Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Happy Birthday! Featuring: Honey Bee Stamps

Hello and welcome!

My name is Kelley, and I'm so honored to continue representing Honey Bee Stamps on their Design Team! Today I have a super fun and easy birthday card! I love the modern, rainbow, geometric cards I've been seeing lately.  The versatile Hexagon Solid Stacked Dies made this design simple to accomplish. There are 11 dies in this huge set. I used one of the smaller dies in the set and cut many hexagons out of Bristol card stock.

After die cutting, I pulled out my rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet. I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blenders to add ink onto each hexagon. I didn't have to be too careful in getting a perfect blend or smooth look, because I added sprays and sprinkles of water onto the hexagons. Adding water to Distress Oxide Inks makes the oxide in the formula react with water. That's what gives the hexagons the textured and spotted appearance. I adhered the hexagons to my card base....some laying flat and some raised with foam tape. I trimmed off small pieces that hung off of the card with sharp scissors.

For the greeting, I cut the Happy Buzz Word from black card stock. The Buzz Word Dies sets each have a scripty word that can be used alone, as shown here, or with the 2 coordinating shadow dies. The simple Birthday sentiment is from Paw-Some Sentiments. I love the way the simple, all caps "Birthday" looks with the elegant scripty "Happy". I treated a small strip of black card stock with an anti-static tool, stamped "Birthday" in Versamark Ink, and then added white embossing powder. I set the loose powder with a heat tool until it was good and smooth. The final touch was a few Small Clear Dew Drops!

Below I have attached a super quick video with all the details in making this card! Please stop by and check it out. As always, we appreciate your thumbs up and BEE sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel if you haven't. We have lots of amazing new designers that will be sharing their creations here on the blog, as well as , YouTube and all of our social media sites!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Hop!

Welcome Coffee Hop Friends!

Thanks for visiting! ;)

 I couldn't pass up using the super sweet Doodlebug Design Cream and Sugar line again for a coffee card. This time I made a folded card that holds a gift card! This folded card was super easy. Trim you paper to 4.25 X 11 inches. Holding your paper horizontally, score your paper at 2.5 inches and 5.5 inches. The first score line folded to the inside makes your gift card pocket. The second at 5.5 inches is the center fold. You can use a circle die like I did to create the little open tabbed area for your gift card, or a circle punch works as well.

I used a sweet little heart patterned paper from the Cream and Sugar 6x6 paper pad. I layered this onto craft card stock on the front cover and the gift card pocket. For the inside, I wanted it to stand out a little bit. I used the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fancy Scallop Rectangle Dies to cut the coordinating blue card stock. I cut a simple white layer using the basic Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies. This made the perfect little background for my little Cream and Sugar Sprinkle Stickers to go. I added super simple shadows under the stickers with my Copic Markers. 

The front cover was made with the same coordinating card stock and a few of the Cream and Sugar Stickers. Easy Peasy! I just love this folded design with the little coffee pot and to go coffee peeking out from the other panel! 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday!!

Hello and Welcome, everyone!!

Today, I had some fun playing with the Distress Oxide Inks on black card stock. I used the super cute Die Cuts And More Balloon Stencil and Masks. This stencil has 6 different size and shaped balloons. It also included the balloon strings.

I used Picked Raspberry for the pink shade, Broken China for the blue, and Fossilized Amber for the yellow. I simply laid the balloon where I wanted it and added pigment with my Clarity Stencil Brushes onto the card stock. I overlapped a couple of the colors and it worked perfectly. You can still see the shade underneath...just like a transparent balloon! I love the texture the Distress Oxides give the card stock...It looks like linen.

The greeting is the Kat Scrappiness scripty Happy Birthday die. I cut this 4 times out of white card stock and adhered them together, stacking them to add lots of dimension. The little shine marks on the balloons were created with a quick swipe of Wink of Stella. With a white gel pen, I made the balloon ties and strings.  I then adhered lots and lots of Kat Scrappiness Star Sequins. 

I love the way this one turned out! The Distress Oxides on dark card stock look really cool!

You still have time to win!!!

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You will have a chance to win a prize at each designers blog hop (One of our new stamp sets, winners choice!) and we are giving away three grand prizes right here on the Kat Scrappiness Blog!

All you need to do for your chance to win these great prizes is comment here on our blog and again at each one of our designers blog. You have until June 24th at midnight to enter. Come back June 25th 2017 at noon pst when we will announce all 10 winners!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thanks for lifting me up!!!

Hello there, everyone!!

This poor Blah Bunny looks exactly like I feel these days. With school ending and summer activities starting, I'm worn out!

Pairing the Blah Bunny Stamp Set along with the balloons from Celebration Box Die Set was a great combo. I stamped my poor tired bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic colored her. I used the coordinating Blah Bunny Die set and ran the bunny through my die machine. I cut lots of balloons, included in the Celebration Box Die Set, in fun colors of card stock. For the floor or rug the bunny is laying on, I cut all three of the Hex Background Plates in white card stock. I didn't line them up the way they are originally supposed to. I wanted the layers to look like a fashionable rug under my bunny.

I arranged them the way I wanted and layered them onto some black card stock. I adhered them all to the white panel of card stock and then trimmed a majority of the background away from the panel. I was then able to add the Blah Bunny onto to rug. Next, I arranged all the cut balloons, some of them adhered flat and others popped up with foam tape. I then took a very fine black pen and drew the bows onto the balloons. I used a ruler to draw straight lines from the bottom of the balloons to the bunny. I then added the "strings" and a bow around the bunny's neck. To finish the balloons, I used a white gel pen and added the little shine mark to each and topped them all with a bit of Wink of Stella.

I didn't want a greeting or sentiment to get in the way of my poor bunny on the front, so I added white card stock to the inside and stamped "THANKS FOR LIFTING ME UP!" . The words: thanks, for, and me are from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the Simple Alpha Stamp set to build the words: lifting and up. These coordinating stamp sets make it super easy to build your own greetings! Lastly, I cut and added one more balloon to the inside to tie it all together.

This card is now ready to go to one my friends I can always count on to lend a helping hand and a good laugh!