Monday, May 16, 2022

Spellbinders | Stitched Alphabet Collection | You Are Delightful

Spellbinders just released their Stitched Alphabet Collection and it's so much fun! The collection consists of 26 alphabets plus an ampersand that can be used with embroidery floss or as is, with their base or without. There's a set of Glimmer Descriptors and Descriptors Sentiments. You can use the letters individually to make monogrammed encouragement cards or spell complete names and words.

To create this 3.25" x 6.25" mini slimline, I cut panels of RainforestTeal Topaz and Cosmic Sky cardstock from the Assorted Pack Color Essentials. I used Polished Brass Hot Foil and the Diagonal Glimmer Stripes Plate on the Rainforest and Cosmic Sky panels, then adhered them with to the panel with white linen strips in between.

To create the custom monogrammed sentiment, I die cut the Stitched D three times from white linen cardstock, glueing two layers together and stitching them with gold thread. I placed foam strips on the back and adhered it to the third layer. The backer was die cut from gold glitter cardstock. I used Polished Brass Hot Foil and the Glimmer Descriptors on Cosmic Sky and Rainforest cardstock, trimming them with the dies in the Mini Sincere Glimmer Sentiments.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Taylored Expressions | More Mother's Day Cards

To all you moms and mamas out there, I hope you're being celebrated and thanked for all you do! If you remember THIS post where I shared a couple of Mother's Day cards using the Flower Patch Background and Flower Patch Layering Stencils, I ended up flipping the WOW back to MOM and removing the foam tape from both On the Block - Mom and Mini Strips - You're the Best so the card would be easy to mail.

As indicated in that original post, the card base was cut from Spearmint cardstock. I stamped the Flower Patch Background with Poppy Seed ink and used Bitty Blender Brushes with Lavender Glaze, Potato Chip and Spearmint ink to fill in the background. I used the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets to create additional texture on the background before adhering it to the card base.

On the Block - Mom was ombre stamped using Lavender Glaze, Plum Punch and Eggplant ink cubes. The Mini Strips - You're the Best sentiments were gold heat embossed on Oreo cardstock and die cut using the Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die.

One of my neighbours loved the original design but said that she calls her mom MAMA so I said I'd make her a custom version. I used the Cap It Off Alpha Dies with gold glitter cardstock for the outside edge. Since this card was getting mailed to Belgium, and the letters were a bit too wide for the card if they were placed side-by-side, I angled them and cut off parts of each letter so they wouldn't overlap at all. This removed all of the bulkiness.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, May 6, 2022

Scrap 'n Stamp | Create Crafty Memories Inspiration Hop + Giveaway!

I'm thrilled to be hopping along with Scrap 'n Stamp Canada to celebrate crafty memories in lieu of National Scrapbooking Day! You should've come from Lindsey's blog but if you just happened upon the hop, head over to the Scrap 'n Stamp blog to begin. There's loads of inspiration across all social media platforms and you can comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop. There's also a weekend sale and you can save 30-50% on select items.

I've made a few layouts in my time as a papercrafter but I don't (really) scrapbook in general so I decided to make a snarky crafty card for a friend. The layout I used goes back to my days of using a lot more patterned paper to make scrapbook-style cards with lots of paper layers. 

The base layer was cut from Hero Arts Pebble cardstock and heat foiled it using Speckled Prism Hot Foil and the Spellbinders Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate. This is an amazing must-have product! I added a piece of Coral cardstock for a pop of colour and I love it with the coloured images from several Taylored Expressions sets, including Crafty Stamp & Die Combo, Do Something Creative, Max & Millie and Simple Strips - Snarky.

I used Copic markers to colour all the images but the list is too long so you can check out the list HERE if you're interested in seeing all the colours I used. After colouring the background and stamping the main sentiment, I die cut the cat, mouse, cup, cat-made cards and additional sentiment strip so I could add dimension with glue dots and foam tape. 

I trimmed down the coloured panel and tucked a piece of patterned paper from Honey Bee Stamps Back To Basics 6x6 Paper Pad, then used a tape runner to attach all the layers to the card base. I hope you enjoyed my scrappy-style card and I'd love to see your version should you be inspired by it!

Be sure to check out the National Scrapbooking Day Sale HERE for great deals and head to Kia's blog to continue the hop. 

Thanks so much for hopping along!