Saturday, May 30, 2020

Highlighting Background Stamps for More Interest | Anything Goes Hop

Hey Procraftinators!
Today, I am in a fun hop hosted by Courtney Kreeber. She wanted to host a hop to try to help several of us reach our 1k subscriber goals. How cool is that?! So, it would be awesome if you would hop on over, watch our videos, subscribe if you enjoy our content and help us reach our goals! We are still dealing with the flooded basement issues here at my house. So, again, I'm gonna cheap out on the blog post here and just drop my pictures and supply list and run. Sorry! But do check out the hop. There are some amazing content creators involved.





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Supply List

  • Nuvo Shimmer Powders
    • Lilac Waterfall
    • Blue Blitz
  • Dr PH Martin's Hydrus Watercolors
    • Ultramarine Red Violet 36H
    • Turquoise Blue 34H
  • Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart
  • Simons Says Stamp You Matter Stamp Set
  • Honey Bee Stamps Happiness Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strip Dies
  • Tsukineko Versafine Clair
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide
    • Dusty Concord
    • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Nuvo Pure Sheen Sequins - Periwinkle Blue
  • Nuvo Dream Drops - Supernova

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.*** 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mixing the Old with the New | #TeamTinyTeaTime

Hey Procraftinators!
It's that time of the month again, for another Team Tiny video hop! I had a little bit of a house disaster this past weekend. Our basement flooded. My craft room is in the basement, but no papercrafting supplies were harmed. Some of my crafting supplies were harmed. Thankfully, not many, but luckily, no beloved paper. So, this month, my project is going to be on the simple side and not much in the way of a blog post either. I'm going to drop the pictures and supply list and run. I barely got the project made and the video edited in time for the hop!





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Supply List

  • Stampin Up Tea Shoppe
  • Visible Image Ink Splats
  • Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate
  • Imagine Crafts Walnut Ink
    • Walnut
    • Java
  • Distress Oxide Spray
    • Vintage Photo
    • Walnut Stain
  • Distress Oxide
    • Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Archival Distress - Ground Espresso
  • VersaMark
  • Simon Says Stamp - Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch
  • My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strip Dies

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5 Ways to Use Patterned Paper | Monthly Collab with Delaney Jane Cards

Hey Procraftinators! It's that time again. Time for another collab with Renee, from Delaney Jane Cards. This month, we are showing 5 Ways to Use Patterned Paper. I will show 5 ways on my channel and she will be showing 5 ways on her channel. I have to be honest, I didn't have time to write a proper blog post this month, so I will just be linking to my video, dropping the supply list and finished pictures. I hope you can forgive me!
















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1st Card - Die Cutting Word Dies

  • VersaMark
  • Wow Opaque White Embossing Powder
  • Black 100lb Cardstcok
  • Whimsy Stamps 6x6 Rainbow Paper (included in Simon Says Stamp April 2020 Card Kit)
  • Tonic Craft Kit 19 Stamps and Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp - You Matter Stamp Set
  • Dylusions Sprays
    • Pure Sunshine
    • Fresh Lime
    • Crushed Grape
    • London Blue
    • Black Marble
Card #2 - Ink Blending on Patterned Paper (Foiled Hearts)

  • Craft Perfect Silver Jubilee 6x6 Paper Pad (Rose Gold Hearts on White Kraft Card)
  • Distress Inks
    • Salty Ocean
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Wilted Violet
  • Rainbow Blending Brushes
  • VersaFine Clair Nocturne (inside sentiment)
  • VersMark
  • Nuvo Copper Blush Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1 Stamp & Die Set
  • My Favortite Things Slanted Sentiment Strip Dies
  • Black Cardstock from stash
  • DIY Shimmer Spray
Card #3 - Ink Blending on Patterned Paper (Filligree Pattern)
  • 12x12 Fancy Pants Designs Paper Pad - Road Show
  • Distress Inks
    • Evergreen Bough
    • Lucky Clover
    • Bundled Sage
    • Peeled Paint
    • Brushed Corduroy
  • Amazon Blending Brushes
  • VersaFine Clair Nocturne
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1 Stamp & Die Set
  • DIY Shimmer Spray
Cards #4 & 5 - Thank You Sew Much
  • Craft Perfect Woodland Walk 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Craft Perfect Rainbow Fever 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Creative Memories Storybox Paradise
  • DCWV - The Crafty Stack - 12x12 Paper Pad
  • Spellbinders Sew Sweet Trims Dies
  • Sizzix Buttons #5 Die
  • Sentiment - Font from my computer cut with my Cricut
Card #6 - Using a Sketch
  • Honeybee Double Stitched Diamond Honey Cuts
  • The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12x12 Paper pad
  • Spellbinders Vintage Banners Dies
  • VersaFine Clair Nocturne
  • VersaMark
  • Wow Opaque White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinder Moonflower Stamps & Dies
  • Altenew Candlelight Stamp Set
  • Craft Foam
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Glitter Gloss
  • Gina K Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
  • Copics
    • R24
    • R27
    • R29
    • R39
    • YG17
    • Y^67
    • G28
Cards #7-11
  • The Paper Studio Boho Chic 12x12 Paper Pad
  • Brother Scan N Cut & Canvas Software
  • Sakura Stardust Glitter Pens
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Mix 1 Stamps & Dies
  • Black Cardstock from Stash
  • Random Patterned Paper scraps from stash
 
