Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sending Hugs with Baskets IPC 68

Hello Everybody!
 Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
This time around we have a color challenge for you.

I don't know about you guys but this time changes got me all messed up.
The upside to this is that spring has sprung.
 All the flowers in my yard are starting to bloom and there is color everywhere!
With Easter around the corner I thought I would take the opportunity
 to dig deep into my bag of crafty trick and do something a little different.
Using the challenge colors, I came up with these cute mini Easter baskets.

Sending Hugs with Baskets| A project by Diane Morales | Sending Hugs Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

The idea for these baskets came sometime ago when I when I taught a class on
 how to use your Score-pal. You guys remember that tool, most people still have one.
This is surprisingly simple, and here it is.
Start with a 6-inch round circle.

How you create that circle is up to you if you want to use your Silhouette, cricket, 
or just your dig into the stash and grab that Circle cutter. 
The important thing to remember is it must be 6-inch round, or your final basket will be lopsided.
Once your circle is cut, take out your favorite scoreboard of your choice and you’re going to score at the 2-inch line and the 4-inch line. Turn to the right and score at the 2-inch line and the 4-inch line again.
Next, score all those round corners from the center Square out.

Finally, fold all those corners and then an attached those on the inside with your favorite heavy glue.
The handle of the basket is simply a 1-inch strip of paper that is glued to the inside.

 To decorate my baskets, I grabbed my Sending Hugs Stamp Set, 
and use elements from the stamp set to make each basket individual and unique.
I had a great time picking and choosing which one of my
 favorite Newton aniamal was going to go with what basket color.

The “Happy Easter” sentiment is from the Hello Spring Stamp Set
I know what you're thinking, there’s a die somewhere from a company that does this? This is true.
Sometimes, I like to just create things from scratch. I LOVE all the crafty tools that I have in my arsenal, and I LOVE to pull them out and used them whenever I can.
This is such an easy project that even little hands can help you with it.
Also, is a great classroom project for you teachers out there.
That is my inspiration for today. I hope that this inspires you to grab your favorite
Newton Nook Stamp Set, your favorite tool from your stash and create something.
Don’t forget to show us what you create using the link above in the challenge picture.
As always, links to the stamp sets and dies are below.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
See you at the halfway point.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Beam Me UP !

Hello Everyone
Today I have a card for the current
  Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

Did someone say die cutting!  You have come to the right place.
I was fortunate enough to attend an event at the Lawn Fawn Headquarters.
 YES! it is a very magical place.
When I was there, I was surrounded by some incredibly talented people and tons of inspiration.
I knew about the current challenge, and when I saw the
 the Beam Me Up Stamp Set this idea for a card popped into my head.
Beam Me UP! a card by Diane Morales | Beam Me Up Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn

I LOVE texture and color.
When I make a card, I want people to pick it up hold it and check out all the details.
This card has plenty of those.
Starting with the background. The background was made with a combination of Ranger Texture Paste and Picket Fence Distress Paint that was mixed together and splashed on black cardstock.

Caution…this technique is real cool, but it does take some time to dry.
 Make sure you budget that in to your project time
When it you touched it has a raised texture feeling.
To the top of this I added my cute aliens and spaceships
 from the Beam Me Up Stamp Set.
Having the dies for this set are essential because you
 get a nice clean-cut, and you’re able to pop things up here and there.
Make the card look interesting.
On some of my aliens I added Nuvo drops (more texture)

 And …that is my card for today
I hope that your try the technique because it is a lot of fun!
Link to the stamps below.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Some Bunny IPC 67


We are halfway through the current

Inky Paws Challenge
Newton’s Nook Design.

In case you didn't know we have one of my favorite challenges a SKETCH CHALLENGE
 I love sketch challenges because you can reimagine the sketch into unique cards.
For my inspiration for this challenge, I decided to just that!

Some Bunny | a card by Diane Morales | Bitty Bunnies Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

Instead of putting a tag, I decided to turn the tag into 
a tag shape and make this a Shaker card.
I started by making the card top, which since I planed the Shaker part of the card
 was going to be very colorful I want with a basic white.
I stamped the flowers from the “Itty Bitty Bunny Stamp Set on to white card stock,
cut that into strips and adhered that to another white card stock.
Now, here's the scary part, using my “Tag Two Times Die Set”.
 I die cut out the tag shape from what I just created.
Needless to say, if you get this wrong you're starting all over.
 I got lucky with mine and it turned out OK.
 I turned this over and added copious amounts of foam tape to get ready for the shaker.
After looking at what I had so far, I decided it was kind of boring.
That’s when I reached for my “Land Borders Die Set” and I die cut out some grass.
I attached the grass on the inside of my shaker portion of the card.
To finish this part up, I went to my trustworthy stash and 
picked out a cute some cute spring paper.
I wanted the paper to be shown in the background, so I added only clear or opaque
embellishments to the inside of my shaker.
 I cut the spring paper to size and attached it to the back of the shaker.

Gave it a good shake, to make sure I had no sequined leaks, and I was on the front of the card.
 I Stamp Out the Bunny and butterflies from the “Itty Bitty Bunny Stamp Set” .
 I colored my images and die cut them out and attach them to the front of the card.
In my quest for Shaker card greatness,
 I realized I had not stamp my sentiment on the front of the card.
I very carefully stamped my sentiment on the front of the card. 
(Holding my breath, the whole time)
With that mistake out of the way, I attached that card front onto a card base.
And the card was done!
NOW it is your turn do you show us what you can create.
Use the link in the challenge picture above to show us how you get your PAWS INKY.
Thanks so much for taking some time and stopping by.
Links to the stamps and dies below
Have an amazing week

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hello Spring! IPC 67

Hello and welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge
This time around we have one of my favorite challenges!
 It's a sketch challenge!

Since we've been having some unusual bit of cold in our area.
 I waned to do something fun and playful and just bright and cheery.

Hello Spring a card by Diane Morales | Hello Spring Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The idea for this card came from organizing my 6x6 paper.
I came upon the HELLO paper, that you see in the background.
The colors on this paper gave me the idea for this card.
I started out by trimming that paper and placing it on a cardstock base.

To create the background of the card. I wanted to do something different,
 so I started going through my Newton's Nook Dies
 and I came across the Land Borders Die Set
 I chose the Wavy Hill Background and just die cut pieces of that
 die out to make the back details of the sketch.

NOTE: the color seen here changed when I staged the card

For the tag portion on the sketch
I just received the Cloud Sky Stencil. I use Versamark to ink the clouds
 onto white cardstock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder,
and then inked in with Broken China Distress Ink.
Then, I stamp out my bunny from the Hello Spring Stamp Set colored the bunny
 and flowers in and added some glossy accents to the flowers.

Finally, I assembled everything onto the card base card base.

I love the way that this card came out and it’s kind of awesome
the whole idea came from a piece of paper from my stash.

I hope this inspired you to get you PAWS INKY.
Use the link in the challenge picture above to show us what you create.
Links to the stamps and dies below.
See you at the halfway point.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Baby Shower IPC 66

Halfway through the current Inky Paws Challenge.
It's all about the BABY!

This time around I decided to tag it up!

Baby Shower a tag by Diane Morales - Spring Showers Stamp Set - Newton Nook Designs

I started out the happy chick from the “Hello Spring” Stamp Set.

I stamp the chick onto white card stock. Masked that off the image.

Then stamped the duck and umbrella from the 
“Spring Shower” Stamp Set over the chick.

I also stamped my raindrops in the background.
Once all that was done, I reached for Distress Inks 
and coloring in my image.

 I wanted to keep the colors neutral, neither girl nor boy,
 so, I decided to go with teal Shades and purple.
Once all the coloring was dry, and glossy accents were applied,
I die cut out my image in tag shape.
I went to my stash and grab some cute striped teal background paper.
Next, I Created a bow using purple and white Baker's twine.
Attached everything together.
 Then this tag was finished.
Now it is your turn to get your PAWS INKY!

Use the Link in the challenge picture above to link up your creation.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
See you at the next challenge

Buggs and Kisses SSSW

Today I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Make my own background, no problem!

I pulled out my Lawn Fawn stamps and started going through them.
This is usually what I do when I need some inspiration.
 I Came Upon the “Bugs and Kisses Stamp Set" and 
the lineup of the bugs popped a card idea right into my head.

Because I'm one of “those” people who only likes random patterns.
I started with the center of the card and stamp my bugs  below and on the side.
I'm kind of a rebel, I stamp everything freehand.
For this card, I should have used a ruler and measure everything out.

This is a lot harder than it looked.
 I had to stamp my pattern three times before I got it right!

Next, I chose some colors for my bugs, 
 the brighter the better, and got all the bugs colored in.
 I stamped my sentiment on a piece of scrap paper and got that ready.
Finally, I placed my bugs background onto cardstock, added my sentiment layer
and decided to add it in the heart. Just for flair.

Challenge has been met.

Hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by 
Link to the challenge above.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wild About You IPC 66

Hello Everybody!

 Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
For this challenge it's all about the BABY!

I got to admit when I first saw this challenge it threw me for a loop.
My kids are all grown up and out of the house.
 I haven't been in the baby scene for quite some time. 
I was thinking to myself about what this card was going to be about.
 Should I make a card for a baby shower or just 
a tiny card and a big mommy card to go with it.
In the end I went for something different.

Wild About You a card by Diane Morales - Wild Child Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

 The base of this card comes from a design that I created when
I worked for a scrapbooking store a while ago.

You start with a 5 by 5 piece of paper.
 Fold it in half into a triangle shape.

Next you want to check their proportions 
of the die using to the size of the paper.

In this case one side of the paper is quite larger than the other.
  Trim that side of the paper down so that the proportion
 of the paper goes well with the proportion of the die cut.

When all that was done, I die cut out 
my background pieces and assembled everything.

Next, I stamped out the giraffes 
from the “Wild Child” Stamp Set and colored them in.

I stamped my sentiment on my assembled die cuts
Then Fussy cut out my giraffes and added those on.
Once everything was put together, the card looked kind of plain.

I’ve I reached for my “Toucan Party” Stamp Set and chose one of leaves.
 Stamped and die cut the leaves out and placed the leaves in the background.

And... I was all done.

Now it is your turn!
Use the link in the challenge picture to show us how
you get your PAWS INKY.

Links to the stamps and dies below.

Thanks for stopping by and see you at the halfway point.