25 Days for Christmas Tags Blog Hop-Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome to 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 hosted by Tracy McNeely.  I am very happy to join this annual event with Pretty Pink Posh.

What I am showing is couple simple Christmas tags that you could easily duplicate and mass produce. To start with, I die cut two basic tag out of a piece of watercolor paper using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Square Tags Die. Then I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple. I splattered some gold watercolor paint over to create some interests. Once it’s dry, I punched the small holes on the top of the tags and added red and white patterned baker’s twines.

The other side, I stamped the holly and berries images from Elegant Holly Stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies, Santa and Reindeer images from Holiday Signs Stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. I colored them with copic markers and attached them onto the tags with liquid adhesive and foam tapes. At last, I added Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix to embellish my tags.

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MFT&Friends November 2019 Release

Good Morning!

Welcome to MFT&FRIENDS November 2019 Release! I feel super lucky to be invited to join them for this exciting event so I could get to know more crafty people in this loving crafting society. I always love how My Favorite Things combines variety of styles and designs for their stamps and dies. So it’s fairly quick for me to create those three cards below.

<Card 1>

Do you believe it’s November already?! That means we’d better make sure we’ll have enough amount of Christmas cards before the holiday arrives. To start my first card, I stamped all images from Polar Penguins Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah solar white 80lbs card stock paper. Then I die cut them with the Coordinating Dies. I colored all images using Copic alcohol markers and set aside for later use. Since I was in a Pink Christmas mood I made sure to have add it to all accessories.

Now it’s time to prepare the frame and background scene for all characters to be in. To create the frame, I die cut my frame using Inside&Out Stitched Rectangle Stax  out of a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. I inked the frame with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry to match the color scene.

To create the nighty sky. I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot onto the negative part of my frame die cuts.Then I splattered white watercolor paint over the background by tapping the paint brush handle. Once it’s dry, I die cut couple pieces of clouds using Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics to mimic snow banks, then I attached it onto my inked background using liquid adhesive and foam tapes.

I attached all color images onto the background and white embossed the sentiment “Have a Cool Holiday” to add to this card.

<Card 2>

I love to color whole bunch of images at one time, so it is really easy to put together my second card. I went for the traditional Christmas color combo which is red and green, and I added a little bit blue to pop out of the main colors. The images are still from Polar Penguins Stamp set and cut with the Coordinating dies. As a MFT friend of this month, I got to have a few cool products to play with. I combined some of them onto this card to make it more fun.

I stamped my background using VersaMark ink onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powders. Then I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron. My background is slightly busy, so trimmed a rectangle piece out of vellum paper and attached it to the center of my background. I die cut the piece using Mod Link 2 Die-namic out of white card stock and glued it onto the lower portion of my card to create snowy ground

I arranged my colored images onto the background and added the sentiment “Have a Cool Holiday” by stamping and embossing with embossing powders. I finished the card with some Sparkling Clear sequins.

<Card 3>

Raise your hand if you love giraffes! They are so stinking cute from this new stamp set called Giraffes on Ice! Who cares if they can really ice skating or not, LOL, Anything can happen in our stamping world! To make this card, I first used one of stencils from Winter Stencil Strips to create my upper and lower pattern on the background by blending Tim Holtz Distress ink in Candied Apple over. Then I cut two pieces of 3.5″ by 4′ panels. I ink blended one with Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink and cut the circle window using Wonky stitched Circle Stax, and I created the snowy hills and sky using the image within this stamp pairing ink blended Salty Ocean oxide ink with white paint splatters.

I layered the window frame over the background using foam tape and attached the whole piece onto my HoHoHo card base. The main background is made. I stamped the images from Giraffes on Ice Stamp set an die cut with the Coordinating Dies, then I arranged them onto the background. I stamped the sentiment “Happy Freezin’ Season” onto a piece of black card stock paper and embossed it with white embossing powders. Then I hand cut the strip and added it on the card for the final touch.

I am so glad to be here hanging out all of you and I hope you will have lots of fun playing with this release. Can’t wait to see what you will create!

