Friday, May 25, 2018

Happiness is a good...Coffee

Good morning everybody!! I am excited to be sharing my Kat Scrappiness Design Team project that I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which started today and runs through June 1st.

How sweet is this?!?! I wanted to go for a bright colored card because bright vibrant colors make me think Summer, and right about now, after the harsh Winter most of us have had to endure, I can't wait for Summer to get here!


I started off by creating my card base using 110lb. Neenah Solar White Card Stock. This card base is an A2 sized card base, which measures 4-1/4"W x 5-1/2"H. The patterned paper I chose to use if from the Cream and Sugar 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Design Inc. I cut both pieces of the chosen paper down to measure, 4-1/8"W x 5-3/8"H.


I then chose to use the Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border Dies by Kat Scrappiness to die cut one sheet of my patterned paper.


I used the Layered Coffee Cup Die by Kat Scrappiness to created my Coffee Cup. The cup was created using French Vanilla Bazzill Card Stock and the cup lid was created using Avalanche Bazzill Card Stock. The coffee cup sleeve was created using more patterned paper from the Cream and Sugar 6x6 Paper Pad from Doodlebug Design Inc.


I knew that I somehow wanted to create and incorporate a shaker element into my coffee cup. Because I was going with somewhat of a heart theme as well, I decided to use my Hearts Custom Craft Dies by Lawn Fawn to achieve that desired look. I die cut three different sized hearts out of the coffee sleeve and adhered a piece of acetate behind it.


Once my acetate was adhered and dried, I then added thin strips of foam tape as I wanted my shaker element to be elevated and "pop" from the card.  I used a combination of both the Chocolate Truffle and Caramel Latte Sequin Mixes from Kat Scrappiness as my shaker elements. These sequin mixes are absolutely perfect for any coffee themed or even chocolate themed projects you may want to create.


Once my Coffee Cup Shaker was complete, it was time to assemble and complete my card. I layered and adhered my patterned papers onto my card base. I stamped part of my sentiment, "happiness is a good..." on the top half of my card using one of the stamps from the Espresso Yourself Clear Stamp Set by Sugar Pea Designs. For the second half of my card sentiment, I die cut the word "coffee" using the "Got Coffee?" Die by Kat Scrappiness and adhered it onto the bottom half of my card.  I then adhered one of the smallest hearts that was die cut from the coffee sleeve when creating my shaker to the bottom right corner of my coffee cup to complete the card.

I hope that you have enjoyed my quick tutorial on how I created this coffee themed card for you today. Most of the products used can be found in the Kat Scrappiness Shop and I have linked them below in the Supplies List for easy access.  Please remember to use Coupon Code: ILOVECOFFEE at checkout to receive 10% off of your order. This coupon code will be good till June 1st.

Please remember that if you Hop along with us and leave your comments and feedback, you will be eligible to win the following from Kat Scrappiness:

Two (2) Giveaway Prizes: $25.00 Gift Card to the Kat Scrappiness Shop

&

A Flash Prize: One winner will receive the Layered Coffee Cup Die as well as the "Got Coffee?" Die by Kat Scrappiness


Supplies & Materials List

110lb. Neenah Solar White Card Stock

65lb. Bazzill Card Stock - French Vanilla & Avalanche

Doodlebug Design Inc. - Cream & Sugar 6x6 Paper Pad









Thank you again for stopping by and hopping along with Kat Scrappiness and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I hope to see you all again soon and hope that you all have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!























Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Card Inspiration for the KaDoodle Bug Designs Easter Challenge

Good morning crafty friends! Today I am excited to stop in and share two Easter cards that I have created as inspiration for the Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Challenge going on now through April 1st over at KaDoodle Bug Designs. Feel free to stop by and check out all of the details here.


For my two cards, I have used the Eggie Buddies Easter Chick file and the Oh for Peeps Sake! file.


I started off by uploading these two files to my Cricut Design Space, re-sizing each and then cutting out all the pieces with my Cricut Explore Air 2.  Each piece was then inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and all was adhered together using Art Glitter Glue.

On the "Oh for Peeps Sake!" card, I used ReCollections Glitter on the letters to make "Peeps" stand out and add a little interest.  On the "Happy Easter" card I added some bling to one of the eggs using Hero Arts - Hero Hues self-adhesive gems. I also stamped my Happy Easter sentiment onto one of the eggs using Lawn Fawn's "Some Bunny" Stamp Set.

As for the base of my cards, I used 110lb. ReCollections White card stock. My card mats were created using Lawn Fawn's "Gotta Have Gingham" 6x6 petite paper pad and each were die cut using the "Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Die" from Kat Scrappiness.

To finally finish off these cards, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops for added interest and a bit of dimension.

Below is a complete list of supplies and materials (some with links to products) that I have used in the creation of these cards:



Bazzill Card Stock

ReCollections 110lb. White Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Abandoned Coral, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk Inks: Shimmer Shades


Sakura Pigma Micron Black Pen 01

ReCollections Fine Glitter: Shimmer Coral, Shimmer Blue, Shimmer Yellow, Shimmer Green, Shimmer Purple






Hero Arts - Hero Hues Self-Adhesive Clear Gemstones


I hope that I have helped to inspire you and hope that you will join in on the Easter Challenge over at the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page.
Thank you for stopping by and as always...
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You Color My World.....

Hello everybody! It’s Jana and I am super excited to be posting and sharing my first project as a Design Team Member for the Kat Scrappiness Blog. Today’s post features the Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set which has just been released for March. This is an amazing stamp set and can be used in so many different ways. This set comes with a total of 18 stamps which include: 11 sentiments, 2 paint splatters and 5 brush strokes all varying in size.

To begin, I first die cut a piece of the Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Water Color Cardstock using the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangle Dies. I used the largest die in the set, which fits perfectly on an A2 sized card. I decided that for this particular card I wanted to use only the paint splatters from the stamp set. I randomly stamped multiple paint splatters all over the cardstock using Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink Pads by Tim Holtz.
I then cut a strip of card stock measuring approximately 5″ wide by 3/4″ high. Using the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform, together with the Versamark Clear Embossing Ink Pad and White Hero Arts Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the “you color my world” sentiment for my card.

I adhered the card mat to the card base using 1/4″ Scor-Tape. I then applied a strip of Foam Mounting Tape to the back of the sentiment as I wanted it to pop up and stand out and adhered it to the front of my card mat.
I adhered a few of the small Sparkling Clear Droplets from the Kat Scrappiness Sampler Pack using Ranger Multi Medium Matte to add some interest and finish off the card.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and it has helped to inspire you.  All products used in the project are listed below and can be found at the Kat Scrappiness Store. Remember to use the Code: JANA10 to receive 10% off of your order.
Supplies Used:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello there my crafty friends! Today I am stopping in to share a card that I created for this weeks new tic-tac-toe challenge over at KaDoodle Bug Designs


It is a Birthday tic-tac-toe challenge and all of the details on how to enter can be found on the pinned post here.


I used the Polka Dots, Cake, & Sentiment line to create my card. This is a standard A2 sized card. My card base is 110lb white ReCollections cardstock. The pink patterned card mat is from the Doodlebug Design Inc. Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 paper pad and the larger polka dot strip is from the Doodlebug Design Inc. Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad.  I added some twine that I had in my stash, along the polka dot strip to add some interest.

For my paper piecing, I used the adorable "Birthday Slushy" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I uploaded the file into my Cricut Design Space, resized and cut each piece using my Cricut Explore Air 2.  I inked up all of the pieces using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and adhered all pieces together using Art Glitter glue. To finish this cutie off, I added some Stickles to areas of his birthday hat and some Glossy Accents to the sprinkles or candy drops on the cake.

I kept my sentiment straight to the point, and used a "happy birthday" stamp from the Kat Scrappiness Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set.

Below is a list of supplies and products I used to create this sweet birthday card:


110lb. White ReCollections Cardstock

Bazzill Cardstock

Doodlebug Design Inc. - Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Paper Pad

Doodlebug Designs Inc. - Fairy Tales 6x6 Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Weathered Wood, Shaded Lilac

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Signo Uni-ball Broad White Gel Pen

Stickles

Glossy Accents

Kat Scrappiness: Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad

Twine

I hope that you have enjoyed today's creation and will come back and visit again real soon!
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hogs & Kisses Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Today I am excited to stop in and share a scrapbook layout I created using one of the newer files from KaDoodle Bug Designs, Cutie KaToodles - Hogs & Kisses.  Another perfect file to create some super cute Valentine's crafts....


How super cute are these chocolate lovin' piggies?!?!


All of the paper piecings were cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and are made using Bazzill Cardstock. They were all inked and chalked and white gel pen and Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to complete each piece.


I wanted the "foil look" for the candy wrapper, so I used cardstock from the DCWV Crisp Luxury Paper Pad.  The photo mats were created using Bazzill Cardstock and embossed cardstock from the ReCollections Valentine's 5 x 7 paper pad.  Each photo mat was die cut using dies from Kat Scrappiness.


Below is a list of products and supplies I used to create this sweet layout:




DCWV Crisp Luxury Cardstock Paper Pad

ReCollections Valentine's Day 12 x 12 Paper Pad

ReCollections Valentine's Day 5 x 7 Embossed Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen



I am super happy with how this turned out and I hope that you like it as well.  Thank you for stopping in to visit today and I hope you will come back soon for some more crafty inspiration and ideas.  Have a Fabulously Crafty Day my friends!!!






Saturday, February 3, 2018

Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise

Good morning my crafty friends& Happy Saturday!!! I am so glad that the weekend is finally here!! As we get closer to Valentine's Day, I have been busy creating in my craft room. Today I wanted to stop in and share what I am calling a "Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise".....


What could it be ???  Hmmmm...
Let's take the box top off and see...


Tada!!!  How super cute is that ?!?! A perfect Valentine's treat for that someone special. Of course it doesn't have to be for Valentine's Day, you could create this for any special occasion or give to somebody just because.  I am a "Coffee-fanatic", so personally, I would LOVE a gift like this anytime of the year.

KaDoodle Bug Designs has been coming out with some super adorable cutting files and when I saw these two new files, I knew I had to create something with them.  

This adorable coffee pot cutie and title, "You make mornings Brew-tiful" are both from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Valentine Brewing Cutie file.

The coffee cup cutie and title, "Where You Bean all My Life?", are both from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptatic Cuties - Valentine Coffee Cutie file.



Below is a list of products and supplies used to create this Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise gift:




Bazzill Cardstock

ReCollections Cardstock

Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Ground Espresso

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Uni-Posca White Paint Pen

Pigma Micron Black Pen (02)

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Sequins (pulled from my stash)

I hope that you enjoyed my Valentine's Day creation for today and I have helped inspire you to create some of your own.  Thank you for visiting and as always,
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Love You Bunches 12x12 Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Today I am stopping in with a super cute scrapbook layout I created using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Love You Bunches file.  This file is perfect for Valentine's Day crafts or anything you want to add a little bit more love too.


Are these monkeys not the cutest!?!? I adore how one is peeking out from behind the other.....Too Cute!!!!


This KaDoodle Bug file comes complete with the monkeys, title and hearts.  All of my paper piecings are made using Bazzill Cardstock.  I also used Sei - Velvet Paper for "Bunches" in my title, two of the hearts and parts of the monkeys bow.  All of my pieces were cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.


My scrapbook layout base page and photo mats are patterned papers from the ReCollections Valentine's Day Paper Pad.  I also used one of the cut a parts from the stack to create a small journal area.  I used the largest of the Lawn Fawn's Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies to cut my photo and journal mats.

Below is a list of the supplies and materials used to complete this Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout:


Bazzill Cardstock

Sei - Blaze Velvet Paper

ReCollections Valentine's Day Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Salty Ocean, Festive Berries, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Pigma Micron 01 Black Pen

Posca White Paint Pen

Art Glitter Glue

Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies

I hope that you enjoyed today's project and will return again soon for more inspiration and ideas.  Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!