Hello Friend Card

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Now that I have been enjoying some of my “stay at home time” doing some crafts, I got to play with a Spellbinders die set that I like a lot and it is called Botanical House, so I created this card:

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It seems like it was a lot of work but it really wasn’t at all. It was like playing with a little puzzle.

I began by die cutting the house using four different colors of cardstock and Whip Cream. I used a piece of a dryer sheet under the cardtstock to help keep all the pieces in their place after die cutting them. It also helps to obtain a clean cut.

Then, I adhered the Whip Cream house over a piece of a FSJ White Liner Sheet. I trimmed around the house and then I adhered all the pieces to fill in the house. No particular order for the colors or pattern, I just had fun mixing the colors.

After that, I placed the card over a Whip Cream panel. Next, I used a a die and stamp set called Hello Expressions to make the sentiment.

I complemented with a couple of leaves, a tiny flower and a white gem. Finally, I adhered the panel over a folded card with foam squares. This card was fun to make, but I couldn’t expect less since this Botanical House is so pretty and fun to play with!

I saw it on Spellbinders / FSJ

Shapeabilities Botanical House Etched Dies

White Liner Sheets | Whip Cream Cardstock | Bubble Gum Cardstock | Watermelon Fusion Cardstock | Blue Lagoon Cardstock | Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink

Here it is a shaker card that I made not long ago using the same die:

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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You Got This

Hello friends! It has been a long quarantine here in Illinois but my crafts and my coffee keep me strong 🙂 So, today I have a quick post just to share a card that I made using Fun Stampers Journey products. The set that my card showcases is called Coffee Helps (and sure it does), take a look:

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I began by creating the background of the card which is a fun easy way to use Liquid Colors and I made a quick video of how to do it, check it out:

Then, adhered the background over a folded card. I stamped the coffee cups onto different colors of cardstock and die cut them with their matching dies. Notice that I stamped the heart of the light blue cup on the other two colors too. I adhered the cups over the card with foam squares, and I also stamped the sentiment. I fussy cut the two extra hearts and adhered them over the other two cups, then I colored them with Candy Apple Liquid Color. Finally, I simply added Journey Glaze details, which always make your cards stand out 😉 .

Coffee Helps Stamp Set | Coffee Helps Die Set | Banana Cream Liquid Color |Candy Apple Liquid Color | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Journey Glaze | Banana Cream Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Haystack Cardstock | Chambray Shirt Cardstock |Snow Queen Story-Time Paint Pens |

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Hello Card

Hey there! Days are flying by, but one of the things that I like to do everyday, no matter what, is to dedicate an hour or so to do my crafts. I have been organizing, doing scrapbooking, and of course my cards. Another thing that I have been trying to do is to order some craft supplies from some of my favorite stores including local stores. I really wouldn’t like to see any craft store closing their doors forever, so I am trying to help a little bit.

Anyway, here I am sharing a card that I create with some cool products from Hero Arts. I am including a quick recipe and a list of supplies too. Check it out:

My card showcases a pretty set called Hello Toucan. This set includes cute toucan images that are perfect to color. Coloring can be a good stress reliever. So nowadays it has been good for me to keep my color pencils and markers handy all the time 😉 This time, I chose my color pencils to color the cool toucan, flowers and leaves. The rest, two green tones of cardstock, a sentiment, enamel dot and glaze details.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Quick Card Recipe:

  1. Create a folded card from Pesto color cardstock.
  2. Use the Leaves & Vines Fancy Die and a Palm color cardstock rectangle (3″ x 5.5) to create a partial background. Adhere to card with craft glue.
  3. Die cut a rectangle from Dove White cardstock. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Adhere over card front with foam tape.
  4. Stamp images with black ink over Dove White cardstock. Color with color pencils. Die cut with their matching dies. Arrange and adhere over card.
  5. Apply glaze details, enamel dots and a wiggle eye.

Hero Arts products: Hello Toucan | Hello Toucan Frame Cuts | Leaves & Vines Fancy Die |Nesting Rectangles Infinity Dies | Hero Hues Premiun Cardstock Pesto |Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Palm | Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove White |Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |Intense Black Ink

Other Supplies: Color Burst Pure Color Pencils | Journey Glaze |Journey Craft Glue |Wiggle Eyes |

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Hang In There + Spring Cleaning Warehouse Sale

Hello there! I know these past last weeks have been hard for everyone because, spending a lot of time at home can be challenging. In my case, besides doing some organizing and cleaning in home I have also been taking advantage of the extra time making some cards. So, today I am sharing a simple card that I created using one super cute stamp set called: Don’t Hurry, take a look:

I began by creating the subtle background using a Dauber Dowel Small and Lovely Blue Liquid Color. I wet the dauber with the liquid color and applied it from center towards the edges in a circular motion. I achieved a pretty ombré effect. Then, while the panel was drying, I colored the sloth and branch using my Color Burst Pure Color Pencils. One of the things that I like to do when I am using my color pencils, is to moisten the tip of a Color Burst Blender stick with a product called Gamsol. This product helps to get rid off a little bit of the texture that color pencils leave on paper and it also helps to blend the different tones of colors that you are using.

For the sentiment I used a set called Solid-Bet Stamp Set and its Matching Die Set (Outline Bet Die Set). These two products are currently ON SALE at a great price. For this card I stamped the word “hang” and I used part of a sentiment included in the stamp set. I arranged all the elements over the background and I adhered the panel over a folded card. To finish up this card I adhered some small heart stickers.

Please feel free to click on any of the links below to see more details about the products that I used to create my card:

Don’t Hurry Stamp Set | Solid-Bet Stamp Set| Outline Bet Die Set |Liquid Colors | Color Burst Blender | Color Burst Pure Color Pencils | Dauber Dowel Small |

Additionally, I want to share that at Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey currently are having a fabulous sale:

The deals are awesome with lots of fantastic products that you might want to have in your stash, like dies, stamp sets, embellishments and tools. So today I am also sharing some cards that I created in the past with a few of the stamp sets and products on sale:

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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FSJ Stamp of the Month: Bold Beautiful

Hello friends! I am starting this month with a project I created with the new Stamp of the Month: Bold Beautiful. This set features pretty foliage stamps along with a large sentiment and a frame. All of these images are just perfect to layer them up, or combine them in so many ways to create beautiful projects.

To create this card, I stamped some of the images with two different ink colors (Watermelon Fusion and Kiwi Slice) and then, I fussy-cut them with my Detail Pro Shears. I also stamped the sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Watermelon Fusion ink after that I die cut it into a rectangular frame (Special Tags Die Set).

I adhered a couple of matching colored cardstock strips and a Whip Cream panel, and I affixed it over a folded card. After that, I adhered the sentiment with foam squares onto the card, and I arranged the foliage/flowers images to create a pretty bouquet. Finally, I adhered some Pink World Journey Sequins to finish up this card. As you can see, no matter what technique you choose with this wonderful set, your projects will always look very pretty.

Supplies: Bold Beautiful | Special Tags Die Set | Pink World Journey Sequins | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads| FSJ 8″x11″ Cardstock | Detail Pro Shears |

Be sure to find a lot more wonderful inspiration and details about the April SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Spellbinders Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has just been released and it will be available as of TODAY March 2nd at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. For this month, Hero will start shipping the kits and add-ons on March 16 due to some supplier delays. We all know you are excited to get your kit and Hero will work to ship earlier if possible. Thank you for your wonderful patronage and patience. Please remember that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  

The theme for March features a wonderful color layering set that comes with dies and other great products perfect to create amazing projects for Spring with an oriental touch, take a look:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 5 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies, 5 Ink Cubes (Green Hills, Field Greens, Dusty Blue, Rose Madder, Cotton Candy), 6 5.5″x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (2 each of Peony, Kiwi and Mist),  Pink Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz. The value of this kit is $70, but it can be yours for only $34.99… so this is really a good deal!

