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Friday, January 28, 2022

Love Stamps on sale!

 


There's a great sale going on at Technique Junkies right now.  All stamps in the LOVE category are on sale for 25% off.  The Kitty Love stamp (used in card above) and the Falling Confetti Hearts (shown below) are just two of the stamps included in this sale.  


Sending Love your way...

Time to get some Valentine - or Galentine - treats!
All stamps in the LOVE category are 25% off through January 30th. Simply select what you would like from the LOVE CATEGORY and use the code LOVE25 as the Coupon Code at checkout to get your savings.

Hurry - this sale is only valid til midnight on Sunday, January 30th!

Love is in the air - and in your shopping cart!


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Dotty Swirls Thank You card


Good morning, friends!  I'm popping in with this easy thank you card that I created with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  I placed the new Delicate Scrolls stencil at an angle on some soft butter cardstock and brushed some soft yellow ink over the stencil.  I stamped the thank you at the bottom, glued this to a maroon card base, and then added the ribbon at the top.  It's a simple card but those dotty swirls give this a subtle elegance.

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You'll save 10% off your entire order so stock up on those stencils on your wish list.  Have a wonderful day!


 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Double Glittered Happy Flowers Birthday

 


Good morning!  I'm sharing this super glittery birthday card with y'all today.  We all know someone who is "so extra," right?  This card would be perfect for that person!  LOL

I used the cute new Happy Flowers stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create this glittery background.  I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 5" x 3.75" and then I placed it onto a sheet of double-sided adhesive.  After I cut the panel from the adhesive sheet, I set it aside to prepare my stencil.  

I placed the Happy Flowers stencil onto my work table and rubbed a bar of coconut soap all over the back of the stencil.  After the entire stencil was covered with the soap, I removed the liner from the adhesive on my white cardstock and placed the stencil soap-side-down onto the adhesive.  I used my fingers to press the stencil down onto the adhesive to ensure good contact around the openings.

Now the fun part began!  I picked out a cute pink glitter and sprinkled it over the stencil.  Then I used my fingers to rub the pink glitter into the openings of the stencil where the adhesive was exposed.  After all the stencil openings were filled with the pink glitter, I brushed off all the excess glitter and then used my fingers to burnish the glitter into the adhesive.

Now to the nerve-wracking part - removing the stencil!  This is why you rub soap all over the back - to make sure you can peel the stencil off the adhesive.  So I grabbed one end of the stencil and slowly and carefully peeled the stencil off of the adhesive.  Now the rest of the adhesive was exposed, so I covered the entire thing with a white glitter, pressing all the glitter down with my fingers.  After I burnished the glitter into the adhesive, I brushed off all the excess glitter.  I did not want to cover up all that gorgeous glitter, so I added a stamped sentiment from Ink Blot Shop to the card.

This soaping and glittering technique is one that I used waaaaaay back when metal stencils were all the rage.  I wanted to see if I could apply it to these plastic stencils, and I'm happy to say it worked beautifully.  Think about all the great stencils from A Colorful Life Designs and how you can use this soaping and glittering technique with those.  Wouldn't that be fun??  

To help you save money, please use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You'll save 10% off your entire order, so have fun shopping!


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Confetti Shaker Galentine's Day


Galentine's Day is February 13, the day before Valentine's Day, and it's a fun excuse to send happy mail to your friends.  I made this fun shaker card with a couple of new stamps from Technique Junkies.  

I started by embossing the Falling Confetti Hearts with white powder onto some red cardstock.  Then I took some plastic packaging and cut it larger than the red panel.  I taped three sides of the plastic to the back of the red panel, leaving one end open.  I added some clear sequins to the "pocket" and then taped the shaker completely all around the back of the red panel.  I stamped the Happy Galentine's Day onto some white cardstock, die cut it with an oval die, glued it to a black scalloped oval die cut and adhered it to the front of the shaker.  Then I used double-sided tape to adhere the shaker to a black card base.

This is such a fun and easy card to make.  The Happy Galentine's Day stamp pairs perfectly with the Falling Confetti Hearts.  Please feel free to use this code, TJ10Holly, when you shop at Technique Junkies.  You'll save 10% off your order and you'll have some fun new stamps to play with!





 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Delicate Scrolls Friend


Good morning, friends!  I'm starting off this day with this pretty stenciled card that would be great to send to all of my friends.  I placed the new Delicate Scrolls stencil from A Colorful Life Designs onto some cherry red cardstock and then spread some mother-of-pearl paste through the stencil.  After the paste dried, I added the sentiment and glued the panel onto a card.

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You will save 10% off your entire order, so pick up this pretty Delicate Scrolls stencil and some Valentine stencils for those holiday projects.  Have a wonderful day!


 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Happy Flowers Shaker Card


Good morning, friends!  I'm popping in today to share this fun birthday shaker card with y'all.  I used the fabulous new Happy Flowers stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create the colorful background on this card.  

I placed the Happy Flowers stencil on to some white cardstock, and then blended some yellow, orange, and pink inks for a fun ombre effect.  Then I cut some plastic packaging larger than the stenciled panel, taped it on the back on three sides, and added some shaker bits and sequins in the open end before taping that end shut.  The birthday sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs) is die cut and glued to the top of the shaker card.

Check out all the great stencils at A Colorful Life Designs.  If you'd like to save a little money, please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order.  Have fun shopping!


 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Glittered Hearts Valentine's Day


Good morning!  I have Valentine's Day on the brain, and I'm sharing this glittery creation with you today.  I used the new Happy Love stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create the background.  I started by placing the Happy Love stencil onto some red cardstock, and then I spread some white stencil paste over the whole panel.  I carefully lifted the stencil up and then immediately covered the wet hearts with some white glitter.  I tapped the glitter into the paste very very lightly with my fingers and then set it aside to dry.  Once it was completely dry, I brushed off the excess glitter and added the die cut sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You will get 10% off your entire order.  There are hundreds of great stencils to choose from, so have fun shopping!