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More June Release Cards | Patricia

Hello Friends!  I have a few cards I wanted to share on the Evelin T Designs blog here using the Floral SurpriseUnder the Sea: MerFriends, and the Best Friends Fur-Ever! sets.  


First is the Floral Surprise.  The first card, I colored the entire image with watercolors, let dry, and then came back with detail using polychromos pencils.  For this second card today, I used just the polychromes pencils for a softer look.

After the first layer of coloring, I went back with a just a little bit of shading, keeping this soft.  For the base of the card, I blended a pale blue ink, fussy cut the stamped and colored image, and foam adhered.

Before foam adhering, I placed and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  LOVE Evelin’s fonts for sentiments!

Next, is the Under The Sea: Merfriends stamp set.  I colored all the images with watercolors, let dry, and fussy cut them out.  Then I went looking in my stash of leftover mixed media creations and found pieces along with pattern paper from my stash to layer for my base.

For the first layer of the card panel, I used a die cut leftover from my first card using this set, then layered and stitched the pattern paper and mixed media panel for my background.  The background was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Embellishment Mousse.  Then I adhered my images.

I used another leftover mixed media piece to stamp my sentiment.

Next is the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set.  I colored all of these pieces with watercolor, fussy cut them out, and then used pattern papers from my stash to create a base, then clustered the images together.

And again, I am so happy with Evelin’s fonts and sentiment choices.  So usable and so many possibilities. My first card I created with this set, was just the larger monster and a coffee sentiment.

Hope you have enjoyed the teams inspiration and have picked some favorite sets to purchase!  Hard to choose, but really ALL so wonderful!  

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Home to Your Heart | Bible Journaling | Patricia

Hello Evelin T Friends!  I am still a non-essential employee and hoping work will be back soon.  But I feel like even though we are having to stay home, I feel like I’m maybe trying to go through the checklist of to-do’s to make everything feel more normal.  So the other day I went and sat outside by myself and had some quiet time, and then came inside to do some journaling.  Even though I love Bible journaling, I tend to do more of it in devotionals like this one from Illustrated Faith.

I started by adding one of the leafy images from the Fun in the Snow stamp set all around in different directions using Staz-On ink, then I continued to add more from that stamp set as well as Coffee Art and Good Tidings to You.

For the stamping of ‘choose,’ I trimmed the ‘choose coffee’ sentiment from the Coffee Art stamp set to be able to create repetitive stamping.  This is more like art journaling as well, so it is playtime I needed plus quiet time.  I started playing with that heart swirl latte image from Coffee Art to give it a completely different look.  After the stamping was done, I added watercolors to the images and to the area to handwrite journaling.  Then I finished this off with adding stickers and die cuts.

Hope everyone is well and hopefully this inspires you to also have some quiet, creative time for yourself.

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Memory Planner with Patricia

Hello Evelin T Design Friends.  I truly hope everyone is well during this time.  I hope creating cards, or just stamping and coloring is good therapy for you right now!  This difficult time we are going through reminds me of the difficult time of going through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  That time period pushed me into my love of being crafty where my creative journey began.  So the difference from that circumstance to this one is I want to document it creatively, even though I do have to push myself to take photos 😉  This time has pushed me to go back to my Memory Planner love.  I will admit I gave it up because I could not keep up, but I realize how important it is to do.  Today, I’m using the Coffee Art stamp set to document the first week at home.

I first start by adding photos for each day, trimming cards and adding journaling, and then adding stamping.  In this case, I wanted to emphasize the coffee cups from the stamp set.  To me it really means home and even more so since coffee really helps to relax me and need it right now!

I didn’t add any coloring to the stamped images.  I wanted to create a clean look to the spread and add embellishments to them.  One way I used the coffee cups the most was to do a partial stamping in the rectangles for the day.  Then for the sentiments from the stamp set, I added them to the rectangles and die cuts.

The ‘Hallo There!’ and ‘Smile’ are perfect for these spots above, and the leaf image from the set, frames the rectangle and the circle chipboard.

Once my days were filled in, I go back go the first page and add more journaling and stamping (kind of like my title).  Along with my die cuts and stamping the month, I added another coffee cup image from the stamp set and filled it with hearts!  

Thank you for stopping by and prayers for health for everyone!

