Monday, January 18, 2021

Ink to Paper January Release Sneak Peeks Day 3

I am back for Day 3 of the Ink to Paper January Release Sneak Peeks. Today I have two more cards to share with you. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM EDT on January 20th!


The new Numbers Dies are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and other life milestones. I cut the numbers from gold glitter cardstock. I mounted the numbers on a circle of Spring Moss cardstock on the medium sized doily in the new Delicate Doilies Dies. The "th"  sentiment is part of the new Just Sentiments: Milestones Stamp Set  and the sentiment at the bottom is from the new Just Sentiments: Established Stamp Set. These two sentiments sets work really well together. 


I created the embellishments with the small stamps included in the new Big Balloons Stamp Set and Dies and accented with gold dots. 


The background is die cut with the Cover Plate: Ornate Die from Lilac Grace Cardstock. 


On my second card I wanted a more masculine feel. I cut my numbers from True Black Cardstock. The sentiments are a combination  of the Just Sentiments: Milestones Stamp Set and the Just Sentiments: Established Stamp Set, perfect for an anniversary. The circle is die cut with the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle Die, and then matted with a circle of True Black cardstock. 


The background is created with the Woodwork Die. I used Stampers Select White Cardstock and then blended on Classic Kraft Ink.

Thanks for taking a look! I will be back tomorrow for Day 3 of sneak peeks. Stop by the Papertrey Blog for more more inspiration with the new products.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Ink to Paper January Sneak Peeks Day 2

I am back for Day 2 of the Ink to Paper January Release Sneak Peeks. Today I have some ideas to share for birthday cards. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM EDT on January 20th


My first card is created with the new Vintage Flair Stamp Set and Dies. The stamp set had that vintage, antique feel. I stamped the cage in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder, and die cut with the coordinating die. Then I stamped the bouquet of flowers and just lightly added color with Copic Markers. I also stamped and die cut the bottom of the cage and then layered Vellum, the vase, and then the cage. 


The card front is die cut with the Border Bing: Tin Stitch Die and then I embossed the gold butterflies with one of the stamps in the Vintage Flair Stamp Set and Dies. With the additional stamps in the set I created the flowers, leaves, and flourishes. The sentiment is also included. 


Next is a look at the Big Balloons Cover Plate and Big Balloon Stencils. I die cut the cover plate from Stampers Select White Cardstock and then I used the cover plate again to cut a variety of colored balloons, and balloon strings. I stenciled three of the balloons with the new stencils. There are three patterns, stars, dots, and hearts. I used white pigment ink to stencil the stars and the dots and embossed with white embossing powder. 


I inlaid the balloons and strings back into the card front. Two of the balloons die cut with a line of holes. You could added colored cardstock on the back of the card, but on those two I used three strings of embroidery floss. The sentiment is from the new Big Balloons Sentiments. The bow is a stamp and die from the new Big Balloon Stamp Set and Dies

Thanks for taking a look! I will be back tomorrow for Day 3 of sneak peeks. Stop by the Papertrey Blog for more more inspiration with the new products.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ink to Paper January Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Today is Day 1 of the Ink to Paper January Release Sneak Peeks. January's Release is all about birthdays, milestone, and vintage flair! Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM EDT on January 20th!

Today I  am giving a peek at the Sprigs & Sprays Stamp Set, the Antique Wishes Stamps and Dies, and the Cake Please Stamp Set and Dies.


The Sprigs & Sprays Stamp Set is full of beautiful branches, greenery, and flowers, perfect to fill the pitcher from the previously released Abundant Blooms. I stamped the pitcher in Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides Ink. 


I framed the bouquet of flowers with the new Antique Wishes and Coordinating Dies. I stamped the pattern on Stampers Select White Cardstock in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I blended Sweet Blush Ink. Then I die cut with Antique Wishes Coordinating Dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Abundant Blooms Stamp Set on Vellum and added it the center of the card. 


On my second card I filled the pot from the previously released Branches of Love Stamp Set. I used a different combination of stamps from the Sprigs and Sprays Stamp Set. I hope this give you an ideas of all the options to build a bouquet! 


On this frame I stamped Classic Kraft Ink on Fine Linen Cardstock and then die cut. Behind the floral arrangement I added a circle die cut with the Delicate Doilies Dies. I love the doilies and know I will use them all the time! The sentiment is included in the new Inside Greetings: Established


This card is created with the Cake Please Stamp Set and Dies that create a beautiful birthday cake. I stamped the cake filling and then heat embossed the white swirls with white embossing powder and then lightly blended Lemon Tart Ink on the cake. 



