DIY Picture Frame | Christmas Gift Idea with ModaScrap Happy FrameDies and XMas LE Papers



Hi everyone! Today I am back to celebrate Christmas in July with a DIY picture frame, that I created with the ModaScrap Happy Frame dies and the Xmas LE paper collection. You can also find a video tutorial, where I show you the step by step process to create this fun papercraft project, that can be used as home decor, or as a handmade Christmas present.


For the frame itself I used a striped patterned paper from the 12x12" XMas LE collection, and I backed it with another design from the same paper pad. It reminds me of snowfall and I loved the touch of red!



For the tree I used the Christmas Tree Box die. I chose the design with the pine needles, as it seemed quite appropriate, and I added some droplets with the ModaScrap Fluffy in Brillant White. These will mimic the look of falling snow and will add some subtle sparkle to the project.



In the same Christmas Tree Box die set there are dies that cut out a banner with some stars. I cut two out of the ModaScrap Woodstock White 12x12" paper, and coated them with my Fluffy in Brillant White using a flat paintbrush.






I also die cut some snowflakes from the same Woodstock White 12x12" paper with the Snowflakes set dies. I coated those too with my Fluffy in Brillant White and I used them to add detail to several areas in the frame.



I then used the Dashing Rectangle Dies to cut some white paper, as well as the red plaid design and one of the sentiment tags in the XMas LE collection. I layered them together and I stamped the sentiment "qui foto" (picture here) from the Album stamp set. The ink I used is Memento in the color London Fog.



To accent the panel with the sentiment, I decided to use one of the images from the ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas stamp set.
I stamped it with Memento ink in London Fog on some ModaScrap Woodstock White paper, colored it with Prismacolor Pencils, and thendie cut it with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and die cut the word joy, from the same stamp set. 



I assembled everything as you see it in the pictures, and that finished off my Christmas themed project!



Don't forget that you can watch the video, if you want to see how to make this handmade picture frame! And make sure to subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!






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Combining Foiling with Heat Embossing | All Year Round Card with Spellbinders PA Scribe


Hi everyone! I am back today with another post and some more cardmaking inspiration, this time with the Spellbinders PA Scribe Collection by Paul Antonio. In this card I combined some hot foiling and heat embossing, and I stuck to a black/white/gold color palette, for an elegant look.


The floral background was created with the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and some Polished Brass Hot Foil Roll by Spellbinders. I used the same gold foil to foil the word beautiful on some black cardstock. The plate that I used is in the Hey Beautiful set. I used my scissors to cut around the sentiment.


The word Hi was heat embossed with gold embossing powder first, and then with black embossind powder. I used my Mini MISTI and I shifted the panel a little before using the black embossing powder, because I wanted to create a shadow effect.



I used gold embossing powder also on the middle panel, to create one more gold element, and here's the card in all its shimmer!



And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this post and were inspired to create your own foiled cards! They are quick to make and the results are always so pretty! 
Oh, and did you see the Spellbinders moving sale? There are some huge deals, starting from 1$! Click on the picture below to shop the sale!

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Happy shopping and have a nice day!

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Heffy Friends Blog Hop + Giveaways!



Hi everyone! Today I am really excited to show you two cards I created for the Heffy Friends Blog Hop! I love Heffy Doodle stamps, and I especially liked the latest released - so I am really happy to be able to share with you these two cards! There is more ispiration and a giveaway, too - read this post until the end to find out more! Oh, and there's a video as well!


For the first card I used the Treat Yo Self stamps set and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I started off by creating the background on some Bristol Smooth cardstock, which I had previously die cut to an A2 size with the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames dies.


I used the Candy store stencil and my Scrapbook.com blending brushes to create some stripes with Distress Oxide in Festive Berries. I then drew in some green lines with a Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and then created some black lines with a Faber Castell Black felt tip pen and my T-Square Ruler. I added some water droplets to create a distressed look.


For the panel in the middle I used the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies and cut some more Bristol Smooth cardstock. I stamped the watermelon image from the Treat Yo Self stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then colored it with Zig Clead Color Real Brush markers.


The focal panel was also created with the help of the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I raised it over the card base with one layer of foam tape, and I used the foam tape to raise the ice cream image too. To finish off the card, I added shimmer to the ice cream topping with a Spectrum Noir Clear overlay pen and glued some clear drops over the card base.

Here is a list of the supplies used to create this card. But don't go yet! We have still card number two, a video tutorial, and all the giveaway details to talk about!



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For card number two I used the Happily Ever Crafter stamp set and the Heart Gift Card Pocket die set and created a cute wedding card with a gift card holder. There is also a video tutorial for this card, you can find it towards the end of this post.


To create the scene in the back, I used the Grassy Lass Border and the Silver Linings Cloud Border dies. I blended Distress Oxides on each die cut panel, using my Scrapbook.com blending brushes. I also used Perfect Pearls to give the background a pearlescent look.


For the gift card holder, I die cut some Bristol Smooth cardstock and some Heffy Doodle Oyster Shell cardstock with the Heart Gift Card Pocket dies. I added some detail to the grey panel using Ranger Matte White Texture Paste over the Steady Hearts Stencil.



The images were stamped with Spectrum Noir Finesse Black Ink, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies.
If you are curious and wat to see the whole card making process, be sure to check out the video down below!





And, before I go, let me tell you about the giveaway! The winner (chosen at random) who leaves a comment on each stop on the hop will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Winner will be announced on Monday, August 5, 2019 on the Heffy Doodle Blog. Here's the blog linkup - have fun and good luck!

Heffy Doodle
Mindy Baxter
Jenny Colacicco
Alberto Gava
Michelle Short 
Ilda Dias
Laura Volpes  (you are here)
Emily Midgett
Mona Toth
Laura Sterckx
Lisa Tilson
Gemma Campbell

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Acetate Window Card for a Birthday | Studio Katia Kobi Makes a Wish



Hi everyone! It's Laura here, and today I am going to share with you an acetate window card with some fun birthday stamp sets by Studio Katia.
To color in all the images, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I heat embossed all the images with clear embossing powder: the balloons from the Birthday Balloons Vertical set were stamped with Versamark ink, and the rest of the images and the sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.


To add some shimmer to the card, I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen over the birthday balloons and the gifts. I die cut the images with the coordinating dies to the Kobi Makes a wish stamp set, and the panel with the balloons with the Darling Ribbon&Frames die and the Trimmings Border dies. And if you are wondering, the sentiment is part of the It's Your Birthday stamp set.


The card base where the sentiment is was also die cut with the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames. I also used that same rectangle die to cut some acetate, that I glued behind the panel with the balloons. The steps that I used to build this acetate window card are shown in detail in the video at the end of this post.


As a last step I adhered all the images, some on the card front, and some on the card base. I made sure that the ones that were adhered on the card base would be hidden when the card is closed, so that there is a nice surprise effect :)




And that's the card for today! If you are interested to see how you can recreate it, you can watch the video tutorial down below. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more cardmaking inspiration!





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Easy Distress Ink Technique for Splashy Background | SugarPea Designs Cool Treats


Hi everyone! It’s Laura here, and today I am back with a card and a video showing you how to create an easy and fun background with Distress Inks! 

The stamp set that I chose is the super cute Cool Treats stamp set. I stamped it on Neenah Solar White card and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Once I was done, I die cut the image with the coordinating die.



For my background I die cut two panels with the rectangle die in the Card Front Element Builder II set, one out of some patterned paper, and the other out of watercolor card. The patterned paper is part of the Spots and Stripes Brights paper pad. 


I took the watercolor panel and stamped the ice cream and the ice pop image all over the panel, using Versamark ink. I heat embossed the stamped images with clear sparkle embossing powder and then started creating the fun splashy pattern that you see in the final card.

I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin, and the exact procedure is explained in detail in the video. 🙂


I then trimmed a 2×5.5″ strip out of the patterned paper rectangle I had previously prepared, and die cut some slits on one of its side with another die in the Card Front Element Builder II set.

With the banner die in the same set I die cut some black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. 

For some finishing touches I used Glossy Accents, a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen and a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen in the size 10. I added some black Nuvo Drops, and that finished off my card.


As I mentioned, I have a video for you, showing how to create this fun and fresh looking summer card. And if you enjoy cardmaking videos, make sure to subscribe to my channel for more inspiration! 





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