August 20, 2019

Graciellie Designs - Peony Hugs

Hello!!

Today I have a card featuring new digital stamps from Graciellie Designs, Peony Hugs! This set has great possibilities! It has peony's in a mug or buy itself!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I used the peony's in the mug, printing it on watercolor card stock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color the image. Next, I did a quick and easy fussy cutting with sharp scissors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I also printed a sentiment and cut it to a thin strip. From my paper collection I picked out an older pad and trimmed some polka dot pattern to fit a card base. Then I added a strip of flower pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Last I added the peony mug and sentiment to the card with foam tape. I decided any embellishments would take away from the image, so I left it alone!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

August 6, 2019

Graciellie Designs - Fur Baby Love

Hello!!

Today I'm stopping by with a card featuring a NEW digital stamp set from Graciellie Designs - Fur Baby Love. Need a sympathy card for fur baby or just a pet themed card, this set is for you!!

I started by pasting the paw print and bone images in a Word document. Then I resized them and then made lots of copies! I made a background out of the two images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I printed the background out and the sentiment on a separate sheet. Next, I trimmed the background so I had a panel that would fit on an A2 card base.

Then I picked out a heart die that was big enough to see the sentiment. With a red Spectrum Noir marker I colored the sentiment. Next, I cut the heart shape from my background panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

With foam tape I added the background panel on top of my colored sentiment so it showed through the heart window. Last I added it to a white card base and rounded the corners!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Graciellie Designs has a couple other new sets and I'll be sharing more cards in the near future, meanwhile check out the shop to see them now!!

Dana

July 26, 2019

Shaker Card with Crafter's Companion

Hello!!

I hope everyone is having a great day!! Today I'm sharing an easy shaker card with you! And I made it masculine, which is really easy to do with a basic birthday stamp and die set!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir

I started with Crafter's Companion Hip Hip Hooray Shaker Card Stamp and Die Set! I made the shaker using the balloon die and cutting some CC Bright Textured Cardstock. I also cut the hooray from the pad using the orange.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir

Next, I used a circle stencil and Spectrum Noir Inkpads to ink the circles in. I used Midnight, Holly Leaf and Orange. Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a panel. I added the panel to a blue card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir

To create the shaker I adhered clear acetate to the back of the balloon, then added foam tape. I added some matching sequins and then adhered the balloon to the panel over the sequins with the foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir

I stamped and cut out the Hip Hip and adhered them and the Hooray to the balloon. I found some twine that happened to match and tied that around the bottom of the balloon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion : Hip Hip Hooray
Ink: Spectrum Noir Inkpads
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Peacock Feather Mix
Circle Stencil

July 19, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Graciellie Designs Collab Blog Hop

Hello!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Graciellie Designs have gotten together for a fab Collaboration Blog Hop!! You should have come from the amazing Lisa Golzbein!! You can find the hop list and/or start at the beginning on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!!



Make sure to comment at each stop for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Graciellie Designs! If you can't wait Graciellie is having a Special Coffee Lovers Sale, 25% off everything!! No code needed!

I made two cards for the hop! I'm not going to go into a lot of detail so you can get on your way through the hop and see all the inspiration!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs
My first card features Bubbly Feels digital stamp set! I kept the coloring simple and did some fussy cutting.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I found some great rainbow pattern paper and made my own sentiment with glitter chipboard letters! The bubble tea was added with foam tape. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

For my second card I used Fresh Start, a new digital set this month!! Got to love coffee and flowers!! I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers keeping to cool color palette!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

From my stash I found some pretty pattern paper that matched my coloring. I added the sentiment and image with foam tape and finished it off with a few gems!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Graciellie Designs! Make sure to comment for your chance to win a gift card!!

Dana

July 12, 2019

Card Making with a Paper Bag

Hello!!

So, today is Paper Bag Day!! They have a day for anything and everything!! I thought I would use a paper bag in my crafting to help celebrate!! Haha!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Since a paper bag is made out of a thick Kraft card stock I decided it would be perfect to use with an embossing folder!!! I used Crafter's Companion Ocean Waves embossing folder. I used a little bit of brown Spectrum Noir Inkpad to darken a few areas here and there. This made seeing the embossing a little bit better. I also roughed up the edges a little.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I stamped the lighthouse from Crafter's Companion Nautical Elements. I stamped it on CC's Kraft Card stock, which is a very close match to the grocery paper bag I used with the embossing folder. I got it from a major grocery chain.

I pulled out a random Spectrum Noir Brown marker to add a little shading to the image. Then I added a few details/highlights with opaque white pen. I also stamped two of the sea gulls, then fussy cut them and the lighthouse.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

From CC's Pastel Textured Card stock pad I used a blue shade adding it to the bottom of the embossed panel. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday on the textured card stock. Last I added the lighthouse and sea gulls before adding the panel to a blue card base!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

July 10, 2019

I'm Sorry

Hello!

I'm sharing a fun card I made a little bit ago for fun! I used an older Mama Elephant stamp set, Type It.  Looking through my stash of stamps I happened upon this set and wanted to use it!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant
I also pulled out a background that I had already made but didn't use. On pattern paper I had added some orange paste with a stencil. I added this panel to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

Next, I stamped the type writer and the paper stamp. I'm Sorry went on the paper and then I fussy cut out each. With a craft knife I cut a slit in the type writer and added the paper. Then I added it to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

I found some orange buttons that matched and I added them to the card too. I thought the card needed something else and finally I decided to tie tiny bows and adhered them to the card too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

July 8, 2019

What They Said

Hello!!

I'm sharing a card I made recently, just for fun! I have a lot of cards I made for fun, but I usually don't get around to sharing them. Hopefully I can get better at sharing them!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant - Spectrum Noir

Sometimes I just want to color and them make a card that isn't to technical (which usually takes a long time or a lot of thought)! This card I went in my stash of stamps that don't get a lot of ink and pulled out Mama Elephants Three Amigos!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant - Spectrum Noir

I stamped and then colored the three amigos with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment in the two signs and What They Said in the third. Then I fussy cut them out!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant - Spectrum Noir

From my desk I found this colorful pattern paper just laying around my craft table. I trimmed it a little to fit my card and then wrapped some twine around it and tied it in a bow.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant - Spectrum Noir

I found some orange card stock, trimmed it and added it to a white card base. Then I added the pattern paper panel and finally added the colored amigos with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana