Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Precious Remembrance Shop new release {the little things}

Hello! I'm happy to be here today sharing some fun projects using the new "Little Things" set from the Precious Remembrance Shop! It has a lot of fun and unique sentiments that are useful for so many types of cards! I've already got a few more ideas I can't wait to share with you during my "Tuesday Ideas" installments!
Isn't this new set so fun? You'll want to head to the rest of the designers blogs for more inspiration as well as a chance to win the Giveaway!

Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

Giveaway Details:

- Hop along and leave comments on each blog. 
- Show us some love!:) Like & Follow us on Facebook & Instagram 
Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
- Giveaway is open until May 25,2018. Winner will be chosen randomly. 
- Have fun & Goodluck!

This new set comes with an awesome swiss dot image, which you can see I put to good use. It looks like ribbon or washi tape and the sky is the limit with the ways you can implement it! It was begging to be stamped in a diagonal rainbow, so that it where I began my design!

I used the awesome Memento inks that I received for the Imagine Crafts collaboration blog hop last week. I love how crisp they stamp and the shades of pigment. I used my MISTI and MISTI corners to get the diagonal stripes the way I wanted them. It was so easy to stamp this background quickly!

The triangle image is stamped in the middle in black for some added interest. I spaced the stripes just enough so that I could stamp a few of the included sentiments in the spaces here and there! I really like the contrast it gives!

The circle images are heat embossed using gold powder (also from Imagine) and then punched using a 1 inch circle punch. I popped them up using foam squares. I also created a little tag to accent the Flat Kraft paper bag. It uses all of the same images as the card, but I also added a sweet little button!

The tag is attached with a striped orange clip that gives just the right amount of juxtaposition from the dots. I also added a few gold sequins to the card for some shine and added interest. Don't forget to head to the other designers blogs for their projects! Thanks for fluttering by!

Cheers, mate!

I'm up on the SugarPea Designs Blog today sharing this unexpected graduation card! My oldest son is graduating from High School and the graduation announcements have been rolling in. I knew that the London Scape SugarCut paired with the Chic Wishes stamp set could make something fun and a little different.

To begin, I sponged some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink onto a panel that had been die cut using the smaller Postage Stamp SugarCut. Once it was blended, I spritzed it with water as well as some shimmer spray for some shine. I also stamped a few of the stars included in the Chic Wishes stamp set at full strength above the skyline. While that was drying, I got to work on the skyline.

I die cut it twice out of black paper and then adhered it together using foam squares. I love creating dimension with these skyline sugarcuts. I showed some other ways during the release that are so fun, too! They are so versatile.

I love how the postage stamp SugarCut looks paired with the Diagonal Striped Coverplate. It really helps add to the postage vibe, I think! The "cheers, mate" sentiment is stamped in black onto the bottom of the blended piece.

You can really see the sparkle and shine from the shimmer spray in this photo. I also added a few sequins for some detail and added shine. Thanks for fluttering by!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Merry Monday #291 {Sweet Holiday Wishes}

Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! I am hosting this week and I'm so excited! I hope you will join us! My challenge this week evokes many special memories from Christmases growing up!

I fell in love with this adorable felt garland and knew that it could spark some creativity and some awesome Christmas designs! 

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making frosted sugar cookies with my daughter. My younger sons are deciding they want in on the action as well, so next year will most likely be a full-on circus! LOL! I knew that Sweet Holiday Wishes would be the perfect set for this challenge! I quickly got to work making a whole army of cookies!

I stamped and die cut the images using the Sweet Holiday Wishes die cuts! Growing up we would make red, green and white icing...that being said...the McCormick food colors would make them pink and light green! That is Christmas tradition for me, so even though I have a whole collection of gel food coloring, I go for pink and light green! It holds so many memories of magical Christmases spent with my family! My aunt would always bring trays of fabulous cookies adorned with silver balls, cinnamon imperials, and sugar sprinkles! Now that is how I decorate mine with my daughter and so that is how I decorated my "paper cookies" today!

I thought that the Shape Shifters Oval Die looked like a cookie platter so I die cut a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock. I also used the Round Off Edger Dies on the white piece..I love the pinked, rounded edge, just like a cookie cutter! The sentiment is stamped onto a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of Kraft Cardstock and then heat embossed using white powder. That entire panel is attached to an A2 Kraft cardbase. 

The candycane cookies have a coating of Crystal Glaze over the top for a realistic candy look. The star cookies have some chunky glitter "sprinkles", and the Christmas trees have red Nuvo drop "cinnamon imperials". I added a silver nuvo drop to the center of the snowflake cookies to represent the silver decorating sprinkles/balls we use! I had so much fun creating all of these cookies! I hope you'll join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

And they lived happily ever after!

