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Hello (Waffle Flower / Stitched Roses)

Hi Everyone, a few weeks ago a friend surprised me for my birthday with a gift voucher from Waffle Flower. I was so excited as, up to this point, I hadn’t used anything from Waffle Flower. The first item I just HAD to get was the Stitched Roses stamp set. It is such a clever, not to mention, pretty stamp set.

Now, I’m not too good at stamping with layered stamps, even with the use of a MISTI, but I really wanted to give this one a go. The MISTI made things so much easier but I have one tip which was incredibly helpful (and I *think* I saw it on the Waffle Flower website) and I am sure this is why I was able to do it so easily.

Here’s the tip…

Place the cardstock in the MISTI. Position the first (largest) stamp on the cardstock where you want it. Lower the MISTI lid and ink and stamp as usual. Next, remove ALL of the stamps from the index sheet. Position the index sheet over your stamped image and line up the image which is next to be stamped. When you are satisfied it is in the right position, place the magnets over the top to ensure it doesn’t shift. Place the corresponding stamp on top of the index sheet. It can be a little fiddly lining it up but it is certainly easier than eyeballing it. When you are happy the stamp is in the right place, lower the lid of the MISTI to pick it up. Remove the index sheet. Ink and stamp the image as per usual. Repeat this process until you have finished stamping all the layers of the image.

As I had never tried to stamp layered stamps using this method, I wasn’t fully convinced I was going to be able to get one suitable finished image. I stamped each layer four times so imagine my surprise, and relief when all four turned out perfectly! If you are anything like me and you have trouble with layered stamps, please try this hint, you will be surprised at how easy it makes the process. Of course, this now means I have four cards to share with you today. I tried to keep the card designs very simple to make the image shine.

For the first card, I simply die cut the image and popped it up with foam tape. Adding a few rhinestones gave the card the necessary bling.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; and Rhinestones.

The second card followed the basic design principle but with the taller sentiment stamp, I needed to use a larger die and liked the idea of having the panel butted up to the edge. I added some Wink of Stella to add just a little more shine.

Here’s the card…
With Love

With Love
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

For the next card, I had it in my head to create more of a table cloth look. The Blueprints 20 Die-namics die set from My Favorite Thing has a great chevron style die which I thought would be fun to use to create the edge. The only problem is that it cuts out the tiny dots but not the edge. I first tried to hand cut along the edge but it didn’t work too well. How I ended up getting a look that I was reasonably happy with was to tape the die cut in place, then die cut and then use a knife to cut along the edge of the die while it was still in place. It isn’t perfect but I don’t mind. I love how it looks. I didn’t have any pink cardstock which complemented the inks used. Instead, I grabbed an inkpad from the same colour family of inks used to stamp the image and coloured the cardstock directly.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

Whilst I loved the softness of the pink cardstock in the above card, I wondered how it would look if I used one of the same inks I stamped with.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

I LOVE this stamp set! Now that I know about that tip to make stamping with it easier, I hope to try a few new things. Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

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(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used (although I might link to different sizes), like to use and actually recommend.)


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Happy 18th Birthday (Altenew/Stampin’ Up!)

Hi Everyone, a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to receive a message from the mother of a friend of mine asking me to make a birthday card. Her Granddaughter was about to turn 18! Whilst I make my work cards every year, I had never been asked to make a card for someone else. I asked for a few details about her requirements and was told she likes the colour purple, cats, and had just bought a car. She suggested that it have a particular phrase and that maybe, it could have a pop up on the inside. With that guidance, I sat down to create and that is when I realised that all of those things didn’t really go together. I decided to make a couple of cards which focussed on different things from the list provided and the Grandma could choose the one she liked the best.

For the first card, I decided to make it more elegant with a lovely sentiment across the front panel. The Altenew Painted Butterflies (whilst being neither cats nor cars) seemed like they would be a sweet addition. I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn ink and I think they came up well. Once I was finished stamping, I smooshed the lightest ink onto an acrylic block, then added some water. I then flicked this inky water over the card. Finally, I added some purple rhinestones from Kaiser Craft and I think it finished off the card beautifully. I don’t always add a lot of decoration to the inside of the card (sometimes just a panel of cardstock) but since this was a special occasion, I decided to continue the theme inside.

Here’s the card…
To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday

To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Cardstock -Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Rhinestones (KaiserCraft); Minc; and Minc Gold Foil.

Here’s the inside…
To my Granddaughter on her 18th Birthday - Inside

To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Cardstock -Knights Smooth, American Crafts.

 

For the second card, I decided to go for a more playful design – with a pop up in the middle, as had been suggested. I created the inside first using a die I had purchased from Stampin’ Up! – Love this die! So fun! (And you can use the letters which pop out on another project). As the inside was the “main event”, so to speak, I thought the front of the card should be a little more subdued. It did need to have a big hit of gold though because who doesn’t love some gold bling!

Here’s the card…
Happy 18th Birthday

Happy 18th Birthday
Materials used: Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits Die (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Patterned Paper -Unknown (American Crafts); Minc; Minc Gold Foil; Enamel Stickers – Purple (Francheville); Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings (dyed with Copic Marker ink).

Here’s the inside…
(excuse the fingers)
Happy 18th Birthday - Inside

Happy 18th Birthday – Inside
Materials used: Dies – Party Pop Ups Thinlits Die, (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; It’s My Party Enamel Dots (Stampin’ Up!); Washi Tape – Stampin’ Up!.

Happy 18th Birthday - Inside

Happy 18th Birthday – Inside
Materials used: Dies – Party Pop Ups Thinlits Die, (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; It’s My Party Enamel Dots (Stampin’ Up!); Washi Tape – Stampin’ Up!.

Can you guess which card the Grandma chose?

Actually, it was neither. I sent her a picture of them both and she asked me to make the first card again but this time include the Granddaughter’s name on the front. Sadly I do not have a picture of this card. I had to space it a little differently to fit the name in but it otherwise looks very close to the first image. I believe both Grandma and Granddaughter liked the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great day!

Happy Stamping!

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used (although I might link to different sizes), like to use and actually recommend.)


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You are the Best! (Penny Black)

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing four cards using the “The Best” clear stamp set by Penny Black. Unfortunately, I think it has been discontinued as I have been unable to find it in any of the usual places.

The reason I have four cards is because I was really struggling with colouring the little cute girl’s hair. I stamped the image a few times and just kept colouring.  I do still have to work on the hair colouring but I think I get better each time.  It is all just practice.

For the first card, I coloured over the patterned paper with one of the green copic markers I used to colour the image.  It just helped to tie the paper and the image together.  I also had trouble with the white space so added extra flowers. I do wish they were a little smaller though!  I popped up the flower on her hair too.

Here’s the card…

You are the Best!
Supplies used: Stamps – The Best (Penny Black); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper –
Make a Splash (Bo Bunny); Rhinestones; Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 20 (my Favorite Things); Copic Markers; and Wink of Stella – Black and Clear.

 

For the next card, I decided to centre the middle panel and just add a few more rhinestones. Can you have too many rhinestones? Maybe! But not on this card.

Here’s the card…

You are the Best!
Supplies used: Stamps – The Best (Penny Black); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper –
Make a Splash (Bo Bunny); Rhinestones; Stampin’ Write Markers (Stampin’ Up!); Copic Markers; Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 20 (my Favorite Things); and Wink of Stella – Black and Clear.

For the next card, I decided to keep things very simple. I also returned to a card design which I tend to favour.

Here’s the card…

You are the Best!
Supplies used: Stamps – The Best (Penny Black); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Rhinestones; Copic Markers; and Wink of Stella – Black and Clear.

With one little cutie left, I decided to change the format of the card to a landscape design (but notice it is the same basic design as the card above but it looks quite different). I added a nice pretty pink patterned paper to highlight the colours of the hearts on her dress as well as the shoes and flowers.

Here’s the card…
You are the Best!

You are the Best!
Supplies used: Stamps – The Best (Penny Black); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper –
Say Aloha (KaiserCraft); Rhinestones; Copic Markers; and Wink of Stella – Black and Clear.

And so that is how my attempt to colour hair ended up with four cards.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend.)


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Wishing You A Beautiful Day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t been able to put the Bicycle Built for You stamp set by Lawn Fawn down – I love it! And, I still haven’t used it to create a scene using the bicycle! lol I thought the little girl from the card I shared yesterday may have been a little lonely on her own. So I had to create a new card with the little boy joining her. I decided they both could have their own swings but wouldn’t it be SUPER cute if there was a bench seat swing? Guess that’s another one for my wish list from Lawn Fawn!

Here’s the card…

Wishing You A Beautiful Day
Materials used: Stamps – Bicycle Built For You (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Ink – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things), Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Don’t they look like they are having fun? Can you visualise a lovely rustic wooden swing seat with the cute couple sitting on it? Now I just need Lawn Fawn to design one for me. haha

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy stamping!

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.)


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Wishing you a beautiful birthday (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

When the Bicycle Built For You stamp set was released by Lawn Fawn recently, I, like a lot of people, was so excited about the idea of putting my little characters on the bike and creating all manner of scenes based around this concept. In fact, when I sat down to create with the set for this first time, that was my plan. Of course, things never go to plan, do they? lol And on this occasion, I am thankful they didn’t. You see, it crossed my mind that the bike flag looked a little like half of a swing set. I then got to thinking about how I would *love* it if Lawn Fawn released a rope swing to hang from their tree dies. How fun would that be! As they currently do not have this as part of their range, I had to create it for myself. They do have a tyre swing but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind (and I don’t believe the sizing was correct). It’s not the most perfect of swings as you can see and I really want to play around with this design some more but I really do love the concept. (Please, Lawn Fawn, create a swinging rope and swing set to go with the tree dies. Oh, and while I am at it, a large wooden bench to go under the tree too. I have plans! haha).

