Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sending Smiles

Hi friends!   Kimberly here today to share a monstrously cute card using the new Monster Love stamp set from MFT!!   I just had to have this stamp set the second I saw it....the little monsters are too cute to resist!

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Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles
MFT - Monster Love Stamp Set
MFT - Monster Love Die Set
Ranger - White Embossing Powder
Lawn Fawn Ink - Juice Box
Versafine - Onyx Black Ink

I created my focal panel by criss-crossing the three glitter washi tapes across a black piece of cardstock and then used a stitched rectangle to die cut the panel.  I found a spot to tuck the sentiment in and stamped with Versafine, added white embossing powder and heat embossed.

The monster was stamped and die cut and positioned on LOTS of foam tape for dimension!

amy tangerine | glitter tape | MFT | My Favorite Things Stamps | Monster | handmade card | cardmaking | Butterfly Reflections, Ink. | | stamping | papercraft
{ Me waving bye - see you again soon!! } 

This is a super simple card, but I love it!   Today is my last post for BRI, and while I'm sad my term is coming to an end, I'm sure I'll see you all again!   In the meantime, you can follow me over at my blog or on Instagram.  Thanks so much for having me, Vanessa!   XOXO

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Congratulations !

Hi Everyone!

It's Karin from PeppermintPatty's Papercraft, here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with some adorable products from Lawn Fawn. I know, I'm waiting for the new release too but was inspired to use the adorable fairies!

I diecut my stitched rectangle and then simply stamped a little scene and colored with copic markers. I stamped the script sentiment but had to mask the edges of my rectangle so the edges of the script didn't go all the way out. I then I matted my rectangle to some pink cardstock before adhereing to my cardbase with foam adhesive.
For a little dimension I created a little bow from pink cardstock and adhered at the top.


Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends
Scripty Sayings

My Favorite Things : Beautiful Bows
Stitched rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black ink
Foam Adhesive
Dot Gluetape

Coloring Mediums:
Copic Markers

Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card; Butterfly Reflections Ink

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi there and happy monday!! :)
It's franci ( fridayfinally ) here today with a sweet card feat. Avery Elle! :)
Here's what i created..

This card just makes me happy!! :) Aren't these the cutest critters ever?! ihih! :)
First i die cut a stitched rectangle from a piece of white cardstock and then i die cut the wavy border from some paper to create a stencil. I colored my background using distress inks in the shades of Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. I let everything aside to dry completely.
Then i stamped the cute whales and those little ice cream with Memento tuxedo black ink , i colored them with copics and i fussy cut them.
I also die cute a banner, i stamped my sentiment and then i composed my card! Final touch.. i made some details with a white gelly roll pen.. And here's the card! I'm in love with how it turned out! :)

And.. i hope you like it too! :)

So.. here we are.. this was my last post as a BRI Design Team Member.. i'll miss all my mondays sooo much!! ahah! :) I wanna thank all of you for being with me through this amazing experience with all your lovely comments and support... it was beautiful.. i met soo many new people and talented designers and now i'm ready to see.. what's happen! Hope the future will bring some new great adventures!! :)
If you'd like please continue to follow me on my blog and on my IG!
Have a lovely monday! :)
franci :)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Still Younger Than You, Crazy Dog!

Happy Sunday, BRI friends! I'm Janette and I'm bringing you a card made for one of my besties who has a birthday today. Shh, don't tell her... I won't see her until Tuesday!

The Crazy Dog stamp set is just too fun! So many doggies to create so many paper crafts! I chose this guy with a few accessories and colored them with Distress Crayons in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Chipped Sapphire and a water brush.

The background was easy peasy with Color Burst watercolor powders. I saturated the watercolor paper with clear water and spritzed a bit of Lemon Yellow across the paper. I waited for the water to dry a tad and added a sprinkle of Sepia to my craft mat. I then picked it up with a damp brush and drew it across the watercolor paper. The Sepia creeped up into the yellow creating a grassy look in which Fido could play. Add a touch of water for a blended look below.

