Saturday, April 21, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 KIds!

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: Anything Goes 4 Kids with no alternative theme, so you can enter any card appropriate for a child. It is not required that you send in your card if you enter our challenges, but our kids would sure love it if you did!

I created a card for a special child using animated stamps from Motion Crafts by Uchi’s Designs. The animated background stamp behind the cute duck moves when the tab is pulled. And in the inside is another animated duck that hops and dances when the tab is pulled: 

Too cute! To see the animation of this card (and others) you can watch my YouTube video here. This card is show at about minute 4:45 in the video.

Be sure to check out the rest of the cards from TEAM SAS here and we would love it if you entered our challenge. I am entering this card in the challenge at Scrapy Land (used Uchi's Designs dies.)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Doodles Paper Playground Guest Designer Diva Baby Shaker Card


Today I am honored to be back as a Doodles Paper Playground Guest Designer Diva on their blog and here on mine! I love making shaker cards and the new sequin mixes released this month and available here at White Rose Crafts LLC totally inspired me! Take a look at the Oh Baby Sparkle Blend I used in this shaker card: 


Perfect for a baby card, right? I layered a cute baby themed designer paper on a yellow card and created a shaker with a Baby Rattle Die and Circle Shaker from My Favorite Things. Can you see the baby bottles, pins and words in this cute Sparkle Blend mix? Here is another look at my card “all shook up” and the inside of the card with another cute stamp from My Favorite Things. I sprinkled some of the heart and star sequins from the Oh Baby Sparkle Blend sequin mix on the front and inside of the card: 



***On a side note, the winner of the Stampendous stamps I shared on this video is being announced today! All the comments went into a bowl and Mr Random (in my house, my dh) drew the name of Beth Merkle! Congratulation Beth! You have until May 1st to contact me at khasheck at gmail dot com with your mailing address so I can send your winnings out to you.***

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Another Butterfly Card with Stamps that Move from Motion Crafts


Yesterday I shared two butterfly cards from my latest video "Butterfly Cards that Move with Motion Crafts Stamps" and today I am sharing another card I made with Motion Crafts Double Slider Die and Vertical Butterfly Stamp Set. I also used a pretty Celebrate stamp from Elizabeth Crafts Happy Birthday Collection on one of the windows and butterfly dies from Memory Box and Die'sire. Watch what happens when the "pull here" tabs are pulled:




When those windows are opened, the butterflies' wings flutter and fly! To really see that movement, you are going to want to watch my latest video here. I really can't get enough of these animated stamps and dies from Motion Crafts- they are so unique and fun! 

I am entering the first card in the Springtime challenge at Dies R Us (Uchi's Designs dies.)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Video- Butterfly Cards that Move with Motion Crafts Stamps!



We all love butterflies, right? How many butterfly stamps do you have in your collection of stamps? Do any of them move and fly right on your cards? Mine from Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs do! Still pictures do not show that movement very well, but you can see the wings flutter and fly when you watch my latest video here. I share how easy it is to make this beautiful card in the video. The pretty Greetings die is from Impression Obsession and the oval stitched die is by Lil' Inker.

Here is another version of the same card in blue:



With Motion Crafts grid die, you can make your grids and butterflies just about any color you want! Come check out how the wings of the butterflies flutter and fly in my video here.  Links to all the products used are in the description  box there. Thanks for watching, sharing,  commenting and subscribing, and for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

I am entering the first card in the Springtime challenge at Dies R Us (Uchi's Designs dies.)

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 2018 Sparkle Blends Release Blop Hop at Doodles Paper Playground!


I am so happy to be participating in a blog hop today with my friends at Doodles Paper Playground featuring the beautiful new Sparkle Blends just released and available exclusively at White Rose Crafts here. I used my favorite of the new sequin mixes on my card today. It is called Breakfast at Tiffys and you can win your own package of this fun sequin mix just by leaving a comment on this blog post! But you are going to want to visit and comment on all the stops in the blog hop if you have time- just look at what you can win:

Grand prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all participating blogs in the hop will receive full sized packages of all 8 blends in the April release!

Second prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all the stops will receive a Birthday Themed prize pack including a full sized package of Birthday Bash!

Here is the Rafflecopter link for those prizes:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d80d1d731/

Individual Blog Prizes: On each leg of the hop, DPP will be giving away each of the designer's favorite blends from this release to one lucky commenter!

For more details, please visit the Doodles Paper Playground blog here.

And just look at these special promos at White Rose Crafts! You can get FREE SHIPPING WITH NO CODE NECESSARY Friday April 13-Monday April 16th at 11:59 p.m. EST. AND there is 20% off everything in Shaker Card section of the store with code SPARKLE from Friday April 13-Sunday April 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST!!

Look at the beautiful mix of blues and browns and beads in my favorite sequin mix of this release, Breakfast at Tiffys:


I love this sequin mix and chose the colors in my shaker card to highlight those gorgeous colors:



I created the fortune cookie, fortune and sweet girl using new stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson by Julie Ebersole. The stitched rounded square dies for the frame and acetate window are from My Favorite Things. I added a few more of the pretty sequins and beads from the Breakfast at Tiffys Sparkle Blend mix by the sentiment on on the belt of the kimono. 

