It’s a Workshop Kit BOGO Sale!!

You can never have too many workshop kits!  During the month of August, we are having a special Buy One, Get One sale on selected Workshops Your Way® and other workshop kits offered in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. When you purchase one of these kits at full price, you get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount!

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It’s time to stock up on all your favorite workshop kits!!

From August 1–31, when you buy one workshop kit at full price, you’ll get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount! These kits are only available while supplies last, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!

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Save on ALL Scrapbook Kits

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Each of our scrapbook kits creates multiple pages for your albums using easy to follow instructions.  If you are a card maker, you can save on Cardmaking kits. Each one is designed to create 12 cards, includes easy to follow instructions, and all the supplies needed.

Save on ALL Cardmaking Kits

You can view each of the beautiful projects these kits create on my website. This sale is for a limited time and while supplies last. Once the kits are gone, they are gone for good.  There’s no limit to the number of workshops you can get, so be sure to stock up on all your favorites.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Offer available through August 31. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

A FREE Cricut™ File for You In June

Each month, I offer a FREE Cricut Design Space File™ to anyone who places an order on my website. This is my way of saying “THANK YOU for supporting my small home business. During the month of June, I am giving away something that many people have asked for – the Design Space™ File for my “Life is All About Balance” sign.

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This sign was created using images from our Flower Market Cricut™ Collection which means that you will need to own this collection to cut out the images.  This file will not include any of the words shown, only the images. The saying was created using our White Alphabet Foam Stickers and a non-commercial font.  You can easily recreate your favorite quoteusing the stickers and any font in Design Space™.

There are a few other additional supplies you will need to create the sign. I found the 9″ wooden sign on sale at a local craft store, which I stained using Heather Re-Inker. Our Re-Inkers make great wood stains when you want them to match the paper your are using.  If you don’t have a local craft store, you should be able to find a sign on Amazon.  You can use any combination of paper or cardstock to match your own personal decor. If you would like to recreate the sign to look like mine, you can find a complete list of products I used at the very bottom of this post.

I hope that you enjoy creating this sign for your home. Mine is currently hanging above my desk in my work-space and I love it. Please remember that this Design Space File™ is only available with a purchase from my website.  It is not being sold through my online store and it will not be available for sale in the future.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog are affiliate links and help to support my small business. Simply click on the links and a small portion of the sales come back to me at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 

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Flower Market Cricut Collection

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Sweet Girl Paper Packet

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Craft On Paper Packet

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True Love Paper Packet

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White Foam Alphabet Stickers

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12 x 12 Candy Apple Cardstock

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12 x 12 Canary Cardstock

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12 x 12 Lagoon Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

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12 x 12 Heather Cardstock

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Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Cricut Air 2

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Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator

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Liquid Glass

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Sponge Daubers

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Heather Re-Inker

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Bone Folder

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Black Shimmer Brush

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3D Foam Dots

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Clear Shimmer Brush

 

A Bestie Card with a Watercolor Embossed Background

Last week, I created a tutorial showing you how to use our Flower Garden embossing folder to make an inked embossed background. This week, I am going to show you another way to use the same embossing folder to create another type of background for your projects – one that uses our Watercolor Paints to create a one-of-a-kind look. MissCarriesCreations-MyBestieWatercolorCard

This Bestie Card was simple to create using using our May stamp of the month and the embossed background technique I am going to show you.  This stamp set is only available during the month of May and is the inspiration for the Besties with H2H challenge. If you would like to recreate this card, there is also a complete list of supplies I used at the very bottom of this post.

 

My background consists of a piece of Cold Pressed Watercolor paper that I dry embossed with our Flower Garden embossing folder.  I prefer to brush the watercolor paper with water first, but some people prefer to paint directly on dry paper.

 

So what’s the difference???  When you apply wet paint to dry paper you will have more control and more of a defined edge when shading your images. The paint only goes where your brush goes and the color soaks directly into the paper.

When you apply wet paint to wet paper, you achieve more of a washed effect. You do have a little less control of where the paint goes, but it is a little easier to remove mistakes before they completely soak into the paper. This is the method I prefer because I can easily clean up my mistakes before they set into the paper. 

 

As you can see, by painting onto wet paper, my paint is a bit more opaque and it flows onto the raised images very easily.  I was able to shade each of the raised images on the paper using a small brush with various watercolor paints.  This technique is a simple way to create your own personalized background using an embossing folder.

 

The rest of the card was very easy to assemble.  I stamped the Besties image onto some Vellum paper with Black Ink, heat embossed the image with Clear Embossing powder, then shaded the back of the Vellum using ShinHan Markers.

 

I adhered the Vellum onto a White Rectangle Stitched Frame then layered the frame onto that beautiful Embossed Watercolor background using Foam Tape. I love how that little Bee from the Sweet Girl Complements goes so well with the flower images and sapphire matting. MissCarriesCreations-MyBestieWatercolorCardUpClose.jpg

I hope that you take the time try this technique and create a unique background for your own paper crafting project. Don’t forget, the To My Bestie stamp set is only available through May 31st. This means that you only have a few more days to add this stamp set to your collection for only $5.00 with any qualifying $50 purchase. 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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UPDATE: I made the H2H May Darlings List. 🙂 Have you visited the Heart2Heart Blog recently? If not, you might want to check out some of their current challenges. 

View them here

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To My Bestie Stamp Set

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Watercolor Paper Pad

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper


Sweet Girl Complements

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Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts

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Watercolor Paints

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ShinHan Marker Bundle

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Heat Tool

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Anti-Static Pouch

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All Purpose Mat

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Ranger™ Clear Embossing Powder

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Thin 3D & 3D Foam Dots

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My Acrylix Block Starter Kit

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White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack