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Penguin Parade

Hello & Happy December! This is Tiffany and I have to start by telling you that I absolutely LOVE Mama Elephant's Little Penguin Agenda! I used this stamp set and several other items from the Butterfly Reflection's, Ink. online store to make this card. The card base measures at 9 1/4 x 5 3/4, then score in half lengthwise. This card fits in an A6 envelope. I used Lawn Fawn's mini Polaroid die from their Say Cheese, Again die set, I cut it out 6 times using white card stock. To create the Polaroid backgrounds, I used two shades of blue to ink blend then spattered white and gold paint.

I stamped the images from Mama Elephant's Little Penguin Agenda and sentiments from Mama Elephant's Holiday Messages in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once the images were cut out I colored them with Copic markers and added Diamond Stickles to some of the details. I used red gingham patterned paper from Pebble's Merry Merry 6 x 6 paper pad. I assembled the card using Tombo liquid g…
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It's a Cocoa Party!

Hello friends and happy December!  This is Crystal here today and before I get to my card, I wanted to share with you all that I got to visit the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store last weekend when I was nearby traveling for Thanksgiving!  Not only did I get to check out the awesome store, but I got to meet Vanessa in person, and on her birthday! I was amazed by the amount of inventory in the store and the space is so well organized and clean.  I didn't even get to see nearly everything I wanted and I was there for almost two hours!  I can't wait to go back again (without my husband)!

Now for today's card. . . I used a stamp set that I purchased when I was at the store last week, although it has been on my list since it was released.  This set is called "Cocoa Stand" by Avery Elle.  I did also combine it with the "Snow Buddies" stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps  to create an even larger scene.  For the base of this slimline card, I cut a piece of turquoise…

Happy Winter Scene!

Happy Tuesday!  I'm back with another winter scene created using Hello Bluebird stamps and dies which can be purchased at Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
For this scene, I used vellum to soften the background.  This is a technique was inspired by Chris C. one of the Hello Bluebird designers.  I just had to try it out for myself!  To start, I ink blended the background using distress oxide colors picked raspberry and abandoned coral on an A2 size piece of Bristol cardstock.  Background hills were cut from white cardstock using the hill and dale dies and adhered using liquid glue. 

Sentiment from the north star set stamped on vellum using stazon ink in black.  Then, I white heat embossed the snowflakes from the snow play stamp set.  Images from snow play and woodland littles stamped and colored using copic markers.  After the images were cut using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to the card front along with the vellum panel and snow panel using liquid glue.  Copic marker added t…

Out Of This World Christmas

Happy Monday everyone! For today's blog post, I'm sharing an Outer Space themed Christmas card. Recently I was looking through my stamp sets, and I came across Lawn Fawn's Beam Me Up. I couldn't help but notice how much the UFOs reminded me of snowglobes. It didn't end up turning out the way I expected, but it was a fun challenge for myself to create a Christmas card with non-Christmas stamps!

To start, I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I cut out my images and colored them with alcohol markers. The stamps I used were from Lawn Fawn sets Frosty Fairy Friends, Booyah, Beam Me Up, Out of this World, Oh Gnome, and Christmas Dreams. I also customized the flower stamped from Booyah by adding sepals around the petals.

Next, I created the background on white cardstock. I blended Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon, and Cracked Pistachio randomly on the page to start creating a galaxy. Using my blending tools, I ink blended over…

Open Design Team Call for Winter 2020 (Whoa!) Term

Hi, friends. I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! My birthday just came and went (again) and I can't believe it's DECEMBER!!! We got our Christmas tree today and are getting our FIRST SNOW. It's actually supposed to snow through tomorrow and we might get up to a foot so the kids have a SNOW DAY!!! I went grocery shopping earlier and bought all the ingredients to make chicken soup in the crockpot. A perfect meal on a snowy day. ❅⛄❆

We're looking for 5 new designers to join our team for the upcoming New Year. The term will run from January through April. Please send us 3-5 samples of your most recent work to If you've applied for the team before, pretty PLEASE make sure you're sending NEW artwork. I've gotten asked in the past for input and I have to say that if you applied and weren't chosen and send the same samples, the outcome will likely be the same. We'd also love links to your blogs, Instagram, any online galleri…

To a Cool Friend

Candice with you on this Saturday with a fun Christmas card using some new release products from Hello Bluebird Stamps that I got from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store!

I used these products from Butterfly Reflections, Ink store:
Hello Bluebird Snowball Fight stamps & coordinating diesHello Bluebird Snow Play stamps & coordinating diesMFT Stitched Alphabet diesSunny Studio Woodland Borders dies (snowhills)Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones 6x6 paper packoxide inks: broken china, tumbled glass & cracked pistachioLawn Fawn Jet Black inkcopic markers My card base measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and fits perfectly into the standard or 9A envelopes.
For the background, I inked a trimmed piece of Bistrol smooth with broken china & tumbled glass.  I then die cut the snowhills, pop dotting the bottom one.  I cut multiples of the stitched alphabets from white scraps and the top one from the grey pattern paper and glued to the card base.
Next, I stamped the images from the snowball fight …

Snow & Mistletoe

Hello Crafty Friends & Happy Thanksgiving! This is Tiffany and I hope this post finds you doing well and that you were able to spend quality time with family and friends during this holiday week. I know for me, this time of year gets busy and I'm always on the lookout for simple holiday treats to make and hand out. I love that this hot cocoa treat is simple to make and can be used with any theme. I used several items from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. online store to make my project. I began by cutting the red and kraft card stock. The measurement for the red card stock is 7 1/2  inches x 4 inches, scored at 2 1/2 inches. The measurement for the kraft card stock is 3 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches. I used Catherine Pooler's 'Tis the Season stamp set and Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, and Mustard Seed. Once I stamped the images and cut them out, I spritzed them with water and splattered them with gold and white paint. On the kraft car…