Monday, May 10, 2021

Gerda Steiner Designs on the blog today!

Sharing a set of cards I made this weekend using another product that's fairly new to my collection. Gerda Steiner Designs makes the cutest little creatures!! I fell in love with these penguins and after coloring them decided I couldn't pick just one to make a card. So I made a set of four cards, each with a different penguin and a different message. I've linked all of the companies below for the products I used.

Here we go
Card 1: Simple Love you card for any occasion. 

Card 2: Special Delivery can be a birthday, mother's day, valentine, or whatever you want it to be!

Card 3: We make the perfect pair can be for any reason, anniversary for example. 

Card 4: Happy birthday card for any age. 

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and have been inspired to create something yourself. I'd love to see your creations! Join us in the Scrapendipity Studio Crafts Facebook group and share what you've been inspired to make. Hope to see you there. ~Shar

Product List:
All penguins are Gerda Steiner Designs, Valentine Penguins stamps and dies
All cards made using My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock (card base)
All cards made using My Favorite Things, Rectangle STAX-2 (front panel)
All cards made using foam tape, Copic markers, Copic Xpress it blending card

Card 1:
My Favorite Things, Lots of Heart Stencil ST-116
My Favorite Things, Wonky Stitched Rectangles
My Favorite, Things, Armena Cherry ink
Concord & 9th, All the Love stamp set

Card 2:
Paper Smooches, Bee Mine, mailbox (no longer in biz)
Honey Bee Stamps, Big Pickup Cab (sentiments)
NATBG001, Lots of Love background cling stamp
My Favorite Things, Electric Red ink

Card 3:
Echo Park, background stencil (no name indicated; fish scales or mermaid design)
WPlus9, banner love stamp
My Favorite Things, Berrylicious ink
My Favorite Things, Tweet Memories stamp set (sentiment)

Card 4:
My Favorite Things, cloud stencil ST-99
My Favorite Things, Berrylicious ink
Concord & 9th, All the Birthdays stamp set

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Honey Bee Stamps, Dynamic Dies Challenge

Have you tried Honey Bee Stamps? They are excellent quality, cute designs, great prices and fantastic service. :) They are fairly new to me, but I'm in love and now have several sets in my collection. (See product list below for this card.)

What can I say except that I LOVE this stamp set!!! It's called Freshly Picked and it includes outline AND solid images. I love coloring, so I used the outlines for this card, but if you're not a copic lover or maybe you just need a last minute card, the solid images are an awesome option for a quick card. I will definitely be using them as well.

For the background I used My Favorite Things, basket weave stencil with MFT Crushed Coral ink. 
Another cool option offered by Honey Bee Stamps is coordinating dies for their sentiments! If you like placing them as I do, popped up or over the top of an image, this is a cool way to do it. This particular sentiment is from the Sip Sip Hooray sentiments. 
Copic colors used on this card (obviously I didn't use the lemons or the strawberry on this one).

I hope you enjoyed today's project, and if you haven't yet tried Honey Bee Stamps, please do. They're one of my top favorites. :)

Product List:
Honey Bee Stamps, Freshly Picked stamps and coordinating dies
Honey Bee Stamps, Sip Sip Hooray sentiments and coordinating dies
My Favorite Things, Basket weave stencil
My Favorite Things, Coral Crush mini cube ink *retired color
My Favorite Things, Smooth white cardstock
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers
Blending brushes, foam tape

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

MFT Sketch 540

My sort of loose interpretation of this week's sketch. Super simple, super cute, and super quick design. Have you entered any of the MFT Sketch Challenges, or any of the weekly and monthly MFT challenges for that matter? Each week there is a random winner of a gift card to the store. Check out the deets on the My Favorite Things blog here ---> MFT Blog 

Here's my card for this challenge. Adorable penguin by Stacey Yacula for MFT. This guy happens to be part of the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set, but I modified him slightly (he carries presents on his head in the untouched version). I also modified the sentiment, which comes in this set as "you're the best gift I've ever received". It's ok to cut your stamps, btw, but it that's not in your comfort zone, masking works too, which is how I hid the presents that were originally on his head. LOL

Not sure it shows well, but the penguin and white base panel are popped with foam tape. 
Copic colors for this project. 
Sketch for this one; I used a mini slimline size instead of an A2, and turned it on its side.
Product List:
My Favorite Things, Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Skinny Strips Die namics
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, sketch markers
Foam tape, cardstock scraps

Saturday, May 01, 2021

MFT Sketch 539

This week's sketch is a slimline design. I've used the mini slimline size for my card. Hope you like it. I do! Quick and easy sketch. I think I finished this one in about 20 minutes. 

Isn't he the cutest?! From My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness stamps. He comes in four poses. 
Copic colors for this card. 

MFT Challenges

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Main Squeeze stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Wallpaper Patterns 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Copic, Xpress it Blending card
Copic, Sketch Markers
Foam tape

NSD 2021 - water color Father's Day card

Today's project features Honey Bee Stamps, Big Pickup stamps and dies. I bought these specifically for Father's Day cards and I know dad will love it. He has always loved cars and trucks - I can't even count how many vehicles we had growing up - so when I saw these I simply had no choice but to hit checkout and payment. I knew immediately what I wanted to do for his card. By the way, it fits in an A2 card envelope with a little wiggle room to spare.

The tailgate and license plate are popped up with foam tape and the balloons fit exactly where they need to be to look like they are in the bed of the truck. There are so many fun "fillers" for the truck in the Loads of Love stamp set. There are other sets as well that coordinate for many occasions. 

To make the shape card, I cut a card base using the die but being sure the very top of the die was over the fold of my cardstock so as not to cut it into two pieces. 
After I had my card base, I stamped a front and a back onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. (This is where I got engrossed and forgot to get progress pics.) 
Using Distress Inks, water brush, and mister, I painted the truck front and back. (see ink/paint colors I used below). You can use any color you like, of course.  Also, I used an acrylic stamping block as my palette and just squished the ink cube onto it then spritzed with water to get the colors I wanted.

Links below for these fabulous stamps and die sets from Honey Bee Stamps. 
Product List:
Honey Bee Stamps, Big Pickup Cab stamps and dies
Honey Bee Stamps, Big Pickup Tailgate stamps and dies
Honey Bee Stamps, Loads of Love stamps and dies
Metallic silvery cardstock (hood ornament)
Distress Ink cubes:
    Broken China
    Salty Ocean
    Cracked Pistachio
    Worn Lipstick
    Scattered Straw
    Pumice Stone
    Hickory Smoke
    Black Soot

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Box card -This ain't no chicken coop....

Ok, before I get to the pics, there's a backstory. To make a long story short, my son, who had chickens, lost all but one of them to coyotes. To save his last chicken, Bertha, he puts her in a dog kennel and keeps her in the house at night. When he lets her outside she makes it clear she doesn't like this arrangement and chases and bitches at him. LOL With his birthday coming this summer, I had to make this card while it was still fresh in my mind. I think it's kind of hilarious. 

I used the super cute Good Egg stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson for the Berthas and her disapproving flag message, and the eggs. (More info in product list below.)

Bertha tells it like it is, man! 
Folded flat for mailing.
I neglected to get a snap of the copic colors I used this time. Oops!
Product List:
My Favorite Things, Level Up Box Card dies
My Favorite Things, Our Story (lamp, table)
My Favorite Things, Positively Peppy Pennants *no longer available
Ellen Hutson, Good Egg stamps and dies (chickens, eggs, tracks, what the cluck)
Paper Smooches, Abode (bookshelf, couch) *no longer available
Peachy Keen Stamps, Clucks Sentiments (happy birthday bubble sentiments) *no longer available
Echo Park, Farmhouse Kitchen 6x6 paper pad (chicken wallpaper)
October Afternoon, Sasparilla 8x8 paper pad (blue gingham) *no longer available
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers
Foam tape, computer generated sentiment (this ain't no chicken coop)

Sunday, April 25, 2021

MFT Outside the Box, Florals

The new box card challenge is up. I really had no idea what to do with a floral theme until I just sat down and colored a bunch of flower images, then this card started forming in my head. I think I like it.  

Unfortunately, this stamp set is no longer available, but the idea doesn't care what flowers you use, so anything you like will work. I added a few bees, and the leaves are some of my favorites from yet another set (list below). Finally, the little girl patiently waiting to see her sister again, is from the new release set, Sittin Pretty by Birdie Brown for My Favorite Things.

Folded flat to show how easy the box cards are to mail.
Copics used for this card. 
Product List:
My Favorite Things, Level Up box card dies (link also includes video for assembling)
My Favorite Things, Outside the box grass dies
My Favorite Things, Springtime Blooms stamps and dies (flowers and sentiment) *no longer available
My Favorite Things, Main Squeeze (leaves)
My Favorite Things, Meant to Bee (bees) *no longer available
My Favorite Things, Sittin Pretty (girl)
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents (heart) *no longer available
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch Markers
Foam tape, acetate strips, wink of Stella clear (bees wings)


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