Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kindred Stamps December Release Blog Hop featuring Bless Your Heart

I love blog hops, how about you? :)

I’m honored to be hopping along with Kindred Stamps today as one of their December Guest Designers.  It was a challenge which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I was sent this adorable mini set called Bless Your Heart.  It has a familiar looking “doll” stamp, a microphone (because maybe she is a beloved singer), and several sweet and catchy phrases.  I’m thrilled to be one of the first to get to use this stamp set.  Thank you, Audra (at Kindred Stamps), for having me join you all this month.

I created several cards with this stamp set and have two to share with you today.  The first is this 6” square card with our “doll” on a stage.  She has gold hearts and stars surrounding her and would be great to give a friend to tell them how awesome they are.  Because of the holidays I unfortunately didn’t have time to make a video of this card but if I get enough comments of people wanting one I will be sure to do one in the future.

And that brings us to today’s card.  I really like the sentiments and decided to make a card using them.  My supplies also included a gold mirror heart cut from Lawn Fawn’s hearts dies; the linked hearts die from Paper Smooches; Little Bits Stamp set from Wplus 9; “Always Be Yourself” from the Kindred Stamps Unicorn Stamp set; lobster and pink flamingo inks from Lawn Fawn; Nuvo gold embossing powder; and a selection of sequins in coordinating colors, including the Friendship Mix (which I just love) from Pretty Pink Posh.

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YouTube Tutorial

Check out this quick little video to help you recreate it :)  Written directions are below.  I would love to see what this card inspires you to make.  If you post them on Instagram tag #perkypennypapers so I will have a heads up to check it out :)



I am attempting to create videos that are short and sweet and to the point.  We are all busy and my intention is for you to get as much information and ideas for a project in as short a period of time as possible.  This week's video is a double feature:)  Let me know what you think in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  It is much appreciated :)
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The How To.......

I stamped two of these cards.  The first one is the sample you have been seeing and the second is the one I am making during the video.  Using my MISTI, I lined up the stamp on the first card, protecting the card with an acetate sheet, and then stamped on a new card panel.  I did each color individually to streamline the process.  To emboss the You’re A Doll stamp, I put the stamp in the spaces left after stamping the lobster and pink flamingo and stamped with Versamark.  I stamped and then heat embossed them all at the same time.  I freehand stamped the outer edge with the stamps on a block repeating the process of one color, then another, and then the Versamark.

Now that I had my sentiments completed, it was time to fill in some of the gaps around my card.  To do this I used the Little Bits stamp set from Wplus 9.  I took the eight solid heart stamps and placed them on some small blocks and then used the same inks and embossing powder to stamp a variety of hearts on my card.  I started with the largest hearts alternating colors and stamping randomly around the page, working my way to the smallest heart which I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the same Nuvo gold embossing powder I used for the sentiments.  I really enjoy this process and sometimes think I could just spend all day stamping little hearts — it’s very relaxing to me.

My original card had a simple black border.  I decided with this card I would like to add some more interest and did so using the Waffle Flowers Pinking dies.  The largest die in this set cuts a frame of tiny dots into your paper.  You can use these to sew in or you can just leave them empty for this nice border detail.  I centered the largest die on a piece of 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” black cardstock.  This will allow for a very fine white line to be visible around the edge of my card. 

I cut the stamped panel down to 3 3/4” x 5” so it would fit within the border detail on my black cardstock.  To create dimension I decided to put a piece of fun foam under my stamped panel. I trimmed the fun foam to be slightly smaller than the stamped panel and took my 2” wide Scor-Tape and covered both sides of the foam with it.  I then removed the protective strip on one side of the foam and applied the stamp panel. After that I removed strip on the other side of the foam and centered the panel on the black border piece. 

Now I was ready to decorate my card.  I ran a small amount of glue alongside the back of the linked hearts, attached it toward the bottom of the card, and trimmed off the edge.  I then took my sentiment strip which has foam tape on the back and popped it up on top of the linked hearts.  After placing the mirrored heart, I finished the card by adding a generous amount of sequins to the front of the card.  I had a little oops while I was filming so unfortunately you don’t get to watch me do that. Here’s the final card.  What do you think?

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We are really excited about this release! We have 8 new sets being released on Friday! Our collection is quite an eclectic one, with something to attract everyone! What is the set(s) you are most excited about!
One lucky person will win a $10 credit to the shop! Will that be you?
All you have to do, in order to win, is to visit the following blogs and comment on the posts! Easy Peasy! ALSO, one of our Creative Team Members will be giving away a card she created from this release, find out if you are our lucky recipient by heading over to the Kindred Stamps blog!
Please share your ideas and project pictures in the comments section below.
Thank you so much again for checking out this week's project :)

Have a great weekend :)

Joanne and Penny


Please feel free to share this blog, subscribe and follow me on Instagram at PerkyPennyPapers. It means so much to me and inspires me in my card making. 

Supplies List: 
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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EH | SB | SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
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EH | SSS
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
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EH | SSS
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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SB | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
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EH | SB | SSS
Spellbinders Platinum 6
Spellbinders Platinum 6
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SB | SPEL | SSS
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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EH | SSS
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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EH | SB | SSS
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
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EH | SB | SSS
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
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SSS
Nuvo Embossing Powder - Gold
Nuvo Embossing Powder - Gold
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SSS
Lawn Fawn Ink Cube Pack, Candy Store
Lawn Fawn Ink Cube Pack, Candy Store
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EH
Paper Smooches Linked Hearts Die
Paper Smooches Linked Hearts Die
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EH
Lawn Fawn Hearts Dies
Lawn Fawn Hearts Dies
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EH
Kindred Stamps, Bless Your Heart Stamp set
Kindred Stamps, Bless Your Heart Stamp set
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KS
Kindred Stamps, Unicorn Stamp set
Kindred Stamps, Unicorn Stamp set
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KS
Waffle Flower Pinking Dies
Waffle Flower Pinking Dies
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SSS

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ornament Lip Balm Favor featuring My Favorite Things Lip Balm Pouch and Die

I like handmade holiday favors and ornaments, how about you? :)

I’m so excited to share this super cute and simple Holiday favor with you today. I call it my Merry Kiss-mas Ornament.  On one side it is this pretty ornament that hangs on your Christmas tree and on the other side it holds a little surprise using the Lip Balm dies and stamps from My Favorite things. 

To create the lip balm part of the ornament you need these lip balm pouches, the My Favorite Things Die-namics Lip Balm Window & Frame dies which consists of a base to cut the opening and a frame to cut the perfect finishing touch to your favor and the wonderful My Favorite things Sending Smooches stamp set with awesome sentiments for any occasion.  This has to be one of my favorite sets My Favorite Things has ever done.  Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

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YouTube Tutorial

Check out this quick little video to help you recreate it :)  I would love to see what this card inspires you to make.  If you happen to post them on Instagram tag #perkypennypapers so I will have a heads up to check it out :)



I am attempting to create videos that are short and sweet and to the point.  We are all busy and my intention is for you to get as much information and ideas for a project in as short a period of time as possible.  This week's video is a double feature:)  Let me know what you think in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  It is much appreciated :)
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To create the Circles for my ornament I used the largest die from the My favorite things Die-Namics Stiched Circle Stack.  You could use any die shape you like as long as it fits the lip balm pouch and is symmetrical.  I cut out 8- 4” x 4” circles from a 12 x 12 sheet of Christmas patterned paper that I had in my stash and one - 4” x 4” circle from some complimentary vanilla cardstock.  The vanilla will be used as the base of our ornament.  I took one of the patterned circles and used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Lip Balm Window die to cut an opening.  I chose to cut it on a diagonal to show off the pretty paper.

Before assembling my ornament I took the time to create my tag using this stitched heart die from Lawn Fawns tiny tags.  I then stamped the sentiment Merry Kiss-Mas onto my tag with Altenew’s Ruby Red Ink and attached some string.  I then used a small amount of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to attach the tag to the back of my pouch cover piece so that it had a chance to dry before I put my ornament together because I didn’t want the wet glue to cause problems when trying to release the lip balm from the pouch.

To assemble the ornament I took each of the remaining patterned circles and folded and creased them in the center.  My paper had some word details so I made sure when I was folding that all of the words would be displayed in the correct way.  After folding all of the circles I used my Tombow Dot Tape Runner to apply adhesive to one side of the folded circle and then attached the it  to the vanilla circle.  I made sure to line it up with the edge.  I repeated this process a couple of times and then added the string into the middle with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I doubled the string up and left a large loop on the top and let it hang out the bottom.  I will trim this later.  The string will then dry in place while I am finishing the assembly of the ornament so I can hang it fairly soon after it is completed.

When I glued my last piece to my stack of folded circles I finished this part of the ornament by applying adhesive to the last side and adhering it to the vanilla circle and then spreading out the circles to make my ornament look nice and full.

The bow consists of 1 piece of ribbon which you will see me tying around the string with a knot and then trimming the ends to give them some little fish tails and then a separate bow that I have already tied leaving a good amount of access on either side.  I use glue dots to adhere the bow to the knot I created with the other piece of ribbon.  I find glue dots to be great for attaching bows onto cards and gifts because they have a squishy thickness to them that I can push the fabric of the ribbon into for a nice firm hold.

