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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Frantic Stamper Pop-up Bases Video Tutorial

Hello!  I have something fun to share with you today...my very first video tutorial!  

Frantic Stamper recently released a fun set of dies called Pop-up Bases which is a set of 7 dies that you can use to add pop-up & other interactive details to your cards.  If you're wondering how to use these dies, this video will hopefully help!  It's my first video as I mentioned above, so please excuse the rough editing!  I'm learning as I go! :)

Before we get to the video, here's a peek at the inside of the card which is what I'll talk about in the video.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Pop Up Peonies Birthday Inside


The video will explore how I used the dies to create this pop-up card.

Enjoy!



Here's a few more pictures of the card.


Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Pop Up Peonies Birthday

This is the front. I kept it very simple and in the same colors & theme as the inside of the card.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Pop Up Peonies Birthday Inside Closeup

When you open it up, this is what they'll see.  What a fun surprise!

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Pop Up Peonies Birthday Inside Flat

You can see here how flat I kept it so that it will fold as flat as possible and still fit in an envelope.

The dies I used for this card are:



Mix N Match Poppies



 
Happy Birthday Script

I'd love to hear if you like to see videos.  Do they help you?  Do you take the time to watch them?  Would you like to see more?

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Wrap-Up

Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Laura's blog There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  

First up is that cool die that you've been seeing and loving and I've been hearing some buzz about!  

Jen Carter Black Love Canvas wm

This Mini Canvas Die is going to knock your socks up and open up a world of opportunity (not to mention save you some money)!  I love those little canvases that you can buy in the store, but let's face it, they add up FAST!  This die is perfect for replacing those!  Think projects for kid's parties, decorations for tables, decorations for your creative space, place settings, etc, and a bonus having the die at your fingertips even after the store has closed for the night!  

For this canvas, I embossed one of the wonderful sentiments from the new Paint Your Canvas stamp set and then added images from the Really Rosemaling stamp set.  There are so many ways to use these sets!  I love their versatility!  

And that cute little wooden easel is also available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!

Jen Carter Pointelle With Sympathy Side 1.4 wm

The last card I have to share today is another one featuring the Wonky Squares dies, the Cover Up Die: Pointella & the Really Rosemaling stamp set

Instead of using the Cover Up Die: Pointella to cut my cardstock, I used it to emboss.  The sandwich for this on my Big Shot is the Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open, cutting plate, embossing pad, cardstock, die facing down, cutting plate.  

Jen Carter Pointelle With Sympathy  Closeup 1.4



I die cut several of the Wonky Squares and then fanned them out to create this look.  I stamped the top square with images from the Really Rosemaling stamps.

Products I used on these projects:
Thank you so much for visiting this week!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Sarah Jay's blog!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 2


Hello again and welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs Release!  All of the products being shown today are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Karen Baker's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning! 

First up today, I have a cute vellum bunny to share with you.

Jen Carter Vellum Bunny Front 1.1

This is such a fun die/stamp set!  If you have kids or grandkids at home or just like giving sweet little gifts, this is a great investment!  I started by die cutting the Triangle Treat Holder Die with a piece of pink cardstock and a piece of polka dotted vellum.  I stamped the bunny face with Versamark from the Bunny Treats Stamps and embossed.  I then cut out the paws and ears with the coordinating Bunny Treats Die in fun pattern papers.  What a blast it was to put this all together!

Jen Carter Vellum Bunny Bow tie

I experimented with several ways to tie the bunny closed and finally decided on the option to have the bow on the top of the bunnies head.  I found that if I added one tiny hole (cut with my hole punch) I could get my bow to lay just the way I wanted it to (shown above where I added my hole). 

Jen Carter Vellum Bunny Open Side 1.1

When you untie the box, this is what you find.  Think of all of the things you could fit inside this sweet little triangle box!  :)

Jen Carter Wonky Squares Rosemaling

For my last project today, I used the new Wonky Squares dies and the Rosemaling Stamp set.  I started by die cutting 4 of the Wonky Squares in Rustic Cream cardstock.  Then, I chose the beautiful large flower from the Rosemaling stamp set, along with the outline stamp and a coordinating stamp to create the images on the squares.  It made for a really fun design when it was all put together on the card base.  The sentiment and the little sprigs are also included in the Rosemaling stamp set. 

