Happy Monday, everybody! My exams are almost over so it’s almost time to celebrate. However, that’s not the only reason I want to celebrate. Remember that I briefly mentioned something about Spellbinders a while ago? Well, I can finally share the news… A while ago, Spellbinders reached out to me and invited me on their SpellBlogger team. Of course I said yes!

More information and a COUPON CODE can be found later in this blog post. First I would like to share my very first card as a SpellBlogger featuring the Make Mine Lemon Mine die cut set from the Shapebilities Market Fresh by Debi Adams collection ( Spellbinders | SSS | AMZ ). In this video, I’m showing you how to add dimension with Distress Ink to stand alone dies like these.

When I first saw the Make Mine Lemon Mine die cut set Spellbinders Make Mine Lemon Lime Dies ( Spellbinders | SSS | AMZ ), I knew I wanted to make a cute card with it! But when it arrived and I sat down to create something with it, I was a bit intrigued. I honestly rarely make a card using a stand alone die. I use coordinating dies all the time, but stand alone dies? Those are pretty new to me!

I die cut the lemon shapes with Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine ( Spellbinders | SSS ). Then, I added dimension with Distress Inks. It looks like I used at least two different colors per tone while I only used one for each! For the yellow, I used Squeezed Lemonade Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade ( EH | SSS | AMZ ). By simply adding more ink and by blending it out, you achieve a dimensional and fun look. For the green pieces, I used Twisted Citron Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Twisted Citron( EH | SSS | AMZ ).

lI wanted my sentiment to pop without using anything too bright. So, I reached for some subtle patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio ( SSS ). I die cut the sentiment twice out of Fun Foam ( SSS | AMZ ) for extra dimension. Finally, I finished off my card with a variety of sequins from The Ton. They’re my favorite! ūüôā

SPELLBLOGGER + COUPON CODE

When Shelley from Spellbinders reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in joining the SpellBlogger team, I agreed! To be honest, I never used Spellbinders product before but after doing some research I thought it would be a great idea to join the team. In honor to celebrate this special occasion, I’m sharing a coupon code LAURA10¬†to take 10% off everything but clearance. This coupon code expires on Tuesday, 1st of August, 2017.¬†Start shopping by clicking HERE or the products in my supply list below. Happy shopping!

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders and Amazon. 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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Hi, friends! Welcome to my 10,000 YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. I have been looking forward to this event for over a month now. When I first hit 10,000 YouTube subscribers, I thought I was dreaming. I am so grateful and humbled to have such amazing subscribers like you. In honor to celebrate this milestone, I invited lots of talented designers to make videos for my video hop. I truly look up to these ladies¬†and they never fail to inspire me. On top of that, I reached out to my favorite companies. They have been really generous and offered some really nice giveaways. Isn’t this super exciting?!

Be sure to watch the video or read the bottom of this blog post for more information about the giveaways.

In today’s video, I’ll be showing you how to¬†create a fun fall themed slider card with the Jump For Joy set from Lawn Fawn.

video-hop-full-cardI started out by stamping images from the Jump For Joy set from Lawn Fawn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Copic friendly card stock. After coloring and die cutting the critters, I added color to the leaves in one simple step. This set comes with an outline and a solid leaf. I colored the outline leaf by stamping the solid leaf on top. I used some ink pads from The Ton to ink up each leaf. This ink is simply amazing and can be used for stamping and blending!

I did some masking to create a fun scene. For the pink sky, I used Rose Quartz ink. For the grass, I used Everglade Moss ink. As I mentioned before, these inks from The Ton rock. They can be easily used for ink blending. These blend like butter.

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Heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques and pretty powders¬†make it even more fun. For my sentiment, I used Opaque Bright White powder from WOW. This is my favorite white embossing powder ever. I also used some Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle powder to add a gold touch to this project. ūüôā

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I created a slider. To be honest, I didn’t do very well because I totally messed up the steps! In the end, it worked out and it looks cute but I just messed up some of the steps. Before adhering your slider piece (in this case the fall scene) to your notecard, you have to put your penny between these two layers. Otherwise you have to slide your penny in the track and that can easily damage your stamped or colored scene. Be sure to watch THIS video for more info on slider cards. Sorry about messing it up!

VIDEO HOP

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You probably know this by now, but today’s video is part of my 10K YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. Lots of talented designers and companies teamed up with me to bring you a fun event filled with inspiration, fun and giveaways. In total, there are 15 card making videos from 15 different designers. You should be able to hop from video to video without any problem, but here is a full list of hoppers just in case!

Thank you to all of these ladies for participating in the hop. You’re the best.

GIVEAWAYS

What would a celebration be without prizes, right? I contacted my favorite companies and every single one of them offered really nice and generous giveaways. A huge shout out and thank you¬†to these sponsors for the amazing giveaways! You’re probably wondering how you can win these prizes. It’s easy! Simply make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (in case you’re not subscribed yet) and leave comments on the videos of this hop.¬†Comments left on the blog posts won’t count as an entry this time.¬†The giveaway ends on¬†Monday, September 12 at 11:59 p.m. Central¬†European Summer Time. Good luck!

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Interested in finding out which prizes you can win? Here’s a list!

COUPON CODE

So far we got inspiration, videos and giveaways. What are we missing here? A discount! Hallmark Scrapbook is offering a 10% discount on all in-stock items through September 9. Use coupon code Laura10 to save 10% off your order. Happy shopping!

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THANK YOU

That wraps it all up for my blog post and video of my 10K YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. Thank you so much for your outgoing support. When I first started my blog and YouTube Channel, I would have never guessed that 10,000 people would actually watch my videos. It’s crazy! But in a good way, obviously. ūüėČ I’m looking forward to reading your comments on the videos of this hop. See you soon! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. 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.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook


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Happy Saturday, everybody! In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video I will be creating an easy and colorful sequin shaker card with a bunch of different stamps. Sometimes I like to mix and match stamps from different companies. I think it’s a great way to stretch your stamp collection. ūüôā

It’s been a while since I colored an image with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I’ve seen lots of crafters talking and discussing these markers. Some crafters are a fan of them and others aren’t because they don’t seem to get the result they were hoping for. To be honest, at first I didn’t really know how to use these markers and my images weren’t looking that good. However, after practicing a lot I found an easy and quick way to color your images with these markers. My coloring method is very easy¬†so I can add some quick and simple shading.

ssd-thank-you-fullThere are some things to keep in mind when you’re coloring with these markers. First, be sure to use a waterproof ink to stamp your image. I like to use Archival Jet Black ink because it doesn’t smear or smudge when using water. A good paper is also very important. I use some inexpensive Bristol. After I stamped my image, I like to apply water with my Pentel Aquash Brush to the paper. Then, I add the darkest color and blend it out with the lightest marker. Finally, I blend everything together with water. If I need a little bit extra shading, I just go back in with my darkest color here and there.

After coloring the snail from the Lovely Critters stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps, I created a shaker piece! I simply stamped peonies from the Wild Peonies set from The Ton to some white card stock. Next, I die cut a circle out of it and created my shaker with the Fuse tool. Be sure to watch the video to see this tool in action. I filled up the shaker with some sequins that matched with the stamped flowers.

closeupDo you ever feel like something is missing on your card? Well, I was feeling it this time and it drove me crazy! 10 minutes later I figured out I could stamp some outline hearts around the shaker to add extra interest. I used the heart stamps from the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. For the sentiment, I used a fun chipboard piece from Create A Smile. This is a really easy and fast way to add a greeting to your card. Finally, I used some of my beloved sequins from The Ton to finish off this card.

That’s it for today! ūüôā Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and watch my video. You rock! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. 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.

Multiple shops are linked: click CASS for Create A Smile Stamps, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp

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