August 1, 2015

Wishing You Smiles & Exciting News!

Hello!

I'm excited to announce a new paper crafting challenge called Pinterest Inspired Challenge!! It's the brain child of Emily Frasier and i am so honored when she asked me to join her in this new adventure!!

So the challenge is pretty simple, make a new card or project based on the photo inspiration that we found on Pinterest. Details on how to play can be found here. A new challenge starts the 1st of the month and will be open until the 25th of that month! The winner and honorable mentions will be posted with the new challenge on the 1st,

And of course a challenge wouldn't be complete with out a prize. Alison from The Alley Way Stamps is sponsoring our 1st challenge with the awesome Calypso stamp set.


Our first photo inspiration is a gorgeous print! Be inspired by the colors, flowers, pattern etc!! It's up to you!!

Source
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
For my i was inspired by the colors and the flower pattern. I placed a stencil over some white card stock and with an ink applicator added some distress inks that matched the photo. I started with the yellow in the middle and then worked my way out to an aqua and then blue.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

Next i stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Sending and Wishing stamp set in black ink. I trimmed the panel down a little, then matted it on some gray glitter card stock. Last i added it to a black card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us on this new adventure, i look forward to see your creations!!


Dana

July 31, 2015

Festive Hugs

Hello!

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my The Alley Way Stamps post, click here.

Today i also have a sneak peek of some new Christmas stamps by Crafter's Companion that will be available next week. It's never to early to start on your Christmas cards, i really need to get started on my fall and Christmas cards!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by stamping the adorable Santa and Reindeer from the new Santa's Helper stamp set,  on some white card and then used Spectrum Noir markers to color them up (CG1, CG2, DG2, CB10, EB5, GB8, EB1, EB2,CR10, DR3, DR5, IG1, IG2, FS2, TN2, GB5, CT3, TB1, Blender).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next i found some striped pattern paper that matched my colored image. I adhered my colored panel to a white card base, then trimmed the striped paper and added it to the left of my image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i used Die'sire Essential Dies - Circles to cut a small circle. I stamped one of the sentiments in the set on the circle. Last i added the circle to my card with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana



The Alley Way Stamps August Blog Hop

Hello!

It's time for new stamps at The Alley Way Stamps!! And your going to love these!! Super cute penguin that can be dressed up in lots of different costumes, perfect for any occasion!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by cutting a matching SVG, there are some matching SVGs of the penguin in different get ups! This one has little bear ears (hehe, he's so cute!!), i stamped the penguin from Penguins on Parade, then the ears, the glasses and then the sweater and Christmas tree from Everyday's a Holiday. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color him up.

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Next i found some plaid pattern paper that i thought went great with with the penguin in is Christmas sweater! The pattern paper pad had some journaling cards and i trimmed one out and stamped the sentiment from Everyday's a Holiday.

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I added a strip of Kraft card stock accross the plaid paper, then i added some twine around the paper and tied it in a bow. I cut out the journaling scallop circle, then trimmed off the top half. Then i tucked it under the Kraft strip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i added the penguin to the card and last three enamel dots below the sentiment.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Make sure you stop by the other designers blog to see there takes on the new stamps and then stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win all three new stamp sets!!

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This super adorable Mini Set, Unique Peek, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of August 2015.


So, are you ready to hop and win???!!!

July 28, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #155

Hello,

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!! The challenge this week is a photo for inspiration! Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and i used the Chibi Flowerpot Peeker image.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps
I pasted the image to a word document and then typed in a Happy Birthday beside the flower pot. When i was happy with the font and placement i printed it and the image out on white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Next i used a stitched rectangle die and cut the image out. I used Copic markers to color the image. Then i added the rectangle panel to a white card base. I thought about adding sequins or enamel dots or even twine or ribbon, but finally decided less was more.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you play along with at Addicted to Stamps and More for your chance to win some digi stamps!

Dana

Best Wishes

Hiya!!

This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my The Alley Way Stamps post!

Today is the release of the new Flights of Fancy by Morgan Fitzsimons at Crafter's Companion! The CD is full of digital stamps, pattern papers, printable embellishments and more!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I printed out one of gorgeous images, they are so detailed and colored her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils (005, 009, 042, 039, 037, 056, 058, 047, 089, 095, 078, 080, 082, 089, 104, 112). The soft coloring you get when you use colored pencils is just fabulous and i love the look it gave this image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used a silver sharpie to add a little shine to her beading, arm band and headdress. Next i fussy cut most of the image, leaving the bottom ink or so still surrounded with white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then it was time to work on my background! I am so ink to water coloring right now and to i love the smooshing technique, so easy!! First i die cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper. Next i used Spectrum Aqua Markers Magenta and Orchid to color a clear block (i did each color separately, letting them dry in between), spritzed some water and used a small piece of acetate to add the color to the watercolor paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When it was dry i adhered the watercolor panel to a black card base. Then i added the colored image to the card with foam tape, some tiny sequins and last added the sentiment strip after i rounded the corners.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana





The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek #1

Hello!!

It's almost time for a new release at The Alley Way Stamps and you are going to LOVE it!! Its so cute and there are so many possibilities!!! I'm peeking the new Penguins on Parade stamp set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with a black card base and i stamped one of the border stamps from Bitty Borders repeatedly over the card base. Then i added some Wink of Stella to some of the triangles, not that you can really see it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i cut the matching SVG, then stamped the penguin and the cow costume. The stamp set has lots of different options to dress up your penguin! I used Spectrum Noir markers to color him up.

I cut a strip of white cards stock and added it to my card base with foam tape. Then i die cut a small piece of black card stock. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i added the sentiment strip to the white strip and then the cow. Last i added a few white enamel dots to finish off the card.

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog today for your chance to win Penguins on Parade!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 27, 2015

Get Well Soon

Hello!

Today i'm stopping by with a sneak peek of a new CD collection coming to Crafter's Companion. The CD is called Flights of Fancy by Morgan Fitzsimons, its full of printable pattern papers, images, embellishments and digital stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card features just one of the many digital stamps, sentiments and a printable pattern paper. I started by printing these elements on white card stock. Then i used Spectrum Noir markers to color the little baby dragon (GT4, CT1, CT3, CG1, DG2, CG2, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, EB1, EB2, GB10). I used a stitched oval to cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i trimmed down the wood grain pattern paper that i had printed to fit a white card base. I added the oval to the card with foam tape. The sentiment prints out in a rectangle with rounded corners, but i wanted it to be a little bit smaller, so i trimmed it down with a paper trimmer. Then i added it to my card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Last i found some enamel dots that matched the light brown and green i used and added them a few to my card.

Have a great day!! Tomorrow will be a busy day on my blog and i hope you will stop by!!

Dana