The products I've used on today's projects are: 




And if you like Wonky Squares, don't miss this great deal good through March 4th!
Thanks for stopping by today!  We'll be showcasing more products tomorrow! Don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Laura Williams's blog!


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Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Little Foxy: Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day 1


So...wow!!  Welcome to the first day of the March Lil' Inker Designs release sneak peek!  These newest products are going to knock your socks off!  This release includes some new favorites for me from Lil' Inker! The new products are already available in the store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from my dear friend Amy Kolling's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning! 

Jen Carter Hey Blue Fox Side wm

I think that the new Hey, Foxy stamps, Hey, Foxy Dies & Hey, Foxy Word Dies are so adorable!  I've had so much fun making all kinds of combinations of STITCHED foxes the past few weeks!  For this first card I wanted to go a little bit more masculine and was inspired by this pin on Pinterest.  

To start my card I cut the front out with the COOL new Cover Up Die: Pointelle.  Oh my word!! It is so beautiful!  I loved playing with this die which is unlike anything I've seen on the market!  

Jen Carter Hey Blue Fox Closeup

 After stamping the face features & cutting the various fox pieces out and attaching them how I wanted, I added a few mint details to him using gel pens.  Then I attached the fox to the cardfront on top of one of the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles strips.  I die cut the "hey" from the Hey, Foxy Word dies.  I wanted to add a little "foliage" to ground the fox and so I cut some funky leaves from the Frames & Flowers die set.

Jen Carter Hey Blue Fox Inside


I wanted to create a cool background that you'd see though the holes in the front of the card from the die, so I used Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles to create a striped background on the inside of the card. I also used one of the Hey, Foxy Word dies inside & stamped one of the sentiments from the Hey, Foxy Stamp set to finish it off. 

Jen Carter Pink Hello Foxy Front wm


One last fox card to share with you today because I just couldn't resist.  I wanted to show you how C.U.T.E. this foxy lady could be using patterned paper!   This was the very first fox I die cut (and I have die cut quite a few already let me tell you!) when I got my dies!  I think she looks adorable with a little flashy pattern and a gold sparkly tail!  

Did you notice that the tail can go on either the right or left side of the fox?  I love that little detail!  For this fox, I chose to stamp a different set of eyes which makes the fox look so different than in the first card. I also softened the face up by stamping in a brown ink and giving her a pink nose. 

Jen Carter Pink Hello Foxy Closeup

I created the blue background by die cutting one of the Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles out.  I attached the fox to the blue patterned paper and then used one of the Border Builders dies to create the bush/grass for the fox to hide behind.  

The "hello" sentiment", from the Hey, Foxy stamp set, was heat embossed in white.  I cut the "Foxy", from the Hey, Foxy Word Die set from gold cardstock.

Isn't this a fun grouping of products?  :)

 New Products used: 




Previously released products used: 





Now for a bonus!

Well, that's all for me today!  Come back tomorrow for another round of inspiration and don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Sarah Jay's blog!

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Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello!  Today I am joining in on the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop!  I love a good coffee...well not a BLACK coffee.  My coffee of choice is a White Peppermint Mocha and that is what I drink year round, either hot or cold!  Yum!!  So in honor of my favorite hot drink, I created this card keeping in theme with spring.

Jen Carter Spring Coffee 1

My background was created with the beautiful Quilted Stitched Pattern die from Lil' Inker Designs.  Oh how I LOVE that die!  I thought that the swirls were perfect for the coffee theme. The sentiment is from Lil' Inker too and is from the Coffee Cozy stamp set.  The coffee cups & the puff of heart steam are from PTI's Warm Happiness & Warm Happiness Too sets.  I embossed the heart with Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder (very cool stuff) onto PTI's Sheer Basic Vellum
If you'd like to play along or if you'd like to see the other cards that were made for this blog hop, visit the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers blog!

I'm also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp Monday & The Pink Elephant.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!