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Coffee Gift Card Rolodex with Patricia

Hello Everyone!  So excited to back again to share a project with you that actually combines creativity with a necessity…well maybe not a necessity.  Being a memory keeper, I love to put the Starbuck’s gift cards within my memory keeping.  Unfortunately, that does not always happen…oops!  As I was cleaning up recently, I came across all of these cards.  I couldn’t throw them out!  My original idea was a mini album, but then I remembered this old Heidi Swapp Rolodex…PERFECT!

So combining some creativity with my stash and the Coffee Art stamp set, I started decorating pages to insert into the rolodex.  For the Starbuck’s cards, I made sure they were all uploaded to my app, and then added them to some of the cards.  I have a punch and a die cut to fit the rolodex, but neither would be strong enough to go through the plastic cards, but if you do, that would be great!

Some of my cards are small like this Greatest Mom and the hearts, so really do love them adhered directly to a card.  For the images, I have several colored mostly on white cardstock using the Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  And that little blue banner, I embossed the coffee beans in white and stamped the sentiment in black.

Once I started to get into a routine, I found different ways to add images or sentiments to each card.  I used the leaf image with the bunny…so cute!

On this one card with all of the heart cards, I didn’t add stamping.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to add them, but since I had so many from previous years, I added three to a card and just added enamel dots around them.  For the newest heart from this year, I added a stamped coffee cup with the tea bag that I masked and colored with the Polychromos pencils.  Even though I usually get coffee with these cards, I am a huge tea lover as well!

I really didn’t have too many cards, but something I may do as they build is create a divider for the seasons.  For now they blend…  Such a fun creative outlet.  I added fussy cutting, a die cut heart, and another colored cup with a masked tea bag to the back of this clear card.

I think this might be one of my favorites combing a gift card and the stamping!  I adhered the card to pattern paper, added the stamped sentiments, and foam adhered the hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate that I stamped onto grey cardstock and colored with the Polychromos pencils…so fun!

These last two cards don’t have as much stamping, but the sentiments are perfect on each one!

Love how this came out and excited to see it build!  Hope this gives you an idea of what to do with your gift cards using the Coffee Art stamp set!!

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Love This | Traveler’s Notebook with Patricia

Hi Everyone!!  I’m excited to be back again this month to share my first memory keeping project using Evelin T Design stamps!  This is a spread in my Traveler’s Notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set.

I knew I wanted to include hearts, and I thought the adorable bear and bunny would be a perfect accent to my spread.  I first stamped and colored them with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

Then I stamped ‘peace love joy’ from the same stamp set onto white cardstock using black ink and die cut hearts from the cardstock.  Next, I cut a circle heart from my Silhouette and backed some of the hearts with leftover pieces from the stamped cardstock, and then adhered my stamped die cut hearts to fill in.  I balanced the colors by using softer colors with the bold red from the circle heart and the bold black and white from the stamped die cut hearts.

I absolutely love the look of stamping and die cutting these hearts as well as backing the hearts from the Silhouette cut file.  Gives such an amazing look to your project!  I placed my photo first, and then finished by adding more hearts and embellishments.  To not take away from the design, I added my journaling to vellum and stapled near the top.

Thank you so much for letting me share this memory keeping project with you from my traveler’s notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set!  Happy creating!!

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Chinese New Year Envelopes | Patricia Roebuck

Hello Everyone!!  I’m so excited to be a part of the Evelin T Designs team sharing my first project with you today using the Good Tidings to You and Coffee Art stamp sets.  To introduce myself to everyone, I have been scrapbooking since about 2007.  My main focus is on memory keeping and scrapbooking, but since 2007, I have always been creative with cards and all papercrafting.  I will be sharing some of my memory keeping here using Evelin’s stamps, but for today, I have some Chinese New Year envelopes to share!

I started by stamping and heat embossing onto my envelopes (cut from Silhouette) using the leaf design from the Coffee Art stamp set.  As I created the envelopes, I kept the theme, Chinese New Year, in mind as far as bright colors and bringing in shine with the embossing.  The repetitive pattern of the embossed leaf also created both texture and pattern with that beautiful shine.  I used a soft rose gold embossing powder.  As I stamped the leaf design, I rotated it alternating that pattern all the way down each row.

