Tuesday Ideas {Merry Christmas}

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Hi! It’s Kelly here today! This week we’re “getting artsy” and pulling out all of those fun stamp sets with artsy type images! I’m still in full on Christmas mode, so I decided to use Sketchy Christmas and paired it with the Happy Art stamp set! I love how it turned out! I recently made another rainbow Christmas card and I knew that these fabulous sketchy trees would be perfect to create another rainbow scene!

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I stamped each of the different trees included in the set in rainbow colors. I love all of the variation that each tree gives to the design. I stamped the little squiggle line as the trunks of the brush type trees in black ink for some contrast.

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I also added the trio of triangles from the Happy Art set to add some extra movement into the design. Once that was done, I was still feeling artsy, so I used my color spritzing tool and added some color around each tree using the same color marker as tree. I added coordinating Nuvo drops to each tree as well. The finishing touch is the heat embossed “Merry Christmas” sentiment. I love how it looks on the black card base! I had a lot of fun with this design. I hope that each of you will try getting out your artsy stamps and see where it takes you!

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Tuesday Ideas {Sending Hugs}

Welcome! It’s Kelly here today sharing a quick and easy Valentine’s Day idea! I’ve been having so much fun using smaller stamps to create my own custom backgrounds soI used one of the little hearts from the Love Coupon stamp set to create the background for today’s design. I used Versamark ink and stamped the heart in a pattern over the entire front panel. I used Wow! puff white embossing powder for a textured effect.

Once the background was complete, I adhered the Doily using Scor Tape for security. I stamped the “Sending Hugs” sentiment, which is from the Everyday stamp set, three times for a scattered, yet intentional look.

I created a quick tag/focal image by stamping the edge of a white piece of cardstock using the hearts, which are also included in the Everyday stamp set, using pink ink. The other images are all from the Love Coupon stamp set {linked above}. I added a silver eyelet and tied a bow of black Baker’s twine for some added detail. A few sparkling clear sequins finish off this quick and easy design! I hope you’ll try creating your own custom background using small images!

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Tuesday Ideas {Special Delivery}

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a Christmas design using an assortment of fun stamps, including the newly released Everyday stamp set. I  love how versatile it is and it really does live up to its name! I used the oval/circular image from the set to create the background for today’s card. I used white pigment ink and stamped it onto a piece of Kraft cardstock that measures 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I rotated the image to get some variation in the design and to give it some extra visual movement.

I stamped the large Christmas sentiment, which is from the Oh Christmas stamp set,  directly onto the Kraft panel using black ink. I used my MISTI so that I could get a good impression.

 The red and white striped “postal” image, which is from the Happy Mail stamp set, is stamped on a strip of white cardstock and then adhered underneath the large Christmas sentiment using liquid glue. I ran it through my sewing machine using a zig zag stitch for some added detail.

The rest of the images are also from the “Happy Mail” stamp set. I stamped the envelope image onto a piece of red cardstock using black ink and then popped it onto the Kraft piece using foam squares. I stamped a trio of images onto a strip of white cardstock; special delivery, green chevrons, and the “Happy Mail” seal image. I popped this piece onto the red piece for even more dimension. The finishing touches are the fussy cut “Just for You” stamp, the holly embellishment, and a few sparkling gems. I adhered the entire focal piece onto an A2 white card base.  This design could work well for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, and more; all you would need is to change up the colors and main sentiment!

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Tuesday Ideas {A wonderful holiday Season}

Hello, it’s Kelly here today! The month is already almost half over which means the countdown to Christmas is on! Christmas crafting is always so much fun, especially when you have fun stamps to play with like the amazing Joy stamp set! I love all of the fun images and it pairs so nicely with the Everyday stamp set for an unexpected design!

I created the wonky circle piece using one of the images from the Everyday stamp set and adhered it to an A2 card base. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped the wreath image using Chartreuse ink in the left hand corner. I stamped the hearts from the Everyday stamp set in the bottom right corner as well as some additional sentiments from the Joy stamp set for a fun, collage style card.

