Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Christmas in August

Normally, I like to do a few “Christmas in July” cards, but the new Stitched, Scalloped Collage Frame die from Kat Scrappiness had me changing things up a bit.  When I first saw this background die, it made me think of a cute little window that would be in a gingerbread house, so why not Christmas in August?

I chose some cute Christmas paper from Crate Paper I had left over from last year.  I like that it had a little village scene on it.  Perfect for “looking out the window”.

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I created a shaker by first cutting some fun foam with the die, then another piece with some white card stock.  I added acetate to the top of the foam piece with liquid adhesive and then glued the white piece on top.

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After cutting down my patterned paper to fit behind the scalloped die, I added some Snowflake Kisses II sequin filler on top.

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I added some Scor-Tape to the back of my shaker window and adhered it over the top of the patterned paper.

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I glued the entire piece to a note card I created using some wood grain style cardstock.

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For the sentiment, I used Technique Tuesday’s Classic Christmas Stamp set and added a few Pretty Pink Jewels.

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Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all the new releases for this month.  Feel free to use my coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

–SUPPLIES—

Stitched, Scalloped Collage Frame die

Classic Christmas Stamp set–Technique Tuesday

Snowflake Kisses II sequin filler

Pretty Pink Jewels–Kat Scrappiness

Crystal Katana Tool

Crate Paper- Falala 6×6 paper pad

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Bright Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a bold and bright birthday card using the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die and some pretty blooms from Mudra’s Wild Rose stamp set.

I started off by die cutting the background  using Gina K. card stock and leaving the  pieces intact.  I love that you can get different looks from this one background die!

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I used some tape on the back to secure everything.

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Next, I wanted to create a frame for my flowers, so I spread out my Never Ending Rectangle dies to find the perfect size.

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I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink all over my chosen panel going from dark to light.

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I thought orange flowers would look nice with the purple and yellow, so I used a variety of Copics to color my stamped flowers.

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A sentiment from Hero Arts finishes the card.

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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.  Have a great day!

 

 

—SUPPLIES—

Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die

Never Ending Rectangle dies

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set

Copic Markers

 

 

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.

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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.

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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…….:).

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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.

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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.

—SUPPLIES—

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.

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

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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.

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

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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!

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

–Other Supplies Used–

Memory Box Tilith Floral die

Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings

Stick It Adhesive

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die

 

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!

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

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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.

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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!

–SUPPLIES–

Crafters Essentials 1 die set

Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6×6 paper pad

Kat Scrappiness sequins:  Fluffy Clouds and Fairytale Princess

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Creating a Floral Background

For this month’s release of the new Stitched Scalloped dies, I wanted to showcase all the ways you can use these dies to create wonderful layers on a card front.  To break it up a bit, I added a layer of background stamping in a unique way……

 

I started off with a white card stock panel and stamped the floral layer from Hero Arts’ Color Layering Hydrangea stamp set right in the middle.  I followed up by stamping it again right next to the first flower, kind of fitting it in like a puzzle piece.  A stamp platform works really well for this.  I used my new favorite summer-y ink pad from Lawn Fawn–Forget Me Not.  I continued to stamp the flower all around until I filled the panel.

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When I was finished, I took one of the Stitched Scalloped Square dies and used it to cut out the center of the stamped panel.

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I backed that panel with a piece of gray card stock I cut using one of the Never Ending Square dies.

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I layered everything over a note card I made using woodgrain cardstock and added another white scalloped square over the top layers.  A sentiment strip and some sequins finished it off.

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Those bright blue hydrangeas remind me of summer at the sea and those layers add such great texture.

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Thanks for joining me today.  I have the products from the shop linked below.  Feel free to use my code HEIDI10 to receive 10% off your purchase in the Kat Scrappiness shop.

–Supplies–

Stitched Scalloped Square dies

Never Ending Square dies

Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea stamp set

Technique Tuesday Besties clear stamp set

Lawn Fawn Ink–Forget Me Not

Fluffy Clouds sequin mix

Mint Sprinkles sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

**Kat has a couple of options to create a woodgrain look on your card fronts–here, here, and here.

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Dress Up

Next to cute food and floral stamps, fashion stamps are my favorites.  For today’s project, I used Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Fashion stamp set along with Kat’s new Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies.

