Sunday, May 1, 2016

Life's a Beach

Happy Sunday!

It looks like today is going to be another perfect day to hit the beach out here in California!
So it's great timing that Stephanie realeased a new die set that has two great word dies with coordinating shadows!

The set is called Life's a Beach  and they are on a Flash Sale at 40% off for 24 hours.

Here are some fun cards that I made with these fun dies.

For this one I used:
Whale2Stamp and the matching die set

This CAS card uses:

And finally this cutie uses:
Life's a Beach die set

These dies are great for fun summery cards and would be perfect for those beachy scrapbook pages too!

Check out more inspiration in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!


How Are You?

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!
Kristine here with my second card that I made using the April Creative Cafe KOTM - Petticoat Fashion.  I used both of the stamp sets for this card, the main stamp set Hello, World and the add-on stamp set,  The Greatest Gift of Life.

Here is the front of my card.
What?!?!  Not impressed?!?!

ohhhhh.....that's because you didn't open it yet!

When you open it?


Look at that beauty!  Who wouldn't love to receive this fabulous fun fold card?

I was inspired to create this because of a tutorial I saw on Splitcoaststampers but I'll recreate what I did here for you.

Start with a 8" by 6" panel of cardstock.
Use your Scor-Pal to score the panel at 2", 2 1/8" and at 6 1/8.

Cut another piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 8".

Score at 3/8" on each side of the panel.
Then measure 1/2" from the scored edged and 1/2" from the long edge and cut to create a frame.
Add Scor-tape to the sides of the edge you scored.

Fold the edges of the frame on the score lines and adhere to the card as shown below.

Fold the frame inward so that the card will close.

Open it back up and pop the frame out.
Now it's time to decorate!

Cut panels of patterned paper slightly smaller that the back portions and adhere to the card with Scrap Happy Glue,

Stamp multiple flowers and leaves and the hello sentiment with Memento dye inks.
Cut out the images.

Adhere to the frame.

Stamp the sentiment and ladybug on a white die cut oval.
Back with more die cut layers and adhere to card with foam. 

Add flowers and leaves to back panel with foam.

Add paper panels to the front and tie on the ribbon.
Finally, create a banner panel and stamp the sentiment on it.

That's it...a beautiful, fun fold card that is sure to be cherished by the recipient!
I hope you will give it a try!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion  Hello, World and add on The Greatest Gift of Life.
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM- and Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  Memento Dye ink pads in various colors.  Any ink will do. 
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Other: Ribbon from the kit, Spellbinders classic oval and classic scallop oval dies

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Sketch with the Mice

Stampendous is sponsoring a fun weekend of coloring over on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook.

Since it's Saturday I combined my House-Mouse Design card with a sketch!

This weeks sketch is an old one I had saved from the Try stamping on Tuesday blog.

Here is the card I created using Headstand.

I colored the image with my Tombow USA Recycled Pencil.

Paper is from the Doodle Bug Design Happy Camper paper pack. 

Want to play along this weekend?

"Color an image and post it on the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook page and tag#Stampendous and #PPCF to enter to win a $20 (USD) Rewards Card (US/Canada) or sponsors choice of 2 stamps (UK/Australia) *No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.organd announced on Monday, April 25th."

More inspiration?

Check out these blogs:

Friday, April 29, 2016

Risking Cooties

Stampendous is sponsoring a fun weekend of coloring over on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook.

Today I am sharing a fun card that I created with the Fishy Kiss House-Mouse Designs image from Stampendous.

HMR58 Fishy Kisses
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
DP020 Clear Embossing Powder
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
My Colors Cardstock by My Minds Eye® (Grasshopper, Seafoam & Sweet Potato)
TombowUSA Recycled Colored Pencils
May Arts® Ribbon
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


1. Fold an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Sweet Potato cardstock in half to create the card base

2. Adhere a panel of Grasshopper cardstock to the top and a panel of Seafoam cardstock to the bottom of the card base
3. Stamp image on a panel of white cardstock and color with colored pencils
4. Cover the fish bowl with VersaMark ink and the cover with clear embossing powder and heat until melted
5. Adhere panel to card
6. Tie ribbon around the top of the card
7. stamp sentiment on a white die cut panel and back with a larger die cut Sweet Potato panel
8. Adhere sentiment to card.

"Color an image and post it on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook and tag#Stampendous and #PPCF to enter to win a $20 (USD) Rewards Card (US/Canada) or sponsors choice of 2 stamps (UK/Australia) *No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.organd announced on Monday, April 25th."

Thanks for stopping by!

For more inspiration check out these blogs:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Cherry Hello

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today!

It's a fun flip it card that I created with supplies from The Stamps of Life.

The patterned paper is from the Make a Wish paper pad.
I used the Cherry Hello Die too!

The inside sentiment is from the Cherries2stamp set.

There are three terrific Cherry themed stamps with a couple of coordinating dies that were released this month at the Stamps of Life.
Check them out!

and be sure and check out the gallery for inspiration too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Slam Dunk!

Have you fallen in love with this new release from High Hopes Stamps yet!?!

There are so many amazing new images that I don't think I would be able to choose...gotta have them all!!!

Today, I am sharing two of the adorable sports images that are perfect for thank you's for the coaches and team moms, or encouragement or congratulations for the players!

This is Dribble Master.

And this is Slam Dunk!

I colored both images with Prisma colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.
The paper is by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
I used the Sizzix dots embossing folder on the orange cardstock.

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

It's that easy to join the April Challenge!!!
If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thanks for checking out my project!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Can't Thank You Enough

I am loving this months Creative Cafe' Card Kit of the Month!  

This months kit is called. Petticoat Fashion.  It includes a 6 x 6 pack of Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes, a bunch of beautiful cardstock, a fun embossing folder, and lots of luscious ribbon.

For my first card using this kit I decided to make a fun fold card...I're shocked, right???

To create this card start with a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock.
I scored on the solid vertical lines and cut on the horizontal dashed lines.

When it folds up it looks like this.

I cut patterned paper panels to fit each of the portions of the card and then adhered it to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

I stamped hello with Love Letter Memento dye ink.

Here's another view of the card when it's folded.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment with Bamboo Memento Dye ink and the other sentiment with Love Letter ink.

I stamped the small flower with Tangelo and Dandelion Memento dye ink.
The larger flower was stamped with Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Love Letter ink.
Cut the flowers out and add to the card with 3D Foam.

I just love how this card turned out...not sure how I'll top this one but I'll try!

I hope you will give it a try.  

It's easier than it might look and you will love the results!


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion Hello, World

Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--Echo Park Petticoats and Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  Memento Love Letters, Angel Pink, Dandelion,Tangelo, Rose Bud, and Bamboo dye ink 
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue