Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

I don’t know about  you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!!  Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥  Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.


Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.

I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!

Let's Celebrate!

The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?


Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife.  Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock.  Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.

Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares.  Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape.  Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.

Let's Celebrate

Isn’t this gorgeous?!  I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.


Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate!  You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?

You can find the supplies to re-create my card, below. When you shop regular priced items at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order!

Let's Celebrate!

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It’s Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

How are you enjoying your sum-sum-summertime?! We’re (thankfully) through our heatwave here in Vancouver. Now is a great time to be inside, catching up on your summer birthday cards or even starting your holiday winter cards! It’s never too early.


Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness daily prompt challenge is ‘summer’. So I finally got to use my new stamps & dies called In a Pinch, from Hero Arts! It’s full of great beach themed images, which is perfect for summer.

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

How fun is this?! The sentiments in this set are also cute, and punny!


Start with the Tim Holtz Bubbling Die, and die cut white cardstock with your Big Shot. Next, layer the die cut over a sheet of this gorgeous Lavinia Stamps DreamScapes paper in blues, greens & purple. Now, attach this to your card base. Next, stamp the shell, sea urchin and crab from the In A Pinch stamp set in Nocturne ink, onto white cardstock. Cover the stamping with clear embossing powder, and heat set. I didn’t realize, until I was heat embossing, that I had stamped on Yupo instead of cardstock. That’s okay –  alcohol ink markers are perfect for colouring on Yupo!  After colouring, use the In A Pinch Die Cuts with your Big Shot to die cut each image.  Layer the images with glue and foam tape on the bottom corner of the card front.

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock in Nocturne, cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and pop it up with foam tape in the top left corner. Add some Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles to the front for more fun!

I love the fun dimension that the Bubbling Die adds to the card front!


Playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness challenge is easy – and free to join! Head over to the Facebook page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like. Create and then share your card on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and your other social media accounts.  At the end of the month, one person is randomly chosen as WINNER of a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!


When you shop for supplies at the Scrap ‘N Stamp store, be sure to use my Designer Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total purchase (regularly priced merchandise only).

Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!


Sea Life Sentiments

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

I hope that you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge, and enjoying yourself! I love visiting the challenge page HERE on Facebook, and seeing how creative everyone is.  If you haven’t joined us yet, it’s easy to do! Just join the page, create a project for one of the daily prompts, and share your creation on the page. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge there, & on your other social media pages.  Play along with as many days as you want. Then, at the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 GIFT CARD to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp! Today’s word prompt is ‘sentiments’, courtesy of me, Deb, for the Design Team.   I chose to use the Poppystamps Sea Life Sentiments stamp sets, along with some Lavinia sea themed stamps.


I admit that I just love the design style of Lavinia stamps! And since I’ve been in a sea/ocean theme lately, it was easy to choose the Sea Creatures, and Sea Tangle stamps to use on today’s card.

Sea Life Sentiments

This card was fun to do – I just let my creativity have fun!


First, start with a blue slimline card base. Next, use the Picket Fence Studios Slimline Die Cutting System to cut a piece of white cardstock for the back layer, and a light blue/green piece for the top layer. Next, use the stitched circle from this same die set, and die cut 3 circles from the front.

Use the Lavinia Sea Tangle stamp and a turquoise ink, and stamp randomly on the die cut front panel. Set this aside, while you work on the back panel.  On the white panel, use a blending tool to apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink within the 3 circle areas. Next, place the piece in your stamp platform, and line up the image stamps from the Sea Creatures set. Cover the stamps with Versamark ink, and stamp.  Have fun with the embossing powders – I combined 3 WOW embossing powders in Gold, Florida Sunset and Sea of Tranquility on the 3 images.  Shake off any excess powder, and set with your heat tool.  Stamp the sentiments from the Poppystamps Sea Life Sentiments set in Versamark, and use the left over combined colours of embossing powder for them.

Now, layer the stamped die cut/stamped panel over the image panel with foam tape or squares, and then attach the sentiments. Finally, add some sparkle with Picket Fence Studios Spiked Ocean Water Sequin Mix, and some clear acrylic bubbles.

Sea Life Sentiments

I love the sparkle  & shine from the mixed embossing powders, along with the sequins!


All of the supplies you need to create this card are linked below, from the Scrap ‘N Stamp shop. I do hope you’ll play along with my word prompt of ‘sentiments’ today! And of course, as many other days as you’d like to join, as well. Have fun creating!

Sea Life Sentiments

Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!