Thursday, January 31, 2019

Stop by the Kissing Booth

Hi again!  It's Jules of Paper Gems by Jules back with a dimensional card using Stamping Bella's Kissing Booth stamp set.  This stamp set comes with two sizes of stamps giving you a couple of ways to stamp this image.  Here's how I chose to make this card kissable!

I first started by stamping the larger of the two stamps on Bristol smooth paper.  I colored the booth, hearts, jar and the little girls hair with Copic markes.  I then fussy cut the image out.  

Next, I stamped the little girl out again on another piece of Bristol smooth paper.  I colored her with Copic markers as well and fussy cut just her out.  After that, I cut a Bristol smooth paper in a 4" x 5.25" piece.  Using distress oxide inks, I colored the background starting with Cracked Pistachio, then Worn Lipstick and last Vintage Photo.  I mixed some of the Worn Lipstick oxide ink with water and splattered the background add some interest to the background.  

I then stamped the large stamp on post-it tape and fussy cut it out, leaving the inside of the booth visible.  I used the Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick to color in the background the same as the base layer.  Once I removed the masking, I added the little girl using Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares.  I added those same foam squares to the back of the booth image too.  To ground the image, I used a brown Copic to make shadows on the floor.  With a little Wink of Stella, I added glitter to the hearts and her lips.  Lastly, I added a sentiment that I found in my stash from Neat & Tangled, finishing up this adorable Valentine's Day card.

I hope you enjoyed this fun card.  You can find the stamp set on store site or click on the links in the blog, while supplies last.  

Thank you for joining me today and until next time... 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Wish Big

Ok guys, I have to be honest with you... I feel like today might totally be a cheat day for me.  Not in a diet cheat kind of way, or a secret copy of the teacher's test kind of way, but in the sense that this card required such little effort from me that I totally feel like I cheated.  Or maybe I just worked smarter, instead of harder? lol! Either way I think I'll get over it and share my card for today with all of you...

This card features the beautiful Altenew Wish Big Stamp Set as well as some of their patterned paper.  Add a few rhinestones, and bam!  Card is complete!  As a card maker myself I know how easy this card was to put together, but the beautiful behind it is that the recipient may have no clue!  It's still a handmade card, that was created with love and thought behind it, but it just didn't take many supplies or much time.

Well that's all for me today, have you ever made something you thought might be too easy?  Hopefully, I've inspired you to bust out your own "cheat" card, and share it with us in our Facebook group!

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Showering You with Love

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Jules from Paper Gems by Jules back again to share two cards with you.  Valentine's Day is coming fast and who wouldn't love getting a cute Valentine featuring My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence: Showering You with Love?  Here's how you can take a cute stamp set and, by using certain colors and paper patterns, give it a Valentine feel.  

In this first card, I started with a fun red paper and used the Mini Raindrops Stencil by My Favorite Things and some pink pigment ink.  Once I let that dry,  I created the floor and clouds using white paper and velum.  Now for the fun part.. paper piecing.

In this card, I stamped on a light blue paper that matched a patterned heart paper that I used on the umbrella.  Fussy cutting each out.  I used my Copic markers to give a little bit of shading on the blue in her hat, jacket and boots.  I colored in the buttons on her coat and the little bit of her shirt as well in red.  And I almost forgot to stamp her hand and cut that out as well... otherwise, her hand would have been blue too!  I did the same with the umbrella.  

For this next card, I did the same kind of paper piecing, but with different patterned papers.  I opted to use the stencil at an angle on this one and added some pink hearts in the clouds.  Can you feel the love pouring down in these two cards?

To add some finishing touches, I added little white dots on her cheeks for highlights and grey shadowing on the floor to ground the image.  

You can still purchase the items used in these cards at while supplies last!  Click on any of the links in this blog to get your new favorite stamps and make a fun paper piecing card to share on the Crafty Doodle Chick Chat & Create Facebook page!

Thank you all so much for following along. I hope you enjoyed this fun Valentine card.  Make sure to subscribe to the blog so you can be notified when the CDC design team posts again!  

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 18, 2019

You Make Me Happy

It's Friday and that makes me happy!  Kind of like this card made my son happy when he saw it.  It's Lisa here with you today and I have a card I created for my son with a super sweet boy and pet set by My Favorite Things.

Now to be honest this set is no longer available in the shop, and the matching girl one that was available when I made this card has also sold out, I apologize!  But, there are still quite a few products that would be perfect for any pet lover in your life... (Click on the photos below to take you to the store)

With a little bit of coloring and some die cut shapes you can make a card similar to mine.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let's be Mermaids!

Happy Thursday!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog here to share another fun stamp set.  I was inspired by the amazing weather in Florida will on vacation and thought about the ocean.  "Let's Be Mermaids" stamp set by Whimsy Stamps makes you just want to dive in... so let's!

I started with a 5" x 7" inch piece of Yupo Paper and some alcohol inks.  If you haven't played with these, you'll get hooked!  It's amazing to see the ink swirl around and create an amazing oceanic scene.  Once I covered the paper and swirled it around as I liked, I let the ink sit on the paper for a bit and then used some turquoise foil sheet and laid it on the colored Yupo paper.  The sections where ink had piled up was still sticking and takes on the foiling color. 

I set that aside and started to stamp.  I stamped and colored the gorgeous mermaid, the cluster of seashells, and the ocean kelp.  I cut each of them out and put those to the side as well.  I'll be honest, I tried to use the Ranger alcohol lift ink with this, but I felt the letters were too intricate and the foiling prevented it from looking right (in my opinion), so I trimmed down the Yupo to 3.5" x 4.75" and opted to take some craft paper and make a sandy ocean floor.

I added the inked Yupo paper to the craft paper.  I then stamped on another craft scrap and tore the edge.  Next, I used distress ink to give the "seabed" a little more dimension. Last, I added this beautiful mermaid scene.  I used my favorite Scrapbook Adhesive 3-D foam squares behind the shells to add more dimension.

I absolutely love this stamp set.  There are so many ways to build a scene with this sweet mermaid.  I hope you add this to your collection and share what you've made on the Crafty Doodle Chick Chat & Create Facebook page.

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Whimsy Stamps - Let's Be Mermaids

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sweet Valentine

Hey, everyone! I'm so glad you're joining me here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog.

Interactive cards are some of my favorite! Today I will be featuring Lawn Fawn products, including the Sweet Friends stamp and die combo, and the Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die set.

The base for my Pop-Up card was cut out using Vanilla Malt cardstock from Lawn Fawn. The decorative panels come from three 6x6 pattern paper packs, also from Lawn Fawn: Really Rainbow (stripes), Knit Picky (knit pattern) and Knock on Wood (ground for the images). I chose my cardstock and pattern paper prior to coloring my images, so that I had a color combo in mind. That helps me choose coordinating shades for the stamped images.

For this card today, I chose to use the flan and the smores images from the Sweet Friends stamp set. I also used the ice cream from an older Lawn Fawn set, called "Treat Yourself". I added little faces and arms to all of my little treats. Those stamps are all included in the Sweet Friends stamp set, and can be used with any type of image. If you are thinking of adding these to your stash, I would highly recommend getting the stamp and die set as a combo. The dies will cut out the arms and legs just perfectly! Could you imagine cutting those out by hand?! This is one of those coordinating die sets that are really worth the investment :)

I chose to color the sweet treats using Tombow markers. In order to achieve a nice blending, I used Bristol smooth cardstock. The ink from the markers were blended out using a Wink of Stella shimmer pen. I love how this pen blends and all of the shimmer that is left on the paper.

Once the coloring was dry and I had all of the die cutting done, I moved on to assembling my box. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the front decorative panel. You want to be sure to stamp this before glueing it down to the box. 

I added three layers to the inside of the box - two being a wooden table top and the last one being a row of trees. I added some glittery die cut hearts to the back panel, using a heart die included in the Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die set. I wish you could see the shimmer on the litle characters as well! You are definitely able to see it in real life.

Have you started your Valentine's cardmaking? I hope this pop-up card has inspired you!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next time,

Friday, January 11, 2019


Hello!  It's Lisa here today and I'm popping in with a card that I've made specifically with my son in mind.  He is a book-a-holic, and that is not an exaggeration by any means... he literally can not go anywhere without a book by his side.  He also happens to be an animal lover, so the Gerda Steiner On the Bookshelf stamp set was exactly what I used...

To create my card I started off by masking and inking a circular background with Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped my chosen images onto Spectrum noir Ultra Smooth Yardstick and colored my images in with a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers.  Once the images were colored I fussy cut them out and adhered them onto the front of the inked circle.  To add interest to the card I spaced the sentiment above and below the stamped scene at an angle.  This also helps to keep the recipients eyes moving across the card, rather than focusing on just what is in the middle.  The final touch was made with a few matching enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll get a chance to check out the other cute Gerda Steiner Stamps available in the store.

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Enjoy the City Scene!

Hi Crafty Doodle Friends!  It's Jules of Paper Gems by Jules back to share a fun way to "Enjoy the City Scene" using two fantastic brands.  Altenew has this great "City Scene" stencil with two different landscapes.  Honey Bee Stamps also has this great "Enjoy" sentiment stamp set with many words that you can mix and match.  Here are two different ways to use these two great sets, both found at

Working with stencils is a great way to build a one layered card.  This Altenew stencil is so easy to work with.  I first used washi tape to hold down my Bristol Smooth card stock.  I then laid the stencil where I wanted it and taped that down as well.  I used the lighter color first.  I used Faded Jeans Distress Oxide in the first card and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide in the second card.

Without moving my card stock, I gently removed the stencil and flipped it around to use the other city landscape.  I taped it down slightly lower so that the landscapes did not completely overlap.  For this second layer, I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on both cards.

Because oxide inks tend to stay wet a little longer, I used my heat gun on both cards to dry off the ink before stamping with Honey Bee's Enjoy Stamps.  Each card had a different message.  For the blue card, I had a child going to college in a new city and wishing them well.  I stamped Enjoy in black and white embossed "every" and "moment" on black card stock.  Trimming them down and popping them up with Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares.  For the pink card, I thought of a friend who had moved away and wanted them to know they were in my thoughts.  I used the same techniques here, but I did add some flicks of watered down Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and a small white heart sequin.

Both cards are great examples of how versatile these two sets are and how fun it is to mix brands.  I hope you found this post helpful in making your next card!  Make sure to leave us comments on what you'd like to see more of and don't forget to share some of your creations on our Crafty Doodle Chick Chat & Create Facebook Page!!

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Products used:  Altenew "City Scene" Stencil, Honey Bee "Enjoy" Stamp Set, Scrapbook Adhesive 3-D Foam Squares

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

Hey, everyone! This is Milene here, all the way from Brazil.

I am currently visiting family and friends that still live in my home country. If you are like me and have loved ones that live far away, you know we always need "Miss You" cards. The La La Land Sending Smiles stamp set is perfect just for that!

My card today was totally inspired by the original packaging and its color combo. The blues and greens just go so well with the "world" theme of this project. I had this idea in mind to create a Pivot Pop-Up card and this stamp set. This Lawn Fawn die set is one of those that I highly recommend. I use it all the time, for any type of occasion. It adds such a nice element of surprise to any card!

To make this project a little quicker, I used some Lawn Fawn pattern paper (Knit Picky, Knock On Wood and Gotta Have Gingham). I chose my papers prior to coloring, so that my markers would match the color combo. I stamped the cute bears from the Sending Smiles stamp set and colored them in using Tombow markers. I have been using Tombow markers a lot lately because they are so quick and easy to transport.

The Pivot Pop-Up element was created using the MFT Cloud stencil and Tombow Glass Distress Oxide Ink. You could also use the Newton's Nook Cloudy Sky stencil. If you need help assembling the Pivot Pop-Up die cuts, head over here to watch Lawn Fawn's tutorial. I still go back to this video over and over again when assembling this die set.

Aseembling this card was very quick and easy. I chose to have one of my bears along with the main sentiment on the card front. I also added a "Postage" border to finish it off.
On the inside, I created a little scene with the two remaining bears, a blue sky and a grassy green hill. I die cut some Simple Puffy Clouds from Lawn Fawn and added a white rectangle for a short message. The "Miss You" sentiment comes from a retired MFT stamp set. The A Tweet Hello stamp set, also from MFT, has a nice "miss you" sentiment, if you are looking for one.

I hope this card has inspired you to create a Pivot Pop-Up card. I am sure your friends and family from far away would love the surprise!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next time,

Friday, January 4, 2019

Believe In Good Things...

Hi friends and Happy New Year!  It's Lisa back here on the blog today with a card I thought would be perfect to ring in the New Year with...  

If you were luck enough to catch the Clearance sale going on over the holidays then you were able to snag some pretty amazing deals... but don't worry if you missed out there are still plenty of goodies for you to pick up and get crafting.  My card uses a mix of the Pinkfresh Studio Stamp Set: Believe  and the Altenew set called Striped Florals. While the Believe set is one of the sets that happened to sell out, there is another Pinkfresh Studio set called Word Series: Happy, that has many similar and great sentiments to use.

I used a mix of a Hybrid Black Ink pad and Silver Embossing powder on my images and sentiment for a bit of shine and contrast.  I then added color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  A huge tip for when you are using these markers: Bristol Cardstock is a must!  If you want beautiful and easy blending of colors then you really need to use the Bristol Cardsotck.  For the edges of the panel I used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink, and I finished it off with a few flat back clear crystals.  I layered this onto a strip of silver glitter washi tape and then onto the cardbase.

Here's to wishing you many wonderful and good things to come in this New Year!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hi There, Panda!

Happy New Year, Crafty Doodle Friends!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules and I'm starting the new year with a little hello 👋 using Flora & Fauna's Panda stamp set.  The second I saw this set, I had a couple of ideas and here's one that I think you'll enjoy.

For this card, I started with a 4" x 5.25" white brisol smooth paper.  Using distress inks, I lightly colored the sky using less ink as I got to the lower 2/3 of the card.  I then used a light green distress for the lower 1/3 of the card, leaving a little white in the center.  I then stamped the car and panda head in the white section.  Being a panda, I only used a little light grey to give him some depth and gave him rosy cheeks.

From there, I stamped the branch image twice as is, and once using the mirroring technique.  (CLICK HERE to see Jennifer McGuire's video sharing mirroring techniques.)  I cut all three images out and a little butterfly from the stamp set out.  I then created a canopy around the car using Scrapbook Adhesive 3-D foam squares.  I love this little scene!

Finally, I added a simple sentiment from the stamp set and used another foam square under the butterfly.  With a little Wink of Stella on the butterfly and panda's nose, this card was complete.  But as an added bonus, I stamped another panda from the stamp set onto the envelope for added cuteness!

Thanks again for joining me and please make sure to comment with any thoughts and/or questions you have.  Until next time... Happy Crafting!

These were the supplies used in this blog post.