Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018

Happy Monday, friend!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Mine was a bit of a whirlwind as I headed from MA to PA and back for the Heirloom Productions stamp show. It was the first debut of my newest release and I'm glad to say it got lots of love. If you haven't had a chance to peek at what's new, I put together a walk-through video as well as a quick card tutorial using some of the items. 

Let's get started...

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Freshly Picked Stamp + Die Set

This set was inspired by the rows of freshly picked bundles of flowers you can find at your favorite farmers market. I adore bright spring flowers and try to always have some on my kitchen counter. Why not have some on my cards as well? 

There are a variety of different ways you can mix and match the floral and leaf images included to create a custom bouquet. Wouldn't it be sweet to create a card with a bundle of the recipient's favorite flower? I think so. 

Here's a peek at how you can build all the elements together...

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Use the little twine stamp or banner to finish off your bouquet...

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If you want to keep some ideas of how to use this set on hand, make sure to download my stamping guide here. 

Thanks a Bunch

This next set was inspired by the little banner included in Freshly Picked. I wanted to have sentiments that were both small enough to fit on it as well help the sender express why they were sending a bouquet to the recipient. And that's how Thanks a Bunch was born!

You'll find a variety of different sentiments that can be curved on an acrylic block and stamped onto the banner. You'll also find a few that can work on their own or be stamped on the inside of your card. I added in a few abstract shapes which are always fun to play with to create backgrounds. 

Backgrounds you say? Here's what I mean...

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I also created a cluster of flowers from Freshly Picked around the sentiment. Such a versatile set!

Fluttering By Stamp + Die Set

I know. You've all been waiting for a Right at Home butterfly set. I was hesitant as there are so many butterfly stamps on the market and I wasn't sure that mine would be anything special...until I created these. 

This set features three different sized butterflies that are built by stamping all the layers together. Keep them monochromatic or colorful depending on your ink choices. Some of the butterflies have a few additional layers that be mixed and matched to create different looks. 

Here's how these cute critters with wings look stamped...

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And here's the stamping guide for stress-free stamping. 

Please note: This die set will ship separately from orders placed with the coordinating stamp set. This is due to a manufacturing error that is currently being resolved. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. 

Folk Alphabet Solid + Detail

These two alphabet sets have caused quite a stir on social media. "This set is genius, Nicole!!" "seriously brilliant girl!!!!" "Super cute!!!"...and I can't say I disagree. (biased?) 

These two sets layer together to create a whimsical, folk-style sentiment. Start by stamping your solid letters in a light ink and add the detail letters overtop in a slightly darker color. Both look adorbs stamped on their own but are spectacular when used together. 

Say "hello" to your new favorite alpha set...

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And again with those florals and banner. I just can't even. 

Download the stamping guide for this set here. 

Scallop Stitches Die Set

This die set is a bonus item that I wasn't sure would be ready in time for the release. Luckily the crafty gods were looking out for me. 

This die set cuts a panel slightly smaller than A2 size and impresses a scallop stitched detail around the perimeter. In addition this set includes a few extras such as a scallop circle and two script words: "hugs" and "friend". 

You can see everything up close and personal in my walk-through video below...

And here's a few photos of the card project shared in the video...

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I somehow managed to get every item from the new release on this one card. You'll either love me or hate me for that. 

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What's your favorite item from this new release? As always I can't decide. Let me know yours in the comments below!

Oh, and if you just have to have every single item, don't forget there is a bundle option available that saves you 10% off. Just note that the Scallop Stitches Die Set is not included. 

Hope you have a great Monday!

Nicole

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Thank You Watercolor Background Stamp Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + My Sweet Petunia

Hello Monday, hello day #8!

Yes, 8! I'd love to keep the National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Friends going all month long but, sadly, this party must come to an end sometime. BUT today is not that day! *wipes tears* So grab your favorite craft supplies, brewed drink of choice and help me in introducing Lydia of My Sweet Petunia!

Let's get started...

Thank You Watercolor Background Stamp Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + My Sweet Petunia

Lydia chose our inspiration for the day and decided to challenge us to use a water-based medium to create a background. Sounds like something right up my alley! I grabbed a few things that I've been obsessed with lately and used on several cards throughout the week and got stamping.

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I started by mounting my Watercolor Background Stamp onto the door of MISTI. I made sure to remove the foam insert in my stamping platform as the background stamp is rubber and already has enough dimension to create a crisp impression. I added a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper into the center of my platform and placed down my magnet to keep it in place while I stamped. 

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I inked up the background stamp in Mint to Be ink and spritzed it lightly with water to get the color moving. The Catherine Pooler inks are water-based and can therefore be used with water to create watercolor effects. I stamped it onto my background and decided to stamp it again as the color was too light for my liking. Next I rotated my paper and moved it up a few squares on the mat so as to stagger my stripes. I stamped my next layer in Seafoam which I also spritzed with water. 

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Once my panel was dry I moved on to my flower. I die-cut all the pieces using my Sweet Stitches Die Set. I colored the flower in It's a Girl, the leaves in Green Tea and the center in Shea Butter. I also die-cut three "thank you" pieces from the same die set and layered them with liquid adhesive to create a dimensional sentiment. I adhered both the flower and sentiment to my watercolor panel, glued it onto a cardbase and my was was finished! 

Check out my process video below to watch my stamping technique...

And don't forget to head over to the My Sweet Petunia blog to see Lydia's creation. She's a master with water-based products so it's a project you won't want to miss. 

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $50 gift certificate to the My Sweet Petunia shop! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #8 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.

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Today was originally supposed to be the last day of the celebration, but one of my crafty friends and I decided to make one more day of inspiration. Because, why not?

Make sure to check back tomorrow for the last day...and, if you've been enjoying this week, bring your tissues!

Nicole

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Thank You Embossed Resist Watercolor Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends

Happy Monday, crafty friend!

Today I am beaming with excitement because today marks day #1 of the National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Friends! Every year I try to do something fun to celebrate our favorite hobby and this year is no different. Each day this week you can come back here for a new post (& video!) featuring a fun challenge, special guests, prizes and even an exclusive coupon code or two. Stay tuned to the end of this post for info on how to participate.

I'm kicking off the week solo because my special guest, Ruby, had her new bundle of cuteness and wasn't able to join me. No fear, she will be with us later this week! Congrats Ruby! 

Let's get started...

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The first challenge for the week is to be inspired by the word "layers", which can be interpreted in so many ways. I decided to take a watercolor-y, texture-y angle for my card project. 

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I started with some watercolor paper cut to an A2 size and added layers of different colors. I used Ranger Distress Oxide Inks as my medium which creates a beautiful, creamy watercolor look. I used Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey as my color palette. After I colored on my first layer of color I dried the paper with a heat tool and added another layer for even more vibrancy. 

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My next layer was achieved using some of the floral stamps from my Bunny Hugs set and white embossing powder. I heat-embossed several of the images towards the center to act as a backdrop for some die-cutting later on. I used the "thank you" die from my Script Greetings Die Set to cut into the center of the piece, making sure to keep all the little cut-out bits to use for my inlay. 

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In the negative space of the die-cut "thank you" I added a few layers of white cardstock also cut with the die upon which I adhered the "thank you" die-cut with the watercoloring and embossing on it. That sounds really confusing, but don't worry, there's a video. At this point I decided to trim down the watercolor piece around the "thank you" to add some texture. I adhered the piece onto another A2 panel and added some additional watercolored strips underneath to add even more color. I used Cracked Pistachio for these. 

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As a finishing touch I ran the panel through my sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch as a final layer. I love keeping the little strands hanging from the side of the card but you can trim those if you'd like to. 

If you're more of a visual learner, you can watch my process video below...

Now, for more details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Right at Home shop! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #1 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winners will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Oh! I almost forgot. If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST. 

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I think that's everything! I'm excited to get this week rolling and see what everyone creates. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly and we have one big crafty party!

Here's to National Craft Month, friend!

Nicole

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