CutCardstock Design Team Project: Good Vibes

I cannot resist “retro style” typography.  When it’s a shadowed die cut–even better!  Today’s card, first featured over at the the CutCardstock blog, has all that and a layer of stenciled embossing– another favorite :).  The star of the show however is the gorgeous silver and gold card stock from the CutCardstock shop.  Pow Silver Glitter paper and Currency Cover Gold card stock.


I glued my word die cuts together using some strong Tombow glue.  I made two versions of the die cut and settled on the gold on top of the glitter.  I’ll save the other for another project.



Next, I took a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Pop Tone card stock in Berrylicious and a stencil with some retro circles and ran VersaMark ink over the top of the stencil.  I then heat embossed opaque white embossing powder over the top.


I trimmed down the panel and adhered it to the front of a note card using foam tape.   I made the white card using Cougar White Super Smooth card stock in 100#.  The stencil was a little difficult to heat emboss perfectly because it did not have a border, but the die cut will cover that up.


I added some clear gems to mimic the bubbles in the stencil.  This card makes me smile.  The gold and silver card stock pieces give just enough shimmer and shine without overpowering the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today!


Pow Silver Glitter paper 

Currency Cover Gold card stock

Cougar White Super Smooth card stock

PopTone Berrylicious card stock

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes wafer dies

TCW Mini Mod Spirals stencil

Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder

 Kat Scrappiness Sparkling Clear Droplets Sample Pack

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Crafting Happiness

For those of us who craft, the statement on this card rings true.  The happy calm we feel when stepping into our craft space is like no other!  Even if it’s just for fifteen minutes or so :).  Today’s project uses the recently released Crafters Essentials 2 die set along with Echo Park’s Eat. Sleep. Craft. stamp set.


The big background panel in the set is perfect for the graphic style sentiment stamps.  I arranged a couple of the sentiments utilizing the chevron arrows to create the movement of “eat, sleep, craft, repeat”.  I really like the sunburst die included in the set.  It’s perfect for cute little focal points like the sewing machine.  Notice the design “triangle” I made with the stamps and the sunburst.  This is a design principle I love using for CAS cards.


I stamped, colored and cut out the little sewing machine adding a little Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen for fun.  I actually have a fun, flowered sewing machine in my craft area that I need to use more.  Threading that bobbin just throws me off every time, LOL!  Someday…….:).


I adhered the sewing machine to the sunburst with some foam tape and the entire panel was adhered to a lavender notecard with more foam tape.



Here’s another card I made with the die set using the big fish tail banner.  I love how wide the banner is.  Perfect for block-style sentiments.  This sentiment is from the same Echo Park set I used in the previous card.  I die cut 2 banners in Crafter’s Companion Silver Spotlight Shimmering Cardstock to back the main banner.  A few drops of Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops highlight the sentiment.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop and feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.


Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Crafters Essentials 2 die set

Echo Park Eat. Sleep. Craft. stamp set

Crafter’s Companion Silver Spotlight Shimmering Cardstock

Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen

Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops


CutCardstock Design Team Project: Cheerful Congrats

Daisies are flowers that always seem to bring good cheer and a smile.  Their uniform shape and bright yellow centers have a “happy” vibe about them that I love.

For today’s project, first posted over on the CutCardstock blog, I thought it would be fun to try using a daisy shaped die cut with some silvery card stock to create a shimmery congratulations card.  I used Currency Cover Silver Card Stock  which is on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop.


To adhere my daisies, I used some Stick It adhesive tape which is very helpful when you’re trying to adhere intricate die cuts.


I wanted the daisies to act as a background, so I cut out four of them from the silver card stock backed with the Stick It adhesive.  I arranged them on the front of a white note card with some of the edges hanging off to create interest.  The note card was made using Cougar White Super Smooth 100 lb. card stock.  I trimmed one daisy in half to fill in the areas I needed.


After arranging the flowers, I trimmed off the excess with some non stick scissors.


I added a scalloped frame cut from Pop Tone Banana Split card stock and placed my sentiment on top using some more Cougar White Super Smooth.  Some enamel dots finished the card.

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Clean and simple with a little metallic shimmer.  Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see all the gold and silver card stock that’s on sale this month.  Have a great day!

