Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Caffeinated Bee Spinner Cards

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to my blog!
Today I am up on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog with my last post as a guest 
designer for the month of March.  
It's been so much fun guest designing for this great new company! 
I just adore their fun and quirky stamps! Make sure to check them out!
I have 2 fun spinner cards for you.
I used the Rabbit Hole Caffeinated Bee stamp to make an 
interactive spinner card and I decided to do it 2 different ways.

The first card has the spinner on the front of the card and when 
the card is opened it spins around on a string.
I mirror stamped the bee on both cards so I could have the identical 
symmetrical image on both sides of the spinner.


There are many YouTube videos showing the construction of a spinner card.
They are actually quite easy to make and they look very impressive when
opened by the recipient.  
Here is a link to another spinner card I made recently, 
I used a bunny for the spinner but the construction is the same.
***Bunny Spinner Card***

The second card has the spinner on the inside of the card but essentially 
acts the same way with the bee spinning wildly when the card is opened.



Here are 2 short videos showing the mechanism of the 
spinner when the cards are opened.




Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoyed my cards and maybe you'll 
give the spinner card a try!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.


Supply List



Kat Scrappiness Products
If you like any of the Kat Scrappiness products used on my card
you can save 10% on your order if you enter the code LISA10 at checkout!



Additional Supplies

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














Saturday, March 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties March 2019 Release Rewind




Welcome to the Release Rewind for Paper Sweeties!
I hope you've enjoyed all of the inspiration these past few days 
from the talented design team!
We've been sharing our projects using the brand new
Get Well stamp set with matching Sweet Cuts dies.




Today I have a bright and colorful shaker card for you!
I filled my shaker window with several of the tissue boxes
from the new stamp set and lots of fun sequins.
I stamped, colored and cut out the tissue boxes in
rainbow colors so that I could use them inside 
my shaker window. 
The Cupcake Sprinkles sequins were the perfect addition
to this bright and colorful get well card!
The shaker window is made from the largest circle from 
Although the Get Well die cut words are hard to see in the 
picture since they are light in color, they really
sparkle in person and look great on the Doodlebug patterned paper!
The paper pad is called Hoppy Easter and is filled with fun
colorful paper perfect for a get well card!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for their release rewind projects!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release Party!




Good morning and welcome to the New Release Party for Paper Sweeties!
This month the design team is sharing projects with you 
using the brand new Get Well stamps with matching
Sweet Cuts dies!



For my card today I decided to use the Bee Happy stamp set.
I thought the happy butterfly would be the perfect 
sunny pick me up for a get well card!
I popped the happy butterfly up on a
The Get Well matching dies have the words 
"Get Well" in a large fun font and they looked 
great on top of some bright Doodlebug patterned paper.
The fun flowery paper is from the Hoppy Easter paper pad.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to check back tomorrow for 
the Release Rewind party and to check out more inspiration from the team!
Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the sneak peeks!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties

Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ¦‹Lisa πŸ¦‹

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Crabby Beach Shaker

Good morning and welcome to my blog!
Today I'm up on the The Rabbit Hole Designs blog with my
second guest designer project for March.
 I had a lot of fun creating a beachy card for you with some
actual Florida sand and one very tired crab!



For my card I used the newly released Caffeinated Crab stamp.
How cute is he with that coffee cup in one hand and a doughnut in the other!
Here are the steps to create this card:

  1. First I stamped my crab in black ink and colored him in with my Zig markers, then cut him out with my Scan n Cut machine and put him aside.
  2. For my background I took a piece of smooth card stock and blended 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks over the Water Ripples stencil from La-La Land Crafts. Broken China, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass.
  3. Once the background was complete I took the largest Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle die and the next size smaller to cut out a panel and a frame at the same time. I adhered acetate to the frame portion and built it up the edges with foam tape.
  4. Next step was to skip work and spend the day at the beachπŸ–☀️⛵️⚓️Well how else was I going to collect sand for my shaker card???  
  5. Pour authentic Jupiter beach sand and some beautiful Frozen II sequin mix on to base of card.  I also glued some sequins to the top of the base so they would stay in view when the shaker was shaking!πŸ˜‚ (Kat Scrappiness literally has hundreds of sequins and mixes to choose from!)                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                             
  6. Cover base with shaker guts in place with prepared acetate backed frame.
  7. Last step was to send that tired crab to the beach for some much needed R & R! I added a sand castle for him to sleep in and a beach ball so he could play with his friends!                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
  8. Oh yeah one more thing....... shake card for all family members to see and hear until they're annoyed and tell you to go away.🀦🏼‍♀️πŸ™…πŸΌ‍♂️πŸ™…πŸΌ‍♀️🀦🏼‍♂️

I'm super happy with my little beachy card and I hope you'll
try out a shaker card with some fun elements too!
Tell your boss Lisa said it's ok to skip work and go to the beach!

If you are interested in any of the supplies that I linked to in
the Kat Scrappiness store you can use code LISA10 to save 10%
on your entire order anytime!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Make sure you check out all of the 
new release stamps in The Rabbit Hole shop that are available now!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!

πŸ¦€Lisa πŸ¦€



Paper Sweeties March 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks




Good morning Paper Sweeties fans!
I am excited to share with you day #1 of the March 2019 NEW product release!
This month Paper Sweeties is releasing a new 
stamp set with a coordinating Sweet Cuts matching die!
It is called Get Well and the matching dies are called:
Here is a picture:


For my card today I used sweet Emma holding a box of tissues
from the new stamp set.
I stamped a sentiment using a combination of
some of the words from the new stamp set as well.
Bright Doodlebug patterned papers are a must for any 
Get Well card! These papers are from the Simply Spring collection.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to 
check back tomorrow for Release Day!
Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the sneak peeks!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties


Thanks for stopping by and please consider leaving me a 
comment so I know you were here!
Please leave me your blog link, if you have one, so I can visit you too!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
☀️Lisa ☀️


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bunny Spinner Card with Video

If you've never visited my blog than welcome,
and if you've been here before than welcome back!

Today I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog
and I have a really fun
and interactive card to share with you!
I made a spinner card using the Chubby Bunny stamp set
from Sunny Studios
and the sentiment is from the Gerda Steiner
stamp set called Peeking Easter Friends.

I have a video tutorial to show you just how I made it!
It looks difficult but it's really quite easy!



I used the brand new Rectangle Zig Zag Dies dies in the shop
for the front of my card and I just love that jagged stitched edge it makes!
They are also available in circles, ovals, squares, hearts and borders.

I did some fun stenciling on the front of the card as well using 
3 different colors of Distress Oxide inks.

I filmed a video to show you just how easy this card is to make.
You can view it here or on YouTube.



Here is a supply list of Kat Scrappiness products used on my card:



If you'd like to do some crafty shopping at Kat Scrappiness
you can use my code LISA10 to save 10% on your order anytime.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🐰Lisa πŸ°


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Happy Little Stampers March ATC Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the March



Every month Happy Little Stampers has an 
ATC challenge and the theme for March is Hearts.  
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.

Here is my ATC card for this month:



For my ATC this month I decided to use a brick embossing folder on
my card base and do some blending over it with Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide ink keeping it lighter in the middle.
I darkened the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink 
to bring more focus to the center of the card.

Next I took some Barn Door Distress Ink and did
some ink blending on white card stock until it was nice and dark.
I then punched out 2 heart shaped die cuts out of it and
inked their edges with Black Soot to match the edges of the card.

My Tim Holtz sticker book had the perfect sentiment to tie
into this month's theme of hearts so I cut it
into smaller pieces and inked the edges as well.

To finish off my ATC card I tied red and brown twine
around the top of the card for a little more interest.

I hope you'll play along with us this month
 and enter the ATC challenge at 
The winner for this challenge will receive a badge to display on their blog!

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






Thursday, March 7, 2019

Caffeine Makes Me Sparkle!

Good morning and welcome to my blog!
I'm so excited to be sharing my first
 guest designer post for The Rabbit Hole Designs for the month of March!
 I want to share a fun and flirty Flamingo shaker card with you today!


