Saturday, January 15, 2022

Stitched Rainbow Greeting Card (New to My Stash #21)

Hello! Welcome back to another New to My Stash post in which I feature a product that I newly acquired. I love to stitch and now that I can do it on paper, the more I will love to do it. For this post, the new items I added to my craft stash is The Stamp Market Dotted Rainbow Die and the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames. 

I die cut the rainbow on a white cardstock sized at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The layout of the rainbow is inspired by the latest MFT Sketch Challenge which you can see below. I did a chain link stitched to add stitching to the rainbows using DMC embroidery floss.

I sprayed some Prima Color Bloom Storm Cloud on the panel. I set this aside to dry while I die cut the clouds.

I die cut the cloud on a pearl white cardstock and a translucent paper. I adhered the pearl cloud frame die cut on the base of the rainbow. I pieced in the translucent cloud die cut to the cloud frame.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed it using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Cheerful Blessing stamp set. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Coffee Cup Shaped Bottom Fold Card


Hello! I am a Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. I am so glad to be a given a chance to do this.

I used the Honey Bee Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder to cut the coffee cup. Even though this die is intended to create a gift card holder, it does not mean we cannot create other things using this die, right? I enjoy creating new things out of specialty dies.

I usually sketch my plan before I start creating. It makes the process easy for me. I did a bit of partial die cutting to achieve the layers I need to create the cup. 

I cross stitched a heart on a cardstock. The holes were created using a Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die. I traced a heart on the holed panel and used this as a guide in stitching the heart. I am using a variegated DMC floss. I adhered a scrap heart die cut on the back of the stitched to heart to keep the stitching secure. I then carefully fussy cut the heart, making sure I don't cut any cross stitching.

I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Perfect Blend stamp set. Using a scrap cross stitched holed panel as a guide, I poked holes on the vellum around the sentiment. I trimmed off the excess on the sides of the sentiment strip. I stitched a silver floss to create a frame around the sentiment and at the same time, secure the vellum sentiment strip to the stitched heart. 

I die cut arms using the Honey Bee Paper Hugs Honey Cuts. I layered each arm with two die cuts for some dimension. I adhered the arms to the heart with a liquid adhesive.

I hope you like this shaped card I created. The sentiment I chose for this card means a lot to me. I feel like I created this card to give to myself because I needed someone to say this to me during this time. How about you? Have you had moments like this when you feel that the card you have created is actually for yourself?

Thanks for visiting my blog. Thank you again, Amy for this great opportunity of allowing me to be a guest designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Papercrafter's A Year in Review 2021 Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

Hello! Welcome back. Thank you for your kind comments and sharing to me your favorite/s among my Top 5 Most Visited Blog Posts. To choose the winner, I assigned a number to each commenter, assigning #1 to the first commenter, #2 to the second commenter, and so on, and so forth. Using Google Random Generator, the winner is:

Congratulations, Mummylade! You are the winner of a $25 gift card from a crafting store of your choice. Please email me,, with the Blog Hop Winner as subject. Please let me know in your email the store of your choice.

Life has been busy so I have not crafted since the year started. Hope you stick around and look forward to my first project of 2022.

Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Color Inspired New Year's Card


Hello! Welcome back! Today's post will be short and hopefully, sweet. I received several Christmas cards on the eve that I was not able to mail out response Christmas cards since I know that Christmas is over by the time they receive my card. So I worked on creating a Happy New Year's card. The colors are inspired by the latest Color Hues challenge. Although they are traditional Christmas colors, it does not mean you cannot use this color combination for other occasions. Changing up the shade of red and green makes a difference. 

Like a mentioned, this is a very short post. Let us all pray for a better year this 2022! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Papercrafter's A Year in Review 2021 Blog Hop & A Giveaway


Hello! If you are coming from Kate's blog, you are in the right path. I am one of the participants in a blog hop featuring our favorite creations this year. I am having a hard time choosing my favorites. I think it will be easier for me to choose my least favorite versus my favorite, so I went with my most visited blog posts. I have a brief description below of each project including the links to the blog post, in case you are interested on how I created it. Projects 1 to 4 have a short video clip to show off its interactive feature. I do hope you check it. Thank you, Ellie, for letting me be a part of this blog hop.

1. I created this Pop-Up Vase Card as a Mother's Day giveaway to my fellow co-worker moms. This is one of my favorites because I was able to re-create the vase using a scoreboard and a bone folder without needing a die that can cut this vase. 

2. I created this 3D Stand Up Shaker Paper Snow Globe to take part in one of my favorite challenge blogs, Lawnfawnatics. The challenge theme was All Things Ocean. If you look closely, the background of the shaker is cross-stitched, which is one of the favorite techniques that I like to incorporate to my projects.

3. I created this Pop-Up Mini Christmas Trees with the Pop-Up Vase Card as guide in creating it. I entered this project in the Lanwfawnatics Challenge on 3D Cards which successfully got cited as one of the Featured Fanatics for that challenge. 

4. Mama Elephant is one of my favorite stamp companies. I created this Christmas Tree Standing Pop Up Card to join in their Guest Designer Call. I did not make it but the journey in creating this is truly a joy. I also love coloring cats because it gives me an opportunity to color it using my sister's cats as models. These are not all her cats, just most of them over time since some of them already went to heaven.

5. Unlike the first four projects, this is the only non-interactive card that made it to my Top 5 Most Favorite and Viewed Post. I created this to join in Waffle Flower's Challenge on Greenery. I misunderstood the theme. I thought it was about anything green, explaining the color scheme. Only to find out that the theme is on Leaves. With this Mandala Inspired Greeting Card, I did a lot of die cut surgery to create the gradient of colors on the Mandala. 

I hope you like the projects that made it to my Top 5 List. Do you have any favorite/s? Leave a comment in my blog. A random commenter will win a $25 gift card from an online crafting store of your choice. Commenting closes on 1/5 0000 CST. The winner will be announced on or before 1/6 on a separate post.

Next stop in the blog hop is Misty. If you get lost on the hop, below is the complete list of participants:

Debbie - Blog: Secrets to Stamping
Ellie - Blog: Ellibelle's Corner
Helene - Blog: Mummylade
Kate - Blog: Small Bits of Paper
Maria Giselle - Blog: Maria Giselle's Creative Cuts
Misty - Blog: A Card a Day

Thank you for visiting my blog and to all your support. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Mood Board Inspired Nativity Greeting Card (Craft My Stash #21)


Hello! Welcome back to my blog and to another Craft My Stash post. For today, I am using an Authentique 6x6 Faith Collection paper pad and a Honey Bee Christ Is Born stamp set from my craft stash. 

I did a no-line coloring on the images. It has been a while since I did this technique. I am using Karin markers for the coloring. I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. I applied a light wash of color to the image before applying another layer of colors. When I use Karin markers, I usually pick the pigment from the palette so I have more control on the blending. I fussy cut the image, cutting the image right at its edge.

For the background, I concentrated on inking the house first using a black ink. I stamped this on one of the patterned papers on the pad. A Misti Stamping Tool is truly helpful when doing selective stamping. I stamped the buildings on the background using a dark brown dye ink. Using mini-cube inks work when you just want to ink a certain portion of a stamp.  I added Versamark ink to the stars and heat embossed this with white embossing powder. The bright star and rays were embossed using Wow! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder. 

I blended Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress ink to the panel. I wiped off the ink from the embossed stars and rays. 

For the ground, I selectively inked that area on the stamp. I stamped this on another patterned paper. I blended a Tim Holltz Distress Ground Expresso Ink on this. I fussy cut the ground. 

For the panel. I die cut another patterned paper from the pad using a stitched rectangle die. I like this patterned paper because it reminds me of the stained-glass windows in the church. 

I partially die cut the inked panel with an oval die. I trimmed the bottom part straight. This creates an arched panel.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed this on another patterned paper from the pack. The stamp is from Honey Bee Christmas Blessings stamp set. I used the same embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment to size. I adhered this to a scrap piece of cardstock for some dimension. I trimmed off the excess.

I adhered the arched blended panel to the stitched panel. I glued the ground by lining it up with the lines on the bottom of the house. I adhered the sentiment on the bottom. I adhered the image with foam tape.

I also got my inspiration in creating this from the Scrapbook & Cards Winter Issue Mood Board Challenge. You can see the mood board below. I was inspired by the wooden theme that I created a wood inspired nativity scene. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Sketch & Colour Inspired Greeting Card


Hello! Welcome to a new and the last challenge for the year at Incy Wincy Designs. This time it is a sketch and color palette challenge. The colors are very similar to last challenge's colors, so if you still have your color supplies out, might as well use it for another card or creation for this challenge.

I printed the image on white cardstock. I colored the image using Copic markers, keeping the colors close to the colour palette as seen below.

For the sketch part, I rotated the sketch and did some modification. 

For the background panel, I blended several Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet), the colors of which were inspired by the colour palette. I used a Strathmore Bristol paper. I layered a gray Recollections Dahlia paper on top of it. I die cut this using a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle die.

I die cut a light blue patterned paper using the Li'l Inkers Fringed Scalloped Rectangle die. I created this into a frame using a craft knife. I adhered a pink vellum on the back, carefully avoiding the fringed areas since I popped these fringes up. 

For the banner, I die cut a white crepe paper with a die from the Ellen Hutson Never Ending Fringe die set. I machine stitched the top with a silver thread. I trimmed a bit off these fringes to shorten it. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed this on a gray cardstock strip using TH Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and clear embossing powder. The sentiment came as a one liner sentiment which I cut off in three parts after heat embossing it. I circle punched the plus sign and adhered it to one of the flower centers on the detailed cut background. 

I fussy cut the image leaving a small border around it. I added some Lawn Fawn Chunky glitter to the trim of the hat and the dress. I added a pompom to the tip of the hat. 

Assembling the card, I first adhered the stitched crepe fringed paper to the card panel. I next adhered the framed panel with skinny foam adhesive so it will not show through the popped-up fringe on the frame. I then adhered the image to the panel with foam adhesive. The sentiment strips were adhered to the top right corner. I added three pink gems near the sentiment strips to mimic the sketch. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join our challenge. As we start the next year, there will be revisions on how the challenge will be conducted. Please visit the challenge blog for more details. At the same time, the DT will take a break so this challenge will run until the end of January giving you enough time to join. On behalf of the Incy Wincy DT, we all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!
Maria Giselle B.

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