31 July 2018

Under the Sea Slider Card

Hey friends! I hope you've all been up to some crafty fun, I know I have! I really wanted to do some ink blending with something interactive, so I have a little under the sea slider card for you all today. :)

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.

To start off this card, I grabbed some watercolour card, and some Distress Inks. It's so fun using this combination, as the texture of the cardstock and ink just blend so well together. The colours that made it onto this card were Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio - such a dreamy mix!

While the inks were drying, I stamped some critters and plants from our Oceans of Encouragement stamp set, with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a Mini MISTI. Then, I coloured them with Shinhan Touch Twin Markers and die cut the images.

Once the 'sea' panel was dry, I wanted to create some 'sand'. With some Antique Linen Distress ink, I quickly covered another strip of watercolour cardstock. I have a handy slider die set, which has a nice little wave shape to one of them, and used it to cut out a wavy sand bed, wider than the blue panel. I stuck it down with tape runner, and trimmed off the excess.

Next, it was time to create the slider part! I used a small slider die to cut a little slot in the blue part of the panel, and flipped it over. That way, I could place down a 5 cent coin in the centre of the slot, and create a little 'track' around it with adhesive foam. Once the coin was secure, I placed down an adhesive foam on the front of the coin, so it poked out of the slot. I ended up adding two layers of the foam, to give the card some more dimension, and make sure the coin had enough room to slide.


With a leftover piece of cardstock that matched the blue/green ombré, I adhered it down to cover the back of the slot, otherwise you'd be able to see the cardbase behind it.

Because I knew the card would be a bit bulky, I decided to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card with Versafine Onyx Black, which said 'swell job'. Next, it was time to assemble everything! I adhered down the critters and plants with sticky dots, then the entire panel with loads of adhesive foam.

To finish the card, I added a little bit of Glossy Accents, for bubbles, to make it look like the shark and turtle were 'talking' once you slide him over. :D

Here's the supply list for the card!

• Hello Sweetums stamp, Oceans of Encouragement: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Hello Sweetums die, Oceans of Encouragement: **TO BE RELEASED**

• X-Press It Blending Card
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Pale Yellow - Y38
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Yellow - Y34
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Mauve Shadow - P146
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Pale Blue - PB77
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Cool Grey - CG0.5
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Cool Grey - CG1
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Spectrum Green - GY172
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Peanut - BR113
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Sand - BR107
• Tonic 6x12" guillotine trimmer
• Neenah Solar White card
• Memento Tuxedo Black ink
• Versafine Onyx Black ink
• My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI
• Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Mermaid Lagoon
• Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Cracked Pistachio
• Sizzix Big Shot
• Ranger Glossy Accents

Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the next post! :)

- Angie x

27 July 2018

Distress Stencil Background Card

Hey, crafty friends! It's Angie, back on the blog. I have another card and video to show you - this time, featuring some stencil blending!

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 links to all the products used.

To start out, I taped down a Heidi Swapp triangle stencil onto a piece of white cardstock, and sponged on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink with a mini blending tool. Then, using a round die, I cut out a circle from it. How cute did the little triangles turned out!? Then, I stuck some adhesive foams to the back of the circle, and placed it in the centre of the card.

I felt that the background might be a bit too busy, so to tone it down a little, I used a smaller circle die to cut out some vellum. Not sure I'd use it, I set it aside.

Next, I used a Mini MISTI to stamp some little scissors from the Crafty Companions stamp set, and coloured it in with my favourite Shinhan Touch Twin brush markers. After the ink dried, I used the coordinating die to cut it out.


For some height, I placed on some adhesive foams and stuck the scissors to the vellum. Because the vellum circle is clear, I adhered it onto the stencilled circle with a clear sticky dot.

Then, it was time for some heat embossing! I love this part. I cut a strip of hot pink cardstock, and thought it'd pop against the light pink and purple. On the cardstock, I brushed on some anti-static powder with a powder tool, and stamped a sentiment with a slow drying clear pad. Then, I sprinkled on some embossing powder, and melted it with a heat tool.

