Friday, December 17, 2021

Modern Feature Wall Welcome to the Neighborhood Card | Honey Bee Stamps

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Hello, and Happy Friday Crafty Friends!

Today's post is part of an Instagram Hop to celebrate the Sealed with Love release from Honey Bee Stamps. Make sure to join me over on IG for lots of inspiration from the Design Team and to qualify for two $25 Gift Cards.

This card features the Happy Plants Stamps and Dies, and the Rooting For You Sentiments Stamps and Dies that I paired with the Mod A2 Cover Plate.

Doesn't this totally look like a gorgeous feature wall you would see in a modern-designed home? It looks so aesthetic that it's totally giving me the Reno itch! 

To create the see-through card front, I die-cut the Mod A2 Cover Plate four times from black heavyweight cardstock. I then stacked and glued the layers together. Before gluing on the fourth layer I attached the back panel of the card, where I created a tiny hinged by scoring the card base across the top. If you look closely you can see the hinge peek through. I could have cut it a hair shorter, but was being lazy, lol!

The Happy Plants were colored using Copic Markers and then die cut using the coordinating dies.

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To finish this card I just popped the plants in place using glue and the foam tape to the front polka-dotted plant and then added some white gel pen highlights.


Hope this Modern Feature Wall Welcome to the Neighborhood Card inspired you for the next time you need a New Home Congrats Card. 

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda πŸ’šπŸŒ΅

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Sealed With Love Day 4 Sneak Peeks | Honey Bee Stamps

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Happy humpday friends and welcome to the final day of Sneak Peeks for Honey Bee Stamps Sealed With Love Release! Make sure you check out the Honey Bee Stamps Blog for more Day 4 inspiration from the Design Team. Please note that new links will not be active until the Release goes live tonight December 15th, 2021 @9pm CST.


My first Plant Scene card today features the new Happy Plants Stamps and Dies, the Rooting for You Sentiment Stamps and Dies as well as the new Geometric Lines Stencil.

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These plants were colored using Copic Markers, and I used Hero Arts Embossing Paste to create the background.

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This next Plant Scene card features the new Mod A2 Cover Plate as well as pattern paper from the new Hugs And Kisses Paper Pad.

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I always have to finish my cards with a little bit of bling, a card of mine isn't complete unless there is a sparkle somewhere. Is anyone else like that or am I the only crazy one?! LOLπŸ˜†

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The Rooting for You along with the Happy Plant Sets make the perfect cards for someone who is moving, has bought a new house, needs encouragement or sympathy, or just a thank you for their hospitality. 

Thank you for joining me these past few days for the Sealed with Love Sneak Peeks. Don't forget the release goes live at @9pm CST! 

Until next time... Happy Shopping!
Ilda πŸ›’πŸ›

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Sealed With Love Day 3 Sneak Peeks | Honey Bee Stamps

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Welcome back to Day 3 of the Honey Bee Stamps Sealed With Love Release! Make sure you visit the Honey Bee Blog for more Day 3 inspiration from the Design Team. Please note that new links will not be active until the Release goes live on December 15th, 2021 @9pm CST.


This circular-shaped Wedding Card features the Delicate Doily Card Base Die and the newest Lovely Layers: Roses Dies. I also used the Be Mine Bitty Buzzword Stamps and Dies for the sentiment.

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The first thing I did was die cut and assemble the Rose. To the edges of the petals and the leaves, I ink blended some Walnut Distress Ink to add some depth and dimension.

I then assembled the shaker front using two of the Delicate Doily Card Base Dies. To create the window for the shaker I die cut one of Double Stitched Circle Dies in the center of the Doily. I used Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix for my shaker bits. Honey Bee also has Acetate now which is awesome and used it for my shaker window. Before gluing all the pieces together for the shaker panel, I stamped out the Mr. and Mrs. Stamp from the Bitty Buzzwords: Be Mine using Intense Black Ink. To the front of the shaker window, I then added the ampersand that I die cut, stacked, and glued 3 layers together.

For the back panel of the card, I glued two Doily layers together as I wanted the impressions on both the front and the back of the card. I then scored created a fold line across the top of the doily to make the hinge so that I could glue it to the front shaker panel. 

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I finished by adding the Rose to the front of the card and added some of the same confetti sprinkles. This card fits nicely into a 5 1/2" Square Envelope, even with all its dimension.

Hope you are inspired by this Circular Shaped Wedding Card. Thank you for stopping by and I will see you back here tomorrow for day 4 sneak peeks... Until then, Happy Crafting!

Ilda 🌹

Monday, December 13, 2021

Sealed With Love Day 2 Sneak Peeks | Honey Bee Stamps

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Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of the Sealed With Love Release for Honey Bee Stamps. Don't forget to check out the Honey Bee Stamps Blog for more Day 2 inspiration from the Design Team. Please note that new links will not be active until the Release goes live on December 15th, 2021 @9pm CST.


My card today features the gorgeous new Hello Sweetheart Stencils, the stencils also come with a coordinating stamp and die set but I wanted to show you the option of just using the stencils.  I used the older Scallop Heart and the Stacking Heart Dies to feature the new stencils. The bright pattern paper also comes from the new Hugs And Kisses Paper Pad.

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I also paired this set with the new Wax Seals: Love Hot Foil Plates and a sentiment from the Sealed With Love Stamp Set that I stamped using the new Bee Creative Watermark Ink and then heat set in gold embossing powder. 

To the envelope flap, I used one of the foil plates with the heart to create a coordinating envelope for this Square card. To foil use these foil plates you must have a Hot Foil System. I used the AURA Glimmer Foil on both the envelope on the stenciled heart front and the Square envelope flap.

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To the front of the envelope, I stamped out some more sentiment from the Sealed With Love Stamp.

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I embellished the card front using Gold Pearls and Sparkle Glitter to the center of some of the flowers, I also added a tiny clay heart to the center of the foiled envelope.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you back here tomorrow for day 3 sneak peeks... Happy Crafting!

Ilda πŸ’—

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Sealed With Love Day 1 Sneak Peeks | Honey Bee Stamps

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It's time again for another Honey Bee Stamps Release, and today the Design Team is showcasing Day 1 Sneak Peeks for the Sealed With Love Release. Please note that new links will not be active until the Release goes live on December 15th, 2021 @9pm CST.


My shaker cards feature a couple of the panels from the A2 Free Bee Paper Pack that you get free with a $75 purchase as well as the You Buzzword Stamps & Dies.

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You have seen me make these clear bag cards before, usually using the slimline cello bags but this time I used the A7+ Cello Bag to create a side folding card.

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To make the panel fit nicely into the cello bag I trimmed a sliver off the top and the bottom of the panel to slide easily into the sleeve and trimmed the top of the cello bag off. Usually, when you use these panels on a card you only see one side and it is so hard to decide with the one you want to use. You could also do this technique with double-sided pattern paper. Creating a card like this allows you to use both sides, so it's a cute surprise for the recipient when they open it up. I then just finished the inside with a sentiment from the You Buzzword Stamp Set. (If you haven't seen how these clear bag Shakers are made, make sure you take a look at my IG Reels or check out this blog post HERE. I share lots of different examples there).

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This next card was done the exact same way only using a different panel and shaker bits. The sentiments also come from the You Buzzword Stamp and Die Sets.

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Watch how these cards came together here on my IG Reels.

Well, that wraps it up for Day 1 sneak peeks from me. Thank you for stopping by and I will see you back here tomorrow for day 2 sneak peeks... Happy Crafting!

Ilda 😊


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Cityscape Friendship Cards | Hero Arts

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I am back again today with a few cards featuring the amazing December Add-Ons from this month's Release from Hero Arts.

This first card features the City Window Fancy Die that I turned into a shaker card. To create the sunset background I ink blended Lemon Drop, Berry Smoothie, and Splash Reactive Inks together. 

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To create the shaker window,  I added acetate to the window opening then lined the edges with foam tape. I then filled the shaker area with a sequin mix and closed it up with the blended background. To finish off this clean and simple card I stamped the sentiment "wishing we lived closer" from the Wherever You Go stamp set using Intens-ified Black Ink.

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For this next colorful creation, I combined a couple of the new die sets to create this Cityscape scene. I used dies from the City Park HeroScape Frame Cuts as well as the Tri-fold Edge City Fancy Dies. To make it look like the lights were all on in the buildings I trace the outline of the buildings onto a piece of yellow cardstock and then fussy cut them out. I then layered and glue the die-cut buildings onto the yellow cardstock layer.

Doesn't this remind you of New York City and the views you might see looking from Central Park? I can't wait to visit NYC again. Hopefully someday soon!

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I used a bunch of scrap pieces of paper to create the layers for this scene and then backed them onto a piece of Pitch Black Cardstock that I had splattered with Unicorn Pigment Ink. I also used the Unicorn Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment from the City Park HeroScape that was then heat set using White Detail Embossing Powder.

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To finish my starry sky I added a scattering of bubbles.

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Hope you were inspired by today's Cityscape Friendship Cards. These city scenes are the perfect way to tell someone whether near or far that you miss them and are thinking of them.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda 😊


Monday, December 6, 2021

DECEMBER 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit | Hero Arts

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Hello, my friends!

The December 2021 My Monthly Hero kit is live!  So I can finally share a couple of cards featuring the new kit. This month's kit is all about cities and neighborhoods. Perfect for those moving, traveling, missing you, thinking of you friendship cards, and many more themes. This month's theme also reminds me of how much I miss traveling and seeing different cities. 

For this card, I stamped the background using Unicorn Pigment Ink onto Pitch Black Cardstock and heat embossed the lines with White Detail Embossing Powder. I then fussy cut a roofline and attached this city scene to the ink blended card panel that I had blended out the sunrise using the inks included in the kit. The sentiment was stamped out using an Intens-ified Black Ink Pad with a few stamps from the included stamp set. To finish I added a few sparkly sequins.

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For this next card, I made the entire background panel using the full stamped image that I cut to A2 size. I repeated the same process to stamp the background using Unicorn Pigment Ink onto Pitch Black Cardstock and heat embossed the lines with White Detail Embossing Powder. I then chose one of the little houses and stamped the house using a red piece of cardstock, fussy cut it, and glued it to a strip of paper that I had stamped out another sentiment from the included set.  I then used foam tape to add the house and sentiment onto the card panel. 

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To finish, I added the hey! using the same Intens-ified Black Ink Pad and then used the coordinating bubble die from the included die set and popped it in place. Finally, trimmed down the entire panel and added it to the card base. 

Looking at this card now, I realized I forgot to add some bling😱! I never do that!!! Shhh, don't tell anyone... it's our secret!

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Just a reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers. You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges for those in the US. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Thursday, December 9th to take advantage of this offer. International subscribers receive a discounted shipping rate for both the kit and any add-ons. If you are not subscribed already make sure you do so you don't miss out next time!

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda πŸ’–

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