other and then to the non-pattern side of the opposite two!

As the photo shows, the adhesive pattern side is down already and the box is in a square shape.  Adhere them  to each other where they overlap and then fold the other two down.  
Set the box on your table and reach inside to push the flaps together more, if you like.

Oh so fun!!

Now to die cut the butterfly!!!  Like the other box I created previously, I decided to grab some glittery paper!!  As I love glitter!!

Die cut each butterfly piece once!
Use your scissors to slightly cut the slit open on each butterfly.

Add glue to the glittery side (the pretty side) of the rounded part of the die-cut butterfly. Adhere it to the inside of the box flap, lining it up so the slit is just above the top of the flap.
Do the same to the second wing, attaching it to the flap across from the flap the first butterfly is adhered to.

Hold the box so the front is facing you.   Then carefully run the back and front flaps (the ones without butterflies) in your fingers to give them a slight rounded bend, being careful not to crease the paper.
Then fold in the rounded back flap first, then the front.
 
Piece together the butterfly flaps, by bringing the left wing/flap above the right wing/flap and sliding the two slits into each other.

The finished top:
So fun!  So glittery!!  I love it!!

The box is perfect just the way it is, but if you'd like, you can add embellishments, images and/or sentiments to it!

Which is what I did!  I ended up die-cutting the banner from the Cool Tag Two Patterns Die Set!  I then stamped the 'you make me smile' sentiment from the Garden Phoebe stamp set in the center!
 I added a Gumdrop on each side of the sentiment!!

A cute package, sure to put a smile on someone's face!
I hope I have inspired you to create some of your own Butterfly Boxes!!  They are so easy to create with this die!!!

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Arrival


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have another cute Baby card to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I used the previously release Elementals #15 - Stitched Square Frames to create the fun square layers and then added the adorable new Onesie die!
I also used the new Welcome Baby stamp set!

Such a sweet card!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Thursday, March 16, 2017

YNS Challenge #60

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

There is a sketch and photo/colors to find inspiration from!!

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I ended up following the sketch and grabbing a few of the colors to work with to create this cute card:
I absolutely love the new Froggie Friend stamp set!!  The frog just puts a smile on my face every time I look at him!!

I used the Cool Tags Two Patterns Die Set to die-cut two banners, one from yellow paper and one from white!  I stamped the "Hi Friend!" also from the Froggie Friend stamp set on the white banner and then layered the two on my card!

I also added some yellow sparkly gumdrops from the Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops set!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Barn Shaped Card


Hello Stamping Friends!


I decided to revisit the Barnyard Fun Release from Frantic Stamper to share how fun it is to create a barn shaped card with the awesome Barn Card Maker die set!!

I grabbed a few supplies to start with:
Barn Card Die (FRA-DIE-09972)
Hey Y'All (FRA-DIE-09987)
Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers (FRA-DIE-09986)
Party Animals Stamp Set
Die Cutting Machine
Adhesive
Glue
Cardstock (White, Red, Green, 2 Shades of Gray, Golden Yellow, Black)
Scissors

Let's have some fun!!

I started by creating my card base (A2) from a piece of white cardstock, like I would normally. (I like to use a nice sturdy piece as my base, usually 110lb cardstock weight)

I set it aside for a moment to then die-cut the first layer of my barn from my darkest piece of gray!

Here is a picture of it once die-cut:
 
I'm not going to do any trimming to this piece as it is going to be my main layer for the barn.  (So I did once again use a little heavier piece of cardstock) 

I then grabbed my original white cardbase layer and added adhesive to the entire front.  I then added my die-cut barn so that the top of it slightly goes over my fold.


A view from the backside:

I now need to do a little trimming.

I cut the white strip that is extra along the bottom first:

I then cut the two slices of cardbase to the top right of the barn:

So my card now looks like this:

The piece of white cardbase between the silo and barn needs to be fussy cut!  So I did just that before moving on!

Now it's time to have some fun and begin assembling the barn!!

I started by die-cutting the barn from a piece of red cardstock:
I marked two arrows in the photo above with a sharpie to show where I trimmed the barn.

I then added adhesive to the area where the piece was going:

I then added the die-cut to my cardstock base!
So exciting!!

I then die-cut the barn from a piece of white cardstock and once again marked some arrows to show where I trimmed with a scissors.
I only needed the really thin piece of edging for the barn details!

I added a small amount of glue where the piece was going to go and adhered it to the base!

I then added some adhesive tape to a piece of white cardstock and ran the door dies (small and large) through twice to get two of each size as well as the trim board once.  These pieces are now stickers!!  Which make adding them to the barn easy!!

I then die-cut the top part of the silo with my lighter gray cardstock!
Trimmed it up and added it to my base!

How cool is that?!
Such a fun card it makes!!

Now it is ready to be personalized any way you'd like!!

Here is my finished card:
I ended up adding hay, which is a part of the  Barn Card Die, as well as a strip of grass, which I created using the Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers!!

Added some black pearls to the doors to act as handles!  And added a few gray pearls to my silo!  They add such a nice touch!

I added the "Hey" portion of the Hey Y'All die set just above the doors, for my main sentiment, to lead into the inside sentiment!

In which I stamped the "herd it's your birthday" and cow from the Party Animals stamp set!!
What a super fun card to make!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hello


Hello Stamping Friends!

I have a super fun card to share with you today!!

I am so in love with how this card turned out!!
I used the fun Scribbles dies from The Stamps of Life, to create all the fun colored die-cut scribbles, in which when die-cutting I used with a piece of sticker paper, so that they would become stickers and easy to add to my card!

I also used some Hello washi tape from TSOL to create the fun bold borders!  As well as then adding some twine, a glittery button and enamel dots!!  

The 'Hello' is stamped!
I just love everything about this card!  Definitely one of those 'happy dance' moments!!
Have a lovely day!




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Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Little Princess Layout


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a cute layout for my daughter's album to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

My daughter just loves being pampered!  Don't we all?!  

Usually once a year I'll take her to get her nails and toenails professionally painted for a Girl's Night!  
She absolutely LOVES it!

I happened to document this time:
 Such sweet photos of my sweetie!!

I used the Double Scallop to add the teal edges, which I then added a rhinestone on each!  (This die is an awesome set, as there are inserts that can be used to add different patterns to the edger!)

I used the beautiful Tag Builder #2 to create this tag in which I first computer generated y write-up and then cut down to fit in my layers of the tag!

I also found it very fitting to use the Little Prince/Princess word die-cut for my title!!!!
I love how this fun layout turned out!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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