Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas

Hello! Kim here with a fun Christmas card using this Piccolo Floral Christmas tree. I used the Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive to adhere the Aged White and Shamrock Dreams enamel to the tree. I then used a fine tip clear glue to adhere the red microfine glitter to the flowers. To speed up the drying process on the glitter I used a heat gun. 




Friday, November 27, 2015

Frosty Papillon

Hello there crafty people! Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns!

Today I'm bringing you a shimmery masterpiece featuring Sweet StampsStarflake Medallion stamp, Large Butterfly Accent Piccolo, and Embossing Powders and Enamels!

Let's get started!
First, I took the Starflake stamp and stamped it twice on my background, once on the top right and once on the bottom left, in versamark ink.  I used white detail embossing powder to heat emboss the images.  Next, I used several colors of glimmer mist and sprayed over the embossed stamped images to create the shimmery background color.





Next, I used the same stamp and stamped it onto periwinkle cardstock, heat embossed it with the same white embossing powder, and sprayed it with clear, shimmer glimmer mist.  I cut out the shape, leaving a bit of room around the edge and attached it to the background with foam adhesive. (See below how shimmery it is?!)



Lastly I took one of the Large Butterfly Accent Piccolos and covered it with Embossing Fluid and used the same white embossing powder all over the front.  After that layer had dried I used layers of Embossing Fluid and Aged Pink Piccolo Embossing Enamel on the edges of the butterfly to create the look the the butterfly had begun to build up frost on its wings!

Lastly, I attached a gem from my stash to the middle of the butterfly and it was done!

Thank you so much for spending a little of your holiday weekend with me!  Don't forget to visit the Sweet Stamps Store today!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Take a Risk with Leah

I have created a male-themed card for today's inspiration using Piccolos Vintage Gears set, Medieval Metals embossing powder, Black embossing Powder, Distress Inks, Artsy Fartsy French Script stamp, and some vellum.



This was a fun card to create and if you would like more details about how I made it, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

These products can be found at the Sweet Stamps online shop, along with plenty more.  Come on over and take a look, you never know what fall into your shopping cart!

And don't forget to come and join in on our TWO monthly challenges:  the Anything Goes challenges starts on the first Sunday of every month, and the Anything But a Card challenges starts on the third Sunday of every month.  Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tweethearts

Aloha everyone!  kel from Scraps & photoGRAFFS here again today!!


Here's a SUPER CUTE card featuring this pair from the Tweethearts Clear Stamp Set.  They were so cute together that I wanted to keep this whole palette simple and fun with just a couple colors and patterns.  I colored them up with my Copics and added a fun border and some baker's twine to finish it off.

Hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving week!!

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Winter Wonderland Delight

Josette here with another card creation.  I love snowmen, they are right at the top of my list.  Whenever I see a snowman image or stamp, I need it.  Needless to say, I have more snowman images than flower images, and that is saying a lot.

For this card I used Snowman Duo from the Sweet Stamp collection,.  They were colored twith Copic Markers  and embellished with glitter.  Cute.
This is an A-2 Card.  Using Black Momento ink they were stamped onto a white card base.  Colored and then embellished with a bit of Wink of Stella-Clear.  
This was  cut down to 3.75 " X 5".  A mat was cut from a green paper that matched the clothing and measures 4" X 5.25 inches.  They were adhered without any dimension. 

The snow bank was cut from a piece of thin card stock that had been covered with score tape.  Glitz glitter was burnished into the adhesive.  Actually the glitter was added prior to cutting.  Merry was created the same way using red glitter and score tape. The last step was adding a ribbon. 
Sweet and flat enough for mailing.  
Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Crafting
Josette
Stop by and visit My Blog: Little Bits


All products used in this card are available at http://sweetstamps.com  or   the  Old site for Sweet Stamps.  (They are transitioning everything to the first location, but a few items remain at the other location.
Glitz_Microfine Glitter: red and white
R;      24,29
BG:   0000
YG:   23,25
Y:      28
E:      27,99
YR:   68
W:    5,7,9
C:     0,01,02,03

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh Happy Day

Happy Monday! This is Kim and I am here to share with you this card using the adorable image from the Banner Girl & Words stamp set. I went with a pinkish red and green color combo to color the image in. I then added some highlights to her hair and headband with a white gel pen. I placed clear glue onto the flower petals and dipped the flowers in the Glitz and Red Microfine Glitter. I used the Fancy Leaf sweet cut die and placed it behind the flowers.




Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Box


Good mornin sweeties! 
I am so delighted to share my "ANY"thing but a card project with you today. 
So I just received my new We R Memory Gift Box Punch Board and I am in LOVE!!!
I love making gift boxes for little trinkets that my boys make, to give to the grandparents, godparents, aunties..etc.  I currently don't have the desk space that I use to have, so this little tool was a perfect buy for me!!  

For my project today, I started with kraft cardstock and I used Holly Branch all over the cardstock, using Sand Castle SweetStamps Ink.  The color looks sort of dark, but it really isn't.  It's a really soft and subtle brown...perfect for no line coloring. 
Next was the fun part for me.  I colored all the leaves on this sheet of 8x8 kraft cardstock.
I only used 2 Copic markers: YG17 and YG23
I used YG17 for my darkest and applied only to the base of the leaves, while YG23 was my all over color.  Then I went back with a white pen and added dot detailing.  I lost the vein detail in the leaves, so I needed to add a little something extra. 
Once that was all down I scored the lines, folded, glued and assembled this beautiful box. 
The completed box measures: 3.25 x 3.25 x 1.75
So it's small but perfect. 

Hope you will come by and join us.  
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Here is my supply list:



Until next time. 
Hugs.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pretty Tree Piccolo | Enamel Powder

Good Morning crafty peeps!!  Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns!

I'm here today bringing you a pretty little shaker card using a beautiful range of products from the Piccolo line.

When I first saw this pretty floral tree image I knew I wanted to use the Piccolo Enamel Powders to add color and dimension to the shape.



I used the Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive and covered the entire outside edge and several of the flowers with the adhesive liquid.  I applied Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder and heat set it.  I repeated that method with Mardi Gras Enamel Powder and Copper Kettle Enamel Powder to cover the rest of the tree.  I finished the tree with dots of metallic pearl paint around the edges - and set it aside to dry.



I die cut an A2 sized frame out of brown glitter cardstock and layered in on top of the soft brown snowflake paper.  After the tree was completely dry, I used it to trace a window in the middle of the snowflake paper, cut it out and fit the tree into the window.

I attached clear transparency to the back of the piece, making sure to cover all the little openings in the tree, and then used foam adhesive to create a well for my shaker.  

I filled the shaker with brown seed beads from my stash and Sugar Beads from the Sweet Stamps store.  (I wish I had used a few sequins or confetti to make the shaker a little more obvious, but there's always next time!)  Lastly, I adhered the whole front piece to an A2 cardbase and added a brown satin bow!

I had SUCH fun working with these products and I can't wait to break out my Piccolos again!  Take a look at the Sweet Stamps store for tons of pretty and intricate shapes like this!

Have a wonderful weekend queenies!
Later!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sweet Summer Blooms with Leah Tees

Hello everyone!  Winter is unfortunately getting very close up here in the north, and I am clinging to all things summer for as long as I possible can!

And with that, I have created a card using the Summer Blooms rubber stamp.  I have heat embossed with Detail White embossing powder and water-colored this image using the Shades Ink Cube dye ink in Valentine, Royal, and Envy, and included die cuts using the Fancy Leaf die.

I love to create with this medium as the results are so organic and sometimes create a very realistic looking finished product :)


If you would like more information about how I created this card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper :)

You can find all of these products available in the online shop at Sweet Stamps :)

1005 Summer Blooms rubber stamp
Detail White embossing powder
Shades Ink Spots dye ink in Valentine
Shades Ink Spots dye ink in Royal
Shades Ink Spots dye ink in Envy
SC006 Fancy Leaf die

Don't forget to come and join us for TWO monthly challenges:  the Anything Goes challenge begins every first Sunday of the month, and the Anything But A Card challenge begins every third Sunday of the month!  Come and have some fun and maybe even win a prize!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Birthday Sweets

Aloha everyone!  kel from Scraps & photoGRAFFS here again today!!

I made some super quick and easy 3"x3" gift cards to have on hand because I never seem to have enough!!  Which is a funny thing to say aloud, considering how many cards I've made over this past year!!!



I used the dessert sweets and one of the sentiments from the Kitty Sweets Clear Stamps Set to make my cards.  I couldn't decide at first if I wanted to make them all the same color or different... but it was so quick to whip these cuties up that I figure I can easily make more when the need arises!  After coloring them up with my Copics, I added some glitter to their frosting (because glitter frosting makes everything better!) and then added some ribbon to the tops of the card.   Super cute little birthday cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!



lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Flowers flowers and more flowers


Josette here with another fun card.  This card is nothing but die cuts, a little glitter and a simple saying.  I call this my scrap card.  When I am making backgrounds, there are often many failed attempts.  Either the wrong color or "something" just not right.  Additionally, whenever I have a puddle of ink on my craft sheet, I "mop" it up with a piece of water color paper.  I buy my water color paper in very large tablets and cut them down.  There is always that 1-2 inch strip of paper left over. That is what I use for mopping up,  or testing a color.  Additionally, there are times when I need to cut down a background, those large scraps get saved.  I have a little bucket of these color swatches and it is from this bucket that I made todays card was created from.
This entire card is made from left overs, even the ribbon.  Turned out well.

Stop my my blog today for a detailed description of how I made this card. Josette's Blog
All of the die cuts and the sentiment stamp are available at Sweet Stamp Shop.

Betty's Bloom SweetCuts Die SC009 

Fancy Leaf SweetCuts Die sc006





Pretty Petals SweetCuts Die sc008








Beautiful Day 919





Other supplies used:  


Thank you 
Happy Crafting and will see you next week with another creation.
Josette

Monday, November 16, 2015

Snowman Fun

Happy Monday! Kim here to share a fun winter card with you using Mr. & Mrs. Snow Duo. I colored and fussy cut the snowman then adhered him onto an embossed background using 3D tape. The snow was done by using spray adhesive then sprinkling with Glitz microfine transparent glitter on top. I did some stitching for added texture.




Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monthly Anything But a Card Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

We have a new monthly challenge...


Our theme is....
Anything But a Card

Remember you still have time to join in our Monthly Anything Goes challenge!


DT Sweeties projects...






We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, tags, etc.} You could win some SWEET things of your own by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

For everything there is a Season

Good morning-
Nazeema here!!!  Happy Saturday!!  Any fun plans this weekend?
We are attending a birthday party and jewelry party this afternoon.
For November and December, I believe we have parties/functions every weekend.
Looking forward to A busy..busy couple of months. 
 For my card today, I used my distress inks:
Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Vintage Photo

I used Trees and Leaves 2 Step stamp set.
I worked on the leaves portion first, before I applied the trunk.
I just love how this came out and the simplicity of the entire card.

Don't forget, our SweetStamps challenge is all month long, click the links for all the rules and details.  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you soon.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Reindeer Friends!

Hello there! Britt Bass here to share a sweet little Christmas card that I created!

I am really looking forward to the holiday season this year and I LOVE Christmas cards!  I plan on putting aside a whole day to make and mail my cards this year!

I like to make a few simple cards, a few elaborate ones. some elegant, some traditional and some cartoonish and cute!  This one definitely falls in the CUTE category!


I stamped this adorable little reindeer and holly berries with ribbon from the Reindeer Friends Stamp set and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. I cut my images out and set them aside.

