Create It Wednesday ~ {Sketchy Love Spinner Card}

Today’s Create It Wednesday project is one that I’ve been dying to make…a spinner card! The letters from the {Sketchy Alphabet} Stamp Set were perfect for making my sentiment the star attraction of the card.

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This was easier than I expected it to be. I stamped “I [heart] U” twice and die cut them so that I would have a front and back to my spinner. The hearts all come from the {Positive Thoughts} stamp set; for the trio of hearts, I did some masking and coloring so they would be solid black. I sandwiched my string between the two pieces and glued it into place with a strong adhesive.

I created the frame and and card front using the same nesting dies and assembled the card by layering my pieces onto the card in this order: plenty of adhesive, string and spinner stretched across the window, tan & white striped cardstock, then red and pink border. It’s really important to get the order right…ask me how I know 🙂

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If you want to see a quick clip of this card in action, click the link below for the YouTube video (it’s not a tutorial).

Hopefully, you’ll give the spinner card a try and find awesome sentiments using the {Sketchy Alphabet} stamp set letters to catch somebody special’s attention! Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome hump day!

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Totally Grown – Scrapbooking Layout // by: Missy Whidden + Video Tutorial!

Hello again, everyone!  Missy here with my final layout as Guest Designer.  For this layout, I decided to create my own patterned paper background using one of the stamps from the Totally Stamp Set.  I love the fun stacked brush stroke stamp, and I used it on white cardstock in a vertical pattern.  I used Archival Ink to stamp it down the page.  I did coat my cardstock with gesso first since I knew I wanted to add some watercolor over the stamping.  I rarely use smooth cardstock, so when I stamp on the textured cardstock, you can really see it through the ink.  I love that distressed look it gives!  Once I decided on my photo, I started in with the watercolors.  I did use some spray inks, but I also used some distress inks.  I dabbed them onto some plastic packaging, added a little spray of water and smushed it down.  My photo contains all the ink colors, so I thought it matched perfectly.

I just love these bright and bold colors!  Once the background was done and I added my photo, I thought everything was a tad bit busy and it sort of drowned out my photo.  When this happens, I like to soften up the busy parts by using vellum.  I just tore a strip and sewed it down over a good portion of the stamped design.  It’s still very visible, but it’s toned down enough that it allows the photo to shine.  Here up close you can really see the texture through the stamp.

I used another stamp from the same set for my title.  I stamped “totally” on some scrap paper and fussy cut it out.  This is a great thing to do if you’re unsure about stamping directly onto your background.  By cutting it out like this I can move it wherever I want without it being permanent.  I paired this with some older hot pink Thickers.  Since my daughter is wearing my glasses in the photo, I thought this was a good title since she does look so grown up.  I fussy cut a few circles from a Paige Evans Fancy Free paper, and on this one I added some tangled thread and then stitched through it.  Those fun glasses are from a sticker sheet I’ve had in my stash for a while now.  I stuck it to some vellum first and then cut it out.

I used the Date Stamp Set here to create the date under my journaling.  I love that it has all the months and days of the year as well as all the numbers.  Here I also did more machine stitching in bright blue, and I added another “fill in the blank” type stamp from the Totally Set.  I used a clear Amy Tangerine sticker that says “wicked smart” with it.

Here’s another look at the mixed media and stamping work.  I really do love how this turned out!  To the left of my photo, I added another fussy cut Fancy Free circle, some bright blue tangled thread and a flair button.  I used a few Me & My Big Ideas Project Life cards as layers behind the photo.

Here’s one more close-up of the stamping.  You can see how awesome vellum is and what it does for the layout.  It’s easy to stitch through, and it just softens everything up.

 I have a process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you like it, and I hope you gained some inspiration from it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you so much to Dyane and company for having me!  I’ve had a blast creating with these incredible stamps!

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Explore Summer Days – Scrapbooking Layout // by: Missy Whidden + Video Tutorial!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here again, and I’m sharing another layout as the Guest Designer this month.  I used stamps from the New Day and Date Stamp Sets for this Summer page.  I decided to not use any specific collection and just let the stamps guide my design.  I created four photo frames using the brush stroke stamp from the New Day Set.  I used some colored inks I have in my stash including pink, blue, yellow and a reddish pink color.  I stamped them on textured white cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  I layered them behind my photo and added foam under it to give it some dimension.  I also added some tissue paper in there.  I used the various sized circles from the New Day Set to create lots of  confetti-like dots on the layout, and I also did some embossing with clear powder to create some subtle circles.

I absolutely love how you can see the texture of the cardstock in the stamped image.  I like that it makes it look somewhat distressed and imperfect.  I fussy cut all the circles out and glued them in a diagonal fashion around the photo.  Later, I decided to add a third small cluster of the circles to the right of the title.  Here you can see the dimension from the photo cluster.  The shadows created are awesome!

Here’s a great close-up of the stamped frames.  I love how these turned out!  I machine stitched around the inner edges with some blue thread.  On the background, I used some of the same colored inks and some plastic packaging to create some watercolor splotches.  I love using lots of blue on Summer layouts!

Here’s another shot of the third cluster of circles.  I felt like that area of the page needed some more of those same shapes and colors.  I love how the title turned out.  Lots of different fonts and dimension.  I added another stamp from the New Day Set right above my journaling that says “Simplicity is Beauty,” and I thought that was perfect for my photo of my daughter looking for leaves.

Again, the texture from the cardstock just really makes these stamped images so detailed and interesting.  It was fun creating a shape using one stamp four times!  I added some tangled thread around the photo a few times in coordinating colors.  This adds some great texture to the layout.

Since this was an outside photo, I decided it needed some sun bursts and some clouds.  I lightly sprayed some yellow mist over a sunburst stencil at the top of the page and then used the same blue thread to stitch along the edges.  I hand cut some cute clouds from white cardstock and layered them in.

Finally, here’s a look at the title.  I mixed and matched a Bella Blvd chipboard piece with a Crate Paper piece and added in some Hip Kit Club exclusive blue alpha stickers. Down below that, I added my journaling.  I also added a small stamp for the date from the Date Stamp Set.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I created this layout.  These stamps really made this layout really fun to put together!

Checkout Missy’s previous project HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Paige’s World – Scrapbooking Layout // Guest DT- Missy Whidden! + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers! Thank you all so much for joining us & letting us share our project ideas using our Date stamp set.  We hope that you got inspired and enjoyed every projects. As we continue sharing more creative ways in using our stamps, we  are very excited to introduce a very special & very talented guest designer who will inspire us more with a total of 3 amazing projects – today & in the next couple weeks.

Please welcome Missy Whidden with her first layout + video tutorial! Yay!:)

Hey there!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for 17 years, and we’ve been together since I was 18.  We have two beautiful little girls, Reese and Paige.  They are both autistic and nonverbal, so life around our house is never boring.  They keep things interesting and are usually the subjects of my scrapbooking.  I have been scrapbooking for over ten years now.  My mother-in-law got me started when I helped her make a scrapbook of my husband’s baby photos and I was instantly hooked.  My style has changed quite a bit from stickers, paper and deco scissors.  I  have gravitated toward mixed media, and I love using paints, watercolors, spray inks and gelatos on my projects.  I also love machine and hand stitching, incorporating die cuts from my Cameo and using bright and bold colors.  I guess you could call my style “organized chaos” since I love a messy and artsy look while still making sure every little detail is in place.  I’m so excited to be guest designing here this month!  Thank you so much for having me!

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I was immediately drawn to the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set.  It reminds me of my youngest daughter, Paige.  She’s wild and crazy, and her personality is full of spunky rambunctiousness!  She has unruly wavy hair, and her life’s mission is to make huge messes.  I had to create a layout that fits her, so I created a photo strip of photos of her.  I wanted the look of messy scribbles coming out from behind the photos with lots of splotchy color.  I decided where the photos were going to go and then used black archival ink to stamp a bunch of the scribbles around that area.  I used plastic packaging and various spray inks to create some watercolor areas on the background.  I used some of the Amy Tangerine On a Whim collection for the rest of the design.

I absolutely love this stamp!  It’s so fun and messy, and it’s perfect for my style.  I incorporated a few other stamps on the layout as well.  I used this fun ink splatter from the Happy Art Stamp Set around the page a few times.  It’s the perfect splatter.  I added some more black ink splatters as well as some tangled thread peeking out from behind the photo.

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I added more of the ink splatter stamp on this side of the layout.  I added some fun die cuts around the page as well as this cute flair button.  I love adding tangled thread to my pages, and here I used a few colors.

I wanted to create a sub title, so I stamped this sentiment from the Happy Art Stamp Set and then fussy cut it. I wanted to lay the words out differently than they were on the actual stamp, so cutting each word out worked out great.  Plus, it said exactly what I wanted it to about my sweet girl!  For my main title, I hand drew the letters of her name on some of the Amy Tan papers and cut them out.  I traced around them with black pen to make them pop a little more.

