New Release! Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s time for the new 2022 Kris Lauren Christmas Bears release by Colorado Craft Company. The release includes five new stamps with coordinating dies. Today, I’m sharing a project featuring the Presents Bears stamps and dies. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

BUT FIRST, let’s get a little housekeeping out the way! To celebrate, there will be a blog hop and TWO giveaways so be sure you check out all the details below.

BLOG HOP: See the list of designers at the end of this post. Be sure you check out their projects and give them a little love!

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away the ENTIRE release (or CCC gift card of equal value) to ONE lucky winner. To be entered in their random drawing, you have to use a designer’s affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on this blog post will win one set from this release in a random drawing from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by November 8th at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Rowhouse Greetings | Kris Lauren Present Bear by Colorado Craft Company
Kris Lauren Present Bear by Colorado Craft Company

PRESENTS BEAR
SIZE
: A2
Featured Products:

The Presents Bear image was stamped on Hammermill smooth cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. After coloring the image with Copic markers (see list below), I cut it out using the coordinating dies. The background layers were cut from white cardstock using the Infinity Rectangle Dies by Hero Arts and I added a bit of design paper as an accent. I added one of the sentiments from the Knitting Bear stamp set using Versafine Ink in Onyx Black.

Check out all the crafty inspiration from my friends at Colorado Craft Company!

Adrienne Kennedy CCC
Adam Karle
Caly Person
Daniel West
Erin Thompson
Jasleen Kaur
Jennifer Gross
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joe Sysavath
Kassi Hulet 
Kelly Griglione
Kelly Taylor
Michelle Lupton
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Sandi MacIver
Sara Torzullo
Traci Jenkins

Thanks for joining me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E30, W1, W3, W5 (bear); R17, R27, R46, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67 (present)

Rowhouse Greetings | Present Bear by Colorado Craft Company

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]


Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m a little late posting today – a new washer and dryer is being delivered here today which is exciting news for us. Trying to find an in-stock washer and dryer in the midst of ongoing supply chain issues that would fit in a cramp space was beginning to feel like an exercise in futility. But on Thursday, I managed to track down the last set in the metropolitan area of the model we wanted and it’s being delivered today. So we’ve had to double check all the measurements — even fractions of an inch makes a difference between fitting and not fitting — and make sure everything is ready for delivery.

BUT FIRST, here’s some housekeeping of a different sort!

FREE SHIPPING DAYS: October 1st and 2nd, ending at midnight, mountain time. Free domestic shipping and $6.95 off international shipping. No promo code required. If you’re thinking about ordering, now’s the time to do it!

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away a HUGE complete bundle to ONE lucky winner. To enter, you have to use my affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on Wednesday’s blog post will win one set from this release from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by October 1st at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Finally!

Here’s today’s card featuring the new Anita Jeram Boo Time stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. Coordinating dies are also available, but I didn’t use them here. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Boo Time | Colorado Craft Company

BOO TIME
SIZE
: A2
Featured Products:

For the background, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock (my preferred paper for ink blending) to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and masked off 1″ on each side using strips cut from Masking Magic. Then I masked along the bottom of the exposed area to create a 1″ gap where I ink blended Distress Ink in Black Soot. Next, I removed the bottom mask and realigned it to cover the Black Soot and ink blended the remainder of the center with Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Wilted Violet. I created the clouds using the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things blended with Black Soot.

Finally, I removed the mask covering the bottom Black Soot blending and stamped the images using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. Then I removed all the masks and started coloring. Since I used Distress Ink (as opposed to Distress Oxide) I can color with my Copics directly over the dye ink. Marker list provided below.

I stamped the “Boo Time” sentiment on a piece of white cardstock using Versafine ink. I cut out the circle using one of the dies in the Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies set.

When I was assembling the card, I decided to trim 1/8″ off of each side of the panel. From there, I just assembled the layers as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67, W4, W6 (cat); W4, W6 (branch & bat)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Anita Jeram Hang in There – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with TWO new projects featuring the Anita Jeram Hang in There stamp set, part of the Halloween release by Colorado Craft Company. I loved this stamp set – the bats are whimsical and fun to color. This set also comes with coordinating dies although I didn’t use them for my project.

BUT FIRST, let’s get a little housekeeping out the way! 

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away a HUGE complete bundle to ONE lucky winner. To be entered, you have to use my affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on Wednesday’s blog post will win one set from this release from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by October 1st at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Here’s the first card. I decided that it would be less confusing to post the second card as a separate post so the second card will publish later this afternoon. So be sure you check out both projects. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Hang in There | Colorado Craft Company

HANG IN THERE
SIZE:
A2
Featured Products:

To start, I stamped the image from the Anita Jeram Hang in There on a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I colored the images with Copic markers (see marker list below). Next, I trimmed the panel to 3.25″ x 5.5″ and backed it with a piece of solid cardstock cut to 3.5″ x 5.5″ (I used Peach Belini Cardstock from My Favorite Things, but the color has been retired).