Waffle Flower 2019 November Release Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Waffle Flower November 2019 Release Blog Hop! We just finished the excited Halloween, now it’s time for us to get ready for more holidays! This month, Waffle Flower is introducing two whimsical style sets:  Blessed Bear from artist Big Bear and Bird, and Winter Hamsters from illustrator Liz Mytinger.  Also new this month is the beautiful floral set Sunflower Love by illustrator Karla Jodoin.  This floral set pairs beautifully with the calligraphy style sentiment set Simply Said 1.  For those who enjoy coordinating panel dies and sentiment sets, there’s the new Herringbone Panel and Herringbone Sentiments.  Rounding out the release are the Rainbow Thank You and Cozy Cabin die sets.  For more details on the release, be sure to check out the monthly release video or check out the introductions on the Waffle Flower blog!

<Card 1>

For this card, I combined the new stamp and die from this release. I die cut all pieces out of white card stock paper using Cozy Cabin Die and inked them with distress oxide inks and Copic markers. Then I prepped the background using Tim Hotlz Distress oxide ink in Worn lipstick over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. I attached all die cut pieces over the background with liquid adhesive and foam tapes to create my Christmas in door scene.

Now I stamped the images from Winter Hamsters Stamp set onto Neenah Solar white 80lbs card stock paper and die cut with the Matching dies. After I colored them with Copic markers and I added them to the background. I stamped my sentiment “Warmest Wishes!” with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added some details with white gel pen to finish my first card.

<Card 2>

I am always excited to what Big Bear and Bird is going to bring for the new release. She did not let me down at all. To start with my card, I chose to a very simple two tones background ink blending with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Twisted Citron. I splattered a mixture of Lucky Clover oxide ink and water over the lower portion of this card to create some texture.

I stamped and Copic colored the images from Blessed Bear Stamp set and die cut them with the Matching Dies. I arranged them onto my background using glue and foam tapes and finished with sentiment to the top.

<Card 3>

You cannot miss the floral illustrations in every release. We are getting to the end of fall but sunflowers are still blooming well in some of locations.  I colored the images from Sunflower Love Stamp set and die cut them with the Matching Dies. Then I stamped the sentiment “love you” from Simply Said 1 Stamp set into the frame.

Since the stamp image is fairly large and detailed, I prepared my background by ink blending with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink ink Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean pairing some ink splatters. In the end, I simply added my colored image with foam tape to the background.

<Card 4>

Here comes my last card for this blog hop. I love all graphic panel dies, they are always so easy to use for card making especially when you have some time crunch. I wanted it to be simple but not too simple, so I went for making a shaker card. First of all, I ink blended my background onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch. Then I splattered tons of white watercolor paint over it to create snowflakes effect. Once it’s dry, I die cut the panel using Herringbone Panel Die. I stamped the sentiment “Keep the Faith” from Herringbone Sentiment Stamp set using VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powders.

I poured  lots of Spark! white tassel glitters to the card base and I added my prepped front panel over it with thicker foam strips. At last, I added some of enamel dots from Waffle Flower Clean & Clear Enamel Dots.

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Keeway Tsao

Channin Pelletier 

Rebecca Keppel

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JJ Bolton    

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Joy to the world from your penguin friends – Mama elephant

Good morning Everyone!

A while ago, I went for a big splurge on Mama Elephant Stamps and dies. It is just very hard to resist their cute products especially holiday series. I finally got to sit down and play with them a little bit.

To make this card, I die cut the Ornate House Grid Die out of a piece of red card stock paper. Then I splattered white acrylic paint over the panel and adhered a piece of acetate paper underneath. To create this shaker card, I first ink blended the background paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch. I white embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas Wishes Stamp set, poured white spark elements and close the window using foam tapes.

I stamped images from Little Penguin Agenda Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar white 80 lbs card stock paper and colored with copic markers. Then I hand fussy cut selected images with my scissors. To save your time, you can get the coordinating dies for those images. At last, I adhered those adorable colored images around my shaker windows.

Hope you feel the holiday spirit from my card. I will see you soon with more projects!

Pretty Pink Posh October 2019 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of Pretty Pink Posh October Product Release Blog Hop! If you are impressed with the first day of Blog Hop, You would be over the top with another group of talented card designers with me today. I’ve been on Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for a little more than a year now. I love all the products and Christmas products are always the most exciting one out of all! Today I will show you two cards I made with the new release products.

<Card 1>

To make this card, I started to lay Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Stencil over the A2 sized white card base and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled glass over. Then I splattered white acrylic paint over the background by tapping a paint brush handle. I rested it aside to dry.

