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Woof Bark Happy Birthday!

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi Crafters! Valerie here, and I’m using Paper Smooches today; I created a fun birthday card! The products I’m featuring are newer and older, and we don’t carry some of them anymore, but I’ll still list all them here:

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

I stamped all the images using my Mini Misti stamp tool (love that baby!) (we have the Large size, too!). I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers (colors listed at the end).

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

For the card base background, I stamped the cute sentiments using Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid ink. And the background of the shaker portion has the images stamped using 3 Lawn Fawn inks: Lobster, Manatee, and Black Licorice. I filled the shaker with Pretty Pink Posh cupped sequins (all the colors are listed in the Supply list at the end of the post).

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

I added Glossy Accents to the dog’s nose, Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the bird, and a mixture of Shamrock Stickles and Blue Bayou Stickles to the dog’s collar.

Have a wonderful day, a great week, and Happy Crafting!

Copic colors used:

  • Dog: E23, E25, E27, E29 / Spots: E50, E53 / Nose: T4, T6, T8 / Collar: BG45, BG49 / Eyelid: R00 / Eye: B0000
  • Bird: BG01, BG02, BG05
  • Hydrant: R22, R24, R27, R29 / T8

Valerie


8 Gumball Machine Cards

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

OK, I could not decide what color to make this ADORABLE gumball machine, so I made one in every color! I’m using the new, totally fun,  MFT Gumball Machine die set and their coordinating Gumball Greetings stamp set today!

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

I pulled out a bunch of Bazzill cardstock colors (listed below, except for the turquoise and purple ones 🙁 ), and started die cutting the pieces to assemble the gumball machines. The patterned papers are from MFT’s 6×6 Neutral Dots & Stripes paper pad and MFT’s 6×6 Rainbow Stripes paper pad. The arc is die cut using the arc die from Pretty Pink Posh’s (PPP) Stitched Borders I die set.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

The “gumballs” in the machines are SO TOTALLY FUN to work with! They are MFT’s Dimenional Circle Confetti. I used a ton of PPP sequins; all the ones I used are listed in the Supply List below.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

All the stamping for the sentiments (colors listed below) was done using my OH-SO-AWESOME Mini Misti (I NEVER would have been able to do such a straight, in-line, and multi-colored job with just regular stamping blocks!). And in between different inks, I washed the stamps off with my Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy (LOVE this thing! no more baby wipes!).

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

I used 3 different adhesives for separate applications: Tombow Mono Glue, X-Press IT Fine Point Glue Pen, and my Crafter’s Companion Tape Runner. My Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat was so easy to clean up in between glue messes, my Multicraft Precion Tweezers & QuickStik Craft Tool were both a life saver while working with the sequins, and my Cheery Lynn Tweezers quickly & easily snipped my new die set apart.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

This project really didn’t take me very long. If you treat it like an assembly line, it goes pretty quickly! Hope you liked, and have a wonderful day and week. Happy Crafting!

Valerie

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh die & sequins, Lawn Fawn ink {ValByDesign, 2016}

Merry Everything

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi Crafters! It’s Valerie here, and my card for today is a non-traditional Christmas shaker card using My Favorite Things & Pretty Pink Posh

I couldn’t wait to use the new MFT Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows die set! And it worked perfectly for today’s shaker card project! I also pulled out their older set: the Jingle All the Way stamp set and coordinating die set.

My Favorite Things stamps & dies & papers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

The fun MFT 6×6 papers at work here are the Dots & Stripes Sorbet and Dots & Stripes Neutral. And I used the MFT Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle die set to cut the rectangle pink piece.

My Favorite Things stamps & dies & papers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

I decided to pull the fun colors from the papers into the PPP sequins I used for the shaker (I wish I had added more sequins to the shaker portion, however :/ ): 

My Favorite Things stamps & dies & papers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

The colored images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copics:

  • Santa: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 / Clothes: R17, R27, R29 & N0, N2 / Beard: W00, W1, W3 / Belt & Boots: C6, C7, C9 / Present: Y13, Y15, & RV04, RV09
  • Reinder: Fur: E13, E15, E17 / Antlers: E71, E74, E77 / R46 / Hooves: T6, T8 / Collar: E59 & Y17
  • Girl: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57 / Coat: Y13, Y15, Y17 / Scarf: RV04, RV09 / Boots: E17, E18

My Favorite Things stamps & dies & papers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen accents to the pink scarf, the pink ribbon, and the reindeer’s gold tags.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! And don’t forget to enter your Holiday cards into our current Challenge, Hanukkah or Christmas!

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Guest Designer Sunday with Crafty Paws

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Anything But a Card, Eye Candy (Projects), Guest Designer Sunday, Videos

It’s time for another Guest Designer Sunday!!

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Today we have the wonderfully talented  Crafty Paws joining us again!

Crafty Paws

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I made this card for a friend who recently almost bought a dog at a pet shop. I am happy and relieved to say that she didn’t and with this card that I am encouraging her to adopt from a shelter or rescue organization or get a dog from a reputable breeder.

I knew I wanted a large card to create a kind of “store front” look with a bright, welcoming awning and a large picture window.  To add an interactive element, I made the front window a floating shaker through which you could see a room full of puppies from the Mama Elephant “Playful Pups” stamp set. Oh my gosh, aren’t those puppies the cutest?

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The following are the Copic colors I used for the puppies, tennis balls, and bones:
Dalmatian: W1, 8, 9; Bandana: BG11, 45
Rolling Golden Retriever: E21, 11, 13 and 41; Belly and muzzle: E41 and 41
Center Terrier-mix: E33, 35, 23, 37, 29; Muzzle: E41 and 51; Collar: B24, 29; Tag: Gold metallic Sakura Gellly Roll Pen
Weimaraner playing with ball: C1, 3, 4 and colorless blender; Collar: R22, 29
Pug-mix: E40 and 70; Ears and muzzle: R11; Collar: B01 ; Spikes: Gold metallic Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Bear squeaky toy (drawn with a Copic 0.01 pt Multiliner pen and fussy cut to cover letter in stamp image): RV00, 02, 13 with belly covered in  Raspberry Fizz Flower Soft for fuzzy texture
Tennis balls: Y11, 13, 15
Bones: C1 coated with Glossy Accents for shine

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I started with a large 8.5″ x 12″ piece of heavy kraft card stock for the base. To accommodate the dimension of the pups, I also added a 1/8″ gusset at the top fold. I then cut a window out of the front panel with an X-Acto knife 7 3/4″ by 3 1/4″.  I cut a second panel with the same dimensions so that I could insert the shaker pocket between these two panels to create a floating shaker on the front of the card without interfering with all the pups on the inside of the card. I created the shaker pocket using a scrapbook layout sleeve and a We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, filling it with tennis balls and bones that I stamped, colored and die cut from the Playful Pups set; pearlescent and gold sequins; and white seed beads (I find that adding something with a little dimension like beads helps all the shaker pieces move around better).

For the awning, I cut a piece of 2 3/4″ by 8.5″ piece of striped patterned paper and used the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Setto punch the end corners and along one edge of the paper. Then I scored the paper lengthwise at 3/8″ and 2 3/4″ to create the area to attach the awning at the top of the card and the drop overhang. To finish off the window, I just cut strips of white card stock to frame the opening and layered a couple of thinner strips at the top and bottom to add some visual weight to the window framing.

The puppy playroom inside was easy to create. I first cut a piece of pink wood grain patterned paper to 8.5″ x 4.5″. Then I found some pale blue puppy paw print paper that I thought would make the perfect flooring and cut that to 8.5″ x 3″. To create the look of a 3D room, I drew in vertical wall lines 1 1/4″ in from either side and 3″ down the card.  I connected the bottoms of those lines with a horizontal line to create the back floor.  Finally, I cut away the floor paper at a diagonal from the bottom of the wall lines to 1 1/2″ above the bottom of the card on both sides.  If this is unclear, please watch the video where I point all of this out on the card so you can see what I’m describing.

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Then it was just a matter of positioning all the adorable puppies that I had colored up and die cut using the matching Mama Elephant Creative Cuts die set. I popped all of them up on foam adhesive to add a little dimension and added a little extra fun with an extra muzzle layer for the Pug-mix which I fussy cut out and popped up with more foam adhesive and putting the whole Golden Retriever up on a home made action wobble (if you are interested in how to make an action wobble, see THIS VIDEO).

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Thank you SO very much, Crafty Paws, for joining us this month, and for sharing your wonderul creations and fantastic videos for us!

Crafters, head on over to the Crafty Paws blog to seemore of her amazing work!

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