Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CCEE1909 - Tooth Fairy Day

According to the days of the year calendar, today is tooth fairy day. Our CCEE February Hostess Maryann Einam has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card and include a fairy.

Fairies are few and far between in my collection. In fact, I could find none. I chose this clip art fairy silhouette and added a sentiment from Hugs, Kisses, and Birthday Wishes by Unity and stars from Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Cards of the CCEE Stampers:

KSS - Marlin Birthday

I have a fisherman friend who is having a birthday this coming week so today's card, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, was created with him in mind. It features the large marlin from Deep Sea Marlin Multi Step Clear Stamps and the fishnet from Ocean Waters Multi Step Clear Stamps.

The embossed anchors are made using the Yacht Club Embossing Folder by Bella Carta. The die cut steering wheel is from Couture Creations. The die cut starfish is by Cuttlebug and the punched grass is by Martha Stewart.

Color Recipe for the Marlin:

Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Blueberry Bliss
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Balmy Blue
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Gray Granite (lower half of fish only)
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray (lower half of fish only)
Layer 1 - PTI Soft Stone with Memento Dandelion added to the stomach area

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge #441 - Animals

Ike's World - #117 - B for Blue

Papercraft Challenges #31 - All the Critters

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CCEE1908 - Lever Card

Today's CCEE Challenge is an interactive challenge to create a lever card. You can use dies or a craft knife and scoring tool. If you need a tutorial on how to create this style of card you can find one here.

         The sentiments on this card are from Hugs, Kisses, and Birthday Wishes by Unity.

                        See what the CCEE Stampers' DT Members have created for you:

Monday, February 18, 2019

Pop- Up Hydrangea Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

As most of you know, I am not known for creating cards that take a lot of time to complete. I am more of a clean and simple (meaning quick with just ink and paper) type of stamper. But today I wanted to spend some extra time to create a special card for a beautiful lady who I love with all my heart. Her birthday is just around the corner in March when all the flowers start to bloom. Therefore today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a pop-up birthday design featuring an urn of gorgeous spring hydrangea from Hydrangea Multi Step Clear Stamps and a sentiment from Word 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps. From start to finish this card took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete

I took a few extra photos during the process since I am a visual learner, and a picture is work a thousand words to me.

The finished card folds flat and fits into an invitation envelope.

The card started with an 8.5 x 4.25 piece of white cardstock which I scored at 5.5. I added the die cut frill on the bottom of the card for grounding the urn and the pop-up. It is a die from a set called Opulent Swirls by The Crafter's Companion.

Using my travel Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, I stamped all the images I thought I would use for the card.

Color Recipes for these images:

Layer 4 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone

Layer 4 Memento Rosebud
Layer 3 PTI Lovely Lady
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink

Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Tranquil Tide
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Old Olive 

I then used strips of cardstock to create my pop-up rectangles. Their size is determined by the object you plan to place up front. I was placing the urn in front so my rectangles had to be narrower than I would have liked. Next time I will use heavier card stock for better support.

I then attached the urn, two hydrangea and several leaves to the front pop-up rectangle. That was followed with more flowers and leaves on the second rectangle.

After I centered the pop-ups on the base of the card and attached them securely with score tape to the back and bottom, I added more flowers and leaves to the card front for a third layer for additional depth.

Thanks for looking in on me today. If you haven't made a pop-up card, you may want to give it a try. It takes extra time, but isn't very difficult to do.

Don't forget to look in on the Kitchen Crew's newest creations:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thursday, February 14, 2019

CCEE1907 - Birthday Cards

In addition to being Valentine's Day, today is also the birthday of the CCEE Stampers' February hostess, Maryann Einam. So in honor of Maryann's big day, the CCEE Stampers are making birthday cards. I decided to go fun and masculine.

The stamp set I used is the Lawn Ranger by Art Impressions. The dies I used include Country Scapes Mountains by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Grassy Edges and Rolling Hills Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ladybug Valentine - Kitchen Sink Stamps

If you are visiting today looking for a Let's Make a Scene design, I am going to have to disappoint you (but not too much, I hope). With Valentine's Day on Thursday, I needed one more Valentine to put in today's mail. Therefore this creation, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, is a Valentine which features two Kitchen Sink Stamp sets: Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps and Ladybug Hugs Multi Step Clear Stamps.

Here is how I created the image panel. First I stamped the rose. I then stamped the ladybug on the lower right petal of the rose. I then added a mask to the ladybug and the rose which allowed me to add the leaves. Finally, I used my magic makeup brushes to clean up the tiny gaps left after masking. Those things are AWESOME!!

I created the card with the following challenges in mind:

International Art & Soul #51 Make Your Own Background

The background was created with three Distress Oxide Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Candied Apple. I put splotches of the two pinks and spritzed with water before drying it. I then sponged on the stenciled script (The Crafter's Workshop) with Picked Raspberry. I dried it and added more water splotches and dried it again. The final addition to the background was the tiny hearts stamped in Candied Apple.

The February Pile It On Challenge - Pretty in Pink + 1 More Challenge


613 Avenue Create #218 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Critter

Color Recipes

Layer 4 Memento Rosebud stamped 3 times
Layer 3 Memento Rosebud stamped once
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped once

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Lady Bug
Layer 4 Memento London Fog stamped twice
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 Memento Ladybug
Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black

Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Pink Stretch Crochet Ribbon and White Grosgrain

Find more fabulous Kitchen Sink Creations linked below:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CCEE1906 - Amethyst

The birthstone for February is Amethyst. Our February CCEE hostess, Maryann Einam, has asked that the CCEE Stampers use a shade of purple and include gem stones or charms on our cards.

I created my amethyst card using Stampin' Up's Lasting Lily.

Head over and see the pretty purple and gemstone creations of the CCEE Team:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Faux Pressed Flowers and Embedded Embossing - TLC728 featuring KSS

I am so excited to see you today! Thanks for dropping by!!

Today's Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers seemed the perfect technique to create this floral Valentine sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I first stamped the carnations on both colored cardstock and white cardstock. I then die cut part of the white panel with a frilly heart die. I then carefully aligned the flowers to get a perfect match before gluing down the white heart and running both through my Gemini Junior.  I love the way this Valentine turned out!

Kitchen Sink Stamps used on today's Valentine are:

Color Recipes used on today's card include:


Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Calypso Coral
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Powder Pink
Layer 1 - PTI Sweet Blush


Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Sentiments: Versafine Onyx Black

Dies: Spellbinders Nested Scalloped Hearts

Embossing Folder - by Crafter's Companion

I am entering this card in the following challenges today:

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