Saturday, April 27, 2024

 Good morning and welcome to our  

Saturday Challenge Mid Month Inspiration Post
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! 



We are back today with an inspirational post showcasing more ideas to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing!
We can't wait to see what you create!
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This month our Saturday Challenge themes for you are:

Something Old/Something New 

and/or Something Blue!

You can choose one or both - whatever inspires you!

Our Ink Of The Month, which will be on sale all month long is the gorgeous GLORIOUS GRAPEFRUIT Ink Pad, Ink Cube and Reinker! Grab it now to add to your collection!


I'm using "Something New" and "Something Blue" combining the Fruity Favourites stamp set along with No Chill and Dart Frog Lunar Paste. This is a fun technique where you spread a thick layer of paste in an embossing folder and let it dry. Once dry peel it out of the folder and you've got a fun textured element for your card front!



Every month we post a brand new challenge with two themes to choose from, and a mid month inspiration post with even more creative ideas! You are welcome to enter as many times as you like. This month's challenge will remain open until the end of the month!


These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

Our Challenges are now combined with the 
Skrappy Challenge (first Tuesday of the Month)
and the Christmas Challenge In the Krafty Friends FB group! So feel free to enter any or all of these - the monthly prize is a $20 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products, you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.  *These are all challenges we have done in the past but now when you upload them, please put them all in the one challenge album!

Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Release Hop & Shop!

 WOWZERS!

Have you enjoyed all the incredible Krafty Peeks this week?  SO many fabulous creations from the Krafty Team featuring ALL of our new products and they are
NOW AVAILABLE
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


I so enjoyed colouring this sweet image from the Hello Little One set with my Copic markers and then cut with my Brother Scan & Cut.



I popped it up with foam tape over a card front blended with Simon Hurley Neon Lunar Pastes!

We are SO excited to recap everything and celebrate with you today in a Krafty HOP!

So grab a beveragino and a snack and let's head out on today's tour to enjoy and be inspired!!

First up we have a super sweet stamp set from artist Sabrina van Vloten called FRUITY FAVOURITES!


Next up is a delicious and punny stamp set perfect for this time of year from artist Michelle Houghton called FRUITY FUN!


And to coordinate with both these sets, a yummy layering stencil called FRESH FRUIT!


Then for our baby theme we've got the perfect stamp set from artist Neda Sadreddin called LOOK OUT WORLD!

Aren't these babies so CUTE!?!



Our final stamp set is a set of huggable fluffy, stuffies from artist Sabrina!
It's called HELLO LITTLE ONE

And to finish things off the perfect set of layering stencils to coordinate called NEW BABY!


Of course you can purchase everything individually....but if you NEED IT ALL you can grab this month's 
GIMME KIMMIES KIT which will get you ALL six products but at a discount!!


We've got 2 specials for you this Weekend ONLY!


And don't forget about our April Stamp of the Month when you spend $75 before shipping and taxes! 
You'll automatically get this adorable stamp set added to your package! 


WAIT!  One last thing....I became a grandma today soooo....it's a celebratory weekend!  So in honour of our new grandson, EVERY single order is going to receive our DARLING DASHES stencil as a FREE GIFT!!!
You don't have to do anything special, it will automatically be added to your package when you order before Sunday night!!


Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!

Happy Krafting!


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Friday, April 19, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Krafty Peeks Day FOUR! Hello Little One!

  Good morning and welcome to our FINAL day of April Krafty Peeks!

Today we are previewing our last stamp set that will be releasing TOMORROW!


This one is from artist Sabrina and is called
HELLO LITTLE ONE!


Eeeeek!  So cute!!  It features all those fluffy little stuffies that kids and adults alike LOVE! (Who is in love with Jellycats or Squishmallows? heehee)


These sweet little "stuffies" are so fun to craft with and such a fun card for to welcome a new little one!

I Copic coloured, die cut with by Brother Scan n' Cut and layered layered them on a Neon Lunar Paste die cut card front. I added some highlights with a Gelly Roll .08 White Gel Pen.

ABSolutely adorable!!  And as you head out on today's Krafty Hop you'll get to enjoy lots of gorgeous creations from our Krafty Team featuring HELLO LITTLE ONE and NEW BABY stencil in combination with some of our other incredible products such as our Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!

Be sure to join us on Saturday, April 20th at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group for our LIVE Release Party when all the new goodies will be available! (That's tomorrow!)


