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Today’s Prompt is Birds

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Welcome to the weekend, my friend! It’s Deb here, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s prompt is ‘birds’, for the daily challenge. If you haven’t checked this out, you should! The challenge takes place on the Scrap ‘N Stamp FB challenge page HERE. You’ll see a word prompt for each day of the month. To join, simply create your card, and share a picture of it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it gets noticed!


We have a LOT of birds that visit our house daily, for the food we put out. It can get pretty busy out there, and it’s always fun to watch. So I thought this would be a good word, especially for Spring. I created two cards to share today, both using the Penny Black Wreath & Wings stamp set.

Today's Prompt is Birds

For this card above, I used my Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers and a Mini Mister, for a soft watercolour effect. When doing this effect with multiple colours, it’s important to use your stamp platform. Once the wreath is stamped, remove it, and line up the pair of birds. Stamp them, and then lightly watercolour. To watercolour the birds, I wet the area, and then put down some ink with a marker. Next, use a water brush to spread the ink.

Stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set, in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set.

Today's Prompt is Birds

I wanted to add a touch of sparkle, so I used the MFT Winter Stencil Strips, masked off a few of the dots, and applied the Stickles Glitter Gel ‘Super Nova’ in random areas. (those aren’t messy blotches!) Finally, lightly blend some Broken China Distress ink around the edges of the panel, before layering it onto the card base.


Of course, Spring is also the perfect time for new flowers! This time, I combine the Wreath & Wings with another Penny Black stamp, called Perfect Pairing.

The flowers are from the Perfect Pairing set, and the bird is from the Wreath & Wings.  Stamp the images in Nocturne ink, and heat set clear embossing powder over top. Use your markers to colour; I chose to use Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers in Light Green, Bright Pink, and Citrus, plus Copics for the bird. The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings stamp set, stamped in dark pink ink.

The gorgeous sparkle paper behind the card front is from the Memory Box Graceful Garden Glitter Pad – it has a gorgeous selection of glitter cardstock! A few clear drop embellishments finish off this cheerful, very spring-like card.


I hope that you enjoyed today’s two happy cards, for today’s prompt of birds! The supplies to create them can all be found in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to create your own ‘bird’ cards, and share them for the challenge! At the end of the month, one lucky entrant is randomly chosen, and wins a $50 Gift Card!

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Who Needs a Hug?

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

If there’s one thing that this pandemic has taught me, it’s the importance of physical connection with out loved ones! Who needs a hug? I do, and I bet you do, too. Luckily, I have my husband and 2 sons at home for daily hugs, but I’m really looking forward to the day when I can hug my friends & extended family.  Hey there, it’s Deb here for the Design Team! Today’s daily challenge word is ‘die cuts’ (okay, it’s 2 words) so I chose the new Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Cut set to feature.


I love it when you can buy a bundle that includes a die with a stamp set! With this set, I wanted it to be the feature of my card. So instead of adding other images, I used some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps Dreamscapes paper for the background.

Who Needs a Hug?


To emphasize the ‘big’, I went with a slimline design! Create your card base with cardstock that measures 7″ wide by 8 1/2″ long. Score in the middle at 3 1/2″, and fold.  I incorporated my card base colours with those in the Lavinia Dreamscapes Colour Burst sheet that I chose. With this particular sheet, I love the addition of the white swirls in the top corner, and left hand side.

Use your Big Shot with the Big Hugs die from the set, and die cut from light purple cardstock. Die cut it again, this time from fun foam, for layering underneath. This gives you great dimension, and you can off-set it slightly, so you can see the white. Doing this ties in the white swirls on the paper, and the white in your sentiment strip.

Stamp the sentiment in Gina K. Passion Flower ink onto white cardstock. Snip banner tails on the left side, and attach it above the die cut letters, using foam tape.  Add a few embellishments for sparkle; I grabbed some from my stash – not sure where they’re from, or how long I’ve had them! (I’m not a hoarder, I’m a ‘craft enthusiast’!)

Who Needs a Hug?

This may be a ‘simple’ card to make, but using the gorgeous paper for background, and then adding the dimension behind the die cuts and sentiment, really adds ‘oomph’ to the design.


I hope that you’ve got someone close who you can share a hug with! This card is perfect and quick enough to make that you can send it to your friends & family that you’re not able to hug, right now.  Also, I hope that you’ll join in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge on Facebook HERE.  You can join as many or as few days as you want. Just choose the word prompt, create a project using that word, and share it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it doesn’t get missed! Share it on all of your social media accounts, and get your friends to join, too! At the end of each month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and WINS A $50 GIFT CARD to shop the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

Who Needs a Hug?


You can find the supplies I used to created my card in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store.

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Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
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