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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Fox

Hi All,

Nicole here today with a fun winter card. I used the cute Winter Fox image from the store for this card. I coloured the fox with my Inktense pencils. I added some rock candy dry glitter to the fox's hat and to the snow for some subtle sparkle. I used a white pain pen to add some white snow to my blue patterned paper. I then stamped my sentiment and added some snowflake embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed this and enjoy the New Years Eve celebrations tonight too!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tweet Gradient with Balloon Birdie

Hi Fellow Crafters,

Thank you for joining us on the blog today.  Whew!  The holidays are behind us, and now I must have 40 Valentine cards ready by the first of the year.  Perfect time to bring you some quick & simple cards.  

Today I am bringing you a slightly different way of coloring your digital stamps.  For some time now, I have been wanting to learn how to use the gradient tool in Photoshop for select elements of a digital stamp.  I found a great tutorial and had my balloon on the Balloon Birdie digi colored (gradient) in no time at all! (Yes, I am just so proud of myself....tee, hee.)  So this cute card is ready to go in less than five minutes!  Very easy project!

You can learn to gradient color your digital stamps here, compliments of Adobe.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Skating Penguin tag

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately......life just got ahold of me and before I knew it, it was Christmas time! YIKES!!!!  I have started my Christmas tags for next year already (NEED to be on the ball!!!)  and decided to use these cute chipboard stars I have and Ice Skating Penguin.  He is coloured with Copics. These are VERY easy to make - I traced the star shape onto DP, glued it down, sanded it, then added my image and embellies (silver snowflakes and rhinestones!) Easy Peasy!!!! 

Now, head on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute penguin......and a few others while you're there!!!! 
HUGS, Chris

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cute Penguin Christmas Ornament

Hi all,

Nicole here today with some last minute Christmas inspiration! I made this cute Christmas tree ornament using the Penguin Gifts and Penguin Skating images from the 2 Cute Ink store. The ornament is double sided so one of each penguin is on each side. They are such cute images I simply coloured them and used a circle die to cut them out. I then used a circle scallop die to cut two scalloped circles. I glued the two scalloped circles back to back. I then stuck down a loop of ribbon and then foam mounted the images on each side over the ribbon.

I hope you enjoy and Happy Christmas everyone!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Fox Present

Hi Everyone,

It's great to be back with you today!  

We are bringing you another inspiration-packed week from the design team. My card today features 2 Cute Ink's new Fox Present.  Enjoy!  And have a very Merry Christmas!  I will see you right back here next Monday.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Are you ready for 2014?

Hi everyone,
There's only a few days left and we are heading into a new year again. Today I brought a card featuring a very cute Party Chihuahua digi stamp.  First I thought it is a birthday image, but then I realized it is perfect for my Happy New Year Card. This card can also be send to friends who don't celebrate Christmas.

I hope you like this card. 
Happy 2014!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Fox

Hey there!  Glad you stopped by.

Today I used the new digital stamp Winter Fox.

I hate photos don't show all the glitter and sparkle on cards.
I have glitter on the snow and on the snowflake.

This happy fox would be great for all types of cards, 
not only holidays but anything going on in the winter months.

Be sure to stop by the 2 Cute Ink Shop to check out all that is new!

Have a great day - Sandy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tag Fun

Hi all,

I have been busy making lots of Christmas cards so I took a bit of a break to make some tags! I used a few different images from the store - Snowman Boy, Snowman Girl, Reindeer Lights and Little Reindeer. I kept them pretty simple, just some colouring and sentiment on them. They will all have red twine strings on them but I ran out and had not yet replaced it when I photographed them!
I added a touch of sparkle to each of them on the snow, and of course the reindeer noses!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Penguin Extravagamza!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. It is so much fun to play with new files and bring you different projects each day that showcase different styles.  Sit back with your favorite hot beverage and be inspired this week!

Today I am bringing you a card using 2 Cute Ink's newest members of the Penguin family - Ice Skating Penguin and Penguin Gifts.

I embossed the front of a lime-green card.  I printed the penguins in the middle of a clip art Christmas ornament - then printed an ornament slightly larger for the blue matting.  The penguin ornaments hanging from a couple of Poinsettia flowers make for a cute, festive card.

Enjoy this week's posts....and we'll see you again next week.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Warm winter wishes!

Hi everyone,
It's Timi here with another Christmassy Card. This one features the cute Gingerbread Boy image.
After printing the image onto heavy card, I coloured it in with markers.

