Saturday, September 19, 2020

InkyStamper: Find My Happy Place Card

Out of all the Ralph and Rosie series stamps, Paper Airplane Stamp and Die set speaks to me the most. Before the pandemic, I traveled a lot. So this set would be perfect to document my travels and make cards for other traveling friends. Don't you love this card?

**I receive products from InkyStamper and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Happy Place Card Panels

Cut the map paper to 3.75 x 5-inches, and 4 x 5.25-inches for the light khaki cardstock. Ink both papers' edges with blue ink to tie into the map colors.

Next, adhere the panels together. The map paper was adhered with E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong to the khaki cardstock. Then the layered panel was lifted and secured to the Kraft A2 (4.25 x 5.5-inches) Size card base with Crafty Foam Tape.

Stamping Ralph

Stamp Ralph on his paper airplane onto white cardstock. I like to stamp two or three of the image and keep the extras in the packaging for future use. I also stamped two small paper airplanes with blue ink. Cut both with their coordinating die.

On Kraft cardstock, I stamped and die-cut Ralph on his paper airplane. Then I hand cut Ralph out of the image and adhered the kraft airplane to the white die cut. Color Ralph with watercolor pencils.

For the sentiment, I wanted to use both blue and black ink so I stamped in blue first. Then I purposely double stamp with the black ink. Again, I wanted to tie in the blue from the map pattern. I bookend the paper airplane die cuts on each side.

I hope you enjoyed my Find My Happy Place Card tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 35 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stamps: InkyStamper (Paper Airplane Stamp and Die Set)
Map Paper: Hazel and Ruby (ret.)
WaterColors: Faber-Castell
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong, E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots, and Crafty Foam Tape)
Ink: Tonic Studio (Nuvo Hybrid in Black Shadow) and Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg)
Other: White, Kraft, and Khaki Cardstock; Bone Folder; Paper Trimmer

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Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Amazing Paper Grace: Introducing the Cascade Christmas Collection with Holiday Waterfall Card

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base, or unmounted. Don't worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.


We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections, we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we've found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   


Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to start my Christmas Cardmaking!

Hi there, today our Creative Team is sharing our makes from the Christmas Cascade Collection.  Let's take a second to sort this out...

What's a Christmas Cascade?

Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash - the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again. 

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3" motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That's enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.


The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This "cardlet" size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see "Cardlets"


Each of our Creative Team members will show you how to make a Christmas Cascade Card that is a waterfall card and a Christmas Cascade Card that is a flat card.


My Projects For Today

First up is my From our Family Waterfall Card using S5-428 Holly Frame Gala, GLP-194 Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil PlatesS4-960 Cinch and Go Poinsettia, S5-399 Candlewick Rectangle, and S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base.


Here is what the dies look like:

S5-428 Holly Frame Gala

S5-399 Candlewick Rectangle

S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base

I used a combination of navy, white, silver, red, and green colors in my two projects. The Holly frame inspired me to do an inlay technique in the front cover of the waterfall card. I embossed the die into the front panel. Using the same die, I cut a green frame and insert it into the embossed area for a perfect fit. In the center, I added a Poinsettia blossom using the Cinch and Go Poinsettia.

The sentiments were all foiled with the Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil Plates. I love the look! These pages came together so easily in one wonderful set! Pictured below are all the pages are shown before assembling the waterfall to be adhered on to the Candlewick Rectangle card.

My Second Project

My flat card features the Holly Frame Gala. It is a sweet shaped notecard measuring 3". But it packs a punch inside with a beautiful foiled sentiment from the Elegant Glimmer Sentiment. 

The holly leaf die cuts and berries were placed around the Holly Frame. I love the embossed details of the leaves. Striking against the navy background! Plus all those die cuts give the front interest and dimension. Used the Cinch and Go Poinsettia in the center with a brad to secure all the layers and accented with glitter on top of it. 

Designer Tip: Use your thin metal dies not only to cut paper but to emboss into the paper for a deep impression. Next, die-cut with that same die and a piece of cardstock. Adhere the cut shape into the embossed paper for an inlay technique. 

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a tutorial showing you how to put the Cascade Card together:

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.


Christmas Cascade Inspiration Hop!

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Beatriz Jennings

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Beth Pingry

Visit Margie Higuchi {{You are Here!}}

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace



You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account All the entry details are there - just look for this image below:



Etched Dies: Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken from Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-428 Holly Frame GalaGLP-194 Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil PlatesS4-960 Cinch and Go PoinsettiaS5-399 Candlewick Rectangle, and S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base), Glimmer Hot Foil System and Platinum 6 Machine

Other: Glitter: Ranger Ink (Stickles in Lime Green and Candy Cane); Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong, E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots, Adhesive Dots 3D, 3D Foam Strips, Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors, and Dual Tip Glue Pen); Red, Green, Navy, White, and Silver Mirror Cardstock; Brads


I love your comments! Tell me what kinds of holiday cards you like to create? 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday, August 28, 2020

InkyStamper: Cupcake Kind of Birthday Card with Cupcake Inspirations

This is my first project with InkyStamper's NEWEST RELEASE called Cupcake! This set is a part of the Ralph and Rosie Stamp Series - aren't they fun?!

Also in commemoration of the Cupcake Inspirations Group's 500th challenge, they are featuring InkyStamper! So Excited! With my card, we are going to use a masking technique to get the most out of your stamp. Come let me show you how!

**I receive products from InkyStamper and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Cupcake Birthday Card Steps

Grab the Cupcake Stamp and Die Set. Let's stamp Ralph and his cupcake image with black ink on white cardstock. Place its matching die and die-cut the image out. Set aside. Since I have the ink out, let's work on the masking step next.

