Cardmaking · Challenges · Simon Says Stamp · You Tube

Rainbow Hugs

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Gina K Designs Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I went for a simple card this week. There’s just something I love about cards with minimal supplies. I don’t know that I would consider this a CAS card, but it definitely covers the simple aspect.

I used Diagonal Stripes cling rubber background stamp by Simon Says Stamp to create this fun rainbow background. Using my Misti made this process super easy!! I also used the Creative Corners Positioning Pieces so that I could realign my card stock in case it shifted. All of the inks I used are from Simon Says Stamp, starting off with Tiny Bikini then moving on to Melon, Jellybean, Spring Rain and ending with Hot Mama. I just love the names of these die inks. Once my background was complete, I cut it down to 4″x5.25″.

I cut this really cool rectangle shape using Stacked Deckle by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I really like this die. I didn’t have any rectangles with an interesting edge like this so I was excited to add this set to my die collection.

I used the Hugs die by Gina K Designs for my sentiment. Using Neenah 110 lb. card stock, I cut it out 3 times and layered them together to add some dimension. I also used a scrap piece of craft foam behind the rectangle frame to add even more dimension.

I went over the word, hugs with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen then glued it to the gray center piece. I added a few Metallic Silver Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh to finish off my card, but at the last minute I decided to go over the word “Hugs” with some Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Now my card was complete.

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Cardmaking · Simon Says Stamp · You Tube

Mini Shaker Trio + Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello my crafting friends!! I’m here to share a card that I made for the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop. I’m really excited to be participating in this hop again this year. If you don’t know what this is, well then let me tell you. This event was put together by a fellow card maker named Justine Hovey after YouTube changed their partnership program guidelines. This change affected smaller YouTuber channels, like mine by no longer allowing us to monetize our channels unless we met some pretty tall requirements. The only requirement that I have not met is the 4,000 HOURS of watch time in a 1 year time period. 4,000 hours!! So where I once was able to monetize my channel I am no longer in the partnership program until I reach that last requirement.

You’ll find crafters of all different styles and levels on this hop as well as YouTubers with all different size channels coming together to support one another and get our content out to you, our viewers so that you may find other cardmakers that you may not have found otherwise. It’s just a really fun hop to be a part of. And if it helps me reach that last goal, well then even better!! And the best part is… THERE’S OVER 50 PRIZES ALONG THE HOP!!! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a $25 gift card on my channel so be sure to watch it to see how to win!!

Scroll down to see a list of all of the products I used to make this card.

Ok, enough guidelines talk, let’s talk about this card!! This Outline Clustered Leaves die by Simon Says Stamp is one of my favorites dies. As is the sister die simply called Clustered Leaves. The outline die has the leaves that pop out and the other is one solid piece. I thought it would be fun to make little mini shakers out of some of the leaves!

This card had a couple hiccups along the way, but one of the greatest things about card making is that there is always a way to fix a mistake. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown something out because it was ruined beyond repair. I’ve thought about it many times, but I always end up finding a way to fix whatever the problem is. That’s when I really get creative…

So to start off, I took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and cut it to about the size of the Clustered Leaves die. Then I ink blended Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. Next I cut the same image out of a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock cut to A2 size. In order to make the shakers work, I took a piece of craft foam cut to size and traced the openings of the leaves that I wanted to be the windows. I chose to make 3 leaves into little mini shakers. I cut the leaf shapes I traced on the craft foam using a craft knife.

I covered the openings on the backside with some scrap pieces of acetate and then glued the craft foam to that.

Before I finished the shakers, I went back to the front of the card and glued the ink blended leaves in place. I glued them right over the top of the image I cut out of the neenah solar white piece. I decided to add some silver thread behind the leaves die for a little extra interest. That almost turned into a disaster but luckily I was able to salvage it. In an attempt to cover up my botched thread debacle, I cut the solid clustered leaves die out of vellum. I was hoping to cover up some of the misguided thread, but it didn’t work. I ended up detaching the ink blended leaves and reworking the thread but in the process, I really liked how the vellum leaves looked so I decided to go ahead and use it too.

I used the Thanks die by Simon Says Stamp and CZ Designs for the first part of the sentiment and the Big Thanks Words stamp set also by SSS for the 2nd part of the sentiment. I cut the shadow die from some scrap black card stock and the top layer out of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock. I heat embossed the 2nd part of the sentiment with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder on black card stock and cut it out using one of the Sentiment Labels die so that I would have a perfectly straight sentiment. The sentiment labels die is one of my staples now. I find that I’m using it all of the time.

Now I was ready to complete the shaker leaves. I filled my little mini windows with SSS Assorted Moonshine Sequins and a few others. I cut 2 1″x3″ pieces of bristol smooth card stock and ink blended the same colors so that when you looked through the windows, you’d see the same colors as the leaves. I covered my shaker windows with those colored pieces and then attached the whole card front to a top folding card base which was Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock.

To finish off my card, I added a few Sugar Plum Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to the front of my card and I was done!!

I would love it if you would watch my YouTube video and help me reach my monetization goals. If you like what you see, well grab a cuppa your favorite flavor and stick around for more!! If you want to hop along to the next video after mine, click the first link you see in my video description and it will take you to the next crafter. Happy Hopping!!

