Bunny Kisses with Therm O Web


Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! In these rather uncertain and unsettling times that we are going through, I find that doing a little something creative every day really helps calm the nerves. So this week, I hope to share a bit of crafty mojo and inspiration with you with a set of spring/Easter project ideas made with the adorable Easter Wishes collection from Color Play. Yesterday I posted a card (here) that I made with the new April CardMaps sketches. And today, I have another bunny to share… this time a card I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring the sparkly fun of Glitz Glitter Gel.


Once again, my card for today features one of the cut-apart journaling cards from the kit collection, layered within a frame die cut with GinaK square dies. Yesterday’s project had a sentiment strip that I mentioned came from one of these journaling cards, and this is the leftover portion of that card. I love using up every bit of scraps that I can. Makes it feel like a bonus project to me. Win!


The sentiment strip this time was trimmed from another journaling card, so I guess that means I have another challenge ahead to use the rest of that now. The flower basket card was too narrow for the opening, so it was layered on the white center square behind it. A few stickers on pop dots finish the scene.


I always love the sparkly shine of Glitz Glitter Gel. This is the Bubblegum color, applied to the cardstock frame with a new polka dot stencil from Ranger. I’m going to have a hard time staying away from those fabulous dots. I want to put them on everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with day 3 of my Easter Wishes inspiration week. Until then, be well!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Gina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackColor Play - Easter Wishes Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STITCH SQUARE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18010*Ranger Ink - Letter It Collection - Background Stencil - Polka DottingGina K Designs - Glitz Glitter Gel - 2.3 Ounces - Bubblegum

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Happy Bunny Day with CardMaps

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Hi crafty friends! Hope you are keeping well! It’s definitely a challenge to cope with these trying times, that I know. Thank goodness for all the technology we have these days to help keep us all connected, and not feel so alone. I find that keeping busy helps…. keeping crafting and creating. That old motto of “create something every day” is really fitting right now.

So with that in mind, I have lots of fun crafty inspiration to share with you all. Easter is coming up soon, and although the day will be very different this year, we can still spread a bit of handmade holiday cheer to friends and family afar. This week, I have five days of Easter projects to share, all made with the adorable Easter Wishes collection by ColorPlay… Starting today with a card I made for the PageMaps blog using the new April CardMaps sketches.

Here is the fun sketch I used, and my take on it featuring a seriously cute hippity hoppity bunny.


One of my favorite things about the PhotoPlay (ColorPlay) collections is their cut apart journaling card sheet, and the smaller 3×4 versions of those are perfectly suited for this design. To get the scalloped edging along the bottom that you see in the sketch, I die cut a simple label shape from patterned paper, cut it in half, and added the two pieces behind the journaling card. I love the extra detailing that gives to the card… and it made a nice ledge to wrap the twine around, too.


Otherwise this card is such a quick and easy make. The extra Happy Bunny Day sentiment strip was from a different journaling card that I snipped apart in pieces. A flower cardstock sticker for the bunny’s bow, and a bit of foam adhesive finish the design.


Stop back tomorrow for another Easter Wishes project, and pop by the CardMaps site to download all of the new April sketches for more crafty ideas during this quarantine time . Until then, be well, friends!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Color Play - Easter Wishes Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Marigold

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Happy Hour with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello crafty friends, and happy April Fool’s Day! Hope everyone is keeping well!
Today is the official release of the 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection, and I’m excited to share with you another project that I made for the Facebook Live reveal and Creativation show this past January. This is a little gift packing idea made with the new Happy Hour thinlits dies and the amazing 3D Brickwork texture fade.


Any Blue Moon beer drinkers out there? That’s exactly the look I was going for on this altered gift tin. I am definitely a beer girl, myself, and I would be so happy to receive a gift in this fun box. Love that this would work just as well for those challenging guy gifts as it does for the girls. Or change up the beer glass to an iced coffee or milk shake or lemonade or any other lovely fruity drink you can think of. Lots of possibilities here.


The Happy Hour die set comes with many different pieces, and you can see how much detail you can create with the layers. This beer glass contains four stacked shapes… one for the liquid, one for the glass, and two for the layered foam. And each orange slice is two stacked pieces, too. And check out the detail on that 3D embossing folder. So much great texture on this one.


