Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Paper Sweeties September 2020 New Release Rewind!

  


 
Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #3 of the September 2020 *NEW* Release Rewind at Paper Sweeties!

This month there is a new stamp and die set called 
With Heartfelt Thoughts and it has some sweet sentiments for
cards such as thank you, condolences, sympathy and inspirational themes as well.


Here is my card using the new stamps and flower dies from this beautiful set.





For this card I stamped the back side of the flower stamp in pretty rainbow colors and then turned the stamp to the right side and stamped in black. I learned this technique a while ago and it was perfect for these floral stamps.  The sentiment is from the Love You To Pieces stamp set and the assorted sequins gave just the right shine to the flower centers.

Make sure to check out the rest of the DT to see what they have created with this new set.


Larissa Heskett
Lisa Golzbein - you are here

Thanks for joining us for the September release!

Have a great day, I already am!
🌸  Lisa 🌸 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Warm Wishes

 


Today is my day in the "ICU", that is the Intensive Coffee Unit and that's where I reside over on 

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I have an adorable coffee themed tag for you. 




This cute little tag is from the Lawn Fawn Tag Your It dies and Birthday Tags stamp set. That cute little girl on my tag is from the Love Cynthia Coffee Addict stamp set and she is sooo stinkin' cute!
I added some cute Red Heart sprinkles from Kat Scrappiness.

I colored my cute little girl image with Copic Markers and popped her up on foam tape. The tag is finished off with some Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Cord.

Just a sweet little caffeinated tag for you today


Have a great day, I already am!
❤️ Lisa ❤️

Paper Sweeties September 2020 New Release Party!

 


 
Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #2 of the September 2020 *NEW* Release Party at Paper Sweeties!

This month there is a new stamp and die set called 
With Heartfelt Thoughts and it has some sweet sentiments for
cards such as thank you, condolences, sympathy and inspirational themes as well.


Here is my card using the new stamps and flower dies from this beautiful set.






I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when I need one.  This stamp set is the perfect set for a quick and elegant sympathy card.

Make sure to check out the rest of the DT to see what they have created with this new set.


Larissa Heskett
Lisa Golzbein - you are here

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the New Release Rewind and we will have some more inspiration from the DT.

Have a great day, I already am!
🌸  Lisa 🌸 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Paper Sweeties September 2020 New Release Sneak Peeks!


 
Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #1 of the September 2020 *NEW* product release at Paper Sweeties!

This month there is a new stamp and die set called 
With Heartfelt Thoughts and it has some sweet sentiments for
cards such as thank you, condolences, sympathy and inspirational themes as well.


Here is my card using the new stamps and flower dies from this beautiful set.
I also used the Thanks Sweet Cut Die to add to the stamped sentiment from the new stamp set.




I can tell I will be using this stamp set a lot when I need a simple sweet sentiment for a heartfelt card.

Make sure to check out the rest of the DT to see what they have created with this new set.


Larissa Heskett
Lisa Golzbein - you are here

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the New Release Party and we will have some more inspiration from the DT.

Have a great day, I already am!
🌸  Lisa 🌸 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Fur Baby Love




Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I have a card for all you animal lovers out there! If you haven't noticed slimline dies are all the rage right now and Kat Scrappiness is now carrying a wide variety of slimline dies with some very unique styles! I used 2 of the newest slimline dies for my card. 

I started out with a card base of 8 1/2"x 7" and scored it 3 1/2". The next layer is the largest die from the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline Dies and it is cut from kraft card stock. The top layer is cut from white card stock using the 2nd largest die from the Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies.

For the main focal point on my card I used the word dies and the pawprint die from the Pet Sentiments Dies. I filled the pawprints with some patterned paper I made myself using a stencil from Taylored Expressions. The sentiment is from a My Creative Time stamp set.

To finish off my card I added these 3 fun sprinkles around the words and the pawprints:



I'm really happy with how this card came out and I just love the 
paw prints in the WOOF and MEOW dies!

Here is one more picture with all of the fabulous  Kat Scrappiness products I used on my card:



Make sure you check out the  Kat Scrappiness store this weekend for all of your crafty needs!
There is an awesome Labor Day Sale going on and you can get 15% off site wide* on all products. 
It will run from September 4th - 8th, just use coupon code: LABORDAY2020
*sale excludes all MISTI and Slimline products




Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🐱  Lisa  🐶 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Living La Vida Mocha!

 


Good morning fellow caffeine addicts! 
I am up on The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I have a 
quick and simple card to share with you!

The Caffeinated line of critters at The Rabbit Hole Designs have so much character they just speak for themselves and don't require a lot of fanfare.
Today I created a clean and simple card using the Caffeinated Bee. The bee is definitely my favorite caffeinated critter of all of them! If you haven't checked out The Rabbit Hole Designs yet, it might be time for a visit!



Here's the quick and easy recipe for my card:

1) Cut out a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Zig Zag dies from Kat Scrappiness and sponge on a circle of Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink in a loose circle near the bottom right of the card.

2) Run panel through a beehive style embossing folder for some added texture

3) Add embossed panel to a teal colored card base. I chose one to match the Peacock Feathers ink.

4) Stamp the Caffeinated Bee using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to some Copic friendly paper and color using Copic markers. Stamp your sentiment under the bee.  I used a sentiment from The Rabbit Hole Designs Perfectly Blended stamp set.

5) Cut bee and sentiment out using a die from the Kat Scrappiness Zig Zag Circle Dies and pop it up on foam tape on your embossed panel.

That's it, easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Sometimes I love making a quick and easy card that packs a lot of punch!
Here's one more pic with the supplies used.


Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a great day, I already am!

 ☕️ Lisa  🐝 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Kat Scrappiness & WOW Embossing Powder Blog Hop


Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop! Today is day TWO of inspiration for you using Kat Scrappiness Stamps, Dies, and Embellishments and WOW! Embossing Powders. And of course there are amazing PRIZES!


My first card for the hop features 3 Kat Scrappiness dies and 2 different WOW Embossing Powders.

KS Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" Die
KS Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies
KS Double Stitched Circle Dies
WOW Black Magic Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder 



My second card for the hop features 3 Kat Scrappiness dies and 1 Sequin mix and 2 different WOW Embossing Products (one powder and one glitter.



WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to either their UK or USA Store and Kat Scrappiness is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store. All you need to do to win is COMMENT. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win! The winners will be chosen at RANDOM from ANY of the blogs on the two day hop.


You should have arrived here from Ashlee McGregor and your
next stop will be Caren Bartholomew!
If you get lost along the way here is the lineup for today!




Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
I already am!
🌟 Lisa 🌟 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Did Somebody Say Cake?

 



Hello hello hello! I am so excited because I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with a really fun card I made for my daughter's friend's birthday. I love to take out a bunch of different Kat Scrappiness dies and use them in new and creative ways.  Today I decided to make my own stencils with the Nested Layering Heart Dies. I needed to have a heart shaped stencil to do some ink blending in and I didn't have anything like that.

I started by taking the 3 smallest dies in the Nested Layering Heart Dies and cut them out of some 6x6 stencil sheets from The Crafters Workshop. I just love blank stencil sheets because you can create any stencil you want with dies that you already own. How's that for getting double duty out of your supplies!




I just love using my Distress Oxide Inks to do ink blending and I thought it would look really neat to do some ink blending over an embossed background.
I took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and stamped the Unity Faithful Letter background stamp in Versamark embossing ink and sprinkled Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder over the panel. I then heated it until the powder was smooth and melted.
Next it was time to put my stencil to work. I placed my handmade heart stencil all over the panel in different positions even overlapping in certain spots and used 2 different color inks on each heart to get some beautiful blends. I had so much fun making a random pattern using my favorite colors.  I was sort of going for a rainbow effect as much as possible. I just love the look of the text being highlighted over the heart shapes.

I'll be honest, the ink blending looked way better than I thought it would. I was very happy with how it turned out! Once I liked the layout of the hearts, I used the largest die in the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies to cut out the panel and give it a finished edge. I used a bright piece of pink card stock to matte the panel on so it would really stand out.

For the sentiment I wanted a bold black die cut for the front and the Hooray w/ Shadow die was the perfect choice. I used a piece of vellum paper to back the black die cut and it looked great against the bright rainbow colors. The two smaller sentiments are from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Birthday stamp set. I just love the look of white embossing on black paper!

And last but not least, what card would be complete without some Sparkling Clear Droplets?
I love how they let the color show through behind them!

I love how this card turned out and I love how with a little creativity and imagination you can create anything you want. You just have to think outside the box sometimes!

Here's another picture with all of the fun Kat Scrappiness products I used on my card:



Thank you so much for joining me today, I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my latest card and I hope you'll check out all the fun stamps and dies over at Kat Scrappiness!

Don't forget to follow 
Kat Scrappiness on all
social media platforms to be alerted to new releases, sales and giveaways!



