Bugaboo – Anything but a Card Monster Tag

Today at Catch the Bug, we are doing Anything But a Card. I used Birthday Monster Balloon to create my tag. I colored my monster with Copics, die cut it with a tag die and then held my breath as a ran the tag through my Cuttlebug with a birthday folder. Yes, I embossed on top of my image. I added a big eyelet and ribbons and in the end I really like it!

I hope you are inspired to create anything but a card today!

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SNSS – Candy Hearts Envelope Art

Today it is my turn to host the TLC (Technique Lover’s Challenge) over at Splitcoast Stampers and I have been wanting to do some envelope art so decided to challenge everyone to try it.

I love the new set from Sweet N sassy called Candy Hearts and I thought the candy box would make a great label. Because I decided to color my “address label” with Copics, I had to stamp it on Copic friendly paper (otherwise I would have stamped it on my envelope and masked it before I decorated my envelope with some distress ink smooshing. I used the solid heart stamp and stamped hearts in the same distress inks (hoping they would blend.)

For fun I did a similar technique on a card base and colored and cut out a few of the conversation hearts to pop up on the card AND I made one to use as a seal for my envelope (I ran it through my Xyron to make it a sticker.)  This was a lot of fun and it is going to go to my sister’s class – I think they will like getting mail 🙂

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Bugaboo – Have a Monster-ous Birthday Bugaboo!

Today we are celebrating Bugaboo’s 9th birthday and we have a “MONSTER” theme. For my card, I combined Birthday Monster Cake and Balloon Bunch (x2) as well as a hand typed sentiment to create a little birthday scene. It was like a little coloring book page and was so much fun to color up with Copics.

I hope you are inspired – come and join the challenge. You will have so much fun! This is a big event at Catch the Bug and there are big prizes up for grabs! The rules are simple, please create a Birthday project fitting each theme of the day and add it to the inlinkz per day.   You can enter once or you can enter each day to increase your chances. A Bugaboo image is not required however we would love to see the image you dust off to show your support! One Entry Per person Daily!

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SNSS – Egg-stra Special!

Today I am playing some more with the new Sweet N Sassy January release called Punny Love!

While all of the images are cute and “punny”, I thought some of them seemed to be encouraging as well. I don’t find encouragement opportunities for kids so I was excited to use this set!

I went clean and simple and used layers of cardstock for interest.

I seriously love this set – it is going to be one I turn to again and again. I hope you are inspired today!

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LMMS – Wagon Full of Love!

Today I played with some kraft cardstock (Neenah Desert Storm) and Copics to color up one of the new images at Little Miss Muffet Stamps called Little Wagon. This is such a fun look! I love it!

I thought this sweet image of a wagon full of love would be a perfect Valentine – what do you think?

I hope you are inspired to get your Valentine’s started today!

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SNSS – Punny Love!

There is a new January release at Sweet N Sassy called Punny Love and it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!

It is choc full of potential for sweet projects from Valentines to inspiration cards!

I found some mini envelopes (4.125″x 2.75″) and created some little Valentines – I am working on a “class set”. I used the little hearts from the set and with versamark, created tone on tone decoration for the envelopes.

While I was making minis, I made some fun little lunchbox cards. Don’t you think kiddos will love getting these in their lunch boxes!?

These are quick and easy and so much fun you will want to stamp them all!

I hope you are inspired to create some mini cards! Thanks for stopping by!!


SNSS Llama Love

For today’s project, I have created a set of clean and simple cards using Llama Love Clear Stamp Set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

I used Neenah Desert Storm card stock (110lb). It is actually thick enough that I could do some simple Copic coloring without it bleeding through. I colored up several sombreros, party hats, and bows to include with the set. I will be able to add whichever accessory I want at the time I send the card.

Here is what they could look like with the accessories on them:

Here are the standing llamas:

Here are the sitting llamas:

I love to create sets – maybe I will give these as a gift… I hope you were inspired today!

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SNSS – Wood You…

For today, I used one of the Wood Background Stamps and tried to think out side of the box to create fun “punny” cards.

The first one uses Distress Inks and a stencil for a little dimension behind my wood slice. I printed a sentiment that said “Wood You Be Mine?” I added a couple of heart brads for the finishing touch.

For my second card, I did a little watercolor smooshing  behind my wood slice. I printed “You are how old?” for a banner on front. 

On the inside, I used Bitty Minnie Alpha to spell out “No One WOOD Know”.

Fun right? I have more so stay tuned 🙂

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