Happy Saturday, everybody! I am so happy to be here again with a new Saturday Stamp Day video. Sometimes, when I don’t feel inspired to make a card, I say to myself: “What would (insert a crafter that inspires me) do?” This time I was wondering what my talented and dear crafty friend Julia would do. Whenever I think about Julia’s creations, I immediately think of her bright colored cards. She likes to use rainbow colors quite often, so that inspired me to do some rainbow coloring, too!

A while ago, I purchased some of the sets from the Winter 2016 Release by Essentials by Ellen. These fun and quirky stamps and dies are designed by the amazingly talented Julie Ebersole. In this video, I am featuring their All Inside and their Up the Happy set to create a bright and happy card!

ssd-eh-fullI stamped and masked off the butterfly stamp from the Up the Happy set multiple times. Then, I went ahead and used my Copic markers to give them a pop of color. My Copic coloring is far from perfect but in the video I share some tips that work best for me. As I mentioned in the video, I didn’t show all of the coloring. I included a guide/list of all the colors that I used for each butterfly. I hope you find that somehow helpful! 🙂

SSD-EH-closeupNext, I grabbed the All Inside die cut set and I die cut that adorable bear. After stamping the coordinating stamp, I colored the bear using some light gray Copic markers. Felt is so hot in the card making world right now! It’s becoming a big trend real fast so I decided to use some felt on this project. I had some leftover felt that I used to die cut a heart and I tucked it in the bear’s hands. This was easy since the die is made that way. So cute! Finally, I used some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and some sequins to finish off the card.

COPIC MARKERS

Here is a list of the Copic markers I used for each butterfly and for the letters of the sentiment (all of these markers are linked in the supply list below):

  • Red butterfly: R22, R24, R29
  • Soft pink butterfly + letter H: RV0000, RV11, RV13
  • Hot pink butterfly + letter E: RV02, RV06, RV09
  • Yellow butterfly + letter Y: Y13, Y19
  • Orange butterfly + exclamation mark: YR15, YR18
  • Green butterfly: YG23, YG67
  • Aqua butterfly: BG11, BG13
  • Blue butterfly: BG02, BG07, BG09
  • Plum butterfly: BV02, BV04
  • Lilac butterfly: V01, V05

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Happy Easter weekend, friends! My Easter Break has officially kicked off. Even though I have some work to do for college, I will take lots of breaks to relax and make cards. Today I am here with a new Saturday Stamp Day video featuring the Fairy Friends set from Lawn Fawn.

I created a sequin shaker and I did two fun die cutting techniques: partial die cutting and inlaid die cutting.

I started out by coloring the Fairy Friends set with Copic markers. I used a bunch of different colors to give this card a whimsical feeling. My coloring technique is really easy. Usually, I only reach out to two colors. Sometimes I tend to use three colors. However, I always use the lightest color first to saturate the paper. Then, I use the darkest color to add the shading. To blend that out, I either use the lightest color or the medium color. It’s easy! 🙂

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After coloring and die cutting the fairies, I started by creating the main element for the card. First, I die cut the three flowers of the Fairy Friends set. Next, I used a circle die to do some partial die cutting. Partial die cutting is a cool technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Once I die cut all of the flowers, I used the mini MISTI tool from My Sweet Petunia to line up the stamps with the flower die cuts. I also colored these flowers with Copic markers.

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It’s been a while since I made a sequin shaker so I grabbed the Fuse tool and created a quick shaker. I filled the shaker up with Walter’s Sparkly Shaker Mix. This is an exclusive shaker mix by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards for Winnie & Walter. I really liked the colors! For the sentiment, I wanted to highlight the word ‘fairy’ so I did some masking. The mini MISTI tool made it even easier since I had the sentiment already mounted on there. I used Long Island Teal embossing powder from WOW for the gorgeous aqua color. It has some gold shimmer in there which is simply beautiful. I finished off the card by adhering a couple of sequins here and there. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for reading my post and for watching my video. I hope you’re having a great Easter weekend. xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and 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, everyone! I am thrilled to be back with a brand new Saturday Stamp Day card and video. Lately I have been very busy with college. I have been preparing for an internship at kindergarten. It’s starting on Monday so I am looking forward to it. 🙂

In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I am featuring the adorable Chirpy Chirp Chirp set from Lawn Fawn along with their gorgeous Flower Border die and the brand new Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.

I started out by die cutting a rectangle using the Large Stitched Rectangles die cut set from Lawn Fawn.  Then, I grabbed the brand new Flower Border die to die cut it out of the white paper. I die cut that border multiple times using some colored card stock. Since this is an intricate die, I used the Sizzix Precision Base Plate for extra support. If you don’t have this tool, then try adding a couple of sheets of card stock under your cutting pads. However, the Precision Base Plate is a good investment for your craft room. 🙂

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After die cutting all of the borders, it was time for the fun part! The inlaid die cutting technique is one of my favorites out there so I really wanted to use it for today’s project. I adhered the white negative piece of the flower die cut onto a white rectangle using a bunch of adhesive. Then, I cut the flowers and the stalks to create my little pieces. After popping those in, my flower border was ready! I think it turned out pretty cute even though I say so myself! 😉

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The Chirpy Chirp Chirp set is so cute, don’t you think? 🙂 It comes with adorable images and some matching sentiments. I pieced together a sentiment using the Mini MISTI tool from My Sweet Petunia (more information at the bottom of this post). After stamping the greeting, I stamped some of the images and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut those with the matching dies. Finally, I assembled my project by adhering a piece of patterned paper from Avery Elle and by adhering the chick piece with dimensional adhesive.

MINI MISTI TOOL

A while ago, My Sweet Petunia announced the Mini MISTI Tool. As soon as I got the Mini MISTI in the mail, I was in love! I am a big fan of the original MISTI tool but the Mini MISTI is just really handy for making cards since it’s measures 6×7 inches. The stamp area measures 6 x 4.75. In the video, I mentioned that I am using the prototype. The hinges of the prototype are different than the actual MISTI tools that you’ll be ordering. 🙂 I like using the Mini MISTI tool for stamping sentiments like the ones I used for today’s card. IF I really have to choose between the original MISTI and the mini one, I would probably go for the Mini MISTI sine it’s smaller and cheaper. Since I only make cards, I don’t need a larger one so the Mini MISTI is the perfect size to me. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for taking the time to watch my video! I appreciate it. Big hugs to all of you! xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and 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 Friday everybody! Winnie & Walter is premiering their February Release and it’s truly fabulous. Today we are showcasing lots of different sets. However, there is one set I am particularly excited about. It’s the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set. You heard that right… LS Exclusives.

I had the honor to create my own exclusive stamp set for Winnie & Walter. Being on their design team is truly a dream. Shay is the most understanding DT leader on the whole planet. When I told her I would love to design my own stamp set (even though I have zero illustrating skills!) she told me she could make that dream come true! I created a mood board with lots of pictures of cute little birds and I shared my ideas. Then, she got Evelin from Evelin T Designs to illustrate the designs. A couple of weeks later I received the draft of the stamp set and I adored it so we went for it and here it is… I am in love with the set and I hope you are, too! Be sure to keep on reading my post until the very end because there is a giveaway. 🙂

In today’s video I am showcasing the brand new LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T set.

For this project, I did a lot of masking. Simple masking is one of my favorite techniques out there because it immediately adds a lot of dimension to the project. The best thing about it is that it is very easy to do. If you don’t have masking paper, you could also use some printer paper and removable adhesive. Whatever works the best for you!

laurasterckx_w&w_feb_so_tweetI started out by stamping one of the cute birds from the So Tweet stamp set. That buddy makes me smile. Just look at his wild feathers on top of his head. He’s simply adorable. I stamped him once more on some masking paper so I could mask him off and stamp a scenery. For the fun cacti stamps, I used the brand new Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set by Winnie & Walter. After finishing all of the masking, I colored the images with Copic Markers.

closeupI thought this tropical and colorful scenery could use a bold sentiment. The So Tweet stamp set comes with multiple sentiment stamps but I decided to use the You’re so tweet saying. To add some extra color, I colored that heart with yellow tones and I added a coat of Glossy Accents on it for more dimension. I was inspired by peachy colors for this card so I used the Fruit Sorbet Sparkly Shaker Mix from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards. This mix is so soft and it definitely screams SPRING to me. 🙂 Finally, I adhered a strip of peachy/ pinkish woodgrain patterned paper by Create A Smile Stamps to coordinate with the sequins.

GIVEAWAY

I am giving away 3 of the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp sets. Simply leave a comment here by Friday  March 5th at 11:59 pm EST and I will be picking and contacting the winners shortly after. Good luck!

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for reading today’s post and for watching my videos. I only just realized I hit 9,000 subscribers on YouTube. Unbelievable. I am beyond thrilled and grateful. A big thanks to all of you! Xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and 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.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, LUCY for Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.


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