February 2019 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello friends!

It's time for our February release, and we have some amazing products for you this month - stamps, dies, and a new type of product we are excited to debut! Lots to love! All the fun starts on Monday, February 4th here on the blog.

Take a look at some sneak peeks below - leave me a comment and let me know what catches your eye!


Don't forget all the fun starts back here on Monday, February 4th at 8am EST. It will be a week full of inspiration, giveaway and new goodies!

xo
Danielle



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Soft Palette Floral Frame Birthday with Cheiron



Hi crafty friends. It's Cheiron here sharing a birthday card with the Floral Frame set. I don't know about you, but my stash of birthday cards is getting pretty low. I thought it would be great to design a card that I can reproduce easily. This Floral Frame is so fun to color, and once I have my color palette nailed down, I can stamp a bunch of frames and pack my markers for some on the go coloring of a bunch of these images, a perfect way to build up my stash again.


For this card, I wanted a soft pretty palette so I picked some peachy pinks and purples to color my image and adhered it to a panel cut from Distress Watercolor paper. I blended some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide onto the panel. Then I figured out where I wanted to place my frame.


I used the negative die cut (the inside of the frame piece) as a mask to mask off where the sentiment was stamped.  I scribbled the Tonic Midas touch pen onto my glass media mat and picked up with a paintbrush and flicked it onto my background to add some gold splatter before I glued the frame into place.

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Two Love You Cards With Daria

Hello-hello Dear Friends!

Daria here, and I have two cards to share with you today. At first, I planned to play with just released Piece if Cake stamp set. But then, I saw the amazing cards made by my DT-mates. If you haven't seen them yet, just scroll down the blog. They are seriously just blow-minding.



So, I have decided to go with another favourite of mine from the January release. Of course with Love You Nice and Neat dies.


To make the cards, I blended some distress inks in rainbow order and then die-cut the sentiment. I inlaid the sentiment in white and foam mounted into a card-base. For some added interest, I used Square Grid Embossing folder from Alexandra Renke and a little twine, along with a few sequins from Wild Orchid sequin mix.


That is such a beautiful sentiment, so I really not wanted to take a focus from it. As it is hero by itself. 

For my second card, I only used some patterned paper used - Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersolefrom Ellen Hutson, to make a backdrop for it. The only embellishment is one gold sequin.  I actually tried to add a twine or ribbon, but liked it more without one. I love how this amazing lettering looks by itself. 


Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you liked that ideas and will give them a try.
Have a wonderful week,
D.


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Doily Envelope Die with Kelly Griglione


Hi Folks!  It's Kelly Griglione here with my final guest design post of the month, I'm super excited to share with you 6 different ways to use the gorgeous Doily Envelope Die!


I must say, out of all the products, I was the most excited to get this die and see what it could do. I'd seen my friend Kate use this die as an envelope for her cards several times and was always impressed at how extra fancy it made her projects look. Which brings me to the first way to use this die:


1) Make an envelope, as it was intended. This envelope was made by running the large plate through the die cutting machine and folding the side flaps inward. There is also a smaller die that allows you to make top and bottom flaps so that the entire card is covered in lacy goodness. I wanted part of the card underneath to show, however, so I elected to just use the side flaps.


Of course this particular card is meant to be hand-delivered, so I can take some liberties with adding dimension to it in the form of the wrapped gold ribbon and the white paper flower.


Having this on top of a present wrapped in kraft paper really eliminates the need for any sort of bows or ribbons I think.


The product notes for this die mention that you may need an extended plate to cut this out since the die is longer than a standard-sized cutting plate. However, I found it was just as easy to cut as much as possible, then shift the die so the uncut portion is on the cutting plate, and send it through the machine again. I didn't need a metal shim to cut the small pieces out, but instead cranked it back and forth 5-6 times to make sure it cut cleanly through the paper, and I was good to go. 

The rest of my ideas focus on using this envelope die to make cards, not envelopes.


2) Make a square doily with the two large flaps. This ended up being the perfect size to rotate and use as a diamond panel on a card, ready for your sentiment or other focal point. Can you guess how I made it?


I lined up the die so that only the area I wanted cut was on the cutting plate. The rest of the die (the straight part) hung past the edge. Then I turned the paper around and did the same thing, taking care to have it hang off the edge of the cutting plate just past where the doily pattern started.


Once the square was cut I started sponging ink on it. I first started doing this on a piece of scratch paper, and quickly realized that it was probably going to make a neat pattern underneath, so I grabbed another card base and did my ink sponging on top of that.


After the ink was all blended, I threaded a needle with some gold thread and started stitching from various places along the middle to the center of the doily. A pearl brad covers the incoming threads gathered in the center.


The bold sentiment is perfect for heat embossing and is from the Art Deco set.


3) Use the doily as a stencil. Remember how I grabbed an extra card base to put underneath the square doily I was brushing ink onto? As an after-thought? Well this is the result! I just love how the doily design covers most of the card.


You can still see a ton of the details that make this doily die so special. I was also happy at how well the embossing of the thick font in the main sentiment (from Medallion Flower Builder) on vellum turned out. So smooth. The secondary sentiment is from Scandinavian Prints.


This adorable lady hanging out on top of the doily design is from Lumberjack Love. I didn't need her antlers on this card so I used a white gel pen to cover up those lines, and a black felt-tip pen to extend the hair lines. Hopefully you don't realize she's had a minor surgery.


I ended up changing the color of her skirt a couple times, by stamping, cutting and coloring an entirely new skirt, which allowed me to build up the layers for a dimensional little lady.


This next card uses a similar technique of covering a portion of the card with the doily to use as a stencil and brush ink through. Since it's a similar idea, I didn't count it as a different way to use the die, so let's consider it a bonus card!


This time I just used one of the large doily flaps on the side of the card. The sponged area makes such a nice home for simple elements to shine.


The sentiment is from Scandinavian Prints, and the tiny bluebird is from Lumberjack Love.


For a finishing touch I wrapped some gold thread behind the sentiment and bird, added two clear sequins, and made some glimmer mist spatters on the "empty" side of the card.


4) Search for other elements in the lace to highlight. Upon closer inspection, I realized there was a cute little butterfly in the middle of the large doily flap. So I cut it out! Doesn't it look like a fancy die you purchased on its own? Two for the price of one : )


I combined sentiments from both Scandinavian Prints and Lumberjack Love.


On the butterfly, I wrapped the body with gold thread in a couple different directions, and then left a trail of thread to show the butterfly's flight path. To make him look more like he's flying I bent both of his wings up.


5) Use the smaller doily flap as a topper for your card. The doily is so intricate that you don't need much else on your card. In this case, I grabbed a leftover piece of watercolor paper from my desk that didn't work out for a different project, and adhered the doily on top. All the holes in the doily make it easy to dangle things, like the star and sequin hanging from the gold thread.


And can we please talk about this gold?!? Oh my! The detailed cuts of this die make the gold foil paper look like a million bucks!


This idea is an easy way to use up leftover panels of inked paper, patterned paper, or even just a plain piece of cardstock.


6) Use two of the smaller doily flaps to create a square panel. Similar to the second card, but instead of creating a larger square with the larger doily flaps, we are creating a smaller square with the smaller doily flaps.


Instead of doing fancy diecuting to turn this into a square made of a single sheet of paper, I just cut two of the flaps. Then I cut the long tabs off each and will mount them together on top of gold glitter paper.


Can you see the sparkle peaking out from the middle a tiny bit? Now that we have a pretty background for the middle of the card, we can start adding embellishments to it.


The bear, trees and tree stump are from Lumberjack Love. I colored and cut them out by hand. The sentiments are from Scandinavian Prints.


I really like how the doily gives these elements a nice home on the card, and it's small enough that you have room on the top and/or bottom for your sentiment.


7) Use the doily to outline any size card. This card was featured in last week's post, so I didn't really count it in my six ways to use the doily die, but thought I'd still mention it since it's different. For this card, I cut the inside panel to be small enough so that once the lace was added it would be a typical A2-sized card. Then I cut off the outside row of the larger doily flap. It was too short to cover the entire long side of my panel, so I used pieces from another doily flap to extend the lace to the end.


Well that's a wrap! Both for my Doily Envelope cards, and for my January guest designing. Sure hope you liked the ideas, and maybe were inspired to look at your supplies in a way they weren't intended to be used!

Many thanks to Miriam and Neat & Tangled for inviting me to share my projects with you this month. It's sure been a treat playing with these wonderful stamps and dies!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Neat and Tangled Cake Video Tutorial with Copic Markers




Hello friends! It's Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I'm here to share another Copic Marker Coloring video with you all!

Today I'm going to share how to color this piece of cake stamp from  and how to get the different textures of the smooth surface of the icing and the fluffy part of the cake. I wanted to use pinks to create this strawberry cake since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. 
For the Cake Tutorial I'm using the following Copic Markers.

RV11, RV13, RV32, RV34, R30, E27

Watch the video below.







For the rest of the scene I'm using the following colors:

Skin - E00, E11, E13, R32, R30
Hair - E31, E30, E25
Clothes/Hats/Cherry - R37, R39, R59,C0, C3, C6, C8, C10, B93, B95, B97, YR12, Y04, Y11, G21, G24


I hope you enjoyed this month's tutorial. If you ever have any questions or need any help with your coloring check out my site for more tutorials, downloads and inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Mindy
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Coloring Shiny Frosting with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

Today we are talking cake. 
Vanilla cake. 
Chocolate cake. 
Another other kind of cake you want to get down with :) 


I couldn't resist coloring up this super sweet (haha see what I did there?) image in two different flavors. The technique is the same so once you got it the possibilities are endless.   


For the Vanilla cake I just show you the frosting because the rest of it wasn't filmed. I did however film the entire thing for the chocolate. The kids are the same in both cards so you can see all that in the video below. 


I think both cards are super fun and I love that I can stamp it and take it on the go with me. Because honestly sometimes this girl just wants to color. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hope you'll give the technique a try. 

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Neat & Tangled PIECE OF CAKE
Neat & Tangled PIECE OF CAKE
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
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Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV06 CERISE
Copic Sketch Marker RV06 CERISE
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Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
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Copic Sketch Marker E18 COPPER
Copic Sketch Marker E18 COPPER
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
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Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
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Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
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Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker E23 HAZELNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E23 HAZELNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker E25 CARIBE COCOA
Copic Sketch Marker E25 CARIBE COCOA
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Copic Sketch Marker E27 MILK CHOCOLATE
Copic Sketch Marker E27 MILK CHOCOLATE
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Copic Sketch Marker E29 BURNT UMBER
Copic Sketch Marker E29 BURNT UMBER
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Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker E15 DARK SUNTAN
Copic Sketch Marker E15 DARK SUNTAN
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Copic Sketch Marker E13 LIGHT SUNTAN
Copic Sketch Marker E13 LIGHT SUNTAN
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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