Finally, I stuck down the sentiment with some foam adhesives, and tape runner, and glued down some clear sparkling sequins!

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp, Crafty Companions: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Hello Sweetums die, Crafty Companions: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Heidi Swapp 6" Triangle Stencils: https://goo.gl/Qfomph
• American Crafts Self Healing Craft Mat: goo.gl/WRuora
• Tonic 6x12" guillotine trimmer: goo.gl/TiLymV
• Neenah Solar White card: goo.gl/CZ4dcM
• Memento Tuxedo Black ink: goo.gl/zsnh7c
• My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI: goo.gl/6oauVw
• Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Spun Sugar: https://goo.gl/XUxgkW
• Sizzix Big Shot: goo.gl/At4wrE
• EK Success Powder Tool: goo.gl/yDfRNa
• EK Success precision tip tweezers: goo.gl/Kv2FMw
• Wow embossing powder, Opaque Bright White, superfine 160ml: goo.gl/nQgn6A
• Wow Clear Embossing Pad: goo.gl/a9WiSQ
• Ranger Glossy Accents: goo.gl/jXYda6
• Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Sparkling Clear: goo.gl/TqiHi5

Thank you so much for reading!

- Angie x

16 July 2018

Sparkly Baby Shower Card

Hey, crafty friends! I'm back with another card and video, making a card for a special little someone who will be saying hello to the world very, very soon. This card features some serious sparkle and cuteness! :)

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 links to all the products used.

You might not know, but I'm really into budgeting and snapping up bargains when it comes to crafting, as most products can be super expensive. My favourite places to go to are Kmart, Daiso and the dollar shop. Their products are super cheap and have great designs! For this card, I found some cute patterned paper and these beautiful foil chipboard letters which I just had to have - at $3, how could you not!? :P

To make the card, I knew I wanted to use soft, pastel colours and thought that some clouds would express the perfect 'newborn' feel. For the cardbase, I adhered a thick strip of patterned paper with tape runner, and set that aside.

Next, using a Mini MISTI, I clear stamped the word 'beautiful' from one of our new stamp sets, Sparkle Bright, onto a separate panel and heat embossed the sentiment using some metallic silver embossing powder. I wanted the wording of the card to be silver, to pair with the brightness of the card.

With the help of a  T-ruler, I stuck down the iridescent letters, which gave some dimension to the card, and extra shine. I just love how in certain lighting, you can see little rainbows!

In the Sparkle Bright stamp set, there is a little solid cloud, which I used to tie in with the ones on the patterned paper. When it comes to solid stamping, I try to avoid staining, so I like to use a clear ink first, and then the coloured. After a wipe clean, the stamps look good as new. :) After stamping two clouds and a tiny smiley face from Anything is Popsicle, I cut them out with the coordinating die.

I then stuck them down onto the panel with tape runner and adhesive foam, and stuck them panel onto the cardbase. For some added sparkle, I adhered a thin strip of glitter card between the panel and the patterned paper. And finally, to finish the card, I rounded the two bottom corners with a punch!

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Sparkle Bright: TBA
• Hello Sweetums die set, Sparkle Bright: TBA
• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Anything is Popsicle: https://goo.gl/sYCmkv
• Neenah cardstock: https://goo.gl/CZ4dcM
• My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti: https://goo.gl/6oauVw
• Versafine Onyx Blank Ink Pad: https://goo.gl/EjZGqM
• EK Success Powder Tool: https://goo.gl/yDfRNa
• Wow Clear Embossing Ink Pad: https://goo.gl/a9WiSQ
• Wow Metallic Silver Embossing Powder: https://goo.gl/NJgqrw
• Glitter cardstock: https://goo.gl/9VBZ2G
• Tonic Studios Maxi 12" Guillotine: https://goo.gl/sfR62S

That's it for today's card! Thank you so much for reading! :)

-Angie x

8 July 2018

Ink Smoosh Card

Hi, crafty friends! I'm back with another card and video, this time featuring some ink smooshing and some of the super cute sea creatures from our second release of stamps and dies!