Happy hoppin'!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Krafty Peeks! Day TWO - Fruity Fun!

 Welcome back!
Did you enjoy yesterday's Peeks?
Well, we are back with MORE fun stuff!

Today we are spotlighting a new stamp set from artist Michelle Houghton called FRUITY FUN!



Who doesn't love fruit?
  And fruit plus puns.....equals tons of FUN!


This is such a great stamp set! I wanted to use all the images on one card and use a new die in my stash as well!



The die is Gina K Designs Master Layouts 14 which I cut first from kraft card stock, then stamped the images through the coordinating stencil and pencil coloured with Prismacolor pencils.
I stamped the sentiment on kraft card stock as well and adhered with foam tape.

As you head out on today's Krafty Hop you'll get to enjoy lots of gorgeous creations from our Krafty Team featuring FRUITY FUN and the FRESH FRUIT stencil in combination with some of our other incredible products such as our Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!

Be sure to come back to the blog each day this week to see new products from our April Release and then join us on Saturday, April 20th at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group for our LIVE Release Party when all the new goodies will be available!


Happy hoppin' and see YOU tomorrow for more awesome goodies!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Krafty Peeks Day ONE! Fruity Favourites!

  Who's ready for some brand new Krafty Goodies?

It's time to bring you NEW stamp sets and layering stencils
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

In case you haven't heard, we are moving to release every other month but the same number of wonderful products!

So we will be sharing FOUR new stamp sets and TWO new sets of layering stencils over the course of this week!


Today we are excited to kick things off with a super SWEET stamp set from artist Sabrina van Vloten called FRUITY FAVOURITES!!  You may remember her design called Fall Favourites from last autumn!  You loved it so much that we expanded on this yummy theme!


ALSO we have a coordinating set of layering stencils which is super FRESH!

It's called FRESH FRUIT!



I pulled out my Copic markers to colour this fun image from the set!



I added highlights with a white gel pen and adhered the image with foam tape over an embossed die cut I cut with the Spellbinders Postage Edge Oval Dies. The card front is a piece of patterned paper from the Fairy Hugs Craft Papers Thunderglow 6x6 paper pad.

I tucked the sentiment strip I stamped with black ink just under the caterpillar's antennae, using foam squares on either end spanning the glass.

As you head out on today's Krafty Hop you'll get to enjoy lots of gorgeous creations from our Krafty Team featuring FRUITY FAVOURITES and FRESH FRUIT in combination with some of our other incredible products such as our Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!

Be sure to come back to the blog each day this week to see new products from our April Release and then join us on Saturday, April 20th at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group for our LIVE Release Party when all the new goodies will be available!


Happy hoppin'!

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Let's Get Crafty and Celebrate 10 Years of Altenew Crafting Fun! Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaway!


 

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome here and I am super excited to share my projects from this fabulous April release! 

Before I get to the projects I want to say HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY and thank Altenew for inviting me to this release as the November Inspiration Challenge winner. If you haven't played along with the inspiration challenges I highly encourage you to do so and you will have the opportunity to join a new release reveal!

The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog and you can find the entire April 2024 release right HERE !

Below is a glimpse of some of the projects I created for this release, scroll down to see them all full size!

This is a long post so relax and enjoy or feel free to view the round-up video instead!


GIVEAWAY!

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/17/2024 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/19/2024.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

BOUQUET OF POPPIES BUNDLE

 Bouquet of Poppies Bundle is an 8x10 stamp set, coordinating die and colouring stencil!


This stamp is ideal for A7 (5x7) size cards as it fills up the card front completely! I stamped and heat embossed Altenew watercolour card stock with Altenew Embossing Ink and Antique Gold embossing powder. The blooms are water-coloured with Rubellite, Rouge, Midnight Violet, Ultraviolet, Autumn Blaze, Warm Sunshine, Moss and Just Green water-colour brush markers. The background is coloured with Desert Night water-colour brush marker and the "stars" in the night sky are spatters of Sterling Silver Metallic Watercolour.

Speaking of metallic watercolour...


I've stamped and heat embossed a portion of the poppies image on black card stock in Antique Gold embossing powder. I then colored with the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan and once dry, arranged the Rounded Rectangles Die set dies, holding in place with low tack tape and running through my die cut machine. I cut a few extra die cuts from black card stock to to create dimension with and pieced the image back together alternating stacking die cuts and gluing flat on the card front.


This is a great stamp set to use different colouring mediums with and practice your colouring. In addition to the large bouquet image, it also two individual poppy stamps your can stamp and die cut multiple image to craft your own bouquet.


After stamping the images I used the stencil to add Peachy Keen Fresh Dye Ink and Rouge Crisp Dye Ink to two of the blooms, then adding details with Cotton Candy, Peach Parfait and Blush Artist Markers. The red blooms were first inked with Blush Crisp Dye Ink and then the details were added with Blush, Coral Berry and (a little) Limestone Artist Markers. The centre red poppy also used some Crimson Artist Marker and the stems and leaves are coloured with Lettuce Celebrate and Forest Fern ink.

Sentiment is from the stamp set and heat embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder on a die cut from the One-Go Die.


I layered the poppies with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over a navy blue card front dry embossed with the Baroque Elegance Press Plate and completed with a spattering of Sterling Silver Metallic Watercolour.


I always love experimenting with inking the colouring stencils on their own and the lovely, soft feel of these cards is the result! It's great to be able to use your supplies in different ways for maximum value!

I inked the blooms with Peachy Keen Fresh Dye Ink and a touch of Rouge Crisp Dye Ink. Leaves and centers are inked with Lettuce Celebrate Fresh Dye Ink and Forest Fern Crisp Dye ink. I trimmed the panel, stamped the sentiment in Obisdian Pigment Ink and matted on black card stock. The panel is then adhered to an A2 card base and embellished with the BRAND NEW Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles. You can see in the photo these range from an almost clear to a deep smoky colour. These add a lovely sparkle and shine to the card.

Below are a couple more stencil only cards and in the first image you can see a little bit of the brand new Micro Blending Brushes also brand new!






For this last stenciled card I inked the individual poppies and butterfly using the stencil, then die cut and added to a card panel, using Instant Dimension Foam Tape for the butterfly and embellishing with some Antique Gold Sequins.




BAROQUE ELEGANCE PRESS PLATE

You saw this next product in that navy embossed background earlier, say hello to the Baroque Elegance Press Plate


For this card I've used the press plate for it's intended purpose and inked with Be Grapeful, Ride the Wave, Lettuce Celebrate, Lemonade Stand, Tangerine Dream and Cherry Sweet Fresh Dye Inks on Betterpress Cotton Card stock.
I die cut a Timeless Sentiment 2 Die Set sentiment from the centre of the panel along with 3 more cut from plain white card stock. I adhered the panel to a black card stock mat, layered the sentiment die cuts together and topped with the inked die cut. I adhered the stack back into the die cut area and lastly added a few gems from Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles.


If you also own a hot foil system you can get excellent hot foil results with your press plate!


I foiled some coloured card stock from my stash with gold foil and my Go Press and Foil system. After foiling, I fussy cut along the foiled pattern creating a diagonal edge. I then used my Big Shot and tan embossing mat to emboss a piece of white card with the press plate.


I adhered the foiled, fussy cut pieces on opposite corners with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the sentiment from the Timeless Sentiments 2 die set cut from the same coloured card stock and Gold Mirror Cardstock between the foiled pieces. A trio of gems from Deep Blue Sapphire Sparkles complete the card.

Now the foiled card above means that your left with foil with the negative of the above pattern. You can also foil that piece if you have a solid foil plate but if you don't, grab some double sided adhesive and glitter! (It's tough to photograph foiling, my apologies for the sub-par photos.)


Trim a piece of double sided adhesive and white card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and apply the adhesive to the card stock, peel off the release paper to expose your adhesive. Carefully lay your foil on top of the adhesive and burnish on to the adhesive. Peel off the release layer and you are left with the gold foiled pattern and the white "exposed" areas are sticky to apply the glitter to.

I pulled out some fine blue glitter from my stash but a fine white glitter would be stunning as well, sprinkled it over the entire panel, tapped off the excess and burnished with my finger.


This time I die cut the word from Gold Foil Cardstock and the shadow from coloured card, again I embellished Deep Blue Sapphire Gem Sparkles.


