Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a nice Saturday. Today I am here with a card and video which are part of the Inklipse 1000 ¬†Subscribers Blog Hop in honor of Simon Hurley reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers. More information about this blog hop and giveaway can be found at the end of this blog post. ūüôā

In my video, I am creating a sequin shaker card with a watercolored element using Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson stamps.

Words cannot express how adorable that elf from the Santa’s Elves stamp set from Hero Arts is. I think it’s so cute! The stamp set comes with three elves and a coordinating die that works for each elf so you don’t have to buy the die separately. Isn’t that awesome?

cozy_christmas_fullI colored the elf using the ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers for a watercolored look. Whenever I color with these markers, I make sure to use a good paper and the Archival Jet Black ink so the ink won’t smear or smudge. My watercoloring method is fairly simply. I usually only use either one or to colors to add some shadow effects. I like to use the Pentel Medium Aquash Brush for blending. However, a regular fine paint brush would work, too!

cozy_christmas_close_upI created a sequin shaker using the FUSE tool from We R Memory Keepers. They recently released a line of FUSEables. This collection comes with a quality mat and holster, 12×12 clear sheets and more! I bought the mat and holster since I use the FUSE tool a lot. If you don’t use the tool that frequently, I suggest using some card board to protect your work surface. To hold¬†the tool itself, I’d use a jar or drinking glass. I really am pleased with this mat and holster, though!

I filled up my shaker with some sequins and beads from The Ton. I embossed¬†a sentiment from the Cozy Christmas stamp set from Essentials by Ellen using the Sensational Sage embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I stamped black stars using that same stamp set and I finished off the card using some pearls from Hero Arts. ūüôā

BLOG HOP

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As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and in the video, this blog post is part of the Inklipse 1000 Subscribers Blog Hop! The theme of this blog hop is: watercoloring. Simon Hurley (a young crafter!) organized this blog hop in honor of his YouTube channel reaching 1000 subscribers. A big congrats to Simon! ūüôā Here’s a full list of hoppers:

The next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen’s blog! ūüôā

GIVEAWAYS

There are a ton of giveaways today offered by the following companies:

Would you like to win a prize from one of those companies? Simply leave comments on ALL blog posts of this hop for a chance to win. Simon will draw random winners using Raffle Copter. (For more information about the requirements of the giveaways, click HERE.)

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I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson. When you purchase through my links, I get a small commission with no extra costs to you. These commissions help me to pay the costs for my blog. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


Happy Saturday! It has been a while since I uploaded a Saturday Stamp Day video so I thought I’d make it up to you by sharing three fun cards in this week’s video.

In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I am sharing one clean and simple design using the Holiday Bows stamp set from The Ton along with the Holiday Lyrics stamp set.

In total, I made three cards using the same stamped design. I highly recommend using the MISTI tool by My Sweet Petunia when creating multiple cards using the same design. This tool makes it easier to mass produce cards. Think about all of those quick birthday or Christmas cards you could create!

holiday_bows_blueAs you already know, I’m crazy about pastel colors. I like to use these colors for all of the cards I make so of course Christmas cards are no exception! For the soft blue bows, I used Soft Pool ink from Hero Arts first. For the second layer of the bows, I used Lake Shores ink from Simon Says Stamp. I love how dimensional the bows look even though this is just one stamped layer!¬†Impressive!¬†holiday_bows_2I heard that some people have trouble lining up the second layer of these bows. To be honest, it took me a while to line up the second layer. However, I found that rotating the second layer until it “fits” is the best method. If you’re not sure about how it’s going to end up, simply stamp the bows on some scrap paper. You can also check out the layering guide of these bows over HERE. For the pink bows, I used Twirling Tutu ink from SSS along with Soft Pink ink from Hero Arts.

holiday_bows_3Finally, I created a purple notecard using Thistle ink from SSS along with Soft Purple ink from Hero Arts. Since this is a holiday card, I felt like this needed some extra sparkle and shimmer. I added some sparkle to the bows using the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. This adds the perfect amount of shimmer to your projects! Since I am a sequin addict, I adhered matching sequins from The Ton. If you’re going to be making a ton (teehee, see what I did there?) of these cards, you could keep it simple by just adhering the round sequins.

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! xo

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Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, TON for The Ton. 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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Happy Friday, all! Today I am part of a fun video hop in honor of the Snow Dance Kit from Create A Smile Stamps. You all loved their previous kit so I am sure you’ll love this one as well. It’s filled with lovely goodies such as stamps, patterned paper, a die cut, a stencil, sequins and much more!

In today’s video I’m showing you how to create a cute and clean Christmas card made with the Snow Dance stamp set, the beautiful stencil and patterned paper and of course the amazing chipboard pieces and sequins.

cass_snow_dance_fullI started out by creating a pretty background using the stencil and white embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi. I applied a thick layer of paste because I wanted to create some extra dimension on this card. After applying the paste and removing the paper underneath the stencil, I scraped off all of the excess paste since I didn’t want to waste any of it. I colored the Santa image from the stamp set using Copic markers and I added some extra sparkle using a Clear Wink of Stella Pen. Don’t you just love that Santa image? It’s like baby Santa. So cute!

cass_snow_dance_close_upAfter I cut out Santa, I adhered some of the chipboard pieces to the card. Oh my word, I love these so much! Just look at those teeny tiny circles. They are so detailled! My favorite is the one with the stag head. Christine did an amazing job designing these! I wanted to create a tad bit more dimension so I curled up the right edge of the paper. I also adhered some foam squares underneath that piece to give it more support. Finally, I finished off the card by adhering the Pretty Pink Posh sequins from the kit.

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for watching today’s video. xo

GIVEAWAY

There are two fun giveaways! Just visit the Create A Smile blog and the Create A Smile Facebook page for more information. Good luck!

VIDEO HOP

Here’s a full list of hoppers!

HEADS UP

There won’t be a Saturday Stamp Day video tomorrow. Lots of assignments came up for college and I need to finish those first. ūüôĀ I am very sorry! Have a great weekend! Big hug to all of you! xo

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The Snow Dance Kit will be available for purchase tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th at 4 pm CET/ 10 am EST. 


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