Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

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Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

I adore companies that support one another. Ellen Hutson, LLC and Hero Arts both have a long standing tradition of doing just that, so it was no surprise to me when they teamed up to release the latest United We Flourish stamp and die set.

This stamp set is just so stinkin’ cheerful! The styling of the birds just sings happiness to me. *Tweet – Tweet*

  • Apply alcohol ink (linked in supplies below) to a 3 1/2″ square Yupo paper placing intermixing drops of color and rubbing alcohol. Blow with straw or use paint brush to move colors. Don’t give up when you think it looks a hot mess. Lift ink with paper towel and try again. Keep playing until you are happy! Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Better Together images on 110# Neenah, color with Copics (linked in supplies below) and die cut.
  • Die cut circle into 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper.
  • Stamp fence on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper panel using circle panel as a guide.
  • Audition birds and branch on circle panel and stamp sentiments.
  • Sandwich Yupo alcohol panel between circle panel and fence panel with tape adhesive.
  • Adhere birds and branch with tape or liquid adhesive. I prefer liquid for the wiggle room.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card base.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

Thank you so much for popping in and hopping along today. Carry on for more Creative Bliss from so many talented designers!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Better Together Stamp & Die Set
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Hero Arts Layering Paper, Snow
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Bold Ink Pad, Intense Black
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Dies, Infinity...
[ ELH ]
Yupo Watercolor Paper Pads, 9x12 White
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Limeade
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Turquoise
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Patina
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
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COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y38, Honey
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COPIC Sketch Marker Y08, Acid Yellow
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COPIC Sketch Marker YG23, New Leaf
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COPIC Sketch Marker FYG1, Fluorescent...
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COPIC Sketch Marker G07, Nile Green
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COPIC Sketch Marker G29, Pine Tree Green
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COPIC Sketch Marker E18, Copper
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COPIC Sketch Marker E17, Reddish Brass
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COPIC Sketch Marker E13, Light Suntan
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8")
[ ELH ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz.
[ ELH ]

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Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

It’s that time again! Time for the newest My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. This January 2018 kit just might be my favorite yet! The Layered on Love stamp set included in the kit is to die for! The thick bold letters allow for inks to take center stage. That second layer is a snap to line up. If you missed my post on Friday featuring that set, you can see it here. The season of love may be upon us, but this stamp set is versatile enough for the whole year through.

The Stealing My Heart stamp set I featured on today’s card is adorable, as well. It can easily be gender neutral, feminine or masculine, for young or young at heart.

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, January 5th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

4″ x 6″ Layered on Love Clear Stamp Set
Four Coordinating dies
4 ink cubes (Passion Flower, Navy, Red Royal and Mulled Wine)
2 5″x7″ Shizen decorative paper
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Coral Cardstock
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Kunzite Cardstock
Heart Sequins Mix 1.5 oz
Pink Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz

The value of the kit is $62, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

January MMH Add-Ons

MMH Kit - January 2018
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Stealing My Heart
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Love Bandit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rose
[ HA ]
DIY Calendar Kit
[ HA ]
Love Birds Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Floral Heart w/Frame
[ HA ]
Bouquet
[ HA ]
Rose Heart
[ HA ]
Happily Ever After
[ HA ]
You are So Lovely
[ HA ]
Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Love bandit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rose Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Original Misti
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Mini Misti
[ HA ]

On Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock I stamped the Stealing My Heart images and Wanted sentiment in Copic friendly Intense Black ink and colored the images with my Copic Sketch markers. Simple shading to enhance a few curves and heart foot prints stamped in Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow ink are charming details.

The background panel was created with alcohol ink (colors in product supplies at bottom of post) on heavy Yupo paper. While I appreciate the weight of the heavy Yupo paper, it does not die cut well (just so you know 🙂 ). I added the Window on Love Confetti Die elements by die cutting it on Snow Layering paper. I carefully removed the die and placed Glad Press’n Seal over the die cut image to keep the elements in tack as I moved them. I flipped it over and carefully applied liquid adhesive to the back of each heart and dot, but not the negative area I planned to remove. Then using the Press’n Seal, adhere die images in place on the alcohol ink background. Gently remove the Press’n Seal. A few of the smaller hearts did stay in the die so I went in, popped those out, and adhered those in place. I then lifted away the negative area of the die only leaving the hearts and dots adhered in place. I saved the negative in order to use it as a stencil for another project I am sharing later in the week. Come back and take a peek!