I stamped the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Another Year Older set and adhered the fussy cut Fido and accessories. Fido was spiffed up with Clear, Smoked Quartz and Spun Gold Sparkle Pens and Glossy Accents.

The finishing touch for this card is the bottom border. The chevron adds such a fun effect. It is an A2 size card with 1/2 inch trimmed off the front flap to reveal the inside panel. This was done with 2 strips of MFT's Trail Mix paper. The paper had diagonal stripes to begin with. I trimmed a 1/4 inch off each the top and side so that the colors would align next to each other and adhered them. Super simple, super fun!

I hope your day is just as blessed as it can be and thank you all for stopping by!

Until next time! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Smiling in the Sunshine Layout

Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a layout of (pause for effect...) Vanessa's daughter!!! ha ha ha!!

So here's the short story, that photo is just ADORABLE!! And when Vanessa posted it, I told her what a sweet photo it was and she jokingly asked me if I wanted to scrapbook it for!! And Vanessa, it's in the mail, coming your way! Ha!

Ok, to the layout!
I started by using some Distress Paints in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass! I just poured the colors onto the cardstock and used a paintbrush to make the large circle! Love it! This could also be done with any kind of watercolors you have, too! I layered behind the photo with a bunch of FUN papers from the Studio Calico Baxter and Basic Grey B Side 6x6 papers!

I did lots of embellishing with the Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful Ephemera! Love those little guys! Ha! The title was created with the goooooorgeous Crush Gold Thickers from Pebbles! The title works for this page, but's a throw back to our trip to CHA last year (I'm looking at your Vanessa, Danielle, Kim and Janette!! Ha!).

I machine stitched the butterflies (butterflies, Vanessa!!!!) and some of the embellishing at the bottom of the layout! I also used a few puffy stickers to bring that gorgeous pink color down to the bottom cluster from the Millie and June collection at Fancy Pants!  

So that's my layout!
Thanks so much for sticking with me! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Better Together

Hi guys!! I am back with another layout using my Amy Tangerine Collections. I named this title after one of the collections because I find it fitting for the picture. When opening up these Paper Pads I had a hard time choosing just a couple of them, so I decided to use a few of them and combined them together.

I always see people ask "how do I use these acetate pieces?" So I figured I would use a couple to show you how I use these once's from the ephemera pack.

I also loved these Puffy Sticker. They work great on layouts and Planners. I love the way puffy stickers feel, they are just fun to play with. 

I decided to go for this triangle pattern for a bit of interest. I layered the back of each triangle to bring in more color and pattern. I also just did a touch of mixed media with my black acrylic paint. Well I hope you all enjoyed this and be looking out for my process video over on my YouTube Channel! 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi all!  It's Lorraine here (Created by Lorraine) sharing a fun sequin shaker card using Neat & Tangled's Big Top Birthday stamps and dies.

To make this card, I first stamped the bear, banner, hat, and sweets on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used the Big Top Birthday dies to cut out the images.  For the background, I masked off the sides of my card base and blended distress inks (Tim Holtz peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade) onto the card base.

For the shaker feature of this card, I die cut a circle in my card panel, glued a piece of acetate over the circle, and then added an insane amount of foam adhesive all over.

My favorite part of the process: I spread a mix of sequins to the card base and then removed the backs of the foam tape from the card panel.  (Make sure that the sequins are confined to the space that will eventually be enclosed within the foam tape)

Next, I carefully placed the card panel on the card base which had the sequins on them.  An important step at this point is to press the card panel down firmly, especially the strips of tape that go around the shaker window.  This will help to ensure that the sequins won't get stuck on the tape after the card is shaken.

To finish off the card, I glued the banner and then adhered the bear and all the sweets with foam tape. A close up...

Yes, shaker cards do take more time than most cards...and if you're a messy cardmaker like me, making them requires some extra clean-up time:)  But, I think the extra effort is worth it.  Thank you for taking a look.