Friday, July 20, 2018

What I make with my hands...{Spellbinders}

Hello there friends!  I am stopping in today with a new card using the MOST adorable set from Spellbinders.  This set included a large sentiment that is so perfect for all card makers!  We put our hearts into each creation, don't we?

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To create this card, I took a white card base and layered a rainbow stitched rectangle directly to the card base.  Next, I heat embossed this gorgeous sentiment on a piece of vellum.  I wanted the rainbow to show, but I wanted the sentiment to stand out and not get lost.  I love how the vellum muted the rainbow enough to really show the sentiment.  Last, I stamped a tiny heart and used Red embossing powder to make the heart shine!

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Check out all of the stamp and dies sets by Tammy Tutterow over in the Spellbinders shop by clicking HERE.  All the products used in todays card are linked below.

I am so glad you stopped in today.  Hope you have a great day!



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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MFT and Friends...

HI Friends!  Here today with a fun little bookmark turned card for this weeks MFT and Friends!

MFT and Friends

To create this card, I cut out 2 bookmark dies and decorated the front of the first one with the new grass stencil.  I love this new stencil.  Create your own hills and valleys and all the perfect grassy scenes!  Next, I added in the little giraffe and sentiment from Safari Friends.  So cute and so easy to color!  I added in the little cloud for the last detail of the front.

MFT and Friends

To finish it off, I put another bookmark on the back, securing it with the ribbon at the top.  I tied it off with a little twine.

MFT and Friends

I added a little message inside to give to Brody when he goes back to school.  Head on over to the MFT Blog to see all the cards created for today.  So glad you stopped in today!



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Friday, July 13, 2018

Bug Jar {Queen and Company}...

Hey there! I'm with a couple new cards using the new Queen and Company Bug Jar additions to the Love Jar Kit.  That kit is a must have.  So many cute toppings and paper and stamps.  And now this?  Yep!  A must have too.  The little bug stamps are just too adorable and make for a fun card!
(all products used are linked below)

Or course, I did a clean and simple card to start out because I just had to showcase those cuties lady bugs....

Queen and Co.

I did a super soft ink blending in the background to add a little blue pop of color.  Next, I stamped and die cut the branch and the 2 lady bugs.  I added those to the card front with foam tape and stamped the sentiment to finish it off.  Easy peasy!

Queen and Co.

And of course, I had to make a shaker card...

Queen and Co.

I did a little could and grass ink blending with bright colors in the background to match that tiny bit of rainbow paper from the pack.  Next, I added in the jar, the toppings and the acetate and finished off with the new stamp from the Bug Jar set.  I stamped it on the rainbow paper and then die cut the top.  I stamped and die cut the little ribbon image and added the to the jar.  Last, I added in the sentiment, the little butterfly for one last detail.

Queen and Co.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today!  So glad you came by!  





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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway


Toady is a fun day today on the blog!  I am hoping along with the girls at Altenew for a Color Therapy Blog Hop.  When they asked me to join in, I was a little scared because I know the girls here today have mad coloring skills....and I....well....I try!  :)  So I am here today with my quick and easy, and always clean and simple, coloring!  

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CARDS

Lets first talk about the marker set I used.  Altenew has some AMAZING markers and I loved using this set.  This is Altenew's Marker Set A.  There are 12 markers included and the perfect colors for a couple of flowers and some leaves.  The best part?  They all go together and blend perfectly. There is a code at the end of the post you can use to grab some up for yourself!  

Now let's talk about the card....

Altenew Color Therapy

Of course, clean and simple is my thing.  So I grabbed this gorgeous image from the Best Moms set set and stamped it along the bottom.  Instead of blending and adding in shading, I did a very simple flicking of color.  I started with the lightest color on the bottom and then built up with darker shades. Super simple!

To finish the card, I die cut the sentiment in white card stock and then popped it up on fun foam.  I love how the white stands out against the colored background.

Altenew Color Therapy

Here are the markers in Set A....

Altenew Color Therapy

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GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/22/2018.

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A SALE!



Save 15% on all Artist Markers with code HAPPYCOLORS at checkout. Valid 7/12/2018 at 12:01 AM EDT through 7/15/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE!
Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

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BLOG HOP




I hope you have enjoyed my project for today.  I am really glad you came by!  Hope you have a great day!



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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spellbinders July Blog Hop....


