Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cutting Cafe Inspiration - Shadow Box Cards!


Welcome to this edition of Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  Today we're playing with the Shadow Card File and I've used that and lots more today!  Lots of photos because it's almost two cards in one...lol!  I decided to go with a bit of a St. Patrick's Day theme...and Regina has a bunch of files in the shop that are good for this... you can find some of them here and a bunch more here!!


And for the Shadow Card itself, the wow is on the inside!  This card is so cool because it lays flat when it's closed but then you get this great pop up shadow box when you open it!  I used papers from the Authentique Charmed paper pad that I purchased last year... you may still be able to find one... if you do, pick it up because it's fantastic!


I started with the Lucky To Know You Overlay... I resized it so that it would fit inside my scalloped die cut background.  I got super lucky that it fit inside the stitched frame as well!  It gave me plenty of room to add some wider popup tape to create a shaker!


I used a few dies from my stash as well to decorate using "lucky" as the theme... and lots of sequins from my stash from all kinds of places!


Another cool thing about this Shadow Card File is the window pieces also come in a Circle shape (which has cool circle shaped sentiment frames!) and a heart shape.  So many possibilities!  Perfect to add a shaker on the inside if you wanted!  There is a fantastic video that you should watch before you start... so helpful and made this quite easy to put together.  You can find that at the bottom of the page where you'll find this file... right here!


I used a sweet sentiment from the Authentique paper pad... perfect wish to send to a friend that you are Lucky To Know.


And a view so you can see the depth this adds!  I can't wait to see what you create using this file!


I'm playing along over at Simon Says Stamp's Work it Wednesday... it's all about Green and Gold!  I've got that covered!  And I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is No Stamps Allowed... I didn't use any... not one!

That's me for today!  Be sure to head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog to see what my teamies have created for you today and comment there for your chance to win one of three files of your choice!  And please be sure to tag me should you use this file so I can see how you use it!

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon!



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Paper Smooches!


I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today and playing along with a challenge over at Paper Smooches!  Hope you'll hop on over there and check out the details!  Here's a sneak peek:


Friday, February 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 Release Rewind!


Welcome to the Release Rewind!  Today I've used the duck, umbrella and heart from the new All Occasion Stamps and Sweet Cuts on this cute card!

I started by using the Circle Scallop Frame to cut a window in my top panel.  Then I used a stencil to add the clouds where the window would be and die cut the waves using the wave die in the Let's Go To the Beach Sweet Cuts set.  I cut it from a previously made shaving cream background.


I placed the waves so they would show just right in the window and then added the top layer to the bottom with some foam pieces.

I stamped and die cut two of the ducks and one umbrella from the new All Occasions set.  I colored the ducks with my Copics and paper pieced a pretty rainbow striped umbrella.


I used the frame from the Circle Scallop Frame cut for the window at the top to frame my sentiment.   The sentiment from the Home Is Where Your Story Begins was just right for this card too!  I used some more of those sweet flowers from Hello Spring and die cut a heart using a die from All Occasions from the same paper as the umbrella.  All I needed to finish it up were a few Robin Egg Sequins.


That's it for me!  Hope you enjoyed your visit!

I'm playing along over at Double Trouble's Flower Challenge and it's all about Flowers at Outlawz Twisted Thursday too!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release Party!


Welcome to the Release Party for Paper Sweeties February 2019 Release!  The new sets are available for purchase in the shop right now!   For today I used the four leaf clover in the new All Occasions Stamp Set to create this background along with a couple other sets!


For this one the single heart came from the Get Your Craft On Planner Set and the spray of floaty hearts are from the Somewhere Over The Rainbow set.  I made this background similar to yesterday's except this time I used my Zig Clean Color Markers to color in the clovers!


And I thought this sentiment from Home Is Where The Heart Is was perfect!  Of course I used some more of those sweet flowers from the Hello Spring set and more Nuvo Drops for the centers.


I'm playing along with a couple challenges!  Double Trouble is all about the Flowers this time around and you have a couple days left to play along.  Hey Twisty.... Blessings starts with a B!  And I'm also playing along with the Green/Gold Work It Wednesday over at Simon Says Stamp!  This is a new one to me but you should check it out!  And The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has a twist of Flowers!  So I've got it covered!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!


Welcome to Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release and Happy Valentines Day!  Today we're sneaking some peeks and tomorrow the new Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp and Sweet Cuts sets will be available in the shop!  For this Valentines Day, I've used the heart in the Stamp set to create this background. 


 I started by stamping the heart from the All Occasions set and the arrow from the Checklist Planner set in Versamark diagonally across the paper and heat embossed with white powder.  Then I blended some Distress Inks over the images and wiped them lightly with a wet paper towel to remove the ink from the images.  I used some of the same Distress Ink to watercolor in a few of the hearts to make them darker.  And finally I splattered some metallic watercolor over the top..  


That sweet little girl is from the Checklist set too and her sign was perfect to stamp the XOX from the Get Your Craft on set.  I added the Circle Scallop frame because it was just sitting there waiting for me to use it and it was just right for this!  And I love those flowers from the Hello Spring set are among my favorite... they were perfect to have floating around.  I colored them with Copics and added a black Nuvo Drop center.


And I love all of the sentiments on the Love You To Pieces Sentiment set!  I embossed this one onto a tag cut with the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cut.  The pink I used on this wasn't a bright pinky pink and had a kind of orange tint to it.  So I used some ink and swiped it on the pink ribbon until it was the color I wanted and then tied it around the card front and through the tag.


One more flower and it was done!

I hope I made you look at your Planner Stamps in a different way!  Sometimes those smaller images are really sweet on cards.. for a background or an embellishment... or idk... you tell me!

I'm playing along with a couple challenges!  Over at Double Trouble it's all about Flowers!  And I've managed to meet the Twist Twisted Sister... Bow starts with B!  I'm also playing along at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday... the twist this time around is Flowers!  AND I'm playing along the sweet photo inspiration over at Cupcake Inspirations!


And did you know that Paper Sweeties has a challenge this month in the Paper Sweeties Facebook Group here?!  Just create something using Paper Sweeties products and share it in the Facebook Group!  You could win $25 of Paper Sweeties products!  Here's your inspiration:



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