Here is closer look at the flowers and greenery. I added a Delicate Doily Die behind the cake and framed the card with the Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame Die

Thanks for taking a look! I will be back tomorrow for Day 2 of sneak peeks. Stop by the Papertrey Blog for more more inspiration with the new products.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Spellbinders January Clubs Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Spellbinder Blog Hop. To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

You should have to my blog from Betty Wright's Blog. If you missed any of the hop you can start at the beginning at the Spellbinders Blog.



My card is created with the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for January, This month's Slimline Kaleidoscope Large Die Set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. All the dies I used to create my card is included in the Die Set. 

Membership Includes:

Exclusive Larger Set of Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Double the size of the Small Die Set! $40 Value!

Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.

Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.


I starting by creating a card base from white cardstock, 3.5″ x 8.5″. Next I cut a piece of white cardstock to fix under the frame and blended Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. 


There are three Heart dies in the set that you layer to create these beautiful hearts. I used gold foil, then a pale pink, with a brighter pink on top. 



The Slimline Kaleidoscope Large Die Set included the dies to cut the flowers and the leaves. I added a simple sentiment and a gold jewel to the top of each heart. I really enjoy working with the long slimline card base and love the elegance of the card. 

The next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco! You can find a complete list below. 

Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Becky Roberts
Desiree Kuemmerle
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Laurie Willison
Jill Hilliard
Marie Heiderscheit
Jennifer Snyder
Jean Manis
Henriƫtte van Mierlo
Annie Williams
Yasmin Diaz
Brenda Noelke
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple - You are here
Jenny Colacicco
Dilay Nacar
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart

Thanks for hopping along! 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Happy Hex Cardmaking Kit from Taylored Expressions

Hi all! Today Taylored Expressions is releasing a new card making kit, Happy Hex! It's fun, full of bright, happy colors, and is cardmaking made easy! The Kit comes with a Mini Slim Clear Card Box for gift giving! 


Here’s everything included the Happy Hex Monogram Kit – which retails for $48:


Happy Hex Mini Slim Background stamp
Happy Hex die collection
Clearly Crafty Happy Hex Add-ons stamp set
Clearly Crafty Typewriter Alpha stamp set
Happy Hex Mini Slim stencil
6 Sugar Cube Top Fold Mini Slim Card Bases
6 Custom Envelope Seals
6 Colored Mini Slim Envelopes
1 Mini Slim Clear Card Box
Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label



The Sugar Cube Top Fold Mini Slim Card Bases and the 6 Mini Slim Envelopes are included in the kit. The kit also includes the Clearly Crafty Typewriter Alpha stamp set to create monogrammed cards. 


The Clearly Crafty Happy Hex Add-ons stamp set included sentiments that fit the larger hexagon and stamps to add pattern to the smaller hexagons. The Happy Hex die collection cuts the two sizes of hexagons. 



Here is a closer look at a couple of the cards. On this card I stamped the Happy Hex Mini Slim Background stamp in Blue Raspberry Ink on the Sugar Cube card base. Next I cut the smaller hexagons in a variety of colors, Blue Raspberry, Cherry Pop, Granny Smith, Strawberry Milkshake, Candy Corn, and Cilantro. I glued the hexagons to the card front and then stamped a heart on each one with the coordinating ink color. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 



On this card I used the Happy Hex Mini Slim stencil to add all the smaller hexagons and then stamped the black outline. I love the combination of the bright colors of the inks, envelopes, and envelope seals. 



The kit comes with a Mini Slim Clear Card Box and easily holds all six of my cards, envelopes and envelope seals. I created a coordinating tag with the Tag Stackles 2 die, that can be purchased separately.


Stop by the TE Blog for all the information about the kit and more inspiration! You can find the kit in the TE Store HERE

Monday, January 11, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of the Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebrations Blog Hop! We will be sharing products created with the new January Release that is full of Valentine, Love, and Birthday themed products! 


Paulina will be giving away six $25 gift certificates during the three day blog hop celebration. Comments must be left by 11:50pm January 15, 2021 and the winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. 


I have two cards to share with you today. The first card features the Slimline: Scalloped Frames Dies. I am happy that PPP has added new slim line products to their product line. All the new products are linked below. The background on the card is stenciled with the new Lattice Stencil. I cut a a piece of white Cardstock to fit under the scalloped frame, stenciled, and then added the frame. 

Next I used the new Valentine Circles Stamp Set, a set of six circle stamps. I stamped the images and colored with Copic Markers. The images are die cut with the new Valentine Circles Coordinating Dies. 

The sentiments are from the new All My Love Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I added some crinkle ribbon to the center of the card. 

Next up is a look ash the new Let's Party Stamp Set and Coordinating Let's Party Dies. I stamped in Black Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers and die cut my images. I used the new Lattice Stencil again for the the background but this time I cut a piece of vellum to fit the card front and placed it over the stenciled background. The sentiments are included in the Let's Party Stamp Set. I added twine up the center of the card, tied a bow at the top, and attached the stamped images with foam tape. 





