Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mini Notecards by Lisa

Good morning crafty friends! 
I'm over on the Kat Scrappiness blog today to bring you a sweet mini trio of notecards. I have an easy technique that I think you are going to fall in love with. We are going to make mini notecards using the nested dies we all love and reach for all the time for our regular sized cards. The finished size of each card is approximately 4 1/8" x 2 3/4". What you need is the largest die from any of your nested die sets.  I've used rectangles but squares would work as well.  The 3 nested die sets I've used are the Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangles, the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles and the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies

For my trio of sweet cards I used patterned paper for the card base for some color and variety but any paper or card stock would work.

 After I die cut the largest size die from each set, I folded the paper in half to create a mini card.  

Then comes the fun part! Decorate to your heart's desire! I added a piece of white card stock to the front of each mini card and stamped a background with florals and then popped the focal points up on foam tape. I used the Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" die as the sentiment on 2 of the cards. I finished each card off with some pretty colored twine and 3 sparkly sequins from the Barbie Sequin mix. I stuck with the rule of 3 to place my sequins down and it was just the right amount of added sparkle. Since the card base is made from dies that have decorative edges, your cards will have 3 fancy edges that are so pretty!

Making these mini notecards is a cinch and uses dies that you probably already have in your stash.  Kat's nested dies are the perfect size to create these mini cards. It might not be a new technique but it sure is fun! Small notecards are perfect for lunchbox notes, quick thank you cards or for any occasion that calls for a quick small card! For some added fun you can make your envelope out of the same patterned paper to match your card.  The possibilities are endless!
All supplies used are linked below.
Thank you so much for joining me today and don't forget to use code Lisa10 to get 10% off your order at checkout.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC June Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am super excited to be joining the Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge team.  Thank you Kylie for this great opportunity!  Every month Happy Little Stampers has an ATC challenge and the theme for July is Coffee!  For anyone who isn't familiar with ATC cards, they are mini works of art that measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are traded around the world. Usually they are numbered and signed on the back by the artist.  There is certainly no lack of coffee themed art these days and it is so much fun to create!  For my project I created 4 ATC's with some awesome faux coffee stained backgrounds.  
Here are the 4 cards I made for this challenge.

I used 2 different coffee cup dies, 1 from Spellbinders and 1 from Cas-ual Fridays and the sentiment stamps are from Technique Tuesday and Cas-ual Fridays.
Here are closeups of the individual cards.

I hope you'll play along this month and enter the ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

Winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Patriotic Birthday Card

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog 
to share a new card with you!  

I hope everyone who celebrates the 4th of July had a safe and enjoyable day yesterday!  
In honor of the 4th I thought I'd use the new 
Crafter's Essentials 1 dies to share a patriotic birthday card with you!
The Crafter's Essentials dies have 13 individual dies in the package and there are literally an endless number of combinations available for making cards.  These dies are a cardmaker's best friend! There is a great picture showcasing 9 different sketches as examples using these dies which I'll share below. 
My card was a quick and easy one to make and I decided to use quite a few different embossing folders on the card to give it a lot of texture.
I used polka dot folders on the card background and mini polka dots on the letters from the Condensed Lowercase Alphas. The smaller white panel was embossed with a brick background folder and the circle die was run through my paper crimper to give it some texture as well.
I heat embossed my sentiment from Everyday Brush Strokes on to the blue strip across the circle in white.  I popped the circle, stars, white panel, sentiment and letters on foam tape to give it even more dimension.  Here is a picture of all the supplies used.  

Head over to the shop today to take advantage of the sale going on.  15% off storewide and a free sequin package with all orders!

Thanks for stopping by today, all products will be linked below.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
🇺🇸Lisa 🇺🇸

Monday, July 2, 2018

Get Creative Challenge - #71

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with another challenge from Get Creative Challenges

The challenge for July for the pink team has a theme of a shaped card (no squares or rectangles) and goes from 7/2 - 7/31. For my card I used a beautiful pansy image from Eureka stamps and I watercolored it with my Zig clean color markers.  I chose to make a scalloped oval easel card using some beautiful dies from Kat ScrappinessThe Stitched Scalloped Oval dies are so pretty and versatile for so many card projects!  Both sentiments are from the Gina K stamp set, Wreath Builder.  What a fun card to make!  I'm very happy with how it turned out!  I hope you'll join us this month and play along, I can't wait to see your creations!
Have a super day everyone! 
I already am!
🌺Lisa 🌺

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Angies Digital Stamps July Challenge

Hello crafty friends and welcome back to another monthly challenge over at Angies Digital Stamps! This week I chose to play with this adorable Heart Baby Onesie image from Angies shop.  I printed the images out 3 times on some pretty Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush Bitty Big paper and inked the ages after I cut them out.  I love how the card has a real vintage feel to it.  I used the Edgers 2 die from Papertrey as well for the pretty scalloped border under the onesies.  I made the sentiment on my computer and inked the edges as well after I cut it out.   
This month is challenge #22 and it runs from 7/1 - 7/27
 and the theme is Anything goes.  

Make sure to visit the other Design Team members blogs and see the beautiful cards they've created! Please remember you have all month to play along.
See challenge blog for official rules and have fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, I already am!
👶🏼Lisa 👶🏼

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along this week with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  This week is anything goes but also to use Wplus9 stamps if you have.  
I chose to use 2 stamp sets that I have from Wplus9.  They are Paisley Patterns and Fresh Cut Florals.  I just adore floral stamps and dies.  I stamped a random pattern on my background using the Paisley Patterns stamp set with a variety of different Papertrey Ink colors and then I layered the background with an intricate die from Kat Scrappiness.  That frame is called the Wood Grain Framed Wire die and I've been using it a lot lately.  It just seems to go with everything!
I made a focal point for my sentiment using 2 more dies from Kat Scrappiness called 
Stitched Scalloped Oval and Stitched Fishtail Banners.  I heat embossed a partial sentiment from Fresh Cut Florals onto the fishtail banner and adhered it to the scalloped oval.  I die cut the word "you" from the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC's die set and added it to the oval focal point.  
For the last added touch I die cut some flowers from the Fresh Cut Florals and arranged them on the top corner of the oval.
Here is a picture with all of the supplies used.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card!
Have an amazing day!
I already am!
🌺Lisa 🌼

Crazy Bird

Good morning everyone! 
It's my turn today over on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I've got a fun card to share with you.  This month Kat released a great new die called the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire and it really is a unique die that can be used in so many different ways.  Make sure to check out the other projects by the DT members to see how they have used this fun die.  
Today I decided to use the die as an interesting background and a place to showcase my crazy bird and computer generated sentiment. 
I started by stamping my Tim Holtz Crazy Bird on to some watercolor paper with 
Versafine Onyx black ink and coloring him with 2 colors of distress ink.  I rubbed some Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers on to an acrylic block and I used my water brush to pick up the ink and color my bird.  After I was happy with the results I hand cut him out and put him aside to dry.
Next I die cut the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire die out of some black cardstock and adhered a piece of black striped patterned paper behind it.  I really love the look of the wire die over the striped paper.  It adds to the "crazy" look on the birds face.  
I glued the wire die with the patterned paper to an A2 sized white card base with some 

For this card I wanted to add a sentiment with a crazy font so I generated a sentiment with my computer and hand cut it out.  I trimmed down the words into 6 different strips and inked the edges of each strip with some Black Soot distress ink.  

The only thing left to do was to pop up my bird and sentiment strips up on some foam tape. 
I love how this card turned out and the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire die 
gives it such a unique look.  

