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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. I really thought that once school started, I would be posting on my blog more often but that just hasn't been the case. Sorry about that.....but Thank You so much for sticking with me and checking things out when I do post! We had a milestone birthday in our house last week. My youngest daughter turned 18 years old and we partied all week. LOL Not really but her older sisters came home, her friends came over, we went out to her favorite place and had dinner. It was awesome! In between getting things ready for a labor day party, birthday party and just live, I had some time to create a few cards using some new Christmas items being released by Crafter's Companion today (9/11). I really love these two stamps with matching edge dies. They are really unique and easy to work with! For this card, I used the Snowflakes stamp & die set from the Christmas Spirit bundle (available on HSN - Home Shopping Network) on 9/11/18. I heat embossed the image using the Glistening Silver embossing powder from the Winter Wonderland Collection. The sentiment is from the Christmas Sentimentals 1 die set. I used some matte luxury cardstock for the base and behind the sentiment. This is the stockings stamp set from the Christmas Gifts bundle. Each set includes a stamp and two edge dies. You can die cut the image completely out or just die cut one or the other edge. Here is die cut the edge of the stockings and then I used the other edge die to die cut the gold mirror cardstock to reveal the stockings. I love how this turned out! Thanks for stopping by today! I do have more projects to share a couple more Christmas projects and a couple just regular everyday cards! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I hope you are watching the HSN Crafty day with all the wonderful new Crafter's Companion stuff! I know I am having fun watching and seeing my projects on air. It's so neat and never gets old. Here are a few more cards I created using the Christmas themed stuff that was on sale today. I am really getting ahead on my Christmas cards already! Yeah Me!! For this card, I used the Christmas 3d embossing folders bundle along with some gold guilding wax. The hardest part about this card is getting the guilding wax off my fingers! LOL Maybe I should use a sponge instead....duh! For this card, I used the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle along with the Ice Blue Luxury Cardstock pack. That pack of paper includes the blue luxury cardstock in matt and mirror plus the silver mirror and glitter card. It's a really pretty combo. I used alot of Stick It! adhesive for this card but if you have a xyron that will probably work even better! For this card, I used the Holiday Mini Crafting bundle. Everything in this bundle fits in the Gemini Go machine. That's the today's special on HSN today (8/15). It's the cutest machine that is perfect to take along with you almost anywhere. Hope you are watching the HSN crafty day cause there is alot of cool things to get. Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Beverly, The lacey border is just patterned paper from the collection. But I think there is a die that Crafter's Companion sells that is similar. I will look for it and find a link.
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Hello friends! In addition to alot of Christmas stuff, Crafter's Companion sent me other stuff as well. There were some really nice sentiment dies for everyday that I think will become a staple in my crafting. Don't forget, all of these products will be available on HSN on August 15 for Crafter's Companion crafty day! For this card, I used the Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Rustic Wedding. The papers and the heart die are all from that collection. The "thank you" sentiment is from the Everyday Sentimentals bundle that will be available on August 15 on HSN. The Rustic Wedding collection is available on the Crafter's Companion website now and it's one of my favs!! I would like to take a minute to tell you that I am on the Crafter's Companion design team and I am compensated with free products. While I didn't purchase these I do only design for companies that I like the products and use the stuff in my personal crafting. Thanks for stopping by today! I really love to hear from you and what you think about the products I use, so if you have a minute please comment and let me know if you use Crafter's Companion stuff and if you like the projects I have posted. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Remember I told you about the two boxes of Crafter's Companion stuff I had waiting for me in my last blog post? Well, I finally got the creative energy to actually open the boxes and started making some stuff. All of these projects that I will be sharing with you for the next couple of days will be on the August 15 HSN Crafter's Companion crafty day. I had alot of fun creating and that hasn't happened in a while. Here is one of my projects! The patterned paper is from a new Crafter's Companion 12 x 12 Decorative Christmas paper pad. Plus I used the Silver Mirror Luxury Cardstock. I also used my favorite white cardstock which is the Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Premium Cardstock. I use it for almost every card. The sentimental die comes with 4 sentiments in the pack plus each sentiment has a backing matt. So I die cut the backing matt from white cardstock. I applied some Stick It! adhesive sheet on the back of the Silver Mirror cardstock then I die cut the sentiment. Using the Stick It! really helps to adhere such a delicate die cut onto the white cardstock. This card measures 5 x 7". Because I added the bow, it will cost more to mail but I think you could definitely forgo the ribbon and it would still look great. But I think it might just be worth the extra postage! LOL Thanks for stopping by today! I will be posting a few more projects for the next week. Be sure to check out HSN on August 15! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Well I am kinda sad that we are saying hello to August. That means my youngest daughter will start her Senior year of high school. I have to say that my creative mojo has totally left the building and I really haven't had much desire or urge to create. Have you ever felt that way? I will show you what I have been doing instead. I don't know if I had mentioned it before but I love to bake and cook. Recently King Arthur Flour announced a new Bake the Bag Challenge. You purchase one bag of White 100% Whole Wheat Flour and each week King Arthur Flour will send you a recipe using this flour. After 9 weeks, you have used the whole bag of flour. So far I have made Banana Bread and Soft Chocolate chip cookies. I couldn't find this flour at my local grocery store, so I did order it from King Arthur Flour. I had a coupon that I received in their newsletters that I get so that helped a bit with the shipping. Here is my banana bread....it was the best banana bread I have baked ever. This recipe uses 2 whole cups of mashed bananas and it was super moist and flavorful! I also baked the Soft Chocolate Chip cookies recipe and they were really good! Stayed pretty soft so that was a real bonus. I did not have the specialty stuff the recipe called for like Espresso Powder or Vanilla-Butternut flavor but the cookies were still really good. My daughter thinks they had too much chocolate chips in them and I agree. I think I will reduce the chocolate chips and add some toasted pecans for my next batch! Now I am no food blogger and don't really intend to change my focus. I just thought I would share a few things that I have been doing besides paper crafting because I really haven't been doing much of that lately. Hope you don't mind checking out my bakes!! LOL I do have two boxes of Crafter's Companion stuff to open and make pretty things with. The next HSN show is August 15 so I need to get my craft on even if I am not feeling it! Let me know what you have baked or crafted lately, I would love to hear!! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Sorry I haven't blogged in a few weeks (didn't realize it had been that long!). I have been having a lazy summer. Just haven't had much creative energy lately so I thought taking some time off would help. I don't know if it has been I did have fun creating with a new line of dies Crafter's Companion has come out with. The dies are from the Gemini line and can help you make the easiest and quickest accordion cards. Today I am using the Daisy Rectangle Accordion die to create this card. Like I said, the dies make this super easy to create. All the dies I used for the base of the card are included in the Daisy Rectangle Accordion die set. I also used the Crafter's Companion Daisy Duo & Textured Stamen dies to create the flowers and the leaves are the Crafter's Companion Assorted Leaves die set. The embossed sentiment panels are from the Words Embossing Folders set. This is a new line from Crafter's Companion, too. If you are curious about the accordion dies, let me know. I would love to create a video tutorial if people are interested! Here are some links to some of the products I used.....(I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I don't know about you but when you start talking about summer most people think about the beach and going on an island get-away. Unfortunately, I won't be having that type of vacation this year but I got this super cute stamp from Pink Ink Stamps and I couldn't wait to start coloring it. It definitely will remind you of all the great things about summer! I used some Spectrum Noir Graphic Markers to color the image. This is a pretty detailed image so it took alittle time to color but I love to use that time to just relax! I decided that this image really didn't need a whole lot of embellishments or anything to take away from the detail so I kept the actual card pretty simple. I used a dotted embossing folder on the white layer and stamped the sentiment onto a small scrap of white cardstock. I just cut around the sentiment and popped it up with some 3d foam squares. I have a million buttons and have decided I should use them more so I used some twine to anchor the button on the card. Pretty easy once you color the image! Here are some links to some of the products I used.....(I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you had a great Father's Day weekend. It's been so hot here and this week is supposed to be even hotter. That is a perfect time to stay in my cool basement and create lots of projects! I just received a big box of goodies from Crafter's Companion that will be showcased on HSN (Home Shopping Network) in July. I will be sharing those things really soon. Today I have a card to share with you that I created using a Crafter's Companion Die'sire die and Foil Transfers along with the Gemini machine. Here is my card..... I really love this color combo. I used some Rustic Wedding 6x6 paper along with white and peach cardstock. I die cut the Die'sire Spring Garden Create-A-Card die from peach cardstock. This die is really neat. It is actually two pieces. You can use each separately or use them together like I did here. After I die cut it from peach cardstock, I adhered it to a piece of white cardstock and just trimmed around it. That way the white shows thru and you can see all the detail! I used the Floral Tea Foil Transfers along with Matt Gold Foil. I also added Matte gold sequins. I used 3d foam squares and some foam tape to pop everything up. To apply the transfer, I just ran it thru the Gemini. This definitely gives you the best result when using the transfers. Here are some links to some of the products I used.....(I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have one more Father's Day card to share with you. This card uses all Crafter's Companion supplies. If you are a fan of Crafter's Companion on HSN, I hope that you have joined the Facebook group. If you haven't and want to join, just comment here and I can help you out with that. The group has all kinds of inspiration using supplies Crafter's Companion sells on HSN. This was a pretty fast card to create! To create this card, I used the Bunting, Buckles and Medals die set to create the medal. I die cut the medal from the Matt Gold Luxury Cardstock and from teal cardstock. I die cut the No. 1 from the Friends & Family Words die. The letters for DAD are from the 0.5 Alphabet dies. I think this was a great way to create a Father's Day card without the need for a stamp that says "Happy Father's Day". Especially since I couldn't find any stamp that said that in my whole stash! LOL Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Can you believe it's almost Father's Day? This time last year, I was in full wedding mode with my daughter's wedding. Thankfully that's all over because this weekend is supposed to be the hottest weekend so far! Well we will have a quiet little celebration for my husband on Sunday. So I got busy making some Father's Day cards. I got out some supplies that I have had for a long time and have never used. Here is my card..... This was a pretty simple card to create. I took my color combo from the plaid paper. I love these papers from Lawn Fawn. There is two different plaids in every color in the paper pad. I used the circle and star dies to create interest. I used some StickIt! adhesive on the back of the white cardstock so it was easy to adhere the letters down. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white and cut the banner ends. I used foam tape and 3d foam squares to adhere things down. I think my husband will really like this! Now I have to get it to my girls so they can sign it! Try to stay cool this weekend! Don't forget, the links below contain affiliate links. (These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I know it's been awhile since I have posted anything. I have been creating but I have been just having some summer fun. Nothing too exciting but it's been nice to just relax and just do nothing. I took some time to create a couple of cards the other day using some supplies from Crafter's Companion. This is where the color Rose Gold comes into play. I have to say that I absolutely love that color. Here are my cards..... For this square card, I used the Floral Tea Foil Transfer kit and Rose Gold Foil. Plus I used some Rose Gold Glitter Luxury Cardstock. See what I mean? It's a great color. It looks okay in this picture but I have to say it's so much better in real life! I have never been real successful with rub-ons, etc. But I have figured out that if you run the transfers thru the Gemini Machine, you will get perfect results everytime. First you place the transfer onto the cardstock and run it thru the machine. Then you remove the transfer plastic and place the foil on the cardstock and run it thru the Gemini. Perfect results everytime!! If you would like to see this technique, just leave a comment and will create a video to show how I do this. Here is another card....... For this card I used some patterned paper from the Rustic Cottage 6x6 paper pad. The heart is the Die'sire Create-A-Card Love is in the Air die. I cut this die twice. Once from the vanilla cardstock and once from the rose gold glitter cardstock. I cut out the glitter flowers and glued them into place. I added some pearls and the foil transfer sentiment. If you would like the instructions on creating this card, just click HERE to see them. If you would like to see more project sheets using products that Crafter's Companion has sold on HSN, just click HERE. There are lots of project sheets of beautiful projects. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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*WARNING! - this post is all about my personal life. No crafts today!! Hello friends! Well we started out our summer with some real excitement. On May 12, my daughter, Caitlyn, graduated from Quincy University & Blessing Rieman College of Nursing with her BSN. We are so very proud of her and very excited because she will be working in labor/delivery at a large hospital not far from our house! Here are my girls....... From left to right, Colleen, Caitlyn and Cassie. I can't believe how lucky I am to be their mother. The day after graduation, Caitlyn and her boyfriend Michael and 9 others from Quincy University left for Italy. They had 10 days to enjoy all the sights in Italy. About the third day they were gone, I got this photo with the message.....She said Yes! We are so happy for them! What a romantic way to propose, don't you think! I think EVERYONE knew Michael was going to propose except Caitlyn. I am very excited for them and kinda excited to get started with the wedding crafts again! Now it's time for us to kick the graduation party plans into gear and get on with the rest of the summer. I am going to ignore the fact that I am now the mother to a Senior in high school. I should have a ton of crafty to share over the summer. I am designing for Crafter's Companion still and in July they will be having another crafty day on HSN. Plus I am expecting a big box of goodies from Tonic Studios soon. I am not really designing for any other companies, so expect some posts using stuff I really love. I really enjoy sharing my creations with you but with the change in the industry (as far as designers go), I am not sure how long I can maintain this blog and continue to share my creations. That is one of the reasons why I started using affiliate links to try and cover some of the costs of keeping my blog, etc. I sure do appreciate it anytime you click on something I link too and make a purchase. Every little bit helps! So now that you are caught up with me and my family, let's get the crafty show on the road! Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today I have a graduation congratulations card to share with you. This particular card is for a guy and you know I have issues making masculine cards. This one turned out great! See what I mean?? I used some new stuff from Tonic Studios.....those star sequins are very pretty! They are called Mirrorball Stars and they are from the Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti line. I highly recommend that Marvy Jewel Picker for sequins and rhinestones. It's cheap and it works great! I think I will create this card in alot of different colors of glitter paper and sequins. That way no two cards look alike even though they are! If you need a graduation card like this, I have a few to sell. Just shot me an email! Thanks for stopping by today!! Here is a list of supplies I used for the cards...(I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! This week is a busy one here at our house. Our daughter is graduating from college this weekend and we are so excited! I took some time to create a few cards for this occasion and just for fun, too! I have been getting the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit for awhile now and sometimes I am really bad about actually using them. Well I decided to make the cards that I needed from the April Kit. I really love the butterfly stencil that was in this kit. In past months the kits have included some Distress Oxide pads and I thought I would use those and have some fun. Here is my first card....... For this card, I just placed the stencil onto my white cardstock panel and used some sponges to add and blend the Cracked Pistachio & Broken China Distress Oxide inks. I really love how easy and smoothly these inks blend together! I put this panel onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" white cardstock base. I added some patterned paper along the edge. Plus I fussy cut out one of the butterflies to pop up for some dimension. I also used the Stamp Platform to add my sentiment in black ink. I love using the platform because I don't have to worry about not getting a good image the first time....I can just stamp it again! Here is another card I created using the same stencil and the same ink pads. Instead of using a sponge, I pressed the ink pads onto my craft mat and then spritzed water. I pressed a piece of Bristol paper onto this ink and few times and allowed it to dry. Once the panel was dry, I put the stencil into place and applied some Nuvo Aquamarine Embellishment Mousse using a palette knife. I also did the same on some white cardstock so I could fussy cut out the butterflies to add interest to my card. I really love these colors, don't you? I think this is my favorite card of all the ones I made the last couple of days! I really don't have anyone to give it to either! LOL Here is a list of supplies I used for the cards...(I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends. On May 2, Crafter's Companion is having another crafty day. I received some of the products in my design team shipment and I am excited to share a couple of the projects I created using the new stuff! You can see all the new stuff coming HERE on the Crafter's Companion website. This card was created using the Sheena Douglass 3d embossing folder and Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint and Sparkle Markers. To begin, I ran the Kraft cardstock panel thru the Gemini using the Wisteria Wall 3d embossing folder. Using a sponge and brown ink pad, I highlighted the embossed portions that weren't the flowers, just to give it some depth. Using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker, I picked up some color (from the Amethyst Aqua Tint Marker colored on my craft mat) and colored the embossed flowers. I did the same for the leaves. The sparkle marker gives a very nice and subtle glitter that is so pretty. The sentiment is from the matching stamp set and I stamped it onto a scrap of white cardstock using black ink pad. This was a very fun card to create! I love the detail you get using these embossing folders with the Gemini. Here is another version of this card but I used the Wisteria stamp set and watercolor paper. After the watercolor dried, I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them into place using 3d foam squares. I placed them onto the embossed panel where the flowers were embossed. The sentiment is from the stamp set, too. I absolutely love these cards. I think it's just because the images and embossing folders are so detailed! Plus purple has always been a favorite color of mine! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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ello friends! Hope you are enjoying springtime weather in your area. I am happy that today the sun is shining and it's warm. The flowers are starting to bloom in my yard and that makes me so happy. What a long and cold winter we have had around here. Hope it's over! Today I have a fun card to share with you that I created using stamps & dies from Neat & Tangled. I am really loving this stamp set. I am not an expert watercolorer but I do love it because you get so much freedom with colors and blends. I used some watercolor paper and Tonic Studios Aqua Flow pens. These pens have a brush marker. You can use them full strength on the paper or with a water color brush or even a waterbrush. Today I used the Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer glitter pen to watercolor the flowers for this card. I stamped the flower image using Antique Linen Distress Ink so that the lines were very light. Here is a closer look...... I think in this picture you can just see the glitter that is on each flower. Using the glitter gloss pen to add color to the images gives you the watercolored look and lots of glitter! On May 2, Crafter's Companion will be on HSN (Home Shopping Network) and I have some projects to share using products that will be available on that day. Check back tomorrow to see a couple of these projects! Here are the links to the products I used to create this card. (I have used Affiliate links. These links are to different stores, where if you purchase something using that link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!) Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! I am excited to share with you today a fun collection from Crafter's Companion. The Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Vintage Tea Party is so pretty. If you like vintage, shabby chic and tea then this collection is for you! Here are a couple of cards that I created using the collection. This collection will be available on the Crafter's Companion website soon. For this card, I used the Doily Delights embossing folder for the background. I added the doily and the tea cup die cuts from the metal dies in the collection. Here is another card I created..... For this card, I used another sentiment from the Teariffic Sentiments die set, the doily and a tea pot. Plus the paper from the 6x6 paper pad. You can see what is available in the collection on HSN (Home Shopping Network) but I notice that most of it is sold out. Sorry..... I have been creating thank you cards like crazy. It was my birthday a few weeks ago and my family threw me a surprise party! It was so much fun! I will share my thank you notes and some other projects later this week!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! Hope you are having a good week so far. Today I have a fun card to share with you. I used a product from Crafter's Companion that you might not be familiar with unless you shop on HSN on the crafty days. Crafter's Companion has these really cool Foil Transfer kits that I just love. The transfers are like the scrapbook rub-ons but they actually work. I cut out the sentiment or other picture that I want to transfer and apply this to the card. Then I just run it thru the Gemini so that the transfer has even pressure and they just work fantastic! Here is a card I created using the Victorian Vintage Foil Transfers with some Matt Silver foil. I am planning on creating a tutorial on how to use these foil transfers next week. They are really easy to use..... The supplies I used were just on HSN so they aren't available on the Crafter's Companion website yet. But there are other foil transfer kits that are available on the website that are just beautiful. You can check the kits out here on the website. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends. Crafter's Companion had another crafty day on HSN last week. There was alot of really great products. I wanted to share with you the Her Hobby Edge'able die that I used to make these two fun cards. These dies are meant to be cut along the edge so they pop up to make a really unique card. For my first card, I used the die at the top of a sheet of white cardstock. After cutting and embossing the die, I left the cardstock in the die and used a sponge to add some ink highlights. I really love this Afternoon Tea Edge'able die! For this next card, I created a easel card from a sheet of 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" card base. After folding the top portion in half, I used the die to cut/emboss the Afternoon Tea die. I used the same sponge/ink technique to add highlights. You can check out these dies on HSN (Home Shopping Network). There were sold in a pack of three different edge'able dies - Afternoon Tea, Knitting and Sewing. They are very unique dies and there are lots of ways to use them. If you watch the video on HSN you will see what I mean! I have a few more projects showing new products from Crafter's Companion for later this week!! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I don't know about you but I am really wishing for spring. Yesterday we got about 3 inches of snow. I have to say that I am completely over winter. To help me think about spring, I created a cute card using a new-to-me stamp set from Neat & Tangled. Here is my fun card and I hope it makes you think of spring! To begin, stamp the chick & egg images onto white cardstock with black ink. Color with the markers. Fussy cut each image and set them aside. Die cut the patterned paper using the largest scalloped rectangle in the Mixed Edge Rectangle die set. Die cut the pink and white cardstock using the dies from the Hello ATC Die. Stamp the sentiment onto the white die cut using the Stamp Platform. Assemble the card using 3d foam tape to give some dimension. Here is the finished card again. I have more projects to share with you this week. I have a few projects I created using Crafter's Companion new products! Can't wait to share with you! Here is a list of supplies that include affiliate links (at no cost to you)..... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! I love to create beautiful and frilly birthday cards for my female friends and family. So when I need a card for a male family member it can sometimes be a challenge to create the card. Using some new supplies, I created a card that would be perfect for a man or woman! The colors in the new 6x6 paper pad from Reverse Confetti are perfect for a birthday card for anyone, don't you think? Don't you just love that little envelope? It's a die from My Favorite Things! I actually created this card for my nephew and he really liked it! I really love how this turned out! I might make a few more in different colors to have on hand! Here are the supplies I used: Affiliate Links used at no cost to you.....Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today I have a quick and easy watercolor card to share with you. I created a quick video to show you how I did the watercolor wash using Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens on watercolor paper. I can't do a voice over for the video right now as I have lost my voice. Some weird virus has settled in our house and I am the last to get it. So hopefully you get the idea how easy these pens are to use from the video! Here is my card..... To begin this card, I stamped the floral images onto watercolor paper using embossing ink. I applied Nuvo Fine Detail Glacier White embossing powder and heat set the images. Using the Nuvo Medium Water Brush, I wet the images first and then used the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens. This is a super quick way to get the watercolor wash look. Here is the video...... Here is another close up of my card.... Using the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens was really fun and easy. I am definitely not a watercolor expert. In fact, I will never be a watercolor expert. But I think I got some really good results with this technique! Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies Used: Includes affiliate links (at no cost to you) Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Water Brush - Tonic Studios Nuvo Glacier White Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Tonic Studios Essentials - Mini Moments - For You - 1713E Essentials - Scalloped Square Dies - Tonic Studios Essentials - Layering Basics Squares Dies - Tonic Studios Heat Tool- Wagner Perfectly Plaid - Rainbow Petite 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn Anti Static Powder Tool - EK Success Watercolor Paper - Ranger More Spring Flowers Stamp Set - Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad - Simon Says Stamp 3d foam tape Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a very Happy Valentine's Day. It's also the start of Lent since today is Ash Wednesday. You just haven't lived until you go thru the grocery store with ashes on your forehead! LOL Love the looks you get! Today I have a fun Valentine's Card to share with you. This week, Tonic Studios and Neat & Tangled have been doing a collaboration. There have been some really cute projects this week. You can check them out on the Tonic Studios Blog and on the Neat & Tangled Blog. For my project, I used My Favorite Nut Stamp set from Neat & Tangled plus a few Essentials dies from Tonic Studios. To see a tutorial, go to my blog post today over at the Tonic Studios Blog. If you haven't heard of Neat & Tangled Stamps and dies, you really need to check them out! Such cute images! I really love them! Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies Used: Affiliate Links included with no cost to you! Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I recently got a big box of goodies from Crafter's Companion for the next crafty day on HSN (Home Shopping Network). One of the new things that will be on that show is a new kind of embossing folder. This embossing folder will CUT and Emboss in one pass! These are some really neato embossing folders! Here is a card I created using one of them. I used a sponge and some dye ink to highlight the embossing. I saved some of the little hearts that were cut out and adhered them as embellishments. Here is what the inside of the Cut & Emboss folder looks like..... Here is what the cardstock looks like after running it thru the Gemini Just have to poke out the little bits and sponge some ink on.....Be sure to save the little heart cut-outs to embellish the card! These folders are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" so if you want to use it on an A2 card you will need to trim it just a bit. But this size also works well on a 5 x 7" card, like I created. There are a couple of bundles of these folders that will be available on HSN on March 7. If you would like to see what's coming to HSN, you can join the Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN Facebook group HERE. Just ask to join the group and answer a couple of questions. You will see all kinds of sneak peeks and how-to videos! Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room