10 Cards 1 Kit • Love From Lizi • April 2021 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 cards created with the NEW Love From Lizi April 2021 Card Kit. This is the “Really Dig You” kit with a gardening theme and another cute Eyelash Girl in a pair of wellingtons. Very Springy!

I did make my 10 card bases using the five sheets of card stock included in the kit – swapping out the alcohol-friendly White for some plain White from my stash. At first glance, I wasn’t quite sure which direction this kit was pointing me to, so, I turned to the stamp set for ideas. It seemed to me that the the position of the Eyelash girl’s arms seemed like she could actually be holding the shovel… let’s try that!

A little bit of careful masking and stamping, and sure enough, our Eyelash Girl is holding that shovel perfectly! I stamped the shovel on some LFL alcohol-friendly White card stock using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped it again on some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper, cut it out carefully (including the signage) and placed the mask over my stamped image. Then I lined up the Eyelash Girl stamp and stamped her on top of the shovel mask. I stamped and cut out the girl from the Stamping Mask Paper and covered the stamped image with that mask. Then I stamped the shed “behind” her using Hero Arts Sand Stone ink. I went with brown so the shed wouldn’t compete too much with the girl. I stamped the weathervane, watering can and gardening tools with Black Onyx ink to fill out the whole scene.

I colored the shed and ground with Prismacolor colored pencils, and colored our gardener with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I ended up re-stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the body of the watering can and the signage on the shovel. Because I didn’t mask off the watering can, I couldn’t obliterate the shed lines, and the shovel signage wasn’t staying as clean and pristine as I wanted. I glued those pieces in place and added some sky and clouds with my alcohol markers.

I trimmed my colored panel to 4″ x 5.25″ and considered stamping the sentiment on the inside of this card. I ended up stamping the sentiment with Onyx Black ink and embossing it with Clear Embossing powder over the top of the shed. I thought that fit nicely there, and think it came out quite readable! I added a thin brown mat behind the colored panel and glued those to the Soft Lemon Yellow card base. For a final touch, I added a Red Glitter Mini Heart over the heart at the end of the sentiment – a tiny touch of sparkle for this outdoor scene… though I do find it a little hard to imagine that anyone would wear a nice frilly dress to work in the garden! Maybe it’s an old dress…!?

Though it wasn’t intended, I used the vast majority of our image stamps on this first card! So I figured I’d play with some of the ephemera pieces now… and see how many of the sentiment stamps I can use!

Here’s the perfect opportunity to use a bunch of our potted plant ephemera and this affectionate sentiment! I cut a scrap of White card stock to 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, stamped and embossed the sentiment in the center towards the bottom. I added a piece of pattern paper behind that cut to 2 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ and glued both to the Pink card base. I outlined all of the edges with the Pink/silver Pin Stripe peel offs we got in last months kit. I glued the pots on the sides flat to the card front, added the next two pots with foam tape and mounted the largest pot with two layers of foam tape. A couple of Pink Mini Heart peel offs from the Really Dig You Variety peel off pack highlight the sentiment and match the pin stripe peel offs perfectly! I like the dimension on this card and can imagine a variety of uses for a sentiment like this!

One sentiment really had me scratching my head. “Don’t let things bug you” is a perfectly fine sentiment, but I was having a hard time figuring out how to illustrate that sentiment on a card.

Scattered Hearts Stencil to the rescue! I realized those little hand-drawn hearts would make perfect bugs! I used my HA Sand Stone ink to stencil all the hearts on a panel of White card stock and took a brown Pigma Micron pen to add eyes and legs to all the “hearts” – instant infestation! I even added tiny dots of my Stardust Gel pen to all the “eyes” to give the bugs a touch of life. Once I had “bugged-out” all the hearts I die-cut that panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die. I cut a piece of the scattered hearts patten paper to 3″ x 4.25″, glued that to a White card base and added some of the Petrol Blue Pin Stripe Peel offs to the top and bottom edges.

I mounted the bug panel with foam tape and stamped and embossed the sentiment on a scrap of White card stock. I die-cut the sentiment with a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die and mounted that to the top with more foam tape. This makes me giggle a lot… certainly not what one would expect to find on a greeting card! Call the Exterminator!

You know I like puns, and we have a nice “thyme” pun with our sentiments… seems we only have one item in this kit actually alluding to thyme… or any herbs as the case may be.

Again I used the Scattered Hearts stencil to add gold foil to the purple plaid pattern paper. I used a 2.25″ x 5.25″ piece of that pattern paper and stenciled the hearts using Deco Foil Transfer Gel. I let that dry completely, added some Gold Deco foil on top, and sent it through my laminator. I admit I love this Deco Foil process – I think it’s one of the least expensive ways to add real foiling on a card – no fancy heating machines or expensive foil plates needed. I added a thin white mat behind my foiled panel and glued that to the left side of the Royal Purple card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a lighter piece of purple card stock from my stash, embossed that with White Embossing powder and fussy cut that into a thin banner. I added that and the “HERBS” ephemera piece with foam tape and finished this card out with some gold sequins from our sequin mix. Nice pun! Though I don’t know of many flowering herbs..!

One more sentiment from this stamp set! It’s a pun and another head-scratcher as far as what’s included in this kit.

I couldn’t find any peas in our kit, so I figured these glass domes would work to give us some sense of “inner”..!? LOL! I die-cut this pattern paper with a LFSR die, and stamped and embossed the sentiment in the lower third. I added a thin white mat behind that and glued those to our Orange card base. I stamped the boots on the polka-dot pattern paper, added a little shading with colored pencils, fussy cut them out and glued them together. I glued the garden tool ephemera pieces all around the edge, and then mounted the two domes and the boots with foam tape – two layers on the left dome. This is a really bright card! The orange circles on the pattern paper match the card base nicely, though I would generally never pair pink and orange together – but it works very nicely here! Another note… I believe the greenery under the left dome would pass as thyme…!

That takes care of all the sentiments in our stamp set! Let’s move on to some sentiments of my own…!

I was sorry our ephemera pack only had one of these female scarecrow pieces… I thought they were unique and unexpectedly charming! I die-cut the stitched ovals (scarecrow pattern paper and a white mat) using the Gina K / Therm-o-web Oval dies and glued them together. I added short strips of the Mauve Moondust Straight Peel offs (from the Variety pack this month) to the center of the Royal Purple card base and glued the oval on top. I printed this sentiment on a scrap of card stock using the Brady Bunch Remastered font, trimmed that down, rounded the corners and mounted that and the scarecrow with foam tape. We had no purple enamel dots in our kit, so I found these purple enamel dots from a prior LFL kit and added them to the sentiment.

Okay, I did address the “crazy” eyes on our scarecrow (note the pattern paper) with a white gel pen and black Pigma Micron pen. I understand that the eyes are supposed to be buttons, (with eyelashes!?!) but I do think they make our scarecrow look positively demented! Is there such a thing as a Zombie Scarecrow?? I did like giving her a little bit more personality with some normal eyes! I think this pun is appropriate and gently giggle-inducing!

Mothers Day is on the horizon, and I couldn’t resist using this great ephemera piece and a bit of a pun…

I die-cut the dotted pattern paper with a Tonic Studios Scalloped Square Layering Basics die – I used the 3.75″ square die and partially die cut that square, shifted the die down to about 4.5″ and finished die-cutting the rectangle. A little scalloped border is nice and feminine. I took the Poker Stencil from the LFL 1/21 Kit and blended some Hero Arts Thistle Reactive ink through the stencil on the Pink card base. I figured the pattern paper was pink dots on purple so… … … … ! I added a thin white mat behind the scalloped pattern paper and glued those to the card base. I printed this sentiment on a scrap of card stock again using the Brady Bunch Remastered font, and die-cut it to size using a smaller Tonic scallop die. I mounted the ephemera piece and the sentiment with foam tape, and added some Studio Katia Cupid’s Kiss crystals for a touch of sparkle. This just might be the card I send to my Mother this year!

I did want to try our Eyelash Girl stamp (with the shovel!) again without all the background noise…

I stamped / masked / stamped / colored and die-cut (with the matching die) our eyelash Girl and the shovel on some LFL alcohol-friendly card stock. I took a scrap of Kraft card stock and die-cut this wooden frame using a Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity die and covered the back of that with a piece of velum. I punched a border on the orange card base using an old American Crafts Border punch, and added a piece of Kraft paper behind that to complete the card front. I ran a piece of the orange ribbon down the left side of the card front and added a small bow. I stamped and embossed the sentiment as usual, (masking off the trailing end), glued the frame to the card front and mounted our gardener with foam tape. I added some heart shaped glitter and discovered that glitter fit inside the heart die-cuts almost perfectly! Really digging this card! Sweet and fairly simple, but kind of stunning all the same!

I had another idea for a truly affectionate card using one of the smaller stamps in this stamp set:

Love that white space!! LOL! I stamped the top of the shed and the weathervane on some LFL alcohol-friendly White card stock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. I was going for a verdigris patina on the weathervane and referenced the Statue of Liberty for that color choice. Perfect! I die-cut the image and Kraft mat with my Hero Arts Circle infinity dies and glued them together. I printed this sentiment directly on the card base using my Silhouette Software and the Book Antiqua font (caps) and the BlackJack font (script). I mounted the matted image with foam tape and added some of the brown Glitter Enamel dots for some highlights. I LOVE THIS CARD! I realize that a weathervane only points north when the wind is coming from the south, but I think this works perfectly for any kind of affection, love, or even a grateful Thank You card!

I did receive the Potting Shed Stamp set (add-on) this month and had to give that stamp a card of it’s own!

I stamped this on some Bristol Smooth card stock using VersaMark Onyx Black ink and colored all with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – I figured I needed the extra-fine point on those markers to color some of the tiny details in this stamp. Notice I did adjust the crazy eyes on the scarecrow again…! I trimmed the colored panel to 4.25″ x 3.75″ and added a thin mat of the boot plaid pattern paper behind. I added some yellow ribbon to the two sides and the Glitter Enamel dots on top. I printed this sentiment (Sign Painter font) on some scraps of White card stock and die-cut both lines with a LF Everyday Sentiment Banners die before mounting them to the card front with foam tape. I love this sentiment! It’s actually an old quote from Audrey Hepburn! Beautifully appropriate and extremely hopeful!

That completes this 10 Card 1 Kit post featuring the Love From Lizi April 2021 Card Kit. A really nice assortment of cards useful for a variety of occasions and all sporting a very colorful spring time color palette!

Now I have yet another Eyelash Girl to add to my collection! This kit presented me with a few head-scratchers but ultimately revealed itself to be a terrific collection of stamps and images perfect for any gardening enthusiast! I used all of the card stock and MOST of the stamps in this stamp set – I didn’t get to the larger watering can for some reason; I used 8 of the 16 pattern papers, I used the stencil a couple of times, one of the dies, a little of the peel offs, a few sequins, some ribbon, and a good amount of the ephemera. I used the add-on Potting Shed stamp and a few peel offs from the variety pack. A little bit of everything! Naturally, I have plenty of leftovers that will find a loving home in my stash!

As of posting, this kit is still available at Love From Lizi! If I’ve managed to inspire you or captured your imagination, I would recommend grabbing one of the kits sooner rather than later. Lizi’s kits most always sell out rapidly! If you do go shopping with Lizi, please use my links – It is supremely appreciated and incredibly helpful! Thanks!

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UNBOXING! Love From Lizi April 2021 Card Kit

Hello Foks! Scott here with the NEW Love From Lizi April 2021 Card Kit. Lizi calls this kit the “Really Dig You” Card Kit and, as usual, the kit is loaded with supplies and embellishments with a springtime gardening theme.

We have a really fun color palette this month, and Lizi has a couple of surprises in store for us as well!

