Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Christmas Coffee Gift

Hi! Kerys from Scrappinnhappy here on the blog today with a super cute card using lots of different brands of stamps and dies. Most of these are available in the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.

I started by stamping the image from Your Next Stamp 'Hammie Coffee & Tea' stamp set. I stamped this onto white cardstock and pattern paper from my stash. I colored the image using my prismacolor pencil and then paper pieced on the mug. I fussy cut this image out.

I love to use stamps for reasons they are not always intended. I decided to make this card into a Christmas themed card holding a gift card. I used Lawn Fawn's 'Stitched Gift Card Pocket' die to cut out the gift card holder and added it to a tag I cut out by hand. I added the image to the front and popped in a starbucks gift card. 

I used MFT's 'Handwritten Holiday' stamp set for the sentiment and snowflakes.  I heat embossed these with white embossing powder.

I added some baker's twine and then adhered it all to a 5.5"x5.5" square kraft card base.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting x

Hammie Coffee and Tea - Your Next StampStitched Gift Card PocketHandwritten Holiday

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rub a Dub Mini Pop Up Box

Hi friends, it's Milene!

I'm so happy to have you here today.

I'm back with another interactive card tutorial to share with you. This time we will be creating a baby card! I needed a neutral color card for a friend that is expecting, so I pulled out some Lawn Fawn products.

The Mini Pop Up Box die is awesome! It allows you to create a tiny little box that will pop up as you open the card. This die set is great because it includes many "add-on elements". You have hearts, stars, and even a banner die! The interactive box is incredibly easy to assemble, too. 

For today's card, I decided to use the Rub-a-Dub-Dub stamp set. I chose pattern papers from Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti. My color combo included teal, red, gray and yellow.

 I stamped all of the images from the set on smooth white cardstock, using Gina K's Amalgam Ink. I then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils, and used Gamsol to blend in the colors. The stamped images were cut out using an electronic die cutting machine.

The gingham pattern you see on the outside of the little box was stamped using the Gingham Background stamp, from Whimsy Stamps.

Die cutting and paper trimming was next. I chose a soft craft cardstock for the mini box, as well as the inside tabs. I cut out all of my pattern paper and two white die cut circles: one for the inside of the card and one for the card front. I used the banner die from the same Mini Pop Up Box to create the initial sentiment, that was heat embossed in white.

Once I had all of the pieces cut out, assembling the card was very easy. I started out by glueing my pattern paper and assembling the mini pop up box. I white heat embossed the largest bubble image on vellum, to be added to the inside of the box. I wanted the mama duck to be bathing in the cardboard box with her duckling! Yes, I realize that would create a big mess in real life, but anything is possible on a baby card! :)

Decorating this card was the best part. I glued my ducks and their accessories in place, and added some final touches. I had a little heart die in my stash, and I used that on the card front and around the mini box on the inside. I added some embellishments to the bubbles, hearts and accessories. The embellishments included Nuvo Glitter Accents and Glossy Accents.

That's it! If you would like to see a video of this card in action, head on over to my Instagram. I will be sharing a short video on my stories!

 I hope you give the Mini Pop Up Box a try. It is so much fun!

I will see you next time,

Friday, October 26, 2018

You Make the World a Nicer Place

Hello and TGIF crafty friends!  Lisa here with an easy and shiny card to brighten up your Friday!  If you've seen my posts before you know that I am a stencil lover for sure.  My favorite thing about stencils is that they are fantastic and easy to use to create awesome backgrounds, and today's background is no different.  Thanks to the City Scene Stencil by Altenew my card almost made itself...

To create my card I started by adhering the stencil of the city scene I chose along the bottom of my card with washi tape.  Tip: If you are creating a one layer card as I did make sure you make your washi a little less sticky by putting it on a piece of clothing and taking it off once or twice so that you don't run the risk of it pulling off any of your paper when you are taking the stencil off.  I then went over the open area with my Versafine Inkpad, removed the stencil and added glittery black embossing powder.  Once the image was heat set I went to work creating a night time sky with various Distress Oxide Inks. Since my image was embossed it resisted any ink I placed over top of it, so I could go as quickly and messily as I wanted.  The sentiment I chose is from the Thankful Thoughts Set by Newton's Nook, and I decided to emboss it with a glittery embossing powder as well.  I then finished the card with a few splashes of stars created with a gold spray mist.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And don't forget to share your works of art in our Crafty Doodle Chick Facebook Group!
Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Little Holiday Surprise!

A Little Holiday Surprise!

Hi, It's Julissa again from Paper Gems by Jules.  The holidays are just around the corner and it's time to make cards for all those special people in your life.  In this blog post, I'll show you how to take this adorable Gerda Steiner Designs stamp set called Christmas Puppies into a fun interactive card that is sure to bring joy into your next holiday card.  

First, stamp two of the same image and fussy cut both of them.  With one stamped image, I cut out the puppy's head, leaving it's paws and the tissue paper attached to the bag image.  For the second stamped image, I trimmed 1/4" off each side of the bag.  This second image will be made to slide up and down.  Color the stamped images as desired.

