Friday, November 20, 2015

Bundled Up Birthday!

* For my Inky Paws Challenge card, click HERE*

Hello there! We made it to Friday! Do I hear a big sigh of relief? Yep....me too! Today I am sharing a card made with an adorable set called Bundled Up from the new-to-me company Sunny Studio Stamps. I cannot believe I didn't use the cute penguin included in the set, but hey....there's always next time!
Bundled Up by Sunny Studio | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | handmade card | winter | papercrafts
To create this card, I black heat embossed all the winter gear and then colored them in with Copics.   I added some snowflakes to fill in the gaps and embossed them with sparkle embossing powder.   It's so hard to capture the shine in a photograph!     I also added some dots with a Pico embellisher.   I love how this turned out!   So happy and colorful for a winter birthday!  
Bundled Up by Sunny Studio | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | handmade card | winter | papercrafts

Be sure to check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog for a coupon code to Sunny Studio Stamps! Have a great weekend everyone!

   
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Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #27 - Kraft & Sparkle

Hi friends!    Today marks the start of the latest Inky Paws Challenge over at Newton's Nook Designs.   I hope you'll take part!  

New Year's card | handmade card | Newton's Nook Designs | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
I thought the combination of gold & kraft paper would make an amazing New Year's card, and the combination of the new Simply Seasonal stamp set and the old favorite Years of Cheers stamp set was the perfect match-up!  I embossed the numbers count-down style along the left edge, and added separation with strips of thin washi tape.   The champagne flutes were colored in with a gold Wink of Stella glitter pen and I used Glossy Accents to highlight the bubbles.   A little gray Copic coloring along the edges grounded the flutes just enough.   

Make sure to stop by the Newton's Nook blog to find out how to enter the challenge - you could win a gift card to their online store!   Can't wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Newton's Nook!

Well hello there, crafty friends!   Today I'm participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.   Check it out - it's a great source of inspiration!  Newton's Nook Designs is being featured today, so some of the DT and I have created some tags for you!  Here is the cute tag I created using the Frozen Friends stamp set.
25 Days of Christmas Tags | Newton's Nook | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | snowman
I created the background by masking off a portion of the tag and blending Distress Inks to create a night sky and then created the snowflakes using a stencil and embossing paste.    The trees were die cut using the Fox Hollow die set - I just trimmed off the trunks.   The front tree was popped up with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. The sweet little snowman couple was colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The 'To/From" sentiment is from the brand new Jolly Tags stamp set.  

I hope you have fun checking out all the amazing tags created by the DT and Tracey!   You can find all the details of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags here, as well as how you can enter to win some amazing prizes!  


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Simply Seasonal + Video!

Hello again!   Today we are introducing the Newton's Nook Designs stamp set "Simply Seasonal".  I absolutely adore large sentiments, so I couldn't wait to start creating with this set!!
foiled holiday cards | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Newton's Nook | handmade card | minc

I wanted to use my new Minc Toner Marker along with my Minc machine, so I started with the Thanksgiving card and couldn't stop, so I made a holiday card!   Then I thought hey, why not a New Year's card too!   And I actually created the New Year's card in my very first crafty YouTube video!  Check it out...I'd love some honest feedback (other than next time, remove the chipped nail polish, LOL!)

If you liked the video, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and give it a thumbs up!   As promised, here are a few photos of each of the cards!
foiled holiday card | Minc | Newton's Nook | handmade card | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

foiled New Year's card | Minc | Newton's Nook | handmade card | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

foiled Thanksgiving card | Minc | Newton's Nook | handmade card | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
Both Jolly Tags (& dies) and Simply Seasonal will be available for purchase from Newton's Nook Designs tomorrow!


Would you like to win the new “Simply Seasonal” stamp set?
This prize will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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 Thursday, November 12th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 13th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


**Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase after clicking through, Kimplete Kreativity may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thanks for helping to support this site!

 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Jolly Tags!


Hello & Happy Veteran's Day, friends!  First off, a huge thank you to those who have served and are serving our country.   I couldn't be more proud and thankful for your service!

Newton's Nook Designs has two brand new stamp sets releasing this month, and today we are showing off the awesome new "Jolly Tags" stamps and coordinating dies!  I don't know about you, but I love to make handmade tags for the holidays.   It's something I've done for the last several years - it's a great (and FAST) way to use all those awesome holiday stamps that you just "haven't had time" to use on a card yet!   I think it's something about the tiny size that makes it less intimidating, lol!
Handmade Christmas tags | Kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Newton's NookI decided to make a bunch of tags to have on hand and to keep them all together, I added them to a book ring and tied them with a cute gingham ribbon.   Now they are less likely to get lost in my Christmas wrapping frenzy, and I can easily add more tags as I make them, and easily get them off to use them!   The die is awesome since it adds the hole at the top as well as cutting out the basic shape! 
And since we are all short on time at the holidays, I thought rather than coloring each and every tag, heat embossing some in gold still makes for a nice and elegant handmade tag!
Handmade Christmas tags | Kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Newton's Nook

Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see the next amazing stamp set reveal from NND!  And a crafty video from yours truly!   My first one ever....so go easy on me!  Ha!


Would you like to win the new “Jolly Tags” stamp set?
This prize will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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 Thursday, November 12th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 13th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Give Thanks

Autumn wreath card | handmade card | papercrafts | Newton's Nook | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
Good morning crafty friends!  Today I have another Autumn themed card for you - can you tell it's my favorite season?!?  I used one of my favorite Newton's Nook Designs stamp sets, Falling Into Autumn.   I used just one of the leaves to create a wreath - I simply traced a circle die lightly onto my card base and stamped around the circle (making sure to erase the pencil line when I was done).  I stamped with Distress Inks and added some shading with the coordinating Distress Markers. The gorgeous sentiment was stamped in the center of the wreath with gold embossing powder and I added some little "berries" with a Gold Wink of Stella glitter pen and then covered them with Glossy Accents for added shine & dimension.   A tiny bow in the corner of the wreath was the finishing touch!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I've been updating my blog and have added some items to the For Sale tab at the top of the page if you'd like to take a look.   And I'd love it if you'd subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram! Have a great day!


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fall Favorites! - A SSS Blog Feature

I'm over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today with a card that is filled with all of my favorite things about Autumn!   Be sure to stop by and check out how I made it and for a chance to win some fun blog candy!

Fall Favorites | by Kimberly Rendino |  handmade card | football | pumpkins | coffee | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

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