Here is the list of the stops on the blog hop:
Karen's Kreative Kards - YOU ARE HERE
The next stop of the blog hop is: Alison's Random thoughts

Thanks for hopping with us and I hope you check out all the new Sparkle Blends released this month here.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Easy Minc and Napkin Cards Continue from Newest Video


When making cards recently for my newest technique video here, I made this Christmas card too. I make Christmas cards all year round and share them in my classes so we are not in a rush late in the year to make them. I simply attached a beautiful cardinal and snow napkin to cardstock with cling wrap and my Heidi Swapp Minc Mini, attached it to a square red card and added a die cut Joy from Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Crafts.



My last napkin card features another pretty bird napkin which I embossed with an embossing folder and sponged with distress ink. The die on the inside is by Impression Obsession.

I hope you enjoyed all my napkin and Minc cards this week. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a fun blog hop with great sparkly prizes to be won and visit this video before April 17th from last week for a chance to win some great Stampendous stamps. 

I am entering the second card in the texture challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More Napkin Cards Using the Minc Mini


I recently found some gorgeous napkins with flowers and wood planks and I created a bunch of cards with them and my Minc Mini. I explain how to do that easily in my latest video here.




A dear friend is celebrating an April birthday and I made her this card with the napkin Minc technique, the eclipse technique (using the Condensed Alphabet Dies from Kat Scrappiness)  and some great dies from Karen Burniston. I love the Happy Birthday die from Karen B. especially when it is layered. I used the Spinner Square Pop Up die from Karen Burniston to add a LOL surprise when the card is opened. The stamps in the center pieces are from Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Crafts and the Celebrate is from Tonic Studios.

Here are a couple more cards I made with same napkins: 


It is so easy to make lovely cards with beautiful napkins, cling wrap, some dies and a Heidi Swapp Minc Machine as I share in this week's video here. The first card features a Gina Marie Designs Background Floral die and Greetings from IO. The second card shows Tim Holtz Sizzix new Planks Bigz Die and the Blessings die and stamp set from Hero Arts. 

I am entering the first card in the birthday challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Video: Napkin Techniques Made Easy with a Minc


I recently bought a Heidi Swapp Minc Mini and am loving how well it foils but also how easily it attachs napkins to cardstock for gorgeous cards! Remember using an iron and how time consuming and frustrating that could get? Once through the Minc machine and the napkin holds tightly to the cardstock with cling wrap and I show that technique in my newest video here.  Here is a peak at the inside of this lovely thank you card that I show step by step how to make in the video:


I also show several ways to add glitter to your napkin cards and these are the cards I made with those techniques: 




It is so hard to show the sparkle of the glitter in still pictures, so be sure to click here and watch the video for all the details and in the description box are links to all the products used.

I am entering the last card in the birthday challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids OR For Moms From the Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

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 usually 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: Anything Goes 4 Kids OR For Moms From the Kids!  We would love for each kid in our many hospitals who is inpatient on Mother’s Day to be able to pick a card or two for their Mother or Grandmother or other special females in their lives. It is not required that you send in your card if you enter our challenges, but our kids would sure love it if you did!

I created a card for a special Mom using new stamps and dies from Stampendous. The background is a pretty floral napkin and I share how to do that easily in a new video Monday April 9th. I stamped and die cut out the Stampendous Cling Fresh Peony stamp out of one napkin piece and after gluing it to a black foam peony, I attached it back on the floral napkin card front. I also die cut a stitched oval from the napkin piece and stamped Mom using alphabet stamps from Concord and 9th. I also raised that on black foam before attaching and then I added some pink jewels to complete my Mother’s Day card.

I am entering this card in the April Link Party at CropStop.  Be sure to check out the rest of the cards from TEAM SAS here and we would love it if you entered our challenge.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Stampendous Week Continues with Two More Cards (and a Chance to Win!)


Today I am sharing two more cards I made with the new stamps I received from Stampendous recently. I love this Coffee Friend Curio Stamp and created this card before displaying the pretty curio in my stamp room. Stampendous Curio Stamps are both high quality rubbber stamps and pretty gifts for any crafty person you know- including yourself! If you would like to win two Curio stamps and a Stampendous background stamp and the card I shared Monday, watch, share and comment here.

My first card today was fun to make for a dear coffee loving friend. I sprayed the kraft cardstock background with the new Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray and then when it was dry, distressed the edges and sponged on Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I paper pieced the Coffee Friend Curio stamped image and attached with pop dots to raise, and stamped the sentiments from the Stampendous Brushed Wishes set. Here is the surprise on the inside of the card:


 I created a gift card holder with Stampendous dies and stamps and inserted a Starbucks gift card.


When I was playing with my new Tim Holtz Distress Resist Sprays I created this sunshine background too using glossy paper and a Tim Holtz stencil. I sponged on yellow ink and stamped the perfect sentiment from Stampendous using a stamp platform. The pretty flower is the Cling Coneflower die with a matching die from Stampendous. I stamped it several times and raised each layer with mounting tape. I added some Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the center of the flower.

