Melon Creatures Mania Card (ft.Paper Smooches Stamps)

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Happy Friday!!!

Do you follow The 30 Day Coloring Challenge organized by a very talented Kathy Racoosin? If so, you’d probably seen the mania of coloring everything like a water melon. I trust you that it’s extremely contagious and here’s the proof: a melon bunny birthday card!

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The cute little bunny image from Party Pals stamp set by Paper Smooches was perfect for transforming into a melon. I did a partial masking before inking the stamp as I wanted to stamp only the bunny for this card. Then I played with different copic color combos and finally found the shades I liked.

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The card turned out super simple, but very colorful. Besides it’s perfect for summer birthdays as a water melon always reminds me this time of the year. At least here, in Italy, we always buy it during summer time.

For the sentiment I used two other stamp sets from Paper Smooches: Birthday Buddies and Crystal Clear and the word “fruitastic” was customized with tiny alphabet stickers.

That’s all for today! Use the hashtag #melonentierchen on Instagram to share your melon critters or to see some other funny entries!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week-end!




G0000-G02-G16         RV11-RV13-RV29-R46



Late Birthday Wishes – Birthday Card Series

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Hello guys!

Sharing another “late wishes” card. Since I already had my supplies on the desk (why not), I made another card using a cute snail from Happy Mail stamp set by Create A Smile. I wish, I could do more multiple cards, but not always have time for that.

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Again I partially masked the stamp like I did on the previous card and got only the snail image. Then I added a few birthday accessories. A cupcake is from Sweet Wishes set by Penny Black and a deflated balloon was simply hand drawn by me. I also customized the late birthday wishes sentiment using an alphabet stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

This card is my entry to the Create A Smile Challenge. This month they have a Birthday theme since the company is turned two. You can gen 20% off their stamps until July, 31 using “HAPPY2NDBIRTHDAY” code.

BirthdayAs always thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me nice comments! I really appreciate it a lot!



E31-E35-E37                            RV00-RV63-V15

YG01-YG23-YG17                    Y0000-Y23-Y17


Stretch Your Supplies Card Series – Stamps

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Hello guys!

I’m back with another card and some ideas about how to stretch your craft supplies.

The idea behind this card was to use a small stamp set called Happy Mail from Create A Smile in a different creative way. I thought that a cute little snail would be perfect for a “late birthday wishes”. Believe or not, although I try hard, I’m often late to send my cards!😉

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So I partially masked the snail stamp before inking it as I didn’t need the envelope images for this project, but just the snail itself. After coloring it with copic markers and preparing a background by blending some distress inks on the card front (I’ll leave all the exact colors I used below), I flipped through the stamps in my stash and found some little accessories to add. So the gift boxes are from a Christmas set. I just colored them differently and they were immediately transformed into a birthday presents. The sentiment was composed from two different stamp sets: the words “Birthday Wishes” are from WPlus9 set and I used some letters from Simon Says Stamp’s Game Tiles set to personalize this card and make the sentiment match the cute snail stamp.

That’s pretty much all for today! Hope I encouraged you look through your stash and think about possible alternative use of the stamps you already have.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



snail E41-E43-E44 & Y23-y26-y28                  Y0000-Y13-Y18

YG01-YG23-YG17                                             B0000-B21-B24-B26-B28




May All Your Fishes Come True – Masculine Card Series

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Happy Monday to Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a super cute masculine birthday card! Hope to give you some ideas! I know that sometimes this type of cards may be a little bit difficult to make! But fishes and blue tones are a winning combo. Besides it has a summer feeling and can be combined with great sentiments for birthday wishes.

The inspiration came from a picture I saw on Pinterest. The main panel on this card is made using small complimentary stamps from Cat-itude set by My Favorite Things and Birthday Fishes by Simon Says Stamp. I used very light copic friendly inks to stamp the fishes and made a super simple no-line copic coloring! No shading at all as I wished to give a graphic look to this card.

May All Your Fishes 2016 (2)The sentiment was heat embossed with a white embossing powder on a black card stock. I felt like the coordinating word “fishes” from SSS Birthday Fishes stamp set was too bold for this card so I simply replaced it with tiny fish images from the same stamp set.

I didn’t add any shimmer or sequins this time just to keep everything more masculine, instead I embossed waves on the card base with a 3 dimensional embossing folder and it gave something extra to the whole card without distracting from the main panel.

Finally I’d like to mention that this card is my entry to the MFT Sketch Challenge #290 and Color Challenge #46. Be sure to check other entries too! I’m sure you’ll find a lot of amazing cards there!



That’s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!



BG53-BG09                   B04-B06

C02-C06                         B28 and C10  



A Magical Day – Watercolor Card Series

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Hello everyone!

Wishing you a magical day with this watercolor square card that I’m sharing today! Isn’t he darn cute the little unicorn from Be A Unicorn stamp set by Avery Elle?

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All the images were water colored and fussy cut right up against the edge and as always I brought the black brush marker to cancel any imperfection left from the fussy cutting. Then I adhered all the elements with a foam tape that was doubled in some parts. This card turned out a little bit bulky and maybe not the best one to go through the mail, but I like how all the additional layers add something extra. Of course, couldn’t skip shimmer and some droplets on this magical card!

Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it a lot!