Friday, November 27, 2015

Frosty Papillon

Hello there crafty people! Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns!

Today I'm bringing you a shimmery masterpiece featuring Sweet StampsStarflake Medallion stamp, Large Butterfly Accent Piccolo, and Embossing Powders and Enamels!

Let's get started!
First, I took the Starflake stamp and stamped it twice on my background, once on the top right and once on the bottom left, in versamark ink.  I used white detail embossing powder to heat emboss the images.  Next, I used several colors of glimmer mist and sprayed over the embossed stamped images to create the shimmery background color.

Next, I used the same stamp and stamped it onto periwinkle cardstock, heat embossed it with the same white embossing powder, and sprayed it with clear, shimmer glimmer mist.  I cut out the shape, leaving a bit of room around the edge and attached it to the background with foam adhesive. (See below how shimmery it is?!)

Lastly I took one of the Large Butterfly Accent Piccolos and covered it with Embossing Fluid and used the same white embossing powder all over the front.  After that layer had dried I used layers of Embossing Fluid and Aged Pink Piccolo Embossing Enamel on the edges of the butterfly to create the look the the butterfly had begun to build up frost on its wings!

Lastly, I attached a gem from my stash to the middle of the butterfly and it was done!

Thank you so much for spending a little of your holiday weekend with me!  Don't forget to visit the Sweet Stamps Store today!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Take a Risk with Leah

I have created a male-themed card for today's inspiration using Piccolos Vintage Gears set, Medieval Metals embossing powder, Black embossing Powder, Distress Inks, Artsy Fartsy French Script stamp, and some vellum.

This was a fun card to create and if you would like more details about how I made it, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

These products can be found at the Sweet Stamps online shop, along with plenty more.  Come on over and take a look, you never know what fall into your shopping cart!

And don't forget to come and join in on our TWO monthly challenges:  the Anything Goes challenges starts on the first Sunday of every month, and the Anything But a Card challenges starts on the third Sunday of every month.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Aloha everyone!  kel from Scraps & photoGRAFFS here again today!!

Here's a SUPER CUTE card featuring this pair from the Tweethearts Clear Stamp Set.  They were so cute together that I wanted to keep this whole palette simple and fun with just a couple colors and patterns.  I colored them up with my Copics and added a fun border and some baker's twine to finish it off.

Hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving week!!

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Winter Wonderland Delight

Josette here with another card creation.  I love snowmen, they are right at the top of my list.  Whenever I see a snowman image or stamp, I need it.  Needless to say, I have more snowman images than flower images, and that is saying a lot.

For this card I used Snowman Duo from the Sweet Stamp collection,.  They were colored twith Copic Markers  and embellished with glitter.  Cute.
This is an A-2 Card.  Using Black Momento ink they were stamped onto a white card base.  Colored and then embellished with a bit of Wink of Stella-Clear.  
This was  cut down to 3.75 " X 5".  A mat was cut from a green paper that matched the clothing and measures 4" X 5.25 inches.  They were adhered without any dimension. 

The snow bank was cut from a piece of thin card stock that had been covered with score tape.  Glitz glitter was burnished into the adhesive.  Actually the glitter was added prior to cutting.  Merry was created the same way using red glitter and score tape. The last step was adding a ribbon. 
Sweet and flat enough for mailing.  
Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Crafting
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All products used in this card are available at  or   the  Old site for Sweet Stamps.  (They are transitioning everything to the first location, but a few items remain at the other location.
Glitz_Microfine Glitter: red and white
R;      24,29
BG:   0000
YG:   23,25
Y:      28
E:      27,99
YR:   68
W:    5,7,9
C:     0,01,02,03

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh Happy Day

Happy Monday! This is Kim and I am here to share with you this card using the adorable image from the Banner Girl & Words stamp set. I went with a pinkish red and green color combo to color the image in. I then added some highlights to her hair and headband with a white gel pen. I placed clear glue onto the flower petals and dipped the flowers in the Glitz and Red Microfine Glitter. I used the Fancy Leaf sweet cut die and placed it behind the flowers.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Box

Good mornin sweeties! 
I am so delighted to share my "ANY"thing but a card project with you today. 
So I just received my new We R Memory Gift Box Punch Board and I am in LOVE!!!
I love making gift boxes for little trinkets that my boys make, to give to the grandparents, godparents, aunties..etc.  I currently don't have the desk space that I use to have, so this little tool was a perfect buy for me!!  

For my project today, I started with kraft cardstock and I used Holly Branch all over the cardstock, using Sand Castle SweetStamps Ink.  The color looks sort of dark, but it really isn't.  It's a really soft and subtle brown...perfect for no line coloring. 
Next was the fun part for me.  I colored all the leaves on this sheet of 8x8 kraft cardstock.
I only used 2 Copic markers: YG17 and YG23
I used YG17 for my darkest and applied only to the base of the leaves, while YG23 was my all over color.  Then I went back with a white pen and added dot detailing.  I lost the vein detail in the leaves, so I needed to add a little something extra. 
Once that was all down I scored the lines, folded, glued and assembled this beautiful box. 
The completed box measures: 3.25 x 3.25 x 1.75
So it's small but perfect. 

Hope you will come by and join us.  
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Until next time. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pretty Tree Piccolo | Enamel Powder

Good Morning crafty peeps!!  Britt Bass here from Pink Paper Crowns!

I'm here today bringing you a pretty little shaker card using a beautiful range of products from the Piccolo line.

When I first saw this pretty floral tree image I knew I wanted to use the Piccolo Enamel Powders to add color and dimension to the shape.

I used the Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive and covered the entire outside edge and several of the flowers with the adhesive liquid.  I applied Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder and heat set it.  I repeated that method with Mardi Gras Enamel Powder and Copper Kettle Enamel Powder to cover the rest of the tree.  I finished the tree with dots of metallic pearl paint around the edges - and set it aside to dry.

I die cut an A2 sized frame out of brown glitter cardstock and layered in on top of the soft brown snowflake paper.  After the tree was completely dry, I used it to trace a window in the middle of the snowflake paper, cut it out and fit the tree into the window.

I attached clear transparency to the back of the piece, making sure to cover all the little openings in the tree, and then used foam adhesive to create a well for my shaker.  

I filled the shaker with brown seed beads from my stash and Sugar Beads from the Sweet Stamps store.  (I wish I had used a few sequins or confetti to make the shaker a little more obvious, but there's always next time!)  Lastly, I adhered the whole front piece to an A2 cardbase and added a brown satin bow!

I had SUCH fun working with these products and I can't wait to break out my Piccolos again!  Take a look at the Sweet Stamps store for tons of pretty and intricate shapes like this!

Have a wonderful weekend queenies!