Craft Haul, Inventorying, and a Slimline Card| Month of Celebration

I’m covering a multitude of sins in my latest video, with a craft haul, discussion of how I inventory my supplies, and of course a card! This is of course part of my ongoing month of celebration – I’m celebrating both reaching 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and it being my birthday month. All month long I’m going to be creating videos, and the more you comment on the more chances you’ll have to win a prize! Check out the original video to hear all about it, then leave a comment on the video, and head over to the Rafflecopter to confirm your entry. Commenting on today’s video is just one way to get an extra entry towards the prize draw.

Haul:

I was lucky enough to win a gift card to Simon Says Stamp recently, as well as a couple to STAMPlorations, and I also made a small purchase from a shop here in Finland called KΓ€sitellen. My haul is the result of those.
From SSS I picked up some Lawn Fawn die sets: the Magic Iris Die (which I already used for this card); Camera Add On for the Iris; and Scalloped Pop Up Box.

The KΓ€sitellen order included the Envelope Punch Board I showed yesterday, some paper to use with it for envelope making, and a reinker for my Catherine Pooler Twilight ink which has been in desperate need of a refill for sometime.

I had the upcoming Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop in mind when purchasing from STAMPlorations. I got their Coffee Petites stamp set along with Always Tea Time. There was a freebie die, Receive the King, which I probably won’t use so it’s going into my giveaway stash. And I also got one of their slimline stencils, Kitty. Plus there was a Peeking Chrysanthemums stencil thrown in too!


Inventorying:

In the video I walk through how I inventory my stamps, dies, stencils etc. using the Color My Life app. It’s a huge help in keeping track of what I own and also great for when I’m trying to find a particular stamp or sentiment and don’t remember what set it is in. I’m not affiliated with the app, just a fan!


Card:

Okay, with all that out the way we’ll get onto the card. I wanted to have a play with some if the new goodies and decided I’d use the stencils which of course meant making a slimline card.

First I lightly ink blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink onto my slimline card base, keeping it mostly to the left and bottom of the card. I then placed the chrysanthemum stencil over the top, using washi to mask the areas I didn’t want, and ink blended again with the Squeezed Lemonade for a tone on tone look. I didn’t want the large flower the top so I shifted the stencil and put a smaller flower in that corner instead.

I then swapped to the Kitty stencil and Spiced Marmalade ink. I blended several layers through to really build up the intensity of the orange until I was happy with the look.

Removing the stencils I finished the card by adding a sentiment from a STAMPlorations stamp set from my stash called Just Because and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, completing my card.


I hope you enjoyed getting a look at the goodies, learning about the way I inventory the supplies, and of course seeing my card! Don’t forget to leave a comment over on YouTube, and complete the Rafflecopter for a chance to win my giveaway prize.

Love,

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)



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PS, I’m in the running for Card of the Month at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! It would mean a lot to me if you head over and vote. Thanks!


Challenges:

AAA Cards – One Layer

CAS Mix Up – Stencils: Tone on Tone

Crafty Gals Corner – Fall Colours

Double Trouble – Slimline and Add A Tail

NBUS Challenge – Never Before Used Stuff

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge – Anything CAS Goes

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge – Anything Goes with Stencils

Uniko Challenge – Anything Goes


37 thoughts on “Craft Haul, Inventorying, and a Slimline Card| Month of Celebration

  1. Love your beautiful choices of colors for your tone on tone stenciled slimline kitty, Charlotte. How fun to get so many free products from STAMPlorations:-) TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up…Congrats on your 2000 followers and Happy Birthday. Hugs…Nancy

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  2. Wonderful mix of two stencils Charlotte. Love the bright colours and that fabulous kitty stencil!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Wow! Such a gorgeous card. I love the bright and vibrant colours. Thank you for joining the AAA Cards Challenge.
    Congratulations on reaching 2000 subscribers and a very happy birthday to you.β€οΈπŸŽ‰

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  4. What a great stencil to use on your slimline card…love it and it even pulled in the “Tall Tail”… fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Would appreciate it if you would share our link for Double Trouble Challenge so that we may pick up some entrants for our Tall/Skinny (aka slimline) cards from your post.

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  5. This is a super card Charlotte and love the idea of using two stencils, first the tone on tone chrysanth over some and then using the fun and pretty kitty stencil over the top and being able to see the chrysanth petals though the cat stencil which looks great, and I love the slimline design too. x

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  6. Oh my, I love your card, Charlotte ! What a beautiful result your layering of these two stencils and colours. Such a gorgeous slimline card. Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

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