You Make my Heart Smile Card

Lately, I have been using some amazing products by Jane Davenport that have really made me get into the creative mode and get a bit messy too. There is something about the beautiful packaging and the GREAT quality of these products that make me want to stop doing whatever I am doing and start using them! Really!

One of my favorite products are called Inkredible Inks ArtEssentials. These are twelve beautiful colors and each of them come in a bottle that can be used to create wonderful backgrounds or used as paints to color stamped images too. But we all know that when we get into the artsy mode, there are no rules to create and let your creativity flow!

So today I am sharing a simple card, that features a quick and easy background made with Inkredible Inks. I am attaching a quick video at the end of this post so you can see how easily you can create it. Here is my finished card:

I love how easy you can layer the Inkredible Ink colors and if you paired them with a Color Splash Watercolor Sheets, you can achieve beautiful results!

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To avoid my watercolor panel from curving, I put it underneath something heavy to dry, and I also put a piece of scrap paper over the panel to absorb some of the moisture. While waiting for the background to dry, I used a wonderful FSJ stamp set called Cottage Bouquet to stamp the images with Black Licorice Ink. After that, I die cut it with its matching dies.

After that background panel was dried, I stamped a sentiment and I adhered it over a folded card. As always, I embellished the card with some pearls plus some gemstones and I added some Journey Glaze details. Journey Glaze is a must have product, it dries faster than other similar products on the market and it gives your cards a beautiful finishing look.

So, let me tell you that lots of Jane Davenport products are currently on sale, so this is a great opportunity to put some wonderful products in your shopping cart πŸ˜‰

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

marianasignat

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Supplies: Inkredible Ink Fresh Air ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Limeade ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Frida Cherry ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport |Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Cottage Bouquet Die Set|Color Splash Watercolor Sheets FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads |  Journey Glaze

Live Every Week Like it’s Shark Week Card

Hey there! Since this week is Shark Week… I have a fun card that I want to share showcasing a FSJ Set called Shark Attack and its matching die set:

I began by stamping the two cute sharks with Black Licorice Ink and I colored them with different color of Mermaid Markers… which I love, because of their bright colors! After that I die cut them with their matching dies. I also used a fun die called Pool with a View, to make a swimming pool for those sharks with their floaties.

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Then, I created the background. To do that I used a plain Beach Breeze Cardstock panel, and a Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen to create a polka dot pattern. Next, I adhered the panel over a Rock Candy folded card. Additionally, I white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice rectangle and I adhered with foam squares. I finished off the card with some wiggle eyes for the sharks and some silver sequins.

By the way, there is a fantastic deal at the Spellbinders Shop right now, so please be sure to visit them…

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Supplies: Shark Attack Stamp Set | Shark Attack Die Set | Pool with a View | Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pens by JD|Mermaid Markers Art Essentials by JD| FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Special Celebration Sequins | Wiggle Eyes |

New Craft Happy Bundle

I am happy to share today a new bundle that was just added to the Spellbinders shop. Since we all love having friends that like crafts like we do, this is the perfect bundle to create fun cards for them, or maybe a scrapbook page too, take a look:

This bundle is called Craft Happy and includes a high quality clear photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating die set. The clear stamps are a new addition to the FSJ products, so you might see from time to time a new clear stamp is added to the shop.

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Craft Happy Clear Stamp & Die Set Bundle

As you can see the set showcases craft supplies. Yes! many stamp images of tools and embellishments perfect to color with your favorite coloring technique. It also includes some clever sentiments that will help you to create pretty cards for your crafty pals.

So for this card I simply created a subtle background with Limeade Splash Liquid Color and a Sponge dauber, Then I matted the panel, and adhered it over a folded card. The images were stamped with Black licorice ink and colored with liquid colors. Then I die cut them with their matching dies. I finished it off with a white embossed sentiments, some Sparkle Silk and some Sweet Candy drops.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Supplies: Craft Happy Bundle | Limeade Splash Liquid Color | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk |

You Make My Heart Smile Card

Making handmade cards is always fun, specially when you are creating a card for somebody in particular. I think that when those cards arrive to their final destination and make the recipient smile is when you know that all that work and creativity accomplished their goal.

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a friend, and I had a lot of fun creating it. This time, I used the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (June 2020), check it out:

This exclusive designed die set is called Handing You a Smile and it belongs to one of the clubs that month after month Spellbinders offers you as a Membership. Other clubs also available include stamps, hot foil kits, or card kits that you can use to create whatever your heart desires. Please be sure to check out all those fabulous clubs that SB brings to you >>> HERE<<<

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For this card I created a subtle background using Banana Cream Liquid Color and a Dowel Dauber. You can see this fun and easy technique >>>here<<<

Then, using different colors of FSJ cardstock I die-cut the different flower parts to create a bouquet and the pretty hand. It seems like a lot of work, but believe me, it is really fun to put all the pieces together. First, I assembled the flowers, then I flipped them over and I affixed their stems in place with a square foam. After that, I played a bit placing the flowers in the right place, and once they looked perfect to me, I used a piece of Glad Press’n Seal to hold the bouquet in place. I carefully adhered one flower at a time, and once everything was glued to the card, I adhered the leaves. At the very end, I stamped a sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink, I trimmed around it with my detail shears and adhered it with a foam square. I finished it up with some Fashion Gold embellishments and some Gold Friendship Sequins.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Supplies: SB Small Die of the Month Club| Handing You a Smile | Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Dauber Dowel Small | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Fashion Gold Embellishments | Gold Friendship Sequins |Journey Glaze |

FSJ β€’ Life is Short Make it Sweet Card

Summer is just perfect to do many things outdoors, like walks, gardening, or simply sitting outside to enjoy the warm weather. Lately, since we have been spending more time at home, we have been enjoying a scoop of frozen yogurt sometimes after dinner. So, thinking about those yummy summer moments, I created this card:

My card showcases a FSJ stamp set called Sweet Life and its matching die set. I chose a color combo that reminds me of the sweetness of ice cream, so to create the duo-tone background I applied Lovely Blue and Banana Cream liquid colors over my Whip Cream cardstock panel with a dauber dowel. I let it dry and after that I matted the panel, and adhered over a Bubblegum folded card.

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I stamped the images with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream cardstock, I colored them using my Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils and I die-cut them with their matching dies . I added some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts details too. The sentiment was simply stamped over a stitched circle and enhanced with Journey Glaze as well. I finished up this card by adding some Sweet Candy Drops and some Sparkle Silk.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Supplies: Sweet Life Stamp set | Sweet Life Die Set |Lovely Liquid Color | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk | Journey Sparkle Cuts |Journey Glaze |

New FSJ Happy Place Collection | Hope Everything is Going Swimmingly Card

The new Happy Place Collection by Fun Stampers Journey is here! Yes! I am quite excited about this collection because it is so fun to play with. The collection includes stamps and dies perfect to create summer projects. Today, I am sharing a card that I created using a die set called Pool with a View die set and a sentiment included in Make a Splash stamp set

The die is so versatile, you can either use it to simply create a swiming pool or create a swiming pool shaped shaker window… It is just perfect for both looks, it is up to you! For this card I began by making a printed paper rectangle and matting it with Whip Cream cardstock. Then, I adhered the panel over a Haystack folded card. After that, I die cut the summer umbrella, pool, leaves and ladder from different color of cardstock. Then, I simply arranged them over the card.

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I continued by stamping a sentiment and I trimming it with scissors. I included a stripe of Whip Cream cardstock and I complemented with some tiny flowers, gemstones and hearts. Always fun to create with new awesome products!

Pool With a View Die Set
Pool With a View Die Set

Make a Splash Stamp Set
Make a Splash Stamp Set

Supplies for this card: Pool with a View die set | Make a Splash stamp set |Good Life Prints Printed Paper | Spring Bloom Minis die set | Summer Play Sparkles | Summer Fun Wooden Chips |FSJ Cardstock | FSJ Ink pads |

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

marianasignat

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Best Dad Ever Layout

Hey there! Time is flying and Father’s Day is around the corner so I hope we Hey there! Time is flying and Father’s Day is around the corner so I hope we can celebrate grilling something and making this day special for my husband. Probably all Father’s Day celebrations are going to be different this year (sigh), but we all can make them awesome, don’t you think?

Anyway, I am going to try this month to share more projects in the “masculine category”, so I am going to start by sharing a letter-size layout of my husband and our two sons that I created using FSJ products including some of my favorite embellishments that I always like to use on my scrapbook pages, take a look:

I began by creating the criss cross pattern background with an ink pad over plain cardstock. I matted this panel with a darker color of cardstock. Then, I added a few layers that included a notebook border, a piece of printed paper, a couple of tags, decorative tape and of course some stamped sentiments here and there.

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Adding the final touches to my pages (and cards too) is for me, the best part of my creative process. I enjoy choosing and placing all the little details that complete any of my projects. This time, I included some fun paper clips in a shape of a man and glasses, as well as a small wooden arrow, staples, and black thread.

BTW, right now many FSJ products are on sale, so this is the right time to stack on some of your favorite ones…

Fam Bam Paperclip Elements
Fam Bam Paperclip Elements

Cool Tune Paperclip  Elements
Cool Tune Paperclip Elements

Mini Paper Clip Elements
Mini Paper Clip Elements

Good Life Prints Printed Paper Pack
Good Life Prints Printed Paper Pack

Border Essentials Die Set
Border Essentials Die Set

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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 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. IΒ΄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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰ .

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. IΒ΄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 theΒ Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you toΒ WATCH.

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

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

marianasignat

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