Saturday, February 13, 2016

Beautiful Bouquet With Joni Andaya

Hello everyone, Joni here, back with another card using the newly released Happy Wishes and Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus stamp sets.

To begin, I first stamped the flower image in Coconut Husk dye ink onto watercolor paper and watercolored it. Any watercolor type will work with this gorgeous flower image.

Next, I used the Black ZIG Clean Color Real Brush to color the empty spaces on the watercolor panel to give it a patterned paper look. If you do not have the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush you can use any black marker with a brush tip for easy application.

Here is a look at the individual pieces of the card. For the sentiment, I used the new Happy Wishes stamp set stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in Gold.

I adhered the sentiment with foam tape and added some enamel dots to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you that enjoyed today's card!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Love Birds

Hey Guys, it's Kara. I've already started to see your projects show up on your blogs and Instagram feeds using the February release and they are gorgeous! With so many great sets and dies released, it wasn't difficult to qualify for the Free Biggest Fan stamp set. If you haven't already, don't forget, today is the last day to qualify for this FREE set! Today I have paired it with another new favorite, Happy Birds, to create some one-of-a-kind Valentines for my husband.

I bought him a few little, silly treats and wanted to package them up in a way that made them seem a little more special.

Let's start with the card. I created the frame using the Sunshine Layers Die and the Anastasia Tag Die. I stamped the 'I just love you' sentiment from Biggest Fan at the top. The little love birds are stamped, die cut and colored with Copics. I created a male and female bird by adding a cute little bow and bowtie using the Unforgettable Dies.

By using a small hole punch, I was able to punch holes in the card front and tie the cinnamon toothpicks on with some cotton twine. Attaching the card front to the Cupids Bow card base {my favorite red by the way} with foam tape allowed room for the knots on the back of the card front.

I also picked up some Cherry Pop Rocks for him. I decided to create matchbook style packaging to hold them. And it's really easy to do.

  1. Cut a piece of card stock to 8.5 x 3.5 inches
  2. Score horizontally (across the short side) at 1 inch and again at 6.25 inches
  3. Fold at score lines and staple your treats inside
  4. Embellish

I embellished the front with more love birds, that awesome sentiment from Biggest Fan and sprinkled around a few hearts from the Backgrounds and Borders 3 stamp set. I can't wait to give these to Ryan on Valentine's Day. He really is a dork, but hey, so am I ;)

I also made him a batch of his favorite Molasses Cookies.  Visit my blog if you're interested in the recipe.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

VIDEO: Crafty Valentines With Colored Die Cuts

Hello crafters, Kelly here!

Can you believe Valentine's day is Sunday?! That means February is almost half over. Whoo hoo! Warm weather is just a smidge closer. Mind you, i just drove home in a blizzard so I may be a bit biased :)

Since it is the week of love, I wanted to concentrate on showing some appreciation for the people in my life that fill my soul. I wanted to let some crafty friends know just how much I admire their work and what better time than now?

I wanted it to be a Valentine but I also wanted it to include the things we love the most - crafts. I mean your partner and kids too, but mostly crafts. ;)

This was so easy to do once I combined the new Artist Palette Die with the Biggest Fan stamp set.

You can watch them come together in the video below.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I created two cards with the same idea but colored them two different ways. It's super easy to color these guys up with all kinds of mediums. Are you not completely in love with that sentiment? I am. Hook, line, and sinker.

This version is super easy to create if you own Distress inks or maybe want to try ink blending with your Pure Color Dye Inks? They blend beautifully too!

Or maybe adding a bit more detail is your thing?

Copic markers work just as well on die cuts as they do with stamped images. Or you could even combine the two coloring options and get a completely different look!

If you love the Biggest Fan set as much as I do you let me tell you how you can get it for free. WHAT?!

I know! Wplus9 is currently including this set for FREE in any orders over $60.00 at But it's only through February 11th so you had better hurry!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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