Tuesday, October 16, 2018

All The Trimmings Release Blog Hop!


Welcome, crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Are you ready for another great release from Catherine Pooler Designs??? You can find the entire release here.

Let's get right to the cards!

Christmas is a perfect time for patterned paper, am I right?!

You can combine different sheets of patterned paper at different angles to create a whimsical and fun look, and that's what I did for this first card.



Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then adhere your pieces of patterned paper at whatever angle you want on to your card base. Then trim off the edges!

Color the images from the Holiday Charm stamp set using whatever coloring medium you want and then cut them out using the matching dies. You can then arrange them in a wreath-type pattern on to your card by adhering them with foam tape.



For the next card, the key is to stay calm! :) So if shaker cards aren't your thing, then just use the beautiful dies in the Snow Globe set to make a nice scene!



Use the dies to cut out several pieces and then "color" them using various Catherine Pooler inks. Just lay the pieces on to your work surface, and press the ink pad on top of them. Here's a tip for creating the sky and ground: Just cut wavy lines on to a scrap piece of paper and use that for your mask! 

You can also create the look of snow by using a fun snow marker pen!

After that scene is done, just glue it on to the base, and you've got yourself a completed snow globe! I blended some ink around the edges of the base as well, just to give it a more textured wooden look.



Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and set aside. Ink up the background flourish stamp with a neutral colored ink and then lay your card base front on the stamp and press down firmly to apply the image to your card base. 

Adhere the entire snow globe piece on to your card base and you're all set for holiday goodness!

Now let's get to the blog hop details and the PRIZES!


Hop along to each stop and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler shop! The winner will be announced on Monday evening on Catherine Pooler's blog.

6. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
7. Tracie Pond (go here next!)

Thanks again for stopping by today and happy hopping!

Kelly

Supplies Used:








Monday, October 15, 2018

Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop!



Hello, Crafty Friends!

Thanks for stopping by today to join the fun for the newest Heffy Doodle release! 

I've got a colorful project for you today that uses one of the new stamp sets and one of the new stencils in the release. So let's dive right in!



I broke out my Distress Oxide inks and used the Heffy Doodle tape to adhere my stencil on to a piece of cardstock. Using an ink blending tool, I blended my oxide inks in a rainbow order on to my card panel. 



I stamped my images on to white cardstock and then colored them in with copic markers. I used a circle die to cut out the area of the panel with the images on it and then glued fun foam to the back. I adhered it to my rainbow card panel (off to the side), and then trimmed off the edge. I then created a black frame using two of the circle dies and black cardstock and then glued that down to the panel for a finished edge.



I adhered the panel on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and stamped a sentiment on to a scrap strip of cardstock. I adhered that sentiment strip on to the card to finish everything off! For added detail, I added some dots with a white gel pen which made the little veggie images even more adorable (if that's even possible!)


Now...It's time for prizes!

Hop along to each blog post on the list and leave a comment for a chance to win a fantastic prize! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on October 22nd, 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog by October 24th, 2018. 

Blog Hop List:

Kori Wiskman
Kelly Martin (you are here!)
Ali Farmer (go here next!)
Heather Hoffman
Sindhu Prajay
Cassie Tezzak
Tallie Clewley
Franci Vignoli
Dennice Watts
Jessica McAfee
Isha Gupta


Here's an additional awesome promotional that Heffy Doodle is running right now, too! Spend £30 to get a free Dinky Dino stamp set. If you spend £45, you can get the stamp and the die set for free! 

Thanks again for stopping by today and happy hopping!

Kelly

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Veggie Patch 
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Home For the Holidays Release Day!



Hey there, crafters!

Today's the day you've been waiting for!

The new Stamp of Approval collection is now available for purchase over at the Catherine Pooler shop! 

You can very easily re-create this card that I'm sharing today, so let's get right down to it!

Start out by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. Go ahead and decide what you're going to do for the sentiment now, because in order to keep this card one-layer, I had to mask off the bottom area for the sentiment right away. 


After I masked off the sentiment area, I used the Cozy Borders set and alternated the images and inks to create this background pattern.




Once I was finished with the background stamping, I stamped a sentiment and then added a small image from the Festive Trimmings set.

For a finished edge, I laid down a small strip of double sided tape right above the sentiment and then applied some foil over the double sided tape, using a bone folder to rub in the foil on to the tape strip.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're heading over to the Catherine Pooler shop RIGHT NOW to go get your collection before they sell out!

Kelly

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Holiday Mix, Cozy Borders, Festive Trimmings
Inks: Peppermint Scrub, Eucalyptus, Midnight, Sand Castle
Accessories: Thermoweb Deco Foil in Platinum