I used a little pattern to create the background of the card and I wanted to share it with you!  This is an excellent way to mass-produce cards for the holidays because you get 2 to 3 cards worth depending on how many papers you cut at once.  Feel free to save this to your computer to use as a reference! (it is NOT sized to any exact measurements - this is just a reference sheet).




After layering my cut pieces of paper and adding a small sentiment sticker from my stash I attached my focal reindeer image and the holly and berries.  Lastly, I tied a satin ribbon around the top of my card and I was done!

Make sure you visit the NEW SweetStamps.com for this and so many other awesome supplies for your holiday crafting!

Thanks for stopping by queenies!
Later gators!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Today is NOT for the Birds :P

Hello everyone, Leah here with some fun and happy inspirations for you today using the rubber stamp image "For the Birds".  I made a happy card for a great day with some cheery pinks and oranges and yellows.


If you would to see more details about this card, please visit my blog here :)


This image can be used for many great things, and I chose to make this a sort of congratulations card lol.  You can find this rubber stamp image called "For the Birds" in the Sweet Stamps online shop.

Don't forget to come and join in our monthly challenges (there are two!) over on the Sweet Stamps challenge blog.  See you soon!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Banner Girl

Aloha everyone!  kel from Scraps & photoGRAFFS here again today!!



This is Banner Girl and Words Clear Set and she is so cute!  This set actually comes with a blank banner and NINE different sentiments that fit in that blank banner.  It is so awesome that you can make so many different cards with this set!!  I colored her up with Copics and then trimmed her out and popped her up on some foam dots for depth!  

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fall Blessing Card

Hello, Josette here.  I thought I would bring you another card colored with Copics.  I did little to the image, except size and print.  Autumn House Digital Image

This is an A6 Card, measuring: 6.25 X 5 inches.  The Card base in a dark brown Card Stock.  The second layer measures 4.75 X 6 and is a orange chevron patterned card stock.  It came from a 6 x 6 card pack and I lost the identifying manufacturers information.  But any cardstock would have worked, even a solid orange.  The tag: is 3 X 3.75 inches and the corners were notched.

The Sentiment was stamped in Brown using a Pigment Ink and was then embossed using a Clear embossing powder.  After stamping and cutting out the sentiment, it was inked with Distress in Gathered Twig and then splattered with water.  This give it a rustic distressed feel.  The Card Stock used was Kraft colored.

The scene measured 3.75 inches square and was Colored with a bunch of Copic markers.  The only marker that was matched to the paper was the oranges for the pumpkin.  Everything else used were natural blending families.  The full list of copics will be in the description.

Close up of the house.  After all the coloring was completed, the edges were inked with Distress: Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. A white Gelly Roll Pen was used to ink the snow. Wink of Stella, Clear, added glimmer to the moon and stars.
The image was adhered without any dimension.  The sentiment was popped up using fun foam.
Score tape seems the best solution to adhere fun foam to a project.  The bond is firm and permanent.
Finishing touch, a ribbon and bow and it is ready to send to someone needing a pick me up.

Until Next time,
Happy Crafting
Josette

Supplies and links:
Autumn House Digital Image
My Blog
YouTube:  My Channel, videos about copics and other "bits of inspiration"
Copics
B:      21,45,97,99
BG:   10,53
G:      07,21,85,94
Y:      17,19,32,35
YG:   21,25,63,97
R:      24,39
YR:   07,09,14,15,16,23,24
E:      08,15,23,27,40,47,55,57,59,99
C:      0.01,02,03,
N:      01,03

Wink of Stella
Scor-Tape
Gelly-Roll-White-Pen
Paper: Neenah Solar White for Image, Neenah Desert Storm Sentiment.  Brown Card stock, Orange  Patterned Paper
Ink:    Distress:  Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass
           Archival: Potters Soil
Embossing Powder:  Clear, Hero Arts
Fun Foam, ATG