 

To prepare my centerpiece, I used Pretty Pink Posh Winter scene Die to cut out of white and red card stock. I removed the center piece of red die cut and laid the red circle frame over my white die cut, then I assembled the pieces within the die cut using liquid adhesive or foam tape. I decorated the sky part with nuvo crystal drops in Simply White, copic colored the trees, and splattered white acrylic paint over the ground to mimic the snow.

I stamped the snowman with the signs from Holiday Sign Stamp set and the small snowman in the back from Joy Stamp set, I die cut them with their coordinating dies ( Holiday Signs / Joy ) . Then I colored them with copic markers and attached to my centerpiece. At last, I attached my centerpiece onto the background and that’s my first card.

<Card 2>

For my second card, I went for simple but not too simple style. I stamped the JOY graphic images and other elements  from Joy Stamp set and die cut with the Coordinating dies. I also die cut another set of JOY bold letters out of a piece of red card stock paper. For coloring them, I stayed with two tones color combo which is red and blue.

I chose a piece of A2 sized card stock paper as base, then adhered a piece of slightly skinnier white card stock paper over. I overlapped two bold letter cut out slightly off set to create 3D effect. Then I attached all colored images onto the background using foam tapes to finish my card.

GIVEAWAY:

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/22/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

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Holiday Greeting from Santa and Rudolph- Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh October Product Release Day! Today I combined lots of new products along with some oldie goodie products to make this card below.

To make this card, I first created the background. I stabled Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Stencil over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper, then I smudged Versamark embossing ink over the stencil. After I removed the stencil, I poured white embossing powder for heat embossing. Once it’s set, I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple and splatted white acrylic paint by tapping my paint brush handle.

I die cut the tree using Layered tree Die out of white card stock paper and assembled them with liquid adhesive. I stamped and copic colored the selected images from Holiday Signs Stamp set and Joy Stamp set, and die cut them with the coordinating dies (Holiday Signs / Joy). I attached all colored images with glue and foam tapes to finish my card.

We are going to have 2 Day Blog Hop on 17th and 18th. Don’t forget to come back for overwhelming inspirations and prizes!

Waffle Flower 2019 October Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower October 2019 Release Blog Hop! I hope you are ready to check out variety of stamps and dies this month. You get to play with a little bit everything. I am sharing 5 cards that I made with this month’s product. I am curious which one is your favorite.

<Card 1>

I started with this fall card with images are illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux. To make this card. I stamped the images from Fall Greeting stamp set and die cut with the Matching dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers and set aside.

I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber onto an A2 sized watercolor paper and splattered ink droplets over. I cut 2 pieces 1.25 inches wide strips out of white card stock paper and attached them onto the background using Foam tapes to create dimension. I added selected colored images and embellished my card with color coordinating enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.

<Card 2>

  

We are staying with Fall season with my second card. I really like this set called Happy Fall. You get to have tons of accessory images to build your own scene. What I like the most is that you could easily stretch this stamp to a Happy Winter stamp with the main characters. I prepped my background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber using ink blending and droplet techniques. Then I grabbed a piece of A2 sized craft color card stock paper and cut the upper center using one of Nesting Squares Dies. I attached this window cut out front panel over inked background with foam tapes and brushed a little Fossilized Amber oxide ink around the edges.

I colored images from Happy Fall Stamp set and die cut with the Matching Dies. Then I arranged them to my prepped background and stamped the sentiment “Give Thanks”. Isn’t it easy?!

<Card 3>

You’ve seen a few stamps from different countries. Now it’s time for China. Not sure if you all know that I was raised and grown up in China until 20 years old. Making this brought me into the memory of being a child watching dragon dances and receiving red packet(elders usually give money to us as tradition which is my favorite part of new year haha) To begin with this card, I ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn lipstick. Then i cut my large rectangle window using Nesting Rectangles Dies and attached to the background with Foam tapes.

I copic colored my images from Ni Hao Stamp Set mainly in yellow and red which are two traditional Chinese color combo and die cut them with the Matching Dies. I arranged colored images to the background and added yellow enamels from Up&Running Enamel Dots as embellishments. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy New Year” in English and Chinese characters.

<Card 4>

  

If you think my last three cards are easy, then you would be surprised with this fun card. It took me about 20 minutes. First of all, I ink smudged with Mustard Seed Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink and water mixture onto a piece of A sized watercolor paper. Once it’s dry, I stamped this super large stamp from Happy Thanksgiving Stamp set using VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powders. A stamping trick:You could prep a large background stamp by rubbing eraser over it prior to your first use. You’ll find out the coverage is amazing.

To bring the interests,  I splattered the color mixture and gold watercolor paint over the background by tapping a paint brush. Da ta, it’s done!

<Card 5>

Now it’s large die cut sentiment’s turn. I am going for an elegant look. I inked my A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Wilted Violet. Then I created the background impression using Lattice Panel die ran through my die cut machine with a rubber embossing mat. I die cut the Large Thank you sentiment using Oversized Thank you Die out of my purple card stock paper scrap. I attached it using foam tapes and embellished my card with white and purple enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.

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Amy Rysavy
Alix Davis (You’re Here!)
Jaycee Gaspar
Channin Pelletier
Keeway Tsao
Jessica Frost Ballas
JJ Bolton
Rebecca Keppel

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BOO- Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

Today is the last day of September. My daughter already started to figure out what she is going to wear to school Halloween Party. Time usually flies like rocket. So it is time to get on making some Halloween cards. I combined couple of Pretty Pink Posh Halloween stamp set and dies to create today’s card.

To begin with, I ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio.  Then I stamped Boo pattern from Pretty Pink Posh Boo Stamp set using  Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut it with the Coordinating Dies and attached them onto my card base using Foam tapes and liquid glue. I flicked white watercolor paint over the background to create some textures.

To decorate my card front, I stamped the images from Boo stamp set and die cut with the coordinating dies, from Halloween Friends Stamp set and hand cut with scissors (To save you some time, you could get the coordinating dies to cut). I colored them with copic markers and detailed with white gel pen. Then I added them onto the prepped background. At last, I added green star confetti from Fall Confetti Bundle to embellish my card.

Hope you like this not too scary but cute Halloween card! XOXO

STAMPtember 2019 & Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration-Topiary

Pretty Pink Posh: Pretty Pink Posh 2019 Stamptember Exclusive Set

Hello Crafters!
Pretty Pink Posh is releasing a stamp set called Pansies exclusively for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Event. This stamp set is limited edition which means it will be gone completely when it’s sold out. So don’t regret not getting it later!

To make this card, I cut my windows using Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 5 die to cut out of an A2 sized watercolor paper. I stamped Tree image and sentiment from Topiary Stamp set onto the negative part of cut outs. After hand colored the tree leaves, I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. I attached a piece of acetate paper underneath of positive part of cut out to create see through window, then poured Pretty Pink Posh seed beads in Spring green and added Jewels in Marigold. I close up the shaker window by using Foam tapes.

To build another dimension, I stamped another solid image from this stamp set in green and hand cut out with my scissors. I decorated my trees using Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Shamrock and adhered on the my background.

Now there you go. A simple shaker card is in front of you!

I hope you have some more ideas to use this stamp set. Don’t forget to grab one from Simon Says Stamp online store. Ciao!

Pretty Pink Posh: Pretty Pink Posh 2019 Stamptember Exclusive Set

Thanksgiving get together-Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone!

We are half way done with our week day working. Hope everyone’s life goes well. For last couple days, the temperature went up all the way to 97 F and I will come back down to 70 F in next a few days. I guess Fall is finally coming to town. I am here showing you a thanksgiving card that I made which could be a great thanksgiving greeting card or invitation if you would like to go a little extra mile of card making.

First of all, I decided to create my background. I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I blended Bundled Sage oxide ink through Pretty Pink Posh Triangles Stencil. I die cut the white frame using Scallop Frames Die out of white card stock paper and adhered it onto the background using liquid glue.

I copic colored  images from Sunflowers Stamp set and die cut with the Coordinating dies. I also copic colored the images from Thanksgiving Scene Stamp set and hand fussy cut it (This stamp set does not come with a coordinating die but it is fairly easy to cut the outline with no stress) I attached the flowers and leaves with liquid glue and thanksgiving scene with foam tape to pop it up. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” onto the top part of this card.

Hope you like my card and I will see you soon with more projects! Ciao!