November 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps December Blog Hop

Hello!!

It's time for The Alley Way Stamps December blog hop, the design team is showcasing the new December stamps. Unfortunately TAWS is closing their doors, so you have to get these stamps while they are available because once they are sold out they are not coming back!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
My card features the Point of View stamps set. This set is perfect for making backgrounds!! I used three of the stamps and three different inks to stamp the background across a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped one of the snowmen from Chill Out stamp set. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color him. I used aqua and orange markers to match the ink colors i used on the background. Then i fussy cut him out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Then i die cut a small tag from white card stock, turned it on its side and stamped the Let's Chat sentiment. I found some aqua bakers twine from my stash and tied it in a bow on the tag. I added the snowman to the tag, and then adhered the tag to the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

November 29, 2015

You're My Cup of Tea

Hello!

It's time for new stamps at The Alley Way Stamps, unfortunately its the last release as TAWS is closing the doors! Today i have a sneak peek of Swee-Tea!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the cake on a piece of white card stock, then i stamped the tea cup on scrap piece of card stock. Then i used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them up. I trimmed the card stock piece with the cake, trimming off the top part around the cake.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the sentiment on the bottom right corner of the cake panel. Then i fussy cut the tea cut out and added it to the cake panel with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I found a black die cut shape and adhered it to a white card base, then added the cake panel over it. Last i added a couple black enamel dots!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

November 28, 2015

Thank You

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a Thank You card. I played a little bit with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers along with some other Crafter's Companion products!! I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anythings Goes.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by die cutting the poppy flowers from Crafter's Companion Issue 7 Summer Edition. I used CC's watercolor paper and then used my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers to color them. After die cutting the poppy centers, i used the black Aqua marker to color them.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next i adhered the poppy petals and centers together. I cut a card base from white card stock and stamped the leaves and flowers from the Poppy stamp set that also came with the Summer Edition.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i found some cool sketchy alphabet stickers in my stash to spell out Thank You on the card. Last i just adhered the Poppy flowers to the card above the stems.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

November 25, 2015

Reindeer Games

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today. Have you stopped by Michaels and picked up the new Christmas stamp?? Well, if you haven't you better get on it!! These are seriously cute and funny stamps! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Today's card features the Reindeer set, i stamped the fun reindeer lady on some white card stock. I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers, then used a stitched rectangle to cut around her.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i stamped the reindeer games sentiment beside her. To dress up the rectangle i added a small brown paper clip and a cool wood chip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I found some green pattern paper and added it to a white card base. To add a little more red, i added some red ribbon to the bottom of the rectangle and notched the end. The colored panel was added to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Make sure you check out our challenge, it ends later today!! Click here to check it out and see more inspiration using these new stamps only available at Michaels!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

November 24, 2015

We're So Proud

Hello!

I'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog sharing a card that features the From Us stamp set. I did some more digging in my embellishments and stickers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I found a denim flower i had die cut way back when and some large journal card tag thingy's. The are perfect together, i trimmed the journal card to fit a Kraft card base and then added the denim flower.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Looking through my embellishments i found a cool music pebble that is perfect as a flower center! Then i stamped the We're So Proud sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Super quick and easy AND i used up some embellishments!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

November 23, 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hello!!

Today i'm sharing a snowy card and it's perfect timing as we got about 12 inches or so Saturday! Driving was lots of fun!!!! Not!! :)  And in case you are wondering, i'm still in Organic Chemistry land!!! No classes this week, but i still have another test and the final the second week of December, so i'm still studying for both (and of course the final is cumulative!!)
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
But anyway, on to the card!! I started with some Crafter's Companion water color card stock and a CC embossing folder. Before i embossed the paper, i colored the embossing folder with Teal and Navy Spectrum Aqua markers, then spritzed a little water. The result is a cool water color looking and embossed panel!!


Next i die cut a circle from white card stock and stamped Seasons Greetings from Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonders stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i used the Snowflake Trio die from Festive Wonders and cut a couple snowflakes from black and white card stock. I added my circle to my embossed panel with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I layered the bigger snowflakes together, then added them and the smallest to my card. I added some blue glitter enamel dots to the snowflake centers. Last i added the panel to a white card base and rounded the corners!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

November 19, 2015

We Wish You a Happy Birthday

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post!

I'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog with a card featuring the From Us stamps set. I pulled out some old rub on's and chipboard with a Robot theme.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
First i added the chipboard flags to the left side of a white card base. Next i rubbed on the cute little robot, stars and arrows.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i stamped the We Wish You a Happy Birthday sentiment below the robot. I kept it simple since this would make the perfect card for a little boy!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #172 - Rudolph Red & Evergreen

Hello!!

It's time for a new Challenge over at Art Impressions! The challenge this week is Rudolph Red & Evergreen, basically use red and green!!  We are also celebrating some new Christmas stamps that are now available at your local Micheal's!! I'm also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For my card i used the Penguin stamp set, i stamped the snowman and penguins on a stitched oval. I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image: DG2, CG2, DG3, DR3, DR5, CR8, IG1, IG2, IG6, IG8, IG10, OR2, OR3, and Blender. Next i stamped one of the images above the penguins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i found some red Christmas pattern paper and added it to a white card base. Then i added the oval to the card with foam tape. I added some red and green glitter enamel dots and last rounded the bottom two corners.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks so much for stopping by! So head to Michael's, get your AI stamps and play along with us!!

Dana

November 18, 2015

Merry & Bright

Hello,

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today showcasing the new Christmas release!! I paired the super cute Santa from Holly Jolly with the Square Easel Die and some festive Christmas paper.
Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First i found some double side Christmas paper and used the Square Easel Die to cut out the pattern paper. With a little folding and glue i made the easel card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i cut the smaller window square from white card stock and stamped the Santa from Holly Jolly. Then i colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers. 
Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then i cut the oval from white card stock and then stamped the Merry & Bright from the stamp set. All that was left to do was add the Santa and Sentiment to the easel card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

November 17, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #171

Hello!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!! It's a great challenge too!! Anything Goes!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Company
I decided to go with a Christmas card and use some stamps i got a while back that i hadn;t used yet, Very Merry Christmoose by Unity Stamp Company. Also, i tried my hand at no line coloring!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Company

I stamped the moose with some Antique Linen Distress Ink on some white watercolor paper. Next i used notched banner die to cut out the moose.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Company
With my Spectrum Noir Markers i colored in the moose. It was a little challenging, but over all it wasn't bad! I think it turned out ok!! I added a little blue rhinestone to the snowflake and stamped the sentiment below the moose. Then i wrapped some twine around the banner and tied it into bow.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Company
Next i used a woodgrain embossing folder to emboss a panel of Kraft card stock. I trimmed it down a little and added it to a Kraft card base. Last i added my stamped banner with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana