Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spellbinders | Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies | Pattern Paper + Video

Hi there friends, Crystal Thompson with a very simple and fun card made with 3 sheets of my favorite pattern paper and the super versatile Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.

I wanted to make something that could be easily assembled and using the small sentiments included in many paper packs. 

A quick review of my card is as follows, I did create a video that will be available to you below. 
1. Trim yellow card stock to be adhere to cardbase.
2. Die cut pattern paper with the largest  pierced Rectangle, and medium pierced rectangle.
3. With the smallest scored rectangle, die cut the sentiment paper.

Now it's time to assemble the card. 
1. Wrap black and white twine and wrap around two pierced rectangles. 
2. Adhered these to the yellow card base
3. With foam adhesive place the sentiment framed rectangle over the twine and other two rectangles
4. Finish off with Jewels. 

I was very happy with the bright and colorful card made with the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies. 

The products used are as follows:
Other products:
Pinkfresh Studio Felicity 6x6 paper pad
Pretty Pink Posh Jewels
Black and White Twine
Foam Adhesive.

Video tutorial Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:

Again thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you have been inspired by this non-stamping project.

Crystal Thompson  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Spellbinders| March Release Scored & Pierced Frames

Hi there! Crystal Thompson here for Spellbinders, I am so excited to be guest designing this month and getting to play with the newest release of MUST have dies. For this project I used the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies and Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies

I wanted to create something clean and simple that would exemplify the square dies. I must warn you this post is photo heavy as I hoped a step-by-step pictorial would be most beneficial . 

To begin, I die cut a piece of white cardstock that matches my cardbase using the largest of the Rectangles . 

Then I measured out where I was to stamp my image and color, so I set the two square dies and drew a pencil mark on the outer square.

I stamped my flower images inside and around of the pencil mark.
Now, it's time to color. Using the following Copic markers I shaded my flowers.
 The colors below were used to color the leaves.
Once the image was completely colored, it was ready to be die cut. 
 Using the Square Scored & Pierced frames I placed them on my image, and secured them with washi tape.
 The result was two evenly cut square and frames, and stamped the sentiment below the squares.
 With flat adhesive I placed the outer frame on the card panel. Then with foam adhesive I raised the center square.

To add a touch of gold, I placed gold sequins on the center frame.

It's this a fun way to you those gorgeous Scored & Pierced frames?
For my Spellbinders Supplies I used:
Other Supplies:
  • Avery Elle Hand drawn Floras
  • Copic Markers
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Confetti Sequins

My hope today is that you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you so much for joining me.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clearsnap | Masked Stamping | One Layered Card

Hi there friends! Crystal here with a colorful card using Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point inks. 
This card is a mail friendly, one layer beauty that does not require extra postage. 

To begin, I have the following supplies:
Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in Dye and Pigment Ink
Colorbox Smooch 
Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers Stamp Set
Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals
Scrap piece of paper to use as a mask

 To begin, I have cut a piece of cardstock the same length as my sentiment to place over it once I had stamped it.

 Using the "thank you" from Pinkfresh Studio' Bird with Flowers I inked it up with the black pigment ink from Teresa Collins Petal Point.
 Now it's time to start stamping the florals from Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals. 

The leaves were stamped with Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in the green shade. I was careful not to stamp over the sentiment as I will be placing the cardstock mask over with temporary adhesive.

Place mask to protect the sentiment

Moving on to the next color from the dye ink petal point, I stamped these in the pink shade.
 These botanical were stamped on the corner edges of the card panel.

 Moving on to a darker shade, the orange from the dye ink petal point was stamped closer to the center of the card.

To add a bold touch, we continue to use a different botanical with the blue shade of dye ink from the Teresa Collins Petal Point

To fill in the empty spaces of the card, I used the smallest stamp available and stamped that with the blue.

Once the ink had dried, I removed the mask from my sentiment.
To add some pearl accents, I got my Smooch out and placed several dots around the empty spaces of the card.

Wasn't this quite simple to make. I think masking the sentiment helps keep the card more of a clean and simple style.

Thank you so much for joining me today. 


Unity Stamp Company | Color Combo Tuesday | So Glad You Were Born

Hey friends! I am here  with another trusty Color Combo for this Tuesday!

My inspiration came from wanting to use a soft pallet of colors, that would be suitable for any occasion, and since I am craving for Spring this combination seemed very cheerful. 

The colors for this card are as follows: (please note you can use ANY brands, I am just giving you what I used )

Stampin' Up:

Daffodil Delight

Pink Pirouette

Daffodil Delight

Smoky  Slate

Now to the real important stuff, the stamp set of course! I am using Unity Stamp Company's So Glad You Were Born. 

To make this card, I stamped the sentiment first in Pink Pirouette. Stamped the birthday cake repetitively on the card base using Smoky Slate.

On a separate card stock, I stamped the super cute cake. Colored with my Copics, and cut around it!

Using foam adhesive, it was placed next to the sentiment.

To finish off I used Pretty Pink Posh jewels, that matched the Pink Pirouette color!

Of course I made a video while I made this card.

I feel I can show you, better than I can tell you.

What are your thoughts on this color combination?



ps. Here is the link to the stamp set used on this card:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | March New Release Blog Hop

Hey Guys! Welcome to my stop of the March Release for Unity Stamp Company.

I created this fun card with the new Drink Wine & Feel Fine Set. 

I wanted to make a card that would make my best friend laugh. 

To make this card, I trimmed a card panel from a purple cardstock. Then trimmed a white cardstock where I stamped the sentiment.

I then stamped the wineglass and bottle, colored with Copics, trimmed and placed on the card with foam adhesive.

To make the wine on the bottle and glass, I swirled two colors of Nuvo drops.

I of course can show you better and I can tell you! Check out my video with a full tutorial!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop for your chance to win.

Did you check out the video? Please do!!!



Friday, March 9, 2018

Winnie & Walter | Re-Run Challenge | Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs

Hi there friend! I have a quick post today because I wanted to tell you about Winnie & Walter's March Re-Run challenge! This month's featured stamp set is Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs. 

Now if you are wondering what the "re-run challenge" is? Well, it's simply a challenge where a stamp set previously releases is featured and placed on sale.  The design team provides several inspirational projects. 

With that said, let me show you what I made for this month's Re-Run.

This clean and simple project was very simple with some copic coloring.

Now that I have told you all about this challenge I invite you to hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog, check out the full tutorial video and join the fun. 

Click HERE