Thursday, June 8, 2017

Frantic Stampers Performing Lion Die

Hello Everyone!

Today I am coming to you with some projects for Frantic Stamper.  

 For this card I created the background using the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.  These are great for making mats for your cards and projects and even frames.  I placed the two largest dies together on my die cutting machine to create the stitched frame for the bottom layer and then Die cut another piece of patterned paper to create the focal image on for the front of the card.  This piece was placed on the card with foam tape to add some dimension.


For my focal image I used the Performing Lion die cut.
To create a really good look with your die cut images you can cut the image out multiple times in different colours of paper, for this image I chose patterned paper and then used distress inks to shade the entire image and also on the triangle cutouts of the stand to make them darker.  I then added a piece of paper to the back of his head for the ear cutouts and added small dots of black marker for the eyes and nose.

To finish the card off I stamped my sentiment and added accents with Nuvo Crystal drops in Apple Green.  This is one of my favourite embellishments right now.


When I was die cutting my Lion in the different patterned papers I noticed that the head by itself was a super cute bear face so I made this little pinwheel with the bear face.  I used the new Pinwheel die which is so great!!  I just attached the pinwheel to a paper straw and ta-da!  Magic.  These would make great wands for party favours.


I hope you enjoyed my projects for today and please check out Frantic Stamper for some great dies and stamps.

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here is my first project for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  

The DT from the Not2Shabby Shop are playing along and Not2Shabby Shop is also participating as a super sponsor.  

The hop runs from December 9th to 16th and you can participate by creating a project with a winter theme using coffee, tea or hot cocoa.  There are many prizes to be won including a $25 gift certificate to the not2Shabby shop.  And to make it easier for you to find all the coffee related stamps Jamie has created a section in the shop - just click here.  
Even more exciting news there is a special coupon code during the hop for 15% off your purchase just use the code COFFEE.

Now to get on with my project.

I had to make a special card for my boss from the whole team and since our gift was coffee themed then this was the perfect opportunity to use some of my coffee stamps.  I decided to use the new Coffee Hedgehog from Gerda Steiner Designs and paired with it the Hedgehog with Sign.  These two are so cute.  My design was to stack them like a Christmas tree and use their signs to send our message.


I have to say that they worked out perfectly and the only masking I needed to do was for the coffee cup on the top hedgehog.


To colour my image I used Derwent Inktense pencils which I received as a birthday present this year, I am still new to them and working out how they work and what I can do with them but I have to say I am very happy with them.  The colours and very bright and Intense (hence the name).  


If you would like to see my process video for colouring these super cuties then please check out my YouTube channel here.  





Please hop along and visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this project, don't forget to check out the other members of the Not2Shabby Shop DT.

Maria Russell
Ashley
Jamie

Happy Papercrafting! 
Sarah

Monday, December 5, 2016

Surprise!

Just wanted to check in on Blogger land.  I know I don't get over here but time does not always allow me to sit and type out words =)  I find it easier to express my craftiness over on Youtube in video format but don't be surprised if you see some posts from me.

I am participating in the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is running from December 9th to 16th.  So stayed tuned and get out your coffee, tea or hot cocoa stamps if you want to participate along with us.

Here is the link to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog - here.



Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, July 18, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 6 - More Repeat Stamping!

Welcome back for the sixth and final episode for Die Cuts and More and Stampoholic tool.  Hope you've enjoyed the last three months and found great uses for your Stampoholic tool.  Don't forget to follow the instructions for the giveaway below.

So this week I decided to share some more repeat stamping with you - I know we did that last week but this week I'm taking it one step further and using a plastic sheet to help position our stamps.  This will help to ensure that you get your image exactly where you want it and is great to fill up an area with the stamp stamp over and over again.  Check out the photo below and watch the youtube video to see the process in action.




Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, July 4, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 5 - Repeat Stamping

This week I have a super cute Flamingo card to share with you.  I created my own background using my Stampoholic tool and a linear stamp.  All you need to do is stamp one image, move your paper the width of your stamp and stamp again, you can fill an entire page or just stamp a highlight like I did.   I also added some water droplets to make the distress ink move around on the background.


And not to leave out my Stampoholic Nano I used it to stamp the sentiment on my card front and the Flamingo too!


Check out the video to see the full process and instructions.  All stamps used for the flamingo and sentiments are from Your Next Stamp.



Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 4 - Mouse Pad Grid


This week I had the opportunity to use the Grid Mouse Pads that were created for the Stampoholic regular and Nano tools.  There are very handy for finding the perfect placement for your stamp.  You just use it in place of the regular black foam pad.  I decided to permanently mark on mine the size of an A4 card front and show the centre lines so that I can place my stamps exactly where I want them to appear on my cards.

I also realized that the grid lines are perfect to create shadow stamps.  This is where you stamp an image and then slightly move the paper and stamp again in a different colour to create a shadow.  Makes for a very beautiful sentiment on a card!
I really love how my card turned out - I also added some wink of stella to the word awesome to help it glitter and shine.

