Friday, December 29, 2017

Heffy Doodle | Beary Hugs on Ellen Hutson

Hi! I am so excited to announce that Heffy Doodle stamps are now available at the Ellen Hutson store! I made a sweet bear card using Beary Hugs, and the full post is on the Ellen Hutson blog.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Black and White Thank You

Happy Post Christmas Tuesday! I am here with a fun and simple card made with Pretty Pink Posh "thank you" die set and the exclusive StampTember Simon Says Set.

To make this card, I die cut white cardstock center from Stitched Notes dies. Then in black, I stamped the images from Damask Greetings. 

 The "thank you" die cut was adhered to the card base with foam adhesive.

To conclude, three white confetti sequins were added to the bottom of the die cut. 

This card was very simple and fun to make. Perfect for some thank you greetings. 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Winter Wonderland Birdies

Hi there! Today I have a fun and sweet card made with the birds from Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland. 

I started by coloring and die cutting the birds and branch from the set. Then on a separate cardstock, I blended Distress Oxydes. Once that was all dried up, I splattered Gold Watercolor and adhered the circle to the white card base that had been matted over the red cardstock.

To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment on red cardstock and attached that to red twine!

And that's that! Fast, sweet and easy! You can totally make this in 10 minutes. 



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Brutus Monroe | A Whole lot of Christmas

Hi there! We are officially in countdown mode for Christmas and I realized I have not shared these cards with the crafty community. I made these, especially for the Brutus|Monroe team.

To start, I've got the Merry & Bright stamp Set:

Next, I've a combo of Merry & Bright with Sketched Holiday:

Same stamps as above, different style:

Then I got creative and created a wreath with the greenery from Sketched Holiday:

That was a whole lot of Christmas right?! Two sets, used in various ways. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Watercolor Wild Rose

Hi there! Today I have this fun shaker card made with Pretty Pink Posh products. This will be perfect to hand over post -Christmas gifts.  

To make this, I stamped the Wild Rose stamp set on the card base that would serve as the background of my shaker card. Then to create my shaker, I used the exclusive Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped circles.

Next, I heat embossed the florals from Wild Rose stamp set in rose gold, and watercolored those with some gorgeous Daniel Smith.

I die cut "thank you" from the Thank You script die and heat embossed that with rose gold embossing powder too! The shaker is filled with Enchanted Garden sequins.

Then the whole thing was matted with pink cardstock.  Have you started your thank you cards?



Friday, December 15, 2017

Studio Katia | December Release

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the Studio Katia December Release Hop! You should be arriving here from the amazing Svetlana.

 I have a very fun shaker using the newest creative die Dotted Loops and the GORGEOUS Iridescent Hearts. These paired nicely with the Happy and Mandala stamp set!

To make this, I stamped the Mandala Flower on to the white card base using gray ink. On to another piece of white cardstock, I die cut the Dotted Loops.

Next, I added the Iridescent Hearts into the shaker. Then I heat embossed the Happy and birthday with WOW Silver glitter onto gray cardstock. 

And finished off with an Iridescent Hearts on the card base just to show how beautiful these babies are!

Now on to the really good stuff!

To celebrate our December release, Studio Katia is away $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Studio Katia blog.

You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win:
- Leave a comment on the Studio Katia Blog by Friday, December 22nd
- Like us on Facebook 
- Follow us (@studiokatia) on Instagram.

There is more! You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia Store at every stop on the hop!

 The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning. Every designer will choose a winner from comments left on their Blog or Instagram – so don’t forget to hop along and leave comments. 

*Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22nd and winners will be announced on December 24th

Your next stop is Kaja! If you stumble here in the middle of the hop, be sure to start at the Studio Katia Blog.
Happy Hopping!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Right At Home | Christmas Foliage 2 | Guest Designer

Hi there! Crystal here with my second appearance for the Right At Home blog.

 I am super thrilled to share these two cards I made for the occasion. One was a bit more complicated than the other, however, they both showcase the beauty of the Christmas Foliage stamp set.

To begin, I have the clean and simple out of the two. 

To make this I stamped the foliage with green ink on to the white card base.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added gold splatters.

Next, I heat embossed the Ponsietta in gold powder and colored it with Copics, then die cut with the matching Christmas Foliage die set.

I really liked the way it turned out, and it would be a good design to mass produce.
Next up, is a card idea I had in my head for quite some time.

Stamping the Ponsietta on the card base, then negative cutting a top white layer and adhering the top card panel with foam adhesive to raise it above the stamping.

The sentiment was stamped on the top card panel.

The Ponsietta are colored with Copics and added a bit of gold glitter Nuvo drops on the center.

TO add a bit of sparkle, a few Metallic Gold Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh finished off the card.

Which one is your favorite?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Studio Katia | Happy Mandala Flower & Blooming Together | Guest Designer

Hi all! Crystal here with a special post for Studio Katia

I am super excited to be guest designing with Katia and the team. Her stamps are GORGEOUS and with so many possibilities.  I spent a very happy day coloring this card.

This card was super fun to make as it took stamping the mandala, then coloring each with Copic markers. 

Then, I heat embossed the "happy" onto vellum. Trimmed and adhered to the card base with foam tape. 

On black cardstock, I added the "you make me" and heat embossed that on white.

To finish off, I added the super fun Iridescent Crystal Mix facing up.

There is glitter Nuvo on the white areas on the actual mandala.

And it the whole thing made me quite happy. Now, this is not the end of the projects for me. Next up is a watercolor wonder, using the Together We Bloom stamp set and the Dotted Patterns: Fancy Square creative dies. 

Now for this c, rd I relied heavily on my heat embossing gun! I stamped the florals from Together We Bloom on to heavy watercolor paper, and heat embossed in white. Using my watercolors, I dabbed the paint on to the florals. 

The sentiment is then heat embossed on to the scallopped frame and embellished with Crystal Rainbow Confetti

This card turned out quite bright and happy. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Crystal Thompson