I want to thank Stampendous for the wonderful stamps and dies I received to create all the cards and gift boxes I shared this week, as well as the extra stamps I can give away to one lucky subscriber here on my YouTube channel.  It could be you!

I am entering the first card in the birthday challenge at Simon says Stamp Wednesday and the April Link Party at CropStop. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Another Stampendous Curio Rubber Stamp Gift Box

I have been having so much fun designing with the Stampendous Curio Stamps and am sharing another easy to make gift box I created. I showed this box and several other projects with these fun Stampendous stamps which are a combination of a gift or curio and a high quality rubber stamp in my newest video. I received two of each so I could create with and display mine, and share the other with some crafty friends- maybe you? Watch the video here to find out how you could win two of the Curio stamps, a Stampendous background stamp and the card I shared yesterday here on my blog.


The box was made with two patterned cardstock pieces. The top was cut 7 1/4" square and scored at 1 3/4" on all sides. One of the scored lines on each side is cut up to the other scored lines (to see that in a video, watch here and if you want to skip right to the gift box info, go to minute 18:15 on the video.) The bottom was cut 7 1/2" square and scored at the 2 inch line on all sides, then cut up to the scored lines one on each side. In the video, I show how to cut those and put the box together- it is really easy to create a box any size you want using this method and the sides fold and attach very easily. I stamped the Tweet One Curio Stamp and colored her with a Ranger Blending Tool and inks. I cut her out and stood her up on the top of the box with a little folded piece of cardstock. The Happy Birthday and the stitched rectangle die are from the Stampendous Cling Fresh Peony set of stamps and matching dies. 

I am loving all the stamps and dies from Stampendous I am sharing this week on my blog and in my newest video here and hope you check them out on their website soon.

I am entering this project in the Birthday challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Three Big March Winners Announcement!


I had a fantastic birthday/Easter weekend celebrating with my super cute grandsons, my kids and my favorite birthday cake (angel food with chocolate whip cream frosting- num!) 

Now that March is done I am announcing the three winners of my March contests here and on my YouTube channel. I put all the names from all of the comments in three bowls and had my husband mix them and then draw a slip. And here are the three winners and their comments:

WINNER OF THE PRIZE FROM MOTION CRAFTS FROM THEIR BLOG HOP ON MY BLOG POST HERE

Sonja! She commented: 
Your cards are DARLING!!!! These stamp sets & die might just be a must for my stash!

WINNER OF THE PRIZE FROM MOTION CRAFTS OF TWO STAMP SETS AND A ANIMATION GRID DIE FROM MY YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

Evelyne Jackman! She left this comment:
You can say that I am a new subscriber but I don't miss any of your videos, I love them! I shared this video on FB and Twitter. I love the froggy card, it is so cute!

WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE FROM MY CELEBRATE MARCH GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG AND YOUTUBE VALUED AT $160+ AND PICTURED HERE: 

Sue Abell!! She left this comment: 
Wow, what a awesome & generous giveaway! So sweet of you. Thanks for the chance. I’m in the US and I subscribed from the “Save the Crafty YouTuber” hop. I’ve been enjoying some of your past videos along with the current ones too. I figured it must be your birthday month too if it’s your twin’s but then I thought maybe you were born on Feb. 28 (or 29?) and he was born on March 1st! LOL! It does happen!

I shared with Sue and will tell you too: I was almost an April Fool's baby. My twin brother was born first on March 31st and my parents did not know a second baby was on the way too! Two hours later I was born - big surprise, but still on the 31st. I like to say it is my twin's birthday as he is getting older but I am not:) 

Congrats to the winners!  You can email me at khasheck @ gmail dot com with your address so I can get your winnings in the mail to you. I will need to hear from you with your mailing address before the deadline of 4/18/18.

Thanks for all the lovely comments and new followers here and on my YouTube channel. The winning chances continue there this week because Stampendous gave me some extra stamps that I am giving away here on this week's video, so be sure to leave a comment there too.

Thanks for watching, sharing, commenting and subscribing and thanks, too, for helping me #share the joy of creativity! 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Video: Stampendous Curio Stamps Perfect for Gifts for You and Your Crafty Friends


I recently discovered Curio Rubber Stamps by Stampendous and have had a great time crafting with them for the video I am sharing on my YouTube channel here.  I created a gift bag and a card with the Butterfly Stretch Curio Rubber Stamp and you could win that stamp and several others in a giveaway after watching the video. Here is another look at the bag and matching card that I share in the video:




Stampendous Curio Stamps are a combination of a curio you can display or give as a gift and a high quality rubber stamp. I also used some gorgeous background stamps from Stampendous on the card and gift purse and you can see all of them in the video here. Plus you can win two of the curio stamps and one of the background stamps and the card I made with the Butterfly Stretch Curio Stamp just by commenting on the video and earn another chance by sharing it. For all the details, visit my YouTube channel here. 

I am entering the card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for watching, commenting, subscribing and sharing!