Did you watch the royal wedding? I thought today would be a fitting time to share this wedding card! My cute and amazing nephew got married last weekend and I snuck a little bit of time to make them a wedding card! I decided to pull out some underutilized sets and one that I bought specifically to have for weddings, since previously I didn't own a single one. To begin, I die cut a piece of Strathmore 140 lb cold-pressed  watercolor paper using the Card Front Element Builder. I also cut the Ocean Tides piece as well using another one of the die cuts from that collection! I really love the extra detail that they give my designs.

The flowers are heat embossed using Gold embossing powder and are from the Clearly Besotted Floral Fancy stamp set. I also heat embossed the "and they lived happily ever after" and "Mr & Mrs" sentiment in gold and they are from the Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After stamp set. I used the floral image from this set for the bridal shower card and so I want to use the smaller version that is included in the Floral Fancy set for their wedding card. I watercolored the flowers and leaves using reinkers and an aquapainter.

The "happily ever after"sentiment is embossed onto a piece of Linen Vellum cardstock. I really like this particular variety because it is a little bit heavier and I am able to add adhesive behind it without it being too visible. I only added foam squares behind the gold embossing, so you can see the loose edge on the left side. 

I also used some gold paint and splattered some across the card front before adding the vellum. I also added a few gems from the "Recollections" collection from Michael's. Thanks for fluttering by!

Friday, May 18, 2018

SugarPea Designs {Sweet 2 Repeat} Blog Hop

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I'm always excited for the  SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop! It's the best excuse to play with all of the new goodies that I just can't resist! My "thinking of you/sympathy stash is completely depleted and I DESPERATELY needed one. These little bunnies were calling my name and I had recently sent out THIS card so I wanted to create something similar, yet different. Before I get into all of the details, don't forget to stop by all of the other designer's blogs for more inspiration!
Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta

Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
St├ęphanie Beauchemin 
Vera Yates

Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen

To begin, I die cut the yellow piece using the Eyelet Coverplate and layered it over an A2 card base. I just love the sweet detail that it adds to a sweet card like this. The bunnies are stamped and die cut using the 24 Carrot Friend stamp set and coordinating 24 Carrot Friend SugarCuts. I colored them with Copic markers.

I also added a hint of wink of stella to the images and some crystal glaze inside the ears and noses. I just love adding simple little additions like that, especially to a simple card design, for some added detail.

 I die cut a white heart using the Postage Stamp SugarCut and then embossed the "sending" sentiment in gold powder. The "Lots of Love" portion is stamped in grey ink and both of these coordinating sentiments are from the Sending Sentiments stamp set, which I can tell will get a lot of use! I added a few sequins to finish it off! Thanks for fluttering by!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Precious Remembrance Shop/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day 2-School Days and Totally

I'm back for Day 2 of the Precious Remembrance Shop and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop! I have been having SO much fun putting together  many fun projects for my boys' teacher's end-of-the-year gifts. Of course, there will be prizes, so let me fill you in on all of the details! 
Giveaway Details:

- Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog. 
- Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram 
- Giveaway is open until May 19,2018. Winners will be chosen randomly. 
- Have fun & Goodluck!
Here are the links for the Precious Remembrance Shop's Facebook Page and Instagram.
Here are the links for the Imagine Crafts Facebook Page and Instagram

1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts 


Precious Remembrance Shop 
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

I'm using both the School Days stamp set and the Totally stamp set for these sweet little 3 by 3 cards! I wanted to keep the cards colorful, without too much fuss! The paint swoosh image is stamped repeatedly  using a rainbow of Memento Dew Drops! Such a simple technique, but I love the results! I spritzed it with some Silver Shimmer Spray for some shine! The "abc 123" image is from the "school days" stamp set that I used on yesterday's projects as well. I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it using copic markers.

The "me/you/us" sentiment is stamped in black as well. It is from the "Totally" stamp set. I thought it complemented the "abc 123" image nicely. These cards will be perfect to tuck inside the basket of gifts with some sweet salutations written inside.

For my second project, I created some gift card holders.  I was hoping to give the teachers gift cards to their favorite restaurants during Teacher Appreciation Week, but I ran out of time! Now I can get those bought and put into these cute little holders!