For my card I used the newly released Caffeinated Flamingo stamp.
One of my favorite types of card to make is a shaker card.
The best part is picking out all of the shaker guts to 
match the theme of the card.
I thought the pink and green color palette would look great
with the Caffeinated Flamingo stamp so I picked out
Cracked Pistachio and Raspberry Distress Inks to get started.

The first step was to blend the two colors onto some smooth card stock,
pink at the top and green on the bottom.
I sprinkled some water droplets on the panel and dried them for
a more interesting look. 
Since I wanted the background to sparkle 
I heat embossed some stars in silver over the pink to 
really shine in the background.


The next step was to use some Kat Scrappiness Rectangle Zig Zag dies to cut out a frame.
I used the inside of the frame for the base of the card and I made 
a shaker window out of the leftover frame.
For the shaker guts I chose some Fuschia Jewels,
Lime Green Jewels and lots of Mirrored Clear Solid Stars
for extra sparkle and shine!
After I sprinkled the bits on the base of the card,
I glued my frame down over the mix.
For my sentiment I used the stamp
"Caffeine makes me sparkle" from the
Caffeinated Unicorn stamp set.
I stamped it onto a banner die cut from Paper Smooches with
Picked Raspberry ink and added some fun silver stars.

I watercolored my tired Flamingo with my Zig markers and 
made sure to add some of those silver stars to her 
 and her coffee cup!



I just love how this card came out and the bright
colors just make me happy, not to mention
the fun sound it makes when you shake it!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Make sure you check out all of the 
new release stamps in The Rabbit Hole shop that are available now!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!

🌺Lisa πŸŒΊ


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You

Hello crafty friends!
 I want to share a cute card that I made using an adorable 
image from KaDoodle Bug Designs with some beautiful spring colors!


This adorable bear is part of a trio of images called 
Busy Bee Bears and is available for download at KaDoodle Bug Designs.
They seriously have some of the cutest critters for any occasion!
I knew this sweet bear needed a flower filled frame with some
pretty pastel colors!

My friend MaryAnn over at Paper Dreamz has already done the 
legwork for me and put together this wonderful combo 
of Distress Oxides for the perfect Spring palette!

and

I blended all 5 of those colors on to some Bristol Smooth card stock
and then I cut out the panel with the Outline Floral Frame
from Simon Says Stamp. It is breathtaking how gorgeous
that frame looks in those colors!

I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsical Flowers 
stamp set also from Simon Says Stamp on to the base of the
card. Next I die cut the word "you" (also SSS) in pink glitter paper 
and glued it under the sentiment.

After I adhered the frame down with liquid adhesive
I placed the bear image on the card with foam tape.

Now the fun part! I took some Kat Scrappiness
jewels in 3 different colors and glued them all over the 
card for some beautiful sparkle and shine!
Here they are:
and


This card is like a breath of fresh air and I adore the pastel colors!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I love sharing my cards with you and I hope I've 
inspired you to create your own pastel Spring themed card!

If you are interested in any of the supplies that I linked to in
the Kat Scrappiness store you can use code LISA10 to save 10%
on your entire order anytime!

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


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Happy Easter with Chubby Bunnies

Good morning and welcome to my blog!
Today I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog with a cute shaker card for you!
Easter is right around the corner and Sunny Studios stamps 
has the most adorable stamp set called Chubby Bunny!
The new Zig Zag dies in the Kat Scrappiness store are the perfect
dies to show off these cute stamps.


I used the Rectangle Zig Zag dies to frame my adorable shaker card.
Have you seen the selection of sequins and sequin mixes available in the
store? You won't believe how many there are to choose from!
For my card I used the Mixed Flower Sprinkles and the Mirrored Star Sequins.
It's no secret that I love to make shaker cards and with the 
wide assortment of shaker guts, I just can't stop!

For my card I started by blending Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass
Distress Oxide inks to make a background for my card.
I sponged some Tumbled Glass over a stencil at the top and
some Cracked Pistachio over the bottom.  

