Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Joy To The World & Vintage Holiday Instagram Hop | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello crafty friends!!  Today I'm sharing a card that's part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate Honey Bee Stamps gorgeous Vintage Holiday release!  I've used the new Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set and coordinating dies and the new Bitty Buzzwords: Holidays to create my beautiful snowy scene.

I started by creating my background.  On an A2 sized 80# Neenah Solar White card I inked some light blue ink around the edges with a Background Blender Brush.  Then I placed the Snow Day background stencil over it and spread some Deco-Art Snow-Tex through the stencil.  I love how bright white the Snow-Tex is!  I set it aside to dry and cleaned up the stencil and my tools.  After it was dry, I adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.

Next I stamped the sled and rope from the Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set with some brown-grey inks.  I used a bit darker ink to stamp the woodgrain of the sled.  I die cut it with the coordinating dies.   Then I stamped the other images from the set with Intense Black Ink and colored them with my Copic markers.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I arranged the pieces on the sled, adhering with Bee Creative Glue and some foam squares.  I added thin foam tape to the back of the sled.  Next I die cut the Joy from Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday die set three times from white card stock and the shadow layer once.  I colored the top layer with a matching blue Copic and adhered the layers together.  I stamped the "to the world" from the Bitty Buzzwords: Holidays stamp set in light blue ink, trimmed it into a strip and adhered it to the "Joy".

I added some layered snowflakes that I die cut with the small flakes from the Layering Snowflakes die set. I added a sparkly gem sticker from the Vintage Holiday Gem Stickers set.

After I adhered the sled and snowflakes to the card I added some fun bling by using a clear glitter pen on the "joy" and the white poinsettia.  Then I added drops of Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops to each berry.

I hope you enjoyed my card making process and will join us over on Instagram to see the beautiful projects from the team.  Also, there are prizes so be sure to check out my post for the details.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Daisy Daydream Thank You Card | Rubbernecker Stamps

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun-to-make, quick-and-easy thank you card using Rubbernecker Stamps beautiful Daisy Daydream stamp set.

The Daisy Daydream stamp set is the style of stamp that was used when I very first saw the demo in a Rubbernecker booth at a craft show several years ago!  I was hooked on this company since then!!  I have always been fascinated by the technique used with this style of set.   Check out this video over on Rubbernecker's YouTube channel.  This shows the technique for all of the sets with the solid and outline stamps.

Stamp the image:

  • Place a piece of Neenah 110# Felt Ultra White Watercolor Paper in your MISTI.  Position the solid stamp and pick it up with the MISTI door.
  • Using watercolors of your choice, paint the lightly diluted color onto the solid stamp in the Daisy Daydream set.  I used Tangerine and Coral Crush Color Bursts.  A tip I learned is to use just slightly diluted color.  Too much water, and the color will bead up on the stamp.
  • Mist lightly with water, and then stamp.  You can repeat this step as much as you want!  It's really fun to just play and have fun with the colors.  Just be sure to use colors, that when blended, are harmonious.
The first photo shows the image after one stamping.  I added more color at the petal tips and more dark green on the leaves.  Sap Green Color Burst was used for the entire leaf, and I used a darker green from my watercolor stash.

Finishing the card:

  • Position the outline stamp of the Daisy and stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  What I really love about these sets is that they are in a very sketchy style.  If your outline doesn't line up with the color image, you've done it right!
  • Die cut the piece with the largest die of the Nested Scallop with Holes die set.  Be sure to save the outer piece!
  • Add some striped patterned paper to an A2 card base and glue the die cut outer piece to the card.
  • I wanted to add some pretty gold spatters to my background, but didn't want the spatters on the flower.  I recently had an idea to use the actual stamp itself as a mask to avoid unwanted splatters!  Place the stamp over your image, splatter away, and then clean off the back of your stamp!  I used Yellow Gold from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.
  • After the spatters were dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Best Friends Etc. set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

  • Next, wrap some twine around the die cut piece, securing with some tape.
  • Add foam tape to the back and adhere to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful, craft week!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Grateful For Your Friendship | Honey Bee Stamps

 Happy Wednesday friends!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Garden Harvest Florals stamps and Honey Cuts!  My inspiration for my card comes from the fact that where I am we still have warm temperatures with flowers still putting out blooms, and yet, the acorns are falling from the trees.  I'm enjoying the last of the beautiful flowers and warm temps!!

I stamped all of my images from the Garden Harvest Florals stamp set with Intense Black ink.  Then I used my Copic markers to color them.  I'll list most of those I used at the end.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I arranged the flowers with the watering can and glued them on with Bee Creative glue.  I added foam tape to the back and set it aside.

Next I die cut some black card stock with the "grateful" die three times.  This is in the Bitty Buzzwords: Fall Honey Cuts set.  I adhered the layers all together with glue.  I die cut the shadow from some vellum and glued the script portion to it.  I added small dots of glue on the back, behind the black card stock, and adhered it to the watering can.

I created the card base by die cutting gingham paper from Gingham Galore: Fall paper pad with the largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles die.  I adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.  Then I taped the next two smaller dies together and die cut white card stock twice to create a frame.  I glued the two frames together and then to the card base.

