It is one of my favorite companies anniversary, Ellen Hutson is celebrating 11 years in business (YAY! Congrat’s to Ellen and her wonderful and kind staff!) and to celebrate there is a week-long blog hop! If you are already hopping along you will find the next person in the hop at the bottom of the post (as well as the rest of the talented ladies inspiring you today!)
So for our project we are all picking our favorite Essentials by Ellen product and sharing that with you. Let me tell you, Picking my favorite product is like picking a favorite child it simply cannot be done. So, I am cheating a little and sharing one of my favorite stamp sets (and all the cute additions that have come to the essentials by Ellen line that expand it’s use!) All Inside! It all started with my love of this stamp set (and matching die that has cut outs for his hands!):
And here is my first project using this cute bear!
I kept this card fairly simple. I stamped the floral bunch and added extra flowers to make the bouquet even bigger. Then I inked up the bear, wiped off the excess ink where the flowers were in the way (you could mask this instead if you wanted) and stamped him down. I used versafine sepia ink for the stamping but for the coloring of all the images, I used my Daniel Smith watercolors. The sentiment came from another Essentials by Ellen stamp set called “Lovely“.
If that wasn’t bear-cuteness-overload for you, here is the new Bear Hugs die. The same adorable bear as “All Inside” but made bigger and with stitching holes so you can make your own felt plushie or other adorable projects!
and here is a couple of plush ornaments I made with the die.
These cute bears were all made with scraps of fabric and felt that I had. Don’t limit yourself just to felt with this guy, That white fuzzy fabric was perfect for a white polar bear! I gave her a little MFT Snowflake to hold while the cozy little brown bear got dressed up with a scarf and a Starbucks gift card that I found in the shape of a leaf. How perfect was that! This die has started a felt stitching addiction in my house and I am hoping that Ellen carries more in the future!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create some fun Bear projects! Next on the blog hop is the talented Nichol!
Here is the entire blog hop line up for Sunday 11/19/17
Forgive me for the short blog post today as I just had surgery on my right hand (makes typing a bit more difficult than I thought it would). I do have a few projects I completed using the new Honey Bee Stamps Holiday release that I hope will inspire you.
This is a one layer card. To get the speech bubbles on either side of the card as well as the eyes, I used paper punches and masking paper. First I masked off the bee’s side and pressed the masks down where I would want them. Then I took Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and with a blending tool covered that section of the card completely. I did one full layer (then had to run one of the kids to their activity) then did a second layer. I noticed I got a really nice coverage this way.
I removed the existing masking paper and then stuck a strip of post it tape down the black side so that I could work on the light yellow shading of the bee’s side. I stamped three of the Busy Bees along with some bee-trail dots with Versafine onyx black ink (I forgot I was copic coloring at this point so if you color with alcohol ink you will want to use an alcohol safe black ink pad like Memento Tuxedo Black ink. If you color with watercolor or any other medium versafine is my go-to black ink)
I found that I got a few spots of stray embossing powder and a ink smudge. Rather than start the card over again I lightly sanded those spots using this Tombow Sanding Eraser and then if there were any marks leftover I covered it with my white gel pen.
That’s it. This card is super simple and comes together in less than 10 minutes! I think it would be a fun card to use for breast cancer awareness month as well! I hope I was able to inspire you and give you a little giggle with my Boo Bees card today!
This is one of two posts I have for you today! If you are looking for the KatScrappiness.com Blog hop Click —>HERE<—Affiliate links are included in this post where available at NO cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!
You should have arrived here from Nichol’s Blog! If you get lost you can always go back to the beginning —> HERE <—
I am so excited to be participating in a super fun blog hop featuring Chibitronics and Honey Bee Stamps!
Interactive cards are always fun but there is just something magical about a card that lights up. This fun card was inspired by my sweet Niece who has an adorable black Kitty named Oreo. I am going to send it to her with a few Halloween treats, I hope she loves it!
Then I stamped the same image onto two more pieces of cardstock as well as stamped out the little witch hat as well. I colored the images with copic markers first and then did some further shading with my colored pencils. I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils here but any brand would work well over copics.
With the card panel finished all that was left was Chibitronics fun! For the first time I used the Chibitronics effects stickers. I knew that I wanted to have the pumpkin appear to have a candle inside that flickers. It turned out that the Twinkle effect sticker mixed with one Yellow and one Orange LED sticker was the perfect combination. I took another piece of cardstock cut to the same size as my card panel and stamped the main image in exactly the same spot. I drew out where all my stickers would go as well as the copper tape. Once I had the tape down I used my teflon bone folder to really get the tape smooth and then put the stickers on top, also burnishing down the edges to get a really good contact. There wasn’t anything super special about this method and I simply followed THIS PRINTABLE that was available on the chibitronics website. I highly recommend practicing at least once with your circuit plan. Copper tape is really inexpensive (Check HERE for extra tape that is really reasonable) and worth practicing instead of doing it directly on your project first and not getting it right (Ask me how I know THAT one lol)
Once I was happy with how the layout of my Circuit was. I put a double layer of foam tape around my battery as well as the rest of the card. I did not cover the stickers at all with the foam tape however. Now my Jack-O-Lantern has a realistic candle lit glow. How fun is that! Check out the clip below to see it in action!
I hope you were inspired to light up some of your cards or projects! Your next stop on this bright blog hop adventure is the blog of Tiffany Au! If you get lost head on to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to see the full list!
Thanks for joining me on World Cardmaking Day! Be sure to comment on all of the blog posts for your chance to win a Honey Bee Stamps $25 gift certificate or a Chibitronics Starter Kit! Also, Honey Bee Stamps is having a 20% off sale TODAY 10/7/17 ONLY! Use Code WCMD20 at checkout! Now is a great time to stock up on your cardmaking essentials and pick up some new release stamp and dies too! Click —>HERE<— to shop now!
Today all of the designers are participating in a fun blog hop with their take on the first Kat Scrappiness Mood Board Challenge! There will be lots of prizes to be won and several chances to win. Make sure you comment on all the designers blog posts today for several chances to win and then make a card (or any project) inspired from our mood board and link up to the Kat Scrappiness blog before Monday October 9th for a chance at winning one of several prizes! Winners will be announced on that blog post Tuesday October 10th by Noon PST. Don’t forget you can get 15% off in the KatScrappiness.com shop today only! Use Code “IMAKECARDS” at checkout!
Here is the Mood Board that is apart of the challenge and what has inspired my project today!
I added some Distress oxide ink for added dimension as well as some eyebrows with a black marker. I also darkened the center of the eyes with a black glitter pen. Then I pieced everything together for the little owl.
I hope you have been inspired by my little owl card today! Below is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop, Make sure you stop by and see what project(s) they have to inspire you today!
To go to the Kat Scrappiness Shop Click HERE and save 15% off your total purchase today (10/7/17) only! To go to the Mood Board Challenge blog post click HERE and enter your card for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Thanks for stopping by… Happy World CARDMAKING Day!
Happy first day of October! It’s time for cozy sweaters and all things Pumpkin…. but also it is time for breast cancer awareness.
As you may have seen before, Ellen Hutson has an exclusive Courage stamp and die set that helps in the fundraising efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. Aside from the stamp set being absolutely beautiful, $25 of every stamp/die set combo purchased gets donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you don’t already have this gorgeous set I encourage you to get one before they are gone for good.
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Today the Ellen Hutson design team and friends are gathering together as a little surprise for the wonderful women who have committed so much time and effort into this stamp and die set and who have personally been affected by this horrible disease. I am honored to be among some of the most talented designers in today’s blog hop. If you have missed any of their post you can find the blog hop list at the bottom of this post Or start from the beginning at the Ellen Hutson Classroom.
I Stamped various flowers from both stamp sets using different colors of Distress Oxide inks. Then I misted the entire panel with water and let dry. I repeated this about 4 times with different layers. Once the florals were done I added a bit of texture with a script stamp from Penny Black.
I stamped the Courage sentiment from the stamp set in versafine onyx black ink and once dry I misted the card with sheer shimmer spray which you can sort of see in the photo but in person, it’s just the right amount of shimmer. I added some sparkling clear sequins and then mounted on a piece of pink cardstock then to my white card base. This card was inspired by a video I watched by Julie Ebersol using the Courage stamp set. you can see that Video HERE.
I cut the rose panel out of some shiny shimmery pink cardstock and mounted that on a piece of dark pink cardstock. I took the ribbon die and cut that out of some DCWV pink glitter paper and attached that to the rose panel with some foam tape.
For the vellum sentiment strip I used some Essentials by Ellen heavyweight vellum and stamped the sentiment with versafine Onyx black ink. I sprinkled some clear embossing powder on top and heat set. The torn vellum strip is folded and glued down on the back side of the card base. Once completed I added the panel to a white card base.
I hope you enjoyed my cards for today and got plenty of inspiration from everyone participating in the blog hop! For a closer look at the Courage stamp set, click HERE to take you to the Ellen Hutson store.
I am the last stop on the Hop for Hope but if you missed anyone you can see the full list of participants below.
The Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release is finally here and available in the Honey Bee Stamps shop HERE. There is a wonderful selection of products to celebrate the fall season.
I have just a couple of cards to share today but I will be sharing more throughout the season!
I have been spending a lot of time away from home lately, and while it is hard to carry lots of supplies I stamped a bunch of impressions from the Gather together stamp set onto a bunch of patterned papers I had in my supply stash. I love this cute bunch of critters.
Sometimes I am in the mood to just cut paper… fussy cutting is not always my favorite but perfect for on the go. Instead of coloring the images I “colored” all of the bits and pieces by using different patterns of paper. This adds a lot of texture and interest to the card I think. After I cut these pieces I would glue them to a piece of cardstock I did some ink blending with and I used the stamped impression as a guide to lay the pieces in place.
Next card is so super simple and quick.
I found this cute piece of paper in one of my 6×6 patterned paper pads. I cut it down to an A-2 size and stamped HELLO (from the Gather Together stamp set) in the right hand corner. I added more patterned paper behind and a little sparkle too by using my glitter pen and some brand new sequins in the Honey Bee shop that you can find HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. To see ALL of the new products from Honey Bee Stamps, Click HERE (affiliate link used at no additional cost to you, thank you for supporting this blog!)
Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment… Honey Bee Stamps is giving away TWO $50 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store!
Winners will be posted on the Honey Bee Stamps blog Monday, September 25th!
Are you looking for the Blog Hop post from Friday 7/14/17 for Honey Bee Stamps new Under the Sea release? If so, Click HERE! If you haven’t seen my post for this release yet, check it out (after reading the announcements below of course). Here is a sneak Peek!
Okay Friends…Grab your pennies! It’s another super awesome crafty sale!
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Newest Ellen Hutson release. I am so in love with that Mermaid Tail and I scooped up the new Crafty Lady already too. Look for card examples from me coming SOON! Click HERE to see all the Essentials by Ellen line of products. Daniel Smith Watercolors. Hands down these are the best watercolors and Ellen has them at an unbeatable savings already, but the sale is on top of these low prices so scoop them up. If you are just starting out you may want to grab the Essentials Set, There are also some sample dot cards available from Sandy Allnock and Hero Arts, both great selections and this allows you to try a bit before buying a bunch!
Nuvo Gilding Flakes. I am absolutely in love with these lately and you can use a little or a lot. These jars go a very long way and I don’t see myself ever needing to buy more!
I am planning on doing some Facebook Live videos now that summer is here and I find more time. Make sure you check out and like my Facebook pageHERE so that you are notified when I am going live! I am such a newbie at this so have some patience with me please while I figure it all out 🙂 I am excited to share tips and tricks with you and haul videos! If you have something you would like to see me show or share please let me know in the comments below!
I hope you found these announcements helpful! I will be back next week with some more projects to share.
If you are already swimming along, then you should have arrived here from the blog of the kind and beautiful, Patricia! If not, don’t worry, you can always go to the Honey Bee Stamps blog<— and see all of the amazingly talented designers that are inspiring you today.
Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.
So let’s Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!! We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.
So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
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I cut the card in half at the score line and started assembling the two pieces with a double layer of foam tape. Once that was finished I added some of the new Seaside Treasures shaker kit as well as some glitter and sequins from various new embellishment kits. I covered the shaker with a piece of acetate and then again covered that up with the card panel. I took that vinyl detail piece (which already has adhesive on the back) and stuck it in the opening of the panel on top of the acetate. I put more foam tape around the Seashell shaker to cover the top panel and then glued all of that on an off white mat base, and then to a heavy weight beige cardstock card base.
I am in love with this die and it can do a lot more than just a shaker card. It can be a stand alone card or used within a traditional card like my example. There is a lot of possibilities with this die and I am sure you will be seeing a lot of great ideas using this card die in the near future!
This is the card (closed) with two pieces layered on top . Just one of the options that you can create with this die set!
Here are the main die pieces of the Seashell card Die set. There are two small circle dies that are not pictured below that are great for making a pearl to go inside your shell!
I cut out the cover plate die in two shades of yellow cardstock and glued the pieces of the other color inside the cut panel. This will make two cards, so it’s a great timesaver too! I took the border stamp in the ocean borders and I stamped, heat embossed in clear and then masked the first border stamp at the bottom of some light blue cardstock, I repeated this process of stamping, embossing, then masking about 5 times. Once I had a about a half of a card panel worth of ocean borders I took the Ocean Borders Die that just cuts the top of that wave-like border and I cut the top of that masked border stack. I glued some foam behind that piece and set aside.
I stacked a couple of pieces of cardstock and glued those together, Then I cut that stacked cardstock piece with the Mermaid die from the Swimming by die set. I used the same die and with just using the bottom half of that die I cut some Cricut holographic Opal vinyl. I stuck that to the cardstock piece and cut off everything below the tail, I glued just the bottom portion of that tail to the card base just below the circle part of the sun, I then glued the waves on top of that, which completed the scene. I finished the card off by adding some new Bubbles Sequins and Bokeh lights confetti and a sentiment from the Mermaid song stamp set. I heat embossed that with the Nuvo white power and cut a little flag end to the left. I popped this up on foam tape and glued to my card. I really love how that Vinyl is shiny and iridescent like… perfect for under the sea and beach papercrafting!
I hope you are all having a FINTASTIC summer! Today we are kicking off the sneak peeks for the Under the Sea with Honey Bee new release!!! I am so excited for you all to see what an amazing collection of stamps, dies, and embellishments will be in the Honey Bee Stamps store this Friday 7/14!
Today fellow designer, Lisa, and I are sharing a look at one of my most favorite stamps in this whole release over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today. The Under the Sea stamp set features two adorable mermaids, one of which is featured on my card today! You can see more at Honey Bee Stamps HERE.
Here is my Card for today featuring the Under the Sea stamp set! If you are wanting to know the products I have used for this card there will be a supply list at the bottom of this post.
I had a lot of fun making this textured background and of course coloring this sweet little mermaid! I plan on showing you more later this week, including how I did my background. Until then here is a few more photos of my sneak peek card for today.