Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Scrappy Boy Stamps Sneak Peek: Dance Like No One is Watching!

It's Day 1 of Sneak Peeks at Scrappy Boy Stamps! This month's two stamp sets are cute and fun burlesque-inspired stamps. The first set is called Burlesque Beauties and the second set is called Curve Appeal. The Burlesque Beauties set comes with 7 images and 11 sentiments that you can mix and match! The Curve Appeal set comes with 5 images and 12 sentiments! So much fun to mix it up with both sets to create some awesome cards, scrapbook pages, journal pages, etc. In addition to the stamp sets, there are two coordinating stencils. One is called Burlesque Background Stencil (this will be shown in a future card) and the other Burlesque Stage Stencil. Plus, there is a gorgeous 6x6 and a 4x9 double sided paper pack called Burlesque. So many fun things to create with!

All new releases will be available in the Scrappy Boy Stamps web store on release day, Friday, January 21, 2022. 


I created a 6x6 card so that I can include three of the burlesque girls. I first stamped all the images and colored them with Copic markers then cut them out with their coordinating outline dies. 


Copic markers used (girls from left to right)
Girl 1
Skin: E37, E35, E33, E53, E51
Hair: E08, E18, YR16, YR14
Cheeks: R83
Lips: R29, R22
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11; plus white gel pen
Pink: RV66, RV55, RV52

Girl 2
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Cheeks: R20
Lips: R29, R22
Pink: R85, R83, RV32, RV91; plus pink glitter gel pen, white gel pen
Shoes: Black Metallic Gel Pen
Swing: T7, T5, T3, T2

Girl 3
Skin: E37, E35, E33, E53, E51
Cheeks: R83
Lips: R85, R83
Pink: RV66, RV55, RV52; plus white gel pen
Gray: C7, C5, C3


To make the background, I first used black cardstock and dotted it with Stickles to create some sparkle. Then I used the Burlesque Stage Stencil and inked it with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany. I fussy cut the curtains and placed it on the black cardstock (not adhered yet). I then cut out a piece of white cardstock for the stage floor and dragged my Distress Ink in Vintage Photo over it to create a wood grain look. I glued that into place under the curtains and then adhered the curtains. I used a white gel pen to add some more sparkle to the background. I then adhered all the girls. I glued the girl on the swing flat and the other two with double-sided adhesive foam tape.

Lastly, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment then trimmed it and adhered it to the card. I used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add glitter onto the clothes of the girls. 


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed today's sneak peek! I will have 2 more cards to share this coming Sunday and next Sunday. See you then and have a crafty day! 






Monday, January 17, 2022

Stamp Anniething: My First MemoryDex Card! Iguana Kiss You!

Today is my Design Team Day where I get to use stamps and products of choice. I made my very first MemoryDex card for my brand new MemoryDex holder! I received the holder from my Stamp Anniething Secret Santa for Christmas. What is a MemoryDex you ask? It's like a Rolodex, but bigger. A standard Rolodex card is 4"W x 2-1/4"H and the MemoryDex card is 4"W x 4"H. Instead of putting names and addresses on the card, you decorate it like a greeting card and then display it in the holder. 


The stamp I used is from the Love Me Love My Pets Grab and Go Box. It doesn't have a name to the stamp, but it is marked, "Pets 2." Since Valentine's Day is approaching, I made a Valentine's MemoryDex card to display.

I first stamped the image, colored it with Copic markers, then cut it out using the coordinating outline die. 

Copic Colors Used:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R21
Tongue: R21, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, E41
Blue: B99, B95, B93, B91
Red: R59, R37, R24, R22
Green: YG17, YG07, YG05, YG03
Black: T9, W6

Stamp Anniething Products Used:
-Love Me Love My Pets - Paw Print Heart Edger Die
-Love My Pets Paper Pack
-Love is in the Air Paper Pack
-Edger Dies
-Enamel Dots

I cut a piece of patterned paper 4" x 4-1/4" then used the Edger Dies to create the holes on the bottom and the tab on the top. I used the Paw Print Heart Edger Die to cut out a decorative border using red cardstock that is available in the Grab and Go Box. I also used this die to cut out hearts from different patterned paper and inlaid the hearts. Then I used other patterned papers to decorate the card. I stamped and trimmed the sentiment and added it to the tab. To finish the card, I added a few enamel dots.
I really enjoyed making this MemoryDex card. I'll be making more in the future to add to my holder. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! 


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Paper Nest Dolls & Cheri's Digital Art Collaboration Stamp: Best Friends Forever

Yesterday we celebrated Paper Nest Dolls' 9th Birthday and for reaching 6000+ members in their Facebook Inspiration Group. One of the give-aways was a digital stamp created by Paper Nest Dolls in collaboration with Cheri's Digital Art called Celebration. What a cute and fun stamp that you can use for many occasions by creating your own sentiment. I added the sentiment, Best Friends Forever for my BFF! Perfect for a Galentine's Day card. 

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Paper Nest Dolls (link to FB inspiration group) for reaching two milestones and to Cheri's Digital Art (link to FB inspiration group) for starting her new digital stamp business!


I printed this digital stamp at 3-1/2 inches tall to fit on a A2 size card. I wanted to make a clean and simple card so I designed it in Microsoft Publisher then printed it on a laser printer and it was ready to color with my Copic markers.

Copic Markers Used:
Doll #1
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R21
Eyes: B02, B01, B00
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, E41
Glasses: BG000
Purple: V17,V15, V12

Doll #2
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14
Blue: B06, B04, B02, B00
White: C5, C3, C00, 0

Heart/Pink: R85, RV34, R83, V01

Ground/Gray: T5, T3

After coloring the image, I trimmed it and adhered a black cardstock mat under it then adhered it to the top-folding A2 card base. To finish the card, I added highlights to the heart with a white gel pen. 


I hope you give this cute card a try! Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! 


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Paper Nest Dolls: Happy 9th Birthday PND!

Paper Nest Dolls is celebrating their 9th Birthday and for reaching a whopping 6,000+ members in their Facebook inspiration group! Congratulations to Christine and Larry Young, owners of Paper Nest Dolls, and to their children, whom the stamps are modeled after! Today's card features the free digital stamp called Party Princess Ellie, which is given away free to all the 6,000+ Facebook members! 


Today's A6 card is somewhat a mixed media card. I used a combination of Copic markers, Primacolor pencils, and Distress Inks to color the stamp. I could not find the correct color combo of the blue green or pinks to match the patterned paper I wanted to use for this card so it was Distress Ink to the rescue! I also used a white gel pen to add a few highlights.


I printed the digital stamp 3" tall onto watercolor paper and colored it as follows:


Copic Markers for the skin and hair
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R21
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31; plus Prismacolor pencils PC946, PC943, PC1003

Distress Inks for everything else
Blue Greens: Peacock Feathers
Yellow: Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey
Pink: Worn Lipstick and Hickory Smoke

Supplies used for the card:
Oval die and Scalloped oval die: Gina Marie Designs
Patterned paper and ephemera: Echo Park


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Conie Fong Art & Design: Gnome with Balloons Bundle

It's the perfect time to get those Valentine's Day cards started! I love making my cards using digital stamps that are cute and easy to color, just like this new release by Conie Fong Art & Design called Gnome with Heart Balloon Without Grass from the Gnome With Balloons Bundle. This bundle comes with many different images, another one with a round balloon, and options with or without grass, plus several sentiments! This set has 4 character images and 5 sentiments and it's on sale for only $3!!


I wanted to make a slimline card and wanted the gnome to be floating in some clouds so I designed the card in Microsoft Publisher. I then printed it and colored the gnome with Copic markers and accented it with a white gel pen.


Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E11, E21, E00
Gray: T5, T3, T1
Red: R39, R35, R32, R30

After coloring the gnome, I used a white gel pen to add hearts and dots to the balloon and hat. I also added dots to his outfit.


I used masking paper to cover the gnome and then used a clouds stencil and Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar to create the background and the card was done. Fast and simple! I hope you give this card a try!


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! 


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Paper Nest Dolls: Choo-Choosing You to be my Valentine Shaker Card

Besides Christmas cards, my favorite cards to make are Valentine's Day cards. It's because I love the colors of red and pink and I love hearts! Today's card is using Paper Nest Dolls' newest release called Love Train. It's a set with 8 adorable images! This set comes in digital and in red rubber. I used the digital set so that I can make it the size I want for this 6x6 square card. 


I printed the images and colored them with Copic markers. I then fussy cut each one out, even the little hearts! 


Copic markers used:

Conductor
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Blue: B97, B95, B93, B91
Pink: R85, R83, RV11

Engine
Red: R37, R35, R32
Blue: B97, B95, B93, B91
Pink: R85, R83, RV11
Black: C7, C5, C3, C1

Rabbits
White: C5, C3, C1, 0
Green: G09, YG06, YG03
Yellow: Y38, Y35, Y32
Pink: R85, R83, RV11
Black: C7, C5, C3, C1

Frog with Balloons
Green: G09, YG06, YG03
Brown: E35, E31
Yellow: Y38, Y35, Y32
Pink: R85, R83, RV11
Black: C7, C5, C3, C1


Supplies used to make the card:
  • Patterned paper from Stamp Anniething
  • Shaker sequins from Hobby Lobby
  • Shaker sprinkles from Stamp Anniething
  • Shaker dies from Stamp Anniething
  • Heart dies from Cricut Cuttlebug
  • Train track from Local King Rubber Stamp
  • Sentiment is created on my computer and printed, then cut using a die from C.C. Designs

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day! 


Friday, January 7, 2022

Stamp Anniething Sneak Peeks Day 3: Timothy - Hunting for Adventure

Welcome to Day 3 of Stamp Anniething's Sneak Peeks! All items from Days 1, 2, and today are now available in the Stamp Anniething web store! Today's A2 size card features the adorable stamp called Timothy-Hunting for Adventure. I also used the new Foliage Card Mat die, the Wild word die, and the Let's Get Wild paper pack for this Wild Thang card. 

Other Stamp Anniething products used:
-Hybrid Inks: Parakeet, Willow Bough, Bamboo, and Pecan
-Jelly Dots

I first stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers. 


Copic markers used:
Skin: E37, E35, E33, E53
Beard: T9, T7, T5, T3
Tongue: R22, R20
Brown: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
Gray: W8, W6, W4, W2
Binoculars: T7, T5, T3, T2, T0


This is a pretty simple card to make. I used Stamp Anniething's Hybrid inks (colors listed above) and inked in piece of Bristol water color paper. I then flicked some watered-down dark green, light green, and white acrylic paint using a paint brush onto the paper. I then used the Foliage Card Mat die to cut out the frame for my card.


I used one of the patterned papers from the paper pack to use for the card front and used the reverse side of the piece I trimmed off to die cut the word Wild. I cut out the outline for the Wild word die once using black cardstock and another one using Kraft cardstock and layered them. 

I stamped the sentiment and layered it with the same patterned paper I used for the Wild word die. 


I hope you enjoyed this month's sneak peeks/new release. It is one of my favorites! All products are now available in the store. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative day! 



Thursday, January 6, 2022

Stamp Anniething Sneak Peek Day 2: Justin - Let's Get Wild

Welcome to Day 2 of Stamp Anniething's Sneak Peeks! Today's card features the cute and wild, Justin-Let's Get Wild stamp, coordinating outline die, the Wild word die, Monstera stencil, and the Let's Get Wild paper pack. I made a double easel card that fits into an A2 size envelope. The new release will be available tomorrow, January 7, 2022, beginning at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST. 


Other supplies used from Stamp Anniething:
-Card Mat Dies
-Jelly Dots



I colored the stamp using Copic markers. Colors used:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Tongue: R22, R20
Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14
Purple: BV28, BV17, BV13, BV11
Green: G99, G94, G24, G21
Black (tires): C9, C7, C5
Silver: C5, C3, C1
Headlights: C3, C1, White gel pen


To make the A2 size double easel, please go the double easel link. I have previously made this style card and provided the measurements in a past blog post.  Link to double easel measurements: Double Easel.  This card will fit in a A2 size envelope when folded flat. 


Thank you for visiting and please come back tomorrow for Day 3 of Stamp Anniething's Sneak Peeks! Have a terrific day! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Stamp Anniething Sneak Peek Day 1: Emma - You Bet Your Giraffe

Welcome to Day 1 of Stamp Anniething's January Sneak Peeks! This month's theme is "Let's Get Wild." Today's A2 shaker card features the cutest stamp called Emma - You Bet Your Giraffe, the coordinating outline die, leaves from the Foliage Card Mat, and the Let's Get Wild paper pack. The new release will be available Friday, January 7, 2022, beginning at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST. 



Other supplies used from Stamp Anniething are:
-Shaker Basics Set #1
-Banner Dies
-Card Mat Dies
-Leaf Crossings Sprinkles
-The Perfect Blend Sprinkles
-Itty Bitty Beads

I colored the stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.  Colors used:
Skin: AP3, FS8, FS7, FS9, FS6
Cheeks: FS4
Tongue: PP4, PP2
Yellow/tan: GB4, GY2, FS9
Brown: EB4, EB2, EB1, MB1
Pink: PP4, PP2, PP1
Green: DG4, DG3, DG2, CG1


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you return tomorrow for Day 2 of Stamp Anniething's Sneak Peeks! Have a wonderful day! 


Friday, December 31, 2021

Conie Fong Art & Design: Susie Sunshine All-Occasion Card

Happy New Year's Eve! I am kicking off the year making some all-occasion cards for my stash. Today's card features the adorable digital stamp called Susie Sunshine from Conie Fong Art & Design. When I made this card, I wanted to make sure that I could use it for any celebratory occasion so there is no sentiment on the card front.  

For this 6x6 card, I first printed the stamp 4" tall and colored it with Copic markers. I then fussy cut her out. 

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Lips: R22, R20, R00
Eyes: B01, B00
Hair: E43, E42, E41
Pink: E43, RV13, RV11, RV10
Green: YG09, YG05, YG03, YG01
Purple: V25, V22, V20

Supplies used:
Patterned paper from Carta Bella - Flora No. 4 & Photoplay Pastel.
Double stitched oval die from Gina Marie Designs.
Leaf dies from C.C.Designs.
Paper flowers from I am Roses.
Pearl embellishments from my stash.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you give this card a try. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Paper Nest Dolls: ZOINKS! Happy Birthday

My all time favorite cartoon growing up was a group of kids and their Great Dane dog, so when Paper Nest Dolls came out with this set of stamps, called Doll Detectives, I couldn't just color just one of the stamps, I had to color them all! This awesome stamp bundle comes in red rubber and in digital formats! I used the digital formats so that I can make them the size I needed for my slimline easel card.




To make this slimline easel card, I first printed the two girls and the two boys at 3-3/4" tall. The dog is 2" tall and the bus is 2-3/4" tall. I colored all the images with Copic markers and the sandwich with Prismacolor pencils then fussy cut them.



Copic Markers Used
Girl 1
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E18, E08,YR18, YR14
Green: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Light Purple: V25, V22, V20
Dark Purple: V17, V15, V12

Girl 2
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Glasses: B00
Hair: E29, E37, E35, E34, E31
Orange: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Magnifying Glass: C5, C3, C1, B01, B000

Boy 1
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E13, E11, E53, E50
White: C7, C5, C3, C1, 0
Blue: B99, B97, B93, B91
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Shoes: E47, E44, E43

Boy 2
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E29, E37, E35, E34, E31
Green: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Brown: E47, E44, E43, E42
Shoes: T5, T2, T1

Sandwich - Prismacolor Pencils
Brown: PC943, PC946
Green: PC909, PC911
Orange/Yellow: PC916, PC918
Red: PC924

Dog
Brown: E39, E35, E34, E31
Red: R22, R20
Black: T7, T5, T3
Blue: B97, B93, B91
Gold: Y28, YR24

Bus
Blue: BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
Green: YG17, YG09, YG07, YG05
Orange: Y18, Y16, Y15
Silver: T3, T2, T0
Black: T9, T7, T5

To make the slimline easel card, use the following measurements as shown below. There are two cut lines and the rest are score lines. I did my measurements and marked it with pencil, then I used a steel ruler and craft knife to make my cut lines. You can also use a rotary or blade paper trimmer that has grid lines and measurements to make your cuts. For this card, start with a sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock. Cut off 1/2" of the 11" side so that the cardstock measures 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". Make the following cut and score lines:


After making the cut and score lines, fold the easel to look like this: 


I downloaded and printed some free digital patterned paper from Freepik to decorate the card. I thought this flower pattern was perfect for the card. I matted the patterned paper with turquoise cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere all the images onto the card. I created and printed the sentiment on my printer, then trimmed it. I added a turquoise cardstock mat behind it.

This was such a fun card to make! These stamps are just so cute! Great for scrapbooking too! 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative week! 

Monday, December 27, 2021

Scrappy Boy Stamps: Hope You Have a FIN-tastic Birthday!

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! I had a great time with my family and it was nice that we were all able to get together to celebrate. Today I am sharing this beautiful card using stamps from Scrappy Boy Stamps' latest release called Mermazing.
 

This Little Mermaid-inspired set has 11 image stamps with coordinating outline dies and 6 sentiment stamps that you can mix and match. There is also a beautiful 6x6 paper pack, called Under the Sea, that is perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and more! Scrappy Boy Stamps debuted his first stencil, called Under the Sea Scene Builder Stencil, in this release.


For this A6 size card, I first stamped all the images then colored them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinated outline dies.

Copic Markers Used
Princess
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E35, E34, E31
Dress: B18, B16, B14, B12

Prince
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: E37, E35, E34, E31
Jacket: B28, B24, B23, B21
Pants: C9, C7, C5, C3
Gold accents: YR23, Y17, Y15

For the background, I used patterned paper from the newly released Under the Sea paper pack. I used glitter paper from Joann's to use as the mats. For embellishments, I cut out seashells from one of the patterned papers. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper. To finish the card, I added a few sequins.


Thank you for stopping and looking forward to seeing you in 2022! Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Scrappy Boy Stamps: Oh Crab... I forgot Your Birthday!

Having a few belated birthday cards in my stash is a must. Although I use a monthly planner, I sometimes am slow in getting my birthday cards out! Today's card features the adorable sea witch stamp from the newly released Mermazing stamp set inspired by my favorite mermaid film. I also used the lobster, seaweed, shell, and starfish stamps from this set. 


This mermaid set has 11 image stamps with coordinating outline dies and 6 sentiment stamps that you can mix and match. There is also a beautiful 6x6 paper pack, called Under the Sea, that is perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and more! Scrappy Boy Stamps debuted his first stencil, called Under the Sea Scene Builder Stencil, in this release.

I first stamped all the images then colored them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinated outline dies.


Copic Markers Used
Sea Witch
Skin: V28, V25, V22, V20
Hair: W3, W1, C1, E41
Black: C9, C7, C5, C3
Purple: V28, V25, V22, V20

Lobster
Orange: YR18, YR09, YR04, YR02
Dots: C5, White gel pen

Seashell
E35, E34, E31, E50

Starfish 
YR18, Y17, Y15

Seaweed
G28, G17, G14

To create the background, I used a piece of bristol water color paper and used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot to ink it. Then I splattered some water on it and used a paper towel to dab up the excess. I used a sheet of patterned paper from the newly release Under the Sea paper pack and cut a window using the Squiggle Mat Die from Stamp Anniething. I then adhered the inked background to the back of the patterned paper with liquid glue. 


I adhered all the colored images flat except for the sea witch. I adhered her using double sided adhesive foam squares to pop her up. I stamped the sentiment using Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, trimmed it, then inked the edges with Distress Ink in Black Soot then adhered it to the card front. I added a seashell and starfish on the sentiment. To finish the card, I added a few sequins.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you love this stamp set as much as I do! Have a wonderful and creative week!