Cuteness Overload!!

Hello! I just had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with my family here in Canada and I’m super grateful. To start this week off, I have two super cute cards from our Creative Team!

First up we have Ashley’s Happy Birthday card!

Oh boy, this card is so full of positive energy!! I love how Ashley made this colorful background using the Waterspout Stencils 360TM. Good news is that this stencil already comes in the Stencils 360TM Starter Kit!

Ashley cut her card panel with the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlays for some added border detailing.

Using the Waterspout Stencils 360TM, she chose a turning interval of 30° and blended a variety of rainbow colors for her background using Distress Oxide inks (Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet). She chose a pair of adorable puppies from Fun Night Out for her focal images, along with some accessory images and coloured them in Copic Markers.

To finish off, she added some gems to give it the extra sparkly look! Such a fun and happy card!

Next we have Bobbi’s slimline creation. Her card measures 3-1/2″ wide X 8-1/2″ tall, and she paired the Never Lose Hope Shadow Dies with the Happy Track and Field (Chapter 1) stamp and coordinating die sets.

I just love the composition of this card! She used the trio of fans in the centre and added the Never Lose Hope shadow die as her bold sentiment. I love how she gave each fan the extra colorful flag to wave! Super cute!

She stamped the leaping frog head, cut that out using the heart shape part of the shadow phrase die and added it to the heart in the word “HOPE”. This resonates with the frog leaping on top!

Additional windy swirls were added using a Uni-ball Pen Signo white gel Pen to complete her card.  The sentiment “Take a Leap of Faith” adds the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you so much Ashley and Bobbi for your amazing creations!

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It’s Never Too Early For a Christmas Card with Anja!

Hello! Today Anja has for us a gorgeous X’mas card featuring the new Sacred Lotus Stencils 360° TM.

Anja used a card panel of size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and it was die cut using the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays. She picked up Barrel 2 and ink blended Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink in the first round by making references to the outlined hearts on the Stencils 360°TM BASE. Then for her second round of inking, she blended Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink over the same Barrel 2 by making reference to the solid hearts.

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This alone, created a beautiful floral overlapping geometric pattern!

She then further applied applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Black Ash with a Nuvo Blending Sponge, over Barrel 1. This bold black really created a the perfect contrast!

The Merry X’mas stamp was from the Warmest Wishes stamp set. I love that she stamped it using the same Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink for the cohesive look. It was then die cut using a circular die from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

I love that she die cut another piece using matching cardstock on the scalloped die from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts to go beneath the sentiment. This helps accentuates the foral pattern formed using the dark Embellishment Mousse!

The added snowflake embellishments made a fun finishing touch to her card!

Thank you so much Anja! Your card is spectacular!

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New Videos Are Up On Our YouTube Channel!

Hi everyone! Ashley is back today to share another one of her beautiful creations! This time her card features the new Sacred Lotus Stencils 360°TM.

She first used Barrel 2 on her 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ canvas and started blending with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks. She then further blended an overlay with Barrel 1 using Picked Raspberry. This simple overlay already makes a great contrast!

I love how she used Barrel 3 on a separate 4″ square piece of paper and blended that using Antique Linen. She then fussy cut it and made it another layer for her card!

She stamped the sentiment “I am beyond Grateful” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set, using the same Picked Raspberry ink to match!

She adhered the fussy cut piece onto her card with foam tape to give it a little dimension! I love the array of gems she added on each of the leaves! You can watch her video HERE for the step-by-step tutorial!

Since the launch of the Stencils 360°TM, we have received many comments asking us whether this tool can be used together with square stencils, aside from the circular stencils that we just launched! And today, I have the answer for you in my new video! Below is a card that I made, using our regular 6″ x 6″ Rain fo Hearts stencil combined with our new Stencils 360°TM!

Instead of using the Guide Ring and rotating a circular stencil for blending, I taped down my square stencil onto my 6″ Paper Positioner and then did some simple masking on my square stencil to get just the right portion I wanted for my card.

Using a 30° turning interval, I blended 3 different colors of Distress Oxide Inks on my canvas.

Then I grabbed the cute kitties from the My BFF stamp set, copic colored and die cut it. I also die-cut a piece using the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating dies and adhere that underneath my image.

The sentiment “I’m beyond grateful to have a friend like you” was from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set. This black shimmery card base is one of my favourites and it is called the Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock.

You can watch my YouTube video right HERE! Our new Stencils 360°TM is super versatile, not only you can use our circular line of stencils to create stunning designs in just minutes, you can even use your old stencils on this user-friendly tool! You will be surprised the amazing results that they give you!

We hope you enjoyed today’s inspriations! Thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrate with Magical Fireworks!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! We have some brilliant inspirations from our Creative Team today featuring the Magical Fireworks Stencils 360°TM.

First we have Ashley’s dual of cards. I love the wide range of colors that she’s used on both!

Combined with our Stencils 360°TM, Ashley used only the Barrel 1 of the Magical Fireworks stencil set and blended Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow hues onto her cardstock. On both cards, a turning intervals of 15° were used.

First on her landscape format card, the bold letters die cut You Are My Inspiration was used on a glimmery black cardstock, and adhered onto the shadow cut in pearlescent vellum. The entire sentiment was adhered using small foam squares onto her inked panel, which was glued onto a black card base. 

I really love the black & white contrast, plus the rainbow hue really pops!

She chose a 1:1 ratio for her second card. As you can see, she skipped a few rotations to leave a blank white space intentionally, giving room for the scripty sentiment in the centre. She chose “You are amazing” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set.

She added a few rainbow gems which finished off her card perfectly!

Next, we have Jo’s burst of color shaker card! Jo used both Barrels from the stencil set for her design. But this time, she chose turning intervals of 45° for inking on both of the Barrels.

As compared to the previous two cards by Ashley, you can see that a smaller turning interval makes the pattern more dense and vice versa! You can see how simple it is to achieve different designs from a single stencil! And the best thing is that there is no masking needed for doing multi-colored designs!

She die cut her blended panel using one of the dies from Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die to form the shaker frame for her card. Then she stamped an image from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) in the centre.

Check out Jo’s step-by-step Video Tutorial on our YouTube Channel!

Thanks ladies for your wonderful creations! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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A Fun Rainbow Hue Card with Bobbi!

Hi guys! We hope you enjoyed our first-ever blog hop last week! If you haven’t yet, please head to our hop and leave your comments for a chance to win our Giveaway!

Today, Bobbi made for us a beautiful rainbow hue card featuring our Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM, the Never Give Up stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

This card is just so full of energy!! Bobbi used the Stencils 360°TM and the Hello Sunshine Stencil to create a gorgeous ray of beams for the border of the card, creating a focal point in the centre. I love how she created her own turning interval when blending with the Hello Sunshine Stencil.

I really like how colourful she made all of the characters look! Everything comes together and it is so fun and cheerful! It’s like a super happy sushi family portrait! I love how she even added a faux tile backsplash to the counter!

She also decorated the inside of the card by using a trimmed portion from her original 6″ x 6″ card that she blended – so clever! She stamped out one of the images from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set, “Happy Mail” along with three cute images on the inside.

This card makes a great variety of cards, for example, encouragement cards, just-because cards, thinking of you cards, etc. Who could resist these cute pieces of sushi!

Thank you Bobbi for your wonderful inspiration! What a great way to start the day!

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