Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hidden Message!

Hello friends!
I am back with a quick post about a card with "hidden message".
 The card was stamped with Blooming Branches.
Blooming Branches Stamp & Die Bundle
Blooming Branches Stamp & Die Bundle

I started out with stamping the images to create a floral background.

Once I am happy with the stamping, I took out HB from Classic Alphabet and positioned the dies.

 So, here comes that extra something something.....
 BEFORE I ran it through the die cut machine. I adhered a piece of Pixel Washi Tape
at the bottom of the die.

I added two extra additional dies under each alphabet and put all the pieces back.
HB (2)

I want to emphasize the sentiment, so I decided to stamp "Happy Birthday" with Trigonometry.
That sentiment from that particular set makes my heart sing! 😍

Hope today's post inspired you and is helpful.

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Winner Announcement!

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post of 4 WINNERS: 
Winner #1 for the Altenew Dynamic Die-cutting Blog Hop.
Blogger$20 Altenew gift card goes to.....
Roberta said...
Love, Love Love these! The design and colors are gorgeous. I think my new favorite die will be the Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set. Thank you!!
p.s. I love photo heavy posts.
October 25, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Delete Winner #2 and Winner #3
will receive my monthly Altenew $15 Giveaway are....

Winner #4
will receive $50 worth of Spellbinders Dies from me.
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Altenew "New Day Card Kit" Is 40% off--TODAY only!

Hello friends!

This is just an FYI...in case you are interested in a card kit.
This. is. it.
New Day Card Kit
New Day Card Kit


Today only-->40% off 
 This kit has everything you want in a kit!
If you know of someone who is interested in starting a card-making hobby?
Your neighbor, friends or relative? A teenager? An aunt...or uncle (LOL)!!? You never know!
This card kit is GREAT for birthday/Christmas gift-giving!

This kit includes:

  • Thirty four cardstock die cuts
  • Six 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock (Made in UK)
  • Forty eight 6x6 inch pattern paper sheets (two of each design)
  • Two alphabet sticker sheets
  • 12 wood veneer frames
  • 6x8 inch photopolymer clear stamp set (Made in USA)
  • One gold glitter tape
  • Frame die, hearts and stars die
  • Enamel dots and hearts (4x6 inch sheet)
Here are a few of the cards that I made with this card kit.

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New Day Card Kit

New Day Card Kit
New Day Card Kit

New Day Card Kit
New Day Card Kit

New Day Card Kit
New Day Card Kit

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Oranment Branch Die (Part 1)

Hello friends!
I am excited to share a project with you that  created with the following die.
from: Scrapbook.com

This die is very dainty yet it is very versatile....
I even came up with TWO versions of using this die.

I puled out a few different elements from the latest release from Penny Black.
Today's card is Part 1.

tis the season

 I started out with gold-embossing the bauble with the lovely Flourishing Tree Stamp.
With Emboss Resist, I applied bright colored ink from Distress Oxide. 

tis the season-002

 Once I made the die cut, I added an extra piece to make the dainty die a little bit stronger.
I love using dies for dry-embossing. That is exactly what I did with this new die from Penny Black.
shop Simon Says Stamp here
Ding---> Love the look of the die , but you don't necessarily want to use the die cut?

Dry-embossing is another great alternative. All you need is adding the Tan Embossing Mat along with your die cut machine. It give you the subtle element without overwhelming your overall design! 
works for me every time! 😊
tis the season-001

I stamped the background with the smallest leafy image from Christmas Sprig Stamp.
The sentiment is from Peaceful Season (love all the sentiment in that set).

Hope you enjoy today's post! I will be back for Part 2.
Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Maximize Your Dies!

Hello friends! 
Have you joined the Die-namic Blog Hop with Altenew?
There is prizes/giveaway, so be sure to enter your comments.


Today's card is another fun idea on using the dies!

Ding--->  have you tried to use the negative part of the die as a template/stencil? I did just that and too an extra step.... I stamped the sentiment in various colors to create a star-shaped text background!
noel (2)

The stamping of the star was easy as the tri-fold instructions are very helpful.
To make the star shiny and sturdy, I clear-embossed the entire star by inking it up with Embossing Ink 2-3 times.Not only that this makes the star shiny, it also helped to build-up the thickness of the star!


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Snow Trails Cling Stamp

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a wintery scene card today.
Penny Black - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Snow Trails
Penny Black - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Snow Trails
Shop Simon Says Stamp here

Isn't this scene stamp beautiful?
I am quite inspired by this scene stamp since the design of this stamp is quite the regular winter scene in my neck of the woods.

I got inky and this is how I interpret it.


I stamped the images with Distress Oxide. It's hard to see how I could use the square ink pad and applied inks to the tiny spots. However, I must say that..... yes you can!
peace love joy

This is not the easiest kind of stamp if you want multiple colors.
If you go for the monochromatic theme, this stamp will not disappoint you!

I have done this type of cards many times before, so I won't bother to list the instructions.
However, if you still like watch the how-to, please refer to my You Tube video (see here).

Peace Love Joy (2)

Hope you enjoy today's card!
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
Welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share my TWO die projects from Altenew with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Gayatri Murali, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog

For today's blog hop, we were asked to share our absolute favorite die(s) from Altenew.
Well, you know that is really impossible because it's like picking your favorite child! πŸ˜†
I narrowed it down from the latest with all time favorite...

My latest love for Cozy Flannel Cover Die has not waned! 

Cozy Flannel Cover Die
Cozy Flannel Cover Die

Although you may think it's great for holiday card-making, but I think this die is good for all year round. To prove that, I am sharing two cards with the 

Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set
Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set

Here are my examples!


I trimmed off the edges of the frame and then ran the Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set through the machine. I then did the Inlaid Die-cutting.


It is super easy and quick to do thanks to the pattern paper from Celebration Card Kit.

Noticed that  I also added a strip of Gold Edge Washi Tape?

Now that my first card is complete, I took the positive part of the heart die and created another card!

Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set
Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set

This time, I also added the elements from Embroidery Circle Hoop (sentiment and metal clasp without the circle) Die. 

I made it like a heart -shape hoop....kind of worked, huh? πŸ˜‰

It is also fitting to use the die "you are sew amazing" for this card! 

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, Oct. 31st,  for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 11/4/2018. 

Giveaway: please leave me a comment ( you can tell me your favorite Altenew die) in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 31st right here in this blog. 


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Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!