Monday, March 12, 2018

You're a Gem...

I have another card to share from the new release over at InkOn3. These new products are so darn cute and so fun to play with! I know you're gonna love them as well. So, let's get started. 
There's a bundle price as of this posting, and you are not gonna want to miss out!

So, lets get to my project for today. I knew when I saw this release I wanted to make a slider card. I mean, come on, these guys are just adorable! So I chose the dragons with their noses pointed down a bit and stamped them out using our Blackout ink. This is great ink! Very black, dries VERY fast, doesn't smear and doesn't stain! I then colored them using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I cut a front panel of white card stock and used a stencil from my stash and lightly inked on some pale blue ink. I did a second one the same so when I die cut the slider channel it looked the same below. I used a die from Ellen Hutson to cut my channel. I then positioned the two slider elements from MFT in the channel, added a tiny scrap of cardstock above and below the sliders, and glued using Glossy Accents, and then glued the dragon to the top of that. You have to add the bits of cardstock or the slider elements would fall right out of the channel, as they are smaller. That cardstock holds them from just falling out. 

I then stamped out several of the gems and colored them in gem colors, lol. I cut them out, brushed some sparkle pen over the tops, and coated in Glossy Accents so they looked more real. I "piled" them up using foam tape so it looks like the dragon is diving right in! 
I then positioned the other dragon as if he's curious about what's going on, and used foam tape to  adhere in place. 
I stamped the sentiment into a banner end and added some glitter paper to ground it a bit. I used that same glitter paper to back the front panel. It's a pad I found at Hobby Lobby, I believe.  I added the sentiment with foam tape as well. 

I wanted some "gems" to scatter around but didn't have colors I wanted. So, I pulled out the crystal clear ones and stuck several to a piece of tape to hold in place. I then pulled out alcohol markers in the colors I wanted and colored them. Left them to dry for just a bit. A cool trick if you ever need to know! Works great. 

How fun is this card? He slides right down into a pile of brightly colored gems! And his buddy is checking it all out, lol. I scattered the gems around and glued in place using my Art Glitter Glue. I love that adhesive! I added the glitter paper to the back of the front panel and added the entire piece to an A2 sized card base. I use Neenah 110 pound cardstock. It's nice and heavy. 

So there you have it! What do you think? Cute, huh! It's so fun making him slide up and down. It's one of those style cards that the recipient will get a big smile from. My fellow DT sister, Ilda, is a genius at these kind of cards. She's such an inspiration to me! Check her out, I Love Doing All Things Crafty, is her blog.

To finish this off, I added Glossy Accents to their eyes, and set aside to completely dry. 

I hope you got a bit of inspiration today. Maybe give it a go at an interactive card of your own. They are really fun. For me, it just takes really planning it out and how to make it work. Not really that hard, just takes a bit more thought. And visit Ilda's blog, she has great ideas for you!

Head over to InkOn3 and check out all the new stuff. Get in on the bundle price while you can, it's a HUGE savings! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Have a Magical Day...

Welcome to my blog and to the newest release from InkOn3. And it's a great one! Check this out!!!
Fleurette has outdone herself with this one. AND...there are now dies! How cool is that? So we have Magic Dragons and the coordinating dies and we have Phat Alphanumeric stamp set and Phat Alphanumeric dies. These are so fun to play with. Check out the bundle that's available as of this posting. 

So, let's get on to the card I made for today. I kept it simple for this one, but Monday I'll have a super fun card so you need to come back then and check it out.

I LOVE these little dragons and it was hard to choose which to play with. But, I ended up with the one that's flying. 

I started out by stamping this little guy with our Blackout ink. This ink is amazing! It's super black, very crisp, works with any coloring medium, and it dries almost immediately and doesn't smear! Plus, it doesn't stain your stamp either. I then colored him using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I cut him out using my Scan n Cut, as I don't have the dies yet. I then pulled out some google eyes that fit and stuck them on. 

I went on to stamp my sentiment on vellum using our Juicy ink. I embossed using white embossing powder and trimmed it to a narrow strip. 

I pulled out some patterned paper from my stash. This is from Lawn Fawn. I adore their papers! I cut this using their 4 bar sized rectangle dies. It makes for a very nice little note size card. I like making this size when I'm using a smaller image or when keeping the card very clean and simple.

I wrapped the sentiment strip around the front panel and taped on the back side. Vellum is hard to hide adhesive and this works great.

Now, I love cards that are a bit interactive. They are so fun! So, on the backside of this little guy, I stuck on a Mini Action Wobbler. These are so fun and with a flick of your finger, he wobbles as if he's about to take off and fly! It's really fun, and hard to stop playing with it, lol. 

I took this front panel and using tape runner, I added it to the 4 bar card base. 
It measures 3 1/2 x 4 7/8.
I pulled out some gems to match and scattered a few around. They add such fun sparkle! I believe these are from Studio Katia

So, that's it for today. I hope you'll head over to InkOn3 and check out this release and all the other great items in the store. 

Pull out your supplies and have fun crafting!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Peep Peep Peep...

Hi crafty friends! 
I have a card today showcasing the new release from InkOn3. Soooo cute! Check out these images!!! Aren't they so cute?

So anyway, here's what I did with some of these images.

I first went through and stamped all my images. I'm on a colored pencil kick right now, so I colored these with my Prismacolors. I'm not happy with them right now...they keep breaking! Gonna try the heating pad trick to see if that helps. Anyway...ordered a couple new and different brands, so stay tuned for my thoughts on them. I used Gamsol odorless mineral spirits to blend the pencil out.

I used my Scan n Cut to cut out all the images. LOVE that machine! I cut a half inch of the right side of the card front. I attached a piece of patterned paper to the front and to the right side of the inside of the card. It shows when the card is closed.

I then took my chicks and placed them how I wanted, and a bit off that edge. I attached with foam tape. 

I then stamped my sentiment and cut with a banner die in my stash. I stamped out the Peep Peep Peep in purple and Happy Easter in black. I added it with foam tape as well. Then I told the banner and had it go from the sentiment to the chicks hand, as thought she's holding it. Also added with foam tape.

I added a bit of bling and google eyes to the chicks. Who doesn't love google eyes? I also used my my sparkle brush and colored over bits of the images to add sparkle. Also a few white dots of gel pen.

So, that's about it. I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration today. Go over to InkOn3 and check out all the products of this release as well as those from the past. Lots of fun things to play with.

Have fun playing with your craft supplies! 

~ Cheryl ~

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Treat Basket...

This basket that Fleurette designed a few years back has always been one of my favorites! I've made it several times. And I'm so glad she carried it over when she re-branded to InkOn3. So, I decided to make it for Valentines Day and put some cakes in it for my grand kids when they come over.

So, here we go.

I chose this pattern of digital paper from her new collection and printed it out on my home computer. You can also take the files on a flash drive to a local copy store and have them print it for you. 
I opened the svg files in my Ecal software and cut it out using my Eclips2 cutting machine. Assembly of this basket it very easy! I opted to use ribbon for my handles instead of the one included in the kit. 

I used one of the heart cuts from the card file and cut a bunch for the edge of the basket. I spaced them out for three on each panel. I then used a heart punch from my stash and cut out tiny hearts from some silver glitter paper and layered them on top. Pictured in the background is the card I made last week to go along with this. I used one of the new shaker cards available in the SVG section of the store. This would be a very nice gift to bring to a loved one for any special occasion. Not only Valentines Day. 

So, that's it from me for today. I hope you'll head over to InkOn3 and check out what's there. You'll find a great variety of stamp sets, and svg files, and digital papers to print. Here's where you can find what I used in these projects. 

So that's it for today. Hope you got some inspiration and will head to the store and will follow us on FB and Instagram. You'll see lots of really cute things from our Design Team.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Valentine Treats...

Hey there! I have some super fun Valentine treats to show you today. Using InkOn3 digital papers and stamps. Let's get to it.

All my treat packaging was created using dies from My Creative Time. 
I printed out my digital papers using files from InkOn3. I also used tags and stamps from the Snow Buddies stamp set.

 How cute is this little seal?! Adorable, right? I very lightly colored him in very pale gray, just around the edges for added dimension. I cut around his fin so I could tuck in my sentiment. 

For this slider box of chocolate nuggets, I added a bit of color and sparkle to the digital paper. Colored up the adorable bear, tied some twine, and added some sparkle sticker dots. I wrapped a strip of digital paper around each nugget. This slider holds four.

