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Sunday, October 22, 2017

LDRS Creative North Pole Stamps and Die Collection

HI Friends,

Welcome back! Today I have a fun little card to share featuring the North Pole collection of Stamps & Dies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. These stamps are so easy to color and then the coordinating dies making cutting them out a breeze.

I have colored this little guy with Copic markers in B000,00,01,02 for the snow and polar bear and R85,89 for the cap.

I have used a couple of newly released dies including the Snowy Day Border set along with the Christmas Word Die.  For the paper I chose a piece from the Winter Land paper stack which is now available to preorder HERE!

Make sure to click on over to either the LDRS store or the Challenge Blog. I would love to hear all about the projects you are creating. 

Take care, Melanie

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Magnolia-licious Card Country Girl Collection

Hi Magnolia Lovers,

Oh do I have some cuteness to share with you today. I have combined multiple stamps in today's card focusing on the new 2017 Country Girl Collection of stamps by Magnolia.

Using both the Happy Swing stamp along with the Porch Tilda stamp I used the masking technique to create this scene. I also added tree limbs above by stamping the swing branch and fussy cutting it to complete the scene. All of these beautiful stamps were colored using Copic markers. I also used some brand spanking new Lemon Craft Paper. This collection called "Heart Painted" comes in a 6x6" pad and consists of a beautiful floral theme. Very vintage! Check out all of the brand new Lemon Craft papers by clicking HERE.

Last but not least are my handmade flowers. These are created using Magnolia-Licious' Foamiran in pink. I cut the Foamiran using the Whimsy Dies set called "Peony Flower Dies". We have just gotten in this Whimsy die set along with 3 others. I shaded my flower petals using Gelatos and added some Stamens which are also available at Magnolia-licious.

I hope I've been able to inspire you today. Check back often to see more of my creativity. Melanie

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing one of my very first holiday cards for 2017. Our Elizabeth Craft Designs' challenge blog's theme this week is "Christmas" to see more details and to have your chance at winning gift cards for FREE Elizabeth Craft Designs' product check out their challenge blog.

 I made a cute little shaped card using the "Dotted Scalloped Squares" die set. for this months Christmas challenge. These little penguins just looked like they were trying their hardest to get into trouble so I thought I would have these little guys hanging in the tree trying to be naughty. 

Check these guys out..... Aren't they stinkin cute? The Penguins Clear Stamps and coordinating die set are a must for this holiday season.

I have also used the branch die from the Beautiful Baubles die set. This set includes beautiful layered ornament dies so make sure to check the entire set out.

Lastly I have taken a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp Set. This set features many  holiday sentiments which will work great in all of your holiday projects.

Thank you for stopping by today. Melanie 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Eat Drink & Be Scary

Welcome back friends,

Today I am sharing a cute and quick little card I made using a couple different die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the pumpkin itself I have used the "Pumpkins" die set and I have teamed it up with the "Trick or Treat Bag" set. I used foam tape to pop up the pumpkin as well as the candy corn. These sets work together so well. Lastly I added a peel off sticker border around the edges to simply frame the photo. I love the little shimmer it offers.

I appreciate you stopping by today. Make sure to check out the amazing sale items Elizabeth Craft Designs' currently has. If your like me you love a good deal :-) Happy crafting my friends.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Just Chillin

Hello Everyone,

I have been enjoying the new release of stamps and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This is actually my very first winter project this year. Isn't "Winter Bear" adorable all colored up with Copic markers??

Have you seen all the new fall/winter releases? Make sure you check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store to see them all. We have an amazing selection of stamps & dies!!!
Would you line to create this project? Simply follow these easy directions:

Step 1: Cut card stock and patterned paper in the following sizes. Card base 6" x 6", Patterned paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", solid paper in 41/2" x 41/2", and lastly, patterned paper in 4" x 4"

Step 2: The basic sentiment stamp is "Just Chillin" so use multiple steps to stamp just the "Just" in one step, and then just ink up the second half of the stamp with ink "Chillin" and stamp in the bottom left hand corner of the smaller designer paper. See photos below:

Step 3: Stamp and die cut the stamps from the Winter Bear clear stamp set and coordinating die set.