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 links to all the products used.

I started out by grabbing my non stick craft mat and pressed some Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks onto it. For this card, I really felt like creating a kind of 'under the sea' watercolour effect, so I sprayed some watercolour cardstock and the ink with some water.

Then, with a piece of acetate, I began to pick up the colours on the mat, and swirl and smoosh them into the watercolour paper. I gave it a quick dry with my heat tool, repeated the process.

Next, I used a wave die to cut out the top and bottom of a horizontal panel, so it looked like waves on either side. Using some adhesive tape, I then stuck it down onto my cardbase, and trimmed off the excess.

I then stamped a jellyfish and a starfish from Oceans of Encouragement with Memento ink, and coloured them in very simply with my favourite Shinhan Touch Twin markers. While they were drying, I prepared my cardbase for some heat embossing with my powder tool and clear ink pad. I sprinkled on some Metallic Silver by WOW, and heated it til it was super shiny! (I also squealed – I just love watching embossing powder melt – it's sooo mesmerising! Don't you?)

When the images were dry, I stuck them onto the waves with some adhesive foam. And finally, to finish off the card, I used Glossy Accents to place down some sequins, and make little 3D bubbles.

Here's the supply list for this card!

• Oceans of Encouragement stamp set: TBA
• Oceans of Encouragement die set: TBA
• Canson XL watercolour paper: http://goo.gl/cXAW1i
• American Crafts splat mat: http://goo.gl/a4y27F
• Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Cracked Pistachio: http://goo.gl/u5rCwc
• Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Peacock Feathers: http://goo.gl/h1ukU9
• Sizzix Big Shot: http://goo.gl/At4wrE• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink: https://goo.gl/zsnh7c
• Mini MISTI: https://goo.gl/6oauVw
• X-Press It Blending Card: https://goo.gl/91VEc3
• Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Marker - Mauve Shadow (P146): https://goo.gl/U2aAGM
• Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Marker - Dark Blue Light (PB75): https://goo.gl/RSU4pd
• Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Marker - Yellow (Y34): https://goo.gl/dJDACH
• Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Marker - Marigold (YR24): https://goo.gl/pcsdQD
• Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Marker - Orange (YR23): https://goo.gl/aE1sZv
• Neenah Solar White cardstock 80lb: https://goo.gl/CZ4dcM
• Tonic 6 x 12 Guillotine Trimmer: https://goo.gl/TiLymV
• EK Success Powder Tool: http://goo.gl/yDfRNa
• EK Success precision tip tweezers: http://goo.gl/Kv2FMw
• Wow embossing powder, Opaque Bright White: http://goo.gl/nQgn6A
• Wow Clear Embossing Pad: http://goo.gl/a9WiSQ
• Ranger Glossy Accents: http://goo.gl/jXYda6• Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Sparkling Clear: http://goo.gl/TqiHi5
• Little Things By Lucy's Cards Sequins, Sweet Lilac: https://goo.gl/Vaqm6W
• Little Things By Lucy's Cards Sequins, Blush: https://goo.gl/xmiFFG

Aaaand that's it for today's card! Thank you so much for reading! :)

- Angie x

2 July 2018

Craft Area Tour + Small space tips

Hey there, crafty peeps!

For the past couple of months, I've been trying to find the best solutions to store my crafty supplies and it's finally time to share my organisation tips with you! I've also filmed a bonus little room tour!

Here, I'm providing an in-depth explanation to accompany the video. Here are a few things to know:

• My craft area is super small! I share a portion of the living room and have a little corner to myself.

• Since my storage is limited, I craft with a small amount of supplies that I know are reliable and that I love. I think it's super fun to see what I can make with them, and it's easy to get inspired with less clutter.

Let's get on with the details! 😊


• Since my craft area is wider than it is deep, I decided to get furniture that would fit the width of the space.

• My desk, side drawers and square side unit are all from IKEA. The desk and side drawers are from the Micke collection, while the side unit is from the Kallax.

