Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES358


Have you played along with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES358? It's about Summer and perfect for now as everyone is getting out of school for the Summer and your mind may be dreaming of the ocean, beach, lake, or just relaxing in the Summer sun.

For my card, I kept is CAS and with lots of white space and a touch a of watercolor using both the Porthole Duo Cut Up die and the Scripted Sentiments set.

I did cut out the port hole with watercolor paper and using my watercolor pens to color the cut out.  The background was made with distress stains and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base stamped with distress stains.  The card was finished with some of the super fun Sherbet holeless sequins. 

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Cat Pack  have created to help get your creative mojo flowing before you miss out on the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Holy Shiitake! Your Next Stamp New Release Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and are able to get a little crafty.  Today I am guest posting over on the YNS Blog my card using a new release set called Oh Shiitake! I love this set and the sentiments it has. Because there are days I am sure we all have that this set can relate with. : )

I paper pieced the top of the mushroom before popping it up and placed within the grass which is the Chunky Grass die in the store.  The image was colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die for the mushroom.  For the background, I cut out a white panel using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles set and added some sponging for color.  The clouds were also sponged in using some Distress Inks and finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card.

I hope you enjoyed this little scene of my mushroom to put a little smile on the recipients face! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 116 - Pets

Happy Friday!

It is time for another Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and we are focused on Pets.  Perfect choice for all the fun animal sets YNS carries in the store.  I couldn't help but use the Photo Booth Thumbs Up set for this because these little guys are adorable and they are posing like your pets would! hahaha!

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  For the frame, the Photo Booth Polaroid die was used paired with some fun patterned paper I have had in my scrap stash.  I love the colors on this paper.  The cut out image is popped up inside the Polaroid frame and the card was finished with some fun YNS Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations and we sure hope you will play along in the challenge! You could win yourself a fun YNS prize! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

It time to hop with Your Next Stamp to see more fun new releases and to be able to purchase all those sets you have your eyes on during the sneaks yesterday.

Today I am sharing with you a super fun set that will be fun to create a project to express how you may be feeling.  It is called Cool Tees.

There are so many cute and funny images that will fit on the tee.  I paired mine up with a panel cut out with the new So Many Circles Panel Die.  Before cutting out the panel, I water colored on a piece of card stock with my distress inks to create a bit of a tie dye design.   The shirt was also sponged before the sentiment was stamped in the center and popped up over the panel die.  I finished the look with a few stars stamped within the circles that are also part of the Cool Tees set.

Now that you have another set in mind, as always, Karen has an awesome sale going on so that you can enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday!

It's already time for the June Your Next Stamp sneaky peek! There is a lot of cuteness in this release and this set I am sharing today, is perfect for a great Summer craft project with your younger ones. 

This set is called Card Buddies and these little guys make for fun bookmarks or even finger puppets! 

I decided to make a magnetic bookmark using the cute bunny from this set.  I colored the image and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I cut out another folded piece of cardstock for the bookmark and placed the fully cut out image on top.  The magnet is hidden between two other cut outs which is adhered to the main bookmark. When the book is closed, it will look like this.

Isn't it cute? And this book I used is a gorgeous hand made book made by my good friend Cheryl Lea and it was given to me years ago.  But I cannot bring myself to actually use it!  It is too pretty and very well made.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun projects the team has put together.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer - TCPTUES358 - The Cat's Pajamas

It's time for another TCPTUES challenge and we are channeling Summer! For my card, I am using two super fun sets to create this look - Lemons and In Shape.

This image always reminds me of lazy summer days.  Drinking lemonade is always a must, but sometimes, a little spiked lemonade is nice too! : ) The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and the sentiment was stamped onto the side.  The one sentiment I left out because I apparently stamped it in my head was "Enjoy Life." Oh dear... I clearly must have needed more coffee.  I will have to add it later before giving it to the recipient.  The base of the card was layered with some patterned paper from my scrap stash.

We hope you will play along and upload your creation to the TCP Blog for your chance to win.  In the meantime, head over to the blog to see more Summer inspiration from the Cat Pack!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Baby Blessings - Your Next Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!

Another week is upon us and if you are like our family, we are still waiting to get out of school for the Summer.  My kids are in HS, but I still find myself looking forward to end of the school year as if they were in elementary school. :) Well, we have 2 weeks left and I am soooo looking forward to it.  I the meantime, lets start off the week with a little cuteness from Your Next Stamp spotlighting one of the new release sets from May.

For my card, I am using the set of Baby Blessings to create this cute card to welcome a new baby.

I created the background using a cut out from a cloud die as my stencil and sponged in some color for the clouds and sky.  The image was stamped and the balloon paper pieced using some patterned paper from the YNS Sweet Baby collection.  The rest of the image was colored in using some Copics and popped up over the clouds after I cut it out using the coordinating die set.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and finished it with a few silver sequins. 

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to stop by the YNS Blog over the next few days to see more DT crafty inspirations using the latest release.  Have a great week!