Thursday, January 19, 2023

Update to the Sea Turtles Coat of Many Colors

I had so many nice comments on my earlier post using Sea Turtle and the "coat of many colors" technique.

I thought I'd show you some new ideas and colors.


This one (above) uses Mango Melody, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Orchid Oasis.  


And for a faster technique, you can use brighly colored designer paper. Check out this option with the new Floral paper in our new Mini Catalog. Tip: use very bright paper with many colors. I'm showing you the paper on the left and the card front on the right. 



To create with this technique, there are 3 simple steps

1.    Put color on a piece of white 5 ¼ x 4, I used Tide, Mango, Parakeet and Orchid. I used inks with blending brushes, you could use daubers or other coloring tools.  Try NOT to overlap colors. You could use DSP

2.    Stamp the images with versamark. I stamped turtles, fish, weeds, stars and sand dollars.  Cover with CLEAR embossing powder and set with the heat tool. Tip: stamp the emboss the turtles, heat.  Now stamp and emboss the next image and heat.  This 3-4 step process makes it easier to see where your images are!

3.   
Cover the whole card with a dark ink, I used Starry Sky by spreading the ink pad on the stamped images.  See below.  Wipe the card “clean” with a paper towel, removing the starry sky from the images and letting the color show through. 

4.    Add to a card base, I used the In Color Card Bases.

5.    Add a greeting, I used 2 different options both from the Whale Done set.


 So fun, I hope you try it!

HHappy Stamping, MaryKate


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Sea Turtles using the "coat of many colors" technique

Sea Turtle - check it out page 29 in the New Mini Catalog 

A "coat of many colors" technique is really cool and super easy.  If you look closely, the card has the turtle, fish, seaweed and sea life in many different colors.  



To create this technique, there are 3 simple steps

1.     Put color on a piece of white 5 ¼ x 4, I used Tide, Balmy, Coastal, Bermuda and Highland Heather. I used inks with blending brushes, you could use daubers or other coloring tools.


2.     Stamp the images with versamark. I stamped turtles, fish, weeds, stars and sand dollars.  Cover with CLEAR embossing powder and set with the heat tool

3.     Cover the whole card with a dark ink, I used Starry Sky by spreading the ink pad on the stamped images.  Wipe the card “clean” with a tissue, removing the starry sky from the images and letting the color show through.  Add to a card base

Add a greeting, I used 2 different options both from the Whale Done set.  

And if you love this and want to try it, this project will be part of our Crafty Day in Palmyra Maine Jan 21.  It's one of 7 fun things we'll make that day.

 

If you have questions, or want to join us Jan 21 10-3pm for a full day of crafting, please reach out! MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com 

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

IDEAS Blog Hop Loving Sale-a-bration

Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for January 2023 - featuring projects with our new Sale-A-Bration products with a theme of love! Love is simply love, or it can be Valentine's Day or wedding, anniversary!  Sale-A-bration products are free with either a $50 or $100 (US) spend.  So many to choose from!

 

We have a range of projects from easy and fun for new stampers or more detailed designs for an avid crafter.  Each tutorial includes a card and a 3D Packaging item.

This month we have curated tutorials from 14 international Demonstrators with a 75 page full color tutorial bundle for you, featuring colorful cards and 3D projects.  You will get 14 detailed tutorials with a range of projects including 14+ cards and 14 3D projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.







Here is our sneak peek collage for the January IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I used 2 Sale-A-Bration items:  The Dandy Designs paper 48 sheets of pretty and colorful paper, perfect for spring projects. I also selected the pretty and versatile Stamp Set Beautifully Happy. It's a 2 step stamp set so the flower outline is black and the inside flowers use colorful inks. Super quick and easy with a stamparatus.





My tutorial shows you how to make this great "clutch handbag" using a single sheet of 12x12 paper.  It takes longer to read the simple directions vs folding it up!  It easily holds 4 cards.

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos and diagrams to make it easy to follow along.    A super fun project!  

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 60 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects and so many tips.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com Free to customers, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Sigrid in Germany, she's the next talented IDEAS demonstrator.

Happy Hopping! MaryKate


 


Monday, December 5, 2022

IDEAS Blog Hop - We are cut out to be friends!

Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for December 2022 - featuring projects with cutting tools (dies, punches, fussy cutting etc)... we are cut out to be friends!

 

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for December 2022. We have a range of projects from easy and fun for new stampers or more detailed designs for an avid crafter.  

