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Funky Fossil Designs - New June Release Day 1

      Hi Everyone, Guess what? There is another new release coming into the shop at  Funky Fossil Designs !  Today is the first day of the stamp reveal. My first card from this upcoming release is made with the set  " ​ Coffee and Friends", the new coffee bean heart and coffee die and an awesome new background paper from the new Neutrals paper pad. I die cut the heart  using  a sheet of the paper pad and underlaid it with a sheet of gold shimmer paper. I heat embossed part of one of the new sentiments in gold at the bottom of the card. I says "Coffee is my super power", but I cut away the coffee, as I already had it with the die cut sentiment. I had die cut the word die with fun foam and glued them together to make it stand out a bit more. I also added some Nymo thread for extra interest. There are many more stamps on that set - you will have to wait until Friday to see them all. Friday will be the release day. There will be five new sets (including the Weird Fish,
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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Abducted by Aliens

      Hi Everybody, Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. Affiliate links may be used in the links provided below.  You may be familiar with the new card kits that  Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps  carries in the store. The card kit for June is an A2 pop-up box card. But I just used the stamps to make a regular card here.  Here is the   Card Kit 8  I used:        I started with patterned paper and sponged all those white stars with different kinds of distress oxide inks. I cut out the stamps and colored them with Inktense and water brush markers. I heat embossed the sentiment and cut it apart. Added little strips of patterned paper at the bottoms of the sentiment strips. Assembled the card, using foam tape for the alien and UFO.  Here is the second new June  Card Kit 7  : I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping! Linking up with: Addicted to Stamps and More  - make your mark Send a Smile 4 Kids  - tween/teen cards 

Funky Fossil Designs - Hello Forest Friends!

       Hi Everyone, I made this card using one of the new release sets from  Funky Fossil Designs !  It's called  Forest Friends . I love those silhouette animals. They are designed by the amazing Donna Gray, one of my favorite designers! Silhouette stamps are so easy to use. Especially when you have a stamping platform, like a MISTI or something similar. It's really easy then to get a good impression, although for the black ones you need a juicy inkpad. I often treat my inkpad with re-inkers, before I use those stamps. To get a multicolored image is also easy with a stamp positioner. All the stamps used for this card are  from the same set. The bottom strip is a Washi tape I hope you liked this and thanks for visiting. Happy Stamping! Linking up with:       

Topflight Stamps Summer Blog Hop

  Hi Everyone, Come celebrate Summertime with Topflight Stamps ! I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase summer cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us for a chance to win!  You should have arrived here from Kathi Rerek 's blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.   I made a water color background. Stamped the hippo and fish. I stamped the hippo again as well as the crocodile and cut them out. I did not cut the hippo below the swim ring. I colored the animals with water brush pens. Assembled everything. Drew a partial box around my background. Heat embossed the sentiment and added it to my card. Follow along here and if you get lost you can always start at the Topflight Stamp Blog. Topflight Stamps Ericka Strange Lisa Hoel Dina Kowal Autumn Clark Connie Mercer Natasha Vacca Kathi Rerek Cornelia Wenokor  - you are here GIVEAWAY DETAILS Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giv

Topflight Stamps - May All Your Fishes Come True

         Hi Everyone, It's  Topflight Stamps   day!  this week it's anything goes. And since it's getting summery I thought I make a cooling, ocean themed card...... I made a water color background. Stamped the funny puffer fish and balloon on a piece of scrap paper, colored it with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. I heat embossed the sentiment. Took a letter "F" die and cut  out the "F" to replace the "W" in the sentiment. Assembled everything. I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting.  See you next week with more  Topflight Stamps  inspiration. Here are the stamp supplies I used: Use code  F UNSTAMPING   to get 12% discount at  Topflight Stamps Party2 by Craft Emotions ,         Darkroom door birthday sentiment      Versafine ink pad Linking up with: 613 Avenue Create  - anything goes Seize the Birthday  - anything birthday  The Paper Players - signs of summer  

Katzelkraft - Who Left the Bag of Idiots Open?

         Hi Everyone, I am back with my weekly Katzelkraft post. I combined a couple of sets in this card- see below. I stamped the mouse first and masked it. I colored with Inktense and markers. The hat I added later, cut it out and glued it on. Trimmed the card and mounted it onto purple card stock. The stamps I used are from the following sets: Les Dentes  - KTZ227,  Les Chats Russes  - KTZ 152,  Relax sentiments   - KTZ222,  Accessoires  - KTZ 156  ( FRANCE) Toothy Animal s - KTZ243,  Cats  - KTZ 152,  Relax sentiments  KTZ222, Funny  Accessories  - KTZ 156  (USA) Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration.  Thanks for visiting! If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies:  Topflight Stamps ,  Lost Coast Designs , or  Frantic Stamper .  Use code  FUNSTAMPING  to get 12% discount at  Topflight Stamps . Happy Stamping! Linking up with:           

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Pop-up Box Card

     Hi Everybody, Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. Affiliate links may be used in the links provided below.  You may be familiar with the new card kits that  Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps  carries in the store. The card kit for June is an A2 pop-up box card. If you always wanted to make one of those boxes, but shied away from the work involved, you might want to try this. But I warn you - it's still a fair amount of time that goes into that. So - something for a very special occasion or very special person...... at least for me.  For my card I used this  Card Kit. : I cut some designer paper ( Funky Fossil Designs ) For the background. I stamped the astronaut, rocket and moon and colored them with water brush pens. Cut them out. Also used some die cut stars (Neat&Tangled). Added those cuts to the inside partitions with strips of clear sturdy plastic (recycled packaging material). Stamped the sentiment onto the front