Pink, Gray, Black, and White | H2H Challenge

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Color Challenge - Pink, Gray, Black & White...

Welcome this week's H2H CHALLENGE featuring some of our favorite colors: PINK, GRAY, BLACK & WHITE!

I am inspiring you to use your stash of scraps. This card design is from the MFYH volume 4, and is made using scraps only!  Before you hop along to the other design teams inspiration, make sure you scroll down below, to watch a quick tutorial of this card in the making. 

Supplies used: 

Thanks for stopping by, I am excited to see what creation you submit, and who the winner is! 

Happy Scrapping Danielle.


The Perfect Scrap Stash Buster 2.0

So you just finished putting your workshop together, and boom you're left with LOTS. OF. SCRAPS.

Don't worry, this project is perfect to keep your scraps down to a minimum or none at all...

Ever need a quick thank you gift, a small token of appreciation? Perhaps you need a quick teacher or librarian gift? Maybe you are looking for customer or team appreciation gifts? 
This simple project will bust your scrap stash, and keep your thank you gifts stylish and practical!

I have an quick video tutorial here:

Need to measurements? No fear, even though I winged in the video, I did remember to measure for everyone...
You'll need one 10 x 3.5 for every mini tablet. 

Paper used: True Love
Adhesive: Liquid Glass

That's it! Leave a comment below, I'd love to know what your go to stash buster is! 



CTMH Technique Blog Hop| Sparkle & Shine

Welcome to the CTMH technique Blog Hop! I am so excited you are joining us! This is one big circle so be sure to hop on over to everyone's page!

We've got a variety of embellishments that align with this theme, including sequins, Shimmer Brush pens, glitter paper and more! Have fun checking out how we blinged up our artwork! If you are coming from Haley Dryer's blog you are on the right track.

At first glance this layout doesn't scream BLING. Take a closer look...

Adding bling to your stamped images not only sends the focus to them, but it also put a little character to them. 

Try accenting you title, here my title is 'Happy Camper'. By adding some gems between the two words I am enhancing the focal point. 

I'd love to see how you bling up your artwork!

Now swing on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations blog to check out her bling! Be sure check out all 16 blogs


Monday Card Candy| It's okay not to be okay

As we dive into a new monday card series (yes, I realize today's post is on a Tuesday) called Monday Card Candy, I want say not all cards will be glitzy. Rather this series will show case all card styles. You can expect to see cards that are basic or simple and elegant, to time consuming, and filled with bling.

Scroll below for a video of this card, or read along as I explain this process for creating this Monday Card Candy.

Step one. Measure 2 in from the right side of your card base, and draw a line. You are creating a guide line for your lace border stamp. Once your ink has dried, remember to erase your pencil line. 

Step two. Adhere the beautiful pattern paper to the left your lace border. 

Step Three. Create a background on the right side by using a 3rd generation stamping method. You achieve this by stamping twice on scrap paper, before then stamping on your project. It gives a subtle image.

Step four. Adhere the base cardstock piece, that will act as a border for your sentiment piece. 

Step five. Stamp your sentiment in Sapphire ink, towards the bottom, but centered. 

Step six. Using new England ivy stamp two ferns above the sentiment. Add a small berry in the center of the ferns, in raspberry ink.

Step seven. Add 3D foam squares to your cardstock base, and adhere your sentiment to this. 

Step eight. Final step bling your card out. I used sequins and liquid glass to add a bit of shine to the card in two clusters. 

Here is the final card, you can really see that third generation stamping. 

Here is the video tutorial:

If you love this card and sentiment, check out the matching card tutorial here:

Want this as a precut kit? Click here to place your order:

It's okay not to be okay Pre-cut card kit

What's your favorite element about this card? Leave a comment below, let's chat.

Danielle aka DanYellScraps