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Creating backgrounds with small stamps from THE STAMP DOCTOR

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He everyone! I am back again this week to share another card using the stamp set Coffee Sayings 1 from THE STAMP DOCTOR.  This week I will be showing you how to create a fun background using one of the smaller stamps in the set. 

So to begin, I found several supplies that had sort of a coffee color I didn't end up using all the supplies, but it was a good start. 


I cut down a small piece of white paper and used an acrylic block to stamp the coffee label all over the cardstock. I then added some washi tape to create interest.


Using the coordinating die cut, I cut out a coffee cup with some designer paper and again on white cardstock. I fussy cut the top for the lid and adhered it to my cup.


I then matted it onto some kraft cardstock so that it would not get lost in the background.


This set is currently on sale, so be sure to check it out over at the shop. Coupon Code Taylormadecards4u gets you 10% off.

Thanks for stopping by. 


THE STAMP DOCTOR - Doggone it!

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Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a really cute birthday card that I created using the stamp set "Doggone Dog Stamps" and matching dies from THE STAMP DOCTOR.

My original idea was to create somewhat of a postale theme using this set and I had the perfect washi tape for that. 



This set has some really cute sentiments and the dog is just adorable. I love these thin dies as they are so easy to use and store with my sets. I also love how they work perfectly with my Sidekick.

So to begin, I stamped my images on some heavy white cardstock. I used black jet archival ink as I was planning on doing some copic coloring.  



Then I colored my images using some copic markers.

using the coordinating die set, I cut out my images using my sidekick. These little dies are so convenient and work perfectly in the sidekick.

To create my background, I covered some white cardstock with faded jeans distress oxides and my blending tool. Then I spritzed my paper with some water and dabbed it with a paper towe…

March Tonic Kit - Sweet Sentiments

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Hello everyone! This month was my first month receiving the subscription kit from Tonic Studios. I typically do not join monthly subscriptions mainly because I don't want to pay for something I don't want.

But I have to say, I was very happy with the kit this month. It was called Sweet Sentiments and the name fit the theme for sure.

I have an unboxing video for you below along with 6 cards that I created using my supplies in the kit. 





This month's set had some great sentiments dies and some sentiments stamps that coordinate beautifully with the dies. 


The dies work to create stand alone sentiments which you can add onto your card or you can cut them directly into your top panel  and add additional layering like I did with the Just Because card. 



I also shared a technique using the new glue pen and some deco foil to create the grungy background on my dream big card. I just love this technique and it creates a great background.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Guest Designer Char Kochensparger

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Hi everyone! I am always so thrilled when I get to share projects from some of the designers I have met through my crafting.  I am sharing some projects today from my crafty friend Char who I met on one of the many design teams I have been on. 

Char created some of these fun projects using my most recent kit, Vintage Garden which was released on march 5th. 
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This set is available both in a digital download and as well as an embellishment kit that you can get in the mail. This kit comes with 8 pieces of ephemera and two bees. These kits are great for so many projects. 

Char created two beautiful cards, with similar vibes, but different designs. I love the layering effects on the card below. 

She also created this Darling tag using one of the ephemera pieces and those cute little bees. 

You can check out all the details to her projects over on her blog "Glitter in my Kitchen."
Thanks for stopping by!



THE STAMP DOCTOR - Coffee Sayings 1

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Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you my very first project as a member of the Design Team for THE STAMP DOCTOR.

 The stamp set I am using today is called Coffee Sayings 1 and it also has a coordinating die set.

To start out, I stamped my coffee cup image on both white cards stock and a coffee tone card stock.  When ever I plan on doing layering of images, I try to get all my stamping out of the way.  I chose to use Black Jet Archival ink because it is a permanent ink and I have never had any trouble with it smearing.  It is also great for copic coloring. 




Once all my images were stamped, I used my coordinating dies to cut out my images. I love that these little dies fit perfectly in my sidekick.



I decided to create a strip for my Coffee, Java, Latte dies.  Be sure to save those little inserts that you get from the "O" and "A" so that you can add those to your letters. They are VERY small, so make sure that you don't lose them. 



I used my ground expresso Di…

Twist panel Pop Up Bug card

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Hi everyone. I have been dying to try some of these fancy twist pop-up cards, but I have always been too intimidated by them to give them a shot.




Now what I found was that it was a lot easier for me to create the inside pop out part of of the card first. This took the most die cutting and time to put together. So I decided to make a two part video. 
The first part is the creation of the inside pop put. by adhering two sets together, i was able to create this little mini book. 


Part two was the process for actually putting the card together. 




I used my bug ATC digital set images for my pop out and my Vintage Garden Passport set ephemera and cardstock to decorate my card. 



So while the picture looks intimidating. Once I walked through the process and created a few cards, I found it was not so bad after all. I have a feeling I will be creating more of these twist panel pop-up cards. 

Thanks for stopping by!



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Vintage Garden - March Passport Kit

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Hello and welcome to the Vintage Garden Passport release! I know we are all anxious for Spring, so hopefully this little kit will help along the way. The kits are available digitally as well as in a physical form, so be sure to check out the embellishment kit section of the shop for some fun kits with some stamp sets that coordinate well with this kit.  .  This month I created not only a passport card, but a layered spring card as well. You can find my process video below.



Now on to the design team projects. The team came up with some wonderful creative projects with this kit. So lets take a look. 

Wendy created this fun telescoping greeting card by upcycling a pringles can. Be sure to check out her process and all the details over on her blog. 



Next up is Nancy. She created this fun mini album with this month's kit. Be sure to check out all the details over on her blog.

Next we have Marcia. Marcia created this layered tag using many of the ephemera pieces. I love the little bee's …