11/15/18

MFT Birthday Project....

Hi friends!  A new challenge has been issued over on the MFT Challenge Blog.  It's all about animals...

The party animals in your life will appreciate you including animals of the truly wild variety for this month’s challenge. Lions and tigers, zebras and giraffes, hippos and elephants…you’re sure to discover the perfect animal addition for your next birthday look. Go wild!

I knew exactly which animal I need to use when it came to this birthday card.  This little hippo from Happy Hippos is one of my favorite images and here it is on this clean and simple card....

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I love white on white when it comes to cards and I wanted this little hippo to pop from the card.  I die  cut the Happy Birthday Script die in white and attached it to the card base.  I love how it gives the card an embossed look.  Next, I colored up the little hippo and popped it up on foam tape.  It has the cutest little wave for the recipient of this card....

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I hope you can play along too.  Check out the details on the MFT Challenge Blog!  There are prizes...just sayin'.... :)

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great day!


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11/13/18

MFT and Friends...

It's MFT Release day!  We are here with a new round MFT and Friends so I know there will be lots of fun stuff to see today!  I am using the new Fold-Up Tags along with Frosty Friends to create these tags....


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I die cut the 3 shaped folded tags in white card stock along with 3 of the solid tags in red card stock. I stamped 3 of the Frosty Friends on each tag and then glued them to the red tag above the scored line. I love these tags for that fun little feature.  I colored up the snowmen with Copics and then added the ribbons and twine to each tag.  I decided at the last minute to add some stenciled snow with the Snow Flurry Stencil on the bottom of each red tag.

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Check out the MFT Blog for more November release inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Blog Hop..


Hi friends!  I am so excited to be here today with the latest Altenew Release.  November release has lots of fun stuff and I have several things here to share today.

Click HERE to see the full November Release.

First up, a card using the new World Map stamp set...

Altenew November 2018 Release

To create this card, I added the world map stamp to my misti and added ink in rainbow order with makeup sponges.  I love how those little sponges work to add ink and help blend it too.  I added the panel to the gray card base with fun foam after stamping the sentiment in black in across the front. Super easy and super simple!

Altenew November 2018 Release

I had to do another rainbow card, of course!  To create this card, I used the new set called Kind Confetti across the edge of a card front....

Altenew November 2018 Release

Using Altenew inks, I added the perfect rainbow colors leaving lots of white space so those colors pop.  I die cut the thank you die 4 times and stacked them all on top of each other for some dimension.  I added that to the card front and then finished it off with a strip of Score Tape along the top.  I sprinkled glitter along the tape for a little bit of bling for the card.

Altenew November 2018 Release

My last card is super simple.  The Watercolor Striped Cover die is a must have.  I added it in white card stock to help add a little detail to the card.  I used the new stamp and die set called Handpicked Bouquet to  add some color to the front....

Altenew November 2018 Release

After stamping this super simple book, I added the Hello to the card front in between the watercolor stripes and then added the flower to the front with foam tape.

Altenew November 2018 Release

Altenew has one more fun thing this month...stickers!

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Here are 3 stickers used on envelopes.  Delicate Blooms, Friendly Cats and Envelope Stickers.  Lots of colors and patterns and just the perfect detail to add to your card!

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Check out these adorable Stickers...


So that is it from me today.  I hope you have enjoyed my clean and simple projects!

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BUNDLES AND NEW INKS

Here are the new inks and the bundles available from Altenew this month....


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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.

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BLOG HOP


I hope you have enjoyed my stop on the hop.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great day!




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11/12/18

MFT Countdown Day 1...

Today is the last day of the countdown over at MFT.  The November Release will be available tomorrow! Yay!

I have one last card for the countdown and this one might be my favorite.  There is a new set called Sassy Pants and a new die called Happy Christmas and I have paired them with the Wine Service Die-namics to create this card....

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First, I die cut the wine glasses and did some coloring with a Copic Marker.  Next, I die cut the Happy Christmas in glitter card stock and popped them up on black fun foam.  Last, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom to finish off this card.  

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The MFT Blog will have lots more to see on this last countdown day.  Remember everything you see will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13th at 9am CST.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you'll stop back by for tomorrows MFT and Friends at release time.

Have a great Monday!

11/11/18

MFT November Release Countdown Day 2...


We are already to day 2 of the countdown for the November MFT Release.  I used my favorite die set ever and paired it with a new adorable little angel to make this card....

MFT November Release

See those clouds?  They aren't new this month but they are a must have.  Its like a pack of 8 different shaped clouds all in one cut called Puffy Clouds.  I layered them all over a white card base and then colored and popped up this adorable little Angel.  This new set is called Little Angels.  To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment in black in just underneath the angel. 