Have a great day, I already am!
🎉   Lisa  🎂  

Disclaimer: My blog uses affiliate links 
whenever possible at no additional cost 
to you. I only promote products I actually 
use and love and think other crafters might 
enjoy as well!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Got Coffee?


Hi crafty friends, today I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog to share 2 cups of coffee with you.  If you've already had your morning cup, pour another and relax.  Kat Scrappiness has an awesome die called the Layered Coffee Cup Die and it's just the right size to take center stage on any card!  


For today's post I have 2 cards. I wanted the first card to have a "coffee stained" background so of course I reached for my Ground Espresso colored Distress Ink pad and  I "smooshed" (technical crafty term) some ink onto a piece of acetate and then sprayed it with water.  When the ink was moving around I placed the acetate onto a piece of watercolor paper and the results were gorgeous!  I then assembled my coffee cup out of various colors of card stock and patterned paper.





Here is a very handy instruction sheet to show you how to assemble the pieces from the die.


For the koozie section of the die I used kraft cardstock and I stamped a star from the Kat Scrappiness Swatches stamp set.  After that I ran the koozie through my paper crimper to give it a realistic look with some dimension and I added it to the cup with some foam tape.  When the coffee cup was fully assembled I added some paint splatter with the Ground Espresso color to the whole cup.  I just love the added interest paint splatter gives to any project!
For my sentiment I used the Kat Scrappiness "Got Coffee?" die and added it to the side of the card.  This sentiment is awesome and uses a fun whimsical font that is perfect for any coffee themed card.



For my next card I used just the word "coffee" and cut it out 3 times in different colors for a fun look.  I painted the coffee cup with a pink pearlescent color from the Kuretake Gansai Pearls colors watercolor set and I added a heart to the cozy from the "Swatches" stamp set and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold powder.  I placed it on a diamond embossed background and added some fun
Kat Scrappiness Barbie sequins for a feminine touch.
Such a different look with the same die!



If you added the sentiment "Wanna" above this die, it would make a cute card for a friend inviting them to get together over coffee reading "Wanna Get Coffee?"
This coffee cup die makes it easy to create an eye catching card in no time!

That's all for today, I am glad you stopped by! 
Have a great day, I already am!
☕Lisa☕

Disclaimer: My blog uses affiliate links 
whenever possible at no additional cost 
to you. I only promote products I actually 
use and love and think other crafters might 
enjoy as well!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Paper Sweeties August 2020 New Release Party!

 

Hi and welcome to my blog!
Today is the Paper Sweeties August Release Day #2! Today is the New Release Party! Paper Sweeties is also celebrating their 8th birthday this month so make sure to join in all of the fun by stopping by the blog everyday for sales, inspiration and chances to win! 






Today I'm showcasing the new "Berry" Sweet Mini Stamp Set  and the "Sweet Wishes" Mini Stamp Set along with products from the 3rd Quarter Sweet Kit!
Here's a look at the new products!




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I used the new Sweet Kit to make this adorable tag.  I started with the
For You Sweet Cuts Tag die and decorated it with the stamps, dies, sequins and paper from the 3rd Quarter Sweet Kit.  I also finished off my tag with some Green Apple Seam Binding.

Don't forget to hop along and visit the rest of the Design Team blogs to be inspired by their beautiful projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
Lisa Golzbein

Thanks for stopping by today and please come visit again tomorrow for more inspiration and festivities!

Have a great day, I already am!
🍍  Lisa 🍍

Friday, August 14, 2020

Paper Sweeties August Release 2020 Sneak Peeks

Hi and welcome to my blog!
Today is the Paper Sweeties August Release Day #1! Paper Sweeties is also celebrating their 8th birthday this month so make sure to join in all of the fun by stopping by the blog everyday for sales, inspiration and chances to win! 






Today I'm showcasing the new "Berry" Sweet Mini Stamp Set  and the "Sweet Wishes" Mini Stamp Set along with products from the 3rd Quarter Sweet Kit!
Here's a look at the new products!




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I used the sweet kit to make this adorable treat box.  I started with the
Sweet Cuts Treat Box Die and decorated it with the stamps, dies and washi tape from the 3rd Quarter Sweet Kit. I also used the Sweet Cuts die  to finish the sentiment at the top of the box! What box would be complete without some gorgeous Seam Binding? I used Robin's Egg Seam Binding to finish off the top closure of the box.


Don't forget to hop along and visit the rest of the Design Team blogs to be inspired by their beautiful projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
Lisa Golzbein

Thanks for stopping by today and please come visit again tomorrow for more inspiration and festivities!

Have a great day, I already am!
🍦  Lisa  🍦