Skrappy Challenge - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps


Welcome back to another month of Skrappy Fun

We challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!!!
For this challenge you can make anything you wanna....except a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!!

My project today is creating this adorable little gift box. The end of the school year is rolling in and these make great gifts for teachers. You can tuck little pieces of candy inside for a special treat! 

I used the Tiny Gift Box die from Lawn Fawn and die cut it from a piece of Key Lime cardstock. 


Before creasing my scored lines, I'm going to randomly stamp leaves all around using the Beautiful Blooms stamp set and Lovely Lagoon Ink from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.


To adhere the box together I'm using some Scor-tape. It has a nice strong hold and I won't worry about my box coming apart. Soft, simple and this ink looks great on the Key Lime cardstock.


You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like! Just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and make sure it's a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five entries, we'll be giving away a PRIZE!!! yep! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
You have until Tuesday, June 26th at midnight EST!

Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!




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Beautiful Flowers - Split Coloring/Stamping - SSS

Welcome everyone! I have TWO cards to share with you today. I'm using this gorgeous stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Beautiful Flowers by doing some split coloring/stamping.  Be sure to keep reading to view my video I've included.

This stamp set was part of the June 2018 card kit of the month. Unfortunately this kit is sold out but you can sign up for the next kit so you don't miss out. You can also purchase this stamp separately as well which I'll provide links to down below. 


Using my Misti tool, I'm going to stamp my floral image on the bottom half of a piece of white cardstock. I'm using Neenah Solar white 80lb cardstock measured at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 and I'm stamping in Simon Says Stamp Black Ink which is copic safe. I'll clean off my stamp, line up a piece of Sunflower cardstock in the same spot and stamp the floral image again except in Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink. Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 


Keeping the cardstock in the same spot will ensure the floral image is stamped exactly the same on each piece. 


Next, I'll color in my floral image using my copic markers. I'm following along the artist drawn lines for most of my coloring. 


I'm going to trim both pieces of cardstock down to give me 3" top panel.

Next, I'll stamp a sentiment from the Kind Flowers stamp set onto black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. 


Then I can trim this down to about 1/4" strip. To assemble the card, I'm going to use an A2 size notecard for both. I'll start by adding my bottom panel to the bottom of the card first. Then my black sentiment strip. I'm not worried about overhang because I can trim those off later. 


Now I can add my top panel to each card. I'll use my Tonic trimmer to trim off the excess cardstock. 

Now, typically the image is supposed to look continuous. If you look closely at the card with the yellow panel on the bottom, I accidentally attached my floral piece the wrong way. I didn't notice this until I was taking pictures of my card. But honestly, did you notice if I hadn't told you? lol ... 


I finished off both card by adding the Painted Thanks die cut from Silver Glitter cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Tacky Glue. Regardless of my oops - I love how both cards turned out. I hope you'll give this a try and learn from my mistakes.



Copic Colors
YR23-Y15-Y11-Y00
YG67-17-03-21

I also have a video you can follow along with. You can view it down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. 

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You are Mermazing - Neat & Tangled

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I snuck in some crafty time between trips to the pool outside. I was able to finally play with this beautiful Mermazing stamp set from Neat & Tangled.

I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock with a copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers. I fussy cut this out because I forgot to buy the coordinating die which I would much rather have! 


I also stamped out the banner sentiment onto Peacock Cardstock with clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The other part of this sentiment is stamped on Black Cardstock with clear ink and also heat embossed with white embossing powder.


For the background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and a light hand of Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink. Then I used the Rice Paddies stencil and added Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste. 


I absolutely love how this came out! 

Copics Used 
Tail - BG49-15-11
Skin - E13-11-01-00
Hair - E09-15-13
Top - RV23-13-14
Cheeks - R83

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Critter Concert - Reveal Wheel

Happy Saturday! I'm sharing another Reveal Wheel card I made from the May Lawn Fawn Release. This was actually the first one I made. 

I used some Perfectly Plaid paper for the front of my card and Sunflower cardstock for the bottom portion to create a "floor" for my critters. 


I love this cute little speech bubble to add my sentiments. 


Before attaching the top panel to my card, I added a trail of music notes.


I love all these cute little sentiments.


My critters are stamped onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. Then I colored with copic markers and diecut out using the coordinating dies. I know dies can be pricey but I highly recommend getting them with these sets. They cut out everything on the die. Sometimes the images can get really small and the coordinating die just saves so much time. Plus they create this nice rounded edge around your images for a great finished look. 


These reveal wheels are just way too much fu to make. I plan on making some for teachers because it's something completely different and lots of fun! 


I apologize I don't have my copic colors listed for you. This was my practice card and didn't write everything down but I hope this inspired you to check out the Reveal Wheel if you haven't already.

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Sales & Deals!

I've just created a separate page to share sales as I come across them. You can find the page at the top of my blog or click HERE. I'll try to keep this updated as much as possible. Here a few to start your weekend off!


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My Purrfect Friend - C.C. Designs

Happy Friday! Today's card is featuring the ever so adorable Cutie Cats from C.C. Designs! If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet - you totally should! So many fun images on this set!

I'm going to start out my card by creating a background. I randomly stamped some of the smaller images from this around on a piece of Neenah white cardstock with Sandy Beach Gina K Ink. This piece is measured to 4" x 5 1/4" to fit ontop of a red A2 size notecard.


Using a strip of that same red cardstock cut down to 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" I heat embossed this fun sentiment with white embossing powder.


My sleepy kitty is stamped onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink and colored in with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut out my image. 


Before adding to the card, I lined up where my image would go and added some shading with my Cool Grey marker. Then attached my kitty. So simple and sweet! 

Copics Used
Body - C4-3-2-1
Stripes - N6-4-2
Ears/Nose - RV23-13



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Ocean Shadow Box - Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! Hope you are all staying cool. Our temps are really creeping up today... I think it's high 80's right now and sticky but it's better then snow so I'm all good with it!

I have been having a blast playing with the new release from Lawn Fawn. Today's card is using the Ocean Add ons to the Shadow Box Card. I'm also using this for the Mood Board challenge over at the Lawn Fawnactics challenge blog.

These shadow boxes are really fun to decorate. I suggest creating a mock up first using random scraps maybe. This helps give you an idea of where everything goes and what you can add. I'm a very visual person so when I have a mock up sitting on my desk, it's a lot easier for me to get a little creative.


The Ocean Add on has some cute ocean waves for the inserts in which I ink blended Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. For the back and side panels I ink blended Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. I thought this was a cute addition to really make it an underwater scene.


You can see I added some of the algae die cuts that also come with the Ocean Add on die.


All of my images are from the You Are Sublime stamp set of which I stamped onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and diecut with the coordinating die.


I'm always in need of Thank you cards so I love this sentiment that comes in the You Are Sublime stamp set. I think the teachers will love this!

Copics Used - 
C4-2
Greens - YG09-06-03
Purple - BV17-11-00
Yellow - Y38-19-15
Orange - YR18-15-12
Red - R46-24-05
Pink - RV14-13-23

I also have a video to share my process. You can view it down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.



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Flourishing Fuchsias - Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome back! I've been itching to play with this gorgeous new stamp from Pretty Pink Posh! I originally had planned to make a one layer card but if you head over to my Youtube video and check that out, you'll understand why it's not lol. 

I've actually been sick since last week and I created this card probably at my worst. I should have been sleeping but thought maybe coloring and creating would help me. It didn't lol... I actually made quite a few mistakes throughout this card but kept going and didn't start over.

I'll give you the basics here on the blog but I highly suggest heading over to watch my video. 

I originally started by creating masks for my images and stamping them across my card panel with Gina K Amalgam ink. I had added a strip of 2"post it tape to mask off the bottom portion of my card. 


I removed the mask and added it over my stamped images so I could ink blend the bottom. I used Broken China, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.  Then splattered with water and dabbed with a paper towel. 

Since I had messed up on a portion of the coloring of the flowers, I restamped them and colored them the way they were supposed to be. Then I diecut them with the coordinating dies. Some of them I added straight to the card and some I popped up with foam squares. Then trimmed off the stems. 

I added a strip of Black Glitter cardstock to separate the flowers from the ink blended portion. 


Making sure everything was dry, I them prepped my cardstock with an anti static powder tool and heat embossed the sentiment from Happy Mail in white embossing powder. 


To finish off the card, I added some of these gorgeous Pearl Jewels above my flowers. Considering all the hiccups I had in creating, I'm really happy with this card and so thankful I kept going! 

You can view the video down below or HERE on my youtube channel. I would love to hear what you think! 



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Coaster Critters Reveal Wheel - Lawn Fawn!


Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing something "extra cool" ! I'm also participating in the Lawnfawnatics Challenge going on right now. The challenge is creating something inspired by their mood board and one of the images inspired me to create something with a summer theme. 

I totally splurged on the new release and so glad I did because it's amazing! This Reveal Wheel is absolutely awesome, so much fun to create with and easy!!!! 

I started out by cutting my Reveal Wheel from some Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blending some clouds onto the background with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.



I diecut a hillside from Cilantro cardstock with the Stitched Hillside Border and added it to the inside of the stitched lines. 


I went through and stamped all of my sentiments from the Reveal Wheel stamp set. I also stamped "Hope your day is" sentiment and diecut it out from the banners die. 


My cute little critters from the Coaster Critters set are all stamped onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink and colored in with copic markers. Then diecut out with the coordinating die. Then I could start building my scene. 


I used a piece of Gotta Have Gingham patterned paper for my background and added this card to an A2 size notecard. 


This is so fun to make !!! Don't be surprised if you see a lot more of these from me! 


I know I didn't include complete instructions of putting the Reveal Wheel together but that's because I highly recommend checking out Kelly's video over on the Lawn Fawn Youtube channel. I'll link it HERE. It's so much easier to understand how it goes by watching the video and honestly once you create it, it's so super easy! 

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Stencils with Simon Says Stamp!

Greetings all!! I have been down for the count with a horrible head cold that I got last week. I thought it was allergies at first (and who knows maybe it is) but it sure just feels like a bad head cold. I finally felt good enough to sit down and create. Today's card is for both the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge featuring Stencils and also for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge - Stencil it! I mean, seriously, how could I pass this up!?


I'm using the beautiful Carolyn Stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I'm ink blending Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock. Once I remove the stencil, I'll lightly go back over all the colors to soften it up.


I diecut the word Hello from the Happy Greetings die set with black cardstock and attached to my card panel with some Gina K Connect Glue. 


I stamped this fun sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock using the Simple Sentiments stamp set.

For a little added dimension, I added these gorgeous Rose Gold Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I was a little nervous how'd they look with the colors but I love it! I also added some Nuvo Shimmer to the Hello and topped it off with some Crystal Glaze.


Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Flickr Group for chances to win a gift certificate. There is still time left to play! 


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