MFT November Release

There will be lots more to see over on the MFT Blog. Click HERE to check it out.  Stop back by tomorrow to see Day 1 of the countdown!

Have a great day!

11/10/18

Merry and Bright {Spellbinders}...

Stopping in today with a card using the new Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders.  
It's perfect for the holidays!
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Do you know about the die of the month?  It is an awesome subscription that gives you a brand new set of dies in the mail every month.  Here are a few more details....


Each month Spellbinders offers several different subscription clubs....





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This little die set is fabulous with several amazing word dies and some extras including these holly branches....

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To create this card, I used a red card stock card base and added a white scored panel to the front with fun foam.  Next, I die cut the words in gold glitter card stock and popped them up on fun foam.  I added in the green branches and then added the glitter holly to the branches.  I love how easy these dies are and how you can make a quick and simple cards. 

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Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you are having a great Saturday!  I am sitting here with my little who is not so little anymore and we are crafting  and cleaning and purging this craft room!  It's getting deep in here. lol!  

See you soon!



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11/9/18

MFT Release Countdown Day 4...

Today is day 4 of the MFT Countdown and I have a fun new die to share.  It's called Snowflake Window Die-namics.  This die has so many possibilities!  I created a simple card with a lot of sparkle...

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To create this card, I die cut the snowflake window and the frame it comes with so I the snowflake piece was all in one piece.  Next, I attached vellum behind the cut out in the main card and then attached a piece of red card stock behind that.  That gave the window a maroon color with the vellum overlay.  Next, I sprayed the snowflake die cut with Glitter Dust spray for some sparkle. 

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 I attached to the vellum center by gluing just the center snowflake down.  I tipped up the edges of the snowflake panel for a little extra dimension.  Last, I die cut the Merry from silver card stock and popped it up on the center of the snowflake.  

MFT November Release

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more sneaks of this months release.  Remember everything you see here will be available on Tuesday, November 13th! 

Thanks for coming by today.  Hope you have a great day!

11/8/18

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System Blog Hop...



Hey there friends!  Today is a fun day! It's time for the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System Hop.  I bet you have seen some amazing stuff so far.  I have a few clean and simple cards using the foil system. I have one project using the Glimmer Plates and one showing how you an use a regular die to create a fun design.  

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I have several easy designs here today.  This first one showcases the We Wish You Glimmer Plate.  I just love this tree and the green foil makes for an adorable pairing.  I die cut the tree with a rectangle Nestabilities dies and then layered it with another rectangle of white cardstock.  I added the tree to a striped pattern paper covered card base.

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This next card would be super easy to mass produce.....because I left the foiled die to shine by itself.  The Making Spirits Bright Glimmer Plate is one of my favorites with that beautiful font and those adorable lights.  All it took was a little Copic coloring to add some detail to this clean and simple card....

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I had an idea for the next project when I saw the Flourishes Frame Glimmer Plate.  Leather earrings are all the rage and some of them are made with a fake leather that has leather look but it melts a little like plastic.  I had to give it a shot so I tested it out and was able to make these...

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To create these, I set the Hot Foil System up just like you would foil something.  Instead of laying down the foil, I added a piece of parchment paper between the die and the faux leather.  I rolled it through the Platinum 6 and it resulted in in a fun embossed leather.  You can find many earring cut templates on Pinterest so you can cut any shape of earring you'd like. (all supplies linked below)

This last project uses the Nordic Tree Die to create a fun design on the card front...

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To create this card, I used the Green Glimmer Hot Foil and used the regular die through the Hot Foil System.  I love how it looks.  It also gives it a little bit of a letter press look too, which is so detailed and fun! I popped the image up on fun foam on the white card base and then heat embossed sentiment on the front of the card.

Look at the shine on the front of the card...

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Check out the Glimmer Hot Foil System by clicking HERE.

You can get refills on the Foil by clicking HERE.

Check out the Foil Foil Plates by clicking HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, November 18th11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


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BLOG HOP

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Thanks so much for coming by today.  Hope you have a great day!



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MFT Countdown Day 5....

Welcome to Day 5 of the MFT Countdown.  There are so many adorable new things to share this week so lets jump right in.  I am using the new set called Warm and Feathered Hugs....

November MFT Release

I felt like this set was the perfect set for a clean and simple card.  I added 2 trees from the set in black in and then added in a stitched slope.  I stamped the sentiment along the bottom and the die cut and colored up that adorable owl.  I love that big ole' scarf and I loved coloring this image.  I popped him up on foam tape to finish it off.  

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Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more details about this month's release.  So glad you stopped in today!

 
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