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to check out these great products in the shop and don't forget to use code Lisa10 to get 10% off your order at checkout!
All products will be linked below.
Have a great day, I already am!
🐦Lisa 🐦

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Friday, June 29, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch 278

A one layer card for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge this week.  
Seriously!!!! Do you know how hard it is to make a one layer card?
Well, at least for me it is!  Anyway I love how it turned out despite the lack of embellishments and layers.  I used the You Are a Masterpiece stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the butterflies and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers.  The sentiment is from a Kat Scrappiness stamp set called Everyday Brush Strokes.
Here is sketch #278
Here is a picture of the supplies used to make my card.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
I already am!
🦋Lisa 🦋

Papertrey Ink MIM Inchie Elements

I love Make it Monday with Papertrey Ink.  
I've missed a few but I wish I joined in weekly.  I'll have to work on that!  
This week's MIM theme is Inchie Elements and Lexi Daly has made an adorable card using some adorable sea creatures.  I decided to use an old set called Honey Bees.
I wanted to make my inchie squares a little fancy so I used some 
Stitched Scalloped Squares by Kat Scrappiness.
I love how this card turned out.  Here's a pic with all the supplies I used. I accidentally 
left out the Hexagon Stencil and
I also used the new Grid Stamp by Dawn McVey!  I love that stamp!
Have a great day!
I already am!
🐝Lisa 🐝

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans!  It's my turn today over on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I'm sharing an eclipse card that I made for Father's Day.  I used one of the new dies in the shop this month called Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  I also used the Large Alpha dies to form the focal point of the card after I made a background with the Dad's Tools stamp set

I started by die cutting a white panel from one of the stitched rectangle dies and stamping the hammer and nails randomly all over in every direction.  I made sure to stamp some of the hammers and nails off of the card for a more random look.  Once the background was done I die cut the letter D A D out of the panel.  The next step was to die cut the same letters out of black paper two more times.  I adhered the black letters to each other and made the top layer the letter that was cut from the stamped background.  The last step was to cut the letters out one more time from double sided foam tape to pop the letters up on the card.  I adhered the stamped panel to a black card base and fit the thick letters back in like a jigsaw puzzle.  Because they had black layers under them they appear to have a shadow under them making them stand out.  I finished the card with a sentiment from Dad's Tools heat embossed with white on to a stitched flag and popped it up on foam tape.

I love to decorate the inside of my cards with a coordinating stamp and sentiment so I stamped Mr. Fix It on the inside with a hammer and a few nails to finish the card off.

The eclipse card is such a fun technique and you can check out YouTube for a great video showing this technique by my other Kat Scrappiness team member Tina Dornbaum.

All products used will be linked below.  
Don't forget to use code Lisa10 at checkout for 10% off your order!
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a great day!
I already am!
🔨Lisa 🔨

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Unicorn Magic

Hello crafty friends!  It's my turn today on the Kat Scrappiness blog!  This months new release includes some great dies that will let your creativity run wild!  These are nested dies in 4 different shapes that have scalloped edges with detailed stitching inside.  There are rectangles, ovals, squares and circles.  For my unicorn card I used the largest Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die to make a top folding card.  I folded my card stock in half and placed the die on top with the top edge of the die off the card and sent it through my die cut machine.

I love this technique because I don't have to add an extra layer to my card but I still get the decorative edge to my top layer.  The result is a top folded card with pretty edges and some detailed stitching.

The next step was to cut an oval scalloped circle out of white paper to build my unicorn on.

I used the Magical Unicorn stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio to decorate the oval.  I started by prepping my paper with my Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad and then I stamped the unicorn horn with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. I used the matching die to cut out the horn.  Next I stamped the eyelashes directly on to the oval in Versamark ink again and I heat embossed it with black sparkle embossing powder. It is important to prep your paper with the embossing magic pad before using black embossing powder so that you don't have any stray powder on the white paper.  Once the powder is melted you can't erase that stray powder.  After stamping and embossing those pretty eyelashes I had to give my unicorn some pretty blush and eye shadow.  For the blush I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink  and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker together.  I smooshed some Worn Lipstick on to some acetate and then I mixed it with the Spectrum Noir Marker and used a dauber to sponge on some cheeks.  I repeated the same process with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink for the eye shadow and I applied it with a thin paint brush.  

For some extra special sparkle I stamped the star stamp from the Magical Unicorn set in Gold Delicata ink next to the eyelashes.