We start with our five sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ card stocks in a Royal Purple, Soft Lemon Yellow, Pink, super-smooth alcohol marker-friendly White, and an lovely Orange / Tangerine that is quite springy!!

Our “Really Dig You” pattern paper pack includes 16 sheets of 6″ x 6″ single-sided pattern papers with lots of patterns and images leaning towards an organic home-grown ethos… I like these – just little touches of pink here and there…!

It’s always a treat to get a stencil in our kits! This month we have this fun 6″ x 6″ Scattered Hearts stencil with a large assortment of hand-drawn hearts playfully dancing across the whole stencil. One of our pattern papers features this pattern!

The 6″ x 8″ “Really Dig You” stamp set features a large potting or gardening shed stamp with one of the Eyelash Girls in some wellingtons (boots) along with a large assortment of gardening implements and 5 sentiments that include a number of puns! We also get matching dies this month! 11 dies that will cut all the stamped images in this set.

We do get our matching Satin ribbon and Enamel Glitter dots. One meter each of light green, pale yellow, brown, dark green, and a soft orange 1/4″ ribbon that matches our assorted enamel dots. The sample pack of the “Really Dig You” sequin mix includes pink, gold, oyster, navy and chocolate brown sequins in assorted sizes. And we get a new color Peel off this month! This is the Petrol Blue pin stripe peel off that has a smooth mirror Finnish. Great color!

Naturally, Lizi is going to include a big pack of ephemera in this kit! These die-cut images include a fully decked-out potting shed, 16 different Eyelash Girls, lots of gardening tools, flowers, plants, wreaths, and even a pair of boots (wellingtons) sprouting flowers. Enough ephemera to keep you going for a long time!

That’s everything in the Love From Lizi April 2021 “Really Dig You” Card Kit. Lizi also has the Pattern paper pack, the Ephemera pack, Enamel Glitter dots and Sequin mix available as add-ons if you want to plump out your stash!

I did get the two Add-on Peel off Bundles this month. On the left is the Really Dig You Variety Peel off Bundle that includes Pink Mini Hearts, Blue Sway, Mauve Moondust Straight, and Gold Glitter Mini Circles (New!). The Really Dig You Pin Stripe Peel off Bundle (on the right) has a sheet of the NEW Purple Holographic peel offs as well as Green, Lemon Glitter and Brown Mirror. All selected to compliment this kit (and add to our peel off stash!)

Lizi also has a couple of add-on stamp and die sets to go along with our kits this month and I managed to get one!

This is the Potting Shed Stamp set that features the shed all decked out with gardening accoutrement and an adorable Eyelash Girl Scarecrow on the left – she makes me giggle! The sentiments are a little more standard in this stamp set but I am looking forward to trying my had at coloring this whole scene!

Lizi has also released three Mini Essential Peel off Bundles that feature Mini Stars, Mini Hearts, and Mini Circles in Gold, Silver, Black and White. Perfect essentials to go along with all your crafting and card making needs!

This looks light a fun batch of supplies to play with this month – lots of gardening puns and a huge amount of fun images to coax us all out of our houses and into the garden to welcome the rebirth of Spring! At posting, the kit is still available at Love From Lizi, along with a whole host of other releases, bundles, packs, stamps and dies. Subscribers (or anyone ordering a kit) has through Sunday March 28th (9am GMT 3/29) to add as many extras as you like to your kit orders for no extra shipping! That’s right… AS MANY EXTRAS AS YOU WOULD LIKE for NO EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES.

Lizi’s kits sell out quickly, so if you’d like to get in on some gardening fun, I’d grab a kit for yourself as soon as possible! If you do go shopping with Lizi, please use my links – it helps support this site and is always trill appreciated! Thank You!

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10 Cards 1 Kit • My Monthly Hero • March 2021 Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the My Monthly Hero March 2021 Kit! If you, or anyone you know loves books, then this kit is perfect for all those bibliophiles on your list!

Our 6″ x 8″ stamp set features three readers in various poses along with a sleeping cat and some extra props, a large tree with unusual items amongst the branches, and even some graphic examples of what our readers might be reading about! There are six sentiments in this kit with a nice grouping of book-centric wishes and puns! We get seven coordinating Frame Cuts, a Rainbow Reactive Palette ink pad, a Water Flow brush, six large bookmarks cut from Pure White card stock, and six meters of Rainbow Hemp Cord. Everything we need to celebrate those with a penchant for books and reading!

Before we get into the cards this month, I have a winner to announce from last month’s HA Giveaway! If you missed the MMH 2/21 Hawaii Kit giveaway it was only announced in the video description last month – just to see if anyone reads those things…! Some people do!! The winner of a My Monthly Hero February 2021 Hawaii kit is Noreen Hennessy from Poughquag, NY! Congratulations, Noreen! Your kit is on the way!! For those who missed out on this prize, I promise not to be so coy the next time I do a giveaway!

At first glance, I think my favorite “reader” is the young lady in the chair. At least she has something to sit in/on!

First I stamped the coffee stool on some Bristol Smooth card stock using HA Intense Black ink and I fussy cut a mat for that with some Post-it Tape. I masked off the stool and stamped the occupied chair with the same ink. I stamped the sentiment the same, but embossed it with some clear embossing powder for a little texture and shine. I used my Stabilo watercolor markers to color this image – nice bright colors but they don’t move as freely on Bristol card stock as the Zig markers do. Still, I am able to get some decent shading with those markers.

I die-cut the colored panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, glued that to a thin blue mat and a thin green mat (both from previous MMH kits) and glued those to my White card base. I really like this stamp – could be used for so many different occasions and it certainly makes for a lovely “miss you” card!

For some obsessive reason I wanted to get the prone “reader” stamp using the tree to lay her head upon.

I stamped our reader on Bristol Smooth card stock and masked her head and shoulders before stamping the tree. Looks pretty darn natural to me! I did use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color this image, and embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder as well. I also added the slightest hint of blue to the sky using my chalk pastels. I trimmed the colored panel to 4″ x 5.25″, added a thin Black mat and glued both to a white card base. I still needed something on the left to help balance things out… This bird is from the MMH October 2018 kit – I thought he worked perfectly with this scene – like he’s coming in for a landing on the sentiment! I added some Stardust Gel pen for bits of highlights among the paraphernalia in the tree, and even glittered up the leaves with a little Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. I think the tree illustrates this sentiment nicely, and I swear I can almost smell the cut grass…!

I was tickled that there is a birthday sentiment in this kit… and it’s even a pun! Birthday cards are always useful!

Does this count as a pun!? I’m not completely sure, but this tickles me nonetheless! I stamped the stack of books on some Bristol Smooth card stock with Intense Black ink and colored them with my Stabilo markers. I cut a Post-it Tape mask for the stack of books, masked them off and stamped the text behind them using HA Soft Granite ink. That text stamp is from the MMH January 2020 kit. That kit was voted last year’s favorite and the stamps and dies are now available in the New Hero Arts Catalogue. I stamped and embossed the sentiment as before. .

This “cake” of books needed a candle, so I found one in the MMH February 2020 kit. I stamped, colored and fussy-cut the candle and glued it on top of my books. I die-cut that panel with a LFSRdie and some partial die-cutting to achieve the right dimensions. I cut a piece of plain Red card stock from my stash to 3.75″ x 5.5″ and stamped the text stamp along the two sides using Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. I glued that to a White card base and added two Red Mirror peel offs to the edges. I glued the die-cut panel to the card front and added a touch of Spectrum Noir glitter to the flame. This is the PERFECT Birthday Card to accompany the gift of a book..!!

There is that one stamp that has a book and “relax, read, repeat” making a stem for a flower. For some reason that stamp reminded me of a bookplate – I thought it would be nice to highlight that one all by itself.

I masked off a 1.25″ x 4″ area in the center of a White card panel, and ink blended the opening with Hero Hues Splash Reactive ink. I stamped the image with Intense Black ink and cut up the sentiment so I could stack the words vertically and embossed the sentiment as before. I originally thought I would use my colored pencils to color to this image, but that proved to be a futile attempt to cover that Reactive ink. I colored the flowers with my Stabilo Markers – bright enough to read well on top of the blue – and I simply stamped an extra book, fussy cut it out, added a touch of shading and glued it on top of the blue book. I cut that panel to 4″ x 5.25″, glued that to a thin blue mat (again, past MMH kit stash) and then down to a White card base. Some dots of sparkle with my Stardust gel pen and this is a great pun-y encouragement card! Is this a pun or a double-entendre? I like it either way!

We do have another “reader” to stamp, and all those imaginative graphics. I was a bit surprised that those all fit together!

A Slimline card! This is a 3.5″ x 8″ card (cut at 7″ x 8″). On some Bristol Smooth card stock, I stamped the boy and the imaginings all together with Intense Black ink. I was thrilled to find the three upper stamps fit together so perfectly! I colored everything with my Zig markers then stamped and embossed the sentiment. I cut the colored panel to 2.5″ x 7″ and cut another panel to 3″ x 7.5″ and inked the edges of that with the Palette ink pad from the kit. I love that the purples kind of match on either side, but the rest of the rainbow is shifted – can I get some pattern paper like that? Both panels are glued flat to the card base and my Stardust gel pen adds some highlights to the “thoughts”. Hell, this card is a bookmark in and of itself!

I had miss-stamped this image a couple times before I got the imaginings correct, so I had to put the extras to use…

And now we have a square card!! Has Scott lost his mind!? This is a 4.25″ square card – that means you can mail this in a standard A2 envelope! AND it’s the perfect size for a gift card! I colored this guy with my Zig markers and embossed the sentiment right underneath him. I partial die-cut the stamp stopping at his elbows, and then trimmed around the sentiment to complete the image. I cut the blue pattern paper (old Graphic 45 I believe) to 2.5″ x 3″ tall, added a thin White mat and a thin Black mat and glued those to the card base. Our “reader” and sentiment are mounted with foam tape – finally there’s some dimension! I love his dirty (at least used) white socks!

A recent Sunday NYTimes published an excerpt from the new Danielle Steel novel that was a full double-wide sheet of newspaper that you fold together four times (staple the spine and cut the folds) to make a little 31 page booklet of “THE AFFAIR” It seemed like it might be the right size to use on a literary card… I’m glad we hadn’t recycled that section!

I’m loving this! I was actually able to trim down a sheet of that booklet to 3.75″ x 5″ – perfect size for an A2 card! I distressed the edges of the newsprint with a small amount of Pumice Stone Distress ink, glued it down to a black mat and then down to a White card base. This time our prone reader is using the cat as a pillow! She doesn’t seem to mind… and she fits perfectly! This time I colored all with my Zig markers after adding some polka-dots to the dress with a Pigma Micron pen. Again, I embossed the sentiment right under the stamps and partial die-cut both the girl and the cat keeping the sentiment attached and trimming that to match. I think that’s a really effective way to give these kids something to ground them without having to draw in grass or cushions..! I thought this page of the novel was a fun tidbit (go ahead, read it!) and I was happy that the title and page number were able to be included. Page Turner Indeed!

Oh yes! Bookmarks! Well, the boy with the imaginings is almost the perfect size to fit the included bookmarks – and he does quite well – though with out the sentiment. I went ahead and stamped four of the bookmarks sans sentiment.

I’ve always thought one of the easiest ways to include a bookmark with a card is to just attach one to the card front! I like using Zots Clear adhesive removable dots – they will keep the bookmark in place and still come off the card and bookmark with no problem. I trimmed one of my stamped bookmarks to 2″ x 5 1/8″ (trying to keep as much of the stamped image as possible) and colored that with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I rounded the corners with my 1/4″ corner-chomper. Alcohol markers do bleed through the Pure White card stock, so I added a thin mat of Black Tie Glitter card stock cut to 2.25″ x 5 3/8″ with the corners rounded as well. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the bookmark with VersaMark ink and embossed that with White Embossing powder.