The focal image is stamped in black and cut out and adhered to the card using foam squares for some extra dimension. I also stamped the skinny sentiment and trimmed it out and added it to the focal image where it says Message:. I thought that it gave the card an extra pop of color and balance. Of course I also added a few red Nuvo drops around the wreath to mimic some festive berries. A simply bow of red baker’s twine finishes off this collage Christmas card.

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Tuesday Ideas {Merry and Bright}

Hello! It’s Kelly here today with my very first Precious Remembrance Shop Christmas card! I just love all of the Christmas stamp sets, but the “Merry & Bright” image from the Oh Christmas stamp set really caught my attention as the focal point of today’s card! I love adding Pink to the traditional Red and Green Christmas colors!  I heat embossed the “Merry & Bright” image using gold powder and then colored it using Copic markers.

I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the top and then added some Tinsel glitter to the tops of each letter to look like they had gotten a dusting of snow! I’ve had this glitter for YEARS, but it has certainly already made a presence in many of my Christmas designs this season! I stamped the perimeter of a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock using the two evergreen bough images included in the set. I also added Pink and Red Nuvo drops here and there to mimic berries. I tied a bow of Red Baker’s Twine onto the Merry and Bright piece for some added detail.

I stamped the “December 25” image in black and colored it with Copic Markers in pink and green. Then I heat embossed the “Happy Mail” image from the Happy Mail stamp set slightly ove rthe top. Once that was done I was able to add the Crystal Glaze and tinsel glitter to this portion as well.

I layered it all onto a Pink card base for an extra pop of color! One of the best parts, which isn’t shown, is the darling “handmade” image from the Happy Mail set, that looks like a bar code! I love adding that detail to my cards! I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun and bright  Christmas design!

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Tuesday Ideas {Autumn Wishes}

Hi there! It’s Kelly here today sharing a seasonal Autumn card! I’ve been dying to  use this particular sentiment with these amazing leaves for so long and now it is finally time! These images are from the Fall Colors stamp set and it is one of my favorites! I love how the leaves look like prints from real leaves and will give your project that perfect organic feel.

To begin, I stamped the different leaves in four different colors: olive, red, pumpkin, and curry. I stamped the leaves randomly, but making sure that they appeared to be falling. I also took one of the splatter images from the set and stamped it in grey ink here and there.

I stamped the “fall colors” sentiment in black and then added the grid image over the top stamped in grey.  I really wanted to add in some additional color to really enhance the sentiment statement, so I did some ink blending on a separate piece of white cardstock using Distress Oxide inks. Once it was blended, I spritzed it with Shimmer Spray as well as the card front and set those aside to dry.

The “autumn wishes” sentiment is heat embossed in gold powder onto a strip of red cardstock. I also heat embossed the “hi there” sentiment in gold directly onto the card front. I trimmed the blended piece and layered it onto a Kraft cardbase. I did a straight stitch of white thread along the left hand side of the white focal piece. Once that was all done, I adhered it to the Kraft base using foam squares. The “autumn wishes” strip is also adhered to the card using foam squares. This was such a quick and easy autumn card to put together, but the special little touches make it special! The leaves are really starting to put on a show here, so this card will be a happy surprise for someone to find in their mailbox!

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Tuesday Ideas {Sweet Treats}

Hi! It’s Kelly here today sharing some fun Halloween treat boxes and tags! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I love giving lots of fun treats and gifts to friends and family. I used the Beware Stamp Set to create these fun and festive tags!

Even though there isn’t a lot of room on the tags, I was thrilled to be able to incorporate so many of the images that are included in the Beware stamp set. I stamped the pumpkin and spider web images and punched them out using a circle punch. I layered them onto some stacked stars and a circle of star pattern paper.

Once that was done, I heat embossed the diagonal striped image onto the bottom of the tag base. I used that as a guide to stamp the additional images. I also used some silver gems to add some additional detail to the tags.

They look so cute tied up with gingham and stripes for a festive touch! These were so easy to mass produce. This design would also look great as the focal point on a card as well!

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Tuesday Ideas {you inspire me}

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a vibrant card that uses the Coffee Love stamp set and the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I haven’t used the main images from the “Coffee Love” set yet, so I thought it would be fun to use it today! My cute sister gave me a gorgeous pad of pattern paper that I thought would work well for today’s design.

To begin my design, I got to work heat embossing the cup image using gold embossing powder. I find that it is very easy to do fussy cutting when you do heat embossing because the raised image gives you a nice guide, rather than just flat ink stamping. I guess I like it because it is a little more forgiving  as well! {And it looks great, too!}  I embossed it a second time onto the black pattern paper and fussy cut the lid and then center portion. I wanted to have two coordinating patterns for this cute cup! I also heat embossed the word “enjoy” onto the coffee cozy.

It is important to use the right scale of pattern depending on the size of your image and I thought these two patterns worked nicely. I brought in a third, larger print to use as part of the background for today’s design. I ran it through my paper crimper to give it that “coffee cozy” vibe. It also provides great texture and dimension. I thought that the cup looked perfect nestled in between the floral print. I also used two of the additional images from the “Coffee Love” set above and below the corrugated floral piece.

I stamped the circle images from the “Positive Thoughts” stamp set because they added extra detail, but also because it reminds me of the ring that a cup would leave behind. I also stamped the “You inspire me” sentiment in black along the bottom of the card base. I am finding that I need more and more of these cards to send to all of the amazing people in my life that encourage me to be a better person! I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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Tuesday Ideas {Hello there}

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s Kelly here with some projects with just a hint of Fall! It still feels like Summer here, for the most part, but the air is getting a little crisper in the mornings and evenings, and the leaves on the mountains have started to change!  While I certainly don’t want to chase away Summer, I thought it would be fun to create this trio of early Fall cards/tag!

The Fall Colors stamp set is one of my favorites because it is surprisingly versatile, despite its name. I chose to use the “non-fall” sentiments and just added a hint of dual colored leaves.  I had only planned o making the one card, but after I made the coordinating tag, I thought a second card featuring the same tag would be fun as well!

For this card, I stamped the “mesh” image three times using gray ink. I used the three leaves and inked them up using two inks and stamped them at different angles for some movement. This piece is attached to a green card base using foam squares. I added the Kraft half circle and some hemp twine to enhance the nature theme. The sentiment is stamped three times and then heat embossed in gold.

I love making coordinating tags with my cards and this one was made especially to adorn a cellophane bag that will wrap up some fresh pumpkin bread! As I mentioned before, I decided to make a second card using this same tag design, but as the focal point. It is photographed in the first picture at the top of the post. I opted to use the “hi there” sentiment on the tags, rather than the one I used on the first card! I had so much fun putting these projects together!

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Tuesday Ideas {Simplicity is Beauty}

Hi! It’s Kelly here with a bright, rainbow card that is super easy to make and equally easy to mass produce! I’ve been itching to use this beautiful sentiment from the New Day stamp set that says “simplicity is beauty”. Now, I don’t know about you, but I thought it would probably be a good idea to keep the card simple! LOL!

I thought to myself that a rainbow is something that we all seem to marvel at when it appears after rain, or maybe it might make an appearance through the water coming through the sprinklers, or waterfall. It is such a simple thing, but so beautiful and that is how my card came to life! I knew that the paint swoosh image would make a perfect rainbow and the sentiment would complement it nicely!

I used my MISTI stamping tool to align the image and then just used the rainbow colors in order. The sentiment is stamped in black with a few sequins to add some sparkle. I also spritzed it with shimmer spray for some added detail and sparkle.

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