Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge January 2020: Tag Card

I finally got a chance to play in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Tag Card
hosted by the very talented, Christine.

You have until the 24th to play along.

I have been purging my craft room,  which means I am going thru all my stashes.  
I found this beautiful Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper red background and 
die cut with my CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Die.  
Also found a larger white Luggage Tag.

Next I die cut several Merry sentiments using CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Dies.
There are 7 Christmas Sentiments in the set.  You will be seeing more in the future:-)

I stacked 3 Merry's using Connect Glue and attached to tag.
Next placed tag in MISTI and stamped Christmas with Archival Jet Black ink.
Added STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins using Connect Glue.
Then added SU twine.

Popped up red tag onto white tag with White Craft Foam.
Dry embossed SU Whisper White 100# CS with SU Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
Then attached tags and Done!

So happy to add a card to my Christmas Stash.
Thank you Christine for a fun Challenge.  Hugs...


Stamps: Visible Images "Sentimental Christmas" sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White 100 #,  Yupo
Inks: Alcohol Inks..Reds.  Archival Jet Black
Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies and Christmas Sentiments Dies.  STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins. SU 3 D "Subtle" Embossing Folder and Twine.  White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January CAS Stencil Reminder

Time for the Reminder CAS Stencil cards! 
There are so many inspiring cards by our talented Design Team and Guest Designer.

Also it is our 1st Anniversary Celebration!

You still have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Stencil!
Challenge Winner - $25 (US) Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp
Random draw from all eligible entries - $25(US) Gift Certificate from Simon Stays Stamp

Sharing my Alcohol Ink background stenciled card 

I am using another Ranger Alcohol Ink background from a recent playday.  Here is my
Launch card using a different Alcohol ink background and different stencil technique.

First I die cut my background with Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frames" Die.

I used the Alcohol Ink Lift Technique on my die cut background.
I placed the ARTplorations Sanna Lippert Designs "Onion in Raws Stencil" over
my Alcohol Ink background and secured with masking tape.

Dribbled Ranger Alcohol Ink Lift Refill onto paper towel and blotted and rubbed off
ink until I got the stenciled look I wanted.

Next popped up  stenciled layer using white craft foam onto SU
Whisper White 100# card base.

Placed STAMPlorations "Shine Bright" Clear Stickers sentiment on scrap  
cardstock,  trimmed,  attached to image and Done!

I am loving the QCAS cards I have been designing using stencils.
Thank you again Loll for creating the CAS Stencil Challenge.
I am using all (I have many) of my stencils more often now and have been 
so inspired by our talented Design Team, Guest Designers, and followers:-)

Congratulations Loll on your 1st CAS Stencil Anniversary!!! Hugs...


Stamps: None
Paper: Yupo.  SU Whisper White 100# 
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls.
Accessories: ARTplorations Onion in Raws Stencil. Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frames. White Craft Foam. STAMPlorations "Shine Bright" Clear Stickers.  Ranger Alcohol Ink Lift Refill.

STAMPlorations January 2020 Reminder Stencil Challenge

Be sure and check out the awesome STAMP Girls DT projects!
You will be inspired by all the DT projects using stencil(s).  

I used these STAMPloration Products for my card.

Sanna Lippert Designs, Tapestry Stencil  
Life in Full Color (sentiment)

Another Ranger Alcohol Ink background from my stash using Sailboat Blue and Mermaid.

 I laid my "Tapestry" stencil over a piece of Yupo paper and
secured with masking tape.  Then dripped Alcohol inks thru the stencil.
You do not get perfect stencil images,  but a cool artsy look.

I die cut the background with a "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Die".
Then  placed Tapestry Stencil over the Alcohol Ink background and
traced with Ultra Fine Tip Sharpie Pen.
I really liked the artsy look and color combo.

Popped up panel with White Craft Foam onto cardstock and
stamped and fussy cut "Life in Full Color" sentiment and attached.

Another QCAS card stencil design.
Hope you get to play along with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge, Anything Goes.
You have until January 31st to join the fun. Hugs..


  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by January 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate

If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)

Monday, January 13, 2020

CAS Mix Up Partial Die Cut

I am playing in CAS Mix Up January "Partial Die Cut" Challenge
Hosted by the very talented Hideko.  Check out her clever shaker card and the
 creative cards by the talented DT girls and Guest Designer,  Tristan (Tristan Designs).

Using Partial Die-cutting, Stamping and Dies and Brushos.

My 1st try at Partial Die-Cutting.
I watched all the videos provided by Hideko for ideas..a great help!

Creative Partial Die-cutting by Jennifer McGuire (12:00) 4:15-6:30
Easy Partial Die-cutting by Jennifer McGuire (22.26) 10:50-21:30
Top Cut Edge by Kristina Werner (6:36) 4:40-6:36 
Partial Die-cutting by Splitcoaststampers (7:23) 0:00-2:40
Partial Die-cutting Tips by Jennifer McGuire (16:04) 0:00-4:15

Then started my design by stamping with my Altenew "Leaf Canopy" stamp onto A2 size of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Next used reconstituted Brushos to watercolor the leaves.

Then the fun part to use the "Leaf Canopy Die" and just partially die cut
the top half of the image by placing my cutting plate on the upper half
of image and putting thru my Big Shot.

Next I die cut my card front with Reverse Confetti
"Lacy Scallop Confetti Cut Die",  which I had to have after sweet
Hideko sent me a few die cut pieces:-)  We do enable each other!!

