Thursday, July 22, 2021

Idaho Custom Creations August Tiered Tray Kit and Some New Products

It's time for a new tiered tray set up with the Idaho Custom Creations kit of the month.  
It was 104 degrees here in Boise the day I painted this...I was dreaming of fall weather for sure!  I love fall and winter so much - this made me super happy to decorate this tray...then I took it down and returned to my regular summer decor. 😅

The pieces are so cute this month and all represent a different part of fall. 

 This is a subscription kit, BUT you are able to pause it for the months you don't wish to receive.  The kit comes with everything you need to complete the projects, from paint to jute for the banner. 
 I chose to use my own paint to customize it to the colors that match my decor.

Not included in the kit, but available for sale in the store are new pumpkins and sun flowers.  I have a few scattered in my tray and then I put them in the Target gumball glass canister for a photo.  

You get five pumpkins and a 25 cents sign ready to paint.

These were really hard to photograph in the glass.  I think I prefer these in the tray rather that in the canister...but the sunflowers are SUPER cute in the glass jar!

You get a set of 6 sunflowers ready to paint.

Then...the Round Interchangeable Sign has new inserts for August.  
A darling gnome holding a pumpkin and a new word sign - you are the pumpkin to my spice.

Remember all of these come unfinished for you to customize as you please.  And, speaking of pumpkin spice... I got to paint the new fall pumpkin spice coffee kit (a store purchase, not part of the subscription) and I will be showing you that next week when it becomes available. 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Be Merry - Shopping Spree & A Christmas in July SALE

New Holiday Collections and a new Christmas in July SALE!

Spellbinders has a new Be Merry Collection that is now available and this adorable little die set is included in it.  It is called Shopping Spree and can be used for all gift giving occasions. I have a Christmas and a birthday card to show you.

This one is all stacked up for Christmas gift giving.  I've used the Plaid Company Embossing Folder in the background.

I love her sparkly mittens!
Shopping Spree Die Set
This die set is kinetic, so you can make the legs swing back adn forth.

This little gal has a lot of birthday gifts for someone!  The set could also be used for weddings, which would be fun.
I've used the Birthday Bash Embossing Folder on the background.

Up to 50% off select past Holiday products and extra savings on select clearance items.
 The sale is now live and available through Sunday, July 25th, 2021.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Summer Of Stamping with Ellen Hutson

I'm super excited to be participating in week 2 of the Essentials by Ellen Summer of Stamping

What is the Summer of Stamping?  
Each week there will be new Essentials by Ellen release and bunches of cardmaking inspiration! Be sure you are following along on her blog and Instagram for all the details.

This week is all about tropical inspired sets.

For my first card, I used the Aloha stamps and dies and its Tilt 'N Rock die that makes her hula skirt swing back and forth. If you have a stamp set that need to move back and forth, the Tilt 'N Rock die is the one you need.

I started by ink blending  sky and sand colors with Distress Oxide inks,  I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers.  I cut a tag to put my hula girl on and the Tilt 'N Rock mechanism is underneath,
I sprinkled a little water on the Oxide ink before it dried to get a bit of 'sand looking' texture.  The sentiment is embossed in black.

Here's the hula girl in action!

You can see all the Summer of Stamping new releases right HERE.
My second card is using the new Mondo Anthurium stamp and die.  
I started by stamping Mahalo and Aloha all over the background.  I layered a piece of vellum over it and then the Anthurium which I colored with Copic markers.  I stamps and embossed Aloha and slid it under the leaves at the bottom of the card.  

Thanks for joining me to kick off Week 2 of Summer of Stamping!

There is one day left to get this gift with purchase.  It ends Monday, July 19 at 11:59 pm PST.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Riding By To Say Hi

The Bicycle Builder Die Set is one of my favorites from the release last month at Honey Bee Stamps.  This and the Market Cart Builder Die Set. 😍 I love them both equally...oh wait, and the A2 Cookie Sheet Dies!

I used a piece of paper from the Summer Stems paper pack for the background.  I also cut the bicycle frame from one of the Summer Stems papers.
I stamped and colored the flowers with Copic markers, and then cut a few more to layer on top.
Both sentiments are embossed in black embossing powder and are from the coordinating set called Riding By Stamps and Dies.

Bicycle Builder Die Set and Riding By Stamps and Dies

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cup of Happy

It's been a while since I created with this beautiful Cup of Happy Stamps and Dies from the Pigment Craft Company
 Have you checked out their store yet?  
They are a fairly new company in Canada and have a great shipping rate for the US.

The background is ink blended with Distress Oxide inks and then stenciled in white with a circle stencil.  
The florals and stems are stamped in colored ink and I added a little Copic Marker for definition.  
The cup is black and white cardstock and a touch of gray shading down both sides.
The bow is actually tucked back into the floral arrangement, but it sure doesn't look like it in this photo.
Cup of Happy Stamps and Dies

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop and a SALE!

 Today is the Spellbinders monthly clubs blog hop.  I have another idea here using the Large Die of the Month for July.
This month the die is a Mini Slimline Envelope and Nested Card Dies and comes with a ton of dies.  See photo below.  The finished card size is 6-1/2" x 3-3/4".

I love the little flowers that come with this die set and all the mix and math edges on the rectangles!

Look at all the pieces in this die set. The Large Die of the Month club is always such a great value.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments left on the Spellbinders blog. 
Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. 
The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

This set comes with the dies to create the envelope to match!

Who doesn't love a sale??
Take $25 off orders of $100 or more at Spellbinders. No code needed. 
Free shipping on orders $75 or more too! 

Ends 07/18/2021 11:59 PM MST.

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Please join us in our monthly Spellbinders clubs blog hop!

Blog Hop of Inspiration
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