Saturday, June 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties June 2018 New Product Release Rewind!

Welcome to the Release Rewind at Paper Sweeties!  Today I'm using the new Treat Box Add On: Home and Garden on a card!

I just can't get enough of that sweet door!  I started by creating a little focal area using the house shingles.  I also love those cute little lanterns!  I stamped and added just a little yellow for glowing lights.  And those flowers are from the stamp set also.

And then I used one of the shingles from the new Home and Garden Sweet Cuts and a couple banners cut using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts for my sentiment area.  A few more flower clusters with Nuvo drop centers and some sequins and I was done!

Hope you enjoyed your stop today!  Be sure to check out what everyone has created for you:

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs Sponsor Solo with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Today Amy is up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and featuring Coffee Hop Super Sponsor Lil' Inker Designs!  My teamies and I are joining her and sharing some makes using the new Super Coffee stamp and die set from Lil' Inker!  It's pretty adorable!  Here is the set:

SO Super cute, right??

And here's what I made:

I started with this cute little star shaped card... I just folded some cardstock in half and used a star die from my stash to cut it letting one of the star points hang over the fold.  Then I cut the same star out of some glitter paper and attached it to the front.

I stamped, cut and colored our adorable coffee hero cutie pie using my Copics.  This adorable stamp and die bundle is only $13.98!!!  You can find it here if you want it...and you know you do!

I chose to paper piece a plaid cape on him, and you may see a pattern here today...a plaid!  Do you see my upcycling on this one?

And then I did this:

I'll be honest... the last time I made a galaxy background, I made a few to have on hand.  I had one left and I thought it would be perfect to use with this set!

I love playing with the colors on this!  And that cape...#madforplaid!

I decided I'd try to create a celestial object .. perhaps a moon... so I just cut a circle using a die from my stash, colored it with some gray copics and then added some craters and hills.   I did this once in a coloring class and while it's not perfect, I love the way it came out and I love how it makes him look like he's just taken off into space and getting ready to perform some amazing feat of heroism... like.. maybe he's going bring me coffee on a Monday morning when I found my coffee container empty.. not that I'd ever let that happen...  But if it did, someone better come to my rescue!

The sentiments in this set are SO .. well... awesome!  Love that there are a couple smaller ones and a couple big bold ones.  I thought this one was just right for this card along with a few star sequins.

And then I thought he might be floating through the clouds to save the day:

I created this cloud shaped card using a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe and embossed the white with some swirls.

And decided he'd wear his orange outfit today... along with a matching plaid cape... oh.. and that adorable face!!  That's separate on the stamp set so you can use it or not...   

And another great sentiment and a bit more upcycling... did you guess??

★Now, let’s do a little giveaway, shall we? Leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and all participating blogs for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die and Stamp Bundles★

Even more awesome, right??  So don't delay!  Head on over to the CLC Blog where you'll learn a bit about Lil' Inker Designs, check out some more artwork, find links to all of my teamies' blogs with even more Super Coffee goodness and leave some love along the way ... you might just win this set!  I'm crossing my fingers for you!

And then head on over to Lil' Inker's place here and check out the rest of their June release... coffee lover or not, you are not going to be disappointed...  I've already placed my!  And I have a long wish list left still.  I dare you!  Tell me what you ordered or added to your wish list AND tell me what I upcycled and maybe I'll send you a little something!

Paper Sweeties June 2018 New Product Release Party!

It's Release Day over at Paper Sweeties and today is the day you can get your hands on the awesome new Treat Box Add On: Home and Garden!

I made another cute little set for you today using some different dies and stamps from the new set and some older ones!

This time I decided my cute yellow house would have shingled siding!  I cut the doors and windows twice... once for the actual frame and once for the "curtains" that adorn the inside windows.  I added a door handle using Nuvo Drops... and that cute chimney is from the stamp and die sets also.

I decided to cover the front of this 3x3 card using the little scallops from the Home and Garden Sweet Cuts and the house shaped sentiment layer using the Home Is Where Your Story Begins Sweet cuts and the Sentiment is from the For You Stamp Set.

Check out what everyone has created for you today:

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties June 2018 New Product Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to Sneak Peeks for the June release of the Treat Box Add On: Home and Garden Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts!  Last month you met the new treat box and in June, we have some awesome accessories so you can decorate it!

Love all of the dies in the adorable Treat Box Add On: Home and Garden!  There are many you can use with or without the stamp set!  From the cute scalloped roof tiles to that sweet door, tree, grass or shrubs... birdie... LOVE it all!