***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***
 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Over the Rainbows | Copic Coloring | Courtney Kreeber's 10K Sub Hop

Hey Procraftinators! Today, we are celebrating Courtney Kreeber's 10K YouTube subscriber milestone! That's right, she has reached 10,000 subscribers! How cool is that?! Congrats, Courtney! I'm so excited that she asked me to be a part of her hop. So, to honor her, I decided to use my new Copic markers to create this card. As I stated in my last blog post, I just recently got a Copic marker collection for a screaming good deal. So, although I am not all that new to alcohol markers, I am new to Copics.



I used Simon Says Stamp's Over the Rainbow stamp set to create a floral arrangement using masking. I started by stamping the large, open flower in the corner of my 4x5.25in panel. Then, I masked it off and stamped some more flowers around it. I just kept stamping flowers & masking them off until I was happy. Then, I moved onto leaves and kept stamping those until I was happy. Once I was done with the leaves, I removed all the masks to reveal my floral arrangement.



Then, I used my Scan N Cut to cut the floral arrangement out. When I did that, I also used the "pattern" that my Scan N Cut created when cutting that image out, to cut the same cut on 2 pieces of plain, unstamped Neenah 80lb cardstock, so that I could layer those behind my stamped piece. This was not only so that I could add dimension behind my die cut, but for stability as well. Some of those leaves hanging off the side were very delicate and I was afraid that I might break them off during the coloring process.

For the coloring, as I said before, I used my new to me Copic markers. For the flowers, I used YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, & R08. I started with my darkest color, R08 and applied that to all my shadow areas and moved down the line blending out to my lightest color, YR04. I know that a 5 color blend may seem a bit excessive, but I felt that with these colors, it gave me the best blend to use all 5 colors. Do what works best for you. For the leaves, I used YG13 & YG17. For some reason, I really struggle with leaves and foliage. So, I decided to keep this really simple. I shaded with YG17 on the base and the tips of the leaves and blended in the middle with the YG13. Initially, I left the flower centers white. We will discuss this a little later on. So, I will come back to what colors I ended up using for the centers.


Next, I moved on to the background panel. I wasn't sure what color to use with these gorgeous orangey red flowers. Then, I remembered that my friend, Renee, from Delaney Jane Cards had recommended I download the Copic phone app when I got my Copics and I had noticed that it had this tool in there for complimentary colors. I pulled up the tool and selected one of markers I used for coloring the flowers and it suggested various BG colors. I went over the my cardstock and chose a couple colors that matched those BG markers. Then, I matted them together and decided to pull out some Nuvo Crackle Mousse in Ivory Coast and a Tim Holtz Bubble stencil. I applied the mousse through the stencil and set it aside to dry and crackle.

I stamped a "Thank You for everything" in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Wow Opaque White embossing powder on one of those teal cardstocks that I used for the background panels so that everything would match. I cut it into a slanted sentiment strip and set it aside for later. The sentiment came from the same SSS Over the Rainbows stamp set.


So, when I cut out the floral arrangement with my Scan N Cut, you may have noticed that the 3rd flower from the bottom was missing the center from it. I somehow missed that the Scan N Cut was going to cut the center out, which was not my intent. I didn't feel like re-stamping that entire arrangement so I figured that I would just figure out a fix for it later. My initial thought was that I would fill in all the centers of the flowers with Nuvo drops. At one point, I decided to go around the edges of my die cut with a black marker to make it look more finished and my marker slipped and hit that same flower, adding an extra black mark to it. Most probably wouldn't notice, but it bothered me. So, now I had 2 mistakes to cover on that flower. So, I nixed the Nuvo drop idea and decided to just cover both mistakes with a sentiment strip. So, here is where I colored in the remaining centers with my Copics. I used Y02, Y08 & Y17 and just stippled them in the centers.


