Monday, September 17, 2018

Gifts of the Sea Card

Power Poppy is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and I selected the beautiful new digi stamp, Gifts of the Sea, to use for my card.

Supplies Used:
Gifts of the Sea Digital Stamp by Power Poppy
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Desert Storm Environment® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic Markers:
  Greenery: G20, G21, G24
  Flowers:  RV0000, RV000, RV9, N0, N1
  Big Scallop Shell: RV00, RV52, RV91, N1, YR000, YR00
  Small Scallop Shell: VB31, V20, V93, B91, N0, N1
  Snail Shell:  YR000, YR00, E70, E93, N1
  Other Shells: Y000, Y11, B91, V000, V01, N0, N1
  Bottle: C00, C0,
  Pen: B34, B37, B39, Y23, Y26, Y28
  Note: E81, E84
  Sand: Ef0, E41, E42, E43, E44
  Background: B0000, B000, C00
Fairy Rhymes 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Prima Marketing
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries

  1. Cut and fold Desert Storm cardstock to create an A2 card.
  2. Resize the image and print onto white cardstock using a laser printer.
  3. Die-cut the image panel using one of the dies from the A2 Layers Combo Die Set.
  4. Color the image.
  5. Using dies from the A2 Layers Combo Die Set, die-cut the wood patterned paper and a coordinating patterned paper from the Fairy Rhymes patterned paper pad.
  6. Edge the die-cut patterned paper with Distress ink.
  7. Assemble the card as shown.
I didn't add a sentiment because I didn't know who was going to receive the card for what occasion.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Have a Cool Christmas!

I love penguins. I love the Cool Penguin Clear Stamps and Cutting Dies because I can play Penguin Dress-up! The dies make it easy-peasy and I'm all about that!

Here's the card.

Stampendous Supplies
Cool Penguin Clear Stamps and Cutting Dies
Tree Die from the Truck Tidings Cling Stamps and Die Set
Stardust Sparkly Embossing Powder
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink Pad By Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink Pen by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers
  Penguin: N6, N7, N8 B000, C00, C0,   Hat: N0, N1, N3, YG23, YG25, BG53, BG57
  Sweater: BG53, BG57, N0, N1, N3
Colorless Blender Solution
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers®
Nordic Holiday 6x6 Paper Pad by Basic Grey
Blue and Green cardstock
Sweatshirt (really!)


  1. Fold a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of white cardstock in half to create an A2 card.
  2. Stamp the penguin and the hat onto white cardstock with Memento ink.
  3. Die-cut using the corresponding dies.
  4. Color the penguin with Copic markers.
  5. Stamp the penguin's sweater onto the Fair Isle patterned paper from the Nordic Holiday pad.
  6. Color the sweater and the hat.
  7. Wet the inside of a sweatshirt sleeve with Colorless Blender Solution, then pounce the sweatshirt onto the Copic colored sweatshirt and hat. This will yield a slightly fuzzy textured look.
  8. Edge all the die-cuts with a dark marker and set aside.
  9. Die-cut green cardstock three times with the the tree die from the Truck Tidings Die set.
  10. Cut blue cardstock to 5.5" x 4.5". 
  11. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the snowflakes from the Cool Penguin set onto the blue cardstock, add white sparkly embossing powder, and heat set.
  12. Tear white cardstock and trim to 4.5".
  13. Using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, stamp sentiment, add white sparkly embossing powder, and heat set.
  14. Add snow drift lines using the VersaMarker pen, add sparkly white embossing powder, and heat set.
  15. Adhere the white cardstock to the bottom of the blue cardstock panel and trim to 4" wide.
  16. Using the VersaMarker pen, add details to the three trees. Add white sparkly embossing powder, and heat set.
  17. Adhere the trees.
  18. Assemble the penguin and adhere to the card front.
  19. Adhere the card front to the A2 card.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gee Wiz!

Dr .Digi's House of Stamps is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. Since it's September, that means that my favorite time of the year is rapidly approaching. I'm feeling the magic, so I chose Spells for Beginners to create my card.

Spells for Beginners Digi Stamp by Dr. Digis
Solar White Classic Crest® cardstock by Neenah
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Navy and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Copic Markers
  Skin: BV0000, BV20, E000, E00, E11, E21 R20
  Beard: BG90, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
  Robe and Hat:  B93, B95, B97, B99
  Shoes, Belt, Hat Band: E33, E35, E47
  Staff: E23, E25, E27, E39, E49
  Brass on Book: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26
  Book: G05, B17, G29, E81, E84, E87
Tim Holtz® Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo Distress® Oxide inks by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Hickory SmokeDistress®  ink by Ranger
Basically Brick Stencil for Art by Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Arched Windows Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders®
Circle Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders®
Bats Dies by
Cats Die Set by Impression Obsession
Sketch and Wash® Pencil by General® Pencil
Grey MultiLiner Pen by Copic
Clear Gelly Roll® Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura of America
Clear Gelly Roll® Glaze® Pen by Sakura of America

  1. Create an A2 card from Navy cardstock.
  2. Resize and print digital stamp onto white cardstock using a laser printer.
  3. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge with a black marker
  4. Add glitter pen to the globe on the staff. When dry, add several coats of Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.
  5. Set aside the wizard, who can cast spells while waiting for a background to be created for him. Alternately, he can play with the cat and bats while waiting.
  6. Smoosh Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink onto a craft mat. Spritz with water, drag the piece of mixed media paper through the ink, and heat set. Repeat this step until pleased with the result. 
  7. Repeat Step #5 with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Heat set thoroughly until 1000% bone dry.
  8. Temporarily adhere the Oxided panel to a piece of scrap paper. Tape the stencil down and lightly trace the bricks with the Sketch and Wash pencil.
  9. Sponge Hickory Smoke Distress ink over the stencil. The ink is sufficiently wet to slightly disperse the Sketch and Wash pencil.
  10. Remove stencil and use the Grey Multiliner pen to outline the bricks. Smudge the ink with your hand as you go to soften the edges. Add cracks, shadows, and suchlike to the bricks and the mortar using the same pen, smudging as you go.
  11. Tape one of the the Arched Window Nestabilities dies in place and run the panel through the die-cut machine.
  12. Cut a small rectangle from navy cardstock.
  13. Using one of the Circle Nestabilities, die-cut white cardstock.
  14. Die-cut black cardstock with the cat and bat dies.
  15. Adhere the circle to the navy cardstock, then adhere the bats as desired.
  16. Adhere the navy cardstock behind the Arched Window aperture in the brick-stencilled paper.
  17. Adhere the cat onto the windowsill of the Arched Window.
  18. Adhere the Wizard as desired.
  19. Adhere the card front to the card.
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Great Fall Day!

Have you seen Stampendous' newest House-Mouse Designs™ rubber stamps? If not, you should! This week, the fall-themed ones are being showcased by the Design Team! Hop on over to the Stampendous Blog to check it all out!

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs™ Acorn Caps
Big Words Thanks Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Decor Cling Leaves
Spring Border Cutting Dies Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Mixed Media White Paper

Other Supplies Used:
Copic markers:
  Mouse Skin: E50, E51, E93, BV0000, BG0000, BV20
  Fur: E21, E23, E25, E39, E53, E55, E57, E49
  Noses: R11, R22
  Blush: R20
  Acorns: E41, E42, E43, E44, E49, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E49
  Leaves: R24, R59, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, YR23, YR27, YG13
  Ground: W1, W3, W5, W6
  Sky: BG0000, BG000
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick Distress® Oxide Inks by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door Distress® Inks by Ranger
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Rust Cardstock by Bazzill Basics


  1. Fold a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of rust cardstock in half to form an A2 card.
  2. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp Acorn Cap onto Neenah cardstock.
  3. Color the scene with Copic markers.
  4. Die-cut the image panel and rust cardstock with a pair of the Fitted Frames B Die Cut set. 
  5. Mat the image panel die-cut onto the rust die-cut.
  6. Smoosh Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink onto a craft mat, spritz with water, and drag a piece of 6" x 8" Mixed Media paper through the puddle. Spritz with water, then heat set.
  7. Repeat step #2 with the other colors of Distress Oxide inks until you are happy with the coverage. Heat set thoroughly, then heat set it again to make sure that the piece is bone dry. 
  8. Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp the Decor Cling Leaves onto the Mixed Media paper.
  9. Trim the stamped, Distress Oxided paper to 4" x 5.25" to create the card front. Reserve the excess for another project!
  10. Sponge the edges of the card front with Peeled Paint, then Spiced Marmalade, and then Barn Door Distress inks.
  11. Stamp the sentiment onto a strip of rust cardstock, then die-cut with the large scallop border from the Spring Borders set. 
  12. Trim the die-cut sentiment strip to 4" wide.
  13. Adhere the image panel and the sentiment strip to the card front.
  14. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Inspirational Words in Flower Form

When I saw The Stamp Doctor's  Tiny Jewelry Tags and the fabulous Inspiration Words 1 Clear Stamp Set, this idea immediately popped into my mind. However, being a me of little brain, less memory, and a tendency towards procrastination, it took me until now to create the card.

