Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Shake It! You Know You Wanna" with Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends and Therm O Web


Today I am honored to be a Doodles Paper Playground Guest Designer Diva on their blog and here on mine. I love making shaker cards and the new sequin mixes released this month and available here at White Rose Crafts LLC totally inspired me! Take a look at the Ocean View Sparkle Blend I used in this shaker card: 



Here is the description of this Ocean View blend:

“I don’t know about you, but I love a pretty water themed card or layout & we wanted to create a blend that evokes those ever changing colors. This vivid combination of cup sequins, round confetti, faceted crystals and micro beads in cobalt, aqua, teal and just a touch of light blue was just the look we were going for. We added a sprinkling of dolphin shaped confetti in a variety of colors to complete the effect.”

I am saving the cute dolphins for water themed card I will make later. I went with monochromatic blues and punny “shake it” – you know you wanna” stamps from Sudio Calico for this shaker card. I am also using a brand new product from Therm O Web called Clear Designer Toner Sheets which are acetate sheets with patterns of toner on them that can be run through a hot laminator with any foil you choose so our shaker acetate fronts have a pretty pattern on them. I ran the Doodles Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheet through my hot laminator with a piece of Brilliant Blue Fancy Foil, then die cut the clear acetate shaker front. I laid the leftover foil on a Deco Foil Toner Sheet and ran it through the laminator again, then cut the stitched circles using a die set from Lil’ Inker. To see these patterned acetate sheets and these techniques in action, check out my video here.


Here is a picture of the sequin mix “all shook up”. I created a well with two layers of mounting tape, dumped in the Ocean View sequin mix and sealed it with a white circle on which I stamped “shake it”. I continued the theme on the inside of the card with more acetate circles and a celebration sentiment from Gina K Designs: 


I had fun designing this shaker card and encourage you to check out the many Doodle Paper Playground  Sparkle Blends available exclusively at White Rose Crafts LLC. Shake it- you know you wanna!

**Great news! For all of you who would like the try the new Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mixes AND anything else that is sold at White Rose Crafts LLC in the month of February, the owner there is offering a 15% discount code off everything! The code is: EY4JVU Doodles Discount and it expires February 28th. I have already placed my order there and I know the store is full of great dies, stamps, stencils and sequin mixes, so click the link here and start saving!**

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Joyful Christmas Card with Therm O Web Clear Designer Toner Sheets

I make and teach Christmas cards every month so that when December comes, my students and I have a stash already made and ready to be addressed and sent. I designed this joyful colorful card for March's class when my students will be learning all about Therm O Web's new Clear Designer Toner Sheets. I also shared instructions on how to make yesterday's card using the acetate sheets with patterns of toner on them on my new YouTube video here.

The clear toner sheet I used in this card is called Groovy. I layered Gina K Designs/Therm O Web Brilliant Blue Fancy Foil over a piece of the Groovy patterned acetate and ran it through a hot laminator. Then I took the leftover foil, layered it on a piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheet and ran it through the laminator. I die cut JOY using letters from the Kat Scrappiness Large Alpha Dies, glued them to black foam and placed them back in the spots where the pattern continues from the background to the letters. 


I punched a couple more snowflakes out of the colorful negative sheet and added a "Christmas Blessings" diecut from Sue Wilson for the inside of this card. To learn more about this innovative new product from Therm O Web, watch my newest video here. Thanks for helping me share the #joy of creativity!

**Edited to add: these awesome Clear Designer Toner Sheets are now available on the Therm O Web website! Here is a link to the whole selection!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Video - Therm O Web Clear Designer Toner Sheets Double Z-Fold Card


I am loving the gorgeous Therm O Web Clear Designer Toner Sheets just released at Creativation (CHA) this year and in my new video I show you how to make this double Z-Fold with the lovely Branching Out Toner Sheets. I am also sharing how to make the distressed flowers you see with new colors of foils from Therm O Web and new dies and stamps from Gina K Designs. Here is a link to the new video.


