Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday with Amy: Warm Winter Wishes | Honey Bee Stamps

Yay for Friday!  It's Amy and I have a winter card duo that features Honey Bee Stamps:

Looks like the Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Traditions 6x6 paper pad is out of stock.  This can be substituted with any of the many other 6x6 paper pads that are available in the shop!

Here's how I was inspired:

I decided to challenge myself and not use any copic markers on this project.  Not everyone uses markers on their projects so as a shout out to those people, this card set is for you!

The Honey Bee Stamps' Coffee Break set is perfect for paper piecing.  Their thick lines make it super easy to stamp images out and paper piece. 

Do you see the added hearts?  They're available in the Coffee Break honey cuts set.  I used one to finish off the 'i' in Winter and the other one in the middle of the to go cup's coffee sleeve.  The Winter Die Set is out of stock but you could easily use the stamp set and heat emboss it or even stamp and add glossy accents.

I added the hearts because these are going postal as caffeinated Valentine's Day cards!

The sentiments Warm + Wishes have both been heat embossed in white.

This design could also easily work for a general Winter card and a holiday card too.

Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?  I think it's a great way to catch up on people that didn't get a holiday card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Links to supplies used (and suggested substitues) are listed below:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: MFT Kissing Booth

Hellllllo, everyone! I've been a bit under the weather but thankfully my mojo came back in time to play with the MFT Kissing Booth set when it landed in my mailbox this weekend.  Whew!

I really like the sentiments of this set as they increase the versatility a LOT.  I have two cards this week--a Valentine and a birthday card.

I made the birthday card a bit on the masculine side. I don't know about you, but masculine can be hard.  When I work one up, I generally stick to neutral colors and patterns. The Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones 6x6 paper is the perfect backdrop. Cute but not too cute (I know--as if).

I chose the more grey-toned Copics, except for that jazzy red and blush. Oh, darn, I just realized I forgot to blush up the bird.  I'll be sure to do that along with adding the Posca Paint Pen freckles before mailing. No, no, better do that now.  Done!

I was able to add some color and shine to the card using Doodlebug Design Lots of Love Enamel Hearts (love the tiny size!) as well as one of the Doodlebug Design Heart to Heart Enamel Hearts as a balloon.

Btw, did you notice the white enamel hearts?  Thank goodness for those. as I was coloring with R05, it blurped out and dripped to the left of the bear. The white heart covered that up nicely but didn't pull muck with the visual balance of the card!

Finally, I embossed the sentiment in red and cut it out with an MFT Skinny Strip.

Now the Valentine card is the polar opposite of masculine--LOL.  I used MFT Sweet Stack 6x6 papers and based my Copic colors off of them. So girlie girl!

Again, I used the Doodlebug Design Lots of Love Enamel Hearts on the banner. I also added a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents over the candy jar as glass.

That's it for me today.  Have a great rest of your week!  In the meantime, be sure to check out the shop as there are lots of new products being released--yay!

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday with Amy: Paper Smooches | Hello

Yay and Happy Friday!  It's Amy and I have a rainbow themed card today.  It features goodies from Paper Smooches:

Here's how I was inspired:

Boba or Bubble Tea, have you tried it?  I didn't take the plunge until a couple years ago.  I'm allergic to lactose so I never really tried it, when I did, I was hooked.  Paper Smooches' Caffeinated set has both a bubble tea and to go cup in the set.  

I've been on a bit of a rainbow kick.  Originally I started to copic color all the drinks and then thought of a quicker method, paper piecing.  The straws have been copic colored, that was quick.  

The 'pearls' have been stamped with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide.

Don't you love the layered hello?  I cut the bottom layer in black and the skinnier layer in white.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Links to supplies used are listed below:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: MFT Zippy Zebras

Hello, everyone! Today is all about fun stripes and absolutely NO coloring. When was the last time I did a card without any sort of coloring?!


Both of today's cards use the MFT Zippy Zebras set. There is just something about these zebras that called to me--quirky and fun, aren't they?  Both cards also use the MFT Hearts Entwined die.

For the first card, I diecut MFT Hearts Entwined out of the MFT Sweet Stack 6x6 pad. I cut two additional layers in black to create a stack.

I assembled the stack and filled in the hearts like a little puzzle then used foam tape to position two of the MFT Zippy Zebras on top. The MFT More Essential Sentiments is embossed on one of the MFT Skinny Strips.

The second card was even quicker. I cut the MFT Hearts Entwined die out of red and tacked it down on the card front just at the bottom. I then layered the MFT More Essential Sentiment embossed on one of the MFT Skinny Strips on top. Finally came the MFT Zippy Zebra.

I love the simplicity, the boldness and the dimension!

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

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