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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Using Alphabet Dies as Stencils Video


Hello!  Today I have a video about using alphabet dies to create stencils.  In the video I share two cards, one of which I've shared on my blog previously.  



Be a Light

Jen Carter FS Be a Light

Jen Carter FS Be a Light Closeup

This is the first card I created in the video.  I used the Brooklyn Alphabet Dies from Frantic Stamper to create a stencil for the card front and used Distress Oxide inks to color each letter.  The "be a" was added with an accessory word die set to finish off the sentiment.  I also used a paintbrush stroke to add highlights on the black & white patterned paper for some extra contrast and to tie it all together.

#AMAZING You

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Amazing You

For this card I did the opposite of what I did earlier.  I die cut the sentiment out of the card panel and then popped it up with dimensional tape. Instead of using that piece as a stencil like I did in the previous card, it is part of my card and serves as the main sentiment.  The "you" is die cut with Frantic Stamper's Handwritten Love You die that I adhered to the top of the panel.   I created the rainbow background with Distress Oxide inks and flicked it with water to create the water spots. 

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a great day!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Peek-a-Boo :)


Jen Carter Peek-a-boo Bunny Happy Bunny Mini Bow Hello

It's still Spring even though I'm home for summer break.  We are seeing bunnies in our yard and it is always fun to watch them play!  I love this die from Lil' Inker Designs called Peek-a-boo Bunny Die.  Oh my goodness, it is so adorable!  I love that you can use it all year round and it can be used for general cards (like this one), for baby cards, for kid cards, for welcoming Spring cards, for summer cards...well, you get the idea!  LOL!  I die cut the bunny in both white & gray and then cut off part of the gray so that I could paper piece part of it to be two colors.  I love using patterned paper for the inside of the ears too!  And this particular bunny needed a bow, don't you agree?! I used the Mini Bow die for that.  The sentiment is also a fun font and I thought worked perfectly with this cute bunny.  It is from the Happy Bunny stamp set.  I layered all of those onto patterned paper that I had die cut with the Silly Stitched die set.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!


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Bow Die Mini
Bow Die Mini
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Peek A Boo Bunny Dies
Peek A Boo Bunny Dies
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Silly Stitched Die Set
Silly Stitched Die Set
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Happy Bunny Stamps
Happy Bunny Stamps
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop + Sneak Peek


Welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This is a hop full of Spring & Summer inspired coffee cards.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop and see all the details, including giveaway info, please visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  I'm also sharing a sneak peek of a few new Lil' Inker Designs coffee sets that will be released in a few weeks! :)




Good Morning Sunshine!
Summer break started for me Wednesday afternoon and during the summers I like to start the day with a cup of coffee.  It's really kind of strange because during the school year I usually only drink coffee Saturday mornings.  But summer break is a different routine.

Jen Carter LID  To Go Coffee Talk 2 Summer

Everything you see here is so new that it hasn't even been released yet!  It's all from Lil' Inker Designs and while they already carry some really great coffee-themed products, that line is getting ready to expand by quite a few in just a few weeks (June 11th).  This To Go Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder die can be customized to your taste.  I made mine bright and sunny in honor of the spring/summer theme!  I chose bright colors for the cup & the wrap around sleeve.  The stitched detail on this is great!  I also die cut a Stitched Mats Circles die to stamp my sentiment on with Catherine Pooler's All that Jazz ink.  The sentiment is from another new soon-to-be released stamp set called Coffee Talk 2 Stamps.  (See Coffee Talk 1 stamps here.)

Jen Carter LID  To Go Coffee Talk 2 Summer Inside

The coffee cup opens up when you take off the wrap-around sleeve and inside there is a holder for a gift card.  Again, I chose bright paper for the inside.  I also popped the lid up with dimensional tape.

Thank you for joining me today!  Continue hopping by visiting the Coffee Lovers Blog for all of the stops!

P.S. There's a Sale!
There's still a big sale going on at Lil' Inker DesignsMany products are 50% off.  The sale price will be reflected in your cart.  Take a peek! :)

Supplies Released June 11th:
Lil' Inker Designs To Go Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Die & Coffee Talk 2 Stamps

Supplies Used and other Coffee Themed Supplies from Lil' Inker Designs

Stitched Mats: Circles
Stitched Mats: Circles
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All that Jazz
All that Jazz
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Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk
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Coffee Talk Die Set
Coffee Talk Die Set
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Latte Love Stamps
Latte Love Stamps
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Latte Love Dies
Latte Love Dies
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Coffee Cozy Stamps (new)
Coffee Cozy Stamps (new)
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Coffee Cozy Dies (new)
Coffee Cozy Dies (new)
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Perfect Pairs Stamps
Perfect Pairs Stamps
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Perfect Pairs Dies
Perfect Pairs Dies
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Cat Treat Stamps
Cat Treat Stamps
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Cat Treats Dies
Cat Treats Dies
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Coffee Word Die
Coffee Word Die
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Other Supplies Used: Doodlebug Design Hello Paper, Sunny Studio Gingham Paper

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wild & Wonderful by Catherine Pooler Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the new Catherine Pooler Release, Wild & Wonderful!  All of the products are currently available in the store and you can see all of the newly released products here.  In case you haven't heard, there are three new ink colors being released!  Limoncello, Grape Crush & Be Mine.  You WILL want these colors, trust me!