Mask Out Ralph

Using a sticky note sheet, I stamped and die-cut Ralph with the cupcake. Then I fussy cut Ralph and his tail out. Ink the stamp with black ink first and then cover Ralph and his tail with the mask.

Next, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, repeat one more time to get a total of two cupcakes. Connect the lines with a black marker and cover any unwanted lines with a white Gelly Pen.

Colorful Ralph

To be conservative, I colored Ralph lightly with a combination of watercolor pencils in grays (#234 + #273) and pinks (#119 + #131).

Cute Cupcake Colors

Using the patterned paper as inspiration, I colored the cupcakes in pastels. I started from the bottom up for no reason. LOL! The cake was watercolored in a combination of browns (#183 + #187). The liner I tried to match the stripes in lavender and blue (#139 + #140). Keep adding color until you get the desired look.

The cupcake tops were colored with Gelatos (Guava, Butter Cream + Aqua Dolce). The lines in the tops were touched up with a black artist pen.

When the colors dried, I added "sprinkles" in a combination of Stickle Glitter in Lavender, Turquoise, Lime Green, Candy Cane + Cotton Candy, and Liquid Pearls in Peacock, Ocean Blue + Pumpkin.

Add the Layers

As the glittered accents dry, I am cutting the card panels for my A2 (5.5 x 4.25-inch) card base. Cut a piece of 5.25 x 4-inch pink cardstock and 5 x 3.75-inch patterned paper. Layer the two pieces together and adhere with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive.

The next layer cut a piece of 5.25 x 2.5-inch pink cardstock and die-cut two 1 x 6.5-inch stitched scalloped borders out of white cardstock. Emboss the pink cardstock with a stripe design embossing folder.

Add each border on the top and bottom with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive. Trim off the excess border pieces. Using the same adhesive, center the layer on the card front.

Using leftover 3D Foam Circles, I cut them apart and added them to the backs of all the cupcakes. Place each one on the card front. Add sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro and finish!

Another look at the finished card.

Thanks for stopping in!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 25 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stamps and Craft Dies: InkyStamper (Cupcake Stamp and Die Set)
Patterned Paper: Memory Place/Kawaii Paper Goods (So Sweet Collection, MP-60168 Origami Pack)
Pink Cardstock: My Color Cardstock (Petal Pink)
WaterColors and Black Marker: Faber-Castell (Gelatos in Guava, Butter Cream + Aqua Dolce, PITT Artist Pen in Black, and Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in #119, 131, 139, 140, 183,187,234 + 273)
White Pen: Sakura (Gelly Pen in White)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Ultra Strong, Adhesive Dots Micro + 3D Foam Circles)
Ink: Nuvo Hybrid Ink (Black Shadow)
Glitter and Dimensional Accent: Ranger Ink (Stickles in Lavender, Turquoise, Lime Green, Candy Cane + Cotton Candy, and Liquid Pearl in Peacock, Ocean Blue + Pumpkin)
Embossing Folder and Border Die: Spellbinders Paper Arts (A4 Stripes M-Bossabilities Folder and Border Basics Die Set)
Other: White Cardstock; Sticky Note Sheet; Sequins

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Amazing Paper Grace: Introducing the Halloween Collection

Create some BOOtiful creations with a new collection from Amazing Paper Grace – The Halloween Collection.  It's super SPOOKY cute!

**I receive products from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken, Spellbinders® Paper Arts, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.** 

The Halloween Collection Details
This Halloween Collection includes three thin metal die sets They can be used separately or mix and match with each set in the collection. It goes especially well with the popular S6-153 Charming Cottage Box die set as you will see while hopping through.

The Halloween Collection sets used!

S3-405 Spooky Boo by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace

 S6-153 Charming Cottage Box by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace

My Project for Today:

For my Webbed Boo Card, I am using a die designed by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace called S3-405 Spooky Boo, available at Spellbinders Paper Arts.

Die-cut the spider web design from the S3-405 Spooky Boo set eight times with black cardstock. Adhere on the corners and create a diamond shape in the center with the E-Z Grand Permanent Dots adhesive. Cut the Boo from silver mirror cardstock. Adhere and lift with 3D Foam Strips in the center.

Die-cut five blossoms from S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers die with purple cardstock. Water mist the blossoms to soften and shape them. When dry, layer them with Adhesive Dots Medium. Using an Adhesive Dot 3D, secure the flower and beaded vines to the card.

For a playful accent, place the black spider die cut on one of the spider webs in the corner.

Designer Tip:  Die cut all the pieces in your die set. It gives you a visual to play around and maybe think outside the box when designing your card creations!

My Second Project:

Since this Halloween sets go well with the S6-153 Charming Cottage Box die set, I paired it with the S3-405 Spooky Boo set. Found some themed shaker elements and decided to make a shaker treat box. Isn't it cute?

On top, I added a flower element from S6-050 Cinch and Go Flowers die set and purple cardstock. After water misting and shaping, I secured the center with an orange brad topped with orange Stickles. With a purple bow and flourish accent, I adhered them with an Adhesive Dot 3D.

I hope you enjoyed my two projects. They were so fun to create! Follow my blog for more creations coming up!

Die Sets: S3-405 Spooky BooS4-1025 Sweet Cottage FlowersS6-153 Charming Cottage Box, and S6-050 Cinch and Go Flowers

Other: Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots, Adhesive Dots Medium, Adhesive Dots 3D, and 3D Foam Strips; Purple Ribbon; Ink and Glitter: Ranger Ink (Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Stickle in Orange Peel); Shaker Elements: Buttons Galore & More (October 31st Sprinkletz); Grey Patterned Paper; Orange, Black, Purple, White, Grey, and Silver Mirror Cardstock; Acetate; Orange Brad

Accessories:  The Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken

The Halloween Collection is available now on Spellbinders’ website, click Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.

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