Step 4: Color with Copic markers

Step 5: Add peel off sticker dots to the circles in the snowflake.

Step 6: Using foam tape attach the colored stamps onto the smaller piece of patterned paper.

Step 7: Adhere all layers 'off set' so that the squares are to the top left. This gives the card a little added interest.

Step 8: Add a border of peel off stickers on the outer edge of the larger piece of patterned paper.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
Winter Bear clear stamp set
Winter Bear Coordinating die set
Holiday Cheer clear sentiment stamp set
Peel off stickers in lines and dots
Kids Choice Glue

Other products used:
Ranger Stamp Positioner Tool
Copic Markers
Navy Card Stock
Patterned paper in 2 patterns
Foam tape

See how the foam tape behind each of the stamps gives it just a little added dimension? I hope I have encouraged you to get into your craft room today. Sign up to my "follow me by email" to receive my posts directly to my new posts. Thanks for stopping by today. Melanie

Saturday, October 7, 2017

LDRS Creative ~ Daisy Daisy Stamp & Die Set

Hello Friends,

I have a super sweet card to share with all of you today. I have colored this Polkadoodles Daisy Daisy Stamp Set to coordinate with our adorable Polkadoodles Time for Tea paper stack. I just love the way this turned out.

I used 3 of our die sets to create this card. The "Basic Pierced Ovals" set was used to cut out the white focal piece which I stamped the stem onto. The "Dew Drop Border Die" graces the right side of the card as well as the "Gilded Oval Labels" for the "Quick Word Stickers" sentiment. Here is a close up of the Quick Word sentiments. Check out all of LDRS paper products that coordinate with these quick and easy labels.

Below I show a close up of my colored flower. I used the coordinating dies in the Daisy Daisy set to attach the finished flower. This really gives the flower a lot of dimension.

The Copic colors I used in my project today are listed below.
YG93, YG95, YG97 for the stem and leaves.
RV32, RV34, RV66 for the flower petals
YR12, YR15, RV14 for the flower center.

I hope I have inspired you today. Have a blessed day! Melanie

Friday, September 29, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Spooky Tree

Welcome back friends,

Before receiving these Halloween dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I would of said "I don't make Halloween cards" but now that I have played with these dies and stamps from this collection I am hooked. These dies are amazing and if you like doing scenes then make sure you check out all the others from this collection. Especially the Haunted House Set that I used in my previous Elizabeth Craft Post.

To create a card similar simply follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut yourself a piece of watercolor paper to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and a card base 4 1/4" x 11' and fold in half.

Step 2. Die cut a circle from a post it note and add it where you would like your moon to be.

Step 3. Using Distress Oxides Inks in spiced marmalade, black soot, and fossilized amber add ink directly from the pad onto your craft sheet.

Step 4. Then spray the craft mat with water to activate the oxidation.

Step 5: Smoosh the paper directly into the ink puddles on your craft mat. Every time you do this part you will get a different effect. dry with a heat tool between layers.

Step 6 Keep smooshing & drying until your get your desired look.

Step 7. Peel away your mask and color the circle using a yellow marker.
After your background is completed continue the remaining steps.

Step 8. Die cut the tree and using the black soot ink, sponge the edges. Attach to card front using foam tape for added dimension.

Step 9. Lastly die cut the fence and bat and adhere to your card to complete the scene.

Click HERE to see the Technique Friday with Els You tube tutorial that uses this technique.
Elizabeth Craft Supplies:
Halloween Scenery Die Set
Iron Fence
Grey and Black Soft Finish Card stock
Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies:
Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Black soot, and Fossilized Amber
Sponge or dauber
Foam Tape
Glue pen
Post it Note
Yellow Marker

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to create Halloween cards this year. Happy Crafting!
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