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. 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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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. 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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Supplies: Craft Happy Bundle | Limeade Splash Liquid Color | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk |

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop+ Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has just been released and it will be available as of TODAY August 3rd 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. Please remember that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  Pre-order your kit today – we estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, August 10th and continues throughout the following week.

The fabulous MMH of August features stamps, frames and other great products that, I am pretty much sure you would love to have to create Summer themed projects, take a look:

MMH August 2020 Kit
MMH August 2020 Kit

The Kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 23 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Greeting Fancy Edge Die, 5 White Postcards, Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad. Kit Value: $76.00 Kit Cost: $34.99

So, for today I made two cards. The first one was created using some of the images of the fabulous MMH kit, take a look:

I have to point out that with all those cute images with their matching frames, whatever images you chose, your card is going to be awesome. These images are ideal to color, so in this case I used markers. Additionally, I added some Glaze/Sparkles details to the images, just to make them a bit more fun.

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 at no cost for you. Thanks!

I selected different colors of HA cardstock to create a colorful striped background. Once I adhered the strips over a white folded card I arranged the stamped images onto the card, to create a little relaxing scene. I finish off my card with a white-embossed sentiment over a black cardstock strip and some sequins.

Supplies Card 1: MMH August | Hero Arts Cardstock

As in every month, there are also some wonderful Add-On products, and I created a second card with a couple of those, check it out:

Card #2 showcases a cute stamp set called Bubble Bath and its matching frame cuts. Just like in my first card, I simply stamped the images with black ink and then I colored the images with markers.

Next, I using a 7/8″ square punch I created different colors of squares to create a background for my scene. I adhered the squares onto a white panel to created a tiled rhombus and then, I arranged the stamped images onto it. I complemented this card with a white-embossed sentiment, some sequins and Glaze/Sparkle details.

Supplies Card 2: CM473 Bubble Bath |DI804 Bubble Bath Frame Cuts | Hero Arts Cardstock

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Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, August 9th 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
Seeka
Nichol Spohr
Mindy Eggen
Michelle Short
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Maria Willis
Lydia Fiedler
Laurie Willison
Julee Tilman
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Janette Kausen
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Debi Adams
Daniel West
Channin Pelletier
Amy Kolling

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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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Other Supplies:  Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Cuts |Sunrise Mix Sequins | Journey Craft Glue |EK Success 7/8″ Square Punch

New Wonder & Joy Project Kit by FSJ

Oh yes! We already have to start our winter projects and for that I am happy to share that the NEW Joy & Wonder Project Kit by Fun Stampers Journey is now available at the shop, take a look:

Joy & Wonder Project Kit
Joy & Wonder Project Kit

This kit comes with an assortment of  ONE Embossing Folder, TWO die sets, TWO Stamp Sets, and a card making project kit to make FOUR cards. Also included are full color instructions and an online Video Tutorial. You will be guided through every step of the way as your create die cut projects:

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I chose one of the sets included in this kit create two different cards. This stamp set is called Arctic Wonder and I also used its matching die set. So the first card features three of the bear images over a striped background made of cardstock strips.

This is an easy way to create a colorful background for your cards that will make your stamped images stand out. The sentiment was simply white-embossed over a Black Licorice stitched circle, and of course some sequins made the trick to embellish this cute card.

Supplies Card #1: Joy & Wonder Project Kit | FSJ 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Inks | Splash Zone Sequins|

The second card showcases the other three bear images included in the set. With that many bear images you have a lot of choices to create the perfect arctic scene, don’t you think? I stamped the images over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink, and I arranged them over a Whip Cream panel. After that, using my Misti I stamped the sentiment and I enhanced it with Journey Glaze.

This time, I used a Holiday Cheer Prints rectangle as the background/mat for my card. I used front and back of the same sheet. The snowflakes pattern for the largest panel and I used the other side of the paper to create a strip, which also serves as the base for my bears, so they don’t look like they are floating 😉

I finished off this card with a silver snow flake, some silver-embossed tiny snowflakes and some silver sequins.

Supplies Card #2: Joy & Wonder Project Kit | Snow Blooms Die Set | FSJ 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Inks | Holiday Cheer Prints|Special Celebration Sequins

Please be sure to check out all the awesome deals and offers available at the Spellbinders store, like the one below:

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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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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. 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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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 • 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.

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!

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. 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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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 |

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has just been released and it will be available as of TODAY July 13th 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. Please remember that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  Pre-order your kit today – we estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, July 17th and continues throughout the following week.

The amazing MMH of July features a lots of cool products perfect to create under the sea themed projects, take a look:

MMH July 2020 Kit
MMH July 2020 Kit

The Kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 9 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Fancy Edge Die, 6 Sheets of Sticker Paper (2 each of Diamond Blue, Teal, Purple), 5 Reactive Ink Cubes (Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, Taffy), Coral Embossing Powder 0.5 oz. Kit Value: $76.50 Kit Cost: $34.99

As in every month, there are also some wonderful Add-On products, and with some of those, I created two cards that I am sharing with you today. My first card features Deeply in Love stamp set, its matching frame cuts and a wonderful die called Underwater Pillar Window Die, take a look:

Using Hero Arts Orchid and Indigo Bold Inks I created a two color background. I used a sponge dauber to achieve an ombré effect. After that, I die cut the the pretty Underwater Pillar Window Die from it. I took a shortcut to create this shaker card, because I used a clear pocket envelope which I filled with green confetti and some gold sequins instead of creating it with acetate and foam tape as we normally do. Although, the sequins and confetti don’t move around as much as a normal shaker card. The envelope comes with a sticky back, so I stuck it over a folded card. Then, I simply affixed the window shape over it with a few foam squares.

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Next, I used the Deeply in Love stamp set and matching frame cuts to create the dips diver and algae foliage. Notice that I use a bit of marker details over the diver, just so the image doesn’t look so flat. I adhered the stamped images over the card with glue dots and foam tape and I complemented the card with a stamped sentiment, sequins and some tiny hearts that I cut using the HA Nested Hearts.

Supplies Card 1: CM457 Deeply in Love | DI782 Deeply In Love Frame Cuts | DI779 Underwater Pillar Window Die |Nested Frame Cuts Hearts

Card #2 showcases the Submarine Fancy Die. So, I die-cut the submarine from four different colors of cardstock and using detail scissors, I trimmed off different parts of the shape, kind of like assembling a tiny puzzle. I put the pieces together using craft glue.

Then, I made a few strips from different colors of cardstock and I adhered them over a white panel to create a striped background. After that, I simply adhered the panel over a folded card and I adhered the submarine with foam tape.

Additionally, I stamped a sentiment from the Deep Sea Messages over white cardstock and I die cut it into a circle. I want to point out the this stamp set was designed to go with the HA Peek-A-Boo dies, but of course you can use the sentiment and images to create whatever your heart desires 😉 Finally, I simple adhered some Blues Hero Hues Enamel dots to complement my card.

Supplies Card 2: DI780 Submarine Fancy Die |CM460 Deep Sea Messages | Blues Hero Hues Enamel Dots

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 19th 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
Amy Kolling
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Nichol Spohr
Seeka
Yana Smakula

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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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Other Supplies:  Journey Pocket Keepsake Envelopes | Confetti Sparkle Elements Lemon Grass |Gold Friendship Sequins | Detail Pro Shears | Journey Craft Glue |

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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Happy 4th of July!

This year we are neither having a parade, fireworks nor a big celebration, but what we have is the opportunity to celebrate united with our hearts and be proud to be Americans. I have been a US citizen for more than five years now, and I am very proud of that and of living in this amazing country. So, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy 4th of July with this card:

For this card I used two different stamp sets: Freedom Sparkle Stamp Set and All You Do Stamp Set. I began by creating the background with Candy Apple Liquid Color and a Square Paint Brush. I layered two different size/color of stars, and I stamped the sentiment and flag.

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I adhered all the elements over the background and then, I embellished the card with silver pearls, a paper clip, a border and Sparkle silk.

Supplies for this card: Freedom Sparkle Stamp Set | All You Do Stamp Set |Candy Apple Liquid Color | Sparkle Silk | Star Dom Die Set | Fun Paper Clip Elements | Fashion Silver |Square Paint Brush | Star Struck Glitter Border Strip |

The current sale at the SB shop is this…

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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Happy Retirement Cards

Some of my friends/co-workers retired this year so, since retirement cards are some of those that I dont make very often, I made some to send to them by mail. Without really paying attention if I was using current or discontinued products, I chose some Spellbinders products that I have in my stash to create my cards….

The die set that I used is called Feathers in the Wind, and I have to confess that this is a discontinued set, but I just like it a lot, so that is why I still have it! Currently there are some other feathers dies and stamps available at the Spellbinders store, which can also work for a project like mine: Feathers Cool Vibes, Shapeabilities Feathers Etched Dies, Fair Feathers Etched Dies, Floating Feathers Stamp Set.

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I also used another discontinued die set called Happy Expressions and I complemented the word “happy with the word “retirement” which I printed out with my handy dandy printer over Whip Cream cardstock. I created four cards total, same design, different colors…

The feather shape was die cut from a FSJ Printed Paper collection called Spring Filled Prints and I also die cut it from a multicolor background that I created using Journey Gel Press and some FSJ Acrylic paints

I really like how the cards turned out. The beautiful feather can shine either way, using a printed paper or your own pattern paper.

Please be sure to check out all the awesome deals and offers available at the Spellbinders store.

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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