This month we have curated tutorials from 13 international Demonstrators with a 50+ page full color tutorial bundle for you, featuring colorful cards and 3D projects.  You will get 13 detailed tutorials with a range of projects including 13+ cards and 13 3D projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.








Here is our sneak peek collage for the December IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I used the cute Christmas Scotties stamp set and matching punch (I love our punches!). I turned the Christmas Scottie into a valentine.






This card also features "wobblers"... fun little plastic springs that make the Scotties wobble. I have several tips on how to use these wobblers in my tutorial.

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos and diagrams to make it easy to follow along.    A super fun project!  

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 60 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects and so many tips.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com Free to customers, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Caroline in the Netherlands, she's the next talented IDEAS demonstrator.

Happy Hopping! MaryKate


 


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Seaside By the Bay a new set coming in January and How to create a sampler

Hello all... my team and I are creating 12 x 12 samplers using the Seaside set - it's a new set with dies and matching paper, embellishments, ribbon and more.

To make a 12 x 12 sampler, we have a host that makes a 6 1/4 x 3 design to set the tone, and then each swapper makes a 3x3.  Terry Dell'Amico is our host and her piece arrived today - stunning.


Here's my 3x3.  I wanted to showcase the designer paper and I love the gold foil. So I added a 2 7/8 square of gold to the 3x3 of Balmy Blue and then created my scene.  

The little sandpiper birds remind me of our beach here on Anna Maria.



Here are my tips on putting together a swap.

First -- make up 1 piece entirely - and make sure you are happy and then, and only then create the next 7 pieces!

I then cut the bases (Balmy 3x3), Gold 2 7/8 x 2 7/8, and then stamped the beach. I love the die that gives me that rough "beach/sand" edge.  Then I stamped and die cut the 3 different birds - it's one stamp to stamp all 3 and one die to die cut all 3.  Then I die cut the sun and the 2 shells.  Here they are, all finished, mostly the same but a bit different.


The paper was a fun challenge. We can only use navy, coastal, balmy and gold, along with crumb cake, so I had to make sure the pink didn't show.

I cut the DSP into 3x3, and then trimmed each piece separately to 2 3/4 x 2 3/4. Below is the whole sheet 6x6 cut into quarters





Above you can see how I trimmed each piece. 

When I get all the pieces I'll put it into a frame and show you the whole look!

Super fun swap sampler to be part of. Join our team and have all the fun with no obligations.  Our holiday party is next Monday (we have one every 3 months, online, so everyone can join in with crafting fun, projects, games, and a bit of silliness!) email me with thoughts or questions MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

My online store is open and tomorrow Dec 1 there is a clearance refresh, head to the online store early! Don't forget the host code and a present will arrive in the mail to you!


Happy stamping, MaryKate



Monday, November 7, 2022

IDEAS Blog Hop Giving Thanks A book binding explosion card

Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for November 2022 - featuring projects for "giving thanks".

 

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for November 2022. Our theme is Giving Thanks.  We have a range of projects from easy and fun for new stampers or more detailed designs for an avid craftr.  

This month we have curated tutorials from 13 international Demonstrators with a 50+ page full color tutorial bundle for you, featuring colorful cards and 3D projects.  You will get 13 detailed tutorials with a range of projects including 13+ cards and 13 3D projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.






Here is our sneak peek collage for the November IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I used the "A Million Thanks Kit", I love this kit, it is elegant and so easy to put together. For this card I used the stamp set from the kit, the ink from the kit and used "Awash in Beauty" designer paper.

The card is a "book binding card" with an "explosion" on the inside.






All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos and diagrams to make it easy to follow along.    A super fun project!  Make it a class by adding in the kit and making up kit cards. 

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 50 pages of detailed full color instructions with 30+ projects.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com Free to customers, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Dara in Canada, she's the next talented IDEAS demonstrator.

Happy Hopping! MaryKate


 


Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween all - Have a Bewitching Halloween!

My friend Diana made this super cute Halloween card. Can you see that the boots move?  


She used a tiny attachment - a brad - to the top of the boots to create movement. So fun!  


This bundle is sold out, we had a ton of fun with it during our September Online Series, Tuesdays 6-730pm 3 projects, each week for 3 weeks. Next month we are doing the Paper Pumpkin Ho Ho Ho (so sorry kits are sold out). Stay tuned for the December classes, with sign up by November 15.  We are live 6-730pm and it's recorded in case you miss it!


Have a great Halloween!  MaryKate