I'm kind of pleased with the way it came out, but be prepared to see a riff on the general idea again. I shall be redoing it in as an art journal page, which will give me a bit more room to play!

By the way, it should be noted that all three sets of Inspiration Words fit inside the Tiny Jewelry Tags Die Set, the Oval Connectors Die Set, and the Rounded Rectangles Connectors Die Set. Best of all, the stamps are clear to make stamp placement easy!

Supplies Used:
Tiny Jewelry Tag Die by The Stamp Doctor
Inspiration Words 1 Clear Stamp Set by The Stamp Doctor
A2 Layers Combo Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Sun Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Patterned Paper from the Lost and Found Madison Avenue 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord Tim Holtz® Distress® Oxide Inks by Ranger Industries
Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Black Soot Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
400 Series Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Patterned Paper by Graphic 45
Yellow Cardstock
Dragonfly Papershaper® Punch by EK Success
Metallic Brush Pens by Pentel


  1. Cut, score, and fold yellow cardstock to form an A2 card.
  2. Using the A2 Layers Combo Die set, die-cut yellow patterned paper and mixed media cardstock. Edge the yellow patterned paper with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink to get rid of those unsightly white edges, then adhere to the yellow A2 card.
  3. Sponge Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink onto the mixed media cardstock, blending the colors as you go. Spritz with water and heat set. 
  4. Sponge text patterned paper with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Tear horizontally, cut to the same width as the blue Oxided (new word) paper, and adhere to the base  of that panel leaving the top torn edge free of adhesive.
  5. Cut three thin strips of this sponged word-patterned paper, edge with Mowed Lawn Distress ink, and set aside for now.
  6. Sponge the panel with Black Soot Distress ink.
  7. Smoosh Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink onto a craft sheet, mist with water, drag the musical note patterned paper through the ink, mist with water, and heat set.
  8. Repeat Step 6 with Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks until you are happy with the result. Heat set the sheet until entirely dry. As in bone dry. Put the sheet onto the Big Shot platform, under both cutting mats, and run through the Big Shot repeatedly until completely flat.
  9. Using the oval Tiny Jewelry Tag, die-cut the Oxided music patterned paper a gazillion, trillion times repeatedly until the sheet is completely die-cut and you have a pile of little tiny tags.
  10. Edge all the little tiny tags with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.
  11. Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp your choice of words from the Inspiration Words 1 Clear Stamp set onto the tags. I used six different words and stamped each word three times.
  12. Die-cut the smallest sun (there are three in the set) three times. I had a scrap of Brushoed cardstock, so I die-cut from that, then sponged Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink over each sun.
  13. Apply adhesive the reverse of a sun die-cut and adhere one set of stamped word tags to it. Fill in the flower with the blank tiny tags. 
  14. Repeat Step 12 twice to yield three flowers.
  15. Adhere the three strips you created in Step 5 to the blue image panel. 
  16. Adhere the flowers as desired.
  17. Punch three dragonflies from white cardstock and color with Metallic Brush markers. 
  18. Adhere the three dragonflies to the image panel.
  19. Adhere the image panel to the card front. 
  20. Ta-dah! You're done!
Thanks for visiting today.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Shall We Dance?

When I saw Stampendous' new Skeleton Humor Perfectly Clear™Stamp set, I immediately thought the skeleton couple should dance. Hence this card. And dancing skeletons would definitely be shaking, rattling, and rolling.  Hence the Skeleton Humor set had the perfect sentiment!

Stampendous Products Used:
Skeleton Humor Perfectly Clear™Stamp set
Decor Cling Music Stamp
Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set
Small Circle from the Build A Wreath Die Set
Mixed Media White Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers: T0, T1, T3, E40, E41, YG01, G21, V01
Tim Holtz® Wilted Violet Distress® Ink by Ranger
Kiwi Very Vintage Double Dot Designs by BoBunny®
Wildflower cardstock by My Colors
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers

  1. Stamp skeletons with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock.
  2. Color skeletons, grass, and background with Copic markers.
  3. Triple mat image panel with cardstock and patterned paper.
  4. Stamp the Decor Cling Music onto the smooth side of the Wildflower cardstock using Tim Holtz® Wilted Violet Distress ink. Trim and edge the panel with the Distress ink. Adhere to a card made from the Wildflower cardstock.
  5. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of the leftover violet cardstock. Die-cut with one of the circles from the Build A Wreath Die Set, then edge with the Distress ink.
  6. Die-cut a scrap of the patterned paper and a scrap of the violet cardstock with two of the small dies from the Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set
  7. Adhere the patterned paper frame die-cut onto the Wilted Violet Frame die-cut, then edge the violet layer with Distress ink. 
  8. Layer the sentiment circle onto the matted frame die-cut.
  9. Adhere the image panel and the sentiment to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fairy Tale Box Card

Interactive cards seem to be all the rage these days and I wanted to join the trend. However, I'm really bad horrible at math and 3D space relations, so I was delighted to discover The Stamp Doctor and all of her terrific dies. She also has quite a few really wonderful stamps, so be sure to check them out when you visit her site.

Here's a box card using the A2 Card in a Box Die Set, several of the stamps from the Fairy Stamps Set(the Whole Set)*, and a tag die from the Tags #1 Die Set.

Front view:

Close Up of the Large Thistle Fairy (in flight)

Close Up of the Iris Fairy (sitting)

Close-up of the Cornflower Fairy (looking down)

The Outside of the Envelope with the Small Peaseblossom Fairy Pair

*Just so you know, the Fairy Stamp Set is huge and is mounted on cling for you, which is a time and money saver. There are four decent sized fairies, a pair of butterfly wings, four small pairs of each of the large fairies (each pair contains a tiny fairy and its mirror image), five mini-Fairy phrases, and three larger sentiments. You can be like me and get the whole set, or you can use the pull-down menu to pick and choose which stamp(s) you'd like.

Supplies used:
A2 Card in a Box Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Tags #1 Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Sun Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Fairy Stamps Set (the Whole Set) by The Stamp Doctor
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Jet Black Archival™ Ink Pad by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress® Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress® Ink by Ranger
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Floral/Dot patterned paper from the Sweet Sentiments 8x8 pad by Graphic 45
Green patterned paper from the French Countryside 6x6 pad by Graphic 45
Copic Markers used:
 Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, BV000, BV00, R20
 Hair: E51, E53, W1, W2, YR30, YR31;  E07, E15, E17, E18; B34, B37, C6, C7, C8
 Dresses: YG61, YG63, YG67; Y32, Y35: BG11, BG23, V22, V25, V29
 Wings: Oops. Forgot to right 'em down. So sorry. 
 Clouds: C0, C00
Clear Sparkle Spectrum Noir Glitter pen by Crafter's Companion
Black Multiliner by Copic
Cloud Punch by Carl Creations
Tiny Clear self-adhesive rhinestones by Recollections
Nuvo® Smooth Precision Glue Pens by Tonic Studios
A2 Invitation Envelope by Staples

  1. Following the instructions that come with the A2 Card in a Box Die Set, die-cut the floral and polka-dotted patterned paper and the green patterned paper with the A2 Card in a Box Die Set
  2. Sponge all the edges with Old Paper Distress ink.
  3. Using wet glue as your adhesive, assemble the box according to the instructions. I chose to have the floral pattern of the two-sided paper on the outside of the box card with the polka-dotted patterned paper showing on the interior and the flaps.
  4. Measure the sides of the box flaps, then cut three panels of the same floral paper and three panels of the green patterned paper to fit. Sponge all edges of the cut patterned paper with Old Paper Distress ink.
  5. Using Jet Black Archival™ ink, stamp the sentiment from the Fairy Stamps Set onto a small scrap of the green patterned paper, then die-cut using one of the the three tags from the Tags #1 Die Set. Edge the die-cut with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  6. Mat the floral patterned paper with the solid green paper, then adhere to the three flaps.
  7. Using Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink, stamp the Large Cornflower Fairy, The Large Thistle Fairy, and the Large Iris Fairy from the Fairy Stamps Set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. 
  8. Fussy-cut all three fairies, color with Copic markers, edge with a black Multi-Liner, and add glitter pen to their wings. Set aside to let the glitter dry completely.
  9. Punch white cardstock three times with the cloud punch and color with Copic markers.
  10. Die-cut yellow patterned paper with one of the three suns from the Sun Die Set.
  11. Adhere the sun and the clouds on the back panel of the box (the one without the score).
  12. Cut a thin strip of clear packing plastic, add rhinestones to it, adhere the Thistle Fairy to the thin strip of plastic, and adhere to the back most strip of green patterned paper.
  13. Adhere the Cornflower Fairy to the left of the middle strip.
  14. Adhere the Iris Fairy to the front-most strip.
  15. Using Tuxedo Black Memento™ ink, stamp the two Small Peaseblossom Fairies onto the front of the envelope. Slip a piece of scrap paper into the inside of the envelope, then color the fairies with Copic markers.
Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter my Box Card into the following challenges: