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Craftie Cafe: Happy Dads Day!

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What a crazy week! I can’t believe we are well in to August already! Weekends starting from July seem to be birthday party after birthday party! My littlest just turned ONE! And my eldest will be FIVE in two weeks. Life is feeling very full at the moment – and the only thing I wish would improve is this cold weather! (I’m writing this in bed with a cold that I got from the kids who all had it last week…) So with all this (non-stop) life stuff happening I’m super happy to at least admit that I’m super organised in the cards department – today I’m sharing a card I made for Craftie Café.
Yup! Father’s Day themed – it’s perfect because September really is just around the corner and father’s day also happens to fall on the same weekend as both my parents birthday – normally I would combine a card for their birthday (add a P.S Happy Father’s Day at the bottom) but this year is one of those BIG number birthdays so separate cards for everyone! Including the Father’s Day…
Here is the card:

I fir…

Craftie Cafe: Rainbow Card Series – Card #2

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Welcome back!
All month I’ve been playing around with 7 ink pads to create rainbow coloured cards. To be specific I’ve been using Distress Inks - Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Sq. Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet to create cards like the one below – which I shared for Craftie Café two weeks ago. (See previous blog post here).
This time I decided to co-ordinate rainbow coloured card stock to create this card using Waffle Flower Congrats die. I also used the co-ordinating stamp set to create a little more interest in the background as well as add a little more to the congrats (die) sentiment. This stamp set has so many options in terms of sentiments – graduation, baby, wedding, birthday!  Since Craftie Café are promoting the graduation theme this month it was easy to go with the sentiment ‘you did it’ – it works perfectly with the  word congrats and it fit nicely in the bottom right corner of the card!

I also managed to video the process – so feel free to…

Craftie Café: Wplus9 Encouraging Words.

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I’m back again sharing a whole bunch of cards that I made for Craftie Café! The theme this month is graduation but I couldn’t pass up this WPlus9 stamp set – Encouraging words. So these cards are probably more pre-graduation… something I’d give to someone about to take their exams or even about to have their first job/interview. Either way – they’re very empowering cards meant to encourage a person in whatever they need to achieve.
I’ve also been meaning to make a rainbow series of cards– everyone seems to be jumping on this colour scheme and there are a few ways to achieve this look – I’ve used distress inks and simple repetitive stamping but I’ve seen a few cards where these colours have been blended using a blending tool and also love the look of this technique. Certainly a technique I wish to explore more. These cards are bright and colourful – and rainbows seemed appropriate for this type of card.
Below you will find a list of supplies (with links) used to make these cards, along…

Ink Road Stamps: Design Team! (Yippee!!)

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BIG Announcement! I'm designing with a whole bunch of very talented crafty girls for... 
(drum roll!!)
Ink Road Stamps!
I'm super excited and can't wait to share my cards, and new video tutorials with you showcasing these stamps! Extremely over the moon about their new release coming out soon too!
Come and check it out (here)! Oh the possibilities...look at that Unicorn!
For now - here are a few important links. Trust me! - you won't want to miss out on the inspiration! 
Ink Road Stamps Instagram Ink Road Stamps Facebook
This design team is super talented! I look forward to being part of this team and will be sharing my crafty creations with you all soon.
Happy Crafting!
Samantha

Craftie Cafe: A Wedding Card 2.0

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Today I am sharing two wedding themed cards I created using WPlus9 stamps for Craftie Café design team.  I’m really into flowers at the moment – I especially love colouring flowers which is what I did with my last wedding themed card (see blog post here). This time I decided to use WPlus9 Happy Wishes stamp which meant playing around with inks. I decided to use my Altenew inks – but you can use what you have in your stash – for me I really wanted three shades of pink and two shades of green as well as a few greys to complete the look I got in this card.

To replicate this card - I first traced a large heart (in pencil) to guide where my flowers and leaves needed to be stamped. Once I finished stamping around the pencil marks, I die-cut the heart. I added tulle and twine in between the heart and card base for added interest and finished the card off by heat embossing the sentiment on grey card and some My Little Paper World sequins. 
The second card uses the same card making process except…