Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi there friends,

I'm so excited to be joining the Altenew November 2018 stamp/die/ink/sticker release blog hop today! You can find the full release here. It's another awesome release!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Lydia Evans' blog! I bet she made some incredible cards again!

Let's start with the gorgeous Handpicked Bouquet stamp and die bundle! I made two A2 size top folding card bases and adhered purple and yellow card stock to the front, in the same size. I then selected matching purple and yellow inks and stamped two flowers on white card stock. I partially die cut these images, then attached them to the card base. I stamped the sentiments and done!

For my next card duo I used the Wild Ferns stamp and die bundle. I love how realistic these ferns look like once you add all the layers! I stamped them randomly on both these cards, then added some gold detailing with a gold pen. I used the older Thanks die for my title on one of these cards, which I die cut 4 times and layered them up for a more dimensional look. I added some gold thread under it. On my other card I used a sentiment from the Wild Ferns stamp set, which I embossed in gold. 

I've made another duo with the Wild Ferns set because I wanted to try what they would look like in gray. For these cards I've actually die cut the leaves. The Thanks card is pretty similar to my previous one - I just added some washi tape flowers that I fussy cut. The washi tape I've used for these cards is the suuuuuper gorgeous Glitter Flurries washi tape. I can't even. It's so beautiful! On my other card I just added a circle of pink card stock and created a sort of wreath of leaves and flowers around it. I embossed my sentiment in white.

I've created my next three cards with the Engraved Flowers stamp and die bundle. I stamped all my images on water color paper and colored in a few of them. On the first two cards I mixed and matched them with the black stamped images. All sentiments are from this same stamp set and I love love love the font!

I kept my third card in black and white. I did add some gold thread in between the layers, just for a little something something! 

For my last 3 cards I've used the World Map stamp set. I thought this stamp would be great for masculine cards too (then I went ahead and made more feminine cards haha!). One layer cards are not so much my thing but I like how these turned out. I stamped the first one in rainbow colors, stamped my sentiment in black and added some black ink drops. Done :D. There are also some awesome stickers in this release! I've used some of them on these envelopes. Check out the whole collection though, there's lots of different ones!

Here I used three different shades of gray ink to stamp an ombre background. Maybe this one is good for a man? Sentiment, black splatters, done! Easy peasy.

On my last card for today I've used the beautiful Altenew Razzleberry Crisp embossing powder and the other image from the World Map stamp set. It looks so cool in person, too bad this picture doesn't do it justice. 

And now...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018!

2. I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner on 11/19/2018.  Comment away!!!

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Awesome - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty friends,

I'm stopping by to share my new layout I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team! This is also my first DT project with the super-duper gorgeous Whimsical collection! I have made several layouts just for fun though, which you can see on my Instagram account

I first fussy cut the entire 12x12 Paper 3, which has these gorgeous flowers on it. I obviously didn't use all of them on this layout, but I thought I'd save some time in the future by fussy cutting all of them out.

I then put my background together. When I made this layout, I only had a couple of Whimsical papers (mostly scraps) left, and because I didn't want to use white card stock for the top of my layout, I added a strip of Take Me Away paper which was a perfect match in color.

I layered some tissue paper behind my photo and played around with arrangements a little bit. Once I settled on this one, I glued down my photo, with one of the big floral elements tucked under it. 

I used foam tape to adhere down the other big floral cut out (on the left), just to add some dimension. Plus I wanted to layer it over my photo, and I never glue down my photo completely, only in the middle. I love the movement it creates. For the third cluster of flowers I used some images that were not complete, but by tucking them behind the photo you can't see that. This way I don't waste anything :). 

At this point I found my layout utterly boring, with just one focal point in the middle - don't ask, I just didn't like it. So I ended up adding one more flower cluster in the bottom corner (apparently I like to break rules). I also placed my title in this corner. 

I love rub-ons, especially those of stitching and small details like that. So I was ecstatic when I saw there are a few stitched images in the rub-on pack! I added some of these here and there. It's kind of hard to see in the full layout photo, but you can see them in the close-ups better!

I also placed 3 fussy cut banners and 3 enamel butterflies on my page. The banners are from Paper 8, which is a paper full of awesome sentiments for all sorts of occasions! 

To finish off my layout I wrote my journaling, added my date and splattered some navy ink around my layout. 

I hope you like how this page turned out!

Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you a fabulous day!


Take Me Away collection: 12x12 Paper Pad, Chipboard Thickers
Whimsical Collection: Paper 3, Paper 8Paper 9, Rub-Ons, Enamel Shapes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

In the spotlight: Holiday Vibes - DT layouts for Pinkfresh Studio

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with my monthly Pinkfresh Studio scrapbook inspiration! This month the scrapbook team is focusing on the festive Holiday Vibes collection and I'm sharing two layouts in the hope I can get you into Christmas spirit and help document those past holiday memories!

For my first layout I fussy cut out the snow flakes from the Let it Snow paper. I also cut some more snowflakes from textured white card stock using some cut files (this and this) by Inna Moreva (Handipaper). 

I created my background from two papers, a textured white card stock and the Very Merry patterned paper. I adhered my fussy cut snowflakes along the line where the two papers meet. 

I tucked my photo behind the snowflakes and added a chipboard frame on top. Both my title (Peace Love Joy) and my journaling are chipboard pieces that hang from the frame. I also attached a red bow on top. 

I glued down my die cut snowflakes too. I added some enamel dots, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers and wooden buttons in the middle of most snowflakes. Done!

My second layout was a lot more time consuming but I don't mind spending time on my layouts. I gave up on trying to scrap all my photos a long ago! I wouldn't have the space for so many albums anyway haha. 

I cut my title, Merry Christmas, from the Magical Forest paper using my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to create a big, stitched title because I haven't done it in a while. Before stitching I backed the other cut file I made from Inna's cut files. I needed to do this so I could check which patterned paper I should use for background. I didn't want to stitch all that on the wrong paper! So the grid paper I chose is actually the Sweet Life paper from the Simple and Sweet collection. 

Once done with stitching, I assembled my layout: I glued down the cut file in the corner and added some layers of patterned papers in the opposite corner. For this I've used the Merry Christmas, Let it Snow and the Home for the Holidays papers.

I tuck a bunch of things behind my photo: die cut pieces and tissue papers. I wrote my journaling on  one of the chipboard labels. I added some puffy stickers directly on my photo. 

To finish off my page I placed some enamel dots here and there.

I hope you enjoyed these two pages and I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have an awesome day!