Hello there crafty friends!  Today I am hoping along with some super talented ladies to bring you the Spellbinders July Blog Hop.  We are showcasing the  Exclusive Indie Collection.

The Exclusives collection is only available at select online and local independent retailersThis collection is not available for purchase from Spellbinders Online Store but can be found at several online retailers.  I have the items I used in today's post, linked below in my supply list.  


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CARDS

I have 2 cards to share today.  The dies from Spellbinders are amazing and make the most fun addition to any card!  The best thing about Spellbinders dies is the cut AND they emboss.  I just love those details.

This first card uses the Tropical Pineapple dies and the Hello Expressions dies....

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To create this card, I added a piece of striped paper to the card front and layered it with a shimmery vellum.  I die cut the pineapple out of gold glitter paper and the top from green card stock.  I popped the pineapple up on foam tape after adding some shading to the pineapple top with a green Copic. I die cut the hello with white cardstock and then added it to the pineapple with liquid glue.

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This next card was fun to make.  I love watermelon.  So much!  When I saw these Fruit Salad dies, I knew I had to go crazy with the watermelons!  :)

Spellbinders

To create this card, I die cut and layered up several watermelon and then added them around the front of the card with foam tape.  I added a simple sentiment to the bottom of of the card to finish it off.

Spellbinders

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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, July 15th 11:59 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

Laurie Willison (you are here!)

I am so glad you stopped by today.  Enjoy the hop!
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MFT July Release Day!

Today is release day!!  The MFT July Release is now available over at the MFT Shop.  There is lots of info this month with the new release, the free die with $60 purchase and the Kind Campaign.

I have one last card to share this week....

MFT July 2018 Release

To create this card, I did a little rainbow ray stenciling in the background.  I added the stitched rectangle panel and stamped the greeting from the new Sassy Pants Sentiments.  Such a fun set!!

MFT July 2018 Release

Next, I die the Wish die in white card stock but I popped it up on black fun foam.  I added the front panel to the card base with fun foam for some dimension. 

MFT July 2018 Release

That is it for me for the July MFT Release.  I will be back throughout the month with some MFT Challenges and of course, the monthly card kit!  Stay tuned!

Check out the MFT Blog for more details about the July Release.  Have a great day!


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Monday, July 9, 2018

MFT July Countdown Day 1...


Welcome to the last day of the countdown over at MFT!  Tomorrow is release day!!  I have one last card to share using a new set called Happy Birthday To You!

MFT July 2018 Release

To create this card, I stamped the stripes using my Misti and a rainbow of colors.  Then I went back in and stamped the sentiment along the stripes.  I added in one black enamel dot for a little decoration on this clean and simple card.  

I cut the panel down just a tad and put it off to the side so there is a white border around 3 sides of the card.  I love these stripes!  They re so much fun and so versatile.

MFT July 2018 Release

Stop by the MFT Blog to learn more about the July Release.  I am so glad you stopped in today!

See you tomorrow for release day!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

MFT Countdown Day 2...


Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT July Release Countdown.  Everything you have seen this week will be available on Tuesday, July 10th at 8pm CST.  I have a card to share today using a new Happy Birthday Block Die...

MFT July 2018 Release

To create this card, I used the birthday die to emboss instead of cut.  I cut around the edges making a 4 1/4" square.  I popped it up on a card base that I covered in patterned paper.  I kept it simple for sure!

MFT July 2018 Release

There will be so much more to see over on the MFT Blog.  Head on over there to learn more about the July products.  I will back tomorrow with one more sneak peek!  

Have a great day!

Reverse Confetti July Release Hop...


I am so excited to be hopping along with the girls over at Reverse Confetti for Julys Release!  There are lots of new stamp sets and dies this month and I have a couple to share here. 

Reverse Confetti July 2018 Release

To create this first card, I took acrylic paint and a foam brush and created a super simple painted background.  I die cut my most favorite tag die ever out of white card stock and then stamped 2 sentiment from the set called Most Beauty on the tag.  I added a wooden button and a twine bow to finish off this card.

Reverse Confetti July 2018 Release

Another new set is called Greatest Adventure....

Reverse Confetti July 2018 Release

I added a little clouds and a little grass to the background of this card and then added in the teepee and that adorable little fox.  I stamped the sentiment across the bottom using my Misti.  I love these adorable images in the set.  Such a cute set for sure!

So glad you stopped in today!  Enjoy the hop!

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