Friday, February 12, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!


Hey, all!  It's time for another Paper Sweeties release!  We've got a fun new stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cuts dies to go with it--you will love it!  Today I've made a fun springtime tag to share with you.  Take a peek...


I used the *NEW* Thinking of You stamp set and Thinking of You Sweet Cuts dies for my tag.  The label was stamped, then die cut, and a sentiment added from the Snow Time Add-On: Sweet Treats set.  I added a die cut flower and some grape sequins


For some added depth, I layered the blue piece onto a die cut pink piece.  I added some yellow centers to the flower sequins, then tied in the hints of yellow with some yellow satin ribbon.  I think it's cute, and I hope you agree!  Please do leave a comment below and let me know what you think!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you hop over to the Paper Sweeties store and grab these goodies!  For more inspiration, make sure to check out what the other DT gals have made this month!

Here's your list~

And Here's What's New!

Don't forget about the monthly card kit!
papersweeties-february 2016 kit(1)

I'll be back next month with more inspiration using
products from the Paper Sweeties online boutique!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Inspired By Stamping: Black and White Layers


Hi, friends!  I'm back today to share an elegant monochromatic card, inspired by THIS CARD by Leah Cornelius and THIS CARD by Eva Bussom, that uses some fabulous stamps from Inspired By Stamping!  Check it out...


I used the *NEW* Cherry Blossoms stamp set for my image, and used the triple time stamping technique.  It's not as difficult as it looks...here are the steps:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock the size of your entire image.  Cut two or more other pieces that are smaller and can be layered onto the main panel.

2. Using re-positional adhesive, layer the smaller pieces of cardstock onto the larger one.

3. Stamp your image carefully onto the panels.  You may need to carefully turn it upside down so that you can get a good imprint.  Make sure you use a juicy stamp pad, too!

4. Mat your stamped panels.

5. Layer the panels together, adding dimensional foam to the desired smaller pieces to create more texture.


To create an even more layered feel to my card, I also added a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Greetings set and popped it up like some of my image. 


If you wanted to color in the image, you totally could!  You'd just need to keep the panel adhered together after step 3.  You would then color the image, then mat it.  This technique is SO fun and versatile!  All I had to do to embellish it was add some dry embossing, rhinestones, and ribbon from the Halloween Ribbon Collection!  I hope you like the final result!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  That's all I have for you today, but I'll be back soon with more inspiration using fabulous products from the Inspired By Stamping online store.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

All Kinds of Awesome!


Hi, everyone!  Hope you've been having a fabulous week so far!  I'm back today to share a fun card using the *NEW* pallette4mirror stamp from The Stamps of Life, using a FUN technique!  Take a peek...


I started by inking the pallette4mirror with Banana ink, then used the flowers2diefor set to "stamp" the flowers.  I just stamped the flowers directly onto the panel--without ink on the flowers.  You can also ink the other image first.  To see what that would look like, see my card HERE.  I cut the panel down and added a sentiment and some other embellishments.


I then just layered that panel onto a card base, and voila!  I think this turned out super fun--the colors are so bright and summery!  I hope you like it, too!  Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you take some time today to join in with these fabulous challenges!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, all! :)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Hippo Bird-day!


Hi, all!  I'm back today with a fun CAS birthday card that uses some of the *NEWEST* stamps from The Stamps of Life!  I think it turned out super cute, and I hope you'll agree!  Take a peek...


This card uses the *NEW* hippo2stamp set.  I think the images in this set are TOTALLY darling!  I stamped the hippo and bird directly onto the card base, using tone on tone, and then added a few rhinestones for some sparkle and shine.


The sentiment was stamped, then added on top of some layered papers from the Love Story Collection Patterned Paper Pad.  I think this color combo is super fun, and the fact that it's so versatile makes this paper pad a fabulous deal!


The last step was to add some ribbon up top!  I think this is super fun, and I hope you agree!  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm adding my card to these fabulous challenges~






Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you take a bit of time to join in the fun with these fabulous challenges!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Great Impressions: Love Sentiment


Hi, friends!  It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to share some inspiration using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  We are currently sponsoring the Aud Sentiments "Love Sentiment" challenge, so I'm sharing the card I made for that challenge with you today...


I used a *NEW* sentiment today--H280 Love & Happiness.  I LOVE how large this sentiment is, so I just stamped it onto vellum, then colored in the hearts with a red glitter gel pen for some color and shine.  I attached it to some patterned paper with staples so that you don't see the pesky adhesive line.


I decided to keep the embellishments simple, so a single paper rose (thank you, Cohenna!), a red glittery foam heart, and a few black rhinestones were added to the side. A few green leaves were used to make the flower look more real and add a POP of extra color.


I did some fun angled layering to create more of an eye catching design, and it looks exactly what I was hoping for!  I hope you like it, too!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts!


That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I also would love for you to come and join the Aud Sentiment challenge, as well as our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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