I had fun making a little 3x3 matching card using the siding/shingles/brick... it could be whatever you want... but here it's just a cool background.  And I used the house sweet cut from the Home Is Where Your Story Begins Sweet Cuts for my sentiment from the For You stamp set!

You can check out my photo tutorial here about how I like to assemble the treat box!  I'm playing along with the Double Trouble challenge to create something using no design/printed paper.  You should check it out and play along!

Thanks for stopping today and be sure to come back tomorrow for Release Day!  In the meantime see what everyone else has made for you!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Release Week Challenge June 2018

A quick post for today!  I wanted to play along with the Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge for this month as well as the Tall and Skinny Twist over at Outlawz for this week's Twisted Thursday!  ALSO, there's a new challenge called Double Trouble and my mom and her friends are running it.  They team up with other challenges each time and you get extra chances to win at their challenge if you also join the other challenge.  This time around they're teaming up with the Three Amigos.  I've used both die cuts and no design paper on this, so I'm entering it over there!  

Anywho, after some mishaps this morning, I was able to get this done and I love it!

For Create Along With Us, you should create something using inspiration from the DT makes for the release!  I was inspired by Stephanie Gold's design at the top of this post... the way she stamped her flowers coming up from the bottom of the card, the Kraft and white... but I really couldn't add my sentiment like hers because I felt it would leave too much space at the top, so I also gained inspiration from Heather Nichols creation here ... also the kraft... that sentiment at the top with mixed colors and dimension.

I also decided to add lots of dots ... still inspired by last week's Make It Monday challenge and I love to use Nuvo's to add "splatters" when I need control... although sometimes even they get a little out of!  I used the lavender from the Stemmed Statements set from PTI... LOVE that floral set... so happy I purchased it and the dies!!

And I chose this sentiment because courage is something I have to muster up right now.  Nothing earth shattering... just thinking about making a change with my job and I need to work myself up to it.  I'm not really afraid of change, however, I know my leaving would affect a lot of the people I love best there in a bad way, so I'm fearful of hurting them.  I know they would understand and wouldn't be mad... it's just the thought of making things more difficult for them.  Anyway, I love this Words To Live By Courage set!!!  And that beautiful butterfly from the Butterfly Blooms stamp set!  (I tried lots of dots on that one too like in last weeks beautiful creation by Michelle Leone but either she's very good at making tiny dots or her butterflies were bigger... and I do want that set to!

So gotta run!  Late for work!  Maybe I'm hoping they make my decision for me, but I don't think that's gonna happen!!

Keep crafting and I'll see you again tomorrow with some Paper Sweeties goodness!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #324: Lots O' Dots

Popping in with a "quick" card I made for the Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink which is Lots O' Dots this week!  I had to make a birthday card for a co-worker's husband.  He's turning 70 this year and he is always baking for us at work!  Yes... he bakes.. and he's quite awesome at it!

So, I knew I wanted to use my new Shape Shifters Circle 1 Die and I knew it had to be manly and figured I'd use my Kat Scrappiness Condensed Number dies for a 70 and that's about it.  And when I saw the pretty butterfly in the inspiration video for this challenge, which I just happen to have (also new) it made me sad I couldn't use!  And I didn't really have any man stamps that would lend themselves to polka dots... in fact, I really don't have much in the way of man stamps at all... what can I say?  I loves me some girly papercrafting stuff.  I scrapbooked boy pages for almost a decade before I discovered cardmaking.

So, I pulled out my Authentique "Rugged" man paper and just started cutting things!

Isn't that Shape Shifter die pretty cool?  I placed a solid blue piece behind it in a dark blue so that the design still showed up, but wasn't too distracting.  I also had a blue diecut behind it and offset my top piece just a bit and popped up the top piece.

I cut the numbers once from the design paper and then three more times from cardstock and stacked them.  I just love the way it adds so much dimension.  Then I took the flames from some candle dies and added them to the top to make them number candles.

Then I cut my sentiment using the Boho Rounds Sentiments but didn't die cut the entire sentiment... all I needed was the word Enjoy.  I added it to the card and added some liquid glass to it.  I decided my dots would just be scattered dots on the paper.  I am not happy with the performance of these gold Nuvo Drops.  They didn't keep their shape and some ended up more flat than I wanted.  Note to future card making self.  But for these purposes, it'll work.  I also added some to the top left corner to balance out the card a bit.

There.  Done.  I need two other man cards this week and thank goodness I already have them made because this one took a lot out of!  I really do need to get better at this.  Maybe I'll try another soon.

Thanks for stopping and please do come back soon!