(On a thoughtful note, the You are So Lovely wood mount stamp is designed to fit perfectly in the center of the Window on Love Confetti die!)

For the final assembly I trimmed down the Wanted panel and matted it with a charcoal shade from the Midnight Mixed Layering paper pack. I then applied dimensional foam tape to give the panel pop on over the background. The panel was then adhered to an A2 folded card base. For a touch of sparkle I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the heart on the bag and the dots on the alcohol ink background.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (You will be reimbursed if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, January 14th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Stealing My Heart
[ HA ]
Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Yupo Heavyweight Pad White 9X12 Inch...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks pink...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger RGRTAL.52586 Alcohol Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger 1/2 Ounce Adirondack Alcohol...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger RGRTAL.52579 Alcohol Ink Amethyst
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ CRP ]
Glad Press'n Seal Plastic Food Wrap
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]

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Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Whoot, whoot, I’m guesting for My Favorite Things stamp company today! I’m featuring the You’re Super stamp set with an interactive Copic colored card. I hope you have a few minutes to check it out. Watch the teaser above for a 45 second overview and then you can find the blog post and full length video over at MFT Stamps! Be sure to like and subscribe to both channels for more paper crafting goodness from us!

I hope your Christmas was filled with laughter and cherished memories. May those carry you through the New Year.

xo, Janette

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Hero Arts: December My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: December My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Welcome! You guys, I am so in love with all of the elements from this month’s Hero Art My Monthly Hero Kit, Magical Nights. I am absolutely obsessed with a few of the add-ons. Both the Mandala Bold Print and the Henna Flower Pattern have absolutely become favorites. They will certainly have a long life in my collection. And the 4 new skin safe Henna inks?!?!? Now that’s fun!

It’s hop day so make sure you are leaving comments on each of the blogs so that you increase your odds of winning a kit of your own. No worries if you have already purchased one, you’ll be reimbursed! Comment away!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, December 7th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6 x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Fancy Window Die
5 ink cubes (Exclusive colors only available in this kit – Sapphire, Teal Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Tiger’s Eye)
5.25″ x 6.5″ Stencil
Assortment of glitter stickers

The value of the kit is nearly $80, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

December MMH Add-Ons

MMH December 2017 Kit
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My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions |...
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AF409 Onyx Henna Ink
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AF410 Lapis Henna Ink
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AF411 Scarab Henna Ink
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AF412 Amber Henna Ink
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K6268 Henna Flower Pattern
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CG726 Mandala Bold Prints
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CG724 Filigree Patten Bold Prints
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CG725 Floral Tile Bold Prints
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CM220 Make a Wish
[ HA ]
CM221 Ornate Henna Patterns
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CM222 Magical Nights Messages
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DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
[ HA ]
DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
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DI461 Filigree Border Fancy Die
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DI462 Old World Courtyard Fancy Die
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DI457 Gems Confetti Fancy Die
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This magical birthday card features several add-ons.

The back ground is ink blended with Ranger Mini Ink Blenders and Hero Arts inks on Bristol paper in this order:

Blog Hop

GiveawayWe are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Shop

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

CM220 Make a Wish
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DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mandala Bold Prints
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DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
[ HA ]
PW105 Sparkle Embossing Powder | Hero...
[ HA ]
VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
[ HA ]
AF345 Intense Black | Hero Arts
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AF335 Crimson Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF386 Rose Madder Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF247 Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF331 Dandelion Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF387 Aegean Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF235 Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF337 Orchid Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | SBC | SSS ]
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
[ HA ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
NK301 ClearDesign Double Scrubber Pad...
[ HA ]
NK202 ClearDesign Ultra Clean Stamp...
[ HA ]

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