After the makeup was done I worked on the headband. I used the matching dies from the Magical Unicorn set to cut out some pretty pink flowers and I used the Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together stamp set to add some pretty green foliage to the headband. To add some shine I die cut a gold glittered swirl border die and tucked it under the largest flower.  
For a final shiny touch I added 3 Sparkling Clear Solid Confetti pieces to the middle flower. 

I clear embossed the sentiment after I stamped it in Versamark ink to make it shine.
I popped up the oval on foam tape to a light green card base and the card was done.  I just love all the sparkle and shine on this card.
All products will be linked below.  
Check out all of the wonderful new dies in the shop this month and don't forget to
 use code Lisa10 to save 10% at checkout.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
I already am!
🦄Lisa 🦄

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Angie's Digital Stamps June Challenge

Welcome back to another monthly challenge over at Angies Digital Stamps. This week I  chose to play with this adorable Heart cupcake image from Angies shop.  It paired so well with this cute sentiment from a Clearly Besotted stamp set I had.  I colored the cute little cupcakes with some copic markers and added some glitter to the hearts on top of the cupcakes.  I added some tiny metal seed beads to the shaker element on the card  
This month is challenge #21 and it runs from 6/3 - 6/29
 and the theme is Anything goes with an optional twist Bingo
(Use any 3 across, down, or diagonal.)
I used the middle horizontal line for my card.
Blue cupcake, Glitter on the hearts and Metal seed beads in the shaker.

Make sure to visit the other Design Team members blogs and see the beautiful cards they've created! Please remember you have all month to play along.
See challenge blog for official rules and have fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, I already am!
🍰Lisa 🍰 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mini Treat Bags

Hello again crafty friends!  I'm back today on the Kat Scrappiness blog to bring you another cute project!  I made 3 adorable mini treat bags using the Stitched Heart Tag die and I decorated them with the Stitched Flag dies and the Double Stitched Circle dies.  I have a video for you today to show how I assembled the bags and it's super easy to follow.  I have to thank my fellow Kat Scrappiness design team member Maria Russell for the fabulous idea to make the bag.  She did a video a while back showing the process and I remade the bags using some current stamps and dies.  

This is the bag I assembled in my video and I used a sentiment from the Punny Snacks stamp set.  
The pretty patterned paper is from the Lawn Fawn paper pack, Gotta Have Gingham .  I started with 2 die cut panels from the larger die in the Stitch Heart Tag dies. I then cut a coordinating piece of paper to 11 7/8" x 2" to attach the 2 die cut panels together.  Next you will score your paper on the 11 7/8" side at 4" and 7 7/8" and then you will score the paper 1/4" in from both sides on the 2" side.

After you score your strip fold on all the score lines and make 
4 snips where the score lines meet each other.

The next step is to place some strong double sided adhesive along the middle sections to 
adhere the 2 heart tags.

Next you want to apply some additional double sided tape to the remaining scored flaps and assemble the box accordingly.

The video will show the assembly process step by step.  The only thing left to do is decorate the front of the box and fill it with pretty tissue paper and treats!
I die cut several Stitched Flag dies from some more gingham paper and arranged them around one of the Double Stitched Circle dies.  I stamped a sentiment from the Punny Snacks stamp set on to a scalloped circle and adhered it to the circle on some foam tape.  
I made the same box with some different patterned paper but essentially followed the same steps.

I also created the same bag a third time for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop that Kat Scrappiness is a super sponsor for.  I used the Layered Coffee Cup die and the "Got Coffee" sentiment die for the front of the bag and I finished it off with a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday stamp set "Sassy Coffee"
I stamped the sentiment on to a Stitched Flag die and finished off the front panel with some paint splatters of Ground Espresso distress ink.

These treat bags are super fun to make and they are very quick and easy to assemble.  They would make great party favors for a kids party or even elegant favors for a wedding or anniversary party.  
Here is a link to the YouTube video showing how to assemble these cute bags.

Thanks for joining me today!  All supplies used are linked below.  
I hope you'll give this technique a try!
Don't forget to use code Lisa10 at to receive 10% off your order at checkout.
Have a great day, I already am!
🍬Lisa 🍬