Video: Baby Card with Random Tips + Blog Hop

Hey there! Today I am part of a blog hop in honor of my awesomely sweet friend Linda who just had a baby girl! I also have a video for you that just shares some random tips and tricks as I create a few baby cards. Oh! And I got to use some of the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® products a bit early! Keep reading…

Here is my video…

So for Linda, I needed a baby girl card. However, I have three other friends who had boys, so I am making them all at once. I LOVE to do this…

The main 3″x4″ rounded pieces were cut quickly using the new We R Memory Keepers 3×4 Card Punch. What a great tool for scrapbooking, Project Life and cardmaking.

That glitter border is SO easy with Sparkle Tape. This stuff kicks the butt of washi… and is such a good price.

I used a new baby stamp set and die from Simon Says Stamp. They were going to be released tomorrow (9/1) in honor of STAMPtember®, but they said I could use it a day earlier to share with you! Isn’t is fabulous?! (You can find all the new fabulous products HERE tomorrow. Yay!)

I die cut “baby” three times and layered it for dimension. Oh, and I of course added shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. The backgrounds show the new Hero Arts Tiny Stars and Small Scallops Backgrounds with White Staz-On on clear cards.

The patterned papers on the boy card are from the new Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad. I used random scraps on the girls card. This design is great for using up some little scraps.

That glittery border is Sparkle Tape from Darice. This is a great product because it adds the shine of glitter but without the mess. It doesn’t rub off at all. In fact, it is smooth and lovely. This is great for those I-am-not-a-fan-of-glitter folks.

Sorry the photos aren’t great. Clear cards are tough to capture.

Happy baby, my sweet Linda! Your little one is the luckiest girl in the world to have you as a momma. Meeting you is one of the greatest gifts this hobby has given me. I so hope I can hug you in person one day!

I am at the end of the hop, so be sure to stop back at the beginning at fabulous Mary Dawn Quirindongo’s blog, or stop by Linda’s blog to give her happy baby wishes.

See you soon.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

 

 

 

Hero Arts Tiny Star Background Cling Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Small Scallop Background Cling Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Acetate Notecards (SSS|EH)

 

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6×6 Paper Pad (SSS|EH)

 

Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)

 

 

Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets (SSS|EH)

 

 

StazOn White Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Mint Julep Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Soft Apricot Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

 

Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)

 

Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (EH|SSS)

 

Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive (SSS|EH)

 

Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker (SSS|EH)

 

Hurry!

Just a heads up that the 15% off discount on all Hero Arts goodies ends today (8/31/13)! Just use the code “HAHOL13″ and you will get 15% off all Hero Arts, including the new products HERE. There are lots of new things – inks, stencils, holiday stamps and more.

I thought I would share two more cards using some of Hero Arts’ newest stamps. The first one is from the Hero Arts blog and uses one of my favorite new holiday stamps

Isn’t that tree fun? It was designed by my awesome friend Shari. I popped up some of the circles and added gems and Glossy Accents.

I also used a small border stamp to create the background and matching envelope. Gotta stretch those stamps!

This next one is simple simple simple. I used a few Hero Arts Shadow Inks and one of my favorite new stamps – the Gratitude Design Stamp.

It is amazing what a bit of stitching can add…

Also… Hero also released some new Shadow Inks. You know how much I love those! We now have Just Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Silver and Gold. The Just Rust and Silver are my favorites. Yummmmm…

Gotta run – lots of fun stuff to do with the family this weekend. Do you have plans to stamp? I am hoping to find some time.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Hero Arts Sharis Tree 2 Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Tree Border Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Gratitude Design Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

Memento Black Ink (SSS|EH)

 

 

 

Hero Arts Soft Olive Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Soft Leaf Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Copic Markers (SSS|EH)

 

 

 

 

Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)

 

Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (EH|SSS)

 

Hero Arts Red Gems (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Small Pearls (SSS|EH)

 

Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)

 

Colorful Birthday

Hey!

Today I have a card in honor of the first birthday of my friends over at Neat and Tangled. Danielle and her crew are so wonderfully fabulous, so I was happy to celebrate! Be sure to stop by their Little Tangles Challenge Blog to see more.

This card was so quick and simple to put together. I just stamped the “happy circle” repeatedly… allowing my Hero Arts Shadow Inks to overlap and blend. Fun, huh?

I also added punched stars covered in Glossy Accents.

It is amazing the fun cards you can create with one stamp set and a few inks. You could easily make this a card for a guy by using masculine colors! However, I am currently addicted to rainbow sherbet colors. I can’t get enough. What crafting color combos are you addicted to these days?

Happy birthday Neat & Tangled! Adore you.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

 

Hero Arts Bubble Gum Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Cornflower Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker (SSS|EH)

 

 

Corner Chomper (SSS|EH)

 

Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)

 

Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)

 

Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)

 

 

Video: Background Stamp Ideas + CASE Study Challenge + Discount Code!

Hey! I have lots to share today. But the good news? I also have a 15% off discount code for you! Keep reading…

This is my last week as this month’s guest muse over at the CASE Study Challenge Blog. Each month they take a few older cards from a guest muse and use them as inspiration for new ideas. (Here are my previous cards: Card 1, Card 2 and Card 3.) A great site – check it out.

Today’s inspiration is from THIS card I created awhile back…

I have two cards – both showing fun ways to get more from your background stamps.

I adore the new Hero Arts Tiny Stars Background that I used on these cards. Good for so many occasions! And the Small Scallops Background is great for the fun strips.

Perfect Pearls gives some great shine to the new Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink background. And the Typewriter Alphabet Letters are great for forming a greeting when you could use some round elements to break up a card design with lots of straight lines.

I am really loving designs with stamped strips. (Sorry I have been doing them a lot lately.) It is a great way to use any products you may have.

That Vertical Arrow Background is awesome. Simply awesome. I will be using it. A lot.

And the “oh what fun” image is from a holiday stamp set. Love using holidays stamps on non-holiday cards…

For all the supplies used for these cards, please just scroll down and check out the thumbnails.

I also wanted to let you know that the awesome folks over at Simon Says Stamp have provided my readers with a 15% off discount on all Hero Arts goodies! (Including all the NEW products… such as the ones I used today.) Just use the code “HAHOL13″ by August 31 while shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You can find all the new Hero Arts products HERE. There are lots of new things – inks, stencils, holiday stamps and more. Here is a peek:

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Video: Die Storage + Giveaway

Hello!

After sharing my clear and cling stamp storage system (HERE), I have been getting lots of requests to share my wafer thin die storage system. This has been working so very well for me (and even works with embossing folders).

I really love these pockets! So handy. You can store more than one in a pocket if you want.

Here are links for the products featured:

I also have a couple other die storage ideas…

The first is to adhere thin magnetic sheets to the inside of cabinet doors. This one would be good if you only have a few dies or have some frequently used dies you want easy access to. (I plan to add this inside my cabinet doors for the few I use the most.) I first showed this awhile back and still like it a lot. You can find magnetic sheets for this HERE and HERE. (You could also use these sheets in a binder system.) Here is this idea shown in my old craft room…

Another option for you is the ArtBin Magnetic Die Storage Case. I have checked this system out and it works very well. Something worth considering, too!

Let me know if you have questions or storage ideas to share!

GIVEAWAY!

Interested in trying out some Die Pockets? Want to win 50 pockets? For your chance, leave a comment here by 9/4/13 at 11:59pmEST.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH. Some links go to Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond and The Container Store. Enjoy!

 

 

Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets (SSS|EH)

 

 

 

Updated Double Fridge Binz Container (BBB|CS)

 

 

 

Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)

 

 

 

ArtBin Magnetic Die Storage Case (SSS|EH)

 

 

STAMPtember® News + Giveaway!

Hey there!

Just wanted to let you know about STAMPtember® – a fun month-long event over at Simon Says Stamp. STAMPtember® starts September 1 and has daily stamping inspiration, videos, guests, blog hops, prizes and more.

In addition, Simon Says Stamp will also be releasing a ton of new products for STAMPtember® and it will all be available in the online store on September 1. LOTS of good stuff.

And how about a peek at one of the new products? Check it out…

Be sure to visit the SSS blog for links to other guests showing other peeks.

Hope to see you on September 1st at the Simon Says Stamp blog for the official kickoff to STAMPtember® 2013! I will be taking part in lots of the fun. Can’t wait.

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! A lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. This will be great to use on some of the new products coming! Leave a comment here by 9/1/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance. Good luck.

(Oh, and we have a winner! The winner of the SSS Card Kit is Beth Anne in PA. Also, winners from the SSS blog hops are listed on their blog.)

Thanks for stopping by.