I took our reactive ink pad and swiped that (repeatedly) across some White card stock for my rainbow background – cut to 4.25″ x 3.5″ and glued to a white card base. I did make a tassel for this bookmark using the Rainbow Cord from our kit – there is a decent How-To Tie a Tassel a minute and a half into the My Paper Pumpkin July 2016 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOEO5euP76E&t=90s. I did separate the strands of the cord to fluff up the tassel. Attach the bookmark to the card with the Zots and you have a greeting card and a gift all in one!

I have used every stamp and sentiment in this stamp set now, so I thought I’d come up with my own literary sentiment!

Now there’s a proper pun! I stamped the pile of books on one of the Pure White bookmarks, masked it off and stamped the chair reader over that. I colored all with my alcohol markers and die-cut them out using partial die-cutting and some extra care – I actually die-cut the wrong side of the book die (you can see the cut lines where the books meet the chair) but I taped them back together and flattened the seam as much as possible. Not too noticeable!

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a LFSR die-cut (2.75″ x 4″) piece of White card stock. I ink blended some HA Lemon Drop Reactive ink lightly behind the chair and then used a Sunburst stencil to add some darker rays to that halo. I cut a piece of Yellow Linen card stock to 4″ x 5.25″ and glued that to a White card base, I added some Beige Linen triangles to the corners on the right and a couple of thin strips on the left to make a little faux book cover background. I glued the die-cut panel to the card front and added our “reader” with foam tape.

I don’t know if anyone remembers Fernando Lamas – or, more importantly – Billy Crystal’s impersonation of him, but I think “you book mah-velous” is quite funny and a perfectly appropriate pun for this kit! Great encouragement card!

I feel like I haven’t given that tree stamp it’s proper due, and we could certainly stand to have another bookmark card…

I’ve used just about all of my coloring mediums on this kit so far, so I thought I would make a card using my colored pencils. I stamped the tree on some Kraft card stock using VersaMark ink and embossed that with Gold embossing powder. I colored all with my Prismacolor colored pencils and die-cut the tree with the matching die. I also die-cut two more trees from the same paper and glued them all together for a nice sturdy tree. I originally thought I would just die-cut the top edge of the tree and slip the bookmark behind, but figured it would be a touch more magical with a different background! I cut a background for this (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) from a piece of Green Metallic Confections Kraft card stock – that will leave a thin white frame from the card base.

I cut one of the included bookmarks in half lengthwise and stamped this arrangement using Intense Black ink and Clear embossing for the sentiment. I masked off the book and ink blended Splash Reactive ink starting at the bottom and fading out towards the top. I colored the rest with my Stabilo markers with a few glitter highlights from my Stardust gel pen. I rounded the corners with my Kadomaru Pro corner rounder (love the very small rounded corners) punched a 1/8″ hole in the top, and threaded a couple strands of the Rainbow cord through the hole. A couple of matching Pony Beads adds some weight and dimension to the bookmark cords.

To get the bookmark to hide behind the tree and background, I added two layers of scrap card stock (about 1.25″ wide) to the sides on the back of the background – leaving a channel in the center open for the bookmark. I added a thin double-card stock strip on the bottom between the side pieces to keep the bookmark from falling all the way through. I also added the same along the top edge to avoid any “dips” when the background is glued to the card base. Then I cut a slot in the background an inch and a quarter below the top edge and also cut the sides of that slit about a half an inch up towards the top. When you glue that background to the card base, add some glue to the top edge of the slot so it will glue down to the card base and leave the bottom edge open to accept the bookmark. Then, when you glued the tree in place, just make sure NOT to glue the center where the bookmark slides in. It may seem complicated but it’s really a very simple way to hide something behind your background!

I stamped and embossed the front sentiment on a scrap of Kraft card stock and mounted that to the card front with foam tape. I think the dangling cords coming from the top of the tree beg to be pulled on, and I really like the embossed and colored tree – a completely different look while still preserving the whimsy of that tree stamp. Now we have an interactive card with with a hidden bookmark! Love the shine on this card!

And that wraps up my 10 cards using the My Monthly Hero March 2021 Kit. I did get a pretty good assortment of cards – a “miss you” card, birthday cards, lots of encouragement cards and some useful thank you cards too!

I did manage to use every stamp in our stamp set – most of them more than once! Lots of coloring this month, but not a lot of coloring on any one card! I had much more fun with this set than I thought I would… those three “reader” stamps are so cute and fun to color… that is certainly an interesting tree stamp… and I don’t think I’ve ever created a rainbow as quickly as I did with this palette ink pad! Let me know which card is your favorite!

If you know anyone who loves books, if you have children or grandchildren you’d like to encourage to read more, or if you belong to a book club or the like, this is a great kit for all the readers in your life! Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf! My love of books was instilled in me at an early age…! I do my best to pass that on!

This kit is still available at Hero Arts! And there is a great assortment of add-ons that compliment this kit including some terrific sentiment stamp sets. If I have managed to capture your imagination or maybe inspire some new ideas, you should grab a kit while they’re still available. Once they’re gone they’re gone! Please use my links when you do go shopping with Hero Arts – it is always supremely appreciated and doesn’t cost you a thing! Thank you!

My Monthly Hero March 2021 Kit: http://shrsl.com/2uew1

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10 Cards 1 Kit • Love From Lizi • March 2021 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring Lizi’s “Make it Bloom” Card Kit! This kit is a big harbinger of Spring with some references to Easter, and, of course, a huge collection of coordinated supplies.

I do always make A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) card bases from the 5 card stock sheets included in the kit – though I do swap out Lizi’s alcohol marker-friendly White for a plain 110# card stock from my stash. This month our kit featured a number of cut-apart sheets that make it easy to create lovely, useful cards! I couldn’t resist this one.

This is always a great sentiment, and I do love the plaid watering can on that dark background! I matted the cut-apart on a thin White mat, then to a thicker mat of that matching pattern paper and then another thin White mat just for good measure. I glued those all down to a White card base and added the wood-veneer “Hello” after covering that with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. A little bit of sparkle for this sweet and simple card! There are 8 cut-apart pieces this size in our kit – that’s eight terrific cards right there!

There was one other cut-apart that really caught my eye this month!

Another smashing cut-apart! I cut this one out using a Tonic Scalloped Square die for a small scalloped edge, and glued that to a thin White mat. I stamped a garland of all 11 small stamps in this stamp set on the top and bottom of a Warm Yellow card base with VersaMark ink and embossed that with the LFL Baby Blue Party Embossing powder.

I dug around in my stash looking for card stock that would match that embossing powder, and finally landed on the Hero Hues Periwinkle card stock. I added a thin mat of that behind the white mat, and then sprayed all three layers with some Sheer Shimmer spray for a touch of sparkle. I attached all to the card front with foam tape and added some blue sequins from our embellishment bag – and a couple of the hearts on the cheeks! That embossing powder is crazy sparkly – this whole card twinkles! You are my Sunshine!! C’mon… everybody! You are my Sunshine…!!

I do challenge myself to use all the stamps in our stamp set, and we have five sentiment stamps so let’s look at those!

I really like this card – thematically, it’s right on the money! I cut a 3.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the seed pattern paper and glued that to a Lilac card base. I added two Mauve Moondust peel offs (from the Make It Bloom Pin Stripe peel off pack) to the top and bottom edges of the pattern paper. I fussy-cut six matching seed packets from the rest of the patten paper and used foam tape to add them to the card front.

I stamped and embossed the “Spring is in the air” sentiment using Pink Sparkle embossing powder from the My Monthly Hero January 2020 kit – really a great match to that Violet card stock. I die-cut that sentiment with a HA Circle infinity die, glued that to a scrap of black card stock and fussy-cut the thin black mat. I added the same black mats behind the seeds sticker and sentiment, and used foam tape to attach all to the card front. Some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on the seed packets, and we have a very spring-y greeting. I do LOVE that “scatter seeds of happiness” !!

We actually have a couple “Happy Easter” stamps in our stamp set this month, so let’s look at that holiday!

This kind of feels like a big Easter basket to me! I stamped and embossed the sentiment on this ephemera tag using LFL Forest Green Embossing powder – that’s another one of my favorites! I mated that piece with another ephemera piece – the long, ruled octagon with the printed bow on top, and added a mat behind that with the pink gingham pattern paper. I punched a hole and tied all the pieces together with this triple bow in yellow, pink and blue.

I stamped the same small stamp garland on the sides of this Warm Yellow card base, and embossed those with the Pink Sparkle powder – reads a little different on the yellow, but still plenty of sparkle! I added two strips of the gingham paper paper to the top and bottom of the card front and mounted the assembled “tag” with foam tape. I grabbed the Chick and Easter egg die from our embellishment bag and die-cut them from Orange, Slate Blue, Green and Yellow card stock – from the Make it Bloom Pearlescent card stock pack. I cut apart the eggs and added the chicks inside before mounting them to the card front with foam tape. Love those long tails on the bow! VERY EASTER-Y!

We have a “Jump into Spring” stamp in our stamp set… a bunny is the perfect way to illustrate that sentiment!

Fortunately, we have this fun bunny sticker in our kit! I stamped and embossed the sentiment with the same Forest Green embossing powder on the decorative ephemera label. I cut a piece of the yellow daisy pattern paper to 3.25″ x 4.5″ and die-cut the bunny border using the die from our kit. I die-cut a piece of Dark Green card stock from my stash with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and glued that to the Zesty Lime Green card base. I glued the die cut panel on top of that and added the label with foam tape. I de-stickified the bunny sticker with my Embossing Magic bag, and mounted him to the label with foam tape as well.

I die-cut the large flower die from more of the yellow daisy pattern paper, and die-cut the flower centers from the end panel of the Mauve Moondust peel offs, and some scrap White card stock. I glued the flowers together, curled up their petals a little bit, and glued them to the label. I also added the three Mauve Moondust dots (from the center of the small flower die) across the label. I love that die-cut border, and I think the flowers really make this card! It’s almost like the daisies on the pattern paper escaped and became three-dimensional!

I have room to try some of my own sentiments with this kit this month. I wanted something to go along with the ‘gardening’ pattern paper and I think this is great fun.

I created this fun “ephemera” sentiment piece using my Silhouette software and the Mona LisaSolid ITC, BlackJack, and Rockwell Extra Bold fonts, printed that on a scrap of White card stock, and trimmed it down to 2 1/4″ x 2 3/8″. I glued the flower stickers to the sentiment turning that simple rectangle into a bona-fide ephemera piece!! I die cut the pattern paper with a LFSRdie and added a thin Black mat before gluing both down to the Zesty Lime Green card base. I added the assembled piece to the card front with foam tape, and sprinkled a few sequins around for some sparkle. I also embossed the wood-veneer flower using the Pink Sparkle embossing powder – a good three layers of embossing plus a pink gem in the center – that adds a great deal of sparkle and really pulls your focus to the top of the sentiment.This all works great with that “gardening” pattern paper!

I did take some time to stamp and color all the egg stamps. VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth card stock and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

There is enough detail on these stamps to make for perfect embossings, but you know me… I do like losing myself in a long session of coloring…!

I’m loving this card! I printed this sentiment on scrap of white card stock using the Raustila and Stars and Stripes fonts. I die-cut that with the largest Gina K Oval die, and was contemplating a mat or more pattern paper or…? when I came up with the idea to make an “egg frame” on the oval using the small egg die in our kit! I die-cut that egg 28 times from the pearlescent card stock pack and glued them all along the edge of the oval. Really happy with that!

I cut a piece of that fun pastel plaid pattern paper to 4″ x 5.25″ and glued that to the Lilac card base, and mounted the oval with foam tape. I fussy-cut all my painted eggs and added the three more ‘graphic’ eggs to the oval with foam tape. This would make a great Thank You or Congratulations card or even a fun Birthday card for those born around Easter!

So let’s look at these egg stamps and how well they do with embossing!

My favorite part of this card is the fact that you don’t see the sentiment right away – at first glance it looks like there’s no sentiment at all! I cut the egg pattern paper to 3″ x 5.5″ and glued that to the Buttercup Yellow card base. I added two 3/8″ strips of the pastel plaid paper to the top and bottom and trimmed all with the Glossy Pink w/ Silver peel offs. I stamped and embossed the sentiment egg in the center of White card stock using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and then embossed the eggs using Love From Lizi Neon Grapefruit, Neon Lime, Cherry Red, and Neon Lemon embossing powders. Great texture with all that embossing! I fussy-cut my egg line-up and foam taped that to my card. Love it!

We also have a “Happy Easter” sentiment die in this kit – I don’t have any of those in my stash – and I do have three more eggs already colored – let’s try it out!

Totally different feel with this card! I found some yellow Metallic Confections card stock in my stash and die-cut the sentiment from that along with three more in white card stock. I glued all four layers together to make this nice chunky sentiment. I die cut the flower pattern paper with a LFSRdie, added a yellow metallic mat and glued this to the Buttercup Yellow card base. I added the other three colored eggs to the card front with foam tape, and glued the sentiment beneath. This feels very formal to me, but still spring-y… stained glass windows and yellow gold, daffodils and daisies… ahhhhhhh..!

This last card was inspired by a number of things – the 6″ x 8″ pattern paper, one of the ephemera pieces, and the theme of this kit – Make it Bloom – also inspired me to – literally – make it bloom.

These pop-up ‘wipe’ cards are really very easy to make. Two sheets of 4.25″ x 7.5″ card stock, score one side of both at 1.5″ and 2.5″, make a “z” fold on both pieces, layer one fold to the left and one fold to the right and you have your basic mechanism to make bunches of pop-up ‘wipe’ cards. I made my front piece with that floral pattern paper fussy-cut to a rough triangle – tall on the right and shorter on the left. I did glue that pattern paper to a thin piece of card stock to add a little strength to this pop-up card. That fussy-cut piece is scored and folded on the left.

The back piece is 4.25″ x 7.5″ with some Broken China Distress Oxide ink blended on the top and left sides – that is scored and folded on the right. The riser (pop-up) piece is the matching flower from our sticker sheet stuck to a piece of 2″ wide card stock that extends 1.25″ below the sticker. On the bottom right corner of that riser piece, measure an inch to the left along the bottom edge and an inch up on the right side – connect those points, score that (45 degree) line and fold it towards you. That triangle is the only part of the riser that gets glued down – behind the fold-over on the right side of the back piece. I do have a how-to for this card on my coordinating video post if you want to know more!

I stamped the sentiment on the back piece using Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder, and added a good amount of sequins for a bit of sparkle. I LOVE the fact that the sentiment stays nice and exposed even after the pop-up is revealed! A fun and floral interactive card highlighting the theme for this Love From Lizi March 2021 Card Kit!

That wraps up my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the LFL March 2021 Card Kit! This is certainly a very spring-y collection with a few Easter cards, a number of spring cards, friendship and thank you cards! And not too terribly pink..!!

I did manage to use every stamp in our stamp set! I thought my ‘little stamp garland’ was particularly inspired..! I used 10 of the 12 pattern papers, I believe I used all of the dies in this kit, two of the wood-veneer pieces, a number of stickers and ephemera pieces, ribbons and sequins (gobs more left!). I didn’t use any of the 12″ x 12″ tag cut-apart sheet and I didn’t use any of the pre-tied white bows, but I made a pretty good dent in all the rest. Of course, all my leftovers will find a loving home in my stash!

I really had a great time creating all these cards. Whether you observe Easter, or not, this is a great collection for celebrating spring and sharing a little seasonal rejuvenation with those you love. If you would like my “Gardening is my Dirty Little Secret” ephemera sentiment, send me your request to cardcutups@gmail.com – let me know if you would like the Silhouette file or just a PDF and I’ll gladly share!

As of posting this kit is still available at Love From Lizi, along with most of the add ons and March releases. If I have managed to ignite your imagination or inspired an idea or two, please use my links when you go shopping with Lizi. Thank you so much for that – the help is most appreciated!

Love From Lizi March 2021 Make it Bloom Card Kit: https://shrsl.com/2tftn

Love From Lizi March 2021 Release: https://shrsl.com/2tftq

Thanks for spending some time with me here today! Your support and encouragement warms my heart on these cold winter days… let’s bring on some SPRING! Please remember to Like me, List me, Pin me, Post me, Share me with all your crafty friends… don’t run with gardening shears… I send you and yours warmth and wellness, cheers and chuckles, and as always, Happy Crafting!

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UNBOXING! Love From Lizi • March 2021 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with the unboxing of the Love From Lizi March 2021 card kit! Lizi has titled this kit the “Make it Bloom” kit and spring is definitely in the air.- as well as some Easter motifs and a bright spring-y palette!

We get a big 12″ x 12″ kit this month which usually indicates we get some over-size cut apart and larger goodies!

As usual, we get five sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock in our kit – I most always make my card bases from these – I can’t tell you how often the color of a card base has inspired a card from me! This month we get a Lilac, Buttercup Yellow, super-smooth alcohol-friendly White (I’ll swap this out for a plain sheet of 110# card stock from my stash), Warm Yellow, and Zesty Lime Green. Very spring-y!

And here’s the 12″ x 12″ cut apart sheet! 15 spring-time tags! Nine with sentiments or sayings and six with patterns and icons.

The back of the cut apart sheet continues the tag theme providing reverse decorations on all the tags cut from the front!

AND a 12″ x 12″ sheet of stickers! These are nice, thick stickers with a satin finish, and tons of images and sentiments!

We get a pack of twelve double-sided 6″ x 8″ pattern papers in our kit too! Some florals, large icons and sentiments, as well as smaller patterns and a couple of 3″ x 4″ cut apart sheets for good measure!

The reverse sides of our pattern paper tend to smaller patterns perfect for backgrounds… love that pastel plaid!

Our peel off sheet this month is a Glossy Pink with Silver outlines – I really like the metallic outlines on these opaque peel offs! The Make It Bloom Stamp set features 6 Easter eggs with some intricate patterning, good for embossing as well as coloring! There are 5 sentiments (one shaped like an egg!) and 11 tiny stamps of hearts, flowers and leaves.

That brings us to our embellishment bag! We get five 1/8″ satin ribbons in soft Lilac, soft Yellow, White, baby Pink, and soft Blue. A meter each! The Make It Bloom Sequin mix has Lime Green, Pink, Blue, and White sequins with some iridescent hearts too!. We get these five wood-veneer die-cuts that include this cute “Hello” and five pre-tied white bows (for those of us who are bow-tying challenged!). Our pack of dies include a nice sized “Happy Easter”, a chick and a bunny, a large and small flower, and a large and small egg. The smaller dies have some great internal shapes as well!

And, of course we get a nice pack of ephemera this month. A little more tag and sentiment oriented than images but these are all bright and colorful and as eager for spring as I am!

I did get the Make It Bloom Pin Stripe bundle! This includes four pin stipe peel off sheets in Apricot, Mint, Lemon Glitter, and Mauve Moondust. Perfect addition to this kit!

And I was thrilled to receive the Make It Bloom Pearlescent card stock bundle including six 8.5″ x 11″ super-shiny card stock sheets in White, Taupe, Sunshine Yellow, Orange, Slate Blue, and Pistachio.

That covers everything in the Love From Lizi March 2021 Card Kit and the couple extras I received. This kit is still available at Love From Lizi, as is most of the add-ons and March releases, so if your need a little spring in your step, you’ll want to grab one of these for yourself! If you do go shopping with Lizi, please use my links below! That helps support CarcCut-ups and is always appreciated!

Love From Lizi March 2021 Make It Bloom Card Kit: https://shrsl.com/2tftn

Love From Lizi March 2021 Release: https://shrsl.com/2tftq

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me here, and I send you all simple wishes for a Happy Spring!

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10 Cards 1 Kit • Love From Lizi • February 2021 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the Love From Lizi February 2021 Card Kit. This “So Lucky” Kit features lots of girlfriend images with coffee and shamrocks and a unique color palette.

Lizi mentioned that the Green Parade Nuvo Shimmer Powder that we got in the LFL May ’20 card kit would go well with this kit, so I did take a sheet of watercolor paper, misted it with water, and sprinkled that Green Parade Shimmer Powder all over. I figured that would be handy to have on hand regardless of how much I used it with this kit.

I always challenge myself to use all the stamps in our kits, and I make my 10 card bases from the 5 sheets of card stock included – swapping out Lizi’s alcohol-friendly White for some plain White in my stash. I thought I’d start with the unique perspective stamp looking down at our feet… could I get 2 on one card?

I stamped these with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on an A2 panel of Lizi’s White card stock. I did wipe away the shamrock from the top stamping. I colored all with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, and found it easy to make the ‘scarf’ (as originally stamped) another ‘shirt’ by just connecting the outline under the right arm. That gave me two completely different outfits!

I added some details to the scarf and the shirt with a Pigma Micron 03 pen. I die cut a small heart from the red “glitter” pattern paper in our kit using a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts die and glued that in place of the shamrock on the top stamp.

I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black ink and added some stitched detail to the sides with a Stitching Lines die from Ellen Huston, and glued that panel down to a White card base. I stamped the large sentiment on a scrap of White card stock using VersaMark ink and embossed that with the LFL Emerald City embossing powder. I LOVE the smooth and shiny results that powder gives you! I did fussy cut the sentiment leaving a thin white border. I debated how to present this card before I decided to just use a belly band – cut from vellum at 1″ wide and 9″ long, wrapped around the card and attached at the back. I used dry adhesive (Scotch ATG) to attach the sentiment to the front of the vellum – Perfectly covers up the small sentiment on the front of the card! Almost an interactive card!

I have all the ephemera from the kit spread out on my desk as I work, and my eye kept falling on the two left hands… a right and a left would have been nice… but could I possibly make these both work together on one card? I began by fussy cutting them out.

When I found that I could get these two sets of fingers to cross with each other, I realized it was a perfect way to illustrate this sentiment! (Never mind the incongruity of two left hands clasping… unless you’re two-stepping or something…!) I did add a little grey alcohol marker to the sweater on the left for a little more contrast.

I glued a 2″ strip of the orange plaid pattern paper to the middle of a Zesty Orange card base, and added two thin strips of the same to the top and bottom – they don’t have to match perfectly… just put the thicker one on the bottom. I did stamp the small shamrock at the center of the plaids using Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. I outlined all the pattern paper strips with the Copper Mirror peel offs from our kit. I die-cut the “So Lucky” sentiment from my prepared Green Parade shimmer card stock and twice more from some 110# card stock, and glued those all together for a nice, dimensional sentiment.

I did cut apart this sentiment stamp so I could make it a single-line sentiment, and stamped it on the card front with Onyx Black ink. I added the hands with foam tape, and used a couple of the enamel dots to highlight the smaller sentiment. Bright and shiny – I really like the intertwined fingers!

More sentiments to go… and we have so many pieces of ephemera to play with as well!!

On the Vibrant Green card base, I glued a 3.25″ piece of the green “glitter” pattern paper to the center, and edged that with two 1/4″ strips of the green houndstooth pattern paper. I added LFL Green Holo peel offs to the edges of all the pattern paper. I stamped and embossed the “Lucky” sentiment as before and used the matching shadow die to cut it out. That fit nicely across the center of the largest clover wreath ephemera piece. I cut out a circle of white card stock to fit behind the opening in the wreath, and stamped my small sentiments in the available openings. I glued the white stamped piece to the card front, added the wreath and sentiment with foam tape, and embellished this with three of the wood veneer shamrocks and two small green enamel dots. I was pleased to be able to use the “Lucky” without the “So”, and I like the layered sentiment!

We got eight pieces of the “girlfriends making a heart with their hands” ephemera so I had to use one…!

I did trim the border on those ladies small enough to fit on this oval die-cut from White card stock using a Hero Arts Nesting Ovals die. I added a black oval mat from the same dies, and glued all three pieces together. I stamped and embossed the large sentiment the same as before, but cut it out with the matching shadow dies… using partial die-cutting to keep from separating the words. Fairly simple! I stamped the small sentiment on a scrap of White card stock and trimmed that to size.

I cut this shamrock pattern paper to 3.25″ wide and glued that to a Black card base. I added two Green Glitter peel offs to the edges of the pattern paper. I attached the girl oval and the sentiments to the card front with foam tape. If you look closely, you’ll see a little orange bow on the back of the redhead’s hair. I did a second generation stamp of that bow to soften the outlines, and colored it with my Zig Real Brush markers. I fussy-cut that out and glued it to the back of her chaplet. I love that the background pattern paper matches their hair colors!

I got to wondering if I could use any of these stamp sentiments without the “So Lucky” qualifier…

I combined the “We’re” stamp with the “and so very grateful” stamp to make this simplified sentiment with no “Lucky” in sight! I just masked off the “and” when I stamped the longer sentiment. When I was happy with my stamped sentiment, I die cut the stamped white panel with a Tonic Scalloped Square Layering die, and the “bows” pattern paper with the next larger die, glued those to a plain black mat and then down to the Zesty Orange card base.

I used my craft knife to cut the border away from the left side of the medium cookie ephemera piece, and layered that with the stack of cookies ephemera piece to make one focal point. I think the cookie in front also helps identify what’s in that stack! I attached those to our card front with foam tape, and added three orange sequins for a little sparkle! I ran a piece of our green satin ribbon through my Zyron Sticker maker and glued that across the bottom of my card, and added a small bow tied from the same ribbon. Ribbon on the cookies, ribbon on the card! This is a great “thank you” sentiment without the need for “Lucky”!

One more sentiment to use and another image stamp to color – that hand holding the coffee… twice?

I reverse stamped the hand on the left using my silicon mat and my Tim Holtz stamping platform, also stamping (normally) the right hand with Onyx Black ink on Lizi’s White alcohol-friendly card stock. Here’s a quick refresher on how I reverse stamp.

I colored the hands with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the matching die to die-cut them both. On the reverse-stamped piece, I lined up the die on the back of the card stock using a bright light to see through the card and position the die. I think it helps sell the sentiment to have two hands on this card.

I die-cut the two pattern papers to 3.75″ x 5.25″ with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and then split them both diagonally and taped them together. I fiddled with a simple peel off between the two papers when I decided to use the washi tape in the kit. I added the washi tape to a piece of white card stock and trimmed it to size before adding it on top of the patterned papers. Then I added our kit peel offs to either side of the washi tape band. I added our patterned background to a mat made from the Green Parade Shimmer Powder (I die-cut the center away for conservation) and glued those to the Soft Grey card base.

I stamped the “Lucky” on a scrap of white card stock and embossed that with some Coral embossing powder I received in the My Monthly Hero July 2020 kit – matched those stripes perfectly! Then I die cut the sentiment and two more layers with the matching shadow die, and glued them together for a thicker sentiment. I stamped the smaller sentiments on the background with Onyx Black ink and glued the “Lucky between them. I colored one of the small wood veneer shamrocks with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and covered it with Glossy Accents for some shine. When that was dry, I glued it to the card front and added the hands with some foam tape. CHEERS! I’m Lucky to know you!

Enough skirting around the issue here…! This is a perfect kit for making St. Patrick’s Day cards!

I couldn’t resist… this “coffee cup” ephemera piece looks more like beer to me than coffee…! I took a 3.25″ panel of that great orange plaid and printed my sentiment on it using my Silhouette Software (free!) and the Antelope Island and Plantagenet Cherokee fonts. Here’s a link to my video showing how I print sentiments for my cards: Printing Sentiments. I glued the printed pattern paper to the Vibrant Green card base and added Straight Green Glitter peel offs (in the variety peel off pack this month) on the sides. I trimmed the outer border on the medium wreath and glued that to the card front. I fussy cut the whole border away from the beer mug, straightened the handle a bit, and added it to the center of the wreath with foam tape. A few wood veneer shamrocks provide some masculine embellishment – though I did add some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the to the beer (not the foam) and all the shamrocks! Perfectly pun-y St. Patty’s Day card!

Valentine’s Day just passed, and I thought of this very masculine valentine with a sweet pun-y sentiment!

This is a 2″ x 5″ piece of pattern paper on a 2.25″ x 5.25″ white mat glued to the left side of a Black card base. I printed this sentiment using the Raustila Font on some white card stock and then die-cut it using a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts die. I trimmed down the border on the sneakers ephemera (leaving a thin white edge) and added them to the heart with foam tape. Three small hearts die-cut from the green “glitter” pattern paper and three glitter enamel dots add some playful sparkle. Fun and touching!

There’s a lot of “coffee” in this kit, so I thought I should try something a little more caffeine oriented!

I stamped the to-go cup (without the shamrock) and the coffee cup three times on Lizi’s alcohol-friendly card stock, colored them with my alcohol markers, and die-cut them with their matching dies. I cut the red/green “glitter” pattern paper to 3.25″ x 4.25″ and glued that just above the center of the White card base. I lined the top and bottom with LFL Red Glitter peel offs, and accented the ends of the short peel offs with Red Glitter Mini Hearts. The sentiment is from the My Monthly Hero August 2018 Kit stamped with Onyx Black ink and embossed with some Clear Embossing powder. Cute little pun!

I die-cut some small hearts from the red “glitter” paper and glued them to the small to-go cups and added a glitter heart on top. I glued the coffee cup die cuts in a bit of a pattern across the middle of the pattern paper. I wanted a heart on my big ephemera to-go cup so I used my alcohol markers to cover up the shamrock and make the cup darker. I die-cut a larger heart from more “glitter” paper and glued that to the cup and added another glitter heart on top. Lastly, I did scribble an outline around the heart and some highlights on the front of the cup. I also used a double layer of foam tape to attach this cup to the card front. Great card for your favorite coffee lover! With, maybe, a Starbucks Gift card?

Sometimes I can get a little OCD… which in this case, I think it paid off!

First, I was obsessed with fussy-cutting this pattern paper since I first laid eyes on it… and for some reason, I was determined to use this sentiment on a card (too many marshmallows in your cereal, Scott?) and I was over-confident that I could turn one of the wood veneer shamrocks into a “lucky charm”. I took one of the large wooden shamrocks and colored inside the etched lines with Green and Dark Green Zig Real Brush markers. I let that dry well and added Glossy Accents on top of the green. I let that dry VERY well and finished the “charm” outlining all the green sections with my Stardust Gel pen, and glueing a tiny clear crystal in the center. Actually quite gem-like! Emerald shamrock anyone?

I printed the sentiment directly on the Soft Grey card base using the Dream State font. I fussy-cut the pattern paper and trimmed that to fit on the left side of the card. The edge is glued down at the fold and I used foam adhesive on the cut edge for some nice dimension. I arranged some smooth twine on the card front and glued that in place trimming the ends at the edge of the card. A touch of foam tape holds our charm in place on top of the twine. That “charm” really pops on this card!

That’s my 10 cards created with the Love From Lizi February 2021 Card Kit. This is a great selection of cards and I really appreciate the unique color palette! Lots of friendship cards, a valentine and thank you’s and even a St. Patrick’s Day card!

I almost used every stamp in our stamp set with the slight exception of the very small cup of coffee. I did manage all of the sentiments! I used all the card stock in the kit, I used 10 of the pattern papers (almost half!), a good amount of the peel offs, a lot of the ephemera and most of the dies. I used a little bit of everything in the embellishment bag – washi tape, sequins, shamrocks, enamel dots, even a little bit of the ribbon. I had a good time with this kit and now I feel ultra prepared for March 17th!!

As of posting, this kit is still available at Love From Lizi! If I’ve managed to pique your imagination, you should grab a kit for yourself… Lizi’s kits most always sell out…! If you do go shopping with Lizi, please use my links… it helps keep a roof over our heads in this cold dark winter up north! Truly appreciated!

Love From Lizi February 2021 Card Kit: https://shrsl.com/2rt2q

Love From Lizi February 2021 Release: https://shrsl.com/2rt2v

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10 Cards 1 Kit • My Monthly Hero February 2021 Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit Post using the My Monthly Hero February 2021 Kit. We’re taking a trip to Hawaii this month, and, what with a foot of snow on the ground here in NYC (and more on the way), it couldn’t be a more welcome escape!

Our 6″ x 8″ stamp set features a plethora of Hawaiian images; a hula girl, a ukulele player, a palm tree, surfboard, tropical cocktails, assorted animals and plants, a volcano and other scene building elements. We get 21 Coordinating Frame Cuts, and we get a custom roll of washi tape, more of the terrific Sand embossing powder, and six sheets of 8.5″ x 5.5″ card stock – 2 each of Turquoise, Marrs Green, and Coral. Beach, please!

When I get a stamp set like this – featuring a lot of smaller images, I will often just stamp, color, and die-cut all of the stamps just to give my brain a jump-start! I stamped everything using Hero Arts Intense Black ink on Bristol Smooth card stock, and colored all with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I love the Zig markers for these kind of stamps – the brush tips are fine enough to get in every detail! There are no dies for the fish, flowers or the island – I just fussy cut the island and left the others as is.

Since I do challenge myself to use all the stamps in a kit, I often will just pick one of the sentiments and go from there – Lots of pun-y sentiments this month! There’ll be more!

To tell you the truth, I wasn’t looking froward to ink-blending a bunch of tropical sunsets and bucolic ocean vistas… but that’s where I started! I ink blended the background using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink, Hero Arts Creamsicle and Lemon Drop Reactive inks. I added a little sand texture using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a white gel pen.

I took a piece of the Marrs Green card stock and die cut the leafy opening using the fancy die from the MMH Sept. 2018 kit. I ink blend the edges using Black Soot Distress ink, and die-cut a matching piece of black Fun Foam to add some dimension. I stamped the sentiment using Intense Black ink, and embossed that with some clear embossing powder for a tiny touch of shine. I added the stamped birds (from the MMH April 2019 kit) with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink. Just the right touch to bring the background to life!

I glued the background to a White card base, and glued the leafy foam and card stock on top of that, added my ukulele gent with some foam tape, and there’s our first card! I’m not completely sold on the “uke” pun. As a ukulele player myself, I’ve never referred to my ukulele as a “uke” and rarely hear anyone else use the term either. Ce La Vie! If you’d like to see me playing my ukulele, click here.

I often turn to “still life” arrangements with smaller images and thought this worked well.

I ink blended some HA Lemon Drop ink in the center of this white card base, and stamped the sentiment using Intense Black ink. Then I simply attached the images using foam tape in a fun arrangement. This feels quite peaceful to me, and it certainly puts me in a tropical frame of mind. “Still Life with Umbrella and Surfboard”!

I’m always happy when I can riff on a sentiment stamp included in our stamp set.

“Mahalo” means Thank You in Hawaiian, and this toucan pun works perfectly with that! I stamped the sentiment with Intense Black ink, and printed the pun using my Silhouette Software and the American Typewriter font. I die-cut that panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, and added thin mats in black, yellow, orange black again, and glued the whole stack to a white card base. Add the toucan with some foam tape and we have another pun-y Thank You card! Love those mats and all that white space!

We also have a “Lei” pun with one of our sentiments… seems I should make a Lei then…

I stamped a dozen hibiscus flowers on the Coral card stock, added a little color to them with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, some Hero Arts Unicorn White ink and my white gel pens. I die-cut them all out and arranged them to make our Lei.

I stamped the island and the water lines with Intense Black ink on some Kraft card stock and lightly colored that with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I stamped the two sentiments with the same black ink and mounted the Lei with foam tape. I did add a little ‘curl’ to the flower petals as I attached them, and I really like the dimension that adds. This feels like a retro travel advertisement for Hawaii! Or maybe a hotel greeting card!

We do have one more “uke” pun with our sentiments, so I might as well get it over with..!

I really like my Tiki Totem here! I stamped 5 tiki’s on top of each other on some Neenah Classic Crest 80# card stock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I trimmed that panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ and stamped the sentiments with Intense Black ink and embossed them with some clear embossing powder.

I cut a 2″ piece of Hero Hues Kiwi card stock (from the March 2020 kit) and stamped the monstera leaf all over that piece using some Archival Emerald Green ink. You really do need a permanent ink when stamping in the same color as the card stock. Using my craft knife, I fussy cut the edges of the totem where I wanted to slip the Kiwi piece behind. I glued those two pieces together, trimmed the edges, added a thin green mat and glued all down to a white card base. I added our second ukulele gent with more foam tape. Though stamped and colored the same as all the other stamps, I really like my coloring on this guy. I think the yellow sarong works better than the purple sarong!

I couldn’t help but think of our large and small turtle stamps as a mom and her child…

Mother’s Day IS just around the corner! I took a piece of the Turquoise card stock in our kit and stenciled the water ripples using the stencil from the MMH April 2020 kit. I masked off the sky on that stencil and repeated the water stencil three times using Hero Arts Blue Hawaii (how appropriate) Reactive ink. I added a little sparkle to the water with some Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray, let it dry, and trimmed it down to 4″ x 5.25″. I added a thin blue mat behind that and glued those down to a White card base.

I stamped, colored and die-cut 4 more of the little turtles and arranged them on the card front using foam tape. I fussy cut the fishes with my craft knife, and glued them flat to the card front. I printed the sentiment using my Silhouette Software and the American Typewriter font on a scrap of white card stock and die cut that with a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiments die and added that to the card front with more foam tape.

Of course I had to use the “You’re turtley awesome!” sentiment from our stamp set. I stamped that on the inside of this card using the Blue Hawaii ink. This is a terrific pun and a fun Mother’s Day card! Love those little baby turtles..!!

I’m feeling the need for another “still life”… I have lots of images still to use from this kit!

And I haven’t used the Sand Embossing powder yet! I inked a piece of ivory card stock with VersaMark ink, and coved it all with the Sand embossing powder. When that was all melted with my heat gun, I die-cut it with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die. I cut a 2″ piece of Blue card stock from my stash and embossed the water line stamp on the top edges (a few times) with some clear embossing powder.

I glued those two pieces together and down to a Hero Hues Arctic card base (from the MMH April 2019 Kit). I arranged the colored and die-cut images on the left of the sand with the cocktails popped up on foam tape (note the tiny flowers fussy cut and glued down by the pineapple – matches the tall cocktail!). I added the island and the hut and turned to my Silhouette software to create this pun-y sentiment. Very Hawaii-centric! This uses the Freehand 501 BT font along with the typewriter font. I printed that on a scrap of Ivory card stock, trimmed it to size, ink blended the edges with a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and added that to the card front with foam tape.

I do try to have a purpose for my cards – a simple pun isn’t always enough for me, so I added this common sentiment on the inside writing surface. Now this is a useful card!

Valentine’s Day is a couple days away, and I simply couldn’t resist this perfectly appropriate Hawaiian pun!

I stamped the island and the kids on Bristol Smooth card stock using HA Intense Black ink and colored this all with my Zig markers. I did do some palette painting with this – putting the markers on an acrylic block and picking up the color with a paint brush – but I was really pleased at the coverage I was able to get with those markers! Very watercolor-y!!

I printed this great pun directly on my painted panel using my Silhouette Software and the Antelope Island font. I die cut the card front and a mat using my HA Oval Infinity dies and glued them together. I took a plain red card base from my stash and stamped the hibiscus across the top and bottom using Vermillion Archival ink. I find using a permanent pigment ink in the same color as my card stock is a quicker way to create a tone-on-tone stamping than waiting for VersaMark ink to dry..! I mounted the card front with a die-cut piece of yellow fun foam for a touch of dimension. I LAVA THIS CARD!

I had another piece of the Sand embossing powder card stock from the Maui card, and another Arctic card base begging to be used!

I stamped the surfboard on a rainbow of card stock from my stash, added a touch of color to them all with alcohol markers and colored pencil, and fussy cut them out. I trimmed down my Sand piece to 2 1/8″ tall and backed that with a thin strip of the Turquoise card stock. I cut little slits in the sand to stand my surfboards up, and taped them in place on the back when I was happy with the arrangement.

The “congratulations” is from the HA Many Everyday Messages stamp set, stamped in Intense Black ink on the Arctic card base, and the birds are back with Soft Granite ink. I printed the pun-y sentiment on a scrap of Ivory card stock , die-cut it with another LF Everyday Messages die, inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink, and used foam tape to mount it in place. I think this is a fun pun and perfect for a congrats card!

I have one more sentiment stamp to use in this kit. A minor pun, but a major card!

I guess you just HAVE to pair these two together! Thats a Turquoise mat on a White card base and our hula girl with the sentiment stamped in Intense black ink (clear embossed) on a white die-cut panel (LFSRdies). There is a tempting “pull” tab up on the right begging for a little attention…

Hula, hula… Hula hula… This makes me laugh! First I stamped and colored an extra skirt and fussy cut that out using my craft knife. I cut a 1/8″ piece of 110# card stock to be my lever, and cut a matching slot just below the waistband on the die-cut girl. I positioned her on the sentiment panel and copied that slot to the card front, and cut that out too.

I glued our hula girl to the card front and slid the 1/8″ lever through the slot – just enough to stay hidden behind the skirt. Then I glued the skirt to the lever matching the skirt position on the girl. I cut a 1/2″ piece of 110# card stock to be my pull tab. I positioned the pull tab where I wanted it, and punched a hole in the pull tab where the lever crossed, then fed the lever through the hole and folded it back on itself. That holds the lever in place while allowing the tab to move back and forth. Then it’s a matter of using foam tape on the back of the panel to create a path for the pull tab and room for the lever. I have a pretty good how-to for this card in my corresponding 10 Card I Kit video on YouTube – I think it explains the assembly nicely! This card is hula amazing! Love it!

That’s my 10 cards created with he My Monthly Hero February 2021 Kit. A bright, bold, colorful batch of cards sure to break through anyone’s winter doldrums!

We have a pretty good variety of useful cards here! A Valentine, Mother’s Day, Congrats, Thank you cards and more! I did manage to use every stamp and die in this kit and a lot of the card stock. I did use the embossing powder but I seem to have forgotten the washi tape. I’m not much of a washi tape crafter so I literally forgot about it till I was done. I contemplated adding it to a card until I realized the blooms on the washi tape are quite pink. I don’t have any quite pink cards here, so I’ll just add that roll to my stash!

I had so much fun with this kit without actually having to ink blend endless tropical horizons! Yea! Let me know which card(s) are your favorite! This kit is still available at Hero Arts, along with a lot of the coordinating releases! If you do go shopping with Hero Arts, please use my links… it is always greatly appreciated! Thank you!

I do have an extra kit this month for a free giveaway!! To enter, send an email to me before March First at cardcutups@gmail.com and tell me if you’ve ever been to Hawaii! I’ll announce the winner in my March video!

Hero Arts: https://shrsl.com/1f7qx

My Monthly Hero February 2021 Kit: https://shrsl.com/2scpx

Hero Arts February Release: https://shrsl.com/2se72

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UNBOXING! Love From Lizi • February 2021 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with the Love From Lizi NEW February 2021 Card Kit! This is Lizi’s “So Lucky” kit and it features lots of St Patrick’s Day themed elements. A little touch o’ the Irish for us all!

This is yet another giant selection of kit supplies in a not-so-regular color palette with lots of greens and yellows and oranges, as well as unique stamps and embellishments!

Our five sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock included in the kit include one Super Smooth White (alcohol marker-friendly), a Soft Grey, Vibrant Green, Zesty Orange and Black. I often set aside the White for alcohol marker coloring and substitute a plain White from my stash – but I do generally make 10 card bases from these five sheets of card stock.

The So Lucky pattern paper pack includes 22 6″ x 6″ sheets in the green/gold/orange palette with all sorts of shamrocks, patterns and faux glitter effects. Lots of great plaids, stripes and some floral round out this terrific pack of patterned card stock.

The new peel off color in this kit is this sheet of Copper Mirror Pin Stripe peel offs with Gold trim. Copper and Gold! The So Lucky stamp set on the right, features a number of unique images (how about that “looking down at your feet” stamp!) and a large “So Lucky” sentiment with lots of small sentiment builders; “Sometimes I wonder how we got” , “our lives crossed paths”, “that good coffee and you exist”, and others that embellish the “So Lucky” stamp. AND we get matching dies again! Looks like they will die-cut all the images, as well as the “So Lucky” sentiment WITH a shadow die! That gives us lots of options with that nice large sentiment!

That brings us to our embellishment bag and our pack of 5 ribbons (1 meter each) in green, orange, yellow, dark green and black. There is a pack of 15 wood veneer shamrocks in three different sizes with etching on one side and nothing on the other, and we get another pack of enamel glitter dots that match most of the ribbon pack as well. We get our sample pack of the “So Lucky” sequin mix with browns, golds, whites, green, cream and orange sequins in assorted sizes. We also get a full roll of washi tape this month – a nice green gingham with small bouquets. AND… saving the best for last…

A great big pack of EPHEMERA! This includes two pieces of the “looking down at your feet” image from the stamp set, and eight delightful gal pairs making a heart with their outstretched hands – all with different hair combinations! We get some shamrock wreaths in different sizes, a couple hands, some coffees, florals, cookies, and more shamrocks! Plenty of images to make all sorts of lucky cards!

I did get the add-on peel off packs to go along with this kit this month.

The “So Lucky” Pin Stripe Peel off pack has four pin stripe sheets in Gold Glitter, Green Glitter, Gold Holographic and Green Holographic. The “So Lucky” Variety Peel off pack includes a sheet of Gold moondust mini-Hearts, Sway Apricot, Straight Jade Green Glitter, and a sheet of Rose Gold Mirror Pin stripe peel offs. All perfectly coordinated!

That wraps up the Love From Lizi February 2021 Card Kit, and the add-ons I received. I don’t think I have run across many St Patrick’s Day themed card kits, so this LFL kit seems to be quite unique! This kit is still available at Love From Lizi, so if you have heaps of good St. Patty’s Day luck to bestow on your friends and family, or just want this unique set in your stash, please use my links when you go shopping with Lizi!

Love From Lizi February 2021 Card Kit: https://shrsl.com/2rt2q

So Lucky Pin Stripe Peel off pack: https://shrsl.com/2rt2s

So Lucky Variety Peel off pack: https://shrsl.com/2rt2t

Love From Lizi February Release: https://shrsl.com/2rt2v

Thank you so much for sharing your time with me here! Please remember to Like me, List me, Pin me, Post me, Share me with all your Irish friends and lucky crafters! I send you and yours Healthy Wishes and Cheerful thoughts… don’t run with scissors..! And as always, Happy Crafting!

