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Elizabeth Craft Designs: Hello Sunshine!

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Last week I shared a card for Elizabeth Craft Designs monthly challenge using their Bee die and Hexagon die. Since I had used alternate colours (and I was having so much fun creating fun patterns) I decided that I would continue to create more cards using these two dies...and traditional colours.
Here is what I came up with:  I first used the smallest hexagon to die-cut several hexagons to create my background. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs card stock as well as vellum, and corrugated card. These were then arranged on my card front as shown above. I added stitched details and sequins. Heat embossed the sentiment.  For the bees I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter - Moonbeam. I also used their velvet adhesive sheet in yellow for the heart and vellum for their wings. As you can see in the photo below - the bees were added using foam tape. I finished the card off with a bow. Hexagons are a fun shape to create with. For my second card I decided to create a different pattern. F…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Best Wishes

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Hello - Welcome! Today I've got a new card using Elizabeth Craft Designs - Circle Background stamp. This is probably one of my favourite ways to create with background stamps - creating a fun and simple focal point from within the stamp.
Here is the card: For complete step by step instructions head on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I paired this background stamp with the sentiment and co-ordination die from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Banner Sentiments.  Happy Crafting!

Sticker Kitten: Unicorn Fairground

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June has been such a full on creative month! I’ve had so many wonderful design team packages arrive – including my very first design team package from Sticker Kitten! For today’s post I’m showcasing a set of three cards I created using bits from their Unicorn Fairground Collection Box. 


Here is the first card:

I wanted to combine both the stamp set and a few of the printed die-cuts from their Unicorn Fairground Die-Cut Ephemera pack. I don't often choose to work with ephemera because I love stamping so much but I was able to create three relatively simple cards under an hour - which for me is actually a world record!
Below are some step by step instructions on how I created this card. I’ve kept the instruction simple – because the same process can be applied to all three cards. The main tip I have is to take your time with the stamping of the chevrons – I used my M.I.S.T.I tool which helped immensely because I could align and repeat the stamping process without making any stamping mi…

Jaded Blossom: You Stole My Heart

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Hello – I've been guest designing for Jaded Blossom! I’ve had such a wonderful month creating cards and party favours using the new June release! What a GREAT release too – I thought it only fitting to use the Birthday Bandit stamp (since it was the last of the release stamps I hadn't used yet!) along with some of my favourite Jaded Blossom dies to create this fun card.
Here it is! This card took a little planning – but I wanted to create a fun background using the Alphabet dies. It’s probably difficult to see – but after ink blending the letters and adhering them to my card base, I machine stitched lines in the shape of clouds. I wanted to keep the background light because I knew I wanted to add the balloons and the coloured image…I also knew there would be a LOT of pink… I used Copic Markers to colour both the bin and racoon. I’ve listed the Copic colours below in the supplies list.
Supplies:Birthday Bandit Alphabet Dies Balloon Dies Other:Sewing Machine – White Thread Sequins Adhesi…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: June Challenge (Hexagons)

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It's that time of month again! Challenge time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This month's theme is hexagon's. For my card I decided to use up some of my love themed paper from Modascrap and Elizabeth Craft Designs Bee Die to create a "Bee Mine" card. I know it's not exactly the right time of year to be creating Valentine's/Love themed card - but I wanted to play around with creating a heart shape using the hexagon die and I wanted to avoid the yellow colours you would normally use/see when creating cards with bees on it.
I think the colour combo is great - especially with the added glitter and texture from the stitching and sequins. I also love the contrast on Kraft card.  For the sentiment I used Elizabeth Craft Designs - Love Sentiment stamp set. The original sentiment is 'Be Mine' - a little bit of creative masking of the words/letters allowed me to add the extra e in the word bee.  After creating the heart shape with the hexagons and adding mach…

Ink Road Stamps: Full Circle's are Blooming

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Hello – I'm back with yet another card using Ink Road Stamp Full Circle! This card will be my sixth card (more if you include the variations of each one) using this Ink Road Stamp set. Today’s card however, I thought a little outside the box. I thought these fun circle patterns would make great flowers…and they did!  I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to do with my background at first – but I wanted to use a bit of black and white, then add bright colours for the flowers – to make them pop of the card. So I kept my background quite simple and opted for patterned paper. I stamped the Full Circle stamps on two die-cut circles – I went with a bright colour first, then added black (choosing two of my favourite pattern stamps from the set) which added contrast and tied in with the background of the card. I machine stitched the stems of the flowers and grounded my flowers on the card using a grass die-cut. The leaves are also a die – but could quite easily also have been hand cut. I embe…