Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: 5 Ways to Create with Seed Beads!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing 5 unique ways to incorporate seed beads into your card projects! Seed beads are so often used for shakers, which I have featured in today’s tutorial. But I’ll also be sharing unique ideas for using them in other ways to further enhance and embellish your cards! Are you ready to get creative??

The first idea I’ll be sharing in the video is a traditional shaker card! By adding seed beads amongst the sequins, you pump up the noise of your shaker for some groovy sound effects! Seed beads also make great filler for a shaker! As they are oftentimes translucent, it lets you enjoy the sequins and the background behind your shaker while still giving you a nicely rounded out design.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Inside this Impression Obsession Sea Life Frame shaker, I added Studio Katia Summer Sky seed beads and our Simon exclusive Mermaid sequins. There are a few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles amongst the fish, and the sentiment was cut from our Simon Good Vibes die set!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

The next seed bead technique we will play with in the video is creating a shaker OVER a stamped image! Seed beads are ideal for this technique, as they are small and don’t hide the image, no matter how big or small your shaker is! I used our Simon exclusive Beautiful Day stamp and coordinating die set in this card. Keep in mind that when you try this technique, it works best if you use a coordinating die to cut out the window for your shaker.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Inside the butterfly cut-outs, I added Iridescent seed beads from Studio Katia. The color of these sequins really enhances the pretty colors of the butterflies!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

After we create the shakers, we’re really going to spice things up! I adore the Build a Cone stencil from Brutus Monroe. Check out how fun it is to stack layer after layer of ice cream scoops onto the cone! I used a few Oxide Ink colors to do the blending.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

But the best part of ice cream is ALWAYS the sprinkles, right? With a bit of imagination, you can use a colorful assortment of beads, such as the Iridescent Rainbow mix from Studio Katia as those delicious sprinkles!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

I’ve stepped up the sprinkle effect even further by making a “fudge sauce” with Light and Fluffy modeling paste and Vintage Photo reinker! While the paste was still wet, I gently pressed some more rainbow beads in the paste and let it all dry. Doesn’t this cone look good enough to eat?? The sentiments I used on this card are from our Everything Together and Love You Like stamp sets.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Have you ever tried covering a die cut shape with seed beads? The effect is GORGEOUS! I especially love the look of those Iridescent seed beads on top of colored cardstock. With our Simon exclusive, Adeline Butterfly die, I cut many colorful butterflies and coated each with a layer of Glossy Accents; while the adhesive was still wet, I dropped beads into the glue, along with a touch of Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

The Glossy Accents holds the glitter and beads beautifully, and nothing falls off! I layered these butterflies onto a colorful card, along with Flickering Butterflies and sentiments from our Yes You Can stamp set. Check out the dimension and shine!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Finally, the last technique we’ll cover in the video is adding seed beads into an in-lay die cut design. This is such a unique way to fill in a shape, such as the petals of our Simon exclusive Hibiscus Frame die! I cut the flower from different shades of Tonic Studios glitter card, and in each of petal shapes, I added a layer of Silver Shimmer Pretty Pink Posh seed beads

Seed Beads 5 Ways

I used Glossy Accents again to hold the beads inside the petals. But oo-la-la! I adore the texture and shine it has once everything dried! I also used a Memory Box Double Stitch Square and our Simon Love You dies to finish off this colorful beauty!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Be sure to watch the video to see all these techniques in action! I hope they inspire you to create some cards with seed beads too!

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Bleached Background with Gina K Designs

Bleached Background with Gina K Designs

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! We are so honored to have the fantastic Gina Krupsky on our blog as a guest today! She’s sharing a really cool bleaching technique that works very well in conjunction with fun background stamps like those from Gina K Designs! In this feature, Gina showcases the Rose LaceGauze, and Diagonal Stripe background by making a fun gingham pattern out of it! Love the florals in the cards? Check out Rose Bouquet for a more traditional look and You Make Me Smile for a more modern look. Be sure to check out the video for more information and enjoy!

Bleached Background with Gina K Designs

Bleached Background with Gina K Designs

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Mandy’s Flowers: Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Reveal and Inspiration

August 2018 Card Kit Mandy's Flowers

We hope you enjoy a special and sentimental card kit this month! Our August Kit, Mandy’s Flowers, is filled with softness and beauty, along with a bounty of gorgeous flowers! The kit is lovingly inspired by our dear Simon friend who has a passion for gardening. Your breath will be taken away by her Instagram @ObstinateFarmer. Check it out!

This kit will make your heart sing! It features a lovely color palette drawn from BoBunny Early Bird collection that includes twelve single-sided 6×6 paper sheets. You’ll love the classic designs featuring roses, birds, butterflies, teapots, and teacups. The patterned papers are complemented perfectly with hand-picked, coordinating cardstock from Simon, as well as a one-half sheet of Tonic Studios, Powder Blue Lace luxury embossed paper.

It’s an extra special bonus for you this month as the kit includes TWO beautiful Simon exclusive stamps—a jumbo 6×8 clear set and a cling rubber rose background stamp. The clear stamp set called Mandy’s Flowers and the cling stamp is named Modern Rose Blooms. The three large, script sentiments are perfect for many of your favorite reasons to send cards and are complemented by nine smaller sentiments to say exactly what is on your heart.

Rounding out this classic and feminine kit is one package of super cute, Doodlebug Tiny Hearts enamel shapes, an adorable mini bottle of Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops for added shine, plus one yard of May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap to add rustic texture to your cards.

Our August Card Kit, Mandy’s Flowers will whisk you away to a fresh fun flower garden.

I have filmed a walkthrough of the kit along with additional inspiration. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

The Mandy’s Flowers 6×8 stamp set and Modern Rose Blooms 6×6″ Cling stamp are available for individual purchase in our store.

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Don’t forget! We have LOTS of gorgeous card kit inspiration to access and add to in our Card Kit Galleries!

You can purchase the kit at $34.99, or you can subscribe to our kit of the month program for just $29.99 (plus S&H) per month to have our kits delivered right to your door each month!

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days. We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out. For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you. Card kits bill and ship between the 16th and 29th days of every month.