PINK STAR TULIP DIE



I die cut all the pieces from white card stock and then inked each with the Micro Blending Brushes and Dusk, Ocean Waves and a little Baby Pink Crisp Dye Inks on the petals and Jade and Eucalyptus Fresh Dye Inks on the leaves. I misted all the die cuts with Altenew Iridescent Spray Ink.
The key hole system makes it super easy and quick to line everything up and I used liquid glue to hold everything together.
I dry embossed a white card front with the Baroque Elegance Press Plate then added Coral Berry, Grapevine, Sapphire and Jet Black Mixed Media Ink direct-to-paper (rub the ink pads directly over the paper). I added the ink to the "debossed side"- pattern is pressed into the paper.




I again used the Baroque Elegance Press Plate for this background but I hot foiled it with black foil. You can get the exact same look using it with black ink and your Betterpress system.

I added the colour to the tulip die cuts with Artist Markers from the Altenew Water Garden set. I used my flower shaping tools to add some curve to the petals then layered together following the keyholes.
I die cut the frame with the Gold Foil card stock, white card stock and the oval from a die in my stash. I stacked the white die cuts and gold die cuts together and placed in the center of the panel. The bloom is adhered with foam tape just inside the frame. Sentiment is from the Timeless Sentiments 2 die set and the shadow is cut from card stock inked with the same green used on the leaves to tie it all together.

I added sparkle to the bloom and title with Stickles from my stash.



CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: RUSTIC CHARM


This kit is so easy to create a beautiful card that looks like it took hours to make but actually comes together very quickly!
I embossed the fence with the kit 3D folder and added Hazelnut Crisp Dye Ink with the kit stencil. The kit stencil adds so much colour to the birds, it was fun choosing colours to use. I used Eucalyptus, Lemon Ice, Dew Drops, Crimson, Buttercream, Sand Dunes and Alpine Aster ink colours for this bird along with the Micro Blending Brushes which are perfect for inking small areas!
After die cutting the images, stamping and heat embossing the sentiment with Obsidian Pigment ink and clear embossing powder, I layered them all with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over the fence and the sky inked with the Altenew Cloud Scene Stencil and Dew Drops ink.


This kit also features this beautiful floral image which I've coloured with inks and the colouring stencil and then die cut. I cut extra die cuts from white card stock and stacked them behind the image to avoid cutting teeny pieces of foam tape for the smaller areas as my background is dimensional too. 

I've cut branches with the kit branch dies from white card stock and arranged them on a white card front and trimmed off any overhanging pieces. After spattering with the Jet Black Water Color Brush Marker, I glued the stacked die cut image to the center, added the stamped sentiment with foam tape and finished off with Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles, these are the lightest coloured ones in the pack.


This is one of my two favourites I made with this kit and it is so easy to create! I created my own hillside with masking paper and inked the grass with Lettuce Celebrate and then the sunset with Lemonade Stand, Peachy Keen, Tickled Pink, Ride the Wave and a little bit of Be Grapeful Fresh Dye Ink. I added a touch of Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink around the edges.

After embossing black card stock with the fence 3D folder, I fussy cut between the planks, then adhered to the inked card front. The branch and bird are stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on black card stock and then die cut with the coordinating die. Bird is adhered with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the other die cuts are glued down with liquid adhesive. Sentiment is from the kit and stamped with Obisidian Pigment Ink. Dark coloured gems from Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles complete my version of a silhouette card with this set.


If you've hung in there up to this point, my SINCERE THANKS as this is a long one! We've come to the last project, my second of two favourites created with this kit. 

I've created a vintage vibe with a Metallic 14 pan watercoloured panel, Motif Tile 3D embossing folder, Floral Lace Die and Antique Gold Embossing Powder.



I combined the kit colouring stencil, Water Hyacinth, Alpine Aster & Dusty Rose Fresh Dye Inks and Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Vanilla Cream and Sand Dune Crisp Dye Inks. I've added details with the Altenew Woodless Colouring Pencils. 

I've used a die from the Rounded Rectangles Die set to cut out bird and then inked the edges with clear embossing ink and heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

Sentiment is from the kit, stamped and heat embossed with the same powder, fussy cut and then popped up with foam tape over the background along with the focal image.

I hope you're inspired by something in this post and if so, please share that with me by tagging @rosieneust in Instagram or Rosie Neustaedter Papercraft Designs on Facebook!

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Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April/May Release Recap!

    This weekend we are having a very special RELEASE RECAP EVENT !! In case you missed it, our most recent release featured FOUR brand new...