Sunday, January 29, 2023

Pixi Dust Designs - Love Truck Card

Hello crafty friends!  I have a sweet little project to share today. I'm still working on Valentine's cards but today's is a little different and unique! It's a delivery truck shaped card and the neat feature of this truck is that the cargo area is a working envelope which can hold small notes.  For this project, I have used products from Pixi Dust Designs.  Check out their newest release here!


The truck was created with the new Love Truck die set.  This set has everything you need to make the truck base and cargo hold envelope plus added details like the wheels, windshield, and envelope liners.  I have used a combination of patterned paper and solid color card stock to create this version in my favorite color combo for valentines.... pink, red, and light teal.  I then made a couple of small note cards to enclose in the envelope.  The adorable images on the note cards come from the Kisses stamp set.  

I've posted a reel over on Instagram showing this cute little truck in action and a few tips to make it extra special. You can watch the reel here!




Saturday, January 21, 2023

Honey Bee Stamps - Friendship Frame Valentine's Card

Hello Everyone! Have you had a chance to check out the newest Honey Bee Stamps release yet? There are some wonderful new stamps, dies, and stencils all appropriate for love, friendship, and spring themed projects.

  Click this link to see the Happy Hearts Release!

I have a Valentine's card to share today showcasing a few of the new products.


The first thing you may notice on this card are all the pretty floral images arranged like a frame. All created with one stamp and a stencil set called Friendship Frame.  The florals are one large stamped image that I have stenciled with different shades of pink and red and green.  It's so easy and fun to create.  Even though I've chosen colors for a Valentine's Day card, there's so many other color palettes you could use that make this particular stamp very versatile.  Just think of how pretty these florals would be in a spring or summer color palette!


Below is a list of all the Honey Bee Stamps products I've used to create this card:
I have used Distress Oxide Inks for all the stenciling in the following colors: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawed, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Papertrey Ink - December Release Countdown

Merry Christmas crafty friends! It's time for Papertrey Ink's December Release Countdown.  I have some sweet little gift boxes to share for Day 1 of the countdown.  I've posted a reel over on my Instagram account showing how easy these are to assemble using the new Scalloped Treat Box die.  

Watch the reel here!


These boxes measure 4 inches wide x 4 inches tall x 2 inches deep.  They are a great size for enclosing all kinds of fun little gifts.  The pink box that I decorated with the tea cup will be perfect for gifting some special tea bags or hot cocoa packets. 


The possibilities are endless for decorating these boxes.  I went with a Valentine theme and color palette for my boxes.  All the Papertrey Ink products I used are listed below:


Wonderful Wreaths stamp set (roses and leaves)
Witches Brew stamp set (tea cup, potions sentiment)
Just Sentiments Holiday Tags stamp set (a gift for you sentiment)

Papertrey Premium Dye Ink colors used:
Spring Moss
New Leaf
Pure Poppy
Sweet Blush
Berry Sorbet



Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Stamping and Stenciling on Kraft Card Stock

Have you ever tried stamping or stenciling on Kraft card stock? You can get some magical results when using pigment based inks.  Since pigment inks are more opaque, the ink shows up very well on Kraft and I love how it looks.  I have made mini slimline card on which I've stenciled a background with white pigment ink and used Distress Oxide inks to stamp a snowman.  


Below is linked list of all the Papertrey Ink stamps, dies, and stencils I've used to create my card:


I used Honey Bee Stamps Brilliant White Pigment ink for the stenciling, the inking around the edges of the card front, and to stamp the snowman's body.  I then used some Distress Oxide inks to stamp the details of the snowman and his accessories.  

I have posted a reel over on my Instagram account showing the process.







Sunday, December 11, 2022

Papertrey Ink - Gingerbread Bakery Tags

Hello! I have some fun holiday tags to share today.  These are easy to mass produce tags featuring products from Papertrey Ink. I've created a one layer panel consisting of stenciled background and stamped images directly overtop. This panel can be added to any tag or even a small card.

I've posted a reel over on my Instagram account so you can see the process from start to finish.

Watch the reel here!


Below is a linked list of all the Papertrey Ink products I used.

-Winter Swirls stamp set (snowflake images)

Ink colors:



An important tip for stamping directly onto a stenciled background... use a light color for the stenciling and don't get too heavy handed. The light stenciling adds interest but can be stamped over without showing through the stamped images.  








Pixi Dust Designs - Love Truck Card

Hello crafty friends!  I have a sweet little project to share today. I'm still working on Valentine's cards but today's is a lit...