I used even more stamps down at the bottom.  I created the date using the Date Stamp Set, which I love!  I also used the fun brush stroke stamp from the New Day Stamp Set, and I used a Heidi Swapp ink pad in Mustard for that.  I also used a fun sentiment from the Totally Stamp Set.  I love how versatile these stamps are!  I added another die cut here at the bottom and then machine stitched through it.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together.  I had a blast making it, and I hope it inspires you in some way!

Stay tuned for two more of my projects coming your way soon!  Have a great day!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration / Banner + Video!

Welcome stampers! It’s great to be back again sharing another project idea for you – Valentine’s Day edition!:) You can pretty much make these banners in any theme, but since Valentines is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to get inspired & create!:)

These are mini banners, I have quite a lot of scrap paper from my 6×6 paper pads, each banner measures approximately 2 “x 3”- cute!

(STAMP SETS: Love Coupon , Happy Art , Sweet Pea , This Moment , Thanks, School Days)

Now if you have some scraps – simply create some of these. I created a fish tail on each banner to add a little something since I didn’t add any embellishments except stamps.

I used 3 colors of inks – red, pink, & black. That will give us not only a Valentine inspired colors but it makes our banner look coordinated.

Most of the stamps that I used are not Valentine theme stamp set – always think outside the box –   versatile stamps is so much fun to work with, it goes a long way as far as creating different projects.

Lastly , I punched some holes to add my string. Now, you can easily add it to your Valentines decor, or how about to your Valentines gift bag? That’s pretty much what I would do!:)

So glad you stop by today!

Thanks again for joining & happy stamping!:)

Dyane

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Happiness Found! + Video tutorial!

Welcome stampers!:) I’m back with another video tutorial for you, it feels like forever since my last tutorial. To make this card, I used the Happy Art  & Coffee Love stamps sets.

We are also joining the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop as one of their super sponsor!:) Make sure to hop along and win some amazing prizes. Please visit their blog for more details.

If you’re new to us, welcome everyone!:) I hope you’ll enjoy our stamps and projects, please browse around and see some project inspiration using our stamps, you may check us out on these following links: Pinterest , Facebook , Instagram , Youtube, Bloglovin.

Here’s my project + video tutorial! Enjoy!


Thank you so much for stoppin’ by!:)

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Video: Scrapbooking Layout with Erica + Clique Kits! – It’s Messy and I love it!:)

Hi stampers! I’m here to quickly share this fantastic layout that Erica Thompson created using Happy Art stamp set + Clique Kits!♥ Make sure to check out clique kits store, you’ll find tons of amazing stuff including our stamp set!:)

Happy Art stamp set is perfect for any projects! Here’s Erica’s amazing layout + Video Tutorial! Enjoy!:)

(Thanks Erica for letting me share this project here!:)

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Back To School Card + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers! Wow! Happy New year to all of us!:) Are you excited for this year’s adventure? Me too!Everything seems like slowly getting back to normal as we recover from the busy holidays.

School winter break is coming to an end. And it’s back to school again! Yay!:) Let’s start our first project of the year with a really fun colorful card!:) Just perfect for an exciting day!

There’s a video tutorial below for you to enjoy!:)

SCHOOL DAYS STAMP SET

Thanks for stoppin’ by! Stay tune for more projects.:)

Happy stamping!:)

 Dyane

 

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Quick & Easy Christmas Card #2! + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers!  I hope you had an awesome weekend!:) How’s your Christmas projects going? Last time, I shared a quick and easy Christmas card for you that is perfect for mass producing~ specially on this busy holiday season.

Well, today, I have another one for you to try, don’t forget, find some cheerful and fun designer papers that you already have in your stash, it doesn’t need to be a Christmas theme. So are you ready to get back to basic? I hope you’ll enjoy this video!:)

Stamp Set : SKETCHY CHRISTMAS

Recently we also added these Stamp Set Bundles in the shop, an awesome way to save and build your Precious Remembrance Stamps collection. Please check it out if you missed it!

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

Happy stamping!:)

Dyane

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Quick and Easy Christmas Card + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers!:) Have you started making your Christmas cards this year yet? Whether you’re new to stamping or don’t have much time yet to sit down and create something. No worries! Let’s make it easy and get back to basic!♥ Sometimes less is more!:) Here’s a quick and easy Christmas card for you, you can mass produce this one in no time.:)

Stamp Set: Sketchy Christmas

Just a quick tip: Find some really festive designer paper for your background, it will add a playful touch on a simple card.:)

Here’s a video tutorial on how I put this card all together!

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

Happy stamping!:)

Dyane

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