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Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Encouragement Cards for Kids

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Hi friends! Thanks for tuning into week 3 of the Studio Monday with Nina-Marie feature! This week Nina is back with three adorable encouragement cards. I think they could also be great cards to give to teachers! Read on, and enjoy!

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Hi everyone it’s Nina-Marie here today…welcome back to Studio Monday! For today’s video tutorial, I’m going to be sharing some inspiration on pairing the new Better Together and Scandinavian Prints stamp sets from Neat & Tangled to create fun encouragement cards for kids!

The adorable children images from Better Together are so sweet, and I love how each kid is holding their own little furry friend. I did all the coloring of these images using Copic markers, which I will be walking you through on the video. For reference, you can see the colors broken down below:

Girl with dog: RV10, RV23, R27, R46, R59, E33, E37, E47, R20, C3, C5, C7, 100, E0000, E51,E21

Girl with owl: E0000, E00, E21, E23, E17, E18, E37, E47, E84, RV00, R20, RV52, Y00, Y11,Y06, BG0000, BG01

Boy with fox: E00, E21, E57, E47, E49, Y38, YR15, YR68, R46, R59, R89, YR20, YR82, YR12

I also did some watercoloring using Prima’s Watercolor Confections (the Classics set) and a Penny Black Inc. stencil to create a whimsical background for these little kids. I love the uneven texture of the dots, as it matches perfectly with the style of the children.

I’ll be walking you through how I created this background -as well as the entire set of cards- in the video! Be sure to give it a “thumbs up” if you enjoy and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more weekly inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a happy week of creating! :)
xoxo, Nina-Marie

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Watercoloring with Colored Pencils

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Hi readers! Happy Leap Day! I hope your week is starting off GREAT! We are honored to have the fabulous Peet Roeven on our blog as a guest today! She has whipped up a floral masterpiece that doesn’t lose any luster on the inside! Read on and enjoy!

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1. Adhere black cardstock to a square cardbase.

2. On top of the black cardstock, layer the stitched and die cut frames as well as white cardstock panel embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder. When adhering the frames, use dimensional adhesive/foam dots.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut the flowers, stems, and leaves. Embellish the centers of the flowers with Glossy Accents and small beads. Adhere to card using dimensional adhesive. Tuck some portions of the flowers inside of the frames and allow some to extend outside of the frames.

4. Die cut small tag using Penny Black 51-191 Gift Card Pocket. Stamp “hugs” sentiment, Penny Black 30-324 Love & Hugs, using black ink. Add to card using thread.

Inside the card

1. Stamp sentiment, Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection, onto white cardstock using black ink. Mount onto small piece of black cardstock and adhere to inside of card.

2. Embellish the sentiment panel with Penny Black 51-196 Geometric Borders, die cut from white cardstock.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut a portion of the image and adhere to interior of card. Embellish flower centers with Glossy Accents and small beads.

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STAMPtember® Feature: Penny Black

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Hi readers! Welcome to DAY 7 of STAMPtember®! We hope you’re having LOTS of fun so far!! We’d like to welcome you to our first brand feature of the month! Today we are featuring Penny Black! This brand has been around for many years and with good reason! The designs boast not only a variety of style but high quality design of clear, cling, and even mounted rubber stamps! They also have expanded over the years to also include stickers, dies, and more!

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We want everyone to pick a favorite Penny Black item and try it, so in the spirit of that, we are offering a limited time 20% discount off all Penny Black products when you use code PENNY2S. Please know that this code is not valid with other codes, nor can it be used for previous purchases.

In addition to their blog and online shop, follow along with Penny Black on  Twitter and Facebook.

Explore the creative world of Penny Black and see for yourself why our rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Stamp Crafting are everyone’s favorites.

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I reached out to Penny Black designer Alexandra Sirugue-Mac Leod to make a card showcasing this fabulous brand in celebration of this feature and boy oh, boy did she deliver! Don’t these festive little critters look ready to party? This stamp is appropriately titled “Let’s Party“. Be sure to check out Alexandra’s blog Art Scrap & More for lots of inspiration!

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Anything Goes On The Wednesday Challenge

As this is the last week of the month we are back with the all time favorite theme ‘Anything Goes’ on the  Wednesday Challenge Blog. It’s time to throw caution to the wind and let your creativity run riot ;-)

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week, you don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have some now is the time to get them out and show us what you’ve got!

Once you have made your creation just go ahead and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!  We can’t wait to see what you make!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp! (If you enter in this weeks Wednesday Challenge, you’ll have a chance to win!)

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Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog  to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! Be sure to give these talented ladies some comments!

Created by Debby Yates:

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Created by Mandy Stacey:

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Created by Melissa Bove:

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So now it’s your turn. Happy Crafting!

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Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

 

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It’s the Little Things

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Hi readers! Happy Saturday to you! Please give Peet Roeven a BIG Simon welcome to our blog as a guest designer. She made this beautiful dimensional card with Penny Black products. Isn’t it beautiful? The sentiment rings so true! Read on as Peet explains how she made this card! Enjoy!

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Stamp flowers onto white cardstock, color with Faber Castell Pencils, then add Glossy Accents.  Stamp butterflies using VersaMark ink onto designer paper, sprinkle with white embossing powder, and heat to set.  Fussy cut flowers and butterflies.

Stamp the sentiment using black ink onto designer paper cut with a circle die.  To assemble the card, trim designer paper into square shape, add hand stitching around outer edge, and adhere to notecard.

Layer purple die cut circle, scallop circle and circle with stamped sentiment onto card.  Add flowers and butterflies using liquid glue and dimensional adhesive.  Embellish with gems.

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Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!