Hello everyone! Today I’m crafting with Spellbinders’ Small Die of the Month for June. This set is called, “Handing You A Smile.” There are 13 cutting dies in this set, and you can create lots of beautiful flowers. It also includes a hand shape and the shadow for it. This is such a unique set–I love how you can place the flowers in the hand die-cut.
All of the cardstock I used for this card came from leftover paper from Spellbinders’ Card Kits of the Month. I had so much fun putting these flowers together! You can mix and match all the die cut pieces. My favorite flower is the one that cuts line details into the paper. When you put it together, you see the side view. I cut these dies out with two different pink cardstocks. The petal in front I popped up with a foam square to give it some cute dimension.
I wanted to add more interest to this birthday card by cutting up some blue and green cardstock into panels and popping them up with foam squares onto a piece of navy cardstock. I made sure that the navy cardstock matted each panel. I stamped my sentiment on one panel, I place the hand on the second panel and glued the flowers on the last two. I made sure to use pale colors behind my flowers so they wouldn’t compete for attention–I wanted the flowers to be the star of the show.
Hello everyone! Happy Monday! There is nothing like a fabulous inspiration hop to start your week off right! Today is the big day for the Not 2 Shabby, Pup in a Cup Youtube inspiration hop! Pup in a cup is a new stamp set illustrated by Jamie, the owner of Not 2 Shabby.
To celebrate we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Not 2 Shabby Shop! To participate in the giveaway leave a comment on each video in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win the prize!
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Click on the hashtag #N2SPUPINACUP to view a list of all the videos included in this hop. Start from the top, watch the video and then leave a comment and hop to the next video in line. We hope you find some fun ways to use the stamp along the way!
Card #1: Paper Piecing Card
For my first card I wanted it to be a masculine card. I stamped out the Pup In a Cup onto a piece of Spectrum Noir Smooth Cardstock which is great to use with Copic markers. I stamped this image two more times–once on white cardstock again and once on kraft cardstock. To color in my images I used lots of Earth Tone Copic markers. I had so much fun coloring in this darling pug!
Next, I fussy cut it out as well as an extra pair of paws and the wrapper around the cup. This is where the paper piecing comes in. I embossed the cup wrapper with a Dot Matrix folder to add some texture and then popped it up on the cup with foam squares. I used more foam adhesive behind his little paws. This adds some dimension and texture to the card and makes the image look kinda 3-D. After I decided which of all the cute sentiments to use, I stamped, “Pugs & Kisses” at the bottom of the card. It just fit perfectly there. For my last touch, I added a sparkly orange enamel heart .
Card 2 is my feminine version–hence, the pink bow. I wanted to put the pup in a cup behind my little cut-out window. I used a Peekaboo Window Die from MFT Stamps that also cut out darling stitched detail around it. However, before I cut it out, I attached a piece of Summer Splash Pattern Paper from Pink & Main. I glued her bow onto the corner of the window to make it part of the frame.
I used lighter brown Copic markers of this pug. I also used the small circle stamp and the semi-circle stamp to add cute dots onto the cup. I fussy cut out my pup in a cup again and adhered it to the inside of the card. You can see the pup with her pink bow on the outside, but when you open the card, you can see the full image and an additional sentiment.
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Card #1: Hello Lovely Butterflies Card
On my first card, I used the Stacked Decorative Edges to add some beautiful details on a piece of white card stock. I love how the blue card stock behind it really helps to showcase the design. The jar and butterfly images are from the All the Little Things stamp set. You can purchase this stamp set separately from the card kit. I used Copic markers to color in these images.
I used a lot of components from All the Little Things May kit to create this card. The rainbow and clouds are from the Die Cut Shapes pack. You can buy both the die cut shapes and the pattern paper from this kit separately. I love this piece of navy striped pattern paper. Again, I used one of the Stacked Decorative Edges to cut out the scallop on the pink card stock. I stamped the sentiment in between the blue stripes on the pattern paper. The butterflies come from a 3-D sticker pack from the kit.
Card #4: Pattern Paper & Die Cut Shapes Card
The pattern paper in this month’s kit is darling! I had to use this piece with the teacups and water pitcher on it. I added a piece of green card stock cut out with another Stacked Decorative Edge to distinguish the die cut shapes from the busy but cute pattern paper.
Card #5: Enjoy Today Butterfly Card
The kit also contained a pack of beautiful 3-D butterfly stickers. They are the star of this card. I used a Stacked Decorative Edges to cut out a piece of gold mirror card stock. This piece of pattern paper also has some gold foil detailing to it.
Hello everyone! I’m playing with even more metallic paints from Arteza. This time it’s their metallic gouache. Gouache is a lot like watercolors except they’re more opaque and they dry matte. I have their set of 12 beautiful metallic gouache paints.
