It’s time for NEW STUFF! We’re kicking off the December Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release with our brand NEW December Krafty Kardmaking KIT!!
Check out everything you get in this month’s kit:
Six 6×6 kraft cardstock bases (precut and prescored) featuring Bazzill cardstock
ix 6.5 x 6.5 square white envelopes
Twelve 6×6 patterned papers – 2 of each of 6 different designs featuring the Day to Day Collection by Doodlebug
8 6×6 coordinating coloured cardstock sheets (green, yellow, red, turquoise) featuring Bazzill Card Shoppe 100 lb Cardstock and regular Bazzill
1 sheet of Doodles Seals Cardstock Stickers!
1 sheet of Mini Doodle Pops 3D Cardstock Stickers
2 different coordinating Doodlebug Washi Tapes on wooden spools
2 yards each of brown/white twine and blue/green twine!
1 Sakura Stardust gel pen!
YOUR CHOICE of any $8 stamp from ANY of our lines of stamps….including the new ones!!
I decided to team up the adorable Lola Lollipop stamp with the kit this month for a fun centre step card. If you’ve spent any time here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you’ll know that I love Doodlebug patterns and colours, so I had a blast working with this month’s kit!
Now I know you might be thinking – that doesn’t look like the card base in the kit, but I assure you that all the materials used for the card, including the base are from the kit. Here – check it out!
This fantastic kit will be released on Saturday night at our LIVE online release party starting at 6:30pm EST on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Facebook page, along with all of our new stamps being previewed this week – oh, and a bunch more from me featuring the materials from this kit!
Now hop around and check out the SIX awesome cards that the Krafty Girls have made to inspire you!
That’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
I have a confession to make. I do not always colour in the lines! No matter how hard I try, I almost always end up outside of the lines in at least one place when I am colouring stamped images. So I wanted to share a little trick with you today.
For this project, I decided to use one of my favourite ChiChi Memories stamps called “Elephant Love” for this card! I love the clean lines on this digi, and you can personalize it in all sorts of ways. So I grabbed my Copics and got to it!
Now, if you look closely, you’ll notice that there are a few places where the colour came across the lines around the edges of the stamped image. If you are using alcohol markers, you can fix this with a colourless blender, but I like to kill two birds with one stone. So, once I am finished colouring the image…
…I grab my BG11 marker and run it along the outside edge of the image – right over top of any of the marker that has “crossed the line”. This not only blends out any of that colour and draws the eye away from those spots, it also give a “halo” effect to your image and helps it to pop off of the page.
If you are not a Copic user – the same technique can work for you – you’ll just have to experiment a bit with the colour that you like best. I like the lighter tones, and I am particularly partial to this blue green colour because I find that it is really subtle and brightens up the image and the other colours I have chosen. You almost do not notice that it is there – which is exactly the effect I am going for!
Well, that’s it for me today! I hope you found this little tip helpful. Thanks for stopping by!
We’re so excited! It’s our OCTOBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We’re going to inspire your creations with our new stamps and MORE!
Today, I decided to team up a few of my favourite things - two of the darling new stamps from artist Thais Narciso (I’M SNOW HAPPY), with another one of my favourite things – chocolate! These chocolate bar sliders are so easy and so much fun to make, and tell me that these wouldn’t make the cutest stocking stuffers ever!
If you’ve never made a chocolate bar slider (or candy bar slider as my friend from the south call them), they are super easy – in fact, I am pretty sure that I have a tutorial here on SCS that you can use to help you out! Then, all you need to do is head on over to Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps and put these cuties in your shopping carte, and you’ll be all set to go!
Oh, and don’t you dare forget about the adorable KRAFTY KARDMAKING KITS!!! All the papers (and fun adhesive cork paper) for these sliders are from this month’s kit – I simply modified the card bases to create the slider cover and then embellished with all the other goodies in the kit! So don’t be afraid to think outside the box (kit???). Just because we call it a “kard” kit, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as an excuse to go and buy chocolate (like I did!).
The Krafty Girls have cards featuring all the new stamps up for you to look at today, so grab a cup of something yummy, and get hopping! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW!
Thanks for stopping by!
I have a “two-for-one” goody of a post for you today! Not only do I get to show you the darling new FREE digi from ChiChi Memories (yup – I said free), but I also get to share a tutorial with you!
This darling little digi is perfect for this Thanksgiving season. We actually just celebrated Thanksgiving this last weeked here in Canada, and while I was cooking a turkey for my family, I looked just like her (okay, that might be a little bit of a stretch – as my preparations included a few choice words when I realized I couldn’t fit the stuffing into the oven because the turkey was too big – other than that though… ;)). I coloured her up using Copics (my tool of choice for colouring), and used some cute new paper from DCWV called Modern Meadow. And the base of the card is actually a center-step card, and let me show you how you can create one too!
Cut a piece of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. This will give you a standard 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ once folded.
Measure 1 ” in from one of your 8 1/2″ edges.
Starting 1 1/4″ away from the 5 1/2″ edge use a craft knife (or paper cutter) to cut from this 1 1/4″ mark to the 7 1/2″ mark. Flip over your paper and repeat along the other 8 1/2″ edge.
You are now going to do some scoring in the 1″ border you created.
Using a scoring board, create score lines at the 1 1/4″ mark, the 2″ mark and the 5″ mark. Make sure this core line only goes from one of the 8 1/2″ mark to the 1″ cut line you create. Flip over your paper and repeat along the other edge.
Working in the space between your cut lines, create a score mark at the 4 1/4″ mark. Make sure you stop at the cut lines!
Fold your card so the 2″ score line is a valley fold and all others are mountain folds. Using your bone folder to crisp up the folds. Decorate as you would like!
It’s really that easy! Once you have those score lines in place you have a fun little fancy fold that fits in a regular envelope.
So, go pick up that cute ChiChi Memories freebie (and perhaps one or tow others as well ;)) and come join us for the challenge this month! We always love to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by!