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–Other Supplies Used–

Memory Box Tilith Floral die

Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings

Stick It Adhesive

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die


Kat Scrapppiness Design Team Project: Sending Sweet Wishes

There are so many different options for the new Crafters Essentials 1 die set.  For today’s project, I wanted to do a shaker card and use the fun, stitched window panel that is included in the set.  I still have a thing for purple, so there’s lots of it!  I was actually inspired by the colors in the sequins I used to fill the shaker.

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I have a video HERE that shows how this card came together.  All supplies from the Kat Scrappiness shop are linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Thanks for watching!

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Crafters Essentials 1 die set

Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On stamp set

Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set

Sweet Word and Sentiment die

Nuvo Crystal Drops Crushed Grape, Sweet Lilac

Kat Scrappiness Solid Confetti Dots, Silver Solid Heart Confetti

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Crafter’s Companion Silver Spotlight Shimmering Cardstock

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Summer Mini Book Using the Carta Bella Summer Splash Scrapbook Kit

Hi Everyone!

I have a super easy project for recording your summer memories over on the CreateForLess blog today.  There’s a video flip-through too!  I’m using products from the Carta Bella Summer Splash scrapbook collection and there’s so much retro goodness!

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 Paper Accents Pocket (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

paper accents blue pockets 4 1/4 : Paper Accents Pocket Assorted Sizes Blue 8 pc.

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Welcome Baby!


The Crafters Essentials 1 die has so many options.  The design team gals have come up with so many great ideas for this set.  I thought today, since I had this cute baby stamp, I would use some of the shapes from the set for a little “welcome baby card”.

I chose these shapes from the set along with some Watercolor Wishes paper from Lawn Fawn.IMG_0687

I cut my shapes using various colors of the paper.  I love how the stitching on these dies are farther apart.  It’s a softer look–perfect for a baby card!


I colored my stamp using various gray Copics, then cut it out with scissors.


I arranged my shapes on the front of a white notecard, using foam squares for some.  I wanted the squares to kind of mimic baby blocks.  I then added a few sequins for shimmer and texture.



Thanks for joining me today, I have the supplies from the shop I used listed below.  Be sure to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!


Crafters Essentials 1 die set

Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6×6 paper pad

Kat Scrappiness sequins:  Fluffy Clouds and Fairytale Princess

Less Is More Challenge: “Bits Box” Item

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the most recent Less Is More Challenge today using a couple of unused die cut flowers I found in my embellishment basket.


Our challenge was to use whatever saved items we had that we had die cut or colored and saved in our supplies for future use.  Such a great idea!

I ended up using these two die cuts from Papertrey Ink I had stamped/colored/embossed a while back.  When I die cut flowers, I usually do more than I need just in case I decide to change my design or make a mistake……which brings me to the next picture…….


I recently shared this picture on my Instagram feed.  I was originally going to use 2 roses I found in my supply basket, but when I was stamping the sentiment on today’s project, the black ink pad slipped out of my hand and unfortunately, on to my pretty flower.  I tried wiping the ink off, but it just got worse, LOL! So on to plan B…….


I used a wooden stamp from American Crafts that I got from Hobby Lobby for my sentiment and stamped it on to a white note card.  I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ensure I got a perfectly placed image.  This tool also helps if you need to re stamp the stamp in the same spot.  Simply place the plastic sheet that comes with the tool flush to the corner edge as shown below and place your inked stamp down in the same spot on the plastic.


After stamping the image on the plastic sheet, line the sheet up to where you want it on your card base and fit your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig into the corner.


Remove the plastic sheet and fit the inked stamp right into the same corner of the tool where the sheet was and stamp your image.  For a more detailed demonstration on using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I have a quick YouTube video HERE.


After stamping my sentiment I added the mint colored flower–from Papertrey Ink’s Vintage Linens stamp set–as a backdrop for my rose.  The rose die cut is from Papertrey’s The Sweet Life stamp set and I popped that up with a foam square.  A few drops of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops completes the card.


Thanks so much for joining me today.   If you enjoy clean and simple card challenges as I do, I put together a list below of some fun ones I’ve tried as well as some new ones I found that I’d like to try.   Enjoy!

Addicted to CAS

CAS on Friday

CAS Christmas


AAA Cards Challenge

Freshly Made Sketches

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

CAS Mix Up

CASe This Sketch

CAS Colours and Sketches