Also, Arteza is having a $100 giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment about what art means to you on their DIY Easter Video before Saturday, April 11th, 2020. There will be two winners which they will announce that Saturday!
Card #1: Rainbow Tiles Card
On my first card I painted onto a piece a black card stock through a stencil called Tiles. Gouache paints are fairly thick, and I didn’t water it down at all. The paint did seep under the stencil a bit, but that was to be expected–it’s gouache, not texture paste.
I love how this panel turned out! The colors are bright and vibrant with a metallic gleam to it. I cut out my panel with a rectangle faux-stitched die and popped it up on my card with Arteza foam tape.
The sentiment cutting die comes from the In Love Arts Shop. (All of the links are below.) I cut this out with white card stock three times and glued them together to add a little bit of dimension to it.
Card #2: Hydrangea Hello Card
For this card I’m using one of my favorite stamps of all time–it’s an oldie, but a goodie! It’s called Mondo Hydrangea from Ellen Hutson. I painted it in with several different colors–that’s the magic of hydrangeas! I love the look of the painting when it’s dry–the matte metallic look is really stunning. I added some Nuvo Dream Drops to the centers of the flowers.
December’s hop/kit is all about “Sending Love.” We all know there should be more kindness and love in this world, and we have provided some super cute means to do that with this adorable kit. Our Design Team has provided some fabulous inspiration with these adorable stamps. Be sure to check out the Scrapping for Less Blog to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these mini collections…there will be 4 prizes this month! Then, head on over to the Subscription page of the website to grab your kit…but do it fast we only have a few to sell this month. Teresa Russell – Owner & CEO
Hello my crafty friends! This month’s card kit from Scrapping for Less is all about Valentine’s Day card making! I LOVE creating Valentine’s Day cards, and this kit helped me get a head-start. All the different collections from this kit is fabulous–it’s really like 4 kits in one. Below you’ll see all the ingredients to the Double Dip Sundae kit as well as the Banana Split level kit. I’m crafting with the Banana Split level–I absolutely love the extra little goody bag of products; it’s always amazing and coordinates perfectly with the different collections.
Here are all six cards I created using this kit!
Card #1: Woof You Be Mine Card
I love the stamps from this collection! The puppies and sentiments are adorable–great for creating Valentine’s for kids. I colored in my image with Copic markers and used teal blue markers to color in some background around him. To create this card I used one of the sketches selected for this kit. The sketches are fun to play along with–I end up creating cards that I wouldn’t have created on my own.
Card #2: Love You Furrever Card
I couldn’t get enough of this adorable doggy stamp. I stamped him again with black dye ink and colored him in with Copic markers. I cut out a piece of masking paper using a heart die and used the negative piece over the card panel. I also put a mask over the dog and ink blended around him using Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink. I really love the pattern paper from this collection, and I used a piece to mat my panel.
Card #3: Wood You Be Mine Card
Collection two contains more fabulous stamps and pattern paper. The inspiration for this card was another of the four card sketches and this piece of plaid paper I used as my background. (I’m gonna need more of this pattern paper!) I colored in the log and the bird with Prismacolor pencils, and I tried matching my coloring to the colors in the pattern paper. I used cool grays and blues and pinks, and I love how this card turned out.
Card #4: Friendship Card
The stamp set from collection three is so unique and beautiful. I adore it! It has such delicate lines to it, and then you have this cute heart where you can stamp your sentiment. I colored in the hands with more Prismacolor pencils, and I stamped the heart with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. I had to mask the heart while I stamped the hands, and visa versa. I loosely followed another card sketch to create this card.
Card #5: Arrow Hearts Stencil Card
Collection three also came with a beautiful stencil, and I had fun playing with it! I used some White Glitz Glitter Gel which I dyed pink using a spun sugar re-inker. I gently smeared it over the stencil onto a piece of navy blue card stock. I allowed it to dry for an hour. Next, I used the Love die from the extra pack of goodies you get when you subscribe to the Banana Split level card kit. I cut it out twice and glued them together to give my word die a bit of dimension. This was a fun and fast card to put together!
Card #6: Snail Mail Card
What a darling stamp set collection four includes! I love the little mail box, and I had to use the puppy stamp from collection one–they went so well together! I colored them in with Copic markers. I used the last of the four card sketches to put this card together. I like how this card turned out because it includes a lot of different papers.
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a fun holiday season! I’m taking a break from Holiday Card crafting to create a fabulous friendship card! The stamp set I’m using is called Girlfriends from Art Impressions, and I’m also using some chevron pattern paper from Scrapping for Less called Fairy’s Garden.
I decided to pull out my Prismacolor pencils to color in these ladies. I love AI stamps–they’re quirky and cute. They also provide you with a great example on the packaging of how to color in their images. For the most part I used their example as my inspiration, but I did change up the colors to match the cheery chevron pattern paper.