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Cardmaking · Craft Room · You Tube

Craft Room Tour Video

Hi crafty friends!! Well, it’s a couple months late, but I FINALLY got around to filming my craft room tour video!! I was undecided throughout the entire process whether or not I was going to share the ‘before’ video because it’s actually embarrassing. But it was my truth at the time. In the end I decided to go ahead and share it because of the shock value. And I don’t mean shock of how crazy it was in here but I mean shock from how different it is now. So buckle up!!

** SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE MY SUPPLY LIST. I’ve linked everything I could find.

Here’s a gallery of a complete 360 of the entire room before we started. Click on an image to enlarge.

What do you think?? My craft room was bulging at the seems!! Below is my ‘After’ video and below that I’ll have some more pictures and links to as many products as I could find. Oh, BTW my room is 10′ x 12.5′. I’ve had a couple people ask me that.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am with my craft room now. I worked hard to plan this room out exactly the way I wanted it and I’m so proud of what we accomplished. It wasn’t easy!! It took us waaaaay longer than we had thought it would but it was totally worth it!! Thank goodness for IKEA!!

Below are some photos of the process.

And one last gallery! Here’s all of the after pictures. The first 7 pix I took with my phone because I had to capture that natural light in the mornings. It just makes my heart so happy!

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the process and a peek into my crafty space. If you have any questions, please ask. I’ll be happy to answer them. And don’t forget to watch the before and after videos!!

Talk soon ~

Misty

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Cardmaking · Challenges · Simon Says Stamp

For A Special Lady

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

For A Special Lady

We are showcasing Altenew Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I feel so much better now that I have my 3 Mother’s Day cards done. To start this card off, I used a piece of A2 sized Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper and using my Mini Misti, I stamped the flowers from the Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew using Antique Linen distress ink. I used Antique Linen so that I could do some no line watercoloring. I had to stamp the flowers 3 times so that I could see the images clearly. Then after masking the flowers using Post It tape, I stamped the leaves using Peeled Paint distress ink.

I watercolored my images using the Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette. I am really impressed with these water colors. The colors are gorgeous and it’s so easy to create your own colors as well. After I colored the images, I once again masked the flowers and splattered the panel with metallic gold watercolor.

Using the Script Mom die by SSS, I cut the back layer using black card stock and I cut the top layer using the same Arches watercolor paper.

I topped the script Mom die with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen and popped it up on some Gina K black foam squares. Lastly I added a couple Clear Round Drops as an embellishment. Using the Rounded Rectangle Infinity die by Hero Arts, I trimmed my front panel. I glued my card front down to a black card base and attached the entire panel to a top folding card base. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock.

I made 2 additional cards, one is the same as this, just with different colors and the other design is a little different. Here is a picture of all 3 cards that I made this week.

I used Precious Moments stamp set by Altenew for my message inside.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Cardmaking · Challenges · Simon Says Stamp

Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday

We are celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s 10th birthday! Woo Hoo!! It’s time to PARTY!! and we are inviting all of you to join in with the celebrations!

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away not one but 10 FABULOUS $50 vouchers to shop at the Simon Says Stamp store!!! How AWESOME is that!!!

I can’t believe the challenge is 10 years old. I’ve only been making cards for 4 years now and just recently started doing challenges. This was actually my first design team gig.

For this week’s fun challenge, I decided to shop my stash. I have a bin full of backgrounds and card fronts that I haven’t used or didn’t like but kept “just in case” so that’s where I started. I found a couple alcohol inked panels that weren’t my favorite when I made them, but were perfect for the card I had in mind. I wanted a mostly white card with a pop of color.

Starting out with a 4″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock I used the largest of the Stitched Circles die by Simon Says Stamp to cut out the center of my card front. I cut down my alcohol inked piece just large enough to cover the opening.

Then I used a piece of Silver Glitter Card Stock and die cut the Happy Birthday Script die. This is one of my very favorite glitter card stocks. It’s so pretty and sparkly and goes with pretty much anything. It die cuts like a breeze too. I cut the sentiment out 3 more times using more Neenah 110 lb. card stock and glued them all together using Elmer’s Spray Adhesive. You definitely want to use a glue box or go outside when using any spray adhesive. I just use an old SSS card kit box and I have a sheet of copy paper inside that I replace when it gets too sticky. I also have a pair of designated tweezers that stay in my glue box.

I glued my card front to a piece of A2 sized Peacock Teal colored card stock.

I adhered my panel to a top folding card base. To finish off my design, I added a few Shimmering Pool jewels. This card was so quick and easy to make that I decided to make a 2nd similar card.

For my second card, I used the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles Infinity die which I’m totally in love in. I love how many different sizes are included in this die. I thought it would fun to do a different shape for this one.

I used Blue Violet card stock by SSS for the background. Lastly, I added a few gorgeous jewels from Starry Night by Pretty Pink Posh to finish off my 2nd card.

A big, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Simon Says Stamp‘s Wednesday Challenge. I love Simon Says Stamp and the people behind it. I personally don’t know where my crafty supply would be without them. SSS was one of the first companies I ever bought crafty supplies from and they quickly became my One Stop Shop. And my first DT!!

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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   You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

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