I layers some patterned paper and washi tape and added the image. For some extra texture I added a chipboard tea cup element.
To enhance the wintery feeling of the card I heat embossed the title with some white embossing powder wixed in with some mixed spice-scented embossing powder.

I hope you like it,


Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Wow, I don't know about where you live, but it is
Freezing here!!!  Literally below 0.

Well stay warm and thanks for stopping by.

Today I used 2 Cute Ink's brand spanking new image -
Ice Skating Penguin.

I made a cute ornament/decoration using an old recycled cd 
to make it sturdy.  SHHH! It's a gift for a friend.

You can purchase this image by clicking on HERE.

Have a great day! - Sandy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Santa is coming!

Hi All,

Another Christmas card from me today - tis' the season! I used the cute Santa Mouse image to create this one. I love how this little guy looks about to pop right down that chimney!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa Claus Mouse

Hello and Welcome,

Oh, I am just super excited to share Santa Claus Mouse from 2 Cute Ink's Christmas collection.  Santa Claus Mouse makes it fun to create your Christmas cards this season.  And he's not alone - 2 Cute Ink hasn't forgotten Mrs. Claus.  Click here to see this fun couple.  They are absolutely festive and fun!

I wanted to give Santa a little dimension, so I printed two copies - running one through an embossing folder.  I fussy cut Santa's beard, cap fur, and chimney snow and layered on top of the original colored Santa.  

Make sure you check out all of 2 Cute Ink's Christmas digi stamps to see how fun it is to use them for your Christmas cards! Enjoy and have a craftastic week!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let it Snow!!

Hi everyone, it is Timi here today with a card that features the Snowman Girl digi stamp. I am going to show you how I created the winter background and the double masking for some extra dimension.

Here is the card

and this is how I created it:

Take one sheet of patterned paper, a piece of white card and the image printed twice.

Layer the white card and the image. Glue them together with some removable adhesive. Cut out the other image and place it on the top of the first one with some removable adhesive.

Take a long piece of scrap paper and cut a wave in it, just like it was a hill. Secure it down on the bottom of the image with some washi tape.

Now start inking with distress inks. I used two different colours. Make sure that these colours coordinate with the colours on the patterned paper.

To add more interest to the background, sprinkle water on the layers of paper. Leave it stand for a moment, give a little time to the ink to react to the water. Dry it with a heat tool. Add some white splashes too.

The only reason for the double masking is to add more texture. We don't mask out anything with the middle layer. It is just a frame-like feature to the image.And this way it is a lot easier to match the snowy hill effect.

The next step is to assemble the card; glue the layers together with permanent glue and add some embellishments.

Last step is to remove the mask over the image and colour the image in with some markers.

I hope you liked this short tutorial and how the card turned out in the end.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mrs. Claus

Hi All,

Nicole here today with another Christmas card. I used the new Mrs. Claus Mouse image. Its such a cute image and it went perfectly with the sentiment I used. I love nice and simple cards like this and letting the cute image be the focal point.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sweet Sparkle Tree

Hello Paper Enthusiasts,

Today I am pleased to bring you a card spotlighting 2 Cute Ink's Sparkle Tree.  Not only is it cute - but it's FREE!  Using this cute tree - complemented by the perfect Christmas papers - will enable you to craft classic creations to send your friends and relatives.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Snowman tags

Hello everyone! I have started my Christmas tags for my students and decided to use Snowman Boy and Snowman Girl from 2 Cute Ink.  I have 21 of them to make, so here is just one that is finished - it was my prototype!!! Now to make the rest!!!  I added a bit of 3D white paint under him for snow. 

Now, head on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute snowman and his girlfriend......and a few others while you're there!!!! 
HUGS, Chris

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas tag

Hi everyone, it is Timi here.
I am back with a tag for Christmas featuring the Gingerbread Girl digital stamp.
Recently I like to create tags, they are so versatile. You can add them to Christmas presents or just send them as they are.

It was a quick tag to make which is great in the big Christmas rush.

I hope you like it,


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Santa Mouse!

Hi all,

Nicole here today with a fun Christmas card using the new Santa Mouse image. I love this little mouse about to climb down the chimney to deliver the gifts! I put him in a little spotlight on the card and added a fun banner for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are getting a good start on your Christmas cards!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sweet Reindeer Lights

Hi Everyone,

Welcome and Happy Monday! I'm so glad you joined us today.  2 Cute Ink's Little Reindeer make a sweet collection - clearly Reindeer Lights is perfect for the holiday season.