I colored them in pretty simply. Below you’ll see a list of the pencils I used. After I finished my coloring, I pulled out my Gamsol which is an odorless mineral spirit. I dipped a paper stump into the Gamsol and gently blended my colored pencil work. It breaks down the wax from the pencils and smooths out the coloring. It also helps to brighten the colors.
Both Ladies – Skin: Beige 977 & Beige Sienna 1080, Hair: Sienna Brown 945 & Chocolate 1082, Lips: Process Red 994, Cheeks: Magenta 930
Lady on Left – Sweater: Light Aqua 992 & Muted Turquois 1088, Pants: Blush 928 & Clay Rose 1017, Shirt: 50% Cool Grey 1063, Shoes: Goldenrod 1034
Lady on Right – Sweater & Shoes: Apple Green 912 & Dark Green 908, Pants: 50% Cool Grey 1063
To pull this card together, I used a scalloped oval die to cut out my image and added some foam tape behind it. I used a banner die to cut out the chevron pattern paper, and I adhered everything down onto a piece of green card stock. This is a top-folding, A2 sized card. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card stock and adhered that over my oval. I love the sentiments in this set–so funny and cute! For a touch of sparkle I added some green gems diagonally across the card.
Hello everyone! It’s Jackie from Jackie’s Craft Table, and I’m so excited to be a special guest designer this December for Scrapping for Less!! The card I created features the gorgeous stamp set from Gina K Designs called, “Whimsical Wildflowers,” and the beautiful pattern paper from Scrapping for Less called, “Fairy’s Garden.”
I absolutely love creating floral cards, and I had a ball putting this one together. I chose one of the many beautiful flowers from the stamp set and colored it in with some Prismacolor colored pencils. I used flicking motions to add some texture to my flowers, and I left a white highlight in the middle of each petal–this really helps to make them pop.
I fussy-cut my flowers and leaves, attached them to my sentiment, and popped it up with foam tape. The pattern paper is what really pulls this card together. I love flowers and stripes together–they go together like peanut butter and jelly. I used a piece of the floral paper as well as a piece of the striped paper, and that’s what really added the magic to this card! I used some pink Nuvo Drops and some strips of metallic paper over my seams, and this card was complete! There is also a process video for this card below or over on my YouTube Channe in HD.
The Scrapping for Less theme for December is Hodgepodge Potpourri which means we will be showcasing all kinds of different products and companies this month. Check out the blog to see all of these fabulous products! I hope you enjoyed my card project and were inspired to create something fabulous!
Hello crafty friends! I have another art medium to review for you today! Arteza very kindly sent me their 120 set of Everblend Art Markers. These are alcohol based markers, and I love working with alcohol markers; so, I was very excited to try these out!
I created 8 cards using these markers. I also used a new stamp set from Stampers Anonymous called Funny Farm. These barnyard animals are so adorable! The markers have two sides–a fine tip or bullet and a chisel tip. I used the fine tip side to color in these images, and I used the chisel tip side to color in backgrounds behind my animals. I used the chisel tip on these markers more than I use the chisel tip on my Copic alcohol markers. The Everblend chisel tip is significantly larger than the Copic’s chisel tip. It makes coloring backgrounds–putting down a lot of color–very quick and easy.
I also really loved the fine tip. It made getting into the small bits of the images so easy! You can buy the fine tips to put in your Copic markers, and I considered doing this at one time; however, it was just too expensive.
I used these markers on white card stock and kraft card stock. I love the bright, bold look of these markers on white card stock, but the de-saturated look you get on your kraft paper is a lot of fun too!
I am slowly adding to my Copic marker collection–love my Copics. However, Copics are very expensive–I have been collecting them for over 3 years now, and I’m nowhere near having the complete set. The Arteza’s Everblend markers sets have a fabulous price point. They are not refillable: however, you can buy them open stock, and they do have replaceable tips. These markers blended beautifully!
The links below will take you to specific products that I mentioned in this video:
Arteza Everblend Art Markers 120 set
Welcome back, everyone! It’s time to announce the winners of my 5K subscriber giveaway! Thank you all for your lovely comments! I loved hearing about your favorite art mediums and holidays to create cards for! Thank you all for your support!
The winner of the $30 Simon Says Stamp gift card on my YouTube channel is Bettye Hayden!
The winner of the $30 Simon Says Stamp gift card on my blog is Jessica Stone!
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Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to show you the fun cards I designed using Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit–it is a beauty! I love the floral stamp set included called Delicate Flowers and the Moda Scrap pattern papers–these were my favorite items in the kit. In designing these cards I was all over the map; I used a lot of my favorite techniques to create them. (Also, the lilac and tulip you see in these pictures are fresh from my garden! I’m loving the spring weather! Now, if it would just stop raining. Lol!)
I hope these designs inspire you to try out some of these super fun techniques!