Towards the end of last year one of my most favorite craft blogs & stamp companies, Scrappy Moms Stamps, called for full time and part time designers for their company. I sent them an email with my latest creation without hesitation. Something I never do, I am usually the type to hem and haw over things and then miss a dead line. This usually ends with me being upset that I just didn't apply and see what would happen.
I was so freaking excited when I received an email back saying that I had been selected as a guest designer for the month of October. I couldn't wait to see the stamps because let’s face it Scrappy Moms Stamps comes out with some of the most adorable stamp sentiments and are so much fun to work with.
Here are the two brand new sets that are being released this week. I mean could they not be any cuter! I am in love with them and have so many ideas swirling around my head I honestly struggled with picking what direction to take my project.
Here is a list of the materials I used.
Cricut Cartridges – Elegant Edges Create a Critter 2 & Simply Charmed
Solid Cardstock – Bazzill & Recollections
Tree Patterned Paper – DCWV Jolly Whimsy
Snowflake Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
Recollection Cherry Glitter
Versa Mark Ink
Color Box – Dragonfly Black – Pigment Ink
Scrappy Mom Stamps Merry Kissmas – “Santa Claus is coming to town”
ATG gun & Zig 2 Way Adhesive
My card base is an A6 size card, 4” x 6”, so that I can insert a 4x6 picture for our friends and family to frame and keep year round. I kept my base for this card in white.
My first layer is pink which also measures 4x6 to cover the whole front of the card with the patterned paper cut at 3 ¾ x 5 ¾. The snowflake mat is from Elegant Edges off page 53 and is cut at 3 1/2” with coordinating shadow.
The sleigh is from Create a Critter 2 on page 70 and I cut it at 4 ¾”. I used the sticky embossing powder on the red part of the sleigh and covered it in the red glitter to give the card some added interest. This is the first time I have ever used the sticky embossing powder and I was nervous about how user friendly it would be and I must say it couldn't have been simpler and I am in love with this new technique I learned.
Santa himself comes from Simply Charmed on page 57 at 2”. At first I was worried with how he would look in proportion with the sleigh but once I had it all laid out I have to say I was very pleased I didn't cut him any bigger.
I popped these two as well as the sentiment up on some foam adhesive and I have the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock measuring ¾”x2” and matted on the aqua color measuring 1”x2 ¼”.
I am so pleased with how this card turned out and I know it will be easy for me to recreate a few more times to send out this year. And I must say it was such a fun experience to be a guest designer for Scrappy Moms Stamps and I hope to be able to do it again someday. If you are in the market for some amazing stamps, dies or bakers twine I highly recommend that you check out this amazing company.
With these new stamps I am anxious to continue my card making for the season because the possibilities are endless! And as for the Do or Diet set I have a fabulous birthday card idea in my head that I want to create for my sister in law. Her birthday is next week so be sure to check back for that in the next few days because it is going to be FABULOUS and I think good enough to eat! ;)
Until next time my friends!
Have a fabulous day!