Ok, so how many of us own that crimping tool? I used a rectangular piece of paper and strong double sided tape to close one end. Then again but rotated a bit to get that sour cream packet look. I then crimped each end a tiny bit to give it that "for real" look. I stamped out the sentiment on one of the mini tags from this release. I love those little things! I also used a piece the penguin paper printed on the laser printer so I could foil it using bright pink foil. So fun!

Finally, I used a sucker holder die with more digital paper. I ink blended onto another mini tag and attached it using more twine. This die comes in this size for bigger suckers and a mini one for small suckers. I love these! Perfect for children to bring to school.

So there you have it. Some super fun ways to hand out some goodies. 
Here's where you can get these items.

I hope you got some ideas for making treats with your children. Let them help you, they'll have so much fun! Don't we all want our kids to tap into their creativity? And make some great memories along the way.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Snow Buddy like you...

So, I have been playing around with the new release stamp set from It's sooo cute!
Here's one card I made.

I printed off some of the digital papers on a laser printer. I then grabbed some pink foil and foiled it using my Minc. I used some distress ink and blended on some pink ink. So hard to capture the awesome shine of the foil. 
I then used a tag die by KatScrappiness and cut the paper. I trimmed of the sides to make it narrower to fit the card front. I backed it with acetate and used foam tape to create a well on the backside for the shaker bits. On top of that, another piece of acetate to close it up. This makes it easy for placing on the card without shaker bits going everywhere! I tied a bit of twine around and set it aside.

Using another of the printed papers, I cut a layer for the card front and inked the edges and used tape runner to adhere. 
I then glued the tag piece to the card front. I had stamped out and cut using my Scan N Cut, one of the penguins. I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Using foam tape I added this to the card front. Stamped the sentiment and cut using a banner die in my stash. Added it with foam tape as well. Using some of the same sequins as the shaker, I glued a few around on the card front. Brushed on some Wink of Stella and called this one finished.

Here's where you can shop for the products I used.

Hope you got some inspiration and will get out your supplies and get your craft on. Head to InkOn3 and check out all the great stuff!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Fairy

Hello crafters!
 I have been hit with a dreaded bug, and I'd wanted to get this card up, but being sick has had me delay it. Feeling better today, so getting this written up.

I used the new poinsettia fairy from the new release from InkOn3. Such a cute image, totally unique! Fleurette has her own style I've not seen in other stamp companies. I played with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color this. And I struggled with good blending until a team member reminded me about using X-Press It paper for coloring with these type markers. I remembered I had some, got it out, and re-colored. And it went so much easier! If you haven't tried this paper, and struggle, maybe you'd like it. It's VERY bright white but it isn't real sturdy/thick. I'm ok with that if I get better coloring results.

Here's my beautiful fairy.

I stamped and colored her on a piece of X-Press It paper for alcohol marker coloring. I then went through my other stamp sets and chose a few more images. I stamped them out, colored them, and then fussy cut them out. I arranged them as if the fairy is reaching for the bells. I added them with some dimensional adhesive for added dimension since the fairy is flat on the paper.  I added some sparkle to the jingle bells and some Glossy Accents over top to really shine. I added reg Stickles to the berries and gold to the flower centers. Adds some nice sparkle! Then I chose a few sequins from my stash and scattered those around. I stamped the sentiment and cut with a die. It was also added with foam tape. 

I hope you like my pretty fairy and will head over to InkOn3 to shop for some goodies! Here's a shopping list for you.

Head on over to the store and pick up some fun new goodies to play with. Lots of great sets for any medium to color or paint. Get out you things and have some fun crafting!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mariner Mermaid

Hey everyone, I have a quick card to share with you today using the super cute mermaid image from Fleurette's last release. I'm a little late with this but better late than never! Life got crazy for a bit, lol. 
Anyway, let's get to it.

I used a die from my stash, Stamps Of Life I believe, and cut it from some watercolor paper. I then stamped the mermaid on the largest piece and several of the other elements onto the smaller pieces. I then went about to color them.

I took the frame piece and smooshed VersaMark ink all over and embossed with silver embossing powder. I wanted it to look like metal. Instead of using acetate for my shaker window, I used tule. I've done this many times, as I find all my shaker bits stick so bad from static and I'm not a fan of that, lol! 

Plus, I like the texture it gives. I added all my shaker bits and adhered the frame to a white card base. I then took the other images I colored and glued them into the squares they came from. 

I stamped out the sentiment and embossed with silver embossing powder as well. I mounted it to a piece of white and then dimensional adhesive to the front of the card. 

I hope you got a bit of inspiration today. Keep watching as new things coming! Another release just came out and I'm working on projects using those products. Cool stuff. You won't wanna miss it!

Here's your links for shopping.

Head on over, check out all the amazing stamp sets, and other crafting supplies. And don't miss the new release!

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Hey my friends, Cheryl again today, with another card project for you. Today's card is mostly just dies and patterned paper. Added one tiny stamp and a few sequins. So, let's get to it.
I have used the KS Never Ending Dies and the new KS Border Dies. And I also took advantage of some of the cute images in my patterned paper pad. I love to use them, everything coordinates, and they are quick and easy cards. You could whip some out really fast. The papers I used are from Authentique, called Bountiful.

I used the KS Never Ending Dies to cut the dark patterned paper in the background and also to cut the patterned paper squares. I cut the ivory cardstock and used a fall embossing folder. I matted each of the squares and the ivory piece on rust colored cardstock, for a pop of color. I also cut a piece of the dark brown patterned paper and used the KS Fancy Scalloped Border Dies on the top edge. I chose a sentiment from Hero Arts Thank You Messages and embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I used foam tape on the back side of the squares and spaced them out evenly from top to bottom. I then added the entire panel to an A2 piece of ivory cardstock. I chose some sequins from KS Sangria Masquerade Sequin Mix, scattered them around and glued in place using liquid glue.
So that's it. Easy and yet cute. No one says a nice card has to take a long time to make, and these elements included in paper pads are great to use! Hope you got a bit of inspiration. Here's where you can find these products and many more.

DON'T FORGET to use the coupon Cheryl10 to get 10% off your order! Get out your supplies and have fun crafting!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

You Are Blessed

Hey fellow crafters, Cheryl, here today. I have a card to share using some of Kat's dies in different ways. So, let's get started.

To begin, I took one of the new border dies and cut a bunch. I then arranged them on an ivory colored piece of cardstock, rotating them to create a fun pattern. I filled the entire piece this way. Then I took a rectangle die and cut that entire piece with pretty stitching all around.
I then chose three colors of cardstock and die cut two sizes of the scalloped circles and inked the edges. I wanted to create flowers using these die cuts and this is how I did it. Cut a wedge out of each, add some liquid glue, overlap the edges, and hold till dry.
I then used hot glue to add the smaller flower to the center of the larger one. After doing them all, I added liquid glue and tiny glass beads to create flower centers. For the smaller blue flower, I kept one die cut as is and only cupped one, and then glued it to the flat one.
To create the leaves, I used a stencil and Distress Oxide Ink and ink blended the leaf pattern. I then used scissors and fussy cut a small piece to get the leaves for the flowers. I arranged them on the card panel and glued with liquid glue. I then used hot glue again and placed the flowers over the leaves.

I used one of Kat's word dies and cut four, stacked them using liquid glue to create the sentiment. I chose a stamp set to get the sub-sentiment, "You are", and stamped in black and cut a flag end. I added foam tape and arranged both to the card panel and adhered in place. I finished off the "Blessed" by putting Glossy Accents on top.

I added some liquid Nuvo drops and a few black sequins to finish of the panel. I then added the entire piece to an A2 card base. I hope my project gives you some ideas to use your dies in a little different way. Obviously, this probably isn't a card you would be able to mail, unless in a small box or in a box with the gift. Or hand deliver with some treats or a present. You could also create some of these flowers using the larger dies and create a home decor piece and frame it to hang.
Here's the products I used with links to Kathleen's store to do some shopping. Also, use the code Cheryl10 to get 10% off your order.
Happy Crafting, everyone! Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

You're How Old???

Good morning, Cheryl here today. I'm working with some new dies from Kathleen's own line at KatScrappiness. I hope you like how I used them. Here's what I did.

I cut three different sizes of the KS Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Circle Dies. I then chose appropriate sizes of the KS Double Stitched Circle Dies to cut out the centers to make gears. I then chose different shades of gray inks and used a sponge applicator to blend on the inks. I added acetate to the backs, filled with seed beads and another piece of acetate to seal them in. I did this for each die cut. For the smallest gear, I saved the cut out center and stamped my sentiment from Gerda Steiner's Moody Unicorns stamp set.  I had to snip the How Old? stamp in half to get it to fit within the circle.
I went through my stash of patterned papers and found this gray striped paper that I thought would fit for a masculine card perfectly. I trimmed it down to just shy of a standard A2 size card base and adhered down using tape adhesive.

I then used the new Sign Post Die Set by Kat Scrappiness to use for my sub sentiment. I again blended on some gray ink and stamped another of the sentiments from the Moody Unicorns stamp set. I then set out to arrange all my gears to appear as if they are locked together and would all turn if one turned. I used a liquid glue and adhered in place. I added foam tape to one end of the sentiment strip and layered over the largest die. I chose the Sangria Masquerade Sequin Mix from the KS sequin shop and picked out the muted/brushed looking metal colors. Sort of gold, pewter, bronze looking ones. I love this mix!!! I scattered a few around and glued in place.

So, here's your shopping list.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lots of Love...

Hello friends! Cheryl here today, with a card using one of the newest stamp sets just released.
I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!! And I hope you do too. So here's my card.

I love lilacs for one thing, and for great is this image?! So I got out my Tombow Markers and set out to coloring this pretty flower. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and embossed with black embossing powder. I stamped and embossed the vase on velum. I then sent it to my Brother Scan n Cut and it cut it out just perfectly. I even did it after it was all colored and it didn't make one mistake! I love this machine that much that I dare to do that, lol. I did two of them and then arranged them as I liked on the A2 sized card base. 

I used a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes paper pad, one of my favorites!!! Great watercolor papers with no fuss, lol! I stamped and embossed the sentiment in black and scattered around a few sequins. I got out my Viva Decor pearls and dotted around a few pearls and set aside to dry. I then added the entire piece to a heavy weight cardstock base. And that was it!

So, where do you get this set? You get it here. Check it out, and so many more awesome things!

Here's what I used.

So, get your craft on and make something pretty of your own. And check out the store for some really great crafting supplies. Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Don't Flip Out...

Hey there, Cheryl here...thanks for coming by! I have a card today using one of the BRAND NEW dies from KatScrappiness. Her very own dies! And they're adorable!!! Check out what I did with the Stitched Dolphin Dies.

I started out by playing with some Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Cracked Pistachio and created a watery looking background. I went back and forth numerous times till I got what I was hoping for...never know with water, lol! I then cut the piece with a KS Embossed Large Nested Rope Dies. I arranged the two KS Stitched Dolphin's Dies where I wanted them and ran through my Big Shot. I added acetate on the back side and created wells to fill with seed beads from my stash. I chose a clear glass color. Then added foam tape and covered over the wells with more acetate. That's the best way for me to keep them in and line up the card front easier to the card base.

I didn't want to  just throw away the dolphin cut outs, so I cut again with a pearlized ivory colored cardstock and offset them just a bit. I added foam squares to the backs right behind the head and used liquid glue at the tails. It appears they're jumping off the card front, lol. I offset these enough to see the shaker bits from underneath. I love the sound of shakers as much as seeing the bits shake about, lol. I added a black sticker dot for the eyes.

I then took a piece of the same pearlized cardstock and die cut using the same rope dies only a smaller one. I then lined it back in the die and shifted it to get a square and did a partial die cut. I chose a blue ink to match the background and stamped a sentiment from my stash that I thought fit nicely with the theme of the card. I popped it up with foam squares.

I then went in with some KS Blue Waters Jewels Sequin Mix and the muted silver color from the Sangria Masquerade Sequin Mix  and scattered them about. I also added a few drops of Grey Mist Nuvo Jewel Drops  here and there to look like water drops. I finished by brushing a bit of  Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker by Spectrum Noir to add a bit of glimmer to the dolphins. I then added the entire piece to an A2 size card base of Neenah Solar White in the 110 pound weight.

And that's it. Hope you like my project and will head over to KatScrappiness  and check out the supplies I linked above and find lots more awesome things! Happy shopping and happy crafting!