Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Release from Create A Smile Stamps!

 Welcome back!! Create A Smile Stamps recently came out with the August Release and it is SO amazing and cute!

This card combines 2 different stamps sets. The adorable mice are from the new Unmatched set and the strawberries and umbrella are from the Here's to Us set. These two sets are completely different but ended up working really well together!

For the colouring of these images, I used Derwent Inktense Pencils. The images were stamped on regular cardstock. With these pencils you don't have to use much water. The cardstock held up fairly well but what I loved the most was the texture. It's kind of a mottled effect and I think adds a lot to the image.

I used a wavy stencil to create the "sand" then added a textured embossing powder for the "surf". All the images were fussy cut and adhered with foam adhesive.

I used one of the Useful Banner Dies to cut out the sentiment and also popped that up. I added a few white gel pen details and called this card done!

I hope you have a chance to check out the new release! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon!


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Funny Get Well Card ft. Create A Smile Stamps!

 Get Well and sympathy cards are the two least made cards that come out of my craft room. So, today I decided to shake things up and make a Get Well Card!

I used stamps from Create A Smile Stamps. The Oh, Poo set was released at the height of the toilet paper crisis this spring. It was meant as a "feel better" set but came out at the perfect time, haha!  I combined this set with the adorable monster from the "seriously?!" set. Both these a mini sets which means the price point is awesome!

I started by creating a "floor" by masking just above the bottom of the card base. I lightly brushed on a brownish ink. I then placed the tape over that ink and worked on the "wallpaper". The cute design of the wall is brought to you by the Diamonds Stencil and a light blue ink.

I coloured up both images with Copics. I thought it would be kind of funny to have the monster peeking around the toilet!

I used a sentiment from the Shit Happens Stamp and stamped it directly onto the card base. I used the Small Sentiments along with a Speech Bubble die to have the monster saying "get well".

And that's my CAS card for this week! I hope you enjoyed!

Also, a reminder that there is a new release available!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, August 7, 2020

Shake Up Summer Blog Hop (Scrap N Stamp Canada)!!!!

Welcome to the "Shake Up Summer" Blog Hop hosted by Scrap N Stamp Canada! Just like the theme implies, we've made shaker cards for you

We are featuring cute little shaker card kits from Tonic Studios that make life just a bit easier when you're making these. Although, I was a teeny bit confused so watching a YouTube video helps!!

For my card today, I've used the Coffee Mug Shaker Set. These sets include 2 dies and 5 refill pouches! I opted to use vellum instead of the shaker pouch. I wanted a softer, flatter version of a shaker. But the upside of the clear, plastic pouches is they can hold a ton of shaker bits!

I inked the back side of the vellum with a brown ink to look like coffee and added some gold sequins. It's very subtle but still gives that fun shaker sound.

The sentiment, heart and steam come from the Thanks A Latte set from Lawn Fawn...I love that sentiment!

I added a few doodles around the edges and popped the panel onto a kraft card base. Honestly, I don't make interactive cards but throwing together a shaker card every now and then is fun!

Thanks for hopping along with us, you can find the full hop list below as well as GIVEAWAY and SALE details!!


Laurie(that's me)


Scrap N Stamp is giving away a gift package to THREE lucky commenters! Just leave a comment on each stop of the hop. It's that easy!


All Tonic Brand is 20% off until August 9th, 2020!! This includes all Nuvo items as well!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

AHOY!! with Create A Smile Stamps!

Hello friends and welcome back! I'm sharing a card with you featuring stamps and stencil from Create A Smile Stamps.

I've used the older stamp set called Underwater Love. This is a nautical/sea themed set and is just the cutest. I paired it up with the Bubble Rays stencil, which I used in a slightly different way.

I inked up the stencil as usual but instead of stopping there, I decided to fussy cut around the entire stencil! This gave almost a cover die appearance!  I knew I was going to place a circle in the middle so I only cut as far as necessary.

I coloured the cute submarine with Copics and foam mounted it onto the circle die cut, which I had lightly inked up in blue and heat embossed some "bubbles".

I added some sparkle pen, white gel pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze details to finish this card off!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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