Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SSS April Card Kit!

Hey there!  I have a couple of cards to share using the Simon Says April Card kit.  These kits will be shipping soon, so reserve one for yourself!

I have 2 very simple cards to share.  This kit has so many possibilities.  For my first cards using this kit, I picked the simple but fun route.  

I grabbed 4 of the new Hero Arts Ombre Inks and came up with this...


I randomly stamped the ballon image on the card base.  I added the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx for a bold look.  These stamps have a slight distressed look, so they aren't a completely solid image.  Last, I found some sequins in my stash and added them in for a little bling. 


This next CAS card really is all about those sentiments from the kit stamp set.  There are so many fun sentiments and they are super easy to line up (especially with a Misti...).  I stamped these in the Butter to Orange pad.  You can see a little bit of the distressed font in these sentiments too...


I added in a star brad and then 3 strips of the kit card stock.  Easy!


Holler if you have any questions!  There is a LOT more to this kit, including rub-ons and kraft and gold patterned card stock.  It's gorgeous!  I will be using that soon!  :)

Hope you're having a great day!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

sending hedgehugs...

This little bitty stamp set from Lawn Fawn is SO much fun.  And you that I am trying to color again (for the billionth time), I love these fun little images.  We had a crafty weekend recently and I was completely inspired by all the ladies and their big bags of Copics.  I wondered if I would try it again when I got home with my cups of 18 markers...and I did!  An easy image...but its a step!


So I cut out a Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle and lined it up in the corner of my Misti.  I lined up these 3 images on the grid so they were nice and straight.  I stamped them with Tuxedo Memento.  I don't know about you...but I am not a fan of that black.  My go-to black is Versafine Black Onyx.  It is so amazingly bold and perfect and next to it, Memento looks like a dark gray.


I proceeded to color these fun little hedgehogs and when I was done realized I still had my stamps lined up in the Misti.  People have been double stamping all over the place with the Misti and it works great!


So I put the stitched rectangle back in the Misti and added another layer of Versafine Black Onyx.  It gave it a nice bold look over the top of that Memento.  I also added a dot of Glossy Accents into that little heart.


Last, I added a heart onto the envelope.  I made a little 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 envelope to go with this little Mini card.  That envelope maker is such a great tool to have!


So that's it for me today!  I have a card for the Simon Says April Card Kit coming up soon!  :)

Have a great night!

Monday, March 16, 2015

PTI Release in Review...

Hey there crafty friends!  I am a day late on my Release in Review post for this month's Papertrey Ink Release.  It has been a little crazy this week with my Craft Retreat and some family things going on but I think I am all caught up...I hope...and here today with a few more cards to share.

This first card uses 3 sets.... Brushed Blooms, Noted and Sentiment Splits.  


Here is the new Enclosed: Graduate in action...


I popped up part of the hat on foam tape and then added in some gold accents. 


Retro Style Graduation?  OH so much fun!  I love this set.  I also used one of the Sentiments Split: Horizontal Curve dies for the hill.  These dies are a must have.  LOVE them!


The Retro Style Birthday Sentiments will make the perfect birthday tag overtime!  


The You've Been Framed: Oval works for the perfect CAS card.  I stamped the oval and then added in some of the Comic Strip Pattern Paper for the background.  


So that is it for today!  Hope you enjoyed this months release.  I know I did!  You can still take a look at the rest of the release over at Nichole's blog.  The release is up in the store too!

Have a great day!