I attached my card front onto SU Black cardstock and added
dimensions behind the die cut leaves so the partial cuts
would show up better.  Then added the stamped sentiment from the
Leaf Canopy set and a few STAMPlorations "Shaker Blends" sequins.

Attached card front to SU Whisper White 100# card base, 
added Wink of Stella to leaves and Done!

I LOVED the results and will be using the technique again. Thank you Hideko!

Here is a photo angle showing the popped up partial cut.

You still have until the 24th to play along. 
Such a fun technique.  Hugs...


I am adding to CAS Watercolour Challenge: Use Cool Colors

Stamps: Altenew "Leaf Canopy"
Paper: Strathmore mixed Media, SU Whisper White 100# and Basic Black
Inks: Brushos: reconstituted Emerald and Leaf Greens, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Altenew "Leaf Canopy Die". Reverse Confettie "Lacey Confetti Cut Die". Paint Brush. MISTI for sentiment. STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins. 
Gina K Connect Glue. Wink of Stella. Dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

January STAMPlorations Christmas in The Air Projects

Time for our 2nd Christmas in the Air Featured Project at STAMPlorations!
Monika and I look forward to sharing our Christmas projects with you.

 Never too soon to start your 2020 Christmas cards!
STAMPlorations has many wonderful Clear Stickers Stamps still available,
which are perfect for adding to artsy watercolored backgrounds.

I made the watercolored backgrounds using Distress Inks onto a ziplock freezer
bag.  Then spritzed ink with water and flipped over to lay onto ATC die cut Strathmore Mixed Media paper to get the smooshed results or you can do your smooshing 
onto craft mat or glass mat.
I used Distress Inks: Barn Door and Mowed Lawn.


Finished the cards by attaching the Fabulous STAMPlorations "Merry Clear Stickers" to
the dry ATC backgrounds. 
  Die cut card front with "Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Die" and stenciled with ARTplorations
"Dots All Over" Stencil using glittery Nuvo Glimmer Paste..Moonstone. 
Let paste dry and then added the popped up ATC to the card base and Done!


Sharing two more Christmas cards using 

After making the 1st two cards,  I decided to make a couple more
cards using a Quick Clean and Simple (QCAS) design.

I added texture to the card base by dry embossing with a SU Embossing Folder "Subtle".
I had more backgrounds in my stash using the same smooshed technique as my 
first two cards, but this time
I used Yupo paper and Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans and Pumice Stone
for a warmer effect.  Popped up the backgrounds with foam,
added the awesome "Tis the Season" Clear Stickers and Done!

Have fun hoping along and being inspired to start your 2020 Christmas Stash!

Hugs,  Nancy


Be sure and visit the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamie, Monika's beautiful Christmas Projects.
The Christmas in the Air feature also doubles as a mini blog hop.
Shery will randomly draw one winner of a $15 gift code from all the comments left on the Christmas in the Air posts on the STAMPlorations Blog
and comments left on Monika and my blogs! Hugs..


STAMPlorations Winter SALE

Saturday, January 4, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge: New Stencil(s)

CAS Stencil Challenge is starting out the New Year challenging you 
to use a New Stencil(s) or Never Before Used Stencil(s).  I am hosting this month!

Use any stencil technique you would like, but be sure to keep your card CAS.

And...It is our 1st Anniversary!  We would love to have you 
Celebrate by playing along with our CAS Design Team and Guest Designer Arlene:-)

Also...Hilary (my fiddling about page) is joining our CAS Stencil Challenge Design Team!!
We are so happy to have you as our new Teamie,  Hilary.

There are plenty of video's and samples in the 2019 challenges if you need inspiration!

Challenge Winner - $25 (US) Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp
Random draw from all eligible entries - $25(US) Gift Certificate from Simon Stays Stamp


Here is my stenciled card 
I had a fun play day recently with my sister, Margie and 2 girlfriends.
We played with Ranger Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper.

I came home with 17,  A2 size backgrounds:-)  You will be seeing more cards
in the near future using some of these backgrounds.  

I used blue, teal and purple shades of Alcohol Inks and die cut the background with
CUTplorations "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies". 

Then placed my new to me ARTplorations "Just Squares Stencil" over background, 
securing with masking tape and traced the squares using ultra fine tip black Sharpie.

Die cut black cardstock using a size larger Basic A2 Panels Die.
Lucky me...I found these already die cut flowers and thank you's in my stash.
I stacked 3 Memory Box "Sketch Daisy" die cut flowers and 
Poppystamps "Scribble Thank You" sentiments using Correct Glue.
Added the STAMPlorations "Shaker Blends Sequins" for embellishements.

Then dry embossed the SU Whisper White 100# CS card base front
using the "3D Subtle" Embossing Folder.  Love the texture.

Then popped up the panel with white craft foam and attached to card front
and Done!  Loved the results and QCAS design!

You have until the 24th to play along and celebrate our 1st Anniversary:-) Hugs.


Sharing with STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Stamps: None
Paper: Yupo, SU Whisper White 100# & Basic Black CS
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Inks.  
Accessories: CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies.  ARTplorations Just Squares Stencils.  STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins.  Memory Box Sketch Daisy Die.  Poppystamp Scribble Thank You.  Connect Glue Gina K.  White Craft Foam. Masking Tape. SU 3D Subtle EB folder.