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–SUPPLIES–

Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies

Sassy Fashion stamp set

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker

Scor-Tape

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Triple-Layered Word Die Cuts

Father’s Day is coming up soon and Kat has some great options for masculine cards in the shop including the new Happy Father’s Day word die.  I love that this die is all one piece so you can easily pop it on the front of a card with some embellishments and have a quick and easy handmade greeting.  Today, I did a little bit of layering with this die and I really like the way it turned out.

To start, I die cut the word die into some black card stock and trimmed the panel at an angle.  I adhered a piece of white card stock behind the panel so my next die layer would have a shadow and a place to adhere.

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Next, I adhered another layer of the Father’s Day die in black using my Zig 2-Way glue pen.  I offset it a bit to create the shadow with the white.

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I added yet another layer in white and offset that.

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To complete the look, I popped back in the little piece of black that was cut out when I first die cut the panel.  The Crystal Katana is helpful when working with these tiny parts.

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I kept it simple by dry embossing a kraft colored card and adhering the entire word panel to the bottom corner with foam tape.

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Here’s a close-up of the “triple-layering”.  I added some Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops around the sentiment for a little bit of simple embellishment.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over the the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all that’s new for the month of June.  Feel free to use my coupon code: heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.

–SUPPLIES–

Happy Father’s Day word die

Zig 2-Way glue pen

Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops

Crystal Katana

 

Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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It’s time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  This time, the focus is on Spring and Summer.  Of course, that means a rainbow for me.  For my project, I used the Layered Coffee Cup die and the “Got Coffee?” die, both by Kat Scrappiness.

 

To create the rainbow, going into the coffee cup, I created a mask using a curved die that I cut into some scrap cardstock.  I created the stripes coming down across my notecard using the 2 masks side by side, leaving space for the stripes.   I used a variety of Distress Oxide inks to  create the rainbow.

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Next, I lined up the top of the coffee cup lid with the rainbow and drew some pencil lines where I wanted to continue the rainbow onto the lid.

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I used the same mask to add more rainbow colors to the top of the lid.

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I wanted to add a little bit of blue to the background, so I just used the mask again to blend some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink onto the card.

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I dry embossed a flower pattern onto my coffee cup to add a little texture.

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A couple of butterflies and my sentiment finish the card.

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A fun and whimsical take on a coffee-themed card.  Thanks for joining me today!  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop where Kat is offering 10% off your purchase May 25-June 1 using coupon code: ILOVECOFFEE.

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–SUPPLIES–

Layered Coffee Cup die–Kat Scrappiness

Got Coffee?” die–Kat Scrappiness

Butterfly Layers stamp set by Mudra

Distress Oxide, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers

Sizzix embossing folder

 

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Happy Birthday Mr. Fix It!

I love tools that have fun colors!  Today’s card is clean and simple using the new Dad’s Tools layering stamp set along with some Lawn Fawn inks.  Perfect for upcoming Father’s Day or your favorite guy’s birthday.

I knew I wanted to do some kind of grid with the screwdriver stamp, so I arranged the different screwdrivers around the sentiments I wanted to use.  The front of the stamp package is perfect for this because everything stays put as you’re arranging.

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This is a peek at all the inks I used.  I only used 2 layers to stamp the handle this time.  For the bottom of the screwdriver, I used the 2 gray inks at the end.  I double stamped the Manatee ink to get a darker color for my 2nd layer.

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A stamp platform is always handy for this type of precision stamping.

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After getting all my images stamped onto my white panel, I arranged it at an angle with some repositionable tape on to the front of a blue notecard covered in patterned paper.  I trimmed off the excess with my scissors and popped the panel up with foam tape.

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I added some Blue Steel sequins using mini glue dots and Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  All supplies I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop are listed below.

–SUPPLIES–

Dad’s Tools layering stamp set

Lawn Fawn–Moonstone, Blue Jay, Carrot, Sunflower, Peachy Keen, Lobster, Hippo, Manatee

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Blue Steel sequins

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Mini Glue Dotz