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10 Cards 1 Kit • My Monthly Hero • January 2021 Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the My Monthly Hero January 2021 Kit. This kit celebrates one of the most important creatures on our planet – the bee! I actually don’t have any bee stamps in my stash, so I’m thrilled with this kit!

Our 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set features a lovely combination of bees, flowers, and honeycomb along with lots of pun-y sentiments. We get six coordinating Frame Cuts and a Honeycomb Window Die. Extras include a Honey Lacquer Pen, and two 5.5″ x 8.5″ sheets of Gold Brilliance, along with 2 Pale Yellow Glitter and 2 Black Glitter card stock sheets. Plenty of supplies to make a whole swarm of bees!

Of course I was drawn to the Honeycomb Window Die to begin with – this card went through a few permutations before arriving at this final version.

Originally I dry-embossed the window die on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110# card stock. That worked fine, but I didn’t care for it on plain white paper. So, I decided to do some ink-smooshing to color the embossed panel. I used Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey (naturally!) Fossilized Amber, and Frayed Burlap. I like that, but the ink-smooshing still left the embossed die lines white. Okay… let’s just go ahead and die-cut the window die. I lined it up with the previous embossing, and die-cut it out. Now, I like that!

I cut the window panel to 4″ x 5.25″ and glued it to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the Gold Brilliance paper and glued those to a standard A2 white card base. I stamped the (combined) sentiment using HA Intense Black ink and embossed that with some clear embossing powder. I stamped the bee in the same ink and colored him with my Spectrum Noir Markers (GY1, GY3, GY5, TB1) and die-cut him with the matching frame die. I added a little sparkle to his wings with a Specrtum Noir Sparkle pen, and mounted him to the card front with some foam tape. I love that ink-smooshed background! I don’t do that enough! This a great pun-y encouragement card, and it feels like Hero Arts had cards like this in mind when they were putting this kit together!

I like that window die a lot, and wanted to see if I could create some depth to my bee-hive by using that die multiple times.

I die-cut the window die on three A2 panels of white 110# card stock rotating the die 60 degrees each time to get a different orientation. I tried to keep the top of the die about a half an inch from the top of the panels – this way, I could layer three honeycomb windows on top of each other and the patterns wouldn’t match. I used the same GY1, GY3, and GY5 alcohol markers to color those three panels – lightest color on top! I cut a smaller panel of my old Auburn Pearl card stock for the background, and stamped the honeycomb outline stamp on that using Acorn Archival Ink – good permanent ink so it wouldn’t smear on that pearlized card stock. I glued that to the back of the GY5 die-cut panel and glued those down to a white caed base. Then I added the two other die-cut panels on top with foam tape for a little more dimension. I think this is a fun approximation of a beehive!

I stamped and embossed the sentiment the same as my first card, and stamped, colored and die-cut the bee the same way as well. I did color the white border of the bee to match the card front and mounted her with foam tape. I took the Honey lacquer pen and “drew” a number of “drips” on my glass media mat, let them dry, and then glued those “drips” to the card front along with a few spots on the background. I also added three of the die-cut hexagons (colored with the same GY markers) to the background for a little more variety. I can almost TASTE this card! I had so much fun illustrating this sentiment!

There are a great deal of sentiments in this kit. I do try to use all the stamps in our stamp set, and I didn’t want to overlook this cute “hi there!”.

I stamped the large floral stamp on the top and bottom of a white card panel with Hero Hues Thistle Reactive ink and embossed both with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the single profile bloom on the two sides with the same ink and embossing. I stamped the sentiment with Intense Black ink and clear embossed that as well. I die-cut that panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, and added two thin mats of the Black and Pale Yellow glitter card stock and glued all of those to a white card base.

I stamped, colored and die-cut the two bees exactly the same as before. I was going to leave the flowers uncolored, but it felt a little barren to me with the brightly colored bees. I took my Pebbles Chalk Palette and lightly sponged some color into the flowers and leaves. I don’t use that palette very often but it comes in handy if you’re looking for some VERY soft hints of color! Then I mounted the bees with some foam tape!

Never one to leave well enough alone, I added this sentiment on the inside. That’s the Lucida Grande font printed on a scrap of card stock, trimmed down and glued to the inside of the card. Perfect addition to the sentiment. Makes me giggle!

Adding a little color to the stamped blooms made we want to do some serious coloring…!

I stamped our large branch of blooms with HA Intense Black ink on some Neenah Solar White 80# card stock and colored all with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used a White gel pen to highlight the stamens in the middle of the blooms. I die-cut the colored flowers with the matching frame die and arranged that on a white card base leaving enough room for the sentiment. I stamped and embossed the sentiment, stamped, colored and die-cut the bee the same as my previous cards, and used foam tape to attach the bee. Lastly, I trimmed the excess bits of the flowers around the perimeter of the card.

With the bee popped up, the blooms seemed a little flat, so I stamped and colored two of the single open blooms exactly the same as the other flowers, and fussy cut them both to avoid a white frame. I gave the petals a little curl with my fingers and glued those on top of the open blooms on the branch. That made the whole flowering branch much more dimensional, and the bee seems right at home. I thought it was very appropriate to use the “bee-utiful” sentiment with this lovely spray of flowers. And the added dimension works bee-utifully!

I wanted to see if I could stamp interesting patterns with the honeycomb outline stamp.

This one was fairly easy… easy enough for me to hand-stamp! (NO stamping platform requited!) If you use the honeycomb outline stamp in the same orientation that it’s mounted on the packaging, you’ll see that multiple stampings gives us a fairly complete, diagonal band across the front of this card. I did practice this pattern on some scrap paper before committing it to my card.

I ink blended some Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink from corner to corner on an A2 panel of White card stock. Then I stamped the honeycomb with Intense Black ink. I added some of the hexagon die-cuts (from my first card) to fill in the blanks on the sides of the honeycomb. I die cut that panel with a LFSRdie, added a thin mat of Hero Hues Mustard card stock, and glued those to a white card base. I stamped and embossed the sentiment as usual, and added the bee with foam tape. For a little “honey” sparkle (instead of the honey lacquer) I added Sakura Stardust pen highlights to the bottom left sides of all the hexagons. That adds a sweet golden sparkle to this card.

I’ve got a couple more sentiments in this stamp set to work on, and this one seemed to suggest a sweet valentine…

This card was inspired by this “cross stitch heart” Sizzix die-cut. This is from a discontinued cut and emboss die that I got a long time ago as a freebie with some on-line order I placed. I had die-cut the heart when I first got this die, and it was hanging around my desk for lo, these many months. I thought the embossing on this die-cut had a certain “honeycomb” feel to it, so I based this card around that red heart. I stamped the honeycomb outline with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink to give us a little background behind the heart, added more hexagon die cuts from my first card around the spaces on the edges, then glued the heart in the center.

The sentiment is stamped with Wild Honey ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped, colored and die-cut the two bees the same as always and foam taped them to the card front. Finally I added two strips of Hero Hues Mustard card stock to the top and bottom to give us a little bit of a frame, and we have a great pun-y valentine!

One more sentiment to go… I think this is a bit of a forced pun, but I thought I could put it in a unique context and help the pun along the way…!

A circular slider card brings this pun-y sentiment to life! I stamped the three profile blooms in Intense Black ink on an A2 sized piece of Neenah 110# card stock, and colored them with HB1, HB2, and HB3 Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (and white gel pen for the stamens). The greenery is colored with AG1 and AG3. I took two HA Circle infinity dies (3.5″ and 3″), and die-cut a circle around the flowers along with a channel for the slider. I blended some Hero Hues Thistle reactive ink around the edges of the A2 panel, and the edges of the flower circle. I stamped the sentiment with Thistle ink and embossed that with clear embossing powder.

I don’t have any circular foam dots in my stash (what?) so I die cut a bunch of card stock dots (6 of them, just under 1/4″) and glued them tightly together to make my sliding spacer. I mounted the A2 panel with a double layer of foam tape to a white card base. I had to be careful around the edges of the circle to allow my penny weight to move around freely. I glued my home-made spacer to the penny, and mounted the flower circle with another double layer of foam tape – again taking care not to get too close to the edges so the penny moves freely. Then it’s a simple matter to glue the bee to the spacer on the penny. This works pretty well as an interactive card, but I think foam dots would add a bit more friction on the edges so the bee spins more. But this will do! And it certainly illustrates this sentiment very nicely!

This one’s for all my Pink fans out there! I thought the “you’re bee-utiful” sentiment could possibly be adapted to work with other “beautiful” sentiments, so I cut the “you’re” away from the stamp, and stamped (and embossed) the “bee-utiful” sentiment in the center of a Bristol smooth card stock panel.

I turned to my Silhouette software to create the “have a” and “day” to add to the stamped “bee-utiful” and printed that using the Lucida Grande font again. Then I stamped the branch of flowers on the two sides with HA Intense Black ink, and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then I die-cut that panel with a LFSRdie, added a thin mat of the Black glitter card stock, and glued them down to a Hero Hues Peony card base. I added the two bees with foam tape, and here we have a completely different “bee-utiful” sentiment. I think this opens up many other sentiment options as well..!

This card idea had been circulating in my head since I got this kit.

I took the three-hexagon filler stamp and stamped this pattern on a panel of white card stock using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. I did use my HA MISTI to stamp this – seems a 3/4″ shift between stamps works perfectly. That is two rows of stamping for the top and the bottom.

And here’s our buzzy little hive of bees busily tending to their duties! I stamped, colored and die-cut 10 bees as usual – I did add some BT1 marker to their wings to tone down the blue a little. I colored another bee using the Hydrangea Blue (looks purple to me!) alcohol markers. I printed this sentiment directly on the card base using my Silhouette software and the Raustila font. I spaced the bees out so they covered the “hive” but weren’t on top of each other, and added our purple bee with some foam tape.

I could not resist adding one more pun to this card! I printed this on the inside of the card base using my Silhouette software and the Raustilla font, and, not only is it a terrific pun, but it goes along perfectly with the “bee yourself” pun on the front!

There’s one more pun I was aching to use… and who would have thought that you could get a Christmas card out of this bee themed kit?

This one makes me laugh right out loud! I printed the sentiment on a card panel using my silhouette software and the Lucida Grande font. I die-cut the printed panel with a LFSRdie and glued that to thin red and green mats then down to a white card base.

I stamped the bee using Vermillion Archival ink on a scrap of white card stock. I used permanent ink so I could add some alcohol marker shading to it and not worry about smearing. I colored the open areas with my green alcohol markers and added a little shading to the red stamped sections as well. Then I took an 03 Pigma Micron pen and traced over the legs, antennae, wings and outline to bring them back to black. I added some holiday sparkle to his wings with my Sakura Stardust pen, die-cut him with the matching die, and mounted him to the center with foam tape. This card tickles me to no end! I think that red and green bee is actually a hoot!! TOO FUNNY!

That concludes my 10 Cards 1 Kit video for the My Monthly Hero January 2021 Kit! I LOVE those chubby bee stamps, and it appears lots of other folks do too – this kit sold out so fast!

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I had a BLAST creating these cards! I did manage to use ALMOST every stamp – except the “in love!” qualifier stamp… I think “I bee-lieve in love” was a little redundant considering the “we bee-long together” stamp. Not only did I have a great time coloring these images, but I had so much fun coming up with different ways to illustrate these sentiments! For me, that’s the mark of a great stamp and die set!

I extend my heartfelt thanks to you for sharing your valuable time with me here. Your encouragement and support mean so much to me during these trying times…! Please take a moment to Like me, List me, Pin me, Post me, Share me with all your crafty friends, and remember the wisdom of the poet William Blake who said, “The busy bee has no time for sorrow.” I send you and yours health and best wishes for a much better year ahead, and as always, I wish you Happy Crafting!

