Stay Wild

Hello fellow crafters!

I am pretty darn excited for this new Kindred Stamps set, “Stay Wild”. I had themed my one year anniversary photo session after two little fur balls a lot like these!

My best friend, and fellow Kindred Stamps Creative Team member has been encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone with my card designs. I spent hours on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and even bought a bunch of new crafty stuff… that I have NO IDEA how to use.

For the first card, I stepped away from the very busy scrapbooking paper that I usually use (which I am sure Rachel is still pleasantly surprised by) and made my own background instead. No worries, scrapbooking paper is incorporated in one of my other cards…HAHA. For this background though, I used an acrylic block and hand stamped the sentiment “you can be anything” just randomly in different directions.

I finished the card off with this pair of furry friends, a strip of carrot washi tape, and a cute orange bow embellishment.

Next, I created a few tags! When making these tags I knew I had the perfect washi tape to use: carrots (which, by the way, hubby had told me I would never use). However, I freaked out because I couldn’t find my it anywhere for several days, but ended up finding it just in time for pictures! I was SO excited to incorporate into this project. I used a tag die cut with a flap, and hand cut out some plain colored card stock and glued it on the back so I could add my “hop to it” sentiment.

This woven ribbon technique was an AMAZING Pinterest find! I included the link below. Essentially you use glue dots for each strand on each end. Once you have three on one side, move onto the next and weave the ribbon in and out (don’t forget those glue dots!).

I used some retired Stampin’ Up paper behind the ribbon and stamped sentiment directly on it. I added another set of my furry friends to finish it off!

Hopefully you enjoyed my projects, and maybe even learned a new trick! The entire Kindred Stamps November release will be available Friday, November 9th at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers’ blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

Ribbon Weaving Card – Stampin’ Up!

 

As always, Happy Crafting!

Puppy Love

Hello everyone, today I am sharing my cards using Kindred Stamps Puppy Love Stamp Set. This set is releasing this Friday, May 25th.

I have a guest on my blog that has yet to be introduced. Her name is Lady and she is our 10 month old Dachshund. Obviously she had to be a part of this post, she IS a PUPPY!

I had a challenging time coloring these pups. I have a very limited amount of Copic markers since I am still starting out. The dogs in this set didn’t turn out quite like I had imagined, but I still love them.  I paired them with bright patterned paper, then layered it over two solid layers that matched the flowers.

I am still second guessing my decision to color the pasta a tan color and not red…. but it looks OK. Also, for the dog on the left, his ink bled on his poor little snout, but he’s a stray and I think it works to make him look a bit ‘grungy’. I popped the sentiment (my favorite, since Evan and I do share everything!) with some Stampin’ Up dimensionals, which are pretty much my favorite tool!

I think that Lady did an EXCELLENT job as a model, what do you guys think?

For my next card, I cut the base out on my cameo. I have been trying to step out of my box a little bit and this is a very different style than you’ve seen from me so far.

I wanted it to look simple and not overwhelming with the base I had cut out so I decided not to color them, but added ‘Glitter Kiss’ by Cosmic Shimmer to my pups. This stuff is super fun, and I’m still learning to use it. I used white ribbon to tie the sides together.

On the inside, I chose to use this adorable sentiment, because isn’t that what love is all about?

I hope you enjoy my cards! Make sure you check out my teammates’ blogs below and comment on each blog to enter for the chance to win store credit!

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We are extremely excited about this month’s Kindred Stamps release, and want to invite you to join us on our Facebook event so you can see all of the projects our Creative and Design Teams made to showcase these fun sets! If you take the time to hop along with our team, make sure you leave a comment on each blog to be entered to win a $10 store credit!

Kindred Stamps
Mad Crafter’s Tea Party
The Frolicking Fairy
Wunders Crafty World
DaggDesigns Blog (You Are Here!)
Amy Hurley Purdy
R. Winn Creates
Heather Collins – Guest Designer
Fanciful Spaces
Crafting Love

You can also join our Fan Club on Facebook to show off your own projects an see more from our teams throughout the month! We will announce our blog hop winner there, sometime on Saturday the 26th! (In addition to messaging them privately.)P