Happy Thursday, everybody! I am so glad to be finally sharing another video with you. It has been a long time since I made a card and a video so it felt good being in the craft room again. I’ve been busy for school. Exams are starting on Monday so I’ve been studying a lot. Anyway, today I am here with a new project for Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. Yay! 🙂

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This month, my two friends Laurel and Catherine and I are showcasing the following products by Ellen Hutson: Bokeh Dots stamp set, Wild Garden dies and Zipper Panel dies.

I started out by stamping a polkadot background using the Bokeh Dots stamp set along with a circle patterned stencil. I used the stencil as a guide which made the stamping easier and faster. Next, I die cut one of the flowers using the Wild Garden dies. Since this is a very intricate die, I used the Precision Base Plate by Sizzix. This works really well when using wafter thin dies! I die cut the flower once more using Bristol paper. I put a dryer sheet under the paper. That way all of the pieces will stay put in that dryer sheet. This makes it easier to color those petals.

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I colored the petals from the flowers using ZIG Real Color Brush Markers (Light Pink and Lemon Yellow). Using only two colors, I achieved a lovely gradient. My favorite brush to use with these markers, is the Pentel Aquash Brush. If you don’t have this brush, a regular paint brush would work as well. 🙂 For this card, I used the inlaid die cutting technique. This is a fun and simple technique that creates a “how did they do that” effect.

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For the sentiment, I used the Zipper Panel dies from Ellen Hutson. I die cut the word die multiple times so I could create a thick and dimensional greeting. I adhered each layer using the Quickie Glue Pen. Even though this is nice adhesive, I ended up adhering the finished piece using Glossy Accents since this is a strong glue. Finally, I embellished my project with sequins and enamel dots. 🙂

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Today’s video is part of Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. This video series is a collaboration between me and my two friends Laurel Beard and Catherine Pooler. Each month we’re featuring a specific company and its products. The best part is that you’ll get three videos in total showcasing the same products AND there’s a giveaway, too!

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On to the giveaway! Would you like to win a $25 gift card to Ellen Hutson? Simply leave comments on the three videos. Comments must be left by January 14th at 11:59 pm EST. There will be 3 winners!

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I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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Happy Saturday, friends! I’m sitting here with a big cold – yuck, but there’s something really fun happening today which makes me feel better! A fellow Belgian crafter, Els BrigĂ©, launched her own stamp company called Els BrigĂ© Designs. She released four stamp sets with Dutch sentiments and adorable images. I am thrilled to finally have some pretty Dutch sentiments! That way I can send more cards to my Belgian friends and family.

In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I am featuring the brand new Welkom Baby (this means “welcome baby”) stamp set from Els BrigĂ©. The sentiment I used means: “Congratulations on your little miracle.”. Isn’t that sentiment perfect for new parents?

ssd_penguinI started out by stamping the baby sentiment on some pool card stock using Lake Shores ink from Simon Says Stamp for some tone on tone stamping. I absolutely love the font of these sentiments! Els did such a great job designing these stamps. After I stamped the main piece of the card, I die cut a circle to create a sequin shaker. I decided to create another sequin shaker because I love to use the Fuse tool and because you love my shakers, so that makes me very happy! 🙂

ssd_close_upI created my sequin shaker using the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and I also used the Laura’s Dreamy Blues sequin mix from The Ton. This is the mix that I put together! When I was putting together the mix, I was thinking about the beach and the ocean. However, you could use this mix for baby cards, Christmas cards or just everyday cards! Of course this card needed an extra sentiment so I stamped the greeting, which means “Congratulations on your little miracle.”, with some Versamark ink on vellum. Finally, I embossed the greeting with white embossing powder.

That’s it for today! Be sure to check out the Els BrigĂ© Designs blog for more inspiration using these new products. Big congrats, Els! I am over the moon excited for you!

COUPON CODE

Since this is a special celebration, Els is offering a coupon code for 15% off your order! Use coupon code: LAUNCH for your discount. This is valid only today and tomorrow (Sunday, October 11). Enjoy!

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Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, SCR for Scrobby. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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Hello everyone! Happy World Cardmaking Day! I’m back with a brand new Saturday Stamp Day video. In today’s video I’m showing you how to create another sequin shaker card using the Fuse tool along with stamps and sequins from The Ton.

ssd-foxy-shaker-cardEven though it looks like I spent a lot of time on this card, it came together really quickly! The Fuse tool by We R Memory Keepers is absolutely brilliant if you want to create fast and easy shaker cards. I used the tool along with some We R Memory Keepers photo sleeves and sequins from The Ton to create a quick shaker.

ssd-foxy-shaker-card-close-upIt seems like I was the only one in the crafting industry without the ZIG Real Color Brush Markers. A couple of weeks ago, these babies arrived. I ordered about 12 markers and I’m absolutely loving them! I recommend using Bristol and a Pentel Aquash Brush when using these markers. It makes the coloring process so much faster and easier. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for being here. I’ll be back soon! See you then! xo

SUPPLY LIST

Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, SCR for Scrobby. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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