Sailboat Card | Glitter Diecut Inlay

Hello! Today I have a card to share that uses the Go Overboard stamp set and Sailboat craft die from My Favorite Things. I've had both of these products for quite awhile and I love the awesome, bol sentiments in the stamp set that work so perfectly with the Sailboat die.

I decided to do the diecut inlay technique with the boat (where the diecut sits inside the paper so everything is completely flat on the card front) and glam it up a bit by making the sailboat glittery! ;)

To add a little colour to the grey and black sparkle on the boat, I diecut a heart out of one of the sails and then inlayed a pink glitter heart. Then I made the whole panel pop off the card front with the same pink glitter paper in thin strips on both sides of the white cardstock piece.

I decided to use light grey cardstock for the card base but it looked a little plain. I gave it a little more detail and dimension by adding some waves using the Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil with an ink blending tool and Fog ink. I love the subtle detail it adds to the background! ;)

To complete the card I added some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling sequins and Hero Arts gems around the sentiment and the boat image.



ECLP and Studio L2E + Giveaway!

Hello! Today I have a planner related post to share! It's no secret how much I love my Erin Condren Life Planner (it's an obsession lol!!) and I wanted to share a closer look at one of my favourite products to use with it: Studio L2E stamps! ;)

This is a photo of a typical weekly spread in my planner that I shared a while ago in this post sharing how I use my planner. I'm sharing it again here because it shows a lot of my favourite Studio L2E stamps in action! I use them directly on my planner pages or I stamp on label stickers first.

These stamps are a planner lovers dream!! Especially if you enjoy the planning process and like to take time to be creative with your planner. You can add appointments, the weather forecast, speech bubbles, fun icons and so much more with these fun stamps!

Here is another photo sharing some of the stamps that get a lot of use by me:

I love creating the little housework checklists that come in the List It stamp set. I also really like the hydrate stamp from the Plan It stamp set. It's a great way to keep track of daily water intake, in a fun cute way! ;)

If you're a first time shopper at Erin Condren and want to save $10 off your first order, you can use my referral link here!

To share a closer look at the stamps and see me actually using them on the above page, you can check out the video below:

These are some of my favourite stamp sets from Studio L2E, but there are a bunch more that are really great that would be awesome for planning and for cardmaking as well!! ;)

Some of my favourite products to use with my stamps are Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts dye inks because they come in great colours and stamp really well! I also love these mini ink pads because you can carry a few different colours around easily if you like to take your planner on the go. I also really like this stamp block and my favourite baby wipes that I carry in a travel container that I've had forever.

Favourite Planner Accessories


I have a Studio L2E stamp set to giveaway to one lucky winner! Just leave a comment here by 9/26/14 letting me know what Studio L2E stamps are your favourite or what other fun accessories you are using in your planners!

Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog tomorrow for more fun with planners and Studio L2E stamps!!

Have a great weekend!! ;)


Let It Snow | Creating a Winter Scene

Hello! Today I have a card to share that features some of the newest product from Lawn Fawn's latest release. There are so many new stamps and dies that are perfect for the holidays and wintertime. ;)

For this card, I used the awesome Joy to the Woods stamps and dies to create an outdoor winter scene. I stamped and coloured the trees to look like birch trees and also stamped and coloured the fox image that comes in the set.

To add some added dimension and interest to the card, I added snow with the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil and white embossing paste. I added it to the background piece of light blue patterned paper and I also added it to the fronts of the trees so it would look like it's snowing all around.

Once all the snow was dry, I assembled the card with the trees, the fox and a bird I stamped and coloured from the Simon Says Stamp Home for the Holidays stamp set. The sentiment that I added to one of the snow hills is from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Arctic stamp set. I love the simplicity of the sentiment and font. ;)

To add a little detail the the card base, I first stamped it with the Diagonal Background from My Favorite Things and then heat embossed it with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder. It's a really subtle colour with a hint of pearlized shimmer.

And lately, any card of mine isn't complete without vellum somewhere on it (lol!) so I added a piece just behind the stamped panel to make it stand out a bit more from the background. ;)