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Monday Mix Up: Let’s Get Funny!

Today’s Monday Mix Up Challenge is coming to you on Tuesday. My niece is getting married and we were off enjoying the pre-event festivities with family.

Our project is going to use products from Whimsy Stamps, Riley & Co., Honey Bee Stamps, Simon Says Stamp, and All and Create with a little Catherine Pooler thrown in.

To Begin choose some images with lots of expression, like these great stamp sets from Whimsy Stamps. Stamp & color your images on a white card panel.

Next collect some funny sayings that will coordinate with the expressions of your stamps.

Create some Speech bubbles, just be sure your funny sayings will fit in your speech bubble. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create mine. You could also use stamps or die cuts to create speech bubbles. Stamp your funny sayings in the speech bubbles. (Check that they are right side up).

Final step is to add a decorative border to the edge of each card to give the cards a similar look and feel. I chose a brightly colored piece of patterned paper from Honey Bee Stamps.

Humor really is the best medicine and it is fun to create these fast easy cards that your friends and family will love! Until next time, Create for the fun of it!


Heartfelt Fridays

Heartfelt Friday: Birthday Butterfly Card

June 2, 2023

I guess you can tell I love this Butterfly Die! I had a request for more designs using this Die and a request for a Birthday card using it as well, so we are going to change up the colors and create this happy card. If you would like to create along with me, you can prepare in advance using the Stamp/Color Guide and the Cutting Guide shown below the video.

Birthday Butterfly Card Video:

Stamp/Color Guide

Stamp the the small, medium, and large Posies stamps in Golden Rod ink. (you do not need any of the extra large posies) Stamp 2 of the Posies Leaves in Leaf Green. Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Dark Blue ink.

Use the Posie Mold (all items face down) to shape the petals and leaves. Add Power Outage Prills to the centers.

Die Cutting Guide

Die cut the above from White cardstock, dark blue HF pattern, and dark green HF pattern paper. (Any similar papers will do)

Die cut the above pieces from the Large Floral Butterfly Die Set. Base piece from a Light Blue HF pattern and the Decorative piece from Deluxe Silver.

Add your choice of gems and sentiment using the Banner from Arrows and Banners Die Set.

Product List

Large Floral Butterfly is no longer available
Rounded Window Frame Die
Simple Centerpiece Die
Perfect Posies Stamp is no longer available
Perfect Posies Die is no longer available
Perfect Posies Mold
Celebrate Love Sentiments
Bulk Paper is no longer available

Monday Mix Up Challenge

Monday Mix Up: A Rainbow of Caring Bears

May 29, 2023

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So many exciting crafty companies to choose from! Today, I chose Kindred Stamps, My Favorite Things: Die-Namics, Lawn Fawn, Catherine Pooler, and Gina K.

I’m going to use some stamping and masking techniques to make all 6 of these Caring Bears with just the two Bear stamps from the Kindred Stamps set “Bears with Feelings”. Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

Stamp and Color Guide

Make a mask of the noses and bellies from each Bear stamp.

I masked the noses and bellies of each bear to color them with the various oxide inks shown above. Then I used OLO markers to color each belly image.

Die Guide

Die cut each color in rainbow order and add a strip of grass using the grass slimline die.

Die cut 3 clouds using Lawn Fawn stitched cloud dies and Fussy cut all the bears.

Thank you so much for joining me on my Caring Bear journey today. Please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to Carrie Leigh Creations so you won’t miss a single video. Craft for the Fun of it!

Product List

Kindred Stamps: Bears with Feelings
Catherine Pooler: Sunray Slimline Die
My Favorite Things: Slimline Grassy Hills Die-namic
Lawn Fawn: Simple Puffy Clouds
Gina K: Masking Magic
OLO Markers

Heartfelt Fridays

Heartfelt Friday: Sunflower Trio

May 26, 2023

When I purchase from Heartfelt Creations, I almost always go for the “I want it All” option. So I own most of those supporting stamps and dies that go along with the dimensional flowers. However, I find I use the dimensional flower stamps and dies way more often. So I have challenged myself to be sure I am using all of these fabulous images that I already own.

Stamp & Coloring Guide

I stamped all the flower images in Coffee and the two gray images in Shadow Gray. Stamp 1 of each image except the individual small and large flower, stamp those 3 time each. I used Sunflower, Golden Rod, Vivid Chartreuse, Leaf Green. and French Ultramarine to color the images.

Paper Cutting Guide

Sheet 2B from the Sunflower Paper pad is the only decorative paper you will need for this project. In addition use 1/2 page Lux Gold, and 1/2 Page Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.

Remove the Decorative sunflower border piece from the backside (Sheet 2A)
Cut a 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 piece from the upper right hand corner.
Cut 2 4 x 5 1/4 pieces from the left hand side of the paper.

Video for Sunflower Trio

Thanks for joining me today. Monday Mix Up will be a look back on one of my favorite toys from when I was a kid. Perhaps it will bring back memories for you too. Until then, Craft for the fun of it!

Heartfelt Fridays

Robins at Your Window

Heartfelt Friday: May 19, 2023

Join me to create this unique “Table Tent” card featuring the Floral Song and Ornate Window Stamps and Dies. Below you will find a Video Tutorial and a Supply List to create along with me.

Click below to watch the Video Tutorial:

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Monday Mix Up Challenge

Monday Mix Up Challenge

May 15, 2023
Video Link Below

This week we will be revisiting Pinkfresh Studio (cause they are awesome! right) and adding in a little Spellbinders, Pink and Main, and the never to be forgotten, Concord & 9th. What fantastic companies and products to play with! (In addition I used The Stamp Market’s Dye Ink Pads)

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Monday Mix Up Challenge

May 8, 2023

Today marks the beginning of my new schedule for 2023. On Monday’s I will be posting what I like to call “The Monday Mix Up”. I will pull several products from my craft stash from several different Companies and make a card. In addition, I will provide a Sketch of what I come up with, so you can pull products from your stash and create your own card with your own unique spin on it.

Today I started with some of my favorite companies.

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Video: Candlelit Christmas 8×8 Insta-Album

Hello Crafters

It is finally here, the long awaited Candlelit Christmas 8×8 Inst-album tutorial video.

I decided to re-record putting in the magnets. If you have already done this from the previous video, just fast forward to where I start adding paper. It is a long video, but that just couldn’t be helped, it’s a big album!

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Hope you enjoy making this album and remember to always Craft for the fun of it!

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Candlelit Christmas 8×8 Album

Stamp and Die Cut Tutorial

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You will need 4 types of paper for this portion of the project: Smooth White, Kraft, and Navy Blue. (all 80LB to 110LB weight) I also used 1 sheet of Heartfelt Flower Shaping Paper.

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