[Video] In the Details - Cacti Hugs Cards by Nichol Spohr

on March 24, 2017

[Video] In the Details - Cacti Hugs Cards by Nichol Spohr

Hello everyone! It's Nichol here! I am loving the newly Stitchery stamp sets for creating cross-stitched looking stamped cards! I created a couple of inlay style cards with the Stitched Cacti Stamp Set and Stitched Layers Die frame.

[Video] Cacti Hugs Cards by Nichol Spohr

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel

The closeups:

[Video]#TBT - Flora Cat Spinner Card by Katie Gehring

on March 23, 2017
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[Video]#TBT - Flora Cat Spinner Card by Katie Gehring

Hello Waffle Flower friends!
Katie here today sharing a fun spinner card that I made using the new Flora Cat Play stamp set illustrated by Flora Waycott.  I was inspired by the sentiment “This is how we Roll” to try to make a card where the kitty would actually roll or spin around. 
To make the spinner element, I stamped the same kitty and butterfly image on two 3” circles die cut from white card stock.  Those circles were sandwiched together with some silver thread in the center and positioned in a window opening created with a 3.5 inch circle die. 
I have a video to share with you today which walks you through how to create a spinner card.  It really adds a fun interactive element to your greeting that your recipient will be sure to love! 

[Video]#TBT - Flora Cat Spinner Card by Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie
Supplies

[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

on March 22, 2017

[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

Hello! It's Debby here for this week's Watch It Wednesday.

[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

Watch below or on YouTube channel.

I adore the bear from the Big Bear & Bird designs and so from the new Spring release I automatically reached for the Happy Day set first. Is there anything more adorable than a big bear on a bike!

I stamped a bunch of the images from the Happy Day set in black ink on Neenah Solar white card and copic coloured them before die cutting with their matching dies.

With the colouring complete I laid out the images and realised I wanted to make a long landscape card for my Spring scene. I cut a rectangle of white card and softly blended in pink, peach and light blue inks, which I then splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls.

Laying out the images again on the ink blended background I realised I didn't have a lot of room for a sentiment so found a skinny 'congratulations' sentiment in the Popping In set which would work perfectly. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink and then trimmed to a skinny strip.

 

I added all the elements with foam adhesive and then mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and added a few clear sequins to finish.

Thanks for calling by and I'll see you next time.

-Debby

SUPPLIES:

Stamps - Happy Day, Popping In

Dies - Happy Day

[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

on March 20, 2017
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[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here and I’m very happy to be here with you all on this Technique Tuesday! This week I have a very fun and cheeky technique to share, I’m calling it Sentiment Letter Substitution! 

I super excited about this week’s technique because it so very versatile, you create your  sentiment that’s fitting for whatever occasion you want, and it’s also a great idea for stretching your stamp sets! I hope you enjoy it too! 

[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

 

First, I picked my sentiment. I like to search for sentiments/quotes/sayings on pinterest. When I’m searching I try to find sentiments that pertain to the critter stamp that I intend to use and are fitting for the occasion I am making the card for, so I use keywords that include these aspects. Once I’ve settled on a sentiment, I create it using an alphabet stamp set. I really like using the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set. I find it very easy to position (some Alphabet stamp sets have to be positioned perfectly to look right) and the font of this set is tall and narrow allowing you to fit a lot of letters on your card. 

As I position the letters, I replace a couple of the vowels in the words with my critter stamps, I used the adorable kitties from the new Hello Stampurr Stamp Set. I find I prefer the overall look of my sentiment when my critters and letters are about the same size. 

Once all my stamps are positioned I pick them up with my MISTI and then stamp them on my card base with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink which is a copic friendly ink. Next, because my sentiment uses the same letter multiple times, I clean then remove those repeat letters, reposition them and stamp them again. I repeat this process till my sentiment is complete. Once my sentiment is all stamped, I color my critters in with alcohol markers and then my card is complete!

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~Channin

 

Products:

Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set 

Hello Stampurr Stamp Set 

Sneak Peek to Layered Kindness Card for The CLASSroom by Nina Yang

on March 15, 2017
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Sneak Peek to Layered Kindness Card for The CLASSroom by Nina Yang


Hello, everyone!

It's Nina here!

 I'm guesting over at The CLASSroom today and thought it would be fun to post a little sneak peek of what we are making today!

Don't forget to comment to this post for your chance of winning a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Nina :)

Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release - Day 3 - Stitched Unicorn, Cacti, Scallops and Layers

on March 08, 2017
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Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release - Day 3 - Stitched Unicorn, Cacti, Scallops and Layers

Hello everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release!

We have 10 stamp sets and 8 dies in this release. All products will be available in our store as well as many of our retail partners this Thursday, March 9!

We are introducing 2 of the 4 Cross-stitch inspired sets illustrated by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery! We've heard from several of you that you are already stitching with their patterns. Hopefully you will enjoy the stamps too!

