Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stamping Bella "Charlotte Loves to Shop" - Anna Griffin Fantastic Flips Cricut Cartridge

๐Ÿ‘‰ When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.

Hey there,

I just can't resist choosing sweet, stylish Stamping Bella images for my birthday cards.  I was excited when I realized the size of this darling shopping Uptown Girl fit perfectly on the front panel of my flip card.  I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out the Anna Griffin Fantastic Flips card base in Design Space.

The pretty bright colors on this patterned paper guided my choice of Copics for coloring Bella.  It's always a challenge for me to limit the number of colors I use because I'm often tempted to use "every crayon in the box."  For this image, I kept it to red, blue and green to keep my image from looking too busy.  

There are so many ways to use Anna Griffin Fantastic Flip cards.  Several different elements come with the Cricut cut so it's fun to mix and match. I cut an extra card base with the designer paper so I could layer some of my panels.  I kept the front panel of my card solid for my stamped image.  I  cut this tag shape in Xpressit Copic Coloring paper on my Cricut and then stamped and colored it before attaching it to my card.   Voila, perfect fit!

 I like these flips so much because there is plenty of room for creativity!  I embellished my die cut flowers and the flowers on the dp with Elizabeth Crafts Peel and Stick gems.  And, as is my habit lately, I used gold shiny metallic card stock for a couple of my frames and my sentiment.  No card is fully decked out without some sparkly accessories! 

Here's what I used:
        Stamping Bella "Charlotte Loves to Shop" stamp
        Anna Griffin Fantastic Flips cartridge in Cricut Design Space
        Copic Markers
        Gold Metallic, white and designer cardstock
        Happy Birthday to you die
        Elizabeth Crafts Peel off Gems
        Die cut flower embellishment 

Thanks for dropping by.
Go forth and create something fabulous.

Playing along with:

        Simply Create Too - 137 Die Cuts
        Creative Craft Cottage - 106 Anything Goes
        The Rubber Buggy Challenge - April/Flowers
        Scrapyland Challenge - #88 - Anything Goes
        Let's Craft and Create - #136 Anything Goes
        Artistic Inspiration Challenge - #198 Anything Goes
        HeARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
        Stamping Sensations Challenge - April/One for the Girls

Monday, April 9, 2018

Silvery Floral Natalie - Prima Princess Stamp

๐Ÿ‘‰ Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. 

Hey there,

I just discovered these amazing Prima Princess stamps and I'm positively hooked.  I already have seven of these lovely ladies and I'm not going to stop until I have the whole collection.  They're absolute heaven to color with any color medium but, of course, I choose copics. This bewitching lady is called Natalie. I colored her gorgeous locks blue, just like they were on the package she came in, because I would never have thought to color them that way myself and I love the look.

The stamps are big and are meant for larger cards (5 x 7ish) so I needed a frame large enough to showcase the whole image. I found this notched frame in Cricut Design Studio and I did end up cutting her down a bit to fit, but I like the way she fills the frame.  My embossed silver metallic frame is okay, but I think it's a little overwhelming and distracting for my image.  I'm going to use this same design for another image, but next time I will use softer colors to frame her and some soft paper flowers for more texture and interest, maybe even adding some to her hair.

I have several of these marvelous Prima Princesses already stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink just waiting to be changed from black and white to copically brilliant!  I'd love for you to visit again and see what I come up with.

This is what I used:

       This Prima Princess stamp
       Elizabeth Crafts leaf and flower dies
       Eliabeth Crafts green Mylar Shimmer Sheets for leaves
       Silver metallic card stock
       Sizzix large embossing folder
       Copic Markers
       Mounting tape for frame
       Notched frame sized to 5 x 7 in Cricut Design Studio
       Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thanks for dropping by.
Go forth and create something fabulous.

Playing along with:
        4 Crafty Chicks
        Just Us Girls
        Incy Wincy Designs

Monday, April 2, 2018

Birthday Cards Part Two - Copic Markers, Cricut and Stamping Bella

๐Ÿ‘‰  Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.  Booth Tarkington

It's raining birthdays for my friends lately and I have been having such fun creating cards for these amazingly talented crafty ladies.  We are celebrating two birthdays in my card crafting group this week and I wanted my cards to coordinate a little because I'm that obsessive.  This is the card I made earlier for one of my friends.  Not to be outdone (by myself๐Ÿ˜€),  I chose another darling Stamping Bella stamp for this card and stuck with a pink and blue color palette.  I've really enjoyed adding shiny gold card stock accents to my cards lately because I think they add a dressy look, kind of like  a touch of jewelry.

I think a pop up is always a delightful surprise in any card and, since some colorful birthday gifts leap out of my first card,  I just had to add a festive cake pop up to this card.  Both images came from the Anna Griffin pop up cartridge in Cricut Design Space.  They were a little labor intensive but actually very simple to make using my Score Pal to crease  the pop ups and I think they add  a lot of "bang for the buck." 

Here's what I used:
  1. Cricut Design Studio card base and frame
  2. This Uptown Girl Stamping Bella stamp
  3. This Anna Griffin Cricut Cartridge pop up in Design Studio
  4. Metallic gold card stock
  5. Happy Birthday die cut sentiment
  6. Flower die cuts
  7. Copic markers
  8. Gem stones
  9. Score Pal
Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something fabulous.

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