Party Collection: Carnivale Bundle
Party Collection: Carnivale Bundle
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Party Ink Collection (24)
Party Ink Collection (24)
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ALL Ink Collection (43)
ALL Ink Collection (43)
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Limoncello Ink
Limoncello Ink
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Be Mine Ink
Be Mine Ink
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Grape Crush Ink
Grape Crush Ink
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All that Jazz
All that Jazz
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Today I have two cards to share with you and they are much softer & more elegant than the cards I shared yesterday.

Thank You
I added lots of glitter to this first card and I love how it turned out.

Jen Carter CP BFF Wonderful Wildflowers Thanks

I stamped the flowers from the new and beautiful Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set with Shea Butter, Tiara, It's a Girl & Rose Petals inks.  The gray flowers outline was stamped with Black Jack ink & the inside solid flower was stamped also with Black Jack ink after it had been stamped off on a piece of scrap paper first.  I die cut the doily with the Small Doily Die and then stamped the sentiment with the new Note of Thanks stamp set.  

Jen Carter CP BFF Wonderful Wildflowers Thanks Closeup 1

The centers of the flowers were embossed with Wow! Fool's Gold Embossing Glitter & Tsukineko Silver Embossing Powder.  I stamped the gorgeous new BFF Background stamp with VersaMark ink & then embossed it with Wow! Wanderlust Embossing Powder...LOVE this stuff!  I really like how the background glitters and yet it is still subtle.  It's so gorgeous in real life!  The card front is layered on top of a piece of Smoke & Mirrors cardstock.

Butterfly Thanks
This next card uses another new set of gorgeous dies with a butterfly theme.


Jen Carter CP Focus on Good Eat Sleep In Flight Scroll Butterfly

For this card I started by creating my own patterned papers.  I stamped the vines & flowers with stamps in the Focus on the Good stamp set using Black Jack, Polished, Mint to BeRose Petals & Shea Butter inks.  On a seperate piece of white cardstock I stamped the stripes with Black Jack ink using a stamp from the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set.


Jen Carter CP Focus on Good Eat Sleep In Flight Scroll Butterfly Closeup 1

I die cut both the Scroll Butterfly die & the In Flight Butterfly die out of Vellum and layered them on top of each other. I really like how these butterflies look layered in vellum! I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add some glitter to the center of the butterfly.  The sentiment is stamped with Mint to Be ink from one of the stamps in the Note of Thanks stamp set.

Keep Hopping
Be sure to check out the rest of the team's projects today and be sure to see Catherine's post with all of the information!

Jen Carter - that's me!

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Card Supplies
All by Catherine Pooler unless noted

Thank You Card
Wonderful Wildflowers Stamp Set
Wonderful Wildflowers Stamp Set
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Wonderful Wildflower Dies
Wonderful Wildflower Dies
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BFF Background Stamp
BFF Background Stamp
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Note of Thanks Stamp Set
Note of Thanks Stamp Set
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Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
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Spa Collection Complete Bundle Ink
Spa Collection Complete Bundle Ink
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Spa Collection: Paradise Found Ink
Spa Collection: Paradise Found Ink
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Spa Collection: Zen Garden Bundle Ink
Spa Collection: Zen Garden Bundle Ink
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Rose Petals
Rose Petals
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It's a Girl
It's a Girl
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Shea Butter Ink
Shea Butter Ink
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Tiara Ink
Tiara Ink
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Black Jack Ink & Refill
Black Jack Ink & Refill
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VersaMark Ink
VersaMark Ink
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Small Doily Die
Small Doily Die
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Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors
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White (Premium)
White (Premium)
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NEW Round Block 2.75
NEW Round Block 2.75
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NEW Acrylic Grid 5 Block Bundle
NEW Acrylic Grid 5 Block Bundle
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Other: Wow! Fool's Gold Embossing Glitter & Tsukineko Silver Embossing Powder

Butterfly Thanks Card
I Want It All Bundle
I Want It All Bundle
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Focus on the Good Floral Stamp Set
Focus on the Good Floral Stamp Set
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Focus on the Good Dies
Focus on the Good Dies
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Note of Thanks Stamp Set
Note of Thanks Stamp Set
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In Flight Butterfly Die
In Flight Butterfly Die
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Scroll Butterfly Die
Scroll Butterfly Die
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Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set
Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set
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Vellum
Vellum
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Rose Petals
Rose Petals
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Mint to Be
Mint to Be
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Polished
Polished
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Shea Butter Ink
Shea Butter Ink
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Black Jack Ink & Refill
Black Jack Ink & Refill
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