Friday, June 30, 2017

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of the STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop! With the hop we are sharing projects using the new stamps and die cuts from our new release.

You will find all the links to the projects over at the STAMPlorations Blog

For my first card I used the Happy Birthday 3x5 set.  I also used the Shaker Balloons Die Cut and Gift Builder Die cut.


I used the Charming Die Cut on this Graphic 45 image. To get the sentiment to raise, I cut out two extra Charming sentiments and glued all three of them together. The I adhered it directly over the die cut area on the image. 


Now what would be a blog hop without prizes.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)

Other info:
  • All products in the store on our birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. If you sue Coupon Code: STAMPGIRLMONICA you will get an additional 20% off for a total savings of 35% off on all products, including the new release.
  • Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)
Thanks for stopping by and happy Hopping!


Tim Holtz - Paper Trimmer

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a recent addition to my craft room. I currently have a big guillotine cutter that I picked up from Harbour Freight awhile ago. It works great for cutting paper, but is not very mobile.

I wanted to have a tool that was light weight and easy to transport. The Tim Holtz 8.5" guillotine cutter by tonic studios fit the bill.

I created a video to share all the features and give a quick demo.You can click below to check that out.




 Here are some of the features:



  • Paper guard that protect fingers and prevents paper movement


  • Self sharpening blade with every cut

1/4" grid pattern with popular paper size marking


This paper cutter is perfect for card making and can be used with both paper and card stock.  It has a great price point and is a perfect addition to my crafting tools.

Thanks for stopping by.

~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~   


Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
Tim Holtz 
 Tonic Studios
- 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Tea Time

Well we are here, day 7 of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! Today instead of sharing a Coffee Card, I am sharing a tea card.


I was inspired by my tea cup set given to me by my Mother-in-law to use the set of Architextures Trinkets – China Tea Cups from Canvas Corp Brands.



My Mother-in-Law had a tea cup collection. It was something she collected her entire life. After many years of collecting, she decided it was time to pack them up. Before she did this, she let me pick whatever ones I wanted. I picked out a few and display them proudly. She has since then passed away. These little cups bring back nice memories of her.


I used a piece of designer paper from the 7gypsies – Architextures Paper Pad. I cut out a piece of coordinating card stock and embossed it using one of my embossing folders.


I adhered the designer paper, a piece of lace and a scalloped circle onto the distressed embossed paper.


I added the tiny tea cup to the center of my scalloped circle and added some "Tea Party" tickets from VectoriaDesigns.



~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~   

Architextures – China Tea Cups
Ranger Coredinations paper
Scallop Die Cut, Frame Die Cut
VectoriaDesign Tea party tickets
Lace
Heavy White Card Stock
Adhesive, Foam Adhesive, Tape Runner
Swirl Embossing Folder
Paper Sander
Die Cut Machine
Scissors, Corner rounder

Tonight I Dream...


Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you my very last post as a design team member for Simply Stamps. It has been great fun being part of this team and I hope that you have enjoyed my inspiration along the way. 


I created this card using a stamp from So Suzy Stamps and a custom sentiment from Simply Stamps. While this is one stamp, I was able to split up the sentiment by inking the top part first, then the bottom portion.


For the background, I used distress oxides. Before adding the oxides, I cut out a piece of post it note paper with a round die cut and used it to create my moon.




Then I swiped my the faded jeans and fossilized amber distress oxide onto my craft mat. I then spritzed the ink with water and dabbed my card stock onto the wet ink.

Using my MISTI, I was able to get a nice clean crisp image of the two cats in the tree as well as the sentiment.  To finish off the project, I splattered some black soot distress paint onto the background and matted the finished project onto some white card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!


~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~  


Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Lawn Fawn 
 Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
Sizzix  
Big Shot 
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line - Blade Style I
Fiskars - 12"
 Personal Paper Trimmer 
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11  Heavy White
 Card Stock
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GKD
Tim Holtz- Label Letters
Tim Holtz- 
Label Letters
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SDC
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
Ranger Ink -
 Archival Ink 
 Jet Black
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SDC | Blitsy
Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
Adhesive Refill 
 Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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SDC
Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
Adhesive
 Applicator Gun
  Pink
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SDC
Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz 
 Distress Oxides Ink Faded Jeans
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SDC | Blitsy
Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized amber
Tim Holtz 
Distress Oxides Ink  Fossilized amber
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SDC | Blitsy
MISTI - Stamping Tool
MISTI 
 Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black Soot
Tim Holtz 
 Distress Paint 
 Black Soot
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SDC | Blitsy

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 6

Happy Day 6 of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!


I love working with digital images. I can create any size I need and add my personal sentiments. The program I used for this is PicMonkey. I use this program for all my digital projects. 

The Image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is one of my own. Feel free to download it for your personal use. The Die cut is from STAMPlorations and they are having a big birthday celebration going on right now. 


All products in the store on our birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. Use the Discount Code STAMPGIRLMONICA and you can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release. Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)

Happy Hopping!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 5

Why is it that many people retire at the beginning of summer? It makes sense for teachers as it is the end of the school year, but not so much for anyone else.

In any case, that is the theme of my 5th card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.


Did you know that STAMPlorations is also celebrating their 4th birthday. I am using the Good Books and Coffee stamp set and use the technique of paper piecing for the design on the coffee cup and the books. I matted it onto some Coffee Card stock from Canvas Corp Brands. 

If you want to check out their celebration I have created a link above.


PS: All products in the store on our birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. Use the Discount Code STAMPGIRLMONICA and you can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release. Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)

Happy Hopping!



~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~  

Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting 
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S
Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line - Blade Style I
Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer 
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S
Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - 
Heavy White Card Stock
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GKD
Tim Holtz- Label Letters
Tim Holtz
- Label Letters
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S
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
 Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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S | B
Craft Medley - Multicraft Tweezers - Precision with Soft Reverse Grip
Craft Medley - Multicraft Tweezers -
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Scotch - Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun - General Purpose - One Fourth Inch Tape - 2 Rolls
Scotch - Adhesive Refill  Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Scotch ATG - Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink - Uses One Fourth Inch Adhesive
Scotch ATG - Adhesive Applicator Gun 
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Xyron - Xyron 250 Create A Sticker Maker
 Xyron 250 Create A Sticker Maker
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips - 5 Inches
Tonic Studios 
 Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips - 5 Inches
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S