Hearts Entwined Shaker with MFT

Welcome back everyone! I am so honored to be guesting on the MFT Blog. Today's card is going to be creating a shaker card.


I also have a video tutorial on my Youtube channel that you can view HERE or down below. 


I'm going to start my card by coloring in this sweet little bird from the Tweethearts stamp set. I stamped my image in MFT Extreme Black Ink using my Mini Misti Tool. Then colored with RV17, RV14, RV23 & RV21 copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut out my image and set off on the side to work on my background.

I'm starting off my background by die cutting my front panel using the Entwined Hearts Die-namics. I used a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lbs. and centered my die. I just wanted the window but I can save the die cut piece for a future card. 

Next, I'll take a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and ink blended Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks. I'll bring in my window panel just to make sure both colors are visible. Then, I mix water and some Perfect Pearls together and flick onto my background with a paintbrush. I'll set this off on the side to dry. 

To create the shaker, I'm going to line the back of my window panel with Acetate. Then I'll adhere the Entwined Hearts piece that I die cut from Gold Shine Cardstock to the front so it sits onto of the Acetate. Using two layers of Foam Tape I'll go around the window on the back side of the panel to form my shaker and also add foam tape to the rest of the backside for support. I add some Sparkling Clear Sequins and attached to my ink blended panel.

I heart emboss a sentiment from the Tweethearts set onto Black cardstock with white embossing powder. Using the Slanted Sentient Die-namics I'll trim this sentiment down and add to the front of the card. To finish it off, I'll add my sweet little birdie.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. Thank you for stopping by an thank you MFT for inviting me today.


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My Sentiments Exactly - Gina K Designs

Welcome back everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today's card is focusing on sentiments for the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix challenge themed "My Sentiments Exactly". 

For this challenge, you create a card using sentiments only, no images or patterned paper. When you enter the challenge you have a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates to Gina K Designs! Sometimes, we overthink a card and this is such a great way to just jump in and create!  Be sure to link up you project on the NEW Gina K Designs Gallery.


I've been obsessed with alcohol inks lately. I'm doing a lot of experimenting to learn how they move with different tools and my "experiments" worked perfect for a card today. My background was created on Yupo paper and I trimmed it down to 4" x 5 1/4" and added to a white A2 size cardbase.

My sentiment is from the Boho Flowers stamp set. I heat embossed the large word with gold embossing powder onto Vellum. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I added it to the front of my card with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.

For my smaller sentiment, I heat embossed with Gold embossing powder onto black cardstock and trimmed down. I added this sentiment under my large word with foam squares. 

For some added interest, I attached Gold Confetti from Simon Says Stamp around my sentiment area.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration and will join us this month! Follow the link to Gina's Challenge page to play along.

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Marble & Birthday Turnabout with Concord & 9th

Welcome back everyone. Today I'm sharing numerous cards created with the a couple of the new Turnabout stamp sets from Concord & 9th. I'll be featuring the Marbled Turnabout and the Birthday Basics Turnabout set and die.

This is such an amazing release but I have to say I think this marbled background is my fav!

Doesn't this first card remind you of a lollipop? Using a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock 110 lb, I stamped my Marbled background. For inks, I used Cherry Red, Passionate Pink, and Bubblegum Pink. I heat embossed on top of my last color with WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter. Seriously, adding some sparkle with the embossing powder is the icing on the cake! 

I die cut my sentiment using the banner from the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Tool Kit. I die cut once with Pixie Dust cardstock and once with Red Velvet Cardstock. I then die cut the Thanks from the Red Velvet and layered my pieces with Connect glue. 

My marbled panel is trimmed down to 4" x 5 1/4" and added to an A2 size notecard. My sentiment is added to the center with foam tape. 

My next card is also featuring the Marbled Turnabout. This time I went with a grey combo. I stamped my marbled background with Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot Distress Inks. On the last color, after the ink was dry, I heat embossed with WOW Cloud 9. 

I trimmed my panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and then in half from corner to corner so you can get two cards from this one background. Unfortunately, I messed up my other card so I only have the one half haha! 

My sentiment is from the Birthday Turnabout. I heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Sterling Embossing Powder onto black cardstock. I trimmed down the sentiment to a thin strip and added to the card with foam tape.

Next up is featuring the Birthday Turnabout stamp set and die set.

My first card, is all die cutting. I love the big balloon in the middle. I die cut the balloon from Passionate Pink Cardstock and drew in a little strip for the balloon. I love the little bursts on the side that I die cut from Gold Glitter cardstock.

Really simple and adorable birthday card just from die cutting!

Next is using the Birthday turnabout stamp. Such an amazing stamp set! I stamped my images in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides Ink. Then trimmed the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and added to an A2 size cardbase I created from Passionate Pink cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped three times onto black cardstock and heat embossed with Alabaster embossing powder. I love how the black pops off the card! 

These are just a couple of the amazing new sets that were released from Concord & 9th this month! 

Be sure to also head over to my Youtube Channel and check out the video I created using the New Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit.

Neat & Tangled Release Week Wrap Up

It's time for release week wrap up with Neat & Tangled. First, the January 2019 release from Neat & Tangled is now available for purchase so be sure to head over and grab those goodies on your wish list! 

I have one more card to share with you using the Just Because Stamp Set that is being released. To start my card, I created my background. Using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and the Geometric Circles stencil, I ink blended Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink. I started with Mermaid Lagoon and the top and bottom, added the Twisted Citron and gradually lightened how much pressure I was applying as I got towards the center.

After removing the stencil, I mixed Perfect Pearls and water on my Glass Media Mat. Then flicked onto my background with a paintbrush. Once dry, I attached this panel to an A2 size notecard. 

The Love You Scripty Word I die cut from Neenah Solar White cardstock 110 lb three times and stacked them using Connect Glue. I attached my stacked word to the center of my card panel. Stacking the words gives great dimension to the card. 

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Just Because stamp set onto Black cardstock and Alabaster Embossing Powder. Then trimmed to a thin strip and added to my card front with foam tape

For some extra detail, I covered my Love You Scripty word with Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen and then topped it off with Crystaline Drops. It's so sparkly and shiny in person, really hard to capture on camera. 

I hope you enjoyed today's additional inspiration. Here's another look at the cards from the week.

Just Because Stamp Set and Coordinating Die

Piece of Cake Stamp Set, Coordinating Die and Sentiments

Wonky Chevron Cover Plate

Swinging By Stamp Set, Hearts Duo Stencil

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Fun Friday Challenge #104 Your Next Stamp

Welcome back to my blog everyone! It is time for Fun Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and I'm excited to be back guesting with them this month. They have some of the cutest critter images. 

The theme for this week's challenge is Let's See Smiles. This should be real easy for you as there are smiles are almost every stamp! So dig out your stamps and join the fun! Also, be sure to head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice. You have until January 16 at midnight to leave your comment and winners will be announced on their blog on January 18, 2019.


My card today is featuring the Purrr-fect Friends stamp set and coordinating die. How cute are these little guys?! This is a smaller stamp set so a great price point. I stamped image onto Neenah White Cardstock 80 lb with Simon Says Stamp Black Ink. Then colored with copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die.

For the background, I'm starting with a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I trimmed it down to 4" x 5 1/4" and then cut a piece of masking paper that same size. I die cut a heart using Nested Hearts die from the masking paper and attached to the Bristol cardstock. Next, I ink blended Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides inks.

Once I was satisfied with the blend, I removed the masking paper and stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card. I added the cute critters with foam squares and embellished with a few enamel dots from The Perfect Blend Gumdrops collection. This panel is added to an A2 size notecard with foam tape. 

Now it's your turn! Create a card using the theme Let's See Smiles and link up on the Your Next Stamp Blog Challenge Post for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store. Challenge is open through January 24 at midnight.

Neat & Tangled January Release and Giveaway Day 4

Welcome back to Day 4 of the Neat & Tangled January release which will be available on January 11, 2019 at 8am EST. How big is your wish list? Well, you can add this adorable Swinging By stamp set to you list too! That is today's preview and inspiration. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at a giveaway and then head over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration! 

This stamp set is so cute and such a great price point. You can create a scene around the image or do as I did and just add a fun background to it. I started by stamping my image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock 80lb with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and and die cut with the coordinating die.

For the background, I added some fun hearts using the Hearts Duo stencil (NEW!) and distress oxides. I started by adding a light layer of color with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, fading off as I got towards the bottom of the cardstock. Then, I added the Hearts with the Hearts Duo stencil using Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. 

Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel if you haven't already as I'll be doing a video soon sharing how to create a background similar to this.

I layered my panel with White and Red Velvet cardstock and added the image to the front. The sentiments are also from the Swinging By set which I heat embossed with Alabaster White embossing powder onto Red Velvet cardstock. I trimmed the sentiments down and added to the card with foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. Adorable set with so many possibilities. I'm sure you are going to be seeing it on my blog again soon.


Concord & 9th Tool Kit Debut

Welcome back everyone ! I have something amazing to share with you today! First, I'm excited to announce I'm guest designing this month with Concord & 9th and what an absolutely amazing month to be a part of. It's all about Turnabouts! Today's post is featuring their new Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit. 

I have a video showing you the contents of the kit and how to make THREE cards. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. 


I go through details in my video but here is a look at all three cards I made. The Turnabout stamps help you create either multi color images or you can use a solid color and still have a beautiful pattern. The Toolkit comes with Mini Turnabout stamp set and die, Turnabout Jig, Removable adhesive, adhesive remover, cardstock and envelopes. Everything you need to get "Turning" except ink. 

This is an exclusive bundle meaning the stamp and die set will not be listed outside of the kit and only available while supplies last so act quickly! 

For my first card, I did a basic Turnabout using Slate, Moonlit Fog, Seaglass and Blue Lagoon ink pads. These colors are amazing together and check out that perfect pattern.  I used the designed alignment sheet that comes in this kit to line up my images. No more drawing on your stamps! Be sure to watch the VIDEO for details how to use it. It's a lot easier to understand by me showing you. 

Once I had my stamp lined up on the designed alignment sheet, I matched up the x's on my transparency with the one on my jig that is loaded in the Misti tool. I closed the door of my Misti, picked up the stamp, removed the transparency and I am ready to stamp! Stamp and turn, stamp and turn. That's it! I cleaned the stamp and changed colors with each turn.

For this next card, I stepped it up a little. I followed the same steps for loading the stamp set into my Misti but instead of color, I'm using Versarmark to stamp my images with each turn. I'm using a piece of Seaglass cardstock which I have lined up on my jig. Once I had the complete image stamped, I sprinkled with silver embossing powder and heat embossed. Gorgeous right?

Next, I ink blended Seaglass, TranquilT Teal and Edible Eggplant around the edges of my card. I kept it darker on the outer most edges and left it light in the middle. I talk a little in the video about ink blending when the cardstock is a little warped from the heat embossing and what brushes I prefer so be sure to check that out. 

Then I flicked on my perfect pearls that I had mixed with water. This adds so much shimmer to the card. I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down to a thin strip and added to the card front with foam tape. I couldn't resist adding some jewels around the edge of the image.

My next card is taking the Turnabout to the next level. This time I'm creating my pattern off on the side of the card so I had to adjust my cardstock in my Jig. I used the same colors as listed for the first card but after the last color is stamped I left my panel in the Misti. I cleaned my stamp and then stamped over the top of my last color with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter. This is stunning in person! 

Using the dies in the kit , I die cut two banners, one in white and one in black. Taking the one in black, I added the Thanks die on top and die cut the words out. Then I layered my two pieces together. I added the banner to the front of the card with foam tape and a few jewels around it. The Thanks words that were die cut out I added to the first card that I had shown. So I was able to use all of my pieces ! 

Talk about an amazing kit right?! You can create these too with the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit ! Remember, only while supplies last so pick yours up today! 

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. I had a blast creating these and can't wait to share what else I've been designing.

Be sure to head over and check out my VIDEO. It explains a lot and it helps to see it all in action! 

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Neat & Tangled January Release and Giveaway Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Neat & Tangled January release. I hope you are enjoying all of the inspiration we've been sharing with you. Today we are showcasing the Wonky Chevron die cutting plate. 

This has such a unique design to it. I've always thought black was stunning for backgrounds and this was a perfect match! I die cut my Chevron Background from black glitter cardstock and added to a white A2 size card panel. I used the frame of the die cut piece to line up my chevron design and attached with liquid glue. There is more to the design of this die cut but it's hard to see on the glitter paper.

For a center piece, I stamped images from the Magnolia stamp set onto Neenah Solar white 80 lb cardstock with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die. I added my flowers to the front of my Chevron panel with foam tape for dimension. 

The sentiment is from the Love You stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto Cilantro cardstock and trimmed to a thin strip. I also added some foam tape behind the sentiment to match my floral center piece. 

Think of the different color backgrounds you could do with the Wonky Chevron die cutting plate! My brain is spinning with ideas! 

Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration from the design team. Leave a comment below to be entered into the giveaway Danielle is providing. 

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