This month, there also some phenomenal add-ons products, and I had the chance to create with some of them. My first card features Dreams Will Blossom Stamp set and its Frame Cuts:

The set includes a couple of flower bouquets and some sentiments. I stamped one of the flowers stamps over white cardstock, and I added some color details with markers. This stamp is so pretty that it doesn’t really need much color to look lovely! I complemented the image with a sentiment that I white-embossed over a black cardstock strip. I placed both of them over a double layer of rectangles.

Then, I created the background using a stencil called Leaf Pattern (this stencil came along with the June MMH kit). I used it to embossed a dark pink cardstock panel, and after that I adhered it over a black folded card. I adhered the focal point layers over the card, and I embellished it with yellow enamel dots.

HA Supplies Card#1: Dreams Will Blossom | Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts | Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |

My second card shows a cute and fun set called Kittens in Kimonos.

I began by creating the stamped background. Using the Parasol Bold Prints stamp with red ink over a red cardstock panel, I created a subtle image. I added the panel over a black folded card.

After that, I stamped two of the kittens over white cardstock and colored them with markers. I die cut them with their matching frame cuts. Then, I white-embossed a sentiment over a black cardstock strip. To finish up the card I arranged the stamped element over the card and I complement them with a white circle shape, decorative tape and some enamel dots. Simple yet fun!

HA Supplies Card#2: Kittens in Kimonos | Kittens in Kimonos Frame Cuts | Parasol Patterns Bold Prints | Aquas Hero Hues Enamel Dots

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 8th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

Hero Arts
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Caly Person
Channin Pelletier
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Yana Smakula
Daniel West
Jennifer McGuire
Nichol Spohr
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Julee Tilman
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Amy Kolling
Maria Willis
Seeka

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Other Supplies: Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles |Journey Glaze |

FSJ Stamp of the Month is here: Sentiment Stacks

Hello March, and hello the new FSJ Stamp of the Month: Sentiment Stacks! I have always thought that you can never have too many sentiment stamp sets in your stash, so let me tell you that, Sentiments Stacks can be a great addition to your stamp collection. The stamp set comes with six larger stamps that can be complemented with smaller words to create a perfect mix and match sentiments!

So this time I created two cards, showcasing some of the sentiments included in the set. Here is my card #1:

To create this card I white-embossed the “birthday’ sentiment over Huckleberry Fusion cardstock strip, and I complemented with the words “oops, I missed your” on top of it. I also used a frog from the Stick Around stamp, which I stamped over a piece of printed paper and die cut with its matching die.

The background was created with a small dauber dowel, clear pigment ink and whip cream embossing powder. I included a Whip Cream circle shape and a Citrus Cooler border to complement the focal point. I embellished the card with some Rainbow drops and on the inside of the card I stamped the word “sorry”.

Card #1 Supplies: Sentiment Stacks | Stick Around Stamp Set | Stick Around Die Set |Circle Around Die Set | Borders Essentials Die Set | Playful Prints | Rainbow Drops Gems Embellishments |

Here is card #2:

For my second card, I white embossed the large word “sorry” over a Black Licorice cardstock strip, and I complemented it with the words “for your loss”. I also used one of the butterflies from the stamp set Small Things; I stamped it twice with black Licorice ink over Whip Cream cardstock, and then I die cut it with its matching die. I gave them a hint of color by tapping a few times a Watermelon Fusion ink pad, directly over the stamped butterflies.

I created a crisscross background with the edge of Black Licorice and Whip Cream ink pads over a Grape Fusion Panel. I also added some Whip Cream silk details to it. Finally, I arranged all the elements over the card, and I finished it up with sequins and rhinestones.

Card #2 Supplies: FSJ Stamp of the Month |Small Things Stamp Set | Small Things Die Set | Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Clear Pigment Ink Pad | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Sunrise Mix Sequins | Journey Glaze |

Be sure to find a lot more wonderful inspiration and details about the MARCH SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Spellbinders Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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You Are One in a Chameleon Card

Happy Friday! I have a Hero Arts card today that features a pretty Stamp & Cut set called Chameleon. This type of sets are fabulous because they make things easier for you. You get the stamps and matching dies in the same package at a great price. So, take a look of the card I created:

For this card, the images were simply colored with Chameleon Markers (how clever, right?) and then they were die cut with their matching dies. I arranged them over a circle shape and I of course I also white-embossed sentiment onto a black small circle to complement the focal point.

To make the background I used a a green panel that I previously created with FSJ liquid colors. Then, I stamped the Jungle Bold Prints background over it with Lime to Forever Green Ombré Ink Pad. This kind of pads are one of my favorite products from Hero Arts, just because they make your stamping more interesting and fun! I matted the panel with a darker green panel and adhered it over a folded card. After that, I placed the main elements over the card, I embellished it with some Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots, Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Cuts details.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by •  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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DC265 Chameleon Stamp & Cut | CG778 Jungle Bold Prints | Intense Black Ink |CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |AF320 Lime to Forever Green Ombré Ink Pad |Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Cuts

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Toucan Do It Card


Hello, hello! Quick post today just to share a shaker card that I created using a fun and pretty Spellbinders die set called Shapeabilities Botanical House Etched Dies, take a look:

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I don’t often create shaker cards, but I have to say that they are fun to make. In this case the house frame and the leaves were placed above the acetate. I affixed them between the frame and the acetate and then, the confetti was placed underneath the acetate so it could move freely.

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I thought that pretty house was missing some visitors, so I used a couple of toucan and flower stickers to create a fun scene. I also stamped a sentiment from a FSJ stamp set called Toucan Do It. If you like this set, please be sure to visit the SB store and see all the new stuff that they have i

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by •  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Shapeabilities Botanical House Etched Dies | Toucan Friends Chipboard Stickers |Toucan Do It Stamp Set | Confetti Sparkle Elements – Lemon Grass |

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Today I am happy to share a card that I created using some Fun Stampers Journey products. The stamp set that my card is showcasing is called Sending My Love Stamp Set, take a look:

For this card I made a rectangle from the Follow Your Heart Printed Paper as the background. I don’t know about you but I like to always have printed paper handy, it is such a time saver, specially when you have to make more than one card!

Moving on, I matted the printed paper rectangle with Lavender Fusion cardstock and I adhered the panel over a Sweet Cherry folded card. I also created a Whip Cream frame using a Fancy Edged Rectangle die. Underneath it I placed a double layer of vellum and printed paper. I adhered the rectangle over the card with foam squares and I also placed a strip of Mirror Gold Cardstock in between.

After that, I proceeded to stamp the focal point images using one of the Create a Palette Refillable Ink Pads. I used the following Liquid Colors to create my combo: Bubble Gum, Rustic Rose, Watermelon Fusion, Lavender Fusion and Pretty Amethyst.

I like the stamping results a lot by using these type of pads and as you can see the images look really pretty! To finish up my card I adhered some Gold Sequins, Journey Glaze details and a heart shaped paper clip.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by •  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Sending My Love Stamp Set | Sending My Love Die Set| Follow Your Heart Printed Paper |  Create a Palette Refillable Ink Pad | Liquid Colors | Mirror Gold Cardstock | Fancy Edged Rectangles

HA• Thank You Card

Hello there! Quick post today, just to share a thank you card that I created using a cute stamp set by Hero Arts: Teacup Flowers. I love the flower images that remind me about how fun and pretty Spring is!

Well, one thing that I liked a lot about this particular set is that it includes a variety of different blooms, leaves, and other floral details that are perfect to create bouquets. For my card, I stamped the images with Intense Black ink and then, I colored them with markers, with very little details… They are just very pretty by themselves! Then, I die cut them with their matching frame cuts.

I arranged them over a white panel using glue dots and foam tape to add dimension. After that, I white embossed a simple sentiment over a strip of black cardstock. Finally, I adhered the panel over a folded card, and I added some clear dots as the final touches. Simple, colorful and fun.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by •  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Teacup Flowers Stamp Set | Teacup Flowers Frame Cuts |Intense Black Ink