Video DEMO - Stitched Cacti Stamp Set (271096)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Video DEMO - Stitched Unicorn Stamp Set (271099)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Video DEMO - Patched Layers Die (310133)

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Video DEMO - Stitched Layers Die (310136)

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Video DEMO - Stitched Scallops Die (310135)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Card Samples

Thank you for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for more sets from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery!

All products will be available tomorrow too! March 9 is the day!

Happy Crafting! Hugs, Nina

Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release – Day 2 – Hello Stampurr & Happy Day

on March 07, 2017
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 2 of Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release!

We have 10 stamp sets and 8 dies in this release. All products will be available in our store as well as many of our retail partners this Thursday, March 9!

We are introducing 2 stamp sets with matching dies today! They are illustrated by Big Bear and Bird!

Video DEMO - Hello Stampurr (271104) & Matching Die (310129)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Video DEMO - Happy Day (271105) & Matching Die (310130)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Card Samples

Thank you for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for the demos of the cross-stitched sets!!! All products will be available this Thursday, March 9! Happy Crafting! Hugs, Nina

Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release - Day 1 - Flora Cats

on March 06, 2017
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 1 of Waffle Flower Spring 2017 Release!

We have 10 stamp sets and 8 dies in this release. All products will be available in our store as well as many of our retail partners this Thursday, March 9!

We are introducing 4 sets for cat lovers today! They are illustrated by Flora Waycott!

Video DEMO - Flora Cat Stamp Set (271100)

Watch below or on our Youtube Channel.

Video DEMO - Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set (271101)

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Video DEMO - Flora Cat Dream Stamp Set (271102)

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Video DEMO - Flora Cat Play Stamp Set (271103)

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Card Samples

   Thank you for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for more sets from Big Bear and Bird! All products will be available this Thursday, March 9! Happy Crafting! Hugs, Nina

[Blog Hop Video] The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

on March 02, 2017
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[Blog Hop Video] The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


Hello everyone!

Nina here!

Welcome to Day 2 of "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop!

Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class partners. The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists PLUS answers to other questions you may have.

To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker.  If you are coming from the blog of Concord & 9th, you are in the right place.  I have a loosely colored bear and bird card for today! The finished card size is 5.25" square.

----- SUPPLIES -----

Bear and Bird Stamp Set 

Bear and Bird Matching Die

Popping In Stamp Set

Popping In Matching Die

Lacy Squares Die

[Video] Loosely Colored Bear and Bird for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel! And a little closeup!

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you are interested in joining us, here's a little bit more about the challenge!

Kathy from The Daily Marker is the creator of  “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge”.The Challenge is a great way to gain confidence with your coloring and join in a community of positivity and coloring enthusiasts. The challenge is also a great way to get full use of your stamps and coloring mediums. (When sharing use #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work) THE GOAL IS:  To color something daily even if it's a few minutes but, certainly not required. It’s  been proven that coloring can lower your blood pressure & make you feel happy and relaxed so it’s worth carving out a little time for yourself each day. You will find that Kathy encourages you along the way to stretch your creativity a little bit more and to feel successful with your coloring. CAN YOU PARTICIPATE in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE?  Yes! that would be awesome if you want to participate & feel free to jump in at any time during the challenge! Everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up. The challenge is meant to be fun and with no stress. QUESTIONS? Read more on Kathy’s blog post here  to see how to share you work and if you have questions, how to share, giveaways etc. Prepare to be inspired with daily posts and many videos for 30 days.

The next person on the hop is AltenewKathy has the full list if you encounter a broken link. During the hop you will find lots of giveaways along the way. The full list of ALL winners from the individual blogs will be announced on The Daily Marker Sunday March 12th.

 

GIVEAWAY

We are offering the Bear and Bird Stamp Set with Matching Dies as a prize! The random winner will be drawn from comments left on both this post on our blog and our Youtube Video! Good luck, everyone! Hugs, Nina

[Video]#TBT - Tropical Birthday Card by Katie Gehring

on March 02, 2017
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  Hello Waffle Flower friends, On today’s #TBT, I am combining the new Greenery Die with a throwback stamp set featuring some seriously stylish sentiments using brush lettering- the Balloon Messages stamp set. This card was so much fun to pull together and gave me a chance to play with my Distress inks in lots of different ways. I have a video to share with you today showing how all this came together to create a Tropical Birthday card. I hope you’ll take a peek!

[Video]#TBT - Tropical Birthday Card by Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.   I love the way that the watercolored card stock looks cut into leaves and fronds using the Greenery die. I created the background of the card by blending some yellow shades of Distress Ink. No matter how many times I mist Distress Ink with water, I am still amazed at the dreamy bokeh effect it creates.   Thanks for stopping by! Katie   Supplies: Greenery Die Pinking Layers Die Balloon Messages Stamp Set

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