Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CC Designs Monster Birthday!

Hello!  Today, I'm here sharing a fun birthday card using the NEW Monsters Clear Stamp Set from CC Designs.  These sweet little monsters are so much fun to color and create with.  To create my card, I started with some fun patterned paper and colored my images to match with Copic markers.  Then I die cut them out using the coordinating dies and set them aside.  I die cut and layered up several pieces of the patterned paper for my background.  Then I used the New Dotty Stencil and some distress ink to create a bright and whimsical background on a white piece of cardstock.  I stamped out my sentiment, popped on my little monster and added a page flag and star from the NEW Trio Collage Die Set.  I just love how fun this card is!  


here's a look at the inside:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!



Monday, October 15, 2018

La-La Land Crafts - Pumpkin Patch






Hello! This week at La-La Land Crafts the them is Pumpkin Patch!  For my card, I decided to create a fun little scene using all the fabulous dies from this company!  First, I stamped out these sweet little images and colored them up using my Copics.  Then I cut them out with my Scan N Cut 2 and set them aside.  Then I used some grey patterned paper for my sky and layered two hills on top of that.  I trimmed the die cut fence so that it would sit at an angle and added the tree from the Halloween House Add On set.  Then I die cut a circle for the moon and added two spooky ghosts.  I cut a ton of little pumpkins also from the Halloween House Add On set and scattered them throughout the scene.  Then I used the Trick or Sweets Stamp set and twigs die to create a little pumpkin patch sign.  To finish off my card, I stamped out my sentiment at the top and heat embossed in white and then popped on my two little characters with foam tape. 



here's a look at the inside:




Card Details:



Double Stitched Hills Border Die
Frightful Fence Die 
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Stitched Pennants Die




 

Copic Colors:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R20

Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9 and E35, E37
Black: C5, C7, C9

Purple: V04, V09, V15

Orange: YR12, YR15, YR18

Yellow: Y21, Y26
Green: YG21, YG25, YG67




Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Hop



The New Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release is AVAILABLE NOW!  So many adorable stamps released this month!  Be sure to hop over there to check them out!  To celebrate, we're having a BLOG HOP!  So, hop around and check out all the fabby projects by the design team! 


 
For my card, I decided to feature the NEW Cool Critters Stamp Set.  This sweet little set includes two adorable critter and 4 sentiments to match.  I was going for a winter scene so I colored the little mouse in festive holiday color and fussy cut him out.  Then I popped him on top of a little scene I created using one the Hello Bluebird dies.  I stamped out my sentiment on a white banner, added some die cut holly, and a ton of snowflakes.  I just love how it turned out.  Perfect for any occasion. 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Sneak Peek Day #3


It's Day THREE of our OCTOBER Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!...
We've got a super AMAZING stamp set to share with you today! This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called HOLIDAY VILLAGE!
If you've seen our SHAKE IT UP and SHAKE IT UP POLAR BEARS stamp sets, this new set coordinates perfectly with them both!!
The set comes with SO MANY main images, cute accessory stamps and sentiment stamps that will make you jingle all the way!! There are a total of TWENTY THREE stamps in the set!
Just imagine all the fabulous scenes you can create on your cards, holiday tags, gift bags and boxes, scrapbook pages....the possibilities are endless!!!
 

For my card, I decided to create a fun little shaker card.  I used the MFT Shaker Die Set and Pouches to create my shaker elements.  Then I colored up my little village images, and fussy cut them out.  Then I glued them inside, filled up the pouch with snowflake confetti and sealed it all up.  I kept the card pretty clean and simple so the images would be the main focus.  Just a few punched flags in the corner and my sentiment. 



Now don't forget!!! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until Oct 19th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for all of October! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
All the Krafty Design Team members and guests listed below have lots of super sweet creations to share with you today featuring the HOLIDAY VILLAGE stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it! We hope you'll be joining us for all the krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Sneak Peek Day #2





It's Day 2 of the October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today's stamp set is SNOW awesome!!
It's from artist Cheryl Grant and it's called....
SUPER COOL PALS!
How CUTE is this set of winter pals and their woodland friends?!! The set features two main images plus several coordinating sentiments!

