Hello Crafty Friends! Debbie here today to share with you my first Easter card. Easter is really early this year so I have started creating my cards early, too. I really love coloring with the Nuvo Marker Pens. These alcohol markers blend so well and fit in my hand nicely. I used some of the pens to color the chick and eggs for this cute Easter card.
Here are some of the supplies I used:
To begin, stamp the chick & egg images onto white cardstock with black ink. Color with the markers. Fussy cut each image and set them aside.
Die cut the patterned paper using the largest scalloped rectangle in the Mixed Edge Rectangle die set. Die cut the pink and white cardstock using the dies from the Hello ATC Die. Stamp the sentiment onto the white die cut using the Stamp Platform.
Assemble the card using 3d foam tape to give some dimension. Here is the finished card again.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today – I am going back to basics and cutting paper to make flowers and leaves and it is so much fun to do!!
Today I felt like doing a bit of watercoloring, but I also wanted to use these pretty colors of Nuvo Embelllishment Mousse. So I just added a dab of the mousse onto my paper and then using a wet paint brush, I spread that color around. This gives a nice watery look with the shimmer of the mousse. So pretty!
Using a sharp pair of scissors, I then free handed a few leaf shapes.
Next I cut out spirals of circles to make tiny flowers.
I rolled the circles to form a flower shape. Such an old trick but still so cute!
For the sentiment, I chose Birthday themed ones from a few clear stamp sets
I stamped the sentiments onto my tag first using the Stamping Platform.
I adhered all the flowers in place and then finished off the tags with Nuvo drop centers. This adds such a nice glossy effect.
I badly needed a few birthday tags for gifts and now I am set with three!
What if your favorite kind of paper flower to make? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!
This week we have a special blog swap event that we are so excited to share with all of you. We have partnered with the amazing, awesome, and talented team over at Neat & Tangled for a week-long blog swap! Everyday we will be posting projects here and they will be posting some there, sharing lots of great ideas and inspiration all week long.
To kick off the week, I’ll be sharing a fun Valentine project using one stamp set, two ways.
For our first project:
Cut white cardstock to size then die cut two layering hearts.
Use the stamp platform to add embossing ink onto the front of the card. Then heat emboss with pink embossing powder.
Spray gently with water and then add some pink and glitter gloss aqua flows to the card. Heat dry.
Adhere hearts to the front of the card, along with the sequins.
Finally, add your Nuvo drops.
For our second project:
Die cut little envelopes with the treasured token die.
Cut smaller pieces of paper to fit inside the envelopes.
Stamp with embossing ink and then heat set gold embossing powder.
Stamp back of the page with the other stamps to create your own valentines.
Stamp the front of the envelopes and heat emboss with the hearts.
Finally, seal the envelopes up and you are all set for a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Now – just leave a comment on this post and any other post this week for your chance to win $75.00 of Neat & Tangled Products! One comment per post, with up to 7 possible entries! Good luck and happy crafting!
Hello Crafty Friends! Debbie here today to share with you a fun and easy way to create a heart-shaped shaker card using the Heart Die & Shaker Set.
To begin, cut the kraft cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″. Fold at the score line to create the base of the card. Here is what you get in the package. You get 5 heart shaped blisters along with the matching heart die.
Cut the mint cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″. Stamp this panel using mint ink. Now it’s time to start creating the heart shaker portion of the card. Position the heart die into place and use a piece of low-tack tape to hold it into place while die cutting.
Cut a small scrap of white cardstock. Using the Stamp Platform, stamp the sentiment for inside the shaker. Pour just a bit of the Diamond Glitter over the sentiment and remove the liner from the back of the heart blister. Adhere the heart blister onto the white cardstock so that the sentiment and glitter are right in the middle of the heart.
Outline the heart blister with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and adhere the mint panel into place.
Cut a strip of the patterned paper and using the Heart die, cut a heart into the middle. Adhere into place over the heart onto the mint panel.
To finish my card, I added some pink ribbon and then adhered this panel to the Kraft cardstock.
Using the Heart Die & Shaker Set, made creating this card fast and easy! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello again! Today I am here with an easy and practical craft project that is not only perfect for this time of year, but sure to be handy year round. I’m talking about thank you notes. Everyone appreciates a little note of gratitude, and during this time of year you want to make sure you’ve got a stash of notes ready to go. Of course, handmade stationery also makes a lovely gift, so why not stuff those stockings with a few custom thank you notes while you’re at it?
If you have not used a stamp platform before, you will soon see that it is a game changer! As someone with a background in screen printing, I was so excited to get my hands on this tool. I feel like I am back in the printing studio when I use it. Once you set up your image you can crank out as many cards as you want with precision and ease. If you only have time to make a few cards, you can leave it set up overnight and be ready to continue the next day. It couldn’t be easier!
I am using a clear stamp, so I made sure my top piece has the word clear facing up.
Use the magnets to secure your card and position your stamp with the help of the clear grid.
Treat your card surface with the powder tool if you will be doing heat embossing.
Apply your ink or in this case Versamark, and just keep stamping! You can do them all with one embossing powder, or mix and match. For an even quicker project skip the embossing and just use dye ink. You can leave your stamp in place to clean it and switch ink colors as many times as you want. As long as your note cards are the same size, you don’t have to readjust your stamp at all until your project is finished! (Can you tell how excited I am about this time saver?)
Bundling up a set with a simple piece of twine makes for an easy but elegant presentation.
That’s it! I promised you an easy project today. Happy Crafting!
It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year! Today I’m mixing colors and textures to create a fun and retro Christmas card. Let’s get started!
To start, I stamped this cute gingham stamp across my plain white card with a red dye ink. I stamped about 12 cards in total.
When those were all done, it was time to add the second layer, my Wonderful sentiment. For this layer I decided to do heat embossing with Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder. I stamped this layer right on top of the gingham background with Versamark ink.
I poured my powder over the design, then set aside so that I could heat several cards in a row. As long as you get your embossing powder on right away, you can take your time before heating it.
Metallic powders are the most fun to watch as you heat them. The transformation is so bold.
For my tiny sentiments I pulled out my beloved typewriter. I typed the phrases over and over until the page was full. Then trimmed them down with my mini guillotine.
I can’t resist a scalloped edge, and this foil tape was just perfect with the red gingham.
I used tape runner to adhere the green paper trim, ribbon, and type written sentiments. My Tim Holtz mini snips were the perfect thing for trimming any extra bits for a clean edge.
Looking cute so far, but I wanted a few more finishing touches. I used Nuvo adhesive to attach a couple of snowflakes, then completed the look with some Nuvo Drops. Now I’m ready to spread Christmas cheer with a little snail mail!
Hello friends! Smitha here today and we are going to be creating a minimalistic party invite. It’s time to get ready to celebrate 2018!
First, trim a 8.5 by 11 inch of cardstock in half, and fold to make a card.
I started by stamping my sentiment “It’s party time” with a sticky ink and the poured gold embossing powder all over it. The Nuvo embossing powder in really fine and catches fine details neatly.
I quickly heat embossed the sentiment, and love how crisp the lines came out!
Next, I repeatedly stamped the same sentiment to cover the card front. Using the stamp platform makes it easy to just slide and stamp over and over.
For the second card, I skipped the embossing and just stamped the sentiment repeatedly with a darker black ink. Simple, quick and I love the contrast!
After the colorful and glittery holiday season, I felt that going back to basic black and white would be a nice change. I love how these invites turned out!
Thank you so much for crafting with me all year long! Happy new year to all of you friends! May 2018 be the year where all of your dreams come true.