I stamped the rest of the sentiment with a stamp in the Bitty Buzzwords: Fall stamp set.  I trimmed it to a narrow strip and added foam strips to the back.  Next I adhered the watering can to the card.  I added two more acorns near the bottom of the card and then added the sentiment strip.

For a bit of shine I added Glossy Accents to the Grateful and the berries in the arrangement.

I hope you are enjoying these early fall days too!  Thank you so much for stopping by--I'm very grateful for you!!

Copic marker colors:

  • purple flower: V09, V17, V15
  • coral flower and berries: R35, R14, R22, R21
  • yellow flower: Y19, Y08, Y06, Y00
  • watering can: G03, G02, G00
  • acorns: E29, E27, E23, E13
  • greenery: G17, G07, G03; YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03

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    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    Grapevine Wreath Halloween Card | Honey Bee Stamps

    Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing my first Halloween card of the season featuring a few of Honey Bee Stamps latest products with some older favorites!  I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, but the ones I do make need to be cute--not scary!  The Grapevine Wreath Honey Cuts makes a fun Halloween wreath, but I'm sure I'll be using this awesome set year round!

    First I created my card base by using the three largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles dies to cut a purple layer, a black mirror card stock layer, and the top patterned paper layer from the Funfetti Birthday paper pad.  I adhered all the layers together with Bee Creative glue and then adhered them to a top folding A2 card base.

    Next I die cut the Grapevine Wreath twice, once from some black glitter card stock, and another from black mirror card stock.  I glued these together and then adhered them to my card.  I die cut the bow from the Grapevine Wreath set from black mirror card stock and purple glitter paper.  Then I adhered them together and glued them to my wreath.

    I die cut the sentiment from the Boo Honey Cuts.  I die cut the layers from vellum, black mirror card stock, and purple glitter paper.  I adhered them with Bee Creative glue and set a thick stamp block on it to weight it down while it dried.

    Then I die cut the large ghost found in The Name's Jack die set.  I stamped the face from The Name's Jack stamp set with Intense Black ink and added Glossy Accents to it and let it dry.

    I die cut the small ghosts and the bats found in the Haunted House Add On Honey Cuts.  The bats are black glitter card stock.  I glued a small scrap of black mirror card stock behind the ghosts' eyes and mouths.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment, ghosts and bats to the card with glue and a few foam squares too.

    As if I didn't have enough sparkle (haha!) I added bling to the wreath with some coordinating gems from the Playful Pastel gem stickers set!  

    This card was so much fun to make and I am 100% sure I'll be using this Grapevine Wreath on some Christmas cards!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Here are links to the products I've used, if you'd like to check them out:

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Celebrate Autumn! Shaker Card | Rubbernecker Stamps

     Hello crafty friends!  Today I have a fun shaker card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps gorgeous Autumn Fire stamp set and coordinating dies.

    I used Color Fuse inks to stamp the flower and leaf layers.  Here are the set numbers and colors I used:

    • Flower (from base layer to top layer): Lemon (CF #1); Citrus (CF #2); Apricot (CF #2); and Crimson (CF #4).
    • Leaves: Clover and Basil (CF #10
    When I was finished stamping, I used the coordinating flower dies to cut those out and fussy cut the leaves.

    Next I used the Cloud Stencil and ink blended some Sonata ink (CF #8) to add clouds to a 4-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of white card stock.  I adhered this to a top-folding card base.

    Next I stamped the sentiment and then adhered one of the flowers and some leaves to the cloud panel.

    I prepared a window for the shaker by die cutting the Deckle Frame die twice from woodgrain card stock. I adhered the two frames together and added a clear acetate window.  Then I put foam tape around all of the edges.  I sprinkled in my shaker bits, removed the foam backing, and adhered the cloud piece to it.

    I adhered the other flowers and leaves to the outside of the acetate with liquid glue.  Be sure to give it a few extra minutes to dry.



    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Happy Fall Y'all! | Honey Bee Stamps

     Happy first day of fall, y'all!!  To celebrate this day, I have a fun card featuring Honey Bee Stamps new Loads of Fall stamp and die set that coordinates with the Big Pickup Tailgate set!  As I was born in Texas and have lived here my entire life, the "howdy" and "happy fall y'all" sentiments in these sets just had to happen together on a card!  LOL!

    This time, I just used the Big Pickup Tailgate stamp and die set.  To create my shaped card base, I took a top-folded 5-½" x 4-¼" card base, placed the Tailgate die on it with the top edge of the die just extending past the fold.  When you run the folded card and die through your machine, you will have a shaped card base!

    Next I stamped the Big Pickup Tailgate and the sunflowers (from the Loads of Fall set) with Intense black ink onto my 80# Neenah card stock.  Then I used my Copics to color the images.  There is a coordinating Big Pickup Details stencil set that makes it really easy to color the truck!  I die cut the pickup with the coordinating die.  Then I used the die for the tailgate to cut it out.  Before I adhered the truck to my card base with Bee Creative glue, I stamped "howdy" on the license plate.  Then I adhered the sunflowers to the tailgate, added foam tape to the back and adhered it to the card.

    I stamped the sentiments from the Sweater Weather set on the inside of the card with Intense Black ink.  I adhered the sunflower plant at the edge, letting it peek out to the front.  I used the coordinating die to cut out Happy Fall Y'all and popped it up on the truck with foam strips.

    To finish up, I used a black gel pen to add treads to the tires.  Then I used a white gel pen to add little nightlight lines on the truck.  It doesn't show in the photo, but I used a clear glitter pen on the flower centers.  Lastly, I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the mirrors and taillights.

    I love how this sweet card stands up and  can be displayed with your fall decor!

    I hope you've enjoyed my autumn version of the Big Pickup!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


    Links to products I've used today:

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    Guest Designing with Spellbinders Susan's Holiday Floral Collection

    Hello my crafty friends!  Let me tell you, one of those shocking moments happened when I opened an email from Spellbinders inviting me to be a guest blogger for their blog!  I'm so very thrilled and honored.  I was so excited to get to use several of the beautiful die sets from the new Spellbinders Susan's Holiday Floral Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn!  

    I created three cards for my guest designer blog post over at Spellbinders and wanted to share them here with you.  I have lots of photos and will try to keep the "how to" descriptions brief!  If you have any questions at all, please fill out the "contact me" form at the bottom of the left hand column here.

    Susan Tierney-Cockburn is the designer of all of these gorgeous dies for Spellbinders!  I learned how to assemble each die set by watching her instructional YouTube videos, and I'll be sure to give you a link to the video for each die set.  My first card features a slimline card with the beautiful Amaryllis die set.

    First I watched Susan's video, which was just what I needed to know how to assemble the amaryllis.  The supplies I've used are these (all links to the products are at the end):

    • Spellbinders: Amaryllis die set; Elliptical Ovals; Holiday Quotes stamp set
    • Ranger Distress Woodgrain card stock
    • Neenah 80# card stock
    • Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Cheer 6x6 paper pad
    • Honey Bee Stamps Intense Black ink
    • Art Glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent glitter
    • Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit

    My slimline card measures 3-½" x 8".  I wanted plenty of room to add the amaryllis with some patterned paper at the bottom.  It's hard to see in the photos but I added some woodgrain card stock to the card base for a pretty textured background.

    I used Copic markers to color the flower parts, leaves and stem.  After I shaped the flowers I adhered the parts together with liquid glue.  When the glue was dry, I added thin lines of glue along the flower edges and sprinkled on some pretty transparent glitter.  I also added lines of glue and then glitter on the patterned paper for more fun sparkle!


    My next card features the amazing Pine Cone and Evergreen Bough with Ladybugs die set!  Susan's instructions in her VIDEO make this pine cone very easy to create!

    The supplies for this card are:

    • Brown and green card stock
    • Ranger Distress Woodgrain card stock
    • Hemstitch Rectangles die set
    • Holiday Quotes stamp set
    • Silver mirror card stock
    • Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Cheer paper pad

    This A2 card also has a layer of woodgrain card stock under the patterned paper.  After I shaped the pine cone pieces (I did re-watch and pause Susan's video as I assembled this as it's my first time making it) and the glue had dried, I adhered the pieces to my card, added lines of glue and then, some transparent glitter to mimic snow.  Some silver mirror card stock behind the sentiment and a little silver bow add to the holiday feel of the card!

    My final card features the gorgeous Poinsettia die set!  I wanted to make a white poinsettia as I think those are so beautiful in real life!  

    Supplies for this card:

    • Poinsettia die set
    • Hemstitch Rectangles die set
    • Hemstitch Ovals die set
    • Gold mirror card stock
    • Holiday Quotes stamp set
    • Fine dry glitter--gold
    • Gold embossing powder
    • Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems paper pad

    This time I went back to die cutting the poinsettia parts from 80# Neenah.  Then I used a few green Copic markers that coordinated with the gingham patterned paper (I love gingham!!) and colored the petals and stamens.  Not only are Susan's videos instructional, but it's just amazing to watch her create her gorgeous florals!!  I adhered the pieces with glue and worked on the card base and sentiment while it dried.

    I added a layer of coordinating green card stock behind the Hemstitch Rectangle die cut gingham paper.  Next I adhered this to a top-folding A2 card base.  Then I die cut 80# Neenah with a Hemstitch Oval die.  I used just the solid die to cut gold mirror card stock to layer behind the Hemstitch Oval.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold, then layered with gold mirror card stock and popped up with foam squares.

    I wanted a bit more bling (is there ever too much?!!) so I added dots of glue to the stamen tips, sprinkled on fine gold glitter, let it dry and tapped off the excess.

    I truly had so much fun creating these gorgeous flowers!  Have you tried creating dimensional flowers?  If not, I hope I've inspired you to give it a try!  I so appreciate you for stopping by today!  Thank you Spellbinders for inviting me to create with these gorgeous dies!

    Check out the products I used for my cards: