Hi Stamping Friends!
If you're making Valentine's projects and want something a little more whimsical or kid-friendly, then you'll love the Nuts & Bolts stamp set! Today, I'm sharing two swap cards I received that feature this adorable set that's perfect for any age!
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I'm Nuts & Bolts About You Card
Deb Snyder created this adorable Nuts & Bolts card. I love this stamp set, especially for kids! Both boys and girls will love the cute robots and greetings!
Background Basics—Deb started with a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and wrapped it with some Metallic Mesh Ribbon. I love that subtle silvery sparkle!
Sweet Sentiment—Next she stamped the Nuts & Bolts greeting in VersaMark ink onto Basic Gray cardstock, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat-set with the Heat Tool until glossy and smooth. She punched that with the Tailored Tag Punch and popped that up onto the card front.
She punched the ends of both a 2" x 1-3/4" and a 2" x 1-1/2" piece of Smoky Slate with the Tailored Tag Punch, along the 2" side. Then, she embossed the pieces with the new Hive 3D Embossing Folder. Its texture kind of reminds me of a nut, so it's perfect for this card! She adhered those pieces above and below the sentiment, so they were flush with the Poppy Parade layer. You can trim it flush, if necessary. Finally, she layered that onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White and mounted it onto a Basic Gray card base. She finished by adding a couple of silver Metallic Pearls around the sentiment.
Focal Point—Deb stamped the Nuts & Bolts small robot in Memento Ink onto a Basic White circle die cut with the Layering Circles Dies. She colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers in Smoky Slate and Poppy Parade. Super-cute!
Inside The Card—I love how Deb decorated the inside of the card. She used the Beautiful Shapes dies to die-cut the nut and bolt shapes from Basic Gray. She scored the center of the circle to make it look like a flathead-topped bolt. So clever!
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Card Created by Mary Ellen Stites.
You Make My Heart Go Beep Card
Mary Ellen Stites created this adorable Valentine's card. I'm loving all of the layers and details in her card!
Background Basics—Mary Ellen began by adhering a 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White. Next stamped the Nuts & Bolts heart image in Real Red a few times along the outer edge of the piece and mounted it onto a Real Red card base.
Focal Point—Next she die cut a large Basic White circle using the Layering Circles dies. She created a soft scallop heart background by creating a mask with the scallop punch from the Heart Punch Pack and gently added Petal Pink color with a Blending Brush. Then, much like Deb's card above, Mary Ellen stamped one of the Nuts & Bolts robots in Memento Black ink onto the circle and colored hers with Smoky Slate and Real Red Stampin' Blends Markers. She also added some Wink of Stella to the red heart.
She also created a focal point foundation with a 2-1/2" x 3" piece of Petal Pink cardstock that she texture embossed with the new Gingham Embossing Folder. She adhered the circle to this embossed piece, tied some Petal Pink Mini Cotton Ribbon around it and popped it up onto the card front with Dimensionals.
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How Are You Liking The 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog?
I've been dying to play with the new catalog products! Have you ordered your favorites yet? So far, I've created a few projects with the adorable Sweet Talk Valentine's suite. I'm absolutely loving this collection…the colors, the images and the cute patterns of Designer Series Paper. LOVE it!
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