For my card, I chose some pretty winter patterned paper, colored my image to match and then fussy cut it out.  I layered a couple of papers in my background, added a fun woodgrain stripe to the center, framed it with some die cut scallops, topped it off with some twill ribbon.  Then I placed a die cut circle on top and added my snowman with foam tape.  I stamped out my sentiment on a die cut banner and placed that at the bottom of the card.  Then I added a ton of die cut snowflakes and a little punched flag to the corner. 

 
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of super sweet creations to share with you today featuring the SUPER COOL PALS stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party
tomorrow afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!
 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie October Sneak Peek Day #1


Welcome, welcome to Day ONE of the October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We're super excited to share THREE fun sets
with you this week!

First up this week is a set of little woodland friends having fun in the winter snow! It's by artist Emilie Goulet and is called...
COOL CRITTERS!
This lovely set features two main images of a sweet mouse with a holiday lantern and a fluffy squirrel building a friend!!!!! Aren't they cute? Plus there are four sweet sentiments!

For my card, I decided to create a sweet little winter scene.  I chose some snowflake patterned paper for my background and used some dies in my stash to create my scene.  Then I colored up this sweet little squirrel image and fussy cut him out.  Then I added a ton of die cut snowflakes, stamped out my sentiment, and matted the whole scene onto some dark brown cardstock.  



You will see these new images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!!
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE October release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!


Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all THREE of the new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'!


La-La Land Crafts Treat Topper Tutorial

Hello!  Today, I'm popping on to share with you a tutorial on how to make your own treat toppers using La-La Land Crafts supplies.  These are perfect for any occasion and such a sweet way to give holiday goodies. 

What you will need:

Plus...
Patterned Paper (I used Doodlebug Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints)
Multi-medium Matte Glue
Bone folder
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Clear Plastic Treat Bag
Candies/goodies
Scissors
Die Cut Machine
Foam tape
White Cardstock
Copic-friendly Cardstock
light blue cardstock
Copic Markers
Strong Adhesive (like score tape)

Coloring...
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
White- C1
Red- R24, R27, R56, R59
Green- YG25, YG67
Blue- BG53, BG57
Yellow- Y21, Y26

Let's Get Started...

 
Step #1: gather your supplies. Trim your clear plastic treat bag to desired length.  This will depend on how many goodies you want the bag to hold.  Then die cut a rectangle out of white cardstock using the Scalloped Rectangles Die.  I used the second to largest die, but you can use whatever size best fits your treat bag.  Then use your bone folder to score a line down the center of your rectangle and fold in half. 

Step #2: Fill your clear plastic treat bag with your goodies, fold the top, and staple twice (once on each side). 

Step #3: Die cut some trees out of green patterned paper using the Three Christmas Trees Die.  Using a pair of scissors, trim off the smallest tree from the die and glue to the back of the folded rectangle.  Then use the Jolly Elves Stamp set to stamp out "To" and "From" next to the tree.  This will be the back of your treat topper. 
 


Step #4: Using some light blue cardstock, die cut a hill using the Double Stitched Hill Border Die.  Trim the sides to the desired length so the hill will fit inside of the rectangle. Stamp out your sentiment and trim to a skinny rectangle.  Also, stamp out your elf on Copic-friendly paper and color him up with your Copics.  Then, using your scissors, trim him out. 


Step #5: Glue the blue hill onto the front side of your treat topper.  Then add your two trees, and pop your elf on top using foam tape.  Place some adhesive on the back our your sentiment and slip that on to the front of the topper as well.  Slide the topper on top of the treat bag so that it covers the stapled portion. 


Step #6: Add some strong adhesive to your topper and glue into place. 
 

There you have it, one quick and easy treat topper using supplies you probably already have on hand.  Again, these are perfect for any occasion, especially the holidays!  I hope I've inspired you to try this out.  I can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!