I had this old white tin in my stash, and thought it would be perfect for holding some gift cash or gift cards, or any small gift item. I added black cardstock down the center of the tin, followed by layers of text print patterned paper and old book paper. The kraft tag was die cut with the new Squares Stacked Tiles die set to create the two window openings, and then embossed with the Brickwork folder. I rubbed Picket Fence Distress crayon and paint into the grooves, and I really like the plaster mortar effect it adds to the bricks. The windows were backed with Distress watercolor, and I did some water-coloring on the beer liquid pieces, too. The glass was die cut from a sheet of thick plastic packaging which I attached to the liquid lining with a thin line of Glossy Accents along the very bottom of the glass. The orange slices got a watercolor treatment, as well. And the beer foam was coated in Distress Grit Paste. Like I said, lots of fabulous texture on here.


The sentiment was die cut from watercolor cardstock using the Tiny Type Upper die set, part of the Chapter 1 release. And finally, the tag was added to the tin with ribbon and twine.

Check out the full Tim Holtz 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection in the video below, if you’d like to see more. And thanks so much for stopping by! Be well!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackGina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA TH93550Ranger KRAFT TAG #8 Inkssentials Surfaces 6.25 X 3.125 ISC31864Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Happy HourRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED SQUARES Thinlits Die 664438Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type UpperRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix BRICKWORK 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664259Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Signo - White Uni-ball Impact PenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - Opaque

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To My Tweetheart with Tim Holtz & Sizzix Chapter 2 Release

Hello, crafty friends! I hope everyone is keeping well! In just a couple of days from now, (on April 1st, to be precise) the Tim Holtz 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection will be officially released. Chapter 2 has some of my favorite die sets from this year, including the adorable new characters in the Colorize line. And I am super excited to have been able to create a few samples using these new dies for Tim’s Facebook Live sneak peek and the Creativation show this past January. Today I wanted to share one of those projects with you… a sweet, or should I say “tweet”, card featuring the new Feathered Friends Thinlits die set.


Feathered Friends is a fabulous layered die set that creates two different bird images, and I absolutely love how these birds look watercolored, like I’ve done here. My little birdie friend was colored to look like one of my most favorite birds, the robin, using  a combo of brown, black, and orange Distress inks. He is perched in a nest that I made with twine and the new Funky Wreath die set. The wreath has also been watercolored in Distress, and then inlaid into the center of my embossed frame.


The framework panel was inked in a light shade of Distress and embossed with an older Texture Fade of Tim’s called Lace. I inked the raised areas again in a slightly darker color to call extra attention to all that beautiful texture. The wreath was then die cut from the center, watercolored in a variety of green Distress, and placed back into the opening. There are additional pieces of the wreaths that can be die cut separately, and several of those were used to bulk up the corner of the nest. The frame was layered onto  text print paper and backed with more patterned paper and sanded Distress kraft stock cardstock.


I added machine stitching around the edge of the card, and a jumble of natural twine in the nest. A simple stamped sentiment strip finished the design.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, you can see the entire Tim Holtz Chapter 2 release in the video above. Do you have any favorites? Anything on your must-have list?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back on Wednesday the 1st with another Chapter 2 project to celebrate the release. Hope to see you then!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA TH93550RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FEATHERED FRIENDS Thinlits Die 664433RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY WREATH Thinlits Die 664434Tim Holtz Sizzix LACE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661824May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crushed OliveTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering Can

Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Stamp Set

So Lucky with Ranger Ink


Hello, crafty friends! I hope this blog post finds you all safe and well. I know this situation we are all facing right now with the Coronavirus is very unsettling. But I hope that you are holding up as best as possible. All we can do is stay positive, right? Stay at home and wash our hands. And be thankful for creative outlets at times like these. I do find that doing a little something creative each day really does help. So today I wanted to share one of my latest crafty projects, a sweet Theodore bear altered frame home decor piece that I made recently for the Ranger Ink Projects Page.


Theodore bear is just so stinkin’ cute! He is from the ‘new’-ish Colorize die line from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, part of the Chapter 1 2020 release. Really love these latest characters, and am so happy that the Colorize line has been simplified a bit this year.

For this frame, I made a outdoorsy natural background scene using Distress Oxide ink and a few garden green dies from the Tim Holtz collection. The lucky clover in Theodore’s mouth was made using a small heart die from the Falling Hearts die set. The sentiment is a combo of the new Tiny Type Alphanumeric dies and an older script word set.


I have become a bit addicted to creating an old-world Venetian plaster-like finish using Distress Crackle Texture paste. It’s one of my current favorite techniques, and I love the soft shabby crackled texture it adds to the sky background here. Great way to add extra detail without taking anything away from the main attraction, Mr. Theodore Bear.

If you’d like to learn more about my process, I have the complete tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog. Just click here.

Keep well, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash ETCETERA TH93551Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Theodore, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Falling HeartsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Mermaid LagoonRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle

Therm O Web & Rina K. Designs Neon Blog Hop

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Therm O Web & Rina K. Designs Neon Blog Hop! We are so excited to share with you this new line-up of Electro-Pop Neon products including enamel transfer sheets, flock transfer sheets, and Glitz Glitter Gel in hot neon colors we know you will love. I hope you will join us and help celebrate this fun new release today along this blog hop filled with tips and tricks, inspiration, and the opportunity to win one of two $50 gift cards. Keep reading to the end of the post for more information on that.


My project for the hop features the new Rina K. Designs Stampn’Stencil set called Sending Sunshine and the fabulous new neon color, Screamin’ Green. My daughter, who absolutely adores a good pun, is going to love this fun summer-inspired card. And with all this Corona virus health scare going on, I think we all wouldn’t mind being isolated on a tropical island right about now.


I used lots of crisp white Therm O Web cardstock and some Gina K. Designs oval dies on this project, along with the Aloha collection pack from Photo Play Paper. The Sending Sunshine pineapple stamp is a three-step stamp which allows you to stamp the layers in different colors. The Screamin’ Green ink and flock transfer sheet used around the edge of the oval frame really add a nice pop of color.


Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win one of two Therm O Web $50 gift cards. Entries close March 22nd at 11:59 pm CST, and the winners will be announced on the Therm O Web blog on the 24th at 1:00 pm CST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop along the hop is Lynnea Hollendonner.

Hope you enjoy the hop!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Gina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Aloha Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRina K Designs - Stamp 'n Stencil - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Sending SunshineRina K Designs - Stamp 'n Stencil - Die Set - Sending SunshineRina K Designs - Stamp 'n Stencil - 6 x 6 Stencil - Sending SunshineTherm O Web Rina K Designs SCREAMIN' GREEN Flock 6x6 Inch Transfer Sheets 18166Rina K Designs SCREAMIN' GREEN ElectroPop Ink Pad 135Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Archival Ink Pad SEPIA AIP31505

Therm O Web Gina K. Designs Oval Dies

Therm O Web & Unity Stamps IG Blog Hop

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Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today the Therm O Web team is excited to announce the release of a brand new product line in partnership with Unity Stamp Co. This new line consists of Toner Card Fronts that are perfect for you card makers out there. These sheets can be inked, colored, watercolored, used with or without iCraft Deco Foil. And to celebrate the release, both teams are hosting a blog hop today  on Instagram.


For the hop, I made a tag and card set that I’m sharing on Instagram today. They feature the Flowers & Lines Toner Card Fronts, just one of six new designs being released. The card fronts are perfectly sized for the standard A2 card base, but they can also be cut apart and used in different ways.


I love trying out various ways to use products, and used two different applications for the Card Fronts today. Both projects started with one Card Front sheet, which was cut in half to make one card and one tag.


Both pieces were colored with Copic markers, and these sheets do color beautifully. For the card, I left the coloring as-is. And the tag was foiled for a different look.

The full tutorial for this tag and card set are on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And be sure to pop over to Instagram to join in on today’s fun hop, filled with project inspiration from both teams and 8 prize giveaways, too. For all the information, start at @unitystampco or @thermoweb on Instagram.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Gina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackGina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackTherm O Web - Unity - Deco Foil - Toner Card Fronts - Flowers and LinesTherm O Web Gina K Designs AUTUMN WISHES Clear Stamps 18145Therm O Web Gina K Designs CRAZY DAISY Clear Stamps 18128Therm O Web Gina K Designs DECORATIVE LABEL SET Nested Dies 18051Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Summer Rainbow - 5 PackTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackDress My Craft - Scalloped Border PunchEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Therm O Web Decorative Tag Nested Die Set
Reverse Confetti Under the Umbrella 6×6 Paper Pad
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