Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Home Decor Challenge - Craftwell DT

Hi Everyone!
This is my 2nd blog post today.  Please hop along with the Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop on the post below this one, or click here!  

 Home Decor using the eBosser!
We were challenged this week to make home decor items. The eBosser and Lawn Fawn's Collection Kits helped me dress up a vase and a cute little watering can to bring some spring into my home! I bought both the vase and watering can at my local dollar store. See below for the how to on each one.

For the vase, I cut a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade Collection Kit to 5 inches x 12 inches, wrapped it around the vase so it overlapped, and adhered the ends with velcro strips (this way I can change the vase wrap for each season!). Using my eBosser, I die cut an oval with a Sizzix Framelits oval die and embossed it with Craftwell's Gracious Argyle Embossing Folder.

I cut a strip of yellow polka dot paper to 11 inches x 1 1/2 inches, embossed it in the eBosser with Craftwell's Regency Embossing Folder and attached both ends to the back of the oval with velcro strips. I put the banner sticker onto white cardstock, fussy cut it out, and attached it to the bottom of the oval. For the leaves, I used Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals Lawn Cuts and die cut them onto white cardstock with the eBosser. I stamped the leaves using Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals Stamps onto the diecut leaves and colored them in with Copic Markers. I also stamped flowers and butterflies from the same stamp set onto white cardstock, colored them in with Copic markers, cut them out and attached them with the leaves onto the embossed oval. I used pop dots underneath the butterflies and banner to add some dimension. Now all that's left for me to do is to add some white tulips or daisies and this spring vase is all ready!

For the watering can, I tied 2 pieces of pink ric rac around the watering can. I then used my eBosser to diecut two different sized circles (Sizzix Circle Framelits dies), I attached the bigger circle onto one of the sides of the watering can and added a pop dot to attach the smaller circle on top. Then I adhered a flower sticker with a pop dot onto the smaller circle. Next, I put the banner sticker onto a piece of cardstock, fussy cut it out and attached it underneath the bigger circle. Then I stamped 2 butterflies from Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals Stamps, colored them with Copic Markers, cut them out and attached them onto the watering can with a pop dot. I used the Lawn Fawn Collection Kit,
Daphne's Closet, for this project because I really loved the way the colors matched the blue watering can. 
Have a crafty day! Happy Spring!
- Kim

I love zebra print...

It's Wednesday, which means it is time for the Bombshell Stamps March Hump Day Hop!

This month's theme is another fun one. Alison, our blog hop Captain, has chosen "Stencil It In!" as the theme.  You should have hopped on over here from Torrey's Blog.  If not, please start at the beginning at the Bombshell Stamps Blog.

 Okay, so confession time:  I haven't used a stencil in ages.  Seriously.  I couldn't even find where they were hiding in my craft room.  I thought about making one but then somehow, someway, this zebra print stencil popped up out of nowhere and said "Helloooo! Remember me?! You bought me and never used me!"  I can't be the only one that has craft supplies talking to them right?  

 For this card I used the Girl's Ruin Set by Bombshell Stamps. The banner and a Girl's Sacred Sin stamps were inked with Tsukineko Memento Ink onto gloss paper and colored with Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll Pens.  To create the background, I blended some Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn) onto gloss paper (by Ranger) using a blending tool.  I spritzed some water onto it and dried it with a heat gun.  Then I put the zebra print stencil (by The Crafter's Workshop) on top, dabbed the same color distress inks onto the like colors, and dried it. For the card base, I blended Black Soot Distress Ink on gloss paper and attached the zebra print background. The black glitter ribbon is from Michael's. 

 Your next stop is to see Jodi's wonderful creation at her blog!

Thanks for hopping with us!
- Kim 

Bombshell Stamps March Hump Day Hop List:
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Homeward Bound Card

Happy late St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Ms. March's Challenge is up on the Bombshell Stamps Blog today.  Her challenge is to use 3 Bombshell Stamps on your project.  I used the Full Sail Ship and Homeward Bound Banner stamps from the Homeward Bound Stamp Set, and a Wave stamp from the Koi Tattoo Stamp Set.

I stamped the ship onto white cardstock in Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copic Markers. The banner was stamped onto paper with the same ink. For the waves, I used Distress Ink in Salty Ocean on Ranger Gloss Paper, stamped the wave in the same ink and fussy cut out each wave.  The papers I used are from the Nautical Collection by Moxxie which I purchased at A Cherry On Top. 

To create this card, I used a sketch (sketch #1) from one of the Simon Says Stamp Challenges on their blog.  I am also linking this card up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog since their water challenge this week also inspired this card.

You can link up your take on this challenge at the Bombshell Stamps Blog for a chance to win a free stamp set!  All you have to do is use 3 Bombshell Stamps on your project. 

Thanks for checking out my card today! 
- Kim

Thanks Card - Craftwell DT Project

Hi Everyone!
I love how versatile Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals Stamp Set and Lawn Cuts are (did I mention yet that they are cute too?!). I cut out the long leaf die in my eBosser to create a border on this thank you card.
eBosser by Craftwell and magnetic shim
dies - Blissful Botanical Lawn Cuts by Lawn Fawn
stamps - Blissful Botanical Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn
white cardstock
ink - Tsukienko Memento in Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Colorbox by Clearsnap (light green)
scoring tool
paper trimmer; scissors
adhesive and pop dots
First I cut a piece of the pink flower cardstock to 11 1/2" x 5" and scored it down the middle (at 5 3/4") to make the card base. Then I cut a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle in yellow cardstock. Next, using my eBosser and the long leaf and smaller leaf thin metal dies, I cut out the leaves in white cardstock (4 long leaf, 2 each of the smaller leaves). I inked the 4 long leaf die cuts with 2 small flower stamps in green ink and then lightly rubbed the same color green ink all over the die cut. I attached all 4 leaves to the back of the yellow cardstock to create a border. Next, I colored in the smaller leaf die cuts with Copic Markers and attached them to the corners of the yellow cardstock. I then stamped flowers in black ink around the edges and a thanks sentiment on the bottom (see pic for placement) and adhered this to the card base. I fussy cut out a pink mason jar from one of the cardstock papers from the Pink Lemonade Collection, stamped flowers in the inside and colored with Copic Markers. Then I attached this to the front of the card with a pop dot.
Have a great day!
- Kim

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Love You Card - Craftwell DT Project

Happy Wednesday!
This week I created a card using Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals Lawn Cuts (dies) and Stamp Set, and their beautiful collection kit, Daphne's Closet. I used the magnetic shim in my eBosser and it made cutting cardstock with the thin metal dies super easy and fast. 
Craftwell - eBosser and Magnetic Shim
Lawn Fawn - Daphne's Closet Collection Kit; Blissful Botanicals Lawn Cuts; Blissful Botanicals Stamp Set
Sizzix - Circle Framelits Dies
Ink - Tsukineko Memento in Tuxedo Black
Markers - Copic Markers
White Cardstock
Purple Ric Rac
Pop Dots
Paper Trimmer / Scorer
I scored a 7 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock in the middle to create my card base. Then using a paper trimmer I trimmed the blue cardstock from Daphne's Closet Collection to 5" x 7". Using my eBosser with magnetic shim, I cut out a 2 1/2" circle (Sizzix Die), long leaf (Lawn Fawn die), and small leaves (Lawn Fawn die), out of white cardstock. For the leaves, I stamped the coordinating stamps onto the white diecut in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. For the circle, I repeatedly stamped a Lawn Fawn Flower stamp onto the cardstock and also colored with Copic Markers. I adhered the long leaf onto the left hand side of the blue rectangle and attached the flower circle on top with pop dots. Then I attached the 'Love You' sticker from the collection kit on top with a pop dot. I stamped 3 flower stems and flower tops onto the bottom right of the blue cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. Then I attached the remaining leaves with adhesive. I adhered purple ric rac to the top and bottom of the blue cardstock and attached it with pop dots onto the white card base.
Have a great day!
- Kim

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bombshell Stamps March Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I created a card for the Bombshell Stamps March Sketch Challenge as announced on the Bombshell Stamps Forum. Check out the forum and post your take on the sketch, and also link it up to their Sketch Challenge blog post for your chance to win a Bombshell Stamp Set!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:
I used "Ahoy Sailor", "Holiday Accessory", and "Mermaid Anchor" Stamp Sets by Bombshell Stamps.   I also used a four leaf clover stamp by Studio G. 
I'm linking this card up to:
Thanks for looking! 
- Kim

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Smile! Card - Craftwell DT Project

Hi Everyone!

This month's sponsor for Craftwell is Lawn Fawn, and I couldn't be more excited to work with their gorgeous collection kits and their cute stamps and dies! I made this cute card with the Blissful Botanical Stamp Set and their coordinating die, Blissful Botanical Lawn Cuts. Their dies cut wonderfully and clean in the eBosser, as does their cardstock.

I trimmed a piece of the green polka dot cardstock from the Pink Lemonade Collection Kit down and scored it in the middle to make the base for my card. I stamped some of the flowers stamps, the smile sentiment and butterfly stamps on a piece of white cardstock in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. Then I adhered the stamped cardstock to a piece of green and yellow plaid cardstock using pop dots, and then adhered it to the green polka dot card. Using the Blissful Botanicals dies in the eBosser, I die cut the long leaf and leaves out of the green polka dot cardstock, and stamped the corresponding stamps onto the die cuts. I adhered them to the front of the card. I also stamped an extra flower and butterfly onto white cardstock, colored them in, and fussy cut them out of the paper with scissors and used pop dots to adhere them to the card.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock and embossed it in the eBosser with an embossing folder. Then I applied light green ink onto the embossed cardstock, heat set it with an embossing powder heat gun and adhered it to the inside of the card. I cut an oval out of the green polka dot cardstock with a Sizzix Framelits Die in the eBosser and using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, glued it onto the embossed cardstock. Then I attached the label sticker from the Pink Lemonade Collection Kit to the middle.

Have a great Wednesday!
- Kim

Monday, March 4, 2013

Luck and Fate

Is it Monday already?!

Come join Bombshell Stamps for Muse Monday!  Every Monday showcases a stamp set, and for the month of March it's the Love and Luck Stamp Set.  This is one of the first Bombshell Stamps sets that I purchased.  It's a very versatile set that includes 2 swallows, roses, barbed wire, 2 banners, and 4 mini icon stamps. 

Using this set, I made a one-sided card with Dear Lizzy papers and stickers to create a vintage-ish story card.

I also made a mini card showcasing only the Love and Luck Set with a Distress Ink and glimmer mist background.

There are so many different ways to use this awesome set!  Please hop on over to the Bombshell Blog to see what some of the other members of the Bombshell DT have created with this set. 

Have an awesome Monday!
- Kim