Squirrels Gone Nutz: February

Hello and welcome! This is our second instalment of the Squirrels Gone Nuts year-long hop. Theme for February is Friendship with a Shaker and you should have arrived here from the amazing V.

I always connect Friendship with Flowers so a floral stamp was a must. I picked Waffle Flower’s Bouquet Builder 3 (barely used). I remember receiving it two years ago on my birthday and there was a sweet note from the shop owner; that really made my day. I even found already stamped images in my scrap box. Not so perfectly stamped on few places but that wasn’t bothering me. So at this point I had to decide how to make the shaker. Originally, I wanted to use a shaker window (never used before) but it simply wouldn’t work. So I looked through my Tonic Craft kits (rarely used) and in kit 13 there was the perfect die to create the window. Picture of the used supplies below. The sequin mix was in the same order as the stamp set πŸ™‚

What I used.
All the pieces.
Creating the window.
Creating the shaker.

I die cut two panels with the stitched rectangle die (size A6). On the first one I marked on all four sides 1.5 cm from the stitching and made guide lines with a pencil. I also marked the centre of the panel and also the die I was going to use. Then I lined it up as shown on the picture and ran it through my die cutting machine. After that, I aligned the die with the top pencil line and again cut it out. Now my shaker window was ready.

I used my Copic markers to color the florals and I tried to use colors as close as possible to the colors of my sequin mix.     

On my second panel I ink blended Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves. It was time to assemble the shaker.  

I managed to hide those not so perfect places with aditional images and the sentiments from SSS – Tiny Words stamp set. Added Wink of Stella in clear on all of the flowers and that was it.

Now, head over to see sweet Karen’s post.

Have a great day!

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Ribbon or Twine

Hello and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the January’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is “Ribbon or Twine” and you can see the details on how to enter here. You have time till February 9th.

For my card I used supplies from my stash: already colored and die cut unicorn from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set and a dry embossed with stencil piece of cardstock (I am taking part in V’s Just Stash January challenge).

I stamped and die cut scarf and lots of gifts, then colored them with Copic markers and added details with sparkly gel pen. I used Distress inks to add color to the dry embossed panel. Lastly, I created “patterend paper” by stamping snowflake with rainbow colors around the edges of my card panel. I also stamped small snowflakes all around with gold Delicata ink and did a little bit of ink blending on the raised snowflakes.

To put the card together, first I wrapped twine around the dry embossed piece, then popped it on foam squares over a slightly larger mirrored card piece and then adhered all onto the rainbow snowflake panel (adhered onto my card base). Then I added the images, some on foam squares, some adhered flat. Added the sentiment and a bow out of the twine. Added few gold sequins and that was it.

Here is a video showing my process:

Please, visit the challenge blog for more inspiration from the talented design team members πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Boryana

Challenged by Family: ep. 1

Hello and happy New Year! I am so excited to start 2021 with a challenge.. or two πŸ™‚

After the holidays I didn’t know what to make so I asked my family to help me out by choosing a stamp set. They not only did that but also gave me a note with details on what my card should be. This was so much fun so we decided to turn it into series πŸ™‚

I am also joining the lovely and talented V. in her Just Stash January.

In Episode 1 I share how I made Glowing Galaxy Infinity Shaker card following the instructions my husband and daughter gave. Here I’m showing just the finished card but you can see the whole process in my video (also how it glows in the dark).

Here is the card.

Closer look.

And here is my video:

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

Christmas Card With Stamp Club

Hi! Today I am sharing a Christmas card created with just a normal floral stamp set by Tonic Studios, Stamp Club – Heartfelt Corsage.

Still available at Tonic UK and Tonic USA.

I stamped and die cut few of the florals and colored them in red and white (well, grey and violet for a white look).

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A closer look.

Here is a video tutorial showing how I made this card, as well as a list of what I used in the description box:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Boryana

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Christmas Craft Creations – Music 2

Hi and welcome back to our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations blog. October’s theme is Christmas Music and I have another example to share πŸ™‚

These two little critters are travelling for the holidays and singing (or listening to the radio). If you haven’t guessed it yet, it’s the Jingle Bells song πŸ™‚

To make the ride more fun, I have the car popped on an action wobble.

For the background I used Distress inks: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw for the sky and Tumbled Glass and Broken China for the road/snow.

Here is a link to my video with all the details on how I assembled this card:

I used images from these Lawn Fawn stamp sets and cut them out with the corresponding dies:

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Closer look.

I hope you will check the awesome projects from the rest of the team πŸ™‚ Challenge closes November 10th and I hope you will join us (there is a prize to be won).

Have a great day!

Boryana

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Shadow Box Card

Hi! Today I’m sharing this shadow box card. I have always wanted to make one πŸ™‚ After many tries, I finally got it so that the size is A6 (European) when flat, which means that it perfectly fits in a standard envelope. I’ll post a detailed tutorial once I have a little bit more free time πŸ™‚

I used “Seasonal Scenes” and “Naughty Or Mice?” stamp sets by Clearly Besotted to create the little scene inside my shadow box. I colored the images with Copic markers and also used stencil and distress inks to create wallpapers and carpet inside the home. For the outside I used distress inks and a brick stamp from one of my Tonic Craft kits, so that the shadow box looks like a house.

The sentiment is from “Cosy Christmas” stamp set (again by Clearly Besotted) and the die cuts were just some leftovers from last year’s Christmas projects (from Tonic Craft kits).

With this project I’m entering the PB Challenge #32 – October.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Boryana

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Christmas Craft Creations – Music

Hi! It’s a new month and we are having our new challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. I’m jumping in with the launch team but I’ll have one more card to share when my team’s turn is. Christmas is coming closer so I really need to focus more on making those projects πŸ™‚

October’s theme is Christmas Music so when I saw the digital stamp Angel Tart at 7 Kids Craft Store I thought she looks like singing and will be perfect. I colored her with Copic markers but I don’t have a video showing the process. However, I have a video on how I made the rest of the card.

I used Picture It Christmas background stamp by Clearly Besotted and also stamped twice a present from another stamp set. I made an attempt at creating Northern Lights with a twist. Because I don’t have wide variety of blue markers, I tried using distress ink on top and yey, it worked πŸ™‚ I ink blended light blue for snowy hills and colored the rest of the images with my Copics. I used white gloss spray for falling snow and I also added few music notes around the angel. I thought that ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ is just the perfect sentiment for this card. Lastly I added some more snow with white gel pen and Nuvo Crystal glaze on the ornaments and bows.

Closer look of all the shimmer and gloss πŸ™‚

You can see my video here:

Please, check the project inspiration from the rest of the team. Challenge closes November 10th and we have a prize πŸ™‚ I hope you will get inspired to play along with us!

Have a great day! 

Boryana

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Penguins Birthday Party

Hi, friends! Remeber my Summer penguin card? I decided to continue the story and create an Autumn scene card for our Team Tiny hop for the month of October. And because the theme is Birthday, I made an outdoor Birthday party πŸ™‚ Same as my previous penguin card, I used the All Four Seasons stamp set along with Scene It More and Scene It Seasons all by Clearly Bessoted… yes, I think I have an obsession with this stamp company πŸ™‚ I added some more images from few more stamp sets to make the party more fun. I used mainly Nuvo markers and few Copics as well.

You can check how I made it here:

Closer look.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Boryana

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Christmas Craft Creations – Shaped Card

Hi! Today I am sharing my project for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog πŸ™‚

This month’s theme is Shaped Card so I decided to make a round one. For my cardbase I simply cut out two circles, scored one at like 1 inch and adhered them together only on that part. I used a Marianne Design’s doily die and Nellie’s Choice Conifer branches dies. The poinsettia and the leaves are from Simpn Says Stamp’s The Magic Of Christmas set and I colored them with my Copic markers (kind of a no-line coloring).

SSS The Magic Of Christmas stamp set.
Closer look of the card.

More details in my video:

Please, check the projects from the rest of the team. I hope you will get inspired to play along with us!

Have a great day πŸ™‚

Boryana

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