Thursday, March 29, 2018

So Egg-Cited for Easter

Hi crafty friends!  I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today to bring you another fun card using an awesome stamp and die set from "Your Next Stamp".  This stamp set is called "So Egg-citing" and there are cute matching dies.  It features the most adorable egg carton to put some little chickies and eggs into.  Since Easter is on Sunday I thought it would be fun to make a cute Easter card featuring that cute carton with some sweet baby chicks inside.
I started out by stamping all the images I wanted to color and place on my card.  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and blended them out for a watercolor look.

After the coloring was done I used the matching dies to cut out my cute little chickies and eggs.

Next I stamped the egg carton image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder so that I could watercolor it with my Pearl Colors by Kuretake Gansai Tambi.  This technique seals the black ink preventing it from smearing when it gets wet. I just love the pearlescent shine of these paints.

Next I worked on the sentiment.  For this card I used one of my favorite techniques for die cutting letters.  I love to make a beautiful watercolor backgrounds and die cut letters out of it.  It gives them a very random and pretty pattern.  The Kat Scrappiness Condensed Lowercase Alphabet Dies were perfect for this technique.  I used my Pearl Colors by Kuretake Gansai Tambi again and I took some watercolor paper and randomly painted 4 different pastel colors.  The result was a very pretty pastel background from which I cut my letters out for a very bold sentiment.
Next I cut out a piece of cardstock with the Kat Scrappiness Rectangle Stitched Dies and ran the panel through my die cut machine with a wood grain embossing folder for some dimension and texture.  I adhered the wood grain panel to a standard card base and glued my letters down.  After gluing my chicks and eggs down inside the egg carton I popped it up over the letters with some foam tape for added dimension.  I added a few more chicks and eggs to the letters for some fun and finished the card off with some Kat Scrappiness Rainbow Splash and Barbie sequins. And of course no card is complete without some sparkle and shimmer so I took my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker to add some glittery goodness to my chicks and eggs.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope you'll try cutting some alphabet dies from some handmade watercolor or painted cardstock!  All supplies linked below.  Check out to find the supplies used to make this card and lots of other crafty goodness!  Don't forget to use code Lisa10 to save 10% off of your total purchase at checkout!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Rainbow Brush Strokes

I'm so happy to be bringing you another fun project from the Kat Scrappiness design team!  Today I have a really fun and colorful card to share!  One of the new stamp sets in the shop this month is the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set.  I'm a sucker for rainbow colors, I have been since I'm a kid! 
❤️ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒˆ ❤️ 
Those bright colors just make me happy!
Here is the card I'll be sharing with you today.

I used 4 different colors of Distress Oxide inks and I stamped a repeating background in a rainbow pattern on the front panel that I die cut from the
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Postage Edge Rectangle Dies.

Once I stamped all the colors all the way down the card I decided to play with a little black paint splatter.  I love to add some fun paint splatter to my cards, it really adds a ton of interest to any project, not to mention it's just plain FUN!!  I'll show you a tip for adding this look to your cards with a fan brush in the video below.
After I was happy with the paint splatter on the background, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then just because I couldn't get enough paint splattering I decided to do it again with white paint on the black sentiment panel! What a stress reliever!  You must try this technique if you haven't already!

After I had just the right amount of white paint splatter on the sentiment, I popped the black panel up on foam tape over my rainbow background.  To finish off the card I added some Sparkling Clear Solid Confetti Sequins randomly over the card and a colorful pink heart die cut from the Concord and 9th Quilted Heart Die set.

That's all the rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ paint splattery ๐ŸŽจ  fun for today!
I hope you'll try some paint splattering for yourself!
You can see the process on YouTube or click on the video below.

Products used on card will be linked below and you can use code: LISA10 at checkout
to get 10 % of your order at

Have a great day!
I already am!
๐ŸŒˆ Lisa ๐ŸŒˆ

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Out of the Box!

I am very excited to be posting my first design team project for Kat Scrappiness.  Up on the blog today I am sharing a fun new project using one of the adorable new stamp sets available this month.  It's called Punny Snacks and it features some really cute food stamps and some cute punny sayings.  I decided to think "outside the box" for my project and create a mini pizza box to hold some small note cards that are food themed as well.  This little box could also be a 3-D card by itself or it could hold a gift card as well.  
When I first got my hands on this fun stamp set I immediately broke out my copic markers and colored up all of the cute little food stamps.  I made a chart showing the exact colors I used for each stamp to save me time later when I wanted to use them again.  Here is the chart all colored with a list of all the copic markers that I used if you're interested.

The only marker I didn't list was the colorless blender, marker "0", which I used to draw some color away from the hamburger bun to give the appearance of seeds.  

The first thing I did was create the mini pizza box to put the note cards in.  It looks complicated but in my video I will show you step by step how to assemble this cute little box.  

The next step was to decorate the top of the box with some traditional red gingham patterned paper to match the decor of a real pizzeria.  I added the sentiment "you have a pizza my heart" to the top and I hand cut two slices of pizza to pop up on opposite corners of the box.  

I then made 5 cute little notecards to fit inside of the box.  I used the rest of the food stamps and funny puns to decorate the top of 5 mini note cards.  I used the Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangle Dies to showcase the stamps and sentiments on the cards.  
I just love how they all look together with all those fun colored images!

The last step was to decorate the inside of the box so it could be used on its own as a 3-D card or gift card holder.  I colored and cut 6 slices of pizza and assembled them on a white circle to resemble a pizza pie.  Just for some added interest I used a paper crimper to give some texture to the bottom piece of paper in the box and make it look like corrugated cardboard.  I also added the sentiment "we're made for each other" to finish it off.

This was a super fun project to make and you can watch the process in a video below or on my YouTube channel.  I will list the products below with links.  

Be sure to check out all of the new products at Kat Scrappiness and use 
code: LISA10 to get 10% off your order at checkout.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Cute Easter Chickie Card and Video

Hi everyone.  I've been posting a lot of cards on Instagram lately but my poor blog has been lonely so today I thought I'd take another shot at video making and share a cute Easter card with you that I recently made. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ

 I recently had quite the happy mail haul from Kat Scrappiness and there aren't enough hours in the day to play with all of these fun stamps and dies.  Here is a picture of all the goodies I've been playing with lately.
Two stamp sets in particular I used on my card are from Your Next Stamp and they are so darn cute.  They are chock full of little chickies, perfect for popping out of coffee cups and egg cartons.  They are the Coffee Chick and So EGG-citing stamp sets and they both have matching dies.  
You can check out my YouTube channel for a video showing how I made this card!  

If you'd like to do some fun shopping at Kat Scrappiness don't forget to use code: Lisa10 at checkout to get 10% off of your order.
Below are the links to the products I used for this card.  
Have a great day!
I already am!

Recollections Ombre Ink Pad - Color Splash