Happy Saturday and welcome to the Crafty Be’s blog hop. I teamed up with fellow Belgian card makers to bring you a fun blog hop filled with inspiration and giveaways.¬†Be sure to keep on reading until the very end of this post to catch the details about the giveaways. ūüôā

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In my video, I am creating two cards with the same supplies and design. However, I switched up the colors for both projects! This card could be easily mass produced since creating sequin shakers with the FUSE is quick and easy!

I started out by die cutting two white bases using the Noelle Cutaways from Winnie & Walter. I simply love that die cut set! It’s a really versatile die cut set that comes with many shapes. These shapes are perfect for holiday cards but of course you could use them all year round! ūüôā

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Not too long ago, a fellow Belgian crafter launched her own stamp company. She designs stamp sets that come with Dutch greetings (perfect for me to send out to family!) and adorable images. The stamps are made in the UK and they’re great quality. If you don’t speak Dutch, you could still use the sets for the cute images! If you do speak Dutch, I highly recommend checking out Els’ shop because her stamps are DA BOMB! ūüėČ I used the Welkom Baby stamp set along with the Warme Wensen set.

By the way, the greeting: “Warme wensen” means “Warm wishes” in Dutch. I heat embossed the greeting using some pretty embossing powders from WOW. For the pool colored card, I used Long Island Teal embossing powder. Oh my! This color is heavenly! It’s the perfect aqua color with just the perfect amount of gold glitter! For the purple sentiment, I used Mulberry Mist embossing powder.

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I colored the penguin using the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These markers work great and they make blending so easy! I created sequin shakers for both designs using the FUSE tool. I simply love the FUSE tool and I can’t tell you enough how easy this tool is for creating shakers. I filled up both shakers with some gorgeous sequins from The Ton.

GIVEAWAY

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What would a blog hop be without giveaways, right? In total, there are THREE (3)¬†giveaways. Here’s a list of the prizes that could be won:

Would you like to win one of these prizes? Simply leave a comment here by November 29 at 11:59 pm CET.

Please note that these companies are located in Belgium. Because of that, shipping could be a bit more expensive for people outside Europe. However, you are still free to enter the giveaway! If you would rather not win but you’d still like to leave a comment, feel free to mention¬†that in¬†your¬†comment. ūüôā

BLOG HOP

Are you ready to start hopping? The next stop on the hop is Anneke’s blog. Click HERE to be forwarded. Here is a full list of participating blogs:

SUPPLY LIST

Hello everyone! Welcome to another installment of Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. Today my two friends Laurel Beard and Catherine Pooler and I are featuring Winnie & Walter¬†products. The products we’re featuring are part of the October 2015 Release and they’re gorgeous!

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We decided to use the following products: In Bloom: Hollie’s Festive Florals + Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs and Essentials: Noelle Cutaways.

I started out by die cutting a scalloped and stitched panel using the Noelle Cutaways. I love that die cut set because it comes with so many dies and shapes that could be used for holiday and everyday cards. After I die cut it, I heat embossed a greeting on the panel using the Merry and Bright with Evelin T Designs set. I used a gorgeous embossing powder from WOW called Sensational Sage.

rsswllc_w&w_fullCan we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this embossing powder? ūüôā This is seriously one of the prettiest powders I have ever seen! Look at that pretty green color and the subtle gold, white and silver glitters in it. It’s fantastic and I could stare at this picture for hours. After embossing the sentiment,¬†I stamped¬†some poinsettias from the Hollie’s Festive Florals set. This stamp set can be used for layered stamping which is one of my favorite techniques out there!

rsswllc_w&w_close_upSince this is a Christmas card, I thought it needed quite a lot of bling bling! First, I added sparkle to the poinsettias using a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I also added tiny dots of Star Dust Stickles in the center of the flowers. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins from The Ton. I wanted to add an extra shiny touch to this card so I adhered some pearls and gems from Hero Arts to cover up the little hole of the sequins. ūüôā

READY, SET, STAMP WITH LLC

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As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and in the video, this card is part of Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. My two friends Catherine and Laurel and I¬†teamed up¬†to bring you a monthly video series! Each month we feature products from one company and there’s always a giveaway to make it even more fun! Go and check out Catherine’s and Laurel’s video’s and blog posts:

Catherine’s VIDEO / blog POST

Laurel’s VIDEO / blog POST

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win¬†In Bloom: Hollie‚Äôs Festive Florals¬†+¬†Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs¬†and¬†Essentials: Noelle Cutaways¬†from Winnie & Walter? Simply leave comments on the three videos for a chance. You have until 11/16¬†to comment! Laurel will draw a random winner and I will be sharing it on social media. ūüôā Good luck!

Thanks for reading my post today! Big hug! xo

SUPPLY LIST

Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, TON for The Ton, W&W for Winnie & Walter. 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, friends! I am excited to announce that I’m guest designing for WOW! Embossing Powder. WOW has been close to my heart for some years now so of course I said yes to the offer! In total, I’ll be sharing two cards in this blog post. Both cards have videos. Also, be sure to check out the WOW! Embossing Powder blog for more inspiration.

In the first video I am creating a modern card using the Flights of Fancy stamp set along with some white and clear embossing powder.

DSC00595The Flights of Fancy set is simply stunning. I love the versatility of this set since you can use these images as feathers and leaves. First I heat embossed the leaves/feathers using white embossing powder. The Opaque Bright White embossing powder is my favorite one, by the way. After heat setting the powder, I did some simple masking with painters tape. I chose a modern color scheme and sticked to pink, purple and mint. I like to use Distress Inks for the blending but regular dye ink works great as well!

Be sure to click the “continue reading” button for another card, another video and a giveaway!

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