The sentiment was stamped using Versafine ink. I applied craft foam on the back but you could use foam tape to add dimension. I cut a piece of design paper from the Black & White Striped 6×6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things and adhered it to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company

That’s all for now, but keep an eye out because I’ll be posting again later this afternoon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Anita Jeram Hang in There

COPICS: E51, E53, E55, R20 (bat bodies); W1, W3, BG72, BG93 (bat wings)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Halloween 2022 Release – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s here — the new Halloween 2022 Release by Colorado Craft Company. The release includes BRAND NEW, NEVER SEEN BEFORE illustrations by Anita Jeram as well as new stamps sets from the Lovely Legs and Big and Bold lines. Knowing my love for all things Anita Jeram, Adrienne and Amy sent me three of the new sets to play with.

So today I’m starting with the first of many cards that I’ll be showing over the next few days created from the new release. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. If you like my creations, please consider supporting me by using my links whenever you shop.

BUT FIRST, let’s get a little housekeeping out the way! To celebrate, there will be a blog hop and TWO giveaways so be sure you check out all the details below.

BLOG HOP: See the list of designers at the end of this post. Be sure you check out their projects and give them a little love!

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away a HUGE complete bundle to ONE lucky winner. To be entered, you have to use my affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on this blog post will win one set from this release from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by October 1st at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Today’s Project

To kick off the Halloween 2022 Release, I have a card featuring the Anita Jeram Scaredy Cat stamp set. If you like masking, then this is the card for you! If masking is not your thing, coordinating dies are also available.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats | Colorado Craft Company

SCAREDY CATS
SIZE:
A2
Featured Products:

To start, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped the trick or treaters along the bottom using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I stamped the same images on a piece of Masking Magic, fussy cut the images, and applied the masks to the panel.

Next, I stamped the fence using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Afterwards, I used medium sized moon from the Tim Holtz Moon Mask Stencil set and lightly traced the outline of the moon in pencil. Then I started coloring, use the Copic markers listed below:

  • Cat 1: BV20, BV23, BV25 (fur); R35, R56, R59 (coat); E01, E04 (collar & cuffs); YR04, YR09 (pumpkin)
  • Cat 2: BV20, BV23, BV25 (fur); V2, V25, V28 (hat); YR09 (pumpkin)
  • Cat 3: E13, E15, E19 (fur); YG03, YG17, G29 (cape)
  • Cat 4: C0, C1 (fur); V2, V25, V28 (coat); E01, E04 (collar & cuffs); YR09 (bag)
  • Sky: FB2, B28, B69, B79, BV08
  • Moon: Y21, YR23, Y26, B00
  • Pillars: W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Gate: T5, T7

For the moon, I lightly colored using Y21, leaving a small white border along the inside. For the moon details, I used the coordinating mask to color in the features using YR23 and Y26. Then I used B00 to color the white space, creating the glow around the moon.

I stamped the sentiment on the moon using Versafine ink, covered the ink with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder.

Finally, I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5.5″ and applied craft foam to the back using Beacon’s 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Craft foam is getting hard to find, so you could use foam tape if you prefer. I glued a piece of Licorice Cardstock to an A2 cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest and then adhered the image panel to the center as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats by Colorado Craft Company

Check out all the crafty inspiration from my friends at Colorado Craft Company!

Thanks for joining me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]


Anita Jeram All is Bright – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m working away on holiday cards so today I have TWO cards and a video featuring the Anita Jeram All is Bright stamp set by Colorado Craft Company.  I’m not going to go into great detail about the coloring the images because I have a tutorial for you on my YouTube channel. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.


Card 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

ALL IS BRIGHT (CAT)
Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″

Featured products:

To start, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to create an A2 portrait cardbase. I also cut a piece of Grapesicle Cardstock from My Favorite Things. I glued the two layers together with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and set them aside.

Next, I used taped together the mid-sized die from the Folk Edge Rectangles Die Set by Pinkfresh Studio along with its coordinating plain die to create a frame. I used the taped framed dies to cut twice from white cardstock. This created two frame pieces and two solid pieces. I glued the two framed pieces together. Then I ink blended Distress Ink in Spun Sugar in the center of one of the solid pieces and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair.

You’ll see from the video that I stamped and colored all of the images at the same time. I’ll just note here that the images were stamped on Hammermill 100# Smooth Cardstock with Amalagam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs. After coloring the image were cut with the coordinating dies. I applied foam squares to the back of the images and adhered them to the card as shown.


Card 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

ALL IS BRIGHT (Cat & Dog)
Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″
Featured products:

To start, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to create an A2 landscape cardbase. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Cardstock in Fog Gray to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I love this cardstock because it creates the perfect neutral background. I glued the two layers together with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and set them aside.

I wanted the cat and one of the branches to be set back from the dog and the rest of the tree. So I started by stamping the cat and branch on Hammermill 100# Smooth Cardstock with Amalagam Ink in Obsidian as shown below.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

After the images were colored I trimmed the panel with the Folk Edge Rectangles die set and stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with Versafine Clair. I glued craft foam to the back for dimension, but you could use foam squares or foam tape. I adhered the panel to the card base. I applied foam squares to the remainder of the colored die cut images and assembled as shown. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the ornaments for a little added shimmer.

Coloring Video for All is Bright

Ready to color? You can check out my coloring video below or watch it HERE on YouTube.

That’s all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R20, W1, W3, W5 ( dog, cat); W5, W7 (dog’s nose); R30, R35, R37 (cat’s bow); YG03, YG17, YG67 (greenery); YR04, Y35, Y38 (stars); R30, R35, R37, Y35, B24 (ornaments); BV000, BV00 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]