Sunday, July 15, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Ellen Hutson: Essentials by Ellen + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our first six videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring three products from Ellen Hutson's Essentials by Ellen line! We're featuring the Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2 and Plaid Maker stamp sets, as well as the Block Words dies.  Complete supply links are at the bottom of this post. 


This is a photo-heavy post so I'll get right to it. I wanted to share different ways to feature the same three products but keep my card designs clean and simple. Bold, graphic stamp sets make it easy to do just that.


I created a shaker out of the HELLO die from Block Words in the first card and I used the kissing technique to 'kiss' the plaid print on to the FRIEND word before stamping it on to the front panel. I also used the long lines from Plaid Maker to stamp a pattern on the card base in the background of the shaker. I used Studio Katia's Crystal Stars sequins for the shaker and star dies from Home & Hearth to create the silver glitter star embellishments.


You can find all the links to the inks by Catherine Pooler down below. I mixed and matched Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Green Tea and Royal Treatment on all three cards.


My second card features what I call a holographic window effect. I created it by die cutting the FRIEND and BEST words, then offset stamping on both the front panel and the card base. The front panel was solid stamped and the card base was stamped with plaid using the kissing technique.


I didn't have enamel dots to coordinate with the Tiki Torch and Fiesta Blue inks so I used Copic markers Y38 Honey and B05 Process Blue, respectively, to colour white enamel dots.


For my third card, I used both the positive and negative parts of the HAPPY and FRIEND Block Words. I stamped the letters using the large striped squares from Plaid Maker in both directions to create a contrast and added visual interest. I lifted the tops and bottoms of the letters to create a scrappy and artistic look.


I also used Copic marker V17 Amethyst to colour a white enamel dot to coordinate with the Royal Treatment ink colour.



GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store, with one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 21st, 2018. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on July 23, 2018. Be sure to check back then.

Please head over to Kalyn’s blog and YouTube channel to see her take on these Essentials by Ellen products! Thanks so much for watching!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} Waffle Flower Winner!



Hey there! Thanks so much for tuning into my latest video for Two Many Cards along with Kalyn Kepner. We enjoyed showcasing Waffle Flower's Always stamp set and coordinating dies for you all and loved reading every single one of your comments on our blogs and YouTube channels. In case you missed them, we would love it if you stopped by and joined in on the fun!



 
We used Random.org to choose the winner of the $25 Gift Card to Waffle Flower and that lucky lady is LadybugLair! The first box shows that the comment came from Emily's YouTube video and the second shows the comment that won. Congratulations, LadybugLair! Please check your inbox for an email from us to be set up with your prize.


Thanks so much for joining us. We will be back with the next installment in our video series on July 15th!
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Waffle Flower: Always + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our first five videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring the Always Combo from Waffle Flower! The stamp set and coordinating dies are also sold separately. Complete supply links are at the bottom of this post.



I fell in love with this set the moment I saw the lovely girl. The mirrored florals and foliage, sweet bird and mixed font sentiments make this one of the most beautiful sets ever!


All of the images and sentiments were stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I watercoloured with Gansai watercolour paints and the full set and individual colours are also listed below.


I recessed the girl by stamping her on the back panel and popping the top panel up with foam tape. I used an x-acto knife to cut a slit above her hairband so I could tuck a flower into her hair. I added some leaves and a second bird under her arm at the base to balance the images with the sentiment that runs along her cascading hair.


I used the mirrored images to create an open wreath. That space represents the person addressed in the sentiment.


I used a pop of yellow in the flowers and on the bird. The red bird on both cards is a nice contrast to the darker colours. I used glue dots to adhere the florals so this card is flatter than the first one.


I love all the possibilities with the individual images in this set. I had a third idea using just the bird on its own and I look forward to sharing that with you in a future post.

GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Waffle Flower Store, with one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!



Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 8, 2018. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on July 10, 2018. Be sure to check back then.

Please head over to Kalyn’s blog and YouTube channel to see her take on AlwaysThanks so much for watching!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

{My Favorite Things} Wednesday Sketch Challenge 391


It's my final week as a guest designer for My Favorite Things' Wednesday Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join in on the fun! At first, I was intimidated by all the squares but thinking of them as a cohesive background makes it easier. Even though there are a lot of pieces, my card is still clean and simple.


I used the smallest die from Square STAX Set 2 but if you don't have square dies, you can use a paper trimmer to create your own or look for a square inside any other die-namics. I sponged two sides of each square, three squares in varying shades of blue. These are the same shades I used to stamp the flowers from Adorned Ocean Friends.


Once I laid out the squares on the panel, I stamped the bird from Just Beclaws, and the butterfly and cat from Meow Mix. I used the same shades of blue ink to stamp an ombre WOW from You Wow Me. Then I stamped the secondary sentiment over top in black to connect all of the black outline images.


After adhering the squares to the panel, I stamped and die cut the flowers and popped them up with foam tape. To finish, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in three sizes.


I hope you'll play along with us this week! Simply link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at the My Favorite Things store. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, June 25, 2018

{Altenew} Warehouse Sale!


Altenew is moving their warehouse this summer and needs to clear out some products. You can save up to 50% on over 300 items, including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, ink sprays, papers, bundles and more. Here are some of my favourite cards using stamp sets and dies included in this fabulous warehouse sale!


Visit my original post for Engineers Rule HERE.



Visit my original post for Birds of a Feather HERE.



Visit my original post for Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom HERE.



Visit my original post for Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom HERE.



Visit my original post for Celebrations HERE.



Visit my original post for Hug Me and Sweet Friend HERE.



Visit my original post (with video) for Hug Me HERE.



Visit my original post (with video) for Engineers Rule HERE.



Visit my original post for Hug Me and Big World Die Set HERE.



Visit my original post for Celebrations HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by! This sale ends at 11:59pm EST on June 27, 2018. Happy shopping!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

{Technique Tuesday} Animal House Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Technique Tuesday has a fun post and giveaway on their blog today!! All you have to do is head over there, browse all of the stamp sets in the Animal House Collection, pick a favourite set and leave a comment for your chance to win it! Easy, right?

Just to give you an idea of what you could win, here are some of my favourite cards using the stamp sets and coordinating dies from the Animal House Collection. Simply click on the links below to visit the original post with full supplies or on the names to shop.


Visit my original post for Duck Swan Goose HERE.



Visit my original post for Hanna the Horse HERE.



Visit my original post for Penny & Parker Pig HERE.



Visit my original post for Chicken Family HERE.



Visit my original post for Clementine the Cow and Gertie & Garth Goat HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to Technique Tuesday's blog for your chance to win. Comments close on June 29, 2018 and the winner will be announced on July 1, 2018. Best of luck!!

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} Stampin' Up! Winner

 

Hey there! Thanks so much for tuning into my latest video for Two Many Cards along with Kalyn Kepner! We enjoyed showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Foxy Friends photopolymer stamp set and Fox Builder Punch for you all and loved reading every single one of your comments on our blogs and YouTube channels. In case you missed them, we would love it if you stopped by and joined in on the fun!



We used Random.org to choose the winner of the Foxy Friends photopolymer stamp set and Fox Builder Punch, and that lucky lady is shanners2762! The first box shows that the comment came from Emily's YouTube video and the second shows the comment that won. Congratulations, Ruth! Please check your inbox for an email from us to be set up with your prize.


Thanks so much for joining us. We will be back with the next installment in our video series on June 30th!