Today's card is a shaped card using a free label file (Maggie's Label 3) from Magnamity.  I took the "label" file and sized it to to be 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I welded it to a rectangle for the card base.  I resized the label for each layer, then added a strip across the front (accented with a border punch).  The reindeer is colored with Copic Markers - with Stickles added for the Christmas lights, his nose, and accent dots in corners.  He is popped up alongside a big holiday wish created with just a word processor.

This card brought a little serendipity - I did not intend for the card shape to resemble a Christmas ornament.  When I was finished, however....there it was!  So I added a piece of rumpled ribbon to the top to finish off the ornament.

Have a fabulous crafty week, and I will see you next Monday.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bee Mine!!!

Hello everyone! It's Chris again today!!!   Here is a cute little birthday card I made to have on hand when I need one!!  I have used BEE MINE from 2 Cute Ink because she is so freakin' adorable!!!! I have coloured her with my Koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol. I'm working on a tutorial on how to colour with pencils and gamsol, so stay tuned!!!!  :)

Now, BUZZ on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute bee and a few others while you're there!!!! 
HUGS, Chris

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's Christmas

Hi everyone, it is Timi here today to share a Christmas card featuring the Little Reindeer digi stamps. How cute!!

I found some Scandinavian style patterned paper and ribbon so I used them to create this card. I coloured the image with markers and then cut it out. I kept some of the white paper below the image to imitate snow. I wasn't sure to add some glitter or not, so I din't in the end. But maybe later I will go back and add some to make the snow sparkly.
The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

It was a quick but fun card to make. I hope you like it,


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Snowman Boy

Thank you for taking time to stop by today!

I made this card using the brand new image -
Snowman Boy

You can purchase this cutie pie HERE.

This is a simple layout you can make a whole bunch
of holiday cards in a jiffy.
Who doesn't love getting a homemade card?

Have a great day - Sandy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gingerbread Tags

Hi All,

Nicole here again for some more Tuesday inspiration. For this week I decided to make a start on gift tags for Christmas. I used the very cute Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl images in the store for my tags. I printed the images out and die cut them from the card using a spellbinders nested tag die.

I then added a hole at the top and set an eyelet into this for extra strength when tying them on to things. Some festive washi tape around the bottom brought in some more colour and I used a Studio Calico date stamp to add the date on the side in Festive Berries Distress Ink.

The images were coloured in with my Chromatix markers and some gel pens for some sparkle too. I added some faux stitching to finish them off then.

I hope you enjoyed these, happy crafting!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweet Snow Globe

Hi Everyone,

Isn't this such a wonderful time of year! In some parts of the country, the crisp fall air is combined with beautiful soft snow.  Yet I am able to still enjoy temps in the 80s!  But that doesn't stop me from the inspiration of snow-themed ideas - and what says snow better than a snow globe!  This snow globe houses some special 2 Cute Ink characters - The Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl - dancing around the Sparkle Tree.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Reindeer Kisses......

Hello everyone! It's Chris again today...... I am now in full "Christmas Card" mode....so here is another using REINDEER LIGHTS from 2 Cute Ink .......because he is so freakin' adorable!!!!   The sentiment is from an old Elzybells stamp set......but fits this little guy perfectly!!!! 

Now, head on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute mouse and a few others while you're there!!!! Don't forget to get his good buddy Little Reindeer!!!! 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reindeer and the Christmas tree lights

Hi everyone,

It's Timi here and I have a very cute card made for you featuring this sweet Reindeer Lights digi stamp. He is just so cute with the tangled lights on his antlers.

After printing the image on heavy weight sketch paper I coloured him in with Promarkers. I die cut the image with a circle die to add on the card.
I die cut some snowflakes from shiny cardstock and layered them betweeen the image and the patterned background paper.
I cut out a label from the same paper collection and stamped the sentiment on it. I added this to the layers of snowflakes.
To add some sparkle to my card and applied some Distress Glitter to image, like the reindeer was standing on the snow.

I hope you like this cute card,


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sweet Lady Bug

Hi Everyone,

It's Monday! Today I used the cute little image Sweet Lady Bug.  I used two techniques with this image.  I printed and colored the lady bug (both on the front and inside with a sentiment)....I also cut a couple strawberries on my eClips and pieced them together for an embellishment.  The fabulous word art is a free image by Elegant Wordart by Bethany.

Inside Sentiment
Enjoy all the fabulous projects this week, and we'll see you right back here next Monday. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Reading is an Adventure!!!

Hello everyone! Chris here with a bookmark I made for my nephew who loves to read!  I have used Sherlock Mouse because he is so freakin' adorable!!!! I LOVE his little mustache!!!!

Now, head on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute mouse and a few others while you're there!!!! Don't forget to get his good buddy Watson!!!
HUGS, Chris

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Feel better soon!

Hi, it's Timi here.

It is now November and it's getting colder and colder here. I want to show you a card featuring this very cute Winter Owl image to remind you to stay warm and not to catch a cold. This image is so sweet, I like the way he has the little earmuffs.

I printed the image on heavy weight sketch paper and coloured it in with Promarker. I cut the whole image out with circle die using a little trick to save the tree branch that is overhanging.
I chose a very busy patterned paper for my background and that is the reason I didn't use so many embellishments.

I hope you like this card
Stay warm,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday Bloggin'

Welcome to my Wednesday post!  Hope you all are having a great day.

Today I used Gingerbread Girl and Gingerbread Boy.
You can purchase these in the 2 Cute Digital Shop by
simply clicking HERE.

Get a start on your holiday cards and shop 2 Cute Ink!

Thank you for stopping by - Happy Stamping
-Sandy, DT Member

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter Mushroom


Nicole here with a fun little card using the adorable Winter Mushroom image. I printed this image on white card and also on red card. I fussy cut the red textured card out and stuck it on the white printed image. I coloured the rest of the image with markers. I coloured in the white spots with a white gel pen.

I used some Christmas papers to make the card. I think this image makes the cutest and fun Christmas card!
 The mushroom die cut is mounted on foam pads for some dimension. I love red, green and kraft for a Christmas combo, don't you!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sherlock Mouse

Hi Everyone,

This is such a fun time of year! Leftover Halloween Treats, Thanksgiving approaching, Christmas shopping, Holiday Festivities with friends....the list of activities and events are endless.  With Christmas on its way, many of you are scrambling to get Christmas cards made.  I challenge you to spend some time working on those everyday cards for all the other activities throughout the year.  

Today I am excited to share Sherlock Mouse.  Don't say you weren't warned - this little guy can be addictive!

Inside Message

Enjoy this week's projects, and we'll see you back here next Monday.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas is coming.................

Hello everyone!  Well...its time to start thinking about Christmas - it is less than 2 months away!!!!  EEK!!!!!Have any of you started your Christmas cards yet?? Well...let me tell ya, head to 2 Cute Ink shop and see all the really cute Christmas & Winter digis!! So cute and so easy to colour - make for quick easy cards if you need to!!! 

I am using WINTER MUSHROOM....such an adorable image!!! LOVE him!!!!

Now, head on over to the 2 Cute Ink SHOP and pick up this cute mushroom and a few others while you're there!!!! 
HUGS, Chris

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Hi everyone,

It is Timi here with a card featuring the cute Harry Potter Owl digi stamp.
Like always I used my Promarkers to colour the image and cut them out with a good pair of scissors. 
This time I used some Halloween patterned paper, I really like the "wicked" encyclopedia look.
I heat embossed the sentiment on a chunky chipboard element to add some dimension to my card.

This was a fun card to make a little bit Halloweeny, but not too scarry,

Happy Halloween!!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reindeer Games

Welcome! Today I used 2 Cute Ink's new image -
Little Reindeer.

I used my Copic Markers to color and Stickles for the snow.
2 different embossing folders add texture.  To finish
it off, I added some red and white twine.
A simple layout shows off the adorable image.

Click HERE to go directly to the shop to purchase
this digital stamp and many more.

Happy Stamping - Hope you have a Fun and Safe 
Halloween tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall In Love

Hey all,

Nicole again for a Tuesday project. I used the super cute Fall In Love image. I love that this image can be used as a fall image and also a more Christmas style image! I printed my image twice, once on white card and once on green card. I fussy cut it from the green card and stuck this on the white card. This added some lovely texture on the image that I could not have gotten with just colouring the image.

I then used some Christmas papers left from last year and made this cute and simple card....

Monday, October 28, 2013

Doesn't get Easier Than This!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am back with more inspiration - this time for a quick & easy card.  We are so glad you can join us. Today's card uses the Panda Love digi stamp.  Pretty much two pen colors - and a couple rectangles for matting.  Doesn't get easier than that!

Have a great week!