The next step was to cut out the panel using the 2 largest
Rectangle Zig Zag dies.  This gave me a frame and a 
panel for the base of the card that matched.
I adhered some acetate to the frame and 
added foam tape around the edges. I sprinkled my 
base of the card and then covered them with the acetate 
covered frame. 

I colored the Chubby Bunny, Easter Eggs and 2 little
Chickies with my Copic markers and popped them up on to the
front of the card.

I love how this card turned out and it's like
a breath of fresh spring air with the bright colors
and fun shaker mix.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and
if you'd like to pick up any of these fun
products in the shop, make sure to use
code Lisa10 to save 10% on your order!

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Angie's Digital Stamps March Challenge

Hello again crafty friends!
It's time for another fun challenge over at Angies Digital stamps

The design team has created some wonderful projects
for this month's challenge.  
The theme for March is Anything Goes, no twist.
It is challenge #29 and it runs from 3/3/19 - 3/29/19.

Here is my card for this month:



This month I chose to design a baby card using Angies Two Baby Chicks
digital image and color it with my Copic markers.
These sweet chicks are so adorable and they were
the perfect image for a baby card.
The Welcome Baby stamp is from an older Papertrey Ink
set called Think Big Favorites.
I used the Stitched Scalloped Square Dies
from Kat Scrappiness for the frame.

I love how this card turned out and I hope you'll all play along with us
this month at Angies!
Enjoy your day, I already am!

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌLisa πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

Friday, March 1, 2019

Simply Create Too March Challenge 147

Hello crafty friends!
It's time for a new monthly challenge over
at the Simply Create Too blog!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional
"For a Male" twist.
It is challenge #147 and it runs from 3/1/19 - 3/29/19.

Here is my Male themed card for this month's challenge.


The fish on my card is from a terrific new stamp company called 
They have fun and creative stamps with a dash of Quirky and Sassy!
The fish image and the coral behind the fish are from their stamp
set called Sofishticated.
Today they are releasing their new stamps for March and if you
love coffee, you'll love their stamps!
You can check out their blog here.
Check out their whole line of stamps, you'll be glad you did!

added brown pearls around it to look like a port hole.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is an older stamp from
Impression Obsession and I used Hawaiian Shores
ink from Papertrey Ink to stamp it on to white cardstock.

If you want to pick up any crafty supplies from 
Kat Scrappiness you can use code Lisa10
to save 10% on your order!

I love how this card turned out and I hope you'll all play along with us
this month at the Simply Create Too challenge blog!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
🐠Lisa 🐠

The Rabbit Hole Designs March Release



If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome, 
if you've been here before than welcome back!
I have some very exciting news to share this morning. There is a FANTABULOUS new stamp company on the block called 
The Rabbit Hole Designs and I am over the moon excited to be guest designing for them in the coming month. As the March guest designer I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to the 4 new stamp sets they are releasing today! Last month they released a hilarious set of stamps featuring some extremely over caffeinated critters and this month the fun continues!


Today is the release hop to show off the new 
stamp sets available in the shop!
Introducing the newest caffeinated kids on the block:


These characters come with their own punny sentiments and some 
cheeky hashtags for some extra added fun!

In addition to these new coffee loving critters 
there is also this adorable 
new stamp set called Easter Bounty
This set features the cutest bunnies with an oversized carrot and a delightful jar full of Easter eggs! You can build a cute little Spring themed card with the additional elements as well! 

What could possibly be better than 4 new stamp sets? 
Well I'll tell you...
The Rabbit Hole is offering
*** FREE SHIPPING ***
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping!
This applies to U.S. orders only and exclusions may apply.
No code necessary.

Grab a cup of joe, or cocoa, or tea or whatever beverage 
makes you happy because 
I have four cards to share with you today using these 
fabulous new stamp sets.

The first card features the Caffeinated Bee and 
he's buzzing in on his 
honeycomb embossed card to say hi. 




