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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.