16 May 2019

Support The Companies You Love

Hi, crafty friends. It has come to our attention that there are inferior copies of our stamps and dies doing the rounds on online shopping websites.

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14 May 2019

Hopping By To Say Hello Card

Hi everyone!

Rina here with a Honey Bunnies card. I love all the sets for the March release, but these Honey Bunnies stole my heart. I wanted to use as MANY as possible! They are so unique, chubby and fabulous!

I wanted to use an Easter color palette, so I kept it with a fresh green color and pink. I used a hillside die and tucked in the carrot bunches into the hills and I just adore the tiny grass stamps. They add so much texture to the hillside and fill space.

The hills were blended with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink and the sky is in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink. I try to blend the sky into white so I use very little ink to achieve this look. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. For sentiments, it is better to use the fine detail powder for a crisp look.

Here are the Copic Marker colors I used for the images:
Pink – RV00, RV02, RV04
Gray – C00, C1, C3
Orange – YR01, YR02
Green – BG15
I hope you try this out, thank you for stopping by!

9 May 2019

Chimp-ly Marvelous Clear Embossed Card

Hello! Yainea here. Today I'm sharing my card using the Hello Sweetums Funky Monkeys stamp and die set and the Fronds Forever stencil.

First I used the Fronds Forever stencil and some clear embossing paste to create my background. While it dried, I colored my card base with a pair of Distress Inks and my blending tool. Then I stamped, colored with alcohol markers and die cut the pair of monkeys, bananas branch and a bunch of leaves.
For the sentiment, I cut two stripes out of black cardstock and stamped it with embossing ink, then I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. When the background was completely dry, I cut it with an angle to create the diagonal hole and arranged all the elements together.

Thank you for reading!

7 May 2019

Flippin' Awesome Mermaid Card

Hey everyone.... Ashlee here.

I am so super in love with all the gorgeous new products now available at Hello Sweetums.. I wanted to pop in and share a card with you that I made using the Seas the Day set along with the co-ordinating dies. It's full of gorgeous little mermaids and a merman along with lots of sea accessories and perfect sentiments!!

I created a fun background for this one using NUVO shimmer powders...and mounted it behind a die cut base using a seashell shaker die from Studio Katia that I thought would match perfectly for the mermaids!!

The fun scene was made using the accessories by stamping in different shades of ink... Once the base was all done I added the mermaid, merman, seahorse and little fish that I had coloured with Copics to the card base using some foam tape to pop them up.

Finished off with a fun sentiment and of course a few more sequins!

Thanks for checking out my card, I hope you have enjoyed it and don't forget to pop on over to the Hello Sweetums shop and check out all the new awesome release!
Hugz Ashlee

6 May 2019

Cotton Candy Tag and Wrapping Paper

Hi crafty friends, Noga here and I am so excited to share with you another project made with Hello Sweetums new release!

My tag featuring Fine and Dandy Clear Stamps Set and Stargazer stencil.

To make this wrapping paper, I blended Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink using Stargazer stencil. I really love the result. :) To make this tag, I stamped this adorable image on white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. To finish off, I tied a pink and baby blue twines.

It is as easy as that! Super fun, cute and easy to make! I hope you enjoy the card I created and feel inspired to create!

Have a wonderful day!

27 April 2019

Masked Ocean Card

Hi, crafty friends!

It's Angie here, and today I've got a CAS masked ocean card for you! Featuring the new Seas the Day stamps and coordinating dies. You can find this card in the April edition of Making Cards Magazine, alongside this second masked card.

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.

I started with masking off a standard A6 card with a couple of strips of our paper tape, and covered the area with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, using blending tools and foams.

After removing the paper tape, I stamped, coloured and die cut a few images from the Seas the Day set and adhered them together with a combination of tape runner and foam adhesives.

The 'starfish wishes' sentiment was then stamped onto the right under the ocean band, and the die cut images stuck down into place. Lastly, little 'bubbles' were added next to the mermaid with droplets of Glossy Accents, and left overnight to dry clear.

Here is the list of supplies used to make the card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums die set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums paper tape
• Craft mat
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• X-Press It blending card
• Watercolour cardstock
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
• Green ink pad
• Yellow ink pad
• Ink blending tool + blending foam
• Distress Ink Mini, Tumbled Glass
• Distress Ink Mini, Salty Ocean
• ShinHan brush marker, Pale Blue, PB77
• ShinHan brush marker, Dark Blue Light, PB75
• ShinHan brush marker, Frost Blue, B182
• ShinHan brush marker, Turquoise Blue, B68
• ShinHan brush marker, Spectrum Green, GY172
• ShinHan brush marker, Pale Yellow, Y38
• ShinHan brush marker, Yellow, Y34
• ShinHan brush marker, Baby Skin Pink, YR133
• ShinHan brush marker, Purple Grey, P88
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG0.5
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG1
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG2
• Die cutting machine
• Foam adhesive
• Tape runner
• Glossy Accents

That's today's card all finished. Thank you so much for reading! Happy crafting!

- Angie x

25 April 2019

Ocean Background Three Ways with Laura Volpes

Hi everyone! It's Laura, from A bit of my crafts, and today I am guesting here on the Hello Sweetums blog with a post showing three quick and easy ways to create ocean backgrounds! I really love Angie's cute design and I am so happy to be a guest designer today! 

For all three cards I used the Oceans of Encouragement stamp set. I stamped the images with hybrid black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and added a few details with a white gel pen. 

I then went ahead and created my ocean backgrounds.

For the first one I used Distress Inks and the Ink Smooshing technique. I started by pressing the ink pads over my work surface to release the pigment, which I diluted with some water from a spray bottle. I then picked up the inks with a piece of acetate and brought the acetate to my paper, to create this fun, splashy look.

The colors I used are Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass. I added them in layers, making sure to dry each layer with a heat tool between applications. The cardstock I used is Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, which I die cut with an A2 stitched rectangle die.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock and glued everything to the card front. For an extra dimensional touch I also added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to the air bubbles.

And that is it for card number one!

For my second card I used again the ink smooshing technique, but this time around I used Distress Oxides on glossy cardstock. This is a very fun technique and it has such a wow effect! You definitely need to try it!

I used Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I first applied them to my Ranger Glossy Cardstock like I described for the first card (it's important that you use this specific paper for this technique). Then, once everything was dry, I used a foam blender to coat the entire panel with Distress MicroGlaze. The glaze has the effect of brightening up the Oxides and emphasizing their texture, and I think that the result is really beautiful!

Also for this card I die cut the background with an A2 stitched rectangle, embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock, and added clear Nuvo Drops to the air bubbles and the water droplets above the whale.

And that was card number two, absolutely adorable!

For my third and last card I decided to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders. These are a water soluble product that, because of the mica powder contained in them, adds a fabulous shimmer to your projects! And, thanks to their granulation properties, they also add a ton of texture!

I started again from some Tim Holtz watercolor, previously cut at an A2 size with a stitched rectangle die. I then sprinkled my Nuvo Shimmer Powders on my background, mostly concentrating them on the bottom left area. I used Atlantis Burst, Blue Blitz and Solar Flare. I spritzed them with water from a Distress Sprayer and let the water do its magic.

Once everything was dry, I glued my sentiment strip and my images to the card front, and that finished off card number three.

Let's have another look at these cute cards - I LOVE the adorable critters in the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! They really bring a smile to my face!

Which card is your favorite? I can hardly pick, but that sweet pink shark might just have to be the winner!

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this cardmaking inspiration with the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! A big thank you to Angie for having me as a guest designer, and to you all for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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