After finishing up the coloring, I mounted my card panels on my card base and then mounted the floral arrangement to the card. I stuck my sentiment strip over my boo boo and then applied Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen over the flowers. Of course, as usual, I stamped the inside of my card. I used the large open flower and I included on of the birds from the stamp set. I wanted to include on of the birds on the front, but I felt like I had so much going on already that I just left it off. So, I felt like the inside was a perfect place to stamp one and that finishes off the card for today. I hope you enjoyed the card today and as always, I hope you have a great day!





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Supply List

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows Stamp Set
  • Gina K Amalgam Ink
  • Avery Removable ID Labels 8.5x11 Full Sheets
  • Copic Markers
    Flowers
    • YR02
    • YR04
    • YR07
    • YR09
    • R08
    Flower Centers
    • Y02
    • Y08
    • Y17
    Leaves
    • YG13
    • YG17
  • Nuvo Crackle Mousse - Ivory Coast
  • Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
  • Craft Perfect - Specialty Paper - Powder Blue Lace
  • Paper Accents - Tranquil Teal Silk Cardstock 92lb
  • VersaMark
  • Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

How to Up Your Card Game with Your Scan N Cut | SSS April 2020 Card Kit

Hey Procraftinators! So many of you enjoyed my last Scan N Cut video, that I thought I would share some more fun tips with you to up your card game using the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit. You know the one that we all just got in May, because of this crazy quarantine life we are all living. I had so much fun playing with this kit and my Scan N Cut! I'm going to let the video do the explaining on this one, because I feel like a video just does a better job with this technical jargon type stuff. However, I will leave you with some finished card pictures and a supply list as usual.




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Supply List

Card #1 - Gray Skies w/ Rainbow Panel Behind
  • Distress Ink
    • Pumice Stone
    • Black Soot
    • Stormy Sky
    • Weathered Wood
  • VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
  • Kaleidacolor - Spectrum
  • Rainbow Paper from kit
  • Master's Touch Alcohol Marker's - Cool Grays 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9
  • Cloud Stencil from Kit
  • Gina K Amalgam Ink
Card #2 - Rainbow Cloud Panel
  • Distress Inks
    • Festive Berries
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Squeezed Lemonade
    • Mowed Lawn
    • Salty Ocean
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
  • Ranger Archival Black Soot
  • Gina K Amalgam Ink
Card #3 - Three Ladies with Umbrellas
  • Patterned Paper from the Kit
  • Purple Paper from the Kit
  • White Paper from the Kit
  • Black Paper from my stash
  • Inktense Pencils
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Sienna Gold
    • Burnt Orange
    • Tangerine
    • Chilli Red
    • Carmine Pink
    • Fushia
    • Deep Rose
    • Mauve
    • Deep Violet
    • Violet
    • Lagoon
    • Peacock Blue
    • Iron Blue
    • Sea Blue
    • Ionian Green
    • Beech Green
    • Hooker"s Green
    • Saddle Brown
    • Baked Earth
    • Red Oxide
    • Ink Black
  • VersaFine Clair
  • Kaleidacolor Spectrum
  • Nuvo Pure Sheen Sequins - Silver Rain
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew
***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day | My First Copic Colored Card | Neat & Tangled Magnolia

Hey Procrafinators! Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! I don't have a video to share today, but I wanted to share my very first Copic colored card with you that I made for my special mother. Last week, I got an AMAZING deal on some second hand Copic markers. Now, when I say second hand, these babies were barely used and very well taken care of. I got such a great deal on these things, I practically stole them! I am just so excited about it! I have 2 sets of cheaper alcohol markers, but haven't been completely happy with them. So far, I am thrilled with my new purchase.

Alright, enough about that, let's show the card!

I got my color inspiration from none other than Kelly Latevola, of course. I used THIS VIDEO for my color inspiration. However, I did have all the markers she used. So, I had to make a couple substitutions, but only one red substitution and one yellow substitution for the flowers. I also made a green substitution for the leaves. I used RV04, RV06, RV09, R39, Y02 & Y17 for my flowers. I used YG11, YG03, YG17 & YG67 for my leaves.

To make my background, I ink blended Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover & just a tiny bit of Faded Jeans around the edges. Then, I used a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Flower Explosion to stencil on some Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in white. I finished off the card by adding the "mom" die cut, which is from Cricut Design Space. Then, I added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in Glitter Gloss all over the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed the card today and are having a wonderful Mother's Day!


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Supplies
Copic Markers
  •  RV04
    RV06
    RV09
    R39
    Y02
    Y17
    YG11
    YG03
    YG17
    YG67
Flower Explosion Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs
Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen - Glitter Gloss
Distress Inks

  • Tumbled Glass
    Peacock Feathers
    Lucky Clovers
    Faded Jeans 


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Cricut vs ScanNCut: Cutting a Decorative Stamped Edge Card Base

Hey Procraftinators! Today, we are celebrating a milestone for my friend, Keionna, the creator behind the YouTube channel Keionna, the Kraft Therapist. She is celebrating reaching 500 subscribers on her channel! How exciting! So, today, we are doing a video hop to celebrate and the theme is your favorite technique. Well, I used a few in my video. One of which is that I love to use my electronic cutting machines to do the work for me. So, we will be using both of my main machines - Cricut and Scan N Cut to cut a decorative stamped border on the cards today. I want to show you the difference between using these two machines to do the same technique. My other favorite things are using my Inktense Pencils and ink blending and there will be a little of that to finish off these cards.