For my focal point of my envelope, I used the cute little mouse from the Good Tidings stamp set!  He actually inspired these envelopes!  Keeping with the shine from the heat embossing, I embossed him in gold on red cardstock.  Then I foam adhered him to the center of another die cut piece of cardstock.

I created two envelopes in the hot pink and one in lavender, using the alternating colors for the die cuts in the center.  My daughter chose the lavender envelope.

I will fill these long envelopes with a rat bookmark I crocheted.  The year of the rat is my daughter’s year and is also ten years since we became a Chinese Adoptive Family.  So wanted something fun she could keep and perfect with her Warriors books about cats!  Will also fill hers with a gift card or money and a Starbucks gift card.  Starbucks usually has gift cards to celebrate for the CNY.

Thank you so much for letting me share my first project here with you!  Don’t put those holiday themed stamps away, they can be used all year long!

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Guest Designer: Patricia Roebuck | Fun in the Snow Cards | Video

Hi Everyone!  This is my last post as a guest here on the Evelin T Designs blog.  Thank you so much Evelin for having me and to everyone for letting share!  The holidays are coming quickly.  I thought of a background using the Fun in the Snow stamp set with watercolors that is not only fun and whimsical but quick to mass produce!  And if you have a little extra time to get creative with your holiday cards, I’ll share another card using the same stamp set.  I also have a video to share how these cards came together at the end of this post.

I love the playfulness of the Fun in the Snow stamp set.  Each one of these images shows personality and movement.  Perfect for a background.  I created a background with the adorable and silly penguins and the beautiful bear gracefully skating along.  All I did was stamp several card panels with Staz On ink, then added messy watercoloring on top of them.  I created four cards using different cardstock panels under each one before adding to my card base.  You can change the look of them by using different cardstock colors.  To finish them, I added some Nuvo Drops.

For this next card, I did not use a card panel.  This is a single layered card base, except for the silver cardstock die cut frame I adhered around it.  Before adhering that though, I stamped this silly penguin  in black ink.  Then created a mask for him to create a wintery swirl to go along with the motion of him gliding along the ice.

You can see more on the video how this came together.  I placed the mask over the penguin, then used Nuvo Drops and Glitter to create swirls using a popsicle stick.  Lifted the mask after it dried a bit, and colored the penguin with pencils.

For the sentiment, I stamped the floral images from the stamp set to peek under my die cut silver frame to bring attention to my stamped sentiment at the top.  I finished this cutie with gems and sequins.

This card was not complicated to make, but definitely has a few more steps with the masking, coloring and the die cut frame, but still simple enough you could mass produce a set to give out for the holidays.  Thank you so much again Evelin for having me and to everyone for letting me share!  You can watch the video below to see how these came together or watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here.
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Guest Designer: Patricia Roebuck | Good Tidings to You Cards

Hello Everyone!  Thankful to be back again here on the Evelin T Designs blog sharing two cards using the Good Tidings To You stamp set.  Both of these cards use the same pattern paper in two different ways, and both of the images were colored with pencils before I had my cards in mind.

Pulling from the green scarf on this adorable snowy fellow, I used a dark green and an aqua green cardstock for my card panels.  To help my snowy friend stand out a little more, I layered him on top of a die cut pattern paper circle in a pale green with white dots.

For my aqua card panel, I used a dotted stencil with white ink to create a subtle snowy look, then stamped the snowflakes from the same stamp set with the same white ink first, then stamped again in an aqua ink a few times.  I love the softer look this gives stamped images.  You can see the effects of that even more with my stamped sentiment, ‘ Peace Love Joy’ where parts of the black ink are softer in the areas where it is over the white inked background.  To add to the sentiment and my snowy friend being in winter bliss, I adhered a leafy white circle die cut around him. I finished him with Nuvo drops and gems.

My next card uses the negative leftover piece of pattern paper I used for the circle die cut under my snowy friend on the first card.  For this card, I layered it with more pattern paper, in a contrasting color.  

For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed in gold onto vellum layered under the circle.  To help the sentiment stand out from the plaid pattern paper, I punched a circle from a dark cardstock to layer under it.  Then just foam adhered my sweet cuddly friends and added a few Nuvo drops to finish.  That vellum adds such a nice soft look to this wintery card as well as a perfect spot for the beautiful sentiment.

Two cards using the same pattern paper and images colored before I had any idea how I would use them.  Love how inspiration comes from pre-stamped and colored images, and leftover pieces of pattern papers.  Hope this gives you some creative ways to use your stamped images.  Will be back for one last guest post later this month, sharing more holiday card ideas with a video!
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Guest Designer: Patricia Roebuck | TN | Video

Hello Everyone!  So thankful to be here with you all and especially my talented friend, Evelin!  I’ve met Evelin in California at the CHA shows and have been on teams with her before.  I always knew she would succeed with her amazing talent!  My main love is memory keeping, but I do love to make cards and do mixed media.  I dabble in a little of everything.  But before I actually make anything, I really enjoy tinkering and playing with product and then see where the creativity goes.  So for today’s post, I will share some of that tinkering with a Traveler’s Notebook I created inspired by the products.

The Coffee Art stamp set really had me inspired to create this Traveler’s Notebook to document small happy moments.  I started by measuring, trimming and then stamping some of the images using black ink onto grey cardstock.  For the inside pages I used a Strathmore Sketch Paper Pad.  The reason for this paper, is I wanted the pages to be thin.  I can then either create on top of the pages, or my favorite is to work off the page, and then adhere my creation on top.  Will share more of that in a bit.  I also have a video showing how the inside pages came together, you can find at the end of this post.

For my first inside page, I wanted something there but very simple.  So I used a stencil and inks to create a blended ombre look, then stamped some of the leaf images from All Hallow’s Cuteness and Coffee Art in shades of green ink.  I finished it with a chipboard piece in the center.

Now for my first full page spread in my album, I was inspired by the Coffee Art stamp set again to use with this photo, which happens to have a coffee cup 😉

Because my inside pages are thin, I could see the ink from the first inside page showing through.  To Fix this, I either adhere two pages together, but in this case, I wanted to work off-the page first and then adhere to the TN page.  I first started by stamping the leaves from the All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp set, then used a ruler to draw lines.  I used this to type my journaling.

I stamped and colored a good bit before creating this project.  The little toadstools I stamped and watercolored from the All Hallow’s Cuteness were the perfect touch to this woodsy, whimsical memory.  To add a little more texture, I used a light green ink to stamp the circle heart image from the Coffee Art stamp set.  I finished that page with washi tape, die cuts and puffy stickers.

For the right side, I wanted to show more of the cup images, so I created a repetitive pattern on a separate piece of the same paper.  Then stamped in the ‘Hallo There!’ sentiment from the same stamp set.  I am choosing the green and the orange inks to complement my photo, the colored images and die cuts I used on the left.

I finished this side with another die cut which covered up an imperfect stamped image I did (oops), and then finished with enamel dots.  The die cut also helps to balance with the left side.  Then I adhered both of these pages onto the inside pages of my album.

The sentiment ‘coffee + you = happiness’ inspired me to document me and my daughter at Starbucks with her new phone, taking and sharing her first selfie photo for my next spread in my TN album.  I also kind of love the bear and the snowman marshmallow images from the Coffee Art stamp set.  The bear went perfectly with my daughter’s fuzzy headband too 😉

I worked directly on the pages of the album to ink a starburst that repeats the image in the top left from the photo.  I wanted the sentiment to be the focal in between the stamped images.

I typed and then detail cut and stitched labels together to add my journaling.

For my last page to share today in this Traveler’s Notebook, I created a Halloween page.  I had lots of the Halloween images stamped and colored as well.  I used a cut file from Citrus Twist Kits that went perfectly with my photo but also great little spots for those adorable, little images from the It’s Boo-Tastic! and All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp sets.

All of the images here were colored with watercolors, except the three jack-o-lanterns.  I love how well the mixed together to create a fun cluster with the stamped ‘Happy Halloween’ right in between them.

I used foam alpha stickers and enamel dots to finish this spread.

I did not have a plan for each one of these pages.  But I love how the inspiration comes as you stamp and color.  Hope this inspires you to try your stamped images in your memory keeping or gives you some ideas for your next card!  I will be back in November to share cards as a guest again here with Evelin T Designs!

I do have a video showing how these pages came together.  You can watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here or below.  Thank you so much for letting me share and guest!