The next step is working on the background.  For this card, I used some stitched rectangle dies in 3.75" x 5" and 2.75" x 4" to cut two different design papers.  I adhered the smaller rectangle in the middle of the larger rectangle.  Using black Versafine ink, I clear embossed this fun sentiment, leaving room for our pop-up puppy right above.  

 Now, it's time to make this card pop!  Using my craft knife, I cut a 1/4" channel through the glued design papers that would be slightly smaller than the height of the bag in the image.  Taking the image of the dog's head, I used some foam tape squares and adhered them to the lower part of that piece, so that they could guide the image up and down.  Then I created a pull tab that will adhere to the foam squares behind the rectangle layers.  Once those are joined, you can use some foam tape on the trimmed bag, placing it over the dog, but allowing the dog to come in and out of the bag (as seen in the video).  Lastly, Use some more foam tape behind the large rectangle without putting any tape on the pull tab.  Attached that to the base card and SURPRISE!  You've made a fun, interactive slider card!

I hope this post has inspired you to create an interactive card for this coming holiday.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to subscribe to get updates when Crafty Doodle Chick Design Team Members share their amazing ideas!

Until next week, happy crafting!

Gerda Stein Designs - Christmas Puppies

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy Holidays

Hi! Kerys from Scrappinnhappy here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with a super cute card using Lawn Fawn products.
Some of these are available in the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.

I started out by making the cute little fox using the Woodland Critter Huggers die set.I used cardstock from Lawn Fawn and papers from the new Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall collection.

I stamped the cup straight onto the knit picky papers using the mini Pumpkin Spice stamp set. I added some glitter to the cream on top!

The sentiment was stamped using the Thanks a Latte stamp set. I heat embossed this using white embossing powder.

This was all adhered to a 5.5"x5.5" square kraft card base, and finished off with some Doodlebug heart sprinkles.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting x

Woodland Critter Huggers Diesknit picky fall petite paper packpumpkin spicethanks a latte clear stamp set - Lawn Fawn

Monday, October 22, 2018

Pick of The Patch Window Slider

Hi friends, Milene here!

I'm so happy to be back designing for Crafty Doodle Chick! I have a fun Halloween window slider card to share with you today. Halloween is only a few days away! Let's get started with the tutorial.

I started out with my ink blended sky, so that I could set it aside to dry. I used a combination of five Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire). This ink blending combination was inspired by Kristina Werner. After applying the ink on the Bristol Smooth paper, I added splatters of clean water and opaque acrylic white paint. I also added extra "stars" using a white gel pen.

Once my background was done, I set it aside to dry. You want to make sure that your ink blending is completely dry before die cutting the sliding window.

I stamped all of the images from the Lawn Fawn Pick of The Patch stamp set on watercolor paper, using Gina K's Amalgam ink. I watercolored the squirrels and pumpkins using Daniel Smith watercolors. I left the pumpkin faces to be stamped after the watercoloring was done. At this point, I realized I would also like to add the solid leaf image to my design. I stamped it several times on the same watercolor paper, using two different dye inks. For a finishing touch, I added white highlights to all of the images. 

Die cutting was next! I ran the ink blended piece through my die cutting machine, using the largest die from the Sunny Studio Sliding Window die set. I also used the little notch die on the very top to create the circle opening. I scored and reinforced the lines that the die created. I then used black cardstock to die cut the Lawn Fawn Spooky Fence for the backdrop of my pumpkin patch. I also die cut three hills using the same black cardstock.

The Sliding Window leaves a thin border on the bottom of the sliding piece. I thought that was the perfect place to stamp the initial part of my sentiment! I stamped it using the same Gina K Amalgam ink. The remaining part of the sentiment was heat embossed on black cardstock. The black sentiment strips and a few images were added to the inside of the sliding mechanism.

I assembled the scene so that the Spooky Fence border would be the element to pop up when pulling on the tab. That was definitely my favorite part of this whole project! I did add a black die cut circle to notch opening, along with an arrow that I created myself. That will indicate the interactive element to the recipient.

I had a few pumpkin images left after assembling the card front, so those were added to the inside of my card.

I hope this project has inspired you to create spooky scenes before Halloween is here!

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next week,

Friday, October 19, 2018

Framed with Leaves

Hi friends!  It's Lisa with you today, and I'm so excited as it is finally looking like Fall here in Ohio yay!!!  I love when the leaves start to change and I can walk around in a sweatshirt!  When it was time for me to get crafty the weather was all of the influence I needed to get my watercoloring on with this beauty...

Mini stamps are awesome for lots of reasons: 1) They look less intimidating, 2) Their smaller images make great background and borders, and 3) They can be just as versatile as any regular size set but with a smaller price tag woot woot!  This set called Beautiful Autumn by Sunny Studio Stamps is a perfect example of a great mini set to have in your stash.

To create my card I started by stamping the three images in the set all around the outer edge of a piece of watercolor cardstock with Waterproof ink.  Next, I went in with a mix of watercolors from my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set and used loose watercoloring to paint the colors onto it.  I also added some gold splashes onto it for some extra shine.  I then diecut the center and stamped my sentiment in the middle in a brown ink.

I hope I've inspired you to give the mini sets a second look... some of my favorites include: Skeleton Leaves by Gina K., Winter Penguin by Lawn Fawn, Merry and Bright by Penny Black.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs!

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm Julissa from Paper Gems By Jules and I'm so excited to share my first post here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog.  Today I chose to showcase Stamping Bella's Tiny Townie Daphne and Her Dogs Stamp Set with a little dimension. Keep reading for more details.

My first step was to stamp the image four times on Bristol smooth paper.  I only needed three, but figured I'd make a spare, just in case I made a mistake.  From there, I decided where I would cut each layer.  The large tall dog would be the base layer, so I colored just that dog in the background and left the rest white. Then I moved onto the second stamped image and colored Daphne and her the two short-haired dogs (as seen below) leaving the other images white. For the top layer, I only colored the shaggy dog in front.

Once each layer was colored, I then fussy cut the base layer keeping the entire image intact.  Next, I cut the second colored image cutting out the large dog in the background. And lastly, I cut out the colored shaggy dog from the third stamped image.

Now to put it all together!  Using thin dimensional adhesives, I layered the images to create depth to this image, without too much bulk.  Using some patterned paper cut at 4" x 5.25" to fit perfectly on an A2 size card, I used some distress ink to create a vignette. To add more interest, I used that same distress ink to splatter the background.  I stamped the sentiment and then added a strip of 0.75" x 5.25 navy paper to create a floor in the image.  By using a dark marker under the image, I created a shadow, grounding the image to the card.  

This technique allows you to create depth on any card without too much bulk.  I hope this post has inspired you to look at some of your stamps in a differently and create something new and amazing!

Thanks so much for joining me on this first blog and stay tuned to the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog to find more inspiration from the Crafty Doodle Design Team.

Happy Crafting!!

A Great BIG Thank You

Hi! Kerys from Scrappinnhappy here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with a clean and simple card using My Favorite Things products.
Some of these products are available in the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.

I die cut the MFT cross stitch flower frame from some lilac cardstock and used coordinating floss to add the cross stitching.
I used an MFT shaker flower die-namic set to cut out the blue flower and green stem and leaves. I used the coordinating MFT circle shaker pouch to add some white sequins from my stash and make this into an interactive card. This was all adhered to a white cardstock panel measuring 3.75"x5".

I stamped the sentiment using 2 of the sentiment strips from MFT's Gift Card Greetings stamp set. 

I then adhered this panel onto a dark grey panel measuring 4"x5.25", and then onto a standard A2 white card base.

An easy card anyone can make!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting x

Die-namics Cross-Stitch Flower Frame - MFT Gift Card Greetings - MFT

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sending Monster Hugs

Hello, hello!  It's Lisa here today and I've got a spooky sweet card to share with all of you, that features the newest Lawn Fawn Interactive Die: Double Slider Surprise.  This set is so much fun to play with, and I know anyone who receives a card like this one won't be able to put it down. ( Or at least I couldn't lol )...

When you first see the card you think, aww that's cute, but then when you pull the little tab to see the full scene it's just so cool that you can't stop pushing and pulling it.  Now the stamp set I've used is an older Lawn Fawn Set called Monster Mash, but the store carries several sets that would perfectly to recreate this look including the Jane's Doodles Monster Squad set, the MFT Monster Sized Stamp and Die Set, or the Gerda Steiner Coffee Monster set.  

The background to this card was a stencil by Hero Arts and Distress Oxide Inks.  I also used my Altenew Watercolors to color in my stamped and masked critters. I finished the front of the card off with a few star sequins and some added details with a white gel pen.  

The best advice I have for creating a card with this Die is to watch a few Youtube videos.  I'm a visual learner myself, so youtube is my favorite go to when trying something new.  When I first saw the dies I felt intimidated, but once I watched a card being put together I jumped right in re-creating my own.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thanks for being my Teacher

Hi! Kerys from Scrappinnhappy here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with a super cute card using Lawn Fawn products.
These products are available from the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.

I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn's 'So Owlsome' clear stamp set and colored them in with copic markers. I then fussy cut them out.

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Reveal Wheel' and 'Reveal Wheel square add-on' to cut out the base of this card from white card stock, but also from the patterns papers too. I used the 'Reveal wheel pick of the patch add on' for reveal wheel cut out as I thought it could pass as an apple for the teacher! I die cut the frame from red cardstock from my stash. The patterned papers are from Lawn's Fawn's new 'Knit Picky Fall' paper pad, cut using the square reveal wheel add on to get the stitched edge and then I hand cut the sloped hills..

The sentiment wheel reads 'Thanks for being my teacher' when turned. 

A super fun teacher appreciation card!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting x

so owlsome  clear stamps- Lawn Fawnreveal wheel - Lawn Cutsreveal wheel square add-on - lawn cutsreveal wheel pick of the patch add-on - Lawn Cuts