Prize Info
All prizes except the grand prize are open to US & International residents. In order to win they must comment on at least one video, but the more they comment on the more chances they have to win. All winners must be a current subscriber of Keionna The Krafttherapist. Winners will be chosen one week from the date of the hop (14 May 2020) via a video drawing on Keionna The Krafttherapist YouTube Channel. All winners will have one week from the drawing to contact Keionna to claim prizes. 
Prizes: 
  1. Grand Prize : $100 Cricut supplies (US only) 
  2. 2 Mini Classes to Kit and Clowder (US and International) 
  3. $25 Gift Card to La La Land Crafts (US and International) 
  4. $25 Gift Card to Honey Bee Stamps (US and International) 
  5. $25 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp (US and International) 
Please enter the giveaway by May 14, 2020. Keionna The Krafttherapist will notify the winner in a YouTube video so please check back after that time to see if you won. You must be a current subscriber of Keionna The Krafttherapist to be eligible for the giveaways. If you won, you will have one week to claim your prize. You can earn BONUS entries for each video on the hop that you comment on. Watch as many or as few of the videos as you like; however the more you watch and comment on, the better your chances are of winning! We hope that you enjoy the hop! This giveaway is not sponsored by YouTube, Kit and Clowder, Cricut, Simon Says Stamp, Honey Bee Stamps or Not 2 Shabby Shop. Therefore, None of these companies are responsible for prize fulfillment. 


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Supply List

Both Cards
  • Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together Stamp Set
  • Gina K Designs - Amalgam Ink
  • Paper Accents 100lb White 12x12 Cardstock
  • Staples Full Sheet Removeable Labels (masking paper)
  • Masking Stencils made on my Cricut
  • VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen - Glitter Gloss
Scan N Cut Card
  • Inktense Pencils
    • Mallard Green (Flowers)
    • Green Aquamarine (Flowers)
    • Iron Green (Flowers)
    • Vivid Green (Leaves)
    • Field Green (Leaves)
    • Apple Green (Leaves)
  • Distress Inks
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Twisted Citron
  • Nuvo Pure Sheen Sequins - Prickly Pear
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Cricut Card
  • Inktense Pencils
    • Lagoon (Flowers)
    • Deep Violet (Flowers)
    • Dark Purple (Flowers)
    • Teal Green (Leaves)
    • Mallard Green (Leaves)
    • Iron Green (Leaves)
  • Distress Ink
    • Chipped Sapphire
    • Shaded Lilac
    • Wilted Violet
    • Dusty Concord
    • Black Soot
  • Nuvo Pure Sheen Sequins - Periwinkle Blue
  • VersaMark
  • WOW Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Using Journal Ephemera for Cards | TMC4U Field Notes Journal Kit

Hey Procraftinators! I'm back with another Design Team project for Talormadecards4u.com. This month, we were working the the Field Notes Kit and I made 4 mixed media cards using ephemera meant to make a journal. This journal has several bug collection type ephemera pieces in it and I used them as focal images on my cards. I hope you enjoy the video. Don't forget that Taylormadecards4u sponsors the Crafter's Castle Challenge blog. The winner of rhe challenge this month receives the kit that I used in the video this month.


And the pictures of the final cards. I was very pleased with how they turned out.


 








 Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Projects for more inspiration: 


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Supply List

  • Taylormadecards4u - Field Notes Kit [For 20% digital items only use code: loyalty]
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper 140lb
  • Distress Ink
    • Vintage Photo
    • Frayed Burlap
  • Nuvo Expanding Mousse - Hammered Copper
  • Nuvo Crackle Mousse - Ivory Coast
  • Tonic Craft Kit 21 - Distress Detail
    • Rose Corner Die
    • Linked Circles Corner Die
    • Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubble
  • Dylusions - Quote Medley Stamp Set
  • Gina K - Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set
  • Honey Bee Stamps - Here for You Stamp Set
  • VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
  • VersaMark
  • Ranger Embossing Powders
    • Clear
    • Gold
  • Nuvo Copper Blush Embossing Powder
  • XFasten 1/2" and 1" Foam Tape
***I buy all of my supplies myself, with the exception of the passport kit which I was provided in exchange for doing this video. I am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***