Ink To Paper

New Release Countdown: Day 1

April 11, 2021

Good morning friends and welcome to day 1 of the new release countdown for Ink To Paper. This release is packed full of fun new supplies! There is a nautical set, lots of sets for Father's Day, Mother's Day, florals, feathered friends and more. 

I had a little "hiccup" with my release package. It was destroyed by the postal service and my envelope arrived to me empty... absolutely nothing in it! I was so upset but Julie quickly sent me another package and it arrived a few days ago. So to say the least I have been scrambling to get my projects made. We will be out of town for a week (we left yesterday) so time was definitely not on my side. Please let me know if you have any questions though and I will answer them as soon as I can. 


My first card uses the new Seas of Life Stamp and Die Set. I love all things nautical and this set is perfect! 


I started my card by stamping all of my images with the Seas of Life Set. This set includes a sailboat, anchor, wheel, ocean or water, birds, a sun and some really great sentiments. I love the size of the images too. For my background I used the new Weaved Background Stamp Set. I stamped my background in Soft Stone ink and then layered all of my images onto my panel to create my scene. My sentiment is also from the Seas of Life Stamp Set. I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. 

Colors Used: Soft Stone, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy and True Black

I always struggle with masculine cards and I know I will be reaching for this set often. 


My next card uses the new Feathered Friends Mini #10 Stamp and Die Set. I stamped my bird in fun bright colors and then began working on my card design.


For my card layout I used the Border Bling: Postage Frame Die. I ink blended the frame with Hawaiian Shores ink and attached it to my card base. I then used the Into The Blooms Die Set to create my flowers. I lightly ink blended my flowers and leaves with Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart and Green Parakeet ink. I attached my flowers to my card panel with foam adhesive and tucked my Feathered Friend in behind the flowers. Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the Feathered Friends Set) onto a banner. Lastly, I added a few sequins as a final touch. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you liked my projects and I will be back tomorrow with Day 2 of the countdown. 

Enjoy your day,



Lawn Fawn

Bubbles of Fun

April 10, 2021

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. Today I am sharing a two cards that I made while taking a class from Jenn Shurkus. It was called, Bubbles of Fun and you can find all of the details: Here. I highly recommend her classes. They are all online and you can do them at any time. I ended up not being able to take the class live so I made two cards on my own and just used some of her techniques and tips.


This class focused on the Lawn Fawn set Bubbles of Joy. She walks you through making three cards and also gives you ideas for two bonus cards. I combined a few of the cards and made two birthday cards. 


I stamped and colored all of my images with Copic markers. I then used the Bubbles of Joy die set to die cut all of my images. I colored lots of mice and bubbles... I have enough images for a few more cards. 


For my sentiments I used the Scripty Bubble Sentiments Set. This is such a fun set and includes sentiments for lots of different occasions. Although they "go with" the bubble theme they also work well on their own. 


Thanks for joining me today. I hope you consider taking a class from Jenn. She does a great job and you get a lot of content for the price. Her handouts are amazing and full of details and tips. I highly recommend them. Please feel free to ask any specific questions about my cards or the class and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy your day,



Pinkfresh Studio

English Garden

April 9, 2021

Happy Friday Friends! I hope you all had a great week. I am stopping by today with a card that uses some of the Washi Tape and Dies that were released by Pinkfresh Studio a month or so ago. They're so fun and easy to use... I almost felt like I was "cheating" when I made my card.


The roll of washi tape that I used is from the English Garden Set. I only used the tape and the dies although there are coordinating stamps too. You attach a panel of washi tape to a piece of cardstock and the die cuts all the pieces at once. So quick and easy and I just love the detail and colors! It looks like you actually watercolored the images.


For my card layout, I used the Braided Tag Die. I ink blended a soft pink ink onto the tag and attached it to my white card panel. I then attached my floral images and wreath to the panel. For my sentiment I used the Phrase Builder Hello Die. Lastly, I added a few clear sequins to finish my card.


What do you think? Have you tried the washi tape? It makes for such a quick and easy card.  It's a great way to build up your card stash too. I really hope they consider making a roll for Christmas... it would be a  great way to make a bunch of Christmas cards. 

Enjoy your day,


Just a Little Note

Pretty Pink Posh

April 8, 2021

Hi Friends! A few days ago I was on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog sharing  a card that uses the new Spring Robins Set. I also wanted to share my card here on my own blog too. This is such an adorable set, so fun to use and sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face. 

I started my card by stamping my images from the Spring Robins Set in a Copic friendly black ink and coloring them with my Copic markers. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

For my card panel, I used the Storybook 5 Die. This is a must have die in my opinion and one that I reach for often. I ink blended a piece of cardstock with aqua ink and then attached it behind the opening in the panel to create my background. 

Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Spring Robins Set directly onto my panel. I then added my images with a little liquid glue and foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a few highlights with a white gel pen to finish my card.

I also wanted to mention that everything in the Spring Section is 15% off until April 11th, including the adorable Spring Robins Set!! Lots of great things on sale so be sure and take a look!


Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card and you find a little time to be creative today too!

Enjoy your day,




Spellbinders

April 7, 2021

Good morning friends and welcome back. I hope you all are doing well. Today I am sharing a card that uses some beautiful floral dies I was sent from Spellbinders. They are part of the gorgeous line of dies by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. You can find the collection: Here.


I started my card by running the Lily of the Valley Dies through my die cutting machine. I love how all the floral cuts you need to make your lily are included in one die... so one pass through your die cutting machine gives you nine flowers, so easy! Once I had die cut my flowers, leaves and stem I added Distress Oxide Ink to the pieces. I used Mowed Lawn and Spun Sugar. 


Next, I attached a piece of aqua patterned paper (Doodlebug Design) to my card panel to create my background. I then used the Fancy Edged Oval Dies to create my background for my floral clusters. I love how these dies can be layered. I added a little Spun Sugar ink around the edges of the scalloped oval before attaching the two die cuts together. To finish my card I stamped my sentiment with the Spring Quotes Stamp Set. Lastly, I added my floral clusters to finish my card.


Thanks for joining me today and thank you Spellbinders for sending my these beautiful products to use. 

Enjoy your day,



Close To My Heart

National Scrapbooking Day

Giveaway

April 6, 2021

Good Morning Friends! Today I am sharing something a little different. I was sent 5 cardmaking and scrapbooking kits (one of each) for National Scrapbooking Day from Close To My Heart. They will be hosting a celebration on their Facebook Page for two days! You all are invited to join the fun online on April 30- May 1, 2021. You will spend the days completing FIVE amazing creative projects featuring exclusive products, tips & techniques, and of course product giveaways! You can find all of the product information here: National Scrapbooking Day.

I thought it would be fun to Giveaway one of the kits! All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog and or on my Instagram account to be entered. On Thursday, April 8th I will draw a name from all of the comments left on my blog and my Instagram post to receive a kit of their choice. If you comment on both you will be entered twice, you are also welcome to tag other crafty friends on my Instagram post. I will mail out your kit on Friday, April 9 so you receive it in time to participate in all of the fun. 

The first kit is called Party Girl Scrapbooking Workshop. With this kit you will create one single page and three two-page coordinating 12x12 layouts. Don't you just love these stamps? They make amazing scrapbooking pages though I can wait to use them to make cards too!

The next kit is the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Working Kit. With this kit you will make 20 cards, two each of 10 designs. Super fun and sure to make the recipient smile.

Next up is the More Than You'll Every Know Scrapbooking Workshop. With this kit you will be able to create one single page and three two-page coordinating 12x12 layouts. Love these products! I think they will make great masculine pages too.

The next card kit is called Sending You Hugs. You will again create 20 cards with this kit. Such a sweet stamp set and I love this patterned paper.

The last kit just might be my favorite. It's called These Little Piggies Album Workshop. With this kit you will create a 4"x4" album that uses the most adorable little piggy stamp set. 

I've linked each kit up individually though you can also buy all five kits and receive a 30% discount here: National Scrapbooking Day Bundle
I hope you are able to join in the fun! It will be a great way to spend NSD and I can't wait to join in the classes. Don't forget to leave a comment here on my post and also on Instagram for a chance to win a kit of your choice. 
Thanks again Close To My Heart for sending me such an amazing box of supplies!!

Enjoy your day,


Pretty Pink Posh

April 5, 2021

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. It is one of my favorite holidays and definitely one of great importance to me and my family. This past year has been full of challenges, though we still have so much to be thankful for.  I always think of Easter as a time of new life and new beginnings so this year seemed a little extra special to all of us. Many of us in my immediate family have received our Covid vaccines and we felt a little safer and were able to celebrate together. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy too.

Let's get started with today's card... I used a few supplies from Pretty Pink Posh and created a fun shaker card. I started my card by using the Butterfly Background Stencil to create my card panel. I love the detail of this stencil. I played around with it for a bit and actually created two panels. Which do you prefer? I went with the pink, yellow and green but I had a hard time deciding.


Next, I created my shaker. I used the large Scallop Frame Die to create my frame. I attached a piece of acetate behind the frame and added foam strips around the edges for dimension. To fill my shaker I used the Sherbet Clay Confetti Mix. I thought the colors coordinated well with my card panel.

To finish my card I stamped some butterflies and my sentiment with the Mom Set. Lastly, I attached the images to the acetate to finish my card.

Thanks for joining me today. I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,