Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - February


Hello friends! It's time for the February edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! Today I'm bringing you a fun shaker card that saves the day using Super Cat.



I stared by stamping my images and coloring them with Copics, then trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a cool sunset sky using Distress inks. I cut a shaker window "moon" out using the circle from Tag Builders Blueprints 7. Then I added the City Block die cut out of Black Licorice cardstock at the bottom of my scene.


I filled my shaker moon with tiny iridescent stars and chunky glitter, adhered my images with liquid glue, then finished off the scene with a sentiment using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips.


To watch, simply click on the video below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. Don't forget to like and leave me a comment, too! I love to read your feedback!


Have an absolutely super day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MFT & Friends February Release!


Why, hello friends! Today I'm so happy to be participating in this month's MFT & Friends celebrating the February Release! This one is seriously jam packed with cuteness, but my personal favorite is the new Birdie Brown set Birth-Yay. So many adorable jungle critters! 


To round out my scene I added a few scene setting images using Cutieasaurus. I colored up my cuties with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. I wanted to mix things up and add some fun patterns  so I pulled out the On-Point Patterns paper pad and used a blue chevron for my sky, and an olive triangle trio print for my grassy hill and die cut them both with the Elegant Rectangle STAX.


I chose two more patterns and layered those on top of my Grout Gray card base, then popped up my focal panel with foam tape to give it a little lift. I decided not to add any embellishments and just let those cool patterns and coloring shine. A Blueprints 29  sentiment strip finished off the card. 


If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support truly means the world.


Be sure to head over to the MFT & Friends post to see all the other amazing creations from the Design Team and crafty friends. With so much incredible product releasing this month, I know you're going to be so inspired!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fairy Tale Wishes - Lawn Fawnatics #46


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #46! This round we've got a gorgeous color inspiration for you to use. I thought this dreamy color palette lent itself well to fairy tales, so I started by using Critters Ever After combined with Fairy Friends. Because I wanted to make a birthday card, I also added a small cake from Beam Me Up.



After coloring my images with Copics and trimming them out with the matching dies, it was time to work on my background. I wanted to do sort of a gradient effect with the color radiating out from behind the castle. So I blended Distress Inks on the upper half of my focal panel from the lower left to the upper right, getting softer as I went. Then I flicked on some gold flecks with the Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen

I covered the bottom half of the panel with three layers of the Puffy Cloud Borders, and added my images. Instead of covering up that background with a banner, I decided to stamp my sentiment directly on the focal panel. Thank goodness for the MISTI! I finished up the card with a sprinkle of Iridescent Mini Stars.



If you'd like to see how this video came together, just click below, or click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!



And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the amazing design team has created! You're sure to be inspired to play along! 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics January Feature + Valentine Card Series #4


Hey friends! Today I'm featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with a fun, interactive card using Let's Toast, its matching dies, and the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-on. I'll have all the other supplies and info over there so be sure to check it out!


This is also Day 4 of my 2019 Valentine Card Series, so I hope you'll take a look and enjoy the process video. Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe!


You still have time to enter our Lots of Love Challenge! This is such a fun one. I can't wait to see what you create!


Monday, January 21, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics #45 + Valentine Card Series #3


Good morning! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #45! We're coming up on the season of love, and our challenge this round reflects that! This is also Day #3 of my Valentine Card Series where I'm making cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive benefitting kids with congestive heart disease, so I wanted to keep this one fun and fairly gender neutral.


I started with Beep Boop Birthday and colored my robots with Copics to look like a boy and a girl. I added in a heart from Flamingo together and trimmed everything out with the matching dies.


For my focal panel, I used the Stitched Journaling Card to trim out some Narwhal cardstock and stamped a sentiment, gears, and bolts all over it in Hippo Ink. I added my images and popped it up over some BoBunny Woodland Wonders patterned paper that I'd trimmed with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables.


If you'd like to see how the card came together click below or use the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. As always, don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples and link up your own Lots of Love projects to play along!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - January


Hey friends! I am so excited to be heading into my second year of guest designing with My Favorite Things! They are such a wonderful company to work with and lets face it -- I just adore their products! Today I'm bringing you a sweet valentine card featuring the new Cutieasaurus stamp set. Aren't these dinos just darling?


I started out by stamping my images and coloring them with Copic markers. The matching dies are always my go-to for trimming out. They perfectly match the images leaving that awesome white border that I love.

For the background, I started with Sno Cone cardstock and trimmed that down with the second largest A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 for my sky. On that I layered a strip of Sour Apple cut down with the Grassy Hills Die-namics. I tucked in two Grapesicle Snow Capped Mountains sans caps, and added some Grout Gray ground with the Spring Scene Builder.


To my card base I adhered two contrasting patterns from the new Sweet Stack paper pack and popped my focal panel over top with foam tape. As a final touch, I added my sentiment with an Essential Slanted Sentiment Strip.


Check out the entire video tutorial over on the My Favorite Things YouTube Channel, or simply click on the video below. And I would love it if you would give the video a thumbs up and let them know how I'm doing with a comment! I really appreciate your support. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine Card Series #2


Hey friends! Today I'm excited to bring you Day 2 of my 2019 Valentine Card Series! As soon as I saw these Lovely Pandas by Gerda Steiner Designs they stole my heart. Just look at that sweet expression! I stamped him onto an MFT Wonky Stitched Circle STAX and colored him with Copic markers.


I trimmed down my Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl patterned paper with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Everyday Sentiment Banners. I layered them up on my card base and popped the focal panel over top with foam tape.

As a finishing touch, I stamped a trio of little hearts in Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers ink and went over them with the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay pen.


Click the YouTube icon to watch the video in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! And consider taking part in the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. It's such a worthy cause! Have a great day!

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