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Debbie Seyer
I am a Concept Designer/Design Team member working in the Paper Crafts industry.
Interests: watching movies with my hubby and family, shopping and paper crafting!, swimming, vacations
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Hello friends! Today I have a fun project to share with you today using Heartfelt Creations Berry Cafe' Collection. Such a cute collection and so fun to work with! Using some of the pre-printed images from the paper collection, I used the matching dies to cut them out. This was a quick and easy card! Thanks for stopping by today! Products Used: Berry Cafe Paper Collection Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set Berry Blossoms Die Sweet as Honey Die Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: White seam binding ribbon, 3d foam squares, white cardstock, Yellow Sparkle marker Instructions: The finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut the base of this card to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold it in half. Cut a piece of the blue patterned paper from the collection to 4" x 5 1/4". Cut the pink gingham panel from the paper collection and adhere it to the blue patterned paper. Die cut the fence, bee and strawberry images from the paper collection using the matching die. Cut the sentiment from the paper collection too. Assemble the card as shown adding the seam binding ribbon. Stamp the blossom images onto white cardstock using black ink and color middles with a yellow sparkle marker. Using the flower shaping kit, give the flowers a little dimension and then adhere them into place to complete the card. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a great day. Today I want to share with you a project I created using the fun new April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion. This kit has some really fun and pretty images plus nice sentiments to use to make some really fun cards. In both of the stamp sets, there are stamps that are a 2 step stamping flowers. They are super pretty. I created a quick video to show you how I stamped the flower images! Super easy! Here is my card....... I don't know about you but one of my favorite color combos is yellow and grey, so they patterned paper included in the April Kit is just perfect for me. There are so many different color combos in this one paper paper! Just love it all! This card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". I used the metallic textured gray cardstock included in the kit along with the beautiful gray seam binding ribbon! You can see how I layered the stamps together to create these flowers in my video tutorial. Thanks for stopping by today! I would love to see what you create with this month's Creative Cafe' kit. Check back tomorrow to see my latest Heartfelt Creations project! Supplies: Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion Stamps: Hello,World Ink:Tattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonaide - Distress Inks; Flannel Gray Memento Ink Pad Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White & Gray Metallic Textured Embellishments: Gray seam binding from Creative Cafe' Kit- Petticoat Fashion Adhesives: liquid glue Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend like I did! My hubby and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday so we took the chance and went away for the weekend. We didn't go too far away but it was really nice being alone together! Sometime with our regular life stuff like work and kids, etc. you take each other for granted. It's nice to just be together without anything you have to do, ya know? Well now I am back to the regular routine today and while it was tough getting up at 5am, here I am ready to share a project with you. This is a gift bag set I created using stamps, dies and Aquablend pencils from Crafter's Companion. I really love to color with these new watercolor pencils. So easy to use and you get great results! I just used a regular little brown paper lunch sack to create this quick gift bag. I also used the Bebunni Floral Metal Dies - Cottage Lace die for the top detail of my bag. The stamp set is A Little Bit Sketchy - Poppies and Daisies set. After I stamped the image using stazon ink, I colored the watercolor pencils directly on the image and blended them with a waterbrush. I did this technique on the card. For the image on the bag, I used a paintbrush/water and picked up the color directly from the pencil. You can see that there are 2 different looks but both are really pretty. Here is a close up of the card. I really love poppies, don't you? The Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils aren't available yet but when they are I will let you know. The are really wonderful to work with! Thanks for stopping by today. Here is a list of supplies that I used to create this gift set! These include links to the products but they aren't affiliate links. They are just links for your information! Bebunni Floral Metal Dies - Cottage Lace A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Poppies and Daisies Die'sire Essentials Dies - Scalloped Ovals Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils - Floral Set Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock Crafter's Companion Watercolour cardstock Jet Black Staz-on ink waterbrush ribbon paper lunch sack patterned paper Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today I have a fun tent topper card to share with you using the supplies from the Creative Cafe' Kit - Special Celebration. I really love making this type of card. I think it looks so cute but it still fits into a regular envelope so you can mail it to that special person. To create this card, cut a piece of the kraft cardstock to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and fold it at 4 1/4". Cut a piece of the patterned paper to 4 x 4" square and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut a scallop circle from the pink patterned paper and die cut a classic circle from the white cardstock. All of these papers and cardstock are included in your kit! Stamp the cupcake image onto the white cardstock and color using Spectrum Noir markers. After you color the cupcake, fussy cut it and adhere it onto the die cut scalloped circle. Using a ruler, adhere the die cut scalloped circle so that the top of the circle is at the 5 1/2" mark. That will make your card an A2 sized card - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Here is a close-up. I added the sentiment along the bottom and the seam binding around the middle to finish the card. This card will fit into an A2 size envelope and shouldn't need extra postage. You know that is always a plus with me! LOL It's also time for the April Creative Cafe' kit to be introduced. I will have projects to share with you starting next week. It's super cute. You can check out HERE. Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies: Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration Little Cupcake add-on set Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, white, and kraft cardstock by Bazzil Ink: Tuxedo Black dye ink, Other: Spectrum Noir Markers Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; 3d foam squares Embellishments: Beige ribbon Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! It's Wednesday and that means I have a Heartfelt Creations project to share with you today. I have really been having fun with the new Berry Cafe' Collection. I just love strawberries and flowers. It's a fun color-palette to create with also. Here is my card for today..... After coloring the strawberries and die cutting the images, I added some Glossy Accents to the strawberries and allowed them to dry before adhering them onto my card. Here is a closer look....... Products Used: Berry Cafe Paper Collection Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set Arianna Bird Haven Cling Stamp Set Berry Blossoms Die Eyelet Oval Die Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: Spectrum Noir Markers – DG2, DG3, CT1, DR3; Glossy Accents (Ranger), red/white gingham ribbon, 3d foam squares; Red, White and Kraft Cardstock; slot punch Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Instructions: The finished card measures 5" x 7". Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 10" x 7" and fold it in half to create the base of the card. Cut a piece of red cardstock to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Cut a piece of the yellow patterned paper slightly smaller and adhere these two layers together. Die cut an oval from white cardstock using the Eyelet Oval die. Punch a slot on the right side of the oval and thread ribbon thru, adhere this to the yellow/red paper layer using 3d foam squares. Tie the ribbon into a bow. Adhere these layers onto the base of the card. Stamp the Blooming Berries image 2x using brown ink onto white cardstock. Color with alcohol markers and die cut with the matching die. Coat the strawberries using Glossy Accents and allow to dry. Stamp the Berry Blossoms (small stamp with 4 flowers) 4x onto white cardstock using brown ink. Color the middle of the flowers with marker and die cut with matching die. Use the flower shaping kit to shape the flowers. Adhere the Berry Blossoms onto the Eyelet Oval using 3d foams squares. Add the Berry Blossoms. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using brown ink and adhere into place as shown using 3d foam squares. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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**Edited to add- As soon as the Downton Abbey Collection goes live on the Crafter's Companion Website I will add links! All links have been updated!! Enjoy shopping! LOL Hello friends! I know I have shared some of the projects I have created using the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection from Crafter's Companion. Today I am so happy to share with you that this collection is finally available on the Crafter's Companion website! Here is a card I created for a friend who loves Downton Abbey. She is a very thoughtful and giving person so I wanted a special thank you card just for her! I used the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Die Cut Toppers - Set 2 for the main image. Die Cut Toppers are a set of 2 sheets of pop-outs that are pre-printed and ready to just adhere to your card. In this card, I used some 3d foam squares to pop up the frame. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Clear Stamp-Sentiments 1 set. There are some really fun sentiments included in the stamps for this collection! I adhered the gold foil corners included in the Die Cut Toppers set to each corner and added the resin flowers. Here is a close-up! I hope you are as excited about this collection being available as I am! Here is a complete list of the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection products I used for this card. Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - 6x6 paper pad Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Die cut Toppers - Set 2 Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Downton Damask Embossing Folder Downton abbey Papercrafting Collection - Clear Stamp - Sentiments 1 Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection Metal Key Charms Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Resin Flowers Other supplies: Ivory Cardstock, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad, glue dots, 3d foam squares, pink satin ribbon Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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**Edited to add- As soon as the Downton Abbey Collection goes live on the Crafter's Companion Website I will add links! All links have been updated!! Enjoy shopping! LOL Hello friends! I know I have shared some of the projects I have created using the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection from Crafter's Companion. Today I am so happy to share with you that this collection is finally available on the Crafter's Companion website! Here is a card I created for a friend who loves Downton Abbey. She is a very thoughtful and giving person so I wanted a special thank you card just for her! I used the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Die Cut Toppers - Set 2 for the main image. Die Cut Toppers are a set of 2 sheets of pop-outs that are pre-printed and ready to just adhere to your card. In this card, I used some 3d foam squares to pop up the frame. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Clear Stamp-Sentiments 1 set. There are some really fun sentiments included in the stamps for this collection! I adhered the gold foil corners included in the Die Cut Toppers set to each corner and added the resin flowers. Here is a close-up! I hope you are as excited about this collection being available as I am! Here is a complete list of the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection products I used for this card. Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - 6x6 paper pad Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Die cut Toppers - Set 2 Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Downton Damask Embossing Folder Downton abbey Papercrafting Collection - Clear Stamp - Sentiments 1 Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection Metal Key Charms Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection - Resin Flowers Other supplies: Ivory Cardstock, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad, glue dots, 3d foam squares, pink satin ribbon Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Laurie, If you position the die right on your paper, you can get more die cuts....know what I mean? So far, I haven't found an easier way than using this type of adhesive as I always get glue everywhere! LOL
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Hello friends! It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new release from Heartfelt Creations! Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch. Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations. The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Here is my first project using this cute collection! Products Used: Berry Cafe Paper Collection Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set Berry Blossoms Die Border Essentials Die Ornate Borders and Pockets Die Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: Berry Basket SVG Cut file, Silhouette Digital Cutter; Red & White Gingham ribbon, 3d foam squares, scor-tape, paper crimper, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - DR3, DR4, DG2, DG3; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker – Yellow; White, Yellow & Tan cardstock, lace, Glossy Accents Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Watch this video for tips on using decorative border dies https://youtu.be/Ms-PmK7svGI. Instructions: Cut two complete berry baskets and handles from tan cardstock using the digital cutter. Assemble two boxes together to create one large box. Add the handles as shown inside of box. Cut 2 long strips of yellow patterned paper to 1 1/2" x 12" from collection. Adhere to top of basket edge using scor-tape. Using die from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope your weekend is going well. The weather here in Missouri is getting better everyday! Spring is finally coming but it sure has taken its time. This week, Crafter's Companion releases the Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Butterfly Lullaby. If you love butterflies, then you will love everything about this collection. One of the dies included in this collection is a delicate sentiment die. Sometimes it can be frustrating and down right messy to adhere these types of delicate die cuts to the project. So while I am showing off this beautiful collection, I thought I would also show you how I adhere the die cut! As you can see, I die cut the sentiment die - Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Butterfly Lullaby Decorative Metal Die - With Love, from some sparkling purple glitter paper. This paper came from a stack by Core'dinations. I ran this small piece thru my Xyron machine and that laid a thin layer of adhesive over the whole back of this paper. That will allow me to easily die cut with the metal die, remove the liner to reveal the adhesive and then adhere this delicate die cut to my project. No messy glue all of my fingers and my pretty papers! LOL Here is a closer look....... Here is another card I created using the same supplies and the same glitter paper. I wasn't sure I really liked this card but I think it has grown on me. Either that or you just can't make a bad card with such a beautiful collection! LOL Here are the supplies I used: Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Butterfly Lullaby 6x6 paper pad Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Butterfly Lullaby Decorative Metal Die - With Love Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock Other supplies: Xyron Creative Station 18' x 5.5"; Core'dinations Glitter Cardstock; ribbon, 3d foam squares Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! Today is Wednesday so that means its time for another Heartfelt Creations project to share. This week I have a fun project to share with you. I always have brown lunch bags around the house and I needed a small gift bag for a present. So I took my cheap brown bag and transformed it into a beautiful gift bag perfect to give a small gift to that special someone. Here is my bag...... See what I mean? I love making these type of projects.....then you can tell your hubby that you saved him alot of money with this project! LOL Thanks for stopping by today! Here are the supplies and instructions for this project.... Products Used: Sunrise Lily Paper Collection Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set Sunrise Lily Die Fleur Borders and Pockets Die Ornate Borders and Pockets Die ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: Brown lunch bag, White cardstock; ribbon, circle punch, hole punch, Pear Pizazz ink pad, sponge dauber Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnu_xqlx060 for shaping tips and techniques with the Sunrise Lily flower. Instructions: Finished gift bag measures – 5 1/2" x 8". Cut a brown lunch bag to 8" tall. Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the bag. Cut card panel from collection and cut a piece of green patterned paper slightly larger than the panel. Stamp the Sunrise Lily stamp twice onto pink patterned paper using the rose ink. Stamp the Sunrise Lily stamp onto white cardstock using brown ink. Using the matching die, die cut all the Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp set. Shape lily flowers as shown in the above video. Die cut white cardstock using the large Fleur Borders and Pocket Dies – 2 times. Die cut an Ornate border from white cardstock. Adhere the large white Fleur Borders die onto each corner of the pink patterned paper using the liquid glue. Adhere the card panel layers into place as shown. Adhere the white cardstock ornate border onto right side of panel and adhere one large and one small lily into place as shown. Add the sentiment ticket above the flowers. Punch out 2 circle of green patterned paper from collection and adhere into place onto bag as shown. Punch holes for the ribbon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today is April 5! Can you believe that? I know it kinda took me by surprise. One the fifth of the month, the Craft Hoarders have a blog hop to encourage you to use some supplies you have in your crafty hoard. If you are following along on the hop, you should have come from Marisa's blog. If you are just starting here on my blog, hop on over to Gloria Stengel's blog to start the hop from the beginning. This month we didn't have a theme but I did dig out some papers I have had for awhile to create my project. Here is my projects...... I created this card with matching little basket using supplies from Crafter's Companion. This patterned paper is not double-sided but it is a very big size - 11 x 17". So if I had wanted to create a larger basket, this would have been the perfect paper. The paper collection is called Springtime. It comes in package of 20 sheets so there are 10 designs with 2 sheets of each design. Like I said, the paper measures 11 x 17" so you get alot of paper! I used a sentiment from the Sentimentals EZ Mount Stamp Set - Verses. Plus I used my favorite die set, Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame from the Die'sire line. The little basket was made using the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers called Slatted Basket. I used the smallest measurements listed in the tutorial. The basket only meaures like 2" square....so it is really small! I used a new-to-me embossing folder called Decadent Rose Embossalicious 8x8 folder. It is really pretty! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed this month's blog hop. There are all kinds of different projects along the hop that were made to inspire you to get out your hoarded supplies and make a project! Now it's time to hop on over to Wendy's blog. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today I have a fun project to share with you using some new dies from Tonic Studios. I used some flower making techniques that I have used in the past to create roses out of the Plush Peony Die. I really love this die set and you can do all kinds of projects with it. I created two project using this beautiful, versatile die. Here is a card I created using the die in a traditional way. For this next project, I used just the flower portion of the die to create my flowers. I created a video to show you that process. Here is my tag...... It was really easy to create the roses from the flower portion of this die. Here is a short video that I created to show you how to do it! Here is a close-up of my tag...... Birthday Girl Tag Tonic 769E Entwining Trellis Plush Peony Tonic 61E Clematis Climber Strip Die Set Tonic 582e Regal Circle Doily Cutting Die Set Tonic 1167E Big Day Entangled Strip Die & Stamp Set Nuvo 758N Glitter Drops White Blizzard Funky Glue Pen Other Products – Kraft & White cardstock; Neverending Summer 6×6 paper pad (LemonCraft); Rouge & Olive Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad; seam binding ribbon, lace Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! It's Wednesday and that means I have another Heartfelt Creations project to share with you. The other day I received some new watercolor pencils called AquaBlend Pencils from Spectrum Noir. So I decided to try the pencils on the beautiful Sunrise Lily Swirls stamp set from Heartfelt. Here is my tag..... Here is a closer look..... Products Used: Sunrise Lily Paper Collection Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling Stamp Set Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling Stamp Set Fleur Borders and Pockets Die Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other Products: Timer Brown Staz-on; #8 Kraft Cardstock Tag; Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Aquablend Pencils, waterbrush, banner punch, pearl flourish, ivory twine, crystal stickles Instructions: Finished Tag measures – 6 x 4". To begin this project, cover the tag with paper from the collection. Cut a slightly smaller piece of ivory paper from the collection and adhere into place. Stamp the images from the Sunrise Lily Swirls using brown staz-on ink onto mixed media paper. Color images using Aquablend Pencils and waterbrush. Die cut images using matching dies. Die cut a small Fleur Border out of the patterned paper and adhere into bottom left corner. Adhere pearl flourishes into place and add the twine bow as shown. Adhere images into place as shown. Stamp sentiment onto a strip of paper and use banner punch on each end. Adhere into place. To complete project, use stickles on all the flowers. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you had a blessed Easter holiday. Things are really great here in Missouri today. It's the last day of my youngest daughter's spring break so we are going to enjoy the outdoors as much as we can - if I can ever get her up! LOL She likes to sleep late! Today I am excited to share with you this fun easel card I created using the March Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Special Celebration and the add-on stamp set - Little Cupcake. Here is my card.... To begin, you will need to cut the pink cardstock to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2". You will also need a piece of pink cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4". After cutting the base of the card, I scored the card at 4 1/4 and at 6 3/8". I folded the card in half at the 6 3/8". The top of the card gets fold at 4 1/4" to create the easel. See above picture...... I cut a piece of patterned paper for the bottom inside of the card. Then I cut a strip of cardstock and patterned paper to pop-up with foam squares so that the easel portion has something to prop it up. This is my piece of 4 1/4" square cardstock that will be adhered to the easel fold. I used scor-tape for extra strong hold! Here is my card before I added the seam binding and the sentiment. This was super easy to create and you can just fold it down to mail it! Here is another look at my easel card. This is a fun card to create. I think anyone receiving this card would just love it! Here is my list of supplies with links to The Rubber Cafe' for your convenience! Supplies: Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration- Add-on Set - Little Cupcake Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Pink & White Cardstock Ink: Rose Coral Colorbox Chalk Ink Adhesives: 3d foam squares, Scor-Tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue Embellishments: seam binding ribbon, Scalloped Oval dies Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I usually remember to share the Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe' but somehow I totally forgot. I really love the kit this month. There are some super cute cupcake images, cool trendy papers and great embellishments. It's a super fun kit this month. Here is my first card using this kit..... This card measures 4 x 9" and will fit into a standard business envelope. To create this card, I cut a piece of the Kraft cardstock (included in the kit) to 8 x 9" and folded it at the 4". I cut two different patterns from the paper pad (included in the kit). The left side is 5 x 3 3/4" and the right side is 4 x 3 3/4". When I adhered them down there was just a bit of an overlap. I added the ribbon where the two papers joined. I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 2 1/2 x 7". I stamped the cupcakes twice. Once on white cardstock and once on patterned paper. I fussy cut the cupcake lines from the patterned paper and adhered them onto the white cupcakes. I colored the sprinkles with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and then added You're So Fine Diamond Cool Clear Highlight Glitter for some real sparkle. Here is a closer look...... This month's kit is full of fun images for that special someone's birthday or other celebration! I will have more projects to share with you next week using this kit! Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies: This includes links to the products for your convenience! Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration Ink: Espresso Truffle Memento Ink Pad, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 On Trend Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM Kraft & White Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe ' You're So Fine diamond Cool Clear Highlight Glitter; mint ribbon from The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration; Adhesives: Scrap Happy Sheer Glue; Scor-Tape Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today I have my last card in the 1 stamp set 4 ways series. Today I have my 4th card to share with you using the Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight set. I went with a monochromatic look for this card. It's fairly simple card but I think it turned out great! I used the same color ink and paper for this card. That can make a simple card a little more fancy, in my opinion. I used the Die'sire Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame die for under the focal sentiment and added in some matching seam binding. Here is a closer look. I have enjoyed sharing these 4 cards with you. I would love to hear how you liked this series of blog post. I have been trying to change things up so that I can give you ideas on how to use up the stash you have plus show you some new stuff! Supplies Used: ** includes affiliate links (Affiliate links are used, which means that I receive a small amount of commission at no extra cost to you) Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight Stamp set Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock Die'sire Decorative Dies - Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame Pistachio Pudding Ink and Cardstock (Stampin' Up) 3d foam squares Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! Hope you are having a great week so far! It's Wednesday so that means I have a Heartfelt Creations project to share with you. This week, my card is fairly simple but I think you will agree with me that it's super cute, too. Here is a closer look! Products Used: Winking Frog Paper Collection Fiddle'n Frog Cling Stamp Set Cut Mat Create 1B Die Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: White Cardstock; ribbon, silver sequins, 3d foam squares Instructions: This card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". To create the base of the card, cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score it at 4 1/4" and fold in half. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5 1/4" x 4" and cut the dotted patterned paper to 5" x 3 3/4". Die cut a piece of white cardstock using a die from the Cut Mat Create 1B die set. Stamp the sentiment onto the die cut using brown ink. Fussy cut the relaxing frog from patterned paper. Adhere the two patterned papers together. Tie the ribbon around these layers and adhere the sentiment panel. Adhere the relaxing frog into place using 3d foam squares. Using the Art glitter glue, adhere the silver sequins into place as shown to complete card. Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I will post the last card in my 1 stamp set 4 ways series!! Have a great day! Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! I hope you have been enjoying my series of cards using the same stamp set. But most of all I hope I have given you some inspiration to use the stamp sets you have in different ways. Today I have my 3rd card to share with you using the Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight set. Using one of the small flowers in the set, I created this card. It's still fairly flat so you could definitely mail it without any added postage which is always a plus for me! I stamped the small flower image onto some watercolor paper using Jet Black Staz-on ink. I use the AquaBlend pencils - Floral set and a waterbrush to color the flowers. I went back and added the yellow and darker pink after the flowers dried. I fussy cut the out. Plus I used the leaf from the Die'sire Classiques Delicate Flower die for the leaves on my flowers. Two of the flowers I glued down flat to my card and the other two are popped up with 3d foam squares. I stamped the sentiment on the white panel and layered that onto a piece of Pink Pearl Shimmering Cardstock. I added some dots of Nuvo Raspberry Pink Crystal Drops in the corners to finish the card. Here is a closer look. Thanks for stopping by today. On Thursday, I will reveal my final card in this series. Please let me know if you like blog posts like this......ideas on how to use just one stamp set, etc. Or please comment with some ideas for future blog posts. I am always looking for new ideas! Supplies Used: ** includes affiliate links (Affiliate links are used, which means that I receive a small amount of commission at no extra cost to you) Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight Stamp set Crafter's Companion Watercolor Paper AquaBlend by Spectrum Noir pencils - Florals Jet Black Staz-on ink pad Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock Crafter's Companion Pink Pearl Shimmering Cardstock 3d foam squares Nuvo Raspberry Pink Crystal Drops Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! Today I have my second card to share with you in the 1 Stamp Set 4 Ways series I started the other day. For today's card, I stamped my own background and used 2 of my favorite colors! Here is today's card..... To begin this card, I stamped the flower image onto white cardstock using Sweet Plum & Teal Zeal Memento Ink pads. I really love those colors! Then I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and die cut it using the Die'sire Essentials Scalloped Ovals dies. I fussy cut a flower and add it to the ribbon using a glue dot. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of the Sweet Plum flowers. Here is a close-up........ I hope you are enjoying this series so far. I have had alot of fun challenging myself to make 4 different cards using the same stamp set. It's good for us paper crafters to use what we have, isn't it? LOL Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies: Here are the supplies I used: *includes affiliate links* Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock Die'sire Essentials Scalloped Ovals Teal Zeal, Sweet Plum Memento Ink Pads Teal seam binding - Really Reasonable Ribbon Nuvo Crystal Drops - Wisteria Purple Teal cardstock Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Heartfelt Creations project. I am really loving this new Winking Frog collection. The images are just so cute and the color combos are a new favorite of mine, too! For today's card, I created a Tent Topper card. Here is my card..... Don't you just love those cute little frogs? I know I do! I used the Tent Topper Technique found at Splitcoaststampers HERE. It's super easy and makes a unique, fun fold! If you are more of a visual learner, I have a couple of tent topper card videos I have created in the past that you can find HERE and HERE. Here is a close up of my card. Products Used: Winking Frog Paper Collection Winking Frogs Cling Stamp Set Water Lily Cling Stamp Set Water Lily Die Flirting Frogs Die ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Minnie Pearls Prills Project Instructions: Other products: Scalloped & Classic Circles Large Dies – Spellbinders; seam binding ribbon, glue dots, 3d foam squares; Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers – FS6, PP1, BT2, BT6, DG1, DG2, blender; banner punch; Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, White cardstock Watch this video https://youtu.be/MdCjrtRUcFU to learn how to create and shape the flowers. Instructions: Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". To create the tent topper card, cut a piece of mint cardstock to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4" and fold in half. Adhere a piece of patterned paper from the collection on the card front. Die cut a piece of the mint cardstock using a scalloped circle (should be almost as wide as the card base). Die cut a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock to layer onto the larger scalloped circle. Using foam squares, adhere the scalloped circle into place so that the top of the circle measures 5 1/2". Stamp the 2 frog images from Winking Frogs set onto white cardstock using Rich Cocoa memento ink pad. Color using alcohol markers and die cut with the matching die. Adhere this image into place on the scalloped circle top of the card. Tie a ribbon along the bottom portion of the card base as shown. Stamp the Water Lily image onto pink cardstock using Rose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The other day I was chatting with a crafty friend and she was saying how money is tight (wow do I know that!) and buying a bunch of stamps just isn't in the budget. That got me thinking about using the stamp sets you do have in different ways to get different looks. So today I am starting a series of 4 cards created with just 1 stamp set. Now I won't be posting them everyday but I will be posting them from now until the end of March. So be sure to watch for this series of blog posts! It will be fun! So here is my first card using the Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight set. Here is what the stamp set looks like...... It's a very pretty stamp set that allows you to do all kinds of techniques - watercolor, fussy cutting, etc. So here is my first project using this set. For this card, I stamped the large flower using Jet Black Staz-on onto watercolor paper and colored it using the new AquaBlend pencils - Floral set. After I colored the petals, I went over the color with a waterpen to smooth out the color. Then I stamped the whole flower onto a panel of white cardstock using the black ink. Then using some 3d foam squares, I added the flower that I had colored and cut out. Here is a close up....... I also went over the my colored flower with a Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay for added sparkle! This is a pretty simple card and I love that color combo! My next card in this series will feature a different technique! Can't wait to show you! Here are the supplies I used: *includes affiliate links* Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Floral Delight Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils - Florals Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay Jet Black Staz-on Teal Zeal Memento Ink pad Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The other day I needed a few cards to send to some friends just to cheer them up. So I got out some supplies I have been wanting to use and started experimenting! I used the Embossing Resist technique on both of these cards. This is a really easy technique that is very fun. You could make a nice stack of these cards in an hour or so! Plus they are flat cards so there won't be any extra postage! Here is my first card...... This is a super easy technique. For the visual learner, I created a video showing you just how to create these cards! Enjoy! Here is my second card! I hope you will give this technique a try and if you do, please let me know. You could even leave a link to your card in the comments. I would love to see how you do this technique! Supplies Used: Stamps - The Rubber Cafe' - Winging It, Friendship Is The Best Accessory Paper - Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Blushing Bride (SU); Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White cardstock Ink - White Pigment Ink Pad - Gina K. Designs; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers, Espresso Truffle Memento Ink Pad; Other - Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder (Tonic Studios); heat tool, label punch, Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! I know I told you a few months ago that I was invited to join the Tonic Studios USA Blog Ambassadors. I am so excited that we are all finally getting started! I received one of my first shipments of Tonic Studios products and there was so much in the shipment that I made a video showing you some of the things that they sent me. I was so amazed when I received 2 boxes of stuff from Tonic! One of the cool things in this shipment was the Tangerine Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. It's a very pretty orange color (HAHA) and it works great! It fits perfectly onto my die cutting station. I will say that it's a heavy machine but that is because it is all heavy duty metal inside! I even got the cool storage bag! To show you what all I received in my shipment, I created a video! Despite the fact that I feel like I sound like a 12 year old, I did alot of talking about the great stuff! On the team with me are some really nice and talented ladies. One of the blog ambassador's is one of my very best friends, Heidi Blankenship. Heidi and I have been friends since 2009 when we were roomies at a Spellbinders Design Team retreat. That was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Heidi has been a wonderful mentor and friend in this industry. Despite the fact that we live so far away from each other, we have a great friendship - talking or texting just about every day. You never know what we will be chatting about either. My hubby usually knows when I am on the phone, I am probably chatting with Heidi! LOL It's really fun working with a friend like Heidi because I will call and ask her opinion and she will tell me the truth - even if it hurts! LOL Isn't that what friends are for? You can check out all the other blog ambassadors on the Tonic Studios USA Blog Ambassadors Blog. This is a talented bunch of ladies and I am very honored to be on the team with them. I can't wait to get started creating with all the wonderful products Tonic Studios has sent me. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! This week Heartfelt Creations is releasing the Winking Frog Collection. If you love frogs, you are going to go crazy for this whole collection! So put on your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Vintage inspired illustrations of the cutest frogs and their habitat will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here. I absolutely love this collection's color palette and the cute frogs are just wonderful and fun to color! Here is my Winking Frog Cascading Card..... I really love making a cascading card when the images are just so cute like this! I used Mint Macaron (Stamping' Up!) cardstock for the base of this card. The sleepy frog on the front of the card is actually die cut from the paper collection. There are 2 whole sheets of images you can die cut in this collection and I really love that! Here is a closer look. I have a youtube video from a couple of years ago showing how to create the base of this card if you are a visual learner! Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GUqy7sCIgc Products Used: Winking Frog Paper Collection Leaping Frogs Cling Stamp Set Winking Frogs Cling Stamp Set Froggy Hangout Cling Stamp Set Fiddle'n Frog Cling Stamp Set Water Lily Cling Stamp Set Water Lily Die Flirting Frogs Die Leaping Frogs Die Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute Project Instructions: Other products: White, Mint Cardstock; Spectrum Noir Markers - Blender, DG1, DG2, BT2, PL1, FS6; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker - Clear Overlay; Scor-pal, paper trimmer, ruler, pencil, pencil eraser; 3d foam squares, wire, wire cutters, glue dots Watch this video https://youtu.be/MdCjrtRUcFU to learn how to create and shape the flowers. Instructions: Cut one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to 5 1/2" high on one end and 2 1/2" high on the other. To do this, use a pencil and make a mark at the 5 1/2" and at 2 1/2" and position the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room