I stamped and embossed the school bus image and then used some dew drops (linked above) to do some watercoloring with an aquapainter. I Love the dreamy look it gives the school bus. I used Dandelion Yellow, Nautical Blue, Lady Bug, and Tuxedo Black dew drops. I also added some Glaz On to the windows and headlights.
You can see the details a little better here! I can't wait to give all of these to the teachers! And the best part? I'm ready and done EARLY! LOL! Thanks so much for joining me...don't forget to stop by the other blogs and thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Precious Remembrance Shop/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day 1-School Days

Hello Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of the Precious Remembrance Shop and Imagine Crafts collaboration Blog Hop! I have been having SO much fun putting together  many fun projects for my boys' teacher's end-of-the-year gifts. I will be sharing projects today AND tomorrow, so stay tuned! Of course, there will be prizes, so let me fill you in on all of the details! 
Giveaway Details:

- Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog. 
- Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram 
- Giveaway is open until May 19,2018. Winners will be chosen randomly. 
- Have fun & Goodluck!
Here are the links for the Precious Remembrance Shop's Facebook Page and Instagram.
Here are the links for the Imagine Crafts Facebook Page and Instagram

1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts 


Precious Remembrance Shop 
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

For my first project, I created some tags to tie up their basket of goodies. I had so much fun on THIS project, I decided to use the same paper pad and some of the same details! I love how they turned out! I've mentioned before that my First Grader has two teachers and my Second Grader has his regular teacher and his SPED teacher, so I made 4 of each project. 

For these tags, I used the delightful School Days Stamp Set, which I love! It is a perfect set for both teachers and students! There are so many great sentiments and details!

To begin, I stamped  the "abc 123" image using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using Gold embossing powder. I've mentioned a few times that I have been needing to find a new gold powder that I like, and friends, this is IT! It is perfect! Once that was done, I die cut the image using a circle die and then colored the images using copic markers. I added some clear Glaz On over the top of the images for some detail and shine!  I stamped the "You are awesome" and the dotted line image using Nautical Memento Dew Drop and Lady Bug Memento Dew Drop

The "A+" image is embossed in gold as well and punched out using a 1 inch circle punch. I created a paper pinwheel using pattern paper and added a Seaside Blue Button to the center of each for some added detail and color. I love how these sweet little tags turned out! I know they will really bring some charm to the entire ensemble! 

My second project that I am sharing today is a set of handmade boxes, stamped cellophane bags, and coordinating tags.  The boxes and stamped cellophane bags will hold some homemade caramels. I made some last week for Teacher Appreciation Week, but these particular teachers didn't get any. I don't want to cheat them, so they will get some, too! I used Cotton White StazOn ink to create custom made/matching cellophane bags to really make the project cohesive. It didn't take much time at all to quickly stamp a few of the images from the School Days Stamp set onto the bags.

The tags are very simple, but keep the cohesive feel of the project.  I will certainly share some additional photos when I get the caramels made and the boxes all put together! As much as I would have liked to have it ready for you to see now, we don't get out for a few more weeks and I want them to be fresh! LOL!

I gold embossed the "great job" and "thanks" sentiments onto some coordinating paper. I love the shine it gives these projects! I hope you enjoyed these projects! Don't forget to join me again tomorrow for some additional projects that I am excited to share! Thanks for fluttering by!

Stock your Stash-Birthday Greetings

I'm super excited to be participating in my first "Stock Your Stash" challenge for Reverse Confetti! It is the new challenge that replaced the SFYTT challenge. You can read about it HERE and get your own card linked up in the gallery! I can't wait to see what you make! The purpose of this challenge is to get your stash filled up with all of the cards you like to send! This month's theme is "Birthday"!

The funny part about my card is that it won't even make it into my stash...I made it specifically for my son's teacher's birthday coming up in a few days! LOL! I used an unexpected combination, I feel, but it goes perfectly with some Bath and Body Works goodies that I got for her! I always love using the gift as inspiration! It also makes for a very cohesive looking presentation as well!

To begin, I stamped and heat embossed two of the floral images from the Tall Blooms stamp set. After they were heat set, I colored them using some Copic markers in soft colors. I really like how the Copic coloring looks paired with the gold embossing. You can see another card from the recent release using this same technique and a very similar feel HERE

I die cut the Diamond Stripe Confetti Cut out of Sand cardstock. This rivals Kraft cardstock and I might just be falling in love with it more and more each time I use it! I heat embossed the floral image onto the center square portion of the die cut using one of the amazing images from the Pattern Blocks stamp set. I knew right away that Tall Blooms and Pattern Blocks would be a match made in heaven! I die cut the center square portion twice since embossing warps the paper. It gave me a place to adhered the embossed piece nice and flat. I popped it up using foam squares for some added dimension.

I planned on making a 4 1/2 inch square card, but decided to keep that extra portion hanging down to heat emboss the sentiment. I also added a few self-adhesive gems for some additional detail and shine. I hope you get a chance to play this month and thanks for fluttering by!