Design Team Projects

You Are My Happy by Maria Russell

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m super excited to share my first post for January 2019 and it is the January release by Kat Scrappiness.   Have you seen all the projects made by the team?  They are awesome and I am so proud to be on the same design team as these girls.  For Day 1, we are showcasing the Lacy Layered Heart dies and the Stitched Sentiment Strip dies.  They go perfectly well together or on their own.

For my first card, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with my distress oxide inks and die-cut the piece with the outer layer of the die.  I also die-cut some Lawn Fawn glittered card stock using the lacy heart die.  I adhered this piece onto my colored heart with some Nuvo liquid glue.

On another piece of some heavy-duty card stock, I used the Fancy Floral Coverplate die with an embossing mat to dry-emboss the details on the card stock.  I think this turned out so beautifully.  I love the impression it makes on the card stock.


I adhered the heart on this embossed piece with some foam tape.  I also adhered this piece onto an A2 size card base.  Here’s what it looks like:


I stamped my sentiment on some black card stock with versamark ink and heat and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-emboss the sentiment, and cut this piece using the new Stitched Strip Sentiment dies.  I finished the design by adding some Sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a closer look:


I love how this card turned out!  I know this is a simple card but that glitter heart in the middle compliments the colored background.  Here’s another look:


For my second project, I used the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set and stamped the image with Ballet Slippers and Pizza Crust inks by Lawn Fawn.  I used the Stitched Sentiment Strip die to die cut the middle piece.   I used foam adhesive to adhered my foreground on an A2 size card base.  I stamped the sentiment on the strips and adhered the pieces using Nuvo liquid glue.


To finish my design, I added the Silver Scissor Sequins mix.   Since this is going to a crafty friend, I know she will appreciate those cute little touches that I added on this card.  Here’s a closer look:


I added some Nuvo glitter drops on the heart to give it some dimension and shine.  I also love how this card turned out.


I hope you like my projects today.  We will also have a giveaway at the end of the release on Thursday so please stay tuned.  These dies are now available at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Happy crafting!


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  • Reply Bunny

    I love the beautiful cover plate.

    01/08/2019 at 4:44 AM
  • Reply Cy

    Such pretty designs.

    01/08/2019 at 11:08 PM
  • Reply Amy Cooley

    Beautiful Valentine cards! I really love the texture on texture with your first card.

    01/09/2019 at 4:27 AM
  • Reply Meghan Kennihan

    I love that lacy heart! What a gorgeous card!

    01/09/2019 at 6:22 AM
  • Reply Cynthia Cole

    Both cards are lovely and the texture on the first one is beautifully done!

    01/09/2019 at 10:39 AM
  • Reply Lori Kobular

    That Lacey Layered Heart die looks wonderful on the Fancy Floral Coverplate! Love the solid white background with the beautiful colors of the heart die cut!

    01/09/2019 at 12:21 PM
  • Reply DUMONTIER Marjorie

    These are two wonderful cards ! I love how the heart stands out in front of this wonderful Embossed background ! Awesome job ! Thanks for sharing your talent. Love, Marjorie

    01/10/2019 at 2:49 AM
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    01/10/2019 at 8:25 AM
  • Reply Susan Young

    Love the embossed cover plate background! Cards turned out beautiful!

    01/10/2019 at 11:56 AM
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