Holiday Card Making Series 2017 | Shaker Tags feat Craftin Desert Divas stamps and dies

Christmas-Shaker-Tag-Trio

Hello everyone! Today I am back with some fun shaker tags and a video showcasing products from the Craftin Desert Divas October 2017 release. This release is absolutely adorable, and I really love the style of the images I used today! 
For the tags themselves I used some patterned paper by American Crafts, which I cut with the Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tag dies. I also used a die from the Fancy Frame die set to cut a window in my tags. 
For the shaker background I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. I added some water splashes for a more fun look.
I stamped my images on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For the color palette I was guided by the colors of the patterned paper I used on my tags. 
I then cut the images using my Silhouette Portrait, stamped the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and assembled my shaker tags. I used the Fairy Dust sequin mix and a double layer of foam tape to make sure that the sequin would have lots of room to move around. I finished off the cards using some ribbons that I got at a local store.
If you are interested in watching how I made these shaker tags, you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked it and enjoyed the video. You can check out my Instagram and Facebook pages to see more inspiration for the new Craftin Desert Divas release! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


List of supplies 

Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Wishes stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Oh, What Fun stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Hugs stamp set 
Craftin Desert Divas Nice List stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tags dies
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames dies
Craftin Desert Divas Fairy Dust sequin mix
Bristol Smooth cardstock 
Color Copy 300 gsm cardstock 
American Crafts Holiday 6x6" paper pad
Crafters Companion clear acetate 
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
Tombow Mono Multi glue 
3M foam tape 
Ribbon

Using Patterned Paper on your Cards feat Limited Runs - FFC #210

Card with Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Coffee cup

Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for the Funday Friday Challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. This card features the Cuppa Love stamp set by Limited Runs, which is also the sponsor for this week's challenge.
To start off my card I printed the image on some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, cut it with my Silhouette Portrait, and colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. 
For my card base I used the Dotted Ovals and the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames die sets by Studio Katia to cut some patterned paper from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper pad, as well as some blue cardstock from the Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection. 
The sentiment comes from the MFT Bitty Bears set, and I stamped it on some Canspn XL watercolor cardstock using Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I also used the MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics to cut a banner for my sentiment.
As a finishing touch I stamped some coffee beans from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa and cut them with the coordinating dies. 
And that's it for today's card. Pretty quick to come together, but really pretty thanks to the detail added by the patterned paper. 
Remember that you can join the Funday Friday Challenge (the theme is Anything Goes) for your chance to win three digital stamps by Limited Runs! Just make sure to follow the challenge guidelines included at the end of this post, and get crafty! 
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 

List of supplies 

Limited Runs Cuppa Love digi stamp
MFT Bitty Bears stamp set
Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set and coordinating dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Ovals Creative Dies
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics
Doodlebug Cream and Sugar 6x6" paper pad
Canson XL Watercolor cardstock
Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection 
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Pentel Waterbrush 
Memento Tuxedo Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa
Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Silhouette Portrait
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

Challenge Guidelines

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until October 20th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August October 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Trick or Treat Card feat Studio Katia Stamps and Dies



Halloween Card feat Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper - Full Pic


Hello everyone! Today I am on the Studio Katia blog with a fun Halloween card I made using images from the Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set. 
To start off my card I stamped my images on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I then cut them using the coordinating dies. I also used my craft knife to cut some slits around Kobi's paws, so that I could slide the scythe right through.

Halloween Card Kobi The Grim Reaper Close up

For my background I did some ink blending on a piece of  heavyweight white cardstock with Distress Oxides: I used Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey. I created a distressed look by adding some water splashes. For the outside frame I cut some black cardstock using the Dotted Patterns - Fancy Square die and did some more ink blending with Distress Oxides in Iced Spruce and Black Soot. I stamped the little spider on the sky, as if it was hanging from the frame, and adhered everything in place using some white glue.


Halloween Card feat Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper


And that's it for today's card! I really hope you liked it, and I hope I inspired you to create a fun Halloween card using the Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of Supplies

Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper | Clear Stamp Set
Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper | Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia  Dotted Patterns - Fancy Square | Creative Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxides -  Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Neenah Solar White 100 lb cardstock
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock
Uhu white glue

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Splashy background with Distress Oxides feat Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video in my Halloween 2017 card making series, this time featuring the Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween stamp set - sooo stinkin' cute!
For my card I stamped three of the images in the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then fussy cut them using my Cutterbee scissors.
I wanted to create a fun and playful card to go with the feel of these images, and I thought that the straw splashes technique I had featured in one of my previous cards would be just perfect! To change things up a bit, instead of Distress Inks I used my Oxides. I used Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Spiced Marmalade to create splashes on a piece of Canson XL watercolor cardstock that I had cut using a die by Avery Elle. I first smooshed the ink pads on my craft mat and diluted the ink with water. I then transferred the ink to my card base with some acetate, and used a straw to create the splashes.
I cut a strip of vellum and adhered it to the front of my card: this helps the three little kids, that I adhered onto the vellum strip, not to get lost in the busy background. I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adhered the front panel to my A2 black card base with some fun foam, and added a few black Nuvo drops to finish off the card.
And I have to say I really like the result! This technique is really quick and fun, and because of the oxidation properties of the Distress Oxides, you can achieve a really nice texture within your splashes! If you want to see the card making process and are interested in this technique, you can watch the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed the video! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciao!

List of supplies 
Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween 
Neenah Solar White cardstock 
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock 
Vellum
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Uniball Signo white gel pen
EK success Cutterbee scissors
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade
Tombow Mono Multi glue
White fun foam
Double sided adhesive 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black

Snarktoberfest 2017 Blog Hop - Slider Card feat Magnolia Stamps and Gummiapan

Magic Slider Card Snarktober 2017 - Overview

Hello everyone! Snarktoberfest 2017 is kicking off, so brace yourselves for a month long of funny and snarky inspiration! Whohooo! 


Snarktoberfest 2017 logo


I am super happy to be part of a blog hop in celebration of the Snarktoberfest (thanks Josefine, I hope you realize that this means I will keep stalking you :P), and today I will be sharing a slider card I made for the occasion. I used stamps by Gummiapan and Magnolia stamps, kindly sent to me by the Swedish House Craft store, and created a fun slider card! For the front panel I used a die by Studio Katia to cut some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to a standard A2 size, and then created an opening using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die. 
I then designed and cut the sliding panel, as I don't have a die that creates a magic slider card (one more item in my already pretty long wish list :D ). For the measurements you can refer to the image included below. Just please note that the image is not to scale: it is meant to be a visual guide for you, not something to print and trace. I do hope it will be useful to someone out there, though.

Magic Slider Cutting Template


After having created the slider panel I stamped the sentiment using Memento Dew Drops is Rich Cocoa. 
For the inside of the slider I cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock using the same Studio Katia die that I used for the slider front. I did some masked stamping for the cakes with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I stamped the second part of the sentiment too and colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers. 
I then backed the slider front panel with foam tape, making sure I would leave enough room for the slider to move freely. 
I also created a video showing the whole card making process, you can watch it below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!







And now onto the fun part! Everyone who leaves a comment by October 5th 9pm PT/ 12am ET on all of the blog in the hop has a chance to win one of the prices from our sponsors:

1x $15 gift card to So Suzy Stamps
1x $15 gift card to Crackerbox Palace
1x $15 gift card to Strawberry Jude Stamps
1x £15 gift card to Swedish House Crafts
2x Snarky Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Bags

Here is the list of all the amazing crafters that participated in the blog hop! Have fun hopping!

Laura Volpes  - you are here - 

Thanks again to Josefine and the sponsors for this super fun blog hop!
And before I leave I wanted to show you a couple of close up pictures of the card. Here's it how it looks when it's closed...

Magic Slider Card Snarktober 2017 - Closed

...and when it's open



And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card and enjoyed the video, and don't forget to hop along and leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop for your chance to win one of the prizes listed above! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!


List of supplies 

Gummiapan  Text Wisdom of Quitting stamp
Magnolia Yay, It's Your Birthday - Frosting Hearts Cake stamp
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die
Craft Knife 
Memento Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa 
Spectrum Noir markers 
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock 
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock 
Scotch 3M foam tape 

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Creating Scenes Using Patterned Paper feat Lawn Fawn Costume Party

Halloween-card-with-patterned-paper-Lawn-Fawn-Costume-Party

Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for this week's Funday Friday Challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. The sponsor for this challenge is Lawn Fawn, and I thought it was the perfect occasion to use the Costume Party stamp set, that I got in one of my recent crafty hauls, and hadn't had the chance to use yet! I picked three images from the set, stamped them on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
I also thought it would be nice to use patterned paper to create the background elements for the scene on my card - it adds a finished touch to the card, but keeps the card making process rather quick. I used papers from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6" paper pads. 
This card came together rather quickly, and I really like the soft look of it :) I will also be entering this card in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
If you want to know more about the cardmaking process you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it! 


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed my video! Remember that you can join the Funday Friday Challenge (the theme is Anything Goes) for your chance to win one stamp set and one 6x6" paper pad from Lawn Fawn (US residents only)! Just make sure to follow the challenge guidelines included at the end of this post, and get crafty! 
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 


List of supplies 

Lawn Fawn costume party 
Tonic Studios Circle Layering die set
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns - Set 1 Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6" paper pad
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Favini Parchment Paper
Neenah Solar White 100 lb cardstock 
Spectrum Noir markers 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Double sided adhesive 
Tombow Mono Multi glue 
Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen
Uniball Signo white gel pen 
Big Shot Express die cutting machine

Challenge Guidelines

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until October 6th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August October 6th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Fall Themed Shaker Card with Studio Katia Foxes


Fall-themed-shaker-card-studio-katia-foxes

Hello everyone! Today I am really excited to be on the Studio Katia blog with a shaker card I made using beautiful stamps and dies from the SK shop.
To start off the card I stamped some of the images in the Foxes stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and I die cut them using the coordinating dies.
For my card base I cut some brown cardstock using one of the dies in the 
Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies, and for the front of my shaker I cut some Neenah Desert storm cardstock using the Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies. 
I also used the second largest die from the Dotted Ovals Creative Dies to cut a window in my shaker front, and I stamped the "Let's snuggle" sentiment from the "And the Fox Says" set using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa. 
I used the same oval die to cut some watercolor cardstock for the background of my shaker, and I added color to it using Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw.


I then covered the back of my shaker window with some clear acetate, and used a double layer of foam tape to glue it to my card front, so that the sequins would have enough room to move around. I used the Crystal Clear Fusion sequins, and I love how sparkly they are, and how they pick up the warm colors of the background!

Fall-themed-shaker-card-studio-katia-foxes


And that's my card for today! I really hope you like it, and I hope I inspired you to create with the beautiful Foxes and And the Fox Says stamp sets. Thank you all for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of supplies

Studio Katia Foxes | Clear Stamps
Studio Katia Foxes | Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia And the Fox Says | Clear Stamps
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Ovals | Creative Dies
Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion sequin mix
Spectrum Noir Markers
Neenah Solar White cardstock - 100lb
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Generic brown cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Dew Drop ink
Knorr&Prandel Acrylic block
Scotch 3M foam tape
Double sided adhesive