Saturday, December 3, 2016

Something Fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Hello there!   Something extra-fun is going on over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog!   I can't tell you exactly what it is, but....there may be prizes involved!   And a whole lotta inspiration too!   Here's a peek at my project.   Be sure to head over and see what we've got up our sleeve! ;)

Christmas Card by Kimberly Rendino | Oh What Fun | holly | sleighbells | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | handmade card | cardmaking | papercraft

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Santa's Tic-Tac-Toe Magnetic Board Game



Well hello!   I have been looking at all of the awesome holiday stamps sitting on my desk, and trying to think of ways to use them other than for traditional Christmas cards.   I absolutely adore the Sunny Studio Christmas Icons stamp set and thought that I could use several of the images to create a cute magnetic tic-tac-toe board that everyone can play throughout the holiday season!
magnetic tic-tac-toe game | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Sunny Studio Stamps | Christmas | holiday | santa | snowman | handmade | handmade gift | papercraft

I had an unfinished easel magnet board kit, so I pulled it out and started my project by using Mod-Podge to adhere several holiday patterned papers to the board.   Once dry, I added the magnetic piece with double sided tape.   
magnetic tic-tac-toe game | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Sunny Studio Stamps | Christmas | holiday | santa | snowman | handmade | handmade gift | papercraft

I stamped the snowman and Santa images and colored them in with Copic markers.   I used my Scan-n-Cut machine to cut them out with a small border, and saved the file so that I could also cut them again from magnet paper.   I made sure to cut the mirror image (reverse)  - and this time I cut them without the border so they'd fit just right.  You can see what I mean about the mirror image in the picture below - see how the holly leaves in the snowman's hat are on the opposite side of the magnetic piece?
magnetic tic-tac-toe game | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Sunny Studio Stamps | Christmas | holiday | santa | snowman | handmade | handmade gift | papercraft
I stamped and heat embossed the game title with the Sweet Script alphabet set and cut it into a banner shape.   I added a piece of magnet to the back of this as well.

magnetic tic-tac-toe game | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Sunny Studio Stamps | Christmas | holiday | santa | snowman | handmade | handmade gift | papercraft

The board itself is made up of leftover pieces of  the magnet sheet - they aren't perfect, but they are completely fine for this!

magnetic tic-tac-toe game | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Sunny Studio Stamps | Christmas | holiday | santa | snowman | handmade | handmade gift | papercraft

I love that everything is removable!   I can use the easel without the game title and board to keep shopping lists, addresses, etc. handy with the cute snowman and Santa magnets when the game isn't in use!  

Thanks for stopping by today!   Hope you've enjoyed my project.    See you again soon!

CHALLENGES




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Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #38

Hello, hello!   Can you believe it is December already?!   My Christmas cards are all done, so now it's time to start thinking about the thank-you cards I will need to send out after the holidays.

  Today marks the beginning of a new Inky Paws Challenge (a color challenge this time!), so I decided to play along and start my thank-you card stash.  Here's what I came up with!

handmade card by Kimberly Rendino | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Newton's Nook Designs | holiday | rustic | thank you card | inky paws challenge |festive forest | stamping | cardmaking | papercraft

I stamped and heat embossed the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set on a strip of red cardstock.  The sentiment is from Vegetable Garden - I performed a quick bit of "stamp surgery" to change the horizontal orientation to a stacked orientation so that it fit a bit better.  I finished pulling all of the colors from the challenge in by adding a strip of aqua cardstock above and below the stamped piece and adding some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn which included hints all of the colors.  Super simple and easily replicated if you want to create a set!   

I hope you have a chance to play along with this month's challenge!    For full details, head over to the Inky Paws Challenge page of the NND blog.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

#seriouslyawesome!

Hi friends!   Stopping in quick today to let you know about the fun new stamp sets you can find now at Butterfly Reflections, Ink.!   BRI & Bossy Joscie have collaorated to bring you the #Hashtag stamp set and the #Hashtag Bossy stamp sets!  There are a ton of fun hashtag sentiments in these sets....stuff I'm always saying, lol!