Here’s the card…

Wishing You A Beautiful Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Bicycle Built For You (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Ink – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things), Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

For my second card, I wanted a fuller green tree look and to have the girl wear a brighter pink to more closely match the Plastic Flamingo ink I used for the sentiment. I also decided to brighten the sky and add a little more grass.

Here’s the card…

Wishing You A Beautiful Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Bicycle Built For You (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Ink – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things), Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Finally, as you all know I *love* Lawn Fawn products so I was very excited to read they have started a new challenge blog called Lawn Fawnatics. I am going to enter the above card in this challenge.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope these cards tempt you to look at your stamps a little differently instead of how they were originally intended to be used. As for me, I’m off to create some more! It might even be a third attempt at this card design as wouldn’t it look ever so pretty if there was a field of flowers at her feet…or at the very least a few flowers. lol Oh, and I’d like to try and position her so she is holding onto the swing. I didn’t mind that she wasn’t in my cards above as I thought she might be about to jump off. So fun! Okay, happy creating! Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.)


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Quick and Easy Cards (KaiserCraft)

Hi Everyone,

If you have been following me for any length of time you would know that I sometimes (!) create rather fussy scene cards which take…a while…to complete. lol I *love* creating cards like this but occasionally I like to try other things including making quick and easy cards. Today I am sharing two cards which use Captured Moments cards from KaiserCraft (similar to Project Life cards). Unfortunately, I cannot tell you which set the cards come from as they were only packaged in plastic with no name on them. Such a shame as they are just gorgeous! Anyway, here are two super quick and easy cards which I really must try and replicate as I had forgotten just how much I love them. Hope you like them too. I hope they inspire you to use your Captured Moments/Project Life cards in a different way.

Here’s the first card…

Hello Gorgeous
Materials used: Stamps – Hello Today (DiamondPress); Dies – Hello Today (Diamond Press); Hybrid Ink – Hot Fudge (MFT); Cards -Captured Moments (Kaiser Craft); Cardstock – American Crafts; Stickers – DIY Shop Wordfetti Gold (American Crafts); and Sprinkled Shapes: Hearts (Doodlebug Designs).

Here’s the second card…

Hello Beautiful
Materials used: Dies – Hello There (MFT); Cards -Captured Moments (Kaiser Craft); Cardstock – American Crafts; Stickers – DIY Shop Wordfetti Gold (American Crafts); Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!) and Sprinkled Shapes: Hearts (Doodlebug Designs).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Hi Everyone,

Are cacti and succulents still trending? I hope so as I have a few cards to share. I still love them…but then again I always have. When I was growing up my Mum and Dad had a small succulent collection. They had some amazing plants.

Anyway, let’s backtrack to last year…I was keeping a friend company while she was hosting an open house. I had only a few supplies with me to help pass the time. (Unfortunately, it would seem the stamps I have used are no longer available). I created a few cards over the course of the day and in typical Kylie style, they are very similar. As you all know because I am always thinking, “what if I do this? or what about that?”, I usually end up making all the variations. Sometimes I only make two variations and other times…well, let’s just say I make a LOT! And often times there are only a couple of details which vary.

I hope you don’t mind when I share all the variations. I know they are very much alike but I am hoping that maybe they will inspire you in some small way. Let me know below if you would prefer to see just the one look. Okay, let’s get onto the cards…

 

Here’s the card…

Sending you a prickly hug!
Materials used: Stamps – Stuck on You (CTMH); Copic Makers; Ink – Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), and Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts.

When this card was done, I thought it needed a little bit more colour. I also wasn’t sure about the greeting…”Sending you a prickly hug!” – do I not like you very much? I’ll send you a hug but it has a little bit of attitude with it. lol Hmm…time to change it up.

 

Here’s the card…

Hug Me!
Materials used: Stamps – Stuck on You (CTMH); Copic Makers; Ink – Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, and Designer Paper – Close to My Heart.

This card is the same design, however, I’ve used a patterned background which gives it a little more lift. I’ve also used “Hug me!” which seems a little more friendly, albeit a little needier too. haha

Onto the third card…I’ve gone for a generic “Thank you” sentiment time. The panel is centred but reaches the top of the card base to the bottom. I’ve also shaded around the succulents with blue instead of the grey I used in the previous cards. I think that brightens the card a little.

 

Here’s the card…

 

Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Stuck on You, A Thousand Thanks (CTMH); Copic Makers; Ink – Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards!

Happy Stamping!