Saturday, September 23, 2017

Snowflake Gift Card Holder - Frantic Stamper

I hope you are ready for another card using the Frantic Stamper September release!  This release is jam packed with awesome products that will get your Christmas gears turning.  I have a ton of cards to share before the month is over so I better get going!  It's time for gift giving and I had a blast with this gift card holder.

I created this gift card holder by cutting a piece of kraft card stock into a 4" x 7.75" rectangle and then scoring at the 2" and 5" lines on my ScorPal to make a trifold holder.  I used the Gift Card Edge Holder Die (FRA-DIE-10302) on the inside to hold my gift card and then added patterned paper, a Luchon Snowflake Die (FRA-DIE-10317) cut in black, a kraft circles, and then my sentiment cut from gold with the Gift Card Edge Holder Die words.  I didn't have a gift card on hand so I used my Pizza Ranch Rewards card to show you just how well it all comes together.  Here's a look at the inside:

Another looks at the front:
Thanks so much for checking out my card and I can't wait to share more of what I created with this awesome September release from Frantic Stamper.  See you soon!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CTS #240

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful day and are ready to play along with us over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I think you'll love the sketch and all the different ways the design team thought to use it.  I hope you'll enjoy my take and then come join us with a creation of your own.  We'd love to see it!

Here's what I created:


The inspiration for the card was agates!  This is a great way to use scraps you may have laying around your craft desk.  We have spent a few summers in Michigan and my father, the rock hound that he, spent his time walking along the beaches searching for agates.  Here's a peek at the inside that inspired me:


Once I had my inspiration, I had to find just the right way to get these wavy patterns onto my card.  I decided that the Lil' Inker Designs Deco Edge Border Dies was just right for giving me the look I wanted.  I started cutting various papers, some solid and some with a watercolor pattern.  I layered these on my first corner and trimmed off the overhang before starting on the second.  When I got my layers on, I was super excited because the Deco Edge Border Dies gave me just the look I was going for!  I finished it off with a sentiment from Modern Mandala Stamps.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed how my crazy mind works today.  Have a great day and I'll see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stained Glass Poinsettia - Frantic Stamper

I hope you are ready for another card using the Frantic Stamper September release!  This release is jam packed with awesome products that will get your Christmas gears turning.  I have a ton of cards to share before the month and this is one of my favorites!  I just love the sparkle and bling of the season and I totally tried to show it off with this card.
I couldn't wait to use the awesome Gingham Background Stamp (FRA-CLG-B025) to create this tone on tone look for my black card base.  Next, I cut three Poinsettia Stained-glass Squares (FRA-DIE-10313) to layer after adding color to each.  First, I lined the lowest layer with silver paper hoping to get a reflective look through my other layers.  The next cut is lined with green vellum only attached where the leaves are and the top layer has red vellum attached where the flowers are.  After, I added color to each layer, I stacked the three layers and attached them to my card.  I added some textured glitter dots for the centers and a sentiment using a strip of white that I rounded at the two bottom corners.  Here's a closer look:
Thanks so much for checking out my card and I can't wait to share more of what I created with this awesome September release from Frantic Stamper.  See you soon!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Snowflake Nativity - Frantic Stamper

I hope you are ready for another card using the Frantic Stamper September release!  This release is jam packed with awesome products that will get your Christmas gears turning.  I have a ton of cards to share before the month is over so I better get going!  I just love the sparkle and bling of the season and I totally tried to show it off with this card.


My card today sort of came about by accident.  I was cutting the nativity pieces in different colors and patterns to get some inspiration and some fell on a gold Luchon Snowflake (FRA-DIE-10317)I had laying on my desk.  I liked how it looked so much, I started layering.  I started by having all of the Nativity Silhouettes (FRA-DIE-10312) cut from the white wood grain paper but then thought baby Jesus needed a little more shine to stand out so I cut him again from gold glitter.  Next, I searched for the perfect background paper and I knew this was just right with the falling snow over the wood grain.  I placed a strip of wood veneer paper in cherry across the bottom to anchor everything and then a piece of baker's twine to keep with the rustic but modern look.  With all my die cuts in place, I added a sentiment created with letter stickers.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card and I can't wait to share more of what I created with this awesome September release from Frantic Stamper.  See you soon!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #239

Hi, everyone!!  How's your week going?  Things are ramping up here again.  School is in full swing, cross country, gymnastics, confirmation, drum lessons, bowling...you name it, we are running to it.  The crazy thing is, I feel more sane when the school year starts then when we can supposedly just chill in the summer.  The school year is predictable for me and the summer always gets busier than I expect it to be.  Crazy how that works.  I hope you are all settling into a routine and having a great week!

This week's sketch was a fun one.  It was really fun to work with some layers and I just love everything the team created.  Here's my card:


I had fun combining some scraps of papers I had on my desk with this awesome bear from WPlus9's Friends For All Seasons: Fall set.  I just love coloring this cute guy in with copics and those balloosn are just so adorable!  A simple piece of vellum with my sentiment stamped on it finishes this simple card off.  Here's another view:



I hope you liked me card and will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch!  We'd love to have you!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Hop Day #3


Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Amy's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My cards today are a bit spooky!!  This card uses the Quilted Stitched Harlequin Die and the You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set.


I started this card by playing the with letters in the You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set.  I stamped some in various colors and ended up loving how sharp they looked in black.  So, I found some patterned paper that would help make the black pop and still screamed Halloween!  These polka dots were perfect.  I added a bit of glitter tape and another patterned paper cut with the Stitched Chevron Border Die.  I stamped the rest of my sentiment from You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set on a green dot and trimmed it out to pop up on my card with a few enamel dots.  I decided this would look awesome layered on a black card base with some texture from the Quilted Stitched Harlequin Die.  Here's a closer look:


Next up, a card featuring Ghost Shaker Dies and FaBooLous Stamps.


I made this ghostly card by cutting various ghosts from my Halloween cat paper using the Ghost Shaker Dies.  Then, I added a layer of vellum to the back to give them a ghostly look and to have a spot to stamp my sentiment and eyes from FaBooLous Stamps.  I lined the ghosts with various coordinating papers to allow the patterns to peek through their ghostly bodies but left one open to make a shaker.  I filled my shaker ghost with sequins and added the ghosts to a striped card base.  Here's a spooky close up:


If you love Lil' Inker Designs, you are in luck!  Laura is having a sale to celebrate our 5,000 Instagram followers!  The sale will run from Sept 11th - Sept 13th and you can save 10% on all orders the only exception is this brand new September release.  So, find some fun products you've been waiting for and use code 5KFRIENDS to save a little!


So much going on this month!  You also don't want to forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-stitched-harlequin-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/youve-been-booed-stamps-and-dies-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/ghost-shaker-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/faboolous-stamps/#_a_clarson

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Hop Day #2


It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  Hopefully, you checked out all of Amy's amazing creations before hopping here.  If not of it you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

My first card uses the totally adorable turkey in the Eat Pie Stamps, the Eat Pie Dies, and the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.


I went super simple with this card and I'm super happy I did.  I started with a white card base and stamped my Turkey from the Eat Pie Stamps on the front.  I just love the way you can color his tail feathers!  Next, I stamped some of the cute little extras in the Eat Pie Stamps and cut them out with the Eat Pie Dies to layer around my card.  Next I started my sentiment with the amazingly fun Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.  I stamped my thanks and cut it out and then positioned the rest of my sentiment on the card front.  I popped up the thanks and some of the other elements with some foam tape and that was all.  I think it's super fun!  Here's a closer look:


My final card for the day uses the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set again paired with the
Modern Mandala Stamps from last release.


To create this card, I started with a white paper and masked a rectangle before stamping the Modern Mandala Stamps around the corner of the paper.  Then I lined the rectangle using a pen and ruler to make a box for my sentiment.  I stamped my snarky part in place before stamping and cutting my thanks with the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.  I layered this on coordinating card stocks letting them peek out at the corner.  Super simple and here's another look:


If you love Lil' Inker Designs, you are in luck!  Laura is having a sale to celebrate our 5,000 Instagram followers!  The sale will run from Sept 11th - Sept 13th and you can save 10% on all orders the only exception is this brand new September release.  So, find some fun products you've been waiting for and use code 5KFRIENDS to save a little!


So much going on this month!  You also don't want to forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/eat-pie-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/eat-pie-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/snarky-shadow-thanks-stamps-and-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/modern-mandala-stamps/#_a_clarson