Here is the link to my video for this week...
Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 3 - Red Rubber

Welcome back!

This week I would like to show you how to use your Stampoholic with red rubber stamps. We all know it works great for clear acrylic but did you know that you can take out the foam mat and use it for your larger rubber stamps and it works especially great for the large background stamps.

I always have such a hard time stamping larger red rubber background stamps even after going out and getting the special acrylic rocker handle.  I still get spots that don't stamp well and you know you can't just try and line that up and stamp it again - nope - you have to keep going until you get one that you like.

I have wasted so many pieces of paper trying to get the perfect impression and in some cases just leave the background stamps in my room to collect dust because it is too frustrating.

Well now they can come back out to play.  All you need to do is remove your foam mat and use temporary adhesive on your piece of paper to place it on the acrylic base and then stamp away.  This stamp I used is so detailed that it took quite a few impressions but totally worth it in the end to get an image that you can use and I didn't waste any paper.


Now pull out your red rubber and get stamping.  Check out the video to see my finished cards and the full process.



Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, May 23, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 2 - Die Cut Images

Welcome back for Episode 2 - this week I would like to share some tips and tricks on using stamped images that come with thin metal dies.  The first set that I am using is the solid metal dies which you have to cut first and then stamp - by using a template in your Stampoholic it makes it so much easier to line up the stamp and get a perfect impression every time.


For more detailed instructions please check out the youtube video attached.

Now the second set that I used is the open metal dies.  Generally you would cut these apart and then place them on all your images that you have stamped in various places on the paper.  By keeping the dies attached you can stamp and cut all in one run through your die cut machine. 

First you place your dies cutting side down on your stampoholic as shown.


Then you would position your stamps in the spot for each die, wiggle them into place and then close the lid to transfer them over.  Then you can stamp as many as you want and when you are ready to die cut you just place your die over top and run it through your die cut machine once.

You will definitely want to see the video to watch this one in action =)




Here are the copic colours used in the above cards.


Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Also free shipping is still going on through the Facebook Shop and there is a coupon code for $5 off your purchase which has been extended to Monday - HAPPYSUNDAY.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, May 9, 2016

Stampoholic Episode 1 - Layered Stamps

Today I would like to share the first of my projects for the Stampoholic tool from Die Cuts and More.
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This tool can come in handy when you are trying to perfectly position sentiments or other stamps and great for when you are not always able to get a perfect impression on your first try.  The paper and stamp stay in the same position so that you can stamp over and over.  But I would like to share some other uses for this tool.


The first project that I have to share is this "Lovely" Anniversary card.  I want to share how you can position your multi-layered stamps so that you can use them over and over again to make more than one image without having to place the stamps every time, which can take a lot of time and patience.

You will need a stamp set that has layers to the image and co-ordinating inks to stamp the layers in.  I am using the Vintage Roses stamp set from Altenew and Stampin Up Inks.


This is a very hard process to explain so please check out the video attached.  Below is a photo of what the stamps will look like after you have gone through placing and stamping for your first image.  Once they are all in place you can just put in a piece of paper and ink up the stamps one corner at a time to stamp as many images as you want.




Hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to make many great projects.  But before you go Die Cuts and More is having a give away, at the end of this 6 Video series there will be a draw and you can win a Stampoholic Nano of your very own.  Please see the rules below.

Stampoholic Nano Giveaway
1. Must be a subscriber to Die Cuts and More on YouTube.
2. Must be a subscriber to ME on YouTube.
3. Join the Stampoholic Fans Facebook Group and Like the Stampoholic Shop on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on the Die Cuts and More blog for Episode 1.

Good Luck and Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Friday, May 6, 2016

Let's Catch Up!

Wow, it has been so long since I have posted on here but I'm sure you've all been following me on my YouTube channel or Instagram. There has been lots going on and ever more to come. I will by trying to share a little over here on my blog but please remember to catch up with me in other placed since I don't always get a chance to sit down and type things out =)

Here are the links to all the places that you can find me these days. And stay tuned as I will be sharing some projects here using the awesome Stampoholic tool! You will not want to miss out on those. And I will be joining the Not2Shabby shop design team for the next couple of months.

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SarahsScrapCorner
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahelliott76/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahElliottCards/

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Winter Card with Some Odd Girl

Today I am playing around with Some Odd Girl Digi images - Snowball Tia and Winter Tobie.
I printed them on Crafter Companion paper and colouring them in with my Copic markers.  If you are interested in the colours used I do have a process video on youtube.


On the front of the card I die cut watercolour paper with the snow capped mountains from Mama Elephant and some stitched landscapes from the stitched landscape trio - also from Mama Elephant.  I used Evergreen Bough distress Ink on the mountains and left everything else the white watercolour paper for snow.

The sentiment is an old wooden stamp (one of my fav's) from Penny Black.


On the inside I used a spellbinders die and some of the patterned paper along with Winter Tobie.
So cute.  Please take a look at my video on youtube to get a better look and visit Some Odd Girl for some great digi and clear stamps.

Some Odd Girl - http://www.someoddgirl.com
Snowball Tia - http://www.someoddgirl.com/collections/digital-stamps/products/snowball-tia
Winter Toby - http://www.someoddgirl.com/collections/digital-stamps/products/winter-tobie

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, November 2, 2015

Guest Appearance at The Greeting Farm

I was featured on The Greeting Farm again today - so exciting to have been asked to create some projects for them.  This time I made a spinner card our of their super cute polar bear.

Check it out!


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You can find their products - here.  And head on over to my youtube channel to see the process video on how to make a spinner card.

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

I have a process video up on my youtube channel for the Zombie Band Camp card.  I promise that this will be the last of the zombies for now =)
Hope you enjoy!



Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  We are having a great long weekend with wonderful weather and I am getting in a little bit of crafty time.

Also wishing my american friends a Happy Columbus Day!



Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Hope everyone had a chance to sit down and make some cards!
I finally got a chance to sit down and make one card - lol.  And I filmed it for my YouTube channel, so if you are interested head on over there and take a peak.

I coloured up Dancin' Mae from Some Odd Girl with distress markers and popped her up on this super cute card.


Don't forget to check out all the deals that everyone is having this weekend in honour of WCMD!

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Another Embossed Background

I had so much fun with the tree background that I decided to try a different one.  I picked this triangle embossing folder from WeRMemory Keepers and did the same technique.  You can see the whole process from start to finish on my YouTube channel.

I used the Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn, my favourite Halloween stamp set this year =)



Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, September 28, 2015

Embossed Backgrounds

Just wanted to pop in really quick to show you a card I made last night and to let you know that the tutorial is up on YouTube.  All you need is watercolour powders (I used Nuance by Magenta), watercolour paper, an embossing folder and something to colour in your trees.

You can easily do this with Brusho or Color Burst if you have them.


Hope you like it!!

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Saturday, September 26, 2015

More Fall Fun with The Greeting Farm

I really enjoyed making my fall card the other day so I thought I would share the process in a YouTube video.  I started out by filming two backgrounds using the Nuance Powders from Magenta (a canadian company!) with the beautiful fall colours.  And then I stamped out a couple of my Greeting Farm images to colour in.

For the first background I put blue in it by accident, but it still turned out so pretty.  I coloured my image with a little bit of blue to bring out the colour.

The second one was just perfect with the little touch of green.  both of the them were framed with the scalloped card front from Mama Elephant and adding a little banner with an image.

The funniest part was I didn't realize until I was colouring out the last image Evie from the Super Secret Stamp Club that she is holding a phone and not a coffee mug like I thought.  I had to have a second take when I noticed the little dot in the top right hand corner and realized that that was the camera from her phone - too funny!!

Check out my video for the background and colouring process.  I did show my peerless water colours and how I use them when colouring images like this.  And don't forget to subscribe when you are over there =)  I will be having a giveaway soon to celebrate my growing subscribers.

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all!

Today is the first day of fall so I'd like to celebrate with a fall card.  I was playing with my Nuance powders from Magenta and made a beautiful background that reminded me of fall leaves changing colours, so I wen through my stamps to find an image that would go with a fall theme.  I picked this super cute Tawny from CC Designs Pollycraft by Paula.  I just love their little images, they are so cute.

I stamped the image out in Black Licorice MFT Hybrid Ink and coloured it up using Peerless Water Colours.  I love the bright colours that you can achieve with these water colours and they are so fast and easy to use.

The saying is from a CC Designs AmyR set called Happy Harvest.  Those AmyR sentiments are the best for cards and more.


To finish off the card front I wrapped some black embroidery thread around and tied a bow, added some acrylic leaves and popped up the image on foam tape.  I will be sharing this card in more detail on my YouTube channel later this week.

Happy Fall to everyone!!

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bring on the Marching Band...

Anybody miss me??  Well I'm sure if you've been following me on YouTube and Instagram you haven't missed a thing.  But I thought I would come back to the world of blogging.

Lately I went a little crazy at Simon Says Stamp and who wouldn't during this wonderful holiday of Stamptember - yup Stamptember.  September is the month that Simon puts together a new release and also does collaborations with other stamp companies to produce exclusive stamp sets that you can only buy during the month of September or until they are sold it - which is pretty fast some times.  So normally I don't get caught up in the world of "I have to buy it before it's sold out", but when you get the emails and follow them on Instagram and see all the images and samples.  I just couldn't resist.

So I thought I would share with you a card that I made as soon as this cute little stamp set showed up in the mail.  I used Band Camp which is a Stamptember exclusive from WPlus9.  They are so adorable and I love the sayings so much.

The background was created with Nuance powders from Magenta.  I coloured the little band members with copic markers and fussy cut them out to glue down on top of he background.  To finish it off I embossed the saying in black embossing powder.

Really love these cute little guys and the images and saying are so versatile.


Check out my YouTube channel for a close up of these and stay tuned for more super cute cards =)

Happy Papercrafting!
Sarah