PaperTemptress FB Challenge for November-No Green and Red




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Today I’ll be sharing this card for PaperTemptress’s FB Challenge for November, sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  Ill leave the link for this image in the descriptions below, if you’d like to check it out.  Be sure to check out the PaperTemptress’s FB page and participate in this challenge for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  Each month will have a different theme and the theme for November is No Green and Red colors.  I printed the Cardinal (digital) image, onto some watercolor paper and colored it in using a Blender pen.  I personally love this technique, because you can use your Dye ink pads as watercolor medium.  You can also use them with watercolor pencils and markers.  I colored the Cardinal in a burgundy color, since we can’t use the color red.  I also used the Neenah Natural Linen card stocks from Papertemptress.  This has a fantastic texture and I really wanted to showcase the texture on this card stock using some Brusho’s.  Even though this card stock is not a watercolor paper, it was able to hole up to a lot of water.  Pretty cool!!  Love them ❤  Check out the video, to see the Brushos on the Linen card stock.  I’ll leave the links to both the Papertempress’s FB page as well as The Stamping Boutique.  I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and check out the Papertemptres’s Blog for all the Fabulous Designers inspirations. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll catch you next time.  Thanks again 🙂

Easy Halloween Post It Note Holder-Gerda Steiner Designs





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Today I’m sharing this Simple Halloween Post it Note holder for gift giving.  I’ve made these for my daughters Teachers and office staff members.  I’ve made these before in the past and I love this design because it’s a simple design.  I can mass produce them easily, and i love that.  The stamp sets I used are from Gerda Steiner Designs, Monster party and Peeking pumpkin kitten.  Super cute!!  I can’t get enough of the Monster party, super adorable.  I love the versatility of Gerda’s stamps, you can mix and match to meet your needs.  I’ve also used the ribbons from Papertempress, both the Pull Bow ribbon and the sheer multi-color ribbons.  The Pull bow ribbon is Fantastic, because all you need to do is pull and you’ll get this pretty bow.  I’m not the best when it comes to making bows, so this is really convenient.  I colored the Monster using some Faber-Castell Metallic colored Ecopencils because these pencils are shimmery, yet opaque enough to color on top of the Orange Post it Notes.  It glides on the paper and the shimmer is Excellent, just the right amount.  I hope you like this video and please like, subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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How to Make a Shaker Card Using Ziplock Bags-Gerda Steiner Designs






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Today I wanted to share another way to make a flat shaker card, just like how people are using the Fuse tool.  If you don’t have a Fuse tool, you can try this method.  I decided to use a Ziplock bag instead of the fuse.  It’s still Flat, which I like very much.  It’s easy to mail, when the card is flat.  That’s the reason why I like making flat shakers.  I mail out a lot of Holiday cards, so this is simple enough to mass produce if you wanted to, which I plan to.  I’m using the Gerda Steiner Designs, Peeking Friends stamp set.  This stamp set is perfect, for shaker cards or tucking them behind an object, behind a window…There’s so many possibilities with this stamp set.  I know i’ll be using this set a lot this holiday season.  All the card stocks I used on this card, can be four at PaperTempress and I’ll leave the links below for all the supplies I used on this card.  I hope you like this card and it gave you some ideas on making your own, easy shaker cards.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please like, comment and subscribe.  Thanks again!

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Creating A Simple Scene using PaperTemptress Card Stocks




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Today I’m making a Simple Scene using only Card stock from PaperTemptress and Gerda Steiner Designs Stamps.  When I normally make scenery, I tend to use distress inks to create the scene, but today, I’ll be using the card stocks instead. The Stamp sets I’ll be using are Happy Fall and Monster Party.  I’m using the Cordovan Leather as my frame, I cut it using the MFT’s Horizontal Stitched strips die.  It created 2 panels which I’ll be using to make my scene.  I’m using the Blue Parchment Card stock as my sky, it matches perfectly for the sky because of the color and the texture of it.  I stamped out the small squirrel and colored him using my Copic markers, on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also cut out a sun and some clouds using one of the Lawn fawn dies.  The texture on the paper I used for the sun is amazing, it almost feels like fabric. It’s the Crepe paper and it comes in multiple colors, to meet your needs.  I stamped out my kites on the sky I created and paper pieced them.  I also embossed the sentiment on the Cordovan Leather card stock.  I have a tutorial above for the step by step, on how I made this card.  I hope you enjoyed this card and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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WINNERS For the Giveaway!

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Today I’m announcing the Winners for the Giveaway. I want to thank each and everyone of you that participated and left all the wonderful comments. I appreciate all the support you guys have given me and I thank you so much for that. I will be doing more random giveaways and things, so please stay tuned 🙂
I’ve already sent out an email and/or message to the winners. If your name was chosen, please email me back with your information. I already received information from 2 people and I’m just waiting for the 3rd person. Thank you so much and please continue to support me and my channel 🙂 Congratulations to all the Winners!! Thanks again

Winter Alpaca: Craft Corner with Esther C

Stitched Die: Busymom

Paper Sampler from PaperTemptress: Crafty Come Lately

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CAS Card Using PaperTemptress’s Card stock




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Today I have another CAS (Clean and Simple) card for you using PaperTemptress card stocks. I have this image that I colored using the Heavenly White 120#, which I have a tutorial for. I’ll leave the link below if you want to check it out. I mentioned before that this card stock does not bleed though the back, so it’s perfect for those one layered cards, using your alcohol markers.  I kept this card pretty simple, because I wanted to use the Pink Ice Parchment paper.   I didn’t want to cover up too much of the card stock, since it has this unique design and color to it.  I back it with the Hot fudge card stock, I love the pink and the fudge.  I’m also using the Ski blue stripe vellum to emboss my sentiment.  I thought the light blue matched perfectly with this color combination.  I stamped the sentiment out with versa fine onyx, so I can emboss it using my clear embossing powder.  This vellum has a great weight to it, so it didn’t even warp as I was heating up the sentiment.  I added some details with some sequins, black belly roll pen and my Signo white gel pen.  Pretty simple but I really liked how it turned out.  I hope you enjoyed this card and there’s still a GIVEAWAY going on right now, so scroll down to check that out.  I may be choosing 1 additional winner, since Patricia from PaperTemptress was generous enough to donate 2 paper packs.  Yay!!  More the prize the better, right?  So don’t forget to subscribe to me Youtube channel and leave me a comment to be entered in the drawing 🙂  Check out the PaperTemptress’s Blog to see all the Design team’s inspirations.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll catch you next time 🙂

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2 Cards Using Gerda Steiner Designs and Papertemptress Card stock






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Today I have 2 cards for you, using the new Hippo in Disguise stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I absolutely adore this Hippo, he’s super cute.  I colored him in many different mediums, which I show in the video.  I wasn’t planning on making 2 cards but it just came together.  The first one is colored with Copic markers on Cryogen White card stock from PaperTemptress.  I’ve used this card stock before, showing how nicely the marker blends.  If feels like the marker glides on top of the paper, making blending really easy.  It also has a slight shimmer, which is nice also.  If you have a hard time blending with Copic markers, you should definitely try these out.  It makes blending a whole lot easier.

This stamp set is really awesome because you can dress up the Hippo in different ways, which I think it’s super fun.  He can be a Super Hippo or a Vampire Hippo.  I’ve made both and I colored using Spectrum markers, Prismacolor pencils, Watercolor…I wanted to show you different options for coloring incase you didn’t have Copic markers.

The card stock I placed behind the Hippos are Eggplant Feltweave and Lambwood Feltweave.  These card stocks are very heavy weight and has a really nice texture to it.  I love these colors too, they go great together.  I’m also using the 110lb Neenah card stock as my base.  You can find them at Papertemptress, as well as Tupelo Designs LLC.  I recently got some more in bulk, because I ran out.  I enjoy using this Heavy weight card stock.

The second card was watercolored, using my Akashiya watercolor markers.  I really love how this turned out.  I found this panel, which was made from Brusho’s when I was playing with them the other day and it seemed like the perfect background for the Watercolored hippo.   I don’t show the watercoloring portion but let me know if you guys like to see me use the Akashiya markers again.  I hope you liked these cards and let me know in the comment, which one you like better.  All the supplies I used will be listed below if you were interested in any of the items.  Thank you so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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