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10 Cards 1 Kit • Love From Lizi • January 2021 “Fresh Start” Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with a new 10 Cards 1 Kit posting featuring the Love From Lizi January 2021 Card Kit. This is Lizi’s “Fresh Start” kit and it features lots of florals and a palette of soft colors to welcome in the new year and encourage a Fresh Start for us all!

I did take the colored card stock in the kit and cut them in half to make my card bases. Sometimes the color of the card base is all that’s needed to inspire a card from me!

We had a very interesting sheet of pattern paper that was a cut-apart sheet but with three different panels instead of 4, 6 or 9… and two of those panels featured a highlighted section. This piece caught my eye to begin with, and influenced my first card.

This panel from our cut-apart pattern paper measures just over 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. I cut a white mat to go behind that panel at 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ and glued the two together. I inked up the Poker Stencil from the kit on the Bright Pink card base using Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink – I think that adds a touch of whimsy to this rather formal floral valentine.

I glued the matted panel to the card base, added two ephemera floral pieces with foam tape and grabbed my Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die for the sentiment. I die cut that from white card stock three times and glued those all together and topped that off with one more die cut from the soft pink dotted pattern paper. I glued that chunky sentiment to the card front, added some of the soft pink Glitter Enamel dots and a couple pink sequins for some sparkle and bling. A very traditional Valentine’s Day card. ‘Tis the season!

I was looking at our stamp set and pattern papers, and realized that one of the bloom stamps was the exact same size as the matching white bloom on the pattern paper.

I found the perfect spot on that pattern paper to stamp the flower on top of the pattern using VersaMark ink and embossed them with the LFL Silver Dollar embossing powder. Then I did the same with the Happy Birthday sentiment stamp. I trimmed that down to 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, and added two strips of the ‘wallpaper-y’ pattern paper on the two sides – both cut to 15/16″ x 5 1/2″ – you can cut them to 1″ wide and hide the edges under the center panel. I glued the pattern papers to a Soft Grey card base and added two thin Mink Mirror peel off strips to the edges of the center panel. That’s all the extra shine needed on this Birthday card – that Silver Dollar embossing powder is super shiny and I love the fact that the stamp is the exact same size as the bloom on the pattern paper.

I was looking forward to doing some coloring this month, so I stamped all three of our floral stamps on a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

I colored this arrangement using Crimson Red and Olive Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and die cut it with the matching die. I took our printed vellum sheet and cut it into four card size panels (4.25″ x 5.5″), and chose one that had the pattern nicely centered. I die-cut the middle of that vellum panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, ran that through my Xyron sticker maker and glued that to a scrap of white card stock. Then I die cut the card stock to the same size, and glued two layers of matching white card stock behind that for a thick dimensional panel.

I ran the leftover ‘frame’ of the vellum through my sticker maker all on its own, and carefully glued that down to my Mint card base. I glued the white panel to the center of the ‘frame’, and mounted the colored bouquet with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Back ink on a strip of white card stock (a touch wider than our included banner die), embossed that with some clear embossing powder, trimmed it to size and added that to the card front with foam tape. A simple bow from our ribbon pack and some Glitter Enamel dots adds a finishing touch. I LOVE that the vellum pattern matches across both layers of the card front. And I miss so many people these days…!!

Those Vellum Alphabet tiles were calling my name and I wanted to see what could be done with them. A simple monogram card seemed the best option to start with!

I picked four ephemera pieces that formed a properly sized wreath around the vellum “S”, picked a corresponding circle die to fit (3″), and cut a scrap of white card stock to go behind the “S”. I glued the “S” tile to the white circle on the edges, and trimmed the excess vellum away. I die-cut the pattern paper background with another Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, and glued that to one of the Cream card bases. I outlined that panel with the large Mink Mirror peel offs and mitered the corners with my craft knife.

I glued the monogram on white circle to the front of the card and added the ephemera pieces using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment on another strip of white card stock (still a little wider than the die in our kit) using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink and embossed that with clear embossing powder. I trimmed that into a banner and foam taped it to the card front. A few sequins from our sequin mix add more sparkle, and I think this is a great encouragement card for a friend embarking on anything new – as long as they have an “S” name!

I love bright colors, and wanted to see if I could use this kit to create a card (or two) that reaches beyond the soft color palette in this kit and gives us all a bright pop of color.

Poker Stencil to the rescue! On a panel of white card stock, I inked (and dry embossed!) the stencil using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink – keeping the center of the panel a little lighter than the edges. I die-cut that panel with a LFSRdie and added more ink blending to the edges. I glued that panel to a mat of purple glitter card stock from my stash, and glued that to the other Mint card base.

I colored this stamped bloom with Violet, Green and Deep Green Zig markers, die-cut it with the matching die, and mounted it to the card front with foam tape. I took an old “thank you” die (from the LFL December 2018 Card Kit) and die-cut it three times from white card stock and once from the purple glitter card stock. I glued them all together for a nice chunky sentiment, and glued that to my card front. A few of the pink sequins (they look purple on this card!) add a little more bling, and we end up with a bright, colorful thank you card! I think that Poker stencil will come in quite handy over the years!

I have one more bloom from our stamp set left to color, and I got a new Tonic Studios Scalloped Square Layering Basics die set for Christmas that I was dying to try out!

I colored the bloom with Pink, Light Pink, and Pale Pink Zig markers and die cut that with the matching die. I took the other printed vellum panel with the centered pattern and ran that through my Zyron sticker maker and glued it down to a white card stock panel. Then I took the 3 3/4″ scallop die and die-cut the panel into a rectangle by partially die cutting both ends of the square die. The scallops matched up perfectly! I’m not a huge fan of scallop dies but this set features very small scallops – I like that quite a lot! I glued that panel to the front of the Bright Pink card base.

One of our pattern papers matched the printed vellum with the exception of another floral stripe instead of the greenery stripe on the vellum. I die-cut a 2 3/8″ scallop square of that pattern paper matching the center stripe to the center of the (turned 45 degrees) scallop die. I matted that on a 2 1/2″ square of white card stock and foam taped that to the upper portion of the card front, and foam taped my bloom on top of that.

This card felt like an anniversary card to me (4th Anniversary is Fruit or Flowers), so I dug out this sentiment from my Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages stamp set, stamped it on a scrap of white card stock with Onyx Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I did die-cut this sentiment with the included banner die. This sentiment is a little bit longer than the die so I used partial die-cutting to extend the die to fit this stamp. I mounted the sentiment banner with foam tape and added a couple glitter enamel dots for a little highlight. Again, I love that the floral stripes on the background match the floral stripes on the diamond. A lovely Anniversary Card!

I thought it would be fun to see if I could use the Poker stencil to add a little more detail to some of our plainer pattern paper – and I wanted to use some of those tiny stamps too!

I took the sheet of green pattern paper with the white dots and floral sketches and stenciled the Poker dots on top using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink. Then I took the two tiny bloom stamps and stamped them in the dots using Onyx Black ink. I think that’s very interesting and changed the tone of that pattern paper completely! I die-cut that with a LFSRdie and matted that to a piece of Hero Hues Peony card stock before gluing both down to the Soft Grey card base.

I stamped the bouquet stamp on the light pink dotted pattern paper with Onyx Black ink and embossed that with clear embossing powder before die-cutting that with the matching die. I added light touches of color to that stamp using my colored pencils and added that to the card front with foam tape. I dug out this sentiment from the “Heaven Held” add-on stamp set from June of 2019, stamped that on more Peony card stock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I fussy cut the sentiment and mounted that with foam tape. This card is kind of a racket of dots, but this works so very nicely as a sympathy card!

I still wanted to try and spell something with the vellum Alpha tiles, but realized that I’d have to do some fussy-cutting to make that work…!

I ran the “J”, “O”, and “Y” tiles through my sticker maker and glued those to some white card stock and proceeded to fussy-cut them out. A little detailed, but not horribly difficult! I cut the background pattern paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and glued that to a white card base. I glued the letters together where they overlapped and figured out where they would mount to the card front. This gave me enough room to stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment (from the LFL November 2017 Card Kit) inside the “O” using Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink and I went ahead and embossed that with some clear embossing powder. I mounted the “JOY” with foam tape, added a nice assortment of sequins, and we have a very classy, very formal Christmas card!

I was trying to figure out some way to use the three circle dies included in our die set, and finally came up with a New Years card – it WAS December 31st when I made this card!

I die-cut all these confetti circles using the three dies in our kit and my Glitter Silk card stock, and arranged them on my last Cream card base. I turned to my Silhouette Portrait to cut the “2021” (using the Stars and Stripes Silhouette font). These are right at 1.5″ tall – any large number die would work as well! I cut three layers from some Ivory card stock in my stash (good match to the Cream card base) and the top layer from some old Auburn Pearl card stock. I glued all four layers together and then glued them to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Ivory card stock using VersaMark ink and embossed that with LFL Copper Rose embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment with the banner die in the kit, trimmed the edges a bit and mounted that with foam tape. This feels like a perfect use for the “Fresh Start” sentiment, though I will have to use this card soon or it will become obsolete in just a month! Feels like a party to me!

Lizi almost always includes some of her super-smooth alcohol-friendly White card stock in her kits. I thought I would put that card stock to good use and color that fun bouquet stamp using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I took a panel of Lizi’s White card stock, stamped the bouquet on the top and bottom using Onyx Black ink, and colored the whole panel using my alcohol markers.

I tried to keep this fairly simple yet brightly colored. Here are the markers I used to color this card front. At first, I considered leaving a white background, but finally decided to color in the background using the Dusty Purple alcohol markers.

This is one of the few times I have tried filling in a background with my Spectrum Noir markers and I am very pleased with how well it came out! It did take a little time (and a lot of ink) to achieve this background, but I think the final result kind of looks like leather. And the colorful bouquet certainly pops! I die-cut the panel with a LFSRdie and glued that to a thin Auburn Pearl mat and then down to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment (from the LFL September 2019 “Warm Thanks” Card Kit) with VersaMark ink and embossed it with some White embossing powder. A few sequins from our mix finish out this fun colorful card. A lovely thank you for someone who has done you a great service – this year or any year! I am still striving to be a little more brave with my alcohol markers and this card pushed my comfort zone a little bit more…! Love it!

That’s my 10 cards using the LFL January 2021 “Fresh Start” Card Kit. I was initially hesitant to dig into this kit… so many florals and so much pink… but I persevered and am very pleased with the wide assortment of cards I was able to create.

We have a Valentine, a couple of thank you cards, a Happy Birthday card, Miss You card, encouragement card, anniversary card, sympathy card, Christmas card, and a New Year’s card. I am kind of amazed that this kit would generate so many different kinds of cards – I do think that is one of the advantages of this months offering – you can make almost any kind of card! And this group doesn’t feel too awfully pink to me… coloring the stamps is one way to bring some different colors into the mix!

I did use a little bit of everything in this kit… I used all the stamps except for the two tiny leafy stamps, I used 8 of the 16 pattern papers, I used the stencil 3 times, I used four of the Alpha tiles, half of the vellum sheet, ALL of the dies, some pieces of ephemera, some ribbon, some sequins, some enamel dots, and some of the new Mink Mirror peel offs. Feels like I put this kit through it’s paces this month! This is a great kit for making almost any type of card – from a monogram birthday to a sweet sympathy card this kit can become almost anything you ask it to be!

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Thank you so much for sharing your time with me here, and for your continued support and encouragement – It is always supremely appreciated! I send you and yours all my blessings for a happy and healthy New Year! Please remember to Like me, List me, Pin me, Post me, Share me with all your crafty friends… Don’t run with scissors… and as always, I wish you Happy Crafting!

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