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Joy and Merriment

November 8, 2018

Over the next several weeks, here on our blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube channel you’ll find loads of inspiration from our designers and artsy friends as they feature the stamps and dies from our newest collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

Peet Roeven’s final card for this week is full of holiday elegance.

To begin, she colored our Creative Die, 51-480 Winter Berry Branch, in traditional reds and greens.

For added dimension and realism, she added Glossy Accents to the berries.

A gold splattered background, handstitching, and gold glitter paper create the perfect shimmering “home” for her berries and leaves (and a few snowflakes, too)!

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51-480 Winter Berry Branch
30-501 Joy & Merriment

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Warm and Cozy

November 7, 2018

Over the next several weeks, here on our blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube channel you’ll find loads of inspiration from our designers and artsy friends as they feature the stamps and dies from our newest collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

Can you handle all of the cuteness on this card by Peet Roeven?

For this warm and cozy design, Peet has combined our miniature transparent set, 30-521 Nose to Nose, with our Creative Die set, 51-455 3 Snowflakes.

She colored her bears and accessories with colored pencils and then gave them lots of sparkle using Stickles glitter glue.

The textural snow for her scene was made by adhering Diamond Dust to cardstock using tacky glue.

To compliment her die cut snowflakes, Peet also created a stamped snowy background featuring our cling stamp, 40-640 Snowflake Medley. She heat embossed it in white and added watercolor on top.

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30-521 Nose to Nose
30-520 Christmas Bunch
40-640 Snowflake Medley
51-455 3 Snowflakes

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Warmest Wishes for the Winter

November 6, 2018

Over the next several weeks, here on our blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube channel you’ll find loads of inspiration from our designers and artsy friends as they feature the stamps and dies from our newest collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

Peet Roeven is back with us today and her card design brings new meaning to the phrase artful elegance!

Peet created this beautiful design using stamps from our transparent set, 30-497 Joyful Holiday.

She first stamped the floral image onto all four corners of her square panel.

She also stamped it a couple of extra times so she could fussy cut and layer those flowers onto her main panel for extra depth and dimension.

She cut out the center portion of her card giving the look of a beautifully adorned frame.

Her sentiment from our transparent stamp, 30-501 Joy & Merriment, was stamped with black ink onto the center of her design.

All of the elements were adhered together.

Finally, Peet embellished her card with sequins and self-adhesive pearls.

Before you go, don’t miss this week’s card on our SIMPLICITY site…

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30-497 Joyful Holiday
30-501 Joy & Merriment

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Welcome Winter with Peet

November 5, 2018

Over the next several weeks, here on our blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube channel you’ll find loads of inspiration from our designers and artsy friends as they feature the stamps and dies from our newest collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

This week we are proud to have Peet Roeven here on our blog as she welcomes winter with her cardmaking talents.

And what better way to start the week than with this snowman smile?

Peet’s card features our miniature 3 x 4 inch transparent stamp set, 30-503 Happy Snowman.

She began by stamping her snowman and coloring him with watercolor pencils, blending the color using water and a paintbrush.

Next, she created her background using Creative Dies including our frame die set, 51-440 Elegant Stitching, snowbanks cut with our border die, 51-435 Curved Stitch, and embellishing with the frosty snow from our newest die set, 51-475 Winter Roof.

These elements were layered onto an artsy watercolor background.

With snow this cute, we certainly agree with the sentiment on Peet’s card!

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30-503 Happy Snowman
51-475 Winter Roof
51-440 Elegant Stitching
51-435 Curved Stitch
30-497 Joyful Holiday

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Fun Friday: Anything but a Card

November 2, 2018

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Cathy Andronicou with one of her fresh and fabulous anything-but-a-card crafty ideas!

Using the negative/leftover pieces after die cutting our Creative Die, 51-471 Pine Branch, as a stencil, Cathy has created a beautifully etched mason jar. What a fun project which can be used for holiday décor or gift giving!

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Welcome Winter with a Terrific Tree

November 1, 2018

Whether you are working on your Christmas cards, holiday tags and décor, everyday winter greetings, or masculine designs… our newest release, Welcome Winter, has something for everyone! Join us over the next few weeks as we take a closer look at the new stamps and dies included in this collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

What better way to welcome winter than with a fabulously flourished tree.

Our new cling stamp, 40-639 Flourishing Tree, has a definite “wow factor” when embossed in white! This new stamp can be used for post-holiday winter scenes or try giving it a more Christmassy look by embellishing with red and green pearls, gems, or sequins.

SHOP for the products featured on the card above: 51-455 3 Snowflakes, 40-639 Flourishing Tree, 30-238 Footnotes, 51-418 Wavy Stitch Edges, 51-452 Joyful Winter

Design details: Onto Canson 140 Lb. Cold-Press Watercolor Paper, stamp tree with Versamark ink and heat emboss with white powder. Paint tree and background using Distress Reinkers used as watercolors. Once dry, add additional inking onto background using Memento Ink (Danube Blue, Nautical Blue) and Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) using an ink blending tool and foam pads. Stamp text onto background with Archival Ink (Cobalt) removing some ink from stamp with a baby wipe before stamping each time. Add die cut snowflakes, die cut snow bank, and die cut sentiment. Layer die cut sentiment three times for extra dimension.

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Welcome Winter with Feathered Friends

October 31, 2018

Whether you are working on your Christmas cards, holiday tags and décor, everyday winter greetings, or masculine designs… our newest release, Welcome Winter, has something for everyone! Join us over the next few weeks as we take a closer look at the new stamps and dies included in this collection. All new products are now available in our online store!

Capture the beauty and wonder of nature on your projects with these two new stamps featuring our feathered friends!

Introducing Slapstick/Cling Stamp 40-652 Winter Lookout

SHOP for the products featured on the card above: 30-513 Winter Sentiments, 40-652 Winter Lookout, 51-440 Elegant Stitching, 30-251 Nature’s Gifts

Design details: Stamp image onto Canson 140 Lb. Cold-Press Watercolor Paper using Archival Ink (Acorn) using a stamp positioning tool (MISTI) in order to stamp repeatedly and capture all of the stamped detail onto the textured watercolor paper. Paint with Distress Ink Reinkers used as watercolors. Once dry, paint light layer of white Gesso onto areas of the scene to create the look of frost/snow. Stamp pine branches at the bottom of image using Memento Ink (Northern Pine). Add snowflakes to sky using a white gel pen. Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil) onto a hand trimmed tag. Embellish tag with twine.

Introducing Slapstick/Cling Stamp Set 40-643 Joy of Peace

SHOP for the products featured on the card above: 40-643 Joy of Peace, 51-458 Paper Scroll, 40-628 Xmas Sprig, 30-498 Peaceful Season

Design details: Die cut scroll from watercolor paper and paint with Distress Ink Reinkers used as watercolors (Chipped Sapphire, Broken China). Once dry, add inking around top and bottom using an ink blending tool and foam pad with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs). Masking off portions of scroll using post-it notes, stamp leaves using Archival Ink (Sky Blue). Use a stamp positioning tool (MISTI) to allow multiple impressions to darken the color. Stamp sentiment with Ranger Archival Ink (Watering Can). Stamp bird onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copic markers. Fussy cut image and layer onto background.

And before we go, for all of you who celebrate, we wish you a very Happy Halloween!

Card design by Julia featuring our transparent stamp set, 30-490 Halloween Gathering, originally posted HERE.

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