• The drawers and doors of the Kallax weren't included, and had to be bought separately. I think they are a great addition, as they make the space cleaner and less cluttered.

• The desk also has some handy hidden storage, with super wide drawers to put all my go-to supplies like markers, distress inks and large tools like my paper trimmer, acrylic blocks and Mini MISTI.

My chair was from Aldi, unfortunately it was a special buy, so it's currently not available.


I store my stamps in clear plastic pockets/polybags. Their coordinating dies are on the back, stuck to a magnetic sheet.

• I use large Ferrero Rocher containers (yep, you read right!) as storage. I make sure to get the 30 pack (375g) with rounded corners. They're quite expensive on their own, however, keep a look out for them when they're on sale, they're great for most craft supplies, plus, the chocolates are delicious (bonus!).


•  I have a few stand alone dies, which are in 6x6 polybags that I got from the dollar shop. Like the coordinating dies, they are stuck onto magnetic sheets, and placed into a Ferrero Rocher box.

• Since stencils are so lightweight, I use a single polybag to hold a stand alone die/magnetic sheet, and place a 6x6 stencil in the same bag to maximise storage. I can look for dies, and turn the container around to look for stencils.


I used to use the large Distress Ink pads, but decided to switch to the smaller cubes for easier use and to make room for other supplies.

• I found 2 handy flip-lid containers with compartments at the dollar shop, and they're perfect for holding 12 Mini Distress Inks each. Plus there's space for a waterbrush, mini spray bottle, paintbrushes, blending tools and spare foams.

• I place the coordinating blending foam underneath the mini cube, to save even more space.

• If you can't find them at your local dollar shop, I also found that Daiso has them too, in their art/craft section!


My Ink pads are stored upright and fit just perfectly into long peel-off sticker containers. These are so handy, they snuggly fit 14 ink pads, and they were found at the dollar shop!


I have a lot of mixed media, which all fit into one of the drawers of a Kallax (phew!). I made compartments for each supply, out of ..you guessed it! More Ferrero Rocher containers! This time, I mostly utilise the smaller 12 pack size.



Again, I use large Ferrero Rocher boxes to store my Shinhan Touch Twin markers (these boxes are the greatest thing for crafty supplies). I like to keep them separated into rainbow order/colour family, so place a sheet of acetate in between colours.


I store my large cardstock and papers in clear, labelled letter files. These are great for when you want to take out a piece of card - they hold everything nicely. These are then placed into magazine files.

• 6x6 paper pads are stored in the Kallax, between 2 magazine files. I like to store them on their sides, for easy viewing/selection.


I like to buy the small Heidi Swapp rolls of foil, which (surprise, surprise) can fit into a Ferrero Rocher box. This size is so great for saving on space. A large box can hold 6 rolls.


• I store all my most used embossing powders in 350ml plastic containers from Daiso. Each container has a little spoon in it, for easy sprinkling.

• For my most most used powder, Opaque Bright White, I buy the largest size, and empty the contents out into the Daiso container.

• For the coloured embossing powders, I keep them in their original containers, and place them into a large Ferrero Rocher box.


I'll say it again, but Ferrero Rocher boxes are my best friend, they're so handy for storing things! (I always smile like a goof when I see what new things I can fit into one.) I use one to store my sequins and embellishments in. I use empty wow embossing powder containers, and label them.

• Some sequins and embellishments are placed into plastic seal baggies.

• I also use a small dish and some spoons to make mixes.


Kmart has great desktop solutions, and I found one organiser that has lots of compartments which you can move/swap around. It originally came in a set of 4 of varying sizes, but I only use these 2 at the moment, for my most used supplies.


• Once my cardbases are all cut, scored and folded, they are placed into a little mini wooden crate that I got from Kmart. It sits on the right side of my desk for easy access for when I make a card.

Aaaand, that's it for my crafty tips in this post. I hope you can found some organisational inspiration, and share ways that you store your supplies! Thanks for reading!

- Angie x
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