25 December 2018

Festive Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holidays and a happy new year! A big thank you to everyone for tagging along on this amazing crafty journey - there's oodles more fun to come! I wish you all the best for 2019!

- Angie x


24 December 2018

New Release Out Now!




Hey, crafty friends!

Did you know that our third release is out? It features the new Yeti Set Go, Spread the Love and Fuzzy Felines stamps and coordinating dies, PLUS a brand new item being introduced to the shop - stencils!

Head to the website over the holidays and check them out!

23 December 2018

Getting Creative With Hello Sweetums!

Hey, crafty friends!

Wow! What a year it's been! Cardmaking friends have gotten so creative with Hello Sweetums stamps and dies!

The first card is by Amy Kolling (www.stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com) using our Sparkle Bright set.



The second is by Kari Webster (KWCardDesign) using our Crafty Companions set, when Hello Sweetums was a sponsor at the Whatever Craft House Retreat in September!



The third card is by Ali Farmer (Alilovescardmaking), using our printable Halloween freebie!






And lastly, our Fuzzy Felines set was used in the fourth card by Cassie Tezak (Creatively Cass).



Looking forward to seeing more cards next year! Don't forget to share your crafty projects!

- Angie x

21 December 2018

Simple Yeti Shaker Card

Hi, crafty friends!

Well, it's the holiday season and time to wrap up 2018. I have one more card and video to show you for the year, and it's a fun, glittery shaker!

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 the card, I die cut a circle about 8.3cm/3.26" out of some watercolour cardstock, and covered it with Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks.

I then stamped a little yeti from the Yeti Set Go stamp set, plus a little heart on his tummy. I then coloured it with markers and die cut it. Next, I used the circle die from earlier, and nested in another one that was about 7cm/2.75". I made sure that there was even spacing in between the dies, to cut out two round frames out of plain white cardstock, and then used a glue pen to adhere one onto the Distress inked circle.


Onto the frame, tiny adhesive foam squares were placed very closely together, so there weren't any gaps. I then removed the static with a powder tool and sprinkled in some Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. Then, I cut out a circle from some acetate with the 8.3cm/3.26" die.  After removing the backing sheets from the foams, the acetate circle was placed down, and then the second frame was glued on top. Lastly, the yeti was adhered on the shaker with sticky dots.



A sentiment saying 'sending fuzzy hugs' was heat embossed in silver, and the shaker was stuck down in the centre. For some sparkle, I used a glitter pen to add some shimmer on the little yeti's heart.

Here's a list of all the supplies used:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Yeti Set Go
• Hello Sweetums die set, Yeti Set Go
• Circle dies
• Craft mat

• Washi tape
• Plain white cardstock
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Watercolour card
•Memento Tuxedo Black
• Ink blending tool + sponge
• Distress Ink Mini, Mermaid Lagoon
• Distress Ink Mini, Cracked Pistachio
• Shinhan brush marker, Colourless Blender - 0
• Shinhan brush marker, Cool Grey - CG1
• Shinhan brush marker, Pale Light Pink - RP196
• Shinhan brush marker, Light Pink - RP138
• Shinhan brush marker, Pale Yellow - Y38
• Wow Ultra Slow Drying Clear Embossing Pad
• Wow Metallic Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder

• EK Success Powder Tool

• Sizzix Bigshot
• Adhesive tape
• Foam adhesive
• Spectrum Noir sparkle pen

That's it for today! Thank you all for such a wonderful 2018! Have a wonderful holidays and a happy new year! There's so much to share in 2019, I can't wait!

- Angie x

20 December 2018

From Meow To You Card with Ashlee McGregor

Hey, crafty friends!

Ashlee
has made a card featuring our Fuzzy Felines stamp set!



Ashlee created the card by combining the Focal Point stencil by Create a Smile Stamps, with some Strawberry Sundae embossing powder by Wow. Using a die from Simon Says Stamp, the love hearts were cut out. Mounted behind it, was a piece of photo paper with Nuvo Shimmer Powder on it. Then the 'from meow to you' sentiment, cats and fish from the Hello Sweetums Fuzzy Felines set were stamped. The cute images were then coloured with Copic markers, die cut, and the little fish was popped in one of the cats hands. Lastly, a touch of sequins finished off the design.


Thank you, for creating such a beautiful card!

5 December 2018

Win a $50 Gift Card with Hello Sweetums!


Hey, crafty friends!

Since the holiday season is upon us, we are having an Instagram giveaway! FIVE $50 gift cards are up for grabs, for use at the Hello Sweetums store!

To be in the running to win, on your Instagram account, simply:

• 💖 this post
• Follow @hellosweetums
• Leave a comment, then share the love by tagging friends in separate comments that might want to win! Bonus points if it gets reposted!

The lucky winners will be randomly chosen on the 20th December, and have $50 credited to their Hello Sweetums account to purchase some new crafty goodies!

Good luck and happy crafting!

- Angie x

*Gift cards are non-redeemable for cash
*Gift cards cannot be transferred to other Hello Sweetums online accounts

2 December 2018

Best Fur-iends Stencil Embossed CAS Card

Hey, crafty friends!

It's been such a long time since I've been able to get crafty, and I was itching to make a CAS (clean and simple) card featuring some stencil embossing! This technique is fantastic if you don't have embossing folders, or have a stencil design that you want to transfer onto a 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.


To start the card, I created a little 'sandwich' by placing down a cutting plate, our Stargazer stencil, a tan rubber embossing mat, and finally the other cutting plate. I also set my extended multipurpose platform to Tab 1, set my sandwich on top, and rolled it through my Big Shot machine, twice. Because the embossing mat puts pressure onto the card panel, I was left with a very subtle, raised pattern from the stencil.


I then stamped images from the brand new Fuzzy Felines stamp set, which is out in the shop now, with some Versafine Onyx Black, and watercoloured the images with Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone Distress Inks with a waterbrush. They were then die cut, and adhesive foams were placed on the back of them.

I wanted a super pastel card to match the light colours of the watercolouring, so, on the stencil embossed panel, I die cut a medium sized star and ink blended a watercolour panel with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, to go behind it. I fixed the pink panel behind the embossed panel with adhesive tape, then stuck my die cut images on top.


I heat embossed the 'best fur-tends' sentiment from the set with silver embossing powder, and cut it into a strip, just long enough to fit the width of the card. The star panel was adhered onto the cardbase, and finally, to add some sparkle, I used some Glossy Accents to adhere down three clear sequins.

Here's a list of all the supplies used:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Fuzzy Felines
• Hello Sweetums die set, Fuzzy Felines
• Hello Sweetums stencil, Stargazer

• Star die
• Craft mat

• Washi tape
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Watercolour card
• Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
• Ink blending tool + sponge
• Distress Ink Mini, Antique Linen
• Distress Ink Mini, Tea Dye
• Distress Ink Mini, Spun Sugar
• Distress Ink Mini, Pumice Stone
• Wow Ultra Slow Drying Clear Embossing Pad
• Wow Metallic Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder

• EK Success Powder Tool

• Sizzix Bigshot
• Adhesive tape
• Foam adhesive
• Tan rubber embossing mat
• Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Sparkling Clear

That's it for today! Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

- Angie x

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