For detailed instructions on how to create this fun fold and the distressed foiled flowers as well as information on the new and innovative Therm O Web Clear Designer Toner Sheets, watch, share, and comment on my newest YouTube video here. Thanks for helping me share the joy of creativity!

**Edited to add: these awesome Clear Designer Toner Sheets are now available on the Therm O Web website! Here is a link to the whole selection!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Anything Goes OR Cards for Teens at Send a Smile 4 Kids!


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and your card could be chosen as one of our top three cards and you could join us as a guest dt member on a future challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Anything Goes 4 Kids OR Cards for Teens. On my card, I created a comfy plaid background using a Stamplorations Plaid Maker stencil and blue and black inks. Then I simply attached that to a navy cardbase and added a die cut perfect for a teen (or anyone) from Impression Obsession. I added a couple sequins to finish the CAS card.

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oh My Stars! Loving These Doodles Paper Playground Sequin Mixes!


I am very happy to share my second card as a guest Doodles Paper Playground Designer Diva for the month of February today. I received and was able to design with each of the five February releases of the sequin mixes from Doodles Paper Playground sold exclusively at White Rose Crafts LLC here. 

I love to make shaker cards with unique and fun sequin mixes and I chose the bright Rosey Gold Sparkle Blend mix to make this Oh My Stars card. Here is the description and a picture of this Sparkle Blend Rosey Gold mix:




"Rose Gold is back in fashion and we love how pairing it with different shades of pink really makes those rosey tones pop. We paired a gorgeous, blush gold cup sequin with metallic round magenta sequins & dimensional stars and a beautiful combination pastel pink heart & star confetti, pink flower Fimo slices, faceted crystals & two sizes of micro beads in different finishes."

I die cut Memory Box's Starry Lens Die out of a yellow cardfront and stamped the perfect sentiment from Lil' Inker's Shiny Happy Sentiment Stamp Set. I attached some sparkly pink stitched stars using a die set also from Lil' Inker. I used two layers of mounting tape to create a well after attaching some acetate to the back on the yellow piece, then dumped in the fun Rosey Gold sequin mix. On the inside, I stamped another fun sentiment from the Lil' Inker stamp set and added a star and a few sequins.


Here is another look at the card with the sequin mix all shook up:



**Great news! For all of you who would like the try the new Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mixes AND anything else that is sold at White Rose Crafts LLC in the month of February, the owner there is offering a 15% discount code off everything! The code is: EY4JVU Doodles Discount and it expires February 28th. I have already placed my order there so I know the store is full of great dies, stamps, stencils and sequin mixes, so click the link here and start saving!**

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friend's Valentine Card


I designed this Valentine's Day card for a dear friend using a sketch and color theme from our local monthly stamping club and am sharing today on my blog. I love this new Tutti Designs Fancy Hearted Cat die and I attached the diecut kitty with mounting tape on the diagonally cut pink pieces on a red card base. I also die cut Simon Says Stamp's Heart Sprinkle Trail and added a couple of the hearts that came out of the kitty. 


I continued the theme on the inside with another diagonal cut, more Sprinkle Trail hearts and a pretty floral friends die also from Tutti Designs.

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting and for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop - Two More Hot Camo Embossed Cards

Today I am sharing two more cards made with the Hot Camo or Metallic Camo Embossing Technique I shared in my latest video here as part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop. There are over 120 prizes to be won just by watching and commenting on the videos! You have until February 26th to complete the hop and Justine will choose the winners on each stop. On my video here, you can win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp or two Catherine Pooler inks just by leaving a comment!

As I show in the video, this embossing technique is easy to do and depending on what colors of embossing powders you choose, the look can be masculine or metallic or spring colors as I chose on yesterday's card. For all the details and links to the products, watch the video and see the description box just below the video.

There are so many stops in this hop it is not possible to list them all here, but you can start with mine and then hop to the end and then start again at Justine Hovey's video here. You do not have to comment on each video to win, but the more you comment and subscribe, the more chances you will have to win one of the more than 120 prizes! Thank you so much for watching, commenting, subscribing and hopping!