Thursday, December 13, 2018

Personalized Wonderfall Waterfall Card for My Grandson


My sweet grandson just turned 3 and I created this fun interactive waterfall card for him. He loves to read his name and we also got him a book about a birthday monster so this card was perfect for a special surprise in the mail. I show how easy it is to make a larger waterfall card using Tonic Studio's Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Die Set in my newest YouTube video here. Look what happens when Evan pulls on the pull monster: 


Isn't that fun? The letters and numbers on each tab were created with dies from Karen Burniston and the cute monsters are from a set from Impression Obsession. Here is the last page:

Happy Birthday was cut with a die from Penny Black. I know Evan loved his card and I sure had fun making it for him. Thanks for visiting and watching my new video here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

40 Looks Fabulous On You Wonderfall Waterfall Card


My fabulous daughter had a milestone birthday this month and I created this special interactive waterfall card for her with this message:




The card was created with Tonic Studio's Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Die Set and I show how easy it is to make gorgeous waterfall cards in my newest video here. Each of the layers as well as the front floral frame were die cut with this die set. I created the sparkle of blue and gold stars and champagne glasses using new Designer Toner Sheets and sparkly foil from Therm O Web. 



The last decorative rounded piece was created with Altenew's Glitter Flurries Wide Washi Tape and the Celebrate and Happy Birthday dies are from Tonic Studios. 

The wonderfall waterfall cards I show in my video are so fun to make and sure to wow the recipients. To see how easy and more cards, watch here. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Video - Personalized and Easy Waterfall Cards with Tonic Studio's Wonderfall Die Set


Do you remember making waterfall cards and loved the interactive movement, but the cutting and scoring not so much? Tonic Studios has a new die they are calling Wonderfall and it makes making these cards easy and fun as I show in my newest video here. I created personalized waterfall cards for several special occasions and share the movement and details on each in the video. Here is the wedding card I make in the video: 



The pages open as the heart is pulled to reveal LOVE:


The whole card is created with the Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Die Set from Tonic Studios. The gold pages were cut with one of the rounded dies in the set out of Tonic Studios mirror card. The top layers were cut out of cardstock covered with the new Altenew Gilded Ombre' Wide Washi Tape. The letters LOVE were cut out of each layer using an alphabet die set from Kat Scrappiness and raised on black foam tape. 



The last page was created with Altenew's Glitter Flurries Wide Washi Tape and Mr. & Mrs. dies from Honey Bee Stamps. To really appreciate how this card moves and how pretty it is, you are going to want to watch the video here. 

Thanks for visiting my  blog, for watching and subscribing to my YouTube channel, and for helping me share the joy of creativity!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Help Homeless Youth


I am thrilled today to be participating in a blog hop sponsored by Kat Scrappiness to raise money for homeless youth who need our help this winter season. 

**There are two ways to participate and maybe win in this blog hop: Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop by clicking "Add Your Link" on any of the stops and follow the instructions. OR leave a comment on the blogs participating in the  blog hop. One super commenter will win a prize too.** 

Look at all our wonderful sponsors who are contributing prizes you can win:

 

Learn more about Coffee Oasis:
Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here: https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and YouTube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support. You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate. Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.



In the YouTube video I posted on Monday here, I showed how to add the sparkle of snow to our cards in three different ways. On the cards I am sharing here today, I used the easiest way and my favorite - Nuvo Fresh Snow Glitter Accents. I started with a pretty snowy background paper from Echo Park's Celebrate Winter Paper Pad and then die cut SN and W using the Kat Scrappiness Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies. I raised the letters up on fun foam and placed them back in the letter holes following the Eclipse Technique.  The "O" is a stitched snowflake die from Lawn Fawn and I added snow to all using the Nuvo Fresh Snow Glitter Accents. On the inside, I stamped some Winter Wishes and snowflakes from the Snow Season Winter Wonderland Sara Davies Stamp Set, and added a set of Gina Marie Designs Mittens.



On my second card, I also used Nuvo's Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents to add snow to the snowy paper and winter scene in the snowglobe die cut with Gina Marie Designs Snow Globe Die Set. There are also snowflakes in the Kat Scrappiness Frosty II sequin mix in my snowglobe shaker. The paper is once again from the Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6 x 6 paper pad I purchased at Kat Scrappiness. 

Winter snow is pretty on cards and pictures but not so nice if you are homeless and out in the cold. Please help in any way you can and remember that if you  click any of my links and purchase any products at Kat Scrappiness between December 7th and 10th, 15% of what you spend will be donated to the Coffee Oasis! Be sure to comment as you hop for chances at many prizes from our generous sponsors.

Here is the list of the bloggers in this blog hop and is also where you can join the challenge for a chance to win a prize:


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stampendous Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest


I love the fun of "ugly Christmas sweaters" and the more garish the better! I am participating in a Cool Penguin Ugly Christmas Sweater challenge at Stampendous and you can earn chances to win one of three Cool Penguin Stamp and Die Sets just by commenting here and at the Stampendous blog! 

**There is also a contest for the designers who post an ugly Christmas sweater card featuring the Stampendous Cool Penguin stamp and die set, so please vote for mine between December 9-11th. All the details on how to vote will be here, (a poll on the blog) and all the entries for you to see will be here.**



I created four merry and bright, bright, bright Christmas sweaters using various bright papers decorated with Nuvo Glitter Accents. I dressed my front Cool Penguin in a hat and sweater created with Therm O Web Rustic Winter Clear Designer Toner Sheets and Radiant Red and Gold Sequins Fancy Foils from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web. My second Cool Penguin's sparkly sweater has a tree and deer from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die set. 



The red card base is a pre-cut and scored Funky Fold Accordion Card from The Paper Cut. The center "merry" and "brights" were cut with a Stampendous stamp and die set called Christmas Bright. The smaller "brights" were cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and the stars were punched with a Tonic Studios punch.



I hope your holidays are Merry and Bright!! Thanks for visiting my blog and for voting for your favorite Ugly Sweater card (from December 9-11). And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the cute Cool Penguin Stamp and Die Set!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Video - Three Ways to Add the Sparkle of Snow to Your Winter Cards


If you are like me, you love the sparkle of snow on your handmade cards, but not the mess of glitter and glue. In my newest video, I share my favorite three ways to add snowy sparkle to my cards. 



The snow on this card was created by spreading Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste through a Memory Box stencil and also by using a small brush to add it to the tree in the Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame Die Set. The sentiment die is from Penny Black.

The snow bank on this card was created with Faber-Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel. It is hard to capture all the sparkle of this snow in a photograph, but it is beautiful IRL. The North Pole sign was created with a die and stamp set from Penny Black and "believe" is from Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

The sentiment on the inside of the card was cut with a new die from Tonic Studios. 

On Friday I am participating in a special blog hop to raise money for homeless kids and will share cards made with my favorite of the three ways to add the sparkle of snow in handmade cards so be sure to stop back then. You can see more cards and my three favorite easy ways to add the sparkle of snow on cards in the video here right now, so click here and watch anytime.

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Snowflakes challenge at Dies R Us.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Zen Coffee Cups Wonderfall Card


Today I am participating in the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am sharing a card I made with some new dies from Cutplorations and Tonic Studios. 

I created this card with a set of dies from Tonic Studios called Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Die Set which makes a larger waterfall card very easily. Here is a mini video I made showing the movement in this wonderfall card:



The coffee cups on each page were die cut out of shades of blue mirror card from Tonic Studios using a die from Stamplorations called Zen Coffee Cups. The "Brew-tiful Day" sentiment die is also from Stamplorations. I added a stitched snowflake to each coffee cup using a die from Lawn Fawn.


The perfect stamped sentiment is from Crackerbox Palace. I had so much fun making this wonderfall card and next week I will be posting more wonderfall cards and a video showing how easy they are to make. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Snowflakes challenge at Dies R Us.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Winter Fun 4 Kids OR Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge at SAS4Kids


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will often have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and your card could be chosen as one of our top three cards and you could join us as a guest dt member on a future challenge. 

The theme for this challenge is: Winter Fun 4 Kids OR Anything Goes 4 Kids. 

I created a Happy Winter card with a hot chocolate mug cut with a Gina Marie Designs die. I layered two rectangles cut with Cutplorations stitched dies on the card front and embossed them with a Darice embossing folder. “Happy winter” is a die from Karen Burniston and the stitched snowflake is from Lawn Fawn. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

More Altenew Wide Washi Tape and Tonic Mirror Card Cards

Today I am sharing two more cards from my newest youTube video. Isn't the background on this card gorgeous?! It was made by simply attached Altenew's Watercolor Nebula wide washi tape to a piece of cardstock and cutting it with a Cutplorations die. I diecut "Thank You" from Karen Burniston and some stars from Tim Holtz's Sizzix Swirling Stars die set out of Tonic Studios Harvest Gold Mirror Card.
I didn't want to waste any of the Watercolor Nebula beauty so I die cut a Swirling Stars (also from Sizzix) and attached it to the inside of the card. 
I used my favorite of the Altenew wide washi tapes on this "blessed" card. Gilded Ombre' has several shades of purple and a pretty gold highlight. I attached the wide washi tape to a piece of white cardstock and cut it out with Gina Marie Designs Wonky Rectangle die for the card front. I die cut the shadow of "blessed" from Tonic Studios out of white fun foam and the "blessed" word out of Purple Mist mirror card from Tonic Studios. I also die cut the letters for "I am" and "We are" out of that lovely purple mirror card with alphabet dies from Jaded Blossom. 


The Friends Flower was cut with a die  from Tutti Designs out of a piece of the Altenew Gilded Ombre' wide washi tape on cardstock. 

I had so much fun designing with the Altenew wide washi tape for this video, I had to order some more so will share new cards soon.

I am entering the 2nd card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Altenew Wide Washi Tape and Tonic Mirror Card For You With Love


I am loving the new wide washi tapes from Altenew and the new colors of mirror card from Tonic Studios, and share in my newest video how easy it is to make gorgeous cards when using these products. I created the sky in the circular background by simply attaching Altenew's Galaxy wide washi tape to a piece of cardstock and diecutting the circle. I die cut the three layers of Sue Wilson's City Skyline out of Midnight Plum, Harvest Gold and Silky Sky Mirror Card and attached them with mounting tape to raise each layer. "For You" and "With Love" are new little dies from Tonic Studios, and I embossed the background with a Park Lane embossing folder. 

To see how easy the Altenew wide washi tape is to use as well as the many colors of Tonic Studios mirror card, watch my newest video here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Video: Altenew Wide Washi Tape and Tonic Mirror Card = Gorgeous Easy Cards!



I am loving the new wide washi tape from Altenew and the new colors of mirror card from Tonic Studios and posted a new video today showing how easy it is to make gorgeous cards pairing those two products. 


It is so hard to photograph mirror card and show the beauty of the wide washi tape and mirror card, so you are going to want to watch the video to see how this card was made to really appreciate how lovely it is. I attached Altenew's Gilded Ombre' wide washi tape to a piece of Harvest Gold Mirror card and embossed and die cut with an X-Cut wedding dress cut and embossing folder. The inside oval pops out and raised it and attached Mrs. & Mrs. from Honey Bee Stamps. 

On the inside I attached another gorgeous piece of the Altenew Gilded Ombre' wide washi tape and a pretty sentiment diecut from Lil' Inker Designs. 

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