Monday, June 18, 2018

A Card with a Large Banner Die (& Winner Announcement)

Hello friends!
 I am popping in to share a quick card!
The dies, stamps and pattern paper make everything quick and easy.

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All the supplies that I used are listed at the end of the post.
I would appreciate it if you use my link for your shopping purpose.
I relied on the large pattern paper and used it as part of my background.

holding you in my heart

I added stenciled paste and droplets ....and remember ribbons? Yeah, they kind of disappeared in crafting. Well, I am bringing it back today! 

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Lastly, I want to pass on a special promotion of the mini die cut machine from Altenew.
This is my side kick when I do quick and easy die cutting and it works GREAT!


Receive a FREE Signature Words Die Set (value $8) with every order of the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine from 6/18/2018 at 12:01 AM EDT through 6/20/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. 
It will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last. Not valid on previous orders. 
 Shop HERE

Enjoy the great deals up to 40% off on selected items in the Sale collection from 6/18 until 6/24. Shop HERE  
June 2018 Stamp/Die Release HERE 
Lastly, the $30 Gift Card winner of the Altenew June release winner is....
Purple Princess said...
Gorgeous cards! I love the banner!!
Congratulations, Purple Princess!
Please contact me at to claim your prize.
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Multi-Color Stamping with Distress Oxide

Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a one layer card!
When I first saw this cling stamp....
I thought: "Do I NEED an apple stamp"? It turned out.... I DO! 
I mean, look at the details of this cling stamp! I was amazed after using it.
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Apples
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Apples

shop Simon Says Stamp here 

I had a blast adding layers of colors with Distress Oxide.
As you can also tell, I love taking card with the apples! I did all this just yesterday!

you are beautiful inside and out

You can use any markers or watercolor medium to add colors to this fabulous wholesome cling stamp. I love how Distress Oxide mix and blends, so I resorted to use them for my inking today.

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The shine and textures from the chunky Crystal Clear Embossing Powder is amazing. 

you are beautiful inside and out (3)

Since there are no Mini Cubes for Distress Oxide available in the market, it is slightly tricky to apply every bit of color into certain area of the image (in this case, the apple and leaves).

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After making this card, I realized that this IS the kind of videos that is worth filming....
I know, I know. I should make a video!

However, with some paper towels and one surgical/plastic glove, I was able to manipulate the colors and get it into the right spot. MISTI is also a must for this purpose.

you are beautiful

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Big Bold and Beautiful Floral

Hello friends!
I don't know about you, but once in a while, I do love big ,bold and beautiful floral cards!
Today's card is one of those!

I have been meaning to use this stamp set and finally used my scraps to create a bold and bright design.  The ink sprays from Altenew have been awesome for me to create my own colorful card stock. I shared the "secret" before and am gladly share it again....
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1. spray ink on watercolor card stock before going to bed 
2. go to bed and have a good night's sleep
3. the next morning, you've got some color paper waiting for you! 
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Once you created your own color paper, it is up to you use them to your advantage.
I took an easy route for this card: just stamp the outline and die cut.
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My color paper may not look all that great, but I try to take bits and pieces of the card stock and turned it into something original and beautiful. To me, this is the joy of card-making.
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The sentiment from Folksy Flower Stamp
For the details, I added Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops and splatter.



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June Build-a-flower Larkspur
Build-A-Flower: Larkspur
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June 2018 Release Bundle
Concord & 9th
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Friday, June 15, 2018

D is for....Dad's Card with Alphabet Dies

Hello friends! 

Since Father's Day is just around the corner (THIS very Sunday June 17th exactly!)...
it's time to share a Father's Day card! 
The latest Mega Alphabet D Die from Altenew comes in handy.
If you have someone with the initial D, here is another reason to get the letter D! 

Due to its size, I teamed it up with

This is my result.

The cool thing about this card is textures! You've got the shiny foil card stock and linen-like textures.  The background was stamped in two colors with Rustic Linen.

I then made a die cut with the alphabet in gold foil card stock AND in white.

I did some ink-blending (on the negative part of the letter D) and added Nuvo Glitter with the help of an old paint brush. That left me a glittered D without the mess as it dried very quickly!

 This card is perfect for my kids to give to Dr. John.
My Dad passed away 8 years ago and I miss him.
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ink-Smooshing with Sweetest Peas!

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a quick post about one of my new favorite stamp set.
Altenew's June Release is another stellar one.
Don't forget to comment here for a chance to win a $30 Altenew Gift Certificate! 
Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die Bundle
Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die Bundle

shop Altenew here
shop Simon Says Stamp here

Man of you mentioned that you adore Sweetest Peas! No wonder!
The Sweetest Peas Stamp set has many captivating outline images.
 I love the artsy look of this stamp set. Today's card is my 2nd version from the set.

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This time, I tried ink-smooshing after embossing the images in  Altenew's Rose Gold Embossing Powder.   (shop Altenew here, SSS here). All card stock and ink are from Altenew. No special tool required.

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For "ink-smooshing", you will need a piece of acetate ( you can use the plastic packaging transparency). I simply applied the wet ink (ink mixed with a few drops of water) onto the flower image and let the water soaking into the paper just a bit. And that is how I did my ink-smooshing.

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Supplies: Volcano Lake Ink Pad, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die Bundle shop Altenew here, shop Simon Says Stamp here, Midnight Violet

One thing I would say about this stamp and die bundle is that you can just get the stamp set.
The cost of dies will set you back $35!!  I fussy cut the following vellum images without any problem and you should be able to handle the fussy cutting, too!


If you are shopping over Altenew, don't forget to check the sales items here.
The entire June 2018 release are listed below for your easy reference. 
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edited: starting from June 15-June 17, 11:59pm EST
EVERYTHING is 15% off over Simon Says Stamp.
Use code SUM675
Shop early HERE for best selections!