And now it is time to attach the lip balm to the back of the ornament.  I run my dot runner around the outside edge of the circle and then pop the pouch and chapstick in.  In This application there is no need to put adhesive on the pouch.  Then maybe you will find them lying around after your party and you can reuse them.  Last, making sure the sentiment heart doesn’t fall behind, I then attach the back, lining it up with the vanilla circle.

This completes my ornament/holiday favor.  I think I will be making more of these.  They are very easy and so much fun.

Please share your ideas and project pictures in the comments section below.

Thank you so much again for checking out this week's project :)

Have a great weekend :)

Joanne and Penny

Please feel free to share this blog, subscribe and follow me on Instagram at PerkyPennyPapers.  It means so much to me and inspires me in my card making. 

Supplies List:
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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SB | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
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EH | SB | SSS
Spellbinders Platinum 6
Spellbinders Platinum 6
Shop at:
SB | SPEL | SSS
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
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SSS
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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EH | SB | SSS
MFT Die-Namics Stiched Circle Stack
MFT Die-Namics Stiched Circle Stack
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EH
MFT Die-namics Lip Balm Window & Frame
MFT Die-namics Lip Balm Window & Frame
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EH
MFT - Lip Balm Pouches
MFT - Lip Balm Pouches
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EH
MFT Sending Smooches Stamp Set
MFT Sending Smooches Stamp Set
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EH
Lawn Fawn - Tiny Tags
Lawn Fawn - Tiny Tags
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EH
Altenew Ruby Red Die Ink Pad
Altenew Ruby Red Die Ink Pad
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EH

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DIY Frame Stencil For Border Stamps (featuring Winnie & Walter)

I like border stamps, how about you? :)

I love border stamps and have quite a few but I wanted to be able to do more than just stamping them across a page.  I wanted to be able to create a frame around the card with nice mitered edges like a picture frame.  The Holiday Trimmings set from Winnie & Walter is a wonderful set with a candy cane stripe that was perfect for what I wanted to do. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder over Gina K. Designs Cherry Red ink to give the card some shine.  It almost looks edible.

To achieve the frame I created my own stencil by cutting a 6" x 6" piece of plastic from one of my large stamp storage pouches that I use.  There is a supplies list below for your reference.  I started with a piece of acetate that was 10 mil thick.  That was too thick and the edges would not stamp completely which led me to the stamp pouches which worked perfectly.  I simply took the 6" square plastic and cut it in half on the diagonal and then flipped one of the pieces and lined them up so as to create a triangle opening to stamp in.   Because they are plastic they are washable and reusable.  This would work with any size square as long as your stamp fits.  It is also important to make sure that your card is as close to the exact size of the stencil as possible.



I love how the clear embossing
powder over the red looks.

YouTube Tutorial

Check out this quick little video to help you recreate it :)  I would love to see what this card inspires you to make.  If you happen to post them on Instagram tag #perkypennypapers so I will have a heads up to check it out :)



I am attempting to create videos that are short and sweet and to the point.  We are all busy and my intention is for you to get as much information and ideas for a project in as short a period of time as possible.  This week's video is a double feature:)  Let me know what you think in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  It is much appreciated :)

Please share your ideas and project pictures in the comments section below.

Thank you so much again for checking out this week's project :)

Have a great weekend :)

Joanne and Penny

Please feel free to share this blog, subscribe and follow me on Instagram at PerkyPennyPapers.  It means so much to me and inspires me in my card making. 

Supplies List:
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Shop at:
EH | SB | SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Shop at:
EH | SSS
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Shop at:
SB | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - 8.5 inch Comfort Trimmer
Shop at:
EH | SB | SSS
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
Shop at:
EH | SSS
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Shop at:
EH | SB | SSS
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Dispenser
Shop at:
SSS
Wow Clear Embossing Powder
Wow Clear Embossing Powder
Shop at:
EH
Gina K Designs, Jelly Bean Green Ink
Gina K Designs, Jelly Bean Green Ink
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GK
Gina K Designs, Cherry Red Ink
Gina K Designs, Cherry Red Ink
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GK
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage Pockets XL
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage Pockets XL
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EH
Avery Elle Cherry Hemp Twine
Avery Elle Cherry Hemp Twine
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EH
Marvy Jewel Picker
Marvy Jewel Picker
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EH
Winnie & Walter, Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set
Winnie & Walter, Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set
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SSS
Winnie & Walter, Merry & Bright Stamp set
Winnie & Walter, Merry & Bright Stamp set
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SSS