Apr 23, 2017

Queen and Co. Washi Tape

Queen and Co. washi tape is the best quality washi tape I've ever used. The colors are rich and the tape is thich, but still tears like traditional washi. 
I used the Candle Shaker die to cut out strips of washi into candle and flame shapes. I also ran striped washi next to each other to cover a piece of cardstock to use as my matte.
 I especially love how Queen and Co washi tape comes in a rainbow of colors. I created the background with ROYGBV colors, cut purple washi covered cardstock for the Foam Shaped Shaker and the heart background.
 Washi is affordable enough that you can grab all your favorite colors!
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Apr 21, 2017

CardMaker Magazine and L'il Inker Blog Hop + Giveaway

The CardMaker Magazine Blog and L'il Inker Designs teamed up to bring inspiration using L'il Inkers latest designs! I have two cards for you today featuring two different L'il Inker Stamp sets.

For my first card, I used the Because StampsBecause Word Die and Fringe Scalloped Rectangle Die. I stamped the leaf image from the Because Stamps repeatedly on some Green Shimmer Simon Says Stamp Cardstock. I love the tone on tone look of the background.
I cut the scalloped edge out of my stamped panel. Then I used the Because Die to cut two layers of gold cardstock and adhered them together for some additional dimension. Finally I stamped the Goodbyes are Hard sentiment in Versamark ink on Black cardstock and covered it with Hero Arts White Embossing powder. I finished the card off with some droplets of Nuvo Jewel Drops.
For my Second card, I created a See Through Shaker Window. I used the Girl's Best Friend Stamps, Girl's Best Friend Diamond Die, and the Fringe Scalloped Rectangle Die
The fun thing about this shaker is that it is a window that you can see through to the inside of the card.
 I have a video where I show how I put together my See Through Shaker:

Now it's time to talk GIVEAWAY! L'il Inker is generously giving away a $35 credit to their store! All you have to do is comment on all the blog posts in this hop and you'll be entered to win! So be sure to leave me a comment down below. Want another entry? Head over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe, then you can come back here and leave me a SECOND comment telling me you did!
And now it is time to hop on over to Stephanie Gold's Blog where you will find more L'il Inker Inspiration and another opportunity to enter the giveaway!

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Apr 18, 2017

Spring Color Inspiration with Simon Says Stamp

The Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge is a Spring Color Inspiration challenge. I love the colors. The challenge also features Lawn Fawn which is one of my absolute favorite stamp/die/paper companies. Here is the color inspiration board:
Such a pretty color palette, right? Here is the card I made using the colors as inspiration:
I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies, Rainbow Plaid 6x6 paper and the Yay, Kites stamp and die set. (I will link all the products I used down below). I blended 4 colors of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink on smooth white cardstock. After adhering the hello dies and little animals I swiped White Wink of Stella over the ink for that swiped watercolor effect and splattered some of it on too.

I am so happy to be using spring colors again! The only downside to spring is the allergies lol!

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Apr 16, 2017

No Measure Altered Composition Book

Years ago, a friend of mine (and fellow paper crafter), Diana Waite posted a cool project on her blog where she covered a composition book with scrapbook paper. She gave them as gifts because honestly, who doesn't love a new journal? I created one myself and it has become one of my most popular pins (check it out HERE). But, that was a while ago too, so I decided to update this project using the Jillibean Soup Collection Bowl of Dreams Collection.
I love adding tabs that I punch with We R Memory Keeper Tab Punches.
I also cover some of the pages with patterned paper to act as dividers.
You can see how I create these altered composition books without a ruler or measuring of any kind in this video:
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