Saturday, February 13, 2016

Blog Hop: JessicaLynnOriginal.Com Latte and Planner Hop

Hi everyone,

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we have another fun blog hop to share with you! If you came from the fabulous blog of Jessica Lynn, then you're in the right place! This week we are featuring the February 2016 Bundle Deal from which includes an all-season calendar planner stamp set along with a "Jam and Coffee" stamp set.

Here is the card I made:


  • JessicaLynnOriginal Jam and Coffee Stamp Set
  • JessicaLynnOriginal All-Season Calendar Planner Stamp Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
  • The Stamps of Life scalloped border die cut
  • Avery Elle: Pierced circles die cut
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Acrylic block
  • Foam Adhesive, Adhesive Tape Runner
  • Copic Markers
  • Stamp the coffee cup on some copic-friendly card stock and also stamp on two sheets of patterned paper.  
  • Color in the mugs using copic markers and color the patterned paper mugs as well.
  • Paper piece the coffee cups (areas above and below the belly band).
  • Cut one strip of patterned paper 4.25"Wx1"H and cut a second piece 4.25"W and 0.5"H. Glue the small one on top of the bigger one.
  • Cut two strips of bordered edging from black cardstock and attach those to the patterned paper strips.
  • Die Cut the card insert from the pierced circles dies.
  • Assemble according to the image below.
  • Using foam adhesive, pop up the first mug.

I also used the planner stamps in my planner.  See below for a quick peek!


Here's the order of the blog hop -- have fun hopping!

Chrissy (you're here)

Have a wonderful Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Product Tuesday: Simon Says Stamp February 2016 Card Kit

Happy February, everyone!

Today I'm bringing back the "New Product Tuesday" series on my blog.  I will try my best to post more "new product" Tuesday projects and even some videos!  I'm shooting (no pun intended) for one video each month.  It might be a New Product video, or it might be something random... like a shopping haul.

For those who are new, I'm defining a "new product" as something new to my personal scrapbook and card making collection.  The product may have been in the marketplace for months, even years, but it's new to my stash and this forces me to use it!

Today's project is both NEW (i.e. released in February 2016) and it includes a video!  I am featuring the brand new February 2016 Simon Says Stamp card kit.  Unfortunately, it looks like this kit is currently out of stock on their website.  However, if you subscribe to the kits, you can get a new box sent to you each month.  Major Happy Mail! Note: I do not work for, nor am I affiliated with, Simon Says Stamp.  I just LOVE their products!  Yup, big fan here.

Here is the card I made:

Here is the video that showcases both the kit and step-by-step instructions on how I made the card. If the video doesn't play below, you can watch it on YouTube here.

Materials used:
  • White card base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • White card for front panel: 4.25"W x 5.5"H
  • Simon Says Stamp February 2016 Card Kit
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Adhesive Tape Runner and Glue Pen
  • Watch the video! Okay okay, here are the printed directions too...
  • Stamp the "Hello Beautiful" sentiment on the lower right corner of the front panel
  • Die cut hearts above and below in a cascading pattern.
  • Die cut a ton of hearts from the ombre patterned paper that comes in the kit.  Keep the outlines.
  • Cut a strip of the ombre paper (3"W)
  • Cut a strip of the pink and black marble paper (0.75"W)
  • Cut a strip of the black cardstock (0.125"W)
  • Place the ombre paper behind the hearts
  • Place the marble and black strips on the left side of the card.
  • Glue the outline hearts into each die cut hole... yes, watch the video.
  • Attach the card front to the card base.  You're done.
Here is a close-up of the card

Have a BEAUTIFUL Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: New Challenge #14 - Winter Wonderland

Is it February already?  Time flies!

Today I'm here with another 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Challenge.  This month we're featuring some really fun digi stamps by Scribbles Designs.

Here are the challenge details:
  • Blog link: The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up 
  • Challenge dates: February 1-29, 2016
  • Optional theme: "Winter Wonderland" - if you would like to participate in the optional theme for the month, create a card that's filled with snow (or at least has some form of snow on it). Also add "FT" after your name, so we can include it in the prize drawing. This theme is optional.  You only need to follow the theme if you are interested in winning a $10 Gift Certificate from Scribbles Designs.
  • As always: All card submissions (with or without optional theme) will be eligible to earn a free paper each month and some extra digital goodies.
  • Guest Sponsor: Scribbles Designs (see info below).
  • Additional Sponsor: Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Prize Info: 
    • From Scribbles Designs: A $10 Gift Certificate from Scribbles Designs for one random winner chosen from those who participate in the optional theme.
    • From Décosse's Dynamite Doodles: 
      • Prize 1: one free digital paper to EVERYONE who links up a minimum of two cards. The theme for these cards is optional
For some inspiration, here is the card I designed and details on how I made the card.

  • White card stock for card base: 5.5"W x 11"H, scored at 4.25" mark
  • Mason Jar digital stamp from Scribbles Designs
  • That's Snow Biz patterned paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Dies
  • White card stock for coloring
  • Copic Markers
  • Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive
  • Size the image of the Mason Jar and print on copic-friendly paper
  • Color the image using copic markers
  • Cut patterned paper using the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies
  • Cut the white card stock using the Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle dies.
  • Use distress inks and ink up the edges of the larger scalloped rectangle to match the patterned paper.
  • Adhere the layers together.


As I mentioned above, this month's challenge is brought to you by our Guest Sponsor, Scribbles Designs. Here's some info about Scribbles Designs:

  • Looking for a unique image or sentiment? Well then! Head on over to Scribbles Designs and check out Sandy's world of her funky imagination and quirky characters. Sandy has loved art, drawing, water coloring and doodling for many years... and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you. Brrr (Penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not long after. We hope you enjoy the endearing images available in the store and add Sandy's images to your digital stamp collections.

  • You can browse Sandy's Art for sale at her shop.  You can also follow her on her challenge blog here.
Our additional sponsor is Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Now it's your turn!  Create a holiday card and be sure to add it to the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge blog!  Look forward to seeing your amazing designs!

Happy Card Making!