On the inside I stamped another sentiment and attached a gift card holder die cut with the new Stitched Gift Card Holder Die set. 

For all the new products and details stop by the PPP Blog. If you missed any of stops on the blog hop here is the list of Day 1 designers. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a PPP Gift Certificate. 





Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Valentine Release Day at Taylored Expressions

The Taylored Expressions Valentine Release is available now in the TE Store! This release includes 20 new products including new stamps, dies, 2 new layered stencil sets, a new set of stencil strips, Bits & Pieces – Hearts and pre-cut valentine treat boxes! 


My first cards showcases the Hearts A Plenty Background Clear and Cling Combo, the Hearts A Plenty Dies, and the Hearts of Hearts Layering Stencil. See links below each card. I stamped the background hearts in Cupcake Ink and then stamped the patterns on the hearts with the clear stamps in Watermelon, Strawberry Milkshake, and Fruit Punch Ink. I love the mix of patterns. 


I used the Heart to Hearts Stencil to create a few extra hearts and then die cut with the Hearts A Plenty Dies. The sentiment is from the Handlettered Love  Stamp Set and die cut with the Handlettered Love Dies. I cut a circle from Vellum to go under the sentiment and added a few Bits & Pieces - Have A Heart. 



Next up is a look at the Pennant Parade-Valentine Stamp Set and the Pennant Parade Dies. I started by creating the background. I cut a piece of Sugar Cube for the card front and then stenciled the clouds with the Set the Scene-Cloud Stencil Strips and Confetti Ink. I added the hill with the Build a Scene-Rolling Hills Dies and Granny Smith and Peapod Ink. 


I stamped the Pennant Parade Cling & Clear Combo Set at the top of the card in Oreo Ink. Then I used the Pennant Parade - Valentine Stamp Set to stamp the banners in Watermelon, Cupcake, and Confetti Cake Ink. I die cut the banners with Pennant Parade Dies and added the individual banners. The sweet mouse is from the new Love from Max & Millie Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating dies. 



The new Mini Slim Stencil - Swiss Hearts in a new addition to the popular Mini Slim product line. I cut the front Sugar Cube panel with the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets and matted with the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets. The hearts are stenciled with Cherry Pop Ink. 


The stamped image and sentiment are from the new Gus & Gertie Ride On Stamp Set and die cut with the Gus & Gertie Ride On Dies. The background squares are die cut with the Mini Slim Trifold Dies. The Valentine sentiment is from the Mini Strips - Valentine Stamp Set. 

Right now through Sunday, January 10th (or while supplies last), you can get the Hearts a Plenty bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Hearts a Plenty Cling & Clear Combo set, the Hearts a Plenty die, and the Fill in the Blank – Love Cling & Clear Combo set. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, January 10th.

Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team. 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Everyone! I am excited to be kicking off another term designing for Pretty Pink Posh! Stop by the PPP Blog to welcome all the designers and leave a comment for a chance to win a PPP Gift Card. There will be a new release coming soon! 

Today I have a winter themed card to share that is created with the Winter Wreath Stamp Set and Winter Wreath Coordinating Dies. See links below. I stamped the wreath in black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I kept my flowers white to create the feel of winter. I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder and added the sentiment behind the die cut wreath. 

I used the Pine Sprigs Dies to add the additional greenery. I stenciled the card front with the Snowflakes Stencil and added a few snowflakes from the Sparkling Clear Snowflake Sequins Mix. 

Thanks for starting off the New Year with me! Stop by the PPP Blog for all the details! 



Saturday, January 2, 2021

Spellbinders Large Die of Month Club

Happy New Year! Yes I am happy to see 2020 come to end and I am hoping for a brighter year ahead! I am so thankful to have my creative outlet that has helped keep my sane this past year and to all you that leave me encouraging comments and follow me on Instagram

I starting the year with a look at the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for January, This month's Slimline Kaleidoscope Large Die Set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. All the dies I used to create my card is included in the Die Set. 

Membership Includes:

Exclusive Larger Set of Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Double the size of the Small Die Set! $40 Value!

Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.

Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.


I starting by creating a card base from black cardstock, 3.5″ x 8.5″. Then I die cut the long heart panel from white cardstock and added red cardstock behind the frame. There are three Heart dies in the set that you layer to create these beautiful hearts. 


I layered black, then red, and gold hearts and added a black jewel to the center of each heart. The set also included dies to cut leaves and flowers. On this card I chose to just add the leaf die cuts and add a simple sentiment. I really enjoy working with the long slimline card base and love the elegance of the card. 


You can find out more information and inspiration Here