Bee Card Details
  • Stamp bee and color with your favorite markers or pencils then cut out with scissors or electronic cutting machine. 
  • Stencil honeycomb pattern on paper with yellow ink and cut a circle out from pattern using the second largest Double Stitched Circle dieInk edges with black ink. 
  • Cover lower half of card base with black and white polka dot patterned paper, cover top half of card with honeycomb embossed white paper. Cut decorative edge on embossed panel with the Stitched Scalloped Border dies
  • Pop embossed panel up on foam tape. 
  • Stamp #buzzed sentiment on yellow Stitched Flag Die and adhere with foam tape to lower right side of card base. 

For my second card I used the Caffeinated Crab and 
he's having his morning 
coffee on a fun shaker card. 




Crab Card Details
  • Stamp crab and color with your favorite markers or pencils then cut out by hand or electronic cutter. 
  • Next on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of smooth card stock, ink blend some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress ink then sprinkle with droplets of water for underwater theme.  Stamp bubbles from the So-Fishticated stamp set randomly over panel. Adhere panel to card base. 
  • Die cut Stitched diagonal backdrop die from Kraft paper and adhere acetate to back of panel. Build up back of acetate with foam tape to allow shaker guts to move around freely. 
  • Mix up your favorite assortment of sequins and pour onto card base then place diagonal backdrop die over sequins.
  • Die cut Stitched Sentiment Strip in kraft paper and stamp sentiment in black ink. Cut strip from leftover background paper and mat sentiment strip on it.
  • Stamp #crabby on kraft paper, distress edges and hand cut to appear as a small sign, place on thin rectangle to act as sign post.
  • Pop crab up on foam tape over sign.



For my third card I used the Caffeinated Flamingo 
and she's surrounded
by a tropical jungle looking #flahmazing!




Flamingo Card Details
  • Start by die cutting the 2 largest Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies out while nested in one another to create a frame. Shade frame with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and spray with water droplets for a soft effect.  
  • Cut smooth white card stock panel to fit behind frame and use Broken China Distress Ink to blend over panel, spray with water droplets for a soft effect.
  • Take frame and background pieces and leaves and splatter with white paint randomly.
  • Cut smooth white card stock panel and ink blend Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks to cover panel then cut some random leaf dies out of panel, spray with water droplets for a soft effect as with frame and background panel.
  • Take frame, background panel and leaves and cover with white splattered paint.
  • Stamp sentiment on to Broken China background panel and adhere to card base.
  • Apply leaves randomly to frame before adhering over background panel.
  • Pop that tired flamingo up on some foam tape and bling up your card with some Clear Jewels for some sparkle and shine!


My last project features the Easter Bounty stamp set.
I used these stamps to make a shaker tag and a milk
carton treat box.


Easter Bounty Project Details


  • The first thing I did was to stamp the 2 bunnies and their coordinating accessories with Gina K Amalgam ink and I used my copic markers to color all of them.
  • For the tag I used a Pretty Pink Posh tag die to create a shaker tag.  I used 2 different Kat Scrappiness sequins inside the tag: Sun Kissed and Magical Unicorn mixes. 
  • The milk carton was made with the Lawn Fawn milk carton die and I cut the grass with a Lawn Fawn grass die as well.  I made a stencil with the Lawn Fawn cloud die so I could add some clouds to the carton with Broken China distress ink.
  • To finish off both projects I added coordinating bows to them and for the milk carton I used a mini clothespin to hold the bow in place.


WHEW! That was a lot of inspiration for one blog post!
For even more inspiration I encourage you to hop 
around to the design team's blogs 
and see the amazing projects that they have 
made with the new release.
Here is the blog hop list:









and
 Guest Designer - Lisa Golzbein  (you are here)


Two winners will be chosen at random for a chance to win a 
*$10 (U.S. funds) Gift Certificate*
to The Rabbit Hole Designs.
Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on March 3rd, 2019 on all 
participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop. 
Make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs 
blog on March 4th 2019. 


For more inspiration, updates, and news make 
sure to check out these links.



Have a great day, I already am!
πŸπŸ¦€ Lisa πŸ°☕️