Friday, August 3, 2012

Cute and Cuddly New Stamps Available Today!!!

Welcome sweet friends!  Today I pray a blessing over you and your household... Where there is need, I pray the LORD provides with an abundance of peace to comfort your heart and bring relief to your worried mind.  May you experience the greatness and wonder of His love in new and magnificent ways!  He hears the cries of your heart and is indeed working things out for your good.  Rest in the knowledge that His plan is best and He will work out everything in His way in His time.  May love and grace rule your heart and home in Jesus' name ♥

If this prayer has spoken to you in a special way, please leave me a note letting me know (of course you don't have to elaborate!).  Peace be with you :D

Cute and Cuddly Hop Time!!!

If you've arrived from Crystal's blog you are on the right track; if you'd like to start at the beginning, head on over to see Danni.  You can find the entire hop list on the Store blog.

Now get ready for a Cute and Cuddly release from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!!! 

Our first set, The Storybook Collection, brings us all back to those childhood days when our best friend was our beloved Teddy Bear. We told our secrets to our Teddy Bears, had a few misunderstandings but we always made up and were ready for new adventures to unfold.

Next we have a set of 4 adorable little girls with their FUN hats that make up Sampler #6. Each little girl is bound to make you smile and melt your heart.

Our final set, Sampler #7, is a variety of cute and fun! These 4 little girls remind us of the simple pleasures of childhood from lollipop dreams to playing in the rain. 
So catch up on the SCACD Store blog if you lose your way thru the hop because you will want to catch all the inspiration out there :)

This li'l cutie is called Life is Good.  Oh how she loves to giggle and have a little bit of mischievous fun!!!


She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with copics (Susana carries the new ShinHan alcohol markers HERE).  I've used Stardust Stickles along with a couple of red rhinestones for the cherries as accents.  Other rhinestones used:  Green and pink.


This is actually a hybrid card.  The laundry hanging in the background is from Designer Digitals.  I created the scene on my computer and printed it out.  The paper was also 'created' on my computer.  I used the eyedropper tool to pick the colors in the clothing so it would coordinate.

To create the speckled effect, I used Smooch Vanilla Shimmer Spritz.  I sprayed the whole card, but as you can see, the image wasn't affected - only the ink from the printer. Pretty cool huh?  It leaves a wonderful shimmer on the image :D

I used my Cameo and Silhouette file to create 'Sweet Little One' which I colored with RV00 and detailed with copic multiliner

Here's a tip I picked up somewhere along the way:  Use white paper to cut out your pieces and color to match your card while the pieces are still on the cutting mat.  Here I've used RV00 to match the RVs in my colored image.  I will certainly do this again!

For a bit more dimension, I used Scrappers Floss to create the bows with tiny buttons adhered with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.  I lined portions of the card with a copic multiliner and stamped 'Smile' with a PTI sentiment.


Next up is Party Hat... Isn't she sweet?


I began by stamping her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with copics (ShinHans HERE).  Next I die cut the image with the balloon 'out of the oval' (see tutorial photos below) with the largest Classic Large Ovals (30% OFF!) and layered over the largest Floral Ovals.  I adore the decorative edge!!!  




I'm lovin' my new Garden Corners dies by SCACD!  Aren't they delicate and pretty?  The beautiful paper is from Prima Meadow Lark Collection.  It's been neglected long enough and fit perfectly with this image :D  I didn't see this particular paper pad in the store, but Susana carries a huge assortment HERE.

Lots of Stardust Stickles added, a seam binding bow tied to the Memory Box Classic Tag dies HERE, and you've got yourself a sweet and simple card ready to party!!!

Our International friends can find these stamps at Quixotic Paperie!

How To:



Steps 1 & 2:  Place your die over the image as you'd like it cut.  Using a pencil, mark lightly (so you can erase later) along the inside and outside edges where the image will be 'out.' *See arrows above.


Step 3:  Cutting diagonally into the paper as shown above, cut around the image (balloon) up to the inside edge you marked with your pencil.


Steps 4 & 5:  Place the die behind the portion of the image that will be 'out' and make sure it fits where you want it to cut.  Make any adjustments necessary.  Using removable tape, adhere die to paper and run through your die cutting machine.

Thanks for stopping by : D

Your next stop is Chris!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~

15 comments:

Sandra H said...

This is brilliant and thank you for sharing it, xx

Amanda R said...

How adorable are these Lori and I always love seeing your tutorials, so inspiring!

cheryl Baker said...

oh these are such super cute images Hun and your card is simply stunning with beautiful detail hugs Cherylxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful, Lori! Love your rich coloring of the sweet new images and all of the die cuts!

Alex said...

both are fabulous Lori. The line of laundry is GREAT. I love the purples and blues with the balloon. So, so, SO pretty!!!

Michelle VP said...

Beautiful cards! Love the laundry background you created for the first one and the reminder of out of the box cutting for the second one. So clever! :)

Brenda Lee said...

Life is Good is so stinkin' adorable!! Love how the card just comes together with the laundry line. Thank you so much for the quick tutorial!! It's a fantastic technique that I'll have to try.

Mary J said...

Fab tute, Lori! And gorgeous makes too!

Susan said...

Dear Lori,
Thank you so much for your beautiful blessing. The Lord has worked so many wonders in my life and answered so many prayers and I know that I can lean on him for everything. May you too have all you needs met by His grace.

Mary said...

Love the technique with the balloon girl TFS!

Teresa said...

How funny these pictures! and thanks always for your tips! a hug!

Tess Ekwall said...

lovely tips, thanks for sharing. and i love these image to. wish you a nice day. hugs, tess.

Sandie said...

Stunning cards!! I just adore this whole release of super fun images. xx

Maria Matter said...

so lovely & sweet Lori!
I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
hugs & blessings

Sweet Fairy said...

These are so beautiful cards. I was trying to Print VIP cards but it was so difficult for me to design the best. Thanks for the tips.

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