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Coupon Code: STAMPtember® Simon Says Stamp 2018

It's finally Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember®!  It started yesterday, so I decided to spend my Sunday morning looking through all the 96 Blog Links on this SSS blog for inspiration from card artists/crafters and to find CODES (12) for their "Free with Purchase" special.

Concord & 9th: Happy Day - Cousin's Wedding

Concord & 9th - Wedding Card by Maria Byrd, 082018 | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com | Happy Day Dies Stamp

Two months ago, I created a quick wedding card for my cousin.  I used stamps from Concord & 9th:  Happy Day.  I first stamped the image with embossing ink and then sprinkled a good amount of Ranger Embossing Powder Holographic over it. The glitter sparkled after heating it with an embossing heat gun.  I used water based markers to add color.  I have to admit it was a bit too saturated than I wanted to.  Overall, I was happy with the result especially how the holographic powder turned out.

Happy Crafty 2018

New Year 2018 Graphics (c) 2017 by Maria Byrd, CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

Be Kind Always (Holiday Retail 2017)

Thanksgiving Day 2017 | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

Silly Cat w/ Pumpkinhead Halloween Card - Stampers Anonymous

Today, I'm sharing a one layer Halloween Card I've recently made with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Pumpkinhead and Scared Silly Cling Stamps.  Ranger Distress Oxide Inks were used with Layering Stencil Shatter to create the background while the cat and pumpkins were colored with Copic Markers.  A simple trick for masking and holding down stencils temporarily is to use Post-It Full Adhesive Notes 3x3 inches which can be found at office supply stores.

Lawn Fawn: Happy Haunting Penguins

Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting Penguins Halloween Card by Maria Byrd | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

A pair of cute and fun penguins out for a Happy Haunting!  Lawn Fawn stamps used:  Here We Go A-Waddling, Winter Village, and Booyah!  Lawn Cuts used:  Leafy Tree Backdrop, Large Wreath, Little Picket Fence Border, Stitched Tree Border, and Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  I found out about Lawn Fawnatics Create a Scene! Challenge on Sunday morning and it was due that night.  So, I created the card in between doing laundry and other chores.

Lawn Fawn: Hedgehog Autumn Birthday Wishes Card

Hedgehog Fall Birthday Wishes card by Maria Byrd, 082017 | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

A week ago, I received my Ranger Distress Oxide Ink pads but didn't get to play with them until now... The first few tries using the product were unsuccessful.  Sometimes, the more you force things, the worse it gets.  So, I changed my direction with the card design and how I was using the ink.  As soon as I did, everything seemed to just fall into place and I ended up creating this cute Birthday card for Autumn using Lawn Fawn stamps/dies and some fussy cutting.  I just love the hedgehog bouncing on a pile of autumn leaves and that glossy "happy"!