Saturday, October 14, 2017

Whimsy Stamps: Snow Flurry

Hi there! It sure doesn't feel like Snow Flurries around here, it's hot, but I'm hunkered down in the craft room with the AC turned up high pretending like it's fall. That's the best I can do :)

I am excited to share a card with you today that I created with a new set from the October Whimsy Stamps Release called Snow Flurry



So for the background here, I stamped the pretty snowflakes in different Distress inks onto Master's Touch watercolor paper. I then took a wet brush and went around the edges of the stamped images to soften them and give them a watercolored look. After it was dry, I speckled it with each color of the different inks that I had stamped the snowflakes in.



I aslo stamped a couple of the snowflakes in the same colors and cut them out with the Snow Flurry Dies. I added those to my watercolored panel with foam tape. 


For the sentiment, I embossed it onto some dark gray card stock with white embossing powder. It looked a little plain to me, so I also speckled it with some white ink too. I adhered those to my panel with foam tape. And lastly I added some clear sequins.

Whimsy Stamps Products Used:

Snow Flurry Stamp set
Snow Flurry Die Set

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Kay :)


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Release: Making Spirits Bright



Hello! Simon Says Stamps has just released their new Making Spirits Bright Collection and it is wonderful! So many beautiful new products in the store at Simon Says Stamp now!

I had the pleasure of working with a new die called Snowburst Collage. I also added a few older Simon Says Stamp dies, Village and Stitched Slopes and Hills, and Warm Wishes to create a fun winter scene!



For my background I watercolored a lovely winter sky using Peerless watercolors and Master's Touch watercolor paper. When this was dry, I cut out the Snowburst Collage die. I adhered this to a white horizontal folded card base.




Using the Stitched Slopes and Hills dies, I cut out a snowy hill and adhered that at the bottom of my card. I stamped the sentiment from Warm Wishes in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next I die the the houses and trees from Village dies out of white card stock, added a little bit of adhesive to the backs and slipped them under the top edge of my snowy hill.



A pretty quick and easy card that is relatively flat for easy mailing!

I am so glad you stopped by! Be sure to check out all of the new release from Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Products Used :



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Fa La Llama



Hi there! Welcome to the final day of the October Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!


For my final card for the October Release I am using the adorable Fa La Llama stamp set and coordinating Fa La Lama dies. I used the Making Waves dies to cut the circle out for my background. I blended some blue ink onto it, cut out a white snowdrift, and then tucked the mountains and little cabin from the Get Yeti stamp in there to create a cute little scene. Everything was colored with Copic markers. The llama and present were added with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Merry Kisses stamp set.




Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

All of the new products that we have been showcasing this week are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store!


Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Falling Circles Coverplate

Hi there! Welcome to the first day of the October  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday October 2nd at 8:00 am EST!

The Falling Circles Coverplate is another new product that I just adore! You could use this so many ways, but I couldn't see anything but big beautiful snowflakes when I looked at it, so that is how I used it. I blended Distress inks onto some watercolor paper, sprinkled with water, let that dry, then cut it out with the Falling Circles Coverplate. I used the cute little images from the Get Yeti stamp set again. The gift is from Fa La Lama. They are all colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. 


I cut some snowdrifts out and blended a little bit of Distress ink behind the snowman and penguin before adhering them with foam tape.


Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Hello Winter



Hi there! Welcome to the first day of the October  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday October 2nd at 8:00 am EST!



This my favorite of all of my projects for the October release! I used the new Hello Winter set and coordinating dies, Get Yeti stamp set and dies, and the banner is from the Scalloped Dies. I just love the way it turned out!   I stamped the words in the background with a light grey ink so they would not detract too much from my focal point. I layered the winter word sentiment cut out of white onto a darker grey card stock, and added it with foam tape. The Hello sentiment is white embossed onto black card stock, and the little images are colored with Copic markers and cut out with the dies. 



I then cut off about a half inch of my card panel and layered that over a card base that I had added a strip of the red striped patterned paper to.


Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Truck Die and Sweet Treats Sentiments



Hi there! Welcome to the first day of the October  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday October 2nd at 8:00 am EST!


Oh my goodness! Isn't this little truck the cutest thing! I had a lot of fun putting this together! The top opens also, so you can add little treats or candy to it. So fun! After assembling this cute little truck, I added the little penguin from the Get Yeti stamp set and a Candy cane from Holiday Baking. I also added a small strip of striped patterned paper down the side.


You can see in this photo how I added a cute sentiment to the back of the truck. The sentient is from the new Sweet Treats stamp set.

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Get Yeti




Hi there! Welcome to the first day of the October  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday October 2nd at 8:00 am EST!



So  for my first project, I used the adorable new stamp set Get Yeti and the coordinating Get Yeti Dies. I also used the Classic Tag 2 Dies. The background I did with Distress Oxide inks sprinkled with water. The images are all colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching dies. I used some black striped patterned paper and cut a little strip to go along the bottom and also cut the top out of it.



I added the little red ring around the hole and added some red and white Baker's Twine.



Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 



Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)