I received my stamps the other day, and wanted to share a quick card with all of you! 

#hashtag card by Kimberly Rendino | Concord & 9th | Butterfly Reflections, Ink.| heart | die cutting | distress inks | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | cardmaking | papercraft | clear stamps | handmade card

I used the fun Heartstrings die from Concord & 9th and created a pink ombre with Distress Inks.   I flicked on a little water for interest and once dry, I stamped and embossed some of the fun hashtag sentiments on a few of the pieces.   They fit perfectly!!   I stamped the large 'seriously' sentiment on acetate and fussy cut around it.   The card looked a little plain, so I stamped the heart included in the #Hashtag set a few times in a coordinating grey ink.   Not sure if I'm loving that, lol!   

So this card goes out to Vanessa from BRI - seriously, girl -  you #nailedit!   :)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Serene Silhouettes


We've reached day three of the November reveal!   I want to take a minute to wish all of my U.S. friends a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!   Tomorrow you'll find a release recap and Black Friday sale preview over on the NND blog!

Check out today's gorgeous new stamp set - which also has coordinating dies!   Introducing Serene Silhouettes!
holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook | Serene Silhouettes | birch trees | deer | bear | shaker card | sequins

I created a shaker for my focal piece.   I stamped and heat embossed the birch trees on my backer piece as well as a few on my vellum front.   The shaker is filled with white Flower Soft and sparkling clear sequins fro Pretty Pink Posh.  I added some snow with a paint pen to the top side of the vellum and around the circle frame. I stamped the deer and bear onto black cardstock with Versafine ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.   I then ran them through my die cutting machine.   The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in blue.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Serene Silhouettes” Stamp Set?


This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on November 24. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:





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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Fireside Friends & Sweater Weather


It's day two of reveal week, and we have two FABULOUS new stamp sets (one with coordinating dies!)  to share with you today!

My first card uses the super adorable Fireside Friends stamp set.   How cozy do these kitties & pup look?   

holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook | cozy | cat | dog | Christmas | papercraft | cardmaking | handmade card

I kept this card nice and simple, with the focus on the coloring.   

Next we have Sweater Weather and the coordinating die set!    I couldn't figure out which critter I wanted to use first, but the bunny won!

holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook | sweater weather | bunny | Christmas | papercraft | cardmaking | handmade card

I created my background using a chevron die.   I blended with Distress Inks and then shifted the die and added another layer.   I think a bit like a knit texture, how about you?   

holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook | sweater weather | bunny | Christmas | papercraft | cardmaking | handmade card

I stamped and die cut the bunny and colored her in with Copics.   I created my scene using several dies from Li'l Inker Designs and then adhered my bunny offset.    I like how soft and yet bright this card turned out!

GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win the Sweater Weather 



or Fireside Friends stamp set?  Today we will pick TWO lucky winners, one to win each set.


Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday, November 23 at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on November 24

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:




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Monday, November 21, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Joyful Tags


Hello!    Are you ready for some more awesome holiday goodies from Newton's Nook?   Today we're showing off a fun new stamp set, Joyful Tags, which coordinates with the Tags Times Two dies!

holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | cardmaking | handmade card | papercraft | christmas | ho ho ho

I envisioned my card as a present, so I used dotted patterned paper as my "wrap" and red cardstock as my "ribbon".   I stamped one of the fun tags from Joyful Tags with Versamark ink and selectively added both red and white embossing powder  and then heat embossed.   I really like how some of the white powder scattered - it looks like snow!   

holiday card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | cardmaking | handmade card | papercraft | christmas | ho ho ho


I used some bakers twine to add the tag to my red cardstock, and added some further embellishment with die cuts from the Pines & Holly die set, released last month.

Hope you've enjoyed my card!   Be sure to stop back tomorrow for release reveal #2!  

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Joyful Tags” Stamp Set?


This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:




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